Asia Pacific Property Market Outlook 2020

Date:
23 January 2020
Time:
2:30 - 6:30 pm
Venue:

Skai Suites 3&4
Raffles City Convention Centre
Singapore

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We are delighted to announce the details of APREA’s Asia Pacific Property Market Outlook 2020 which will take place on 23 January 2020 at the Skai Suites 3&4, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

Asia Pacific Property Market Outlook 2020 is a not-to-be-missed, firmly established annual gathering for real estate professionals. This event is regularly attended by a large audience of senior and influential executives from leading real estate and related companies, and APREA is proud to create an environment conducive to learning and powerful business networking.

In short, it is the industry’s voice on the Asia Pacific's property market.

Asia Pacific Property Market Outlook 2020 is part of the APREA’s “Signature Events” series and the first to take place in 2020. Other Property Market Outlook events will take place in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Why you should join:

  • Industry-leading annual gathering
  • Quality, independent insight
  • Networking opportunity
  • Trusted track-record

Registration fees:

APREA Members Free*
Non-Members US$100

*APREA's active members may register for this event free of charge. Limited to 3 persons per company. Registration is subject to final confirmation upon receiving.

Thank You to our Lead Sponsor: YARDI

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Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this event.
For more details, please contact Peter Switaj at peter.switaj@aprea.asia

 

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Programme

Thursday, 23 January 2020
2:30 pm

Registration Opens

3:00 - 3:10 pm

Welcome Remarks

- Sigrid Zialcita, CEO, APREA

- Andy Tan Chye Guan, Chairman, APREA Singapore Chapter, Chairman, Tenacity Group

3:10 - 3:35 pm

Keynote Presentation

- Yeow Chee Keong, Real Estate and Hospitality Leader, PwC, Singapore

3:35 - 4:00 pm

The 2020 User Experience

  • Asia Pacific macro market & economy view for CRE

  • Occupier needs & Agile Real Estate and the present demands

  • Agile space trends and what investors should learn about changing occupier needs and how they need to adapt

- Manish Kashyap, Regional Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services, APAC, CBRE, Singapore

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Networking Break

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Asia Pacific Property Market Outlook in 2020

Moderator:

- Callum Young, Executive Director, Savills, Singapore

Panellists:

- Han Hwee Chin, Senior Vice President, GIC Real Estate, Singapore

- Jyoti Ramchandani, Managing Director, Fund Manager, SC Capital Partners, Singapore

- Niel Thassim, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, Brookfield Private Funds Group, Singapore

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Chinese New Year Celebration

Don't miss APREA's Chinese New Year Festive Celebration with Yu Sheng (Lo Hei)!

YuSheng

6:00 pm

End of Event

Speakers

Niel Thassim

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific

Brookfield Private Funds Group

Singapore

Niel Thassim

Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific

Brookfield Private Funds Group

Singapore

Niel Thassim is a Managing Director and the Asia Pacific Head of Brookfield’s Private Funds Group, based in Singapore. In this role, Mr. Thassim is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with leading investment partners in the region. He is also the CEO of Brookfield Singapore Pte Ltd.

Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Thassim served as the Managing Director and the Asia Pacific Head of Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate investment management business (RREEF). He also previously held senior roles within RREEF and Deutsche Bank in Australia, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to this, Mr. Thassim held executive positions with Coopers & Lybrand, Bankers Trust, Credit Suisse First Boston and Colonial First State Investments in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Thassim has over 24 years of finance, accounting and real estate investment management experience. Mr. Thassim graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) degree and holds a Masters of Applied Finance Degree from Macquarie University, Australia. Mr. Thassim is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.

Mr. Thassim also serves as a Board Member of ANREV and the Singapore chapter of the Urban Land Institute and is on the Board of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Real Estate Studies.

Jyoti Ramchandani

Managing Director, Fund Manager

SC Capital Partners

Singapore

Jyoti Ramchandani

Managing Director, Fund Manager

SC Capital Partners

Singapore

Ms. Ramchandani joined the firm in January 2019 with over 18 years of experience, including 14 in real estate, primarily focused on fund management in Asia. She is the fund manager of SCORE+, a core plus Fund and is responsible for the acquisition, asset management, value enhancement, realization activities, and the operations of the Fund. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ramchandani worked at Lendlease Investment Management, Asia between 2011-2018, where she was a Managing Director, Head of Investment Management and Fund Manager. She was responsible for driving performance across Lendlease’s $6 billion funds’ platform and all aspects of funds management, including fund establishment and structuring, fund performance, budgetary control, implementing initiatives to maximize returns and portfolio divestment. Prior to joining Lendlease, Ms. Ramchandani was a Fund Manager with ING Real Estate Select from 2007 – 2011, where she was responsible for investing and managing third party capital in real estate funds across a range of investment strategies in the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Ramchandani holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honors in Economics) from Peterhouse, Cambridge University. She is fluent in English and speaks conversational Hindi

Callum Young

Executive Director

Savills

Singapore

Callum Young

Executive Director

Savills

Singapore

Callum is an Executive Director in Savills Asia Pacific Regional Investment Advisory platform based in Singapore. Callum has extensive cross border investment experience and works on projects globally from Europe through to Asia and across sectors.
Callum has spent his entire career at Savills working in capital markets, having joined in 2007. Prior to moving to Singapore Callum undertook cross border investment roles in Seoul and central London Investment, after commencing his career in Savills Scottish business. 
Callum possesses a strong global network and works with an array of clients providing acquisition, disposal and asset management advice. To date he has been involved with over 100 transactions totalling over US$15 billion dollars in value. 
 

Han Hwee Chin

Senior Vice President

GIC Real Estate

Singapore

Han Hwee Chin

Senior Vice President

GIC Real Estate

Singapore

Han Hwee Chin is Senior Vice-President (Research and Strategic Planning) of GIC Real Estate. GIC Real Estate invests outside of Singapore and has teams in nine offices worldwide, managing a well-diversified portfolio in various property sectors. 

At GIC Real Estate, Hwee Chin undertakes property research and monitoring long-term trends of Asia-Pacific property markets. She also manages the design, composition and risk framework of the real estate portfolio, to formulate investment strategies globally across markets and property sectors.

Hwee Chin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first class honours degree in Real Estate and has a MBA from the University of Western Australia. She started her career with JTC Corporation where she was involved in the leasing, marketing and development of various industrial clusters such as IT, biomedical and chemicals. Thereafter, she joined the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Singapore) where she was involved in ministerial and policy work, before moving to GIC. 

Sigrid Zialcita

Chief Executive Officer

Asia Pacific Real Estate Association

Singapore

Sigrid Zialcita

Chief Executive Officer

Asia Pacific Real Estate Association

Singapore

Sigrid is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). Based in Singapore, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, initiatives and operations of the association across Asia Pacific.


Sigrid joined APREA’s executive team in January 2019. A recognized expert in global economic, public policy and real estate issues, Sigrid is a frequent speaker at industry events. Her commentary on commercial and residential real estate markets is also regularly featured in a wide array of global publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, New York Times and Reuters. Additionally, she has made several television appearances on financial networks and radio such as CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, National Public Radio and Channel News Asia.


Sigrid brings to APREA more than 20 years of experience in economic and real estate research, consulting and business strategy. From 2010 through 2018, she served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific Research and Advisory Services of Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), where she was responsible for research, thought leadership, strategy formulation and client management. Before relocating to Singapore, she was based in Washington, D.C. and led C&W’s U.S. research group in the Mid- Atlantic region, overseeing all aspects of market research activities in the Washington, DC; Virginia; Suburban Maryland, Baltimore; and Philadelphia areas. Prior to joining C&W, Sigrid served as a Senior Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In that position, she developed NAR’s office, warehouse, retail, multi-family housing, and international research programs.


Sigrid holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Master’s degree in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of several civic groups including the Rotary Club of Raffles City in Singapore, where she has served in various leadership positions.
 

Andy Tan Chye Guan

Chairman

APREA Singapore Chapter

Chairman

Tenacity Group 

Andy Tan Chye Guan

Chairman

APREA Singapore Chapter

Chairman

Tenacity Group 

Mr Andy Tan Chye Guan is the Chairman of APREA Singapore Chapter, a pan-Asia association for global institutional investors, developers, fund managers and REITs in Asian real estate.

He is the former CEO of Generali Real Estate Asia at Generali Group, a global insurer and Fortune 500 company with €500 billion of assets under management. Prior he was Executive Vice President of MEAG Pacific Star Asset Management where MEAG is Munich Reinsurance asset management arm and Vice President of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) real estate arm. Globally, he has invested, developed and managed multi-billion portfolios across Asia, Australia and Europe ranging from indirect listed and unlisted companies, REITs, funds, strategic alliances to direct investment and development assets.

He is also the Chairman of Tenacity Group, former Advisor of Principal Global Investors and serves on the board of Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Exam Board and The Law Society Inquiry Panel appointed by the Chief Justice. A Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), he is the former Governing Council Member of SID and served as the Chairman of SID Board Diversity & Appointment Service, Audit Committee Member, Best Managed Board Award Committee amongst others.

He therefore brings on board more than 20 years of global and senior management experience in general management, business development, fund management, investment, development and asset management including corporate governance and stewardship experience on the boards of business associations.

Manish Kashyap

Regional Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services, APAC

CBRE, Singapore

Manish Kashyap

Regional Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services, APAC

CBRE, Singapore

As the leader of this core CBRE offering, Manish oversees 2,000+ professionals across 80+ offices in APAC, and 22,000+ transactions annually. His role includes the development and implementation of growth strategies for the Advisory & Transaction Services business with a focus on financial performance, platform efficiency and global connectivity.

Leading in a dynamic corporate real estate space, Manish drives the inception, incubation and implementation of new ideas and products for the Advisory & Transaction Services business, including strategic recruiting, M&A activities and corporate investment as growth strategies.

Manish is actively involved in partnering with country leadership and local market professionals in CBRE’s 15-country APAC network to achieve and enhance our market-leading position for the Advisory & Transaction Services business line. He also sits on the CBRE Asia Pacific Strategic Group, the executive leadership board for this region, in the capacity of leading enterprise-wide growth and management initiatives.

Manish has now spent 20+ years with CBRE in multiple leadership roles, and remains a key part of the APAC leadership of the firm.