MAY 2020

Final Close of Chelsfield Asia Fund 1 Announced

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MAY 2020

Final Close of Chelsfield Asia Fund 1 Announced

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About us

Chelsfield established its presence in Asia in 2016 and soon after launched its first fund, Chelsfield Asia Fund 1. The Fund focuses on acquiring under-performing assets and transforming them into high-quality real estate assets which deliver above benchmark returns for its investors.

Chelsfield Asia brings the expertise of a forward-thinking value-add operator with a track record in creative repositioning of assets.

It has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo with integrated teams of investment and real estate professionals with proven track records in each city.


Led by real estate veteran Nick Loup, the team has an average of over 20 years of real estate experience and 11 years of shared work history, having previously established a successful real estate business in Asia, during which above benchmarks returns were consistently delivered. The team has invested through multiple cycles and demonstrated a strong ability at capitalising on opportunities and avoiding pitfalls. It also benefits from an in-depth market knowledge as well as an extensive local network with access to hard-to-rival proprietary off-market opportunities.

  • Nick Loup Partner and CEO
    Nick LoupPartner and CEO
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    • Over 35 years of real estate investment experience, of which 24 in Asia
    • Founder and former CEO of Grosvenor Asia Pacific for over 20 years
    • Chairman of ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles)
    • Former director of Asia Standard International, a Hong Kong based property developer and manager
    • Vice chairman of the Council of China’s Foreign Trade
    • Member of the British Chamber of Commerce General Committee
  • William Lo Partner and COO
    William LoPartner and COO
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    • Over 15 years of real estate experience
    • Former COO and Finance Director at Grosvenor Asia Pacific for over a decade
    • Former Finance Director at AIA Capital Corporation
    • Member of the Finance Committee of ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles)
  • Yang Yu Partner and CIO
    Yang YuPartner and CIO
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    • Over 20 years of real estate experience
    • Former Managing Director of Greater China and board member at Grosvenor Asia Pacific
    • Set up China operation for Grosvenor in 2004
    • Handled over US$1.5bn of real estate transactions in the region
    • Previously responsible for investment/business development for a PRC opportunistic property fund run by Macquarie Bank
  • Jun Ho Lee Director, Business Development
    Jun Ho LeeDirector, Business Development
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    • Former Business Development Director, Grosvenor Asia where he was also responsible for investor relations
    • Previously Director of the Real Estate Committee at The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea
    • Chairman of the Membership Committee of ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles)
    • Holds a Msc in Real Estate from The University of Hong Kong
  • Lai Dong Liang (DL) Regional Director, Asset Management and Head of Singapore
    Lai Dong Liang (DL)Regional Director, Asset Management and Head of Singapore
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    • 15 years of experience in real estate investment and management
    • Former Associate Director with AEW focused on the acquisition of value-add opportunities in Singapore and Australia. Successfully acquired and financed four investments totalling US$500 million, in Singapore and Sydney
    • Previously held investment management positions with PGIM and Goldman Sachs
    • Holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, with a second specialization in banking & finance from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dor Win Tan Director of Projects
    Dor Win TanDirector of Projects
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    • Over 15 years of experience working on complex mixed-use developments in Asia
    • Former Corporate Director of Design & Construction for Taubman Asia
    • Strong and successful track record in building teams and delivering projects in Asia
    • Previously with Capitaland and involved in the conceptual design of two landmark projects in Singapore & China (Jewel at Changi Airport & Raffles City Chongqing)
    • Holds an MBA (Specialization in Real Estate) from National University of Singapore, sponsored by Capitaland

Our approach

  • Markets

    Focus on the largest, most liquid and transparent Asia sub-markets of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

  • Sectors

    Focus on mixed-use, office, residential and retail sectors.

  • Deal access

    Leverage its extensive network of local relationships to access privately negotiated, proprietary and off market transactions.

  • Management

    Apply a proactive asset management and value-add strategy to deliver high-quality assets through refurbishment, repositioning, change of use, creative marketing campaigns and active tenant management.

  • Development ethos

    Create best-in-class assets with a focus on innovative design, wellness and sustainability while having a positive impact on surrounding communities and stakeholders.

  • Deal selection

    Focus on the acquisition of underperforming assets in prime locations or gentrifying areas with future infrastructure improvements and regeneration plans.