2016 Shanghai Private Fund and Real Estate Opportunities Forum

Thank you for making The China Investor’s 2016 Private Fund & Real Estate Opportunities Forum a success!

The China Investor successfully launched its international real estate education conference series on November 15 & 16 in Shanghai with the 2016 Private Fund & Real Estate Opportunities Forum. This sold-out educational and networking event welcomed more than 400 attendees, including Chinese wealth managers, family offices, institutional investment companies, U.S. developers, and industry professionals.

Set at the five-star Jing-An Shangri-La in West Shanghai, China, the cross-cultural Forum kicked off with a networking event on the evening of November 15. Attendees gathered for informal discussions and began building partnerships that only strengthened over the course of the event.

Day two was filled with expert real estate investment insight, with more than 40 speakers sharing their knowledge via a series of moderated panels. Topics covered included: “Where to Invest? Traditional Real Estate Markets vs. Up-and-Coming Markets,” Direct vs. Indirect Real Estate Investment & Portfolio Diversification,” “What Lies Ahead? A Look at Commercial Real Estate in the U.S. Over the Next Five Years,” and more.

We are honored to have had Siva Yam and Stephen Rosenberg as the Forum’s keynote speakers. Yam is President of the U.S.- China Chamber of Commerce – an organization dedicated to developing increased U.S.-China trade and investment activities, and Rosenberg founded Greystone – a preeminent real estate lending, investment and advisory firm. They delivered their keynote speeches to a full house over lunch in the Jing’an Ballroom, addressing key trends in the U.S. real estate investment process.

With scheduled networking breaks throughout the day, attendees had ample opportunity to interact, review, and learn more aboutevent sponsors and the many participating companies. The Forum concluded with a dinner reception complete with entertainment, where guests exchanged current market information and built lasting relationships.

The China Investor is devoted to educating and connecting Chinese institutional investors and financial institutions to global real estate opportunities through events such as the 2016 Private Fund & Real Estate Opportunities Forum. We are pleased to see so much interaction between Chinese family offices and funds with the developers. We hope to announce our next event for 2017 very soon.
Attendees - we'd love to hear your feedback on our event. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B36FSFQ to complete a brief survey of your experience at the 2016 Private Fund & Real Estate Opportunities Forum.



  • Jennifer Anderson

    Partner – KPMG LLP
  • David Andrerson

    Founder – Law Office of David W. Anderson, P.C.
  • Scott Barrack

    Country Representative (China) – Colony Capital Group
  • David Blumenfield

    Partner, Real Estate Department – Paul Hastings
  • Cher Chang

    Head of Asia Division – Carlton Group
  • Eudeen Chang

    Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Ben Cheng

    Managing Director of Chamrich
  • Chris Chow

    Managing Director, Hong Kong – La Salle Investment Management
  • Stephen Cowan

    Managing Partner, San Francisco Office – DLA Piper LLP
  • Korosh Farazad

    Founder & Chairman –Farazhad Investments
  • Peter Fuhrman

    Chairman & CEO of China First Capital
  • Alice Gao

    Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking – ICBC USA N.A.
  • Jeff Hoopes

    CEO – Swinerton Incorporated
  • Ray Huang

    General Manager of Credit Ease Shanghai Region
  • Haiying Edward Liu

    The Chief Economist of Shanghai Suntime Fund Distribution Co., Ltd.
  • Mike Margolis

    Partner – Blank Rome LLP
  • Chris Marlin

    Founder & President – Lennar International
  • Tony Mou

    Partner of Sheppard Mullin Shanghai Office
  • Joe O'Neill

    Director of Business Development – U.S. Immigration Fund
  • Harry Pflueger

    Principal –Maxim Hotel Brokerage
  • Sean Randolph

    Senior Director – Bay Area Council Economic Institute
  • Carrie Risatti

    Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Stephen Rosenberg

    President and Chief Executive Officer - Greystone
  • James Shepherd

    MRICS, GC Research – Managing Director – DTZ / Cushman & Wakefield
  • Peng Song

    Executive Director of Five Bulls Fund
  • Mark Suchy

    Managing Director – Core Capital Asia
  • Reid Thomas

    Executive Vice President –NES Financial
  • Joshua Vizer

    CEO – International Insurance Asset Management
  • Flora Wang

    National Director, ICG China – Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Larry Wang

    Executive Director of Five Bullls Fund
  • Christopher Wein

    President – Great Gulf
  • Barry Wen

    Chair of China Practice –BPM
  • Skip Whitney

    Executive Vice President – Kidder Matthews Kidder Matthews
  • Michael Xu

    Managing Director and CEO of Wins Investment
  • Siva Yam

    President - United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce
  • Yue Yang

    President of Yifang Group
  • Matthew Yao

    Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific – CBRE Global Investors
  • Mingeng Zhang

    President of China Grand Fund
  • Andy Zhong

    Executive Vice President – Landsea Holdings Corporation
  • Leo Zhou

    Senior Partner of Dentons (Guangzhou)
  • Henry Zou

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Henry Group


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