Tenants x Owners - How Increased Engagement Can Lead to ESG

Supported by Real Estate Committee

Speakers:

Ada Wong, Executive Director, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Investment Officer, EC Healthcare

Patrick Stevens, Head of Real Estate, Pure Group

Ravi Gidumal, Managing Director and Owner, Town House; Owner, Eclipse Hospitality Group

 

Moderator:

John Siu, Managing Director, Hong Kong and Head of Project & Occupier Services Hong Kong, Cushman & Wakefield


 

Tenants x Owners - How Increased Engagement Can Lead to ESG Advancement

Traditionally, it has been "Tenants vs Owners". Building owners and tenants are often characterised by conflicting interests and split incentives.  
 
However, in a rapidly changing world, with ESG requirements at top of many people’s minds, how do we move to "Tenants x Owners?"  How can increased engagement and cooperation on both sides help owners create a net zero building that is energy efficient and help tenants boost productivity, sustainability and future-proof their business? 
 
At this event, we will bring together experts to hear their views and understand their challenges. The speakers will help you to understand a new process by which both parties can embed sustainability into the built environment and find common ground which can be leveraged to achieve shared goals. 

 


About the speakers

 

 

Ms. Wong was appointed the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Investment Officer, an Executive Director in October 2021.
She oversees the company’s strategic development and investment. She spearheads the team to seek for growth opportunities, formulate acquisition and investment strategies.

Ms Wong has almost 20 years of experience in financial industry. Prior to joining EC Healthcare, she was the CEO of Champion REIT and drove the company’s strategic direction. Before that, she worked at Citigroup and J.P. Morgan’s investment banking division to provide strategic advices for Hong Kong blue chip companies and execute numbers of landmark capital market and M&A transactions for them.

Ms. Wong was honoured with the titles of Distinguished Sustainability Leadership Award by Hong Kong Management Association; Best CEO in The Asset ESG Corporate Award 2020, Best CEO by FinanceAsia in 2020; Best IR by CEO by the HKIRA from 2017 to 2021; and Asia’s Best CEO by Corporate Governance Asia from 2017 to 2020. She is a Fellow member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Ms. Wong graduated from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) – Ross School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

 

With over 10 years’ experience integrating wellness into the commercial real estate landscape Patrick is currently Head of Real Estate at Pure International. Through this time, he has witnessed dramatic changes to the way health and fitness facilities are delivered and used.
While Covid 19 has presented the biggest challenge ever faced by the fitness industry, it has also accelerated the growth in demand for health and wellbeing. 
He believes landlords, occupiers, and service providers must now work alongside to ensure wellness facilities are provided at the scale and nature that the market requires. 

 

Ravi is a Hong Kong-based businessman and investor.

He is the owner and managing director of Town House, which is Hong Kong and Macau’s leading distributor and retailer of premium home accessories and tableware brands, as well as the owner of Eclipse Hospitality Group, one of Hong Kong’s longest-established restaurant groups.

In his role at Town House, Ravi handles day-to-day operations, overseeing the company’s growing portfolio of brands, and its ongoing expansion across retail, wholesale, services and e-commerce. Brands within the Town House portfolio include Riedel Crystal, Alessi, Maxwell & Williams, Nachtmann Crystal, Carrs Silver and over a dozen other manufacturers from around the world.

Ravi joined the company in 1989. Under his helm, Town House grew from three retail stores to its current eight locations across the city, including a fast-growing online shop. He also established the company’s wholesale division — anchored by a 20,000 square-foot warehouse — allowing it to serve the leading hotels, restaurants, retailers and clubs in Hong Kong and Macau, in addition to major projects with the world’s top wine and spirits companies like Treasury Wine, Accolade, MHD and Pernod Ricard. This division is now a key pillar of the business.

Eclipse Hospitality Group operates some of Hong Kong’s most well-known and iconic restaurants and pubs, including the Michelin-recommended Café Siam, Coyote, McSorley’s and The Jockey.

Ravi has played an active role in Hong Kong’s public affairs. In the 1990s Ravi led a lobby group that successfully convinced the UK Government to enact legislation which restored full British citizenship to the non-Chinese population of Hong Kong. Ravi was also invited to speak about Hong Kong in Britain’s House of Lords in 1997.

Ravi and his wife have also set up their own charitable foundation, The Zubin Mahtani Gidumal Foundation which works in Hong Kong to improve the lives of Hong Kong’s underprivileged ethnic minority population.

Ravi Gidumal was born in Hong Kong. The Gidumal family has been based in Hong Kong and China for over 100 years, having originated from the Indian subcontinent.

 

About the moderator

John Siu is responsible for managing Cushman & Wakefield’s Hong Kong Office which provides a full range of real estate transaction, consultancy and management services to our clients. He is also the convener of the China Business Platform and one of the key leaders of the Guangdong | Hong Kong | Macau Greater Bay Business Platform of Cushman & Wakefield. 

John currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Real Estate & Infrastructure Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and he was the former Co-chairman of the China Business Committee of The American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong from 2017 to 2021. 
With over 32 years of industry experience, John’s expertise includes tenant representation & strategies in the office, industrial/logistics and data center sectors; landlord advisory for Grade-A office developments; and corporate occupier account management. 

John is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

 

Event Organizers

 

     

 


  

This event is hosted by David Graham.

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

 Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.

 

Kindly be reminded that all patrons must meet the Government’s Vaccine Pass regulations which include scanning the LeaveHomeSafe app and vaccination record upon arrival at the Club and once more at the dining venue.

Medically exempt guests are not currently allowed Club entry.

And starting from Tuesday, 31st May 2022, the third stage of the Vaccine Pass will be implemented and requirement for entry to the Club will be raised to three doses of vaccine. You are highly recommended to input all the necessary information into your mobile device prior to entering the Club in order to facilitate the registration process.

 

Pricing

  • Member: HK$550
  • Non-Member: HK$680

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
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When
6/7/2022 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
China Standard Time
Where
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club 1 Jackson Road Central

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