Eton Properties Philippines is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Karlu Tan Say as its new Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Say will steer the real estate arm of the Lucio Tan Group where she concurrently serves as a Director and Head of Human Resources.
The appointment was made by Eton Properties Chairman Dr. Lucio C. Tan.
In a recent town hall meeting of the Company, Ms. Say expressed her vision for Eton Properties as its new COO: “Let us enable Eton to take a quantum leap to become the most improved and most efficient real estate developer in the country.”
Further, she laid down three growth priorities that the company will take under her leadership which are to increase leasing revenue; increase the land values of Eton City in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and Eton Centris in Quezon City; and convert land bank assets into cash flow.
Ms. Say emphasized the value of working together towards the company’s vision, “As your new COO, I humbly ask for everyone’s full support to working effectively and as a team,” she expressed. “It is my wish that all of us be open and willing to take on new challenges as we face the ever-changing expectations of our market. I believe that by working together, we can truly achieve success as envisioned by my brother Bong.”
Ms. Say has 20 years of management experience in the property, human resources, trading and acquisitions, and service industries. She is a Founding Director and Board Member of Dong-A Pharma Phils., Inc., a distributor of fast moving consumer goods.
She started her career as an Account Executive for Banquet Sales at Century Park Hotel. She also worked as a Purchaser of Sterling Department Store Midway Trading Corporation in San Francisco, California. Ms. Say is a Management degree holder from the Ateneo de Manila University. She went on to achieve being a Magna Cum Laude in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco, California.
Eton Properties is the real estate brand of the Lucio Tan Group, one of the biggest business conglomerates in the Philippines. Its foreign counterpart, Eton Properties Ltd, is an established real estate brand in Hong Kong and mainland China. With an extensive land bank in strategic locations all over the country, Eton specializes in high-end and mid-income high-rise and horizontal residential developments, office projects, commercial centers and mixed-use township developments.