Allan is the Vice President of Business Development, Public Policy & Research of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). Based in Singapore, he is the deputy to the CEO to oversee the APREA’s advocacy, research, communications and operations of the association across the Asia Pacific.
Established in 2005, APREA is an industry association that represents and promotes the real estate asset class in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr Zhang assists the CEO to liaise with national governments and regulators across Asia Pacific region to promote real estate as an asset class and to champion the implementation of government policies that support the introduction of ‘state-of-the-art’ securitization platforms and efficient investment rules, preparing industry guidelines, toolkits and other supporting materials that help members operate their portfolios and assets at a world class level, including ESG and reporting KPIs.
Allan works with APREA chapters in China, India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong to conduct effective business networking programs and to provide platforms for exploring cross-border investment opportunities.
Originally from China, he also takes the lead in working with the Chinese government policy- makers, regulators, local organisations, industry companies and investors to implement APREA’s advocacy priorities and business development programs in the PRC.
He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from Singapore Management University, Singapore.