Mr Marco Wu Moon-hoi FRICS has spent the past 30 years helping to meet Hong Kong's housing needs. He will share with us his views about what must be done to solve housing challenges and keep roofs over Hong Konger’s heads.
This event is part of our Distinguished Speaker Series.
Language: English (Cantonese during audience Q&A).
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As part of RICS' Distinguished Speaker Series, Mr Marco Wu Moon-hoi FRICS, GBS, SBS, Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, will join us and share his views on topics related to housing needs of Hong Kong. This includes our ageing population, subsidised housing, and the need for affordable housing to attract young talent.
With extensive experience throughout the surveying profession, Mr Wu will also share his career insights, advice for surveyors, views about the profession’s future, and more.
After his presentation, our moderator and RICS Asia board Lands Group member, Ms Candy Chan MRICS, will facilitate an audience Q&A session.
Mr Marco Wu Moon-hoi, GBS, SBS Chairman, Hong Kong Housing Society
Mr Marco Wu is a past President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and The Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, and was a member of the Long Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee.
He is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and RICS, an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers, The Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management and The University of College of Estate Management, UK, and an Honorary Advisor of The Coalition of Professional Services Ltd.
Mr Wu had served the government for 39 years. He was the Deputy Director of Housing from 1996 to 2003 and the Director of Buildings from 2003 to 2006. During his 26 years with the Housing Department, he made significant contribution to the formulation and review of major housing policies. As Director of Buildings, he was responsible for developing policies and strategies governing the control and facilitation of private building developments.
Mr Wu devoted himself to the work of the Hong Kong Housing Society after retiring from the civil service. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Housing Society from 2006 to 2012 and has been the Chairman since 2012. He has been leading the Housing Society in fulfilling its mission of serving the people of Hong Kong in housing and related services, including providing subsidised housing for the needy, addressing housing and service needs of the elderly, redeveloping and rehabilitating aged rental estates to improve the living environment, and exploring new housing solutions for different income and age groups of the community.
Mr Wu was awarded Silver Bauhinia Star in 2006 and Gold Bauhinia Star in 2014 for his dedicated service to the community.