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Elsa Chai

Co-Head, Corporate Real Estate, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Practice Area:

Corporate Real Estate

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
LLM, University College Of London
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

T +65 6232 0512
E elsa.chai@rajahtann.com


Elsa has over 20 years of experience specialising in conveyancing. In addition to representing corporations, individuals and foreigners in property sales, purchases and leases, Elsa advises banks and financial institutions in mortgage financing and acts for developers in land acquisition (by way of government land sales, en-bloc transactions, etc.) and in the developers’ sale of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use development projects. 

Elsa handles all aspects of property-related work dealing with a wide range of properties, from residential properties (condominiums, executive condominiums, landed properties and strata-landed housing), commercial properties, industrial properties to hotels. She has also been involved in regional projects in Myanmar and Cambodia. She was also part of the team which advised in two bank mergers previously with focus on the property aspects of the transactions.

Notable Cases & Transactions
Development Sales

Elsa has vast experience in the area of development sales. She has acted for various developers in land acquisition and in the sale of a wide range of development projects, including:

  • The Continuum (Thiam Siew Avenue), in the sale of 816 units
  • Terra Hill (Yew Siang Road), in the sale of 270 units
  • Parc Central Residences (Executive Condominium at Tampines Avenue 10), in the sale of 700 units
  • KI Residences (Brookvale Drive), in the sale of 660 units
  • The Landmark (Chin Swee Road), in the sale of 396 units
  • Forett@BukitTimah(Toh Tuck Road), in the sale of 633 residential units and 2commercial units
  • The Atelier (Makeway Avenue), in the sale of 120 units
  • Parc Canberra (Canberra Walk), in the sale of 496 units
  • Stirling Residences (Stirling Road), in the sale of 1,259 units
  • Rivercove Residences (Executive Condominium at Anchorvale Lane), in the sale of 628 units
  • One Draycott (Draycott Park), in the sale of 64 units
  • Jui Residences (Serangoon Road), in the sale of 117 residential units and three commercial units
  • Food Concept @ Pandan (Pandan Loop), in the sale of 38 factory units
  • Affinity (Mixed Development at Serangoon North Avenue 1), in the sale of 1,012 flats, 40 strata landed house and 5 shop units
  • Harper Point (Harper Road), in the sale of 24 industrial units, 6 retail units and 22 office units
  • Le Quest (Mixed-use Development at Bukit Batok West Avenue 6), in the sale of 516 residential units
  • Royal Square @ Novena (Irrawaddy Road), in the sale of 51 retail units and 171 medical suites
  • Hundred Palms Residences (Executive Condominium at Yio Chu Kang Road), in the sale of 531 units
  • iNz Residence (Executive Condominium at Choa Chu Kang Ave 5), in the sale of 497 units
  • The Visionaire (Executive Condominium at Canberra Drive), in the sale of 632 units
  • Thomson Impressions (Lorong Puntong), in the sale of 288 units 
  • Sophia Hills (Mount Sophia), in the sale of 493 residential units with three conserved buildings
  • Le Nouvel Ardmore (Ardmore Park), in the sale of 43 units
  • Vue 8 Residence (PasirRis Heights), in the sale of 463 units
  • Tai Seng Point (Irving Place), in the sale of of 17 shop units, seven restaurants and 22 factory units
  • West Star (Tuas Bay Close), in the sale of 108 factory units and 1 temporary canteen
  • Woodlands Industrial Xchange (Woodlands Avenue 10), in the sale of 160 factory units
  • Sky@eleven(Thomson Road), in the sale of 273 units
  • Flo Residence (Punggol Field Walk), in the sale of 530 units
  • Kovan Regency (Kovan Road), in the sale of 373 condominium and 15 strata landed terraces
  • Lake Vista @ Yuan Ching (Design-Build-and-Sell Scheme at Yuan Ching), in the sale of 682 units
  • The Peak @ Toa Payoh (Design-Build-and-Sell Schedule at Toa Payoh), in the sale of 1203 units
  • City View @ Boon Keng (Design-Build-and-Sell Schedule at Boon Keng), in the sale of 714 units
Collective Purchases / Land Purchases
  • Collective Purchase of Lakeside Apartments (120 units)
  • Collective Purchase of La Ville (40 units)
  • Collective Purchase of Haig Road flats (24 units)
  • Collective Purchase of Flynn Park (72 units)
  • Collective Purchase of Landmark Tower (139 units)
  • Collective Purchase of Industrial GS Building (18 units)
  • Collective Purchase of Brookvale Park (160 units)
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Plantation Close (for Executive Condominium)
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Canberra Link (for Executive Condominium)
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Tampines Avenue 10 (for Executive Condominium) 
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Anchorvale Lane (for Executive Condominium)
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Stirling Road
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Bukit Batok West Avenue 6
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Yio Chu Kang Road (for Executive Condominium)
  • Purchase of Land Parcel at Lorong Puntong
  • Purchase or Land Parcel at Mount Sophia
  • Purchase of Industrial Building at Harper Road
  • Purchase of JTC Land Parcel at Woodlands Avenue 10
  • Purchase of JTC Land Parcel at Tuas Bay Close
  • Purchase of White Site Land Parcel at Thomson Road / Irrawaddy Road (now comprising Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena)
Share Acquisitions and Disposals

Elsa has acted in share acquisitions / disposals in relation to:

  • The former Realty Centre at Enggor Street
  • Andaz Singapore at 5 Fraser Street
  • Le Quest Mall at Bukit Batok Street 41

Elsa had also acted in the property aspects of various other types of transactions, such as:

  • Purchase of retail business assets by Singapore Petroleum Company Limited from BP Singapore Pte Limited
  • Purchase of Bank of America’s retail business in Singapore by ABN AMRO Bank
  • Merger between The Kwangtung Provincial Bank and Bank of China