Manager of Parkway Life REIT

Management Team

Information on the working experience of the Management Team of the Manager is set out below:

The Management Team comprises:

  • MR. YONG YEAN CHAU, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
  • MR. LOO HOCK LEONG, Chief Financial Officer
  • MR. TAN SEAK SZE, Chief Investment Officer
  • MS. LIU CHEN YIN, Chief Portfolio Officer
  • MS. TEO CHIN PING, Vice President (Head of Projects)
  • MS. PATRICIA NG, Vice President (Head of Finance)
  • MR. SHAWN YAP, Vice President (Head of Asset Management)
  • MR. WAYNE LEE, Vice President (Head of Investment & Special Project)
  • MS. ANNIE CHEN, Assistant Vice President (Corporate Finance)
  • MS. NICOLE CHUA, Assistant Vice President (Head, Legal)


Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
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Mr. Yong is the CEO and Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited, the Manager of Parkway Life REIT. He joined Parkway Trust Management Limited as CFO in February 2008 and was promoted to CEO in December 2008.

He has grown the REIT’s portfolio over the past decade to more than double its portfolio value from about S$0.8 billion to about S$2 billion today. PLife REIT has also enjoyed a growth of 109% in Distributions Per Unit since listing, consistently delivering value to Unitholders and making it one of the darlings on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST).

Mr Yong’s deep expertise in finance and corporate strategy is attributed to his prior work experience as the CFO of the Singapore Tourism Board, overseeing its finance and corporate services functions. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Ascendas Pte Ltd (Ascendas). During his tenure with Ascendas, he was seconded to China-Singapore Suzhou Development Ltd and Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd as their CFO in Suzhou, China. Before joining Ascendas, Mr. Yong held other finance and audit positions at Beijing ISS International School, Housing and Development Board and Arthur Andersen.


  • B.ACC (Hons), Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore
  • Advanced Management Programme with Harvard Business School


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Chief Financial Officer
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Mr. Loo has 24 years of extensive banking and corporate experience. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Services and Investor Relations at Parkway Trust Management Limited, the manager of Parkway Life REIT.

He was previously the Senior Vice President, Corporate Advisory of Global Financial Markets, with DBS Bank Ltd., where he provided advisory services on corporate treasury management to large companies in areas of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He has extensive experience in financial structuring of interest rate and foreign exchange risk management solutions for these clients.

Mr. Loo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) degree in 1995. In 2000, he obtained a Master of Applied Finance from the Macquarie University with three distinguished awards: Best Overall Performance, Best in Derivatives Valuation and Best in Legal & Tax Risk in Finance. He also possesses a professional qualification in accounting from ISCA and is a Chartered Accountant with ISCA.


Chief Investment Officer
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Mr. Tan has more than 26 years of experience in real estate investment, corporate finance, operation, business development and marketing.

Prior to joining Parkway Trust Management Limited in June 2009, he was the Vice President, Investment of CapitaLand Group overseeing the investment activities of CapitaLand’s retail business unit in India. Before this appointment, he worked for two years in the Philippines as the Chief Operating Officer of a business process outsourcing firm. In 2004, he was seconded by Ascendas Pte Ltd to the position of Chief Executive Officer of L&T Infocity-Ascendas Ltd, a developer company of IT complexes in Hyderabad, India. He held various finance and corporate finance positions within the Ascendas Group between 2001 and 2003.

Mr. Tan was with JTC International Pte Ltd from 1994 to 2000 where he held various business development, investment and planning positions. After graduation, he worked as a loan officer with the Corporate Banking Department (Real Estate Division) of DBS Bank from 1991 to 1994.

Mr. Tan holds a Master of Business Administration with High Honours from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Accounting and Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.


Chief Portfolio Officer
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Ms. Liu brings with her 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, mainly in the areas of asset management, investment, divestment, valuation, marketing and leasing.

Currently serving as a Chief Portfolio Officer, Ms. Liu supports the CEO in formulating strategic plans to optimise the portfolio mix and returns of PLife REIT’s assets. She leads the asset management and projects team in the execution of portfolio management, strategic divestment, positioning and asset enhancement, development and project management. Ms Liu also assists the CEO on the development of the strategic growth plans for PLife REIT.

Prior to her appointment with the Manager, she was with CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited, the manager of CapitaCommercial Trust (CCT) where she was involved in sourcing and evaluating potential investment opportunities as well as the development and implementation of asset management strategies and plans for CCT’s asset portfolio.

From 2002 to 2006, she was with City Developments Limited where she was involved in the marketing and leasing of its office portfolio. From 1999 to 2002, she was a Senior Valuer with CKS Property Consultants Pte Ltd.

Ms. Liu graduated from National University of Singapore in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Real Estate. She is also a registered licensed appraiser.


Vice President (Head of Projects)
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Ms. Teo has 24 years of extensive experience in architecture design, master planning, project and construction management of projects in Singapore and overseas.

She was previously a Project Manager with Thomson International Health Services Pte Ltd (subsidiary of Thomson Medical Center), Singapore General Hospital and PMLink Pte Ltd. Prior to that, she also worked as a senior architect on a variety of projects with ACP Construction Pte Ltd, ST Architects and Engineers Ptd Ltd. She has extensive experience in design, project management as well as construction management of greenfield and brownfield projects in the health care, residential, education, commercial, industrial and warehouse sectors both in Singapore and Overseas.

Ms. Teo graduated from University of Tasmania, Australia, in 1995 with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design. She was also awarded the Board of Architects Prize by the Singapore Board of Architects in conjunction with her Diploma in Architectural Technology. She is a Qualified Architect with the Board of Architects, Singapore.


Vice President (Head of Finance)
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Ms. Ng brings with her close to 19 years of accounting and finance experience in several public listed companies.

Prior to her appointment with the Manager, Ms. Ng has worked in Serial Microelectronics Pte Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Serial System Limited), Raffles Medical Group, Stratech Systems Limited and Watsons Personal Care Stores Pte Ltd. Her experience encompasses financial and management reporting, consolidation, taxation, cash management, budgeting, compliance and risk management functions.

Ms. Ng graduated with the professional qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant and also is a Chartered Accountant with ISCA. She also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from The University of Hull Business School, United Kingdom.


Vice President (Head of Asset Management)
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Mr. Yap has 17 years of experience in the real estate sector, mainly in real estate asset management, marketing and leasing.

Prior to his appointment at Parkway Trust Management Limited, he was an Asset Manager at CapitaLand Commercial Limited. His responsibilities included managing commercial and industrial assets, monitoring and evaluating financial performance of assets, developing and implementing of asset management strategies as well as conducting studies to maximise asset yields. He was also involved in the divestment of CapitaLand’s commercial assets, mainly Temasek Tower, Hitachi Tower and Chevron House.

From 2002 to 2004, he was with Singapore Land Authority where he gained considerable experience in marketing, managing and leasing of state properties. He was also involved in the formulation of policy papers.

Mr. Yap graduated from National University of Singapore in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree, majoring in Finance.


Vice President (Head, Investment & Special Project)
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Mr. Lee has 17 years of experience in the real estate and REIT sectors, focusing on business development, valuation, fund management, investment and asset management.

Prior to his appointment with the Manager, he was with Ascendas Property Fund Trustee, the trusteemanager of Ascendas India Trust. His responsibilities included portfolio management, financial modelling, feasibility and due diligence assessment of investment opportunities. He was also involved in the acquisition of aVance Business Hub in Hyderabad and the asset refurbishment of Tech Park Mall in Bangalore.

From 2002 to 2007, he was a Business Development Executive at Wing Tai Holdings Limited and Senior Valuer at Chesterton International Property Consultants Pte Ltd.

Mr. Lee holds a Master of Science (Real Estate) from National University of Singapore and a Bachelor’s in Business majoring in Property from University of South Australia. He is also a registered licensed appraiser and member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyor and Valuer.


Assistant Vice President (Head, Corporate Finance)
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Ms. Chen brings with her more than 15 years of accounting experience, with about 10 years in corporate finance and treasury. She oversees the corporate finance function and is instrumental in securing the necessary banks and capital market financing to support the growth of the REIT. She also drives the financial risks management and treasury strategies, in ensuring that the REIT maintains a strong financial position.

Prior to joining the Manager, she was with the Singapore Tourism Board’s Finance and Information department.

Ms. Chen graduated with a professional qualification from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Chartered Accountant with ISCA. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Applied Accounting) from Oxford Brookes University of United Kingdom as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (IT) from Curtin University of Technology of Australia.


Assistant Vice President (Head, Legal)
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Ms. Chua is responsible for legal and compliance matters of the Manager and PLife REIT. She has more than 13 years of combined experience as practising lawyer and in-house legal counsel of Singapore listed real estate investment trusts. Before joining the Manager, she was a practising lawyer in the corporate banking and finance practice group at Messrs Zul Rafique & Partners in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ms. Chua holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree from Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom, and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.