Financial Wellness for Women Series: Session 3

Real Estate

Financial Wellness for Women Series: Session 3

Real Estate

AustCham Hong Kong’s Women in Business Network is delighted to be launching the 2022 ‘Financial Wellness for Women’ series. 

This registration is for Session 3: Real Estate.

In this session, we will focus on various ways to invest in real estate.

We’re delighted to welcome Ariel Shtarkman, Sarah Cooper and Angel Li – all of whom have built their careers in this asset class – to share their knowledge and personal experiences through an interactive panel discussion.

Ariel will begin by providing an introduction to the session, and sharing her personal real estate investment journey, including in purchasing apartments to generate rental income.

Sarah will introduce investing in listed real estate, including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Angel will then cover considerations in investing in real estate in different markets – as well as introducing private equity real estate.

We’re aiming to make this session as engaging as possible, so please feel free to ask questions throughout.

For those who haven’t already signed on for the full series (or prefer to just sign on for individual sessions), you’re welcome to purchase a ticket for this session only.

Please note this session does not promote nor endorse any financial products or advisory services. The session will not be recorded.

This series is designed for professional women who want to gain knowledge in ways to get their money working harder for them. It is designed for those who are new or early stage in investing, or for those who are keen to learn more about a particular asset class. It aims to create a welcoming and open forum to learn, ask questions and instill confidence for personal investing journeys.

This year’s series will focus on equities, fixed income, real estate and cryptocurrency investing. It concludes with a panel session with experienced female investors who will share with you their investment journeys, and tips to help you get started on your own. The opening and closing sessions also offer networking opportunities among your cohort and with the series’ speakers.

Sign up for the Full Series or join individual sessions - pre-registration is essential using the links below. 


This series does not promote nor endorse any financial products. 

While this has been developed by women for women, we welcome anyone of any gender who may be interested to participate.

The AustCham Women in Business Network is sponsored by Ambition, Macquarie Services (Hong Kong) and Telstra. Thanks to Macquarie for providing the venue and hosting us for our first and final sessions. 

AustCham WiBN invites not-for-profit supporting organisations to collaborate on this initiative. Supporting organisations can enjoy Member price for the Series and events. AustCham acknowledges and thanks Girls Just Want to Have Fund$ for their support. Interested groups can contact Chloe Taylor to get involved.

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.




Thu, September 29, 2022


12:00 PM - 01:00 PM



Zoom webinar - link will be sent to guests one day ahead of the event


Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $350.00


Ariel Shtarkman
Founder | Orca Capital

Ariel Shtarkman is the Founder of Orca Capital, a boutique investment practice focused on real estate and proptech investments in Asia Pacific. She is also the co-Founder of Atom Assets, a real estate investment platform for family offices. Previously, Ariel was with Citibank Real Estate Structured Finance in Hong Kong, where she structured debt instruments for real estate developers, REITs and private equity funds. Before joining Citibank, she worked in real estate private equity funds sponsored by ING Clarion in New York (covering US) and ING Real Estate Investment Management in Hong Kong (covering Asia).


Ariel holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentration in Real Estate, and BSc from Tel Aviv University with double major in Computer Science and Business Administration. 

Sarah Cooper
Global Head of Real Estate Equity Sales | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sarah Cooper has 22 years’ experience in real estate. Prior to being based in Hong Kong, Sarah lived in London focusing on European real estate equity sales. Sarah began her career as a property analyst in Australia.


Angel Li
Head of Asia Real Estate | Macquarie Asset Management

Angel has more than 20 years’ experience in private equity real estate and is responsible for the real estate investment activities for Macquarie Asset Management in Asia. Prior to joining Macquarie, Angel was the Head of Portfolio Management and Investment Committee Member of CLSA Real Estate, working on acquisitions and asset management of more than US$4.2 billion of real estate investment opportunities across the Asia Pacific region. Before that, Angel spent five years in Merrill Lynch’s Global Principal Investments Group, where she gained extensive experience in special situation investments including investments in real estate, distressed debt and non-performing loans in Asia.