NEW YORK – Nov. 30, 2021 – Joel H. Rothstein, chair of Asia Real Estate Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, moderated and led a virtual panel called “Opportunities and challenges in debt funds in the post-Covid world” at the PERE Asia Summit 2021 on Nov. 16, one of the Asia region’s most influential annual real estate conferences. PERE is a publisher and event organizer focused on the world’s private real estate markets.
The panel discussion included the following topics: diversifying from equity to debt, and why the biggest investors are dipping their toes in this sector; where the boundaries of an Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)-focused lender’s responsibility might lie when structuring a deal; putting capital to work in uncertain economic environments; and real estate debt predictions for the next five years. Panelists included Alberto Agazzi, chief executive officer and head of global fund management at Generali Real Estate; Apwinder Foster, head of investment strategy at DRC Savills Investment Management; and Seung-ki Jeong, manager at Korea’s DBG Life Insurance.
Rothstein is an international real estate and structured finance attorney. Based in Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York, he advises investment banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, real estate developers, and investors across all major Asia markets with a particular focus on Greater China, Japan, and South Korea. He also leads the firm’s practice in advising Asia-based outbound cross-border investors in structuring, implementing, and managing equity and debt investments into the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice: Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 450 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.
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