Nicholas St. Johnstone
Nicholas St Johnston is a chartered surveyor (real estate specialist), working for the International Finance Corporation (the IFC, part of the World Bank Group) as a Senior Property Specialist. He spent nearly 30 years in Asia, initially with Hongkong Land, developing and managing shopping centers, and office and residential towers in most of the major emerging markets and key commercial cities in Asia.
Nicholas qualified for certification in 1984 in London. After 4 years in Hong Kong, he established Brooke Hillier Parker in Bangkok, planning the development of All Seasons Place. In 2001 he moved to Singapore as a co-founder of Pacific Star and acquired and managed several trophy commercial properties, and refurbished Wisma Atria on Orchard Road. He returned to Bangkok in 2004 and managed the luxury Gaysorn Plaza. In 2008 he joined Capital and Counties (CAPCO, UK PLC) and ran Prozone in Mumbai, building its first shopping center in Aurangabad. In 2009, he was seconded to Harvest Capital Partners in Hong Kong, focusing on the development of Walmart-anchored shopping centers in China.
For the last four years with the IFC, as a global resource, he has assessed investment opportunities in many African, as well as eastern European countries. He is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Royal Institution of Charter Surveyors (RICS).