Simon Treacy, group chief executive officer of MGPA, a leading global private equity real estate investment advisory company, has been selected as the incoming chairman of ULI for South Asia, a region that includes the Indian subcontinent, Australia, New Zealand, and all of Southeast Asia.

Treacy, based in Singapore, has been a member of ULI since 2000 and has served in numerous capacities, including on the Japan Council, North Asia Executive Committee, and South Asia Executive Committee. He will serve as chairman of South Asia on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that begins this July 1. He will succeed current ULI South Asia chairman Jennifer Yeo, chairman of Yeo-Leong & Peh LLC in Singapore.

“Simon’s close involvement with ULI, combined with his vast expertise in real estate, will be an invaluable asset as the institute’s operations in Asia continue to evolve,” said Cy Leung, chairman of ULI Asia Pacific. “The thoughtful, decisive approach he applies to his business will significantly benefit ULI as the institute repositions itself to be more effective and relevant in the new economy.”

Treacy commented, “I am delighted and honored to take this role. ULI has a unique, longstanding tradition of interdisciplinary networking and knowledge sharing—a quality that is serving the institute well as it broadens its multinational reach throughout Asian markets and other areas around the globe.”

As chairman for ULI South Asia, Treacy will guide ULI’s program of work in the region, including various real estate trends conferences and topical forums, strengthening of ULI’s brand, outreach to new partners, land use– and real estate–related research relevant to Asia, and ULI advisory services panels providing assistance to Asian markets. He will be organizing a leadership team in South Asia to assist in this effort