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NAI China team tours US.

NAI Global's China-based team recently completed a 16-city U.S. tour on the emerging Asia Pacific commercial real estate market, with attendees from more than 30 Fortune 500 companies across the country.

Program topics for each city forum offered corporations a chance to realize the implications of Asia Pacific as an emerging market, learn how to strategically approach industrial, manufacturing, investment and corporate real estate opportunities globally, obtain commercial real estate updates on various cities in Asia Pacific and understand how Asia Pacific manages its recent workforce influx.

The 16 U.S. city forums, hosted by NAI member offices, included; Minneapolis, Houston, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Hackensack, Princeton, New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago.

Other participants for the Chicago presentation included The Revere Group, a leading global supply chain management consultancy firm and DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, a global team of attorneys with expertise in supply chain, choice and formation of entities, participated in the Asia Pacific region presentation.

And in Little Rock, Arkansas, NAI Global and The Revere Group conducted a forum in conjunction with the State of Arkansas, for corporate clients seeking global corporate support services, along with supply chain strategies.

"The overall focus of the tour was to help companies new to the Asia Pacific marketplace, as well as those considering investment and expansion strategies, to better understand the opportunities and methodologies in this emerging market," said Steve Atherton, NAI Global managing director, Asia Pacific.

The China-based team included: Steve Atherton, NAI Global, managing director, Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, the Asia Pacific regional headquarters for NAI Global, he is responsible for relationship development with local and multinational corporate clients, institutional investors and expansion of NAI Global in the Asia Pacific region.

Beverly Sunn is a co-founder of NAI Asia Pacific Properties (NAI APP) and is responsible for international business of multinational companies to establish or restructure their commercial real-estate presence in Asia.

Andrew Zhu, general manager and director, China business development, NAI Asia Pacific Properties Ltd., oversees the NAI APP Shanghai office.

Darren Siegel, associate director, commercial division, Beijing, NAI Asia Pacific Properties, Ltd, and Mark Wimsett, director corporate services, Shanghai, NAI Asia Pacific Properties Ltd., also took part in the tour.
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Date:Sep 28, 2005
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