Real Estate Committee

The Committee reviews and comments on Government legislation and regulations; promotes the free market of Hong Kong and its standing as a regional and international business centre; represents the views of the Chamber on real estate issues and to provide a forum for Chamber members with regard to the real estate industry of Hong Kong.

The Committee provides information on real estate matters that affect the business of Chamber members in Hong Kong; and promotes social corporate responsibility and sustainability amongst Hong Kong's real estate community.

Join the Committee

Shaman ChellaramChairColliersRead moreRead lessShaman has 18 years’ experience in the real estate industry across Asia and Europe. As Senior Director | Asia at Colliers, he advises clients across the hotel & commercial real estate sectors in Hong Kong and key international markets. He works with hotel owners, hotel operators, family offices, PERE funds, developers and other investors. In addition to his role as Vice-Chair of BritCham’s Real Estate Committee, he is a member of the ULI Hospitality Development Council and the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & International Chapter. He is licensed under the Hong Kong Estate Agents Authority, qualified in 'Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management' and is co-founder of YAMA Foundation (
Silvia ToChamber RepresentativeThe British Chamber of Commerce in Hong KongRead moreRead lessSilvia is the Membership Executive for The British Chamber. Her role within The Chamber is to recruit new members, and look after existing members. Silvia is also the Chamber representative for the Real Estate Committee, Healthcare Committee, CSR Steering Group and the HR Advisory Committee.
Alan Child Member Knight Frank Hong Kong LimitedRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Andrew PrimroseMemberCastle AssetRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Andrew WorkMemberNew Work MediaRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Eli KonvitzMemberAtkinsRead moreRead lessEli is Director, Urban Planning and Design at Atkins, and Chair of Atkins' Urban Planning Global Network. As a city planner and urbanist he has carried out urban development, advisory, and infrastructure projects around the world. His expertise is in strategy and masterplanning; sustainability, resilience, and cities; and policy and research.
Ian Smith Member ThyssenKrupp Elevator Asia Pacific LtdRead moreRead lessIan as the Vice President, Special Projects, is responsible for key account business growth in the Asia Pacific region for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. He has been involved with many of Asia’s major High Rise Buildings and Infrastructure projects. Ian has a background in specialized areas of construction including elevators, escalators, and moving walks, and with a knowledge built up from 16 years of Asia experience, including recently having worked for 6 years in China. He has worked on numerous landmark projects including the Beijing Airport, the Metro systems in Hong Kong and other cities in China, and many of the international casino complexes in Macau. Ian has a strong background in business development, and advising and supporting key clients for their major projects, and brings an excellent understanding and knowledge of today’s needs to efficiently move people within high rise buildings, airports and other infrastructure projects, as well as the new equipment and technologies available to support those needs.
James Pearson Member Pacific Risk Advisors LtdRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Paul HartMemberKnight FrankRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Rico ChanMemberBaker McKenzieRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Tim JowettMemberGrosvenor Asia PacificRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Gordon MarsdenVice-ChairCushman & Wakefield LimitedRead moreRead lessGordon is a leading member of Cushman and Wakefield’s Capital Markets, Asia Pacific business and is based in Hong Kong. His role covers strategic advice, investor relations, capital raising and brokerage. Most recently Gordon has been leading the Greater China business on securing and executing divestment mandates working with a range of international and domestic owners of real estate, as well as a global array of investors as prospective purchasers. Gordon has additionally conducted strategy work for clients, executed joint ventures in the region as well as undertaken capital raising initiatives, and thereby possesses broad property knowledge. Having previously actively been involved in Asian outbound capital (at DTZ) he is well versed on global real estate markets and the drivers thereof.
Ada LeeMemberJohn Swire & SonsRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Andrew MacGeochMemberBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPRead moreRead lessAndrew’s practice focuses on the Real Estate, Hospitality and Project sectors, he has extensive experience in dealing with infrastructure developments, mixed-use and hospitality & leisure projects. During his 25 years in Asia he has been representing developers, owners, institutional investors, governments and statutory corporations. His practice involves projects throughout Asia and he is best known for his work across Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Vietnam and Thailand.
Andrew Taylor Member Macquarie Real Estate Asia LtdRead moreRead lessAndrew is the CEO of MWREF and MCRC, businesses investing in Shopping Centres in mainland China. His principal responsibility is overall operational and management responsibility for MWREF and MCRC and leading the acquisitions team. His other responsibilities within Macquarie’s funds business have included involvement with a new China Logistics Business, Macquarie Goodman Asia and Macquarie MEAG Prime REIT, where he was a Board member.
David Ellis Member Mayer Brown JSMRead moreRead lessDavid Ellis is a partner in the real estate team at Mayer Brown JSM, a leading international law firm that has had a presence in Hong Kong since 1863. He has been based in the Hong Kong office for over 20 years. He handles real estate investments by real estate in the Asia region as well as investments in private equity funds and also handles club deals, joint ventures and development contracts. Amongst its many accolades Mayer Brown JSM has been named as the Real Estate Law Firm of the year for Hong Kong by Asian Legal Business Awards for each of the last 5 years and was named Private Equity Transactions Firm of the Year for Asia by PERE Magazine in 2014.
Gerard KiplingMemberOak Tree Property Services LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Ivor Morris Member KPMGRead moreRead lessIvor is a senior manager at KPMG and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He specialises in the taxation of real estate investments and investment vehicles. He has worked with numerous non-listed real estate funds, REITs and property companies in Asia and Europe.
Jeremy SheldonMemberJones Lang LaSalleRead moreRead lessJeremy has nearly 30 years' experience working with clients in the real estate sector across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US, advising on corporate real estate strategy for local, regional and global firms. Specialties include real estate transactions, corporate capital markets and strategic consulting. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and chairs the Chamber's Real Estate Committee.
Paul BennettMemberHongkong Land LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Peter Dampier Member Jacobs China LimitedRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Simon Reid-KayMemberSimon Reid-Kay & AssociatesRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Tim Peirson-Smith Member Executive Councel LtdRead moreRead lessTim founded Executive Counsel Limited in 2003. Trained as a scientist, in the 1970s and 1980s, it has been said that Tim was on the first wave of environmental consultancy in the United Kingdom, specialising in public consultation for mega projects. Always prescient, Tim arrived in Hong Kong in 1990 to announce the dawn of green awareness in Asia and advise Government on environment and public engagement and consultation. He then joined ERM to establish the environmental consequence of most of the decade's major infrastructure projects, including the new international airport, railways and port developments, and Hong Kong Disneyland.