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2020 Financial Review Property Summit

Property Through the Crisis

Hyatt Regency Sydney | Tuesday September 22, 2020

Commercial property is at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, with shutdowns stressing business models, cash flows and relationships between landlords and tenants.

While the economy is gradually reopening, the property industry must now come to terms with fundamental shifts in the way we live, work, travel, shop and use technology .

In this time of great uncertainty, The Australian Financial Review’s second annual Property Summit brings together the sector’s most influential leaders, policymakers, investors and disruptors to discuss the future of commercial property throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Required social distancing and hygiene protocols will be enforced to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Tuesday September 22, 2020 Hyatt Regency Sydney


Nicola Clayton

Special Counsel

Gilbert + Tobin

John Marsh

Joint Managing Director


David Harrison


Charter Hall

Phil Rowland

CEO - Australia & New Zealand


Balder Tol

General Manager

WeWork Australia

Sophie Fallman

Managing Partner - Real Estate


Sarah Hill

CEO, Western Parkland City Authority

Deputy Secretary, NSW Treasury

Darren Steinberg



Tim Church

MD - Head of Real Estate Australasia

UBS Investment Bank

Kylie Rampa

CEO Property


Jonathan Callaghan



Peter Allen


Scentre Group

8:30 am Welcoming Remarks Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, The Australian Financial Review
8:35 am Opening Keynote
9:00 am Panel: The big picture Darren Steinberg, CEO, Dexus
Kylie Rampa, CEO Property, Lendlease
Jason Pellegrino, CEO, Domain
9:35 am In Conversation | With David Harrison David Harrison, CEO, Charter Hall
10:00 am Morning Break
10:30 am In Conversation | With Peter Allen Peter Allen, CEO, Scentre Group
10:55 am Keynote Address Balder Tol, General Manager, WeWork Australia
11:20 am Panel | Commercial property exposed: How COVID is shaking up the sector John Marsh, Joint Managing Director, LOGOS Group
Susan MacDonald, Head of Retail, Mirvac
Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Pacific
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm In Conversation | With Sophie Fallman Sophie Fallman, Managing Partner - Real Estate, Brookfield
1:25 pm Panel | Investment outlook: what’s hot, what’s not and what’s the next big thing? Jonathan Callaghan, CEO, Investa
Deborah Coakley, EGM, Funds Management, Dexus
Daryl Browning, CEO, ISPT
Phil Rowland, CEO - Australia & New Zealand , CBRE
2:00 pm Keynote Address | Will M&A activity ramp-up post COVID-19? Tim Church, MD - Head of Real Estate Australasia, UBS Investment Bank
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Panel | The evolution of real estate financing and debt capital market Nicola Clayton, Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin
3:35 pm Panel | Government policy changes to stimulate the industry Stephen Conry, President of PCA and CEO, JLL
Sarah Hill, CEO, Western Parkland City Authority, Deputy Secretary, NSW Treasury
Mark Steinert, CEO, Stockland
4:15 pm Concluding Remarks Nick Lenaghan, Property Editor, The Australian Financial Review