AmCham Shanghai's Real Estate, Design & Constructions Committee invites you to a discussion on the Yangtze River Delta commercial property market outlook for 2020 on Wednesday, Jan 15 from 12:00–13:45 at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center.

James MacDonald, Head of Savills Research, China, Shaun Brodie, Head of Occupier Research, Greater China, Senior Director Head of Research, East China, Cushman & Wakefield Shanghai, and Catherine Lu Huang, Head of Research, East China, JLL China, will share their insights and present an overview forecast of YRD's retail, office, and industrial sectors in the new year.

This will be a brown bag lunch event.


12:00 Registration and networking

12:30 Opening Remarks

12:35 Presentations by Speakers

13:20 Panel Discussion and Q&A

13:45 Event Ends


  • Shaun Francis Vere Brodie (Head of Occupier Research, Greater China, Senior Director Head of Research, East China at Cushman & Wakefield)

    Shaun Francis Vere Brodie

    Head of Occupier Research, Greater China, Senior Director Head of Research, East China at Cushman & Wakefield

    Shaun Brodie is the Head of Occupier Research, Greater China and the Head of Research, East China.

    With 18 years of experience in China, Shaun has a deep understanding of the country and its property market. In his role as Head of Occupier Research for the Greater China region, Shaun works closely with Cushman & Wakefield's Occupier Services Group in China and its Global Occupier Services Group to produce timely whitepaper's for the company's occupier clients. Recent topics covered include, Blockchain and its impact on commercial property, lease accounting changes and urban renewal, looking specifically at how best practice urban renewal in China can help cities in the region in their quest to become ‘excellent global cities’.
    In his role as Head of Research, East China, Shaun is in charge of data collection, data analysis and the publication of quarterly reports on the property sector in Shanghai and the major second-tier cities within the Yangtze River Delta region.
    As Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate and Construction Committee in Shanghai, Shaun is a regular guest speaker at property-related seminars and conferences. He also contributes articles to trade publications, journals and newspapers pertaining to his areas of expertise.

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  • Cathy Huang (Head of Research, East China at JLL)

    Cathy Huang

    Head of Research, East China at JLL

    Cathy Huang leads the JLL East China research team, with a coverage of office, retail, industrial, and residential sectors. She is responsible for commercial real estate market commentary and project management for regular JLL publications with a focus on the East China region. Regular publications include Property Digest, media release and market presentations, as well as the subscriber-based Real Estate Intelligence Service.

    Cathy has led a great number of due diligence projects to provide domestic and foreign investors with actionable insights on market opportunities and trends. She is also leading research efforts on real estate implications in the East China region with the changing economy in China for the next 10 years. She has also authored whitepapers on various topics such as “Office Space X Tech Firms” and “Shanghai’s Decentralised Market: At a Tipping Point”. Cathy joined Jones Lang LaSalle’s Research team in Shanghai in 2014.

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  • James Macdonald (Head of Research, China at Savills)

    James Macdonald

    Head of Research, China at Savills

    James Macdonald was appointed as Head of Savills Research, China in 2007. He has the overall responsibility to ensure the successful delivery and expansion of Savills research capabilities as well as to consolidate and integrate all research activities across mainland China. The research team covers a wide range of cities and assets classes.

    The increased capabilities of the Research department will support the continuing expansion of the company in one of the world’s fastest developing nations, securing Savills position as a dominant player in the China real estate market.

    As the head of research James has spoken at numerous conferences hosted by PERE, REIW, MIPIM and ULI as well as various other chambers of commerce and investment banks, he is also frequently cited in both the trade press and mainstream business press.

    Originally from London, UK, James has lived and worked in Shanghai since 2002. Since joining Savills that year, James has been actively involved in the growth of the Research department, advising and liaising with numerous international and domestic developers, and financial institutions.

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Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


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Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

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