The Development Studio (“TDS”) is a real estate developer based in Hong Kong with a focus on high quality residential and commercial projects. Its mission is to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary through creative design and thoughtful marketing.
TDS was formed by Keith Kerr in 2009 in order to share his extensive experience in real estate with a younger generation with a vision to create a ‘boutique’ development company focusing on a range of high quality residential and commercial projects.
Prior to forming TDS, he spent 35 years at Swire Properties in Hong Kong, the last 20 years as CEO and Chairman. Projects developed during his tenure were Pacific Place, Festival Walk, the Taikoo Place campus comprising 13 office buildings culminating in the 1,500,000 sf One Island East as well as a wide range of residential projects. Substantial mixed-use projects initiated in Mainland China during his tenure include Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou, Taikoo Li at San Li Tun in Beijing (incorporating The Opposite House hotel) and HKRI Taikoo Hui in the Puxi district of Shanghai.
TDS worked closely with a number of significant partners in the early years including The Kuok Group, Kowloon Development, Hysan Development and Kadoorie Estates, but has concentrated on creating it’s own projects since 2011.
Keith Kerr is President of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong.