Kieran Bowers, President of Swire Properties Inc

The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today’s top leaders and business owners. In today’s episode, we spoke with Kieran Bowers, President of Swire Properties Inc, to discuss how working with different cultures allowed him to be self-aware of the bias he may have, how adapting your manager style based on your employee’s culture allows you to get the best out of your teams, and When joining a new department, he spends his time with the people to get a better understanding on what needs to happen going forward. It’s not about making your mark, but creating sustainable plans.

Kieran Bowers is President of Swire Properties Inc, a leading South Florida international developer of urban real estate and the U.S. operation of Hong-Kong based Swire Pacific Ltd.

In the U.S., Mr. Bowers oversees 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.

Bowers has worked in nine countries in 18 years for Swire, including Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Outside of business endeavors, Bowers also serves as the Vice Chairperson for Friends of The Underline, a 501C3 non-profit organization that is transforming the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and canvas for artistic expression; and actively participates as a Board Member at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. He attends the advisory board for the ULI SE Florida & Caribbean; the University of Miami Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program.

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.



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