Since joining HVS in 2004 and becoming a partner of the firm, David has been instrumental in establishing HVS’s presence as a leading hospitality real estate consulting, valuation and investment advisory firm in East Asia. This includes managing the Singapore office and setting up the regional offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou and Jakarta.
David is a Board Member of the HVS International Board of Directors and a Board Member of the Hotel Licensing Board of Singapore. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the annual China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) and Indonesia Hospitality and Tourism Investment Conference (IHT) – the largest and most influential hotel investment summits in mainland China and Indonesia. David has advised board members of several hotel real estate companies in China and Southeast Asia on matters relating to corporate investment and development strategies.
Multi-skilled in the real estate and hotel industry, David’s ability to advise on matters relating to investment, development and asset/portfolio enhancement is backed by 24 years of investment, consulting and financial valuation experience. He maintains excellent relationship with major institutional, public and private investors, financiers, owners, developers and fund managers, and has advised on projects across the Asia Pacific region including those located in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, the Maldives, Seychelles, India, Australia and New Zealand.
David has been a regular speaker at regional and international conferences such as the annual CHIC and IHT conferences, New York University Conference, MIPIM Asia, Citi Asia Pacific Property Conference, the Singapore Hotel Association and Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore Joint Seminar. He has also participated as a guest lecturer in the Masters programme of the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management and Department of Real Estate of the National University of Singapore.
David graduated with a Master in Urban Land Appraisal from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Business (Distinction) in Valuation and Land Economy from Curtin University in Australia. He is a member of the Australian Property Institute (AAPI), Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (MSISV) and a Licensed Appraiser registered with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.