Teo Wee Hwee

Partner, Co-Head of Real Estate, Tax and Head of Asset Management & Family Office

KPMG in Singapore

Having practised tax for over 24 years, Wee Hwee has extensive experience in structuring single country and multiple jurisdictional funds with an Asian focus, both close-ended and open-ended, listed and unlisted, and across various alternative asset classes including real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy, private equity, venture capitalist, hedge funds, cryptocurrency and debt. He has expertise in fund formations and is familiar with fund platforms globally, including in Singapore, Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands and Labuan, as well as tax-efficient divestment planning opportunities for funds with multiple exit strategies — be it trade sales, conversions to income-producing funds or IPO exits. He is also an expert in structuring carried interest from both a corporate and personal tax perspective.

Wee Hwee has assisted many Singapore and foreign investors to structure their Singapore real estate investments (both asset and share deals) in a tax-efficient manner across various asset classes, ranging from hotels, offices and retail malls, to residential and student housing, to data centres and healthcare properties.

Wee Hwee works closely with the Singapore Exchange to promote REIT and Business Trust listings in Singapore and has spoken on fund and real estate tax topics at various conferences in Tokyo, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai and Jakarta.

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

  • Accredited Tax Advisor, Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals

  • Tax Committee Member, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association of Singapore

  • Course Instructor, Certificate of Real Estate Investment Finance

  • Workshop Presenter, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association of Singapore and Real Estate

  • Development Association of Singapore