ULI Asia Pacific Webinar: Asia Pacific Capital Flows – The View from Korea


Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
9:00am - 9:45am HKT

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    Following steep declines in regional investment transactions in the first quarter of the year, our panel will look at the dynamics of real estate capital flows in both Asia Pacific markets and globally. The discussion will focus in particular on the investment environment in Korea – one of very few local markets to enjoy an increase in transactions during that period – with an emphasis on recent trends for both incoming international capital and also outbound flows from Korean institutional funds, which remain some of the strongest in the Asia Pacific region.

    Discussion Leaders:
    Andie Kang, Co-CEO, Capital Market Group, IGIS Asset Management
    Dan Cashdan, President, Senior Managing Director, HFF Securities LP, JLL
    Yun Choi, Executive Vice President, Heitman Korea
    Aaron J.K. Min, Senior General Manager, Global Investment Banking Department, Hana Financial Investment

    YJ Shin, Managing Partner, L’ETOILE Properties Korea

    Stay connected and engaged through ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme. Our new series of webinars will feature a wide range of topics, curated by members for members. We hope you will find the sessions relevant and valuable to your work and business. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and Korean will be provided during the webinar. A recording can be obtained afterwards for anyone who registers.



    Andie Kang

    Co-CEO & President, IGIS Asset Management Co., Ltd

    Mr. Kang is currently co-CEO of IGIS Asset Management and he joined IGIS Asset Management in 2015 as the co-managing CEO of IGIS Asset Management and a member of IGIS AM’s board of directors. He brings over 15 years of real estate experience to manage the firm’s Capital Market & REITs platform with responsibility for strategic oversight. Prior to joining IGIS, Mr. Kang was the head of overseas real estate investment team at National Pension Service (NPS). During his 10 year tenure, Mr. Kang initiated and managed NPS overseas real estate portfolio, completing more than 90 transactions amounting to approximately $15 billion in value. Mr. Kang earned his Bachelor’s degree in Law from Hanyang University, Master’s degree in Real Estate from Cornell University and Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from University of Minnesota.


    Dan Cashdan


    Mr. Cashdan is the President, Senior Managing Director and Managing Principal of HFF Securities LP, the real estate investment banking affiliate of JLL. Mr. Cashdan also serves as the co-head of JLL’s Global Capital Team, and is a member of the leadership group. His responsibilities include business development, managing client relationships and raising equity capital. Mr. Cashdan is responsible for development of the firm’s relationships in Asia and the Middle East, identifying capital and investors looking for global diversification. Mr. Cashdan graduated from the University of Southern California and received an MBA from the University of Chicago. Mr. Cashdan has served on the Booth School Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee and the Board of The U.S. Green Building Council during the initial creation of the LEED certification standards. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, is a Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and the chairman of the ULI Center for Sustainability.


    YJ Shin

    Managing Partner, L’ETOILE Properties Korea

    Based in Seoul, YJ Shin is a Managing Partner of L’Etoile Properties and responsible for its Asia Pacific businesses. YJ Shin is a dedicated professional in international real estate and capital markets more than 15 years experiences in the global real estate industry. Prior to joining L’Etoile Properties in early 2019, YJ led inbound and outbound real estate investment businesses of the Deutsche Asset Management’s Korean platform for more than 6 years. He was also in charge of cross-border investments at the Asia’s leading financial institutions such as Keppel Capital and Samsung Life Insurance. Until now in 2020, YJ have conducted international real estate acquisitions and capital raising in the global and Korean markets exceeding USD 9 billion in total. In his roles in the past, YJ had successfully executed the landmark outbound investments into the US, German and French real estate markets as syndicating capital from various types of Korean institutional investors, and also conducted core, value-add and special situation acquisitions in Korean real estate market on behalf of the global fund managers and pension funds based in the US, Germany and Singapore. Born in Seoul of Korea, YJ was graduated from New York University and Seoul National University, holding the MS degree in Real Estate Finance.


    Aaron Min

    Senior General Manager, Global Investment Banking Department, Hana Financial Investment

    Aaron is Senior General Manager, Global Investment Banking Department, Hana Financial Investment. Whilst leading the overseas transactions with the focuses on mature markets, Aaron is also responsible for the firm’s initiatives in the emerging markets including Vietnam, Indonesia, and Turkey. In Europe, Aaron has experiences in acquisition of assets in the U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, and Poland. Aaron has 13 years of expertise and experience in investing and fund management across U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia. Prior to joining Hana Financial Investment, Aaron was with Alpha Investment Partners (now consolidated as Keppel Capital) and served as Vice President, and had diverse range of roles including, Acquisition, Asset Management and Investor Relations. Aaron holds a Bachelor in Scandinavian Studies and Management Studies from University College London.


    Yun Choi

    Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management - Asia, Heitman

    Yun is an Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager in Heitman’s Asia-Pacific Portfolio & Asset Management group, Director of Heitman’s Seoul office, member of the Asia-Pacific Private Equity Investment Committee, and an equity owner of the firm. She develops and monitors strategic business plans, coordinates and oversees property acquisitions and dispositions, and assists in identifying and implementing new strategic initiatives for direct and joint venture investments. Prior to joining Heitman, Yun worked as a portfolio manager at National Pension Service Korea. She was primarily responsible for executing NPS’ Global Real Estate investment program and leading its strategic development. Before joining NPS, Yun served on the strategic planning team at Samsung Everland Inc. Yun received a BS in Architectural Engineering from Yonsei University and a Master of Management in Hospitality with a Concentration in Real Estate Finance and Investment from Cornell University. She is fluent in Korean and English. Yun is licensed by the Hong Kong SFC for Types 1, 4, and 9 regulated activities as a licensed representative of Heitman International HK Ltd.