ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme: The FutuRE of Capital Markets and Investment (Full Series)


Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
4:00pm - 4:50am HKT


Webinar This webinar will be hosted by Zoom HONG KONG
Registration Fees for Full Series
ULI Members: USD80
Non-members: USD120
Capital Markets and Investment will look at how investment strategies are changing in response to market pressures, the latest trends in deal structures and finance, growth of niche asset classes, and the future of the hospitality sector.
This four-part monthly series is presented in 50-minute, at 4pm HKT (UTC+8) on fourth Wednesday of August, September, October, and November. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and Korean will be provided during the webinar.
Included sessions:
Investment Strategy
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
(Past webinar)

As COVID-19 continues to weigh on the global economy, the impact on real estate investment is just beginning to emerge. In this session, a panel comprised of private equity and institutional investors will explore how fund strategies are changing as a result. With the market still awash in liquidity, what strategies are LPs looking for? Open or closed-ended? Core, opportunistic, or value-add? Is there interest in M&A and public-to-private deals, and what types of opportunities are available? What are the consequences of growing demand for ESG compliance? And how are China’s increasingly fractious international relationships affecting LP and GP mandates?
Discussion Leaders:
Rushabh Desai, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific
Louise Kavanagh, Managing Director, Nuveen Real Estate
Ng Chiang Ling, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Office, M&G Real Estate Asia
Justin Wai, Managing Director, Real Estate, Blackstone

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Credit markets and NPLs
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
(Past webinar)

With solvency now a growing concern for both occupiers and developers, we look at the implications for Asia Pacific markets. Will distress finally come of age as an investment strategy? If so, what are the latest trends in distressed structuring – equity, debt, M&A, sale and leaseback, or platform deals? Finally, as credit risk rises, how are banks tightening access to debt? Our expert panel includes members from both side of the financing divide.

Discussion Leaders:
Jinglei Chen, Managing Director & Founding Member, BEI Capital
David Ellis, Partner, Mayer Brown
Joyce Liang, Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific Credit Research, BofAML
Bryan Southergill, Managing Director, Real Estate, KKR

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Niche Asset Classes
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
(Past webinar)

Excess liquidity, rising asset prices, and ongoing yield compression have been catalysts for interest in niche asset classes for several years. But with investors now increasingly risk averse, will they continue to draw investment dollars? In this webinar we look at how the popular niches are weathering the storm: are co-working, co-living, data centres, self storage, and student housing retaining their appeal? And which areas have emerged as winners and losers?
Discussion Leaders:
Brian Chinappi, Partner, Head of Asia Real Estate, Actis
Brandon Li, Principal, Shanghai, Warburg Pincus
Susheela Rivers, Office Managing Partner, Co-Chair, Global Real Estate Sector and Head of Real Estate Asia Pacific, DLA Piper
Skip Schwartz, Managing Director, Private Real Estate Equity, Asia Pacific, Heitman

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Hospitality and the Future of Travel
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)

With international travel still at a standstill, investors across the globe are now reassessing the viability of the hospitality industry as a going concern. While some have sworn off hotel assets altogether, others see potential for bottom fishing. But do depressed prices really offer good value? Will business travel ever return to previous levels? And does the current turmoil provide opportunity to reshape the future of hospitality in ways that are more sustainable? In this webinar, a panel of leading executives from across the region discuss the sector’s prospects.
Discussion Leaders:
Maria Ariizumi, Head of Development, Swire Hotels
Suzee Brain, Director & Co-Owner, Brain & Poulter
Kevin Colket, Founder & CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group (GHIG)
Jayson Goh, Managing Director, Airport Operations Management, Changi Airport

Chris Fjelddahl, Founder & Partner, Eight Partnership

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ULI Member
Full Series: USD80*
Individual Session: USD25
Full Series: USD120*
Individual Session: USD40
*Sign up to more than one series and enjoy a 20% discount for the second and subsequent series. Contact asiapacific@uli.org for the exclusive offer.
Join ULI today to enjoy the member rate. Click here to learn more about ULI Membership or email asiamembership@uli.org for details.

The FutuRE Series aims to help members throughout the Asia Pacific understand how real estate markets are evolving in the era of COVID-19. Explore the full programme:

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