Daniel Cerf | Chief Executive Officer
ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Ltd | Singapore

Daniel Cerf, Chief Executive Officer, ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Ltd

Mr Daniel Cerf is the Chief Executive Officer of ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited.

Mr Cerf has more than 30 years of experience in Asia involving real estate investment, development and related management consulting services. Prior to joining the manager, Mr Cerf was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of what is presently known as Keppel REIT Management Limited, the Manager of Keppel REIT. Mr Cerf was responsible for the overall management of the REIT where total assets under management grew from S$637 million to over S$2.1 billion during his tenure from listing in 2006 to 2009.

Mr Cerf joined First Pacific Land in 1989 as a Senior Development Manager responsible for the group's developments in Hong Kong, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam and later became Director and General Manager of the Singapore and Malaysia subsidiaries. Mr Cerf, together with a group of investors, carried out a successful management buyout of First Pacific Land's businesses in Malaysia in 1993 which he continued to helm in conjunction with an asset management consultancy until 2005.

Mr Cerf was formerly a practising architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Dean’s List) from the University of Oklahoma, USA, with emphasis on urban planning and architectural development.


REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 11:30

The changing dynamics of the REIT market

  • Will the activities of some businesses, which labelled themselves as REITs to avoid taxes and enjoy higher valuations result in a limiting of REIT powers and benefits?
  • Is the emergence of alternative asset classes such as data centres and e-commerce warehouses going to create new REIT opportunities in Asia and elsewhere?
  • We’ve recently seen the launch of both the first ETF with a focus on Asia Pacific REITs and the new SGX index tracking 30 Asia-Pacific REITs, but what does that really mean for the REIT market?
  • Will we see an increase in Asian REITs deploying capital into overseas projects?
  • In an increasingly competitive environment, how can REITs ensure that their portfolio and unit acquisitions continue to deliver value to their shareholders?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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