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Create a new blueprint for global private real estate at the 15th annual PERE Asia Summit in Singapore on 28 February – 3 March 2022

Expand your network with global real estate’s most influential gathering of institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, and strategic partners.

Taking place over four days of networking and industry-leading content, the Summit helps you secure capital allocations for global real estate investments and be at the forefront of Asian markets.

Download the preliminary agenda to view the hot topics impacting Asian investor allocations in 2022 and beyond.

Accelerate your fundraising

Catch up with investors post-pandemic and create new opportunities through the networking-focused program.

Expand your investor network in Asia

Meet investors allocating to Asian real estate at the region’s biggest networking event for global real estate leaders.

Learn latest allocations trends  

Navigate volatility through various strategies and hot topics featured at the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum, the Debt & Financing Forum, and the Logistics Forum.

Keynote fireside chat

The next chapter in APAC real estate

ESR’s Co-CEOs set out their roadmap for the asset class

Keynote speakers:
Stuart Gibson
Executive Director, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, ESR
Jeffrey Shen
Executive Director, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, ESR

Connect with our industry-leading speaker faculty

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Analyze key sectors across 7 dedicated forums

Shape the future of Asian real estate

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Download the agenda to see the trends impacting Asian investors and markets, including:

  • Dissect post-pandemic investor strategies and appetite change
  • Explore the current landscape of real estate markets
  • Identify where the opportunities rising from office, hospitality, and social real estate
  • Learn how to incorporate diversity, social and governance to your portfolio and much more.

Meet Asia’s leading real estate investors

Build strong relationships, share the latest market insights, and shape global capital flow with Asia’s most influential investor network.
AISIN Pension Fund
AustralianSuper
Aware Super
Brunei Investment Agency
China Ping An Life Insurance
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Japan Post Bank
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
Sacramento County Employees' Retirement System (SCERS)
Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)
SunSuper
Temasek
Tokio Fire & Marine Insurance
And many more ...

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The PERE Asia Summit is our flagship annual conference. Attendees are exclusively decision-makers at the leading private real estate investors, fund and asset managers, and developers across the region and globe. Sponsorship gives you:

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  • Opportunity to share your thought-leadership
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View our preliminary agenda to discover the topics that will be discussed at the PERE Asia Summit.

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Agenda

PERE Asia Summit (at Grand Hyatt, Singapore; all times in Singapore time zone) - Monday 28th

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forum
14:00 - 15:00

Keynote panel: DEI – investing in the future of alternative assets

How diversity and inclusion help make sound business operations, identifying barriers for DE&I in the business, and the impact on talent attraction and retention in the investment industry.

15:00 - 15:20

Presentation

15:20 - 15:50

Networking coffee break

15:50 - 16:50

Panel: It starts with commitment – how varied perspectives help generate better ideas

Christopher Kimm

In this current era, C-suites actively address social issues that have a big effect on their bottom line. Find out how influential leaders make a positive impact, and what YOU can do to be part of the process in an increasingly diverse world.

Christopher Kimm, DWS

Christopher Kimm

Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific , DWS

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16:50 - 17:30

Closing address: The future of boardrooms – developing the next generation for corporate leadership roles

Family Office Forum
14:00 - 14:45

Keynote panel: Real estate as an investment portfolio for family offices

Olivier Jolivet
  • Latest trends and opportunities in global real estate
  • Appealing sectors and geographies for FOs
  • How do family offices deal with the changing real estate landscape?
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Olivier Jolivet

Chief Executive Officer, COMO Group

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14:45 - 15:30

Debate: Direct vs. Funds vs. REITs

  • Discourse on the pros and cons of the three investment strategies
15:30 - 16:00

Networking coffee break

16:00 - 16:40

Panel: Best practices on ESG and impact investing

Jim Huang
  • What impact investing really means for family offices
  • Profitable returns through sustainable investing in real estate
  • Successful ways to incorporate ESG considerations in a family office investment strategy
Jim Huang, IWF Ventures

Jim Huang

Advisor, IWF Ventures

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16:40 - 17:30

Panel: Joint ventures, co-investments and working with other family offices

  • Motivations and strategies of wealth owners and UHNWIs
  • What do families look for when they invest? What constitutes a good investment partner?
  • Outsourcing and managing your involvement in the business
Opening Cocktails
17:30 - 18:30

Opening Cocktails by Baker McKenzie

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PERE Asia Summit (at Grand Hyatt, Singapore; all times in Singapore time zone) - Tuesday 1st

Global Investor Forum
08:00 - 08:45

LP Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00

Opening remarks

Ashmita Chhabra
Ashmita Chhabra, Apex Group

Ashmita Chhabra

Managing Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, Apex Group

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09:00 - 09:20

Keynote fireside chat: Conquering real estate in APAC

Jeffrey Shen, Stuart Gibson

ESR’s Co-CEOs set out their roadmap for the asset class after becoming the largest fund manager in the region

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Jeffrey Shen

Executive Director, Co-founder & Co-CEO, ESR

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Stuart Gibson

Executive Director, Co-founder & Co-CEO, ESR

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09:20 - 10:00

Panel: Investor inquisition

Leading investors ask the biggest fund managers quick-fire questions on trends, strategies and the future of real estate investing

10:00 - 10:40

Panel: State of Asia-Pacific real estate

Tiow Chye Chua, Chiang Ling Ng
  • Safe-haven markets and sectors for investors and how geopolitics affect investment behaviour
  • The appeal of retail and high-net-worth individuals on a manager’s portfolio
  • Catching-up with Western peers on the ESG agenda
Chua Tiow Chye Mapletree

Tiow Chye Chua

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree Investments

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Chiang Ling Ng, Hines

Chiang Ling Ng

Chief Investment Officer, Asia, Hines

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10:40 - 11:10

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:50

Panel: The future of real estate – what is the next big thing?

Michael Levy
  • The hottest alternative real estate sectors and why you should invest in them
  • Should investors diversify from core real estate?
  • How disruptive technologies play a key role on increasing profitability
Michael Levy Crow Holdings

Michael Levy

Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings

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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Carbon neutral by 2050 – how are leading managers advancing decarbonization?

David Green-Morgan, Jeehee Moon
  • The race to net-zero – where does Asia stand?
  • Decarbonization – what is the action plan?
  • How to set targets, track performance, benchmark and improve transparency
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David Green-Morgan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Real Capital Analytics

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Jeehee Moon, GRESB

Jeehee Moon

GRESB Representative, Asia ex-Japan, GRESB

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12:30 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:10

Panel: Investors driving capital to APAC hotspots

George Agethen, Richard Massey, James Cheo, Catherine Hong
  • Are investors as bullish as managers on the shape of recovery?
  • New investment strategies, sectors and regions to explore
  • Embracing ESG and playing a more positive role in society
George Agethen Ivanhoe Cambridge

George Agethen

Senior Vice President, Ivanhoe Cambridge

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Richard Massey GIC

Richard Massey

Senior Vice President, GIC

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James Cheo, HSBC

James Cheo

Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia, Global Private Banking and Wealth, HSBC

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Catherine Hong

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

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14:10 - 14:50

Panel: How are terms changing post-covid?

  • How are LPs negotiating fees and how does this affect fund managers?
  • What do fees look like on the top and bottom end of the scale?
14:50 - 15:20

Panel: Under pressure – Chinese developers on the spotlight

Robert Ciemniak, Benjamin Fanger, Robert Petty
  • The impact of distress among property developers
  • Outlook for real estate development in China
  • What are emerging opportunities for foreign investors?
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Robert Ciemniak

Founder-CEO and Chief Analyst, Real Estate Foresight

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Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

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Robert Petty

Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Fiera Capital (Asia)

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15:20 - 15:50

Networking coffee break

15:50 - 16:30

Panel: Fundraising in 2022 and beyond

Ping Wong
  • How do managers and investors feel about fundraising virtually? Is this trend going to continue in the years to come?
  • DOES SIZE MATTER: is big always better? How small and mid-sized managers can gain an advantage in managing funds
  • The evolving definition of “core” real estate – how do you tell the story?
Ping Wong, CBRE

Ping Wong

Head of Asia Investments, CBRE

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16:30 - 17:10

Panel: “New economy” real estate – the future of the industry

Joyce Lo, Sanket Sinha, Karen Tan, Chye Guan Andy Tan, Wanshi Zheng
  • Up and coming sectors in the world right now and what to look out for
  • Is Asia becoming the future hub of emerging real estate industries?
  • What should investors consider when allocating capital in alternative sectors?
Joyce Lo, Lazard Asia

Joyce Lo

Director, Private Capital Advisory, Lazard Asia

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Sanket Sinha Lighthouse Canton

Sanket Sinha

Executive Director, Head of Asset Management, Lighthouse Canton

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Karen Tan, CreditEase Asset Management (Singapore)

Karen Tan

Head, Real Estate Fund of Funds, CreditEase Asset Management (Singapore)

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Chye Guan Andy Tan

Director, Tenacity Group

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Wanshi Zheng

Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Frasers Property

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Agenda

PERE Asia Summit (at Grand Hyatt, Singapore; all times in Singapore time zone) - Wednesday 2nd

Global Investor Forum
08:15 - 09:00

Breakfast briefing

09:00 - 09:40

Keynote Panel: The road to recovery - how is the world waking up from the pandemic?

Brian Ward, Paul Gillen, Bastian van Halder
  • Industry leaders on unique opportunities in 2022 and beyond
  • State of play – real estate in Europe and America after the pandemic
  • Setting the bar on sustainability – ESG is no longer nice-to-have, it’s an expectation
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Brian Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Trimont Real Estate Advisors

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Paul Gillen

Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliott

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Bastian van Halder

Managing Director, Asia, Realterm

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09:40 - 10:20

Panel: Australia – a prime location for real estate managers

Eugene Yeo
  • Why is the country continuously attracting foreign capital?
  • Australia’s border closures and its impact on property valuation
  • The effect of net-zero carbon properties to investor portfolios and traditional bank lenders
Eugene Yeo, GIC

Eugene Yeo

Senior Vice President, GIC

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10:20 - 10:40

Fireside chat: Growth of Asia as an investment destination

Alex Jeffrey
Alex Jeffrey, Savills Investment Management

Alex Jeffrey

Global Chief Executive, Savills Investment Management

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10:40 - 11:15

Networking coffee break

11:15 - 11:45

Panel: Digital real estate – private capital comes knocking

Paul Davis, Rohit Nanda, Rangu Salgame, Eugene Seo
  • Why digital is the next frontier for private capital
  • How data centres moved to the mainstream of infrastructure and real estate
  • How APAC’s technology hubs are reshaping regional real estate
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Paul Davis

Partner, Singapore, Morrison & Foerster

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Rohit Nanda

Head of Asia, Principal Investments - Infrastructure, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Rangu Salgame, Princeton Digital Group

Rangu Salgame

Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder, Princeton Digital Group

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Eugene Seo

Managing Director, Data Centre, CapitaLand

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11:45 - 12:15

Panel: Residential – accelerating the pace of change

Esther An, Kee Hiong Chong, Desmond Sim, Kelly Xu
  • Sustainability initiatives in residential properties
  • Will multifamily continue to drive solid performance through the next decade?
  • Co-living during covid – how shifting demographics, urbanisation and occupier expectations are reshaping residential real estate
Esther An City Developments Limited (CDL)

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)

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Kee Hiong Chong ARA Asset Management

Kee Hiong Chong

Assistant Group Chief Executive Officer, ARA Asset Management

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Desmond Sim

Chief Executive Officer, Edmund Tie & Company (SEA)

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Kelly Xu Partners Group

Kelly Xu

Senior Lead Asset Manager; Regional Head of Real Estate Asset Management, APAC, Partners Group

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12:15 - 12:45

Panel: Rethinking offices – what is the new normal?

Angela Lee, Shirley Ng, Valerie Wong, Lee Siang Tai
  • Are trophy offices still hot commodity?
  • Improving building efficiency and enhancing mobility
  • Reconfiguring space and office assets to the new occupier – improved buildings, quality design, wellness rating, etc.
Angela Lee HKS

Angela Lee

Office Director, Singapore, HKS

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Shirley Ng Keppel Capital

Shirley Ng

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investment, Keppel REIT

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Valerie Wong GuocoLand Group

Valerie Wong

General Manager, Asset Management, GuocoLand Group

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Lee Siang Tai

Head of Pillar – Architecture and Sustainability Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design

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12:45 - 14:15

Networking Lunch

Afternoon session - Debt and Financing Forum
14:10 - 14:50

Panel: Opportunities and challenges in debt and bank financing in the post-covid world

Valerie Mantot-Groene, Apwinder Foster, Lennart van Mierlo
  • Looking ahead: realistic expectations and predictions for the next 5 years
  • Why are the biggest investors dipping their toes in the sector and what are their preferred loan strategies?
  • Dislocated sectors and distressed opportunities – putting capital to work in an uncertain economic environment
Valerie Mantot-Groene, Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Interim Country Head - Singapore , Apex Group

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Apwinder Foster DRC Savills Investment Management

Apwinder Foster

Head of Investment Strategy, DRC Savills Investment Management

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Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

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14:50 - 15:10

Presentation: Monitoring the market – a traditional bank’s outlook on financing real estate

15:10 - 15:40

Networking coffee break

15:40 - 16:20

Panel: Financing a green recovery

Benjamin McCarron
  • Advancing ESG integration by leading banks
  • How are lenders working with borrowers to encourage decarbonization?
  • The status of green bonds and how will this affect recovery
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Benjamin McCarron

Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement

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16:20 - 17:00

Panel: Game of loans – the biggest lenders after the pandemic

Rebecca Percossi, Yvonne Siew
  • The race for deals – how are banks and direct lenders competing with distressed and other specialist strategies?
  • Covid and the “new core” – how is debt performing in core real estate sectors?
  • Differentiating factors between various financing sources today
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Rebecca Percossi

Senior Managing Director, APAC, Trimont Real Estate Advisors

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Yvonne Siew

Head, Real Estate Advisory and Investments, Bank of Singapore

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17:00 - 18:00

Networking cocktails

Afternoon session - Logistics Forum
14:10 - 14:50

Keynote panel: Delivering value, driving results in industrial and warehousing

Magdelene Chua
  • In an overheated market, how do global investors make more bang for their buck? Are there still opportunities in the current environment?
  • The role of Australia in the logistics market
  • Last-mile delivery – efficiency is essential
  • Raising ESG ang sustainability standards in logistics and supply chain
Magdelene Chua PwC

Magdelene Chua

Real Estate Partner and Assurance Transformation Leader, PwC Singapore

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14:50 - 15:10

Presentation

15:10 - 15:40

Networking coffee break

15:40 - 16:20

Panel: Manufacturing, warehousing and e-commerce in Asia – secular trends driving industrial real estate

Claire Thielke
  • How is logistics adapting to changes brought by covid?
  • Does it make more sense to focus on logistics rather than buying other core products?
  • Logistics opportunities in China and the Greater Bay Area – when will the party end?
Claire Thielke Hines

Claire Thielke

Country Head, Greater China, Hines

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16:20 - 17:00

Case studies on warehousing, logistics and manufacturing

  • Driving growth in industrial real estate
  • What makes the sector “state-of-the-art”?
  • How do you see logistics develop in the coming decade?
17:00 - 18:00

Networking cocktails

Agenda

PERE Asia Summit (at Grand Hyatt, Singapore; all times in Singapore time zone) - Thursday 3rd

Japan Forum
09:20 - 10:10

Panel: Japan as an investment destination – perspectives from global market leaders

10:10 - 10:30

Presentation: ESG and sustainability

10:30 - 11:10

Networking coffee break

11:10 - 11:50

Panel: Comparing core and niche real estate sectors in Japan

11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Investors allocating capital to Japanese real estate (End of conference)

APAC REITs Forum
09:20 - 10:10

Keynote panel: Capital markets update

Ankur Gupta, Shaldine Wang
  • Latest trends and opportunities in global real estate; appealing sectors and geographies for investors
  • Covid impact on valuation
  • Comparing REITs in Asia and various markets around the world
Ankur Gupta Brookfield

Ankur Gupta

Managing Partner, Head of India - Real Estate, Brookfield

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Shaldine Wang, Elite Commercial REIT

Shaldine Wang

Chief Executive Officer, Elite Commercial REIT

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10:10 - 10:30

Presentation

10:30 - 11:10

Networking coffee break

11:10 - 11:50

Panel: What makes a REIT a sustainable investment?

Michael Holland
  • Practical advice for implementing ESG communications to effectively reach employees, investors and key audiences
  • Addressing human capital, climate change and DEI
  • Investor perspectives on sustainability and decarbonization today and in the future
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Michael Holland

Chief Executive Officer, Embassy Office Parks REIT

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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Spotlight on Singapore REITs (End of conference)

Nupur Joshi
  • REITs as an investment structure for institutional and high-net-worth investors
  • The role of banks at the heart of the expanding REIT market
  • Comparing sectors that prove resilient, and emerging industry trends
Nupur Joshi REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS)

Nupur Joshi

Chief Executive Officer, REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS)

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George Agethen Ivanhoe Cambridge

George Agethen

Senior Vice President, Ivanhoe Cambridge

George Agethen is responsible for the investment and asset-management strategies outlined in the Ivanhoé Cambridge’s annual business and strategic plans. He works closely with the Asset Management, Growth Markets team and collaborate with internal an… Read full bio
Esther An City Developments Limited (CDL)

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)

An active advocate for green building and sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability. It is ranked top real estate company on the 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations… Read full bio

Rene Buck

Chief Executive Officer, BCI Global

René Buck (1959) is CEO of BCI Global, a company he founded in April 1985. More than 36 years later BCI Global is one of the world’s leading independent location strategy, site selection and real estate consulting companies in the world. In March 202… Read full bio
James Cheo, HSBC

James Cheo

Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia, Global Private Banking and Wealth, HSBC

James Cheo is Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia for Global Private Banking and Wealth at HSBC. Mr. Cheo is a member of the Global Investment Committee for Private Banking and Wealth Management and also a member of the Regional Investment Commi… Read full bio
Ashmita Chhabra, Apex Group

Ashmita Chhabra

Managing Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, Apex Group

Ashmita Chhabra is Managing Director at Apex Fund Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., overseeing business development strategy for Asia Pacific and working closely with the 5 offices in the region. Prior to joining Apex in 2015, Ashmita spent ten years b… Read full bio
Keng Hua Chong, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Keng Hua Chong

Associate Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Dr. CHONG Keng Hua is Associate Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where he coordinates collaboration and social programmes, directs the Social Urban Research Groupe (SURGe),… Read full bio

Joyce Chow

Investment Manager, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Joyce Chow is an Investment Manager for Real Estate at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. She is responsible for managing and underwriting real estate fund investments and direct investments across all asset types and strategies. Prior to joinin… Read full bio
Magdelene Chua PwC

Magdelene Chua

Real Estate Partner and Assurance Transformation Leader, PwC Singapore

Magdelene is a Real Estate Partner with PwC Singapore with over 20 years of professional experience providing assurance and financial advisory services to multinational and listed clients. Her main focus is in the real estate industry and her key cli… Read full bio
Chua Tiow Chye Mapletree

Tiow Chye Chua

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree Investments

Mr Chua, as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, focuses on driving the Group’s strategic initiatives including expanding and directing the Mapletree Group’s international real estate investments and developments. He also directly oversees the Group… Read full bio

Robert Ciemniak

Founder-CEO and Chief Analyst, Real Estate Foresight

Robert Ciemniak is a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur focused on research, data analytics and related technologies. He is a specialist on China housing markets, with the track record built over the past 8 years, and with the more recent additional focus… Read full bio

Andrew Collier

Managing Director and Founder, Hong Kong, Orient Capital Research

Mr. Collier is the former President of the Bank of China International USA, where he helped to launch BOCI’s U.S. office. Earlier in his career, he was an equity analyst with Bear Stearns and CLSA in Hong Kong, and a journalist covering business for… Read full bio

Paul Davis

Partner, Singapore, Morrison & Foerster

Paul Davis is a corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on cross-border private equity and real estate transactions. He has ten years of experience in Singapore and Japan, where he has represented leading private equity funds and strategic investors… Read full bio

Benjamin Fanger

Managing Partner and Founder, ShoreVest Partners

Benjamin Fanger is the Managing Partner and founder of ShoreVest Partners and is one of the pioneering investors in China's credit markets. He has managed approximately $2 billion in Chinese distressed debt and special situations investments, and sit… Read full bio
Robert-Jan Foortse, APG

Robert-Jan Foortse

Head of European Property Investments, APG

Robert-Jan Foortse is the Head of European Property Investments at APG. Robert-Jan joined APG (then ABP) in December 2002. From 2003-2007 he was responsible for all ABP’s real estate investments in the Asia/Pacific region, both listed as well as non-… Read full bio
Sylvain Fortier Ivanhoé Cambridge

Sylvain Fortier

Chief Investment and Innovation Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Sylvain Fortier is responsible for developing and executing strategies enabling Ivanhoé Cambridge to provide strong, innovative real estate investment leadership. To that end, he identifies new ideas by focusing on emerging trends, technological adva… Read full bio
Apwinder Foster DRC Savills Investment Management

Apwinder Foster

Head of Investment Strategy, DRC Savills Investment Management

Apwinder Foster has over 20 years of experience in finance, real estate and capital markets. Prior to DRC Capital LLP Apwinder was the Chief Financial Officer of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc. a FTSE 250 listed entity. Prior to joining Kenned… Read full bio
Robert-Jan Foortse, APG

Robert-Jan Foortse

Head of European Property Investments, APG

Robert-Jan Foortse is the Head of European Property Investments at APG. Robert-Jan joined APG (then ABP) in December 2002. From 2003-2007 he was responsible for all ABP’s real estate investments in the Asia/Pacific region, both listed as well as non-… Read full bio

Stuart Gibson

Executive Director, Co-founder & Co-CEO, ESR

Appointed as Director in 2016 and re-designated as Executive Director in February 2019, Mr. Stuart Gibson has been the co-CEO of our Group since January 2016 and was also a co-founder and CEO of the Redwood group. Mr. Gibson is responsible for overse… Read full bio

Paul Gillen

Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliott

Paul is an accomplished real estate professional with over 20 years of experience that includes real estate sales, recapitalizations, acquisitions, financing and asset management. His experience covers all property types and investments throughout th… Read full bio

David Green-Morgan

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Real Capital Analytics

With 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry, across both the public and private sectors, David specializes in delivering market-leading real estate capital markets data, research, analytics and strategies to clients. Real Capital Analytics… Read full bio
Ankur Gupta Brookfield

Ankur Gupta

Managing Partner, Head of India - Real Estate, Brookfield

Ankur Gupta is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate in India. In this role, he oversees all of Brookfield’s real estate activities in the country, including strategy, investments and asset management. Mr. Gupta… Read full bio

Michael Holland

Chief Executive Officer, Embassy Office Parks REIT

Mike Holland is Chief Executive Officer of Embassy REIT, India’s first and only listed REIT. Embassy REIT listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in April 2019 and in January 2021, the business had a market capitalisation of approx USD 4.5bn. Embassy REI… Read full bio

Catherine Hong

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Catherine is a managing director for the Portfolio Solutions Group of Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) and is a member of the real estate investment committee. Based in London, she is also co-responsible for fundamental investment research… Read full bio

Hao Hong

Managing Director and Head of Research, BOCOM International

Hao Hong, CFA is Managing Director and Head of Research at BOCOM International, professor of Tsinghua Zijing-Kelley School of Business, founding member of Cross-border Finance 50 Forum and director of China Chief Economist Forum. He was Former Chief… Read full bio
Jim Huang, IWF Ventures

Jim Huang

Advisor, IWF Ventures

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Alex Jeffrey, Savills Investment Management

Alex Jeffrey

Global Chief Executive, Savills Investment Management

Alex Jeffrey became the Global Chief Executive for Savills Investment Management in October 2019. He is also a member of the Group Executive Board of Savills Plc. Alex was previously with M&G Investments (the investment arm of Prudential Plc) fro… Read full bio

Olivier Jolivet

Chief Executive Officer, COMO Group

Olivier Jolivet, a French national born and bred in the French Alps, was schooled in France, Germany and London and began his professional career in management consulting at the world renowned McKinsey and Co, where he learnt how to steer and direct… Read full bio
Nupur Joshi REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS)

Nupur Joshi

Chief Executive Officer, REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS)

Ms Joshi has been the Chief Executive Officer of the REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS) since 2017. She has over 20 years of international experience in investor relations, portfolio management, economic analysis, public accounting and Real Estat… Read full bio
Christopher Kimm, DWS

Christopher Kimm

Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific , DWS

Christopher joined DWS in 2016 and has 31 years of industry experience. Prior to his current role, Christopher served as Head of Real Estate, Korea. In his previous position, he was responsible for the further expansion of the Korean real estate and… Read full bio
Rainer Komenda, Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)

Rainer Komenda

Head of Real Estate Investment Management, Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)

Rainer Komenda is Head of Real Estate Investment Management for BVK since 2019. He joined BVK in 2003 being responsible for investments in Germany. 2013 he became Head of Real Estate Investment Global. Before joining BVK he worked for different real… Read full bio
Angela Lee HKS

Angela Lee

Office Director, Singapore, HKS

Angela Lee is responsible for the overall performance and strategic direction of HKS Inc. in Asia Pacific. With over 27 years of healthcare planning experience, she has been an integral part of the design and planning of over 1.5 million square meter… Read full bio
Michael Levy Crow Holdings

Michael Levy

Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings

Michael Levy is the Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings where he is responsible for leading and overseeing the Company’s overall business activities. Michael was previously Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Management Division and a mem… Read full bio
Joyce Lo, Lazard Asia

Joyce Lo

Director, Private Capital Advisory, Lazard Asia

Joyce Lo is a Director in the Private Capital Advisory Group at Lazard Asia and their Real Estate Specialist in the region. Her experience in Real Estate Private Equity spans across various roles including capital raising, investor relations, product… Read full bio
Valerie Mantot-Groene, Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene

Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Interim Country Head - Singapore , Apex Group

Valerie Mantot-Groene is the APAC Regional Managing Director and Interim Country of Head for Singapore. Valerie leads the firm’s growth and performance across the APAC region. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in the alternative asset managem… Read full bio
Richard Massey GIC

Richard Massey

Senior Vice President, GIC

Richard Massey is a Senior Vice President in the real estate arm of GIC. He is responsible for business development, transactions, strategies and asset management of GIC’s real estate portfolio across Australia and New Zealand. Richard joined GIC in… Read full bio

Benjamin McCarron

Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement

Benjamin McCarron is the Founder and Managing Director of Asia Research & Engagement (ARE) and Lead Representative for GRESB in Asia-ex Japan. He founded ARE in 2013 to provide specialist research, consulting, and engagement services on the finan… Read full bio
Jeehee Moon, GRESB

Jeehee Moon

GRESB Representative, Asia ex-Japan, GRESB

Jeehee Moon is Asia Representative for GRESB, an investor-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally. She leads engagement in Korea and Southeast Asia with industry s… Read full bio

Rohit Nanda

Head of Asia, Principal Investments - Infrastructure, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Rohit has around 13 years of experience in Private Equity, Banking and Consulting. He is currently the Head of Principal Investments – Infrastructure in SMBC in charge of building a multi-country, multi-sector infrastructure focused equity investment… Read full bio
Chiang Ling Ng, Hines

Chiang Ling Ng

Chief Investment Officer, Asia, Hines

Ms. Ng serves as Chief Investment Officer, Asia, and is responsible for developing investment and fund strategies for the Hines Asia Pacific (APAC) Region and Eurasian Region for India, while also providing additional coverage for Asian investors to… Read full bio
Shirley Ng Keppel Capital

Shirley Ng

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investment, Keppel REIT

Ms Ng joined the Manager in 2018 as Head of Investment, overseeing the multiple acquisitions and divestments across Singapore, Australia and South Korea for the REIT. Prior to joining the Manager, she was a Senior Vice President at Alpha Investment P… Read full bio

John O’Driscoll

Global CIO, Head of Investment, Real Assets, AXA IM - Real Assets

John is currently Global CIO, Head of Investment at AXA IM - Real Assets. He oversees the sourcing, selection and execution of transactions undertaken each year on behalf of clients. As part of his role, John chairs the Strategic Investment Committee… Read full bio
JR Pearce Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System

JR Pearce

Senior Investment Officer, Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System

JR Pearce is a Senior Investment Officer with Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS), an $12.0 billion California public pension plan, responsible for portfolio construction and oversight for SCERS’ alternative assets investments in p… Read full bio

Rebecca Percossi

Senior Managing Director, APAC, Trimont Real Estate Advisors

Rebecca leads Trimont’s APAC business with overall responsibility for Trimont’s investment advisory services, credit and asset management, and operational services across the region. Based in Sydney, Rebecca serves on the firm’s Operating Committee a… Read full bio

Robert Petty

Co-CEO and Co-CIO, Fiera Capital (Asia)

Rob Petty is Co-CEO and Co-CIO of Fiera Capital (Asia). Since founding the Clearwater Funds in 2001 along with Amit Gupta, they have invested profitably across credit market cycles, investment sectors and geographies, building an Asia-focused busines… Read full bio
Varoon Raghavan, Princeton Digital Group

Varoon Raghavan

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder, Princeton Digital Group

Varoon has deep operational experience in data centers, telecommunications networks and enterprise services. He held leadership positions at Tata Communications, in sales and product management, operations and corporate development delivering value i… Read full bio
Rangu Salgame, Princeton Digital Group

Rangu Salgame

Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder, Princeton Digital Group

Rangu has been a transformative growth leader throughout his career, having made market changing impacts at Tata Communications, Cisco Systems and Verizon Communications. He has been turning company business portfolios into high value outcomes, partn… Read full bio

Bill Schwab

Founding Partner, LCI Investment Company

Bill Schwab has served as Global Head of Real Estate for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) from January 2009 to June 2018. He was responsible for an investment portfolio comprising direct and indirect investments, public and private debt and… Read full bio

Eugene Seo

Managing Director, Data Centre, CapitaLand

Eugene is Managing Director of Data Centre and steers the overall investment strategy for Data Centres. He joined CapitaLand (formerly known as Ascendas) in 2013 as Portfolio Manager. In 2015 he charted the company’s growth strategy and identified Da… Read full bio

Jeffrey Shen

Executive Director, Co-founder & Co-CEO, ESR

Appointed as Director in 2016 and re-designated as Executive Director in February 2019, Mr. Shen has been the co-CEO of our Group since June 2011 and was also a co-founder of e-Shang. He is responsible for overseeing ESR’s overall operations and busi… Read full bio

Yvonne Siew

Head, Real Estate Advisory and Investments, Bank of Singapore

Yvonne Siew was appointed Head of Real Estate Advisory and Investments for Bank of Singapore in July 2019. She is responsible for the structuring, due diligence and distribution of investment products with Real Estate as the underlying. Yvonne has mo… Read full bio

Desmond Sim

Chief Executive Officer, Edmund Tie & Company (SEA)

With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Desmond has been involved in multidisciplinary roles which include research and consulting, valuation, fund management and business development. He is a highly visible media spokesper… Read full bio

Lee Siang Tai

Head of Pillar – Architecture and Sustainability Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Lee Siang started his career as an urban designer with the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 1990. He joined DP Architects in 1992 and became a partner in 2000. Between 2011 to 2016, Lee Siang joined Ong&Ong Group, a multi-discipline design firm a… Read full bio
Sanket Sinha Lighthouse Canton

Sanket Sinha

Executive Director, Head of Asset Management, Lighthouse Canton

Sanket leads the Asset Management business at Lighthouse Canton and is the portfolio manager for the life sciences R&D real estate strategy at the firm. He joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 and successfully set up and led the Private Markets busin… Read full bio

Chye Guan Andy Tan

Director, Tenacity Group

Mr Andy Tan-Chyeguan is Fellow of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and Chairman of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) Singapore Chapter, a pan-Asia association for global investors, developers, fund managers and professionals in insti… Read full bio
Karen Tan, CreditEase Asset Management (Singapore)

Karen Tan

Head, Real Estate Fund of Funds, CreditEase Asset Management (Singapore)

Karen Tan is responsible for providing real estate alternative investment solutions to CreditEase’s clients. She is head of the Real Estate Fund of Funds business. She has had more than 20 years in the wealth management industry and over a decade’s e… Read full bio
Claire Thielke Hines

Claire Thielke

Country Head, Greater China, Hines

Ms. Thielke is responsible for acquisitions, development, and new business generation in Greater China. Prior to joining the Asia Pacific team, Claire served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Management for Hines, overseeing new product develo… Read full bio

Kristin Thorsteins

Head of Partnerships - SEA, International Workplace Group (IWG)

Kristin leads development in Singapore & Malaysia for IWG PLC, the global leader in flexible workspaces, and support growth in APAC though strategic partnerships, portfolio transactions and multi-market occupier opportunities. Prior to joining IW… Read full bio

Bastian van Halder

Managing Director, Asia, Realterm

Bastian van Halder is Managing Director Asia for Realterm and is leading all aspects of Realterm’s business in Asia, including capital raising, investments and fund management. Based in Singapore, he will be bringing Realterm’s unique High-Flow-Throu… Read full bio

Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

Lennart has spent his career in the Banking and Investment Management industry. Currently he is Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt within NN Investment Partners’ Alternative Credit department, headquartered in The Netherlands. He started the CRE Deb… Read full bio
Shaldine Wang, Elite Commercial REIT

Shaldine Wang

Chief Executive Officer, Elite Commercial REIT

Ms Shaldine Wang is the Chief Executive Officer of the Manager. Ms Wang has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, financial management and investments. Prior to her present appointment, she was the Portfolio Director of Elite UK Commercia… Read full bio

Brian Ward

Chief Executive Officer, Trimont Real Estate Advisors

Mr. Ward is the CEO of Trimont Real Estate Advisors and Trimont Global and is responsible for all functions of the company and its affiliates worldwide. Mr. Ward also serves on Trimont’s Board Directors and chairs both Trimont’s Global Advisory Counc… Read full bio
Ping Wong, CBRE

Ping Wong

Head of Asia Investments, CBRE

Ping Wong is the Head of Asia Investments of CBRE Global Investment Partners. Ping covers the Asia (ex-Pacific) Region indirect non-listed real estate investments, with in-depth understanding and knowledge of the assets, management and finances of th… Read full bio
Valerie Wong GuocoLand Group

Valerie Wong

General Manager, Asset Management, GuocoLand Group

Ms Valerie Wong is the General Manager (Asset Management) of GuocoLand, the Singapore business of GuocoLand Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange. GuocoLand is a premier developer of luxury developments with a proven tr… Read full bio

Rebekah Woo

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Pioneer Generation Group of Companies

Born and raised in Singapore, Rebekah has more than 20 years of investing and business experience, spanning across government, major financial institutions and family offices. Rebekah is currently the CEO & CIO of a single family office actively… Read full bio
Kelly Xu Partners Group

Kelly Xu

Senior Lead Asset Manager; Regional Head of Real Estate Asset Management, APAC, Partners Group

Kelly Xu is part of the Private Real Estate Asset Management team, based in Singapore. She has 20 years of industry experience in real estate asset management, acquisition, development and valuation. Prior to joining Partners Group, she worked at Mac… Read full bio
Robert Yap, YCH Group

Robert Yap

Executive Chairman, YCH Group

Dr Robert Yap is the Executive Chairman of YCH Group, Singapore’s leading end-to-end supply chain management company with operations spanning across Asia Pacific. Over the last four decades, Robert has played a pivotal role in the logistics and suppl… Read full bio
Eugene Yeo, GIC

Eugene Yeo

Senior Vice President, GIC

Mr. Eugene Yeo Leads a team of 5 to cover investment and asset management in the Australia and New Zealand market , focusing on Office sector with a portfolio over 20 buildings, Student Accommodation Sector, Retirement / Ageing Sector , Social infras… Read full bio

Wanshi Zheng

Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Frasers Property

Wanshi is responsible for the development and integration of Frasers Property’s group strategy across the diverse businesses and markets the Group operates in, while working in collaboration with the senior leadership team. She also oversees the Grou… Read full bio

North America Panel: US and Canadian investors discuss strategies for 2022

9 Feb 2022

  • Latest trends and opportunities in global real estate
  • Appealing sectors and geographies for investors
  • Strategies for investing in Asia – finding the right risk-return balance in region’s geographies

William H. Schwab
Executive Chairman
LCI Investment Company

Joyce Chow
Director – Real Estate
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Sylvain Fortier
Chief Investment and Innovation Officer
Ivanhoe Cambridge

JR Pearce
Senior Investment Officer – Real Estate
Sacramento County ERS

Europe Panel: European investors explore strategies for diversifying real estate investments

  • Sectors that will become appealing to real estate investors in 2022
  • Safe-haven markets for investors post-covid and how geopolitics affect investment behavior
  • Types of investment strategies that benefit investors the most