Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008 - The 14th Annual PRRES Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Investing in Sustainable Real Estate Environment
January 20 - 23, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Conference Summary

The Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia and the eight leading universities in Malaysia are pleased to welcome you to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 14th annual PRRES Conference.

Over 90 academic papers will be presented at the Conference. Presenters will meet together at the Conference from many areas of the world including, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Uganda, Taiwan, Singapore, Fiji, Finland, Norway, Hong Kong, USA, Nigeria, Greece, Austria, Germany and India.

Potential Topics

Housing Economics and Policy; Green Buildings & Environmental Policies; Impact of pandemics upon the built environment; Corporate Real Estate; Asset, Property & Facility Management; IT and Real Estate; International Real Estate; Marketing & Communication in Property; Market Research, Analysis &Forecasting; PPF, PPP & Infrastructures; Performance and Risk Management; Property Development; Property & Urban Economics; Real Estate Finance & Investment; Property Education; Property Valuation; Real Estate Portfolio Management; Tax and Legal Issues in Property; Special Interest Topics - Big Data, PropTech, the Ageing Population; Other topics broadly synergising with the property discipline will be considered.

Peer Review

PRRES 2008 is offering double blind review of full papers. These papers will be published on the PRRES Inc. website

Thank you to our conference organisers

Proceedings from the14th Annual Conference PRRES Conference

Delegate Papers

Papers shown as "refereed" have been refereed through a peer review process involving an expert international board of referees headed by Dr Dulani Halvitigala. Full papers were refereed with authors being required to make any changes prior to presentation at the conference and subsequent publication as a refereed paper in these proceedings.   Non-refereed presentations may be presented at the conference without a full paper and hence not all non-refereed presentations and/or papers appear in these proceedings.  All authors retain the copyright in their individual papers.

Keynote Speakers

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, YB. Datuk Ong Tee Keat

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Managing Director, Head of Asian Real Estate
Investment Banking Division

Michael joined Goldman Sachs as Managing Director and Head of Asia ex-Japan Real Estate Investment Banking in 2006 with 16 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific real estate markets. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Michael was Head of Asian Real Estate Investment Banking for a large European Bank.

Michael is acknowledged as a pioneer in the Asian REIT industry and serves many industry and regulatory advisory boards. Michael’s transaction experience includes IPOs for the Link REIT, Regal REIT and Mapletree Logistics Trust as well as capital raisings for CapitaMall Trust, A-REIT, Fortune REIT and Mapletree Logistics Trust. Michael has also been involved in major capital raisings for some of Asia's leading real estate development companies including Sun Hung Kai, Kerry Properties, Sino Ocean, Soho China, Shimao and Yanlord.

Mr. Lim Ye Jhen

Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd.

Reviewing REIT Performance with a case study on a retail REIT