To be recognized as a premier boutique developer specializing in delivering innovative and quality products in a timely manner.
We are driven to redefine the experience we create for our customers. Our team knows no boundaries, achieving success through reimagination and reinvention.
Our focus is on customer service and to continue to WOW our customers whenever we have the chance to do so. This includes timely deliveries, good quality products, valuing customer feedback and taking the extra step to make sure our customers are satisfied.
We build homes, not just houses.
We value our people. We are committed to developing our people through effective human resource strategies that are closely aligned to the Group’s business strategies.
Dato Dr David Koh / Executive Chairman
Dato Dr David Koh graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Science. He was a lecturer at Taylor’s College before moving into property development and since 1979, he has been the Managing Director of KLS Properties Sdn Bhd, a developer of townships, residential houses, condominiums, shop offices and industrial factories. He was conferred Datoship in 1990 by HM Sultan of Selangor. For his contribution to the University of New South Wales Alumni Chapter as President (1999-2007), he was honored with a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa in 2004 by the University.
Dato Dr David Koh is also the Chairman of the Distinctive Group who has won the Property Insight Prestigious Developer Awards 2018 for Outstanding Developer – Southern. He has recently added 1 Tebrau @ Johor Bahru and Iskandar Residences to his long list of accomplishments.
Lim Ech Chan / Executive Director/CEO
Lim Ech Chan holds a Professional Diploma in Town Planning (Glasgow) and is a Chartered Town Planner by profession. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, Malaysian Board of Town Planners and Royal Town Planning Institute, United Kingdom. He started his career in the Town Planning department of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, where he served for more than 10 years before joining the private sector.
He was the General Manager of MCB Holdings Berhad and was also the Director of Planning with the GDP Architects Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s premier Architectural and Planning Consultancy firm prior to joining Ireka Group of Companies. He was appointed the Chief Operating Officer in 2007 and has completed the following projects in Mont’ Kiara- i-ZEN@Kiara I, i-ZEN@Kiara II, Tiffani, Kiaraville, 1 Mont’ Kiara and SENI Mont’ Kiara
Edwin Koh / Director
Edwin Koh, joined the Board of Distinctive Group in 2019. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce (1st Class Honours in Finance) from the University of Melbourne.
Edwin started his career at Distinctive as a manager (Project, Sales & Marketing) in 2013. As an innovator with entrepreneurial acumen, Edwin was part of the successful launches of Distinctive’s key projects in Johor, 1Tebrau and Iskandar Residences. He also played an instrumental role in Distinctive Group receiving Property Insight’s Prestigious Developer Award 2018 (Outstanding Developer Southern), Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards 2018 (Property Excellence Award) and Star Property Awards (Jewels of Johor) 2018 (Best High Rise Development & Best Family Centric Development), elevating the brand of the group.
Other than Distinctive, Edwin is involved in multiple industries including technology, events, food and beverage. He was co-founder of the online group buying platform I Love Discounts which successfully divested in 2013. He is also the co-founder of popular restaurants Breakfast Thieves and Snitch by the Thieves and a director in the Livescape Group, an event company known for its signature event “It’s the Ship”.
John Ng / Chief Executive Officer
John Ng helms the position of Chief Executive Officer of Distinctive Group – Southern Region. Since joining the group in 2020, he has initiated various residential and commercial development projects in Johor, Malaysia and in Perth, Western Australia.
Prior to joining the Distinctive Group, John held the position of the Head of Business Development Unit of a major construction, engineering and property development company in Malaysia. Leading the business development team, John’s role was to attract regional investors to participate in the commercial and catalytic projects in major township developments.
He served a period of 12 years in the senior management capacity of a major GLC, in Johor. During this period, he spearheaded the Strategic Marketing Division to attract global investors into Iskandar Malaysia.
He graduated with a Master Degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Building degree from University of New South Wales, Australia.