perspectives podcast

Ep 16: How real estate investors are going to invest in 2021

Rising yields, low interest rates, stacks of unallocated capital and a new office-retail-industrial hierarchy have got investors carefully considering their next move. Are short-term risks worth long-term gains?

December 08, 2020
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Meet our speakers

David Roberts
Head of global real estate strategy, Macquarie Group

David works in the global strategy team at Macquarie Group that produces real estate research and strategic initiatives across markets and sectors for clients.

David joined Macquarie from UBS’s global real estate team, where he was the head of real estate research and strategy for Asia Pacific and was responsible for formulating market views for use within the direct real estate and multi-managers businesses.

Prior to that, David worked at Grosvenor (2007-11) as the UK head of research based in London and as an economist at the Australian Treasury (2003-2006).

Leonie Wilkinson
Senior vice president, Brookfield Asset Management

Leonie is a global capital markets executive, who is working with Brookfield’s local and global teams in overseeing portfolio management for Brookfield’s Australian core and core-plus real estate investment strategies. She oversees portfolio and asset performance, return profile, and pursuit of acquisition and disposition opportunities.

Andrew Ballantyne
Head of research – Australia, JLL

Andrew is in charge of JLL's thought leadership program, and leads the Australian research team. A well-respected commentator and analyst in the commercial property industry, he works closely with JLL’s capital markets, corporate finance and leasing business units, as well as provides strategic advice to clients. Andrew is an experienced industry analyst with more than 15 years’ industry experience, working both in Australia and the UK.

Fergal Harris
Head of capital markets – Australia, JLL

Fergal has responsibility for all of JLL’s capital markets activity in Australia, ensuring JLL clients get the best of the organisation’s innovations and solutions.

Prior to his current role, Fergal led JLL’s debt capital team in Asia Pacific, and in a career spanning 20 years, he has worked in global real estate finance, at Abu Dhabi Bank, and Standard Charter Bank, leading public and private debt transactions in Europe, the U.S., the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.


Rebecca Kent (intro)
I’m Rebecca Kent. You’re listening to JLL’s Perspectives podcast.

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