Santos Knight Frank, the leading real estate services company in the Philippines, has partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce Philippines (AmCham Philippines) for Real Estate Connect: The Philippine Property Investment Conference, a virtual real estate sector gathering on November 11 and 19, 2020.

Co-sponsored with BDO, Real Estate Connect is a two-day conference tackling the growth drivers and trends that will shape the future of real estate in 2021 and beyond. This event will be a high-level interactive discussion among leading industry thought leaders from the Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Sessions & Speakers

The event opened on November 11 with the key theme, “Where is Real Estate Capital Going in Asia in 20201 and Beyond?”. The session kicked off with a presentation on “Revitalizing Property Investments” by Atty. Joanna Capones, on behalf of Vivencio “Vince” Dizon, President and CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).

The conference was resumed on November 19 after the recent Typhoon Ulysses. The sessions were about logistics and e-commerce, workplace, and data centers.

Keynote: Revitalizing Property Investments (Day1/Nov11)

  • Vivencio “Vince” Dizon, President and CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority

*Fireside chat to follow with Rick Santos, Chairman and CEO, Santos Knight Frank

Session 1: Where is Real Estate Capital Going in Asia in 2021 and Beyond? (Day1/Nov11)

  • Kelly Bird, Country Director, ADP Philippines
  • Neil Brookes, Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Knight Frank
  • Sigrid Zialcita, CEO, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association
  • David Faulkner, President – Asia Pacific, Urban Land Institute
  • Rick Santos, Chairman and CEO, Santos Knight Frank
  • Frederico “Fritz” Ocampo, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, BDO Unibank

 

Sessions & Speakers

The event featured four-panel sessions, namely:

Where is Real Estate Capital Going in Asia in 2021 and Beyond? (Day 1, Session 1)

  • Joanna Capones, Vice President for Investment Promotion and Marketing, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)
  • Rick Santos, Chairman and CEO, Santos Knight Frank
  • Kelly Bird, Country Director, ADP Philippines
  • Neil Brookes, Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Knight Frank
  • Sigrid Zialcita, CEO, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association
  • David Faulkner, President – Asia Pacific, Urban Land Institute
  • Frederico Ocampo, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Trust and Investments Group, BDO Unibank

Logistics & E-Commerce: Shaping the Future of Consumption (Day 2, Session 2)

  • Kash Salvador, Director, Investment & Capital Markets, Santos Knight Frank
  • Martin Cu, Country Head, Ninja Van
  • Chris B., Managing Director, UPS Philippines & Indonesia

Re-Imagining the Workplace in the Post-COVID World (Day 2, Session 3)

  • Abigail Olemos – Da Silva, Director-Workplace Consultancy, Santos Knight Frank
  • Vishal Dhaliwal, Managing Director, Accenture, Inc.
  • Nikki Vergara, Co-founder, Positive Workplaces
  • Raffy Santos, Managing Director – Manila, Adrianse Group
  • Morgan McGilvray, Senior Director-Occupier Services, Santos Knight Frank
  • Rick Santos, Chairman and CEO, Santos Knight Frank

Data Centers: The Next Growth Area for Real Estate (Day 2, Session 4)

  • Adeline Liew, Director, Occupier Services & Commercial Agency, Knight Frank Asia Pacific
  • Ebb Hinchcliffe, President, The American Chamber of Commerce Philippines

“These are challenging times for the real estate industry and the world. While COVID-19 has certainly affected the property sector, there are opportunities that will emerge in the aftermath of the crisis. We are happy to partner with AmCham Philippines and BDO in hosting Real Estate Connect that will benefit property owners, investors, and companies,” says Rick Santos, Chairman & CEO, Santos Knight Frank.

“I am excited to once again partner with Santos Knight Frank and BDO on the upcoming Real Estate Investment Conference. We have joined this partnership in the past with great results for our members and expect no less from this one,” says Ebb Hinchliffe, Executive Director, AmCham Philippines.

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About Santos Knight Frank

Santos Knight Frank provides global real estate services. Since the company first opened its doors in 1994, it has become the Philippines’ first and largest fully integrated real estate services provider, with clients that include multinational corporations and institutional investors, as well as occupiers, owners and developers of real estate locally and across the globe.

The company’s partner, Knight Frank, is the largest independent global real estate consultancy. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in London, Knight Frank operates in more than 523 offices in 60 countries across the globe, including the strategically important partnership with Newmark Knight Frank in the U.S. (with Newmark Cornish & Carey in the West Coast).