Ninotschka Titchkosky

Commissioner, Commission into the Future of Sydney CBD & Co-CEO, BVN

Takes part in

  • Future of Office Space SummitView Full Event
  • 14:10 - 14:50

    Panel Discussion - Looking at how ESG is driving greater sustainability across commercial real estate

    Before Covid changed the landscape, ESG and the need for greater sustainability was coming of age. Today, tenants have taken up the baton, making it even more important for developers and landlords to design, build and operate with ESG at the forefront as the push towards Net-Zero gathers pace.  

    • Assessing the impact of ESG on Commercial Real Estate and how it has evolved over the last 24 months? 
    • How is technology playing a key role in addressing sustainability issues and enabling commercial buildings to tread more lightly on the planet?
    • Examining the ethical application of technology and what this means in terms of office space. 
    • From construction to facilities management – what can each player in the CRE ecosystem do better to drive sustainable outcomes? 
    • How much of a factor is ESG when tenants are selecting office space? 
    Panellists include:
    Margot Black General Manager Corporate Sustainability, Investa
    Bruce Precious Principal, Six Capitals Consulting
    Jeffrey Robinson Global Head of Sustainability, Aurecon
    May Kay Cheung Senior Workplace Design Manager, Atlassian
    Moderated by:
    Simon Carter Managing Director, Morphosis  & Founding Chair, Sustainable Digitalisation Project
  • 16:10 - 16:30

    Understanding the role of technologies such as IAQ, AI, wearables, visitor management and contactless in enabling the return to work, and creating offices that are safe, healthy, productive and sustainable.

  • 15:10 - 15:50

    Interactive round table sessions

    These quickfire moderated roundtable sessions enable delegates to break up into small focus groups of 20 to deep dive into topics of specific interest. 

    • Roundtable 1: Make your office parking as flexible as your workplace: Improve tenant experiences while increasing real estate yields

    Led by: Angus Raiman, Enterprise Solutions Manager, Parkable

    • Roundtable 2: The Hybrid Holy Grail: Separating humans and hardware in the race to a ‘digital first’ workplace

    Led by: Adam Gardner, Head of Products, NEXTDC

    • Roundtable 3: Integrating technology within commercial buildings

    Led by: Tom Ellis, Entrepreneur In Residence, REACH Australia

    • Roundtable 4: Establishing an effective workplace strategy

    Led by: Tica Masuku, Workplace Strategy Manager, Charter Hall

  • 14:40 - 15:20

    Voice of the tenant panel - Looking at how tenant demands across Asia are driving landlords to adopt innovative approaches to the design and fit out of their offices

    One way to attract or to keep wavering tenants secure is by investment into the buildings themselves. Tenants want greater amenities and end of trip facilities, as well as building connectivity that increases organisational culture, productivity as well as promoting staff well-be
    ing and environmental sustainability and overall air quality. These areas and more will be discussed in this intimate panel discussion led by one of the region’s leading experts in Occupier Services and his tenants.

    • What are the views of tenants across APAC and what lessons can be applied for tenants in Australia?
    • Examining what trends and themes are driving Best Practice from an APAC perspective?
    • Looking at how occupiers are becoming more vocal in what they want from landlords and how agencies are working to bring them together
    • Understanding what the future may look like and how it is being shaped to meet evolving demands for spaces that provide wellbeing, functionality, safety and in a more sustainable way
    Panellists include:
    Anil Singh Head of Real Estate Asia & Australia, Siemens - China
    Ellen Yang Property and Construction Lead ANZ, HelloFresh
    Moderated by:
  • 12:30 - 13:10

    CRE INNOVATION TECH TALKS: How is office space being reimagined for a new era of work

    In this rapid fire session, we hear from 4 forward thinking PropTech companies and how they are creating technologies for the lasting shift toward remote and hybrid work within the physical workplace. The session is being facilitated by REACH Australia who accelerate the top growth companies into the global real estate industry.

    Panellists include:
    Mark Blackman Founder, FLOE
    Mosstyn Howell Founder & CEO, UbiPark
    Liam Murray Founder & CEO, Build-Apps
    Luke Watson Co-Founder & CEO, Home Live
    Moderated by:
    Tom Ellis Entrepreneur In Residence, Reach Australia
  • 11:50 - 12:30

    Meet the managers - Capital markets and investor perspectives on Commercial Real Estate

    The future for office commercial space looks increasingly uncertain, as more and more people work from home and some employers consider making it a permanent arrangement. This could significantly affect office real estate investment trusts, or REITs, at least in the short to medium term, according to analysts. However, some are still somewhat positive on the longer-term outlook. 

    Back by popular demand, we invite some of Australia’s leading commercial fund managers to lift the bonnet and crystal ball gaze into the trends of commercial real estate from the viewpoint of investors and the capital markets.  

    • Examining the short, medium and long term prospects for office space. What are the current occupancy rates, impacts on leases, price per sqm and yields etc? 
    • What are the view of REITS and fund managers regarding office investment returns? Is there evidence of a flight to quality in the office market and a longer term structural shift to certain types of office assets, and what sort of assets are in demand? 
    • Assessing if the ‘risk adverse’ money is moving away from office and into other sectors such as industrial & logistics as investors seek safer, more ‘risk adjusted’ returns? 
    • Reviewing what lenders are doing and thinking in the face of the WFH-driven uncertainty? Also, what can landlords do to influence the outcome of the WFH versus in-office contest? Lastly, what has happened to LVRs and underwriting? 
    • Examining how are office landlords are adjusting to climate change pressures? Building operations are a major source of emissions and as capital allocators look for sustainable investments, does the property industry have any choice but to de-carbonize? 
    Panellists include:
    Gemma Moulang Divisional Director – Asset Management, EG
    Micah Schulz Head of Office, Investment Management, Lendlease
    Rodney Timm Director Property Funds, Panthera Property Group
    Mark Fischer Global Head of Real Estate, Qualitas
    Moderated by:
    Ben Aitkenhead Managing Director, Pacific Oak Capital Advisors
  • 11:25 - 11:45

    Research report - Commercial property under the spotlight - one year on, what has changed?

    By David Cannington Head of Research & Strategy, Investa Property Group
    • Examining current office performance/analysis 
    • Occupancy rates and leasing demand  
    • Stock levels and how demand is evolving in the new environment 
    • Changing tenant needs/expectations of hybrid workplace 
    • Contrasting Grade A with Grade B properties and the opportunities created 
  • 10:20 - 10:40

    Unlocking the power of data & analytics to optimise the performance of office portfolio’s

    In this session you’ll learn how CRE analytics can be used to produce valuable insights to investors, landlords, and property teams about office portfolios. 

  • 09:35 - 10:15

    Plenary Panel Discussion - Examining the New NORMAL and what it means for office demand, design and the role of technology as we push to revitalise CBDs

    Covid has caused massive disruption to CBDs and Commercial Real Estate. Once thriving cities, full of office buildings housing employees have been forced into lockdown with significant economic impact. What is not known is how permanent this impact will be with many companies advocating for a push back to pre-covid workplace arrangements, and others adopting hybrid working policies. In this session we gather leading industry professionals to talk about the past, present and the future of office space such as: 

    • Has the role of the office changed forever and what are the implications of hybrid work on city CBDs and the national economy?  
    • What role are tenants playing in defining the new office landscape? 
    • What can landlords do to enhance their design, safety, air quality, wellbeing and more to attract and retain tenants? 
    • Examining the role technology plays in making office spaces clean, healthy, attractive and more sustainable. 
    • Looking at retail from a commercial building perspective; how can we support retailers in order for them to support the tenants of the buildings they occupy? 
    • What does all of this mean for office landlords, investors and agencies and how can they work together to enhance and revitalise the CBD? 
    Panellists include:
    Ninotschka Titchkosky Commissioner, Commission into the Future of Sydney CBD & Co-CEO, BVN
    Amanda Steele Executive Managing Director, Property Management, CBRE
    Jon Lesquereux Regional Head APAC, Equiem
    David Fassbender Managing Director & Head of SE Asia, PGIM
    Moderated by:
    Sasanka Liyanage Head of Research, Charter Hall

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