Thu, Nov 19, 2020 08:00 PM GMT +8


iSTOX Investment Series: Riding the US Housing Wave

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About this event

In recent months, it has become evident that the housing market is expected to lead the U.S. out of a slowly recovering economic downturn. Record low mortgage rates and the effects of Covid-19 have boosted new home sales rates in the U.S. to historical highs, and this upward trend is likely to extend into the medium- to long-term horizon.

With a burgeoning Millennial population entering their years of household formation, it was only a matter of time before favourable demographics started to accelerate the growth of residential development around gateway cities.

However, the U.S. residential landscape has changed drastically over the course of the past decade, and it is crucial to understand the dynamics of this sector and the players involved to take advantage of the opportunity presented.

In this webinar, GRT Asset Management Senior Vice President James Buchanan and Vice President Sankar Sadhananthan will explore the underlying trends that drive the performance of the U.S. residential market and the fundamental changes within the U.S. homebuilder landscape.

Highlights include:

  • Key trends driving the performance and resilience of the U.S. residential market
  • Changes to the U.S. homebuilder landscape; and
  • How homebuilders have adapted their business models to overcome the challenges presented and drive organic growth


James Buchanan

Senior Vice President

James Buchanan is Senior Vice President, Singapore for GRT Asset Management. He is responsible for southeast Asia regional operations based out of the Singapore office. James has been in the real estate asset management industry for over 12 years, based in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Prior to joining GRT, James spent 8 years in Tokyo working in asset management, media, and telecoms. He graduated from the University of Sheffield in the UK with a BA in Japanese and Korean Studies.

Sankar Sadhananthan

Vice President

Sankar has over 12 years of experience in Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and Real Estate.

He has substantive experience in acquiring and managing Real Estate assets across the logistics, multifamily and student accommodation sectors in Asia and North America. He also has solid experience in raising capital from Institutional and Professional Investors.

Sankar has an MBA from the National University of Singapore and a BEng degree from Nanyang Technological University.

About GRT Asset Management

GRT Asset Management is a specialised private real estate fund manager focused on strategies related to the financing of land acquisition and development in the United States.

GRT Asset Management’s relationships with large publicly traded U.S. homebuilders allow it to offer investors access to innovative strategies that take advantage of the long-term growth opportunities of the U.S. homebuilding industry.

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