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Norman Ho is a partner in Rodyk & Davidson LLP's Real Estate Practice Group.
Norman, a leader in corporate real estate work, has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of property related transactions, including investment sales and purchase (by way of share or asset sales), collective sales and project development transactions. He regularly advises property developers, investment funds, statutory boards, property consultants, investors, financial institutions and purchasers in real estate matters.
Norman has acted for owners and investors in commercial, retail, residential and resort developments both within and outside Singapore (including United Kingdom, China, Indonesia and Australia). His projects include the development and financing of a major shopping cum office project on Orchard Road and the acquisition of a large commercial building in Singapore's Central Business District (CBD). He acts for major developers in large residential projects, such as the new CBD Marina Bay Residence. He has acted in the acquisition, sale and leaseback of industrial developments (including multi-storey strata buildings at the CBD fringe), involving the Housing Development Board and Jurong Town Corporation.
A leader in collective sale transactions, Norman was involved in one of the earliest collective sales as well as one of the largest of such sales (Farrer Court with 618 units) in Singapore. To date, he has been instructed to act for owners of almost 200 developments and has successfully completed more than 100 of such transactions.
Norman was selected to make representations to the Select Committee, commissioned by the Singapore Parliament, on amendments to the Land Titles (Strata) Act in 1999 to facilitate collective sales. He was again consulted during a review of en bloc legislation and the ensuing amendments to the Act in 2007.
Norman is one of the co-authors of the authoritative publication of "Halsbury's Laws and Precedents - Land" and contributed a chapter on Real Estate for "The Practice of Law" published by LexisNexis.
Norman has been named by Chambers Asia, an International Publication, as one of the three leading lawyers in Band 1 of Leading lawyers for Real Estate Work in Singapore for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and have been described as "brilliant with clients and highly responsive - he will always tell you not to do things if he thinks it won't be advantageous" (Chambers Asia 2009), "has finely honed skills on tap and impressive focus during a transaction" (Chambers Asia 2010), "Efficient, responsive and well-connected" (Legal 500, 2011) and "He is an authority when it comes to real estate." (Chambers Asia 2012).