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David Ling

CDL Hospitality Trusts

Head Strategic Development

David’s 28 years of experience spans from establishing new businesses, investment to professional services in the hotel real estate industry, with roles including CEO, senior executive and board member. He maintains excellent relationships with major industry players and has diverse geographic experience in Asia Pacific and Europe.

As Head of Strategic Development, David is responsible for origination of strategic investment opportunities from the regional and international markets for CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT). Develop and implement appropriate business strategies are cornerstone to driving return on investments and success over the long term perspective. CDLHT is a leading hotel real estate investment trusts listed on the mainboard of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

David’s passion and entrepreneurial spirit drove him to establish four new offices of HVS in Asia between 2004 and 2014 as its Chairman and CEO, as well as founded the largest and most influential hotel investment conferences in mainland China – the annual China Hotel Investment Conference. During his earlier career, David was a pioneer member instrumental in establishing Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels’ presence in Asia in the 1990s and early 2000s as its Senior Vice President in Investment transactional activities and subsequently heading its advisory services.


David's Sessions

Tuesday - 15th May 2018
15:40 - 16:15
15:40 - 16:15

David Ling, Head Strategic Development, CDL Hospitality Trusts

James Lim, Founder, Strategic Hospitality REIT

Vorada Thangsurbkul, First EVP, Investment Banking Division, Siam Commercial Bank

Paisit Kaenchan, CEO, Grande Asset