Karen Tan is grateful that she was given the chance to create the award-winning Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, Singapore. This first Pocket Project involved a successful regeneration and repositioning of a “run-down” but charming street in Geylang, resulting in rental uplift of 4-5x and capital value increase. Her involvement from start to finish includes delivery of conceptualisation/design, to development management, through to initial lease-up and content programming. In her past life, she worked in an urban regeneration developer in London, and has extensive experience in real estate investment banking at Citigroup, London. In her days of youth, she started off studying Architecture at the University of Melbourne, but ended up getting a BSc in Economics and a Masters in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics. She likes architecture, art and nice people.