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Commercial Real Estate: Trouble Ahead? - Hosted by the Property Committee

Sigrid Zialcita, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Cushman & Wakefield

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : March 30, 2016

Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Price : $0.00

Description

Postponed from March 22

Stock markets worldwide have been hammered since the start of the year; plunging oil – now below US$30 a barrel – and commodity prices are now raising concerns of energy and resources sector bankruptcies. China, which once backstopped the global economy, is changing gears, while exuberance for Abe’s policies is waning. Heightened risk aversion is fuelling the demand for safe haven assets, with gold officially in bull territory while expectations of an end to the bond bull market remain just that. A rising domestic currency could spell trouble in such a challenging environment and central banks in several developed economies are embracing negative interest rates – which was once deemed a theoretical curiosity – in an effort to stem the appreciation. How will capital flows into commercial real estate react to this risk-on mode? Sigrid Zialcita, Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield Research, Asia Pacific will provide a critical analysis of the current environment and its impact on commercial real estate investment in Asia Pacific.

About the Speaker:

Sigrid Zialcita
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Cushman & Wakefield

As Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services for the Asia Pacific region, Sigrid is responsible for establishing and leading a regional research group that provides thought leadership across 15 countries in Asia Pacific. Under her leadership, she has expanded the team’s analytical capabilities:
  her team has developed proprietary forecast models for 30 major markets in Asia Pacific as well as quantitative tools to aid investment strategies, and expanded into offering geo-mapping solutions.

Sigrid regularly briefs real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds and other financial institutions with the firm's market views and outlook to enable the most informed investment decisions. She also regularly presents to key global occupier clients, with her inputs used in their portfolio strategies.
  She has provided consultancy on numerous projects, and her views on global economic, public policy and real estate issues are widely sought after in the industry.

Based in Singapore, she is a frequent speaker at industry events hosted by CoreNet, BOMA, American Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce, ICSC, and Property Guru among others.
  Her commentary on commercial and residential real estate markets has been featured in a wide array of global publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Times and Reuters. Additionally, she has made several television appearances on financial networks and radio such as CNN, National Public Radio and Channel News Asia.

She is also a member of C&W’s Asia Management Committee.

Sigrid is the 2015-2016 President of Rotary Club of Raffles City in Singapore.
  She is an avid supporter of education and her signature service project involves raising the seed funding for an educational grant to disadvantaged children.

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