Swire Properties Inc., the U.S. real estate arm of the Hong Kong listed multinational corporation, has announced the appointment of Henry Bott as President, effective January 24, 2023. Swire Properties Inc. is one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban office, hotel and condominium properties, including Brickell Key and Brickell City Centre, and has been headquartered in Miami since 1979.
Bott was previously Swire Properties’ Chief Representative in Vietnam. He will oversee the Company’s commercial and residential real estate developments in Miami, including future pipeline projects such as One Brickell City Centre, the 1,000 feet tall Class A office building which is set to have the largest floor plate of its kind in the city.
“Henry’s broad experience in international real estate development will ensure that Swire Properties Inc. is uniquely positioned to continue to push the boundaries in design, quality and placemaking over the long term” said Tim Blackburn, Chief Executive of Swire Properties. “I would like to thank Kieran for his outstanding contribution in establishing Brickell City Centre as a vibrant lifestyle destination in downtown Miami. I wish him and his young family every success in their future endeavours back in the U.K.”
“For more than 40 years Swire Properties Inc. has applied its design-led development philosophy, in partnership with the city of Miami, to create places that have helped transform Brickell into a world-class urban destination,” said Henry Bott, President, Swire Properties Inc. “I am excited to have this opportunity to continue our placemaking efforts in collaboration with such a talented team.”
Over the past 12 years Bott has been closely involved in numerous successful development projects in the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and South East Asia. In Vietnam Bott oversaw $2 billion of real estate investment, including a 6 million sq ft mixed-use development comprising luxury condominiums, hotel, retail and office. Prior to that, he was Senior Portfolio Manager for Swire Properties’ Taikoo Place office precinct in Hong Kong, where he helped launch the triple-Grade A office tower One Taikoo Place, as well as other asset reinforcement initiatives across the 7 million sq ft portfolio.
His predecessor, Kieran Bowers, has led Swire Properties Inc.’s major initiatives throughout the past six years, including completing the development of Brickell City Centre, the $1.05-billion, 4.9 million sq ft, mixed-use development, and the pre-development of One Brickell City Centre. He also oversaw the sale of various developed assets, which allowed the firm to reinvest capital into new projects.
“I would like to thank the Brickell City community, the City Government, our business partners, tenants and above all the amazing team at Swire for their unfailing support during my tenure,” said Kieran Bowers. “It has been a very fruitful and fulfilling six years. Together we have accomplished a lot, and to see the growth and continued transformation of Brickell City Centre and its positive impact on the community has made the experience one of the most rewarding of my career with Swire. I can think of none better than Henry to lead Swire Properties’ US investments into its next exciting chapter.”