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The Key Figures

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    Bill Cheng

    Director, Brewin Mesa Pte. Ltd.
    President Director, PT Brewin Mesa Development

    Bill Cheng is a Director of Brewin Mesa Pte Ltd and President Director of PT Brewin Mesa Development. He leads the company business development activities in Indonesia and is charged with growing Brewin Mesa real estate portfolio in Indonesia. Mr. Cheng responsibilities include sourcing and acquiring land banks for the company, overseeing fund raising for projects, managing the development process and achieving the company long term business objectives. Mr. Cheng has spent the last 11 years of his career in real estate investment and development companies, with a focus on real estate investment management. He spent three years at the CapitaLand Group primarily in an investment and business development role covering the Company Middle East expansion plans. Prior to founding Brewin Mesa, Mr. Cheng was at Pramerica Real Estate Investors, the real estate private equity arm of Prudential Finance, Inc. of the United States, where he was responsible for the company investment and business development activities across the Asia region. During his time with the Company, he closed investments with a gross asset value of more than S$2 billion. Mr. Cheng graduated from Northwestern University in the United States with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies.

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    Robert Cheng

    Director, Brewin Mesa Pte. Ltd.
    Commissioner, PT Brewin Mesa Development

    A practicing architect for 14 years, Mr. Cheng is a Director of Brewin Mesa Pte. Ltd. and a Commissioner of PT Brewin Mesa Development. In addition to fulfilling his roles of Director and Commissioner of the various companies, he also advises the company on project and design management initiatives, providing technical advice to the company’s projects in Indonesia. Mr. Cheng is concurrently principal at Brewin Design Office, a design practice based out of Hong Kong and Singapore focused on luxury bespoke interiors as well as cutting edge architecture. Mr. Cheng looks to divide his attention to specific design projects of special interest and to grow the core of Brewin Mesa’s development business. Prior to founding Brewin Design Office, Mr. Cheng worked with several renowned firms in New York and Paris, including Tsao & Mckown Architects, and Atelier Jean Nouvel, firm of the Pritzker Prize-winning Jean Nouvel where he worked on an award winning mixed use project in Sydney as well as Nouvel 18, a Wing Tai developed residential project in Ardmore Park, Singapore. Mr. Cheng has a Bachelor degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s degree from Harvard Design School for Urban Design.

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    Evan Kwee

    Director, Brewin Mesa Pte. Ltd.
    Director, PT Brewin Mesa Development

    Mr. Kwee represents his family interest in Brewin Mesa and advises on all aspects of Brewin Mesa activities including new project acquisition, investment management, project development and the Company human resource development. Like Mr. Robert Cheng, Mr. Kwee pays particular attention to project development matters of the Company. Mr. Kwee is concurrently Director of his family company Pontiac Land, and is Executive Director of Capella Hotel Group Asia. At Pontiac Land, where he has spent the last 12 years, Mr. Kwee led key projects of the company including the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore, as well as the development of Ardmore Residences, a luxury residential development in the high-end enclave of Ardmore Park, Singapore. Mr. Kwee concurrently oversees the development efforts for the Capella Hotel Group Asia in the Asia Pacific region and heads product development for the Group, working closely with clients, architects and engineers to ensure design excellence while creating innovative but also profitable products. Mr. Kwee graduated from Babson College, MA, in the United States.

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    John Tay

    Director, Brewin Mesa Pte. Ltd.
    Commissioner, PT Brewin Mesa Development

    Mr. Tay represents the Kwee family’s interest in Brewin Mesa and assists the family in monitoring their investment in the Company. He advises on investment, legal and other organizational aspects of the Company and expects to actively access new investment opportunities of the Company. Mr. Tay is concurrently Senior Vice President and Head of Business Development and Investments at Pontiac Land where he is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities for the Company globally. Prior to joining Pontiac Land, Mr. Tay was Senior Vice President of REITs and Fund management at Pacific Star where he oversaw the firm’s REIT and private equity fund management business for commercial and retail properties. In his earlier career, Mr. Tay was an investment banker with JP Morgan Cazenove and DBS covering Southeast Asia and China for Mergers & Acquisitions and equity capital fund raising activities.