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Tiffany Lau

Executive Director, APAC Head of Urban Ecosystems


Tiffany Lau is the head of urban ecosystems for JLL Asia Pacific, with a base in Hong Kong. She has 17 years of experience within the real estate industry, and was the founder and principal of A P A R T Companies, an advisory, project management and development firm, where she focused on repositioning and redeveloping commercial real estate for clients including Hongkong Land, and YTL. Tiffany was also the executive director for Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hong Kong, overseeing the Hong Kong Chapter with a mission to demonstrate leadership in the responsible use of land.

With an extensive global network, she has worked on a number of high-profile projects, such as developing and activating the 9 million sq ft Penn Plaza Portfolio in New York on behalf of Vornado Realty Trust, and managing the design and construction of Plaza33, an award winning 13,000 sq ft open space, which is part of a district revitalization project also in New York. She has also had previous development and asset management roles at Jamestown Properties, where she worked on the repositioning of Industry City into a 6 million sq ft modern industrial and innovation campus, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation under the Bloomberg Administration, where she oversaw public-private partnerships and creative asset management strategies for a diverse citywide portfolio of commercial properties and land holdings.

Tiffany holds an M.S. in real estate development from Columbia University, New York, and a B.A. in urban design and architecture from New York University. She has been on the management committee and advisory board for ULI New York, board member for Alumni Association of Columbia University GSAPP, member of the ULI National Urban Revitalisation Product Council (US), has served on several ULI Advisory Service Panels in London, South Africa, and Beijing, and is currently a Steering Committee member of WalkDVRC, an NGO focused on walkability in Hong Kong.

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