The Future of Real Estate: Logistics and Data Centers

16 Jun 2020 @ Web Access

This webinar is successfully held on 16 June 2020.

During this briefing, a panel of leading industry specialists explored the longer-term opportunities and key considerations for investing in logistics and data centers in Asia Pacific.



Tuesday, 16 June 2020


16:00 pm – 17:00 pm (HK Time GMT +8)

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Anthony Couse
Chief Executive Officer - Asia Pacific

In three decades at the firm, he has worked with investors, landlords and tenants in all areas of commercial real estate. Based in Singapore, Anthony is responsible for the company’s overall operations in the Asia-Pacific region.


Anthony has spent the last 25 years in Asia, helping lead JLL’s expansion in countries such as China, Japan, India and Korea, and acting on several landmark development projects. He spent a decade living in China, heading up JLL’s business in Shanghai and Eastern China, as well as the China Capital Markets business. Prior to that he was based in Hong Kong for 13 years, holding a variety of leadership positions across the business. Anthony’s real-estate expertise – which includes leasing, capital markets, and tenant representation – were honed during a career that started in London. After studying biology at London University, where he graduated with honours in 1987, he took a job in London’s buzzing business district with real-estate company De Groot Collis. He joined JLL in 1989, and transferred to Hong Kong in 1993. The post abroad was supposed to last just three years. But JLL’s growth in Asia, and a general fondness for working and living in the region, held him for longer.

Anthony attributes a bit of his wandering spirit to his roots: He was born in Pakistan, where his British father had been working for a global accountancy firm. Anthony writes frequently about major trends affecting real estate markets and the future of how people work. In his spare time, he enjoys running and cycling.

Sam Lee
Managing Director

Sam Lee is a Managing Director at Lendlease responsible for leading Lendlease Data Centre Partners’, the USD $1 billion joint venture recently announced to invest in data centres across the Asia Pacific region.  He is responsible for building the broader Lendlease business across the region to originate and execute data centre projects and developments in this growing and important sector.

Sam has over 20 years of experience working in multiple countries in Asia Pacific with a focus on corporate real estate and more recently, data centres.  Prior to joining Lendlease, he was with Global Switch as the Managing Director responsible for expanding the Singapore business and also a Director at Digital Realty playing a key role in their Asia establishment and expansion.  Other experiences include working for real estate advisory firms and corporate technology leaders in establishing and executing corporate occupancy strategies across Asia.

Trent Iliffe
Managing Director & Co-CEO

Trent co-founded LOGOS in 2010, a company with over 6 million sqm of property owned and under development and a completed value of A$10 billion, across 18 ventures.

With a property industry career spanning over 30 years, Trent has successfully completed over A$4 billion of transactions.

Prior to establishing LOGOS, as the Regional Director with LaSalle Investment Management, Trent was responsible for Logistics real estate development & investment in China and the Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for Joint Ventures, Development Management, Asset Management, Sale and Purchase and leasing. He also established JLL's China Industrial Business in 2006, leading 60 staff in seven offices around China. Trent's career includes a highly successful span as the National Transaction Leader at Colliers International, Australia.

Michael Chan
Managing Director
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets ('MIRA")

Michael is a senior leader in MIRA Real Estate’s Asia-Pacific team and is responsible for a real estate investments and transactions across the region.

Michael has over 18 years of real estate industry experience. Currently based inSingapore, Michael previously worked in Hong Kong and Sydney, with investment and transaction experience throughout the region including China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Michael has been responsible for the establishment, management and growth of MIRA Real Estate’s investments in specialist real estate operators in Asia, including LOGOS Property Group, Greystar Asia Pacific, JM Capital and Goodman Japan.

Michael has led a wide range of private real estate transactions including the establishment and raising of capital for real estate funds, investment clubs and joint ventures. He also plays a senior role in the management of key relationships with private real estate investors including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and multi-managers.

Michael has also been involved in several advisory transactions representing major corporate and institutional clients across Asia, including M&A, ECM and DCM roles. He has also participated in the regulatory development, launch and evolution of key REIT markets in Asia including in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Michael joined Macquarie in 2005 from J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia) Limited where he was part of its Real Estate Investment Banking Group for the Asia region.