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Savills Group CEO Mark Ridley to visit Ho Chi Minh city

Mr. Mark Ridley, newly appointed Group CEO for Savills, will be visiting Vietnam as part of his upcoming Asia Pacific trip. Mr. Ridley selected Vietnam as the next stop in his journey because “it is now one of the global property hotspots in 2019” and Savills considers it an important long-term strategic market for our business.

Mark joined Savills in 1996, and was appointed to the Commercial Board in 1998. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive of Savills Commercial in January 2008 and was appointed to the Group Executive Board at the same time. He was Chairman of Savills Commercial from May 2008, then Chief Executive Officer of Savills UK from 2013 and additionally of Savills Europe from 2014 until he was appointed as Deputy Group Chief Executive on 1 May 2018. As of 01 January this year, Mark was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer.


April 2019 – Mr. Mark Ridley, newly appointed Group CEO for Savills, will be visiting Vietnam as part of his upcoming Asia Pacific trip.

After a successful visit to Savills Australia, Mr. Ridley’s next stop is Vietnam – one of Asia’s most vibrant property markets and a long-term strategic area for Savills.

Ridley spoke fondly of the emerging Southeast Asian country. “Vietnam has come a long way since our office opened in 1995: it is now one of the global property hotspots in 2019. With robust fundamentals, positive macroeconomic outlook and continuous investment into infrastructure, the market is thriving across a multitude of real estate sectors.”

Mr. Neil MacGregor – Managing Director of Savills Vietnam added: “We continue to see strength in the residential market, supported by the rapidly growing middle class, strong urbanization, as well as some of the best rental yields anywhere in the region. Meanwhile, the office markets in Hanoi & HCMC continue to be amongst the most exciting property sectors across the region. Record occupancy levels, limited new supply and buoyant tenant demand have resulted in very attractive office rental growth. We expect to see strong investor demand in the office sector as it continues to mature.”

“The hospitality markets are benefiting from the growing numbers of both domestic and international tourists, as well as growing numbers of direct international flights. It is no surprise that hotel investors are descending upon Vietnam as the next regional hotspot. Industrial real estate, fueled by growing FDI being poured into manufacturing, improved infrastructure and a competitive outlook when compared with other countries in the region, represents one of the most active sectors for M&A activity in 2019.”

MacGregor said: “With the continuous growth of the Vietnam real estate market, our Savills business has expanded tremendously. With three offices across the country, a full service platform and more than 1,600 employees, we are the largest and the most experienced real estate practice in Vietnam. Savills takes pride in our market leading position, our commitment to sustainable market growth & international service standards. Savills Vietnam is also at the forefront of introducing latest technologies and innovation to the local real estate market with our own proptech development team.”

“With a global network of offices, we are able to tap into international capital markets to bring the most experienced property investors and developers to Vietnam, from all over the world. We are confident that many of these investors will increasingly be naming Vietnam as a top investment pick over the coming years.”

During his visit to Vietnam, Mr. Ridley will meet with Ambassadors, Consul Generals, as well as key Savills partners and major clients.

Savills has now been in Vietnam for 24 years where the international real estate practice offers a wide range of services including: advisory, agency, and property management.

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