2021 ULI Asia Pacific Summit
Organization: Mayor of Rotterdam
Ahmed Aboutaleb (born 1961 in Morocco) has been Mayor of Rotterdam since 2009. Previously, he served as a State Secretary for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (2007 to 2008) and as a Vice Mayor in Amsterdam (2004-2007) for the Dutch Labour Party. At the age of fifteen, Aboutaleb came to the Netherlands for family reunification.
In the mid-1980s, Aboutaleb started his career in jou
Peter is responsible for CPP Investments’ global real estate portfolio which is diversified across twenty global markets and currently exceeds C$43 Billion.
Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2007, Peter worked with several leading real estate companies, including Canderel, Brookfield and TrizecHahn. At various stages of his career, Peter has been based in Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.
Organization: The Lord Mayor of Melbourne
Sally Capp was re-elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in October 2020 after having previously been elected in May 2018 and was the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor.
Sally’s top priority is bringing the buzz back to Melbourne and driving the city’s economic recovery following the devastation caused by the COVID pandemic.
Sally is committed to helping rough sleepers get more suppo
Greg is Group Advisor on Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group where he works with its global client base in 63 countries and 300 cities. He is Chair of the Connected Places Catapult, The UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place-making. He is a member of the board of Transport for London and chairman of TfL’s Investment and Programmes Committee, and a member of its Fina
Organization: Tokyu Land Corporation
Organization: Nomura Real Estate Solutions
Eiji Enomoto has 33 years experience in real estate finance globally. He is a founding member of Nomura’s investment activities that commenced overseas with a joint venture in US real estate with a major US pension fund in 1990 and domestically in 1997. He established Nomura Real Estate Investment Management in 2001 to
manage various private real estate funds and Nomura Real Estate Capital Manag
Appointed as Director in 2016 and re-designated as Executive Director in February 2019, Mr. Stuart Gibson has been the co-CEO of our Group since January 2016 and was also a co-founder and CEO of the Redwood group. Mr. Gibson is responsible for overseeing ESR’s overall operations and business development. He has over 24 years of real estate development and investment experience in Asia, which incl
Organization: Harvard Kennedy School
Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches microeconomics theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has served as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He has publ
Organization: Urban Land Institute
Billy Grayson is the Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development.
As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and
Organization: Fifth Wall
Brad is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision. Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brad co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), a multi-billion-dollar owner and operator of single-family rental properties originally backed by The Blackstone Group. As CTO, he positioned Invitation Homes as the dominant technology-forward brand in the single-family r
Gordon Hatton is Head of Asia-Pacific Development for Pembroke Real Estate. Qualified as a 1st Class Licenced Architect in both Japan and Canada, Gordon has over 37 years of property industry experience bridging multiple disciplines from strategic planning, deal analysis, design, and entitlements, to procurement, construction, operational organisation and asset management on projects in Japan, Ca
Organization: Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Ms Yuki Hayakawa began her career at Daiwa Securities SMBC Co Ltd in 2004 and is now Senior Managing Director of Daiwa Securities Group Inc. as well as Deputy President and Member of the Board of Daiwa PI Partners Co Ltd.
Ms Hayakawa concurrently holds a position on the board of Nozomi Financial Holdings Co Ltd and is the Representative Director of Satsuma Golf Resort Co. Ltd.
Organization: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Yuko Ino is a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo office. She regularly counsels domestic, regional and international funds in sophisticated real estate transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, construction and development projects, financings, fund formation, joint ventures, and restructurings and workouts.
Yuko also handles various aspects of cross-border and domestic business transactions
Organization: AXA IM
Laurent has over 22 years of experience in the Real Estate industry. In January 2018 he was appointed Head of Asia-Pacific, in charge of all the operations (investments and capital raising) for AXA IM Real Assets in the region, based in Tokyo. Laurent is a member of the AXA IM Real Assets’ Management Board.
Until the end of 2017, Laurent was European Head of Transactions, coordinating and exec
Organization: IDERA Capital Management Ltd.
With over 15 years of experience in real estate investment, accounting and finance, Kadono oversees all of IDERA’s fund management activities, including investment strategy development, fund product development, capital raising, and structuring and investor relations. Kadono joined IDERA in 2009 (then Atlas Partners Japan) and contributed to the firm’s growth by executing multiple recap transacti
Organization: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Kengo Kuma was born in 1954. Before establishing Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990, he received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, where he is currently a University Professor and a Professor Emeritus. Having been inspired by Kenzo Tange’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium, built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Kengo Kuma decided to pursue architecture at a young age, and later
Khee Poh Lam
Organization: National University of Singapore School of Design and Environment
Professor Lam Khee Poh is the Dean of The School of Design and Environment at NUS. As an educator, researcher, architect and consultant, Professor Lam specialises in lifecycle building information modelling and computational design support systems for total building performance analysis and building diagnostics.
Professor Lam serves as a member of the Future Economy Council (Built Environment
Organization: Knight Frank
Christine is the Head of Research, Asia Pacific at Knight Frank. She curates and co-ordinates Knight Frank’s regional forecasts and market outlook for clients across the office, industrial and residential sectors as well as specialist asset classes such as student accommodation, multi-family and data centres.
Christine also supports a wide-ranging network of researchers across the Group, spa
Organization: Savills Asia Pacific (Ex Greater China)
Christian Mancini was appointed CEO of Savills Asia Pacific (ex Greater China) and Group Executive Board on 1 July 2016.
Prior to the appointment, he served as the CEO of Savills Northeast Asia from 2012. He oversees Asia Pacific excluding Greater China and is responsible for the development of the Group’s strategic goals within Asia Pacific. Chris continues to serve as the Representative Dire