In Memoriam Professor Chan Pak Woon David

The international real estate research community mourns the loss of one our leaders, Dr. David Chan, President of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) and member of the IRES Board of Directors, on 9 November 2022.

Prof. Chan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a master’s degree in China laws from Jinan University, and a doctoral degree of management science in tourist management from Sun Yat-Sen University. He also completed an Advanced Management Programme from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. Dr. Chan had more than 30 years of experience in the hotels and resorts industry and previously held managerial roles in several international hotel chains, including Area Vice President of Grand Hyatt Guangzhou. In addition, he actively contributed to the development of the industry.

Dr. Chan became Professor and Director of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management in the Faculty of Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2018 where he was highly respected and regarded as a peer, supervisor, leader, mentor, and friend. Dr. Chan joined the AsRES Board of Directors in 2019, became Vice President in 2020, President Elect in 2021, and President July 2022. He was also elected as one of the three AsRES representatives to the IRES. Board of Directors. He was also serving as President of the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress at the time of his death.