Europe GRI 2017Paris, 11 - 12 September

Overview

Europe GRI is a get-together of senior investors, lenders and developers active in Europe.

The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

INCORPORATING FRANCE GRI 2017

Europe GRI incorporates France GRI, gathering French investors, developers and lenders together for discussions on the French real estate market.  Visit France GRI to learn more.

Trish Barrigan
Trish Barrigan
Senior Partner
Benson Elliot Capital Management
United Kingdom
Biography:
Trish has over 20 years industry experience. Co-founded Benson Elliot with Marc Mogull in 2006. Prior to Benson Elliot, Trish spent two years within the Dubai Holding Group as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Real Estate Investments for Dubai Investment Group. Ten years at Goldman Sachs, primarily in real estate principal investing and portfolio management for the Whitehall Funds in New York, Paris and London. Trish earned a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Boston College. Benson Elliot is a specialist European real estate private equity firm applying decades of investment experience, deep market knowledge and in-house operational expertise to generate sustained investment outperformance.
Hunt Doering
Hunt Doering
Managing Director
Baupost Group
United Kingdom
Segment: The Baupost Group was founded in 1982 and currently manages over $29 billion of capital on a discretionary basis. The firm is a
Biography:
The Baupost Group was founded in 1982 and currently manages over $29 billion of capital on a discretionary basis. The firm is a value-oriented, open mandate investment organization whose goal is to achieve good absolute returns on a long-term, risk-adjust
Ekaterina Avdonina
Ekaterina Avdonina
Managing Director
Delin Capital Asset Management
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor-Developer
Biography:
Ekaterina Avdonina is Managing Director for DCAM. Previously, Ekaterina was a Relationship Manager at ING Real Estate Finance in the Netherlands. Prior to ING, Ekaterina was with GVA Sawyer in Moscow focused on the execution of development projects. Ekaterina graduated with a MSc. in Real Estate from Cass Business School and received a degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from the Finance Academy under the Russian Government. She is also on the Advisory Board of Cass Business School.
Michel Vauclair
Michel Vauclair
Chairman OPG Commercial RE Europe
United Kingdom
Segment: Real estate
Biography:
Michel Vauclair is responsible for actively managing Oxfords’s Continental European assets. Michel has four decades of experience in the financial and real estate industries, focusing on the banking and hotel sectors, private equity, venture capital and debt restructuring. Michel holds his MBA from HEC Lausanne, completed in NYU, IMD and Cornell.
Nebil Senman
Nebil Senman
Co-Managing Partner
Griffin Real Estate
Biography:
Mr Senman is currently working for Oaktree as a Senior Vice President where he is heading Oaktree's German real estate activities. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2005, he spent over 7 years in the real estate practice of Ernst & Young, lastly as director. Mr Senman, a Chartered Surveyor(RICS), was awarded a post-graduate diploma in real estate management from EBS. He holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering and Business Administration from TU Berlin and a Master's degree in International Management from ESCP-EAP.
Clark Coffee
Clark Coffee
Partner, Head of Real Estate
Tyndaris LLP
United Kingdom
Biography:
Mr. Coffee serves as the Head of Tyndaris Real Estate and a Partner of Tyndaris LLP. Clark joined Tyndaris in 2012 and has been responsible for the development and execution of the real estate strategy since that time. He has over 12 years of experience in corporate and real estate finance, the majority of which has been focused on Europe. Prior to Tyndaris, Mr. Coffee served as co-head of origination for Deutsche Bank’s European real estate business and established its €250 million mezzanine debt investment program.
Nic Fox
Nic Fox
Partner & Head of Middle Europe
Europa Capital LLP
United Kingdom
Biography:
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Dale Lattanzio
Dale Lattanzio
Managing Partner
DRC Capital LLP
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
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FORMAT

NOT YOUR TYPICAL CONFERENCE

A GRI is a get together of senior international and local real estate investors, developers and lenders. The discussion format enables you to interact with everyone in the room. Quickly find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.


FORMAT

GRI has no speakers, no presentations. Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate. Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting.

 

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PARTICIPATE AS A DELEGATE

Delegate slots are available for anyone senior currently active in real estate. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment of informal group discussions where everybody participates. Discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends with top level decision makers. 

PARTICIPATE AS A CO-CHAIR

Available exclusively to senior-level investors, developers and lenders that confirm their participation in advance, chairing a discussion at Europe GRI is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

Register as a delegate or co-chair

SPONSORSHIP

The GRI has a limited number of commercial packages available and our sponsorship team will be happy to tailor a package to ensure you maximise your return on investment. Enquire about Sponsorship

 

JOIN INDUSTRY LEADERS AS A CO-CHAIR

Available selectively to senior-level Investors, Developers and Lenders confirmed in advance, co-chairing is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.

Each discussion has a limited number of places and these fill up fast.

If you are interested in co-chairing, select the co-chair option at registrationrequest a callback or contact

Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)207 121 5095  |  [email protected]

 

Venue

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand is located just 30 metres from the Opéra Garnier and Opera Metro Station.

As part of the GRI event we have managed to secure a preferential rate for attendees. To book your room please use this link or contact the hotel directly stating you are a part of the GRI event.

Should you require further assistance please contact Eman De Sutter, Event Manager at [email protected]

(Please note it is not GRI policy to extend a booking service for accommodation on behalf of registered attendees. We urge attendees to be vigilant of any such offers, and to use official methods of booking only).

Timetable

Paris, 11 - 12 September

13:00 - 14:00 Registration & Networking
14:00 - 17:30 Discussions
17:30 - 19:00 Drinks Reception
19:00 - 22:00 GRI Networking Dinner
09:00 - 10:30 Registration & Networking
10:30 - 11:30 Keynote
12:15 - 13:15 Discussions
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Discussions
17:00 - 18:00 Farewell drinks
Agenda
Paris, 11 - 12 September
Co-Investment - As deals mature, will partners get their hands burnt?
Counter-Cyclical Trends - Who’s playing the long game?
Debt Finance - Scarce or simply more discerning?
Debt Stars - Will crowdfunders and mezz alternatives go galactic or get blown away?
End of Low Interest Rates - Does it matter ?
Enter the 'Co'-Era! Co-living, co-working...mega trends or Costly mistakes?
European Gateway Cities - Where’s the smart money heading?
France and the New World Order - Instability or opportunity?
Germany - A, B cities or even further afield?
Germany - Too good to be true?
Global Capital Flows - Too much equity and not enough opportunity?
Greater London - Boundaries being pushed too far?
Growth in CEE - Why, where and for how long?
Hospitality - Brand, boutique, budget or serviced?
Investment Strategies - Diversify or die?
Italy Risk vs Reward - will 2018 finally pay out?
JV's in France - How to find the right partner?
Last Mile Delivery - Unmissable or overstated?
Mid Market Built to Rent - Sweet spot or overcrowded?
Modern Retail - Convenience, leisure, technology or community?
Nationalist Populism - What does it mean for real estate?
Nordics - Stitched up by local investors or open for all?
NPL’s - The last chance saloon?
Offices - What could possibly go wrong?
Place Shaping and Mixed Use - Buzzwords or honey pot?
Prime in Italy - is value add compulsory or extra curricular?
Proptech - Disruptor or accelerator?
Residential Alternatives - Are great operating partners essential or overrated?
Residential in Spain - Is product scarcity solved by the acquisition of developers?
Retail in Spain - Primary vs secondary cities
Russia's Capital Flows - Inbound or outbound?
Student Housing - New models or new cities?
The Global Shift Towards Mediterranean Hospitality - New regions or new money?
The Investment Cycle - Panic stations or keep calm and carry on?
UK - Bulletproof?
What is Real Estate These days? Financial asset or a service?
European Economic Outlook
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Venue

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand 2 Rue Scribe, 75009, Paris, France
Henri Alster
Henri Alster
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5060
Chairman
GRI
Biography:

Henri Alster is the Chairman of the GRI. He previously worked for 25 years as a real estate investment banker, advising or partnering with the likes of Exxon, Whitehall, KLM pension funds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He also ran his own investment boutique.

Mr. Alster led Citicorp’s early real estate investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988 and 1994, closing Europe’s two largest land deals on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney.

A Columbia B-School MBA (‘74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion (Israel) Industrial Engineer (‘72). 

He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Hebrew, has lived in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and Tel-Aviv and has worked and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Senior Sponsors

BNP Paribas Real EstateCMS Hasche Sigle

Coffee Sponsor

FREO Group

Club Partner UK

Evercore

Club Partner Italy

REAG Real Estate Advisory GroupMF Real Estate Advisory

Media Partners

Institutional Real Estate EuropeMIPIMPreqinPIE
BNP Paribas Real Estate

"BNP Paribas Real Estate, one of the leading European real estate providers, offers its clients a comprehensive range of services that span the entire real estate lifecycle: property development, transaction, consulting, valuation, property management and investment management. 

BNP Paribas Real Estate offers local expertise to global clients through its presence in 38 countries (17 countries with direct locations and 21 via its Alliance network) with more than 180 offices. As a European leader with a global reach, we can offer our clients in Asia, Middle East and North America unparalleled European expertise and opportunities.

Our clients are at the heart of everything that we do and our full service offering means that we can build long term relationships with our clients, producing business strategies that are built around what our clients need in a changing world.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is more than a property adviser. We are part of BNP Paribas Bank, which means that we can offer our clients finance, global connections at the very top level, financial and sector intelligence and the certainty and security of working with part of the world’s fourth largest bank.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is also a developer. We are one the leading commercial developers in Europe. This means that we have a unique perspective into development opportunities for our developer clients, together with the relationships with local authorities that we have built up over the years. 

BNP Paribas Real Estate is the real estate adviser for a changing world."

CMS Hasche Sigle

FREO Group

FREO Group was established in 1996.  FREO is today an independent pan-European investment manager and developer with a deep and cohesive network of 15 offices in 7 countries with over 100 employees

FREO offers a complete real estate lifecycle asset management service tailored to the needs of our partners and clients including asset selection, prudent capital structuring, identification of value creation opportunities through proactive management or repositioning and ultimately opportunistic disposal. We only target real estate investments that offer intrinsic value for our partners with the goal of delivering sustainable cash flows and long-term capital enhancement. We only operate in markets we know well and typically adopt an entrepreneurial yet rigorous approach using our local networks to source opportunities where we possess competitive advantages, often via off-market bilateral connections or limited marketing processes.

REAG Real Estate Advisory Group

REAG Real Estate Advisory Group, a division of Duff and Phelps, provides real estate advisory services tailored to meet the requirements of specific jurisdictions and aims to develop and increase the value of individual assets or properties. Headquartered in Italy, REAG has a network of over 750 professionals across Europe. 

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, governance and regulatory consulting.

MF Real Estate Advisory

MF Real Estate Advisory, together with its sister company MF Law & Tax Firm, is a “boutique” real estate company that provides its Clients with highly specialized advisory services for the sourcing, management and disposal of real estate portfolios in Italy.

MF’s aim is to achieve the objectives set forth by the Client by designing investment strategies, improving and maximizing value and, overall, making the investment successful until the disposal of the underlying assets.

Together with the asset management and legal team, MF responds to all the requirements relating to the origination of opportunities and the subsequent management of the portfolio, thus meeting all the needs of the current market.

MFRE is the result of synergies of multiple professionals combining different areas of expertise in investment, financing, property, facility and asset management in addition to the legal advisory field.

Over the years, MF has been entrusted with the management and/or advisory of portfolios (consisting of shopping centres, retail parks, factory outlets, logistics, offices, residential buildings) estimated in a value of over 800 million Euros.

Institutional Real Estate Europe

MIPIM

MIPIM gathers the most influential international property players from all sectors for 4 days of networking, learning and transaction.

Preqin

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries. 

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

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Participants
Robert BalickRobert BalickManaging Partner
Stefan ZimmermannStefan ZimmermannPartner4 Friends Investment GmbH
Alexandre LamotAlexandre LamotManaging DirectorA. Lamot & Co
Anna GinkelAnna GinkelDirectorAareal Bank AG
Christof TeichmannChristof TeichmannDirector Syndication ManagementAareal Bank AG
Michael EisenkolbMichael EisenkolbDirector Special Property FinanceAareal Bank AG
Serkan AkkurtSerkan AkkurtManagerAareal Bank AG
Severin SchöttmerSeverin SchöttmerDirector-Special Property FinanceAareal Bank AG
Bruno LoboBruno LoboDirector, Real EstateAecom capital
Steven BrochSteven BrochCIOAerium Group
Riccardo Delli SantiRiccardo Delli SantiChairmanAGIDI (RE Legal Advisory Association)
Mauro MontagnerMauro MontagnerCEO Southern EuropeAllianz Real Estate

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Robert Balick
Robert Balick
Managing Partner
United Kingdom
Biography:
Mr. Balick is a senior managing director for CarVal Investors, leading the real estate investment activities of CarVal in Europe. He joined the firm in 1997 in Paris and moved to London in 2006 where he progressively took responsibility for European real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Balick was a vice president of Salomon Brothers in Europe. He received his MBA with specialization in finance from the Stern School of Business at NYU and his B.A. in mathematics from NYU. CarVal Investors is a leading global alternative investment fund manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. CarVal Investors has approximately $10 billion in assets under management in both credit and real estate strategies.
Stefan Zimmermann
Stefan Zimmermann
Partner
4 Friends Investment GmbH
Biography:
Established in 2005 and re-branded as ACREST in 2008. Stefan is responsible for transaction services including deal structuring, strategy and acquisitions. He holds a real estate degree. Stefan is Co-Head of ULI Retail Council and Member of the ZIA Retail Committee.
Alexandre Lamot
Alexandre Lamot
Managing Director
A. Lamot & Co
BELGIUM
Biography:
Alexandre is an investment management advisor to institutional investors and asset managers in fund creation and fund raising. Prior to this he was involved in real estate transactions across Europe through private equity funds direct asset transactions a
Anna Ginkel
Anna Ginkel
Director
GERMANY
Segment: Anna Ginkel has 18 years of experience in Real Estate Finance; thereof focusing on syndication since 2002. In October 2013 Anna
Biography:
Anna Ginkel has 18 years of experience in Real Estate Finance ; thereof focusing on syndication since 2002. In October 2013 Anna became head of the Syndication Management Department at Aareal Bank. Before joining Aareal Bank and after working in various pos
Christof Teichmann
Christof Teichmann
Director Syndication Management
Biography:
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Michael Eisenkolb
Michael Eisenkolb
Director Special Property Finance
GERMANY
Biography:
Michael Eisenkolb is currently Director Special Property Finance within Aareal Bank's Special Property Finance division based in Wiesbaden Germany. Since joining Aareal Bank he has been involved in the origination of commercial real estate investment and
Serkan Akkurt
Serkan Akkurt
Manager
Biography:
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Severin Schöttmer
Severin Schöttmer
Director-Special Property Finance
Biography:
Severin Schöttmer is Director within Aareal Bank's Special Property Finance division, based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since joining Aareal Bank he has been responsible for the origination and structuring of commercial real estate investment and development loans within various international markets in Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific with a special focus on retail and logistics property finance. He has extensive experience in single-country asset loans, portfolio financings as well as cross-border financing structures.
Bruno Lobo
Bruno Lobo
Director, Real Estate
Aecom capital
Brazil
Biography:
Mr. Lobo is currently a director of AECOM Capital, the investment arm of AECOM. AECOM Capital works with institutional partners and experienced developers to invest in gateway cities in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. AECOM’s Global Fund I is structured as a co-general partner fund platform and has closed on or is in contract for approximately $3.5 billion or 8 million square feet (including parking) in 15 ground-up real estate development and value-add projects. AECOM’s service offerings globally provide AECOM Capital a built-in platform for access to proprietary deals, sourced both through client requests and a vast network of employee relationships.
Steven Broch
Steven Broch
CIO
Aerium Group
United Kingdom
Segment: REIM / Private Equity
Biography:
Mr. Broch has 11 years of experience in top positions in the field of real estate. Prior to joining ÆRIUM in 2012, Mr. Broch worked as Managing Director for Garigal Private Wealth Management and as head of Asset and Property Management for Secur GmbH. Before focusing on Real Estate, Steven worked for several Private Banks and Financial Institutions. He graduated from ETH Zurich and from GSBA with a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Business, as well as Master in Finance.
Riccardo Delli Santi
Riccardo Delli Santi
Chairman
AGIDI (RE Legal Advisory Association)
Roma | Italy
Biography:
Over the years, has consolidated his position as one of the most influential lawyers specializing in the real estate market in Italy & Europe. He is Partner of Studi Strategici Delli Santi and an expert in real estate law with a focus on town planning and management of RE portfolios: due diligence, establishment and management of real estate funds, establishment of real estate companies, securitization, project financing. Among the activities carried out, in particular those interested by administrative and planning procedures, sales-purchase of assets, diversification of assets belonging to public-private companies for the provision of public services. He is the President and founder of AGIDI (Italian Association of Real Estate Lawyers).
Mauro Montagner
Mauro Montagner
CEO Southern Europe
Allianz Real Estate
ITALY
Biography:
Mauro Montagner is CEO Allianz RE Southern Europe and is member of the Allianz RE Executive Committee & Investment Committee. In his role Mauro is responsible for the management of a €2.5 bil portfolio as well as for the investment program of Allianz in