Savills Vietnam is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Associate Directors, who will manage the commercial leasing teams in Hanoi and HCMC from March this year.
Ms Tu Thi Hong An, based in Savills Ho Chi Minh City office is to cover the Southern region and Mr Bui TrungKien, based in Hanoi to cover the Northern and Central regions. These appointments are a part of the Savills Vietnam strategy of expanding and strengthening the leasing team on a nationwide scale in 2018 and beyond.
Savills isthe leadingservice provider in the Vietnam commercial leasing sector covering services such aslandlord advisory, tenant representation, commercial leasing and brokerage. The office market dynamics are undergoing dramatic changes in both cities, which will have significant impacts on rents and corporate occupiers’ real estate strategies. This changing market highlighted the need for very capable team leaders to grow and strengthen Savills commercial leasing platform.
Mr. Bui TrungKien joins Savills from JLL where he managed the commercial leasing team, and has been working in the Hanoi office sector for 10 years. Kien has advised many MNCs and local companies on their office real estate, and has very strong relationships with office landlords nationally. Examples of Kien’s previous corporate clients include FPT, SCIC, Ernst & Young, PwC, HDBank, UK Embassy, AIA, Panasonic R&D, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Mr. Bui TrungKien– New Head of Commercial Leasing, Savills Hanoi
Ms.Tu Thi Hong An is a Chartered Surveyor and joins Savills from MapleTree where she was responsible for managing sales and marketing of their commercial portfolio. Prior to this An was very active in the Hanoi and HCMC leasing market with CBRE. An’s most recent leasing assignments includeMapletree Business City, Mapletree Business Centre,Pacific Place, CentrePoint.
Ms.Tu Thi Hong An, New Head of Commercial Leasing, Savills HCMC
Neil MacGregor, Managing Director of Savills Vietnam said: “With Kien and An joining the experienced Savills leasing teams, we are now confident to say that Savills provides the most timely, accurate and professional real estate advice to our corporate and developer clients in Vietnam.”
On the new appointment, Kien said: “The Hanoi office market has some significant changes coming in 2018 and 2019 – CBD rents for example are likely to rise rapidly this year. I’m very happy to join a very experienced office leasing team in Hanoi and look forward to assisting many new and existing corporate and developer clients.” Meanwhile An commented: “Savills have been recognized as the market leader in Vietnam for many years, previously acting as exclusive leasing agents for prominent office buildings in HCMC such as President Place, Le Meridien and Empress Tower, as well as their long relationship with Phu My Hung and their ongoing successful leasing at Crescent Mall. I am excited to further build on this track record, assisting developers to maximize the value of their buildings through the delivery of professional leasing campaigns”.
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