LAnd and Development Advisory


Catalyst of Future Cities

Catalyscity is a trusted advisor for land development. We can help:

  • assess capacity and opportunities of your property
  • strategically advise development scenarios
  • connect development opportunities with global capital and technical experts
  • facilitate and brand conservation and development initiatives

Catalyscity helps communities, developers, and whole nations to create visionary, sustainable, and investable places. We help leverage global trends, human behaviors, and great design to capture the greatest and most unique value of a land and its people.


Powerful Network of Talent

Catalyscity draws on the power of local and global networks to bring the best minds and talent together, at scales from 0.2 to 2 million hectares. We are nimble, discreet, accessible, responsive, culturally attuned, and thinkers beyond the ordinary.

Sylvester Wong, AICP LEED AP, is Founding Principal (non-executive status). He is currently VP Buildings + Places at AECOM. He is a former director of urban design and planning at Gensler, Woods Bagot, HOK and SOM. Architecture and MCP alumnus of UC Berkeley. 

Joseph Chan JD. Non-Executive Director of Investments

Gaurang Khemka AIA IIA. Non-Executive Director

The founders of Catalyscity have deep legacy Asia/Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.

Deep Services

  • Strategic land advisory to align business with land
  • Visioning workshops and visual facilitation
  • Site selection studies, analysis, and development advisory
  • Site and climate analysis for Sustainability and Resilience
  • Aerial UAV reconnaissance, photography and site survey
  • Journalistic site photography and conditions analysis
  • Connectivity, transport and infrastructure strategy
  • Site and vertical use planning and urban design, three dimensional scenario massing
  • Land use and density planning and controls
  • Landscape concept, schematic, and detailed design
  • Design guidelines and review
  • Place branding advisory / design
  • Master plan packaging and media design


  • Concept and Detailed Master Planning (from 2 to 2 million ha)
  • Citywide and Regional Competitiveness
  • Urban Design and Guidelines
  • Resilience, Park, and Tourism Planning
  • Connectivity, Transport and Infrastructure Strategy
  • Plan Implementation Strategy
  • Stakeholder Processes and Capacity-Building
  • Multidisciplinary team leadership


  • Headquartered in Hong Kong
  • Strategic partner and office in Singapore (URBNarc)


Aerial survey and site analysis tools within a land advisory consultancy 

Introducing SITE PHOTOGRAMMETRY | Recreate and discover your site and context


For more information, please contact 

Sylvester Wong  AICP LEED AP
Founding Principal
Catalyscity Land Advisory
12 Tung Chung Waterfront LBD6/18A
Hong Kong




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