Swire Announces Linda Chu as Chief Financial Officer

Chu to oversee finances of Brickell City Centre, Miami’s largest mixed-use urban development.

Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of real estate, today announced that Linda Chu has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company.

The former Head of Finance for Swire Hotels, a division of Swire Properties, will move from Hong Kong to South Florida to oversee the fiscal functions and performance of Swire Properties Inc, including the $1.05-billion Brickell City Centre, Miami’s largest mixed-use urban development.

“Linda joins the Miami team at a key time in the rise of Brickell City Centre,” said Stephen Owens, President of Swire Properties Inc. “Her track record in overseeing the financial side of large projects will be invaluable.”

Chu brings to Swire Properties more than 14 years of finance, accounting, tax, compliance and regulatory experience in the fields of real estate, hospitality and leisure. Prior to joining Swire Hotels in 2013, Chu held senior-level positions at Tishman Speyer in London and Shanghai and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

Swire signed Saks Fifth Avenue as the anchor tenant of the shopping center last month. The first condominium tower is almost 70 percent sold, and the second one is in the pipeline. The $20-million CLIMATE RIBBON™ is being assembled, and next year EAST will open, Swire’s first hotel in the United States. At 9.1 acres, Brickell City Centre is poised to become an international, world-class destination and a game changer for the City of Miami.

Linda Chu received an MBA from the University of Manchester’s business school after graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Law & Public Affairs and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology with honors in finance. Chu participated in the University of California, Berkeley Exchange Program.


Swire Properties Inc, headquartered in Miami since 1979, is one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban office, hotel and condominium properties. Known for its $1 billion master‐planned development of the island of Brickell Key in downtown Miami, Swire continues to shape the Miami skyline with its latest project, Brickell City Centre, a landmark $1.05 billion mixed‐use complex comprising a gross floor area of 5.4 million gross square feet, including an underground carpark and 2.9 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment space. The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the publicly-listed Swire Properties Limited based in Hong Kong. For more information, www.swireproperties.us.

MIAMI | September 30, 2014

Contact: Katrina Perez, 786-565-3397 or kperez@quinn.pr

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