SLB Development builds on property market upswing

Catalist newcomer has projects that span different segments, and plans to go global

SLB Development CEO Matthew Ong is upbeat about prospects in the domestic real estate sector, given the spate of record-setting site purchases by developers last year and recent residential project sales.
SLB Development CEO Matthew Ong is upbeat about prospects in the domestic real estate sector, given the spate of record-setting site purchases by developers last year and recent residential project sales.PHOTO: SINGAPORE EXCHANGE
SLB'S portfolio includes Spottiswoode Suites (left) and KAP & KAP Residences (above).
SLB'S portfolio includes Spottiswoode Suites and KAP & KAP Residences (above).PHOTO: LIAN BENG GROUP, BH FILE

Property and construction specialist Matthew Ong has a penchant for all aspects of real estate - whether land, buildings or architecture.

The executive director and chief executive officer of SGX-listed SLB Development flexes his creative muscles by tinkering with colourful plastic bricks to construct models or recreate iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'SLB Development builds on property market upswing'. Subscribe