Taubman Centers has appointed Paul Wright as president of its Asia operations, while law firm Morrison & Foerster has appointed a new partner for global private funds in Hong Kong.
Taubman Centers appoints Paul Wright as president at Taubman Asia
US-based real estate investment trust Taubman Centers has announced that it has appointed Paul Wright to lead its Asia operations, replacing Peter Sharp.
Sharp, who resigned as the president of Taubman Asia, had held the position since January 2017.
Wright, who recently held a position as an executive vice president and global head of leasing, will be officially promoted as the president of Taubman Asia by January 1, 2020.
He will relocate to Hong Kong and report to Taubman chairman, president and CEO Robert Taubman.
“Paul’s significant relationships with global retailers and partners, and his knowledge of the Asia market has been an important part of our business in the U.S. and abroad,” said Taubman. “This promotion is the natural next step for Paul, and his competencies will be essential as we prepare to open Starfield Anseong in South Korea in 2020 and evaluate other opportunities in the region.”
Prior to joining Taubman Asia, Wright worked with Citta Management Limited where he was responsible for leasing, property management and retail operations at the Taipei 101 Mall. He also held a position at Lendlease Corporation in Asia and Jones Lang Wootton in Perth and Sydney.
Morrison & Foerster ropes in new partner in Hong Kong
San Francisco-headquartered law firm Morrison & Foerster has announced that the firm has appointed Nicholas Sheets as a partner for its global Private Funds Group at Hong Kong office.
Sheets, who has nearly a decade of experience advising in Asia, the US and Latin America, has been involved in the structuring, formation, and offering of private equity funds as well as co-investment activities and secondary transactions.
Sheets graduated from New York University and holds a master’s degree from John Hopkins University.
Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office had also recently appointed capital markets partner Ke Huang, and M&A and private equity counsel Brian Snyder.