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This committee is responsible for setting APREA’s research agenda. Access to research and information is regarded as one of the key benefits of membership and research is a central element in the achievement of APREA’s objectives. Current projects that APREA is undertaking and/or sponsoring include a second study of Asian pension funds, an on-going project studing corporate governance in Asian listed real estate vehicles and regular reports on the performance of listed real estate, based on TR/GPR/APREA Composite Index data, which is back-tested to December 1999. 

Projects on the current agenda include:

  • The impact that REITs have had on Asian economies
  • Real estate in Asian pension funds
  • Asian listed real estate vehicles and corporate governance
  • The performance of Asia Pacific real estate
  • Advancing the substainability agenda for Asia Pacific real estate
  • Building better returns
  • Asian green building index
  • Indentifying the risk return relationship between listed real estate and direct real estate investments
  • Maturity and structure of the Asian debt market and its impact on real estate investment and returns
  • Global central bank policy and its impact on real estate performance
  • A study of regulatory and tax rules in Asia Pacific REIT jurisdictions, including a survey of investors and development of a best practice benchmark in the regulation and taxation of REITs.
  • A study of the pros and cons of internal vs. external management, incorporating an industry survey

Chairman: Noel Neo - Asia Pacific Real Estate Association
Glyn Nelson AEW Asia Pte Ltd
Henry Chin CBRE Asia Pacific
Rico Kanthatham Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors
Dennis Fung DTZ
Patrick Lecomte ESSEC Business School
Hariprakash Pandey Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited
Leslie Chua Investment Property Databank
Megan Walters Jones Lang LaSalle
Professor Taeug Rho Kangnam University, Graduate School
David Ji Knight Frank
Lam Chern Woon MEAG Pacific Star Asia Pte Ltd
Prof Sing Tien Foo National University of Singapore
Jason Ferris Novion Property Group
Vishal Goel Red Fort Capital Management Company Pte Ltd
Hiroshi Torii SMBC Nikko Securities Inc
Victor Yeung  Admiral Investment
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