Managing Partner

Simon Lynch, FRICS FHKIS RPS (GP)

​​Simon joined Dwyer Lynch & Co in 2016.  He is responsible for the management and development of the business, as well as leading major projects.

Simon is a fellow of the RICS and HKIS and has more than 20 years of experience in Hong Kong.  He has acted for various blue chip clients on rates and government rent, valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals,​​ and has appeared as expert witness at the Lands Tribunal and High Court.  He is on the HKIS and RICS panel of nominated independent valuers for expert determination and arbitration matters and is a former member of the RICS Regional Valuation Board. Simon has also been involved in every major rating and government rent case in Hong Kong and is the recognised expert in this field. Simon has co-authored various industry standard professional guidance documents.

Work Experience

He has over 23 years’ real estate experience of which the last 20+ years have been in Hong Kong.  He was previously the Executive Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield’s valuation advisory department across Asia Pacific.  He was principally involved with the management, growth and development of the Asia Pacific business.  Professionally he was involved in major special asset valuations for rating purposes and rent reviews for general property classes as well as advisory services for investment grade capital valuations.  He has advised on rental valuations in excess of $100bn in annual rental value.

Recent Successes

Simon has acted for many multi-national corporations on valuations, rent reviews and lease renewals and regularly appears as expert witness at the Lands Tribunal and High Court.  He has submitted over 150 reports for litigation purposes, and is on the HKIS and RICS panel of nominated independent valuers for Expert or Arbitration matters.

Simon is a former member of the RICS Regional Valuation Board and has advised both the RICS and HKIS on real estate matters including:

  • Co Author – Practical guide for the Application to the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors for the Appointment of an Independent Valuation Expert
  • Co Author –RICS Guidance Note on Analysis of Lease Transactions
  • Co Author – HKIS / RICS Guidance Notes for Surveyors acting as Experts in Commercial Rent Reviews in Hong Kong
  • Co Author –RICS Guidance Note Valuation of Development Land
  • Co Author – 2012 HKIS Valuation Standards

Areas of Expertise

  • Rental and capital valuations of general property classes
  • Rental and capital valuations of ‘special assets’
  • Landlord and Tenant matters for warehouse, residential, office and retail premises

Education, Memberships and Awards

  • Fellow of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), 2009
  • Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (FHKIS), 2008
  • Registered Professional Surveyor (RPS) in General Practice Division
  • Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), 1995
  • Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (MHKIS), 1997
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Urban Estate Surveying, Nottingham Trent University, 1993
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