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Colliers appoints Leng as Singapore MD

Tang Wei Leng has rejoined the property consultancy after one year of working as a regional director of investments at JLL.  

Colliers International has appointed Tang Wei Leng as managing director of its Singapore office.

Leng has rejoined the global property services firm after a brief departure. From 2010 to 2014, she headed Colliers International’s investment services division in Singapore, and then left to join the rival firm JLL as a regional director of investments.

Leng’s appointment comes a few months after Colliers International’s long-serving executive and managing director of Singapore, Dennis Yeo left the firm. After spending over two decades with Colliers International, which also included him taking on the role of interim chief executive officer of Asia following Piers Brunner’s resignation in 2014, Yeo quit to join CBRE as the firm’s regional head for industrial and logistics services.

“I am very pleased to announce this high-quality appointment in one of our key markets in Asia-Pacific. Wei Leng is an established and dynamic leader with very strong capital markets expertise. She comes with a proven track record and deep client relationships that will help us accelerate the success of our clients in Singapore and across the region,” David Hand, Asia Pacific chief executive officer for Colliers International, said in a statement. “Wei Leng’s strong collaborative culture and regional outlook will enable her to fully connect Colliers International Singapore to our other businesses within Asia Pacific, and across our global platform.”

Leng has more than 20 years of real estate experience. In the past, she has also held senior executive positions at Wachovia Bank, the Charlotte-headquartered troubled bank acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008, and another global real estate agency.

“This is an exciting time for Colliers International and I am delighted to have this opportunity. We are a listed company that is committed to growth and delivering exceptional client services. As the real estate market continues to evolve, there are tremendous opportunities across all asset types for us to serve our clients better,” said Tang.

Yang’s appointment is the latest among a number of senior management changes to have taken place at Colliers International this year. In June this year, Hand took over the role of chief executive officer for Asia after spending close to 18 years working with JLL.