With more than 20 years of experience delivering quality project management outcomes for global blue chip clients across Asia, the Merx Project Management deal will considerably strengthen Savills client project management capabilities and broader occupier, industrial and consulting businesses across APAC.

Singapore, 10 January, 2022 – Savills has announced the completion of its investment into the Merx Group of companies, a leading project management consulting firm operating across Asia. The deal reflects Savills global strategy of continuing to invest in its project management and real estate consulting capabilities.

Merx CEO William Forwood has successfully led a team of some 50 professionals with vast multi-sector experience covering workplace, data centres, industrial, hospitality and retail requirements across Asia. The Merx leadership team of William Forwood and Paul Scroggie are recognised and highly-regarded professionals within the industry. In addition to continuing in his role as Group CEO of the Merx business, William will also be appointed as Managing Director, Savills Project Management Asia.

William Forwood commented “The joining of forces between Merx and Savills represents a significant next step for the business that we have built and nurtured for more than 20 years. The business and its reputation are something which all our staff are incredibly proud of. In Savills, we identified a group which understands and reflects the same ethos of high-quality client service, care and professionalism that has supported our own growth and longevity. With the combined resources of an expanded project management platform in APAC and the global reach of Savills, I am extremely excited about the opportunity to provide a more comprehensive service to our clients across a wider geography.”

Adam Evennett, Head of Savills Tenant Advisory and Occupier Services platform in APAC, comments “We continue to see our clients require more sophisticated consultancy services, as well as tailored advice. In this context, the Merx deal aligns perfectly with Savills objective of building out a best-in-class capability to support our clients in the region.”

Christian Mancini CEO Asia Pacific (ex-Greater China) added “Savills existing project management platform across APAC already consists of approximately 350 professionals located across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. Project Management, as a service line in its own right, is key to our strategy for the region, as well as providing support and technical input to other service lines: transactional, property management and consulting services. We recognise the knock-on value which this partnership will deliver for Savills and our clients.”

For further Information, please contact:

William Forwood, Group CEO, Merx Group
T: +65 9668 8485

Paul Scroggie, Regional MD, Merx Group
T: +852 61984714

Adam Evennett, Regional Director, Head of Savills Cross-Border Tenant Advisory, Asia Pacific
T: +852 6076 0001

Elizabeth Henderson, Director, Head of Regional PR & Marketing, Asia Pacific
T: +852 6202 0092

Christian Mancini, CEO Asia Pacific (ex. Greater China)
T: +81 3 6777 5150

About Savills – Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is one of the world’s leading property agents. Savills experience and expertise spans the globe, with over 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

With over 39,000 people working across 70 countries around the world, our scale gives us wide-ranging specialist and local knowledge, and we take pride in providing best-in-class advice as we help individuals, businesses and institutions make better property decisions.

About Merx Project Management – Founded in Singapore in 2001, Merx is one of Asia’s leading independent client representative project management firms with wholly owned offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Macau.

Merx provides experienced teams to plan, manage and deliver projects across Asia with specialised knowledge and proven systems in multiple industry sectors.