Woman behind the success of the award-winning Urban Village & Factory Phnom Penh

Catherine Chan is a woman executive currently managing multi-million-dollar businesses in both the real estate and garment industries in Cambodia. She is the Founder & Executive Director of Urban Village & Factory Phnom Penh and the Director of the Goldfame Group. Though born in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Catherine holds both Hong Kong and Cambodian citizenship, and more importantly, always proudly considers herself as Khmer.

What she achieved has inspired a lot of other Cambodian women not to be afraid of building their own kingdoms just like her in the real estate sector, which once was believed to be a male-dominated business.

Under her management with her husband and her team, Urban Village condominium is the only project in Cambodia that has been awarded the Best Condo Development for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020 at the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards. The project is also Cambodia’s first project winning the Best Condo Development (Asia) award in 2019 and the Best Co-working Space (Asia) award in 2020 at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Finals. A source of pride for Cambodia, to date, Urban village has won a total of 16 awards.

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