Creating global growth strategies for Korean real estate capital

The 6th annual PERE Investor Forum: Seoul on 20 November will examine the new wave Korean outbound real estate capital to debt and equity projects as well as key factors driving Korean LP fund manager selections.

Established as the preeminent outbound-focused event in the region, the Forum brings together leading Korean investors with global fund managers and developers to connect capital with investment opportunities each year.

Key topics to be discussed this year include –

  • LP/GP discussion: Latest trends in global real estate and capital flow
  • LP panel: Portfolio diversification
  • All eyes on Europe: Where is room to grow?
  • Hot topic: Alternatives within Alternatives
  • All quiet on the western front?: US opportunities now and in five years
  • Real estate debt: Latest strategies in a hot asset class


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What our delegates say...


A quote icon for decorating the content Ben Hall

Q Investment Partners

The PERE Seoul Forum was informative, insightful and well organized to encourage participants to network informally while in a formal context.

A quote icon for decorating the content Rachel Salerno

Artemis Real Estate Partners

The networking opportunities with Korean LPs were excellent.

A quote icon for decorating the content Tingting Peng

ESO Capital

As always, the PERE organisers delivered a top-notch event where we were able to meet a number of Korean institutions looking to invest in Europe across a varie…

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We are currently working hard to create a world-class agenda yet again for the 2019 Forum. For any enquiries, please contact Florian Nuessel on at

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Day 1
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Day 1 - Wednesday 20th

08:00 - 08:55

Registration and networking refreshments

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome from the Chairperson

09:00 - 21:45

Opening keynote panel: Latest trends in global real estate and capital flow - an LP and GP discussion

  • What are the latest capital flow movements and macro trends?
  • What attractive yields are out there for the Korean institutionals?
  • Dynamic questions and answers round, driven by PERE’s editorial team
09:45 - 10:15

Keynote GP address

10:15 - 10:45

Networking and Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30

LP Panel

  • What are great strategies when it comes to portfolio diversification?
  • Capital owner perspectives and the recent co-investment rise
  • Exit strategies: often overlooked?
11:30 - 00:00

Discussion: When is capital going to flood back into Asia?

  • Will current outbound trends continue or are we on the brink of capital flow change?
  • What markets will profit most?
  • What asset class promises highest yields in both developed and emerging Asia?
12:00 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:20

All eyes on Europe – Where is room to grow?

  • Korean investments of $8.4bn in income-producing assets and development sites abroad and three-quarters of this went to Europe, up from 59% in 2017. (RCA)
  • What are opportunities in top-tier cities as London and Paris, as well as promising strategies in Central Europe?
14:20 - 15:00

Hot topic: Alternatives within Alternatives

  • Hospitality, storage, co-living, etc – What offers the best opportunities, from a yield, regional and demographic perspective?
  • Changing demographic and generational purchasing behaviours
  • Will the expertise come from established players?
15:00 - 15:30

Networking Break

15:30 - 16:15

All quiet on the western front? – US opportunities now and in five years

  • What are smart strategies to battle hedging costs and the late-cycle environment?
  • What locations are worth keeping an eye on? And what classes will offer promising yields in the long run?
16:15 - 17:00

Real estate debt – Latest strategies in a hot asset class

  • What are the best RE debt strategies in Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia? And what are the opportunities with China deleveraging?
  • What are the risks and returns across the capital stack?
  • Who are the right partners to trust?
17:00 - 17:30

Closing LP Keynote

17:30 - 18:00

Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by cocktail reception

2018 Speakers included:

Julie Ahn

Julie Ahn

Partner, GRE Asset Management

Julie Ahn has 19 years of real estate experience including acquisition, asset management, inbound/outbound investment advisory, project management and development. Julie is currently working for Eleven Construction as a project manager under July Par… Read full bio
David Belford

David Belford

Managing Director, Investment Management, Colony Capital

David Belford is Managing Director, Investment Management at Colony Capital, Inc. Mr. Belford is responsible for the firm’s co-investment activity, including the identification, evaluation, and consummation of new transactions that combine Colony Cap… Read full bio
Young-Gwon Choi

Young-Gwon Choi

Chief Executive Officer, HI Asset Management

Before joining HI Asset Management as the CEO, Young-Gwon Choi worked as the CIO of Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS) for three years. Young-Gwon received BA in Economics and Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Sogang University a… Read full bio
David Christie

David Christie

Partner, ESO Capital

With over 20 years' experience in the industry, David Christie is responsible for ESO’s investment activity in real estate. David has spent the majority of his career with prominent real estate investors including ARES, Doughty Hanson and Green Prope… 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
Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Managing Director – Property, Wingate

Mark Harrison has over twenty years’ experience in the Australian property and property finance sectors. Mark joined Wingate in 2008 as Managing Director, Property and has overseen the growth of the property division into one of Australia’s most acti… Read full bio
Alison Hawkins

Alison Hawkins

Managing Principal, Artemis Real Estate Partners

Alison Hawkins is a Managing Principal responsible for capital raising at Artemis Real Estate Partners, LLC, a real estate investment firm that manages institutional, third party capital in a variety of real estate strategies. Alison sits on the firm… Read full bio
James Yoohoon Jeon

James Yoohoon Jeon

Chief Executive Officer, Hangang Asset Management

James Yoohoon Jeon is CEO of Hangang Asset Management. James served as Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer of FG Asset Management and the Head of FG US operation in New York. Prior to joining FG Asset Management, James was a Managing Director of Acq… Read full bio
Jung-uk June

Jung-uk Jung

Director, Shinhan GIB

Jung Jung-uk is director of Alternative Investment Department at Shinhan GIB. Since joining, he has been responsible for real estate investment and acquisition in and outside Korea, as well as investing in power generation infrastructure and physical… Read full bio
Arshiya Khullar

Arshiya Khullar

Asia Editor, PERE

Arshiya Khullar is a Hong Kong-based reporter for PERE. She has been covering the Asian private real estate markets for the organization since 2014. Her stories on business and political events in the region have previously been published on Quartz,… Read full bio
Adalla Kim

Adalla Kim

Reporter, Private Debt Investor

Adalla Kim is a Reporter for Private Debt Investor at PEI Alternative Insight, where she covers private debt investments across Asia Pacific. Adalla joined from a Financial Times publication, having covered Korean institutional investments across ass… Read full bio
Boseok Kim

Boseok Kim

General Manager, Alternative Investment, Kyobo Life Insurance

Boseok Kim is currently the General Manager of Alternative Investment Team at Kyobo Life Insurance. Boseok is specialized in investment and underwriting of real estate and corporate financing. He is also one of the investment committee members at bot… Read full bio
Jaechan Kim

Jaechan Kim

Chief Investment Officer, MDM+

Jaechan Kim is Chief Investment Officer of MDM+, the largest real estate developer in Korea owned by MDM real estate development and investment group. MDM Group has begun overseas investment and development since last year. Jaechan Kim has been takin… Read full bio
Jeffrey Kransnoff

Jeff Krasnoff

Chief Executive Officer, Rialto Capital Management

Jeff Krasnoff is Chief Executive Officer of Rialto Capital Management, LLC, which he formed in 2007 to capitalize on investment opportunities in the real estate sector. With over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate invest… Read full bio
Hakku Lee

Hakku Lee

Executive Vice President. KTB Asset Management

Hakku Lee is an Executive Vice President at KTB Asset Management. Hakku leads a team of 23 professionals of Alternative Investment Division, consisting of domestic, overseas, infrastructure, shipping and PE operations. After joining KTB Asset Managem… Read full bio

Jinho Lee

Head of Global Real Assets, Postal Insurance, Korea Post

Jinho Lee is Head of Global Real Assets at the Alternative Investment Division of Korea Post Insurance. Jinho is currently in charge of managing Korea Post Insurance’s global real estate and infrastructure investments as well as developing strategic… Read full bio
Sang Min Lee

Sang Min Lee

Head of Alternative Investment, Construction Workers Mutual Aid Association

Sang Min Lee is a Head of Alternative Investment Team at CWMA (Construction Workers Mutual Aid Association). Sang Min has responsibility for leading the team managing Alts assets including Private Equity & Venture Capital, Real Estate, Infrastructure… Read full bio
Michael Levy

Michael Levy

Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings

Michael Levy is the CEO of Crow Holdings, a privately owned real estate investment and development firm with nearly 70 years of continuous operating history. Michael joined Crow Holdings senior leadership team in 2016 from Morgan Stanley where he ser… Read full bio
Ben McCarron

Ben McCarron

Founder and Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement

Benjamin McCarron is a leading expert in responsible investment and sustainable finance. A former fund manager, Ben has 15 years’ experience in investment and sustainability. In 2013, he set up Singapore-based Asia Research and Engagement Pte. Ltd. (… Read full bio
Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald

Partner and Managing Director (UK), Ardstone Capital

Craig McDonald is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in UK and European real estate markets. Craig has been the lead partner and Managing Director of the Ardstone Capital UK business since its inception in 2012. Prior to establishing… Read full bio
James Oh

James Oh

Head of Investment Strategy, AJU Hotels and Resorts

Having recently joined AJU Hotels & Resorts as director of investments, James Oh has over 10 years of experience in the field of real estate, focusing on outbound hotel investments. Prior to current position, he was the head of hotel investment at Mi… Read full bio

Kyung Paik

Managing Director, IGIS Asset Management

Kyung Paik is a managing director of IGIS Asset Management and brings close to 20 years of real estate experience to the firm. Kyung is responsible for raising capital and managing the Firm’s institutional commingled funds. Prior to joining IGIS, he… Read full bio
Won Joon Park

Won Joon Park

Senior Managing Director, Hana Asset Management

Won Joon Park is a Senior Managing Director at Hana Asset Management, an alternative investment management firm established in 2006 and currently with approximately $5 billion asset under management. Prior to joining Hana Asset Management, Won Joon w… Read full bio
Hans Poulsen

Hans Poulsen

Reporter, PERE

Hans Poulsen is the Asia-Pacific reporter for PEI Media’s private markets real estate title PERE. Based in Hong Kong, Hans covers news and trends in the private equity real estate industry. Prior to joining PERE, he co-launched the Danish real estate… Read full bio
Eric Rosedale

Eric Rosedale

Head of International Real Estate Practice Development, Greenberg Traurig

Eric Rosedale is an acknowledged leader in the global emerging real estate markets arena, with particular emphasis on property and finance matters. Eric is Chair of International Real Estate at Greenberg Traurig, one of the world’s largest internatio… Read full bio
Joel Rothstein

Joel Rothstein

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Joel H. Rothstein is an international real estate and structured finance lawyer and Chair of Greenberg Traurig’ s Asia Real Estate Practice. He advises investment banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, real estat… Read full bio
Andrew Shin

Andrew Shin

Head of Investments (Korea), Willis Towers Watson

Andrew Shin joined Willis Towers Watson in 2012 and is Head of Investment Services, Korea, advising Korean institutions. Andrew commenced his investment career in Canada progressing through a number of roles including product development, research an… Read full bio
Yong Won Shin

Yong Won Shin

Team Head, Real Estate Investment, KB Insurance

Yongwon Shin is the team leader of Real Estate Investment Team at KB Insurance since 2017. Yongwon has invested in fixed incomes and alternative investment both directly and indirectly since he joined KB Insurance in 1998. He wrote a book, "The winni… Read full bio
Andrew M. Silberstein

Andrew M. Silberstein

Partner, Almanac Realty Investors

Andrew Silberstein joined Almanac in 2009 and is responsible for the origination, structuring and management of the investment of Almanac’s funds. Prior to joining Almanac, Andrew served as the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer for… Read full bio
Woncheol Suh

Woncheol Suh

Head of Private Market Investment, Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS)

Woncheol SUH heads both domestic and overseas private markets investment at Government Employees Pension Service (GEPS) of Korea. Woncheol investment management responsibility encompasses direct/indirect real estate, infrastructure, private equity an… Read full bio
Alan Yang

Alan Yang

Chief Investment Officer, GLP

Alan Yang is Chief Investment Officer of GLP and chairs the Company’s global investment committee which oversees all investment activity across GLP. Prior to joining GLP, he was a principal in Blackstone’s real estate private equity group where he wo… Read full bio
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PERE Investor Forum: Seoul offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile by meeting with a global audience of senior decision-makers in the private real estate industry.

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