Location: CBRE
200 Park Ave
New York, NY
Start Date: September 27, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 am
End Time: 10:00 am

Wednesday, September 27 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Foreign Investment in NYC – Drivers & Dynamics
Panel Discussion

CBRE | 200 Park Ave | New York, NY

New York City real estate continues to attract significant foreign investments of both debt and equity – across sectors, asset classes and investment strategies.

Join us for a panel of international investor groups to explore the demand drivers for NYC real estate, various investment approaches for foreign capital and how these may adjust to changes in the economic, political and financial environment.

Bill Shanahan, Chairman of NYC Capital Markets, CBRE will be moderating a discussion with a panel of experts representing multiple countries.

Cost $50 members | $75 non-members

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See full Panelist Bios Below:

Moderator: William M. Shanahan, Chairman CBRE, NYC Capital Markets
In his more than three decades in real estate, Bill Shanahan has sold, financed, and structured some of the industry’s most innovative and iconic assets. Widely regarded as one of the industry’s most talented capital markets professionals, Bill’s wide range of transaction experience in major markets has put him in the forefront of industry changing trends.

Bill joined CBRE in 2002 after a successful career at Cushman & Wakefield. He serves as Chairman, NYC Capital Markets Institutional Group and is primarily focused in the New York Market. In his career, Bill has completed sales, advisory, joint venture, financing, leasehold and development transactions exceeding $99 billion.


Tal Peri, Union Investment Real Estate
Tal Peri is Head of U.S East Cost & Latin America for Union Investment Real Estate. He joined Germany’s largest open- ended real estate fund in 2010 in the New York office and has since closed $3.5 billion in acquisition & disposition transactions in four countries. Prior to this role, Tal was an Associate Director at WestLB, New York, where he was responsible for $1.3 billion in real estate acquisition & development finance transactions in the same regions.

Ted Willcocks, Manulife/John Hancock
Ted Willcocks leads the development and implementation of the real estate strategy, overseeing portfolio management, asset management and development functions for Manulife’s $23B real estate portfolio in Canada, the United States and Asia.

As a key member of the Manulife/John Hancock real estate leadership team, Ted drives investment performance for the overall portfolio and supports the strategy to expand the external private asset management business. He has an extensive background in real estate asset management and investments and brings over 20 years of industry experience to his current role and currently oversees Manulife’s Canadian Real Estate Funds platform.

Nick O’Neil, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc.
Nick has recently taken up the position as head of MIRA’s Real Estate business in the Americas. Prior to taking this role, Nick led MIRA’s business in Mexico and MIRA’s expansion in Latin America across infrastructure and real estate, based in Sao Paulo.

More specifically, Nick led the establishment of MIRA’s first fund in Latin America, the Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund (“MMIF”) in 2009, and also the establishment of the Macquarie Mexican REIT (“MMREIT”) in 2012, one of Mexico’s first listed REITs, the Manager of which Nick is a board member.  In addition, Nick has served on the boards of a number of MIRA’s funds and portfolio companies. Through these and previous roles, he has extensive alternative asset fund management experience including formation, investment and asset management.

Sean Bannon, Zurich Alternative Asset Management, LLC

Sean Bannon has over 20 years of experience leading and executing commercial real estate investment activity in the United States.  Based in New York, he is currently responsible for Zurich’s US Real Estate businesses, and is a voting member of the Investment Committee of ZAAM, LLC, the firm’s alternative investment unit dedicated to Hedge Fund, Private Equity and US Real Estate investment.  Mr. Bannon joined Zurich in 1997 to help launch the firm’s US direct acquisition platform, and acquired nearly $2 billion of properties – primarily with high grade credit tenants.  In 2004, he helped launch the fund of funds program, and invested nearly $1 billion in 40 real estate funds and joint ventures.  In 2011, Mr. Bannon authored the current USRE investment strategy, and hired a team of professionals to execute a core, direct acquisition program, which has invested over $1.5 billion over the past four years.  The real estate platform now has assets under management in excess of $2.5 billion.  Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Bannon held various real estate positions with Lehman Brothers and Arthur Andersen.