Private equity real estate funds have been investing in Greater China and Asia Pacific for more than two decades, and are playing an important role in the development of the real estate industry alongside the public equities.
As a veteran fund manager in the real estate investment industry, Dr. Lam will share his experience and views on the history and current landscape of the real estate fund industry in Asia, the common fallacies in real estate investments, and some important factors a real estate investment professional should pay special attention to during the investment process.
Guest of Honor:
Dr Charles Lam
Baring Private Equity Asia
Adjunct Professor, School of
Accounting and Finance, PolyU
|Dr. Charles Lam joined Baring Private Equity Asia in 2011 as Managing Director, Real Estate with primary focus in Greater China real estate investments. He was previously the Managing Director, Greater China of Pramerica Real Estate Investors (PREI) where he opened its Hong Kong office in 2007. During his 4-year stay with PREI, Dr. Lam has completed over US$1 billion of real estate investments, refinancing, and disposition projects in China and in Hong Kong. |
Dr. Lam was formerly the Director, Head of Real Estate Investment of China Ping An Trust, where he spearheaded the real estate investment business for the company. At Ping An, he was responsible for investing more than US$900 million in hard assets and development projects across China. His prior employment included AIG Global Real Estate and Sun Hung Kai Properties Group. Dr. Lam is a Vice Chairman of the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (CRECC) Hong Kong Chapter, and an Adjunct Professor of PolyU’s School of Accounting and Finance.