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RICS Real Estate Investment-Risk Management Summit 2019
25 November 2019
W Hotel, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon Station, Hong Kong


After a decade of expansion, Asia’s real estate markets are facing rising headwinds. Increases in barriers to trade, uncertainty and debt are all contributing headwinds. As traditional lenders face more stringent regulations, alternative forms of financing have emerged to fill the void, resulting in different types of risk. Combined with interest rates that appear to be “lower for longer”, the competition for assets in Asia Pacific’s established real estate hubs has intensified. Some market participants have reacted by altering their risk appetites, looking towards new locations and alternative assets in their search for yield. When paired with more balance between west and east in the global economic order, this appears to have resulted in a change in the established patterns of capital flows.

The conference will delve into the global macroeconomic and geopolitics shaping Hong Kong’s investment landscape. We will explore how these risks are being managed by investment and risk departments within financial institutions. Our expert speakers will end with an exploration of investment strategies in the real estate asset class, its place in multi-asset portfolios as well as allocations between traditional and alternative real estate assets. Participants will come away with a better understanding of local and regional real estate investment opportunities and ways to manage the associated risks all framed from within RICS’ established understanding of the business of bricks and mortar.


Session 1- The global economic outlook

Macroeconomic trend and geopolitics shaping Hong Kong’s market

- Speaker: Ms Betty Wang, Senior China Economist, ANZ

• The clouds on the global economic horizon
• Impacts of the China-US trade tensions and other major causes of market volatility
• Increasing pressure from capital outflows
• A look into the financial stimuli introduced to combat economic deceleration

RICS Global Monitor: International real estate investment market analysis

- Speaker: Mr Sean Ellison, Senior Economist, RICS

• Global Commercial Property Monitor
• China Commercial Property Monitor
• Asia Pacific Commercial Property Monitor
• Euro area - Economy and Property Market Update

Roadmap to regional competitiveness in global picture

Session 2- Risk management in real estate investment

- Speaker: Dr. Mayank Kaul MRIC Head, Real Estate Risk, Asia Pacific and EMEA, Institutional Clients Group

Challenges faced by CIOs and risk departments in real estate investment

Emerging Trends: Climate Change, Sharing economy, Digital

Understanding emerging risks related to real estate

Managing real estate exposure

Emerging Risks for 2020 and beyond in real estate and risk management strategies

Mr Thomas Lam, Executive Director, Head of Valuation & Advisory, Knight Frank


Ms Ada Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Champion REIT
Mr Ivan Ho, CEO Hong Kong China, KaiLong Group
Dr Mayank Kaul, Head Real Estate Risk APAC and Japan, Citi Bank

Mr Joseph Tsang, Chairman of JLL Hong Kong and Head of Hong Kong Capital Markets,JLL

• Lower for longer: When the tide turns

• Instability in developed markets

• Interest rate risks

• Currency risks: Can currency pegs continue?

• Risk management strategies and best practices

Session 3 - Utilising data and technologies to inform investment

Availability and accuracy of data and its importance to investment

• Current use cases
• Where will we be in the next 5 years?
• Lessons learnt and best practices from other jurisdictions
• Monetisation of Data: A new revenue stream for real estate landlords?
• Data Privacy considerations

The application of FinTech in property investment

- Speaker: Mr Charles d'Haussy, DirectorStrategic Initiatives, ConsenSys

Session 4- A shifting investment landscape and real estate’s place within it

Hong Kong’s investor appetite – changes and opportunities

• Utilising Hong Kong’s increased annual capital works expenditure
• Leveraging Hong Kong’s position in the GBA to drive growth
• Movement into developing markets across the APAC region from OBOR and beyond
• How to make the most of Hong Kong’s green finance drive

Panel discussion: Diversification with the real estate investment class

Mr Alan Dalgleish FRICS, Chief Executive, Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate
Vehicles Limited
Mr Terence Chan, CEO, Hong Kong and Shanghai Land Capital
Ms Claire Tang, Head of Greater China,LaSalle Investment Management

• Allocations within real estate – geography, type and style
• Combating tightening yields from traditional investments through alternative assets
• Latest trends in investment in colocation spaces, affordable housing, obsolete buildings and data centres

Why you should attend

• The global economic outlook

While a degree of uncertainty clouds the economic outlook at the start of 2019, will the growth in real estate investment market pick up throughout the year? Before identifying these uncertainties and risks, economists will explore the macroeconomic and geopolitics scene shaping Hong Kong’s market and bring with us RICS Global Monitor in real estate market.

• Risk management in real estate investment

In recent years, the real estate investment industry has seen an improvement in the way it manages risk, especially under a real estate markets facing rising headwinds. Although investment risk management is predominantly seen as being driven by investment performance motivations, rather than compliance.

• Utilising data and technologies to inform investment

Although the real estate market value still depends heavily on factors such as location, building quality, but the development of technology has begun to change. From Big Data to IoT to artificial intelligence, leading property developers and asset managers are selectively applying a variety of property technologies to their portfolios. On the other hand, in an uncertain real estate market, how to utilize new technologies to identify investment risk and delve value will help to weather a turbulent market.

• A shifting investment landscape and real estate’s place within it

Advances in risk management have come at a time when real estate investment has reached new all-time highs; a time when yields have been compressed and competition for returns fierce. Against this backdrop, investors are observing a growing risk appetite, with moves into alternative assets becoming increasingly widespread. Hong Kong`s investors should know well how to utilize Hong Kong`s position in GBA and OBOR as well as investing in new locations and alternative asset to drive growth and combat tightening yields from traditional investments.

Who should attend?

• Government
• Regulatory body
• Insurance company
• Central Bank
• Sovereign wealth fund (SWF)
• Private Bank
• Institutional investors, private equity
• Real estate developer
• Corporate occupier
• Data analysis company
• FinTech company
• Asset management service provider
• Facility management company
• Research institution
• City think tank
• International & domestic media and commentator
• Scholarship authorities

Bronze sponsors

Supporting organisations

  • Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles
  • BEAM Society Limited
  • Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society
  • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
  • China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and International Chapter
  • Development Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Division of Environment and Sustainability, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong
  • Global BIM Centre of Excellence
  • Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety
  • Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union
  • Hong Kong General Building Contractors Association
  • Hong Kong Housing Society
  • Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators
  • Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
  • Hong Kong Investor Relations Association
  • International Facility Management Association Hong Kong Chapter
  • International Federation of Finance & Real Estate
  • Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia
  • Lands Department, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers
  • Macau Construction Machinery Engineering Association
  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • The Australian Institute of Building
  • The Hong Kong Construction Association
  • The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Housing
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

For enquiries or would like to buy group tickets, please contact

Ms Karina Cheung
t: +852 2117 0695
e: kcheung@rics.org


  • The organiser reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the symposium at its discretion.
  • No refund or cancellation will be accepted, but a substitute delegate is normally permitted. Please inform the organiser of your substitute delegate at least 5 days before the seminar.
  • If a typhoon signal no. 8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force at least 3 hours before the programme is scheduled to begin, the seminar will be postponed until further notice. Otherwise, it will continue as scheduled.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.
  • Upon completion of this event, a CPD certificate will be granted. A payment receipt along with the CPD certificate will be sent to you by email with 10 business days after the conference.

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W Hotel

1 Austin Road

West Kowloon Station, Kowloon

Hong Kong

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