04/22/2024 | by
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The Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance (REESA), a global alliance of REIT associations, held its spring 2024 semiannual meeting in Singapore on April 17. Leveraging the long-standing infrastructure of its members—which include Nareit’s global counterparts from Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the U.K.—REESA helps to promote, protect, and expand REITs around the world.

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Global REIT and association leaders met with REESA members in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Nareit’s Steve Wechsler, Ayris T. Scales, and John Worth attended the meeting, along with: Michael Brooks, CEO, Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC); Tateyuki Ikura, managing director, Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES); Hiromasa Koizumi, deputy secretary general, Association for Real Estate Securitization (ARES); Dominique Moerenhout, CEO, European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA); Sigrid Zialcita, CEO, Asia Pacific Real Assets Association; and Michael Zorbas, chief executive, Property Council of Australia (PCA).

Items addressed at the meeting included key emerging global issues around sustainability, taxes, and markets; as well as developing a 10-year plan to further advance REESA’s commitment to promoting, supporting, and scaling the REIT regime globally via programming, advocacy, and capacity-building for REITs and REIT associations in other countries.

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(L-R) Roberto Versace, APREA Hong Kong Chapter; Steve Wechsler, Nareit; Michael Brooks, REALPAC; and Dominique Moerenhout, EPRA.

While in Singapore, REESA members also joined more than 100 industry leaders and professionals at the Asia Pacific Real Assets Association (APREA)-SGX Global REIT Roundtable. Nareit CEO Steve Wechsler joined EPRA CEO Dominique Moerenhout and REALPAC CEO Michael Brooks for a panel discussion moderated by Roberto Versace, chairman of the APREA Hong Kong Chapter.

REESA’s next semiannual meeting will take place in September in Berlin, adjacent to EPRA annual conference.

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