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Cityscape USA Announces Growing List of Top Tier Real Estate Exhibitors and Speakers
Cityscape conference & exhibition unites emerging market and US real estate professionals September 9, 10, 11 & 12 in NYC’s Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York, NY – September 3, 2008 - Cityscape USA is pleased to announce a growing roster of influential speakers and exhibitors for its premiere real estate event in the United States. New exhibitors include Toll Brothers, USA, NCC Urban, India, Aldar Properties, UAE, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Panamanian Ministry of Economics and Finance, Panama. The Cityscape exhibition and conference is an unprecedented opportunity for real estate industry professionals to network with some of the biggest names in the business, with an emphasis on market leaders from the emerging world.
Cityscape USA’s three-day conference and two-day networking exhibition will showcase investment opportunities in emerging real estate markets including Asia, The Middle East and Latin America. It has attracted top American and international market leaders, architects, designers and consultants in the real estate industry.
“With the globalization of real estate, interest in US and emerging markets development has grown exponentially. Cityscape promises to be the catalyst for leaders from these global sectors to network and learn about new investment opportunities,” says Harvey Green, President, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. Green is moderating the opening keynote presentation on September 11th on “Where the US real estate market is heading”. Top market leaders – including Robert Bach, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Grubb & Ellis Co., will join him on the panel.
Aldar Properties, one of the international developers attending Cityscape, is a world leader in property development, working to create investment opportunities for Abu Dhabi. Aldar is currently developing the highly touted Yas Island, which will be a multi-use entertainment destination.
Other participants include NCC Urban, which is a subsidiary of Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd and a development leader in emerging markets such as India and the Middle East. NCC Urban projects range from residential and commercial complexes, townships, special economic zones (SEZs) and serviced apartment complexes. On the governmental side, The Panamanian Ministry of Economics and Finance (MEF) will be in attendance. MEF is charged with handling all state-owned property in Panama and has many large-scale, notable projects planned, including expansion of the Panama Canal.
A U.S. participant, Toll Brothers, is an award-winning builder of luxury communities with a focus on preserving natural environments. They are currently developing across the United States with communities being created in states including Arizona, New York, Texas and Michigan.
Lastly, newly scheduled speakers include Providential Holdings’ CEO, Henry Fahman, who will discuss growing real estate opportunities in Vietnam. Currently the United States is the largest investor of foreign capital entering Vietnam, which will be a focus of interest at the event.
Cityscape USA has attracted support from major industry firms including investment sponsor, Dubai-based Nakheel; platinum sponsor, US-based CityCenter; as well as silver sponsors US-based ING Real Estate, Savannah, and Capri Capital Partners.
For a full list of exhibitors and more information on Cityscape USA, please visit:
New Global Landscape Shaped by Increased Investments
in US Real Estate by Emerging Market Investors
Cityscape USA will unite emerging market and US real estate professionals
September 9, 10, 11 & 12 in NYC’s Jacob Javitz Center
New York, NY – July 29, 2008 - As the economy softens in the US and emerging markets continue to thrive, foreign investors are purchasing US properties in a growing trend that includes the Abu Dhabi Investment Council’s, a sovereign wealth fund, purchase of a 75% stake in the Chrysler Building. These topics, among others, will be examined by leaders from around the globe at Cityscape USA – a large-scale networking exhibition and conference where US real estate industry professionals will have access to and network with some of the biggest names in the emerging world.
Investment from emerging markets such as Asia and the Middle East is entering into the US market at an astonishing rate due to a weakened dollar and few regulatory barriers. A report published by Global Capital Trends recently noted, “At least one third of all property acquisitions involved a foreign buyer or capital partner in 2007.” The study also set forth that global buyers spent a total of $46 billion last year in North America.
“A number of factors are currently causing dynamic shifts in property capital throughout the world. The timing of Cityscape USA could not more opportune for leaders in the industry to gather and discuss recent events and their implications for investors,” says Robert White Jr., Founder and President, Real Capital Analytics.
Robert White Jr. will be speaking at the upcoming Cityscape USA conference about global capital flows.
“According to the most recent survey published by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), more than 50% of foreign investors’ real estate capital scheduled to be invested around the globe in 2008 ($1.692 billion) was earmarked for investments in the US. Of the $700 billion in real estate assets held by the non-US investors who comprise AFIRE’s membership, $230 billion, or roughly one third of total real estate holdings, are based in the US,” says Geoffrey Dohrmann, President, CEO, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Georffrey Dohrmann will be speaking at the Cityscape USA conference about institutional investors’ perspective on emerging market real estate opportunities.
While there is an influx of capital into the US from overseas, American real estate investors are also increasingly focusing on opportunities in emerging markets. Real estate capital from the US to Europe and Asia is amongst the largest flows of investment in the world.
“According to data compiled for the Institutional Real Estate Universe by Institutional Real Estate, Inc., 77% of the 635 private equity fund offerings seeking to raise capital around the globe were focused on global and international strategies. That represents roughly $420 billion of the $545 billion currently being offered by these fund managers,” says Dohrmann.
A report by Global Capital Trends sets forth that US-based investors were the most active in 2007, making over $70 billion of international property acquisitions. With the huge growth of new markets including India, China and Latin America there is extraordinary opportunity for increased international investment. Cityscape USA promises to be an entrée for domestic investors into these emerging markets.
Cityscape USA has attracted support from major industry firms including investment sponsor, Dubai-based Nakheel; platinum sponsor, US-based CityCenter; as well as silver sponsors US-based ING, Savannah, and Capri Capital Partners.
Please visit: http://www.cityscape-usa.com/
The World’s Largest Emerging Markets Real Estate Brand Announces
Influential US and Emerging Market Speakers for September Event in NYC
Cityscape USA Presenters to include Donald Trump Jr., Trump organization, Henry Cisneros Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Richard Kincaid, Principal of Lakeshore Holdings
New York, NY – Dubai-based Cityscape, the world’s largest emerging markets real estate brand, has announced its lineup of renowned industry leaders who will speak at its first U.S. conference, Cityscape USA, September 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. The conference will run parallel to the large-scale networking exhibition taking place at the same location September 10-11. Bridging the gap between U.S. and emerging market investors and developers, the Cityscape USA exhibition and conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the U.S. real estate industry to have access to and network with some of the biggest names in the emerging world.
The 75 conference speakers will be comprised of both U.S. and emerging markets industry experts. In addition to Donald Trump Jr., top US speakers include Richard Kincaid, Principal of Lakeshore Holdings L.L.C. and former CEO, of Equity Properties Trust; Lee Neibart, Senior Partner, Apollo Real Estate Advisors; Henry Cisneros, Chairman, Cityview and former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; William Krauch, Managing Director and Head of Global Marketing, ING Real Estate, and more. Among the speakers presenting from the emerging markets are Stephen Atkinson, CEO, Arabian Real Estate Investment Trust (AREIT); Sameer Nayar, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse; Eitenne Chovet, CEO & International Managing Director, Binswanger International; and Tay Eng Kiat, General Manager china, Ascendas.
"Cityscape is the ideal place to meet real estate investment professionals with an international or global perspective, and to harness the increasing opportunities available in the emerging markets," said Henry Cisneros, Chairman, Cityview and former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros will be speaking at the conference about homeownership and the uncertain mortgage market.
United States property sales have dropped by more than 70% the first two months of 2008 compared to the same period last year, while investment in South America and Asia has doubled during the same period. The US market has also become increasingly appealing to investors from emerging sectors due to the value of the American dollar compared to foreign currencies. According to a report published by Global Capital Trends, "At least one third of all property acquisitions globally involved a foreign buyer or capital partner in 2007. This proportion of cross-border investment holds true whether measured by total value ($US 339 billion) or by the number of properties acquired (10,800)."
Cityscape USA will provide the opportunity for foreign and national investors to come together on an international scale never seen here before in any other conference.
"In the U.S., the weakened dollar is attracting foreign investment at unprecedented levels. The fact is there are few barriers to foreign investors in the U.S. real estate markets, and our markets welcome them," said Youguo Liang, PhD, CFA, Managing Director and Global Head of Research, Prudential Real Estate Investors. Dr. Liang will be speaking at the conference on the effects from the subprime crisis and the institutional real estate market.
Cityscape USA has attracted support from major industry associations and media including Investment Sponsor, Dubai-based Nakheel and Platinum Sponsor, US-based City Centre.
A full list of speakers is available on Cityscape’s website http://www.cityscapeusa.com/speakers
Emerging Real Estate Market Investors Set Sights on USA Market
Global Real Estate Brand Cityscape Attracts Leading Emerging Market Investors and Developers to New York City, Sept. 9 - 11
New York, NY, May 27, 2008 - The renowned international real estate brand, Cityscape, is proud to announce their premiere event in the United States. Cityscape is the world's leading name in real estate exhibitions and conferences, and organizes the world's largest B2B real estate event - Cityscape Dubai - which attracted nearly 52,000 visitors from 136 countries in 2007. The Cityscape USA exhibition and conference will provide a unique opportunity for the US real estate industry to have access to and network with some of the biggest names in the emerging world.
The Cityscape USA exhibition will take place Sept. 10 - 11 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City and will be a showcase for unparalleled investment opportunities in emerging markets. Whether one is seeking development and investment opportunities, joint venture partners, or simply to discover the best way to penetrate the most talked about real estate markets in the world, Cityscape USA is the platform to achieve this.
Parallel to the exhibition will be a three-day conference filled with visionary keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, stimulating debates, investment analysis, specialized regulation workshops and focused region, investment and property type streams.
"Cityscape's network of investors and developers in the emerging world is unrivaled. Leveraging our relationships in Asia, China, India, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America, we will produce a platform for development opportunities in the emerging markets never before seen in the US." said Rohan Marwaha, Cityscape Group Director. "It will also be an opportunity for the US real estate industry to attract investment into US real estate
assets, projects and vehicles from emerging market investors - all under the same roof."
Due to the current US subprime mortgage crisis, Cityscape USA is timely on several levels. The subprime situation coupled with the ongoing liquidity and credit crisis has resulted in US investors looking to gain exposure to other real estate markets around the world. The investment potential of emerging markets are proving too great to ignore. Cross-border property investors originated from 50 countries in 2007 and US-based buyers were the most active making over $70 billion of international property acquisitions.
The current situation in the US is also making it more appealing to emerging market investors to invest in the US. According to the 2008 annual survey of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), the US was
deemed the "most stable and secure" country for real estate investment and the country with the best opportunity for appreciation.Cityscape USA will provide the opportunity for both sides of the equations to come together in
a way that would not otherwise be possible.
The event has attracted support from major industry associations, media including Investment Sponsor, Dubai-based Nakheel and Platinum Sponsor, US-based CityCentre.
For more information visit: www.cityscape-usa.com.