Allan Zhang

Communications & Business Development

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Program Overview Monday 15 May Tuesday 16 May Wednesday 17 May

APREA Summit (16th May)

APREA Closing Cocktail Reception (16th May)

Dress Code: Business

8.15 am – 8.30 am

Welcome and APREA Report Card

LIM Swe Guan, Chairman, APREA


8.30 am – 9.20 am

Navigating the New Geopolitics

Asia’s most renowned policy thinker will provide a sweeping overview of a disrupted and fast-changing geopolitical landscape.

Professor Mahbubani will be interviewed by Dr Seek Ngee Huat - one of the real estate industry’s most respected thought leaders.

Kishore MAHBUBANI, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Dr SEEK Ngee Huat, Chairman, Global Logistics Properties (interviewer)

9.20 am – 10.10 am


India’s phenomenal economic growth and urbanisation dynamics are transforming the real estate landscape.

This session unveils a map to new investment vistas and provides candid insights into investable real estate opportunities as well as spotlighting potential traps.

Srini SRINIWASAN, Managing Director, Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd

Mike HOLLAND, CEO, Embassy Office Parks

Bryan SOUTHERGILL, Managing Director, Real Estate, KKR

Sarah COOPER, Managing Director & Global Head of Real Estate Equity Sales, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (moderator)

10.10 am – 10.45 am

  Morning Tea

10.45 am – 11.30 pm

Investing in a Disrupted World

Leading global market movers unpack their strategies, investment targets and returns expectations.

How will Asia cope with multi speed global economies and the transition impacts of higher interest rates?

In the fight for outperformance, will capital continue to flow out of Asia or will it transform into a more powerful magnet for investors?

LEE Kok Sun, CIO, GIC Real Estate

LIM John, Group CEO, ARA Asset Management

Chris HEADY, Chairman of Asia Pacific and Head of Real Estate Asia, Blackstone

Greg LAPHAM, Managing Director and CIO Asian Private Equity Real Estate, BlackRock

Mark EBBINGHAUS, Managing Director – Global Head of Real Assets, Standard Chartered Bank (moderator)

11.30 am – 12.15 pm


China's investment grade universe is headed rapidly to US$7 trillion, with nearly 20% already in institutional portfolios.

Inbound investment to China has doubled in the past five years - it is now AsiaPac's top real estate destination.

Meanwhile, China's outbound investment in 2016 surged to US$33 billion, making Chinese investors the globe's largest cross-border players.

This session looks at inbound and outbound investment dynamics and the shifting preferences of investors.

Jonathan YAP, CIO, Ascendas-Singbridge

Stanley CHING, Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Group, CITIC Capital

George HONGCHOY, CEO and Executive Director, Link Asset Management

Antony GREEN, Head of Real Estate, Australia, Macquarie Capital (moderator)

12.15 pm – 1.30 pm

  Networking Lunch

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm


  Fintech, Robots and Real Estate

   From Uber to Airbnb to blockchain technology, business models are in flux.

   Real estate has been a spectator to this revolution, but may soon sit at its epicentre.

   Hear from the experts, including policy-makers implementing RegTech platforms and new “regulation in a sandbox”    approaches. Plus, learn about digital ledgers and how to get an analytical advantage.

   Philippa ALLEN, CEO, Principal, ComplianceAsia

   Abraham TACHIJIAN, Director, Digital Banking

   Robert COURTEAU, CEO, Altus Group

   Bernie DEVINE, Regional Director, Asia, Yardi Systems

   Paul CHEN, Director, RealFoundations

2.15 pm – 3.00 pm

Emerging Asset Classes

The real estate investment universe is expanding at white hot speed.

Explore a dozen new REIT and PE platforms, the continuing rise of debt funds and innovative opco/propco approaches.

Hear about which of these new asset classes show the most promise.

How does the risk profile of these alternatives compare to traditional real estate?

Avi ANGER, Fund Manager, Charter Hall Long Wale REIT

Matthew HOULT, Head of Global Listed Real Assets, AMP Capital

Terence TANG, Managing Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services, Asia, Colliers International

Makiko NODA, Head of Communications, IR and ESG, Diamond Realty Management

Dr Michael de JONG-DOUGLAS, Managing Director, ESR

Craig PARKER, Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

Investment Committee

The long and short of global real estate markets: making the call to buy, sell or hold for key sectors and asset types.

Grant KELLEY, CEO, City Developments Limited

Stuart CROW, Head of AsiaPacific Capital Markets, JLL

Trevor COOKE, Managing director, Commercial & General (moderator)

4.15 pm – 5.15 pm

The Future - SPOILER ALERT!!

APREA’s new forecasting time machine offers candid insights into the market’s short, medium and long-term prospects. 

Starting with macroeconomic trends, the session then drills into take-aways you can insert into your real estate business strategies.

This innovative focus on the future delivers a set of alpha-bets: an A to Z of real estate outperformance opportunities crafted for a riskier and disrupted business environment.

Indraneel KARLEKAR, Managing Director, Principal Global Investors

APREA mind hive

Regional interlocutors

5.15 pm – 5.20pm


5.20 pm – 7.30 pm




15-16 May 2017  |  Singapore




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