AmCham Shanghai's Real Estate, Design & Construction and the Women's Executive Network (WEN) Committees invite you to a discussion on the current state of the real estate market; future trends affecting the industry such as sustainability, technology and the emergence of new sectors; as well as challenges and opportunities for women in the industry. The event is open to all members, irrespective of gender.

Panellists will include Xiaomei Lee, Gensler's Regional Managing Principal and WEN committee chair; Connie Peng, BlackRock's Country real estate head; Tammy Tang, Colliers Managing Director and Wang Lan, Deputy Dean of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. The session will be moderated by James Macdonald, Real Estate, Design & Construction Committee Chair.

The event will be held on May 12 from 3:45 pm to 6:00 pm at Gensler's office in 3/F, 669 Xinzha Road, One Museum Place.


15:45: Registration

16:00: Opening and introduction

16:05: Panel discussion

17:00: Audience Q&A

17:30: Networking

18:00: Event ends


  • Xiaomei Lee (Regional Managing Principal, Greater China at Gensler Architecture Design Firm (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.)

    Xiaomei Lee

    Regional Managing Principal, Greater China at Gensler Architecture Design Firm (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    As the Regional Managing Principal for Greater China, Xiaomei leads Gensler’s growth and development in the region, spearheading the best in design excellence strategies across its diverse practice areas.

    With close to 25 years of architectural and design experience, she has directed a significant list of projects, often on a complex scale, spanning urban design and master planning, tall building architecture, renewal and repositioning, mixed-use, retail, hospitality, education, health and wellness, art and culture and most recently airports and sports. Her portfolio is a reflection of the transformation of the region itself. Notable in this portfolio is Xiaomei’s leadership in delivering China’s tallest building, the renowned and highly awarded 632-meter-high Shanghai Tower, a landmark on the city’s skyline today.

    Recognized by Fast Company as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” Xiaomei also serves as a key contributor in Gensler in what is acknowledged as the most admired and largest architecture firm in the world. Under her stewardship in Greater China, she has shaped Gensler’s Greater China region into a thriving center for design innovation.

    In recognition of her innovation and business leadership, Xiaomei served on the Gensler Board of Directors and serves on Global Management Committee. Xiaomei is a Global Governing Trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). She is an active member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and was a juror at their CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Global Awards. Xiaomei is the Vice Chairwoman of the Council on International Exchange Affairs of Tall Buildings of the Architectural Society of China.

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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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  • Connie Peng (Country head at BlackRock China real estate)

    Connie Peng

    Country head at BlackRock China real estate

    Connie Peng is the Country head of BlackRock China real estate. Ms. Peng is a member of BlackRock’s Asian Real estate team, she is responsible for a wide range of real estate- related functions including strategy setting, acquisition , capital raising, asset management and dispositions.

    BlackRock is one of the world’s leading asset management firms and a premier provider of investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and retail clients worldwide. As at 31 December 2020, BlackRock’s assets under management totaled US$8.68 trillion. BlackRock operates globally with 70 offices in 30 countries and clients in 100 countries.

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  • Tammy TANG (Managing Director of Colliers International)

    Tammy TANG

    Managing Director of Colliers International

    Tammy has over 23 years' experience in the China real estate market, working in both developers, occupiers and brokerage sides. She has worked in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang, Chengdu and Xi'an. Her expertise includes site selection, acquisition, disposition and portfolio strategy for occupiers, as well as development consulting, portfolio strategy, investment, project lease and sales for developers and investors. Because of her diverse experience in the industry, she has indepth knowledge in real estate policy and market dynamics in the China market, providing real insight and value to her clients.
    Tammy started her career in residential and retail brokerage. Then start focusing on Industrial properties since 2006. In 2017, she was responsible for Colliers' West China business, covering Chengdu, Xi'an and Chongqing. In 2019, Tammy was promoted as the Managing Director of China for Colliers, responsible for the full scope of businesses all over China.

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  • Lan Wang (Deputy Dean at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University)

    Lan Wang

    Deputy Dean at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

    Lan Wang is Head of the Healthy City Lab and Deputy Dean, Professor and Doctoral Advisor of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. Her research focuses on urban development strategy and planning, healthy city planning and design, urban and rural planning methods and technologies. She takes the lead in carrying out healthy city research and planning practice, and cultivate interdisciplinary professionals. She has presided over 6 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and more than 10 projects of provincial and ministerial level or above. She has published 99 papers in major journals in the domestic and overseas, 9 monographs in both Chinese and English, and participated in compiling 17 monographs in both Chinese and English. Her achievement has become the rapid decision-making support reports during the epidemic period. She was awarded the title of ‘Advanced Scientific and Technological Worker in Epidemic Prevention’ by the Chinese Geographical Society and ‘Distinguished Young Investigator of China Frontiers of Engineering’ by the Chinese Academy of Engineering. She is invited as the only representative in China of International Advisory Board of Healthy Cities Commission (University of Oxford and the Princes Trust). Her research results have also been included in the sourcebook published by World Health Organization and UN habitat, and won the First Prize of National Excellent Urban and Rural Planning and Design, the Second Prize for Progress of Science and Technology of Shanghai and China Award for Science and Technology in Construction, etc.

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Shanghai, China

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