Heading the U.S. operations of the Hong Kong-based conglomerate, Mr. Bowers oversees Swire’s most ambitious project to date, Brickell City Centre, the 4.9-million-square-foot mixed-use project that completed its first phase of construction in 2016. Located in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, the $1.05-billion landmark urban center sits on three city blocks and is comprised of the stylish hotel, EAST, Miami, two Class-A office towers, two luxury residential towers, Reach and Rise and a 500,000-square-foot retail center.
Mr. Bowers spearheads the development of the company’s interests in Miami which includes the second phase of the BCC urban hub: One Brickell City Centre. This phase advances Brickell City Centre as a symbol of Miami’s ambition to be a global city and cement BCC’s reputation as one of the most important large-scale developments in the country.
In 1998, Kieran began his career with John Swire and Sons, Hong Kong Ltd. as the Assistant to the General Manager of Cathay Pacific Cargo, Swire’s Hong Kong based airline subsidiary. Throughout his career, he moved into management roles responsible for sales, marketing and operations in both the passenger and cargo sectors in Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands. From 2005 to 2008, he was responsible for the airline’s network development in China, South East Asia, the Sub-Continent and the United States.
In 2008, he assumed the role of Portfolio Manager for Swire Properties Inc, overseeing office leasing for parts of Taikoo Place, recognized as the largest privately owned commercial district and business hub in Hong Kong. In 2010, he moved to development and valuation for Taikoo Place, focusing on the redevelopment and regeneration of industrial buildings and the surrounding community of the development. In 2012, he moved to Beijing to serve as the General Manager for INDIGO, the retail-led mixed-use development and joint venture between Swire Properties and Sino-Ocean Land. In 2015, he took up the role of General Manager Cityplaza and spearheaded the repositioning of the retail and neighborhood.
Mr. Bowers graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford University with an honors degree in Oriental Studies with a concentration in Japanese. A Chartered Surveyor, he is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and holds a masters degree in Surveying from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Mr. Bowers and his wife have three children: Orlando 6, Matthias 5 and Isla 3.