Past Events

Malaysia Chapter is committed to provide regular Learning & Networking opportunities to our Members & the CRE community in Malaysia. For more information on events happening in KL, please contact us at: malaysia@corenetglobal.org


PAST EVENTS


"Coffee Chats with Mentors"
   30 Sept 2021  |  Virtual event   

“Coffee Chats with Mentors” is a casual chat session that connects with skills and knowledge of the experienced Corporate Real Estate Mentors with the Member, Young Leaders and young professionals who are looking to enhance their career developments.

The esteemed Mentors for this event were : -

  • Swami Jayaraman, Managing Director, SW1 Solutions
  • Teh Young Khean, Executive Director, Knight Frank Malaysia
  • Istilah Abali, Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
  • Maheswaren Balakrishnan, Regional Manager for Real Estate Category, Air Liquide

 
This interactive session was moderated by

  • Kumar Shailesh, whose most recent role – Regional Head ASEAN & South Asia, Supply Partner Management, Standard Chartered Bank


This knowledge and experiences sharing event draws over 90 audiences from the Corporate Real Estate Industry and other industries, students and lecturers from University Malaya and University Teknologi Malaysia.





"Is Net Zero the future or just hot air?"
   19 August 2021  |  Virtual event   

A panel discussion on the key topic trending across the industry  - “Is Net Zero the future or just hot air” was held on 19 August 2021.

The esteemed Panellists for this event were : -

  • David Mizan Hashim, Group President, Veritas Design Group
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Ltd
  • Mohd Razif Mohd Yusoff, Head, Safety & Sustainability, Sime Darby Property Berhad
  • Divina Miñoza, Country Manager, LYS Energy Malaysia
  • Navaneethan Rajan, Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
  • Joey Lim, Regional Portfolio Manager, Shell Real Estate
  • Ajay Chaturvedi, Program Director, Standard Chartered Bank

 This engaging session was moderated by

  • Bon Jovi Sabug, Project Director, Turner & Townsend.

This interactive virtual event draws over 100 audiences from the Corporate Real Estate Industry and other industries, students and lecturers from University Malaya and University Teknologi Malaysia.





Shark Tank
   22 April 2021 | Virtual event   

An interactive virtual event of “Shark Tank” was held on the 22 April 2021 – a fun and friendly session between the Baits pitches to win over the Sharks scores and Audiences votes.

This lively and engaging session was moderated by

  • Bon Jovi Sabug, Asia Corporate Occupier Lead, Turner & Townsend.

The Young Leader “Sharks” were

  • Natassha Halil, Business Development Manager, SW1 Solutions
  • Naythan Chong, Associate Director, Knight Frank Malaysia
  • Mitch Dawson, Managing Director, Revonomic-Velvaere
  • Eryana Aneiry, Senior Manager Client Services, M Moser Associates

The fantastic “Baits” were

  • Albert Perianayagam, Director, Felix Relocations
  • Aswin Kumar, Student, Universiti Malaya
  • Grace Teoh, Student, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Leo Leow, Director, Turner & Townsend
  • Previndran Singhe, Chief Executive Officer, Zerin Properties
  • Woon Jing Ying, Student, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

This virtual event draws a total of 86 audiences from the Corporate Real Estate Industry as well as University’s students and lecturers.









Virtual Wine Tasting
   25 February 2021   

Malaysia Chapter kicked off the year 2021 with a "Virtual Wine Tasting" event by Sulo, General Manager of Wine Talk,  in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.

The Presenter shared the different wine varietal and the art of wine tasting with the audiences. Over 20 audiences from the peers of the industry attended this interactive and fun-filled session.

This "After Work Fun Hour" series concluded with an interactive Q&As session by the attendees and the Presenter.





2020 Annual Signature Event - "Shifting Gears, Connecting Dots"
26 November 2020 | Virtual Event   

The 2020 Annual Signature Event - "Shifting Gears, Connecting Dots" was held virtually on the 26th November 2020.

We are honoured to have

    • Ms. Chua Ming Lee of Cushman & Wakefield to share her insights on the topic of “Pandemic to Performance – How well are you prepared in the “NEW” Corporate Real Estate market?". This session looks at the pre-COVID-19 days, takes stock of where we are today and offers insights to help us better prepare for what’s next. 
    • Mr. Duncan Young of Lendlease to share his insights on the topic of “Awareness – can pandemics enhance wellbeing”. This session brings us to explore how positive change can result when we are forced to rethink how we live and work every day and how small intention choices can make a big difference over time
    • Mr. Previndran Singhe of Zerin Properties to moderate the panel discussions on “Wrap up for the year 2020 – What has it been for the CRE industry”

             Panellists for this session were:-

      • Mr. Rohinton Mehta, Standard Chartered Bank
      • Mr. Maheswaren Balakrishnan, Air Liquide
      • Ms. Ong Bee Kim, Pfizer
      • Mr. Alexander Natusch, Shell

    This Signature Event was attended by 70 audiences from the Corporate Real Estate industry from China, Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students from the local universities.

    This virtual event was concluded with interactive Q&A sessions by the attendees and the Speakers & Panellists.





    Managing Crisis : Workplace Lessons, Challenges And Opportunities in the CRE Industry
    22 October 2020 | Online Webinar

    A webinar presentation on “Managing Crisis : Workplace Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities in the CRE Industry” was held on 22 October 2020.

    Speakers for the presentation were : -

    • Swami Jayaraman, Managing Director & Founder, SW1 Solutions
    • Bala Vijayasingam, Director-GWS Projects, Indonesia, Malaysia & Vietnam, CBRE GWS Malaysia

    Emcee of the day was Mitch Dawson, Director of Revonomic

    This webinar was well attended by 83 audiences from the corporate real estate industry as well as from the government agencies, service providers, end-users, academicians from India, Singapore and Malaysia

    The webinar was concluded with an interactive Q&A session by the attendees and the Speakers






    An Insiders Guide : How To Navigate The Job Market In A Crisis
    25 August 2020 | Online Webinar

    An exclusive event for Members and Sponsors was organized in August 2020.

    Speaker for this exclusive event was -

    • Gemma Keogh-Peters, Managing Director, Project68

    Moderator for the webinar was Kumar Shailesh, Chapter’s Chair & Regional Head ASEAN & South Asia, Supply Partner Management, Standard Chartered Bank.

    This exclusive webinar was well attended by 15 audiences from Members, Sponsors and undergraduate students.

    The webinar was concluded with an interactive Q&A session by the attendees and the Speaker.





    Market Outlook
    30 June 2020 | Online Webinar

    A roundtable discussion on “Market Outlook” was held on 30 June 2020.

    Panellists for the roundtable were : -

    • Siva Shanker, CEO Real Estate Agency, Rahim & Co International
    • Sarkunan Subramaniam, Managing Director, Knight Frank
    • Stephen Tew, Director, Axis REIT
    • Duncan White, Enterprise Business Development Director, SEA, WeWork

    Moderator for the webinar was Previn Singhe, CEO, Zerin Properties and emcee of the day was Shuchita, Balasingam, Head of Agency, Zerin Properties.

    This webinar was well attended by 140 audiences from the corporate real estate industry as well as from the government agencies, service providers, real estate agents, facility managements, end-users, academicians from Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Malaysia

    The webinar was concluded with an interactive Q&A session by the attendees and the Panellists




    Business Continuity Plan & Resilience 2020
    20 May 2020 | Online Webinar

    A webinar dialogue on “Business Continuity Plan & Resilience 2020” was held on 20 May 2020.

    Panellists for the dialogue were : -

    • Scott Barras, Regional Head of Property, ASEAN & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
    • James Garraway, Strategic Development Manager, SEA, Teknion Furniture Systems

    Moderator for the webinar was Kumar Shailesh, Regional Head ASEAN & South Asia – Supply Partner Management, Standard Chartered Bank

    This webinar was well attended by 50 audiences from the corporate real estate industry as well as from the government agencies, service providers, end-users, academicians from Singapore and Malaysia.

    The webinar was concluded with an interactive Q&A session by the attendees and the Panellists.



    Public Health Indoors
    22 April 2020 | Online Webinar

    Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic,  Malaysia Chapter kicked off the year 2020 with its first virtual event, a webinar presentation on “Public Health Indoors” on the 22nd April 2020 by Samantha Allen, a sustainability and healthy building expert with accreditations in WELL, LEED and BREEAM. Samantha previously managed overall market development of the WELL Building Standard, WELL Community Standard and WELL Portfolio program in South East Asia.

    This first webinar was well attended by 120 audiences from the corporate real estate industry as well as from the government agencies, service providers, end-users, academicians etc from Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Malaysia

    The webinar concluded with an interactive Q&A session by the attendees and the Speaker.






    Property Outlook 2019
    26 February 2019 | The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia Chapter kicked off the year 2019 with a panel of discussion talk on “Property Outlook 2019” on the 26th February 2019  at  The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

    We are honoured to have the four leaders of the top real estate agencies in Malaysia to share their views and insights on the Corporate Real Estate Industry.  The four distinguished panelists were

    • Ms YY Lau, Managing Director of JLL Malaysia,
    • Mr. Sakunan Subramaniam, Managing Director of Knight Frank Malaysia,
    • Mr Foo Gee Jen, Managing Director of CBRE-WTW
    • Datuk Christopher Boyd, Executive Chairman of Savills Malaysia

    Mr Khoo Hsu Chuang, Co-host of BFM’s Radio Morning Run & Contributing Editor at The Edge Media Group, was the moderator for the event.
     
    The talk was well received by 140 representatives from the government agencies, developers, solicitors, estate agencies, service providers as well as investors.

    The talk adjourned with Q&A session and followed by a networking session among the attendees and the distinguished panelists.








    Art Of The Hustle
    Networking | Pitch | Closing Deals
    28 March 2019 | WeWork @ Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

    Chapter’s Young Leaders came together to organize the “Art Of The Hustle” to share their knowledge on

    • Networking – the art of leveraging more influential connections
    • Pitch – the art of persuasions and presentations
    • Closing The Deals – the art of finding the right way to close key opportunities / deals

    Speakers for this event were : -

    • Mitch Dawson, Chief Operation Officer of Revonomic
    • Ben Miranda, Portfolio Manager at Shell Oil
    • James Garraway, Business Development Manager at Teknion Furniture Systems Sdn Bhd

    It was well received by 60 representatives from the government agencies, solicitors, estate agencies, service providers as well as investors especially the young leaders of the respective organizations / companies.

    It was an interactive and fun session with Q&As and followed by a networking session among the attendees and the speakers.

    Thank you to the event sponsors for supporting this event-  WeWork for providing the space and the networking refreshments and Revonomic for supporting the event











    After Work Meet Up
    Members' Get Together Event
    30 April 2019 | WIP @ Bangsar Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur

    A great casual evening of catching up and mingling session among all members and the peers of the industry, share experiences and best practices over dinner and drinks. A good turnout of 20 pax for this Members' Get Together Event.



                            Panel Discussion on KL Office Space - Current Issues & Flexible Options
                                       15 May 2019 | Regus @ Residensi Tribeca, Kuala Lumpur

    "The KL Office space market is an interesting one. With supply outstripping demand, it is not all bad news. Transactions are still taking place. As the changing needs and requirements of the tenants, how creative do landlords need to be in order to win-over tenants? Are flexible options the way to go?"  These are some of the contents that were highlighted in the "Panel Discussion on KL Office Space - Current Issues & Flexible Options" on the 15th May 2019 held at Regus @ Residensi Tribeca, Kuala Lumpur.

    Distinguished panellists to share their views and insights for this event were : -

    • Mr. Yusri Kamaruzaman Mohamed Yusof, Head of Property Management & Investment of Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad
    • Mr. Kumar Shailesh, Regional Head – ASEAN & South East Asia : Supply Partner Management of Standard Chartered Bank
    • Mr Paul Marshall, Regional Director of The Instant Group
    • Mr. Vijayakumar Tangarasan, Country Head – Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei of IWG Plc


    Mr Previn Singhe, CEO of Zerin Properties, was the moderator for the event. 

    It was well attended by over 50 representatives from the government agencies, developers, solicitors, estate agencies, fund managers, service providers as well as the investors. 

    The talk adjourned with Q&A session and followed by a networking session among the attendees and the distinguished panellists.

    Thank you to venue sponsor, Regus, for the providing the space.








    Workplace Strategy - The Why, What & How
     16 July 2019 | Regus @ Residensi Tribeca, Kuala Lumpur

    The past two decades has seen the meteoric rise of the phenomenon called “workplace strategy”.  This has brought along new office concepts, such as agile working and activity-based working.  These concepts are based on the modern, more flexible way of working that has been developing in recent years; a result of the fast-changing needs of both employers and employees.  Employees are no longer bound to a single cubicle but move between different workplace types within and even outside of the office, depending on the type of activities they need to perform at any given time. 

    Speaker for the event was Lion Kraaijbeek, Dutch nationality, has been working in Southeast Asia over the past more than 20 years.  A substantial part of this period he spent in the flexible office sector, working for companies like Regus, Nomad and CEO Suite.  Earlier this year he joined Measuremen, a Netherlands-based company providing workplace data and insights in support of workplace strategy and management of some of the world’s leading companies.

    It was well attended by 76 representatives from the project managers, facilities managers, designers, developers, estate agencies, service providers as well as undergrad students.

    The talk adjourned with Q&A session and followed by a networking session among the attendees, the speaker and the organizing committees.

    Thank you to the event sponsors for supporting this event:-

    Regus for providing the space and the networking refreshment and Measuremen for supporting the overall event





    Women In Real Estate - Leadership In Changing Times
     27 Aug 2019 | WeWork @ Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

    The Real Estate industry has always been considered a male dominant industry for years. In the recent years, we are seeing increased participation from women in the industry. It has been noted that women’s participation in real estate, has contributed immensely towards the development and growth within the industry. And yet, women continue to face many of the same challenges as their female peers in other industries. While both men and women in real estate face obstacles to advancement, women must contend with unique challenges as well as barriers.

    Four outstanding women, from real estate and beyond, to share their experiences and insights on how they have continuously strived for excellence within their respective markets were:-

    • Ar. Siti Mariam Mohd Desa, Head of Corporate Affairs & Governance Division of Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd
    • Datin Azleen Osman Rani, Director of ICMR Malaysia
    • Y.Y. Lau, Managing Director of JLL Malaysia
    • Michelle Mitchell, Associate Director for Project & Programme Management of Arcadis

    Natassha Halil, Business Development Manager of SW1 Solutions, was the moderator for the event.

    A good turnout of 66 representatives from the government agencies, service providers, designers, planners, fund managers, estate agencies, solicitors as well as individuals.

    The talk adjourned with Q&A session and followed by a networking session among the attendees and the distinguished panellists.








    The Evolution Of Workspace Procurement
    - meeting the demands of modern business through increased agility and speed
    25 Sept 2019 | WeWork @ Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur
                                            
    Flexible workspace in Southeast Asia has enjoyed strong growth over recent years with demand in Malaysia +18% in 2018. Tim will explore the market forces contributing to this and also discuss how flexible workspace can be a significant driver of organisational change

    About the Speaker :  Tim Rodber, CEO of the Instant Group

    Tim joined The Instant Group in 2013 to spearhead the business’ growth as a dynamic and innovative property solutions provider. Previously he spent 10 years at global outsourcing firm Williams Lea, most recently as CEO of the Americas business. . Prior to Williams Lea, Tim held the role of Managing Director at London-based marketing and communications company, Rodber Thorneycroft Ltd, which Williams Lea acquired in 2003.

    Tim launched his career as an Army officer, and then as a successful international rugby player. Playing for Northampton Saints, he appeared 44 times for England, twice for the British and Irish Lions, and was a Rugby World Sevens Cup Winner. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University.





    2019 Annual Signature Event - "Experience Matters"
    19 Nov 2019 | EQ @ Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur
                                            

    2019 Annual Signature Event themed “Experience Matters” was held on the 19th November 2019 at EQ @ Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur.

    With  increasing multiple generations in a workplace, having remote workers in a common workplace and the changing face of office dynamics, many organizations are re-creating their relationships with their employees. The traditional method of retaining and increasing an employee’s productivity has now gradually been shifted to “employee experience” to create exceptional experiences at the workplace which leads to increased growth and productivity.

    This event discusses the connection between experience and  productivity that would support the growth of  businesses. Our speakers and panellists will be sharing their insights in supporting employee potential by transforming the importance in measuring employee’s experiences.

    We are honoured to have Mr. Sheridan Perkins, Global Head, Workplace, Standard Chartered Bank as the Keynote Speaker and the following distinguished corporate leaders (real estate and non-real estate) as panellists : -

    •  Mr. Abrar Anwar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Malaysia Berhad
    • Mr. Patrick Honan, General Manager, Property Management, Mulia Property Development Sdn. Bhd.
    • Mr. Maheswaren Balakrishnan, Regional Manager for Real Estate Strategy & Portfolio for APAC, Baker Huges, a GE company

    Moderator for the panel discussion was Mr. Ben Miranda, Regional Portfolio Manager, Shell

    This Signature Event was attended by 100 representatives from the government agencies, developers, solicitors, estate agencies, service providers, end-users, hospitality as well as undergrad and postgrad students from the local universities.

    Event adjourned with Q&A session and followed by a cocktail and networking session among attendees, Keynote speaker and distinguished panellists.











     

    "Year End Meet Up"
    12 Dec 2019 | Birch @ Damansara City Mall, Kuala Lumpur
                                            

    Malaysia Chapter ushered the end of the year with “Year End Meet Up” with members and the peers of the industry. A great casual evening of catching up, mingling session as well as meeting new faces, sharing experiences and best practices over dinner and drinks. A good turnout of 25 pax for this year end meet up.