Sr. Samuel Tan

Executive Director, KGV International Property Consultancy Sdn Bhd (Johor)


Sr. Samuel Tan is the Executive Director of KGV International Property Consultants, an international property consultancy firm.  Their Malaysian offices are in KL, Johor Bahru and Penang. He graduated with a Bachelor of Surveying (Hons) Property Management in 1984 and was registered with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents of Malaysia in 1987.  He is also a licensed auctioneer in the State of Johor since 1986.

Sr. Samuel has accumulated over 39 years of experience in the property industry with a major of his time concentrated in South Johor.  With his vast experience, he is actively involved in presenting talks in property seminars, locally and regionally. He is also involved in training as well as in consultancy works with local and foreign developers. He was the past Chairman of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (Johor) in 2013/4. He was also a member of IMPACT (Iskandar Malaysia Property Action Think Tank) under IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority) set up to advise on property matters.

Sr Samuel is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia and members of Malaysia Institute of Real Estate Agents (MIEA), Malaysia Institute of Professional Property Managers (MIPPM) and Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector (PEPS) as well as ASEAN Valuers Association (MAVA).

He has also won several national awards in property sales under the National Asset Management Company (Danaharta) tender exercises from 2000 to 2004. He was also involved in several major investment sales in Johor Bahru including the sale of Plaza Best World, Menara Landmark and Lot 1 Waterfront City. His opinion on the Johor Bahru’s property market is regularly featured in the media.  He represents The Edge Daily, a popular business weekly commenting on the local market scene and other social media.

In the area of social concerns, Sr Samuel acted as the Coordinator for a Food Program for the destitute and needy families during the MCO in April/May 2020. Together with a team of volunteers, he raised over RM2,000,000 worth of goods to feed some 2,500 families in Johor Bahru, Kulai and Labis. He is now working with The Bountiful Eyes Foundation and Kuok Group in the second phase of assistance. Under this latter phase, grocery boxes and educational assistance will be provided to targeted families after a vigorous round of visit, interview and assessment.

Samuel also sits as in the Board of Yayasan KPRJ, a charitable organization of KPRJ an investment arm of the Johor State Government. He was recently appointed as the President-Elect of the FIABCI (Federation Internationale des Adminstrateurs de Bien-Conselis Immobiliers), Southern Region, an international organisation representing developers and professionals in the property industry.