Asia-Pacific Investors Summit

Virtual, November 8, 2021


Tuesday 9 November 2021 | 8–9am HKT | Virtual
(Monday 8 November 2021 | 8–9pm ET)

As temperatures continue to cool in the office and retail sectors, commercial real estate investors are increasingly turning to other types of real assets supported by the fundamentals that matter in the post-COVID economy. Chief among these alternatives is infrastructure, including new infrastructure REITs; transportation; and the growing domain of digital infrastructure, which includes cell towers, fiber lines, and more.

As infrastructure investments gain momentum, what do investors need to know about the asset class in the US? Where are the opportunities, what are the barriers to entry, and what types of partnerships can make these investments successful?

This special virtual event will explore opportunities in US infrastructure investing—and what infrastructure strategies could mean for the future of commercial real estate in the US.

All Asia-Pacific-based AFIRE members and invited guests are welcome to attend.






[MODERATOR] BYRON CARLOCK leads PwC’s US Real Estate Practice. With 28 years of experience serving the industry, Byron brings extensive knowledge of the full real estate life cycle including matters ranging from strategic planning and property transaction advisory to capital formation, and business plan execution. Byron has experience advising major clients including corporate owners and users, developers, hospitality organizations, investors and REITs. Prior to assuming his current role, Byron served as the CEO and President of CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc for seven years and served CNL as President of two other REITs over his 11-year tenure there. His resume also includes three years as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Post Properties and nine years as Managing Director for Crow Holdings International.

SCOTT RECHLER is the CEO and Chairman of RXR, one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of real estate and infrastructure in the New York metropolitan region. With an aggregate gross asset value of approximately $20.5 billion, comprising approximately 25.5 million square feet of commercial properties and a multi-family portfolio of approximately 6,000 units, RXR seeks to build and create stronger communities within its buildings and within the areas in which it operates. In June 2011, Mr. Rechler was appointed by the New York Governor to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. During his Board tenure, and as Chairman of the Port Authority’s Capital Planning Committee, he had responsibility for the Port’s $30 billion capital budget, including the World Trade Center redevelopment.

PETER GRAY is Director, Investments and is responsible for leading OMERS Infrastructure’s activities in the telecommunications and energy sectors in North America. Since joining OMERS Infrastructure in early 2014, Mr. Gray has been involved in the execution and asset management of numerous investments, including Teranet, BridgeTex Pipeline, Bruce Power, Oncor Electric Delivery Company and the Detroit River Tunnel Partnership. Mr. Gray currently serves as a Director of Teranet and as a member of the Management Committee of BridgeTex Pipeline. After nearly eight years with the Toronto team, Mr. Gray in 2021 relocated permanently to work from the OMERS Infrastructure office in New York.

STEVEN HASON is Managing Director and Head of Americas Real Estate for APG Asset Management US Inc. Based in APG’s New York office, Mr. Hason oversees services relating to real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources investments in North and South America, which includes listed investments, direct investments, fund participations, joint ventures, and other private portfolio equity investments. He serves on the Executive Board of APG Asset Management US. Prior to joining APG in 2005, Mr. Hason held senior investment banking roles at Salomon Brothers and CIBC World Markets where he acquired vast experience managing client relationships and originating, structuring, and executing transactions across a broad range of products. Mr. Hason currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a past Chair of both the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), as well as past board member of PREA, The Real Estate Roundtable, and AFIRE.

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