Executive Management Board
Goodwin Gaw (Chair) Kenneth Gaw Humbert Pang Christina Gaw Alan Lee
Investment Committee (for GCP)
Goodwin Gaw (Co-Chair) Kenneth Gaw (Co-Chair) Humbert Pang Christina Gaw Tony Lo
Kenneth Gaw (Chair) Goodwin Gaw Humbert Pang Christina Gaw
Risk Management Committee
Alan Lee (Chair) Kenneth Gaw Christina Gaw
Training / Talent Management
Training / Talent Management
Christina Gaw (Chair) Alan Lee Joseph Chan
Chairman, Managing Principal, Member of Investment Committee and Co-Founder
Goodwin Gaw has been the Chairman, Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Gaw Capital Partners since 2005. Mr. Gaw is also a member of the investment committee of Gaw Capital Partners. Mr. Gaw has over 25 years of real estate investment and management experience in the United States and Asia. Mr. Gaw has also served as the Vice Chairman of Pioneer Global Group (SEHK: 224), a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since 1994, and Founder and President of Downtown Properties, LLC, a multi-faceted real estate investment, management and development company, since 1991. Mr. Gaw was awarded “Industry Figure of the Year” by Global PERE Awards in 2013, 2015 and 2018. Mr. Gaw holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Construction Management from Stanford University.
President, Managing Principal, Member of Investment Committee and Co-Founder
Kenneth Gaw has been the Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Gaw Capital Partners since 2005, and is also a member of the investment committee of GCP. Mr. Gaw has over 25 years of real estate investment and management experience globally. Mr. Gaw has also served as an Executive Director of Pioneer Global Group (SEHK: 224) since 1994 and became the Managing Director since 1999. He has also served as Director of Hong Kong Thailand Business Council since 2003. Mr. Gaw was awarded “Outstanding Entrepreneur” by Capital Entrepreneur in 2017. Mr. Gaw was a former director at Dusit Thani Public Company, a leading hotel company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, Home Inns & Hotel Management Inc., a leading budget hotel operator in China previously listed on NASDAQ, Wah Kwong Shipping Holding Ltd., a global shipping company previously listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Siam Food Product Public Company, a leading food manufacturer and exporter previously listed on the stock exchange in Thailand. Mr. Gaw also worked in the Structured Finance Group at Goldman Sachs in New York and in Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs in Asia. Mr. Gaw holds a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in Applied Mathematics and Economics from the Brown University.
Managing Principal, Global Head of Capital Markets & Co-chair of Alternative Investments, Member of Investment Committee
Christina Gaw has been the Managing Principal, Global Head of Capital Markets of Gaw Capital Partners since 2008. Ms. Gaw has also served as Co-chair of Alternative Investments of Gaw Capital Partners since 2021. Ms. Gaw has served as an Executive Director of Pioneer Global Group (SEHK: 224) since 2014, as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director and a Member of the Finance and General Committee and the Sustainability Committee of CLP Holdings (SEHK: 2), a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited engaged in the power business in the Asia Pacific region, since 2020. Ms. Gaw was named Global PERE's Rainmaker 30 and awarded "Business Women of the Year Awards" by CEO Today Global Awards in 2019, and named as one of the Top 10 PERE's Women of Influence in 2021. Ms. Gaw has over 25 years of investment banking and investment management experience in the Asia Pacific region, having worked at UBS and Goldman Sachs for 15 years during her investment banking career, covering major institutional clients around the globe in Asian Equities. Prior to joining Gaw Capital Partners, Ms. Gaw was a Managing Director at UBS, heading up the Asia Pacific Capital Introduction effort for alternative products; prior to that, she was the Head of Regional Sales in Equities Distribution at UBS. Ms. Gaw holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Managing Principal, Head of China, Co-chair of Alternative Investments, Member of Investment Committee
Humbert Pang has been the Managing Principal and Head of China of Gaw Capital Partners since 2006. Mr. Pang is also the Co-chair of Alternative Investments and a member of the investment committee of Gaw Capital Partners. Mr. Pang has over 25 years of real estate experience in Mainland China and previously served as a Director of Shanghai Li Xing Hotels Limited and Landton Limited, joint ventures between Shui On Group and Shanghai Hotel Investments Limited. Prior to joining Gaw Capital Partners, Mr. Pang was one of the founding members of First Pacific Davies’ China operation, which was later acquired by Savills Plc, and served as the Regional Director and Head of Investment and valuation consultancy at Savills China Limited. Mr. Pang is also a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, and a Senior Fellow at The Land Economy Department of Cambridge University. Mr. Pang holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of London and a Master of Science in Property Investment from City, University of London.
Managing Director, Principal, Chief Operating Officer
Alan Lee has been the Chief Operating Officer of Gaw Capital Partners since 2013 and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gaw Capital Partners from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Lee has over 25 years of experience in capital and debt financings including initial public offering, international share placings, credit rating and bond issuances. Mr. Lee has also served as an Executive Director of Pioneer Global Group (SEHK: 224) since 2013. Mr. Lee is a Chartered Professional Account in Canada. Mr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.
Managing Director, Principal - Investments, Member of Investment Committee
Prior to joining Gaw Capital Partners, Tony Lo served as Director of Wachovia Bank, in charge of real estate debt and equity investments in the Greater China. He worked as Head of Investments for both Jones Lang LaSalle and DTZ in Hong Kong for over 15 years. Mr. Lo graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has been a Chartered Surveyor since 1989.
Managing Director, Principal - Investments
Joseph Chan joined Gaw Capital Partners in 2005 and has 20 years of experience in real estate private equity and special situations investment throughout Asia, US and Europe. Prior to his current role at Gaw Capital Partners, Mr. Chan served as Executive Director and Head of the China real estate in the Global Special Opportunities Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Chan received his B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director, Principal - Investments & Head of Gaw Capital USA
Valerie Yip has over 15 years in real estate, spanning from acquisition, asset management, development, and investment banking throughout US, Asia, and Europe. Previously, Ms. Yip worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley Real Estate in both New York and Hong Kong managing real estate advisory transactions (including IPO and corporate restructuring) and principal investment. Ms. Yip received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with Latin honors and Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.
Managing Director - Investments
Imelda Tham has over 19 years of solid real estate investment and asset management experience in Asia and the U.S. Prior to joining Gaw Capital Partners, Ms. Tham was an Associate at Credit Suisse Private Equity Asia. Before relocating to Asia, Ms. Tham worked at Carlyle’s Real Estate Fund in Washington D.C., and closed transactions across the hotel, multi-family apartment, and senior housing sectors in North America. Ms. Tham also worked at Citigroup’s Investment Bank in New York, providing M&A advisory and financing services to clients in the U.S., Asia, Australia and Latin America. She received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, majoring in Finance, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director - Investments
Isabella Lo has over 19 years of experience in real estate and investment advisory, spanning from acquisition, asset management and investment banking. Ms. Lo is spearheading Gaw Capital’s investments in Japan and Taiwan, spanning office, retail, residential, hospitality and data centers. Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Ms. Lo was a part of the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank advising on transactions in China, US, UK and Continental Europe. She received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, majoring in Finance and Accounting, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Managing Director - Capital Markets, Gaw Capital USA
Mike Hu is a Managing Director at Gaw Capital USA and leads the Capital Markets team in the US. He is based in Los Angeles, the headquarters for Gaw Capital USA, and is responsible for capital formation, co-investments, separate account investments, investor relations and marketing. Mike joined Gaw Capital in 2011 and was previously a member of Gaw Capital's acquisitions team based in Hong Kong. In December 2014, he was relocated to Los Angeles to help grow the US business. Before joining Gaw Capital, Mike was with Tishman Speyer in London and New York, where he was part of their Leadership Development Program. While at Tishman Speyer, he completed rotations in acquisitions, debt financing / restructuring, property and asset management, and design & construction. Prior to Tishman Speyer, Mike was a strategy and operations management consultant focused primarily on the real estate and energy industries. He received a BA in Economics / International Area Studies with college and Latin honors from UCLA and an MBA from London Business School. He is conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has extensive experience working in Asia, Europe and the US.
Managing Director - Investments, Gaw Capital USA
Dan Lee has over 17 years of real estate investment and advisory experience. He has directly transacted and executed the business plan on over US$1 billion of US real estate assets including office buildings, residential multifamily, hotels, retail shopping centers, live music venues and mixed-use projects. Prior to joining Gaw Capital USA, he was an executive at a national residential homebuilder, NYC-based development/value-add investment firm and a global management consulting company.
Managing Director - Investments
Johnny Shao has over 16 years of experience in real estate investment, advisory and asset management in China. Mr. Shao currently lead the Gaw Capital Investment Team in China, covering direct real estate investment, real estate platform investment such as IDC Investment platform and intelligent logistics warehouse platform investment. Additionally, he has been assisting fund raising including communicating to LPs on regularly basis for update on China projects as well as covering market trend & outlook about China. Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Mr. Shao led JLL’s Eastern China Capital Markets team as Regional Director from 2016 to Feb 2018, and served as an Executive Director and Head of Capital Markets for China at CBRE from 2014 to early 2016. In his combined 4 year’s service, he has successfully advised transactions volume over US$7.5 billion across China. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Shao spent 4 years in Singapore-listed real estate company Forterra Trust (also known as “Treasury Holdings”), and in his 4th year, he served as Head of Investment & Acquisition. Prior to Forterra Trust, Mr. Shao spent 4 years in DTZ HK and Shanghai office and achieved successful track record and acknowledged as one of the top performers from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Shao received a Master of Philosophy in Real Estate Finance from Cambridge University and an Honor Bachelor degree of Science in Financial Economics from Essex University, UK. He is also the Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth Chiu has been leading the Finance Department of Gaw Capital Partners since 2013. Prior to joining GCP, Mr. Chiu worked at Temasek Holdings as a Director in the China Investment team. Mr. Chiu has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and direct investment in Asia and over 6 years of experience in auditing and accounting in the Greater China region. Prior to joining Temasek Holdings, Mr. Chiu worked in Deutsche Bank’s Global Corporate Finance team in Asia and served in PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong as an Audit Manager. Mr. Chiu is a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong, and a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom. Mr. Chiu holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Hong Kong University and Technology and a Master of Science in Finance from the London Business School.
Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance and Risk
Mr. Tiehu Liu was admitted to practice law in New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to Gaw Capital Partners, Mr. Liu worked for Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong and Willkie Farr and Gallagher in New York. Mr. Liu received a Master of Law and a B.A. in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University and a juries doctorate from the University of Connecticut.
CEO – Hospitality Platform (GCP Hospitality Management Ltd.)
Christophe has over 25 years experience in hospitality. Since he co-founded the company in 2008, Christophe has developed a portfolio of over 40 properties and built a strong performing track record with high constant returns year on year. Prior to GCP Hospitality, Christophe was General Manager of King Power Hotel Management Company responsible for launching the Food & Beverage outlets of Bangkok’s International Airport, Accor’s Pullman Brand Concept and launching of the flagship and globally acclaimed Pullman hotel. Earlier, Christophe joined Hong Kong based developer New Way Limited in the capacity of Vice President of Hospitality. Throughout the past, he held multiple management positions in the hospitality industry.
Managing Director - Asset Management (China)
Mr. Patrick Leung has over 30 years of experience in leasing and property management. For the past 16 years prior to joining Gaw Capital, Mr. Leung was with the Hutchison Whampoa Property Group. His last position with Hutchison was Director of Marketing, taking charge of the Company’s entire investment portfolio in Hong Kong, Mainland China and London. Before that, Mr. Leung was the General Manager of Chinese Estates Limited overlooking its property portfolio in Hong Kong for 9 years. Mr Leung holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Managing Director - Asset Management (APAC)
Edward Law has over 30 years of real estate experience in Greater China. Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Mr. Law used to work as the Senior Executive of Jones Lang LaSalle and Hyatt International Hotels. Mr. Law received a Bachelor in Hotel Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Managing Director – Asset Management
Mr. Lo joined Gaw Capital Partners in 2014 and is responsible for asset management of the Fund’s commercial property portfolio in Mainland China and Hong Kong, including asset management and enhancement initiatives. With his outstanding performance in asset management, he was promoted to Managing Director - Asset Management, managing 29 community mall portfolios in Hong Kong, under the management of Gaw Capital Partners, in 2020. He has over 20 years of experiences in real estate asset management and investment. Before joining Gaw Capital, Mr. Lo was the Senior Associate Director of Mapletree Investment Pte Ltd. He had also held various managerial roles in major asset development and management companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong such as Hutchison Whampoa Properties, Sun Hung Kai Properties etc. Mr. Lo holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Construction degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Kok Chye Ong
Managing Director – Head of IDC Platform, Asia (Ex-China)
Mr. Ong joined Gaw Capital in 2021 as Managing Director – Head of IDC Platform, Asia (Ex-China). He spearheads Internet Data Centre (IDC) platform investments for Gaw Capital Partners outside of the China region. Prior to joining Gaw Capital Partners, Mr. Ong worked in the Keppel Group of companies for 10 years in a number of roles including being a Senior Vice President and since 2014, as the Head of Strategy and Global Investments at Keppel Data Centres, a regional data centre owner and operator with over 25 data centres spread across the APAC and European regions. He has over 20 years of international experience in data centres, telecom and submarine cable development projects. He has strong track record in fundraising, growing data centre businesses in key markets in Asia and Europe, and leading investment teams to acquire data centres in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and in the Netherlands. He was ranked by Data Economy in 2018 as one of the world’s top 25 finance deal makers in the data centre and cloud industry. Mr. Ong received his Bachelor of Accounting degree from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and graduated from the Sloan Fellows Program at Stanford University with a Master of Science in Management from the Graduate School of Business in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Singapore and Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accounts (ISCA) and CPA Australia.