Property & Construction Business Group Update - Q2 2015

By Marcus Eckersley (Cundall Singapore), Chairperson of the Property and Construction Business Group

Recently, there have been a few changes within the Property and Construction Group: we saw Richard Warburton move to chair the Business Group, and the appointment of Marcus Eckersley as chair of the Property and Construction Group. We thank Richard for his commitment in contributing and leading the group over the previous years.


Adding to the regular agenda for the group will be environment and sustainability, as well as how, by improving what we offer and how we deliver it, we can better our businesses as a group. What can be done to improve our built environment is a question that every business should ask itself in its respective business cycles. Later in the year, David Collins from Cundall will address the group on the topic of sustainability and the built environment.


For those who are new to the Property and Construction Group, the Chamber or even Singapore, you will quickly find that the real estate and construction sector in Singapore is very much a close-knit community—it’s a small world out there. There are plenty of untapped opportunities along with experience and knowledge that can be shared between group members, as well as other Chambers of differing nationalities and government organisations. One of our aims over the coming months will be to reach out to the other organisations and explore exchanges in our sector offerings.


The Property and Construction group has already planned one event where Dr Megan Walters will be presenting on the topic of the real estate and construction markets in Asia. The group is planning more events later in the year, with the aim of having at least three or four opportunities for the group and other members of the chamber to assemble, learn and network.


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