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Discovery Plans Global Expansion With Two High-Profile Additions

Discovery Plans Global Expansion With Two High-Profile Additions

Luxury residential developer Discovery Land Company has hired Brett White and Michelle Ngo to usher in a new era of international expansion. White has become Discovery’s CEO and Ngo the new CFO as both began their roles in the first quarter of 2022.

White previously served as the CEO and executive chairman of Cushman & Wakefield between 2015 and 2021, and also had a 28-year career with CBRE. At Discovery, he will lead all business and development operations as well at strategize for global expansion. 

Ngo arrives at Discovery from Kilroy Realty Corporation where she was treasurer, and then CFO. She will lead all of Discovery’s global financing and accounting operations as well as its technology division. 

Discovery’s Founder Michael Meldman said in a news release, “These individuals are at the top of their fields. They are the exact kind of visionaries Discovery needs to grow our brand and to have an even more positive impact on member families around the world.”


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About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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