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 3 March 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!

2019 Speakers included:

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Three months network building in three days

PERE Asia Summit 2020

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.

PERE Debt Forum 2020

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.

2020 PERE Asia Summit sponsors include:

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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.

Download your copy of preliminary agenda here

Day 1
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 3rd

PERE Debt Forum: Hong Kong
08:30 - 09:15

Registration and networking refreshments

09:15 - 09:35

Welcome from PERE and opening remarks from the Chairperson

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments Company

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09:35 - 10:15

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

Bill Schwab, Timothy Johnson, Peter Weidman, Wayne Lasky
  • 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

Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments Company

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Timothy Johnson

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Originations Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, Blackstone

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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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Wayne Lasky

Founder and Managing Director, MaxCap Group

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10:15 - 10:45

Keynote speech

10:45 - 11:15

Networking and coffee break

11:15 - 11:50

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 January 2015 and 31 December 2019.
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Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PERE

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11:50 - 12:30

Panel: Focus on Australia: How long can the good times last?

  • Gap analysis: Is there now a surfeit of capital for debt in Australia?
  • Pinpointing the best opportunities in this preferred, but very competitive, market
12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Panel: Real estate debt fundraising in Europe and the US

  • How will Brexit influence the decision of global investors?
  • How will the trade tensions, investment scrutiny and interest rate risk impact investment in the US?
  • The retail evolution: A risk or opportunity for distressed investors?
14:30 - 15:10

Panel: Bank vs Debt fund manager: The lender’s perspective

Lennart van Mierlo, Trent Winduss
  • Debt is better that 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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Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

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Trent Winduss

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

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15:10 - 15:40

Networking and coffee break

15:40 - 16:20

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

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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Grant Chien

Head of Special Situations Financing, InfraRed NF Investment Advisers

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16:20 - 17:00

Investors’ strategic thinking

  • Discuss the strategies in today’s market
  • Where are we in the economic cycle and how does credit special situations change in response to the wider economic situation?
17:00 - 17:30

Closing keynote

17:30 - 17:45

Chairperson’s closing remarks

17:45 - 20:00

PERE ASIA WEEK Cocktail reception at the Grand Hyatt Pool House



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

Download your copy of preliminary agenda here

Jonathan Chang

Managing Director, Sino-Ocean Capital

Jonathan Chang has over 20 years of real estate experience, in which 8 years in development and project management, and 12 years in real eatate private equity. He had worked for top US and Chinese real estate private equity firms such as CBRE Global… 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

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

Timothy Johnson

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Originations Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, Blackstone

Timothy Johnson is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and the Global Head of Originations BREDS, based in New York. Mr. Johnson is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments acro… 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

Bill Schwab

Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments 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

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 2019, contact the Sponsorship Team at asiasponsorship@peimedia.com or call +852 2153 3846.


Which package is for me?

Maximize your networking time with global real estate’s most influential community by attending the full three days of PERE Asia Week, opening with a day focused on fundraising for real estate debt strategies followed by the 13th annual PERE Asia Summit – the flagship event for private real estate professionals.

Check out the package options available below and then secure your place today to maximize savings.

PERE Asia Week 2020

PERE Asia Week full access

Boost your networking opportunities, and gain the best savings, by attending the full PERE Asia Week on 3-5 March – global real estate’s most influential community.

Includes:

  • Access to 800+ PERE Asia Week attendees
  • Access to three days of premium content
  • 30+ hours networking with global real estate’s most influential community
  • Access to the Grand Opening Cocktail Reception and Happy Valley Race Night
  • Dedicated roundtables, think tanks and VIP breakfasts for intimate knowledge-sharing with likeminded individuals
  • Contact PERE Asia Week attendees before, during and after the event utilizing our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$2,300 before 3 July 2019

PERE Asia Summit 2020

PERE Asia Summit only

The 13th annual PERE Asia Summit on 4-5 March is the centerpiece of PERE Asia Week and is renowned as the leading conference for global private real estate professionals.

Includes:

  • Access to 600+ PERE Asia Summit attendees
  • Access to two days of premium content
  • 22+ hours networking
  • Access to the Grand Opening Cocktail Reception and Happy Valley Race Night
  • Dedicated roundtables, think tanks and VIP breakfasts for intimate knowledge-sharing with likeminded individuals
  • Contact PERE Asia Summit attendees before, during and after the event utilizing our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$1,100 before 3 July 2019

PERE Debt Forum 2020

PERE Debt Forum only

The PERE Debt Forum on 3 March is Asia’s only conference exclusively focused on global real estate debt strategies and fundraising opportunities.

Include:

  • Access to 200+ PERE Debt Forum attendees
  • Access to one day of premium content
  • 8+ hours of networking
  • Access to end of day cocktail reception
  • Contact PERE Debt Forum attendees before, during and after the event utilizing our new and improved event app
  • Save up to US$1,200 before 3 July 2019

Tickets definitions

General delegate

For in-house experts at fund and asset managers, developers, and banks.

Service provider

For employees of any professional services organisation which provides advisory service and/or technology solutions to investment professionals.

Subscriber

For all current Platinum or Gold subscribers to PERE. Only the named subscriber of an account is eligible for the discount, confirmation subject to approval.

Qualified investor

For permanent employees from foundations, endowments, insurance companies, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. Confirmation subject to approval.