ULI Asia Pacific Summit

Over 500 professionals from all sectors of the real estate industry will come together on June 15-17 at the Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Summit. The Summit invites developers, investors, advisors, planners, architects, and city leaders from around the world to come together to exchange ideas.

 Rob Speyer, CEO of Tishman Speyer, is a key speaker at this year’s Summit. His speech, The Future of Cities, will highlight the resurgence in global cities, and the driving cause behind this growth. The mission of ULI is to provide education in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating cities and communities worldwide.

Read more on this conference here.

US property giant expanding globally

With projects in motion all over the world Rob Speyer, Tishman Speyer chief executive, says the company has reduced its leverage but is not concerned about a Chinese slowdown.
Edited highlights of a video interview with FT.com can be watched here.

CCTV Reports on the Tishman Speyer–China Vanke Joint Venture

China’s largest TV network reports on Chinese firms’ international real estate investment activity.  The segment features a description of the Tishman Speyer-China Vanke project in San Francisco and an interview with Rob Speyer, who calls the partnership with the prominent Chinese firm a “Badge of Honor.”

Tishman Speyer Looking to Expand Vanke Relationship

After the signing of Tishman Speyer’s first joint venture with China Vanke, Rob Speyer told Bloomberg News he hopes this will lead to more collaborations

Tishman Speyer and China Vanke Form JV

rob speyer china rob-speyer-chinaChina’s leading residential property developer, China Vanke, has chosen Tishman Speyer as its joint venture partner for its first North American investment.  In the Wall Street Journal’s February 20, 2013 “Deal of the Week” column, Rob Speyer describes the development of his personal relationship with China Vanke’s Wang Shi, leading to the historic agreement between their two companies.   For more, click here.

Tishman Speyer Closes Fund for $190M China Project

Tishman Speyer has closed a $190 million fund for the development of a 1.2-million-square-foot mixed-use property here. Tishman will be the developer, and Hwaboa Trust, a trust company in China, is a cornerstone investor in the fund.

The two-tower-project will feature both commercial office and retail space, along with high-priced multifamily units. The project site is at the Suzhou Industrial Park in the city’s CBD, along the west bank of Golden Rooster Lake, connected to a new major subway line.

A Tishman spokesman tells GlobeSt.com that this is the first time such a fund has been raised with all Chinese investors by a non-Chinese developer (Tishman). “The establishment of this fund is a watershed event in the evolution of China’s capital markets,” said Tishman co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer in a statement.