TEO WEE HWEE

Partner, Real Estate & Hospitality Tax Leader, Fund Structuring & International Tax - PwC Singapore

TEO WEE HWEE

Partner, Real Estate & Hospitality Tax Leader, Fund Structuring & International Tax - PwC Singapore

Biography

Wee Hwee graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with an Honours degree in Accountancy and has been with PwC for about 20 years. He currently heads up the real estate tax practice in PwC Singapore and focuses on fund structuring, REIT and tax minimisation strategies for real estate and infrastructure investments across Asia Pacific.  He is also a Accredited Tax Advisor, the highest level of qualification issued by the  Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.

Wee Hwee has assisted many Singapore and foreign investors to structure their Singapore real estate investments (both asset and share deals) in a tax efficient manner across various asset classes, ranging from hotels, office, retail mall, residential, data centers, healthcare properties to student housing. Apart from Singapore, he has also extensive experience in advising acquisitions in Australia, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, United States,  Indonesia, United Kingdom, etc. His current clients comprise mainly real estate funds, property developers, family office, infrastructure fund, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, insurance funds, listed REITs and business trusts.

Wee Hwee has also been working closely with the Singapore Exchange to promote REIT and Business Trust listings in Singapore, having recently embarked on a few road shows  to Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong.  He is also a frequent speaker at events organized by the REIT Association of Singapore and is involved in advising many listed REITS, including the recently listed EC World REIT.

Further, Wee Hwee actively participates as a presenter for workshops organised by the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association and Real Estate Development Association of Singapore. He is also an instructor for the Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance (CREIF) and the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate conducted by the National University of Singapore.  He sits on the tax committee of APREA and has also spoken in various overseas conferences held in India, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, etc.

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