Reno Sio serves as Managing Director of Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific for Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI), an industry-leading publication focused exclusively to serve the strategic information needs of institutional real estate investment community. In this capacity, he is responsible for Asia (including Japan) business development and client service focused on publication sponsorships, while leading recruitment of top institutional investors who serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific. Sio has 14 years of investment experiences in multifamily residential real estate in Singapore and 25 years growing business for global information and market intelligence firms in both North and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining IREI, Sio worked with various research, consulting, and advisory firms holding various sales leadership roles with the latest being Director of Eurasia Group, a political risks analysis firm helping clients to understand risks versus opportunities implications on financial markets, trade, corporate strategies and investments. Sio worked with SWFs, fund managers, national oil companies, MNCs, and commercial banks.
Prior to that, Sio work as the Director for EIU Public Policy where he worked with multilateral organizations such as ADB, UN, World Bank and foundations linking EIU’s evidence-based advocacy research to important issues relating to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, focusing particularly on eradicating poverty, childhood education, gender quality, climate change, disaster resilience, food security, and healthcare.
Sio also hold Head of Sales positions for 3 years with Oxford Economics and 9 years with IHS, helped financial institutional clients, economic think-tanks and central banks clients with scenarios modelling, stress testing, macroeconomic forecasting, sovereign risks, country risks, and industry risks assessment.
Sio earned his MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School and Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch, Western Australia.