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Property & Infrastructure

The BCCT Property & Infrastructure (P&I) Group’s mission is to support and advance BCCT work in relation to P&I; to organize quality events of interest to members at a reasonable cost; and to compile reports on market developments.

Membership of the P&I Group in 2014 comprised Abigail Evans from Meinhardt; Alan Verstein from Siam Gazette; Ali Adam from Arcadia Thailand Ltd; Attakorn Saropala from the British Embassy; Ian Hamilton from Colliers International Thailand; Edward Barrow from Gaysorn Land Asset Management; James Pitchon from CB Richard Ellis; John Mugford from Meinhardt; Stephen Frost from Bangkok International Associates; Colin Bird from Faith and Gould; Jason Simpson from Arup and Greg Watkins (ex-officio) from BCCT.

The group holds four quarterly meetings at which events are planned for each quarter. Meetings were held on January 29, May 16, July 23 and October 10 and minutes have been provided to the BCCT.

The following events have taken place or are planned

11 March 2014: Breakfast briefing by James Pitchon of CB Richard Ellis on “Outlook for the Bangkok Property Market in 2014” an event held at the British Business Centre, BCCT, 7th Floor, 208 Wireless Road- 33 members attended;

26 June 2014: Green Buildings and Real Estate in Thailand – current status and opportunities for Bangkok by Dr. Atch Sreshthaputra Assistant Professor of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University. 52 members attended

23 July 2014: Breakfast briefing by Dr. Chula Sukmanop, Director General  Office of Transport Policy and Planning on “Infrastructure Investment and Development Plan to Strengthen Thailand’s Competitive Advantage Among ASEAN”. This was a joint BBCT/AMCHAM event. 54 members attended.

14 September 2014: Myanmar Update – “Doing Business in Myanmar; A Perspective from the Ground” by John Anderson of Meinhardt, Tony Picon of Colliers International and Gil Amilbangsa of Blue Scope. 56 members attended.

The planned event for December will be an inspection of the MRTA Blue Line Extension Project.

The fourth quarter event will be an update on Environmental Impact Assessments. Speaker to be confirmed

The P&I Group has also supplied various reports on the P&I sector for members which are posted on the BCCT website

Group Members

Member's Name   Organization
Mr. Ali Adam ChairArcadia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Mr Stephen Frost Bangkok International Associates Ltd
Mr. James Pitchon CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Mr. Attakorn Saropala British Embassy
Mr. Greg Watkins British Chamber of Commerce Thailand
Mr. Edward Michael Barrow Gaysorn Land Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Mr. Jason George Simpson Ove Arup (Thailand) Limited
Mr. Ian Hamilton Colliers International Thailand
Mr. Colin Bird Faithful+Gould
Mr. John Mugford Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.