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China is now the global leader in Financial Technology ("FinTech"), and Beijing's major technology companies lead the industry. Significantly, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank have begun investing in this growing sector. The People’s Bank of China has moved rapidly to develop regulatory frameworks to support FinTech, and the government is actively funding startups. Activities by internet leaders, FinTech firms, banks, and regulators have positioned Beijing as a key node of FinTech globally. The concentration of China’s FinTech industry in the country’s leading financial centers reinforces the demand for office space for venture capital and private equity firms, for R&D software labs and software production offices, and for offices in financial services firms that adopt FinTech.

These developments will have a significant impact on China's real estate market, particularly in the nation's financial centers. On August 1, Join AmCham China for a presentation from David Meyer, Senior Management Lecturer at the Olin Business School at Washington University, on China's FinTech market and its potentially significant ramifications for Chinese financial centers' real estate industry. The presentation will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion with Professor Meyer, Hebe Li, Director at Colliers International, and Steven McCord, Research Head at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) China. The panel will be moderated by Eric Hirsch, AmCham China's Real Estate Forum Chair and JLL China's Regional Director. Do not miss this opportunity to hear the latest research and reports on an engaging and significant development in the real estate industry!

Seats are limited, please register online to reserve your spot.

Agenda

9:30 AM - 10 AM
Registration & Networking
10 AM - 10:05 AM
Opening Remark
10:05 AM - 10:30 AM
Presentation: China as a Leader in Global FinTech
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Panel Discussion: FinTech's Impact on China's Real Estate Market
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Audience Q&A

Speakers

  • Eric Hirsch (Regional Director and Head of Markets at Jones Lang LaSalle)

    Eric Hirsch

    Regional Director and Head of Markets at Jones Lang LaSalle

    Eric Hirsch is the head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Commercial Office Leasing business in Beijing. He is responsible for developing strategy, business priorities and driving international best practices for the Firm and is a member of the Regional Tenant Representation Board. Based in Beijing since 2004, Eric was instrumental in building up the Firm’s local tenant representation team prior to assuming his current role as the head of Commercial.

    Eric Hirsch joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2004. As one of the foremost commercial property experts in the Beijing real estate market, Eric has over 20 years of experience in both the China and US market. His expertise covers marketing consultancy of major commercial developments, portfolio leasing, general market agency and tenant representation. He has worked on major projects in New York and Beijing including representing tenants such as AP, Amazon, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, BHP Billiton, Baker & McKenzie, Cisco Systems, Dewey Ballantine, DLA Piper, Honeywell, KPMG, Sony Ericsson, Marsh McLennan, JP Morgan, UBS and Volkswagen since then.

    He has been involved in over USD 1 billion worth of office leasing transactions during his career.

    Eric holds a BA in History from the Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Hebe Li (Director & Head of TR Office Services at Colliers International)

    Hebe Li

    Director & Head of TR Office Services at Colliers International

    Hebe has over 10 years of experience with tenant representation in the office leasing market. She has an extensive understanding of the Beijing market and commands the skills necessary to develop effective negotiation strategy. Hebe accelerated the success of herself and clients via her professional service and commitment to clients and highly appreciated by some global prestigious companies of clients, like PWC, 3M, OBS, Beijing Hyundai Auto Finance and Cummins etc. .Hebe is the top revenues-generator in Beijing office market.

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  • Steven McCord (Head of Research, North China, and Head of Retail Research, Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle)

    Steven McCord

    Head of Research, North China, and Head of Retail Research, Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle

    Steven is the Head of Research for North China for JLL, overseeing a team of 11 full time researchers in North China. Steven regularly briefs real estate investment funds to enable better-informed investment strategies and analyzes the competitive landscape for commercial real estate. Steven's work appears in the Retail Intelligence publications released publicly, white papers, blog posts, detailed data-rich presentation decks, and a data subscription service. He undertakes market study / competition analysis consultancy on behalf of developers, investors, and retailers. Also, in his second role as Head of Retail Research, Asia, he manages site selection studies that prioritize cities and properties for retailer expansion. Steven has worked in China since 2005.

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  • David Meyer (Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School Washington University in St. Louis)

    David Meyer

    Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School Washington University in St. Louis

    David Meyer is Senior Lecturer in Management at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, teaching international business, with a focus on Asia. Prior to this he was Professor of Sociology & Urban Studies at Brown University. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His publications include five books and monographs and over sixty articles and book chapters. His book, Hong Kong as a Global Metropolis (Cambridge University Press, 2000), interpreted that city as the pivot of Asian business networks. Recent publications include network governance at the State Banks of China, banking networks of Asian financial centers, private wealth management in Asia, high-frequency trading on exchanges, Hong Kong and Singapore as network hubs of global capital, Shenzhen in China’s financial center networks, Hong Kong’s enduring global business relations, Bank of China International in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong and Singapore exchanges confront high frequency trading.

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