MERCATUS APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
1 July 2020
Mercatus has appointed Ms Tan Ser Joo as its new CEO with effect from 1 July 2020. Ms Tan succeeds Mr David Poh who has been helming the position since January 2017 and prior to that, was a Director on the Board of Mercatus.
Mr Poh played a key role in the setup of Mercatus in May 2011, and under his stewardship, it has grown from a single asset co-operative, to one with a portfolio of retail and office assets. As the economy moves towards recovery post-COVID 19, Mercatus is well-positioned for its next phase of growth under Ms Tan’s leadership.
Ms Tan joined Mercatus in 2016 and was most recently Managing Director, Commercial of Mercatus where she oversaw and led the asset enhancements initiatives, growth and operations of Mercatus’ retail and office portfolios. In her role, Ms Tan had also scaled up the core capabilities of asset and property management teams. She has over 25 years of real estate experience including property investment, asset and property management, property development as well as leasing and marketing. Having worked in Singapore and China, Ms Tan has held various senior positions including CEO of APM Property Management Pte Ltd, Executive director and Head of Investment & Asset Management of the trustee-manager of Perennial China Retail Trust and the Senior Vice President, Investment & Asset Management of Perennial Real Estate Pte Ltd. Prior to that, she was the Head of Investment & Asset Management and Senior Vice President of CapitaMalls Asia Limited and the Investment Manager of CapitaMall Trust Management Limited.
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