Confronting COVID-19: Insights from Asia

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May 12
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Confronting COVID-19: Insights from Asia

Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00-11:15 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Asian real estate leaders have been helping to battle the novel coronavirus, and manage its effects on their businesses, for months. What do these experiences have to teach ULI members in North America? In this webinar, hear from senior real estate leaders from China, South Korea, and Hong Kong.


Confirmed Speakers:

Goodwin Gaw, Chairman, Managing Principal, Member of Investment Committee and Founder, Gaw Capital

Goodwin Gaw

Goodwin Gaw brings over 20 years of real estate investment and management experience in the United States and Asia to Gaw Capital. He is also the Vice Chairman of Pioneer Global Group and Founder and President of Downtown Properties. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Construction Management from Stanford University.


Carrie Liu, Managing Director, China Life Capital Investment Company Limited

Carrie Liu

Aged 39, Carrie Liu is the Managing Director of China Life Capital Investment Company Limited. She is responsible for the asset management of all assets invested by the company, and is involved in the investment decisions. Before joining the company in 2018, she was with Shui On Land, a renowned mixed-used project developer and operator, for 17 over years. She was Project Director of Rui Hong Xin Cheng (“RHXC”), the Director of Central Marketing and CRM of China Xintiandi, and General Manager of Taipingqiao Project (including the landmark Shanghai Xintiandi and Corporate Avenue prime office zone). With over 17 years of experience in real estate, she is regarded as an expert in overall strategic planning, positioning and development management of mega-sized mixed-used projects, residential sales, and commercial asset management. She holds an EMBA degree and Bachelor of International Journalism degree from Fu Dan University and is a member of Shanghai Hong Kou District Political Consultative Committee.


Junho Pok, Managing Director, Igis Asset Management Co Ltd

Junho PokJunho Pok, managing director of IGIS Asset Management, also serves as Chair of South Korea for the Urban Land Institute. Pok, who is a member of the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee, brings extensive industry leadership experience in real estate development and investment to these roles. Pok currently serves as the Head of Real Estate Development for IGIS Asset Management where he is responsible for commercial and residential real estate developments. Prior to joining IGIS, he worked as a vice president for Koramco REITs Management & Trust.


Kenneth Rhee, Executive Director, Mainland China, Urban Land Institute & CEO, Huhan Business Advisory

Ken RheeBased in Shanghai, Ken serves as ULI’s Executive Director in mainland China while running his own real estate consulting business. He has authored and edited various ULI publications, including ULI case studies and Ten Principles for Urban Regeneration – Making Shanghai a Better City. He has also managed various ULI advisory panels, most recently Qianmen in Beijing and Sewoon Sangga in Seoul. His current business focus is applying BIM, especially virtualization technologies in design, development, and facility operation. Previously, he was Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he worked in the firm’s real estate banking and investment team. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ken had extensive experiences in cross-border M&A transactions at JP Morgan and investing in non-performing loans. He is a graduate of UCLA (BA, Econ Business) and University of Chicago (MBA).


Moderated by:

Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Marty Burger

Marty Burger is Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s day to day activities, and focuses on its acquisition, development and financing efforts in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Silverstein, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. Prior to Artisan, Mr. Burger spent 15 years at Related, including serving as President of Related Las Vegas and Executive Vice President of The Related Companies, L.P.

From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Burger was a Vice President at The Blackstone Group working on acquisitions for its first three real estate opportunity funds. From 1993 to 1994, he worked for Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds, also on the acquisition side. Prior to that, Mr. Burger spent five years at The Related Companies where he was a Vice President of Development and Acquisitions.

Mr. Burger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee and a Governor of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Global Board, and formerly a member of the America’s Executive Committee, the Chairman of the New York District Council, and Chairman of his Urban Development Mixed-Use Council. Mr. Burger is on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an Advisory Board Member of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University, the Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC, and is on the Directors’ Advisory Council and the New York City Mortgage Committee of the M&T Bank.