Warehouses are rapidly being transformed from simple sheds to multi-purpose fulfilment centres, with developers and operators rapidly adding new tech systems to meet the needs of e-commerce platforms, according to a trio of experts who will be appearing on MTD TV this week.
Representatives of developer and fund manager ESR, Taiwan builder Ally Logistic Property and UK venture capital firm Pi Labs will be joining in a panel discussion hosted by Mingtiandi on Wednesday, 27 January to discuss how tech firms and logistics real estate companies are working together to better serve the needs of tenants who compete for delivery speed and efficiency.
The event, which is sponsored by Yardi, will be held at 10:00 am Hong Kong time and streamed on Mingtiandi’s MTD TV video platform. The logistics technology panel is the second and final session in Mingtiandi’s Asia Proptech Forum and is free for all registered members of Mingtiandi to join.
Logistics Specialists and Tech Investors Together
Joining the panel from ESR is senior managing director Dr Michael de Jong-Douglas, who also heads the Hong Kong-listed firm’s Future Solutions Group, which is responsible for business development, new markets and new technology initiatives across the group’s 18.7 million square metre (201 million square foot) portfolio.
Ally Logistic Property will be represented by Gene King, the Taipei-based developer’s director of international expansion. ALP, which recently established its office in Malaysia, has developed a service and technology-driven model for logistics fulfilment centres which it is now propagating into Southeast Asia.
Also joining the panel is Faisal Butt, an experienced venture capitalist who founded Pi Labs in 2015 to pioneer proptech investment globally. Since the firm was established, it has has built a $616 million portfolio through 53 investments, including mortgage broker Trussle and online office platform Hubble.
Value-Add, Multi-Family Events on the Way
Wednesday’s session will cover how the growth in e-commerce is reshaping how logistics real estate developers, tech firms and online market-makers are working together to create more efficient facilities
The event grows out of research for Mingtiandi’s report, “Tech Adoption in Asian Real Estate: A Pandemic Drives Innovation,” which was launched in the first session of Mingtiandi’s proptech forum last week. Click here to find out more and to download the report.
During 2021, Mingtiandi will host a series of seven different online events focused on the topics most of interest to Asia’s real estate investors, with a three-part forum on value-add strategies and redevelopment coming up in late March and early April.
We will follow up in May with a three-part forum on multi-family real estate projects in the region, and you can find out more about our full-year calendar here.