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GRI Chairmen’s Talk

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Friday, 25th June
14:00 - 15:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
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Henri Alster
Henri Alster
Henri Alster
Chairman
GRI Club
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+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.

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Confirmed Participants

Alexey Blanin
Alexey Blanin
AB Development
André Freitas
André Freitas
Hedge Alternative Investments S/A
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Brooks Blake
Brooks Blake
Kew Capital
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Lenwood Capital
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Lion's Head
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Manulife Investment Management
Christophe Tanghe
Christophe Tanghe
Aventicum
Coley Brenan
Coley Brenan
KSL Capital Partners
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
Pradera
Dan-David Golla
Dan-David Golla
Golla Capital
David E Castilla
David E Castilla
GenCap
Davide Albertini Petroni
Davide Albertini Petroni
Risanamento
Diego Fonseca
Diego Fonseca
Jive Investments
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Christophe Tanghe
Christophe
Christophe Tanghe
Head of Aventicum Real EstateAventicum
Switzerland
Christophe Tangheis the Managing Director of Aventicum Real Estate, Chairman of the Investment Committee and the Screening Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner (the "Board"), and is responsible for managing all of Aventicum's real estate activities. Mr. Tanghe is a Belgian national and has over 33 years of real estate and private equity investment, investment and fund management, operations, development and advisory experience. Prior to joining Aventicum, Mr. Tanghe held several senior positions at ING Real Estate, Hines, Lehman Brothers, Security Capital and J.P. Morgan.
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.
Colin Campbell
Colin
Colin Campbell
ChairmanPradera
United Kingdom
Co-founder and now Chairman of a specialist shopping centre and retail park operating partner, asset and investment management company active in Continental Europe, China and the U.K.
Dan-David Golla
Dan-David
Dan-David Golla
CEOGolla Capital
Germany
Dan-David Golla is one of the leading impact investment experts in Germany for investments in social infrastructure and demographic trends. As a pioneer, he constructed one of the first institutional investment funds for nursing homes and assisted living in Germany. With the foundation of AviaRent Capital Management S.à r.l. he established the company as the market leader in this asset class in Germany. During his time as CEO he also initiated the first and one of the largest investment funds for furnished apartments in Germany. Dan-David Golla decisively shaped the market and the concept of the new form of living, Microapartments. He also developed the largest kindergarten portfolio in Germany.
David E Castilla
David
David E Castilla
Managing PrincipalGenCap
USA
Mr. Castilla is managing principal of Genesis Capital Advisors and Chief Executive Officer of GenCap Partners. He directs GenCap’s operations in Dallas and serves as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for the various investments managed by GenCap. He also chairs the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Davide
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing DirectorRisanamento
Italy
Since 2009 he is Managing Director of Risanamento S.p.A, a property and development Company with €1 bln of assets under management. He was CEO of Immobiliare Cascina Rubina owning Sesto Project designed by Renzo Piano for 963.500 sqm and is still CEO of all the subsidiaries of the Group. He sold assets for € 3.0 billion: Paris properties’ portfolio for €1,5 billion, a prestigious building in New York for €0,4 billion and other Italian assets. He is also the CEO of Milano Santa Giulia Spa, owner of Milano Santa Giulia mixed-use Development Project in Milan - 440,000 sqm to be built. Previously, he headed the Real Estate Development by IPI (Fiat Group), being Director of the subsidiaries.
Diego Fonseca
Diego
Diego Fonseca
Managing PartnerJive Investments
Brazil
Managing Partner, responsible for Real Estate, Investor Relations, Finance & Operations areas, he joined Jive after 11 yrs of experience at Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo (CSHG). As a MD, his last responsibility at CSHG was COO and Head of Products for the Private Bank. Prior to CSHG, he worked in the Corporate & Investment Bank division of ABN AMRO Bank in Brazil for 5 yrs actively participating in several Structured Loans, M&A, portfolio assignments and capital market deals. Previously, he worked at Rio Bravo Investimentos as a structured finance analyst. He holds a BA in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP, BA of Law from (USP), MBA in Banking from Fundação Dom Cabral and a postgraduate degree in Tax Law from FGV-EDESP.
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