Day 1 - Topics & Speakers

Day 2

Nicholas Holt

Asia Pacific Head of Research, Knight Frank Asia Pacific

"Global Residential Property Market Outlook 2016"

This session will include a high level view of the trends and patterns in global residential property markets.

What you need to know:

  • Property trends in the key markets targeted by Singaporean investors, including the UK, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan
  • Opportunities in these countries, price growth and 2016 outlook
  • Impact of monetary policies and government interventions

About the speaker:

Nicholas has attained a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Economic History, an MA in Town and Regional Planning, and PGDip in Surveying. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

He is responsible for leading Knight Frank’s Asia-Pacific Research and Consultancy platform of over 50 professionals across 13 markets. He specialises in multi-market property research, development consultancy and corporate advisory.

He has extensive international experience, having worked on a wide range of research and consultancy projects in the UK, mainland Europe and throughout Asia-Pacific. He is a regular presenter at industry forums throughout the region, focusing not only on government policy and interventions, cycle analysis but also capital markets and cross-border capital flows.

Ishmael Ho

CEO, Ho Chin Soon Sdn Bhd

"The next stage for Iskandar Malaysia and Malacca : looking into the future"

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRD) has come up with the latest Comprehensive Development Plan II (CDP II) for Iskandar Malaysia. Aside from Iskandar Malaysia, there are also other states that are keen interest for investment for Singaporeans.

What you need to know:

  • Insight into the outlook and opportunities in Iskandar Malaysia
  • Incentives given to Singapore's SMEs investing in Iskandar Malaysia
  • Vision and development pathway for Iskandar Malaysia as prescribed in the comprehensive development plan strategy
  • Malacca’s Budget 2016 wish list
  • Malacca State is one of the frontrunners in the emerging country of Malaysia

About the speaker:

Ishmael Ho attained his LLB from the UK. Backed by his legal background, he entered the property industry from the legal angle. His widening involvement in the property industry includes joining Cushman & Wakefield Malaysia, as well as being part of the research house in Sunrise Berhad before joining Ho Chin Soon Research.

Andrew Chee

Head of Valuations, SRX Property

"How to avoid the Pitfalls of Property Investment in 2016?"

A property investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

What you need to know:

  • Common property investment myths
  • Tools to avoid pitfalls in property investment

About the speaker:

Mr. Andrew Chee is the Head of Valuations at SRX Property Valuations. He has over 20 years of experience carrying out numerous valuations for all types of properties ranging from residential and commercial properties. He was involved in acquisition and divestment of properties both locally and regionally.

He is a member of Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS). He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Estate Management from the University of Reading and a MBA from University of Leicester.

Alfred Chia

CEO, SingCapital Pte Ltd

"The Fed’s Rate Hike Impact On Interest Rates"

The movement of US Federal Reserve rate hike has huge impact on world’s economy. Any increase in interest rate has profound effects on Singaporeans as it can change the spending pattern of firms and consumers.

What you need to know:

  • How can individual investor prepare and react to such impact?
  • How does rate hike impact the currency movements?
  • Identifying the opportunities
  • What are the risks?
  • How does it impact your investment strategies?

About the speaker:

Alfred is the CEO of SingCapital which is a Financial Advisory firm licensed by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He has more than 22 years of experience in the financial advisory field serving both Individuals and Corporations.

He also serves as a non-executive director for two Real Estate Funds. As an ardent believer in the power of education, Alfred strives to share his knowledge through as many conduits as possible. This passion to share has also prompted Alfred to author 2 books, 'Mortgage and Grow Rich' and 'Grow Rich Singapore Style'. The books are dedicated to holistic financial planning towards financial well beings.

Day 2 - Topics & Speakers

Day 1

Dr. Teoh Poh Huat

Director, Henry Butcher Malaysia Penang

"Latest update on Penang’s real estate market"

Signs of Singapore Government’s confidence in Penang with Penang government joint venture with Singapore-based Temasek and Economic Development Innovation Singapore. Thus, what is the link to the property landscape in Penang?  

What you need to know:

  • Where is the market heading?
  • Are transactions sustainable? 
  • Where are the hotspots in Penang?  
  • Game changers in the making? 

About the speaker:

Dr. Teoh is a Director of Henry Butcher Malaysia Penang, a professional firm of Chartered Surveyors & International Property Consultants.  
He has more than 26 years of experience in property consultancy including asset valuation, research, investments and management.

A Registered Valuer and a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK), Dr Teoh is also a former adjunct professor in the Department of Real Estate Management, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya.

Dr. Daniele Gambero

CEO and Co-founder, REI Group of Companies

"Malaysia Property Market Outlook 2016 post Budget Announcement – Where are the Opportunities?"

With weakening ringgit, buying a property in Malaysia is equivalent to spending a fraction by Singaporeans.  Will we see further boost in ownership by Singaporeans in year 2016?

What you need to know:

  • Price trend, vacancy rate, rental return of different regions in Malaysia
  • High-end, Mid-Range and Mass Market overall performance
  • Catalysts for property development in major states of Malaysia

About the speaker:

Dr. Daniele Gambero, expatriate to Malaysia from Italy since 2000, is the CEO and Co-founder of strategic marketing consultancy firm REI Group of Companies.

He holds an MBA from L. Bocconi University in Milan-Italy (Marketing), a Master in Communication and a PhD in Marketing Strategies and Communication from the University of Michigan.


Since 2007, through REI Group of Companies he has been consulting Malaysian developers on the development concept, strategic marketing and pricing, advertising and sales procedures for their residential, commercial and industrial project in Malaysia.

Jeremy Lee

Co-founder, SRX Property

"The Education of the High Net Worth (HNW) Investor"

An overview of real estate property analysis through the eyes of SRX Property tools, applications, and services that support the HNW investor in their quest for relevant, real-time market information.

What you need to know:

  • X-Value/X-Value Plus
  • SRX Analyzer
  • my Property Tracker
  • SRX Valuations
  • SRX Home Search

About the speaker:

Jeremy Lee is the co-founder and chief technology officer of StreetSine Technology Group. He has more than 10 years experience in developing enterprise technologies for Defence Science and Real Estate industries.

StreetSine is the architect and administrator for the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX), which is a consortium of the leading real estate companies in Singapore. The company operates property portals and property X-valuations in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Dato' Eric Cheng

CEO, ECG Group of Companies

"Important factors and indicators for overseas property investment"

Investing on an overseas property is no easy feat. It is a venture that takes skill, intelligence, and foresight in order to be successful. However, if all factors and considerations are taken into account, the returns are insurmountable and capital values can grow at attractive rates.

What you need to know:

  • What to look for in an overseas property
  • Best countries for overseas property investment
  • Factors to consider when investing in a foreign country

About the speaker:

Dato' Eric Cheng is a multiple award winning entrepreneur and Managing Director of TEHO Development, as well as Group CEO of ECG Group of Companies, a dynamic group of companies with myriad businesses classified into three core business groups — Property Development, Property Services and Investment.

In recognition of his business success and dedication to helping others, Dato’ Eric Cheng received numerous awards and accolades since founding ECG.