Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

Shanghai Office Market Opportunities: Reducing OPEX and Increasing User Efficiencies

20 Jun 2024 16:00 - 18:00
  • Member Price: Complimentary
  • Standard Price: RMB 150
  • In-person event
  • Language: English

Emergent behaviors in the office leasing market resulting from Shanghai’s expected longer U recovery curve and geopolitical paradigm shifts.

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Event Details

As Shanghai office rents continue their decline for now eight-consecutive quarters, coupled with softer demand and significant new supply on the horizon, occupiers are starting to abandon the wait-and-see attitudes and take active measures to reduce OPEX and increase efficiency. For Landlords, there are reasons for optimism due to the occupier’s willingness to pay for a solution-oriented office-providing partner. 

Join us for an event delving into the evolving landscape of Shanghai’s office market! Our industry speakers will share dynamics on:

  • Unique financial opportunities & flexible terms for occupiers
  • Differentiation opportunities & tenant mix upgrades for landlords

The Speakers

Keynote Speaker & Moderator
Jonathan Rideout
Head of Office Strategy & Solutions, Knight Frank
Tom Spicer
Director – Office (Chinese Mainland), Swire Properties
Jelen Hu
Head of Technology, WeWork China
Stewart Wang
Partner of DLA Piper


  • 16:00 – 16:30: Welcome & Networking
  • 16:30 – 16:55: Keynote Sharing by Jonathan Rideout (Knight Frank)
    • Differences in MNC office use sentiment between Global / APAC / China markets (densification / flexible cadence / RTO / sustainability)
    • How the current Shanghai down market (with brief market overview) is a big opportunity for reducing OPEX and increasing optimization (for tenants) and a time for differentiation (for landlords)
    • 2023/24 case studies showing real world examples
  • 17:00 – 17:30: Panel Discussion:
    • Stewart Wang, DLA Piper
    • Tom Spicer, Swire Properties
    • Jelen Hu, WeWork China
    • Moderator: Jonathan Rideout, Knight Frank
  • 17:30-18:00: Networking



In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 5 pm, 18 June. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

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WeWork 南京西路

3F, 819 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai


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