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KMC Savills is pleased to welcome Ivar Smulders, its newest Manager for Asset Management & Advisory services to the Landlord Representation team. Ivar, based in Metro Manila, joined the company in September 2016.
In this role, Ivar is responsible for supporting Senior Management in tackling all facets of the business, from commercial office leasing, to end-to-end project management, marketing and business development and property research and consultancy reporting.
Ivar brings with him practical, hands-on industry experience having worked for prominent real estate investment firms in Asia. At Grosvenor Hong Kong, he served as an investment analyst, carrying out financial research and reporting on various high-profile property deals. In the Philippines, Ivar assumed the role of Commercial Leasing Head for Liger Capital Management, where he was responsible for closing corporate off-take deals / leasing out real-estate developments to multinationals operating in the region.
"I feel confident that my level of industry knowledge and technical skills, coupled with my experience conducting real-estate business in the Philippines, an entirely unique market in itself, will not only help facilitate a smooth transition, but also enable me to quickly add-value and become an asset to this company".
A high-performance work culture, diverse team of young, bright professionals and best-in-class senior management are just a few of the characteristics Ivar described when asked why he chose to work for KMC Savills.
He also highlighted his passion for real estate business, fondness of Asia and fascination with the emerging markets landscape as other factors that enticed him to the company. "KMC Savills, the fastest growing real estate services firm in the country at the forefront of one of the most dynamic and rapidly expanding property sectors in the world, offers opportunities for personal growth that is unmatched anywhere else."
We wish Ivar the best of luck in his new position and look forward to working with him for many years.