Asian Cities 2021: Special Features Session

Includes a Live Event on 08/02/2021 at 3:30 AM (EDT)


As the world hopefully emerges from the global pandemic the emphasis in terms of real estate development and investment together with a large proportion of the global construction effort is shifting to further explore the potential of Asia. This programme focuses attention on arguably 5 of the most exciting city environments in the region. It is industry-led and case study driven and unique in its approach to the land conversion process. The programme is designed to encourage participants to explore new skills and enhance problem-solving capabilities under the guidance and expertise of some of the most experienced senior business leaders in Asia. The subject focus is business oriented involving industry-based, presentations and webinars together with the opportunity to review and discuss selective investments and developments in the cities. 

Module #6: Special Features Session

Live webinar sessions will normally commence at 3.30 pm on a daily basis although may be subject to change, please see the schedule tab for more information. All Live and Pre-recorded video sessions will be made accessible on-demand.

CPD Information: 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements vary across the Asia Pacific. At the moment, this programme can contribute to the CPD requirements at Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A certificate will be issued upon the completion of each city session for your application for CPD credits. Below please find the number of class hours for each of the sessions:

  • Hong Kong: 20 Hours
  • Singapore: 10 Hours
  • Shanghai: 10 Hours
  • Seoul: 8 Hours
  • Tokyo: 20 Hours
  • Special Features: 10 Hours

Attendees can apply for CPD credits from various professional institutions. Please let us know if you need more information to support your application

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(By city sessions / special feature session)

(All five cities sessions, plus special feature session) 

To register for the full programme, please click hereEmail for enquiry. 

Learning & Development Features

  • It is wholly case driven in its approach to the land conversion process.
  • It is business oriented involving industry leaders sharing their business models and investment/development strategies.
  • In the current virtual world, it retains an experiential quality with a concentration on highly relevant and contemporary case studies.
  • Delegates will be exposed to a very Asian regional perspective on real estate and construction activity and investment.
  • Delegates will be provided insights into the structural dynamics of the key international centres in the region. They will gain an understanding of the nature and characteristics of different market systems and corporate structures under differing legal jurisdictions and their effect on development and investment decision making.

Experience Level

The programme is aimed at new entrants, young industry professionals, graduate entry students are encouraged to participate. 

This course is designed for new entrants and younger industry professionals with a basic understanding of the real estate sector who are looking to enhance their knowledge of key concepts and emerging trends needed to assess the feasibility of development options and the viability of real estate investments which enable decision-making. In particular, real estate owners and managers/ developers /investors /commercial brokers / entrepreneurs / government agencies / lawyers/ finance professionals will also benefit from interaction with senior and experienced business leaders.

Course Format

There will be two live webinar sessions on a daily basis, one will normally commence at 3:30 pm and the other at 5:00. Each session will last for 60 – 75 minutes. 

Each session will include presentations and discussion, moderated by Keith McKinnell, Managing Director, REACh Asia. Pre-recorded video modules will be made accessible on-demand. [This includes any attached materials to be accessible on the date.] 

There will be some exceptions with slight adjustments to the schedule. Details of the schedule will be provided to participants prior to the sessions.  

Each Session Breakdown:

  • The Market
  • The Company
  • The Subject Asset/Project
  • Q&A


SESSIONS 01 | 02 August

01 [LIVE] 4:00pm HKT (GMT+8) | Oxford North
A development in Life Sciences - An alternative real estate asset class: developing a science and technology ecosystem during COVID 19.
William Donger, CEO, Thomas White Oxford
Jason Matthews, Partner, Matthews & Sadler Estates Limited

SESSIONS 02 - 03  | 03 August

02 [LIVE] 4:00pm HKT (GMT+8) | urban.Mass [Floc®]
An alternative Urban Mass Transit Solution with Real Estate & Sustainability Implications
Kevin O’Grady, CEO, urban.MASS Ltd [FLOC®] (part of the six miles across London ltd [small] group)

03 [LIVE] 5:30pm HKT (GMT+8) | The Blackstone Push Into India
A necessary catalyst for a changing real estate landscape?
Aaryaman Tibrewal, Associate, Blackstone Real Estate India

SESSIONS 04  | 04 August

04 [LIVE] 4:00pm HKT (GMT+8) | Build to Rent: A Discussion Forum
BtR a sustainable or speculative real estate bet? The UK and Australian experience and possible lessons to be learned and potential pitfalls/challenges for Asia?
Ed Ellerington, Founder & Managing Director, Packaged Living Limited
Alec Harper, Head Of Australia, Oxford Properties
Nick Pleydell-Bouverie, Knight Frank UK
Steph Harper, CBRE Australia

SESSIONS 05 | 05 August

05 [LIVE] 4:00pm HKT (GMT+8) | urban –Air Port
The Future of Urban Air Mobility - connecting urban centres and under-served communities in a sustainable net zero way
Ricky Sandhu Founder & Executive Chairman, urban-Air Port Ltd
Stuart Bloomfield, Chief Development Officer, urban-Air Port Ltd
(part of the six miles across London ltd [small] group)

SESSIONS 06 - 07 | 06 August

How to quantify and measure impact? An alternative and/or additional approach to considering investment opportunities in both developing and developed urban communities.
Thomas Liu, Partner ACTIS

07 [LIVE] 7:00pm HKT (GMT+8) | The Low Constrained Investor
“Aligned real estate investing for large institutional investors”
Property markets are evolving with faster and sharper price cycles increasing uncertainty.  We are also in an era of low returns and low spreads across many asset classes leading to higher volatility and lower opportunity costs.  How should the large institutional investor position its real estate investments in this environment?
William H. Schwab, Robert Walker

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Asian Cities 2021

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