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Meet our International team

Jenny Qian, Client Manager

Jenny’s role as Client Manager consists of liaising with our London offices on behalf of our Chinese investors and responding at a local level in Shanghai to their various requirements. Jenny is bilingual, speaking Mandarin and English which ensures cross-geographical transactions are handled with seamless professionalism.

Jenny studied in the Netherlands as an exchange student as well as completing a Master’s Degree in business administration and considers herself to be highly organised and open-minded. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys international travel.

Penny Cheung, Head of China Desk

With a degree in Hospitality Management, Penny spent 10 years working for world renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotels. Joining Benham and Reeves in 2011, Penny worked as a Client Manager before becoming a Director of the Hong Kong SAR office. Penny has now been promoted to Head of China Desk to look after our Hong Kong SAR and China based clients. Penny uses her extensive London property expertise to assist Chinese investors with a one- stop service, from advice on London property investment to leasing and property management. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, with her wealth of business and cultural knowledge, Penny works tirelessly for clients ensuring the best possible outcome is achieved.

Sally Jiang, Director of China Sales

With a masters degree in sales and marketing earned at the University of East Anglia UK and a proven track record in real estate sales and business development, Sally has a wealth of skills to benefit our Chinese clients. Sally speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese and enjoys brokering property deals that meet our clients objectives which include property purchase, letting, full management and selling of London property.

Diana Dai, Sales Manager, China

Diana graduated with Chinese as a foreign language major and has 8 years’ experience working in the overseas property industry. Over her career tenure Diana has accumulated a wealth of industry knowledge and experience helping many Chinese clients conclude successful overseas property transactions.

Diana has a strong view of the overseas market having worked as a marketing director for a well-known domestic real estate enterprise and a well-known overseas developer, as well as a channel manager for Barratt Homes in the UK.

Neo Zhang, Business Development Manager

With many years professional experience working as a project and sales manager for global real estate developers and service providers in the UK, Canada and Australia, Neo has proven expertise to offer our China based clients. From product promotion and selecting high-end residential properties suitable for investment, Neo is able to cross-sell overseas properties with excellent in-depth knowledge and efficiency. Working alongside our London China Desks and widespread network, our China clients will benefit greatly from his service.

Loie Luo, Business Development & Marketing Executive

Loie graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia, majoring in tourism, hotel and exhibition management. She has previously worked as a purchasing manager at the Shangri-La Group where was involved in all areas of sales, promotions and marketing helping her to accrue good communication and negotiation skills.

Loie has also worked as a sales consultant for a real estate company and has a good understanding of property investment and meeting client objectives.

Widya Lestaluhu, Director Head, Hong Kong SAR

Widya has a proven sales track record of providing expert assistance to South East Asia investors looking for rental investment opportunities in various markets with specialism in London property. With a pedigree career behind her, she joined JLL Singapore in 2011 as Sales Manager, advancing to the role of Head of International Residential in 2019.

Widya’s expanisve knowledge has helped deliver highly successful overseas project marketing campaigns which she brings to her role at Benham & Reeves. As Director Head of our Hong Kong SAR office, Widya oversees our multi-lingual sales and leasing teams tasked with looking after our Hong Kong SAR and China clients. Her energy and dedication to providing excellent customer service ensure that all our clients real estate requirements continue to be fulfilled from under one roof.

Edith Kwok, Business Development Director

Edith’s extensive experience, passion for property and familiarity with the customs of international investors, make her a valuable addition to our Hong Kong SAR sales team. Born and bred in the UK, she started her career in 2013, working her way up from property manager to regional head, where she liaised with clients from Hong Kong SAR, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Edith’s highly organised approach enables her to effectively focus on maintaining the needs of existing clients and developing new business opportunities. Her property purchasing expertise also extends to post-sales services such as property furnishings, lettings and resales - anything that may assist her clients through their investment journey.

Penny Cheung, Head of China Desk

With a degree in Hospitality Management, Penny spent 10 years working for world renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotels. Joining Benham and Reeves in 2011, Penny worked as a Client Manager before becoming a Director of the Hong Kong SAR office. Penny has now been promoted to Head of China Desk to look after our Hong Kong SAR and China based clients. Penny uses her extensive London property expertise to assist Chinese investors with a one- stop service, from advice on London property investment to leasing and property management. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, with her wealth of business and cultural knowledge, Penny works tirelessly for clients ensuring the best possible outcome is achieved.

Justin To, Sales Manager, Hong Kong SAR

Three years of working at the heart of the London property market with Chase Evans has enabled Justin to add vital entrepreneurial skills to his natural instinct for business. Add to that his proficiency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Justin is well equipped to cater to the needs of our discerning international client base. Educated in the south of England and at the London campus of the University of Coventry, where he studied Global Business Management, Justin brings knowledge and dynamism to our Hong Kong SAR sales team and will focus on identifying and expanding opportunities for the buying and selling of international properties.

Gloria Chow, Property Consultant

A decade of experience in the property industry and the hospitality sector have enabled Gloria to carefully refine her people skills and problem-solving instincts. As an important and valued member of Benham & Reeves, Hong Kong SAR, she is always ready to go the extra mile in order to meet the various needs of our clients. Like the rest of the sales team, Gloria is solutions-driven with a particular focus on matching clients with appropriate properties and services. Gloria likes nothing more than to see a client who is satisfied with their property investment.

Lester Koh, Property Consultant

Starting his career in 2018 in management with Hong Kong SAR and London based company, Santa Fe Relocation, Lester quickly moved up through the property industry ranks. Subsequent roles in business development and B2B sales demonstrated a talent for picking up and utilising the many transferable skills that he brings to our Hong Kong SAR team. A graduate of Baruch College, New York, Lester is a valuable addition to the sales team with a keen eye for helping clients acquire the best UK properties.

John Lau, Marketing Manager, Hong Kong SAR

With a degree in law and business, John has varied experience working in corporate communications and marketing. Upon graduation, he joined an international fashion company where he specialised in media strategy, corporate branding and content creation. He has later worked in a large public relations firm advising clients on corporate strategy and investor relations. His extensive experience in managing projects across multiple media adds valuable skills to our international marketing team.

Makayla Chu, Administrator

Makayla has a degree in Business Administration and combines extensive experience in customer services with good organisational skills. Responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to our Hong Kong SAR team, Makayla is efficient and has a keen eye for detail. Her hobbies include movies, music and travel with friends.

Dhanvee Panchmatiya, Head of Business Development

Dhanvee is a Chartered Accountant, Lawyer and Commerce graduate with extensive experience in wealth and investment management.

As Head of Business Development at Benham and Reeves, India, Dhanvee’s role is to provide valuable information to support potential buyers in their purchase decision and assuring adherence to all the regulatory standards. Dhanvee delivers efficient structures from a legal and tax savings perspective to give the most optimum return to the buyer. Along with participating in marketing activities, Dhanvee enjoys interacting with leaders and experts of different industries and professional intermediaries, which gives Dhanvee great inspiration and exposure.

In her free time, Dhanvee has a keen interest in learning about foreign culture and history as well as reading non-fiction books.

Sushant Ohri, Business Development Manager – Delhi

With a Master’s degree in International Business gained from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and an MBA from his studies in India, Sushant has over 10 years’ international business experience in real estate markets across the UAE, India and South Africa.

As Business Development Manager for Benham and Reeves Delhi region, Sushant has broad experience of business development in emerging real estate markets with expertise gained managing HNI portfolios in varied asset classes and challenging world economies. He has also managed international portfolios for investor clients in GCC regions and has worked with key property developers such as EMAAR and DAMAC.

Being an extrovert, Sushant enjoys interacting with people and building enduring business relationships. An avid traveler, he loves to explore new locations and try out different cuisines, he is also a keen sports enthusiast and movie buff.

Melvin Koh, Country Manager

Melvin has extensive experience in international property marketing and sales, having handled regional sales for a leading firm which operates throughout South East Asia including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. He heads the Malaysia operation having joined the company in 2016. He enjoys meeting investors from different countries across Asia, helping them build a profitable property portfolio in the dynamic London property market providing them with a complete one stop service including property management and leasing to professional furnishing and interior design services, accounts services and tax advice.

Michelle Lai, Business Development Manager

Michelle is responsible for business development throughout Malaysia, helping to build successful working relationships with investors who are adding to their London property portfolios. She has excellent knowledge of the London property leasing market and uses her expertise to support clients throughout the property investment process, from acquisition through to property management.

Michelle has extensive international property experience and was previously a regional marketing manager for a leading real estate agency in South East Asia covering Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Tina Azmi, Marketing & Sales Executive

Tina started her career in Singapore and has enjoyed a varied career gained in the marketing of luxury properties and up-market fashion and accessories. Tina's extensive experience of curating investment opportunities for high-net-worth individuals forms the backdrop for her strong negotiation skills which add value to our Malaysia sales and marketing team.

A good communicator, Tina speaks English, Malay, and Bahasa Indonesia and her role will focus on developing project marketing for UK property investment opportunities and sales services to our existing Malaysian clients and new property investors.

Baldish Kaur, Client Services Administrator

Providing client administrative support to the Malaysia office team, Baldish is highly organised and takes a methodical approach to her work. Regularly liaising between our London branches and property management staff she ensures that the property portfolios belonging to our Malaysian clients are managed efficiently. With strong inter-personal skills, Baldish is a good communicator and well used to working with people from many different backgrounds and she speaks Malay and English.

Claire Collier, Head of Middle East & Africa

Beginning her property career in the UK, Claire worked in residential sales and rentals in Central London before relocating to Dubai. Having been based in the Middle East for the past 15 years, Claire has over two decades of experience in international real estate which includes running a Dubai property brokerage, managing a portfolio of investors based in East Africa and working with a US based private equity real estate fund which raises capital from GCC based clients for hotel, office and retail assets across important primary and tertiary markets. With a far-reaching network of contacts covering the GCC and East Africa, Claire works closely with family offices and HNWI’s assisting with their worldwide property investment mandates and leads our operations in these regions.

Samuel Watkinson, Sales Executive

Originally from the UK, Sam has over 10 years’ of experience working with high net worth clients and their properties in London. He relocated to Dubai to specialise in residential sales and rentals for the local market, before re-focussing on the London market for overseas investors.

Having worked as both an underwriter in the insurance industry and client manager within property sales & lettings, Sam has a track record of providing outstanding service and finding bespoke solutions to his clients’ needs working closely with UK-based developers to support the promotion of specific locations to investors within the Middle East & Kenya.

Leanne Ruscoe, Sales Executive

Leanne joined Benham & Reeves in 2022 and brings extensive UK property experience. She has previously worked in financial services helping expats in the UAE with all their UK property purchases, prior to this working in the UK as a negotiator for a local real estate company. Her primary focus has been property investment as well as development sales and building business relationships in both the United Kingdom and GCC markets.

As Sales Executive at Benham & Reeves her focus is business development, specifically helping GCC investors who wish to expand their London property portfolios.

Lynne Geeves, Director

Lynne has lived in Singapore since 1998 and is a qualified property agent and estate agency manager with Singapore Council of Estate Agents qualifications. As Director of the Singapore office, she liaises between Singaporean clients and our 19 London offices to provide a professional and efficient property management service. As a London property owner herself, Lynne understands the needs of landlords and her wealth of experience is invaluable in helping clients achieve their long-term investment goals.

CEA Registration No R041835A

Kevin Loo, Client Manager

As Client Manager, Kevin liaises with Singaporean investors, keeping them informed of day-to-day issues regarding the leasing and management of their London properties. He is in daily contact with our London property management department to discuss all aspects of property leasing on behalf of his Singapore clients, from organising the handover of a property to co-ordinating UK tax registration on their behalf. Kevin holds Singapore Council of Estate Agents qualifications and is fluent in Mandarin and English.

CEA Registration No R043227C

Mary Ann Loresto, Administrator

Mary Ann provides administrative support to the Singapore team in what is a very busy and varied role. With several years’ previous experience as an Office Manager, her approach is organised and methodical, ensuring that clients’ requests are met efficiently and promptly. Liaising with clients is one of the aspects of Mary Ann’s role that she finds most rewarding and being able to speak to them in her own dialect of Tagalog as well as in English is extremely useful.

Doris Tan, Regional Director, Singapore

Doris is a highly experienced property consultant specialising in marketing international residential property to investors in the Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions.

With over 20 years’ experience working in international investment consultancy, Doris has built up a wealth of knowledge and success at helping investors buy, let and manage their properties for long-term income and growth.

Having formerly worked in senior positions within the property industry, namely Strawberry Star and JLL, Doris is well-known and respected throughout the industry. The main focus of her role with Benham and Reeves is business development within the sales division, specifically helping Singapore investors who wish to expand their London property portfolios.

CEA Registration No R016994G

Victor Chia, Senior Marketing Manager, Singapore

Victor has joined Benham and Reeves as Senior Marketing Manager and brings with him many years’ experience executing sales and marketing programmes for international property companies in the Asia Pacific region. Victor works closely with our Directors and London marketing team to support our international marketing activities and the promotion of specific property projects to Singapore investors.

Amina Bhayla, Business Development Manager

Amina lives and works in Johannesburg, the economic and business hub of South Africa where she was also born. As the Country Manager, Amina manages the daily operations to develop and grow the Benham and Reeves business and expand the footprint of the company and to provide a local, dedicated service to our existing South African property investors.

As a Certified Estate Agent and registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board, Amina has 17-plus years of buying and selling property for home ownership and investment. Her extensive property knowledge gained having managed various property practices in Johannesburg brings broad skills and a wealth of knowledge about domestic and international markets. Outside of work Amina enjoys community upliftment, charity work and travel.

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