@ULICapitalTalks returns with the third edition of ULI Asia Pacific Real Estate Economic Forecast and a fireside chat with Sonny Kalsi, Co-CEO, BentallGreenOak and John Pattar, Partner and Head of Real Estate Asia, KKR.
The ULI Asia Pacific Real Estate Economic Forecast is a semi-annual survey which focuses on the key economic and real estate indicators for seven cities in the region - Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Sydney, and Seoul. This forecast captures the main indicators of interest to the real estate investment and development community.
The report and panel discussion aim to answer questions such as:
- How does the region's resilience to challenges still posed by the pandemic affect the overall outlook for sectors such as office, retail, and logistics?
- Is the region prepared for further pockets of uncertainties as recovery depends on the pace of the reopening of the global economy and, potentially, the re-emergence of the virus and further lockdowns?
- How do geopolitical turbulence, rising inflation, and rising interest rates impact real estate investment decisions? Will this hamper the pace of the reopening of the global economy?
Look forward to other insightful projections and more.
Sonny Kalsi is the Co-CEO of BentallGreenOak (BGO) and is based in New York City. BGO is a global real estate investment and management platform with approximately $50BN under management. BGO has 24 offices worldwide (North America, Europe, and Asia) and over 1,300 employees. The firm manages investment strategies and properties in various asset and risk classes. Sonny previously was a Founder of GreenOak Real Estate in 2010 and together with the team grew the business organically to $12BN of assets under management in 10 countries with over 100 employees. Before GreenOak, Sonny was Global Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investing (MSREI) business and President of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds until 2009. At its peak, the platform had approximately $100 billion of assets under management in 33 countries. During his 18-year career at Morgan Stanley, Sonny spent almost 10 years in Asia and?has?lived and worked in six different locations around the world.?? Sonny is a graduate of Georgetown University and continues to be very involved with the school. He has been cited by Private Equity Real Estate magazine as one of the “30 Most Influential” people in private equity real estate globally. Sonny is on the board of several charitable organizations including Teaching Matters, Room to Read, SparkYouth NYC, Asia Society, and the Hirshhorn Museum. He is a Trustee of the Spence School and Georgetown University. He is also a board member of Oberoi Realty and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the Master of Real Estate Program.