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Frank joined JLL in 2007 and is currently the Head of Research for West China, based in Chengdu.

Current Responsiblities

His responsibilities include tracking property market activity in Chengdu as well as other major cities, such as Chongqing, Xi’an and Kunming, within western China. He has also contributed to a variety of research publications and consultancy assignments across China and the broader Asia-Pacific property markets. His clients include listed developers, government and semi-government bodies, property investment funds and banks. Frank is also an active property market commentator and is one of JLL’s media spokespersons.​

Previous experience

Frank has over 10 years of real estate experience in Hong Kong and West China Region. Prior to joining Chengdu research team, Frank was a senior manager in the research department of JLL in Hong Kong. He was responsible for the office and industrial sector research as well as firm’s consultancy assignments, in which he managed the execution of development and asset-enhancement studies, and other real estate-related feasibility studies. 

Prior to joining JLL, Frank has been a leasing agent specializing in commercial property for a global real estate brokerage firm. He acted as a leader of various projects of office relocation, lease renewal and rent review.

​Frank also worked at Economics Department in Chinese University of Hong Kong and Department of Economics and Finance in City University of Hong Kong as senior research assistant. His publication, "The Market Valuation of Interior Design and Developer Strategies: A Simple Theory and Some Evidence," International Real Estate Review, Asian Real Estate Society, vol. 17(1), pages 63-107, 2014., is the first research paper can demonstrate a significant relationship between dwelling layout and price.

Education and affiliations

  • Licensed Estate Agent, Hong Kong Estate Agents Authority
  • Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Expert Member of Chengdu Building Grade Rating Committee
  • Master of Philosophy (Economics), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Economics), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

​Client experience

  • CapitaLand
  • Sembcorp
  • Macquarie
  • SM Group
  • Ping’an Real Estate
  • Ascendas
  • ANZ
  • Varde Partners
  • Blackstone
  • Tencent
  • Shui On Land
  • SWIRE Property
  • Tishman Speyer
  • Sun Hung Kai 
  • Sino-Ocean
  • Hongkong Land
  • KWG
  • SEA Group
  • Sino Group