WLI Singapore: Championing Change [NEW DATE]

When

2021-07-22
2021-07-22T17:00:00 - 2021-07-22T19:00:00
Asia/Singapore

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    Where

    Colliers Will open in a new window Asia Square Tower 2, #19-02 Singapore 018961 SINGAPORE

    Pricing

    Standard Pricing Until July 20 Members Non-Members
    Private FREE N/A
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE N/A
    Retired FREE N/A
    Student FREE N/A
    Under Age 35 FREE N/A
    Late Pricing Begins July 21
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    Retired FREE N/A
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    Under Age 35 FREE N/A
    Under Age 35 FREE N/A
    Complimentary for ULI members only with registration.
    Limited to 40 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes Monday, 19 July 2021 (subject to capacity).

    Agenda

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    2021-07-22T17:00:00 - 2021-07-22T17:30:00
    Asia/Singapore
    Registration and networking
    2021-07-22T17:30:00 - 2021-07-22T17:50:00
    Asia/Singapore
    Scene setting by the two speakers
    2021-07-22T17:50:00 - 2021-07-22T18:30:00
    Asia/Singapore
    Facilitated discussion with Q&A
    2021-07-22T18:30:00 - 2021-07-22T19:00:00
    Asia/Singapore
    Wrap-up and networking
    In addition to empowering women and their advancement in the real estate industry, the ULI Singapore Women’s Leadership Initiative also seeks to inspire more Champions of Change to address gender bias and impediments of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at work.  
     
    We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming event Championing Change featuring Benett Theseira, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific at PGIM Real Estate, and Frank Khoo, Group Chief Investment Officer at City Developments Limited (CDL). They will each share about their respective companies' efforts towards increasing diversity, equality and inclusion. Noteworthy is PGIM’s 5-over-5 goal by 2023 – increasing diverse representation at the senior-most levels of PGIM by 5% over next five years – and CDL’s progress and achievements as a Singapore real estate company to be listed on Bloomberg’s Global Gender-Equality Index for four consecutive years. 
     
    Join us as we hear from two real estate industry leaders who have made inroads in DEI.
     
    This event will be conducted in person subject to prevailing safe management guidelines. In the event in-person events are not permitted, it will be moved online. 

    Colliers Asia Square Tower 2, #19-02 SINGAPORE

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    Speakers

    Speaker

    Benett Theseira

    Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, PGIM Real Estate

    Benett Theseira is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and head of Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Benett is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy and oversight of PGIM Real Estate's businesses in Asia Pacific. He is also the senior portfolio manager of PGIM Real Estate's Asia Retail Fund. Benett is a member of the Global Management Council, the Global Investment Committee, the Asia Pacific Investment Committee and the Valuation Committee. Previously, Benett was head of Southeast Asia, with responsibility for PGIM Real Estate’s businesses in Southeast Asia. He also chaired the Asia Pacific Investment Committee. Before joining PGIM Real Estate, Benett was the President of MEAG Pacific Star Asia and Pacific Star Capital where he was responsible for the Investment and Fund Management business in Asia for over 6 years. During this time, he successfully launched Pacific Star’s EUR 1.2 billion Asia RE Income Fund and led more than USD 2.0 billion of real estate transactions across Asia. Prior to this, he spent 9 years with the CapitaLand group and held various roles including Managing Director, Europe and Chief Corporate and Investment Officer for the Ascott Group Ltd (CapitaLand’s then publicly listed serviced apartment arm). Benett was responsible for driving Ascott's rapid expansion and led over USD 2 billion in transactions across Asia-Pacific and Europe. Benett is a Colombo Plan Scholar and started his career with the Singapore Government in the Ministry of Law where he held the position of Assistant Commissioner of Lands. Benett is a member of the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee.

    Speaker

    Frank Khoo

    Group Chief Investment Officer, City Developments Limited

    Mr Frank Khoo joined CDL as Group Chief Investment Officer in February 2018 to source and execute new investment opportunities, and also establish a dedicated fund management platform. With over 20 years of international experience in fund management, private equity, acquisition of real estate assets and the repositioning and restructuring of real estate businesses, Mr Khoo has an extensive network of investors, ranging from insurance companies, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals across Asia and Europe. Previously, Mr Khoo was the Global Head of Asia of AXA Investment Manager – Real Assets (AXA IM Real Assets) where he oversaw all real estate activities for AXA IM Real Assets in Asia, including investment, transaction, fund and asset management, capital raising and finance. He has also held various executive positions in Pacific Star Fund Management Pte Ltd, Guthrie GTS Ltd, Phileoland Bhd and Kestral Capital Partners. Mr Khoo holds a Master of Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, as well as Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science degrees from University of Queensland, Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant in Singapore.