Global Summit Virtual Experience 2021
10 - 14 May 2021,
A chase-the-sun global event
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The world’s largest gathering of private real estate capital
The PERE Global Summit connected private real estate’s most influential community of institutional investors, fund and asset managers, and strategic partners on 10-14 May.
Attendees were ‘chasing the sun’ across Asia, Europe, and the US to understand how markets are faring, how LP appetite is changing, and set investment strategies to accelerate out of the covid curve.
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Attendees will ‘chase the sun’ across Asia, Europe, and the US. Regional panels will run across the day in local-friendly time zones with interactive networking across regions during crossover times.
Day 1 - Global leaders’ outlook - Tuesday 11th
Investor Panel: Investor’s views on global real estate
Hear from the most active investors on how they adapted investing in the “new normal”, which markets were previously overlooked that they should now consider, and how comfortable are they in allocating after the pandemic to Europe, US and the rest of the world.
Building a real estate strategy fit for the coming decade
William Schwab, Founding Partner, LCI Real Estate Investments
Session 1: Opening Keynote Panel: The 30,000 foot view
Take a seat as world-class investors reflect on the most significant investment themes of our time. Take stock of global real estate through the eyes of those at the helm of driving the asset class forward.
Moderator: William Schwab, Founding Partner, LCI Real Estate Investments
Global Head of Real Estate, Canadian Pension Plan Investment BoardRead bio
Tiow Chye Chua
Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree InvestmentsRead bio
Head of Real Estate Investment Management, Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)Read bio
CEO North and Central Europe, Allianz Real EstateRead bio
President, BentallGreenOakRead bio
Keynote interview: Sylvain Fortier, Chief Investment and Innovation Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Day 2 - In-depth regional discussion - Wednesday 12th
Session 2: Panel: Mapping recovery scenarios and markets across Asia
As the post-pandemic recovery curve begins to emerge, play it forward with economists, managers and investors to carve out a most-likely scenario. What, then, are the implications for investors, where are the best opportunities within disrupted and dislocated markets likely to develop? How does Asia compare with the US in terms of recovery and what sectors are expected to excel post-covid?
Global Head of Investor Thought Leadership and Head of Research, APAC, CBRERead bio
Fund Manager, DexusRead bio
Daniel R. Dubrowski
Co-Founder and Head of Capital Formation, Lionstone Investments/Columbia Threadneedle InvestmentsRead bio
Jing Dong Lai
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Asia, M&GRead bio
Head of Acquisitions and Head of China, Allianz Real Estate Asia-PacificRead bio
Session 3: Panel: Real estate debt under the microscope
Where is forebearance holding steady and where are distressed opportunities on the rise? Get an in-depth view on real estate debt under current conditions.
Founder-CEO and Chief Analyst, Real Estate Foresight LtdRead bio
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Multiple Capital Investment PartnersRead bio
Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Credit Research, BofA SecuritiesRead bio
Founder and Managing Director, MaxCap GroupRead bio
Session 4: Panel: Strong performers: Logistics, Industrial, Office
Where would you put your last investment dollar – logistics in Japan? Office in Melbourne? Distribution in China? Quick fire, interactive panel on investments and return expectations across the region, and your opportunity to place your bet for 2021-22. Join the Europe and America panels later in the programme and gain a truly global view across sectors.
Partner, The Townsend GroupRead bio
Co-Head of Asia-Pacific, Ivanhoe CambridgeRead bio
Chief Executive Officer, Forest Logistics PropertiesRead bio
Hari Krishna V
Global Leadership Team, Managing Director, Real Estate, CPP InvestmentsRead bio
Partner and Head of Real Estate Asia, KKR AsiaRead bio
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, BrookfieldRead bio
Session 5: Panel: Multifamily in Asia
As multifamily continues to gain traction – despite the pandemic and leaning on strong fundamentals – we analyse the next big region to watch after Japan – a deep dive into China and Australia.
Founder and Chief Analyst, MingtiandiRead bio
General Manager, Build to Rent, MirvacRead bio
Head of Asia Pacific Capital Markets Research, JLLRead bio
Senior Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, Global Head of Investor Relations, GreystarRead bio
Managing Director, Head of Japan Real Estate, Nuveen Real EstateRead bio
Session 6: Panel: Appetite for Europe: Investors talk risks, returns and expectations
Meet the investors bullish on Europe. How are strategies being adjusted as we emerge from the pandemic, what are the impacts of Covid and Brexit on allocations? How to manage relationships and align interests with investors. What are the return expectations across various strategies?
Head of Global Capital Strategies, Knight FrankRead bio
Member of the Board, Union Investment Institutional PropertyRead bio
Head of Asia-Pacific, Real Assets, AXA IM – Real AssetsRead bio
Head of Divestments, Skanska Commercial Development EuropeRead bio
Managing Director and Head of Real Asset Investment Finance Department, Hana Financial InvestmentRead bio
Head of Overseas Property Investment, Tokio Marine Asset ManagementRead bio
Session 7: EMEA Panel: Mapping recovery scenarios and markets across Europe
The shape of the economic recovery in Europe is a question that cuts to the centre of where to invest in real estate over the short-to-medium term. In this scene-setting session we hear from experts and industry participants on how they are looking at Europe in terms of expected demand across sectors, whether debt or equity plays make for sense right now, the implication of a continued low interest rate environment and how real estate stand ups to other asset classes as a home for capital in the aftermath of covid-19.
Head of European Property Investments, APG Asset ManagementRead bio
Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investments - Europe, CPPIBRead bio
Head of Investment Strategy, M&G Real EstateRead bio
Global Head of Real Assets, Aberdeen Standard InvestmentsRead bio
Session 8: EMEA Panel: Distressed in Europe: where and when will opportunities present themselves?
Disruption brings new opportunities for the those willing to take risks. Prices have so far remained relatively high in the face of an undoubtedly changed real estate market. Here we discussed what leading managers are thinking in terms of building robust distressed strategies, when will prices reflect the new reality and how best to place yourself for a buying opportunity that is on the horizon.
Moderated by Adam Challis, Executive Director, Research and Strategy, EMEA, JLL
Executive Director, EMEA Capital Markets Research & Strategy - JLLRead bio
Managing Director, Head of Asset Management - Europe, Starwood CapitalRead bio
Partner - Head of European Real Estate, KKRRead bio
Senior Partner, AzoraRead bio
Managing Director for Hospitality, Pro-invest EuropeRead bio
Session 9: EMEA Panel: Office, Industrial, Logistics: Does Europe stack up against Asia?
Hear an in-depth outlook for three crucial sectors that make up real estate portfolios across the globe. Our speakers will explore the impact of pandemic on the ability of these assets in these sectors to generate yield/returns in Europe, how these assets are likely to evolve to meet tenet expectations, and the role of operational strategies in strengthening the value proposition of assets in the office, industrial and logistics sectors.
The session will also look to draw comparison with the Asian market session on the same topic earlier in the PERE Global agenda to explore the differences and similarities between regions and where investors can find the best deals around the world.
Moderated by Elisabeth Troni, Fund Manager, CBRE Global Investors
Global Portfolio Strategist, CBRE Global InvestorsRead bio
Head of Europe & Asia-Pacific, Ivanhoe CambridgeRead bio
Managing Director, RealtermRead bio
Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising, PrologisRead bio
Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Asset Management for Europe, BlackstoneRead bio
Session 10: EMEA Panel: Real estate financing outlook - will 2021 be a vintage year for debt funds?
The pandemic and its economic impact has arguably made debt a safer investment than equity given the downside protection it offers. In this session we dive into the outlook for the real estate finance market in Europe and look to understand how alternative and traditional lenders are adjusting their strategies to the new market conditions. The panel will touch to how borrower relations have fared during the pandemic, where alternative lenders are seeing opportunities emerging, how to overcome challenges in underwriting niche, emerging sub asset classes such as life sciences, and get an investor’s perspectives on what role debt will play in their real estate portfolio going forward.
Moderator: Dan Cunningham, Editor, Real Estate Capital
Editor, Real Estate CapitalRead bio
Managing Director, Head of European Debt Origination, Intermediate Capital GroupRead bio
Managing Director, Debt Funds, AEWRead bio
Head of Debt, Real Estate, Europe, Nuveen Real EstateRead bio
Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, US, NN Investment PartnersRead bio
Session 11: EMEA Panel: Technology and the future of the built environment
We are living in a dynamic age. The impact of technology on the way we live, and work cannot be understated across world, but what does this mean in terms of what buildings we’ll use and how we’ll use them? In this session we explore what real estate professionals are predicting for the future of buildings, the ongoing impact of technology, and implications for investment strategy.
Moderated by Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya
Partner, Mishcon de ReyaRead bio
Partner & Head of Real Estate Germany, Morrison & FoersterRead bio
Senior Managing Director and Head of European Management Services and Operations, HinesRead bio
Head of Real Estate, VarnaRead bio
Managing Director - Real Estate Technology, Fifth WallRead bio
Session 12: US Panel: A conversation with TRS Director Craig Rochette: How the pension giant is innovating, evolving and differentiating today
Being interviewed by Dustin C. Jones, JD, Academic Director & Clinical Assistant Professor, Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University
Session 13: US Panel: The transformation of US real estate: forecasting a new normal
Economic uncertainty and market dislocation remain a concern across the US, yet studies show institutions continue to find opportunities in the private real estate asset class. Panelists will address how demographic shifts are shaping investor demands and city rankings; the strategies and sectors where investors are looking to deploy capital, and if this activity will be enough to bolster hard-hit areas. Other topics include how investors can capitalize on market dislocation; how today’s crisis compares with the Global Financial Crisis, and whether the “lessons learned” from the GFC can be implemented in today’s recovery.
Moderator: Adam Handwerker, Managing Director, Lazard Private Capital Advisory
Session 14: US Panel: Seizing opportunities in tier 2 cities
With the strain of the past 12 months continuing to influence every real estate sector and asset class in the US, investors and managers are finding tried-and-true trends are changing overnight. Most notably is a heightened interest in non-gateway markets. This session will address the demographic changes in tier 2 cities; how this trend is reshaping real estate; which sectors and non-gateway markets are finding opportunities; which areas may be negatively affected, and how investors can embrace and leverage this shift.
Moderator: Hans Nordby, Head of Research and Analytics, Lionstone Investments
Head of Research and Analytics, Lionstone InvestmentsRead bio
Principal, Head of Real Estate Investments, CIM GroupRead bio
Head of Capital Strategies, Barings Real EstateRead bio
Managing Director, GTIS PartnersRead bio
Vice President, StepStone GroupRead bio
Bert van den Hoek
Head of New York, BouwinvestRead bio
Networking Break (1 Hour)
Session 15: US Panel: Repositioning the Office sector
The Office sector’s future is still unknown, but investors are beginning to rethink their strategies as the pandemic’s implications become clearer. This session will address the office market’s current state, how the sector is repositioning, the demand for office in the future, new strategies to garner yield, factors to consider, what should be implemented now, the tenant vs. owner relationship, and more.
Moderator: Kyle Campbell, PERE
Session 16: US Panel: Debt outlook: Finding opportunities in a crowded market
For more than a decade, the private real estate debt space has experienced extraordinary growth. However, the sudden onset of COVID plus an economic slowdown created unforeseen challenges practically overnight. Speakers will discuss the effects the pandemic has had on the growth of the real estate debt market; challenges facing debt fund managers today; immediate actions that should be taken in the short term, and potential opportunities this has created for investors.
Moderator: Randall Rothschild, Global Head of Debt, Tishman Speyer
Managing Director, Global Head of Debt, Tishman SpeyerRead bio
Head of Real Estate Credit, CarlyleRead bio
Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Real Estate Debt, HeitmanRead bio
Co-Head of Real Estate, Director of Acquisitions, Canyon PartnersRead bio
Head of Real Estate Private Credit and Managing Director, Cerberus Capital ManagementRead bio
Session 17: US Panel: Leveraging the growth of alternative real estate
The shrinking of traditional asset classes has cleared a path for even more opportunities in alternative real estate. This session will pinpoint prospects for portfolio diversification and resilience in targeted sectors—from life sciences to single-family rentals to data centers—and detail strategies to garner yield.
Moderator: Sam Bendix, Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Landmark Properties
Managing Director – Equity Capital Markets & Investor Relations, Landmark PropertiesRead bio
Managing Partner, Private Capital Advisory, Real Estate - Sera GlobalRead bio
Thomas (TJ) Hofheimer
Senior Director, Portfolio and Asset Management, National Real Estate AdvisorsRead bio
Global Head of Real Estate Alternatives and Strategic Transactions, Nuveen Real EstateRead bio
Director, Transactions Group, Harrison StreetRead bio
Head of US Equity, Ares Real Estate GroupRead bio
Day 3 - Focused, highly curated, personalised meetings - Thursday 13th
Roundtable 1: Current market conditions, barriers and opportunities in China
Managing Director of Capital Markets and Investment Services, China, ColliersRead bio
Hei Ming Cheng
Founder and Chairman, KaiLong GroupRead bio
General Manager, China Life Real Estate Asset Management CompanyRead bio
Co-CIO, Asia Pacific and Head of Greater China, LaSalle Investment ManagementRead bio
Roundtable 2: The future of office – what investors and managers are really thinking
Roundtable 3: Logistics and distribution – where is there still value and opportunity?
International Director, Vice President, Greater China and Head of Capital Markets, Greater China, Cushman and WakefieldRead bio
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets APAC, Jones Lang LaSalleRead bio
Joint Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Centuria CapitalRead bio
Senior Porfolio Manager, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)Read bio
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - India, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa, CBRERead bio
Roundtable 4: Real estate leadership – shaping socially responsible investing
Join the panel as we discuss the “S” in ESG finally getting its long-overdue attention, the impact of the past year’s events (pandemic, racism, political unrest) on diversity in corporate board leadership, and developing a global mindset to work across different cultures and disciplines in a constantly evolving industry.
Managing Director, Global Marketing and Communications, The Executive CentreRead bio
Managing Director, Global Head, Real Estate Equity Sales, Bank of America Merrill LynchRead bio
Chief Investment Officer and Head of Funds Management, NuveenRead bio
Country Head, Greater China, HinesRead bio
Session 1: What do the next generation of office tenants want?
Moderated by Tyler Goodwin, CEO & Founder, Seaforth
CEO & Founder, Seaforth Land Holdings LimitedRead bio
Head of Insights, Devono CresaRead bio
Head of International Real Estate, WeWorkRead bio
Senior Vice President, European Office, Retail & Life Sciences - Oxford Properties GroupRead bio
Session 2: Resi’s new frontiers: accessing opportunities in senior housing, Build to Let and student accommodation
Moderated by Patricia Bandeira Vieira, Principal, Client and Partner Group, KKR
Patricia Bandeira Vieira
Principal - Client and Partner Group, KKRRead bio
Chief Executive Officer, Harrison StreetRead bio
Managing Director, Europe, GreystarRead bio
Chief Investment Officer for Europe, HinesRead bio
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Amro Real Estate PartnersRead bio
Session 3: Logistics in Europe: Finding your place in an high-demand market
Moderated by Oscar Ciudad Apolinar, Head of Client Relations Southern Europe, Prologis
Session 1: The Path Forward to Contracts in a Post-Covid World
Session 2: Key trends in Industrial real estate: finding resilient returns
Moderator: Founder, Pinedale Capital, Exclusive Industrial Partner to Rockpoint
Founder, Pinedale Capital, Exclusive Industrial Partner to RockpointRead bio
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cabot PropertiesRead bio
President and Chief Investment Officer, Dalfen IndustrialRead bio
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, bkm Capital PartnersRead bio
Managing Partner, TA RealtyRead bio