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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)
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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
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
http://www.jpmorgan.com
http://www.jpmorgan.com
+44 20 7742 4000
London | United Kingdom
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Confirmed Participants

Alexey Blanin
Alexey Blanin
AB Development
Alfredo Kawage
Alfredo Kawage
KAVI Capital
Alfredo Rizo
Alfredo Rizo
Terranum
Alvin Cheng
Alvin Cheng
EC World REIT
André Freitas
André Freitas
Hedge Alternative Investments S/A
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Axel Brinkmann
Axel Brinkmann
RBC Capital Markets
Ben Bianchi
Ben Bianchi
Oaktree Capital
Brooks Blake
Brooks Blake
Kew Capital
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Lenwood Capital
Carrie Hiebeler
Carrie Hiebeler
Greene Park Capital
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Credit Suisse
Coley Brenan
Coley Brenan
KSL Capital Partners
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Grupo Azora
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.
Alfredo Kawage
Alfredo
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
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
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.
André Freitas
André
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.
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.
Axel Brinkmann
Axel
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.
Ben Bianchi
Ben
Ben Bianchi
Head of Europe, MDOaktree Capital
United Kingdom
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.
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Burkhard
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Managing PartnerLenwood Capital
Germany
Burkhard Schlickenrieder is Managing Partner of Lenwood Capital, a debt investment manager investing instititutional capital across the entire financing structure in mezzanine, junior and senior loans secured by real estate covering almost all asset classes. He has a backgroud in structured finance, investment banking and in the planning & construction business, with former positions as an architect and afterwards in the financial industry at Hypo Vereinsbank (HVB), Hypo Real Estate (HRE) and REFTA. Burkhard Schlickenrieder holds an MSc in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a Diploma in Engineering/Architecture from Dortmund University.
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.
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.
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.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina
Cristina García-Peri
Managing PartnerGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group. Prior to joining Azora 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 across M&A and Equity Capital Markets, and for 10 year, she was Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA as well as Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. Cristina holds a bachelor degree in Economics from ICADE (Spain) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA).
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