Prior to that, she was Managing Director, Singapore from 2005 and CEO, Singapore and Southeast Asia from 2010. As Chairman of Southeast Asia, Pauline’s focus is on nurturing and growing strategic client accounts across the region.
During her tenure as CEO, Singapore was the growth engine of CBRE in Southeast Asia, growing at a compounded 35% pa from 2014-2018. Pauline was also responsible for CBRE’s wholly-owned offices in Thailand and Vietnam, joint venture in Malaysia, alliances in Indonesia and Philippines, and affiliate in Cambodia.
Over the years, Pauline has steadily built the CBRE brand into the leading real estate services firm in Southeast Asia. Singapore’s Advisory & Transactions Office Leasing team is recognized as one of the strongest in Asia, achieving the highest turnover of leasing deals in the past few decades and representing leading property developers in iconic Grade A office buildings including Frasers Tower and CapitaGreen in the CBD; Marina One, Marina Bay Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay in the Marina Bay Downtown; as well as city fringe developments such as DUO Tower, Paya Lebar Quarter and The Metropolis.
Under her stewardship, the Capital Markets team has also earned a solid reputation, having inked many record-breaking deals including the largest independent private property transactions to-date - the sale of 8 Shenton Way by CapitaLand to Macquarie Global Property Advisors (MGPA) for S$1.039 billion; and the sale of TripleOne Somerset by Singapore Power and Public Utilities Board to a fund managed by Pacific Star for S$1.01b. More recent landmark deals include the sale of Asia Square Tower 1 by BlackRock to Qatar Investment Authority for S$3.38b in 2016 and the sale of Asia Square Tower 2 by BlackRock to CapitaLand Commercial Trust for S$2.09b in 2017.
In her 36 years with the company, Pauline has been key to its success in the region, having been involved in winning and executing major investment property transactions, many office, industrial and residential projects and assignments entrusted to the company, as well as general management of the business.
Under her leadership, the company has earned numerous awards and accolades. Leading global financial publication Euromoney has named CBRE the top consultancy in Singapore in 2008-2011 and 2015-2018. For her outstanding leadership and dedication to the company, Pauline was awarded a Special Achievement Award at CBRE’s Asia Circle of Excellence in 2007 and 2008.
Accreditations and affiliations
- Fellow Australian Property Institute
- Fellow, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Committee Member, Council of Estate Agencies Singapore
- Bachelor of Science (Estate Management), National University of Singapore