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GRI Chairmen’s Talk

Real Estate Bounce Back 2021- brave new world or usual evolution?
Reserved only for GRI Chairmen’s Retreat Members

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Friday, 1st October
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
Partner
GRI Club
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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 every other 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.

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Alexey Blanin
Alexey Blanin
AB Development
André Freitas
André Freitas
Hedge Alternative Investments S/A
Arnaud Claoué
Arnaud Claoué
Othrys Asset Management
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Planet Smart City
Axel Brinkmann
Axel Brinkmann
RBC Capital Markets
Bernd Knobloch
Bernd Knobloch
Continuum Capital
Brooks Blake
Brooks Blake
Kew Capital
Carl-Christoph Pieper
Carl-Christoph Pieper
Modulus Real Estate
Chris Taite
Chris Taite
Grosvenor
Christoph Schumacher
Christoph Schumacher
Manulife Investment Management
Christophe Tanghe
Christophe Tanghe
Aventicum
Clark Cheng
Clark Cheng
Merrimac Corporation
Coley Brenan
Coley Brenan
KSL Capital Partners
Dan-David Golla
Dan-David Golla
Golla Capital
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.
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.
Arnaud Claoué
Arnaud Claoué
CEOOthrys Asset Management
France
Arnaud is responsible for the development and the investors' relations.​ Before funding Othrys, Arnaud held different positions at Meunier Promotion, BNP Paribas Real Estate in London, and Metro Cash & Carry France. With more than 15 years of experience, he created and managed a pan-European closed-end fund, executed numerous acquisitions and property development programs, and secured the sale & lease back of an international company. ​ Thanks to his experience, Arnaud has developed various skills across the whole field of real estate in the residential, office and retail sectors. This broad range of skills allow him to propose alternative strategies and deliver superior performances.
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Non Executive Director, ESG Committee Chair at SFO CapitalPlanet Smart City
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein has 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 to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices. 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. She serves as the ESG Chair for a real estate company called SFO Capital and an affordable housing real estate company called Planet Smart City.
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.
Bernd Knobloch
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 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.
Carl-Christoph Pieper
Carl-Christoph Pieper
Managing PartnerModulus Real Estate
Germany
Carl-Christoph brings Modulus Real Estate 17 years of experience from the areas of project development, investment banking, real estate joint-ventures, and debt financing, from positions he held in various financial institutions in London, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Before founding Modulus Real Estate in 2014 Carl-Christoph was most recently Managing Partner at a leading retail specialized asset manager. Carl-Christoph holds a degree in architecture (Diplom-Ingenieur) from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany with focus on real estate economy and construction management.
Chris Taite
Chris Taite
Managing Director, Indirect InvestmentGrosvenor
United Kingdom
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.
Christophe Tanghe
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.
Clark Cheng
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 Brenan
Partner, Head of EuropeKSL Capital Partners
USA
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.
Dan-David Golla
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.
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