Meet our International team

Jen Gao, Director of Business Development

In addition to extensive experience working in China, the UK and UAE, Jen brings exceptional people skills to her role as Business Development Manager. Her in-depth knowledge of the London property market is an invaluable resource to investors in Greater China who wish to seamlessly buy, let and manage their London properties. Jen aims to combine her impressive skill set with the unparalleled customer service that is the Benham and Reeves trademark.

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, Director

With a degree in Hospitality Management, Penny spent 10 years working at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel group. She joined Benham and Reeves in 2011 as an Administrator, quickly progressing to become Client Manager in 2012 and then Director of our Hong Kong operation.   Penny works with landlords in Hong Kong and China, providing a seamless property leasing and management service.  She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, invaluable when working with clients from all corners of South East Asia. With her extensive knowledge of the central London property leasing market, Penny is pivotal to the company’s expansion in South East Asia.

Manny Wong, Business Development Director

Manny is London born and has lived in the Far East for the past 17 years. He has over 16 years of regional experience in business development and strategic management with local and international listed companies, leading numerous teams spanning different industries. He is passionate about property and with extensive knowledge and experience of the real estate market in London, he works closely with clients in the region to provide a complete property leasing and management service.

Judy Lam, Business Development Director

Over 10 years’ sales experience gained in the property markets of UK, Australia, Canada and other Asian countries means that Judy brings exceptional people skills to her role as Business Development Director. An ability to maintain strong links with developers, while advising high net worth investors on their portfolio choices is a key asset. Judy’s resourcefulness and drive plays a major part in maintaining the unparalleled customer service that we offer at the Benham and Reeves Hong Kong office.

Alexandra Chan, Business Development Director

Alexandra has over 10 years of experience working in various international residential property markets with a strong focus on UK investment. For 6 years, Alexandra played a key role working for the Berkeley Group, a top UK property developer, where she contributed to their successful business expansion in south-east Asia. Alexandra has also gained valuable agency experience formerly working for CBRE and Colliers International and brings with her many transferable skills and a keen eye for developing new business that make for lasting client relationships.

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 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.

Denizia Vincente, Business Development Manager

Denizia, who has a B.Com degree from Mumbai University, was working with Corvi LED for 3 years starting with customer support and later being promoted to Senior Executive Admin and Franchise Manager. In her roles, Denizia looked after customer queries up to fulfilment or resolution, managed administration processes and developed relationships with franchisees. She undertook turnkey support in an effective manner for business generation and customer support purposes. Previous roles have included lead generation and sales conversion and her core business skills are transferable and useful in her role at Benham and Reeves.

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.

Bernard Tay, Administrator and Client Services

Providing administrative support to the Malaysia office team, Bernard has a thorough and methodical approach to his role. He liaises regularly with the company’s London offices on behalf of Malaysian clients, ensuring that their property portfolios are managed efficiently. Bernard’s career background is in the hospitality industry so his people skills are very much in evidence as he liaises with landlords, tenants and contractors on a daily basis. Bernard speaks English, Malay and Mandarin.

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 16 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.

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