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GRI Chairmen’s Talk

Reserved only for GRI Chairmen’s Retreat Members

Online
Friday, 30th April
14:00 - 15:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
132 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.

David Stubbs
David Stubbs
Global Macro Strategist
J.P. Morgan Investment Bank - UK

Discussion Provocateur
Has the world changed post Covid? What's new, what's the same?

Dr. David Stubbs Executive Director is a global market strategist within the Global Market Insights Strategy Team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Based in the London office David is responsible for delivering research-driven insights on the global econ
David Stubbs
David Stubbs
Global Macro StrategistJ.P. Morgan Investment Bank - UK
United Kingdom
Dr. David Stubbs Executive Director is a global market strategist within the Global Market Insights Strategy Team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Based in the London office David is responsible for delivering research-driven insights on the global econ
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http://www.jpmorgan.com
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Confirmed Participants

Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
by Urbania
Alexey Blanin
Alexey Blanin
AB Development
Alfonso Brunet
Alfonso Brunet
Castellana Properties
Alfredo Kawage
Alfredo Kawage
KAVI Capital
Alfredo Rizo
Alfredo Rizo
Terranum
Alvin Cheng
Alvin Cheng
EC World REIT
Ambar Maheshwari
Ambar Maheshwari
Indiabulls Asset Management
Amy Aznar
Amy Aznar
LaSalle Investment Management
André Freitas
André Freitas
Hedge Alternative Investments S/A
Anshul Singhal
Anshul Singhal
Welspun One
Ashley Blake
Ashley Blake
Otium Real Estate
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Axel Brinkmann
Axel Brinkmann
RBC Capital Markets
Bart Coenraads
Bart Coenraads
LOGOS Property - Singapore
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partnerby Urbania
Spain
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Urbania international. The firm’s main areas of expertise include residential development, alternative investments and real estate debt. Mr. Lopez has overall responsibility for all aspects of the business and is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. He is Chairman of Syllabus a first-class student living concept with over 3000 beds. Mr. Lopez oversees the real estate debt strategy, an alternative advisory lending firm focused on providing capital solutions for southern European developers with a specialized focused on the Iberian market across several assets class.
Alexey Blanin
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.
Alfonso Brunet
Alfonso Brunet
CEOCastellana Properties
Spain
Real Estate expert with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, from retail and offices to industrial & logistics. Alfonso Brunet holds a Bachelor in Business Administration with Concentration in Finance from Boston University. He has dedicated his last 14 years in the retail Real Estate industry heading different projects, at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) he assumed the position of responsible for logistics and industrial assets and in Pradera, a Private Equity Retail Fund he held the position of Country Head. Alfonso is since 2017, CEO of Castellana Properties REIT.
Alfredo Kawage
Alfredo Kawage
Managing PartnerKAVI Capital
USA
Active real estate investor and developer with strong focus on the Latin American and U.S. markets. His professional career as a real estate, corporate finance and workouts attorney to different private equity funds, investment management companies and real estate developers in the US and Mexico gave him exposure to: private equity investments, cross-border loan origination and structuring, fund management advisory, due diligence and conflict resolutions. He successfully represented one of the largest American institutional investment funds in a $1.4 billion workout and restructuring process with two of Mexico’s largest homebuilders. He is and active developer, asset manager and investor in charge of a budget of over $20 million.
Alfredo Rizo
Alfredo Rizo
Presidente & CEOTerranum
Colombia
Mr. Rizo is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Terranum Private Equity Fund, a developer and operator of office, logistics and industrial assets. Prior to his current position Mr. Rizo was the Corporate Vice-President of Terranum where he played a critical role in the definition and implementation of the investment planning and strategy as well as the definition of the capital structure the corporate strategy and the corporate governance.
Alvin Cheng
Alvin Cheng
Executive Director and Deputy CEOEC World REIT
Hong Kong
With over 25years of corporate finance and investment fund management experience, I bring expertise spanning equity investments, asset finance, mergers and acquisitions, and REIT and business trust management. Have held a number of senior management positions, including being Executive Director and CEO of two Real Estate Investment Trusts investing in retail, logistics as well as the Executive Director & CEO of a investment trust investing in shipping fleet. Prior to being CEO of the investments funds, I was a member of APL Logistics’ global management team responsible for financial management, strategic business planning and mergers and acquisitions.
Ambar Maheshwari
Ambar Maheshwari
CEOIndiabulls Asset Management
India
Ambar looks after the Asset Management business At Indiabulls. A Chartered Accountant, Ambar brings with him substantial deal-making and structuring experience in the Real Estate sector. Prior to joining Indiabulls AMC, Ambar was associated with JLL as Managing Director, where he successfully ran five businesses including Corporate Finance, Education, Healthcare and Social Housing, Special Development Initiatives and Infrastructure. He had worked with DTZ for over five years profitably leading the Investment Advisory business for India and set up the firm’s presence in West India for other service lines. His non real estate stints as an investment banker included IL&FS, Ambit Corporate Finance and KPMG”.
Amy Aznar
Amy Aznar
Head of Debt Investments & Special SituaLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Amy Aznar is Head of Debt Investments and Special Situations and is a member of LaSalle Investment Management’s UK Management Board. She is responsible for LaSalle’s European Debt and Special Situations business. Prior to joining LaSalle in 2008 Ms Aznar w
André Freitas
André Freitas
Partner & CEOHedge Alternative Investments S/A
Brazil
Andre is the CEO and CIO of Hedge Investments, an Asset Management Company founded in 2015 that manages Real Estate Investment Funds (FII), Private Equity (FIP), Hedge Funds (FIM) and managed accounts for institutional investors. Previously, he was a co-founder and senior partner of Hedging-Griffo, from 1983 to 2006, and an MD at Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo from 2007 to 2016. He was also the chairman of the Real Estate Consulting Committee at B3 and a member of the Real Estate Financial Products Committee at ANBIMA.
Anshul Singhal
Anshul Singhal
Managing DirectorWelspun One
India
Anshul has over 15 years of leadership experience in the infrastructure and real estate sector with a track record of establishing 5 new businesses from the ground up. He has held the CEO and Director positions for Blackstone, Warburg Pincus, and Brookfield investee companies. In 2019, Anshul founded One Industrial Spaces - an integrated fund, development, and asset management organization. His entrepreneurial venture was soon provided backing by the USD 2.7 billion Welspun Group; and post acquiring a majority stake in this business, it went on to be rebranded as Welspun One Logistics Parks.
Ashley Blake
Ashley Blake
CEOOtium Real Estate
United Kingdom
Most recently at Land Securities, the UK’s biggest REIT, he was responsible for a £4bn retail and leisure portfolio leading the investment, asset management, property management, marketing, research and leasing functions. During his time at Land Securities his portfolio acquired £760m of new leisure assets and asset-managed over £1.3bn of leisure property.
Audrey Klein
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.
Axel Brinkmann
Axel Brinkmann
Managing Director, European HeadRBC Capital Markets
United Kingdom
Axel Brinkmann is a Managing Director in Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners (“RECP”) group heading its London based commercial real estate lending team in Europe. RECP provides comprehensive mortgage, mezzanine and loan-on-loan portfolio acquisition facilities to real estate sponsors in the US, Europe, UK and Australia. Axel joined from LaSalle Investment Management’s Debt Investment and Special Situations group which he helped to set up and grow since 2010. Axel started his career in Wells Fargo's real estate structured finance team in Frankfurt/London.
Bart Coenraads
Bart Coenraads
Group Head of Funds ManagementLOGOS Property - Singapore
Singapore
Bart Coenraads has over 20 years of real estate investment experience, as well as managing direct real estate portfolios and real estate developments. He was Head of Asia Pacific & Global Strategy Director for LaSalle Global Partner Solutions. He led LaSalle GPS' investment selection in the APAC region, as well as secondary and recapitalization investment opportunities. As Global Strategy Director he was responsible for coordinating and monitoring the investment strategy for the GPS clients. Before LaSalle, he worked for Aviva Investors, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Mn Services and Royal Ahold. Bart holds a Masters in Real Estate from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Legal and Economics from the Fontys Hogeschool, Eindhoven.
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