APREA Chief Says REIT Race Underway in Asia

Peter Verwer, chief executive of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWeek 2016: NAREIT’s Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

APREA represents and promotes the real estate asset class in the Asia Pacific region. It is the industry body for the suppliers and users of capital in the real estate sector.

Verwer discussed developments surrounding listed real estate in India, the potential of the Chinese market, and the outlook for other emerging markets in Asia.


Parkway’s Sustainability Chief Highlights REIT’s Improved Sustainability Results

Daniele Horton, founder and principal of Verdani Partners and head of sustainability at Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY), joined REIT.com for a video interview at NAREIT’s 2015 Leader in the Light Working Forum in Reston, Va.

Parkway Properties owns and operates office properties located in higher-growth submarkets in the Sun Belt region of the United States. Horton discussed Parkway’s strong improvement in sustainability, as measured by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey.


APREA Chief Sees Convergence in International REIT Rules

Peter Verwer, chief executive of the Asia-Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA), joined REIT.com at NAREIT headquarters in Washington for a video interview.

Verwer took over as head of APREA this year from former chief executive Peter Mitchell. Verwer discussed some of his priorities for the organization. He described the current environment in the Asia-Pacific market as “one of the greatest opportunities for real estate wealth creation that we’ve ever seen.” As such, he said his chief objective is to expand opportunities for real estate investment in Asia.

Peter Verwer


EPRA Chief Says Spanish REITs Performing Well Since Introduction

Philip Charls, chief executive of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), joined REIT.com for a video interview during REITWeek 2014: NAREIT’s Investor Forum, held in New York.

Charls gave a broad overview of developments in the European property market, starting with the arrival of REITs in the Spanish market about a year ago. Spanish REITs have performed “very well,” according to Charls. He noted that hedge fund managers Paul Soros and John Paulson were among the first investors in Spanish REITs: “You can’t imagine a better place to start it off.”