Me & My Property

Real estate is this investor's game

Mr Quah Kay Beng, managing director of Trinity House Investments, which focuses on commercial property in Britain, in his home in River Valley. When buying a property, he has several key factors in mind, namely the location, potential cash flow and the po
Mr Quah Kay Beng, managing director of Trinity House Investments, which focuses on commercial property in Britain, in his home in River Valley. When buying a property, he has several key factors in mind, namely the location, potential cash flow and the potential for capital value appreciation.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO
Home in Singapore is a 1,109 sq ft, three-bedroom apartment in the River Valley area, which Mr Quah bought in 2011 for $1.38 million.
Home in Singapore is a 1,109 sq ft, three-bedroom apartment in the River Valley area, which Mr Quah bought in 2011 for $1.38 million.PHOTOS: JONATHAN CHOO, QUAH KAY BENG
Right: Among Mr Quah's overseas properties is this one-bedroom house with a garden, purchased in 2014 for £400,000, in London.
Right: Among Mr Quah's overseas properties is this one-bedroom house with a garden, purchased in 2014 for £400,000, in London.PHOTOS: JONATHAN CHOO, QUAH KAY BENG

Property investment firm boss favours commercial real estate in Britain

It was clear when Quah Kay Beng was growing up that he would find his niche in real estate given how much he liked playing Monopoly.

And if becoming "pretty good" at the boardgame was not incentive enough to try his hand at property, his uncle and aunt are in the real estate industry so family conversations would often revolve around the topic of bricks and mortar investments.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Real estate is this investor's game'. Print Edition | Subscribe