Research & Market Intelligence Roundtable

The priorities of the Research & Market Intelligence Roundtable are:

Develop a map of strategic and tactical research priorities – an AsiaPac Real Estate Research Blueprint – to be conducted in league with academics, think tanks, allied industry bodies and members.

Research topics will generally fall into the following broad categories:

  • marketplace trends – real markets, capital markets, investment universe
  • real estate as an investment class – the evolving definition of real estate/assets, the case for REITs, FAQs on real estate, real estate mythbusters
  • AsiaPac as an investment destination – the AsiaPac investment map and showcase, FAQs
  • real assets and society – our industry’s contribution to economic growth, sustainability, taxation, social dividends and retirement wealth, jobs
  • performance measurement and benchmarking  a program for filling index gaps and rationalising current duplication/confusion
  • public policy  advocate improvements to existing REIT rules in target jurisdictions based on a ‘state of the art’ model, urban policy, tax rules, cross border regimes and funds passports
  • applied academic research – a three-year research program with higher education partners and think tanks
  • develop implementation priorities based on the ‘research blueprint’
  • initiate research program
  • promote findings across the global marketplace (with alliance and market intelligence partners)
  • Initiate think pieces to be published before and after the annualAPREA AsiaPac Property Leaders Summit

APREA’s new website will contain a portal for investors and real estate practitioners. The portal will showcase the best thinking, analysis, toolkits, shopfront and insights of members in a highly accessible manner. The Research Roundtable will help guide this project.

  • Help APREA work with other organisations to ensure index inclusion protocols and rules are relevant to Asia and to evolving real estate investment formats
  • Assist with the design of the ‘market compass’ roadshows

Research and Market Intelligence Roundtable 

Victor Yeung  

Admiral Investment

Dr Chua Yang Liang

ARA Asset Management Limited

Low Poh Choo

ARA Asset Management Limited

Judy Tan

ARA Asset Management Limited

Henry Chin

CBRE Asia Pacific

Joachim Kehr

CenterSquare Investment Management

Sigrid G. Zialcita

Cushman & Wakefield

James Shepherd

Cushman & Wakefield

Ranganath Char

JM Financial

Vincent Conrad

JM Financial

Abhishek Anand

JM Financial

Megan Walters

Jones Lang LaSalle

Nicholas Holt

Knight Frank Asia Pacific

Elysia Tse

LaSalle Investment Management

Harry De Kroon

PGGM Investments

Kim Wright


Toh Shaowei

UBS Asset Management