2015 was a challenging year for the global economy, and the Singapore office market was not spared from the heat.
As CEO of Keppel REIT, one of Singapore’s leading office REITs, Ms Ng Hsueh Ling was invited to discuss challenges and opportunities facing corporates at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Quarterly Economic Updates on 27 January 2016. Also at the session were Mr Manu Bhaskaran, CEO of Centennial Asia Advisors, and Ms Suprita Vohra, Director of Barclays Investment Bank.
Ms Ng shared that Keppel REIT will continue to focus on tenant retention and engagement, as well as maintain a healthy and long lease expiry profile for sustainable income.
On the capital management front, she explained that the Manager would continue to maintain a disciplined approach towards mitigating financing, interest rates and foreign exchange risks.
Separately, Ms Ng was invited to speak at a CEO Talk organised by Singapore Management University’s Wee Kim Wee Centre on 18 February 2016. Addressing about 90 graduates from the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Ms Ng shared insights on the S-REIT and office industries, as well as her experience and the challenges faced in today’s economic climate.