Our People

Cycle-tested Team with an institutional background

Trained at leading institutional investors, SilkRoad’s management team combines an analytical skillset with years of on the ground experience in our target markets, carrying out acquisitions, leasing and renovations.

Comprehensive in-house skillsets

First fund launched in 2007 and weathered GFC with top-quartile returns; no write-downs.
The company is privately owned by senior management. There are no outside shareholders.
Management Team has been working together since 2007. No departures at senior level since inception.
The team has experience at leading global institutions such as APG, GIC, ProLogis and AEW.
The team has a long track record in logistics, neighborhood retail, shophouses, office and business parks.
Comprehensive in-house skillsets: acquisitions, asset management, project management and finance.

Peter Wittendorp



Peter is CEO and also serves as the Portfolio Manager for SilkRoad Asia Value Partners Funds.

Peter has spent his entire career in real estate, including more than 20 years as a Fund Manager for large institutional real estate funds. He was formerly the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at AEW Asia, the Chief Investment Officer at ING REIM Asia and Senior Vice President and Fund Manager for the €3.4 billion ProLogis European Properties Fund. Peter was formerly an Executive Vice President at APG where he oversaw a $12 billion portfolio. Peter is a M.S. graduate of University of Amsterdam. Peter is a member of the ULI.

Mark Khoo

Managing Director, Research and Strategy


Mark is a Managing Director and responsible for research and strategy.

Mark has over 20 years of experience analyzing Asian economies and real estate markets. Prior to joining SilkRoad, Mark was the Director of Research at AEW Asia and an investment committee member. Mark spent 10 years at GIC Real Estate, one of the world’s largest institutional investors, where he was Vice President of Research and Strategy. Mark is a B.A. graduate of University of Michigan has an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Nick Kearns

Managing Director, Head of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Nick is responsible for investments in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

Prior to joining SilkRoad, he was a Director and Country Manager for Hong Kong at AEW Asia. He has led over $1.6 billion of transactions in Hong Kong and Singapore since moving to the region in 2007. Nick was a Vice President at ProLogis Europe, where he worked on the €3.4 billion ProLogis European Properties Fund before joining AEW. Nick has an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, and is a CFA Charterholder. Nick is a member of the ULI and Chairs the firm’s ESG Committee.

Berend Poppe

Managing Director, Head of China

Hong Kong

Berend is responsible for investments in Mainland China.

He has led over $500 million of transactions in China. Prior to joining SilkRoad, was responsible for Corporate Finance as well as the asset management and disposition of investments in Beijing and Shanghai for AEW Asia. Berend previously worked in real estate investment banking for RBS and ABN AMRO, based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands. He began his career at APG. Berend has in total 24 years of working experience in real estate and has been living in Asia (Hong Kong and Shanghai) since 2005. Berend is a CFA Charterholder, has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Maastricht and is Mandarin speaking.

Iris Mak

Executive Director

Hong Kong

Iris is responsible for acquisitions and asset management in Japan

Iris has worked on over US$1 billion of transactions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and China since 2012. She also has led the execution of multiple asset management plans, leasing and divestment of properties in the portfolio. Prior to joining SilkRoad in 2012, Iris worked at AEW Asia where her responsibilities included underwriting and market research for properties in Hong Kong. She previously worked as a valuer. Iris has an M.S in real estate from New York University and a B.S. in finance from Binghamton University.

George Kang

Executive Director, Head of Singapore


George is responsible for acquisitions and asset management in Singapore.

He has been involved in the acquisition of assets as well as office and industrial leasing deals worth US$800 million in Singapore since 2004. Prior to joining SilkRoad in 2015, George was the team lead for high specifications industrial properties at  Ascendas REIT. He was also an investment manager at Mapletree Industrial Trust and spent six years at Colliers International as an investment and leasing broker. George has an MSC in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore and a B.A. in Commerce from the University of Western Australia.