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Investing in Asian Real Assets with APREA
37 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
19: Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific with Justina Chiu of Fortune REIT
In this episode, journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Justina Chiu, the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Fortune REIT. Justina shares her career journey as she joined Fortune REIT, the first REIT to hold Hong Kong assets, when it was listed in Singapore right after SARs in 2003. She also shares how her all-rounded experiences from different roles within the company laid the foundation for her in leading the REIT. Operating 3 million square feet of private housing estate retail properties, Justina highlights Fortune Malls’ commitment in serving the neighborhood community and showcases various initiatives in driving a business that can thrive and be sustainable for a long term. Fortune REIT holds 16 neighborhood malls in Hong Kong and is currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as one of the most actively traded REITs.
44 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
18: Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific with Vinod Rohira of Mindspace REIT
Welcome to the APREA Podcast: Investing In Asian Real Estate Assets. The theme of this series is “Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific”, featuring REITs’ CEOs highlighting markets’ opportunities, strategies, and their professional journey. This series is proudly brought to you by Link Asset Management Limited. In this episode, journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Vinod Rohira who is the Chief Executive Officer of Mindspace Business Parks REIT, one of the largest Grade-A office portfolios in India. Here, Vinod speaks about challenges of floating and operating an office REIT during the pandemic, and how he has dealt with multiple stakeholders in this challenging time. Given Mindspace’s commitment to sustainability; Vinod also shares what are the particular challenges of trying to develop and manage realty assets’ sustainably in India, and what changes Vinod would like to see to the India REIT code, in order for the sector to thrive.
27 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
17: Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific with Yoshiyuki Miura of GLP Japan Advisors
In this episode, journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Yoshiyuki Miura who is the president of GLP Japan Advisors, the external manager for GLP J- REIT, which owns 83 modern logistics facilities across Japan. Miura san starts his interview by sharing with us what were the biggest challenges of moving into the REIT sector for him personally, and how was GLP J-REIT affected by the pandemic. Miura san shares about sustainability initiatives GLP J-REIT has, and explains how involved is GLP J-REIT in tech and what tech developments does he expect in the future. Miura san concludes with his thoughts on institutional demand for logistics real estate, Japanese REIT code, IPOs, and outbound capital.
25 minutes | May 23, 2021
16: Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific with Darren Steinberg of Dexus
Welcome to the APREA Podcast: Investing In Asian Real Estate Assets. The theme of this series is “Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific”, featuring REITs’ CEOs highlighting market trends, their business strategies, and their own professional journey. This series is proudly brought to you by Link Asset Management Limited. In this episode, journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Darren Steinberg who is the CEO of Dexus. Darren has over thirty years' experience in the property and funds management industry with an extensive background in office, industrial and retail property investment, and development. In this episode, Darren shares how his leadership style evolved, and what he has he learned along the way. As Dexus is one of the most highly rated companies globally for ESG, Darren talks what you need to do to get you to the top spot. He also talks about how the pandemic will change Australian real estate in the long term.
62 minutes | May 5, 2021
15: Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific with George Hongchoy of LINK REIT
Welcome to the APREA Podcast: Investing In Asian Real Assets. The theme of this series is “Resurgence of REITs in Asia Pacific”, featuring REITs CEOs highlighting markets’ opportunities, strategies, and their professional journey. This series is proudly brought to you by Link Asset Management Limited. In this episode, journalist Mark Cooper speaks with George Hongchoy, the CEO of LINK REIT. George rose through the ranks from a professional banker to become the CEO of one of the world’s largest retail REITs in terms of market capitalisation. George shares his insights on the Asian REIT market and how he has been able to take the business from strength to strength even during such challenging times. George also reveals his commitment to education and his philosophy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Listed in 2005 as the first REIT in Hong Kong, Link has been 100% held by public and institutional investors and is a Hang Seng Index constituent stock. From its home in Hong Kong, Link manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks and offices spanning Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Sydney.
38 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
14: Enabling Technology and Innovation for the Real Estate of the Future with Bernie Devine.
Welcome to the APREA Podcast. In this episode journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Bernie Devine who is the Regional Director for Asia Pacific of Yardi, about his 30+ years’ experience dedicated to real estate and technology. Bernie talks us through his journey towards his current role and how he became involved in real estate tech. Bernie give us his thoughts on how many of the changes of the past year does he expect to become permanent, and where is the real estate industry in terms of its understanding and use of technology. The episode concludes with Bernie's vision on which technologies will change real estate the most over the next decade.
43 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
13: Creating Entrepreneurial Culture in a Rapidly Progressing Company with Mohit Malhotra.
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. This episode finds us in conversation with Mohit Malhotra, who is a Managing Director and CEO of Godrej Properties Limited. Journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Mohit about his career path and what brought on the change of switching to real estate. Mohit gives us a hint on his mentors and business idols that he seeks to emulate. Mohit will also share how the company has grown rapidly under his leadership and what factors have driven this growth. Towards the end, Mohit shares more about Godrej’s deep commitment to sustainability and ambitions for the company’s longer term future.
40 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
11: Spearheading Digital Transformation of Indian Real Estate with Renu Sud Karnad.
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. This episode finds us in conversation with Ms. Renu Sud Karnad, who is a Managing Director at Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited. Journalist Mark Cooper explores Ms. Renu’s career path with HDFC, and how HDFC is transforming housing industry in India. Ms. Renu shares what needs to be done to provide housing finance to a wider section of the Indian population and what is HDFC doing to assist. As a “Technology Evangelist”, Ms. Renu reflects on how technology is advancing HDFC’s business. Last but not least, Ms. Renu discloses her best piece of career advice, and details about her dream trip.
53 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
40 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
10: Episode 10: Leading the Charge from the Front with Pushpa Bector
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. This episode finds us in conversation with Ms. Pushpa Bector, Executive Director of DLF Retail. Journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Pushpa about her beginnings in the retail sector, and how much has her typical working day changed since the COVID-19 epidemic. Pushpa will share with us mentors who have influenced her and share advice to female executives starting out in the Indian real estate business. Pushpa will also give her comments on how have DLF’s malls evolved in the past couple of years, what have been the biggest changes, and what are her ambitions for DLF Retail.
41 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
9: Episode 9: The Power of Agility and Thinking Differently with Sanjay Dutt
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. This episode finds us in conversation with Sanjay Dutt, Managing Director & CEO of Tata Realty & Infrastructure. Journalist Mark Cooper speaks with Sanjay about the beginnings of his real estate journey, moving from an advisory to a principal role, and Sanjay’s mentors. Sanjay also shares how has Tata dealt with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and what are the ambitions for the group. Sanjay will conclude with his thoughts on the major bright spots for investors in Indian real assets and in what areas Indian real assets industry need to do better.
33 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
8: Episode 8: A Broad Church - Real Estate and Infrastructure with Tom Roche
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. This episode finds us in conversation with Tom Roche, Executive General Manager, Development & Investments at John Holland Group. Journalist Mark Cooper talks to Tom about his very broad experience in real estate and infrastructure, from engineering to finance, transactions to project origination and a fair bit in between. Tom also talks how has COVID-19 affected his work at John Holland and the running of his team & projects. Tom will finish with his thoughts on the outlook for Australian real estate market.
51 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
7: Episode 7: The Secrets of Work-Life Balance with Rushabh Desai
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. Today we bring you a new episode of APREA Podcast series!. In this episode, we chat with Rushabh Desai, Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific, of Allianz Real Estate. Based in Singapore, Rush will highlight the art of balancing life and the business, how to think outside the box, and what did he do before he became a CEO. Join us today to listen how leaders in real estate are navigating the unprecedented uncertainties of 2020 and what are Rush’s thoughts on the foreseeable future.
52 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
6: Episode 6: Evolving world of real estate with Chris Mancini
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. This episode finds us in conversation with Christian Mancini, chief executive officer, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) at Savills. Journalist Mark Cooper talks to Chris about his early days in real estate and his 20 year-plus career in Japan, where he still runs the Savills business alongside his regional commitments. Chris also opines on the changes the COVID-19 outbreak may bring to real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region. A wide-ranging discussion also takes in Chris’s advice to his younger self, the duties of a regional CEO and the evolving world of the real estate adviser.
48 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
5: Episode 5: A Step Beyond: New Cross-Border Opportunities in Asia Pacific Real Estate – Suchad Chiaranussati
Welcome to the APREA Podcast Series. In this episode, we talk to Suchad Chiaranussati, founder and chairman of SC Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm based in Singapore. In conversation with journalist Mark Cooper, Suchad talks about the daily routine for a real estate private equity leader, what keeps him motivated and what he looks for in new hires. We also discuss SC Capital’s move into the core-plus arena and Suchad’s thoughts about real estate opportunities across the Asia Pacific region.
12 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
4: Episode 4: Navigating listed real estate markets with Roberto Versace
APG Asset Management is one of the world’s largest property investors and it invests in listed as well as private real estate. This episode of the APREA Podcast Series sees us in conversation with Roberto Versace, managing director and head of listed real estate, Asia Pacific at APG about investing in the region’s listed property markets.
25 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
3: Episode 3: Building India’s first REIT - Michael Holland
This edition of the APREA Podcast Series finds us in conversation with Michael Holland, chief executive of Embassy Office REIT, India’s first real estate investment trust. We discuss his long career as an expat real estate expert in India and the potential for the nation’s REIT sector.
16 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
2: Episode 2: Navigating listed real estate markets - Susan Sim
ARA Property Management (APM) is the property management arm of ARA Asset Management, looking after more than 25 million sq ft of assets. On the sidelines of the APREA Property Leaders Summit in Shanghai, we talk to Susan Sim, chief executive of APM China about how good property management can add value to real estate.
17 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
1: Episode 1: Finding value in Asia Pacific - Alan Miyasaki
The APREA Podcast Series features conversations with some of the leading lights from the Asia Pacific real estate industry. In this edition, we talk to Alan Miyasaki, senior managing director and head of real estate Asia acquisitions at Blackstone Group, about the outlook for the market and where to find value.
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