GRI Club Portugal

GRI Club PortugalGRI Club Portugal

This is where the industry leaders come together to discuss and define market trends

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The GRI Club is a global fraternity of real estate leaders. Members find the club a useful way to maintain valuable relationships, find new business partners, and strengthen their global networks.

Through tailor made occasions, its meetings offer a unique platform for the construction and deepening of relationships, development of partnerships, and fostering business. They are also a stage for high level debates on strategic market themes, recognizing the different perspectives of the industry.

The Club is by invitation only. If you have such a profile and believe in the importance of building up special relationships for the growth of your businesses we will be happy to discuss your participation in our Club. .
Club meetings offer a unique platform for members

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Advisory BoardAdvisory Board

Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
Activum SG
http://www.activumsg.com
Activum Iberia SG invests in niche value add commercial real estate include shopping center and hotel repositioning and residential development opportunities, enhancing assets through hands-on management.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Head of Corporate Development & Strategy
Grupo Azora
Grupo Azora (hereinafter "Azora") is an independent asset manager, leader in Spain, which started its activity in 2003 and manages assets with a value of approximately 5,000 million euros.
Edward Miller
Edward Miller
VP Portugal
Round Hill Capital
http://roundhillcapital.com
A vertically integrated RE firm, Round Hill is a market leader in the accommodation sector. It has a proven track record of successfully identifying and acquiring high quality accommodation RE with stable underlying cash flows and asset management upside.
Henrique de Polignac de Barros
Henrique de Polignac de Barros
Chairman
APPII
APPII represents the biggest cluster of the most significant companies with activity in the Portuguese RE Industry, such as leading development and investment companies, funds and listed companies, all asset class operators, as well as hoteliers.
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Executive Vice President
APPII
APPII represents the biggest cluster of the most significant companies with activity in the Portuguese RE Industry, such as leading development and investment companies, funds and listed companies, all asset class operators, as well as hoteliers.
João Carlos Lelis
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund Management
Sonae Sierra
Sonae Sierra is an international retail RE company dedicated to delivering solutions to meet our client’s ambitions. Sonae Sierra owns 44 shopping centres with a market value around €7 billion, and manages and/or leases 79 Shopping Centres
João Sousa
João Sousa
CEO/Founder
JPS Group
A JPS GROUP começou a ser estruturada há cerca de 10 anos. A economia portuguesa entrava em recessão e a necessidade de um novo modelo empresarial era eminente. A JPS GROUP nasce neste contexto de crise financeira, num mercado imobiliário frágil
José Cardoso Botelho
José Cardoso Botelho
Managing Director
Vanguard Properties
https://www.vangproperties.com/en/about-us/
Vanguard Properties is a leading real estate developer mainly dedicated to residential and touristic projects located in Portugal.
Paulo Barradas
Paulo Barradas
MD, Head of M&A and Investor Relations
Norfin
Norfin is the leading independent Real Estate investment fund manager in Portugal with €1.5bi of AuM, specialised in investing and managing direct equity participations in Real Estate assets typically via closed-end private equity funds.
Paulo Loureiro
Paulo Loureiro
Managing Partner
Louvre Capital
http://www.louvreproperties.com/
Louvre Capital is a leading real estate investment, development and asset management firm focused on residential and commercial properties in Portugal
Pedro Coelho
Pedro Coelho
Partner and Board Member
Square Asset Management
Square Asset Manager is the leading independent Real Estate Asset Manager in Portugal. Total AUM 1,5 Billion. In Regulated Funds, AUM 1,1 Billion with the largest Open Fund with in excess of 23.000 Retail Unit holders.
Pedro Lancastre
Pedro Lancastre
Managing Director
JLL
JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries
Pedro Silveira
Pedro Silveira
Chairman
SiLCOGE
Pedro Vicente
Pedro Vicente
Administrator/Member of the board
Habitat Invest
http://www.habitatinvest.pt/
Habitat Invest is a private real estate investment company founded in 2004, focused on rehabilitation. A One-stop-shop, which accompanies all stages of the project, from the identification of opportunities and negotiation to rehabilitation, sale & leasing
Sam Mellor
Sam Mellor
Head of SREI Europe
Barings Real Estate Advisers
http://www.barings.com/
A member of the MassMutual Financial Group, Barings keeps a strong global presence with over 600 investment professionals and offices in 17 countries.
Shamik Narotam
Shamik Narotam
Head, UK & Ireland RE Investing
Morgan Stanley
http://www.morganstanley.com
Global real estate asset manager with $43 billion of AUM – approximately 1/3 in Europe
Volkert Schmidt
Volkert Schmidt
General Director
Novo Banco
GNB FII is a top-tier, leading real estate fund manager in Portugal, founded in 1992, duly registered and supervised by CMVM and Banco de Portugal, and consistently the largest and most relevant firms in the industry. GNB FII is part of Gestão Novo Banco
Brian Betel
Brian
Brian Betel
Managing PartnerActivum SG
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing and managing assets in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina
Cristina García-Peri
Head of Corporate Development & StrategyGrupo Azora
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group, a private equity investment and asset management group managing c. €5bn of real estate assets in Spain and internationally. Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment- banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions for 4 years and for 10 years as Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her last two years in investment banking took place at Merrill Lynch where, in addition to continuing to lead Corporate Equity Derivatives.
Edward Miller
Edward
Edward Miller
VP PortugalRound Hill Capital
Edward has 10 years of experience in Real Estate Investment and Development across a wide range of sectors and geographies. His career started at EC Harris, working across global accounts for major banking and institutional clients. Edward has been at Round Hill Capital for 5 years and now oversees day to day investment activity across Portugal.
Henrique de Polignac de Barros
Henrique
Henrique de Polignac de Barros
ChairmanAPPII
Henrique de Polignac de Barros is the Founding Chairman and Member One of APPII – the Portuguese Association of Real Estate Developers and Investors, as well as Founding Vice Presidente of the Portuguese Confederation of the Construction and Real Estate Sector. Henrique as an Economy Degree from ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management and his a 40 years experienced real estate developer.
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Hugo
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Executive Vice PresidentAPPII
Hugo Santos Ferreira is the Executive Vice President of APPII – the Portuguese Association of Real Estate Developers and Investors and Director of the Portuguese Confederation of the Construction and Real Estate Sector. Hugo is also an Advisory Board Member of SIL – the Portuguese Real Estate Exhibition and of the Portuguese Green Business Week – Smart Cities Summit. Hugo has a Law Degree and a Master in Public & Administrative Law from the Portuguese Catholic University and was a Real Estate Lawyer at the Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas for almost 10 years up until 2014. He is also the author of several opinion articles and chronicles in the main magazines and newspapers in Iberia and other Southern European Countries.
João Carlos Lelis
João
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund ManagementSonae Sierra
João Lélis joined Sonae Sierra in 2004 as an investment analyst, later becoming Director of the Fund Management business. As member of the executive team, current responsibilities include management of the real estate funds co-owned by Sonae Sierra, of the direct investments outside Iberia and transaction support. Prior to Sonae Sierra, João was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and also with Arthur Andersen. João completed the INSEAD – Advanced Management Programme in 2018 and the INSEAD - International Executive Programme in 2010. He also holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management (2002) and a BS in Management from Faculdade de Economia do Porto (1997).
João Sousa
João
João Sousa
CEO/FounderJPS Group
Formado em Direito, pela Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, o CEO da JPS GROUP, Dr. João Sousa, iniciou o seu percurso profissional aos 23 anos, na área empresarial e dos negócios. Foi com estes primeiros passos e contacto com o mundo profissional, que soube que exercer Direito não era uma opção e decidiu enveredar pela área à qual se estava a dedicar com tanto afinco. Como tal, começou a fazer o seu percurso na consultoria de investimento financeiro e imobiliário, percurso esse que veio, mais tarde, a dar origem à fundação da JPS GROUP. Um dos períodos de tempo deste percurso foi passado no estrangeiro, em múltiplos negócios em África, pelos países da América do Sul e na Ásia.
José Cardoso Botelho
José
José Cardoso Botelho
Managing DirectorVanguard Properties
Experienced investor in Real Estate. Since the end of 2015, focused in the setup and management of Vanguard Properties, a leading developer, focused on residential and touristic projects. Currently the group has 16 projects under development located in Lisbon, Oeiras, Comporta and Algarve. Vanguard’s is currently leading the consortia that will acquire the real estate funds of Comporta Investment Fund. Since 1988, José has been involved in multiple ventures notably in retail, real estate, technology (software, heading systems, medical, etc.). Significant expertise in Real Estate, Funding, Negotiation and Venture Capital. Undergraduate in Management with expertise in Finances. MBA in International Management.
Miguel Santana
Miguel
Miguel Santana
Board MemberFidelidade Property
Paulo Barradas
Paulo
Paulo Barradas
MD, Head of M&A and Investor RelationsNorfin
Paulo Barradas is a Managing Director at Norfin SGFII and heads the M&A and investor relations department. He has more than 22 years of experience in the international investment banking industry, of which the last 6 years in London as Head of M&A at Haitong Bank. Prior to that, he was Head of M&A for Energy and Infrastructure and Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Espírito Santo Investment Bank.
Paulo Loureiro
Paulo
Paulo Loureiro
Managing PartnerLouvre Capital
Paulo Loureiro is the Founder and Managing Partner of Louvre Capital. Since inception, Louvre Capital’s principals have invested, along with their partners, more than €75 million in residential developments in Portugal. Prior to founding Louvre Capital in 2015, Paulo was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in New York, focusing on the oil and gas industry. He started his career with Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil service company, spending six years in Argentina and Brazil. Paulo holds a MS degree (Diplome de Grande Ecole), majoring in Maths and Physics, and received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Paulo is a Portuguese national, fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Pedro Coelho
Pedro
Pedro Coelho
Partner and Board MemberSquare Asset Management
55 years, married 2 sons From 2002 - 2017 Square Asset Management - Partner : Managing the highest Portuguese performance balanced portfolio over the last 8 years in a row according to MSCI/IPD; from 1990 - 2000 ESAF Espírito Santo Activos Financeiros SGPS - Real Estate Managing Director Investments: Portugal, Brazil, Russia.
Pedro Lancastre
Pedro
Pedro Lancastre
Managing DirectorJLL
Pedro Lancastre is the Managing Director of JLL Portugal since July 2011. Pedro has 17 years of experience in the Real Estate sector. He started in 2001, as an Investment Consultant of the Lisbon Capital Markets team at CBRE, where he acted in the acquisition and sale of a number of properties. In 2004, he moved to Sonae Sierra as Deputy Director of New Business in Portugal where he was responsible for the conception of new shopping centres and retail parks. Pedro started his career in 1995 in the Portuguese Bank industry where he performed different roles in two different Portuguese Banks (BCP and BPI) until 2001.
Pedro Silveira
Pedro
Pedro Silveira
ChairmanSiLCOGE
Pedro Vicente
Pedro
Pedro Vicente
Administrator/Member of the boardHabitat Invest
Pedro Vicente is a board member at Habitat Invest, overseeing the BBB, sales, marketing, business development and operations departments at the company. He has developed his activity at the real estate industry as head of legal and marketing and asset manager of a state-owned company- EPUL. He evolved to level Constellation, a Chinese real estate fund from Shanghai, operating in Portugal. He is the co-founder of the Portuguese Institute for Corporate Governance and member of the advisory committee. Habitat Invest is privately-held and an independent real estate investment company, founded in 2004, with investments in urban rehabilitation and new born projects. Projects underway in 2019 represent an investment greater than €300 million.
Sam Mellor
Sam
Sam Mellor
Head of SREI EuropeBarings Real Estate Advisers
Managing Director, Head of SREI Europe, previously worked at Chenavari as Partner, Real estate.
Shamik Narotam
Shamik
Shamik Narotam
Head, UK & Ireland RE InvestingMorgan Stanley
Shamik is based in London and part of the MSREI acquisition and asset management team, working on sourcing, negotiating and managing investments for MSREI across all European jurisdictions, with additional responsibility for the UK. Before joining MSREI, Shamik was based in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, investing in roads and infrastructure in South America for a global investor. Shamik is also a chartered structural engineer. Shamik received a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA in Finance with distinction from the London Business School. Shamik is a Portuguese national, and has lived and worked in Europe, South America, North America and Asia.
Volkert Schmidt
Volkert
Volkert Schmidt
General DirectorNovo Banco
Volkert is presently President of the Board of Directors of GNB SGFII and has over twenty years of international experience in M&A, private equity and real estate. Prior to joining Grupo Novo Banco (GNB), Mr. Reig Schmidt served as a Managing Director for Hudson Advisors. Mr. Reig Schmidt has a Master in Law from the Universidad San Pablo CEU and is admitted to practice in the Madrid Bar Association. Volkert is fluent in Spanish, German and English and has a basic knowledge of French and Portuguese.
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Melina Peña
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Melina Peña
Club Manager - Spain & Portugal
GRI Club
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5088
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Club contact
Thiago Alves
Portfolio Director - Pan European
GRI Club
+44 20 7121 5096
Melina Peña
Melina
Melina Peña
Club Manager - Spain & PortugalGRI Club
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5088
Thiago Alves
Thiago
Thiago Alves
Portfolio Director - Pan EuropeanGRI Club
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APPII
JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying & investing in real estate.
APPII represents the biggest cluster of the most significant companies with activity in the Portuguese RE Industry, such as leading development and investment companies, funds and listed companies, all asset class operators, as well as hoteliers.
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