Sessions (Main Stage)
08.00 - 09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.00 - 09.05

Opening remarks

09.05 - 09.25

Keynote Address: Malaysia Real Estate Market Outlook

Speaker: Dato’ Lee Chee Leong, Deputy Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance Malaysia

09.15 - 09.25

Keynote Address

Speaker: Datuk Seri FD Iskandar bin Mohamed Mansor President, REHDA

09.25 - 10.10

China’s One Belt, One Road: How will it reshape Malaysia Real Estate Market?

China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) is a highly ambitious economic and diplomatic initiative set to transform trade in Asia. With the potential to become perhaps the world’s largest platform for regional collaboration, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the biggest stories in Asian business right now. But what does this mean for Malaysia – already one of the worlds great trading country’s – and how can real estate developers prepare to take advantage of this?

Speaker: Rafiq Jumabhoy, Managing Principal, Orkney Investments Malaysia

10.10 - 10.55

Insights into Property Valuations for Development Lands

Property Valuations for development lands are important because they constitute the entry level price for a developer to understake any development. If the entry level price is too high, higher than what it ought to be, then it would have a major impact on not only the profitability of the development but it will have down-the-line consequences for the end purchasers of property and that will have knock on effects on the overall price level for various units of development such as commercial spaces and residential properties whether landed or not landed. This presentation will reveal the mechanics of value with a discounted cash flow model for an in-depth understanding of the price of a development land and will also go further and suggest ways in which, in the medium to long term, the price for development land can be brought down in the market place for the ultimate benefit of consumers.

Speaker: Elvin Fernandez, Managing Director, Khong & Jaafar, Malaysia

10.55 - 11.10

Networking break

11.10 - 11.25

Diversifying into Singapore real estate

Should Malaysian investors look across the causeway to diversify its real estate investments and as a currency hedge? Malaysian developers have increased their investment activity in the island state this year on expectations that property prices there could be bottoming out. This short talk looks at Singapore’s real estate investments and if the time is ripe for investors to start exploring property purchases there.

Speaker: Christine Li, Director, Head of Research, Singapore, Cushman & Wakefield

11.25 - 12.00

Case Study: Building a smart, green, self-sustaining city of the future

Developers with large-scale ambitions have a unique opportunity – to create cities and buildings of the future. Architect Nicholas Ho knows a thing or two about this, having masterminded the hugely ambitious ‘New Manila Bay – City of Pearl’, a major project between the Philippines and Chinese governments as part of the One Belt, One Road initiative. The city is designed to be as efficient as possible, being run by artificial intelligence. It is also green, self-sustaining, and not dependent on anything or anyone else.

In this short talk Ho describes his vision for the project, and how plans City of Pearl will be a regional frontrunner in many respects.

Speaker: Nicholas Ho, Deputy Managing Director, hpa (Ho & Partners Architects)

12.00 13.30

Networking lunch – Serena Breaaserie, Lobby Level

13.30 - 14.15

Applying blockchain to real estate investments to unlock the wallets of the millenias

The world is rapidly embracing shared economy, blockchain and crownfunding. In particular, the emergence of the milenias as an investor class present an unprecedented opportunity. We share our thoughts on the possibilites to make real estate investments faster, affordable and cheaper.

Speaker: Tan Kok Keong, CEO & Co-Founder, REMS Advisors and FundPlaces, Singapore

14.15 - 15.00

The increasing costs of being a developer

How can developers best bear rising land, construction and material costs? What government support can be expected and is the Developer Finance Scheme a good idea? Are there any little-known ways to build in a shorter period, at a higher quality and at a lower cost? The expert panelists aim to cover these questions and more.

Dexter See, Managing Director, ASEAN, RICS
Francis Tan, Chief investment officer, Scotia Real Estate Group Pte Ltd
Steven Ooi, Project Director, Binastra Land
Loong Chee Wei, Senior Associate Director, Equity Research, Affin Hwang Capital

Moderator: Tang Seng Choon, Head of Audit, BDO Malaysia”

15.00 -15.15

How drones can save you money, reduce risks, and limit delays to your project

Last year, Goldman Sachs predicted that drone technology was soon to revolutionise numerous industries – construction being at the very top of their list.

The industry has been quick to emerge as a key driver of commercial drones, also known as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). Their return on investment for developers is straightforward; UAVs can relay progress shots and aerial surveys to construction teams on the ground, delivering data with a degree of accuracy previously unknown in the industry. They also improve site safety records and reduce the risk of projects exceeding their budgets and time commitments.
Weilang Zhang, CEO of Avetics will explain how drones can impact your bottom line, the kind of data you can collect, and why Malaysia should wise up to this technology – fast.

Speaker: Weiliang Zhang, CEO, Avetics

15.15 - 15.30

Networking break

15.30 - 15.45

Consumer markets: Financial benchmarking and industry trends

Speaker: Dennis Martin, Group CEO, CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd

15.45 - 16.30

The key to being competitive in a crowded market

It’s not enough to merely build an outstanding product – in an increasingly competitive world, a strong marketing strategy is crucial for success.

In this session Iain Twine, CEO of Edelman South East Asia and Australia will share his insights as to how you can be more forward thinking, nimble and always stay ahead of the curve.

Speaker: Iain Twine, Vice Chairman, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Edelman South East Asia and Australia

16.30 - 17.30

Meet the CEO’s: our 10 year real estate vision

In a historic first, CEO’s of Asia Property Awards winning firms will take the stage together to discuss the secrets of their success and their vision for the future.

Mohd Salem Kailany, Chief Executive Officer, PNB Development Sdn. Berhad (PNBD)
Dr. James Tee, CEO, Medini Iskandar
Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, CEO, UEM Sunrise Berhad
KK Wong, CEO, UMLand – Seri Austin, Malaysia

Moderator: Prem Kumar, Executive Director, Jones Lang Wootton


Closing remarks


Networking cocktail reception