Our team offers deep real estate and financial expertise combined with an entrepreneurial management approach. We quickly understand the merits of investment opportunities and are able to act fast when it is required. We achieve this by leveraging highly knowledgeable, local teams in the respective investment markets, and it is a significant competitive advantage we have over larger funds. Our strategies combine a focus on adding value to underperforming assets through careful market analysis and meticulous execution of improvement activities, with investor-oriented legal and financial structuring, and active management of the investment and divestment process.
Chris is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SafeGuard. He has 30 years of experience in executive operating and financial management roles at country, regional and global levels in Europe and Asia. His expertise covers mergers & acquisitions, private equity, structured financing, and banking. He was a member of Standard Chartered’s global management team and Citigroup’s Central European Finance Director. Chris holds a post-graduate degree in economics from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, and an MSc from London Business School.
Varun is the Chief Investment Officer of SafeGuard. He has more than 35 years of experience in real estate financing, financial services, risk and audit management in Europe and Asia. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Citibank in Singapore, its Regional Audit Director for South East Asia and India and in charge of risk management for Bank Danamon in Indonesia. Varun is a graduate of the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Kylan is the Chief Operating Officer of SafeGuard. He has more than 15 years of experience in the management of real estate investment trusts and Funds with a focus on the operational and financial aspects of the business. His experience includes the listing of the $1 billion Ascendas Hospitality REIT and operational management at ParkwayLife REIT. Kylan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He is also an affiliate of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Erich is a Senior Partner of SafeGuard Real Estate Management. He has more than 30 years of experience in operating management roles at country, regional and global levels in Asia and Europe. He has led general management, strategy, business development, marketing, investments and restructuring in large and mid cap multinational corporations including Drägerwerke South East Asia, Weidmüller Far East and Saint-Gobain. Mr Vosshage holds an ME and MSc from Universität Hannover in Mechanical Engineering.
Jiamin is a SafeGuard Associate Director and SafeRE Project Leader. She has 10 years of experience in real estate and fund products, fund operation and management. She previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank in fund management division before joining SafeGuard. Jiamin currently manages a portfolio of funds and investment mandates across Europe and Asia. She is involved in full cycle of fund management from new market research, fund raising, fund and asset management. She has a post-graduate degree in Master of finance from SMU business school.
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Mary is the accountant of SafeGuard. She has more than 8 years of experience in audit & accounting covering all aspects of financial and tax management. Her experience includes time at an audit firm and a large commodities trading firm and investment-holding companies. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is currently pursuing her CPA accreditation.
Administration and Operations Executive
Candy is the Administration & Operations Executive of the Safeguard. She has experience in office management in the fund management and hospitality industry. Her responsibilities include office management and digital marketing of SafeGuard.