Young Leaders Forum

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM Jade Restaurant, Fullerton Hotel, Lobby Level Young Leaders
Separate registration required

The 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Young Leaders Forum will take place on 6 June, exploring core themes impacting the ever-changing real estate industry. We will spend time with industry leaders who have successfully navigated change in real estate during their careers and learn from their experience. The Young Leaders Forum is a unique event that brings together real estate professionals and executives under the age of 35 from across Asia Pacific.


3:15 PM    Registration

3:30 PM    Welcome remarks and introduction

3:40 PM    Leadership Panel : The Future of Real Estate Business in the Digital Economy

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we design, manage and interact with real estate. Successful firms have embraced technology and leveraged it to control costs, improve efficiency and revolutionise design whilst laggards have struggled to keep pace with the competition. A panel of ULI leadership members discuss how they have embraced technology, how this has impacted the performance of their businesses and where they see future technological trends and opportunities.

Moderator :
David McCracken, Principal, Voda Management, and Executive Director, ULI Australia

Discussion Leaders:
Ryan Botjer, Senior Managing Director and China Country Head, Tishman Speyer, and ULI Trustee
Frank Khoo, Global Head of Asia, Real Assets, AXA Investment Managers
Ong Choon Fah, Chief Executive Officer and Head, Consulting & Research, Edmund Tie & Company
Frederico Ramos, Principal, Aedas

4:20 PM    Presentation : ULI Australia Case Study Competition

The 2016 competition asked participants to derive a set of urban interventions that could transform the interface between the Brisbane City Centre and Fortitude Valley neighborhoods into a connected, urban, active and sub-tropical place befitting a ‘New World City’. We will hear from Nick Stevenson, who will present his winning project, titled, The City Stitch which proposes to transform the inner-city interface into an urban forest that is overgrowing with public life via the creation of a series of mixed-use towers, parks, boulevards, green corridors, precinct commons and rooftop terraces.

Nicholas Stevenson, Associate Director of Design, Urbis – Cistri

4:35 PM    Meet the Future Leaders Panel

This session focuses on the views of the next generation of urban planners, developers, investors and entrepreneurs who have been lauded for their already significant impact on real estate and the urban environment. Learn about their career paths, where they have succeeded, where they have failed and what advice they would give to those inspired to follow in their footsteps.

Darren Sabom, Associate Director, Head of Underwriting, Asia Pacific & Head of SE Asia Acquisitions, Invesco Real Estate

Discussion Leaders:
Tim Blackburn, General Manager, Development & Valuations (D&V), Swire Properties
Prasoon Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, billionBRICKS
Kwee Su-Lin, Vice-President, Investment, Pontiac Land
Lim Wenhui, Partner, SPARK

5:15 PM    Speed Mentoring session

Get the chance to meet senior mentors and network at this mentoring session to seek inspiration, get useful tips on career management and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.

Niel Anderson, Head of Retail, Hongkong Land
Marcus Davies Bateman, Director, Cobalt Recruitment
Hei Ming Cheng, Founder, Director and Chief Executive, KaiLong Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Henry Cheng, CEO and Executive Director, Chongbang Group and ULI Trustee
Magdelene Chua, Partner, Assurance, PwC Singapore
Alison Cooke, Managing Director – Real Estate, Starr International Investment Advisors and ULI Trustee
Sumit Gera, Head of India Private Funds, Ascendas-Singbridge
Ambika Goel, Senior Vice President, Global Logistic Properties
Nina James, General Manager, Corporate Sustainability, Investa
Lim Wenhui, Partner, SPARK
Eric Liu, Partner, Real Estate China, Dentons
Karima Palafox, Senior Urban Planning Consultant, Palafox Associates
Jyoti Ramchandani, Managing Director, Investment Management, Asia, Lendlease
Benett Theseira, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, PGIM Real Estate
Zheng Wanshi, Head, Investment Management, CapitaLand Limited
Choon Wah Wong, CEO Standard Life Investments (Singapore) and Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate

5:45 PM    ULI Asia Pacific Summit Welcome Reception

Join Summit attendees at the welcome reception held at Fullerton Hotel’s Post Bar.

How to register

The Young Leaders Forum is open to all Young Leader members across Asia Pacific. Summit registrants under age 35 would receive priority. To reserve your seat, select this option when you register for the 2017 ULI Asia Pacific Summit.

If you have already registered for the summit and would like to sign up for the Young Leaders Forum, contact ULI Customer Service.

If you are unable to attend the summit but would like to join the Young Leaders Forum, please click here.