March 16, 2011

Presima’s Chris Blanchard Speaks at 2011 PREA Spring Conference in Washington DC

Chris Blanchard, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets, was a panellist at the Pension Real Estate Association's (PREA) 2011 Spring Conference held in Washington, D.C. on March 16-17, 2011.


Chris was among four panellists who updated conference participants on the evolving outlook for real estate investment in emerging markets, addressing such issues as the case for decoupling, the state of key drivers such as population growth and urbanization, and the question of whether better pricing in established markets has refocused the attention of some investors. In addition to speaking about their own experiences investing in countries including Brazil, China, India and a number of smaller markets, panellists discussed the development of REIT markets in emerging countries and how public or private investment vehicles may be particularly well suited to markets of varying sizes.