Asia's REIT Race – A New Supercharger for Cross Border Real Estate Investment

Peter Verwer, Chief Executive, APREA: Asia Pacific Real Estate Association

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

Date : November 08, 2016

Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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Hosted by the Property Committee

India is the latest nation to adopt real estate investment trusts (REITs). A China REIT market is on the horizon.

These two economic giants are driving a REIT race that will more than double Asia’s securitised real estate investment universe.

Peter Verwer, CEO of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), will unveil the dynamics of the Asian REIT race. He will describe how REITs are radically transforming to encompass new formats, such as infrastructure, housing, student accommodation, senior living, energy and opco/propco formats.

Finally, he will examine the implications for Singapore, until now, Asia’s most successful REIT marketplace.

About the Speaker

Peter Verwer
Chief Executive
APREA: Asia Pacific Real Estate Association

Based in Singapore, APREA represents companies operating in the world’s fastest growing investment property marketplace.

APREA works with national governments to open-up new real asset markets and to expand existing ones.

APREA also helps members connect to exciting business opportunities.

As well as pursuing its core business of advocacy and public
  affairs, APREA delivers investor interface, market intelligence, learning and networking services.

Peter’s current policy priorities are securing ‘state of the art’ REITs across Asia, cross-border fund passport regimes and international tax modernisation, along with economic development and sustainability.

Before moving to APREA, Peter was chief executive of the Property Council of Australia for more than two decades. In addition, he chaired The Australia and New Zealand Governments’ joint Counter-Terrorism Committee’s Business Advisory Group on Mass Gathering Places; Livable Housing Australia; and, Australia’s Construction Forecasting Council.

Peter chaired the nine-government Development Assessment Forum in the mid-2000s.

The Australian Government appointed Peter one of six Disability Community Ambassadors in 2011.

Peter also served on several Government Minister-appointed advisory councils, including, the Urban Policy Forum and the Australian Statistical Advisory Council until moving to Singapore in 2014.

Peter has also been special advisor to CareerTrackers, Australia’s leading indigenous internship program.

Peter is a Life Fellow of the Green Building Council of Australia, Life Fellow of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Honorary Life Member of the Property Council of Australia and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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