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Real estate experts speak at Amos Koh Memorial Lecture

18 November 2010

MEMORIAL LECTURE :(From left) GIC Real Estate President Dr Seek Ngee Huat with NUS Board of Trustees member and SAA Architects Pte Ltd Senior Advisor Mr Edward D'Silva

INSIGHTFUL TALK : By Ascendas Group President and CEO Ms Chong Siak Ching
In memory of distinguished real estate academic and professional Dr Amos Koh who passed away 10 years ago, the NUS Department of Real Estate and The Amos Koh Memorial Fund Committee (AKMF) organised a lecture at the University on 12 November 2010.

Speaking at the Amos Koh Memorial Lecture were his ex-colleague, GIC Real Estate President Dr Seek Ngee Huat and a former student of Dr Koh, Ascendas Group President & CEO Ms Chong Siak Ching.

Dr Seek spoke on the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly global real estate sector while Ms Chong shared about integrated communities and the new generation workplace.

In his talk, Dr Seek mentioned that NUS' Department of Real Estate was enviably placed to train and educate students. The establishment of NUS' Institute of Real Estate Studies had "the potential to become the leading research centre on Asian real estate and a platform for international players and academics to interact." "NUS is in a unique position to be a centre of excellence in real estate education and research, drawing on its 40 years history," noted Dr Seek.

The late Dr Koh was highly respected both in Singapore and overseas. At the NUS Department of Real Estate, he was known for his selfless dedication to teaching and mentoring of students. He contributed greatly to the real estate community, having served both in the public and private property sectors with distinction and commitment. Dr Koh was a leading pioneer in regional and international real estate ventures throughout the 1990s.

The AKMF aims to benefit the real estate student body and more generally, the real estate community at large, through educational and research activities.