NAME: Margaret BROOKE
ACADEMIC BSc Estate Management (London)
PROFESSIONAL Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
QUALIFICATIONS: Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
Registered Professional Surveyor
Margaret (Maggie) Brooke has worked in the Asia Pacific region for over 20 years and is responsible for the management and coordination of the firm’s corporate real estate assignments, the undertaking of selected regional consultancies and the management of PPS and its relationship with its alliance partners. In addition, Mrs. Brooke is involved in local and regional tenant and owner representation assignments, development consultancy studies in China and regional market surveys and studies.
Prior to coming to Hong Kong in 1980, Mrs. Brooke worked for Cluttons, a leading firm of Chartered Surveyors based in London and helped her husband, Nicholas Brooke, to establish the firm’s Middle East offices in Dubai, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi which were largely set up to service the property portfolios held by the local ruling families. She established residential and commercial agency departments in each of the offices and was closely involved in formulating the property management systems and services which the firm introduced into the various markets.
In 1993 Mrs. Brooke acted as Project Director for the marketing and sale of Taman Rasuna Apartments, a 16 tower development in central Jakarta, where some 4,000 apartments were successfully pre-sold, with 1006 being purchased on the first day of release.
Mrs. Brooke has been closely associated with the property profession since leaving University, having worked for some years after graduation at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) where she was involved in the planning and expansion of the educational and promotional programmes for all branches of the profession. This was a role she resumed later in Hong Kong when she became administrator to the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the RICS (Hong Kong Branch).