ULI Asia Pacific Webinar: Beyond COVID-19, what is next for mainland China’s real estate industry?


Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
9:00am - 9:45am HKT


Webinar This webinar will be hosted by Zoom HONG KONG
Event Fees
ULI Members: Complimentary
Non-members: USD30
Time: 9:00am – 9:45am HKT (UTC+8); 11:00am – 11:45am AEST (Australia Eastern Standard Time); 9:00pm – 9:45pm EDT previous day
Stay connected and engaged through ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme. Our new series of webinars will feature a wide range of topics, curated by members for members. We hope you will find the sessions relevant and valuable to your work and business. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and Korean will be provided during the webinar. A recording can be obtained afterwards for anyone who registers.
The session will focus on how the real estate industry in mainland China will evolve as a result of COVID-19. Three experienced speakers from investment, development, and architecture/planning will share how life style changes brought on by COVID-19 will impact different property sectors, especially in mainland China, and also discuss how buildings and cities will need to be designed, built or operated differently in the post-COVID-19 world. Hei Ming Cheng, the founder and chairman of Kailong and the chair of ULI China Mainland will moderate this session. 



Albert Chan

Director of Development Planning and Design, Shui On Land

Albert Chan leads the site feasibility and concept, master planning and design management of large scaled mixed-use developments at Shui On Land. Over the last 20+ years, Albert actively participated in the planning and development of award winning “Tiandi” communities in Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Foshan and other cities in China. All communities utilize principles of mixed-use, pedestrian and public transit, sustainability, cultural sensitivity, appropriate phasing, and the creation of landmarks places for development. He also chairs the Sustainable Development Committee at the company. Among the projects Albert actively participated over the years, the Shanghai Xintiandi, Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) and Lingnan Tiandi all won ULI Global Award for Excellence, and the latter two developments also won the ULI Asia Pacific Award for Excellence. The Shanghai Taipingqiao community, Foshan Lingnan Tiandi, Wuhan Tiandi are also recognized by The World Bank, AIA National and CTBUH with their respective awards. Most of these communities and commercial developments received both LEED-neighborhood level and building level Gold certifications. In terms of public place creation, over 260 public plazas, parks and public streets have been planned and built in these communities over the years. Albert graduated from the Stern School at NYU, Columbia University, and U.C. Berkeley, and is a registered architect of New York State. He is a ULI Global Governing Trustee and Chairs the ULI Mainland China Council. Albert speaks regularly at major development and design conferences, and has been a development and design award juror for ULI, AIA, CTBUH, China Real Estate Design Awards and other institutions.


Hei Ming Cheng

Founder and Chairman, KaiLong Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

With over 30 years of real estate experience, Mr. Cheng’s work experience has covered a comprehensive range of activities, including ground-up real estate development, real estate investment, fund management, business consulting, commercial banking operations, liquidity, and interest rate risk management. As one of the key founding members of KaiLong in 2004, Mr. Cheng has built and led the team to become a leading player in Asian Pacific, Greater China and London’s vibrant investment and asset management market. Since 2010, KaiLong has established five domestic Rmb funds totaling RMB2.8 billion. The fifth fund, launched in 2016, is the first RMB- denominated open-ended core fund in China, targeting income generating assets with an initial AUM of Rmb3.4 billion and target AUM of over Rmb15 billion. To date, KaiLong has raised a total of 13 domestic and overseas funds and invested over US$3.4 billion in 51 real estate projects. Of these, 30 have already been exited, with excellent risk-adjusted returns. Before joining KaiLong, Mr. Cheng was the General Manager of Shui On Land. He oversaw the development and operations of Rainbow City, City Apartment, and Hangzhou Xi Hu Tiandi, as well as participating in the construction and operations management of Shanghai Xintiandi. Prior to that, Mr. Cheng held various senior positions with Standard Chartered Bank, including Greater China Head of Finance and Risk and Senior Manager of Marketing and Operations.


Stanley Ching

Senior Managing Director , CITIC Capital Holdings Limited

Stanley Ching is a Senior Managing Director, Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate Group of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. Mr. Ching was instrumental in setting up the Debt Capital Markets Division and Real Estate Group of CITIC Capital. Mr. Ching has been leading the establishment and management of a series China focused real estate investment funds which have invested in over 4 million sqm of real estate assets across residential, office, commercial, logistics and distressed assets since 2005. Mr. Ching has 25 years of professional experiences. Before joining CITIC Capital, Mr. Ching was associated with HSBC Group, Société Générale Asia and The Industrial Bank of Japan. Mr. Ching has a Diploma in Chinese Laws; Master of Science (Finance) and Bachelor of Arts (Accounting).


Fan Guo

Vice President, CallisonRTKL-APAC

Fan has gained her professional experience in both American and China architectural design industry, with a focus on the large scale urban mixed-use planning. Her project experience covers not only the United States and Canada but also China, Australia and United Arab Emirates. Fan developed extensive design experience from dealing with clients from different countries and areas. She is particularly skilled at blending professional design instinct with the needs of the client to make harmonies and pleasant spaces. Her profolio includes series of successful projects such as Dubai Sports City, the MixC in Shenzhen, Beijing Hopson One Dawang Road, Zhengzhou City On, the MixC in Zhengzhou and Wukesong Huaxi LIVE.