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España GRI 2022

A senior, closed-doors Real Estate meeting to help ignite deal flow in Spain

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After a great post-pandemic comeback of the real estate sector at GRI in 2021, our senior executives will gather at the España GRI 2022 to discuss the strategies for the upcoming deal flow, welcoming the largest concentration of Private Equity Investors, Fund Managers, LP’s Developers, Asset Owners, Operators and Lenders invested across all Spain and in all asset classes. Industry leaders will engage in a series of informal roundtables where everyone can participate, and navigate the current challenges presented by demand, purchasing and future trends.

Tuesday, May 10th 2022
Close See complete schedule
01:45pm - 02:00pm

Inflation - Horror show or jolt in the cycle a chance for investors' finding value in pricing?

  • Economy Affects - Inflation and its impact on RE
  • Price Rise - Construction materials skyrocketing. Threat to the industry or just a passing storm?
  • Current Scenario - How to mitigate this rise?
02:00pm - 03:00pm

The Investment Cycle - Opportunistic approach in new normal or new money finding a way in?

  • Interest Rates - Are central banks still printing money or are we out of the crisis mode?
  • Inflation Threat - Passing storm or are we heading to a big tsunami?
  • Money Matters - What asset class are local and foreign investors looking into investing?
  • Rare Gems - Where can we find the best deals in Spain? and in what cities?
03:45pm - 04:45pm

Logistics & Light Industrial Demand - At full capacity or can returns be squeezed some more?

  • Low Supply and High Demand - What price are we willing to pay?
  • Supply - Is the lack of it affecting the growth in the market?
  • Gross Land and Net Land - What is the role of public institutions in accelerating the rules and regulations processes on land?
  • Financing Challenges - Is the mouse chasing the cat? Are banks and investors looking for opportunities to invest in?
  • Sustainability & Innovative Solutions - What are new trends being developed in Light Industrial & Logistics assets?


Traditional vs Alternative Debt - Survival or coexistence? 

  • Potential for Growth in Alternative Finance - Margins and Gearings returning to pre covid levels?
  • Pressure! - Survival of the developers and asset managers who need financing for their sectors, What extent are they willing to go?
  • Coexistence of the Banks with Alternative Lending Companies - Who has the upper hand?
  • Risk Appetite - High returns or costs too high? How can they stay competitive?
  • Demand and Resilience - Which asset classes are the goers and the no goers?


Traditional Resi - Blown out steam or still got game? 

  • Multifamily Housing Segment - Huge Investor Interest or moved to alternatives?
  • Appetite for Urban or Suburban Areas?
  • Price vs Sale - What's working?
  • Future Demand - Increase in rentals or secondary cities?
  • Trajectory of Demand & Supply - Luxury real estate bullish despite COVID?
  • Branded and Service - International Investor´s Haven?
05:30pm - 06:30pm

Resilience, Change & Success In The Spanish Real Estate Market

  • Trajectory of your companies asset classes
  • Large Transactions & Deals
  • Future Vision, Market Adaptation and their challenges
  • ESG´s influence on the strategies
Wednesday, May 11th 2022
Close See complete schedule
09:15am - 10:15am

Future Of Real Estate - Urban intelligence & smart cities post covid

  • Social, Economic and Environmental Shifts - Sustainable recovery to be implemented by the cities
  • Need for More Human Friendly Cities - New definition of spaces, as we change to hybrid, ecommerce, post car, healthy models
  • Data as the 4th Industrial Revolution - AI, 5G, Automatización for intelligent cities
  • Metacity - What does this mean for RE?


11:00am - 12:00pm

Ecommerce & Last Mile - The biggest opportunity to shape RE in the cities?

  • Urban Appetite for Closer Last Mile Locations - How are the cities shaping out?
  • Online Demand - The biggest change to human habit trends? Have we reached the peak of online shopping yet?
  • Competition - Will there be a pricing tension across investors and asset managers?
  • The E in ESG Paradox - Sustainability as a deciding factor for investments, that older building that cant comply becoming obsolete?
  • Supply Chain Change - When the return of purchased good gets more important than its delivery and the whole supply chain is restructured

Co-living - Trendiest model in Spain or just for a few?


  • Types of Products and Their Use - What type of amenities are being developed? Unit size Vs affordability. Demand vs supply according to trends
  • The legal impact - Is the new law favourable towards residential asset owners?
  • Financing - What's available? Miss match between lending and selling balance?
  • Digitalisation of the Customer Experience, Cost or Benefit - What customer touchpoints is the digital experience truly changing?
  • Tertiary Development vs Residential Use - With a quick changing market and costs rising high, yields high?

Re Building Offices - New normal, new demand or the next big gamble?

  • Market Dynamics - Prime properties on a high rise and secondary suffering to the low?
  • Demand Post Covid- Growing or still reluctant? At what cost and at what margins?
  • Location - Madrid and Barcelona the only cities in Spain seeing a rise?
  • Co working, Corporate Hybrid & Shared Spaces - Green Building, Tech innovation, & home office, setting new trends?
  • Post pandemic impact on portfolio size, rent, revenue and costs?
01:30pm - 02:30pm

Retail & Commercial SoS! - Too late or just in time for distress bargains?

  • Post Pandemic Retail Strategies - Reposition, repurpose or mixed use?
  • Location, Location, Location is it all?
  • Redevelopment - Any opportunities and or finance available?
  • Commercial Converted into Experiencial hubs for customer experience?
  • The Toughest Survivors - The supermarkets and food retailers, Retail parks in prime high streets?

Managed Residential - BTR, Service, the new safe haven for investors?

  • Managed vs Owned - Making the numbers work both ways?
  • Demand vs Supply - What are the effects of Product scarcity?
  • Green field vs Brown Field - How is this Model Decompressing Yields?
  • Financing - Where is it coming from? Added venture?
  • Digitalisation - The answer to make them work?

Opportunistic and Value Add - Still the high risk trendsetters or fortune telling gone wrong?

  • Where is the Good Deal? And what assets are likely to pick up in the future?
  • Hotels, Resi? Barring the structural changes, Investor confidence is holding strong?
03:15pm - 04:15pm

Student Housing Demand - Which way up?

  • Competitive Yet Profitable - With a quick changing market and costs rising high, yields high?
  • Public-Private partnerships post pandemic - Will these pay off?
  • Legal Limbo - Without a regulating body to back the model, what are the complications?
  • Financing and Demand - Where is the future growth perspective?
  • Difference between "Colegios Mayores" and Student housing

Data Centres - New captivating toy in the Spanish market, promising or deceiving?

  • Digital Transformation - The boom for new investors & operators in the data centre segment?
  • Highest Yields - Biggest ROI than any other asset class, yet why is supply still scarce?
  • Demand and Location - Madrid, Barcelona as main cities or can we see growth and opportunities elsewhere?
  • Specialising Partners - Non traditional buying, requiring strategy and partnerships
  • Sustainability - High use of energy moulding construction type?

Future Hotels Transactions - Deals gone from ugly duckling to attractive swan?

  • New Normal Recovery - Hidden potential to be unleashed or still to fill in the capital gaps?
  • Investments and Valuations - New deals and opportunities overlooking the figures of pre pandemic?
  • How are New Trends and Demands Shaping the Market?
  • JV - Is "sharing" a good way to minimise risks?
05:00pm - 06:00pm

ESG & Taxonomy - Enhanced by tech & innovation or becoming its own asset class? (Plenary)

  • The New Appetite for Investors - GRESB assessment for BREEAM, LEED and other certifications banner on all new investments?
  • Carbon Neutrality in RE - Eco-friendly materials, smart technology, solar heating and energy - Win-win scenario boosting returns on a long run
  • Strategy vs Action - Beyond certifications, looking into KPI, metrics on over all portfolio compliance for green financing
  • The S in ESG - We all know what it is, but how do we quantify it?

Discussions

Keynote Speaker
Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia
Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia
Director Cities & Regions Industry, Western Europe & WW Observatory for Attractive Cities
Microsoft

Future Of Real Estate - Urban intelligence & smart cities post covid

  • Social, Economic and Environmental Shifts - Sustainable recovery to be implemented by the cities
  • Need for More Human Friendly Cities - New definition of spaces, as we change to hybrid, ecommerce, post car, healthy models
  • Data as the 4th Industrial Revolution - AI, 5G, Automatización for intelligent cities
  • Metacity - What does this mean for RE?


Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia
Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia
Director Cities & Regions Industry, Western Europe & WW Observatory for Attractive CitiesMicrosoft
Spain
https://www.microsoft.com/es-es/
Madrid | Madrid | Spain
Finance & Investment Stream

The Investment Cycle - Opportunistic approach in new normal or new money finding a way in?

  • Interest Rates - Are central banks still printing money or are we out of the crisis mode?
  • Inflation Threat - Passing storm or are we heading to a big tsunami?
  • Money Matters - What asset class are local and foreign investors looking into investing?
  • Rare Gems - Where can we find the best deals in Spain? and in what cities?
Finance & Investment Stream

Traditional vs Alternative Debt - Survival or coexistence? 

  • Potential for Growth in Alternative Finance - Margins and Gearings returning to pre covid levels?
  • Pressure! - Survival of the developers and asset managers who need financing for their sectors, What extent are they willing to go?
  • Coexistence of the Banks with Alternative Lending Companies - Who has the upper hand?
  • Risk Appetite - High returns or costs too high? How can they stay competitive?
  • Demand and Resilience - Which asset classes are the goers and the no goers?


Finance & Investment Stream

Opportunistic and Value Add - Still the high risk trendsetters or fortune telling gone wrong?

  • Where is the Good Deal? And what assets are likely to pick up in the future?
  • Hotels, Resi? Barring the structural changes, Investor confidence is holding strong?
Finance & Investment Stream

Resilience, Change & Success In The Spanish Real Estate Market

  • Trajectory of your companies asset classes
  • Large Transactions & Deals
  • Future Vision, Market Adaptation and their challenges
  • ESG´s influence on the strategies
Finance & Investment Stream

Inflation - Horror show or jolt in the cycle a chance for investors' finding value in pricing?

  • Economy Affects - Inflation and its impact on RE
  • Price Rise - Construction materials skyrocketing. Threat to the industry or just a passing storm?
  • Current Scenario - How to mitigate this rise?
Living & Hospitality Asset Class Stream

Co-living - Trendiest model in Spain or just for a few?


  • Types of Products and Their Use - What type of amenities are being developed? Unit size Vs affordability. Demand vs supply according to trends
  • The legal impact - Is the new law favourable towards residential asset owners?
  • Financing - What's available? Miss match between lending and selling balance?
  • Digitalisation of the Customer Experience, Cost or Benefit - What customer touchpoints is the digital experience truly changing?
  • Tertiary Development vs Residential Use - With a quick changing market and costs rising high, yields high?
Living & Hospitality Asset Class Stream

Managed Residential - BTR, Service, the new safe haven for investors?

  • Managed vs Owned - Making the numbers work both ways?
  • Demand vs Supply - What are the effects of Product scarcity?
  • Green field vs Brown Field - How is this Model Decompressing Yields?
  • Financing - Where is it coming from? Added venture?
  • Digitalisation - The answer to make them work?
Living & Hospitality Asset Class Stream

Future Hotels Transactions - Deals gone from ugly duckling to attractive swan?

  • New Normal Recovery - Hidden potential to be unleashed or still to fill in the capital gaps?
  • Investments and Valuations - New deals and opportunities overlooking the figures of pre pandemic?
  • How are New Trends and Demands Shaping the Market?
  • JV - Is "sharing" a good way to minimise risks?
Living & Hospitality Asset Class Stream

Student Housing Demand - Which way up?

  • Competitive Yet Profitable - With a quick changing market and costs rising high, yields high?
  • Public-Private partnerships post pandemic - Will these pay off?
  • Legal Limbo - Without a regulating body to back the model, what are the complications?
  • Financing and Demand - Where is the future growth perspective?
  • Difference between "Colegios Mayores" and Student housing
Living & Hospitality Asset Class Stream

Traditional Resi - Blown out steam or still got game? 

  • Multifamily Housing Segment - Huge Investor Interest or moved to alternatives?
  • Appetite for Urban or Suburban Areas?
  • Price vs Sale - What's working?
  • Future Demand - Increase in rentals or secondary cities?
  • Trajectory of Demand & Supply - Luxury real estate bullish despite COVID?
  • Branded and Service - International Investor´s Haven?
Commercial Asset Class Stream

Re Building Offices - New normal, new demand or the next big gamble?

  • Market Dynamics - Prime properties on a high rise and secondary suffering to the low?
  • Demand Post Covid- Growing or still reluctant? At what cost and at what margins?
  • Location - Madrid and Barcelona the only cities in Spain seeing a rise?
  • Co working, Corporate Hybrid & Shared Spaces - Green Building, Tech innovation, & home office, setting new trends?
  • Post pandemic impact on portfolio size, rent, revenue and costs?
Commercial Asset Class Stream

Data Centres - New captivating toy in the Spanish market, promising or deceiving?

  • Digital Transformation - The boom for new investors & operators in the data centre segment?
  • Highest Yields - Biggest ROI than any other asset class, yet why is supply still scarce?
  • Demand and Location - Madrid, Barcelona as main cities or can we see growth and opportunities elsewhere?
  • Specialising Partners - Non traditional buying, requiring strategy and partnerships
  • Sustainability - High use of energy moulding construction type?
Commercial Asset Class Stream

Logistics & Light Industrial Demand - At full capacity or can returns be squeezed some more?

  • Low Supply and High Demand - What price are we willing to pay?
  • Supply - Is the lack of it affecting the growth in the market?
  • Gross Land and Net Land - What is the role of public institutions in accelerating the rules and regulations processes on land?
  • Financing Challenges - Is the mouse chasing the cat? Are banks and investors looking for opportunities to invest in?
  • Sustainability & Innovative Solutions - What are new trends being developed in Light Industrial & Logistics assets?


Commercial Asset Class Stream

Retail & Commercial SoS! - Too late or just in time for distress bargains?

  • Post Pandemic Retail Strategies - Reposition, repurpose or mixed use?
  • Location, Location, Location is it all?
  • Redevelopment - Any opportunities and or finance available?
  • Commercial Converted into Experiencial hubs for customer experience?
  • The Toughest Survivors - The supermarkets and food retailers, Retail parks in prime high streets?
Commercial Asset Class Stream

Ecommerce & Last Mile - The biggest opportunity to shape RE in the cities?

  • Urban Appetite for Closer Last Mile Locations - How are the cities shaping out?
  • Online Demand - The biggest change to human habit trends? Have we reached the peak of online shopping yet?
  • Competition - Will there be a pricing tension across investors and asset managers?
  • The E in ESG Paradox - Sustainability as a deciding factor for investments, that older building that cant comply becoming obsolete?
  • Supply Chain Change - When the return of purchased good gets more important than its delivery and the whole supply chain is restructured
ESG, Tech & Innovation Stream

ESG & Taxonomy - Enhanced by tech & innovation or becoming its own asset class? (Plenary)

  • The New Appetite for Investors - GRESB assessment for BREEAM, LEED and other certifications banner on all new investments?
  • Carbon Neutrality in RE - Eco-friendly materials, smart technology, solar heating and energy - Win-win scenario boosting returns on a long run
  • Strategy vs Action - Beyond certifications, looking into KPI, metrics on over all portfolio compliance for green financing
  • The S in ESG - We all know what it is, but how do we quantify it?

Interviews

GRI Club | Alberto Lopez (Urbania)
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http://www.cliffordchance.com
Madrid | Spain
Clifford Chance is the leading international law firm in Spain, with an extensive network of 32 offices in 21 countries. It has over 35 years´ experience in Spain and is widely recognized in the sector. With a well-established presence in Madrid and Barcelona, we have a renowned team of over 140 lawyers and 25 partners. Our participation in the highest profile matters and our wide transactional experience has helped us from close relationships with regulators, government agencies and leading international companies, and positioned our firm at the top if the market, combining the reach and resources of a global network with extensive knowledge of local business.
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London | United Kingdom
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. We transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. We believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.
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Madrid | Madrid | Spain
Alberto García-Gasco Buitrago
Alberto García-Gasco Buitrago
Nuveen
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
AEXX CAPITAL
Alejandro Bermúdez
Alejandro Bermúdez
Atlas Real Estate Analytics
Alexandre Pessegueiro
Alexandre Pessegueiro
Sonae Sierra
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Banco Santander
Alfonso Brunet
Alfonso Brunet
Castellana Properties
Alicia Alvarez
Alicia Alvarez
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Álvaro Otero
Álvaro Otero
CMS
Ana Martinez
Ana Martinez
Urban Campus
Antonio De La Fuente
Antonio De La Fuente
Colliers International
Arantxa Prado
Arantxa Prado
Panattoni Europe - Madrid
Blake Loveless
Blake Loveless
LaSalle Investment Management
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Activum SG UK Advisors Limited
Bruno Sauer
Bruno Sauer
Green Building Council España (GBCe)
Alberto García-Gasco Buitrago
Alberto García-Gasco Buitrago
Investment ManagerNuveen
Spain
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
CEO AEXX CAPITAL / FOUNDER URBANIAAEXX CAPITAL
Spain
CEO AEXX CAPITAL, a Madrid/London based privately held investment firm specialised in direct lending, asset backed distressed debt and other unique special situations, primarily in western Europe. Alberto is the Co-founder of URBANIA INTERNATIONAL, a real estate private equity firm with over €1 billion under management. Mr. Lopez has been involved in over €2 billion of opportunistic, value add and debt real estate investing in Europe. Mr. Lopez received an International MBA from EM Lyon & EOI and has a Bachelor’s degree of Economics.
Alejandro Bermúdez
Alejandro Bermúdez
FounderAtlas Real Estate Analytics
Spain
Alexandre Pessegueiro
Alexandre Pessegueiro
Head of Development in IberiaSonae Sierra
Spain
As Head of Asset Management at Sonae Sierra in Spain since July 2015, Alexandre Pessegueiro is in charge of the management of the group's assets in the country. Pessegueiro has almost 20 years' experience in the real estate sector working for Sonae Sierra since 2000. From 2004 to 2007 he was a coordinator of financial services and was subsequently named coordinator of the Treasury Management and Pan-European Shared Service Department. Before taking on his current position, he was Asset Manager of Sonae Sierra in Spain where he was evolved in several acquisitions, dispositions and joint venture agreements of real estate schemes. Alexandre Pessegueiro has a degree in Business Administration from the School of Economics.
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Head of Commercial Real Estate IberiaBanco Santander
Spain
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.
Alicia Alvarez
Alicia Alvarez
Head of Real Estate Finance Spainpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Spain
Álvaro Otero
Álvaro Otero
Partner & Head of Real Estate lawCMS
Spain
Ana Martinez
Ana Martinez
Head of Operations IberiaUrban Campus
France
Antonio De La Fuente
Antonio De La Fuente
Colliers International
Spain
Arantxa Prado
Arantxa Prado
Senior Director Capital MarketsPanattoni Europe - Madrid
Luxembourg
Blake Loveless
Blake Loveless
Head of Value-Add InvestmentsLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Blake is Managing Director in the Debt & Value-Add Investments team at LaSalle and serves as Head of Value-Add Investment and Fund Manager for the Special Situations programmes. His focus is on delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns in value-add real estate investments in Continental Europe and the UK across all property types. Blake has nearly 20 years’ experience in the European real estate private equity industry, having been involved in sourcing and actively managing c.€5bn of transactions across a range of property types and geographies, delivering attractive double-digit returns in excess of an 18% IRR.
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Head of Direct TransactionsActivum SG UK Advisors Limited
United Kingdom
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain with 1,750 condominiums.
Bruno Sauer
Bruno Sauer
CEOGreen Building Council España (GBCe)
Spain
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