PETALING JAYA: K Soma Sundram, the immediate past president of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents, has been appointed Director and Head of Project marketing of Reapfield Properties as of January 2010. His role will see him handling both local and international projects for the company.

Real estate agency Reapfield Properties has an established presence in the secondary market but it hopes to gain greater market share in the primary or new properties market. This is where Soma’s 23 years experience comes into play.

He has been largely responsible for marketing over 65 projects in his career. "This is an opportune moment to penetrate the market as developers are motivated to launch new projects and they require estate agency firms that has the network and the expertise to assist them to market their projects.

With Reapfield Properties 13 offices nationwide, Soma aims to make Reapfield the market leader in project marketing in two years.