Desmond Sim
Head of Research, SEA

Desmond currently leads the Singapore Research team and is also the media spokesperson for the company. He is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing the trends of capital markets and office markets as well as managing the firm’s extensive database and research publications.

With close to 20 years of real estate experience, Desmond has undertaken various roles in his career. He started off as a property valuer where he finally obtained his appraiser’s licence. This was followed by embarking a managerial role in the research team where eventually he led the consultancy team and business.

Desmond was also part of a private equity fund team in a multi-national real estate company which incepted and completed various private equity real estate funds in China and India. His final stint before joining CBRE Research was developing business for the international residential projects team for another consultancy firm.

Overall, he has also undertaken numerous research, feasibility and master planning studies in Singapore and other countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and Maldives.

Key clients include major developers, financial institutions, private equity funds as well as government bodies.