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Advisory Board Members & Trainers

Advisory Board Members

Mr Harold Tan
Director (Real Estate Advisory) VestAsia Group

A leading practitioner in the real estate industry, Harold Tan has 35 years of experience proven globally and across the Asia Pacific region.

A passionate teacher and mentor, Harold imparts the knowledge he has gained locally and overseas from his extensive experience in the industry to his students citing real life-examples and case studies.

Having held various senior management roles in some of real estate’s key players, where his involvement in the set-up and development of large-scale real estate project portfolios has resulted in significant increase in revenue, Harold’s multidisciplinary experience in real estate makes him a particularly skilled adviser and advocate.

An active lecturer, his engaging delivery and impactful content, keeps his students riveted in his classroom at RCN.


Dr Boaz Boon

Boaz holds a Ph.D from Cambridge University (UK). Prior to joining CapitaLand in 2001, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Real Estate (National University of Singapore). He has also spent some time in the Ministry of National Development in charge of Public Housing. He has been invited to teach and deliver papers in many institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Bank for International Settlement.

Boaz was headhunted to join Capitaland as its Senior Vice President for Strategic Research. He led the Capitaland’s Research team covering Asia- Pacific region’s economic and real estate markets. His research supported the investment and management of Capitaland’s over USD 50 billion investments in the region. He covered economic and real estate market research in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India, UAE, Kazakhstan, Russia and London. His research covered the residential, office, retail, serviced apartment markets, integrated resorts, industrial and logistics space, and real estate financial products like REITs and Property Funds.

Other than conducting real estate research on the regional property markets that Capitaland has a presence and on emerging markets, he was also responsible for enhancing CapitaLand’s real estate and technical capabilities through the design and delivery of executive programmes under CLIMB (CapitaLand Institute of Management and Business) as well as external programmes and other platforms for real estate development & learning.

He delivered a holistic and integrated approach which included forging strategic partnerships with educational institutions and bringing Capitaland’s attention to the latest real estate innovations and thinking to the Group through news, case studies, speaker seminars and other collaborations. He effectively facilitated three signature courses within Capitaland, i.e., RE100, Integrated Real Estate Development and Fundamentals of Real Estate for more than 10 years in South East Asia, UAE and China. To date, Boaz has trained thousands of participants in these courses. In addition, Boaz is a certified ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) trainer under the Singapore Workforce Development Authority (WDA).


Ms Chua Ming Lee
Global Real Estate Director, Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

Ming Lee joined Unilever since 2012. She currently has 3 global roles. The first is the Real Estate Strategy and Planning, 2nd, Real Estate Transaction Governance and management and 3rd is Workplace Services Data and Analytics. Unilever has a global portfolio of 110mil sf (offices, retail, manufacturing and warehouses) with a total owned asset base of €3.1Billion. She works very closely with internal stakeholders, business partners and external service partners to provide strategies to meet business needs, drive consistent delivery and portfolio performance in the Unilever’s global Real Estate Portfolio.

Prior to taking up the global role, Ming Lee has real estate transaction responsibilities for 3 of the 8 clusters in Unilever (SEAA, NA, NAMET & RUB). She currently holds client relationships with global business stakeholders.

Before joining Unilever, Ming Lee has worked with Jones Lang LaSalle for more than 18 years, managing different accounts and different service lines across Asia Pacific. Some of her clients she has worked with included Procter & Gamble, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Bank and DBS Bank.

Ming Lee has worked in different cities throughout her career namely, London, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

During her free time, Ming Lee likes to play golf and very interested in Zumba, a Latin base fitness dance routine.

She is a member of CORENET Global and is currently taking her Senior Leader in Corporate Real estate qualification. She is also a presenter/trainer at CORENET regional events and seminars for the past 5 years.

Trainers

Mdm Agnes Tan
Paralegal - Vision Law LLC

Agnes Tan is a Paralegal with more than 20 years of experience in handling conveyancing transactions.

Agnes graduated from Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore with a Diploma in Para-Legal Studies. She has been awarded Statements of Attainment for Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), and is a qualified and competent WSQ trainer. She develops training materials and is an approved trainer for core Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities recognised by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) since 2011.

Passionate about the real estate industry, Agnes is generous when sharing her wealth of experience and knowledge acquired over the years. She conducts training and legal talks for real estate agencies – assisting and updating real estate salespersons on the development and current trends in the real estate industry.


Mr Alfred Chia
CEO, SingCapital Pte Ltd

Alfred is the CEO of SingCapital, a Financial Advisory firm licensed by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He has more than 22 years of experience in the financial advisory field serving both individuals and corporations, and sits on the board of various real estate funds as a non-executive director.

Graduating from the National University of Singapore, Alfred also holds professional qualifications – Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Fellow Chartered Financial Planner (FChFP), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Singapore Accredited Mortgage Planner (SAMP).

An ardent believer in the power of education, Alfred strives to share his knowledge through as many conduits as possible. He is the Creator and Chief Trainer for the popular program, 'Singapore Accredited Mortgage Planner', for real estate and financial professionals. Alfred is also serving as FPAS (Financial Planning Association of Singapore) Editorial Board Chairman.

His insights and perspectives on various financial matters are widely sought after by numerous media channels from radio to TV.


MDM CELESTE NG
Bachelor of Science Estate Management,
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Celeste to date has taught over 5000 students over the span of her career as a lecturer in the real estate industry. A great communicator and collaborator, her energy is infectious and her past as well as present students hold her in high regard.

Since graduating from NUS in 1990 with BSc. Estate Management, Celeste has built a steady portfolio of achievements in the real estate industry, bringing a wealth of experience both on the residential and commercial side having been involved in purchase, sale and lease transactions.

Celeste is presently a Senior Trainer and a qualified lecturer teaching the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) course, Real Estate Agency (REA) course and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course at RCN.


MDM EUNICE LIM
Managing Director, Real Estate Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd
Master in Real Estate, Herroit Watt University
Bachelor of Business (RMIT)
CEHA (Common Examination for House Agents)
ACTA Certified (Advanced certificate in Training and Assessment)
DACE (Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education)

Eunice is committed to staying on top of the ever-changing real estate industry and the latest market conditions so that she is able to provide valuable insight into the industry when she is training her students.

An Associate Trainer at RCN for students enrolled in the Real Estate Agency (REA) course, she takes the welfare of the students and the reputation of the centre very seriously.

Real estate deeply interests Eunice and as such she has steadily built her credibility through the various real estate certifications. She has also built her credibility in adult education to complement her real estate qualifications. In addition to her existing credentials, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Education with NTU/NIE.


Mr Rayney Wong
The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Advocate & Solicitor
Vision Law LLC

A lawyer by profession, Rayney has been practising Conveyancing and Real Estate Law for over 28 years. Following his passion for property investment, Rayney over the years assiduously acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge in the buying and selling of properties.

Well versed in law and taxation matters related to the property market, through seminars, lectures, and talks, Rayney has enlightened bankers, real estate agents, financial advisors, and members of the public on the intricacies of property investment. He has also personally coached numerous real estate agents, and on many occasions, saved more than a few from legal pitfalls.

A firm believer in lifelong learning, Rayney willingly imparts his vast accumulated knowledge and business acumen with his students at RCN where he conducts the CPD course.


Mr Thomas Tan
Executive Director, Real Estate Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd
Bachelor of Business Administration
CEHA (Common Examination for House Agents) Certificate
CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) by NAR (National Association of Realtors®)
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Full ACTA)

Thomas is a familiar face in the media and a mentor to thousands of students who have benefited from his training at RCN since the introduction of Real Estate Salesperson (RES) course and previously the CES course. He is an Associate Trainer, currently training students enrolled in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course at RCN.

His energy and enthusiasm towards real estate is contagious and is renowned for his commitment to his students and the industry.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Business, Thomas has continued to build on his real estate credentials making him a passionate trainer and a real estate professional.


Mr Terence Tan

Terence Tan, LLM, ACCA (Grad), Advocate and Solicitor, is a specialist legal trainer and consultant. He taught at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore for many years (and taught subjects like Company Law, Computer Law and Insolvency) and still conducts courses there, eg. part of the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration course.

Beside teaching classes for various Australian University programs in Singapore, Terence also conducted many seminars for multinational corporations and statutory boards including Singapore Technologies, Yokogawa Engineering, Mediacorp etc. He is concurrently a regular trainer for the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants on topics such as Insolvency, Judicial Management, Corruption, and Protection of Company Secrets.

Terence was named in Parliament by the then Minister of Law for his comments on a loophole in the proposed Bankruptcy Act in 1995.His comments on bankruptcy legislation were expressly discussed by the High Court and the Court of Appeal. When he was in legal practice for a few years, he fought cases inthe Supreme Court and the Subordinate Courts.


Mr Martin Koh

Mr Martin Koh joined real estate as a Real Estate Salesperson since late 2005. He has built up an extraordinary career by becoming top producing agent in the various local and international agencies that he joined across the years.

In September 2014, Martin co-founded AsianPrime Properties Pte Ltd with his wife, Sherry, and he is currently the executive director of his own agency. Besides leading a team of salespersons, he is still an active RES.

Martin is very passionate about learning and sharing his experience. With his years of practice in both HDB and private residential markets, Martin is one trainer with ground experience that he always selflessly shares practical tips with his class.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from National University of Singapore. He was CEHA certified in 2008 and holds WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).


Mr Lee Chiwi

Lee Chiwi is Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwills Group Singapore. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales as a Barrister-at- Law in 1986 and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore in 1988. After qualification, he worked in various law firms in Singapore for some 16 years. His practice was focused in the areas of the corporate, fund industry and private client work. He was also employed as legal counsel at Haw Par Brothers International, a public listed conglomerate for three years before returning back to legal practice.

In 2004, he started his career in the trust services industry and was appointed Chief Executive of British and Malayan Trustees Limited, a public listed trust company from 2006 to 2007.

In 2008, he joined the Rockwills Group in Singapore as Chief Executive to spearhead Rockwills’ business in Estate Planning, Wills, administration of Trusts and Corporate Structures and Estate Planning Training. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Nanyang Business School. He is a TEP member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and was Chairman of the Singapore STEP Branch (2014/15). He was also designated ChT (Chartered Trustee) by the Singapore Trustees Association in 2015, a title borne only by senior trust practitioners in Singapore.

Chiwi is the author of various books including “The Rockwills Guide to Succession and Trusts in Wealth Management” and “Drafting of Trusts and Will Trusts” Singapore, with James Kessler Q.C., 2nd edition, 2015 and which is a legal practitioners’ reference book. He has also from time to time contributed articles in various Financial Journals on topics relating to financial advisory business, estate planning and trusts. He has also regularly been invited to speak at seminars and conferences on matters concerning these topics. He has notably been invited to speak at forums organized by the Institute of Banking and Finance and also given training on trust structures to tax officers at the Inland Revenue. He has also been adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University, lecturing in the MSc Program in Wealth Management, (Estate Planning and Tax).