Chris Tan

Managing Partner

Chris founded CHUR ASSOCIATES® in 2003. Chur Associates is a boutique legal service provider that delivers friendly solution for its clients on a niche positioning from Corporate Advisory in “Legal Department Outsourcing” to “Everything Real Estate” serving the entire value chain.
Chris is a regular guest speaker for corporate, academic and public events either in Malaysia or Overseas; guest commentator in Chinese and English radio station; as well as frequent article contributor for local and overseas media publication, online and offline, in English, Chinese and Malay, especially in Real Estate.

He is the author of 10 books to date that covers law, property investment, estate planning, tax and entrepreneurship.

Gaining the entry through FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation), Chris advised FIABCI on constitutional and policy matters particular on setting up of the FIABCI Asia Pacific Regional Secretariat that has impacted the FIABCI structure today. In addition to his service as an evaluator of the Malaysia Property Award™, Chris is elected to serve the Malaysian Chapter for two terms from 2006 to 2010 as its National Council Member. Chris is then appointed to the Board of Directors of FIABCI International ( to preside over the portfolio of Young Members aged 35 and below for the term 2009/ 2010. For his contribution, Chris has been awarded with the FIABCI Medal of Honour for his outstanding services to FIABCI one of the youngest ever recipient of such honour in the history of FIABCI.

As Chris was appointed as one of the ambassadors of Iskandar Malaysia by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) in year 2013 who takes on a significant role in the campaign and thoughts on the Iskandar moving forward. He is also the panel judge for the inaugural iProperty People’s Choice Award (2014-2016), South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2016 and Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards 2017.

Besides giving awards, he is also award recipient in year 2013 from the Prestige “Top 40 under 40” (Top Outstanding Young Malaysian Award) for his entrepreneurship; “The 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs” by Entrepreneur Insight and “Young Entrepreneur Award” (The Malaysian Australian Alumni Awards) in year 2016.