Key Professionals

Kristen M. Byrnes

Wai Jein Koo
Associate Director, Portfolio Controller, AEW Asia


Based in Singapore, Ms. Koo serves as Portfolio Controller for the AEW Asia’s direct real estate portfolios and commingled funds. In this role she is responsible for overall financial administration, including reporting, budgeting, cash forecasting, treasury, tax planning and compliance, as well as for financial analyses used for developing and implementing acquisition, asset management and portfolio management strategies. Ms. Koo also serves as the Compliance Officer for AEW Asia and is a member of AEW's Compliance Committee. Prior to joining AEW, Ms. Koo served as a Senior Vice President for SilverPeak Real Estate Group, a global real estate manager, where she managed the financial, audit and tax reporting process.  Prior to SilverPeak she was the Regional Fund Controller for ING Real Estate Asia.  Ms. Koo began her career with Deloitte and Touche.  Ms. Koo has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (FCA).