ANREV Briefing

06 Jun 2023 @ Singapore

Join us for an informative event on Asia-Pacific commercial real estate performance and credit resilience. Our expert speakers provided insights into strategies for managing credit in the face of uncertainty, and shared their tips for maximizing performance in today's market.

This event concluded with networking drinks.

16:30 Registration
16:50 Welcome and introduction
17:00 - 18:30 Panel discussion
Panel 1: APAC CRE performing credit: resilience in a storm?
Panel 2: Strategies 101 for performing versus distress credit

18:30 - 20:00 Networking drinks



Tuesday, 6 June 2023




Capital Tower Level 9, Open Mind, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912

Moderators and speakers

Amélie Delaunay
Senior Director, Research & Professional Standards

Amélie Delaunay is the Senior Director of Research and Professional Standards for ANREV, the Asian association for investors in non-listed real estate vehicles where she leads a team of five, responsible for the development and implementation of ANREV’s Research, Market information and Professional Standards programmes in Asia Pacific, including ANREV indices, global surveys and promotion of best practices for the industry.

Amélie has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and a strong real estate consulting background initially with Ernst & Young. She has been based in Asia since 2006.

Educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she was awarded a post graduate degree in Urban Geography, Town Planning and Real Estate, Amélie also has an Advanced Master's Degree in Urban and Real Estate Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris. Amélie is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Arjun Pandit
Managing Director, Private Credit
CapitaLand Investment

Arjun Pandit is responsible for managing all aspects of the real estate private debt funds business at CapitaLand Investment. As one of the most experienced commercial real estate professionals in Asia Pacific, Arjun has a consistent track record of over 20 years in establishing, running and managing businesses related to commercial mortgage and asset-backed lending, hard assets investing, real estate operating platforms and distressed debt investment platforms across the breadth of asset classes over business cycles.  Over this period, Arjun has participated in over US$20bn of real estate-related transactions, including some of the largest commercial real estate financings in the region. He has done transactions of over A$8bn in Australia, including over A$4bn of commercial real estate mortgages and A$4bn of asset-backed loans with a track record of zero defaults.

Prior to CapitaLand, Arjun was the head of the Asia Pacific asset finance group at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for managing the lending platform across the region with a primary focus on Australia, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and India. Under his leadership, the bank commenced, for the first time post global financial crises, non-recourse real estate lending activities in Asia Pacific. Prior to Credit Suisse, Arjun was the Asia Pacific head of global mortgages and securitized products at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was in charge of managing commercial and residential mortgage platforms in Japan, Korea and Australia, and also led some of the largest buyout related financing transactions in the region. Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Arjun was one of the key members of Morgan Stanley’s Asia Pacific commercial real estate mezzanine lending team, where he was involved in some of the largest financing transactions in Japan and Australia. He started his real estate career in Asia Pacific, post Asian financial crisis, at Lehman Brothers’ principal transaction team based in Japan and was one of the early members of a business platform that went on to establish itself as one of the leading distressed debt and real estate investment platforms in the region.

Jonathan Ban
Head of Commercial Real Estate Advisory, ASEAN
Standard Chartered Bank

Jonathan Ban is Head of CRE Advisory, ASEAN at Standard Chartered, based in Singapore.

The Commercial Real Estate team at Standard Chartered consists of 75 professionals in 10 markets providing client and sector coverage, strategic advisory, financing arranging/underwriting and direct lending, as well as broader banking and risk management servicing to SCB’s global real estate clients. 

Jonathan has 15 years of real estate corporate and investment banking experience covering strategic advisory, financing and equity and debt capital markets. He has extensive experience in the origination, structuring and execution of real estate transactions in Asia and manages select key relationships of the bank in the real estate space.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Jonathan began his career in the Asia Real Estate Lodging & Leisure investment banking team at UBS, based in Singapore.

Mark Harrison
Managing Director

Mark has over twenty-five years of experience in the Australian property & property finance sectors and has been Managing Director, property at Wingate for over fifteen years. 

Mark’s extensive experience in property includes direct property investment, development, and structured capital transactions, both as principal and lender.  Having joined Wingate in 2008, Mark has overseen the growth of the property division into one of Australia’s most active property debt and equity platforms.

Rohan Ghosh
Senior Director, Private Credit
CapitaLand Investment

Rohan Ghosh is responsible for the overall development of the credit platform within CapitaLand Investment (CLI) alongside originating and executing transactions in the APAC region.  He has over 15 years of experience in real estate and real assets credit across key geographic sectors including UK, Europe, India and the Middle East.

Prior to joining CLI, Rohan spent three years at Brookfield Asset Management where he led Brookfield’s capital markets function for India and the Middle East region, including transacting over US$5bn in debt and equity capital markets transactions. He led the formation of the first REIT for Brookfield in India, alongside executing some of the largest debt recapitalizations in the country. Rohan also worked on two large and significant recapitalizations amounting to US$1bn in the UAE including refinancing construction debt in volatile markets during the pandemic.

Prior to Brookfield, Rohan spent 13 years in London covering real estate and real assets credit across the UK, Western and Southern Europe. Most recently, he was a portfolio manager for Cheyne Capital, a US$6bn alternative real estate debt fund, where he ran the structured credit and mezzanine debt funding solutions. Rohan started his career with the European Real Estate Finance and Securitisation team at Credit Suisse focusing on structuring and executing Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities.

Neil McDonald
Kirkland & Ellis

Neil McDonald heads Kirkland’s market-leading contentious and non-contentious restructuring practice in Asia.

Bringing years of experience, a broad knowledge base and polished strategic skills, Neil advises on an expansive range of issues that arise in the restructuring and insolvency of troubled companies. Neil also advises financial institutions, insolvency appointment holders, turnaround management firms and hedge funds in distressed situations, including helping clients source and maximize lucrative opportunities that manifest from financial distress.

The Legal 500, Chambers Greater China and IFLR1000 recognized Neil as a ‘market leader’ in restructuring and insolvency. Neil is currently advising the ad hoc groups of offshore creditors of China Evergrande Group, Fantasia, Kaisa, Cifi and Yuzhou Amongst others.

Daniel Walley
Partner - Australia

Daniel is an Australia based restructuring and turnaround specialist with over twenty years' experience of working alongside business stakeholders to create and preserve value through corporate restructuring and turnaround solutions.  He has deep experience of advising companies and directors, assisting lenders/investors and delivering financial restructurings and turnarounds.  

His most recent real estate engagements have included advising on distressed situations as an advisor to the secured lenders, the directors and often as Receiver.  Selected assets have included: a 400-unit residential development; a part-constructed 20 storey residential apartment tower; a 120-unit Build To Rent development; a CBD development site with approval for a 70-storey residential tower; the largest development site (70ha) next to Melbourne Airport and a $1bn commercial / residential construction business 

He also has extensive restructuring experience in Retail, Construction, Manufacturing, Mining Services, Financial Services and Aged Care.  

Daniel is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the TMA (Turnaround Management Association), a member of ARITA (Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association) and a Registered Liquidator.

Paul Brindley
Head of Debt Advisory - APAC, Capital Markets

As head of Debt Advisory in Asia Pacific, Paul leads a team of debt-focused professionals to identify opportunities and structure creative solutions on behalf of clients. This includes advising sponsors on a range of financing solutions (including senior debt, mezzanine debt, preferred and joint venture equity), placing transactions with the appropriate investors, while further establishing relationships within the bank and non-bank community.

Paul has been with JLL (via predecessor HFF) for 24 years and has over 29 years in commercial real estate finance experience  that includes debt and equity placement transactions on most all property types throughout the United States, with an emphasis on the West Coast.  Clients include Atlas Capital Group, Square Mile Capital, USAA, Hackman Capital, Cohen Asset Management, Oaktree Capital Management, IDS Real Estate Group, CenterCal Properties, Mack Real Estate Group, Rising Realty Partners, and Zelman Development Company.

Prior experience includes roles with two Japanese companies, one in CMBS lending and one as a mixed-use developer. 

Volunteer and board experience ranges from the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate to Membership Committee and Board tenures at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.

Paul received a MBA and BA, Plan II, from the University of Texas at Austin.