ULI Japan Webinar: Investing Overseas – What’s Next?


2021-04-26T14:00:00 - 2021-04-26T15:00:00

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    The COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to
    overseas investment activity last year, as investors dealt with an uncertain
    economic and business outlook as well as restrictions on international travel.
    As economies start to recover in 2021 with the roll-out of vaccines and better
    control of the pandemic situation, overseas investment activity is expected to
    regain momentum, particularly in the second half of the year.
    In this virtual event, Cushman & Wakefield’s investment experts will
    share their insights on the current state and outlook of the North American and
    Asian markets and recommended investment strategies.



    Hiroyuki Takayama

    Director, Head of Japan Desk , Cushman & Wakefield K.K.

    Joined C&W (then DTZ) in August 2007. In charge of development and expanding business with Japanese companies throughout the region. Service covers from new market entrants, expansion, relocation and disposition. Covers all sectors from retail, commercial, and industrial. Prior to joining C&W, was a CEO of privately owned investment advisory firm and worked as advisor on M&A transactions. Prior to that, he owned his own healthcare management service for two years. Prior to this, he was a marketing manager and project manager in PwC Consulting (Current IBMBCS) for three years where he led process and corporate structure improvement projects. Some of his clients were local Electric Power Company, Sony, Panasonic, etc. Prior to PwC, he worked for Itochu Corporation where he was a lead brand management and production management for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Mossimo, Dickies, and Triumph.


    David Bitner

    Vice President , Cushman & Wakefield

    David Bitner is Global Head of Capital Markets Insights at Cushman & Wakefield. His research focuses on how macroeconomic trends, real estate fundamentals and dynamics in the broader capital markets interact to shape commercial real estate risks and opportunities for investors. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, David worked in global cross-asset strategy at Makena Capital Management and as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. He received his MBA from the University of California-Berkeley and his BA from Duke University.


    Dennis Yeo

    Head of Investor Services, APAC, Cushman & Wakefield Singapore

    His responsibilities include growing Cushman & Wakefield’s client relationships and extending to them our full suite of best-in-class property services. Prior to leading Investor Services for APAC, Dennis was the Chief Executive Officer for Singapore and South-East Asia. Dennis brings a highly valuable combination of professional expertise and leadership experience to the firm. He has close to three decades of experience handling corporate real estate transactions acting for multi-national corporate clients, funds and institutions. His professional expertise is in industrial and logistics around the region including Greater Asia. During his tenure as CBRE’s Managing Director of Asia Industrial & Logistics, Dennis has led the business to unprecedented record performance in the market. Dennis was MD for Colliers Singapore for 22 years prior to joining CBRE. Apart from holding leadership responsibilities in the firm, Dennis was an Exco member of Colliers Asia management team, and managed the firm’s China business between 2008 and 2010. He received his Bachelor of Science in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore.