MIAMI—Swire Properties, the company behind the billion-dollarBrickell City Centre mixed-use development in Downtown Miami, has anew numbers cruncher. The firm has promoted Linda Chu as CFO.

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Chu formerly served as head of finance for Swire Hotels. Shewill move from Hong Kong to South Florida to oversee fiscalfunctions and performance of Swire Properties, including Miami'slargest mixed-use urban development in the heart of Brickell.

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“Linda joins the Miami team at a key time in the rise ofBrickell City Centre,” says Stephen Owens, president of Swire. “Hertrack record in overseeing the financial side of large projectswill be invaluable.”

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Chu brings over 14 years of finance, accounting, tax, complianceand regulatory experience in the fields of real estate, hospitalityand leisure to her new position.. Before joining Swire Hotelsin 2013, Chu held senior-level positions at Tishman Speyer inLondon and Shanghai and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

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Swire signed Saks Fifth Avenue as the anchor tenant of BrickellCity Centre's shopping center last month. Meanwhile, the firstcondominium tower is almost 70% sold, and the second one is in thepipeline.

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The $20-million Climate Ribbon is being assembled, and next yearEAST, Swire's first hotel in the United States, will open itsdoors. At 9.1 acres, Brickell City Centre is set to make a massiveimpact on Downtown Miami's commercial real estate landscape.

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