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Cities in Focus - Top EU & USA real estate investment destinations

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Thursday, 20th May
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)

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Julia Haugg
Julia
Julia Haugg
GRI Club
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Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head, Content & Production | Senior Director, UK Accounts
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.

This month’s Committee meeting will take a closer look at the top 5 cities in Europe and the US for real estate investment and transaction opportunities in the next 12 months across all asset classes. With the pandemic impacting city dynamics and a reversal of the urbanisation trend, how can real estate investors navigate the current CBD climate, will cities come back in vogue and if so where and is anyone already putting their money on it?

GRI Club's Global Committees set the professional standard for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing in order to identify new trends, capitalise on growth opportunities and aid dealflow discovery worldwide.

Curated purely by members, spanning 80+ countries, and across all asset classes, each global committee meets once per month via zoom to share current sentiment, investment appetite and debate where the market is going.

GRI Global Committee
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Submit your interest (Non-members)

Participation is restricted to Committee Members only.

If you would prefer to contact us by email, please send to [email protected].

Our team will get in touch with you soon to confirm your participation

Participation is restricted to Committee Members only.

If you would prefer to contact us by email, please send to [email protected].

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Confirmed Participants

Alessio Lucentini
Alessio Lucentini
EQT Group
Alex Kohen
Alex Kohen
KGroup NYC
Amar Merani
Amar Merani
IIFL AMC
Amit Bhagat
Amit Bhagat
ASK Property Investment Advisors
Anas Halabi
Anas Halabi
3S Capital Investments
Andrea Vanni
Andrea Vanni
Areli Real Estate
Andriy Gulakov
Andriy Gulakov
easymalon
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Balaji Rao
Balaji Rao
Axis AMC
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon Hollihan
Castleforge Partners
Brian Finerty
Brian Finerty
Equity International
Brian Grant
Brian Grant
Equity Residential
Carlos Barcellos
Carlos Barcellos
Imeri Capital
Charlie Oliver
Charlie Oliver
Curlew Capital
Alessio Lucentini
Alessio
Alessio Lucentini
MD, Head of RE ItalyEQT Group
Italy
Alessio Lucentini joined EQT Partners in September 2019. Prior to joining EQT Partners, Alessio was Country Team Head and Managing Director of AXA Real Estate Investment Managers in Italy. Alessio was responsible for managing the Italian office and investments in the Italian market, increasing the portfolio and covering all asset classes, Prior to that Alessio held asset management and financial analyst positions at AIG/Lincoln and American JV, developing multi-classes real-estate projects. Alessio started his real estate career at Cushman & Wakefield in the valuation team, analysing single assets and portfolios in all Italian territory. Alessio holds a B.Sc in Economics from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy.
Alex Kohen
Alex
Alex Kohen
CEOKGroup NYC
USA
Amar Merani
Amar
Amar Merani
Head of Real Estate Strategy and Chief Investment OfficerIIFL AMC
India
Since mid-2012, Amar has led Xander’s credit platform to a position where it has emerged as one of the few survivors in the high yield secured credit space in India. He brings with him over 25 years of investment banking, credit and consulting experience and has led several marquee M&A/PE transactions, IPOs and follow on equity offerings, as well as Project & Structured Finance transactions. From 2007 to early 2012, Amar headed the RE vertical of Kotak Investment Banking which raised over US$1.5 BB of equity for leading RE developers. He also led corporate restructuring and advisory assignments for leading RE and infrastructure groups. Earlier, Amar had worked for Lazard (Investment Banking), IL&FS (Project Finance) and PwC (Consulting).
Amit Bhagat
Amit
Amit Bhagat
CEO & Managing DirectorASK Property Investment Advisors
India
Mr. Bhagat Co-founded the Real Estate Private Equity business of ASK Group in 2008. He has experience of more than a decade in the mortgage finance including as National Credit Head for the mortgage division of ICICI Bank. He was also the head of ICICI Property Services and has advised/syndicated over US $ 500 Mn of private equity investments. At ASK, he has raised and manages/advises an offshore and three domestic funds amounting to US $ 500 mn. He has invested in 25 projects in five cities and demonstrated complete exits from 11 projects. Mr. Bhagat is a Chartered accountant.
Anas Halabi
Anas
Anas Halabi
Head of Real Estate3S Capital Investments
UAE
Anas heads the global real estate strategy at 3SC. His mandate includes global Core+, value-add and opportunistic, equity and debt investments across various asset classes. Prior to joining 3SC, Anas’s held various senior roles within PERE. He started his career with Dubai Islamic Bank’s principal investment team, joined SHUAA Capital to co-manage the first MENA Hospitality Fund and founded Prediam Partners, a development management practice, focused on international hotel developments. Anas graduated with an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and BSc in Economics from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands and the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration in Vienna, Austria.
Andrea Vanni
Andrea
Andrea Vanni
PartnerAreli Real Estate
United Kingdom
Mr Vanni is a Managing Director at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management for the real estate investment business (formerly RREEF Real Estate) within the Alternatives and Real Assets platform. Mr. Vanni joined the firm in June 2007. Since then he has accomplished over £2 billion restructuring of senior, mezzanine and CMBS. Previously, he worked at JP Morgan commercial mortgage group. Over the last ten years, he has completed real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £8 billion in the form of equity, senior, mezzanine, distressed debt and structured finance transactions.
Andriy Gulakov
Andriy
Andriy Gulakov
COOeasymalon
Israel
COO at easyMalon Ltd - exclusive representative of easyHotel in Israel, aiming to open seven franchised properties across Israel with the next ten years. Andriy is responsible for overall program management, investor relations, and fundraising. His 15 years in hospitality started with the development and sales of wellness products. Then he transitioned to the event business as a co-founder and CEO of the event management company, which led until moving to Tel Aviv, Israel. There, he joined a local company rendering purchasing and supply chain management services to electronic device manufacturers. Though currently serving as a COO for two companies, his primary focus is on bringing the very first easyHotels to Israel.
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.
Balaji Rao
Balaji
Balaji Rao
Managing PartnerAxis AMC
India
Balaji Rao is a seasoned and highly respected professional in the Indian real estate industry. He has recently joined Axis AMC to head their real estate AIF vertical. Balaji has undertaken various functional roles and assumed leadership in business development, acquisitions, project execution, funding (both equity and debt) and divestments. Over his career spanning nearly 3 decades, Balaji has worked with several marquee real estate investors including, Sun Apollo, Starwood Capital, TCG Real Estate amongst others.Balaji is a rank- holding Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from IIM-Calcutta.He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon
Brandon Hollihan
Founding PartnerCastleforge Partners
United Kingdom
Brandon co-founded Castleforge Partners (formerly Mercer Real Estate Partners) in July 2010. Prior to founding Castleforge, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Brandon has been involved in transacting over £1.5b of Real Estate asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe and has experience as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of investment types and asset classes. Castleforge Partners manages discretionary funds on behalf of a range of institutional investors and can invest across asset classes. It focuses thematically on select opportunity sets and seeks to generate high cash flow using operations.
Brian Finerty
Brian
Brian Finerty
Chief Investment OfficerEquity International
USA
As Chief Investment Officer, Brian Finerty leads Equity International’s Investments group, overseeing all investment activity and portfolio company management. Drawing from a deep network of relationships and experience in global markets, Brian is responsible for setting investment strategy and guiding the team in originating and executing deals. Brian is also a member of EI’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. Brian is a director of five EI portfolio companies: GuardeAqui, SAMHI, Decameron Hotel & Resorts, Estapar Estacionamentos, and ARG Realty. Brian earned an MBA in analytic finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Brian Grant
Brian
Brian Grant
Senior VP, InvestmentsEquity Residential
USA
Carlos Barcellos
Carlos
Carlos Barcellos
Managing DirectorImeri Capital
Brazil
Carlos Barcellos is Managing Director at Imeri Capital, a boutique firm specialized in M&A, debt and real estate advisory. With extensive real estate development and fund management experience, Mr. Barcellos has executed transactions over BRL 2 Bi in various sectors.

Before Imeri, Carlos was real estate private equity director at Patria Investments, CEO at GWI Real Estate, marketing & business development director at Grupo Abril and management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He is a mentor at Endeavor and has served as board member of private and public companies.

Carlos has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Charlie Oliver
Charlie
Charlie Oliver
Curlew Capital
United Kingdom
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