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     Real Estate & Construction Committee Roundtable: China: The World’s Landlord  (Members Only)
  Event Type: Real Estate Committee Event
  Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:00 to 13:30
  Venue: AmCham Shanghai Conference Center Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West    Map
上海美国商会会议室 南京西路1376号,上海商城568室    地图
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Real Estate & Construction Roundtable
China: The World’s Landlord

AmCham Shanghai's Real Estate & Construction Committee invites you to a members-only committee roundtable on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 12:00 to 13:30 at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center to discuss the current and future trends for Chinese overseas property investment. A light lunch will also be provided.

China is investing in commercial and residential property around the world at a faster pace than any other nation, making more than $80 billion of acquisitions last year alone. Where, why and how is this investment taking place? How has it been affected by China’s slower economic growth? And, what does it mean for property markets and economies in Asia, Europe and the Americas?
Join Charles Pittar, CEO and former COO of, Michael Purefoy, Deputy General Manager, Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam, Team Leader for Investing and Real Estate Asia at Bloomberg News who will share their insights with our members in the Chinese new year.


12:00    Registration and Lunch
12:15    Presentations by Speakers
13:15    Q&A
13:30    Event Ends

About the Speakers:

Charles Pittar is CEO and former COO of Prior to, he was Asia COO for Macquarie Bank. He has spent the past 12 years in Greater China, working at both Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

Charles worked for ONYX Software, a startup software vendor that successfully listed in 2000, as the MD for Australasia. Charles began his career at Microsoft, establishing the company’s operations throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa/Middle East.


Michael Purefoy joined Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co. Ltd. as Deputy General Manager of the International Real Estate Centre, Project Management Department, to manage the sales and marketing of Wanda’s international real estate projects in July 2014 Michael. Michael managed the sales launch of Wanda’s first international project, One Nine Elms in London, which achieved over £300 million in sales within 3 months of launch. In addition to London, Michael is currently working on Wanda’s other international projects located on the Gold Coast and in Sydney in Australia, and Beverly Hills and Chicago in the US, a combined sales portfolio of over 300,000 sqm and US$5 billion in projected sales revenue.

Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam leads coverage of investing and real estate news in Asia for Bloomberg. Previously, she was an editor on the investing team at Bloomberg News in Boston, where she edited and helped coordinate coverage of the world's biggest money managers and hedge funds. Sree joined Bloomberg News in 2005 as a reporter covering investment trends and money managers including BlackRock, Pimco and Fidelity. She has written cover stories and features for Bloomberg Markets magazine and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. She graduated with a Master's degree in Journalism from Boston's Northeastern University, and received the New England Press Association Journalism Scholarship award in 2000. Sree has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Literature from the University of Delhi. A native of Delhi, Sree speaks fluent Hindi and Tamil.

This event is brought to you by AmCham Shanghai’s Real Estate & Construction Committee. For more information on how you can get involved in this or any of AmCham Shanghai's 18 industry-specific committees, please contact Program Manager Steven Paul Bielinski at

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