$130 – $168

2017 AFS China-US Real Estate Investment Forum

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One Battery Park Plaza

New York, NY 10004

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Last Year Highlights

Last year, we successfully embraced 145 attendees to our first China-US Real Estate Investment Forum, among which included 14 speakers with executive/senior positions, and 30 other VIP invitees with key roles in real estate industry. It received extensive attention from both US and Chinese media including The Real Deal, ChinaNews, Sina,Xinhua News, news.ifeng, People.cn, Sing Tao Daily, The China Press, Tencent, and CNUSA.

2017 Forum

The Forum this year will address:

1. Cross-border investments and opportunities;
2. Issues and challenges facing today’s real estate markets;
3. Closing the gap between the US and China real estate stakeholders in terms of capital market;
4. Deal-making and development.

It will feature a world-class array of participants including:

- Equity investors and REITs experts from China;
- US real estate developers and private equity fund managers;
- US-based Chinese developers and lenders;
- US general operators.


  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM
    China-US Closed-door Seminar Session (Invite Only)
  • 5:00 – 5:50 PM
    Check-in & Cocktail Reception
  • 5:50 – 6:00 PM
    AFS-RE Welcome Remarks
  • 6:00 – 6:20 PM
    Keynote Dialogue
  • 6:20 – 7:10 PM
    Panel I: Real Estate Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks
  • 7:10 – 7:20 PM
  • 7:20 – 8:10 PM
    Panel II: New Trends in CRE Capital Market: REITs and Banks
  • 8:10 – 9:00 PM
    Panel III: New Development: Big Changes Continue?
  • 9:00 – 10:00 PM
    After Event Networking

Agenda subject to change.


Keynote Dialogue

Jim Costello
Senior Vice President
Real Capital Analytics

Scott Latham
Vice Chairman
Colliers International

Panel I: Real Estate Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

Alexander Zabik
Managing Partner
StoneBeck Capital

Dan Cashdan
President & Executive Managing Director
HFF Securities

Roy Chen
Managing Director
China Orient Advisors

Vincent Pica
President & Managing Director

Andrew Shore [Moderator]
Ares Management

Panel II: New Trends in CRE Capital Market: REITs and Banks

Catherine Liang
Head of Real Estate, Vice President
China Construction Bank

David Kruth
Managing Partner
Brooklyn Queens Properties
& Columbia University

Fred Wang
Chief Secretary
China REITs Alliance

Jerome Sanzo
Executive Director of Real Estate Finance

Michael Hurwitz [Moderator]
Parnter, REIT Group Leader
Marks Paneth Accountants & Advisors

Panel III: New Developments: Big Changes Continue?

​Bentley Zhao
New Empire Real Estate Development

Billy Goldstein
Managing Director

Joshua Dart
Tishman Speyer

Kai-yan Lee
Managing Director

Bruce Feffer [Moderator]
Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman Bulbulia


ONLY 100 seats available.
- Early bird tickets - $130 (Valid through May 21st, 2017);
- Regular tickets - $168;
- Student tickets - $70 (Provide Student ID copy to request code through afsre@afstoday.org, only 7 tickets available, first come first serve);
- AFS Premium Member - $30 (request code through afsre@afstoday.org, only 10 tickets available, first come first serve).

AFS-RE reserves all rights for final explanation.

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