Th, Sep 15 Real Estate Networking Night: The Vietnam Industrial Property Sector

WHEN: Thu, Sep 15, 2011 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: New World Hotel Saigon

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Event Background

Join us for our exclusive Industrial market focused event and receive an update on the Vietnam’s National Industrial market from Vietnam’s only dedicated Industrial Real Estate agency team, CBRE, and Mapletree Logistics, Vietnam’s largest logistics warehousing provider in HCM City. The focus of the event will be two-fold: (1) in terms of a real estate market overview and (2) what we are seeing in both the manufacturing and logistics sector in Vietnam today.

CBRE, will provide a presentation and discussion about Vietnam’s emergence into the regional / global spotlight as a cost-effective manufacturing location. As the cost of doing business in China continues to soar and regional instability in markets such as Thailand and Japan continues, CBRE will address the hot topics such and provide its own firsthand accounts:

• Should we believe the hype – Is Vietnam experiencing an Industrial Renaissance? Is Vietnam as a “China + 1” actually happening?
• Where, Who and Why? Which multinationals and sectors are now considering Vietnam as opposed to alternative regional markets?
• Industrial Zones represent over 25% of Vietnam’s GDP – What is the future and outlook for the Industrial sector and what can we expect?
• As the retail, commercial and residential property markets experience challenging times, will industrial property continue to attract?

CBRE will share its own first hand experience in the past 6-12 months providing an overview and examples on all “the hype” and what this means for Vietnam’s domestic Industrial market and the Industrial Sector moving forward.

MappleTree will also share information on (1) its business in Vietnam; (2) Trend of the logistics industry in the region; (3) Developments and Trends on the Logistics scene in Vietnam; (4) Challenges faced by Logistics and Real Estate players in Vietnam; and (5) Mapletree’s Logistic Facilities in Vietnam.


5:30p Registration of Participants
6:00p Welcome and Introductions by AmCham
. Presentation – Key Points
. Mr. Greg Ohan, National Head of Industrial & Logistics Services, CBRE Vietnam
. Mr. Quek Sze Kheng, General Manager (Vietnam), MapleTree
6:45p Q&A
7:00p Networking Cocktail Reception
8:30p Event Ends


VND 550,000/member VND 650,000/non-member

Note: Members in good standing with other AmChams in APCAC (Asia Pacific Council of AmChams) are welcome to our event at “Member Rates.” Please contact us in advance by email to make arrangements, or show your valid AmCham membership card at the registration desk.

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About the speakers

Greg OhanGreg Ohan, National Head of Industrial & Logistics Services, CBRE Vietnam.

Greg Ohan’s career spans the Asia Pacific region, with extensive experience in the Industrial and Commercial property sectors for CBRE in Australia, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Establishing his Industrial career in Australia, Greg then joined CBRE Hong Kong to expand is Tenant Representative business in late 2007. Greg joined CBRE Vietnam in January 2011 where he is now based and is responsible for building the first and only dedicated National Industrial & Logistics Agency team in Vietnam today.

As the National Head of both Industrial & Logistics Services and Global Corporate Services in Vietnam, Greg is the contact point for all inbound regional corporate clients within both the industrial and office sector seeking entry into the Vietnam market.

Throughout his career, Greg has exclusively represented a number of multinational Investors and Developers alike. In the first half of 2011 alone, his team has been involved in consulting over 350,000 square meters of Industrial land transactions nationally.

Quek Sze KhengQuek Sze Kheng is the General Manager (Vietnam) of MapleTree. His team is responsible for sourcing and evaluating acquisition opportunities for MapletreeLog as well as managing the existing assets in Vietnam. He was previously the Joint Head of the New Markets team and was also posted to China to lead as the Head of Investment and General Manager of China.

Prior to joining MapleTree, Mr Quek was the Senior Business Development Manager in Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd. In that role, he was in charge of assessing and evaluating potential acquisitions of properties as well as negotiating and structuring Build-To-Suit and development parks in Singapore, China and the Philippines. Prior to this, he was with Jurong International where his last role was that of Senior Quantity Surveyor based in Suzhou Industrial Park, China. Mr Quek started his career as Contract Manager in the Land and Estates Organisation of the Ministry of Defence, Singapore, handling contract administration, tender and budgeting for camp development.

Mr Quek holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Building) (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration degree (Accounting) from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.