Allan Zhang

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Program Overview Monday 7 May Tuesday 8 May Wednesday 9 May

Tuesday 8 May - Pillar Day





8.15am - 5.15pm

Pillar Day

The Niccolo Room, The Murray - level 25

5.15pm - 7.30pm

Closing cocktails

The Arches B, The Murray - level 1




8.30 am - 8.45 am


John LIM - ARA Asset Management


8.45 am - 9.45 am

Keynote - technology versus humanity....a blueprint for futurising your business

Data is the new oil, and AI is the  new electricity.

According to keynote speaker, Gerd Leonhard, the next two decades will bring more change than the previous 300 years.

Gerd will unpack the trend drivers, explore the mega shifts, and provide you with the tools to future your business

Gerd LEONHARD - The Futures Agency, CEO

  9.45am - 10.30am

Shaking the investment kaleidoscope...your new real estate map (and compass)

Here how investors are recalibrating their risk and return on expectations, recasting their investment strategies and re-shaping preferred investment platforms.

The session will analyse the shifting weight of real estate capital. It will also spotlight opportunities in Asia’s fastest growing markets, including China and India, amongst others.  

Jimmy  PHUA - CPPIB, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Investments, Asia

Hidetoshi ONO - Manulife Real Estate, Managing Director, Japan

Graeme TORRE - APG, Managing Director, Head of Private Real Estate, Asia Pacific

Dr Justin CHIU - CK Asset Holdings, Executive Director; ARA Asset Management Holdings, Chairman & Director

Rushabh DESAI - Allianz Real Estate, CEO, Asia Pacific

Sarah COOPER - BoAML, Managing Director, Global Head, Real Estate Equity Sales (Moderator)

  10.30 am - 11.10 am

Morning Tea

  11.10 am - 12.00 am

Alternative asset classes the best and the rest

Boutique, bespoke, niche, specialist - the diversification of real asset classes is accelerating. Indeed, the search for alpha is leading to investments that are scalable and which capture a greater share of middle-class spending.

Our experts will talk about the nuts and bolts of the most promising of the rising asset classes, starting with healthcare and data centres. Plus, property owners will talk about getting their share of the collab action.

Colin LAU - BEI Capital, Founder & Director

Darren STEINBERG - Dexus, CEO & Executive Director

Jonathan CHANG - Sino-Ocean Capital, Managing Director

Skip SCHWARTZ - Heitman, Managing Director, Private Equity, AsiaPac

Trevor COOKE - Commercial & General, CEO (Moderator)

  12.00 am - 12.45 am

Politics + economics

the three Rs and the real estate end-game

Global economic growth is converging. Meanwhile, global politics is fracturing. What happens when these forces collide?

Discover the property pivot points and opportunities in a world governed by the new “three Rs” - re-flation, re-convergence and re-leveraging.

Ajay KAPUR - BoAML, Managing Director, Global Emerging Markets Strategist & Asia Pacific Equity Strategist

Peter VERWER - APREA, CEO (Moderator)

  12.45 am - 2.00 pm

Networking Lunch

  2.00 pm - 2.45 pm

Market makers where are developers and managers steering the market?

Leading developers and fund managers discuss their strategies for achieving outperformance.

Which real estate markets, asset classes and investment styles do they favour?

What other factors are shifting the investment return dial and how they can be managed?

Neel RAHEJA - K Raheja Corp, Group President

Alan MIYASAKI - Blackstone, Senior Managing Director, Head of Asia Acquisition, Real Estate

Sherman KWEK - City Developments Limited, Group CEO

Masanobu FUJITA - Diamond Realty Management, Managing Director

Edmund HO - Standard Chartered, Regional Head, Commercial Real Estate, Greater China & ASEAN (Moderator)

  2.45 pm - 3.30 pm

Beyond digital disruption forget the gloom, check out proptech’s bright horizons

Proptech and propcoin models loom as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ transforms the business models of our clients and our industry.

Hear about the impact on real estate demand, financing, management and investment returns. Learn about smart models for reframing real estate business strategies.

Bob COURTEAU - Altus Group, CEO

Paolo SBUTTONI - Baker McKenzie, Partner

Anuj NANGPAL - JLL India Real Estate Technology, CEO

Paul CHEN - RealFoundations, Lead Managing Consultant (Moderator)5

  3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Afternoon Tea

  4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Crystal ball winners, losers, turning-points and boardroom dynamics.

Hear the industry’s canniest deal-makers reveal their specific calls on markets trends, growth opportunities and positioning strategies. How will the end of the “great low-cost credit cycle “change the financing of assets and foster a debt asset class?

What are the stewardship, governance, ESG, and risk management trends shaping boardroom decisions? Hear about priority plays for the next two years.

Joe GAGNON - Warburg Pincus, Managing Director, Real Estate

Siddharth YOG - The Xander Group, Chairman

Louise KAVANAGH - Nuveen (TIAA), Managing Director, Asia Pacific

George HONGCHOY - Link Asset Management Limited, CEO

Antony GREEN - Macquarie Capital, Executive Director, Head of Real Estate & Government Business (Moderator)

  5.00 pm - 5.15 pm

Closing remarks


  5.15 pm - 7.30 pm


Pillar Day Program



7-8 May 2018  |  Hong Kong




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