Food for Thought: Some Questions for the Editorial Advisory Board Meeting
Asia Pacific institutional investors along with real estate consultants, investment managers and fund of funds managers — some of which sponsor our publications — met in Shanghai 27–29 October, at the Hyatt on the Bund, for our second annual Editorial Advisory Board meeting for The Institutional Real Estate Letter – Asia Pacific.
There were plenty of breakfasts, lunches, breaks, cocktail parties, dinners and fun group activities to help the participants network, build stronger relationships and establish new ones. But the main purpose and most important aspect of the meeting are the formal sessions, which are quite different from the sessions held at most industry gatherings.
First, there are no formal presentations. Instead, the entire program consists of facilitated dialogue amongst the participants about some of the most important key issues facing investors in the industry.
Second, all discussions are confidential, so the participants can f