Japan's largest gathering of private real estate leaders

Connecting Japanese capital with global private real estate

The 8th annual PERE Investor Forum: Tokyo on 17 October will examine the investment strategies of Japan’s largest LPs and is the preeminent event for global fund managers to turbocharge their fundraising.

Following the announcement of GPIF and Japan Post Insurance’s global real estate plans at last year’s conference, the Forum has cemented itself as the must-attend real estate event in Japan to connect with top profile local LPs and global GPs.

Key themes include:

  • The latest real estate trends and opportunities in Japan, North America and Europe
  • Working up the risk curve spectrum – what are the opportunities for the Japanese investor?
  • Japanese LPs real estate report card – how do they assess their investments and GP relationships so far?
  • Hotels and hospitality: In the midst of the rugby world cup and pre-Olympic fever where are the most promising areas to deploy capital?

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Key discussion topics include

  • Japanese LP report card: How do they assess their current investments?
  • International GP views on the latest global real estate trends
  • Discover the Japanese investment opportunity
  • Japan success stories: Investing in hotels and hospitality
  • Real estate debt: What can it offer that equity can’t?
  • People, context and reinvention: A layered approach to creating a sense of place

300+
attendees

2:3
GP:LP ratio

125+
companies

Featured speaker

Mark Elliott

 

Mark W. Elliott
President, Hodges Ward Elliott

In an exclusive interview, Mark Elliott will be discussing HWE’s approach to real estate debt and hospitality investing alongside their strategy and plans going forward.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Connect with Japan's largest LPs. Turbocharge fundraising.

Demonstrate your unique value-add capabilities to Japanese LPs allocating capital to oversea private real estate to turbocharge your fundraising in 2020 and beyond. Exchange ideas with prominent global GPs, developers, and strategic advisors to enhance your investment strategies across Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas.

Confirmed LP attendees this year include

AISIN Employees' Pension Fund
Aozora Bank
CalSTRS
Development Bank of Japan
Farmers’ Pension Fund
Fuji Xerox Pension Fund
Gibraltar Life Insurance
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Hulic
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Ivanhoe Cambridge
Japan Co-Op Insurance Consumers' Co-Operative Federation
Japan Post Bank
Manulife Life Insurance
NBRE Management Japan Advisors KK
Nippon Life Insurance
Nomura Asset Management
Nomura Funds Research and Technologies
Norinchukin Bank
Orix Life Insurance Corporation
Pension Fund Association
Resona Bank
Shimizu Corporation
Shinsei Bank
Sumitomo Life Insurance
Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Tokio Marine Asset Management
Tokyo Star Bank
Tokyo University of Science
Zenkyoren

Valuable Insights. Enhance your strategies.

Utilizing PERE’s position as the most prestigious private real estate specialized publication, the Forum is your gateway to access to the most exclusive market insights.


We are currently working hard to create a world-class agenda yet again for the 2019 Forum. For any enquiries, please contact Andrew Wolff on at andrew.w@peimedia.com

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Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 16th

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
18:00 - 20:00

VIP cocktail (by invitation only)

Agenda

Day 2 - Thursday 17th

Thursday, 17 October 2019
08:30 - 08:50

Registration and networking

08:50 - 09:05

PERE Welcome

09:05 - 09:50

Keynote Panel: International GPs views on the latest global real estate trends

Adrian Harrington, Jorge Duarte, Michael O’Brien, Tetsuya Fujita

• Where do GPs currently recommend investing their money globally? In what sectors and geographies?
• how do they consider current geopolitical risks when making investing decisions?
• How are investors shifting their investment strategies and portfolios in light of global market trends?

A speaker photo for Adrian  Harrington

Adrian Harrington

Head of Capital and Product Development, Charter Hall

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Jorge Duarte

Managing Director – Fund Management Europe, Barings

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Michael O’Brien

Managing Director - QIC Global Real Estate, QIC

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Tetsuya Fujita

Tetsuya Fujita

President, CBRE Global Investors Japan

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09:50 - 10:20

Presentation & Fireside Chat

Mark W. Elliott, Christie Ou
Mark Elliott

Mark W. Elliott

President, Hodges Ward Elliott

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Christie Ou

Christie Ou

Reporter, PERE

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10:20 - 11:05

Panel: The Japanese Investment Opportunity

Daisuke Kitta, Hidetoshi Ono, Yoshito Nishikawa, Leonard Meyer zu Brickwedde, Richard Reitknecht

• As prices continue to rise, when will they peak?
• As it becomes harder to find returns, where do you find the best value?
• Do core investing strategies still work in Japan?
• Best practices in both the pre-deal and post-deal selection processes

Daisuke Kitta

Daisuke Kitta

Senior Managing Director, Head of Japan, Blackstone

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Hidetoshi Ono

Hidetoshi Ono

Head of Direct Real Estate - Japan, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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A speaker photo for Yoshito  Nishikawa

Yoshito Nishikawa

Managing Officer, Hulic

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A speaker photo for Leonard  Meyer zu Brickwedde

Leonard Meyer zu Brickwedde

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenzo Capital Corporation

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Richard Reitknecht

Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Land

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11:05 - 11:35

Networking coffee break

11:35 - 12:05

Presentation: People, Context and Reinvention - a layered approach to creating a sense of place

Tim Bowder-Ridger
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Tim Bowder-Ridger

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Partner, Conran and Partners

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12:05 - 12:50

Panel: Spotlight on North American Real Estate

Charlie Garner, John Brady, Kai-yan Lee, Christie Ou

• Does the US still deserve to be the No.1 outbound market for Japanese investors?
• Outlook for office, retail, residential and industrial sectors
• What are the best strategies in order to manage and mitigate risk in US markets?

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Charlie Garner

Principal, CIM Group

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John Brady

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

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Kai-yan Lee

Managing Director, Vanke USA

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Christie Ou

Christie Ou

Reporter, PERE

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12:50 - 13:50

Networking lunch

13:50 - 14:30

Panel: Real estate debt: what can it offer that equity can’t?

James Haines, Chris Allman, Rupert Gill, Ari Druker

• What are the advantages of investing in debt at this stage of the cycle? What are the risks?
• What are the different types of debt strategies best suited for Japanese investors?
• How does currency play into debt strategies?

James Haines

James Haines

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

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Chris Allman

Managing Director, Capital Markets, CIM Group

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Rupert Gill

Director and Head of the European Real Estate Debt Team, BlackRock

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Ari Druker

Director, Structured Products Origination, Corporate Finance, Deutsche Securities

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14:30 - 15:10

Panel: Japan success stories: Investing in hotel and hospitality sectors

Kevin Colket, Seth Sulkin, Hans Heijligers, Toyohiko Kishida, Ronald Barrott

• What are the opportunities to make attractive returns when investing in hotels in Japan?
• With huge increases in new supply, will it outpace demand?
• How to make money in 4 and 5 star hotels with world’s highest expectation for service and lifetime employment.

Kevin_Colket

Kevin Colket

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Hospitality Investment Group

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Seth Sulkin

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacifica Capital

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A speaker photo for Hans Heijligers

Hans Heijligers

Chief Executive Officer, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan

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A speaker photo for Toyohiko  Kishida

Toyohiko Kishida

Head of Asset Finance Unit, Tokyo Star Bank

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Ronald Barrott

Chief Executive Officer, Pro-invest Group

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15:10 - 15:30

Networking coffee break

15:30 - 16:10

Panel: Real estate specialist strategies

Bob McClain, Robert Fordi, Charles Haase, Victor Lor, Steven Bass
  • How can investors best capitalize on the logistics boom?
  • Overview of sectors such as healthcare, multifamily and student housing
  • Investing in niche sectors such as service retail and storage
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Bob McClain

Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings Capital

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Robert Fordi

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Realterm Transportation Platform, Realterm Logistics

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Charles Haase

Managing Director, Client Relationship Management, Aetos Japan

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Victor Lor

Head of Capital - Asia Pacific, GSA Investment Management

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Steven Bass

Director and Japan Country Manager, AEW

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16:10 - 16:50

Panel: The growing role of ESG in the investment process

Tetsuya Fujita, Ryuichi Horie, Yutaro Tanaka, Shuichi Masunaga, Akihisa Hoshino

• How important is the role ESG to Japanese investors in their investment process?
• To what extent are GPs successfully addressing ESG concerns?
• ESG as a value driver in real estate

Tetsuya Fujita

Tetsuya Fujita

President, CBRE Global Investors Japan

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A speaker photo for Ryuichi  Horie

Ryuichi Horie

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSR Design Green Investment Advisory

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A speaker photo for Yutaro  Tanaka

Yutaro Tanaka

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tokyu Land Capital Management

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Shuichi Masunaga

Director, Development Bank of Japan

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Akihisa Hoshino

Akihisa Hoshino

Deputy General Manager, Investment Management Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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16:50 - 17:30

Panel: Japanese LPs report card – how do they assess their current investments so far?

Mitsuhiro Arakawa, Shigeru Yagi, Shinji Kawano, Kiyosei Sugioka, Koji Ohashi

• How do Japanese investors evaluate their real estate portfolios so far? Is optimism or caution increasing in the late cycle?
• Where are they looking for opportunities globally? Are they looking to increase or decrease their outbound exposure?
• How do they build and monitor their portfolio? What is their due diligence process?

Arakawa Mitsuhiro

Mitsuhiro Arakawa

Executive Consultant, Russell Investments Japan

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Shigeru Yagi

Director of Real Estate Investment, Pension Fund Association

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Shinji Kawano

Shinji Kawano

Head of Overseas Property Investment, Tokio Marine Asset Management

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Kiyosei Sugioka

Kiyosei Sugioka

Head of Alternative Investments, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

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Koji Ohashi

Manager, Fuji Xerox Co Ltd

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17:30 - 19:00

Close of conference & cocktail reception



For any enquiries, please contact Andrew Wolff at andrew.w@peimedia.com.

Chris Allman

Managing Director, Capital Markets, CIM Group

Chris Allman is a Managing Director in the Capital Markets – Debt Group. Prior to joining CIM in 2013, Mr. Allman was a Vice President at Thayer Lodging Group/Brookfield Hotels, Vice President in Capmark’s Hospitality Industry Division and an Investm… Read full bio
Arakawa Mitsuhiro

Mitsuhiro Arakawa

Executive Consultant, Russell Investments Japan

Mitsuhiro Arakawa is Executive Consultant, Consulting Dept. for Russell Investments Japan. He joined Russell in January 2007. Prior to joining Russell, he held positions at Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR) as Chief Consultant in Pension Investm… Read full bio

Ronald Barrott

Chief Executive Officer, Pro-invest Group

Ronald is Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Pro-invest Group since the company’s inception in 2010. Ronald has over 40 years of real estate investment, development and project management experience during his extensive career which has… Read full bio

Steven Bass

Director and Japan Country Manager, AEW

Steve is Director and Country Manager for Japan. He is responsible for managing AEW’s day-to-day business activities in Japan and is a member of the Asia Pacific Investment Committee. Steve’s real estate investment career spans over 21 years covering… Read full bio

Tim Bowder-Ridger

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Partner, Conran and Partners

As an Architect and designer, Tim is passionate about creating authentic experiences centred around cultural spirit and personality. He brings his knowledge of the hospitality and residential sectors to design buildings and spaces that reflect contem… Read full bio

John Brady

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. Brady joined Oaktree in 2007 as a managing director and head of the global Real Estate group. He serves as the portfolio manager for Oaktree’s Real Estate Opportunities, Income and Debt strategies. Prior thereto, Mr. Brady was a Principal at Colo… Read full bio
Kevin_Colket

Kevin Colket

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Hospitality Investment Group

Kevin Colket is the Founder and CEO of the Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG), a real estate private equity firm incorporated in January 2019. GHIG focuses on investing in under-valued hotels (single assets, portfolios, and operating companie… Read full bio

Ari Druker

Director, Structured Products Origination, Corporate Finance, Deutsche Securities

Ari is a member of the Structured Products Origination team within the Corporate Finance group. Ari specializes in originating real estate and private equity related financing opportunities. Previously, Ari held senior positions at Tokyo Star Bank an… Read full bio

Jorge Duarte

Managing Director – Fund Management Europe, Barings

Jorge Duarte is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Jorge is tasked with leading the development and execution of Barings Real Estate International Core capabilities, seated as a… Read full bio
Mark Elliott

Mark W. Elliott

President, Hodges Ward Elliott

Mark joined Hodges Ward Elliott (“HWE”) in 1983. HWE has sold more hotels corporately, and Mark has sold more hotels than any other individual in the United States. In the last 27 years, he has personally sold and/or financed almost 1,500 hotels, app… Read full bio

Robert Fordi

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Realterm Transportation Platform, Realterm Logistics

Mr. Fordi is CEO & Managing Partner of Realterm Logistics, the surface transportation logistics platform for Realterm, a $4.2+ billion AUM global multi-strategy real estate private equity firm focused on durable insights into the supply and demand of… Read full bio
Tetsuya Fujita

Tetsuya Fujita

President, CBRE Global Investors Japan

Mr. Fujita has over 30 years of experience in real estate industry. He started his career at Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. Ltd. with which he spent 5 years for residential condo development in Japan and over 13 years in U.S. to oversee Sumitomo R… Read full bio

Charlie Garner

Principal, CIM Group

Charles Garner is a Principal in the Investments Group at CIM where he is actively involved in the investment and asset management process across CIM’s platforms and serves on the Investment and Real Asset Management Committees. Prior to joining CIM… Read full bio

Rupert Gill

Director and Head of the European Real Estate Debt Team, BlackRock

Rupert Gill, Director, is the Head of the European Real Estate Debt Team, based in London. He oversees all European Real Estate Debt transactions and is responsible for the portfolio management aspects of European product development initiatives. Pri… Read full bio

Charles Haase

Managing Director, Client Relationship Management, Aetos Japan

Mr. Haase is a Managing Director of Aetos Japan, LLC, and is responsible for investor relationship management globally. Prior to joining Aetos Japan in 2018, Mr. Haase served as a General Manager in the U.S. Planning Group with Tokyu Land Corporation… 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

Adrian Harrington

Head of Capital and Product Development, Charter Hall

Adrian joined Charter Hall in November 2018 following the acquisition of Folkestone. Adrian has more than 25 years of experience in the funds management and real estate industries. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of both the National Housing… Read full bio

Hans Heijligers

Chief Executive Officer, IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan

Hans Heijligers is CEO of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, the leading international hotel company in Japan with 32 hotels and nearly 10,000 rooms. Appointed to this role in January 2016, Hans oversees the operations and performance of IHG ANA brands incl… Read full bio

Ryuichi Horie

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSR Design Green Investment Advisory

Horie is Co-founder and CEO of CSR Design Green Investment Advisory, Co., Ltd., which focuses on advisory on ESG integration in the real estate and infrastructure sectors as well as research on policy and market with respect to green buildings. Horie… Read full bio
Akihisa Hoshino

Akihisa Hoshino

Deputy General Manager, Investment Management Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Akihisa Hoshino joined the Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited (current "Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited") in 1992. Since 2005, he has been a fund manager in the pension fund management department and in charge of investing entrusted money… Read full bio
Shinji Kawano

Shinji Kawano

Head of Overseas Property Investment, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Shinji Kawano is a Head of Overseas Property Investment in Tokio Marine Asset Management. Prior to assuming the current post in 2012, Shinji held various senior positions in fund management, asset management, business development or market research i… Read full bio

Toyohiko Kishida

Head of Asset Finance Unit, Tokyo Star Bank

Toyohiko Kishida is Head of Asset Finance Unit of Tokyo Star Bank. After joining TSB in 2011, he quickly recognized the demand for financing of operational assets and launched a new group focusing on the hospitality sector, which has since provided f… Read full bio
Daisuke Kitta

Daisuke Kitta

Senior Managing Director, Head of Japan, Blackstone

Daisuke Kitta is the Head of Blackstone Japan, Head of Real Estate Japan and is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone based in Tokyo. Mr Kitta is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Real Estate group’s investment activities in Japan a… Read full bio

Kai-yan Lee

Managing Director, Vanke USA

Since 2013, Kai has led the strategic expansion of Vanke’s business in the U.S. and, under his leadership, the firm has undertaken a series of major real estate projects in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Previously, Kai served as… Read full bio

Victor Lor

Head of Capital - Asia Pacific, GSA Investment Management

Victor Lor is the Head of Capital, Asia Pacific for GSA Investment Management, based in Hong Kong. He has overall responsibility for GSA’s Asia Pacific investment management & capital (equity & debt) platform. Whilst at GSA, he has underwritten, stru… Read full bio

Shuichi Masunaga

Director, Development Bank of Japan

Shuichi Masunaga joined DBJ in 1999. He has been dedicated to DBJ’s real estate finance business for over 10 years. He has been responsible for various domestic and international real estate investment, including senior and mezzanine loans investment… Read full bio

Bob McClain

Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings Capital

Bob McClain is a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee and has overall responsibility for real estate investment activities at Crow Holdings Capital – Real Estate. Bob has been with CHC and CHC-affiliated entities since 1987, which includes… Read full bio

Leonard Meyer zu Brickwedde

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenzo Capital Corporation

Dr. Leonard Meyer zu Brickwedde is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Kenzo Capital Corporation. Following an apprenticeship in banking and studies of law in Germany with completion of doctoral dissertation, Dr. Meyer zu Brickwedde has been w… Read full bio

Yoshito Nishikawa

Managing Officer, Hulic

Yoshito Nishikawa is Managing Officer in Asset Solutions Department at Hulic Co,Ltd and responsible for the entire process of new property investment, including establishing portfolio strategy, to source property acquisition opportunities and to exec… Read full bio

Michael O’Brien

Managing Director - QIC Global Real Estate, QIC

With a career spanning more than 30 years in the property industry, as QICGRE’s Managing Director, Michael is responsible for driving real estate investment and business strategy in alignment with the expectations of our investors, partners and the c… Read full bio

Koji Ohashi

Manager, Fuji Xerox Co Ltd

Koji Ohashi is a Manager, Treasury Group, Corporate Finance Division of Fuji Xerox Co,.Ltd. He is in charge of Fuji Xerox's group pension fund investment. He started his career at The Long-term Credit Bank of Japan was in the corporate finance area i… Read full bio
Hidetoshi Ono

Hidetoshi Ono

Head of Direct Real Estate - Japan, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Hidetoshi Ono recently joined Aberdeen Standard Investments as Head of Direct Real Estate –Japan to build and grow the firm’s direct real estate investment business in the country. He is a member of ASI’s Asia Regional Investment Committee. Currently… 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

Richard Reitknecht

Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Land

Mr. Reitknecht co-founded APL and serves as its Executive Vice President. With more than 25 years of real estate investment experience, Mr. Reitknecht implements the firm's vision and oversees all of its operations around the globe. As the firm grew… Read full bio
New Kiyosei Sugioka

Kiyosei Sugioka

Head of Alternative Investments, ORIX Life Insurance Corporation

Kiyosei Sugioka is a Head of Alternative Investments in ORIX Life Insurance Corporation, covering Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate. Prior to joining ORIX Life in 2019, he was in Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) where he served… Read full bio

Seth Sulkin

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacifica Capital

Seth R. Sulkin is President and CEO of Pacifica Capital K.K., a Tokyo-based developer of hotels and commercial properties with more than 25 years of real estate investment experience in Japan. In November 2017, he opened the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, the… Read full bio

Yutaro Tanaka

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tokyu Land Capital Management

Yutaro Tanaka joined Tokyu Land Corporation in 1989. In 2001 he was seconded to Tokyu Real Estate Investment Management Inc, where he engaged in the preparation for IPO of TOKYU REIT, Inc. and successfully completed the listing in 2003. In 2009 he wa… Read full bio

Shigeru Yagi

Director of Real Estate Investment, Pension Fund Association

Shigeru Yagi is Director of Real Estate Investment at Pension Fund Association and responsible for its real estate investment. He joined PFA and assumed his current responsibility in 2009. Prior to joining PFA, he was with Nomura Securities and Nomur… Read full bio
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