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GRI Chairmen’s Talk

Reserved only for GRI Chairmen’s Retreat Members

Online
Friday, 26th February
14:00 - 15:00 | Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0)
72 people are attending
Henri Alster
Henri Alster
Henri Alster
Chairman
GRI Club
+44 7 768392892
+44 20 7121 5070
Founding Chairman of the GRI, a global club of investors active across the Americas, Europe, India and the Far East since 1998. He previously worked for 20 yrs as a RE investment banker, advising or partnering with Goldman’s Whitehall Street, KLM Pensioenfonds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He led Citicorp's RE investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988-94, closing Europe’s two largest land deals in Paris on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney. He previously spent 5 yrs in f/x activities with ITT Corp and Chemical Bank in New York and Brussels. A Columbia Business School MBA ('74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion Israel Industrial Engineer ('72). He is fluent in English, French, Hebrew, Dutch and German.
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head, Content & Production | Senior Director, UK Accounts
GRI Club
0787150599
12 years experience within conference production in infrastructure, tax, finance and real estate. Previously working with RICS for four years helping drive the global CPD rollout. I have been with GRI Club for over 4 years, from Sales Director, UK Markets Director, Content Director and now as Global Head of Content with Sales Specialty within our Europe and USA markets. Ask me about our European events,asset class specialisms and connecting wtih investors globally. BA Hons in Philosophy from Kings College London, hobbies include Rugby, Theatre Production and Time Out Tastemaker.

Private, collegial conversations reserved only for GRI Chairmen’s Retreat Members (immediate No.1 or 2 in command of significant real estate organisations) and their invited guests.

We convene on the last Friday of each month to discuss frankly pricing, disruptive and structural demands on real estate across all assets, risk profiles and regions, in a living format with a bunch of friends.

The agenda for each meeting is set and curated by our Retreat Constituents, to keep the focus on the challenges and opportunities on a peer level.

This month’s discussion talking points will include

Discussion
Vaccines
Back to Normal or un-managed expectations?
Trump, Brexit & COVID Variants
2 down, 1 to go – are capital markets too happy?
Dry Powder January
Are valuations too uncertain?
Logistics & Living Sectors
Further yield compression or over-hyped?
Offices
Thirsting for company culture, will WFH die fast?
 
Retreat Members include

Sponsorship opportunities

GRI eMeetings offers a unique opportunity for companies to raise their profile in front of the most senior executives of the Real Estate industry worldwide
Contact our team and check the sponsorship and exposure opportunities according to the strategy of your company.
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Club Partners
Banco Sabadell en Peru
Brain
CBRE - México
CMS Hasche Sigle - Duesseldorf
Colliers International - Brazil
Duff & Phelps Ltd - London
Greystar
Grupo Patio
IHG Intercontinental Hotel Group
Newmark - Costa Rica
Regus - Mexico
SiiLA Mexico
Wolf Theiss - Poland
Pan European Club Partner
WeWork - UK
eClub Partner
Drooms GmbH
http://
Lima | Peru
Banco Sabadell es el cuarto grupo bancario privado español integrado por diferentes bancos marcas sociedades filiales y Sociedades participadas.
http://www.brain.srv.br
http://www.brain.srv.br
+55 41 3243 2880
Curitiba | Brazil
BRAIN is a company of intelligence, research and market studies in Real Estate. Brain develops quantitative, qualitative researches, product tests, vocational studies and competitive analysis, with its own methodology throughout Brazil.
http://www.cbre.com.mx/
http://www.cbre.com.mx/
+52 55 5284 0000
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
Real Estate Consultancy specialized in providing solutions to investors developers occupiers and owners in all business lines.
https://cms.law/en/INT/global-reach/International/CMS-INT/Real-Estate-Construction
Düsseldorf | Germany
With the largest commercial real estate team in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide, CMS is well positioned to help investors, funders, developers, landlords and occupiers navigate all aspects of the real estate market and maximise their assets. Whatever the size and scope of your project or deal, with almost 800 real estate lawyers in 47 countries we have the resources to meet your needs quickly and efficiently, offering expert advice. We have been active in real estate in our markets for decades, so we understand the culture, the economic context, the local legal context and the history.
http://www.colliers.com/
http://www.colliers.com/
+55 11 3323 0000
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Colliers International is the global leader offering a complete portfolio of services for real estate investors, landlords, tenants and developers. As a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers has professionals in 485 offices around the world united by an entrepreneurial spirit - we take the initiative, think creatively, collaborate to reach and use our experience to innovate. Our 16,000 employees share a culture of service excellence. We strive to provide the best service experience in the business results we achieve and the personal attention in order to exceed the expectations of our clients.
http://www.duffandphelps.com
London | United Kingdom
Duff & Phelps REAG offers independent, specialized consultancy in connection with real estate investments, valuation, asset and portfolio management.
http://www.greystar.com/
Property and investment management and development services for residential and student housing properties.
http://www.patio.cl/
http://www.patio.cl/
+56 2 2979 6600
Santiago | Chile
Grupo Patio is a leading real estate company in Latin America and one of the fastest growing real estate development platforms in the region. The Company has under administration over US$1,5 bn, invested in over 70 real estate assets. The Company operates through each of its 5 divisions: Patio Comercial (Retail), Patio Oficinas (office), Patio Industrial (industrial), Patio Residencial (residential) and Patio Capitales (capital markets division). During its 14 years of operations, the Company has consolidated as a platform with a strong emphasis on value generation through an active management of its portfolio, innovative designs and strong focus on productivity and profitability of its assets.
http://
Florida | USA
IHG® is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental®, Kimpton®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,200 hotels and nearly 780,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty program, which has more than 100 million enrolled members. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally. Visit www.development.ihg.com for development information.
https://ngcentralamerica.com/
San José | Costa Rica
Newmark Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe.
http://www.regus.com.mx/
Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal | Mexico State | Mexico
Regus is a global provider of work environments. Its network of more than 3,000 business centers in more than 104 countries. It provides convenient and high-quality spaces for people to work on, whether for minutes or years.
http://www.siila.com.mx
MEX | Mexico
SiiLA Mexico's mission is to provide market intelligence of the commercial real estate sector with the highest quality standards. SiiLA Mexico is a cloud-based platform backed by the best technology, reliable methodology and advanced statistics. This has successfully positioned us in Latin America as a provider of objective data and specialized consulting that allows our clients to make informed decisions.
http://www.wolftheiss.com/
http://www.wolftheiss.com/
+48 22 378 8900/ 48 22 378847
Warsaw | Poland
Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in CEE and SEE. We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE and SEE region. Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients, and we offer full range of services.
http://www.wework.com
http://www.wework.com
+44 20 3695 7895
London | United Kingdom
https://www.drooms.com/
Frankfurt | Germany
Drooms is the leading provider of data rooms in Europe, connecting professionals and information in the worlds´ real capital markets. Our mission is to drive the transformation of manual processes into smart digital workstreams by connecting data and professionals across boundaries. We are expanding our tools and services around the globe through online, direct and indirect distribution channels with our passionate people, the main driver of our success.

Confirmed Participants

Alexandre Solleiro
Alexandre Solleiro
Brazil Hospitality Group
Alexey Blanin
Alexey Blanin
AB Development
André Kissajikian
André Kissajikian
AK Realty
Andy Chopra
Andy Chopra
Banyan Investment Group
Anshul Singhal
Anshul Singhal
Welspun One
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Bernd Knobloch
Bernd Knobloch
Continuum Capital
Brooks Blake
Brooks Blake
Kew Capital
Carrie Hiebeler
Carrie Hiebeler
Greene Park Capital
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Lion's Head
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Credit Suisse
Ciaran McNamara
Ciaran McNamara
Signature Capital
Clark Cheng
Clark Cheng
Merrimac Corporation
Coley Brenan
Coley Brenan
KSL Capital Partners
Alexandre Solleiro
Alexandre
Alexandre Solleiro
CEOBrazil Hospitality Group
Brazil
Alexey Blanin
Alexey
Alexey Blanin
CEOAB Development
Russia
AB Development has been successfully operating on the commercial and residential real estate markets in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Being a CEO of the company, Alexey Blanin has 20 years of experience in development, he has developed more than 1 mn sqm of quality commercial and residential projects with a total budget exceeding USD 2 bn and net operating income amounting more than USD 500 mn. Alexey started his career in well-known international development company Hines. In 2005-2009 Alexey headed Horus Capital, one of the major players of Moscow commercial real estate market.
André Kissajikian
André
André Kissajikian
PresidentAK Realty
Brazil
Shareholder and Director of Induscred Investment Bank also, Shareholder and Chairman of AK Realty, part of the Induscred Group, it’s a private company with real estate developments and investments, has a solid presence in the corporative triple A, residential and commercial segments, also acting in hotel, mixed use and shopping center segments, for more than 50 years. AK Realty has more than 1.5 million m² of constructed area and a development potential over 20 thousand apartments on its own property.
Andy Chopra
Andy
Andy Chopra
Managing Partner and CIOBanyan Investment Group
USA
A founding principal of Banyan Investment Group, Mr. Chopra functions as the Chief Investment Officer. Though involved in many aspects of the management and investment company, Andy primarily leads sourcing and dispositions of hotel assets. This includes originations, dispositions, negotiations, capital and deal structuring.
Anshul Singhal
Anshul
Anshul Singhal
Managing DirectorWelspun One
India
Anshul is the Managing Director of Welspun One Logistics Parks, an integrated fund, asset and development management organization to deliver large format, institutional Grade A warehousing and industrial parks in key micro markets across India. Anshul Singhal founded One Industrial Spaces and in July 2019. On December 01, 2019, Welspun Promoters acquired a majority stake in the company, re-branding it to Welspun One Logistics Parks. From 2014 to 2019, Anshul was the Director & CEO of Embassy Industrial Parks (EIP), a joint venture between Warburg Pincus and the Embassy Group.
Audrey Klein
Audrey
Audrey Klein
Head of FundraisingKennedy Wilson
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein is the Head of Fundraising for Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this she held Head of Fundraising roles at several firms but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for 9 yrs. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for 5 yrs marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes including private equity, real estate and hedge funds to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices and high net worth individuals. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA, and is also a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Economics.
Bernd Knobloch
Bernd
Bernd Knobloch
ChairmanContinuum Capital
Germany
Knobloch studied Law & Business Administration and is admitted to the German Bar. From 1979 until 1991 he was a Managing Partner of Allgemeine Bautraeger GmbH Cederbaum. In 1991 he joined the Frankfurter Hypothekenbank and was Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors of Eurohypo AG until 2008. From 2006 until 2008 he was Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. From November 2008 until August 2009 Knobloch was Member of the Supervisory Board of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG. From 2009 until 2012 Knobloch was Board Member of Schörghuber Group. He is Non Executive Director of Palatium Investment Management Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Citycon Oyj Helsinki and Gem. Hertie Stiftung. He is also Partner at Continuum Capital.
Brooks Blake
Brooks
Brooks Blake
PartnerKew Capital
United Kingdom
Brooks has over 20 years of private equity experience. Brooks currently leads real estate investing for Kew Capital LLP, a large single family office based in London. Prior to Kew, Brooks led real asset investments for the Bain Capital family office based in Boston. Earlier in his career, he worked as a senior private equity real estate executive and led over nine million square feet of development. Brooks earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a dual degree in Economics and Political Science with Honours and Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar.
Carrie Hiebeler
Carrie
Carrie Hiebeler
Managing PartnerGreene Park Capital
USA
Carrie Hiebeler invests in international and domestic healthcare opportunities - including hospitals, clinics, MOB, research life sciences. Her previous role was at Ventas (NYSE: VTR) where she was responsible for strategic growth including international expansion, new investments including hospitals and Academic University healthcare real estate. She started her career at DLJ in Equity Research covering major multinationals. From 2005-2012 she was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s healthcare Investment Banking Division. She has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Biomedical Engineering as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the of University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Finance & Healthcare Management.
Christo Iliev
Christo
Christo Iliev
Founder & CEOLion's Head
Romania
Christo Iliev is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in real estate. He is a co-founder of Lion's Head Investments, a regional commercial property investor and asset manager. Christo is also the founder of AG Capital – the largest Bulgarian group of companies with real estate investment, development and asset management capabilities.He is an alumni of Harvard Business School and holds a PhD degree in Real Estate Investments. He is also RICS and YPO member.
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph
Christoph Schumacher
Global Head RECredit Suisse
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.
Ciaran McNamara
Ciaran
Ciaran McNamara
Co-Founder and Managing DirectorSignature Capital
Ireland
Ciaran, Managing Director, co-founded Signature Capital with Enda Woods in 2004. He has more than 25 years experience in Real Estate Investment and investment banking. Signature Capital, with offices in Dublin, Berlin and Luxembourg, has €1.5bn of AUM with 80% German based. The company has also successfully invested in Ireland, the UK and Boston. Signature co-invests and JVs with Funds, institutions and family offices in both investment and development transactions, predominantly in Office and Retail Asset classes. Signature Capital plays in the opportunistic, value-add and Core plus space and leverages off its extensive experience and expertise in property acquisitions and disposals, banking, structuring and active Asset Management.
Clark Cheng
Clark
Clark Cheng
CEO & CIOMerrimac Corporation
USA
We prefer liquid investments with volatility which we manage through diversification across a portfolio of risk factors, including geography, sector and Barra factors. We are looking for proven top decile managers in private equity and venture capital. We are building a diversified portfolio of funds across different factors while earning a liquidity premium. In real estate, we are looking for regional and sector specialists as partners to co-invest in direct real estate opportunities.
Coley Brenan
Coley
Coley Brenan
Partner, Head of EuropeKSL Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Coley Brenan, Partner & Head of Europe, KSL Capital Partners. KSL is a leading private equity firm with $7.0 billion of equity capital commitments raised since 2005 and a 20-year track record of making investments exclusively in travel and leisure businesses. Through its investment vehicles, KSL has owned and operated some of the largest and most renowned hotel and resort properties in the United States and Europe, comprising 15,500 hotel rooms, 500 restaurants, 350 retail stores 250 golf courses and 630,000 members.
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