The Future of Industrial Real Estate: 2022 Trends & What to Expect BeyondVIEW EVENT DETAILS
U.S.-Asia Real Estate Initiative
Asia Society Southern California is pleased to announce the seventh program in its U.S.-Asia Real Estate Initiative (USAREI) – "The Future of Industrial Real Estate: 2022 Trends & What to Expect Beyond" to be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 in-person at the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles and live on Zoom.
The pandemic was the fillip for increased e-commerce sales and pulled-forward consumer demand in the U.S. with a corresponding boom in industrial development. Also greatly impacting the global logistics landscape have been supply chain disruptions, as well as China’s seemingly unbending Zero-Covid policy. Notwithstanding the boom in the industrial real estate market over the years, there are potential headwinds looming. The program’s expert panelists will provide directional insights for 2023 and beyond and discuss, among other things: How does inflation, rising interest rates and a looming global recession potentially impact industrial/logistics investment? Will current labor shortages in the U.S. simply accelerate the pace of technology and automation adoption? Is India a future logistics leader in Asia and how to navigate the political and economic shoals of the PRC? The panel discussion will feature Reon Roski, CEO of Majestic Reality Co., and Joseph Chan, Managing Director, Principal - Investment, Gaw Capital Partners. Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate will moderate.
Reon Roski serves as CEO of Majestic Realty, a position she was appointed to in May 2022. A Board Member since 1997, she joined the company as Senior Counsel in March 2007 and was named Managing Director later that year. Roski is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations and is instrumental in the continued growth of Majestic’s portfolio.
Prior to Majestic, Roski served as a highly-respected real estate attorney for two L.A.-based law firms where she managed numerous large, complex and innovating real estate transactions, averaging more than 18 million square feet of transactions per year.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and Loyola Law School, she completed extensive studies abroad, including graduate school in China. Fluent in Mandarin, Roski worked for the Chinese government with respect to real estate matters.
Roski has been named one of the “Women at the Top” by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and one of Bisnow’s LA Power Women. She is a member of YPO, Chief Executives Organization and The Real Estate Roundtable. She is Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for Exposition Park and the California Science Center, and Chair for the California Science Center Committee. She is a member of the USC President’s Leadership Council, the Board of Leaders for the USC Marshall School of Business, the Board of Directors of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC, and the Keck Medicine of USC Board of Councilors. Roski also serves on the Board of Directors at Loyola High School and the Board of Directors for Operation Walk.
Joseph Chan is Managing Director and Principal, Investment at Gaw Capital Partners. Chan joined Gaw Capital Partners in 2005 and has 20 years of experience in real estate private equity and special situations investment throughout Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Prior to his current role at Gaw Capital Partners, Chan served as Executive Director and Head of the China real estate in the Global Special Opportunities Group at J.P. Morgan.
Chan received his B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Green is the Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business.
Prior to joining the USC faculty, Green spent four years as the Oliver T. Carr, Jr., Chair of Real Estate Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. He was Director of the Center for Washington Area Studies and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Studies at that institution. Green also taught real estate finance and economics courses for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Wangard Faculty Scholar and Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He also has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac.