NAME: Nicholas BROOKE
ACADEMIC BSc Estate Management (London)
PROFESSIONAL Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
QUALIFICATIONS: Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Registered Professional Surveyor
Nicholas Brooke, JP, SBS, FRICS, FHKIS, RPS is the Chairman of Professional Property Services Limited which is a specialist real estate consultancy, based in Hong Kong, providing to clients a selected range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region.
Mr. Brooke is a recognised authority on land administration and planning matters and has provided advice in these areas to several Asian Governments as well as the US State Department. He is also a Justice of the Peace, and a former Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Town Planning Board and a former member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. He also sits on the Board of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service and is a member of the Hong Kong Harbour-front Enhancement Committee, and is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries, which is the voice of the service sector in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Election Committee responsible for the selection of the future Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR.
Mr. Brooke is the immediate past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the year 2003/2004, the premier organisation for property and construction professionals worldwide, which was founded in 1868 and has an international membership of some 110,000.
In 1999 Mr. Brooke was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR for his dedicated public service in Hong Kong, and in particular, his valuable contribution to the work of the Housing Authority. He is a member of the Task Force on Civil Service Pay Policy and System and is a Member of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) and an active member of Vision 2047, a group of long term Hong Kong residents dedicated to supporting and promoting Hong Kong and is the Chairman of Project Chambers, a grouping from the various professions who are involved in many community related initiatives. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Estate Management, University of Reading and on the 6th September 2004 was admitted to the freedom of the City of London.
Mr. Brooke is married and has two sons, both of whom are also now married. He is interested in a wide range of sports as well as being a keen runner, having completed many marathons and ultramarathons, including the London, New York and Chicago marathon events and having twice run up Mount Kinabalu, South Asia’s highest peak. He is also an active stamp collector, specializing in pre- 1962 Commonwealth issues.