ULI Philippines REal Talk: Closing Asia’s Infrastructure Gap Through Win-Win Real Estate Strategies

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February 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pasay AB, Makati Shangri-la
Makati Avenue corner Ayala Avenue
Makati, Philippines

The staggering infrastructure finance deficit across Asia could throttle the region’s growth. By 2030, economies across Asia need to invest about US$ 1.7 trillion per year to support urbanisation and economic development. Yet, only half that amount is currently invested every year, signalling that Asia is facing a significant infrastructure investment deficit. What’s more, 90% of infrastructure projects across Asia now are financed by public funds. There is an urgent need to seek alternative sources of financing to tackle the region’s serious infrastructure shortfall.

Real estate strategies can play a major role in attracting private investments, bridging the financing gap and delivering high-quality infrastructure across Asia. Whether it is by raising upfront capital or by generating operating revenues, real estate can be a game-changer for the long-term financial viability of infrastructure projects.

This event will highlight – through international case studies and best practices – how investors, developers and the public sector can more effectively collaborate under win-win conditions to deliver high-quality infrastructure through the value generated from real estate, to be followed by a panel of experts to weigh in on the discussions.


Jonathan Denis-Jacob 
Associate Director, Valuation and Advisory Services,
Colliers International, Singapore

Based in Singapore, Jonathan advises public and private sector clients on real estate and infrastructure projects across Asia. He is a registered professional urban planner, real estate consultant and urban economist with over 10 years of experience in the public, private and R&D sectors. His track record includes over 100 urban planning, real estate, economic development and infrastructure projects across Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and various markets across Asia. Before relocating to Singapore in early 2017, Jonathan was an urban planner at the City of Vancouver, Canada where he managed the approvals process for major real estate development projects in the City’s downtown core.

Joey Roi Bondoc
Research Manager
Research, Colliers International, Philippines

 Joey is a Research Manager at Colliers International Philippines. He covers office, residential, retail, leisure, and industrial segments. He conducts macroeconomic analysis and regularly assesses the impact of economic growth to the real estate sector. Joey handles client engagement through market overview presentations to equity analysts, property investors, and real estate firms.  His reports had been featured on national news programs such as, ANC, Bloomberg Philippines, and BusinessWorld Live; and regional and national dailies. He is regularly invited as a resource speaker by real estate platforms and industry groups such as Philippine Association of Realty Appraisers and Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines (REBAP).


Confirmed panelists include:
  • Eli Konvitz, Director of Urban Development and Design, Atkins
  • Kathleen M. Farrin, PhD, Economist, Asian Development Bank


Slots are limited so please register early.

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Registration Fees:

ULI Members: Complimentary

ULI non-members: PHP500.00


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