Colin MacDonald

Colin MacDonald

Founder and Group CEO

Colin began his career as an International Manager with HSBC in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Bahrain before spending three years working with Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private real estate developer. During that time, Colin managed the development and restoration of the historic 5-star Fullerton Hotel.

Colin went on to found McCraic Group in Singapore, identifying, leasing and refurbishing historic properties as successful bar and restaurant venues. This venture culminated in the successful trade sale of the group in 2009.

He founded Fine Grain Property in 2007, and drove the company’s growth in Singapore and Ireland. He is particularly proud of Fine Grain’s ability to drive investment returns by delivering great workplace communities for clients.

Colin, who was raised in Ireland, moved back in 2019, after more than 30 years in Asia. He remains passionate about applying the experience he accrued in Singapore to benefit clients in Ireland – and vice versa.

Colin is a past President of Boat Quay Business Association, Singapore, was President of Singapore’s Irish Chamber of Commerce for more than 10 years, and served as President of the Ireland Funds, Singapore, a charity which is part of a global philanthropic organisation. Colin is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.