Harold Tan, Real Estate Advisory & Corporate Relations Director of VestAsia Group Pte Ltd., holds a wealth of expertise in international business development, P&L management, sales & marketing, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and acquisitions. He has set up new business units, negotiated and developed multimillion-dollar portfolios of commercial projects throughout Asia and re-structured companies to increase profitability and efficiency through new business development and market penetration strategies.
Harold has carved his niche in the marketplace. The organizations he has worked for remain profitable even in declining business environments or recessionary conditions. He has managed various management teams in different corporate cultures and is an excellent leader, manager, marketer, negotiator and relationship builder.
Harold graduated from the National University of Singapore (1981) with an honors degree in Estate Management and obtained his Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia (1985) .
After spending 27 years in the real estate industry, as General Manager or Associate Director in several companies, Harold joined the National University of Singapore as an Associate Professor and Director of the Real Estate Careers Center. He has left NUS and is now a Senior Advisor with VestAsia Group.
Some of Harold’s recent involvements include:
Completing a Competitive Study and Concept Proposal for Hallyu World Shopping Mall, a Korean-Popular Culture themed mall (about 380,000 sq ft) in Seoul, South Korea.
Conducting classes in Shopping Centre Management and Retail Basics for Shopping Centre Managers from the region (KLCC (Malaysia), Ayala Group (Philippines), Land & House (Thailand), Central Group (Thailand) and Shinsagae (Korea).
Setting up and managing the Township Development Unit at Keppel Land. He was responsible for a portfolio of about S1,000 million worth of landed assets.
The unit was responsible for investing and developing integrated townships which comprise residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, light industrial and mixed-use projects in countries like China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. Under his watch, the teams he led successfully launched Chengdu Botanical Garden Township (China), Wuzi Garden City (China) and Jakarta Garden City (Indonesia).