1 ABR. 2019
More than 500 delegates from industry, government and policymaking will debate how to make informed and responsible investments in an ever-changing technological and geopolitical landscape at the RICS the World Built Environment Forum Summit, New York, 13-14 May.
Headlining the event is Parag Khanna, named one of Esquire’s “75 most influential people of the 21st Century,” and featured in WIRED magazine’s “Smart List.” He brings a global perspective to the intertwined forces shaping investment in the built environment.
Across the developed and developing world, cities are assuming an ever-greater role in the overall health, wealth and happiness of the planet’s people. At this pivotal point in human history, innovative, ambitious and holistic approaches to issues such as rapidly growing migrant populations and climate change are urgently required – and both the public and private sectors have a vital role to play. In my capacity as a keynote speaker at the fourth annual summit of the World Built Environment Forum, I’m excited about the opportunity to participate in this timely, global discussion.
Founder & Managing Partner, FutureMap
How can we harness new technology to mobilise private capital investment to meet the growing global demand for new infrastructure, new real estate and the renewal of existing assets?
RICS annual summit reconvenes to tackle “The future of investment in real assets” and how we harness new technology to mobilize the private capital investment needed to meet the growing global demand for new infrastructure, new real estate and the renewal of existing assets.
According to Martin J. Brühl, FRICS, CIO at Union Investment Real Estate “Ten years on from the global financial crisis we are experiencing an unusually long investment cycle against a backdrop of complex and rapidly evolving risk. Through the World Built Environment Forum Summit we aim to increase collaboration and share innovation across professional disciplines to ensure we manage property portfolios responsibly.”
At the WBEF Summit, Martin will speak as global chair of RICS’ Real Estate Investment Risk Forum - the only group of its kind, bringing together Chief Investment Officers and Chief Risk Managers from leading institutional investors, responsible for more than US$1tn of assets under management worldwide. At the summit, the group analyses the interconnected and yet distinctive risks of competing commercial real estate investment propositions.
In the context of investing in the built environment, the 2019 Summit will specifically explore key themes such as: The changing nature of work and the workplace. The impact of algorithms and tokenization. The real-world outcomes for cities and citizens. New finance models for energy and transport. Investment risk allocation.