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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.

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.

Becky Wang, Administrator

Becky majored in Business English in college and is well motivated with good communication skills and a strong attention to detail. With a career experience working in administrative positions, Becky enjoys being highly organised and taking charge of the daily administrative affairs related to the office and assisting her colleagues in various tasks. To relax, Becky likes to do yoga and to travel.

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.

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.

Meena Yang, Sales Manager, Hong Kong SAR

Meena has over 7 years’ experience working in international property sales. Before joining Benham & Reeves, Meena worked for a diverse range of notable companies including JLL, Marriott International and GIH London performing various roles in international property sales and project marketing. Meena offers excellent service to buyers and sellers in order to earn their trust, referrals, and repeat business. Her native language is Cantonese, but she is fluent in English and Mandarin and enjoys keeping fit in her spare time.

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.

Carol Li, Marketing Manager, Hong Kong SAR

Working closely with our global sales and marketing teams, Carol’s role involves planning and oversight of our Hong Kong project marketing campaigns and live events. Previous experience working in investment banking and the real estate sector includes digital marketing, public relations and events planning. Carol also enjoys performance marketing, putting her analytical skills and results driven approach to good use. In her spare time, Carol enjoys being active, travelling and staying close to nature.

Kelly Suen, Assistant Marketing Manager, Hong Kong

With a degree in Media and Social Communications, Kelly has been working in marketing and public relations for 3 years developing her specialism in executing strategic communication plans for various sectors. She is skilled in social media management and content creation with good media relation skills. As a positive and well-organised team player, Kelly is a good communicator who enjoys working with people from all walks of life.

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.

Shivani Pawar, Business Development Executive

Shivani started her career in Real Estate after graduating with Bachelor of Arts degree in Mumbai. Working for various notable Indian property developers for six years, she has gained experience in the direct sourcing of sales leads, developing new opportunities and converting potential into sales. Shivani has many transferable skills useful for transacting business with Indian investors who also like to invest in London property and in her spare time she enjoys volunteering at events, travelling, dancing and keeping fit by practicing yoga.

Rebecca Paul, Business Development & Administrative Executive

With a degree in psychology, Rebecca’s empathic skills set her in good stead for knowing what our clients want and being well able to guide them in all their property dealings. In her previous roles, Rebecca worked in upscale real estate environments assisting potential buyers to secure the best possible outcomes for their investment portfolios. She has also built-up good skills in strategic business development and marketing. In her spare time, Rebecca has an intellectual interest in understanding human behaviour and also enjoys travelling to discover new places.

Yuval Ben Muvchar, Business Development Manager

Yuval provides a dynamic mix of innovation and experience as he strives to unlock value and create investment opportunities for his Israel based property investor clients. A project manager for a successful development company, he is adept at introducing investors to complex markets like the UK, guiding them through the buying process and pointing out where they can maximise growth.

The ability to build strong links with clients, developers and business institutions Yuval remains proud of his track record of enterprise and success. Israeli Investors have benefited from Yuval’s energy and expertise and is introducing a raft of new investors to the benefits of buying, selling or letting a London property with Benham and Reeves.

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.

Alex Kong, Business Development Manager

Having worked in banking and finance since 2018 and brings valuable economic expertise and negotiating skills to his role of Business Development Manager. His past experience of approving high-value loans for commercial customers is definitely an asset as it allows him to view property transactions with an investor’s mindset. Prior to this, he worked in property sales for six years, specialising in marketing Australian properties to clients in Malaysia, China, Singapore and Indonesia. Alex enjoys building strong, lasting relationships with clients and sees his role at Benham and Reeves as being a trusted source of knowledge for investors, looking to successfully navigate the London property market.

Izzuddin Zulkif, Business Development Executive

With experience in media and communications and several stints working in public relations, Izzuddin has a meticulous eye for detail in visual and written communications. He is currently responsible for project marketing, social media management and assisting the sales team with business development throughout Malaysia.

Previously, Izzuddin held positions at a Swedish automaker, a Finnish elevator firm, and a Malaysian food delivery company and brings strong transferable skills into his role now. In his spare time, Izzuddin enjoys watching films and is also an avid supporter of Leeds United.

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.

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.

Hussain Basravi, Business Development Manager

With a twenty year background in independent property consulting and general insurance services, Hussain brings a wealth of experience to his Business Development Manager role. His extensive knowledge of the UK and Dubai property markets since 2007, enables him to drive growth and provide Pakistani investors with invaluable insights into UK property investment for income and financial gain.

Hussain, who is based in Karachi, will also focus on strengthening our existing partnerships and developing new relationships with our growing local investor base which will boost our operations in Pakistan. Outside of work, Hussain is a keen cook and enjoys cycling to keep fit.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Serene Yeap, Administrative Manager, Singapore

Serene’s role as Administration Manager provides dedicated assistance to Doris Tan, our Regional Director. Serene has more than 10 years of experience in handling various aspects of administrative practice having previously assisted Doris at her former employers. With strong organisational skills and a keen eye for detail, Serene ensures the day to day operations of the department run smoothly.

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Amina Bhayla, Business Development Manager - Johannesburg

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.

Brett Boyd, Business Development Manager – Cape Town

Having spent more than 15 years in the property industry, Brett has gained extensive expertise in both the Central London property market and the Cape Town region of South Africa. As a seasoned real estate professional, he has honed his skills in all aspects of property investment, from presenting the best opportunities for purchase through to rental and management, thus ensuring the maximum profitability.

Brett’s passion for real estate stems from his belief that property investment is an excellent way to build wealth over time. He is committed to sharing this knowledge and passion with our Cape Town clients to ensure they achieve their investment goals from an informed perspective. Brett takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service, building lasting relationships and going the extra mile to ensure that our clients have a smooth and successful property investment journey.

Hasan Doymus, Business Development Manager

Proud of his Turkish heritage, Hasan maintains frequent contact with the country of his birth. Intimately familiar with UK culture and business, he is handily placed to provide expert advice to Turkish investors on how to buy and create wealth from London property investment.

With several years’ experience working in London’s residential sector, with specialism in new builds, Hasan’s instinct for finding the best opportunities for his clients remains razor sharp. His bilingual skills together with his professionalism remain vital in today’s fast moving property climate. A keen traveller, Hasan is also focusing on growing his own property portfolio, buying a property in Istanbul, a city he is most at home in.

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