Robert Totten SchmittChief Executive Officer
Mr Schmitt is a Principal of The Hampshire Companies and currently serves as the Fund Manager of Hampshire's Core Plus Fund Platform, which is comprised primarily of retail and industrial properties with an aggregate asset value in excess of US$1 billion invested through private equity fund and direct investment vehicles funded by both foreign and domestic institutional investors. As a Fund Manager, Mr Schmitt's primary roles are to develop and execute Fund Strategies, lead the sourcing, investment, disposition and acquisition functions and provide oversight to the investment management and leasing platform. He is also integral in investor relations including assisting the fund-raising function as well as investor relations. Mr Schmitt also serves on Hampshire's Senior Leadership Team, an internal governing body that establishes and implements strategy and policy to support the company's mission of Organizational Excellence.
Prior to his affiliation with Hampshire in 1995, Mr Schmitt was an Asset Manager with Legg Mason Real Estate Advisors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1995. At Legg Mason, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of real estate investments for pension fund clients including equities, joint ventures and mortgages. Prior to Legg Mason, Mr Schmitt was a Project Engineer for service station development with the Amerada Hess Corporation.
Mr Schmitt holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA in Finance from Boston University. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Homeless Solutions, Inc., a not for profit organization providing shelter, housing and counselling for the homeless throughout Morris County, NJ. Mr Schmitt is a member of the National Association of Industrial Properties (NAIOP), NJ Chapter and a LEED Associate as certified by the US Green Building Council and holds a CSM designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Gerard Yuen Wei Yi Chief Financial Officer
Mr Yuen has more than 19 years of experience in investment banking, finance and the public sector. Mr Yuen was with Nomura Singapore Limited from 2011 to 2019 where he was Managing Director, Head of Singapore Coverage, Asia ex-Japan Investment Banking Division. Prior to Nomura Singapore Limited, Mr Yuen was with Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch from 2004 to 2011 where he held a variety of positions within the Global Banking and Global Markets Division before being appointed Head of Global Capital Markets, Singapore. Mr Yuen is highly experienced in the origination and execution of investment banking and global markets transactions.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr Yuen was with the Ministry of Finance, Singapore where he was with the Resource Management Unit and subsequently the Investment division where he was appointed Head (Investment).
Mr Yuen graduated with First Class Honours, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, and a Master of Science, Economics for Development from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
Yap Soh ChengFinance Director
Ms Yap was previously the Financial Controller of CashShield Pte Ltd., and has more than 15 years of experience in a wide spectrum of financial and accounting function as well as auditing function. Prior to joining CashShield, she was the Financial Controller in Leader Energy Pte Ltd from 2017 to 2018. From 2016 to 2017, she was the Finance Director in Heptagon Micro Optics Pte Ltd.
Prior to this, Ms Yap spent approximately nine years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Singapore, from 2007 to 2016, where she was a Senior Manager in the Real Estate and Hospitality sector. Ms Yap started her career as an Audit Associate with Chio Lim & Associates LLP in 2003, then Ernst & Young LLP, Singapore in 2005.
Ms Yap graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Commerce (Financial Accounting) and a Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) from Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia. She is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and affiliate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Dominic GanVice President, Investment and Investor Relations
He has more than 12 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and real estate investments. Mr Gan was the Senior Manager of Investment Management in OUE's Healthcare division from 2018 to 2019, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisition and the management of its portfolio companies. Prior to this, Mr Gan was the Investment Manager of Parkway Trust Management Ltd. from 2011 to 2018, where he was responsible for investments in United Kingdom, Europe and in Asia-Pacific. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Executive Director of an Investment Holding Company in Melbourne, Australia. Mr Gan commenced his career at CapitaLand Ltd., where he worked in their retail and commercial business divisions from 2007 to 2009.
Mr Gan graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Property) with Distinction from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University, Australia.