APAC Life Science Real Estate Landscape

28 Sep 2021 @ Web Access

This webinar session is successfully held on 28 September 2021.

At this webinar, Dr Henry Chin of CBRE provided an overview of Asia Pacific life science real estate, focusing on key trends, demand drivers, corporate real estate strategies and investment opportunities in the region’s major life science hubs.

  • APAC is emerging as a Life Science Hub due to its growth potential and substantial investment
  • Top 3 markets in APAC: Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore

Asia Pacific region is home to about 60% of the global population. The region includes the most populous and fast-growing countries, India and China, as well as aging countries like Japan. Supported by expanding demand from the region’s large and ageing population and a steady flow of M&A activity, the life science industry has seen rapid growth in Asia Pacific in recent years.

Dr Henry Chin joined by his colleagues Sass Baleh of Australia, Sam Xie and Shirley Hu of China shared their valuable views on their local market.



28 September 2021


14:00 - 15:00 (HK time, UTC+8)

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Dr Henry Chin
Global Head of Investor Thought Leadership & Head of Research, Asia Pacific

Dr. Henry Chin leads CBRE's investor thought leadership across all regions and oversees all research activity in Asia Pacific. Afer joining CBRE in 2014, Henry was promoted to CBRE's Asia Pacific Stragegic Group, the board which oversees CBRE's strategic direction in Asia Pacific, in 2016. From 2019-2020 he also served as Head of Research, EMEA.

Before joining CBRE, Henry was Head of Asia Pacific Research and Strategy at PGIM, Prudential Financials Inc. for two and half years. In this role, he was responsible for developing and providing real estate investment strategies in Asia Pacific.

Previously Henry was with Deutschue Bank Group, where he had numerous roles, ranging from Global Real Estate Strategist to Co-Head of Real Estate for Asia Pacific for their Private Banking business. Henry was previously the Global Real Estate Strategist at RREEF offices in London and Hong Kong.

Henry is an Assistant Professor at National Taipei University (Taiwan); a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University (UK). He is also a member of Society of Property Researchers (SPR), Investment Property Forum (IPF), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Asia Public Real Estate Association (APREA), Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV), International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC), SFC Hong Kong, HKSI and UKSIP. 

Sass Baleh
Head of Industrial & Logistics Research Australia, Director of NSW Research

Sass is the Head of Industrial and Logistics Research in Australia at CBRE and leads the NSW Research platform across all sectors. She provides high quality research advice to internal business lines, as well as clients of the firm - particularly to executive level decision-makers. 

The CBRE Australia research team has 15 professionals covering commercial, residential, and alternate real estate sectors, which is highly integrated with the research platforms in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Sass is responsible for managing out Industrial & Logistics platform and participating in a range of initiatives, including economic and market analyses, forecasting, research client engagement, thought leadership reports, media releases (both print and TV) and product/data development. 

Sass is a well-respected commentator and analyst in the property industry, providing domestic and global economic insights; widely quoted in the media and present at industry events. To further develop Research deliverables, she has worked on publishing thought leadership papers. 

Sass joined CBRE in 2021 with 6 years of experience in economic research and consulting across a range of property sectors (commercial, education, health, and aged care, residential, retail, mixed use, tourism, and leisure) – however ultimately specialized in several major industrial to mixed use/residential rezonings and higher and better use studies across mainly the Sydney Metropolitan Area. Prior to this she had experience at a global logistics company (Mainfreight) as a graduate, as well as experience in the management of her family’s manufacturing business during her graduate and postgraduate studies.

Education and Affiliations
Sass holds a Bachelor of Economics (majoring in International Business) and Master of Commerce, with specialisations in Economics and Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Her undergraduate and postgraduate studies were both completed at The University of Sydney. 

During her studies, she was acknowledged by the Co-Dean of The University of Sydney Business School, Professor Tyrone Carlin, for outstanding achievements in core units of postgraduate studies.