Proptech Insights – Yardi Asia

Proptech Insights: In Conversation with Chris Brooke

Addressing the toughest questions around proptech with a simple conversation

Join us for our first session of “Proptech Insights” for 2022!

This episode features Chris Brooke, Independent Non-Executive Director of Link Asset Management Limited, the manager of Link  REIT, one of the largest real estate investment trusts in Asia. 

Chris has over thirty years of experience advising both private and public sector clients in relation to all aspects of property development, ownership and occupation. He is also a Business Advisor to Proxy and a member of the global Advisory Board of KERB, so he may know a thing or two about proptech. 

– How can companies effectively connect investors, building occupiers and their own employees to newly implemented technology? And more importantly, optimise that synergy?  
– Is the key putting the manager in the centre of it all?  
– And how can those asset and property managers effectively deliver on the benefits that proptechs have to offer?  

Join us in a virtual conversation to be challenged (and equally entertained)!

Date: 9 February 2022, 10:00AM-10:30AM (SGT/HKT)

Click here to register for the event.


Bernie Devine
Regional Director

Chris Brooke
Independent Non-Exec Director
Link Asset Management Ltd


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    This is a big question – one that Yardi’s Bernie Devine posed to Paul in the first of a new online insight series.

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  • Session 2: In Conversation with Lendlease (8th September 2021)

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  • Session 3: In Conversation with Cromwell (6th October 2021)

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    That’s the key takeaway straight from two property technology specialists, Cromwell Property Group’s Sean Rowe-Hagans and Yardi Systems’ Bernie Devine.

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    This was the underlying question for Ben Robinson, CEO of Raffles Quay Asset Management in Singapore, when he sat down with Yardi’s Bernie Devine recently for the latest instalment of Yardi Proptech Insights.

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  • Session 5: In Conversation with Brian Sutherland (8th December 2021)

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