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Connecting Australia with the global real estate community

The inaugural PERE Australia Forum held on 24 March connected global and domestic decision-makers to fundraise from Australian Supers and discuss current opportunities in local markets.

The Forum helped the members to discover what Australian LPs are looking for in a foreign fund manager amid the strict travel restrictions and explore strategies providing superior returns globally.

Provided managers from around the world the knowledge to effectively access Australia’s private markets and strike gold Down Under.

Hear from the Australian real estate experts that shape the market


Opening Keynote Panel: Accessing Australia’s private markets
Leonie Wilkinson
Senior Vice President
Brookfield


Australian Supers: LPs Looking abroad

Toby McMillan
Senior Portfolio Manager
Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Build valuable relationships and stay at the forefront of Australian markets

Maximize your fundraising

Unrivalled access to Australian super funds and global LPs allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate strategies

Advance your strategic edge on the competition

Understand current conditions in local markets by connecting with global and domestic decision-makers.

Uncover the latest high-yield opportunities

Connect with the investors on the ground to discover investment opportunities in Australia.

Utilize time in the most efficient way

Beat Australia’s strict border restrictions to connect with the community to invest in, and fundraise for, global opportunities.

Featured Speakers

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Australian leaders and global trendsetters

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ABL Life Insurance
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
AIA International
AIG
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Allianz Real Estate
American Family Mutual Insurance
Aozora Bank
APG Asset Management
AustralianSuper
Aviva Investors
AXA Investment Managers
Bank of America
Bouwinvest
Brunei Investment Agency

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2021 Speakers include:

Andrew Bambrook Telstra Super

Andrew Bambrook

Head of Real Assets, Telstra Super

Updated bio coming soon.
Padraig Brown Mercer

Padraig Brown

Principal and Head of Real Estate – Pacific, Mercer

Padraig is a Principal of Mercer Alternatives and is Head of Real Estate for the Pacific region, responsible for investment, consulting and research. Padraig has been Portfolio Manager for the $2.5bn Mercer Australian Direct Property Fund since 2013.… Read full bio
Peter Coman HRL Morrison

Peter Coman

Head of Property and Social Infrastructure, HRL Morrison

Peter is accountable for the development and performance of infrastructure property and social infrastructure opportunities at Morrison & Co. Peter was Managing Director Jones Lang LaSalle, New Zealand. He worked in the UK for Prudential Real Est… Read full bio
Spiros Deftereos Hostplus

Spiros Deftereos

Head of Property, Hostplus

Spiros is responsible for implementing investment strategy, asset allocation, manager selection and other key investment-related decisions for the property asset class. Spiros has been at Hostplus since December 2012 and has a total of 15 years of in… Read full bio
Dominic Doran APG Asset Management

Dominic Doran

Senior Portfolio Manager, APG Asset Management

Dominic joined APG in 2013 and is a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Asian Private Real Estate Team based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for sourcing new real estate acquisitions as well as managing existing investments across Australia, China an… Read full bio
Briar Dowsett QIC

Briar Dowsett

General Manager, Funds Management and Fund Manager, QIC Property Fund, QIC Global Real Estate

Briar Dowsett joined QIC in 2017 and is QIC Global Real Estate’s, General Manager Funds Management and Fund Manager of the QIC Property Fund (QPF). During this time Briar has led some key initiatives in alignment with both Funds’ client endorsed stra… Read full bio
Stephen Gaitanos Scape

Stephen Gaitanos

Managing Director & Group Chief Executive Officer, Scape

Stephen is a co-founder of Scape. As Managing Director and Group CEO of Scape Australia Group, Stephen is responsible for Scape Australia’s strategy, asset origination, financing and investor relations, a position he has held since 2013. Stephen has… Read full bio
Paul Gately BPEA Real Estate

Paul Gately

Managing Director, BPEA Real Estate

Mr. Gately joined BPEA in 2019 as Managing Director and Head of Asset Management for BPEA Real Estate. Mr. Gately has over 30 years’ of real estate investment and asset management experience. He joined BPEA from Fudo, the real estate investment fund… Read full bio
Kate Herfort Macquarie Group

Kate Herfort

Division Director, Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Group

Kate is a Division Director in the Client Solutions Group in Macquarie Asset Management. Kate leads MIRA’s capital raising initiatives in the real estate sector across the Asia Pacific region, responsible for raising capital for real estate funds and… Read full bio
Trent Iliffe LOGOS

Trent Iliffe

Managing Director and Co Chief Executive Officer, LOGOS

Trent co-founded LOGOS in 2010, a company with over 6.7 million sqm of property owned and under development and a completed value of A$14.3 billion, across 24 ventures. With an Industrial & Logistics property industry career spanning over 29 year… Read full bio
Mark Jacobs Oaktree

Mark Jacobs

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree

Mr. Jacobs joined Oaktree in 2001. He is a managing director and co-portfolio manager of the Real Estate Income strategy. Mr. Jacobs is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing equity and debt investment opportunities across all p… Read full bio

Kumar Kalyanakumar

Head of Australia, Real Assets, AXA Investment Managers

Kumar is Head of Australia, Real Asset’s at AXA Investment Managers Alts. He was appointed to the position in February 2018. Kumar has been involved in the real estate investment management sector for over 30 years. As one of the founders of Eureka,… Read full bio
Arshiya Khullar PERETOKYO20

Arshiya Khullar

Senior Reporter, PERE

Arshiya Khullar is a senior reporter for PERE. Based in New York, Arshiya covers news and trends in the private real estate markets across the Americas. Arshiya moved to the US in 2019, after spending five years leading PERE’s Asia-Pacific news cover… Read full bio

Wayne Lasky

Founder and Managing Director, MaxCap Group

Wayne is the Founder & Managing Director of MaxCap Group, responsible for business strategy, execution, key stakeholder relations and capital raising. He has over 15 years of real estate and finance experience having worked on all sides of the table… Read full bio
Jemma Maddick Dexus

Jemma Maddick

Fund Manager, Dexus

Jemma Maddick is the Fund Manager for two of Dexus’s industrial partnerships. She has over 20 years’ experience in funds management, real estate investment and finance, with exposure to both unlisted and listed vehicles. Her experience was gained in… Read full bio

Toby McMillan

Senior Portfolio Manager, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Toby is a Senior Portfolio Manager at VFMC (Victorian Funds Management Corporation). VFMC provides investment and funds management services to Victorian state public authorities with total funds managed of approximately AUD60 billion. His role involv… Read full bio
Alek Misev Aware Super

Alek Misev

Portfolio Manager - Property, Aware Super

Alek commenced with Aware Super in January 2015 as Portfolio Manager – Property and has more than 18 years’ experience in finance and investment management. He is heading up Aware Super’s property strategy and is responsible for Aware Super’s propert… Read full bio
Christie Ou

Christie Ou

Senior Reporter, PERE

Christie Ou is the Asia-Pacific reporter for PERE covering the private equity real estate markets in the region. Prior to joining PERE, she covered Asia’s business market for Bloomberg Business Week Chinese and the credit market for UK based Private… Read full bio
Martin Priestley Nuveen

Martin Priestley

Head of Debt, Asia Pacific, Nuveen Real Estate

Martin leads the debt platform in Asia Pacific for Nuveen Real Estate. He is responsible for originating and managing the debt portfolio, along with building relationships with partners looking to co-lend in association with house capital. Martin joi… Read full bio
Sabine Schaffer Pro-Invest

Sabine Schaffer

Managing Partner, Pro-Invest

Sabine is Managing Director of Pro-invest International Asset Management and has a focus on structure and asset management in respect to private equity investments. Sabine began her career 20 years ago at 3i focussing on investments in FMCG and retai… Read full bio
Sunny Tsun GIC Real Estate

Sunny Tsun

Senior Vice President and Head, Australia, GIC Real Estate

Sunny Tsun is Country Head for Australia, Senior Vice President at GIC Real Estate (GIC RE). He has primary responsibilities over GIC RE’s direct real estate portfolio in Australia and New Zealand. GIC RE has a sizeable, well-diversified real estate… Read full bio
Chris Tynan Blackstone

Chris Tynan

Head of Real Estate Australia, Blackstone

Christopher J. Tynan is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate group and the Head of Real Estate Australia, based in Sydney. Since joining Blackstone in 2016, Mr. Tynan has been involved in Blackstone’s investments across Australia and New Zea… Read full bio
Leonie Wilkinson PEREASIA20

Leonie Wilkinson

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Brookfield

Leonie Wilkinson is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group. In this role, Ms. Wilkinson is responsible for working with Brookfield’s local and global teams in overseeing portfolio management for Brookfield’s Australian core and cor… Read full bio

Trent Winduss

Head of Asia Secured Debt Investments and Head of Australian Investments, Phoenix Property Investors

Mr. Winduss has over 17 years’ experience in the origination and execution of structured real estate investments including senior debt, stretch senior debt, mezzanine debt, distressed debt, preferred equity and equity transactions. As the Head of Asi… 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
Dania Zinurova, Willis Towers Watson

Dania Zinurova

Portfolio Manager, Wilson Asset Management

Dania is a portfolio manager of Wilson Asset Management Alternative Assets Fund. In her role she is responsible for the portfolio strategy, portfolio construction and investing capital across various asset classes within alternative assets. Prior to… Read full bio
Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 24th

Virtual event
09:55 - 10:55

Welcome from PERE and Opening Keynote Panel: Accessing Australia’s private markets

Sunny Tsun, Chris Tynan, Leonie Wilkinson, Kate Herfort, Arshiya Khullar

The region’s leading investors on where to strike gold Down Under

  • What are the latest capital flow movements and macro trends for overseas capital?
  • Where are opportunities to out-compete local funds and investors?
  • Office: What are the prime assets that will deliver growth as the sector undergoes transformation?
  • Are the current valuations distorted?
Sunny Tsun GIC Real Estate

Sunny Tsun

Senior Vice President and Head, Australia, GIC Real Estate

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Chris Tynan Blackstone

Chris Tynan

Head of Real Estate Australia, Blackstone

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Leonie Wilkinson PEREASIA20

Leonie Wilkinson

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Brookfield

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Kate Herfort Macquarie Group

Kate Herfort

Division Director, Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Group

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Arshiya Khullar PERETOKYO20

Arshiya Khullar

Senior Reporter, PERE

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10:55 - 11:50

Beyond the mainstream: Rising asset classes from Sydney to Perth

Dania Zinurova, Dominic Doran, Trent Iliffe , Peter Coman, Kelly Xu, Jemma Maddick

From niche to being the new core: Growth beyond office, resi and co.

  • Jumping on the logistics bandwagon: Identifying the right assets amidst the global trend
  • Datacentres, storage, industrial parks: What delivers post-covid growth and who are the best specialist service providers?
  • Student housing, senior living, healthcare real estate: which sector gives the most bang for your buck?
Dania Zinurova, Willis Towers Watson

Dania Zinurova

Portfolio Manager, Wilson Asset Management

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Dominic Doran APG Asset Management

Dominic Doran

Senior Portfolio Manager, APG Asset Management

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Trent Iliffe LOGOS

Trent Iliffe

Managing Director and Co Chief Executive Officer, LOGOS

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Peter Coman HRL Morrison

Peter Coman

Head of Property and Social Infrastructure, HRL Morrison

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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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Jemma Maddick Dexus

Jemma Maddick

Fund Manager, Dexus

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11:50 - 12:40

Specialist Deep Dive: Private real estate debt investment

Wayne Lasky, Padraig Brown , Martin Priestley, Trent Winduss, Sabine Schaffer

An interactive roundtable discussion on the latest developments in commercial real estate debt and what role will these play in Australia’s covid recovery and the importance to the economy.

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Wayne Lasky

Founder and Managing Director, MaxCap Group

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Padraig Brown Mercer

Padraig Brown

Principal and Head of Real Estate – Pacific, Mercer

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Martin Priestley Nuveen

Martin Priestley

Head of Debt, Asia Pacific, Nuveen Real Estate

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Trent Winduss

Head of Asia Secured Debt Investments and Head of Australian Investments, Phoenix Property Investors

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Sabine Schaffer Pro-Invest

Sabine Schaffer

Managing Partner, Pro-Invest

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12:40 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:50

Australian Supers: LPs Looking abroad

Andrew Bambrook, Spiros Deftereos , Toby McMillan, Briar Dowsett
  • What are Supers looking for in a global fund partners and service providers?
  • Is now the time to snap up prime assets abroad? If so, where are they?
  • Internalising investment capabilities: Where will the expertise come from?
  • ESG compliance: What opportunities match sophisticated benchmarks?
Andrew Bambrook Telstra Super

Andrew Bambrook

Head of Real Assets, Telstra Super

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Spiros Deftereos Hostplus

Spiros Deftereos

Head of Property, Hostplus

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Toby McMillan

Senior Portfolio Manager, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

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Briar Dowsett QIC

Briar Dowsett

General Manager, Funds Management and Fund Manager, QIC Property Fund, QIC Global Real Estate

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14:50 - 15:50

Seeking superior returns overseas: Global opportunities

Christie Ou, Mark Jacobs, Paul Gately, Kumar Kalyanakumar, Alek Misev

APAC, North America and European real estate leaders on the best strategies to compliment institutional portfolios in the next decade

  • What opportunistic and value-add sectors deliver the best returns from office to residential?
  • Is it too late to jump on the logistics and industrial bandwagon?
  • What markets have evolved to offer covid-proof processes?
Christie Ou

Christie Ou

Senior Reporter, PERE

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Mark Jacobs Oaktree

Mark Jacobs

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree

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Paul Gately BPEA Real Estate

Paul Gately

Managing Director, BPEA Real Estate

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A speaker photo for Kumar Kalyanakumar

Kumar Kalyanakumar

Head of Australia, Real Assets, AXA Investment Managers

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Alek Misev Aware Super

Alek Misev

Portfolio Manager - Property, Aware Super

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15:50 - 16:25

Specialist Deep Dive - Student Accommodation (followed by Closing Remarks)

Stephen Gaitanos

An in-depth presentation led by an expert on the latest developments in student housing to tackle a trending asset class

 

Stephen Gaitanos Scape

Stephen Gaitanos

Managing Director & Group Chief Executive Officer, Scape

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Enhance your decision-making at PERE Australia Forum

 

 

The PERE Australia Forum was successfully held on 24 March,  guided our members to find the latest Australian market investment opportunities that are delivering high returns.

 


Australian leaders and global trendsetters

Build stronger relationships and increase your visibility by staying in front of the global community of investors.
Aberdeen Standard Investments
ABL Life Insurance
AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Allianz Real Estate
Blackstone
CBRE Global Investors
Hostplus
Telstra Super
Victorian Funds Management Corporation
Wilson Asset Management

Develop lasting relationships.

As border controls and travel restrictions continue, the Forum brings together global investors and fund managers to their Australian peers for smooth and effective relationship-building.

Discover investment opportunities.

Connect with the global community of trendsetters to discover investments and partners who can accelerate the growth of your firm.

Understand local trends.

With local experts sharing what is driving Australian markets, gain a strategic edge through deep understanding of the strategies delivering high yields.

2021 sponsors