Manulife Investment Management taps new CIO

Manulife Investment Management taps new CIO

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Manulife Investment Management taps new CIO

He will also serve as head of transactions for Asia real estate

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Kenneth Araullo

Manulife Investment Management has announced the appointment of Kenny Lam to the role of chief investment officer and head of transactions for Asia Pacific real estate, effective from Oct. 4.

In his new capacity, Lam will take charge of expanding the team’s presence across the Asia Pacific region, overseeing Manulife Investment Management’s real estate portfolio, and identifying and investing in promising real estate opportunities.

According to LinkedIn, Lam initially joined Manulife Investment Management in 2017 as the head of Asia real estate investments, and subsequently assumed the role of chief investment officer for strategic investment at Link REIT in 2022.

During his previous tenure at the company, Kenny led the team in executing crucial transactions across the Asia Pacific region. These included establishing a joint venture with Kenedix in 2022 to pursue multifamily assets in Japan, jointly acquiring an 11-hectare logistics facility in Greater Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam with LOGOS in 2022, purchasing 39 Martin Place Sydney in Australia in partnership with Investa Commercial Property Fund in 2021, and acquiring Cityplaza One in Hong Kong in collaboration with a consortium of investors in 2020.

Lam will report to Marc Feliciano, global head of real estate, private markets for Manulife Investment Management.

“We are pleased to welcome Kenny back to our team, and we look forward to his contributions in the continuous growth of our Asia Pacific real estate business. Kenny will play a key role in expanding our investment offerings in Asia, a market of enormous importance in our global real estate growth strategy,” Feliciano said.

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