Nicholas Wong was named a principal at Townsend Group, a real estate consulting and fund-of-funds investment management firm.
The position is new, Anthony D. Frammartino, Townsend partner, wrote in an e-mail response to inquiries. Mr. Wong will work out of the firm's new Hong Kong office.
Mr. Wong will identify and review real estate investments in Asia for Townsend's real estate multimanager investment management business.
He was managing director-Asia Pacific of ING Real Estate Select. Officials at ING could not be immediately reached for details on his replacement.