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Michael Smith
Regional Chief Executive Officer
Europe and USA

Mr Smith, as Regional Chief Executive Officer of Europe and the US, is responsible for new and existing businesses in Europe and the US (excluding Oakwood Worldwide).

Prior to joining Mapletree, Mr Smith was a partner at Goldman Sachs, heading the South East Asia investment banking business as well as the bank’s Asia Pacific (ex Japan) real estate business. As one of the pioneers of the Asian REIT industry, Mr Smith has been involved in numerous IPOs, including the IPOs of all four Mapletree REITs.

He was also involved in various significant Mapletree transactions including the acquisition of Festival Walk in Hong Kong SAR, Gateway Plaza in Beijing, as well as in the collaboration with Oakwood Worldwide in 2014.

Mr Smith has over 25 years of experience and prior to Goldman Sachs, he was the head of Asia (ex Japan) Real Estate Investment Banking of UBS from 2000 to 2006.


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