CapitaLand Vietnam’s Chen Lian Pang receives 2019 PropertyGuru Icon Award


  • CapitaLand Vietnam CEO Chen Lian Pang steers CapitaLand Group’s business in one of Southeast Asia’s largest markets
  • He garnered the title of Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year in 2016, qualifying him as the second ever recipient of the PropertyGuru Icon Award in 2019
  • CapitaLand Vietnam also earns regional title at the 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final for office development Capital Place 

BANGKOK — 22 November 2019 

Chen Lian Pang, the chief executive officer of CapitaLand Vietnam, won the 2019 PropertyGuru Icon Award, celebrating a long and prolific career in construction and real estate.

The special prize was presented to Chen Lian Pang during the black-tie gala dinner of the 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final on 22 November at The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok in Thailand.

As the CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam, Chen Lian Pang is responsible for growing CapitaLand’s business in Southeast Asia’s third largest market. CapitaLand is also known as one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, headquartered and listed in Singapore.

Bringing 30 years of international experience to his current role at CapitaLand Vietnam, Chen Lian Pang received an accolade that had been selected by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report. The PropertyGuru Icon Award is given to previous recipients of the Real Estate Personality of the Year title at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards from at least three years ago. Eligible finalists must have achieved further success as an industry leader since winning Real Estate Personality of the Year.

Chen Lian Pang was named Real Estate Personality of the Year at the 2016 PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards. He is only the second recipient of the PropertyGuru Icon Award in the 14-year history of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.

Chen Lian Pang said: “Being conferred the PropertyGuru Icon Award is a testament to the CapitaLand team for continuous contribution to Vietnam’s urbanisation with a 25-year track record of award-winning developments, community-building and corporate social responsibility in Vietnam.”

Chen Lian Pang

A registered professional engineer with First Class Honours from the University of Cardiff in the UK and an alumnus of Harvard Business School, the National University of Singapore, and Tsinghua University, Chen Lian Pang started his career with the Housing and Development Board of Singapore. He later rose up the ranks at CapitaLand Group to become CEO (Southeast Asia) of CapitaLand Commercial Limited and CEO & MD of TCC Capital Land. Prior to his current role, he served as CEO of CapitaValue Homes Limited.

Chen Lian Pang said: “Vietnam is a key growth market for CapitaLand and we are seeing a strong demand for vibrant, quality live-work-play spaces with rapid urbanisation, and the evolving lifestyles of young and mobile Vietnamese in the next two to five years. Apart from the two segments of serviced residences and residential apartments that CapitaLand has been working on, we plan to have strong investment in larger scale projects such as townships, industrial parks and commercial buildings. In order to do so, we recruit and retain a talented and dedicated local team that has a deep understanding of the Vietnam market, its culture and consumer behaviour, and continuously conduct training and development to enhance their skills and competencies.”

In addition to Chen Lian Pang’s presentation as the 2019 PropertyGuru Icon Award winner, CapitaLand Vietnam earned the regional prize of Best Office Development (Asia) at the 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final for the grade-A office development Capital Place.

Discussing Vietnam’s attraction to global investors, Chen Lian Pang said: “Real estate in Vietnam will be appealing to global investors due to its positive macroeconomic fundamentals.  Vietnam has been a steady economic outperformer in Southeast Asia with a GDP that surpassed that of China’s. Furthermore, rising urbanisation and a growing middle class support the demand for real estate in Vietnam, especially for quality projects that are well designed.”

Vietnam took a total of four regional titles at the 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, including the PropertyGuru Icon Award and Best Office Development (Asia).

The 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final was supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official airline partner Thai Airways; gold sponsor Treacle; official courier Ezy Express; official supplier GFour Wines & Spirits; official portal partner PropertyGuru; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official supervisor BDO; and media partners APAC Real Estate, Archibazaar, Balik Bayan Magazine, Business Today, Deluxe Magazine,, LP Magazine, Luxury Society Asia, Robb Report Thailand, Southeast Asia Globe, The Bangkok Insight, Top 10 Malaysia, and Vietnam Heritage.

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