Asia Society Southern California Presents:
"COVID-19: The Implications for Real Estate on Both Sides of the Pacific"
A Special Live Video Webcast
Monday, May 18 2020
Monday, May 18 2020
5:30PM-6:30PM Pacific Time
Facebook Live Link
What will the world look like after COVID-19? In the physical sense, what spaces will we occupy? What can we expect to change in terms of where we seek to live, work, eat, and play? Will residential and commercial space be reimagined to accommodate social distancing and the expedited technological evolution? Given the financial damage many retailers have suffered during the pandemic, including several storied brands declaring bankruptcy, what future lies ahead for traditional shopping malls? Smart cities and green urban planning, once efficiently designed multi-use properties – are these now just as desirable? What lessons and best practices can real estate developers, managers, architects and city planners, on both sides of the Pacific, learn from each other as we tackle the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Join world renowned real estate developers Dr. Vincent H. S. Lo, Goodwin Gaw, Jaimee Lee and Adriel Chan for a fascinating look at how the pandemic is affecting this sector and the world we inhabit. Reon Roski will be moderating.
Dr. Vincent H.S. Lo
Founder and Chairman, Shui On Group
Dr. Vincent H. S. Lo is the founder and Chairman of the Shui On Group which was established in 1971. The Group is principally engaged in property development, construction and construction materials with interests in Hong Kong and China. The Group's corporate culture and long-term objectives are based on its commitment to quality, innovation and excellence. Lo is also the Chairman of Shui On Land Limited (SOL) and SOCAM Development Limited (SOCAM), both of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the Chairman of China Xintiandi Limited (CXTD), a wholly owned subsidiary of SOL.
Chairman, Gaw Capital Partners
As Chairman and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, Goodwin Gaw has created one of the most respected and profitable private-equity companies investing in real estate. Gaw Capital has assets of $18 billion under management, stretching from Los Angeles to London and from Dalian to Danang. They include Hong Kong malls, hotels like the Standard High Line in New York, residential developments throughout China and a co-working space in Shanghai. Here in Los Angeles, Gaw owns heritage properties including the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, One Bunker Hill, and the Bradbury Building. He also developed the property that houses David Chang’s restaurant Majordomo, and invested in Neuehouse, a co-working space created in the former home to CBS radio and television.
Gaw earned a master’s degree in construction management from Stanford University and B.S. in Civil Engineering and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer, Jamison Realty, Inc.
Jaime Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Jamison Realty, Inc., the leasing and brokerage arm of the Jamison group of companies, which controls approximately 18 million square feet of commercial and residential properties throughout Southern California. The privately-held, family-run business has been one of the largest office landlords in the City of Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years.
Executive Director, Hang Lung Properties Limited
Adriel Chan joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed to the Board of the Company and its listed holding company, Hang Lung Group Limited, in 2016. His responsibilities include oversight of the Development and Design Department, Project Management Department (including its asset assurance & improvement team) and Cost & Controls Department.
Chan is also the chairman of the Sustainability Steering Committee and a member of the Enterprise Risk Management Working Group, among his other responsibilities within the Group. Prior to joining the Group, he worked in the finance, audit, advisory and risk management fields.
Chan holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree jointly awarded by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.
Managing Director and Board Member, Majestic Realty Co.
Roski joined Majestic Realty Co. in March 2007 as Senior Counsel. She was named Managing Director in September 2007 and is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations and growth of the Majestic Realty Co. portfolio. As a real estate attorney, she has handled many large, complex and innovating real estate transactions, averaging more than 18 million square feet of transactions per year.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and Loyola Law School, she completed extensive studies abroad, including graduate school in China. Fluent in Mandarin, Roski worked for the Chinese government with respect to real estate matters. A recognized expert in real estate law, she teaches continuing legal education classes to other attorneys through CLE International and Lorman Education Services.
Roski is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Science Center, a member of the Board of Leaders for the USC Marshall School of Business. She has been named one of the “Women at the Top” by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and one of Bisnow’s LA Power Women.
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