Dr. Michael de Jong-Douglas is Managing Director of ESR, where he is responsible for business development for the group across Asia. Michael, who has worked exclusively in logistics real estate for the last 20 years, has been based in Asia since 2009, with working stints in China and India before this time.
Previous Asian roles include Deputy CEO / COO for Mapletree Logistics Real Estate Trust (a multi-billion S$ Singapore REIT) and Director of Real Estate for an opportunistic multi-family office based in Singapore.
Before relocating permanently to Asia, Michael spent +11 years with Prologis where he held various positions such as Regional Head Central Europe, Head of Property Management Europe and Head of Due Diligence Continental Europe. Michael also worked on Prologis initiatives in China and India.
Michael has a PhD in Urban Planning & Applied Geography from Utrecht University and attended the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University; he also has an MBA, an MA in Geography and a BS in Public Administration & Planning. Michael is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), Urban Land Institute and ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles), where he is a Committee member. Michael has also been licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore for REIT Management.