ANREV Young Professionals Seminar

15 Oct 2019

Location: Beijing

ANREV Young Professionals working group is pleased to invite you to join our Beijing seminar on 15 October at the NUO Hotel Beijing. We will focus on global capital flows and investment opportunities in China. Senior industry professionals will share capital raising, investment, and portfolio management experiences and perspectives, as well as, host an interactive case study about a recent onshore/offshore transaction.

The seminar will be followed by networking drinks.



Tuesday, 15 October 2019



16:00 – 18:00



Meeting room 205, NUO Hotel Beijing

A2 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing



Speakers' bios followed

Stephen Tang 

Head of Value Add & Opportunistic Real Estate

ARA Private Funds

Mr Stephen Tang is Head of Value Add & Opportunistic Real Estate, ARA Private Funds (“APF”).  In his role, Mr Tang leads a dedicated team which is responsible for all investment and asset management activities including acquisition, asset management and dispositions related to APFs Value Add and Opportunistic Fund products. Mr Tang also serves on both the Investment and Executive Committees of APF.

Mr Tang has more than 21 years of real estate industry experience. Prior to joining ARA, he was a Managing Director at JP Morgan Asset Management where he was most recently responsible for the group's overall operations in Greater China (primarily value add and opportunistic strategies) and Singapore.  In addition to overseeing Greater China and Singapore, Mr Tang also assisted with the sourcing and evaluation of new opportunities throughout the APAC region.  Mr Tang was a member of both the Asia Pacific Investment and Executive Management Committees.  Prior to JP Morgan, Mr Tang served as Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing.  On behalf of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF Opportunistic Fund Series- APAC region), Mr Tang oversaw and transacted over US$5 billion of acquisitions, dispositions and financing investments.  Mr Tang started his career in the acquisitions group at GE Capital Investment Advisors with subsequent investment roles at Prudential Real Estate Investors and MetLife Investments.

Mr Tang holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, USA, a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and has completed his MBA coursework in Private 

Alvin Loo

Head of China

Senior Director, Group Business Development

ARA Private Funds

Mr. Alvin Loo is Head of China for ARA Group and is responsible for ARA’s business expansion initiatives in China. He is also General Manager of AVICT-ARA Fund Management Co, ARA’s locally-incorporated RMB fund management platform. Amongst other deals, Mr Loo was instrumental in the RMB 20 billion acquisition of Century Link in Shanghai at end of 2016 and ARA’s first RMB fund established in April 2019 which acquired Atrium Mall in Chengdu. 

Prior to joining ARA, Mr Loo was an Executive Director in the Commercial Real Estate team in Standard Chartered Bank (“SCB”). Mr Loo helped build up SCB’s real estate banking business, spending his first year in SCB in Singapore and the last four and a half years in Hong Kong covering the Greater China real estate sector. Prior to joining SCB, Mr Loo was an Associate Director of the real estate, lodging and leisure group at UBS, Singapore from 2006 to 2009. He began his career as a management associate of global financial markets (asset back structured products) at DBS Bank in 2005. In his 10 years covering investment banking in the real estate sector across Singapore, Hong Kong and China, Mr Loo has originated, structured and executed significant equity, debt and M&A transactions, including close to 10 REIT initial public offerings listed on the Singapore and Hong Kong stock exchanges. 

Mr Loo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Martijn van Eldik

Head of Funds Advisory - Asia Pacific


Current Responsibilities

Martijn is the Asia Pacific Head of the Jones Lang LaSalle Funds Advisory team, based out of the Singapore office

He is responsible for coordinating the firms efforts on private fund advisory and capital raising activities in Asia Pacific

An important part of Martijn’s role is to organize our coverage of indirect capital flows into real estate from institutional investors in Asia Pacific; ensuring that we have a deep network of relationships and regular dialogue with all indirect capital sources investing in real estate as well as with their consultants

Relevant Experience

Martijn has over 15 years of relevant experience, specialising in cross border capital transactions and has been working in Asia since 2004

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Martijn was at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing where he was responsible for the capital raising in Asia Pacific and the Middle East for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate suite of closed-end opportunistic funds and open-end core funds (2012-2017)

Previously, Martijn was at CBRE Global Investors and its predecessor entity, ING Real Estate Investment Management, a firm where he spent over 10 year in various roles focusing on capital raising and fund development

Education and Affiliations

Martijn is Dutch and has lived & worked in The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singapore

He studied business economics at the Erasmus University in The Netherlands and has a Msc in Real Estate from the Amsterdam School of Real Estate

Martijn is on the Executive Board of ANREV



Louise Kavanagh

Managing Director

Nuveen Real Estate

Louise is a managing director for Nuveen Real Estate based in Hong Kong and works across the Asia Pacific region. She is responsible for fund investment strategy and overall performance of assets, including day-to-day operations, acquisition analysis, asset management, client and reporting-related matters. Louise joined the firm in 2017 from Invesco Real Estate having been the fund manager for the Invesco Real Estate Asia Fund since its inception. 

Prior to joining Invesco Real Estate, she was a director at Deutsche Bank, RREEF Real Estate Asia Pacific. In her role as head of acquisitions and asset management for Asia Pacific, Louise was responsible for origination, due diligence and monitoring investments across the identified regional markets. Prior to this, she held a number of roles at Investa Property Group, Colonial First State Property and Royal Sun Alliance in Australia and Hong Kong.

Louise graduated is a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Land Economy from University of Western Sydney and a Graduate diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She sits on the Urban Land Institute’s Hong Kong executive committee and is chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. 

Min Soh

Investor Relations, Associate

SC Capital

Min joined SC Capital Partners in March 2017 as an Investor Relations Associate and is involved in fund raising and marketing activities. Since joining the firm, she was heavily involved in the fundraise of SC Capital Partners’ fifth opportunistic fund, Real Estate Capital Asia Partners V L.P. (“RECAP V”).

Prior to this, Min was part of the Asia Capital Markets team in Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), focusing primarily on transactions in the Alternative sector of real estate. There, she represented both investors and operators, formulating occupancy strategies with an aim to best align clients’ business and financial goals. Min joined the JLL Graduate Trainee Program in 2013 after graduation. The 2-year program consisted of rigorous training in account management and real estate capital markets transactions. In addition, she was seconded to GlaxoSmithKline to manage their Asia Pacific real estate portfolio.

Min received a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore in 2014.

Nicholas Harris

Head of Funds Management, Group Strategy & Research

The GPT Group

Nick is responsible for GPT’s funds management activities, including the development of the Group’s funds management platform and the creation of new products. He plays a key role in the development of Group Strategy and is also responsible for the Group’s Research function.

Nick has been involved in property and funds management for more than 25 years. Prior to joining GPT in 2006 he held property-related roles at both BT Financial Group and Lendlease. During his career, his roles have included property and asset management, portfolio management, capital transactions and business development.

Nick has a Land Economics degree from the University of Technology, Sydney (University Medal and First Class Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a member of the Executive Board of The Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV), a member of the Property Council of Australia's Global Investment Group and a 

Nick Chukiat

Executive Director – Co-Head of Multi-Managers Real Estate, APAC

UBS Asset Management

Nick Chukiat was appointed Portfolio Manager for the Multi-Managers Real Estate (MM-RE) team in 2014 - a business which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) within UBS Asset Management.  He is responsible for investment selection and growing the client and product franchise for the Asia Pacific region. Nick first joined the Asia Pacific team in November 2013 as an Assistant Portfolio Manager.

Nick is a voting member of the MM-RE Investment Committee and serves as the MM-RE representative to the REPM Sustainability Workgroup.

Prior to joining UBS Asset Management, Nick was an investment manager for AEW Capital Management's Asia-focused, value-added fund series. Prior to relocating to AEW's Singapore office, Nick was an investment analyst for AEW's U.S.-focused, opportunity fund series, based out of Boston, MA.

Nick started his career at Barclays Capital in New York in 2005 as a credit risk analyst.

He is also the chairman of the ANREV Young Professionals working group and is a CFA Charterholder.

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