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 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 FrancisMemberOxford Economics Hong KongRead 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.
Arthur BurnandMemberJohn Swire & SonsRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Gordon MarsdenMemberCushman & 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.
James Pearson Member Pacific Risk Advisors LtdRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Katherine RumbleMemberHabitat for HumanityRead moreRead lessKatherine is Director of Growth & Governance at Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, a leading global housing NGO serving the Hong Kong community.
Katherine brings over 20 years of professional experience in finance, project management, community engagement, strategy and business development. Her multi-sector career spans private banking, offshore wealth management, UK Government and international nonprofit. Katherine is passionate about real estate, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. She joined Habitat as a volunteer in 2017 and now provides visionary leadership across established and developing areas of revenue generation, partnerships, events, advocacy, marketing and communications, governance, risk and compliance, as well as deputizing for the CEO. Her extensive experience in the private sector enables her to develop strategic partnerships with multi-national corporations, private family foundations and high net worth individuals to address housing issues in Hong Kong and fund international development projects, as well as work with bilateral donors to provide humanitarian aid in the Asia Pacific region.
Born in the UK, Katherine has lived in Hong with her two teenage daughters since 2016. She has been actively involved in the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong since 2019 and is currently Vice Chair of the Social Sustainability Committee.
Paul HartMemberKnight FrankRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Rico ChanMemberBaker McKenzieRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Simon Reid-KayMemberSimon Reid-Kay & AssociatesRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Paul BennettVice-ChairHongkong Land LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Alan Child Member Knight Frank Hong Kong LimitedRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Alton WongMemberCushman & Wakefield LimitedRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Andrew WorkMemberNew Work MediaRead moreRead lessBio pending.
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.
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.
Monica NindyaMemberIP Investment ManagementRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Peter Dampier Member Jacobs China LimitedRead moreRead lessBio Pending
Sam GourlayMemberJLLRead moreRead lessBio pending.
Stephen McLeanMemberBritish Consulate General Read moreRead lessStephen joined the BCG Hong Kong in December 2021, taking up the role as Deputy Director of Trade & Investment for Hong Kong and Macao.

After 13 years working in the private sector Stephen joined the UK civil service in 2018 as a policy advisor in the Office for the Secretary of State for Scotland advising the Secretary of State on Business, Trade & Industrial Strategy. Stephen went on to work at the Department for International Trade as a ministerial programmes manager covering China, Hong Kong & MEAP. Stephen covered roles in the COVID-19 emergency and Healthcare & Life Sciences teams. Before joining the team in Hong Kong Stephen was the Head of COP26 Stakeholder Engagement.

Stephen holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Strathclyde and a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of the West of Scotland.