Property veteran Joseph Tan Tai Chiew will be the new chief executive of the Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Redas).
Mr Tan, 58, is taking over from Mr Lee Suan Hiang, 66, who will retire on April 30.
Mr Tan has been appointed CEO-designate from today and will become CEO from May 1.
He was with the Keppel Land group for 10 years, mainly as general manager of Keppel Bay, developer of the 32ha former Keppel Shipyard into multiple condominiums and a marina club.
Mr Tan also has experience in retail management with the Singapore Land group and DBS Land, and was with a United States-based global financial services company in a regional asset management role, Redas said in a statement.
Redas president Augustine Tan thanked Mr Lee for his contributions to the association over the past four years.
Under Mr Lee, Redas has strengthened partnerships with key industry policymakers and kick-started various programmes to raise the productivity and capabilities of the industry, he noted.
Redas also enhanced the indus- try's corporate social responsibility during this period with the establishment of the Redas Foundation.
Mr Augustine Tan added: "Joseph joins us with his vast experience and excellent network in the real estate industry. We believe Joseph is well positioned in Redas to strengthen its collaboration with the Government and its agencies and, together with real estate industry stakeholders, work on bringing stability to the present property market."
Mr Joseph Tan said he looks forward to representing Redas members and building on the foundation established by Mr Lee.
This article was first published on March 16, 2016.
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