Savills is pleased to announce the appointment of Datuk Paul Khong as Managing Director and Head of Savills Malaysia, following the retirement of Chris Boyd, Executive Chairman, and Allan Soo, Deputy Executive Chairman.
Commenting on the promotion, Chris Marriott, Chief Executive of Savills Southeast Asia, said: “Datuk Paul Khong has been a long-standing member of the Malaysian management team and I am delighted to announce his appointment as Head of Country. Malaysia is clearly experiencing positive signs of growth in all aspects of the real estate industry and I am excited to be working alongside Paul, to build on the strong platform we inherit from two of the industry’s leading real estate advisors, Datuk Chris and Allan both with exemplary careers and outstanding reputations.”
Savills Malaysia consists of three offices in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang, exceeding 200 staff and providing a broad range of real estate services.
Datuk Paul commented: “I very much look forward to heading Savills with its leading market position here in Malaysia. The renewal of our key Shell account and our recent appointment as real estate Investment Advisors & Asset Manager to EPF are a clear reflection of our reputation and strength in this marketplace.”
“I am a strong believer that our business relies on the strength and quality of our people, and I would like to thank all our employees for their hard work and dedication and their ongoing support in the years to come”, Datuk Paul added.
Commenting on the retirement of Datuk Chris Boyd and Allan Soo, Chris Marriott said: “I would like to thank both Chris and Allan for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the Malaysian business. As founders of the business and having been instrumental in the company’s development, we have much to thank them for. Whilst they will remain with Savills as Consultants, I would like to personally offer them our best wishes and I look forward to working alongside them in their new capacity.”