Meet Our Founder

Realtor, Investor and Mentor
in Commercial & Industrial Properties


With 17 Years of Knowledge & Experience, Richard has transacted over $1 billion worth of properties including Shophouses, Buildings, Offices, Industrial & Residential

Richard Tan started his career in the real estate industry in 2004 with PropNex. With his focus on clients’ needs, service and trust, he has worked his way to being one of the real estate industry’s most respected realtors.


Initially, Richard’s focus was on resale HDBs in Bedok and Tampines, where he helped many families upgrade as well as unlock their HDB’s potential. Thereafter, he assisted clients in condominium transactions in the Central Core Region (CCR), where his clientele included high net worth Singaporeans and Foreigners.


Richard’s Passion in Singapore’s Rich History and Conservation Properties

With the advent of the cooling measures, Richard adapted to the market situation, as he discovered the shophouse sector that was both limited in supply and in great demand. There was great untapped potential in these beautiful, vintage properties. With his love for history and heritage, Richard formed a close affinity with the shophouse scene.


Hence, he started to market prime commercial shophouses as a form of investment for his clients. With his knowledge and network in the shophouse space, Richard provided his clients great investment opportunities that provide for decent rental yield as well as solid capital appreciation.

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Richard's opinion is often sought after by the media

His analysis has only proven true over the years, with many shophouse districts and streets becoming designated heritage zones and tourist hotspots, attracting the interest of property investors and business owners alike.


Unlike the residential property market, commercial properties are often transacted privately and discreetly, as sellers and buyers will like to reserve their privacy. Hence, to connect qualified buyers and sellers together, Richard decided to create a network of High Networth Individuals (HNIs), corporations, entities and family offices from Singapore and overseas.


Achievements & Recognition

Richard has transacted more than $1 Billion worth of commercial and residential properties, which garnered him numerous achievement and performance awards over the years. Besides awards and accolades, the real estate industry views Richard as a humble and respected icon of the industry.


Some of the recent awards that Richard has achieved through his stellar performance are Top Commercial Transactor 2021, Super Platinum Award, Top 50 Champion Producers, PropNex Ambassador Award 15 Years and Top 10 Group District Director.


A Sought After Mentor in Commercial and Industrial Properties

While Richard focuses on his clients’ needs, he also believes strongly in supporting his colleagues. This belief has resulted in him being a leader of a growing team of real estate professionals.


Richard regularly conducts training sessions and workshops on a variety of topics to empower and enrich his fellow PropNexians to deliver their best for their clients.

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The sessions cover specific areas of commercial and industrial real estate practices and technicalities like the rules and regulations on usage and application of appropriate licences for businesses. With Richard’s genuine guidance and mentorship, many have performed well.


He is often invited to share his expertise and knowledge in the commercial and industrial property market, which depict his trusted reputation in the industry. Richard is always ready to dispense his humble advice and insights to anyone who approaches him.

A Prominent Leader and Role Model in the Real Estate Industry


In recognition of his dedication and service to PropNex for 15 years, Richard was conferred the prestigious PropNex Ambassador award. This highly coveted award is bestowed to PropNexians who have served clients with excellence, performed well and shown commendable conduct in the real estate industry.


Over the years, Richard has built a solid bond with the key leaders and management of PropNex. When PropNex listed on the Singapore Exchange, Richard was part of the celebrations and success. He always is ready to volunteer to drive initiatives that PropNex is looking to launch for the advancement of the industry.


Besides his commitment to the industry, clients, company and colleagues, Richard takes an active role in charity events to help the less fortunate and needy. He has helped organised and participated in many charity events over the years. His commitment and efforts are often highlighted by the management, where he is recognised for going the extra mile and being a role model.


An Avid Golfer & Traveller

Golf and Richard are an inseparable pair. Richard enjoys playing golf whenever there is an opportunity, as his golf clubs and kit are always readily accessible in his car booth. He developed the love for the game during his earlier years in the real estate industry.


With Richard always ready to take on challenges, the game has brought Richard to many different golf courses in Singapore and overseas, which offer different playing conditions, obstacles and terrain.


Through playing golf, Richard has built an extensive network of businessmen and executives, who have become part of his real estate clientele. Besides playing for leisure, Richard also actively participates in golf events, like the PropNex Golf event that he was a key organising member.

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Besides playing golf, Richard prioritises on bringing his family for holidays to various overseas destinations. Bonding and enjoying with his loved ones during holidays are what makes Richard feel very happy. During his travels, Richard appreciates the beauty of nature across different lands. This helps him to relax and unwind, before continuing his work for clients and colleagues with a fully recharged body and mind. As Covid has brought a temporary stop for travelling, he is planning his travel wish list.