Notes from VIP
In September, IREI and APREA teamed up to produce the VIP – Asia Investor Roundtable, a real estate conference for investors and the investment managers serving them. Since this was the first investor-focused event in the history of real estate conferences in Asia, I wanted to give you a quick update on some of the issues discussed there.
First of all, the conference was well attended with about 130 registered delegates, 30 of whom represented institutional investor organizations. Given still difficult business conditions, we were quite pleased with these numbers. We were particularly encouraged that 30 investor organizations sent their delegates to attend this event.
Following the tradition of our similar conference in the United States, we offered attendees ample opportunities to participate on panels and express their views during b