3rd APAC REIT Investment Summit 2019

7:30 am

The Tent at Solaire
Solaire Resort & Casino

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Reckoned as an extremely lucrative investment product, the REIT market was valued at about $68.33 billion in Asian capital markets and at $604 billion globally back in 2008, the time when the Philippine Congress was still discussing the passage and future of the REIT.

The REIT industry across the world has continued growing since the passing of REIT law in the Philippines. In June 2014, the industry was estimated to be valued at about $140 billion in Asia and $1.4 trillion cumulatively in all parts of the world.

To date, the Philippine REIT industry has not made great strides. Several blue-chip real estate companies have shown their interest and even established REIT management companies, but those have been put on hold due to a couple of obstacles.

However, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines is now taking significant measures to jumpstart the REIT industry once again and attract potential investors and REIT issuers by relaxing stringent regulatory conditions and placing a proposal to the Department of Finance (DoF) to reduce the minimum public ownership (MPO) requirement for REIT from 67% to 33%. SEC has also requested DoF to review and reduce corporate taxes on capital markets including stock transaction tax and initial public offering (IPO) tax.

As a result of these recent REIT developments, PCM Asia and Pinnacle Group in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, will host the 3RD APAC REIT INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2019.

Aptly themed REIT: BLUEPRINT FOR A ROBUST PHILIPPINE CAPITAL MARKETS, the 3RD APAC REIT INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2019 is set to take center stage on 18 June 2019 at The Tent at Solaire in Manila, Philippines to provide its delegates from the most prominent companies operating in the real estate sphere a day of knowledge sharing and unparalleled networking and investment opportunities.






features executive keynote presentations, in-depth 
panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities in a setting which will provide a regional
look into the future of the REIT industry.


With an expected turnout of over 200 industry professionals, the 3RD APAC REIT INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2019 – designed to be the country’s premier business gathering for chief property experts and players from across the region – is committed to deliver thought leadership and high quality audience making this landmark event a superb platform to:


  •     CONNECT with potential investors
  •     ESTABLISH business partnerships
  •     GATHER latest market insights
  •     LEARN from industry leaders and think tanks 


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7:30 am

On-Site Registration

8:25 am

Invocation and National Anthem

8:30 am

Opening Remarks

Mr. Allan Zhang
Vice-President, Business Development & Research, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association

9:00 am

Executive Presentation - I

Ms. Sigrid G. Zialcita
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association

9:30 am

Executive Presentation - II

Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian
Chairman, First Metro Investment Corporation

10:00 am

Morning Refreshment

10:15 am

Executive Presentation - III

Atty. Alain Charles J. Veloso
Partner, Quisumbing Torres


Executive Presentation - IV

Mr. Rick Santos
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Santos Knight Frank

11:15 am

Executive Presentation - V

Mr. Francisco C. Sebastian
Chairman, First Metro Investment Corporation

11:45 am

Networking Lunch

12:45 pm

Executive Presentation - VI

Mr. Gary C. Hablero
Director, Commercial Investments, RE/MAX Capital

1:15 pm

Executive Presentation - VII

Reserved (IN-UB)

1:45 pm

Executive Presentation - VIII

Reserved (SK)

2:15 pm

VIP Panel Session

Head-to-Head with Industry Veterans: Examining the Current State of Asian and Philippine Realty


Atty. Julius A. Cervantes, Partner, Quisumbing Torres

Panel Members

Mr. Ken Atchison, Managing Director, Atchison Consultants
Mr. Julius M. Guevara, Vice-President, Corporate Planning, D.M. Wenceslao & Associates, Inc.Mr. Fergus Horrobin, Global Head of Real Estate, UBS Investment Bank
Mr. Rick Santos, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Santos Knight Frank
Mr. Hans B. Sicat, Country Manager & Head of Clients, ING Bank N.V.
Mr. Kerwin Max S. Tan, Chief Financial Officer, Robinsons Land Corporation
Mr. Lars Wittig, Country Manager, Regus Philippines
Ms. Hannah H. Yulo, Chief Investment Officer, DoubleDragon Properties Corporation


Executive Presentation – IX


Hon. Diwa C. Guinigundo
Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

3:45 pm

Afternoon Refreshment

4:00 pm

Executive Presentation – X


Mr. Michael McCullough
Managing Director, KMC Savills

4:30 pm

Keynote Address

Hon. Ephyro Luis B. Amatong
Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm

End of Summit