ANREV Korea Breakfast Briefing -International Real Estate Investment

18 Jul 2018

Location: Seoul



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International Real Estate Investment:
Getting the Deal Done / a Thematic Investment Approach

ANREV breakfast briefing was successfully held on 18 July 2018 at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul. 

During the breakfast briefing experts from global law firm CMS and global private markets investment manager Partners Group delivered practical tips on getting your outbound real estate investment through and on the benefits of adopting a thematic investment approach, respectively. Both CMS and Partners Group combined global coverage with deep expertise and experience of the APAC market.

Date : Wednesday 18 July 2018
Time : 08:00 – 10:10 ( Registration 07:45)
Venue : Lotte Hotel(CBD), Bell-vue Suite, 36F


07:40      Registration
08:00   Welcome remarks by ANREV

Introductory remarks from CMS
Speaker:  Steve Kim, Consultant, CMS
08: 55

Presentation: International Real Estate Investment- Getting the Deal Done.
  • Overview of key practical challenges faced by offshore investors into European real estate
  • Tips on how to mitigate transaction risks – before, during and after the deal
  • “Best practice” summary.
 Speaker:  Matthew Nortcliff, Partner, CMS
09: 10 

Presentation: Thematic Investment Approach in this Cycle (how and where should investors invest)
  • Reasons to stay optimistic in the current market environment
  • Areas to watch out for
  • Focus on transformative trends
Speaker: Rahul Ghai, Managing Director, Partners Group- Singapore
                Alex Cho, Managing Director, Partners Group- Korea
09:55  Q&A
10:05 Closing Remarks

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Matthew Nortcliff, Partner, CMS



Matthew is a partner with global law firm CMS and heads the firm’s Funds and Indirect Real Estate practice in Asia. Matthew advises global and regional investors on all aspects of direct and indirect real estate investment, with a particular focus on outbound investments from Asia into the UK and Europe. Matthew also advises global and regional asset managers and GPs on the structuring and launch of investment funds investing across a range of strategies, from real estate and infrastructure to credit, PE                             and VC.


               Steve Kim, Consultant, CMS


 Steve joined CMS in 2016 as a consultant for Korea to lead business development, client management and market analysis. Steve, a US attorney, comes from a diverse legal and business background. Prior to joining CMS, Steve served as the director of International Dispute Resolution Centre at the American Arbitration Association (1998-2005), a senior counsel at Samsung (2006-2011) and most recently, country manager for one of the largest intellectual property management companies called CPA Global (2011-2016). Steve’s legal practice focuses on international arbitration, antitrust/compliance, intellectual property and corporate law (including cross-border investment, etc.). 


Rahul Ghai, Managing Director – Private Real Estate Asia, Partners Group

Rahul Ghai is part of the Asian Private Real Estate business unit, based in Singapore. He is a member of the Private Real Estate Investment Committee and has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was Head of Transactions, Asia-Pacific, and Head of Real Estate for South East Asia and Australia at Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Previously, he also worked for Standard Chartered Bank Principal Finance, Istithmar World, and Jones Lang LaSalle. He holds a joint MBA from ESSEC Business School and Cornell University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Delhi, India.


Alex Cho, Managing Director – Head Client Solutions Korea, Partners Group


Alex Cho is Head of Partners Group’s Seoul office and Head of Client Solutions for Korea, as part of the Asian Client Solutions business unit. He has been with Partners Group since 2008 and has 22 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at Korea Venture Fund, Korea Development Investment Finance Corporation and Korea Venture Investment Corporation. He holds an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles, USA.


Company profile:    

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount, CMS can work for you in 40 countries from 71 offices worldwide. Globally 5,000 lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to our clients’ needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions.
Real Estate is at the heart of CMS, and we have garnered 21 “Tier 1” rankings for real estate sector specialisms across our European offices alone. Our clients range from large international and private investors to developers, universities, utility providers, fund managers and occupiers.
We also boast one of the largest cross-border teams of funds lawyers in the market. The Legal 500 2017 comments that we have “a first class reputation, handling some of the most complex cross- border fund structurings and indirect investments in the market” with Preqin having ranked us 7th globally (2016) for real estate fund formation.

Partners Group 
Partners Group is one of the largest private markets investment managers in the world.
We serve over 1,000 institutional investors worldwide who seek superior investment performance through private markets for their more than 100 million beneficiaries. We have USD 74 billion in assets under management and more than 1,000 professionals across 19 offices worldwide. 

We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership. Since inception, we have invested USD 83 billion in private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure on behalf of our clients.