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2018 London Conference

Updated: Jan 23, 2019

2018 International Real Estate Finance & Investment Conference

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Date:  Tuesday 27th   November 2018

Time: 11:30 – 21:00

Location: Landing Forty-Two at The Leadenhall Building (The Cheesegrater) London

Cambridge University Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University Real Estate Finance Asian Alumni Society (CUREFASIA) and Britain China Real Estate Association are jointly holding the 6th International Real Estate Finance and Investment Conference on Tuesday, the 27th of November in London.

The conference will focus on the following topics in forms of panel groups, case studies and keynote speeches (Simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the conference):

“The Belt and Road” – the roles of London as a key financial city in facilitating Anglo-Sino cooperation in the belt and road economy

Chinese real estate investments in the UK: strategies, trends and opportunities

Real Estate Development in the UK

The changes in real estate under disruptive technology

Real Estate Value investing and Alternative Real Estate


Ambassador Liu Xiao Ming

People's Republic of China Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Professor Philip Allmendinger

Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Professor Colin Lizieri

Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance, Head of the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Stephen Perry

Chairman of The 48 Group Club

Dr Justin Chiu

Executive Director and Member of the Executive Committee of CK Asset Holdings Ltd; Founder Chairman of ARA Asset Management Ltd

Dr Peter Lam

Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, C C Land

Dr Hubert Shea

Executive President, Dongdu International

Michael Vrana

Managing Director, Blackstone Group

Tim Roberts

Executive Director, Head of Offices, British Land

David Stringer-Lamarre

Chairman of the Institute of Directors

Lord Wei of Shoreditch

Member of the House of Lords

Professor John Glascock

Professor of Finance, Director of the Center of Real Estate and Urban Studies, University of Connecticut

Professor Andrew Baum

Professor of Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Chairman of Property Funds Research, Chairman of Newcore Capital Management, Member of the investment committee for CBRE Global Investment Partners

Dan Nicholson

Head of UK,  Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Stephen Barter

Chairman, Wilton Capital Advisers, Member of UK Prime Minister’s Property Consultative Committee, the Bank of England

Property Forum and a former UK Chairman of the Urban Land Institute

Paul Parker

Partner, Landmark Partners

Nick McNair

Head of Origination, Commercial Real Estate, EMEA London, Deutsche Bank

Jonathan Baines

Partner at London International Investment Office, Partner at Hobart Partners

Shu Yin Lee

Chief Executive, Asiasec Properties Limited

Andrew Hawkins

International Partner, London Capital Market,  Cushman & Wakefield

Steve Williams

Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics, Former RICS President

Andy Rothery

Principal, XA2 Capital LLP

David Percival MBE

Managing Director, Deloitte’s China International Business Development Group

Shong Chua

Managing Director, Investment Management at Colony Capital

Leigh Thomas

UK Managing Director, Kier Property

Alistair Dixon

Chairman, Azimuth Partners

Chris Baldwin

Partner, Deloitte Real Estate

Christian Janssen

Head of European Debt, TH Real Estate

Simon Staite

Partner, Lawyer, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

David Sayer

Board member of the HM Treasury Belt and Road, Board Member of China-Britain Business Council

Toby Blunt

Senior Partner, Foster + Partners

Sebastian Abigail

Senior Director of VTS

Matthew Richardson

Head of Research, European Real Estate at FIL Investments International

Tobias Huzarski

Founding Partner, Loric Ventures

Ian Thomas

CIO & Co-Founder, Lendinvest

Conference Agenda


Registration (Light lunch will be provide)


Welcome Speech: Professor Philip Allmendinger, Pro-vice-chancellor, University of Cambridge


          Keynote Speech 1: China-UK Cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative

Speaker: Ambassador Liu Xiao Ming


Welcome Speech: Dr Peter Lam, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, C C Land


          Introduction of Cambridge University Real Estate Finance Asian Alumni Society & Britain China Real Estate Association


          Panel 1: The Roles of London as a Key Financial City in Facilitating Anglo-Chinese Cooperation in the Belt and Road Economy

Chair: Dr Hubert Shea

          Panellists: Dr Justin Chiu, Stephen Perry, David Stringer-Lamarre,  David Sayer, David Percival MBE


          Keynote Speech 2: Tracking Global Capital Into Real Estate

Speaker: Steve Williams


          Panel 2: Chinese Real Estate Investments in the UK: Strategies, Trends and Opportunities

Chair: Professor John Glascock

          Panellists: Dr Peter Lam, Jon Baines, Shu Yin Lee, Simon Staite, Andrew Hawkins




          Panel 3: Real Estate Development in the UK

Chair: Stephen Barter

          Panellists: Toby Blunt, Nick McNair, Dan Nicholson, Leigh Thomas


          Panel 4: The New Changes in Real Estate under Disruptive Technologies

Chair:  Professor Andrew Baum

          Panellists: Alistair Dixon, Sebastian Abigail, Matthew Richardson, Tobias Huzarski, Ian Thomas


          Panel 5: Real Estate Value Investing and Alternative Real Estate

Chair: Michael Vrana

          Panellists: Lord Wei, Paul Parker, Andy Rothery, Shong Chua, Chris Baldwin, Christian Janssen


          Closing Speech: Professor Colin Lizieri


          Networking & Dinner

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