Prior to assuming his role as President of Swire Properties Inc in 2017, Kieran Bowers was a 20 year veteran of the company, serving in a variety of high level positions for the leading Hong Kong-based real estate developer. Mr. Bowers heads U.S. operations of the Hong Kong-based conglomerate, including overseeing Swire’s most ambitious project to date, Brickell City Centre, the 4.9-million-square-foot mixed-use project that completed its first phase of construction in 2016. Located in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, the $1.05-billion landmark urban center sits on three city blocks and is comprised of the stylish 5-star hotel, EAST, Miami, two Class-A office towers, two luxury residential towers, Reach and Rise and a 500,000-square-foot retail center. Mr. Bowers oversees the second phase of the sprawling complex, which is anticipated to include Miami’s tallest skyscraper, advancing Brickell City Centre as a symbol of Miami’s global might and one of the most important large-scale developments in the country. Mr. Bowers began his career with John Swire and Sons, Hong Kong Ltd. in 1998 as the assistant to the general manager of Cathay Pacific Cargo, Swire’s Hong Kong based airline subsidiary. Throughout his career, he moved into management roles responsible for sales, marketing and operations in both the passenger and cargo sectors in Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, and the Netherlands. From 2005 to 2008, he was responsible for the airline’s network development in China, South East Asia, the Sub-Continent and the United States. In 2008 Mr. Bowers assumed the role of Portfolio Manager for Swire Properties Inc, overseeing office leasing for Taikoo Place, Swire’s mixed-use development recognized as one of Hong Kong’s best-planned business hubs. In 2010, he moved to development and valuation for Taikoo Place, focusing on the redevelopment and regeneration of industrial buildings and the surrounding community of the development. In 2012, he moved to Beijing to serve as the general manager for Indigo, Beijing, the retail-led mixed-use development and joint venture between Swire Properties and Sino Ocean Land. In 2015, he spearheaded the repositioning of the private residential neighborhood, Taikoo Shing, and the six-level retail center, Cityplaza, in Hong Kong. In 2018, Mr. Bowers joined the board of directors of Friends of The Underline, a 501C3 non-profit organization advocating to transform the underutilized land below Miami's Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and canvas for artistic expression. Mr. Bowers graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford University with an honors degree in Oriental Studies with a concentration in Japanese. A Chartered Surveyor, he is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and holds a master’s degree in surveying from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Mr. Bowers and his wife have three children: Orlando 6, Matthias 5 and Isla 3.