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REFICO represents a unique opportunity to invest in a significant stake in one of Vietnam’s most reputable and growing real estate development companies with an excellent track record of delivering quality projects and superior returns. The company possesses proven quality projects and pipeline, which allows investors the opportunity to invest into quality assets without going through a lengthy learning curve, and the first right to co-invest into the pipeline.

REFICO’s competitive advantage lies in its ability to secure quality sites for development, historically at below market prices. This ability stems from the Company’s local knowledge and extensive networks, especially in the banking system and State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s), allowing REFICO to access distressed and undervalued real estate asset deals. The continued privatisation of State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) has and will provide REFICO with further opportunities to access real estate opportunities at below market value. REFICO already has two such opportunities within its portfolio.

REFICO also has strong and long term relationships with planning authorities, local and foreign financial partners, contractors, and professional service providers both local and international, thus allowing the delivery of quality assets at a competitive local cost.

REFICO’s track record, projects, and pipeline can only be built by a team of senior management who have, and will continue to offer a high level of comfort to investors not available elsewhere in the Vietnamese property market.

REFICO is led by a well known Vietnamese entrepreneur, supported by seasoned Vietnamese and foreign Directors and staff. This has allowed the Company to grow its portfolio in the Vietnamese real estate market yet at the same time build and retain international standards of Development and Corporate Governance. REFICO and its affiliates employ some 100 staff with training and experience to provide the complete spectrum of property development expertise at international quality, from site sourcing, origination, structuring, execution, delivery, operation, and ultimately, exit.

Tran Quyet Thang
Chairman
Chip Baker
Managing Director

Tran Quyet Thang

Chairman

With law degrees from Germany and the UK, and as the Principal Partner of Thang & Associates law firm, Mr Thang has extensive experience in finance, investment, and business operations. Before founding Refico, Thang served as the General Director of Saigon Securities Incorporated (SSI), leading it to becoming the largest privately‐owned securities firm in Vietnam. Prior to opening his law firm and leading SSI to success, Thang was a founding member and Vice Director of Investconsult Group, a top business investment consultancy in Vietnam. Thang also chaired the Investment Committee of Aureos Fund (UK), which specialises in investing in private companies worldwide.

Chip Baker

Managing Director

Chip joined Refico in 2008 and today serves as the company’s Managing Director. He has garnered extensive real estate management experience in the country since first arriving in 1995. Of note, Chip managed three hotel and two golf course investments for Danao Group, with a combined value of US$120m, covering all phases of development from land acquisition to property management. Chip holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.