International Property Consultants“Combining Best Chinese Wisdom with Best International Business Practices”
Who We Are“Chartwell Property Advisors, Greater China is an interdisciplinary teamof senior level property industry professionals with extensive internationalexperience, focused on providing its clients – owners, investors, financialinstitutions retailers and developers operating in Greater China:Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan – with strong executivesupport in the areas most critical to making developments a success.”
What We DoWe provide professional executive level international and Chinese expertiseto ensure your successFrom an initial development idea to a flourishing asset, we provide thoseservices that make the difference ensuring your project is a resoundingsuccess. Based on an initial appraisal of a project, in full consultation withour client, we jointly establish a plan that maximizes project returns, fromthe conception and design phases through to delivery and activation. In thoseareas which are critical to the project’s success, we can then provide preciseworld-class expertise to ensure their optimal execution.
What We Stand ForWe want our clients to prosper,and will do everything to makethis come true. Your success isour success.Real estate is our passion, weenjoy few things as much asmaking a development aresounding success.
Where We WorkWe have worked around the world however we now provide ourexpertise exclusively to owners, investors, financial institutions,developers and retailers in Greater China.
How We DeliverIn our view a successful development We operate with unquestionableresults from market understanding, integrity and professional commitmentstrategic clarity, firm decisiveness and to getting results. We stay with thequality execution – we have the project until its completion: we don’tprofessional experience to ensure all of just plan it, we help to make it happen.these factors are in place and fulfilled. Thanks to our experience and directWe provide executive support in critical involvement we are fast and focused –areas, and therefore the client will work we don’t waste our client’s time.directly with our firm’s principals – notwith our junior staff.
What We Do For Our ClientsWe provide them with world class services to ensure their project meetsinternational best standards in order to compete in an increasinglytougher business environment in China.Project Master PlanningConsumer ResearchConcept and BrandingCommercial Analysis & Retail PositioningDevelopment ManagementLeasing ManagementOperational ManagementInvestment ManagementMarketing and Promotion
Our Key InitiativesConsultancy to Senior Banking, Property and Retail Executives—Short andLong Term assignments—assist senior executives in making key strategicdecisions and support their implementationConsultancy to Foreign Investment Clients—provide investment andimmigration support for individuals seeking high quality property investmentsin North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.Consultancy and Seminars for the Internationalization of ChineseBusinesses—assist senior executives to combine best Western businesspractices with Chinese wisdom to improve their competitiveness in China andinternationally.
Our OrganizationOur collection of seasoned executive consultants is available on an as-required basisin the appropriate combination to suit client requirements. Each is a solepractitioner but is committed to be available for company projects for a minimumamount of time annually and will not act in competition with the company on aproject or client basis.Phil Richardson is the Team Leader, as the Chief Executive Officer and each seniorteam member leads a functional category of work as a Managing Director. Each isalso a member of the Advisory Board of the Company.The professional fees paid to all colleagues is uniform by level, with the addedincentive of a share of project incentive payments earned by the company, assessedproportional to the time investment of each executive in a given project.
Our TeamWe are all well-seasoned international business executives, experienced withproducing world class retail and mixed use projects in many countries of the world.We work directly with the senior executives of our clients in order to provide thebest in class support possible for their efforts.We work on site, or from our local offices, as required, in order to maintain the mostefficient communications with all concerned, and we bring other top qualityspecialists on board, as required. As most of us are residents, we are not only veryfamiliar with our market but we are also available on short notice in person asrequired.
Professor Phil Richardson, CD, BA, SCSMExecutive Managing Director, Greater ChinaWith over three decades of international commercial real estate experience, Phil Richardson‘sextensive professional career includes the successful development of large-scale commercial,residential and mixed-use real estate propertiesHis role is to provide powerful strategic thinking to the master planning and feasibility evaluationof major retail and mixed use developments.Career SynopsisRegional General Manager, Toronto Properties, Campeau Corporation, one of Canada’s largestpublic development companies, oversaw ten major retail projects.CEO Richardson Group Inc, and Springbank Property Group Inc., successful propertymanagement and development companies, the first operating specialty hospitality centres andlarge regional malls for third parties and the second providing master planning, entitling, leasing,project management for them as well. He also financed, built, owned and operated several high-rise residential properties and hotels across Canada and the United States.Senior Development Director, Retail & Leisure Projects for ALDAR Properties PJSC, AbuDhabi responsible for $12 Billion USD Commercial Projects including Ferrari World-Yas Island.Managing Director, MENA & Asia, Chartwell Property Advisors, Abu Dhabi provided masterplanning and feasibility studies for third party developers in the UAE, India and Mainland China.Phil holds the most senior professional designation awarded by the International Council ofShopping Centres. He is also Professor, International Development, Asia, for Canadore College,Canada.
Ye Chen, BAManaging Director, Marketing & Relationships, Greater ChinaWith 17 Years of high profile experience in Guangdong as a front line senior internationaljournalist for Shenzhen’s largest Television Station, Ye Chen has worked with executive levelProperty Developers, Retailers, and Government Officials in the economic development of theProvince.As a highly experienced celebrity, he understands how to promote our clients and their projectsin highly creative and powerful ways. Another role is to work closely with the local., Provincialand Central Government officials with whom he is very familiar, in order to promote theinterests of our clients.Career SynopsisAfter graduation from Wuhan University, one of the most prestigious in China, he joinedShenzhen TV as a journalist., and quickly rose to become one of the best known in China.His fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and English has made it possible for him torepresent his company at such events as the World Cup in South Africa.
Thomas Hofer, MBA, CSMManaging Director, Operations, Greater ChinaThomas Hofer is an accomplished property professional with demonstrated achievement in seniorleadership level positions with over 20 years Australian & International property experiencespecializing in shopping mall management and development of mixed use projects throughoutAustralia, Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe. He has added significant value to them throughleadership, intensive asset management and the implementation of sophisticated systems. His role isto provide similar organizational set up, delivery and ongoing operational leadership for majorprojects.Career SynopsisGroup Operations Manager / GM for development of Top Ryde City, Sydney, Australia –Development planning Regional Mixed use retail/residential project – Approximate Cost –AUD$800 million (2001-2004). http://www.toprydecity.com.au/General Manager, Port Plaza Shopping Center / Gong Bei Port underground shopping centre –Zhuhai, CHINA – Redevelopment, Leasing and Mall Management of the Shopping MallRetail Property Director for Dubai Property Group’s projects including The Walk at JumeirahBeach Residence, a USD$4 Billion dollar mixed-used development project, 2,200,000 sm, GFA witha three level shopping centre anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue department store plus 350 retail unitslinked over 1.75km between 40 high rise towers. (2006-2008)Property Director, IPC Tower (Vietnam), on behalf of Vietnamese state government developer TanThuan Industrial Promotion Company Limited) establishment of managing team includingProperty Management, Leasing, Accounts & Finance including ERP system procurement,Engineering & Facilities Management and Customer Service departments for Vietnamesegovernment property development company
Jaap Kalma, BA, MBAManaging Director, Europe and Brand Development, Greater ChinaWith 20 years of brand building and marketing experience around the world, Jaap Kalma hasbeen worked as a lead advisor on several successful real estate developments, ranging from retailto entertainment and hospitality. His role is to lead the development and application of potentinternational branding and marketing to produce market dominance for major projects. His roleis to assist our clients to develop a world-class brand and market presence, and to expedite theirrelationships with top quality international retailers. Career SynopsisAfter obtaining an MBA from Stanford University Business School in the USA in 1994, he joinedUnilever in the Netherlands as a brand manager. Over the years he worked for the Anglo-Dutchmultinational in various sales and marketing positions, in the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, andin worldwide roles. His last position was as a Marketing Director of Italy.He then joined Ferrari, an Italian manufacturer of luxury sports cars and an F1 team, where hewas the Strategic Marketing Director and carried responsibility with a board position for brandmanagement, marketing and commercial strategy. He also managed the licensing andmerchandising business as well as retail and sponsorship marketing. He has been closely involvedin the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi, in developing detailed plans for a Ferrari Hotel,and in revising Ferrari dealership architecture, development and processes. He left Ferrari in 2010to establish himself as an advisor and has since been involved in various international retail andhospitality developments both in Italy and Mainland China, working closely with many Italianluxury and fashion brands. He is also an independent director of Fullsix S.p.A., the leadinginternet agency of Italy listed on the Milan stock exchange.
Professor Ian R. MackieManaging Director, Master Planning, Greater ChinaIan Mackie is an international specialist with thirty years experience in site acquisition,commercial appraisals, master planning, engagement and management of design consultants, andcontractual procurement for significant government and private sector projects. He is veryproficient in organisational management, leadership, strategic planning, business development,communications, commercial acumen, and corporate governanceHis role is to provide the sophisticated guidance needed to provide our clients with the best andlatest world class master planning concepts for their projects as well as the legal direction thatunderpins any successful project.Career SynopsisManaging Director Mackie Development Consultants (Dubai)Managing Director – Middle East, Ridge Solutions International (Dubai)Senior Development Manager – Yas Island, Aldar Properties PJSC(Abu Dhabi)Vice President – Developments—Majid Al Futtaim Developments LLC (Dubai)Managing Director—Mackie Development Consultants (Australia)
Doug Edgelow, BA, MBAManaging Director, North AmericaDoug Edgelow is a successful residential and mixed use developer who has built an impressive reputation in theSouthwestern USA over his thirty year career. A community and industry leader, he is highly regarded for hiscontributions to the quality of the lifestyle of the region’s citizens. He is very active in the Urban Land Instituteand very knowledgeable about property developments of all kinds in North America.Career Synopsis• Douglas J. Edgelow started a landscaping and garden center business to finance his way through University in Calgary and Saskatoon, Canada. Ten years later the combined companies were employing over 300 and had locations in 25 centers across Canada.• Phoenix, Arizona: Doug formed Equus Corporation, through which he has developed thousands of condominiums, including a 17 story high-rise condo project which won a prestigious “Pillar Award” for the best adaptive re-use project in the USA from the National Homebuilders Association. He also won a “Red” award for the development of his Hilton Garden Inn in Phoenix. Doug has developed commercial and residential projects in the metropolitan Phoenix area as well as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (www.equuscorp.com) .• He has traveled extensively throughout the world and through his experiences was inspired to form a current project, an urban farming concept (www.citycenterfarms.com), furthering his intense interest in healthy living.• Doug continues to develop real estate and seek out exceptional investment opportunities not only in the southwest USA but also internationally.
Bob Poline, BA, MPAManaging Director, Business Development,North AmericaBob Poline has built an impressive 30 year career serving the North American and InternationalRetail Development Community by sourcing new business opportunities and the senior executivesrequired to manage them. He has handled assignments for many of North America’s most notableproperty development companies.His business development roles have included establishing and operating entertainment, managementconsulting and investment banking enterprisesHis role is to source and manage relationships with North American companies interested in accessingthe Greater China market.Career SynopsisPresident & CEO, Bob Poline and Assocsiates Inc., San Diego, California. Successfully sourced topquality, mid to senior level executives for such industry leaders as Simon, Taubman and GeneralGrowth Properties.Vice President , Delta Crown Corporation—Retail recruitmentManaging Partner--Dunhill of San Diego—Retail recruitment --#1 office nationwide executiverecruitmentManaging Partner—Cove Partners--Management Consulting & Investment BankPresident—On 4 Corners—placement of large advertising media/LEDPresident/Executive Producer—Hillcrest Entertainment
Waldo R. Dueck, BA Hons., LLBManaging Director, Legal and General CounselWaldo Dueck is an experienced international lawyer, admitted to practice in the Province of Alberta, Canada, the LawSociety of Hong Kong and is on the role of Solicitors in England. He has extensive corporate litigation experience andhas extensive exposure to the Mainland China business environment gained over his sixteen years of residency duringwhich he has become proficient in Mandarin. He has provided executive level legal counsel for major foreign anddomestic corporations such as CitiCorp, JamJoom, and Cube Energy Solutions as well as to governments such as Canadaand Portugal. He will support our team from our Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices as our General Counsel and willfocus on our domestic and foreign investments advisory and our educational initiatives.1975 to 1993 Practiced law in Edmonton, Alberta representing individual and corporate clients’ interests including atall levels of court in Alberta. Reviewed numerous corporate proposed acquisitions and consulted corporations onvarious corporate investments and mergers.1996 to 2001: Partner in one of Canada’s largest immigration consulting companies processing applications whileleading the creation of a comprehensive e-commerce business service platform in China. Liaised with Canadianeducational institutions to pursue joint ventures with counterpart Chinese educational institutions. Oversaw, in HongKong and China, the setting up of 25 offices, and office personnel of over 200 to service over 2,000 immigrationapplications to Canada2002 to 2006: Created due diligence procedures for Chinese companies in establishing expansion plans to othercountries. Created and administered financial training programs to Citibank (CitiCorp) employees in China to betterservice their Hong Kong customers.2006 to Present: Director for Essential Research Company Limited providing legal advice on client business investmentsand programs, involving Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore. Provided legal and due diligence advice to many largebusinesses as part of their business qualification as Venture Capital Fund providers including Jamjoom Group of SaudiArabia, and Cube Energy Solutions Pte Limited of Singapore. Helped establish, structure and qualify PEI Equity AllianceCo. Ltd. to be one of the exclusive approved financial intermediaries in the Prince Edward Island. Provided advice tothe Portuguese government in setting up a business immigration investment programme.
Ric Rodermund, BS, Eng., BA, LanguagesManaging Director, Education and ResearchRic Rodermund’s role is to design, implement and supervise all training and educational programs tointernational best standards. As well, he will be one of the key presenters of our management seminarprograms, focusing on the areas of best international training and qualificationsHe brings his extensive experience in management and training. spanning retail, wholesale, internationaldistribution, and OEM, in the private sector, and as a military veteran, teacher and former mayor, in thepublic sector. His role is to apply his special talents in developing cooperation between the private andpublic sectors and in the design and application of educational programs, particularly for cross-skillstraining.Career synopsis--Ric served in various Federal Law Enforcement capacities with the US Coast Guard--General Manager of Recreational Distribution Incorporated, a large international distribution companywith a sales and delivery force numbering in the hundreds and a fleet of delivery vehicles (air and ground)numbering more than 70. --District and regional management for retail clothing stores and restaurantchains.--Mayor in his community.--Senior Patent Engineer and Training Coordinator Foxconn International in Shenzhen, China.
What We Have DoneWe have initiated, delivered and managed all sizes of top quality internationalprojects and have comprehensive knowledge of a variety of property sectors with anemphasis on:• Retail• Residential• Leisure• Hospitality• Mixed Use projectsOn the following pages is a selection of projects in which we have been involved.
Southeast Asia Case StudiesDragon Tower, Vietnam Bitexco Financial Tower, VietnamProject Description: Mixed-use development and lifestyle Project Description: Mixed-use development (Office and Retail)Completed Value: Confidential Completed Value: ConfidentialSize: 36,200 square metres Size: Tallest project in Vietnam (262m)When: 2010-2011 When: 2010-2011Role: Development Consultant / Director Role: Executive Consultant / Director
UAE Case StudiesYas Mall, Abu Dhabi Ferrari World Theme Park, Abu DhabiProject Description: Super Regional shopping centre, Project Description: World’s largest indoor theme park in16,000 car spaces. Geant hypermarket & IKEA. partnership with Ferrari• Completed Value: $2.4b USD • Completed Value: $2.3b USD• Size: 280,000sq m • Size: 200,000 sq m• When: 2007 - 2010 • When: 2007 - 2010• Role: -Director of Development Retail & Leisure Projects • Role: Director of Development Retail & Leisure Projects
UAE & GEORGIA Case StudiesThe Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Uptown Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia Dubai, UAEProject Description: Mixed-use Development & Lifestyle Centre Project Description: Mixed-use Development• Completed Value: USD $4 Billion • Completed Value: Confidential• Size: 2,200,000 sq metres GFA • Size: 72,836 sqm sq metres GLAR (Mall) • When: 2008• When: 2006 - 2008 • Role: Retail Director• Role: Development Consultant / Director
North American Case StudiesNorthgate Shopping Centre, Loblaws Supermarket,North Bay, Canada North Bay, CanadaProject Description: Regional Shopping Centre anchored Project Description: Food Supermarketby Sears and Wal-Mart • Completed Value: $15m USD• Completed Value: $85m USD • Size: 5,000 sq m• Size: 65,000 sq m • When: 2004• When: 2006 • Role: Project Director• Role: Project Director
Australian Case StudiesTop Ryde City, (Shopping Mall) Top Ryde City, Sydney, AustraliaSydney, AustraliaProject Description: Mixed-use/Regional Shopping Centre Project Description: Mixed-use/Regional Shopping Centre• Completed Value: AUD $1 Billion • Completed Value: AUD $1 Billion• Size: 50,000 sq m GLAR (Mall) • Size: 50,000 sq m GLAR (Mall)• When: 1991- 1994 • When: 1991- 1994• Role: General Manager • Role: General Manager