Developer

Fern Valley Development Sdn Bhd (“FVD”) is a niche developer with property development projects solely in Cameron Highlands.

The principals behind FVD have a proven track record in construction and property development both in Cameron Highlands and beyond, including Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.  They also have an established presence in Cameron Highlands with interests ranging from hotel ownership and management to agriculture.

Credentials

David Yam

Managing Director of FVD

FVD is led by David Yam who has over 20 years of experience in the field of construction and property development.

David was formerly co-principal responsible for the planning and construction of the award-winning The Haven Lakeside Residences, the first upscale high-rise condominium project in Ipoh. The RM230mm residential development consists of 3 blocks of 26-storey condominium towers housing 489 units and was completed in 2013. Prior to this, David also led the planning, construction and completion of the 576-unit Permai Lakeview Apartments, also in Ipoh. Permai Lakeview was completed in a record time of 24 months, one year ahead of schedule.

David began his career in Sunrise Berhad in 1989 where he quickly rose to become a key member of Dato Alan Tong’s central management team responsible for the construction of Mont’ Kiara Pines, Sunrise’s first condominium development in Mont’ Kiara. After his stint at Sunrise, David established and led a Class “A” construction firm (now known as G7) for 14 years. The valuable experience he gained in construction, contracting, value engineering and contract management marked the basis for his subsequent foray into property development.

David also acted as a key advisor to Bina Puri Berhad in its successful acquisition, planning, development and marketing of the recently completed mixed development project comprising condominiums and a retail mall known as Main Place located in USJ21, Selangor. In his role, David played an instrumental role in the successful public tender and subsequent revival of this twice-abandoned project in Subang Jaya.

David holds a Bachelors of Civil Engineering degree from University of Queensland, Australia and C. Dip. (Accounting & Finance) (ACCA) (UK). He is a registered member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a registered member of Engineers Australia.

Sonny Low

Director of FVD

Sonny is an established businessman with business interests ranging from hotels and property development to agriculture. Over the last three decades, he has been involved in both residential and commercial development projects in Brinchang, Ringlet and Kg. Kuala Terla, all in Cameron Highlands. The Quintet will mark his first residential development project in Tanah Rata.

Sonny is also a seasoned hotelier. He co-owns and operates a few hotels located in Tanah Rata and Brinchang.

Advisors

Ir. Jason Yam

Ir. Jason Yam provides oversight on all matters related to mechanical and electrical engineering at The Quintet.

Jason is the Managing Director and a co-principal of Sumbangan Lagenda Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Bina Puri Berhad), the developer behind the recently completed and highly successful Main Place in the heart of Subang Jaya, Selangor. Located in USJ21, Main Place is a mixed development comprising over 1,200 residential apartments and an upscale retail mall anchored by Jaya Grocers and other established brands such as Uniqlo, Starbucks Coffee, McDonalds, Toys R Us and Thai Odyssey, amongst others.

Jason started his career as a mechanical & electrical engineer at Kajima Corporation and subsequently rose to become lead engineer in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department of Shedden (Malaysia) Consulting Engineers. Over the years, his work exposure led him to broaden his horizon and eventual entry into property development, culminating in his key role at Main Place.

Jason holds a Bachelors of Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from University of Queensland, Australia. He is a registered member of the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. He is also a registered chartered professional engineer of Engineers Australia.

Elaine Yong

Elaine Yong is the originator and designer of the overall concept underlying The Quintet. She is an avid property observer and has, over her years abroad and recently in Malaysia, developed a penchant and keen eye for lifestyle concept and design.

Elaine is a former investment banker who established an international career spanning Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore with the global investment bank Lehman Brothers. In her role, she advised large Asian corporates and multi-nationals on mergers and acquisitions as well as global finance. She also acted as Chief Administrative Officer for the firm’s Asia investment banking arm. Elaine last served as Managing Director in Hong Kong before she decided to retire from investment banking. Upon her return to Malaysia, Elaine began to follow the property sector.

Elaine holds a MPhil (Finance) degree from University of Cambridge, UK and Bachelor of Economics (1st Class) degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Consultants

Arkitek Ding Poi Kooi
Architect

Nikmat Engineering Consultants
Civil & Structural Engineers

Primedge Consult
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

Pentago
Landscape Architect

Project Financing

Maybank

End Financing

Maybank
Public Bank
Hong Leong Bank
RHB Bank
Ambank