ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme: The FutuRE of Workplace (À La Carte)


Aug 12, 2020 – May 12, 2021

Registration Fees for Individual Session
ULI Members: USD25/session
Non-members: USD40/session

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The FutuRE of Workplace will discuss how valuations in the office sector have been impacted by both declining demand and the new work-from-home trend. Will flexible workspace thrive or die? And how is office fitout evolving to reflect tenant preferences in a post-pandemic world?

This four-part series running on a quarterly basis is presented in 50-minute, at 9am HKT (GMT+8) on second Wednesday of August, November, February, and May. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and Korean will be provided during the webinar.

Included sessions:

Boom or Bust? – Office Investment in the Age of COVID-19
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | 9AM HKT (GMT+8)

As vacancies rise and rents fall in CBDs across the region, fund managers are reassessing how to underwrite office purchases. In this webinar, a panel of prominent investors from key Asia Pacific markets discusses how prospects for the asset class are changing. Do occupiers still want conventional office space? Are cap rates moving out? Is excess liquidity still buoying the market? And, as market pressures rise, what new opportunities are now available?

Discussion Leaders:
Daniel Klebes, Managing Partner & Head of Japan, BentallGreenOak
Stuart Mercier, Managing Director, Head of Asia Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management
Nicole Quagliata, Fund Manager, Oxford Investa Property Partners
Benett Theseira, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, PGIM Real Estate

To see the Discussion Leaders bios, please click here.

CBD vs. Work from Home – How Demand for Office Space is Changing
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | 9AM HKT (GMT+8)

In the brave new world of social distancing, landlords must face the reality that today’s workspaces are fundamentally different to what they were. With work-from-home an established trend, demand for CBD offices is falling, while flexible workspaces are subject to cross-currents of both rising and falling demand. But are these influences here to stay, or will they fade? We ask a panel of investors, developers, and occupiers how the dynamics of the office industry will evolve.

The Office of the Future – A Revolution of Fitout and Design
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 | 9AM HKT (GMT+8)

In a post-pandemic economy, how will office design change? Will the constraints of social distancing and workforce wellness dictate new workspace uses and types? And what does this mean for office productivity, cost, density, and fitout? A panel of architects, designers, and occupiers discusses how new and existing office space is evolving to reflect fast-changing market demand.

Going Green – How Fund Compliance is Boosting the ESG Cause
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 | 9AM HKT (GMT+8)

With ESG compliance now a standard condition for many institutional funds, both new and existing office buildings are evolving rapidly to meet market demand. Our panel will look at how ESG is influencing design for new building stock, how landlords are upgrading older stock to comply with new requirements, the evolution of ‘green’ financing options, and the implications for all this on investor rates of return.

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The FutuRE Series aims to help members throughout the Asia Pacific understand how real estate markets are evolving in the era of COVID-19. Explore the full programme:

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