SAREIT Association 2022 conference to showcase the listed industry

The SAREIT Association (SAREIT), a representative umbrella body for South African REITs, has opened registration for its 2022 Conference set to take place through a hybrid model on the 3rd of February 2022.

Following the success of its previous conferences, and after a break due to Covid-19, the SAREIT Conference is ready to roll out unmatched opportunities once again to hear from REIT executives first-hand, to learn from leaders in the real estate investment community, and to take part in candid conversations with peers and industry shapers regarding local and international trends shaping the industry.

The conference attracts executives and senior management representatives, property and retail analysts, institutional investors, banks, entrepreneurs, corporate sponsors, and accounting and legal entities.

Sponsored by Nedbank CIB, the conference will take place at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg. In addition, an online platform will be available for virtual delegates.

These are unprecedented times, and this conference provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on our experiences and share views with our peers across the sector. We are delighted to be part of the conference again as we all continue to build this critical segment of the economy.” says Gary Garrett, Managing Executive of Property Finance at Nedbank CIB.

Industry thought leaders will discuss pertinent issues for investors and capital providers, including the policy and the business environment impacting REITs, ESG, advocacy, and emerging trends for the local sector and abroad.

Much has changed since the last time South Africa’s REIT industry and its partners gathered for its last conference. The intervening two years will go down as the most challenging of years in recent times, marked by enormous uncertainty from a human and social perspective, requiring unprecedented adjustments to the way we live, work, and play.

With this in mind, the SA REIT Conference 2022 is specifically designed to highlight the different and diverging views about our sector. It’s all about authentic, critical debate,” says Andrea Taverna-Turisan, CEO of Equites Property Fund and SA REIT Association’s Marketing Committee Chairman.

The programme provides direct access to the most influential players in the local and international REIT sector. Through high-profile keynote speakers and several panel discussions, the programme will offer multifaceted perspectives on REITs’ latest pressures and innovations.

CEO of the SA REIT Association, Joanne Solomon, says: “While the pandemic exacerbated South Africa’s underlying economic weakness, much rests on an improvement in economic conditions and it is encouraging to witness how South Africa’s REITs – which are a key contributor across the whole South African economic value chain – have demonstrated a commitment to the country and fully assume their role in ensuring that we rebuild our future together.”