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GRI Global Committee: Future Offices & Workspace Chapter
THE CONCEPT
   
GLOBAL 
COMMITTEES

GRI Club's Global Committees set the professional standard for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing in order to identify new trends, capitalise on growth opportunities and aid deal flow discovery worldwide.

Curated purely by members, spanning 80+ countries, and across all asset classes, this global committee meets every alternate month via video calling to share the current sentiment, investment appetite and debate where the market is going.

The Committee gets together on the 4th Thursday of every alternate month.

 
Thursday, 28th October
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
REAL ESTATE
 
Thursday, 25th November
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
REAL ESTATE
 

Adrián Garcia Iza
Adrián Garcia Iza
Founder & President
IOS OFFICES
Adrián Garcia Iza
http://www.iosoffices.com/
San Pedro Garza García | NLE | Mexico
IOS OFFICES is a company that redefines the concept of equipped offices for rent and coworking by offering you the best infrastructure, cutting-edge technology and personalized service. We manage your office (Serviced Office) so that you can focus on core business. IOS OFFICES operates in 12 cities: Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Puebla, Cancun, Villahermosa, Queretaro, Merida, Culiacan and Leon, along a Business Community with more than 20,000 active Members.
Amit Diwan
Amit Diwan
MD and Country Head
Hines
Amit Diwan
http://www.hines.com/contact/offices/
Gurgaon | Haryana | India
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 225 cities in 25 countries. Hines has approximately $144.1 billion* of assets under management, including $75.5 billion for which Hines serves as an investment manager, including non-real estate assets, and $68.6 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 165 developments currently underway around the world.
Andrea Himmel
Andrea Himmel
Principal
Himmel + Meringoff Properties
Andrea Himmel
http://www.hmprop.com
new york | NY | USA
Founded in 1985, Himmel + Meringoff Properties is a privately held New York real estate investment company dedicated to the acquisition and creation of value in opportunistic equity investments in commercial properties in New York City.
Ankur Gupta
Ankur Gupta
Managing Partner & Head of India RE
Brookfield India
Ankur Gupta
http://
Gurgaon | Delhi | India
Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over US$ 385 billion of assets under management and has a history, of over 100 years, of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, infrastructure, renewable energy and private equity. Brookfield operates one of the largest real estate investment platforms in the world, managing over US$190 billion of real estate, across multiple asset classes, typically through industry-leading platforms that are dominant in their geography and sector. Brookfield has been active in India since 2009 and has executed several investments. Presently, we are one of the largest owners and managers of commercial office properties in India spanning more than 25 million SF in tier I metro cities in India.
Asset Management
Anna Duchnowska
Anna Duchnowska
Managing Director- Asset Management, Europe
Invesco Real Estate
Anna Duchnowska
https://www.invesco.com/corporate
Warsaw | Poland
Invesco is an independent global investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. Great ideas transcend borders at Invesco.
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon Hollihan
Founding Partner
Castleforge Partners
Brandon Hollihan
http://www.castleforgepartners.com/
London | United Kingdom
Castleforge Partners has invested over £500 million of asset value throughout the UK and generated average returns in excess of underwritten expectations across numerous historic realisations.
Charles Elmann Jafif
Charles Elmann Jafif
CEO
Parks Desarrolladora
Charles Elmann Jafif
http://www.parks.com.mx/
http://www.parks.com.mx/
+52 55 1105 2222
Mexico City | CMX | Mexico
Company dedicated to the development, construction and commercialization of a wide range of real estate businesses, including Industrial, commercial, corporate and mixed-use.
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Global Head of Real Assets, Private Markets
Manulife Investment Management
David Pralong
David Pralong
Managing Partner
Maya Capital
David Pralong
http://www.maya-cap.com/
http://www.maya-cap.com/
+44 (0) 207 318 5930
London | United Kingdom
Maya Capital is a pan-European investment firm focused on real estate and private equity opportunities, through value creating initiatives, with a hands-on strategy.
Felipe Góes
Felipe Góes
CEO
São Carlos
Felipe Góes
http://www.scsa.com.br
http://www.scsa.com.br
+55 11 3048 5446
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Acquisition, management and sale of corporate and commercial properties.
Frank Zorn
Frank Zorn
Founder
Deskeo
Frank Zorn
http://www.deskeo.fr/en/contact-us/
France
Deskeo builds out, designs and operates office spaces in France (Paris and Lyon) to offer flexible terms for companies from 5 to 500 employees.
Gonzalo Sarmiento Giove
Gonzalo Sarmiento Giove
CEO
Centenario
Gonzalo Sarmiento Giove
http://www.centenario.com.pe/
Lima | Peru
Inversiones Centenario S.A.A. (ICSAA) is a corporation whose main activity is the development and operation of real estate projects. ICSAA is a company listed on the Lima Stock Exchange, owns US$ 1.4 billion in assets, and has among its shareholders the main economic groups of the country.
Hubert Abt
Hubert Abt
CEO & Founder
New Work Offices
Hubert Abt
http://newworkoffices.com
Warsaw | Poland
NEW WORK has become # 1 independent Flex Office Operator in CEE and will be present with more then 30 locations, in 12 Cities in 5 countries by end of 2020.
Ilyas Aslam
Ilyas Aslam
COO
Quadrum Global
Ilyas Aslam
http://www.quadrumglobal.com
http://www.quadrumglobal.com
+44 (0)207 971 7800
London | United Kingdom
Development, asset-backed lending, distressed and value-added investment in real estate and property-backed private equity
Jo-anne Cowen
Jo-anne Cowen
CEO Architect
Jo Cowen Capital
Jo-anne Cowen
http://www.jocowenarchitects.com
London | United Kingdom
Jo Cowen Capital works across residential, commercial and mixed use projects an equity introductory platform.
John Gardiner
John Gardiner
Managing Director Commercial Real Estate
AIG
John Gardiner
https://www.aig.co.uk/
https://www.aig.co.uk/
+44 020 7954 7000
London | United Kingdom
With roots that trace back to 1919, AIG is a global insurance company with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. We provide a range of insurance products and services to support our clients in business and in life, including: general property/casualty, life insurance, and retirement and financial services through our General Insurance, Life and Retirement and Investments business units.
Jonathan Perl
Jonathan Perl
Partner
Arax Properties
Jonathan Perl
http://araxproperties.co.uk
London | United Kingdom
Arax Properties, a privately held property company, invests and manages assets primarily in Germany, France and the UK. It currently has over €1.0 billion of AUM and has built several joint ventures with blue chip institutional investors.
Jorge Ávalos
Jorge Ávalos
CEO
Fibra MTY
Jorge Ávalos
http://www.fibramty.com/
http://www.fibramty.com/
+52 81 4160 1400
Monterrey | NLE | Mexico
Somos una compañía líder en desarrollo, inversiones y administración de proyectos inmobiliarios.
Just Pereboom
Just Pereboom
Executive Director
EDGE Technologies
Just Pereboom
https://edge.tech/
EDGE Technologies is a real estate technology company that specialises in a new generation of healthy, technologically innovative & energy-positive office buildings. Our goal is to reinvent the modern workplace as a driver for health and sustainability.
Martin Jaco
Martin Jaco
CEO
BR Properties
Martin Jaco
http://www.brpr.com.br
http://www.brpr.com.br
+55 11 3201 1000
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
BR Properties S.A. is one of the main commercial real estate investment companies in Brazil. The Company is focused on acquiring, leasing, managing, developing and selling commercial properties, including office space and warehouses locations. BR Properties seeks to acquire strategically located commercial properties that have strong profitability and appreciation potential. The Company derives lease revenue though specialized, dynamic and proactive property management and adds value to its properties through improvements, expansion of leasable area, and occupancy costs reduction. Currently, BR Properties holds 46 commercial properties, which total 684 thousand sqm of Gross Leasable Area (GLA) and represent a total market value of approximately R$7.5 billion.
Matthew Hively
Matthew Hively
CEO
Urbanova Inmobiliaria SAC
Matthew Hively
http://www.urbanova.com.pe/
Lima | Peru
Mohit Malhotra
Mohit Malhotra
Managing Director & CEO
Godrej Properties
Mohit Malhotra
http://www.godrejproperties.com
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Godrej Properties is a premier real estate company dealing in residential, commercial & township projects & having presence across 12 cities in India. Godrej Properties brings the Godrej Group philosophy of innovation, sustainability, and excellence to the real estate industry. Each Godrej Properties development combines a 121–year legacy of excellence and trust with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology.
Oliver Jackson
Oliver Jackson
Head of UK Investment
Resolution Property
Oliver Jackson
http://www.resolutionproperty.com
London | United Kingdom
Built on two decades of experience, Resolution Property has acquired, repurposed, repositioned and disposed of more than €3 billion of real estate in the UK and across Europe. During this period Resolution Property has raised five funds from leading globa
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APAC
WeWork
Patrick Nelson
http://www.wework.com
London | United Kingdom
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. We transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. We believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.
Paul Sattlegger
Paul Sattlegger
Managing Director
COROS
Paula Tauil
Paula Tauil
Diretora de Novos Negócios
SYN
Paula Tauil
http://www.ccpsa.com.br/ccp/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
A Syn Prop & Tech é uma das líderes no segmento de propriedades comerciais. Criada em 2007 a partir de um spin-off da Cyrela Brazil Realty, a SYN é reconhecida por sua longa experiência no segmento e por seu comportamento pioneiro. Buscamos novos caminhos para mudar o segmento de propriedades comerciais, Isso significa reinventar modelos de negócios e reforçar nossa prioridade com a inovação.
Paulo Millen
Paulo Millen
Director - Asset Management
GTIS Partners - Brazil
Paulo Millen
https://www.gtispartners.com/our-strategies-brazil
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Investor in opportunistic and value-added opportunities in residential, office, industrial, hotel, mixed-use - U.S. and Brazil
Rafael Londoño
Rafael Londoño
CEO
QBO
Rafael Londoño
https://qbo.co/#home
https://qbo.co/#home
+57 1 748 0505
Bogotá | Colombia
QBO is a company dedicated to the development of mixed-use real estate projects (residential and commercial). Currently, QBO manages ATRIO, the most important real estate development in Bogotá.
Raj Menda
Raj Menda
Corporate Chairman
RMZ Corp
Raj Menda
http://www.rmzcorp.com
http://www.rmzcorp.com
+91 (80) 40004000
Bengaluru | Karnataka | India
RMZ Corp is one of the leading owners, developers, operators and fund managers of first-class commercial real estate in India. Across Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune, many of the world’s most prestigious corporations rely on RMZ Corp to meet their space needs. At RMZ Corp we convert every opportunity into value through our expertise in every aspect of Real Estate. From fund management to development, from construction to building operations—in everything we do, we believe in delivering exceptional quality and outstanding performance, and in creating real estate of enduring value around the country.
Robert Murphy
Robert Murphy
Principal
Stepstone Group
Robert Murphy
https://www.stepstonegroup.com/
StepStone Real Estate (“SRE”) builds customized portfolios of primary fund investments, co-investments and secondaries which its clients and investors can access through advisory services, separate accounts and commingled investment funds.
Rodrigo Peredo
Rodrigo Peredo
Managing Director
Hines
Rodrigo Peredo
https://www.hines.com
https://www.hines.com
+52 55 5242 8809
Ciudad de México | Mexico
Hines is a global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 201 cities in 24 countries. Has $111 billion of AUM. The firm has 108 developments currently underway around the world. Hines has developed or acquired 1,295 properties.
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
MD & CEO
Tata Realty & Infrastructure
Sanjay Dutt
http://www.tatarealty.com
Mumbai | India
Tata Group forayed into the real estate business over 35 years ago. Tata Housing was formed in 1984 and Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited in 2007. The two companies were consolidated in 2018. TRIL has a strong presence across segments in 15 cities. Cumulatively, the company has a total of 53 projects (delivered & under construction), residential spaces of over 20 million sq ft, Commercial spaces of around 12 million square feet, Retail spaces of about 1.3 million square feet.
Simon Loh
Simon Loh
COO
Regus
Simon Loh
http://www.regus.co.uk
http://www.regus.co.uk
+44 (0) 1784 898 000
Staines | United Kingdom
IWG is leading the flexible workspace revolution. We provide a choice of professional, inspiring and collaborative workspaces, communities and services that help more than 2.5 million people to work more productively worldwide.
Stéphane Bensimon
Stéphane Bensimon
CEO
Wojo
Stéphane Bensimon
https://www.wojo.com/
https://www.wojo.com/
(+33) 669930974
Paris | France
Wojo is a major player in the new coworking space market, owned by Bouygues Immobilier and Accor. Our ambition is to be the leading player in workspitality.
Tal Peri
Tal Peri
Head of US East Coast and Latin America
Union Investment Real Estate
Tal Peri
http://realestate.union-investment.com
New York | NY | USA
Union Investment stands for forward-looking real estate investment worldwide. Our business model is based on the strong foundation of over 50 years of real estate expertise.
Tanya Kosseva-Boshova
Tanya Kosseva-Boshova
Managing Partner
Park Lane Development
Tanya Kosseva-Boshova
http://
Sofia | Bulgaria
Park Lane Developments is a subsidiary company of AG Capital which invests in office building projects, and is a leading commercial property developer and asset manager in Bulgaria and Romania.
Tariq Vaidya
Tariq Vaidya
MD - Real Estate
NV Capital Services
Tariq Vaidya
http://
http://
+91 22 66511900
Mumbai | India
New Vernon Investment Management is a global asset management firm serving institutional and high net worth clients. New Vernon Investment Management, New Vernon Advisers and New Vernon Wealth Management are affiliated through common ownership and manage a number of hedge funds and client portfolios using various investment strategies and/or targeting different markets, with a particular expertise in US, India and emerging markets - with combined assets under management of over $1.5 Billion.
Thais Galli
Thais Galli
Managing Director, Head of Studio
Tishman Speyer
Thais Galli
http://www.tishmanspeyer.com
New York | NY | USA
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Tiago Alves
Tiago Alves
CEO Brasil
Regus
Tiago Alves
http://www.regus.com.br
http://www.regus.com.br
+55 11 2755-1515
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Global leader in flexible solutions of workspaces, with more than 3.000 business centers in 120 countries, provides convenient and high-quality spaces for people work, for minutes or for years. Companies such as Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline have chosen Regus as their workspace. The key to the flexible working is the convenience and, therefore, Regus is wherever its 2,1 millions members need. Founded in Brussels, in Belgium, in 1989, Regus is headquartered in Luxembourg and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Vicente Naves
Vicente Naves
Director General
Grupo Frel
Vicente Naves
http://www.frel.mx/
http://www.frel.mx/
+52 55 5395 8800
Mexico City | CMX | Mexico
Vinamra Srivastava
Vinamra Srivastava
CEO, India Business Parks
CapitaLand
Vinamra Srivastava
https://www.capitaland.com/international/en.html
Mumbai | India
CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$131.9 billion as at 31 December 2019.
Vinod Rohira
Vinod Rohira
CEO
Mindspace Business Parks REIT
Vinod Rohira
https://www.mindspaceindia.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Mindspace Business Parks REIT (“Mindspace REIT”) offers a gateway to one of the largest, Grade A Office portfolios in India. We have a well-diversified portfolio of business and IT parks spread across the key commercial markets of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai. We undertake sustainability initiatives across our assets, with a primary focus on clean energy and recycling, that enable tenants to enjoy an efficient and eco-friendly work environment. Mindspace REIT is managed by the K Raheja Corp Investment Managers LLP (“Manager”). Manager is responsible for managing the assets and investments of Mindspace REIT and undertaking operational activities in accordance with the SEBI (Real Estate Investment Trust) Regulations, 2014 and the Investment Management Agreement.
Adrián Garcia Iza
Adrián Garcia Iza
Founder & PresidentIOS OFFICES
Mexico
Born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in May of 1976, he graduated from Law School at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Currently studying an MBA in IPADE Business School. Adrian is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the Workspace and Coworking industry.
Amit Diwan
Amit Diwan
MD and Country HeadHines
India
Amit Diwan is a Managing Director and the Country Head for Hines in India. Amit joined Hines in 2015 as the Chief Investment Officer. Prior to Hines, Amit was a Director/Partner at Piramal Fund Management for 5 years, responsible for the platform in North India which he had setup in 2010. Before his 2 year stint at Jones Lang LaSalle from 2008-2010, Amit was based in Singapore for 7 years and worked across Asia-Pacific, covering over 10 countries from Japan to UAE to Indonesia, first as a strategy consultant at Marakon Associates and thereafter as Head of Investments at GE Real Estate Southeast Asia. Amit received his BA in Economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and earned his Masters from IIM, Ahmedabad
Andrea Himmel
Andrea Himmel
PrincipalHimmel + Meringoff Properties
USA
Andrea is a Principal at Himmel + Meringoff Properties, one of the largest privately-held, vertically-integrated commercial real estate owners in NYC. Founded in 1979, we own and operate a large portfolio of office buildings in Manhattan and industrial warehouses in the boroughs for the long-term. We work with like-minded institutional and alternative equity partners. We target well-located, high quality, under-performing real estate in which our intensive management, targeted capital infusion, aggressive redevelopment, and focused leasing create long-term value. As a privately-held, cash-rich owner, we are known for closing complex deals creatively, flexibly, and quickly. Andrea is on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity.
Ankur Gupta
Ankur Gupta
Managing Partner & Head of India REBrookfield India
India
Ankur Gupta is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Property Group and Head of Real Estate business in India, responsible for all aspects of property business in the country including strategy, investments and asset management.He has held numerous senior roles within the firm. Previously, he was a senior member of Brookfield’s property investments team in New York where he was involved in investments and financings totaling more than $25 billion including IDI Logistics, Capital Automotive REIT, Associated Estates, Rouse Properties and Forest City Realty Trust. He has overseen the establishment and growth of Brookfield’s real estate business in India through three large portfolio acquisitions more than 25 million SF.
Anna Duchnowska
Anna Duchnowska
Managing Director- Asset Management, EuropeInvesco Real Estate
Poland
Anna is a Managing Director, European Head of Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate and is responsible for identifying initiatives to deliver performance in key strategic assets across Europe. Anna is also a member of Invesco’s European Executive and Investment Committees. Anna champions some of the firm’s key pan-European asset management initiatives including ESG, a subject which she is passionate about. Anna holds a Master of Economics degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. Anna is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants (FCCA) and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon Hollihan
Founding PartnerCastleforge Partners
United Kingdom
Brandon co-founded Castleforge Partners (formerly Mercer Real Estate Partners) in July 2010. Prior to founding Castleforge, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Brandon has been involved in transacting over £1.5b of Real Estate asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe and has experience as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of investment types and asset classes. Castleforge Partners manages discretionary funds on behalf of a range of institutional investors and can invest across asset classes. It focuses thematically on select opportunity sets and seeks to generate high cash flow using operations.
Charles Elmann Jafif
Charles Elmann Jafif
CEOParks Desarrolladora
Mexico
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Global Head of Real Assets, Private MarketsManulife Investment Management
Switzerland
Dr. Christoph Schumacher has been appointed as Global Head Real Estate at Credit Suisse Asset Management as of June 1, 2017. Christoph served as Managing Director at Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH, Germany, in charge of the Institutional Business and a member of Union Investment’s Real Estate Investment Committee. In January 2016, he became spokesman of the board of the German Property Federation ”ZIA Region Nord“. From 2005 to 2011, Christoph worked for Generali Real Estate, in Cologne, Luxembourg and Paris. Prior to that he was a lawyer for Linklaters in Berlin and London. He was previously a personal advisor/office manager to the minister of finance in Berlin.
David Pralong
David Pralong
Managing PartnerMaya Capital
United Kingdom
Has over 12 years of real estate investment experience. David was previously Head of the Real Estate practice at Helios Capital, a London-based family office, and, prior to that, a senior member of the investment team at Moor Park Capital Partners. He has an extensive track record in real estate, having been involved in £2bn+ real estate transactions since the start of his career, both in equity and debt positions. David holds an MA from HEC Lausanne, HEC Paris and La Sorbonne University. He speaks French and English and is a Swiss and French citizen.
Felipe Góes
Felipe Góes
CEOSão Carlos
Brazil
Felipe Góes has been CEO of São Carlos since 2012. Previously, he was Municipal Secretary for Development in Rio de Janeiro and partner at the consulting company McKinsey, working in the infrastructure and financial sectors in Brazil, Europe and the USA. He has a degree in Business Administration from PUC-RJ and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Frank Zorn
Frank Zorn
FounderDeskeo
France
Frank Zorn is a serial entrepreneur from Berlin. He started his career at Ebay in 2000 in the Marketing Department and then joined Rocket Internet as Venture Partner. After an MBA at the prestigious french university INSEAD, Frank co-founded “City Deal” in Paris in 2010, a digital marketplace for coupons. The company was acquired by Groupon a few months later and Frank Zorn was appointed Head of European Business. In 2016, Frank left Groupon to found Deskeo, a flexible office solution for companies with Benjamin Teboul, co-founder.
Gonzalo Sarmiento Giove
Gonzalo Sarmiento Giove
CEOCentenario
Peru
Gonzalo is CEO of Inversiones Centenario S.A.A., the largest real estate company in Peru, with more than US$ 1.4 billion in assets with a diversified portfolio which includes office buildings, shopping centers, industrial lots, hotels, apartments, and land development for housing. Gonzalo is alumni of Harvard Graduate School of Design; earned a Scholarship in General Management at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is MBA from Escuela de Postgrado de la Universidad del Pacífico, Lima - Perú; as well as Bachelor in Business Administration from Universidad de Lima - Peru. He also has participated in Executive Education programs at several business schools and professional institutions.
Hubert Abt
Hubert Abt
CEO & FounderNew Work Offices
Hungary
Hubert Abt has been working in the real estate industry for over 30 years. He worked as a Developer, structured finance with Mezzanine capital for various real estate projects and in 2013 he founded NEW WORK Offices in Budapest. The Company provides various flexible office Concepts and today is present in 5 countries. Hubert incorporated NEW WORK into a closed joint-stock company and now leads the company as CEO while focusing on Business Development, Investors relation and leading the Innovation lab dealing with digitalization and Space as a Service.
Ilyas Aslam
Ilyas Aslam
COOQuadrum Global
United Kingdom
Ilyas Aslam is Chief Operating Officer at Quadrum Global and has been there since Quadrum’s inception in late 2013. Ilyas has over 18 years’ experience working within the investment and real estate sectors. During this time Ilyas has held various senior positions. He has established and maintained international offices as well as multi-jurisdictional corporate structures and has also managed numerous cross-border debt projects. He is a finance professional with broad Director level experience of both pan-European corporate & investment structures as well as in wider jurisdictions.
Jo-anne Cowen
Jo-anne Cowen
CEO ArchitectJo Cowen Capital
United Kingdom
Jo Cowen Capital is led by award-winning architect Jo-anne Cowen, an expert on current trends within the London residential market and real estate investment arena. She is a highly sought-after consultant among leading estate agents, developers and funds, best known for her ability to analyse and creatively visualise a site’s potential, as well advise on planning risk. An authority on the influence of politics on architecture and the built environment, she is increasingly called upon to advise on how the sector will change post-Brexit. One of London’s leading female architects, Jo-anne runs a rapidly growing equity and site introductory platform, Jo Cowen Capital alongside the established residential, commercial, and mixed use architecture.
John Gardiner
John Gardiner
Managing Director Commercial Real EstateAIG
United Kingdom
Jonathan Perl
Jonathan Perl
PartnerArax Properties
United Kingdom
Jonathan is a partner at Arax Properties, a privately held property company which invests and manages assets primarily in the UK, Germany and France. Arax has over €2.0bn of assets under management, mostly held in joint ventures with institutional investors. Jonathan has 19 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Arax in 2015, Jonathan worked at Apollo Global Management, Citi Property Investors, London & Regional Properties, and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney.
Jorge Ávalos
Jorge Ávalos
CEOFibra MTY
Mexico
Jorge Ávalos is Founding Partner and CEO of Fibra MTY, which went public in its initial public offering in December 2014. With more than 27 years of experience in the Finance Sector, Jorge was previously a Member of the Administrative Council of Banco Invex, and further acted as General Director of the bank’s Northern Region. Jorge serves on the board of directors of several public and private companies and additionally participates in several trade associations, such as the Asociación Mexicana de Fibras (AMEFI), where he serves as a Member of the Communications and Marketing Committee.
Just Pereboom
Just Pereboom
Executive DirectorEDGE Technologies
Netherlands
Just Pereboom is Executive Director Capital Markets at EDGE Technologies. He is responsible for fund and JV structuring, capital raising, debt structuring and investor relations. Prior to joining EDGE Technologies/OVG Real Estate in July 2012, He served as Director of Treasury Europe and Capital Markets at Prologis Inc. where he structured secured and unsecured credit facilities and raised public and private equity for Prologis’s European Logistics Funds and helped manage them. Prior to joining Prologis Inc. in 2006, Mr. Pereboom was with Royal Philips Electronics in Seoul, South Korea where he was a financial analyst in the global strategy team. Mr. Pereboom holds a MSc in International Business Administration from Maastricht University .
Martin Jaco
Martin Jaco
CEOBR Properties
Brazil
Martin Jaco started his career at Andrade Gutierrez and Método Engenharia. Then he went to CBRE, where he led the Investment department for 11 years. In 2007, he joined the startup BR Properties as CIO, with the objective of structuring the company's Investment department, responsible for acquisitions, market, development and leasing. In 2010, BR Properties made its IPO and today it is one of the most important commercial real estate companies in Brazil. Currently, Martin answers as CEO of the company.
Matthew Hively
Matthew Hively
CEOUrbanova Inmobiliaria SAC
Peru
Matt is the CEO of Urbanova (part of Grupo Breca), one of the largest real estate developers/owners/operators in Peru. Urbanova is the leader in prime office space in Peru and an important player in retail, focusing on developing clusters. Matt has held the CEO role at a variety of industry-leading companies in South America as well as heading the strategy function for one of the largest private groups in Latam, Grupo Breca. Matt also spent 10 years at Bain & Company, in the US and Latam, consulting primarily to the Private Equity industry. Matt has a B.S. in business administration from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Mohit Malhotra
Mohit Malhotra
Managing Director & CEOGodrej Properties
India
Mohit Malhotra is the Managing Director and CEO of Godrej Properties Limited (GPL). A management graduate from Indian Institute of Management-Kolkata, he started his career with Unilever and moved to the RE sector in 2006. He joined GPL in 2010 and has been instrumental in the company’s growth since then. He first headed business development for the company and since then has taken on larger leadership responsibilities, including heading GPL’s pan-India operations. He was appointed to GPL’s Board of Directors as an Executive Director in 2015, and MD & CEO in 2017.
Oliver Jackson
Oliver Jackson
Head of UK InvestmentResolution Property
United Kingdom
Oliver joined Resolution in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing all UK investment activity along with involvement in Resolution’s fund raising activities. Prior to Resolution Oliver was at Global Mutual Properties, a UK real estate investment manager and prior to that had a 14 year career spanning real estate structured and corporate finance, at RBS, Lloyds and Chalkhill Partners, during which time he has transacted in excess of £5bn of real estate and real estate backed companies.
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APACWeWork
United Kingdom
Patrick is Executive Vice President of Real Estate at WeWork. He currently heads WeWork’s European real estate expansion. He holds a MBA from Columbia University and is originally from London.
Paul Sattlegger
Paul Sattlegger
Managing DirectorCOROS
Germany
Paul Sattlegger is Managing Partner and responsible for the Internationalization/ Business Development at Commodus. He previously worked for one of the leading management consulting companies, the biggest Bad Bank in Germany, a Real Estate Opportunity Fund in London and a large German Family Office before joining Commodus. Paul Sattlegger graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann in International Management and Banking&Finance from ebs, European Business School, in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
Paula Tauil
Paula Tauil
Diretora de Novos NegóciosSYN
Brazil
Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from Universidade Mackenzie, with a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and of the Board of Directors of the Green Building Council Brazil. Paula has 17 years of experience in the commercial properties sector, and is currently director of New Business & Innovation at Cyrela Commercial Properties, a company that started in 2007 working in the areas of Development and New Business.
Paulo Millen
Paulo Millen
Director - Asset ManagementGTIS Partners - Brazil
Brazil
Paulo Millen is a Senior Director of Asset Management at GTIS, and is responsible for office development and asset management in Brazil. Mr. Millen’s experience in the real estate industry began in 2005, specializing in construction and development of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in Brazil. Prior to joining GTIS, Mr. Millen was a Development and Sales Manager focused on marketing and sales strategy at Lindencorp, a major São Paulo-based development and investment firm. Prior to Lindencorp, Mr. Millen was responsible for project approvals at CIPASA, a major land developer in São Paulo. Mr. Millen received a Civil Engineering degree from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP).
Rafael Londoño
Rafael Londoño
CEOQBO
Colombia
Rafael is founder, partner and CEO of QBO Constructores SAS, a company dedicated to real estate development since 2003. He is a Business Administrator from Universidad EAFIT with studies at the London School of Economics. He has held relevant positions in the Colombian financial industry during his time at the Corporación Financiera del Valle (Corfivalle) and in the aviation industry during his 5 years at Avianca where he was Commercial Vice President of the airline for Latin America.
Raj Menda
Raj Menda
Corporate ChairmanRMZ Corp
India
Raj Menda is the Co-Owner & Corporate Chairman of RMZ Corp. RMZ Corp is one of the most successful South Asian real estate development firms, with an unmatched portfolio in India. The organization has developed, acquired or holds an interest in over 24 M sft. of commercial properties. Its prestigious and prolific portfolio includes over $ 3 billion in real estate assets. Headquartered in Bangalore. At RMZ, we are constantly thinking about the Future. This time it’s about the Future of Space and we have chartered our course to look at creating communities. In our new manifesto we are using technology coupled with experiences to build connected communities in our spaces.Raj is the first Indian to be on the Jury of the ULI Awards
Robert Murphy
Robert Murphy
PrincipalStepstone Group
Ireland
Mr. Murphy is a member of StepStone’s real estate team. Prior to StepStone, Mr. Murphy was an assistant vice president at Partners Group, a private markets investment manager. Before that he was an executive in Ernst & Young’s real estate corporate finance team. Before Ernst & Young, Mr. Murphy worked as an investment analyst at the Irish National Pensions Reserve Fund. Mr. Murphy holds a master’s degree in finance from University College Dublin and is a CFA charterholder.
Rodrigo Peredo
Rodrigo Peredo
Managing DirectorHines
Mexico
Mr. Peredo serves as Managing Director for development, acquisitions, and asset management activities for Mexico and Central America. He is responsible for the development and management of office, industrial, residential, and retail projects in Mexico, as well as new business generation through the development and/or acquisition opportunities. Since 2008 at Hines in 2008, he has contributed to the development management and disposition of Real Estate projects in Mexico totaling +$800mi of value across different product types and markets. Prior to that, he served as Associate at Booz and Company in Dallas, TX. Holds a BA -  Civil Engineering of the Universidad Iberoamericana, and an MBA of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
MD & CEOTata Realty & Infrastructure
India
Sanjay is the MD & CEO of TRIL and Tata Housing with over 28 years of experience in the Real Estate Development and Consulting space. He is managing 20 ongoing projects across 13 cities in India, Sri Lanka & Maldives, incl. Commercial, Retail, Hospitality and Residential as well as infrastructure projects incl. 3 rope ways, 4 roadways & a Metro project in Pune. Previously, he was CEO India Operations & Private Funds with The CapitaLand, a multinational Alternative Asset Management Company. Sanjay spent 23 years with top 3 global real estate consulting companies. He was MD South Asia at C&W (2001-2008 and 2012-2016), also CEO Business with JLL (2008 – 2012) and was one of the founder member of CBRE, India (1996-2001).
Simon Loh
Simon Loh
COORegus
United Kingdom
Focused on growing and diversifying B2C and B2B revenue and shaping industries, experienced in turning around operational performance in thin margin businesses, engages diverse stakeholder commitment and enthusiasm, furthermore, passionate about organisational cultural and diversity, actively seeks out emerging and consumer technology to improve products and processes.
Stéphane Bensimon
Stéphane Bensimon
CEOWojo
France
Stéphane Bensimon, President of Wojo, has a Master of Business from HEC Paris, and degrees from Sup de Pub and the École Hôtelière de Paris. He joined Wojo after a long and successful career with AccorHotels, most recently as the group’s Southern European Deputy CEO. Stéphane is recognized for having launched the brand Ibis Styles in 2010, which includes over 200 hotels in France today.
Tal Peri
Tal Peri
Head of US East Coast and Latin AmericaUnion Investment Real Estate
USA
Tal Peri is a senior real estate investment and finance professional with over 20 years of industry experience across markets and product types. Tal has closed more than $5 billion of real estate transactions. He serves as Head of U.S. East Coast and Latin America for Union Investment Real Estate in their New York office with the primary responsibility of overseeing equity investment activities in these regions. Union Investment is the largest open-ended real estate fund in Germany with a global real estate AUM of $55 billion and a US AUM of $6 billion. Prior to this role, Tal was an Associate Director at WestLB, New York, where he was responsible for real estate acquisition and development finance transactions.
Tanya Kosseva-Boshova
Tanya Kosseva-Boshova
Managing PartnerPark Lane Development
Bulgaria
20 years of experience on the SEE commercial property market. Acted as partner and managing director of the largest and most successful property companies in Bulgaria – Colliers International, Landmark Property Bulgaria, European Trade Center. Led the development, leasing and management of several successful commercial projects in the region – with a focus on shopping malls and office buildings. Tanya is the Chair Person of the Association of Commercial Building Owners in Bulgaria. The organization represent the largest commercial developers in the country. Tanya also acts as Chair Person of Ladies Forum, non-for profit organization of business women.
Tariq Vaidya
Tariq Vaidya
MD - Real EstateNV Capital Services
India
Tariq is the Managing Director & CEO of New Vernon Capital, with a demonstrated history of success in the real estate Private Equity space. He has spent over 25 years in the Real Estate industry. He was instrumental in setting up Knight Frank in India and ran their Advisory and Corporate Real Estate functions before joining NV Capital Services in 2005. Built up a commercial real estate portfolio of ~8.5 mn aft and successfully exited ~6.5 mn sft to global and domestic institutional investors with arguably some of the best returns in the industry.
Thais Galli
Thais Galli
Managing Director, Head of StudioTishman Speyer
USA
Ms. Galli joined Tishman Speyer in 2016 and currently oversees Studio, the firm’s global coworking and flexible leasing platform. She previously was a part of the Strategy team, where she focused on corporate initiatives. Prior to Tishman Speyer, Ms. Galli was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she worked on restructurings, turnarounds, mergers, and acquisitions for large global corporations. She holds her BA in Business and Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tiago Alves
Tiago Alves
CEO BrasilRegus
Brazil
Tiago Angelo Alves, current role as Regus Brasil CEO. Former LatAm Managing Director of Johnson Controls & ISS, both multinational service companies, having worked also in Large corporations like Cushman & Wakefield and Grupo Semco S/A.. Graduated with MBA degree by University of California - Irvine, Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV in Sao Paulo and Degree on Mechanical engineer by Universidade do Estado de Sao Paulo – UNESP.
Vicente Naves
Vicente Naves
Director GeneralGrupo Frel
Mexico
Desarrollador inmobiliario de excelencia, amplia experiencia y larga trayectoria tiene como resultado múltiples proyectos en diferentes regiones de México.
Vinamra Srivastava
Vinamra Srivastava
CEO, India Business ParksCapitaLand
India
Vinamra Srivastava is the Chief Executive Officer, India Business Parks for Capitaland. Vinamra oversees investments, development, operations, asset management and strategic planning for the business parks in India, and leads the expansion and enhancement of the Group’s portfolio of assets in the country. He was previously based in Singapore heading Group Corporate Strategy & Development. He contributed to the successful Ascendas-Singbridge post-merger integration process and played a key leadership role to develop the India strategy.
Vinod Rohira
Vinod Rohira
CEOMindspace Business Parks REIT
India
Equipped with an MBA from Booth School of Business, Chicago, and a law degree from the Mumbai University, Vinod began his career with the K. Raheja Corp, over two decades ago. A fine example of his work philosophy has resulted in building brand ‘Mindspace’ – with the idea of establishing world-class business districts; a concept which has completely revolutionized the Commercial Real Estate sector in India. Having led the development of Grade A commercial real estate across the country, and the listing of Mindspace Business Parks REIT on the Indian stock exchanges, his current focus is on driving the commercial business’ strategic operations with an emphasis on stakeholders’ management and business development.
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