Connecting Asian capital to global real estate debt

The only exclusively debt-focused real estate event in Asia, the 2nd annual PERE Debt Forum will once again open PERE Asia Week on 16 June 2020.

Connecting more than 200 of Asia’s leading institutional investors supplementing equity investments with debt strategies to the global fund managers financing projects across the world, the Debt Forum is your best opportunity to build your network of credit-focused real estate investors. Key themes to be explored across the day include:

  • Global overview and the RED 50: A snapshot of the highs and lows
  • Strategic thinking: The lender’s perspective
  • Real estate debt fundraising in Europe and the US
  • What you need to know about China’s real estate debt market
  • Identifying the right partners

200+
attendees

125+
companies

60+
LPs

20+
countries

Who is it for?

Investors

Advance your investment strategies by learning the tactics generating the highest yields and connect with those putting them into practice. As the only conference in Asia focused on real estate debt strategies, the knowledge-sharing with global peers and fund managers will be second-to-none.

Fund Managers

Demonstrate your unique value-add capabilities to institutional investors increasingly searching for diversified global exposure in private lending facilities as real asset debt strategies are desired as an alternative to bond investing.

Strategic partners

Connect with your entire potential client base in one room to showcase your strategic insight to regional investors searching for opportunities worldwide and leading fund managers connecting capital to projects in one room.

Testimonials

Johnson Chan

Key Step Capital

The specialised events at PERE Asia Week capture the key themes of the industry with good interaction with participants to discuss topical trends.

Rohit Rajput

Max Ventures and Industries

It was my first conference and will be a regular event on my calendar in years to come.

Jasmine Ibrahim

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

The full PERE Asia Week was an informative and insightful event worth attending!

2020 Speakers include:

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Three months network building in three days

With a focus on premium networking and content, the flagship PERE Asia Summit connects the world’s most sought after audience for global industry-leading knowledge-sharing and discussions.

Enhance your real estate debt strategy by exchanging ideas with the most influential LPs and demonstrate your unique value-add capabilities to turbocharge fundraising for 2020 and beyond.



We are currently working hard to create a world-class agenda yet again for the 2020 Forum. For any enquiries, please contact Niann Lai at Niann.l@peimedia.com.

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Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 16th

PERE Debt Forum: Singapore
08:30 - 09:10

Registration and networking refreshments

09:10 - 09:30

Welcome from PERE and opening remarks from the Chairperson

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

Chief Executive Officer, LCI Investment Company

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09:30 - 10:10

Opening panel: Mapping out real estate debt in today’s investment environment

Bill Schwab, Wayne Lasky, Peter Weidman
  • Latest trends in global real estate and how debt fits into the modern portfolio
  • The benefits and nuances of private equity real estate versus debt
  • Understanding the key markets and opportunity sets, dispelling myths
  • Return expectations, risk profiles and regulatory considerations
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Bill Schwab

Chief Executive Officer, LCI Investment Company

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Wayne Lasky

Founder and Managing Director, MaxCap Group

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Peter Weidman

Global Head of Credit Investing for the Real Estate Group, Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

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10:10 - 10:40

Keynote interview

10:40 - 11:10

Networking and coffee break

11:10 - 11:40

Global overview and the RED 50: A snapshot of the highs and lows

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

This ranking will highlight the 50 largest managers of real estate debt funds based on the amount of capital raised from institutional investors between 1 Jan 2015 and 31 Dec 2019.

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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PERE

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11:40 - 12:10

Panel: Is now the right time to invest in real estate debt in Australia?

Christie Ou, Kumar Kalyanakumar, Trent Winduss
  • Gap analysis: Is there now a surfeit of capital for debt in Australia?
  • Pinpointing the best opportunities in this preferred, but very competitive, market
  • Where are we in the economic cycle and how does credit special situations change in response to the wider economic situation?
Christie Ou

Christie Ou

Reporter, PERE

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Kumar Kalyanakumar

Head of Australia, Real Assets, AXA Investment Managers

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Trent Winduss

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

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12:10 - 12:45

Panel: Real estate debt risks or opportunities in Europe and the US

Andrew Radkiewicz
  • How CONVID-19 outbreak, Brexit, trade tensions, and interest rate risk impact investment?
  • The retail evolution: A risk or opportunity for distressed investors?
  • Current availability of debt and financing for core and non-core assets
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Andrew Radkiewicz

Global Head of Private Debt Strategy and Investor Solutions, PGIM

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12:45 - 14:30

Networking lunch

14:30 - 15:00

Real estate financing: the role of ESG and sustainability

Benjamin McCarron, Yulanda Chung, Mervyn Tang
  • ESG integration into debt funds
  • Initiatives to standardise green lending and improve real estate sustainability
  • How lenders can make a positive environmental impact?
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Benjamin McCarron

Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement

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Yulanda Chung

Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS

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Mervyn Tang

Global Head of ESG Research, Fitch Ratings

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15:00 - 15:40

Panel: Bank vs Debt fund manager: Lender perspectives

Varun Malik, James Haines, Rai Katimansah, Lennart van Mierlo
  • Debt is better than equity at this point in the cycle – why?
  • How much longer can we expect returns to deliver?
  • What are smart ways to battle hedging costs?
  • How to pursue different debt strategies for high yield
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Varun Malik

Head of Real Estate - Sector Coverage and Acquisition Finance, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

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James Haines

James Haines

General Manager and Head of Global Real Estate Structured Debt, Aozora Bank

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Rai Katimansah

Partner and Portfolio Manager, SHK Capital Partners

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Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

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15:40 - 16:10

Networking and coffee break

16:10 - 16:50

Panel: What you need to know about China’s real estate debt market

James Dilley, Johnny Chen, Grant Chien
  • First, second or third-tier cities: Are loans secured on assets?
  • What is the current situation and why are development loans, especially the NPLs, a wise choice?
  • What are the most important elements to play in the Chinese market?
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James Dilley

Partner, PwC

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Johnny Chen

Chief Operating Officer, Paladin Capital Management

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Grant Chien

Head of Special Situations Financing, InfraRed NF Investment Advisers

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16:50 - 17:20

Shaping the future: Asian investors’ strategic thinking in real asset financing

Jonathan Lau, Jinglei Chen, Charmaine Chin, Jiroo Eoh
  • What are capital deployment opportunities for real estate debt and infrastructure debt?
  • Do investors put real estate debt or infrastructure debt in fixed income or a real assets bucket? What are the pros and cons to each allocation tactic?
  • Which debt strategies are most economy-proof?
  • Where are the next target markets within the next five or ten years?
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Jonathan Lau

Principal, The Family Office

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Jinglei Chen

Managing Director, BEI Capital Partners (HK)

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Charmaine Chin

SVP and Portfolio Manager, Fullerton Fund Management

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Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

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17:20 - 17:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

Chief Executive Officer, LCI Investment Company

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17:30 - 20:00

PERE Asia Week Cocktail reception at Oasis, Grand Hyatt, Singapore



We are currently working hard to create a world-class speaking faculty yet again for PERE Debt Forum 2020. For any enquiries, please contact Niann Lai at niann.l@peimedia.com

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Jinglei Chen

Managing Director, BEI Capital Partners (HK)

Jinglei Chen is the Managing Director and Founding member of BEI Capital. She is responsible for real estate private lending and value added investment strategy, execution and capital raising. Previously, she was with Grosvenor Asia. Prior to that, s… Read full bio

Johnny Chen

Chief Operating Officer, Paladin Capital Management

Johnny Chen is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Paladin Capital Management. He is responsible for administering the real estate fund focused on residential and distressed financing and related investments, also overlooking fundraisin… Read full bio

Grant Chien

Head of Special Situations Financing, InfraRed NF Investment Advisers

Grant Chien is Head of Special Situation Financings and is a member of the executive committee at InfraRed NF Investment Advisers Limited (formerly known as HSBC NF Investment Advisers Limited). He is responsible for the firm’s real estate lending in… Read full bio

Charmaine Chin

SVP and Portfolio Manager, Fullerton Fund Management

At Fullerton, Charmaine assesses external fund strategies and is also responsible for portfolio management -- monitoring and developing recommendations for investment and divestment for the team’s portfolios. Prior to joining Fullerton, Charmaine spe… Read full bio

Yulanda Chung

Head of Sustainability, Institutional Banking Group, DBS

Yulanda Chung joined DBS in 2017 and is currently the Head of Sustainability of DBS Institutional Banking Group in Singapore. She spearheads the development and implementation of the Bank’s responsible financing framework and advises on environmental… Read full bio

James Dilley

Partner, PwC

James is a Partner in the Deals practice at PwC China. James and his team provide deal advisory services to investors in Chinese private debt, including direct lending, stressed and distressed opportunities. The vast majority of the situations that J… Read full bio
Jiroo Eoh

Jiroo Eoh

Team Head, ABL Life Insurance

Jiroo Eoh is the Team Head, leading infrastructure and real assets (real estate) investment team, at ABL Life Insurance (Korea). Previously, Jiroo worked with Macquarie Group (Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, both Austr… Read full bio
James Haines

James Haines

General Manager and Head of Global Real Estate Structured Debt, Aozora Bank

J.J. Haines is the Head of Global Real Estate Structured Debt at Aozora Bank. He is responsible for the bank’s ex-Japan real estate lending activity, which focuses on developed markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PERE

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is PEI’s Head of Fund Manager Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PEI’s research and analysis of private market GPs and funds globally. He is also responsible for a number of leading market rankings and… Read full bio

Kumar Kalyanakumar

Head of Australia, Real Assets, AXA Investment Managers

Kumar Kalyanakumar is the Head of Australia – Real Assets at AXA Investment Managers. He is also one of the founders of Eureka Funds Management which became the Australian Real Assets platform of AXA Investment Managers post its acquisition in 2016.… Read full bio

Rai Katimansah

Partner and Portfolio Manager, SHK Capital Partners

Rai Katimansah is a Partner and Portfolio Manager of SHK Capital Partners. He has over 20 years of experience in real estate private debt and private equity, and has completed transactions in major cities in Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom, and t… 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

Jonathan Lau

Principal, The Family Office

Jonathan is a Principal on the investment team focused on direct investments across private equity, real estate and private credit. Prior to joining TFO in 2016, Jonathan was Vice President at Tiger Group Investments, investment analyst at Deephaven… Read full bio

Evelyn Lee

Editor, PERE

Evelyn Lee is Editor for PEI’s real estate-focused publication, PERE, overseeing global news and analysis coverage. Based in London, she works closely with PERE colleagues across PEI’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong and also writes about E… Read full bio

Varun Malik

Head of Real Estate - Sector Coverage and Acquisition Finance, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Varun Malik is Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG Bank) Head of Real Estate, Sector Coverage and Acquisition Finance, for Asia and Oceania. Based in Singapore, Varun has oversight of the bank’s Real Estate activities across the broader Asia Pacif… 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
Christie Ou

Christie Ou

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

Andrew Radkiewicz

Global Head of Private Debt Strategy and Investor Solutions, PGIM

Andrew Radkiewicz is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and global head of Private Debt Strategy and Investor Solutions. Based in London, Andrew is responsible for developing and implementing real estate debt fund product architecture and strate… Read full bio

Bill Schwab

Chief Executive Officer, 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

Mervyn Tang

Global Head of ESG Research, Fitch Ratings

Mervyn Tang is a Senior Director and Global Head of ESG Research in Fitch Ratings’ Sustainable Finance division, based in Hong Kong. Mervyn oversees a global research team of 3 which primarily focus on thematic and cross sector ESG research. Mervyn r… 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 the Commercial Real Estate Debt team within the Alternative Credit department of NN Investment Partners, headquartered in The Netherlands in Europ… Read full bio

Peter Weidman

Global Head of Credit Investing for the Real Estate Group, Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

Peter is global head of credit investing for the Real Estate Group within the Merchant Banking Division (MBD). He also oversees new equity investments on behalf of the Goldman Sachs balance sheet as well as ongoing portfolio management of the firm’s… 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
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2020 PERE Debt Forum sponsors

The 2nd annual PERE Debt Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile by meeting with a global audience of senior decision-makers in the global private real estate debt space.

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2020, contact the Sponsorship Team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com or call +852 2153 3846.