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Thomson Reuters Corporation

June 19, 2011 21:00 ET

Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit -- 20-23 June -- Over 40 Leading CEOs, Gov't Officials and Senior Execs Around the World to Discuss Outlook for Real Estate and Infrastructure

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2011) -

For News Week of June 20, 2011

ATTENTION: Real Estate, Infrastructure, Investment and Business Reporters


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Some of the world's leading names in the international real estate and infrastructure community will visit the Reuters bureaus in New York, London, Singapore, and Dubai from June 20-23 to discuss the outlook for the real estate and infrastructure sector in a series of exclusive interviews. The stories and videos from the closed on-the-record sessions at the Reuters Investment Outlook will be posted online at

The global real estate market battened down its hatches to survive plunging capital values, distressed debt and upset income streams during the global financial crisis. Now, it is edging uneasily towards recovery, but the path is both long, studded with uncertainty, and varies between regions. Commercial property capital values have yet to come close to hitting their pre-crisis levels, and investors are increasingly looking to income plays for value. Developers are returning to building sites and hope to capitalise on tentative growth in economic, business and consumer confidence. Aside from this, all eyes are on the banks and whether they will kick out portfolios of distressed assets, while private equity, insurers and pension funds are circling the fray looking for opportunistic entry points, both in acquiring assets and plugging the growing need for debt among both investors and developers.

The global infrastructure sector has benefited from heightened concerns about inflation, with risk-averse investors seeking the safety of inflation-linked cash flows of companies that operate assets such as roads, schools and airports. Investors are becoming more comfortable with having emerging market governments as their counterpart as their appetite for exposure to debt-laden countries, such as those in the euro zone's periphery, wanes. Budgetary restraints and shortfalls in several developed countries are speeding up privatisation schemes, leading to new opportunities for infrastructure investors. Several initial public offerings in infrastructure are expected this year while in the private equity space infrastructure funds face fierce competition for deals from direct institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance firms and sovereign wealth funds.

Speakers attending this year's Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit will be asked how concerns over the resilience of the global economic recovery have informed investor allocations to these two asset classes and where opportunities and risks in these markets lie.

Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit will generate exclusive stories about these topics and more, and investable insights, as well as online videos and blog postings which can be seen at:

Some live recordings of this Summit will be available exclusively through Reuters Insider. For more information, visit:

Our distinguished lineup of speakers for the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit includes:

* PulteGroup CEO Richard Dugas;
* Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels CEO Art Adler;
* Standard Pacific CEO Ken Campbell;
* Jones Lang LaSalle Vice Chairman and Head of NY Investment Sales Capital Markets Group Scott Latham;
* SL Green Realty Corp CEO Marc Holliday;
* Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi;
* Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management Managing Director for Infrastructure Investment Group Scott Sinha;
* RREEF Global Head of Real Estate Pierre Cherki;
* BR Malls CEO Carlos Medeiros; and
* Brazil Hospitality Group CEO Pieter Van Voorst Vader.

* Greek Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Dimitris Reppas;
* Legal & General Property Managing Director Bill Hughes;
* Grosvenor Group CEO Mark Preston;
* Warburg-Henderson CEO Henning Kloeppelt;
* Ellaktor SA Executive Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Aktor Concessions Dimitris Koutras;
* AMP Capital Investors Head of Infrastructure, Europe Boe Pahari;
* Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas CEO Baldomero Falcones;
* Hadrian's Wall Capital CEO Marc Bajer;
* Cordiant CEO David Creighton;
* AMP Capital Investors Principal, Infrastructure Debt Gerry Jennings;
* Alberta Investment Management Corp CEO Leo DeBever;
* Pramerica Real Estate Managing Director Andrew Radkiewicz;
* Abertis CEO Francisco Reynes;
* Interserve CEO Adrian Ringrose;
* John Laing Infrastructure Fund Director Andrew Charlesworth;
* John Laing Infrastructure Fund Director David Marshall;
* HSBC Infrastructure Company (HICL) Investment Adviser Director at InfraRed Capital Partners Tony Roper;
* Gravis Capital Partners Partner Rollo Wright;
* RREEF Global Head of Infrastructure John McCarthy;

Asia and Middle East
* India Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath;
* Reliance Infrastructure CEO Lalit Jalan;
* Arabtec CFO Ziad Makhzoumi;
* Al Habtoor Leighton Group CEO Laurie Voyer;
* Oberoi Realty Chairman and Managing Director Vikas Oberoi;
* MGPA Group CEO Simon Treacy;
* CarVal Investors Senior Partner Joe Koizumi;
* HSBC Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Advisory for Asia Pacific Jason Kern;
* Asian Public Real Estate Association CEO Peter Mitchell;
* Macquarie Capital Head of Infrastructure David Roseman;
* Savills Asia Pacific Real Estate Managing Director Steffen Wolf;
* Treasury China Trust CEO Richard David;
* Axis REIT CEO Stewart LaBrooy; and
* Sorouh Real Estate COO Gurjit Singh.

For comprehensive access to Real Estate news, interviews, research, and data - visit

Reuters Summits bring together top executives from key industries in exclusive sessions with Reuters News global teams of specialist journalists. During the course of Reuters Summits, exclusive news stories and video interviews are posted on, providing valuable insight into specific companies, business sectors, and economies.


Reuters Summits are roundtable interviews, not conferences, and are closed to other media attending. Media wishing to use interview text, video and audio can use Reuters News material with proper attribution and link to the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit, with 'told Reuters' in second references.

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