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03 November 2020, 03:00 AM

AAIF Global - Picking the Bright Spots for Seniors Living, Australia

A talk by Mr Jack Backen
Director, Cistri

Speaker expertise

Jack Backen specialises in the economics behind property performance. With qualifications in economics, law and finance, Jack joined Urbis in 2005 and focuses on projects in Asia. He is one of the founding directors of Urbis’ newly established Singapore entity, Cistri. While Jack’s expertise lies in the retail sector, he also has wide experience across the office, residential and hospitality property sectors. He’s worked on projects in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Qatar. Jack provides in-depth economic research and analysis for projects of all kinds – including demographic analysis and change forecasting, property market performance forecasting, market demand studies, financial feasibility studies, highest and best land-use studies, and strategic master planning advice. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is the chairman of its Asia-Pacific Research Committee.


In this talk, Jack will outline some of the big opportunities for senior living development throughout Asia. He will outline a process for understanding where some of the bright spots are, and how prospective developers need to understand local cultural nuances ensure a successful development.