The rally seen in Asia-Pacific’s real estate equity markets after the early year sell off was encouraging but in the long term, where can investors find attractive value whilst the duration of the pandemic remains an uncertainty? What impact could the shift towards flexible and remote working have on the future of commercial real estate in the coming decade? And in a region that presents both liquid and diverse property markets, what has the fundamental analysis on hotel, retail and residential sectors taught investors this past year and how important a part should real estate exposure play in a 2021 diversified portfolio?
In this session, the speakers will discuss the experiences of real estate investors this past year, observations from the havoc wrought by the pandemic on different real estate asset classes and the opportunities ahead for real estate investors in 2021.
About the speakers
Director, Chief Market Strategist, North Asia, HSBC Private Banking
Patrick Ho is the Chief Market Strategist in North Asia at HSBC Private Banking.
He serves as a member of the Asia Regional Investment Committee, which formulates investment strategies for the region. His primary responsibilities also involve driving thematic investment offering across all asset classes for private banking clients. Patrick will drive the development of the Asia advisory model portfolio incorporating the core-satellite and thematic investment approaches.
Patrick joined HSBC in June 2017. Prior to joining HSBC, Patrick was Director of Greater China Equity Research at Credit Suisse Private Bank in 2016-2017 and Head of Thematic Research APAC and Deputy Head of Equity APAC at UBS Wealth Management in 2006- 2016. Patrick also held senior equity research roles for 12 years, working at Bear Stearns, BNP Paribas and other brokers.
Patrick earned his Master of Philosophy (Economics) and Bachelor of Social Science (Economics) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Patrick has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1997.
Head of Real Estate Advisory & Investments, Bank of Singapore
Yvonne Siew was appointed Head of Real Estate Advisory and Investments in July 2019.
She is responsible for the structuring, due diligence and distribution of investment products with Real Estate as the underlying. Yvonne has more than 20 years of experience across the real estate spectrum, focusing on origination, deal underwriting, analysis of investors’ returns for clients globally.
Prior joining Bank of Singapore, Yvonne was the Executive Director of Global Capital Markets at CBRE where she focused on the identification of new capital sources to source, underwrite and execute cross border transactions. She was also responsible for the CBRE Capital Advisors business in China, Hong Kong and Singapore that provided capital raising services and structuring of real estate transactions. Between 2005 and 2015, Yvonne was Head of Asia Real Estate at Citi Private Bank’s Global Managed Investments team, which provides real estate investment solutions for ultra- high net worth clients.
Yvonne graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Hons).
Richard van den Berg
Fund Manager, M&G Real Estate
Richard joined M&G Real Estate in Singapore in August 2017 as the Fund Manager for M&G Asia Property Fund, responsible for investment strategy and fund performance with oversight of acquisitions, divestments and asset management.
Richard has been actively involved in Asian real estate management since 1989 with previous roles in Hong Kong at the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Rodamco Asia, ING Real Estate and CBRE Global Investors. His previous roles span the full range of real estate investment activities in asset management, investment and fund management across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining M&G Real Estate, Richard was Managing Director, Executive Committee member and Investment Committee member of CBRE Global Investors based in Hong Kong covering Asia Pacific with direct responsibility for Greater China.
Richard holds a MSc in Architecture from Delft University and an MBA from Erasmus University Rotterdam, both in the Netherlands.
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