ULI Asia Pacific Webinar: Beyond COVID-19, what is next for mainland China’s real estate industry?

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May 27
9:00 am - 9:45 am


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*** Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin & Korean will be provided during the webinar.

*** A recording can be obtained afterwards for anyone who registers.

The session will focus on how the real estate industry in mainland China will evolve as a result of COVID-19. Three experienced speakers from investment, development, and architecture/planning will share how life style changes brought on by COVID-19 will impact different property sectors, especially in mainland China, and also discuss how buildings and cities will need to be designed, built or operated differently in the post-COVID-19 world. Hei Ming Cheng, the founder and chairman of Kailong and the chair of ULI China Mainland will moderate this session.


Albert ChanAlbert Chan
Director of Development Planning & Design, Shui On Land
Executive Committee, ULI China Mainland

K. B. Albert Chan leads the conceptualization, site feasibility, master planning and design management of large mixed-use developments at Shui On Land, a publicly listed development company headquartered in Shanghai, China. Over the last 18 years, Albert actively participated in the planning and development of award winning “Tiandi” communities in Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Dalian, Hangzhou and Foshan that emphasize mixed-use, pedestrian and transit, culturally sensitivity, and environmentally sustainability. Over 260 public plazas, parks and public streets have been planned and built in these communities. Current LEED-ND Gold staged 2 development area amounts to 9,305,700sm. He also chairs the Sustainable Development Committee at the company. Among the projects he participated, the Shanghai Xintiandi development became the first development in China to be honored with the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence, in 2003 and is recognized as a landmark development in China. The Knowledge and Innovation Community in Yangpu, Shanghai was recognized by ULI as a positive example of urban regeneration in the “10 principles of urban regeneration” book published in 2014.

Prior to joining Shui On, Albert worked at the New York City Department of Design and Construction and at Cooper, Robertson + Partners. His education includes an MBA from the Stern School at NYU, Master of Science in Urban Design at Columbia University, and M. Arch at U.C. Berkeley. Albert is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and Executive Committee member of ULI Shanghai, and a member of the Board of Directors of AIA Shanghai Chapter. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Shanghai Green Building Council’s “Special Individual Contribution Award”.

Stanley Ching

Stanley Ching
Senior Managing Director, Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate Group, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited

Stanley Ching is a Senior Managing Director, Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate Group of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. Mr. Ching was instrumental in setting up the Debt Capital Markets Division and Real Estate Group of CITIC Capital. Mr. Ching has been leading the establishment and management of a series China focused real estate investment funds which have invested in over 4 million sqm of real estate assets across residential, office, commercial, logistics and distressed assets since 2005.

Mr. Ching has 25 years of professional experiences. Before joining CITIC Capital, Mr. Ching was associated with HSBC Group, Société Générale Asia and The Industrial Bank of Japan. Mr. Ching has a Diploma in Chinese Laws; Master of Science (Finance) and Bachelor of Arts (Accounting).

Fan Guo

Fan Guo
Vice President, CallisonRTKL

Fan has gained her professional experience in both American and China architectural design industry, with a focus on the large scale urban mixed-use planning. Her project experience covers not only the United States and Canada but also China, Australia and United Arab Emirates. Fan developed extensive design experience from dealing with clients from different countries and areas. She is particularly skilled at blending professional design instinct with the needs of the client to make harmonies and pleasant spaces. Her profolio includes series of successful projects such as Dubai Sports City, the MixC in Shenzhen, Beijing Hopson One Dawang Road, Zhengzhou City On, the MixC in Zhengzhou and Wukesong Huaxi LIVE.



Hei Ming Cheng

Hei Ming Cheng
Founder & Chairman, Kailong
Chairman, ULI China Mainland

With over 30 years of real estate experience, Mr. Cheng’s work experience has covered a comprehensive range of activities, including ground-up real estate development, real estate investment, fund management, business consulting, commercial banking operations, liquidity, and interest rate risk management.

As one of the key founding members of KaiLong in 2004, Mr. Cheng has built and led the team to become a leading player in Asian Pacific, Greater China and London’s vibrant investment and asset management market. Since 2010, KaiLong has established five domestic Rmb funds totaling RMB2.8 billion. The fifth fund, launched in 2016, is the first RMB- denominated open-ended core fund in China, targeting income generating assets with an initial AUM of Rmb3.4 billion and target AUM of over Rmb15 billion. To date, KaiLong has raised a total of 13 domestic and overseas funds and invested over US$3.4 billion in 51 real estate projects. Of these, 30 have already been exited, with excellent risk-adjusted returns.

Before joining KaiLong, Mr. Cheng was the General Manager of Shui On Land. He oversaw the development and operations of Rainbow City, City Apartment, and Hangzhou Xi Hu Tiandi, as well as participating in the construction and operations management of Shanghai Xintiandi. Prior to that, Mr. Cheng held various senior positions with Standard Chartered Bank, including Greater China Head of Finance and Risk and Senior Manager of Marketing and Operations.

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Topic: ULI Asia Pacific Webinar: Beyond COVID-19, what is next for mainland China’s real estate industry?

Date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Time: 09:00am – 09:45am (UTC+8)

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