Simon Treacy, group chief executive officer at Asia and Europe private equity real estate firm MGPA, has been selected chairman of the Urban Land Institute for South Asia.
Treacy, based in Singapore, has been a member of the not-for-profit industry group since 2000 and has served in numerous capacities including on the Japan Council, North Asia Executive Committee and South Asia Executive Committee. He will serve as chairman South Asia on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that begins on 1 July this year, succeeding Jennifer Yeo, the chairman of Yeo-Leong & Peh in Singapore.
The South Asia region includes the Indian sub-continent, Australia and New Zealand, and all of South East Asia.
CY Leung, chairman of ULI Asia Pacific, said in a statement: “Simon's close involvement with ULI, combined with his vast expertise in real estate, will be an invaluable asset as the institute's operations in Asia continue to evolve.”
Treacy is the second senior private equity real estate figure to be selected for a chairman role at ULI this year.
At the beginning on 2011, Marc Mogull, founder of London-based Benson Elliot Capital Management, became the new chairman of ULI UK. He succeeded Jos Short, founding partner and executive chairman of Internos Real Investors, who took up the voluntary role in June 2009.
At the time of his appointment, Mogull said: “ULI is the pre-eminent global real estate organisation. It has an unparalleled reputation for furthering the industry’s thinking in key areas such as responsible land use, urban regeneration and the development of sustainable communities. Its ethos of exchanging ideas and sharing best practice in an open forum, for the benefit of its members, the industry and other stakeholders, is something I support wholeheartedly.”