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“Can Tenants and Landlords Ever Win Together?” with Lim Ming Yan | Episode 1

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

Aimazing is pleased to have Mr Lim Ming Yan, the current chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, as our esteemed guest in this episode of The Future of Retail Asia. Mr Lim has deep-rooted insights into the retail industry following his 22-year tenure in CapitaLand where he also served as president and group CEO.

Mr Lim’s rich expertise in the field brings about relevant talking points to the table such as creating win-win solutions for both mall tenants and landlords using data-driven approaches and the challenges associated with implementing these solutions in an offline space.

Is data transparency the main solution to drive data collection in malls? What are the key data-related issues facing the offline market that the online market is spared from? Can shopping malls ever fully embrace data collection and use?

These are some of the main questions that The Future of Retail Asia will cover in this exciting and revealing episode.

The Future of Retail Asia, is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. View the video and full transcript below. Enjoy!

Episode 1: “Can Tenants and Landlords Ever Win Together?” with Lim Ming Yan

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IMRAN: Today we have Mr. Lim Ming Yan. He is the chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, and before this he was actually previously with CapitaLand Limited for 22 years, his last position being president and group CEO from 2013 to 2018. Ming Yan, thank you for being with us.

MING YAN: Thank you.

IMRAN: So I think Jun, over to you for the first question

JUN: Yeah, I think once again, right, it's our pleasure to have Ming Yan with us today. So I think as Imran mentioned earlier about you, you spent about twenty-two years in one of Asia's biggest landlords, and now you are in the SBF, the Singapore business Federation, right? So you have represented both sides, right, the landlord and the enterprise and the merchant. So I think it seems like there's a lot of friction between the tenants and the landlord, they cannot seem to find a common ground, right. So why does this happen?

MING YAN: Okay, I think first of all, I just want to mention that it is no