Victor Lim is the Managing Director of the Chartwell Group Malaysia, a firm of Chartered Valuation Surveyors, Registered Valuers, Registered Estate Agents and International Property Consultants.
He has a broad experience in the real estate industry spanning more than 33 years of both local and overseas within the areas of property valuation, property management, retail leasing, shopping centre management, international estate agency, education and training.
He is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor, Registered Valuer and Estate Agent and also registered with the Malaysian Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Estate Management from the University South Bank, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Business Studies from London, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Institute of Revenue, Rating and Valuation, United Kingdom; Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia and Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom.
His professional experience also took him beyond the shores of Malaysia where in 2012, he was engaged by a Malaysian Public Listed Company, Ge Fung Holdings Berhad to undertake a valuation of a granite and marble factory and warehouse complex located in Shanghai, China for disposal purposes and submission to the Malaysian Securities Commission.
In 2008, he was engaged by a Malaysian Public Listed Company, Nagamas International Berhad (now known as Jian Kun International Berhad) to conduct a valuation of 15 retail shop units in Dragon Mall, DanShui, Guang Dong Province, China for submission to the Malaysian Securities Commission.
In 1985, he was sent to London, England by the Valuation and Property Service Department, Ministry of Finance Malaysia to undertake valuation of all the property assets owned by Malaysian Airlines System for public floatation exercise. He also had a short stint with the London Transport Executive, Real Estate Department, London, United Kingdom as a Management Surveyor responsible for the day to day operation management, upgrading and refurbishment of all the properties in North East London.
Victor started his career with the Valuation and Property Services Department, Ministry of Finance, Malaysia in 1983. He was attached to the Capital Issues Committee (now known as Securities Commission) for 8 years where he undertook valuations of a wide range of landed properties for Malaysia Stock Exchange Requirements such as public floatation, mergers, acquisitions and take-overs. He also advised the Foreign Investment Committee of Malaysia on landed assets for the restructuring of private and public companies under the New Economic Policy. He has also advised the Ministry of Federal Territory on privatization of government landed assets in the Federal Territory and Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. In 1986 he was seconded to the Prime Ministers Department Malaysia for a year to head a “Special Task Force” established to re-organize and update government properties in the Federal Territory and Petaling Jaya, Selangor for privatization purposes.
Apart from his professional career in 2015, Victor was appointed as a Committee Member by the Property Management Committee of the Malaysian Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents to prepare the property management standards and guidelines for shopping center operations and management. From 2014 to 2015 he was appointed as a Board Member by the Education and Accreditation Board of the Royal Institutions of Surveyors Malaysia, to review academic qualifications from overseas universities. In 2010 he was appointed to sit as a Member of the Course Advisory Committee, Department of Estate Management, Built Environment Faculty, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
With an interest in academics, Victor pioneered the approval of Diploma in Property Asset Management and BSC (Hons) in Real Estate by the Malaysian Board of Valuers for a Malaysian private university, Binary University in 2013. He is also a seasoned lecturer in the area of property valuation practice and estate agency for MIM-IMS Management School part of the INTI International Education Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2005 to 2009. MIM-IMS Management School is a joint venture between the Malaysian Institute of Management and INTI Management Services.