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Europe GRI 2023

The most exclusive marketplace for creating real estate deals


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12 - 13 September
 
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ABOUT EUROPE GRI 2023
 

Europe GRI brings together the top investors, lenders, developers, and decision makers active across European real estate markets for a series of exclusive roundtable discussions, driven by the dealmakers themselves. 

GRI Club continues to prove that there’s more to real estate events than endless powerpoint presentations. With our unique discussion format everyone can interact and engage to develop a shared vision for the future of the industry and discover valuable connections. 

Find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships, and continue the conversation long afterwards with our online members-only platform and regular Club Meetings throughout the year.

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DIRECTORS
AUDIENCE
3,900+
Members in the Club Europe
86%
Investors, Developers,
Property and Asset Managers

Unique Format


 Network with other real estate decision makers
 
Share valuable insights with fellow market experts 
 
Exclusively featuring top decision makers in an open discussion
12th September, 13:30-14:30

Investor's Talkshow

Pricing pain or everything to play for?

Co-chairs
Gustavo FavaronGRI Club Moderator
Cherine AboulzelofBentallGreenOak
Laurent LavergneAXA IM
Mary RicksKennedy Wilson

Investor's Talkshow

Pricing pain or everything to play for?

  • Pricing in the Capital Structure - Where’s the ‘good’ risk?
  • USA, UK, Europe Market Comparisons - Where's the smart capital going?
  • Any pockets of distress emerging?
  • ESG - Investors, Owners & Lenders aligned?
  • Asset Classes - The good, the resilient and the ones to avoid
Moderator
Gustavo Favaron
Gustavo Favaron
CEO & Managing Partner
GRI Club
Cherine Aboulzelof
Cherine Aboulzelof
Managing Director, Co-Head BGO Strategic Capital Partners
BentallGreenOak
Laurent Lavergne
Laurent Lavergne
Global Head of Asset Management & Development
AXA IM
Mary Ricks
Mary Ricks
President
Kennedy Wilson
Gustavo Favaron
Gustavo Favaron
Gustavo Favaron
CEO & Managing Partner
GRI Club
+44 2071215074
Cherine Aboulzelof
Cherine Aboulzelof
Managing Director, Co-Head BGO Strategic Capital PartnersBentallGreenOak
USA
Cherine Aboulzelof is Managing Director, Global Co-Head for BentallGreenOak's Strategic Capital Partners ("BGO SCP") and sits on its global investment committee. BGO SCP provides strategic capital by way of asset and portfolio recapitalisations, structured transactions, co investments and fund investments to GPs. Prior to joining BGO SCP platform in 2017, she has been responsible for Europe investments with two different real estate investment managers, investing across a number of real estate sectors in Europe between 2005 and 2017. She started her career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. She holds an M.B.A from INSEAD and a graduate degree from EM Lyon. She is a French, British and Lebanese citizen.
Laurent Lavergne
Laurent Lavergne
Global Head of Asset Management & DevelopmentAXA IM
France
Laurent Lavergne has just been appointed as Global Head of Sustainability for AXA IM Alts. He is responsible for the development and the deployment of AXA IM Alts’ sustainability strategy across all AXA IM Alts’ business lines, comprising Real Estate, Infrastructure, Alternative Credit and Natural Capital& Impact Investments. He will also be a voting member of investment committee for direct investments (Real Estate and Infrastructure Equity as well as Natural Capital). He is a member of AXA IM Real Estate Management Board. Previously, Laurent held various senior positions within AXA IM Real Assets, as Global Head of Asset Management and Development from 2020 until June 2023 and Co-Head of Fund Management from 2013 to 2019.
Mary Ricks
Mary Ricks
PresidentKennedy Wilson
United Kingdom
12th September, 15:15-16:15

Offices

Cooling or cusp of a renaissance?

Co-chairs
Matteo MinardiArdian Moderator
Arkadiusz RudzkiSkanska Commercial Development Europe
Chris StaveleyJLL
Minh PhamSwiss Life Asset Managers
Mohamad AbouchalbakSFO Capital Partners
Pierre de la RochefoucauldInvestcorp
Rik EertinkCBRE Investment Management
Vanessa SloanStepStone Group
Yotam AlroyMindspace

Investment Cycle

Decade of decadence over, what will hangover bring? 

Co-chairs
Cristina García-PeriGrupo Azora Moderator
Chris ZlatarevH.I.G Capital
Omar El GlaouiCiti Group
Philippe Dauba-PantanacceStandard Chartered Bank
Sander van RielCBRE Investment Management
Shivam RastogiAllianceBernstein
Tom RowleyTPG Angelo Gordon

L’immobilier de l'avenir

Scénarios possibles pour un marché français transformé par le PLUb, la réversibilité des actifs, la mixité d'usages et les JO 2024

Co-chairs
Sophie Colin-SansierGenerali Real Estate Moderator
Blaise HeurteuxLa Place de l'immobilier
Émilie JaskulaAXA IM
Florence ChérelCMS Francis Lefebvre
Richard MalleBNP Paribas Real Estate
Sevinç Ar ChimotChoose Paris Region
Stéphane LeclerVille de Paris

Retail

Revival at last?

Co-chairs
Jonathan LurieRealty Corporation Moderator
Angelus BernreutherKaufland
Briain MorrisSlate Asset Management
Colin CampbellPradera
Colman McCarthySignal Capital Partners
Simon TravisHammerson

Debt & Country Strategies

NPLs the key to unlock cross border deals or a double-edged sword?

Co-chairs
Mauro SavoiaThree Stars Capital Moderator
Fabio BarbaroZetland Capital
Manuel EnrichAHORA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Ricardo Alexandre Martins Gomes PereiraFINPROP Capital

Capital into Spain

Enthusiastic LP’s or stuck in repricing limbo?

Co-chairs
Álvaro OteroCMS Moderator
José Antonio de Pedro CuadradoFluxus Ventures LLP
Juan Alonso BartolomeTech-Stone
Mario AndrésMedan
Omar KhanCastellana Properties
Philippe CamusShaftesbury Asset Management Group
Tim WilkinsonIndotek
Víctor IborraMeridia Capital

Senior, Assisted, & Retirement Living

Scale-up red light for investors but green light for lenders?  

Co-chairs
Giovanna Della PostaINVIMIT Moderator
Alex SmertnikVerivia
Andrew SmithNorthern Horizon
Jorge FonsecaBF Group
Kevin BeirneOctopus Real Estate
Stuart KeithOaktree Capital Management

Commercial Alternatives Investing

Worth the institutional hype or best to keep niche?

Co-chairs
Honoré Achille SimoJLL Moderator
Olivier SchwendThor Equities
Rebekah TobiasMARCOL
Sayed M. AlaaliSlate Asset Management
Steve NitschkeMedical Properties Trust
Vanessa Cruz-GalarzaTrue North Real Asset Partners

Offices

Cooling or cusp of a renaissance?

  • Capital Value - Falls and rent rise, buying opportunities ahead?
  • Deep Discounts - Alarm bells for property values, are banks right to be concerned?
  • Open-ended Funds - Concerns over distress risk and possible run-on redemptions?
  • Financing Costs - Leverage positions on an underwriting perspective of the exit cap rate, are you done?
  • Offices & Country Specific Bid/Ask Spread - Is vacancy a European story or do opportunities differ across borders?
  • Tenant Demand - How do landlords adapt to meet the demands of today’s tenants? 
  • US Banks - Commercial property exodus leaving its mark on Europe's RE market?
Moderator
Matteo Minardi
Matteo Minardi
Head of Real Estate Italy & Managing Director
Ardian
Arkadiusz Rudzki
Arkadiusz Rudzki
Executive Vice President
Skanska Commercial Development Europe
Chris Staveley
Chris Staveley
Head of Office, EMEA Capital Markets
JLL
Minh Pham
Minh Pham
Head of Acquisitions
Swiss Life Asset Managers
Mohamad Abouchalbak
Mohamad Abouchalbak
CEO
SFO Capital Partners
Pierre de la Rochefoucauld
Pierre de la Rochefoucauld
Principal, RE Investment - Europe
Investcorp
Rik Eertink
Rik Eertink
President - EMEA Real Estate
CBRE Investment Management
Vanessa Sloan
Vanessa Sloan
Managing Director, Real Estate
StepStone Group
Yotam Alroy
Yotam Alroy
Co-Founder & Chief Business Development
Mindspace
Matteo Minardi
Matteo Minardi
Head of Real Estate Italy & Managing DirectorArdian
Italy
Matteo Minardi joined Ardian in 2016 with nine years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Ardian, Matteo was Fund Manager at Generali Real Estate. Prior to that, he was Senior Investment Manager at Redbrick Investment Group. Matteo studied at SDA Bocconi (MSc) and at Politecnico of Milan (Civil Engineering).
Arkadiusz Rudzki
Arkadiusz Rudzki
Executive Vice PresidentSkanska Commercial Development Europe
Poland
Arkadiusz Rudzki took the position of Executive Vice President Leasing & Sales at Skanska’s CDE for Central and Eastern Europe in February 2020 and he is responsible for the leasing and sales of investment products, as well as real estate portfolio management and cooperation with key corporate clients across the CEE region. Arkadiusz joined the company in 2012 as Head of leasing and asset management for Poland, while also acting as the Key Client Director for CEE on the company’s Management Board. In January 2016, he was appointed the Managing Director the Managing Director of Skanska's development business in Poland, while remaining Board Member of the Senior Leadership Team in CEE region. Arkadiusz Rudzki has 20+ years’ experience .
Chris Staveley
Chris Staveley
Head of Office, EMEA Capital MarketsJLL
United Kingdom
Chris has 25+ years of pan-European office Capital Markets experience and a significant track record in office transactions spanning more 15 European markets. Chris has worked in London, Paris and Brussels. Chris has deep, long-established knowledge of Europe’s Office markets and strong relationships with the main investor, developer and lender groups. Chris works closely with JLL’s International Capital Coverage Team, sourcing global capital for major European office transactions and JLL’s European Debt team.
Minh Pham
Minh Pham
Head of AcquisitionsSwiss Life Asset Managers
France
Mr. Pham is a Senior Fund & Portfolio Manager at Swiss Life Asset Managers, responsible for acquisitions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg for Swiss Life’s German and Swiss funds, as well as sourcing, structuring and executing deals in Italy, Spain and Portugal for the group. Prior to that, he was at GE Real Estate in a number of roles, the last one being European Head of Portfolio Management, as well as at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners where he was a Principal responsible for investments in France. Mr. Pham also worked as a project engineer for the City of Vancouver. Mr. Pham holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from McGill University, a Masters in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Mohamad Abouchalbak
Mohamad Abouchalbak
CEOSFO Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Mohamad is the CEO of SFO Capital Partners. He is also a member of SFO’s Board of Directors and its ESG Committee, and chairs the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mohamad has been leading all aspects of the firm’s development since 2013. With over 18 years of experience, Mohamad has been involved in more than USD15 billion of transactions in both advisory and principal roles across the real estate, hospitality and financial services sectors. Prior to joining SFO, Mohamad held positions at Kingdom Hotel Investments, JLL and Gulf Merger where he advised and acted on behalf of institutional investors and family offices on cross border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, direct investments and asset management.
Pierre de la Rochefoucauld
Pierre de la Rochefoucauld
Principal, RE Investment - EuropeInvestcorp
United Kingdom
Pierre joined Investcorp in 2016 from Real Estate Private Equity firm Catalyst Capital where he spent four years as an Associate Director in the UK investment team. He started his career at Citi in the Real Estate Private Equity group focusing on European opportunistic real estate investments, followed by two years at AEW Europe. Pierre holds an MSc in Management from HEC Paris.
Rik Eertink
Rik Eertink
President - EMEA Real EstateCBRE Investment Management
Sweden
Rik is responsible for all elements of investment execution in the EMEA region, including acquisition, disposition, asset management, development, redevelopment and asset finance. Rik is an experienced retail fund manager and previously managed the CBRE Dutch Retail Fund, the European Shopping Center Funds series and the CBRE Nordic Property Fund. In this combined role, he was responsible for an AUM base of over €4 billion across Europe. His leadership experience in different parts of the direct real estate business give him a wide-ranging perspective on the business and inform his approach to opportunities and challenges.
Vanessa Sloan
Vanessa Sloan
Managing Director, Real EstateStepStone Group
United Kingdom
Vanessa is a Managing Director within the real estate group at StepStone. She has over 16 years of industry experience in real estate investment, portfolio management, product formation and sustainability / ESG, working predominantly on European markets, as well as on select global and US strategies. Prior to StepStone, she has held senior positions with Deutsche Finance Group, Patron Capital Advisors, National Pension Service (South Korea) and Aon Townsend. Vanessa holds a postgraduate Master’s degree in Finance from Henley Business School and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with Architecture) from the University of Edinburgh.
Yotam Alroy
Yotam Alroy
Co-Founder & Chief Business DevelopmentMindspace
Israel
Mr. Alroy co-founded Mindspace, a flex space operator with over 40 locations in Europe and the US, serving the entire spectrum from start up to the largest companies in the world. Mr. Alroy currently serves as Chief of Business Development. Prior to co-founding Mindspace, Mr. Alroy had several executive business development roles at Roboteam and SHL Telemedicine (SWX: SHLTN). During his career he served as a partner for AYRAD Investments, a single-family office focused on high tech investments. Mr. Alroy holds a BA in Law & Business Administration from the Raichman University, and an EMBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Investment Cycle

Decade of decadence over, what will hangover bring? 

  • Europe - Bracing for a sharp, abrupt real estate reversal?
  • Market Volatility - How to manage risk appetite during this period?
  • Pricing - How to optimise price strategies in the face of downturns and structural changes?
  • Demand - Any sectors withstanding economic turmoil?
  • Inflation - Are price indicators forever altered or just a passing interlude?
  • US Vs Europe or a problem best shared?
Moderator
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
Grupo Azora
Chris Zlatarev
Chris Zlatarev
Managing Director
H.I.G Capital
Omar El Glaoui
Omar El Glaoui
Co-Head of EMEA Real Estate Finance
Citi Group
Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce
Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce
Executive Director - Senior Economist, Global Geopolitical Strategist, Global Research
Standard Chartered Bank
Sander van Riel
Sander van Riel
Head of Continental Europe
CBRE Investment Management
Shivam Rastogi
Shivam Rastogi
Managing Director
AllianceBernstein
Tom Rowley
Tom Rowley
Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager European Real Estate
TPG Angelo Gordon
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate DevelopmentGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Senior Partner and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development 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). Cristina is Board Member at Bankinter, a Spanish IBEX 35 banking institution, where she Chairs the Nominations and Sustainability Committee.
Chris Zlatarev
Chris Zlatarev
Managing DirectorH.I.G Capital
United Kingdom
Chris is responsible for investing and monitoring real estate investments across Europe. He has over ten years of principal investing experience across value added, opportunistic and distressed real estate strategies and has completed transactions for HIG in both direct acquisitions and non-performing loans across multiple real estate sectors and geographies. Previously, Chris was a Partner at Kildare Partners and also held investment roles at Varde Partners and AIG Global Real Estate. Chris holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Finance from Drexel University.
Omar El Glaoui
Omar El Glaoui
Co-Head of EMEA Real Estate FinanceCiti Group
United Kingdom
Omar el Glaoui is Managing Director and Co-Head of the EMEA Real Estate Finance business at Citigroup, focusing on origination, structuring and distribution of senior and mezzanine debt Over an 18 year career in commercial property finance, Omar has expertise in loan underwriting, distressed acquisitions, mezzanine / equity investments, CMBS bond trading and underwriting & risk management across Europe and all traditional and operating asset classes. He joined Citi in 2014, and prior to that was with J.P. Morgan in London where he started his career in 2005.
Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce
Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce
Executive Director - Senior Economist, Global Geopolitical Strategist, Global ResearchStandard Chartered Bank
France
Philippe is responsible for Global Geopolitical Economic analysis, based in Paris. He joined the Bank in 2007 and was previously an economist covering the Middle East and Turkey. Philippe is in close contact with policy makers and multilateral institutions, and comments regularly in global media. Before joining the Bank, he worked for HSBC Asset Management, for the French embassy in Washington, and in the US Congress. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master’s in business from the University of Paris (Dauphine), and Master’s degrees in international relations from Sciences-Po (Paris) and Columbia University. Philippe was recognised by Coalition Greenwich as one of the Most Helpful Analysts in Emerging Markets in 2021.
Sander van Riel
Sander van Riel
Head of Continental EuropeCBRE Investment Management
Netherlands
Alexander van Riel is the Regional Head of Continental Europe within the CBRE GIP team. Based in Amsterdam, Alexander is responsible for the relationship and portfolio management of clients, investment sourcing, selection and monitoring of investments in Continental Europe. He is a member of the CBRE GIP Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Alexander has been in the European property investment industry since 1999. He took up his current role in June 2006. Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, Alexander was an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Achmea in Amsterdam and Aberdeen Property Investors in Stockholm. Alexander holds a Masters degree in Spatial Science from Rijks-Universiteit Groningen and is a CFA charter holder.
Shivam Rastogi
Shivam Rastogi
Managing DirectorAllianceBernstein
United Kingdom
Tom Rowley
Tom Rowley
Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager European Real EstateTPG Angelo Gordon
United Kingdom
Tom Rowley is based in London and is the co-Portfolio Manager of TPG Angelo Gordon’s Europe real estate funds. He is also a member of the European Real Estate Investment Committee. Prior to joining Angelo Gordon in 2012, Tom was the co-founder of a real estate investment and operating platform based in London. Prior to that, Tom was the Head of UK Real Estate for Babcock & Brown, where he purchased and managed opportunistic real estate investments throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. Tom has over 20 years of industry experience and holds a Business degree (Hons) from the University of South Australia.

L’immobilier de l'avenir

Scénarios possibles pour un marché français transformé par le PLUb, la réversibilité des actifs, la mixité d'usages et les JO 2024

  • PLU Bioclimatique de Paris - Le nouveau plan d’urbanisme peut-il ouvrir une nouvelle voie pour le marché immobilier à Paris ?  
  • L’immobilier mixte et réversible - Réponse pour le réaménagement urbain ou solution limitée ? 
  • JO 2024 - Quelles innovations à retenir ? 
  • Réglementations - Les récentes directives peuvent-elles apporter de nouvelles opportunités en France ? 
Moderator
Sophie Colin-Sansier
Sophie Colin-Sansier
Head of Investment & Divestment France
Generali Real Estate
Blaise Heurteux
Blaise Heurteux
Founder
La Place de l'immobilier
Émilie Jaskula
Émilie Jaskula
Global Head of Offices
AXA IM
Florence Chérel
Florence Chérel
Associé - Partner
CMS Francis Lefebvre
Richard Malle
Richard Malle
Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Deputy Head of Business Services
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Sevinç Ar Chimot
Sevinç Ar Chimot
Expert in Smart City and Clean Tech
Choose Paris Region
Stéphane Lecler
Stéphane Lecler
Directeur de l'Urbanisme
Ville de Paris
Sophie Colin-Sansier
Sophie Colin-Sansier
Head of Investment & Divestment FranceGenerali Real Estate
France
Sophie Colin Sansier joined Generali Real Estate as the Head of Investment and Divestment in 2014. Prior to this date, she has developed a consolidated experience during more than 15 years in the real estate market, holding senior positions such as Head of Investments in Beacon Capital Partners France and in charge of development, disposals and renovations for third parties at Bouygues Immobilier. She graduated from the ESSEC and holds a Master’s degree in economics and in finance.
Blaise Heurteux
Blaise Heurteux
FounderLa Place de l'immobilier
France
Émilie Jaskula
Émilie Jaskula
Global Head of OfficesAXA IM
France
Emilie Jaskula has been appointed to the newly created role of Global Head of Offices within the Asset Management team, in recognition of AXA IM Alts continued conviction for low carbon, high-quality offices in prime locations alongside the significant opportunity to lead the transition of older generation office product. Emilie has been at AXA IM Alts for almost twelve years, most recently as Head of Asset Management for France.
Florence Chérel
Florence Chérel
Associé - PartnerCMS Francis Lefebvre
France
Richard Malle
Richard Malle
Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Deputy Head of Business ServicesBNP Paribas Real Estate
France
Sevinç Ar Chimot
Sevinç Ar Chimot
Expert in Smart City and Clean TechChoose Paris Region
France
Stéphane Lecler
Stéphane Lecler
Directeur de l'UrbanismeVille de Paris
France

Retail

Revival at last?

  • Investments - Buying opportunities back on top or deals halt?
  • Inflation - Will rising interest rates lead to an influx of distressed assets?
  • E-commerce - Still a threat or the new norm for capital allocations in retail?
  • ESG - Who is going to pay the bill at the end of the journey?
  • Shopping Centers - Can pre-pandemic footfall levels be regained?
  • Tenants, Owners & Rent - Everyone happy with sectoral volumes moving back?
  • Trends - How to innovate high streets and malls for memorable shopping experiences?
  • Revitalisation - Key to pandemic recovery in real estate?
Moderator
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing Partner
Realty Corporation
Angelus Bernreuther
Angelus Bernreuther
Director, Head of Investor Relations
Kaufland
Briain Morris
Briain Morris
Managing Director
Slate Asset Management
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
Chairman
Pradera
Colman McCarthy
Colman McCarthy
Partner
Signal Capital Partners
Simon Travis
Simon Travis
Group Investment Officer
Hammerson
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing PartnerRealty Corporation
United Kingdom
Jon is the founder and managing partner of Realty Corporation, a pan-European real estate and PropTech investor with a strong ESG ethos. Realty invests in compelling residential, logistics, data center, and life sciences opportunities, particularly in key European cities where densification and urban vibrancy are disrupting the way people need or use real estate. Realty brings a creative mindset to investment, executing with simplicity and transparency in the transactions it pursues. Jon also currently serves as a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company, advising leading institutions around the globe on their investment strategies. He is on the board of Round Hill Capital and NEPI Rockcastle plc. Previously he worked at Blackstone and Goldman.
Angelus Bernreuther
Angelus Bernreuther
Director, Head of Investor RelationsKaufland
Germany
Dr. Angelus Bernreuther has been with Kaufland since 2017, currently responsible for relationship management with institutional investors and the real estate industry in Germany. Before that he was head of location research and international clients for BBE Handelsberatung GmbH & in municipal consulting. Studies in geography at the University of Bayreuth as well as an additional real estate studies course at EIPOS at the TU Dresden laid the foundation for his activities in market research, location evaluation and project development for retail properties. He has many years of expertise in retail and real estate topics, gives lectures on leading congresses on current challenges and publishes specialist articles.
Briain Morris
Briain Morris
Managing DirectorSlate Asset Management
Ireland
Briain is Managing Director of Slate Asset Management. He has significant corporate finance, restructuring, and capital markets experience in both North America and Europe. Briain leads the Slate European platform. His responsibilities include originating and executing acquisitions, capital raising, overseeing various asset management functions and establishing new investment platforms.
Colin Campbell
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.
Colman McCarthy
Colman McCarthy
PartnerSignal Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Simon Travis
Simon Travis
Group Investment OfficerHammerson
United Kingdom
Simon is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities across the Group. He joined Hammerson in 1998 as Asset Manager before moving on to become Development/Investment Manager, Business Development Director in 2010 and Group Investment Director in 2018.

Debt & Country Strategies

NPLs the key to unlock cross border deals or a double-edged sword?

  • Financing - How to tackle debt allocation challenges in a shifting market landscape?
  • Geopolitical & macroeconomic volatility - Could NPL levels spike, despite banks cautious approaches?
  • Opportunities & Debt Acquisition - Are distressed assets the hidden gems? 
  • Loans - How to crack the underwriting code in a challenging, negative leveraged environment?
  • Cross-border debt buyers - Embracing opportunities in a competitive NPL and Distressed property market?
  • Alternative lending - Transforming the financing landscape or disrupting traditional banking?


Moderator
Mauro Savoia
Mauro Savoia
Partner
Three Stars Capital
Fabio Barbaro
Fabio Barbaro
Director
Zetland Capital
Manuel Enrich
Manuel Enrich
Chief Investor Relations Officer
AHORA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Ricardo Alexandre Martins Gomes Pereira
Ricardo Alexandre Martins Gomes Pereira
Managing Partner
FINPROP Capital
Mauro Savoia
Mauro Savoia
PartnerThree Stars Capital
Italy
Mr. Savoia has over 20 years of experience in finance and real estate and closed deals for over Euro 8 billion covering capital markets, M&A, real estate and structured debt. He is Chairman and CEO of Three Stars Capital Partners. Mr. Savoia also headed Merrill Lynch Real Estate Finance in Italy. Before then, Mr. Savoia worked at Morgan Stanley, in M&A, Securitization and Real Estate. He also spent 3 years at Dresser Industries in Houston (TX). Mr. Savoia graduated from Università Cattolica Milan and was awarded with Premio Gemelli as “Best Graduate of the 1995 Class”. He also holds an MBA in Finance from HBU in Houston (TX).
Fabio Barbaro
Fabio Barbaro
DirectorZetland Capital
United Kingdom
Fabio Barbaro is a Director in the Zetland Investment team where he is focused on pan-European real estate investments. Prior to joining Zetland in 2019, Fabio participated in sourcing, underwriting and acquisition of real estate at Sculptor Capital Management (previously Och-Ziff) and The Carlyle Group, executing investments in single asset, portfolios and programmatic real estate investments across Europe. Fabio started his career in the real estate investment banking team at Deutsche Bank in London. Fabio holds a B.Sc. from University of Tuebingen in International Business Administration.
Manuel Enrich
Manuel Enrich
Chief Investor Relations OfficerAHORA ASSET MANAGEMENT
Spain
Manuel graduated in Business Administration from Denver University (Colorado, USA) and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He has worked almost his whole career in Investor Relations. He joins Sareb from the consultancy King Worldwide Investor Relations, where he worked for the past four years. He was also the Founder and Managing Partner of Logical IR Solutions, Director of Strategy and External Relations at Parquesol Inmobiliaria, CEO of Eurocofin Investor Relations, Director of Equities at AB Asesores Bursatiles, Director of Investor Relations at Bankinter, and CEO of Link Securities, among other roles. He founded the Spanish Association of Investor Relations, being an Honorary Member and serving on it's Board.
Ricardo Alexandre Martins Gomes Pereira
Ricardo Alexandre Martins Gomes Pereira
Managing PartnerFINPROP Capital
Portugal

Capital into Spain

Enthusiastic LP’s or stuck in repricing limbo?

  • Yield Uncertainty- Is the market perception heating up the risk curve, for better or worse?
  • Equity vs Debt - Room for all or winners will be alternative funds?
  • Land Pricing & Availability - Spanner in the dealworks?
  • Investment by Assets - Race for BTR, what else to bet on?


Moderator
Álvaro Otero
Álvaro Otero
Partner & Head of Real Estate Law
CMS
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
Partner
Fluxus Ventures LLP
Juan Alonso Bartolome
Juan Alonso Bartolome
Managing Director
Tech-Stone
Mario Andrés
Mario Andrés
Managing Partner
Medan
Omar Khan
Omar Khan
Chief Investment Officer
Castellana Properties
Philippe Camus
Philippe Camus
CEO
Shaftesbury Asset Management Group
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson
European Acquisitions
Indotek
Víctor Iborra
Víctor Iborra
Partner
Meridia Capital
Álvaro Otero
Álvaro Otero
Partner & Head of Real Estate LawCMS
Spain
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
PartnerFluxus Ventures LLP
Spain
Jose is Partner at Fluxus Ventures since April 2020. Prior to that, he co-founded Fluxus Ventures, Commuty Asset Management in 2016 focused on developing and managing value-added funds. With more than €200M of AUM of track record, he has focused his career on innovative usages such as coliving and coworking. Developing the first coliving assets in Spain in 2018, operated by Urban Campus. Currently, he, along with the Fluxus team, focuses on launching new funds to invest in coliving and managing residential with a strong focus on ESG & digital transformation. He holds an MsC in Industrial Engineering degree with a major in Structural Engineering - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. And B. Architecture - École Nationale d’Architecure Paris.
Juan Alonso Bartolome
Juan Alonso Bartolome
Managing DirectorTech-Stone
Spain
Mario Andrés
Mario Andrés
Managing PartnerMedan
Spain
Mario leads investment management at Medan — overseeing the origination, underwriting, and execution of investments in existing platforms as well as building new investment thesis. Mario previously developed and executed investment strategies at Dunas Real Estate, particularly on the living sector. Prior to Dunas, Mario worked in restructuring in Duff & Phelps in London, focusing on asset-backed instrument portfolios. MSc Accounting and Finance by London School of Economics. BSC in Law and Management.
Omar Khan
Omar Khan
Chief Investment OfficerCastellana Properties
Spain
Omar has 11 years of real estate experience in the areas of deal making, due diligence, valuations and asset management. Omar has been a part of the Castellana Team for 1 year coming from Vukile investment team where he worked for the last three years. Prior to that he spent time at Investec Bank and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). He holds an MSc. Real estate finance and investment from the University of Reading and is a professional associated valuer.
Philippe Camus
Philippe Camus
CEOShaftesbury Asset Management Group
Luxembourg
CEO of the Shaftesbury Asset Management Group (SAM Group), Philippe has over 35 years experience in Continental European real estate. The Group is actively seeking acquisitions in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson
European AcquisitionsIndotek
Hungary
Tim Wilkinson is driving the European expansion strategy of the Indotek Group, a value-add private fund currently with over Eur 2 bln AUM. Tim is responsible for sourcing and acquiring opportunistic investments across 13 European countries, with a focus on direct assets and/or real estate companies that need new capital to unlock un-realised potential. Previously he spent over 20 years with a focus on the emerging markets of Central & South East Europe, most recently as the Head of Capital Markets and equity partner with the Romanian affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield. Tim is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Víctor Iborra
Víctor Iborra
PartnerMeridia Capital
Spain
Mr Iborra joined Meridia Capital in March 2007. His working experience includes pre-entry due diligence business plan development M&A execution and asset management. Prior to Meridia he works for 2 years at Unilever within the financial controlling departm

Senior, Assisted, & Retirement Living

Scale-up red light for investors but green light for lenders?  

  • Ever Changing Market Demographics - Can capital keep up?
  • Financing - Lack of standard operating models repelling lenders or growth opportunities attracting?
  • Product Diversification - Private and niche or follow the community trends as in other BTR assets? 
  • Operational Challenges - Staff training systems as the major step into a mature market? 


Moderator
Giovanna Della Posta
Giovanna Della Posta
CEO
INVIMIT
Alex Smertnik
Alex Smertnik
RE investments
Verivia
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Partner
Northern Horizon
Jorge Fonseca
Jorge Fonseca
Founder and President
BF Group
Kevin Beirne
Kevin Beirne
Head of Retirement Living
Octopus Real Estate
Stuart Keith
Stuart Keith
MD
Oaktree Capital Management
Giovanna Della Posta
Giovanna Della Posta
CEOINVIMIT
Italy
With a solid experience in the TLC and Energy sectors, Giovanna Della Posta has led for the past ten years insurance and Real Estate turnaround projects, supporting companies in rethinking their business model. She graduated in Economics, then earned a master’s degree in Economics and Finance and ultimately achieved a General Management program at Harvard Business School (2016). She won the Marisa Bellisario Prize (2012), within the Young Talents category, granted to women who distinguish themselves in management and economy. In 2019 Finance Community selected her among the 50 most influential people in Italian finance. Since January 2019 she is Invimit SGR’s CEO, a company 100% owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Alex Smertnik
Alex Smertnik
RE investmentsVerivia
United Kingdom
Verivia is a proprietary investment firm actively involved in the acquisition, development, conversion and management of commercial and residential real estate. Our mission is to invest in properties and projects, alongside operating partners, where our flexibility, insights and expertise can create significant value. Our current portfolio counts c. 50 single invesments in the US and Europe.
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
PartnerNorthern Horizon
Sweden
Andrew Smith is a Partner at Northern Horizon. His duties include developing new investment products, deal sourcing and expanding the investor base. Andrew has 25 years of experience in the international and Nordic real estate sector and has built a very strong reputation and international industry network. Andrew has extensive experience in corporate finance. Before joining Northern Horizon, he worked for several international investment managers and real estate corporate finance advisors as a Managing Director. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Economics.
Jorge Fonseca
Jorge Fonseca
Founder and PresidentBF Group
Portugal
Jorge Fonseca has a hugely successful business track record that spans over 12 countries in America, Asia and Europe but began in the most unlikely way possible: in 1983, at the tender age of 19, in what was supposedly a temporary job in direct sales to put to good use a few weeks of free time he had before starting college in Toronto, Canada. Less than a year after he started, Jorge had already opened his first independent company, and from then went on to expand the business in the US, beginning with covering Florida and New York, and also South America and Europe, training affiliates that took the business to geographies as diverse as Japan, Thailand, Chile and South Africa. He founded his Portuguese and Spanish businesses in 1989.
Kevin Beirne
Kevin Beirne
Head of Retirement LivingOctopus Real Estate
United Kingdom
Kevin has over 25 years’ real estate experience. He joined Octopus Real Estate in 2018 and heads up the team for raising funds and investing to facilitate the development of retirement communities. Kevin sits on the Investment Committee and has a Masters from Oxford Brookes School of the Built Environment.
Stuart Keith
Stuart Keith
MDOaktree Capital Management
USA
Mr. Keith is a managing director in Oaktree’s Real Estate group based in London. He joined Oaktree in 2020 from Partners Group, where he was a vice president in the Private Real Estate group. Prior thereto, Mr. Keith was with Arcapita Limited as an associate in the Real Estate Private Equity team. He began his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co., before joining the Financial Sponsors group with Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Keith received an M.A. in international business from Edinburgh University.

Commercial Alternatives Investing

Worth the institutional hype or best to keep niche?

  • As RE faces headwinds, are alternative markets positioned to attract LPs?
  • Portfolio - Will diversified portfolios scale new heights with alternative investments?
  • Capital Opportunities - Demographic shifts and tech advances pointing towards which alternatives? 
  • Institutional Scale Up - What works and where is ripe for seeding when it comes to tields and liquidity?
  • Operational Assets - Investor-developer-owner partnerships, how to bring expertise to different portfolios?
Moderator
Honoré Achille Simo
Honoré Achille Simo
Executive Director, Value and Risk Advisory
JLL
Olivier Schwend
Olivier Schwend
Managing Director
Thor Equities
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Managing Director
MARCOL
Sayed M. Alaali
Sayed M. Alaali
Senior Vice President
Slate Asset Management
Steve Nitschke
Steve Nitschke
Managing Director - Head of UK/Euro Acquisitions
Medical Properties Trust
Vanessa Cruz-Galarza
Vanessa Cruz-Galarza
Partner | Fund Manager
True North Real Asset Partners
Honoré Achille Simo
Honoré Achille Simo
Executive Director, Value and Risk AdvisoryJLL
Germany
Achille is Executive Director at JLL. Based in Frankfurt, he leads the global client care program of the unit Value and Risk Advisory (VRA) and heads as well the business development of the unit in EMEA. With more than 2000 experts and valuations of $+3.5 trillion/a globally, VRA is a leading provider of valuations and risk analysis for acquisition, accounting, financing and internal decision-making purposes: at every stage in the real estate life cycle. Prior to joining JLL in 2007, Achille worked as Project Controller at Drees & Sommer (building consultancy) and as Business Development Manager at Bildau & Bussmann (windows manufacturing), where he began his career in Berlin in 2002.
Olivier Schwend
Olivier Schwend
Managing DirectorThor Equities
United Kingdom
Olivier is Managing Director at Thor Equities Europe, operating out of London. Previously, Olivier was Senior Vice President at Round Hill Capital, focusing on Southern European Investments. Before joining Round Hill Capital, he was involved in building up the German Office platform with Blackstone from scratch, focusing on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to that, he worked in Jones Lang LaSalles’ Corporate Finance division focusing on large scale portfolio transactions and equity raising and Goldman Sachs Realty Management Division focusing on portfolio management of NPL portfolios.
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Managing DirectorMARCOL
United Kingdom
Rebekah heads Business Development at MARCOL, a UK family office and investment firm, to introduce new business growth opportunities and investor relationships across a diverse range of sectors in private equity and real estate.Prior to joining MARCOL, Rebekah worked at M7 as Divisional Director in the investor relations and capital raising team. Previously, she held various senior roles at CBRE in New York and London before moving to Cushman & Wakefield as a Partner in the London-based cross border capital markets team with primary responsibility for capital flows from North America into Europe.
Sayed M. Alaali
Sayed M. Alaali
Senior Vice PresidentSlate Asset Management
Ireland
Sayed is a Senior Vice President at Slate Asset Management, a global alternatives investment management platform focused on real assets. Sayed is responsible for Slate's European investments, capital raising and strategic initiatives.
Steve Nitschke
Steve Nitschke
Managing Director - Head of UK/Euro AcquisitionsMedical Properties Trust
USA
Steve is Managing Director - Head of UK / Euro Acquisitions for Medical Properties Trust. Steve is based out of London and New York and is focused on strategic transactions.
Vanessa Cruz-Galarza
Vanessa Cruz-Galarza
Partner | Fund ManagerTrue North Real Asset Partners
United Kingdom
Vanessa joined True North to lead the expansion of the business to invest internationally in carbon sequestration opportunities via timber and reforestation. She joined in May 2023 as Fund Manager for True North's third Fund. Her 18 years' experience working as an investor, portfolio manager, product development and ESG are a great complement to the team of forestry experts. Prior to joining True North, Vanessa worked at Areim and was involved in the strategic business development of new products and initiatives in the ESG space and prior as an investor with Composition Capital Partners Fund of Funds, The Wellcome Trust and UBS Global Real Estate Multi Managers.
12th September, 16:45-17:45

Refinancing

Adventurous deal-sizes or just squaring away old pacts?

Co-chairs
Brad GreenwayJLL Moderator
David GorlekuBlackstone
Duncan MacPhersonStarwood Capital Group
Guenther ArtnerErste Group Bank AG
Markus Wehneltpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Rahul SuleJP Morgan
Richard WhitfieldApollo Global Management
Russell GouldCiti Group
Tina PristovsekOxford Properties Group

Portfolio Diversification

Countries, assets or tenant drivers - where to balance risk?

Co-chairs
Margaret SweeneyI•RES Moderator
Abhishek JhaGreenman Arth
Aziz FrancisBrook Lane Capital
Cédric DujardinBlackRock
Chris TaylorFederated Hermes
Gunther DeutschBarings
Olivier KatanDeutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
Xavier RametteAXA IM ALTS

Dette

Stratégies senior encore fortes ou faut-il avoir recours à des alternatives?

Co-chairs
Pierre JulinDEA Capital Real Estate France Moderator
Alexis TrancartAareal Bank
Gilles CastielChenavari AM
Gregoire MilletStarz Real Estate
Jerome Gatipon-BachetteSociété Générale
Nicolas MassièreCale Street Partners
Rémi MonglonPineBridge Benson Elliot
Sandrine AmsiliArdian

Challenge Zero Carbon

Are investors keeping pace with measures and demand?

Co-chairs
John WilkinsonGreenman Moderator
Brett OrmrodLaSalle Investment Management
Duarte FerreiraGreenVolt
Hala El AklOxford Properties Group
Jean-Philippe BesseJean-Philippe Besse
Matthew MarsonJLL Technologies
Shamez AlibhaiMan GPM
Stéphane VillemainIvanhoé Cambridge
Vanessa SloanStepStone Group
Vincent BryantDeepki

Dry Powder

Debt stale mate, equity forced to play?

Co-chairs
Tal Lev AriCIM Group Moderator
Andrea BoraGoldman Sachs Asset Management
Ben BarbanelOaknorth Bank
Dave WhiteLaSalle Investment Management
Derek RichOaktree Capital Management
Laia MassagueStepStone Group
Laurent TarneaudBlackstone
Marco RampinCerberus

Hedging Through Inflation

Real Estate still crowning jewel or time to reinvent the game?

Co-chairs
Sam AndersonAlpha Moderator
Ana EstradaGoldman Sachs Asset Management
António Pereira DiasBondstone
Dennis SelinasGlobalworth
Gregory ClercBank of America Merrill Lynch
Nico RheimsArdian
Riaz AzadiEastdil Secured
Shivam RastogiAllianceBernstein

Hotel Assets

Fit for purpose or chance to reinvent a flex living generation?

Co-chairs
Philip GraceBob W Moderator
Alex SognoGlobal Asset Solutions
Brian BetelActivum SG UK Advisors Limited
Charlie Gaynerre:shape
Daniel HermannLimehome
Dieter KornekTUI Hotels & Resorts
Dimitri ChandoginNUMA Group
Lily WeckerMandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marcus PraktQuartiers Properties
Paulo MancioDamac

Italy’s Market Adjustments

Resilient pricing corrections, where’s the sweet spot to justify yields? 

Co-chairs
Domenico GiustiCastello
Gennaro VairoDeA Capital
Giovanna Della PostaINVIMIT

Refinancing

Adventurous deal-sizes or just squaring away old pacts?

  • Debt Refinancing - Will alternative lenders step up as senior debt declines in 2023?
  • Asset classes - Which are in the hot seat and what drives successful market refinancing?
  • Market Volatility - How to fine-tune your hedging strategy to thrive in the current climate?
  • Credit - Is the credit market headed for a prolonged retrenchment or immediate calls to resolve defaults?
Moderator
Brad Greenway
Brad Greenway
Co-Head of Debt and Structured Finance, International Capital Markets EMEA
JLL
David Gorleku
David Gorleku
MD, Real Estate Debt Strategies
Blackstone
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Head of Capital Markets Europe
Starwood Capital Group
Guenther Artner
Guenther Artner
Head of Group Commercial Real Estate
Erste Group Bank AG
Markus Wehnelt
Markus Wehnelt
Head of International & Institutional Clients, REF Germany
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Rahul Sule
Rahul Sule
Head, EMEA & APAC Real Estate Finance
JP Morgan
Richard Whitfield
Richard Whitfield
Principal, Commercial Real Estate Debt
Apollo Global Management
Russell Gould
Russell Gould
Co-Head of EMEA Commercial Real Estate Finance
Citi Group
Tina Pristovsek
Tina Pristovsek
Vice President, Real Estate Finance & Capital Markets
Oxford Properties Group
Brad Greenway
Brad Greenway
Co-Head of Debt and Structured Finance, International Capital Markets EMEAJLL
United Kingdom
David Gorleku
David Gorleku
MD, Real Estate Debt StrategiesBlackstone
United Kingdom
David Gorleku is a Managing Director and Head of Europe Originations in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group, based in London. Mr. Gorleku is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types throughout Europe.  Before joining Blackstone in 2020, Mr. Gorleku was a Principal at London-based Actis Capital in the real estate private equity group. Prior to that, Mr. Gorleku worked at TPG Real Estate Finance and at Goldman Sachs in New York where he focused on real estate debt and equity investments across the United States.
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Head of Capital Markets EuropeStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Duncan MacPherson is a Managing Director and Head of Debt for Europe for Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. MacPherson is responsible for all debt capital markets activities for Starwood Capital in Europe, including financing, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging for the Firm’s European investments. He is also responsible for originating, executing and managing debt investments for Starwood Property Trust and Starwood European Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2012, Mr. MacPherson spent six years at Citigroup, where he served as a Director on the commercial real estate finance team in London.
Guenther Artner
Guenther Artner
Head of Group Commercial Real EstateErste Group Bank AG
Austria
Mr. Günther Artner, CFA, has been working for Erste Group in various management functions in equity research since June 2000, responsible for more than 170 companies in Austria and the CEE region with a personal focus on the real estate sector. From March 2015 onwards, Mr. Artner was heading the Equity Capital Markets and from 2017 onwards also the Corporate DCM teams at Erste Group. In July 2022 Mr. Artner was appointed as Head of Group Commercial Real Estate at Erste Group. In addition to the Master degree from the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics, Mr. Artner holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) degree.
Markus Wehnelt
Markus Wehnelt
Head of International & Institutional Clients, REF Germanypbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Germany
Markus Wehnelt is a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Finance Germany Institutional and Private Equity Clients for Germany at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG. He has many years of experience in complex structured real estate financing transactions. In the past years, Markus and his team successfully closed a large number of lending transactions with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Rahul Sule
Rahul Sule
Head, EMEA & APAC Real Estate FinanceJP Morgan
United Kingdom
Rahul Sule is the Head of EMEA and APAC Real Estate Finance and Special Opportunities. He manages a cross functional team based in London, Milan, and Sydney The business underwrites and executes large, complex financing solutions and acquires stressed and distressed loans as a principal. Prior to this role, Rahul was the Co-head of EMEA, APAC Real Estate Finance focusing on origination, capital markets, risk pricing & trading. Previously he was responsible for EMEA CMBS Capital Markets having joined the CMBS business in 2007. He is based in London having previously been based in Tokyo and Hong Kong where he was part of JPM’s Asia Credit Markets team trading corporate high yield and distressed debt securities and loans.
Richard Whitfield
Richard Whitfield
Principal, Commercial Real Estate DebtApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Richard is a Principal within Apollo's Real Estate Commercial Team, he has been with the team for over 8 years. Previously, he was Associate Director, Real Estate Banking within UBS.
Russell Gould
Russell Gould
Co-Head of EMEA Commercial Real Estate FinanceCiti Group
United Kingdom
Russell is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the EMEA CRE Finance team, business at Citigroup, focusing on origination, underwriting and distribution of senior and mezzanine debt. Over an 12 year career in commercial property finance Russell has expertise in loan underwriting, proprietary / special situation investing, CMBS bond and junior debt trading and underwriting & risk management across Europe and all traditional and operating asset classes
Tina Pristovsek
Tina Pristovsek
Vice President, Real Estate Finance & Capital MarketsOxford Properties Group
United Kingdom
Tina manages Oxford’s €3 billion European debt portfolio, and is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with Oxford’s European and global lending partners.

Portfolio Diversification

Countries, assets or tenant drivers - where to balance risk?

  • Sky-high costs - Are they clipping the wings of lenders and investors or paving the way for innovative strategies?
  • Debt leveraging - How to balance risk assessment and pricing in a turbulent market?
  • Joint ventures (JVs), re-capitalizations or platform investments - In a saturated market, which offers the best solutions for investors?
  • Diversification - The secret for creating value and ensuring stable cash flow?
  • Tenants vs Traditional Real Estate - New mindset of owners vs new demands of tenants, can capital markets keep up?
Moderator
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board Director
I•RES
Abhishek Jha
Abhishek Jha
President
Greenman Arth
Aziz Francis
Aziz Francis
CEO
Brook Lane Capital
Cédric Dujardin
Cédric Dujardin
Head of France, Italy & Belgium
BlackRock
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
CEO Real Estate & Head of Private Markets, Chairman MEPC
Federated Hermes
Gunther Deutsch
Gunther Deutsch
MD, Head of Investment Transactions EU
Barings
Olivier Katan
Olivier Katan
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Finance France
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
Xavier Ramette
Xavier Ramette
Head of Asset Management Europe
AXA IM ALTS
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board DirectorI•RES
Ireland
Margaret is CEO and Board Director of IRES REIT, Ireland’s leading private rental residential owner and operator with €1.5bn of assets. She is Chair of the Dublin City University Business School Advisory Board and is a former Non-Executive Director of Dalata Hotel Group plc, Birmingham Airport, Dusseldorf and Hamburg Airports, HSBC Security Servicces Ireland DAC. She has over 20 years of C Level and board director leadership experience She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Chartered Director of IoD UK.
Abhishek Jha
Abhishek Jha
PresidentGreenman Arth
France
Abhishek est le Président de Greenman Arth, une société de gestion de portefeuille Française. Abhishek a plus de 14 ans d'expérience en investissement, développement et gestion d'immobilier institutionnel en France et à l'international. Greenman Arth a inauguré GMA Essentialis, une SCPI, visée par l’AMF, spécialisée dans l'immobilier de la grande distribution alimentaire en France et en Allemagne.
Aziz Francis
Aziz Francis
CEOBrook Lane Capital
United Kingdom
Aziz Francis is the founder of Brook Lane Capital, an Investment and Asset Management platform focusing on real estate, credit and special situations with more than €1.3Bn of gross assets under management. Previously to Brook Lane Capital, Aziz was a partner at Spinnaker Capital in charge of European EM distressed and special situations. Aziz started his career at Morgan Stanley in the principal investments team in London. He studied at HEC in Paris
Cédric Dujardin
Cédric Dujardin
Head of France, Italy & BelgiumBlackRock
France
Cédric Dujardin est nommé depuis Septembre 2019 Managing Director dans l’équipe Investissement Immobilier de BlackRock. Basé à Paris, il sera en charge de la gestion des fonds immobiliers de BlackRock en France, Italie et Belgique, sous la responsabilité de Justin Brown, Head of Real Estate Europe. Cédric Dujardin dispose de près de 20 ans d’expérience dans l’immobilier et la gestion de fonds, avec une expertise liée à l’impact environnemental et sociétal des actifs immobiliers. Avant de rejoindre BlackRock, il était Directeur des opérations immobilières pour la France, la Belgique et le Luxembourg chez DWS. Il avait précédemment été Directeur Investissements Europe chez Ivanhoé Cambridge et occupé différentes fonctions chez Gécina.
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
CEO Real Estate & Head of Private Markets, Chairman MEPCFederated Hermes
United Kingdom
Chris joined Federated Hermes in 2010, having successfully established Australian fund manager QIC’s European office in London. Prior to that he was head of European Property at HSBC. Chris spent the majority of his career as a fund manager at Prudential, where he led the diversification of its UK real estate exposure into overseas markets in 2001. As CEO of Real Estate, managing over £7 billion of real estate, Chris is also the BTPS Director on the Argent Board and has taken a lead role in promoting responsible investment with major regeneration schemes such as King’s Cross London, Paradise Circus Birmingham, NOMA Manchester and Wellington Place Leeds.
Gunther Deutsch
Gunther Deutsch
MD, Head of Investment Transactions EUBarings
Germany
Gunther Deutsch is Barings Head of Transactions Europe and Managing Director at Barings Germany. He is overseeing the investment markets Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Transaction volume executed over the last 3 years. 3 bn EUR of acquisistions and 2.25 bn EUR of dispositions. Prior to co-founding PAMERA in 2010 (before its acquisition by Cornerstone/Barings in 2014), Gunther Deutsch was founder and owner of the asset management platform Metis Asset Management GmbH in 2004. Previous to that, he spent 13 years in senior positions at Deutsche Bank (RREEF) and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Munich, Berlin and New York.
Olivier Katan
Olivier Katan
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Finance FranceDeutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
France
Olivier Katan is a Managing Director for pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank , Head of International Clients, France. Before joining pbb in October 2013, he headed since 2005 the Origination team for France at Eurohypo AG. Olivier, who has over 20 years work experience in structured and asset finance, was previously responsible for LBO and asset financing at CDC Ixis and CLF Dexia. He focuses on origination and structuring of “tailor made” financing solutions for international clients buying real estate assets or portfolios in France and throughout Europe. He holds a postgraduate MSc in International Finance from HEC school of management Paris and he is a civil engineer (ESTP).
Xavier Ramette
Xavier Ramette
Head of Asset Management EuropeAXA IM ALTS
France

Dette

Stratégies senior encore fortes ou faut-il avoir recours à des alternatives?

  • Financement - Entre la disponibilité limitée du crédit et l'augmentation des marges, le moment est-il idéal aux stratégies de dette privée ?
  • Senior, Mezzanine, Preferred Equity et Equity - Quelles stratégies pour assurer la compétitivité dans un contexte de volatilité des prix ?
  • Volatilité - Face aux incertitudes, quelles solutions de financement pour contribuer au nouveau démarrage du marché ?
  • Banques - Quels positionnements vis-à-vis de la perte d'appétit pour les valeurs plus risquées ?
  • Prêteurs alternatifs - Jouer un rôle de premier plan de seniors à opportuniste ? 
Moderator
Pierre Julin
Pierre Julin
Managing Director
DEA Capital Real Estate France
Alexis Trancart
Alexis Trancart
Senior Originator
Aareal Bank
Gilles Castiel
Gilles Castiel
Head of Real Estate
Chenavari AM
Gregoire Millet
Gregoire Millet
Director, Real Estate Investments
Starz Real Estate
Jerome Gatipon-Bachette
Jerome Gatipon-Bachette
Managing Director - Global Head Real Estate Structured Finance
Société Générale
Nicolas Massière
Nicolas Massière
Partner
Cale Street Partners
Rémi Monglon
Rémi Monglon
Managing Director
PineBridge Benson Elliot
Sandrine Amsili
Sandrine Amsili
Real Estate Debt Managing Director
Ardian
Pierre Julin
Pierre Julin
Managing DirectorDEA Capital Real Estate France
France
Pierre joined DeA Capital in 2018 and is supporting the investment and asset management strategy. He has more than 11 years of experience in M&A, financing and investment. Prior to joining DeA Capital Pierre was investment manager at FREO. Before, he worked 10 years at GE Capital including roles as Senior Manager for the M&A team (executing on several transactions across Europe) and the Private Equity funds. Pierre joined GE Capital through the Financial Management Program (FMP). Pierre graduated from NEOMA Business school, France.
Alexis Trancart
Alexis Trancart
Senior OriginatorAareal Bank
France
Alexis Trancart is Senior Originator at Aareal Bank based in Paris, responsible for the origination and structuring of senior and junior loans secured against French real estate assets. He started his career at Pfandbriefbank in London where he held origination and underwriting positions with a pan-European focus before specialising in the French market when he moved to Paris in 2010. Alexis holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School.
Gilles Castiel
Gilles Castiel
Head of Real EstateChenavari AM
France
Gregoire Millet
Gregoire Millet
Director, Real Estate InvestmentsStarz Real Estate
United Kingdom
Gregoire is a Director at Starz Real Estate, where he is involved in all aspects of origination, underwriting and execution of real estate credit opportunities across Europe. Prior to joining Starz Gregoire worked for Deutsche Bank’s Credit Solutions Group, focused on illiquid and esoteric credit trades backed by real assets and Bank of America Merrill Lynch RESF team where he focused on underwriting, structuring and execution of senior loans, mezzanine debt, loan-on-loan financings and CMBS, across all real estate classes in Europe. Gregoire started his career as an Analyst at Westmont Hospitality Group involved in all corporate finance aspects. Fluent in French and English, Gregoire holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School.
Jerome Gatipon-Bachette
Jerome Gatipon-Bachette
Managing Director - Global Head Real Estate Structured FinanceSociété Générale
France
Nicolas Massière
Nicolas Massière
PartnerCale Street Partners
United Kingdom
Nicolas Massiere is a Partner at Cale Street Partners, a real estate investment and finance firm focused on the United Kingdom, Western Europe and North America. Since its inception in 2014 Cale Street has raised €7.6bn from a single sovereign wealth investor and has provided innovative structured debt and/or equity capital solutions to investors, operators and developers in ten countries across nearly every major real estate asset classes. Before joining Cale Street, Nicolas was a member of the real estate principal group of Oaktree Capital Management in London where he focussed on pan-European direct asset and portfolio acquisitions as well as NPL and distressed debt purchases. Prior to that, Nicolas was at Benson Elliot.
Rémi Monglon
Rémi Monglon
Managing DirectorPineBridge Benson Elliot
United Kingdom
Rémi has 24 years of experience in the real estate industry and leads the Firm’s activities in France. Prior to joining Benson Elliot in 2006, Rémi was an Investment Manager at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners where he was responsible for four real estate portfolios in France and Italy. Previously, Rémi spent six years at Archon Group (a Goldman Sachs Group company), latterly as Portfolio Manager where he managed five portfolios valued at €1.8bn. Rémi holds a Masters in Finance & Real Estate from Paris University XII and a Bachelor’s in Law & Tax from the Sorbonne University. Rémi is a native French speaker and is fluent in Italian.
Sandrine Amsili
Sandrine Amsili
Real Estate Debt Managing DirectorArdian
France
Sandrine has worked in the European Real Estate market for 18 years, and in Real Estate debt since 2005. Sandrine Amsili joined SCOR Investment Partners in November 2013 as Senior Real Estate Debt Manager. She was promoted to Head of Real Estate Debt on the 1st of December, 2018. Sandrine started her career in 2002 as an Acquisition Analyst for several real estate investment funds at CBRE Investors. In 2004, she became Asset Manager for French and German assets. She joined Eurohypo Bank in 2005 as a Credit Manager before being appointed Business Manager in the Origination department, in 2007. Sandrine holds a Master’s degree in Finance from EDHEC Business School. She has been a member of RICS since 2016.

Challenge Zero Carbon

Are investors keeping pace with measures and demand?

  • Inflation & Interest Rates - Putting a temporary halt on net zero efforts or part of the parcel?
  • 2030 Pathways - Whose ahead of the transition curve, what lessons to be learned?
  • New Builds vs Redevelopment - Economic Obsolescence - Who pays the final price and what are the costs of it? Are these costs bringing new revenues?
  • Mind the Gap! Will the sustainable and energy-efficient renovation of buildings face a large investment gap in the near future?


Moderator
John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
CEO
Greenman
Brett Ormrod
Brett Ormrod
Net Zero Carbon Lead
LaSalle Investment Management
Duarte Ferreira
Duarte Ferreira
Global Decentralized Energy Director
GreenVolt
Hala El Akl
Hala El Akl
Director
Oxford Properties Group
Jean-Philippe Besse
Jean-Philippe Besse
Chief Business Development Officer
Jean-Philippe Besse
Matthew Marson
Matthew Marson
Managing Director, EMEA Advisory
JLL Technologies
Shamez Alibhai
Shamez Alibhai
Head of Community Housing & MD
Man GPM
Stéphane Villemain
Stéphane Villemain
Head of Sustainable Investment
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Vanessa Sloan
Vanessa Sloan
Managing Director, Real Estate
StepStone Group
Vincent Bryant
Vincent Bryant
Deepki
John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
CEOGreenman
Ireland
John Wilkinson is CEO and founding member of Greenman. John has over 15 years’ experience in real estate development and investment. Since managing the company from 2005, John gained a significant expertise in the selection, funding, purchase and management of German food and non-food retail warehousing. Since forming Greenman, the company has acquired and manages real estate projects to a value of €900m including Greenman OPEN, Germany’s largest grocery focused retail RE fund. John is currently leading the execution of Greenman’s European expansion, with the target of acquiring c.€175m of grocery dominated retail real estate in France and Spain during 2020.
Brett Ormrod
Brett Ormrod
Net Zero Carbon LeadLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Brett Ormrod is the Net Zero Carbon (NZC) Lead for Europe and is responsible for providing technical guidance to the European business in the development and delivery of asset-level NZC pathways. He is leading the roll-out of NZC audits by a select panel of NZC consultants across £20billion of direct real estate, which will establish existing performance and provide a detailed set of asset-specific energy conservation measures.
Duarte Ferreira
Duarte Ferreira
Global Decentralized Energy DirectorGreenVolt
Portugal
Duarte Ferreira leads the Global Decentralized Energy Generation Business Unit @ Greenvolt – Renewable Energy, Inc by incorporating a series of European Companies where he sits as Board Member. The Decentralized Energy Generation Business Unit (Solar + Electric Mobility + Energy Storage) is the top transformational project within Greenvolt in line with the REPower EU strategy and that touches all business verticals to turn our buildings in net-zero real estate assets. Duarte has an extensive national and international experience in challenging corporate leadership roles in B2B and B2C sectors as electric mobility, renewable energy, environment or FMCG.
Hala El Akl
Hala El Akl
DirectorOxford Properties Group
United Kingdom
Jean-Philippe Besse
Jean-Philippe Besse
Chief Business Development OfficerJean-Philippe Besse
France
Matthew Marson
Matthew Marson
Managing Director, EMEA AdvisoryJLL Technologies
United Kingdom
Matthew Marson is an experienced leader, working at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and the built environment. Having founded WSP’s Smart Places practice and grown Accenture’s offering in this field, Dr Matthew led a €100m business across a range of asset types and geographies. Marson was named as the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Young Engineer of the Year 2022 and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Young Visionary 2016 for his contributions to the global Smart Buildings industry. As a recognised thought leader, Matthew is a keynote speaker at international industry events related to emerging technology, net zero design and places at the building and city scales.
Shamez Alibhai
Shamez Alibhai
Head of Community Housing & MDMan GPM
United Kingdom
Stéphane Villemain
Stéphane Villemain
Head of Sustainable InvestmentIvanhoé Cambridge
France
Stéphane Villemain is responsible for our sustainable investment strategy, contributing to our portfolio’s resilience in addition to creating impact in our communities. In this capacity, his team drives asset decarbonization strategies and manages risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors for our investments. His mandate also includes the development of social impact and inclusion strategies. Before joining Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2020, Stéphane was Director, Responsible Investment, at PSP Investments, where he helped define and implement ESG strategies for the private investments. He was previously Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services at Ernst and Young from 2012
Vanessa Sloan
Vanessa Sloan
Managing Director, Real EstateStepStone Group
United Kingdom
Vanessa is a Managing Director within the real estate group at StepStone. She has over 16 years of industry experience in real estate investment, portfolio management, product formation and sustainability / ESG, working predominantly on European markets, as well as on select global and US strategies. Prior to StepStone, she has held senior positions with Deutsche Finance Group, Patron Capital Advisors, National Pension Service (South Korea) and Aon Townsend. Vanessa holds a postgraduate Master’s degree in Finance from Henley Business School and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (with Architecture) from the University of Edinburgh.

Dry Powder

Debt stale mate, equity forced to play?

  • Debt vs. Equity - Will the price discovery process accelerate or fall into stagnation?
  • Private Equity Deals - Dominance or downturn in the market? 
  • Institutional vs. LP Risk Appetite - Who's ready to take the leap?
  • Equity - Time to allocate to alternatives or stick with the status quo?
Moderator
Tal Lev Ari
Tal Lev Ari
Managing Director
CIM Group
Andrea Bora
Andrea Bora
MD, Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Ben Barbanel
Ben Barbanel
Head of Debt Finance
Oaknorth Bank
Dave White
Dave White
Managing Director, Debt Investments
LaSalle Investment Management
Derek Rich
Derek Rich
Managing Director
Oaktree Capital Management
Laia Massague
Laia Massague
Managing Director
StepStone Group
Laurent Tarneaud
Laurent Tarneaud
Principal
Blackstone
Marco Rampin
Marco Rampin
MD & Head of Debt Investments Europe
Cerberus
Tal Lev Ari
Tal Lev Ari
Managing DirectorCIM Group
United Kingdom
Tal Lev Ari is a Managing Director in the Portfolio Oversight Group and is based in London. She is responsible for setting up CIM’s credit platform in Europe. Prior to joining CIM, Ms. Lev Ari was Head of Operations for the Debt & Value Add Strategies Team at LaSalle Investment Management, where she was responsible for portfolio management and loan asset management for all debt and special situations funds and separate accounts. She also worked at GE Real Estate managing its European debt asset management platform, and started her career at Lehman Brothers European real estate principal group. Ms. Lev Ari earned a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University.
Andrea Bora
Andrea Bora
MD, Co-Head of EMEA RE FinanceGoldman Sachs Asset Management
United Kingdom
Andrea Bora is a Managing Director in Goldman Sachs Real Estate Finance team, he is located in London and co-heads the firm's EMEA CRE debt team, focusing on distribution. Andrea joined the firm from Morgan Stanley where he worked for 7 years in CRE finance mainly within the ELOC CMBS program and prior to that he was for 5 years at Bear Stearns on a similar role. Andrea has extensive experience in all aspects of CRE finance including origination, structuring and distribution. From his current role Andrea has recently run distribution of debt transactions in various jurisdictions including UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Poland.
Ben Barbanel
Ben Barbanel
Head of Debt FinanceOaknorth Bank
United Kingdom
Dave White
Dave White
Managing Director, Debt InvestmentsLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
David White is a Managing Director at LaSalle in the Debt Investments team, and Head of LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies. David has a 14+ year track record of working in real estate private equity and debt investment. He has extensive experience lending throughout the capital structure and in real estate debt investments, including mezzanine and whole loans, as well as direct real estate investments, distressed credit, and restructuring. Prior, David was a Partner at Intriva Capital Advisors LLP, where he was based in London as a member of the Investment Committee, and oversaw the investment team. David was also a founding Partner at Tyndaris Real Estate, an alternative lending platform based in London.
Derek Rich
Derek Rich
Managing DirectorOaktree Capital Management
United Kingdom
Prior to joining Oaktree in 2019, Mr. Rich was a senior advisor to Oaktree’s Real Estate group for three years. Before joining Oaktree, he was responsible for European Commercial Real Estate lending at Credit Suisse within the Asset Finance team, and served as a managing director for LNR Partners Europe. Mr. Rich began his career in commercial real estate with Goldman, Sachs & Co., before moving on to Deutsche Bank as a director and founding member of the European Commercial Real Estate Group..
Laia Massague
Laia Massague
Managing DirectorStepStone Group
United Kingdom
Ms. Massague is a member of the real estate team. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Massague worked with the real estate finance fund at GAM International where she was responsible for the conception, structure and execution of real estate investments across the UK and Europe. Before that she was a vice president of real estate debt advisory at the Blackstone Group. Ms. Massague received a MBA in real estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and dual BS degrees in architecture and management from MIT.
Laurent Tarneaud
Laurent Tarneaud
PrincipalBlackstone
United Kingdom
Laurent Tarneaud is a Principal in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group, based in London. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2018, Laurent was an Associate at Square Mile Capital Management in New York. Laurent received a B.S. from Georgetown University.
Marco Rampin
Marco Rampin
MD & Head of Debt Investments EuropeCerberus
United Kingdom
Mr. Rampin is a Managing Director on the Real Estate Private Credit team. Based in London, he leads Cerberus’ origination and execution of real estate debt investments across Europe. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Rampin served as a Managing Director for European Debt Strategies at CBRE Global Investors and separately, as an Executive Director at CBRE Capital Advisors. From 2007 to 2015, he we was Head of European Real Estate Finance within the Fixed Income division of BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking, where he was responsible for the bank’s commercial mortgage-backed securities program and the fixed income’s legacy commercial real estate loan book.

Hedging Through Inflation

Real Estate still crowning jewel or time to reinvent the game?

  • Capital allocation - Is institutional appetite guided by ESG values alone?
  • Transactions, Inflation, Rates & Recession - How will the ‘macro’ influence risk appetite?
  • Commercial Assets - Are residential and logistics the new stars in the commercial assets arena?
  • Pricing - How to create deals and manage your portfolio until prices are adjusted?
  • Opportunities - How to use the market’s high liquidity to your advantage?
Moderator
Sam Anderson
Sam Anderson
Partner
Alpha
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
António Pereira Dias
António Pereira Dias
Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Bondstone
Dennis Selinas
Dennis Selinas
CEO
Globalworth
Gregory Clerc
Gregory Clerc
Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Nico Rheims
Nico Rheims
Managing Director
Ardian
Riaz Azadi
Riaz Azadi
MD Real Estate - Structured Finance
Eastdil Secured
Shivam Rastogi
Shivam Rastogi
Managing Director
AllianceBernstein
Sam Anderson
Sam Anderson
PartnerAlpha
United Kingdom
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing DirectorGoldman Sachs Asset Management
United Kingdom
Ana is a managing director in the Merchant Banking Division responsible for sourcing executing and managing real estate investments across Europe. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2015. Ana earned a BS in Ec
António Pereira Dias
António Pereira Dias
Partner & Chief Investment OfficerBondstone
Portugal
Dennis Selinas
Dennis Selinas
CEOGlobalworth
Guernsey
Dennis Selinas is a seasoned business leader with more than two decades of experience in the financial and property sectors. He possesses multidisciplinary expertise in executive management, operational and financial restructuring, mergers and acquisitions advisory, private equity, trading, and derivatives structuring, among other domains. His expertise spans various asset classes, including property, distressed debt, fixed income, and precious metals, across a diverse range of institutions such as listed property companies, private equity funds, investment banks, and hedge funds. Furthermore, he has operated in a range of jurisdictions, including South Eastern Europe, China, Brazil, the Middle East, and Western Europe.
Gregory Clerc
Gregory Clerc
Managing DirectorBank of America Merrill Lynch
United Kingdom
Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Market division, based in London. Greg works in the Global Mortgages and Securitised Products Department focusing on the origination, structuring and heads the distribution of commercial real estate debt in Europe. Since joining Merrill Lynch in 2007, Greg worked on the mortgages sales and trading desk as well as in the Commercial Real Estate Finance group on a wide range of CRE debt deals from senior lending, opco-propco, mezzanine, public to private and hotel financings throughout Europe. Greg led landmark transactions in Europe like the €935m Coeur Defense financing in Paris for Lone Star and more recently the £1.25bn financing for 22 Bishopsgate in London.
Nico Rheims
Nico Rheims
Managing DirectorArdian
Germany
Riaz Azadi
Riaz Azadi
MD Real Estate - Structured FinanceEastdil Secured
United Kingdom
Riaz Azadi is a Managing Director at Eastdil Secured LLC based in London responsible for the firms U.K. and European CRE debt placement, structured finance and structured equity transactions. Riaz was brought in by Eastdil Secured in 2011 having previously worked for Hypo Real Estate International AG on the Real Estate Investment Banking team as well as Wachovia and Wells Fargo Special Situations Group restructuring and selling loans.
Shivam Rastogi
Shivam Rastogi
Managing DirectorAllianceBernstein
United Kingdom

Hotel Assets

Fit for purpose or chance to reinvent a flex living generation?

  • Post-Covid Spurt - Can the hotel sector keep growing standalone? 
  • Assets Synergies - Serviced residential, aparthotels, and hotels; which products are rising?
  • Liquidity - Are investors, operators & owners ready to invest capital in these sectors? 
  • Expansion, Retrofit, Refurbishment - How to attract and remain relevant in overcrowded urban centres?
  • Commercial to Resi Conversions - The next big business for hoteliers?


Moderator
Philip Grace
Philip Grace
Chief Development Officer
Bob W
Alex Sogno
Alex Sogno
CEO
Global Asset Solutions
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Head of Direct Transactions - Iberia
Activum SG UK Advisors Limited
Charlie Gayner
Charlie Gayner
Founding Partner
re:shape
Daniel Hermann
Daniel Hermann
Chief Growth Officer
Limehome
Dieter Kornek
Dieter Kornek
Head of Project Scouting
TUI Hotels & Resorts
Dimitri Chandogin
Dimitri Chandogin
Co-founder/ President
NUMA Group
Lily Wecker
Lily Wecker
Development Director EMEA
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marcus Prakt
Marcus Prakt
CEO
Quartiers Properties
Paulo Mancio
Paulo Mancio
Global Vice-President Development - Hospitality
Damac
Philip Grace
Philip Grace
Chief Development OfficerBob W
United Kingdom
A Real Estate professional, member of the RICS with a background in Coworking, Coliving and Hospitality. Expanding across Europe Bob W. One of Europe's fastest growing Tech Enabled 1-90 day stay Serviced Apartment operator. Operating in Nine Countries including UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Estonia, Norway, Finland, Greece, Netherlands. We sign Master Leases, Management Agreements and work with Investors, developers to secure funding and develop assets from 25 to 200 apartments in core European countries. Backed by some of Europe's best known VC companies and UHNW family offices.
Alex Sogno
Alex Sogno
CEOGlobal Asset Solutions
Spain
Leading hotel asset management in EMEA.
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Head of Direct Transactions - IberiaActivum SG UK Advisors Limited
United Kingdom
Brian Betel is Head of Direct Assets at Activum SG and founding partner of Spanish homebuilding ASG Homes. Prior to Activum SG Brian was a Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management. In a 14 year career at Cerberus, Brian helped to open and run advisory offices in Mexico and Spain in addition to advising on investments in Canada, the UK and Germany. Prior to Cerberus Brian worked at Citibank in Mexico City and the Bank of Mexico, the central bank, selling the REO portfolios of their bad bank. Brian is also a founding partner of Tech-Stone Developments, a Spanish hotel development company.
Charlie Gayner
Charlie Gayner
Founding Partnerre:shape
United Kingdom
Charlie is a co-founder of the Re:shape Living Group, an alternative living sector developer and operator in the UK. Charlie is responsible for funding and investment strategies, asset management and customer experience, branding and marketing. Over the past 8 years, Charlie has led fundraising initiatives combining circa £750m of debt and equity and led the creation and delivery of new branded, living platforms. Charlie also holds a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree and a Real Estate Master’s degree from CASS Business School.
Daniel Hermann
Daniel Hermann
Chief Growth OfficerLimehome
Germany
Dieter Kornek
Dieter Kornek
Head of Project ScoutingTUI Hotels & Resorts
Germany
Nearly25 years of experience in hotel development in various senior management positions. From 1995 to 2003 Director Development of ACCOR Hotels in Germany and Austria, from 2003-2011 Director Development of Motel One Group for European development of these Budget Design Hotels. In 2011 I joined TUI Hotels & Resorts, but after strategic change in hotel business I started in 2013 as Managing Director Development for Vienna based Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences, being responsible for the growth of Falkensteiner in CEE. In 2017 I returned to TUI Group to manage the growth of Tui own hotels & resorts worldwide, especially TUI Blue, Club Robinson and Club Magic Life
Dimitri Chandogin
Dimitri Chandogin
Co-founder/ PresidentNUMA Group
Germany
Dimitri Chandogin is a co-founder of Numa Group, the leading European digital hotel operator and technology developer. The company provides disruptive design hotels and serviced apartments for modern travelers. A trusted partner for investors, owners, and developers, NUMA uses proprietary technology-based operating solutions that largely automate operations and increase cost efficiencies and revenues. NUMA successfully operates over 3,500 units in European A-cities, including Berlin, Munich, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, and Vienna. numastays.com
Lily Wecker
Lily Wecker
Development Director EMEAMandarin Oriental Hotel Group
United Kingdom
Due diligence, asset management and acquisitions for hospitality and leisure real assets
Marcus Prakt
Marcus Prakt
CEOQuartiers Properties
Cyprus
Marcus has a broad experience in property development and finance. While working at the Swedish real estate advisor Annordia, Marcus advised in hotel establishments for some of the largest real estate companies in Sweden. Marcus joined Quartiers after his position as Analyst/Project Manager at Mangold, where he managed IPSs, M&A transactions, capitalizations and regulatory matters related to listed companies. Marcus has a Master’s Degree in Finance from Gothenburg School of Business Economics and Law with part of the program completed at ESSEC business school in Paris and HEC in Montreal.
Paulo Mancio
Paulo Mancio
Global Vice-President Development - HospitalityDamac
UAE
Is graduated in Civil Engineering from Universidade de Engenharia Mauá and holds an MBA (in Business Administration) from FGV/CEAG. For 15 years he has been at the forefront of the most important hotel projects for Accor in Brazil and Latin America. In 2009 he was appointed Technical Director LatAm and in 2013 he held the position of SVP Technical, Construction and Design. It is his responsibility to lead the Design & Technical Services team – South America, which is comprised by Engineers, Architects, Designers and a Technical Purchasing Department. One of his main targets in the company is to double the number of operating hotels by 2020.

Italy’s Market Adjustments

Resilient pricing corrections, where’s the sweet spot to justify yields? 

  • Pricing Corrections - Resilient sailing with price adjustments?
  • Cap-Rates Changes - Where's the right spot to justify yields?
  • Core - Continued investment activity and performance, how to sell Italy's picture?
  • Managing Risks - Is Italy comparatively well positioned in the "not so easy" real estate game?
Domenico Giusti
Domenico Giusti
SMD, Head of Investments and Business Development
Castello
Gennaro Vairo
Gennaro Vairo
Head of Business Development
DeA Capital
Giovanna Della Posta
Giovanna Della Posta
CEO
INVIMIT
Domenico Giusti
Domenico Giusti
SMD, Head of Investments and Business DevelopmentCastello
Italy
For over 16 years in the real estate finance sector He has managed more than €6 billion in transactions in the sector since the beginning of his career Previously: Fosun Property Holdings (Executive Director, Asset Management), Arax Properties Ltd (Partner, Head of Italy), Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners (Director, Asset Management), RREEF Opportunities Management (Associate), Gallo & CSpA (Associate)
Gennaro Vairo
Gennaro Vairo
Head of Business DevelopmentDeA Capital
Italy
Giovanna Della Posta
Giovanna Della Posta
CEOINVIMIT
Italy
With a solid experience in the TLC and Energy sectors, Giovanna Della Posta has led for the past ten years insurance and Real Estate turnaround projects, supporting companies in rethinking their business model. She graduated in Economics, then earned a master’s degree in Economics and Finance and ultimately achieved a General Management program at Harvard Business School (2016). She won the Marisa Bellisario Prize (2012), within the Young Talents category, granted to women who distinguish themselves in management and economy. In 2019 Finance Community selected her among the 50 most influential people in Italian finance. Since January 2019 she is Invimit SGR’s CEO, a company 100% owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
13th September, 09:00-10:00
Chris Watling
Chris Watling
CEO, Chief Market Strategist & Founder
Longview Economics
Chris Watling
Chris Watling
CEO, Chief Market Strategist & FounderLongview Economics
United Kingdom
Chris Watling is the CEO and Chief Market Strategist at Longview Economics, which he founded in 2003. Chris has been obsessed with markets and generating intelligent investment advice since beginning his career at Cazenove in 1994. Prior to that, he trained at KPMG in London. Outside the office Chris reads financial market (and other) history. He regularly chairs & speaks at global investment conferences, is often quoted in the financial press, and appears frequently on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg & other media outlets.
https://www.longvieweconomics.com/
United Kingdom
Longview is a pioneering independent financial markets research house. We deliver rigorous market analysis, simplify complex macro trends and deliver lucid trading and investment advice. Our global clients are embraced as partners. Longview’s market analysis and research has consistently added alpha over the last 10 years and we are proud of our track record.

On the road to a recession?

The next 18 months’ investment playbook 

Chris Watling is the CEO and Chief Market Strategist at Longview Economics, which he founded in 2003. Chris has been obsessed with markets and generating intelligent investment advice since beginning his career at Cazenove in 1994. Prior to that, he trained at KPMG in London. Outside the office Chris reads financial market (and other) history.

13th September, 11:00-12:00

Senior Debt Financing

Borrower or lender problem?

Co-chairs
Hans VrensenAEW Europe Moderator
Assem El AlamiBerlin Hyp
Burkhard SchlickenriederLenwood Capital
Frank Steffenpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Michael ShieldsING Real Estate
Robert WeinbergEastdil Secured
Sameer DalamalCale Street Partners

Opportunistic & Value Add

More compelling with weakening credit or harder to trump?

Co-chairs
Tarek GermanosSFO Capital Partners Moderator
Anuj MittalAngelo Gordon
Ben BianchiOaktree Capital Management
Blake LovelessLaSalle Investment Management
Edward JonesApollo Global Management
James PiperTPG

Cycle d’investissement

Exception française ou pareil partout ?

Co-chairs
Cédric DujardinBlackRock Moderator
Guillaume TurcasFaro Capital Partners
Jérémy ConvertAEW
Stephan Von BarczyJLL
Xavier DenisAG Real Estate

Portfolio Innovation

Investor’s scale up dream or messy data capture nightmare?

Co-chairs
Valentina ShegoyanSecond Century Ventures Moderator
Emmanuel VerhooselFluxus Ventures LLP
James KirimyDOORFEED
James McEvoyGFORM
Naqash TahirPGIM Real Estate

Hotel Deals 

Recovery boom, but is bid and ask spread in sync?

Co-chairs
David PralongMaya Capital Moderator
Cristina García-PeriGrupo Azora
Ibon NaberanAll Iron Group
Jacopo BurgioTPG Angelo Gordon
Jan HazeltonKerzner International
Limin LouThe Ascott Limited
Matthias GradischnigAlchemy Partners

Logistics & Light Industrial

Demand not matching product supply?

Co-chairs
Wulf MeinelStoneVest AG Moderator
Cédric VallinHemisphere
Cen ShenJD Property
Christopher GarbeGARBE Group
Fabrizio LauroPanattoni
Oliver KemperVerdion GmbH
Raimund PaetzmannVoice of the Occupier
Victor MassiasValor Real Estate Partners
Vojkan BrankovicApeiron Capital Limited

Co-Living

Liquidity strong or exits too unpredictable?

Co-chairs
Jill Xiaozhou JuTrue North Management Moderator
Axelle BailletJoivy
Jermaine Brownere:shape
José Antonio de Pedro CuadradoFluxus Ventures LLP

Germany

End of boom, where are the best bets to hedge inflation?

Co-chairs
Carlo SoraviaSoravia Group Moderator
Alex GebauerPalm Capital
Anni HönickeGII Asset Management & Advisory GmbH
Christian ZillyWaterway Investments
Karsten KohlmannARCTURUS Capital Management GmbH
Kean HirdCatalyst Capital
Michael WindofferHamburg Commercial Bank
Sven VollenbruchSlate Asset Management
Thomas WiegandCerberus
Xavier ScheibliGSA

Senior Debt Financing

Borrower or lender problem?

  • Debt - Best to bridge the gap between risk assessment and pricing?
  • Interest Rates - Is senior debt still the hero for yield seekers or are there new contenders on the horizon?
  • Debt Funding Gap - Can lenders come to the rescue when equity investors fall short?
  • Europe vs. USA - In the race for NPL pools, which market holds the key?
  • Unlocking Value - Investors' capital commitments and the fight against loan enforcement at maturity?
Moderator
Hans Vrensen
Hans Vrensen
European Head of Research and Strategy
AEW Europe
Assem El Alami
Assem El Alami
Head of International Real Estate Finance
Berlin Hyp
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
Managing Partner
Lenwood Capital
Frank Steffen
Frank Steffen
Managing Director, Head of Underwriting International
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Michael Shields
Michael Shields
EMEA Head of Real Estate
ING Real Estate
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing Director
Eastdil Secured
Sameer Dalamal
Sameer Dalamal
Partner
Cale Street Partners
Hans Vrensen
Hans Vrensen
European Head of Research and StrategyAEW Europe
United Kingdom
Hans Vrensen, CRE, CFA, Drs Econ & MRE, is an AEW managing director heading the European Research & Strategy team. He is a seasoned analyst in the international commercial real estate and capital markets with over 25 years of experience. He is a voting member of AEW’s European investment committee and has introduced new innovative big data methodologies and alternative data sources. Prior to AEW, Hans was global head of research at DTZ (now C&W) from 2009 to 2015. Other roles included Barclay’s head of European securitization research and senior credit officer at Moody’s. Before moving to the UK, Hans also worked at LIM and C&L (now PwC) in the US.
Assem El Alami
Assem El Alami
Head of International Real Estate FinanceBerlin Hyp
Germany
Assem El Alami is the Head of the International Real Estate Finance Sales Division of Berlin Hyp AG. As such he supervises four sales teams: Origination International Investors based in Berlin, as well as the offices in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw. Berlin Hyp's loan book accounts for approximately 26 bn EUR. Being a law graduate, Assem has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate sector of which he has spent 10 years in France. He joined Berlin Hyp in 2010. *** Berlin Hyp is a wholly owned subsidiary of LBBW and specialises in large-volume real estate financing for professional investors and housing companies. It also provides German savings banks with a comprehensive range of products and services.
Burkhard Schlickenrieder
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.
Frank Steffen
Frank Steffen
Managing Director, Head of Underwriting Internationalpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Germany
Frank Steffen has been working within the property financing sector since the mid-1990s. In his role as Managing Director International Clients, Germany he is responsible for originating and structuring commercial real estate transactions for international customers of pbb. His previous roles also include the responsibility of the Russian business, underwriting of European real estate transactions and Restructuring of critical facilities with a focus on UK, CEE & Asia.
Michael Shields
Michael Shields
EMEA Head of Real EstateING Real Estate
United Kingdom
Michael Shields joined ING in May 2004 and has 25 years experience in real estate lending, asset management & restructuring. Based in London, he is currently responsible for ING REF’s EMEA lending platform – lending assets totalling over €18bn. He is also international head for Real Estate, looking after clients with a global real estate reach. Prior to his current role, he led ING REF’s highly successful U.S. lending platform which he helped grow from $200m to over $7.5bn at its peak in 2008. Before ING, Michael was an originator in BHF Capital’s U.S real estate lending team and was one of the original members of Helaba’s CRE finance team in the U.S. Michael started his banking career in Chemical Bank’s real estate group in Manhattan.
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing DirectorEastdil Secured
United Kingdom
Sameer Dalamal
Sameer Dalamal
PartnerCale Street Partners
United Kingdom
Sameer Dalamal is a partner at Cale Street Partners, a real estate investment and finance firm focused on the United Kingdom, Western Europe and North America. Since its inception in 2014, Cale Street has raised €7.6bn from a single sovereign wealth investor and has provided innovative structured debt and/or equity capital solutions to investors, operators and developers in ten countries across nearly every major real estate asset classes and in multiple currencies. Before joining Cale Street, Sameer spent 10 years at Och Ziff in London, where he was most recently the head of European commercial real estate credit. Prior to that Sameer was at Deutsche Bank in the European commercial real estate group for 6 years.

Opportunistic & Value Add

More compelling with weakening credit or harder to trump?

  • Market volatility - Impacts on transaction volumes fueling investor caution?
  • Dealflow - When will the momentum bounce back in the current market standstill?
  • Private or public valuations - How are public market dislocations impacting private markets?
  • Fundraising - Will value-added funds undergo a shake-up as LPs are faced with issues?
  • Commercial RE - Is the US sounding the alarm bell for Europe's RE sector?
  • Trends - Unleashing the role of demographics in amplifying asset resilience?
Moderator
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Chief Investment Officer
SFO Capital Partners
Anuj Mittal
Anuj Mittal
Head of Europe Real Estate
Angelo Gordon
Ben Bianchi
Ben Bianchi
Head of Europe, MD
Oaktree Capital Management
Blake Loveless
Blake Loveless
Head of Value-Add Investments
LaSalle Investment Management
Edward Jones
Edward Jones
Partner, Real Assets
Apollo Global Management
James Piper
James Piper
Partner
TPG
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Chief Investment OfficerSFO Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Anuj Mittal
Anuj Mittal
Head of Europe Real EstateAngelo Gordon
Netherlands
Anuj oversees European real estate investments for Angelo, Gordon. Anuj was with AG in its NY office and moved to Europe in 2006. Prior to AG, Anuj worked in the Real Estate group at Morgan Stanley and was based in New York.
Ben Bianchi
Ben Bianchi
Head of Europe, MDOaktree Capital Management
USA
Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Mr. Bianchi is a managing director and Head of Europe for Oaktree’s Real Estate group. Mr. Bianchi joined Oaktree in 2014 and has been involved in the investment and management of its real estate funds in the United States and Europe throughout his time at the firm. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Bianchi worked for Deutsche Bank AG where he held senior positions in the firm’s London, Hong Kong and New York-based real estate divisions. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bianchi was employed by Moore Capital's MSVP Japan where he served as a senior vice president. He began his career as an associate in Goldman Sachs's Archon Group in the U.S. and Asia.
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.
Edward Jones
Edward Jones
Partner, Real AssetsApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Mr. Jones is a Partner in Apollo’s European Principal Finance group and is responsible for leading the sourcing and execution of special situations real estate investments, including equity, credit and hybrid opportunities. Prior to joining Apollo in 2010, Mr. Jones was a member of the Real Estate Private Equity team at Citigroup, where he focussed on European Opportunistic and Core Plus real estate. Mr. Jones started his career at Curzon Global Partners / AEW Europe. Mr. Jones currently serves on the boards of Miller Homes, Apollo Credit Management International, Lapithus Management and sits on the Apollo European Core Plus Investment Committee. Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA (1st Class) in Land Economy.
James Piper
James Piper
PartnerTPG
United Kingdom
Mr. Piper is a Partner based in London and a member of TPG Real Estate’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining TPG, he was a Partner in the Real Estate Group at Ares Management, where he spent 12 years, before which he was a member of the European Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse. He received a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with First Class Honours. He is also a trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Trinity Hospice, a charity providing care and support for those with life-limiting conditions in London.

Cycle d’investissement

Exception française ou pareil partout ?

  • Demande - Y a-t-il des classes d’actifs qui marchent bien en France malgré le scénario d’incertitude ?  
  • Stratégie - Quelles opportunités pour naviguer dans un contexte de volatilité ? Investir dans les actifs traditionnels ou parier sur les alternatives ?
  • Diversification - Pour contrecarrer la hausse des prix, favoriser l’allocation du capital vers d'autres régions est-il une solution ?
  • Rendements limités - Les classes d'actifs les plus recherchées sont-elles toujours compétitives en France vis-a-vis des autres grands marchés européens ?
Moderator
Cédric Dujardin
Cédric Dujardin
Head of France, Italy & Belgium
BlackRock
Guillaume Turcas
Guillaume Turcas
Managing Partner
Faro Capital Partners
Jérémy Convert
Jérémy Convert
MD - Head of Investments
AEW
Stephan Von Barczy
Stephan Von Barczy
Directeur du Département Investissement, Head of French Capital Markets Group
JLL
Xavier Denis
Xavier Denis
President
AG Real Estate
Cédric Dujardin
Cédric Dujardin
Head of France, Italy & BelgiumBlackRock
France
Cédric Dujardin est nommé depuis Septembre 2019 Managing Director dans l’équipe Investissement Immobilier de BlackRock. Basé à Paris, il sera en charge de la gestion des fonds immobiliers de BlackRock en France, Italie et Belgique, sous la responsabilité de Justin Brown, Head of Real Estate Europe. Cédric Dujardin dispose de près de 20 ans d’expérience dans l’immobilier et la gestion de fonds, avec une expertise liée à l’impact environnemental et sociétal des actifs immobiliers. Avant de rejoindre BlackRock, il était Directeur des opérations immobilières pour la France, la Belgique et le Luxembourg chez DWS. Il avait précédemment été Directeur Investissements Europe chez Ivanhoé Cambridge et occupé différentes fonctions chez Gécina.
Guillaume Turcas
Guillaume Turcas
Managing PartnerFaro Capital Partners
France
Guillaume has an 18-year experience in the real estate industry and is Managing Partner at FARO CAPITAL PARTNERS, a boutique real estate investment and asset management company. He held senior positions at AEW and CBRE Global Investors from 2006 to 2017. Fellow member of the RICS, Guillaume holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from ESTP School and a Master’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate from Paris Dauphine University – where he is also a teacher.
Jérémy Convert
Jérémy Convert
MD - Head of InvestmentsAEW
France
Jeremy, who has been with AEW since 2013 as an Executive Director in the Investment team, will lead the investment team in Paris with responsibility for all investments in France on behalf of AEW’s European funds and separate account clients. Thierry Locatelli has also been appointed Deputy Head of the investment team in Paris to support Jeremy.
Stephan Von Barczy
Stephan Von Barczy
Directeur du Département Investissement, Head of French Capital Markets GroupJLL
France
Xavier Denis
Xavier Denis
PresidentAG Real Estate
Belgium
Xavier is a member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors at AG Real Estate, a Brussels based real estate investor and developer with an international and diversified portfolio under management in excess of €6bn. As Chief Development Officer, he is responsible for all development projects of the group representing a 1.000.000 m² pipeline. Xavier is also Chairman of AG Real Estate France. Prior to his current positions, Xavier was Chief Operating Officer and Board Member at Cofinimmo. Xavier graduated from UCL as Civil Engineer Architect, received an MBA from INSEAD and attended different executive programmes at the Harvard Business School. Xavier is Past Chair of the Urban Land Institute for Belgium & Luxembourg.

Portfolio Innovation

Investor’s scale up dream or messy data capture nightmare?

  • Surfacing, Nurturing, & Scaling - Do capital markets and end investors buy into innovation strategies for valuable portfolios? 
  • Space - How can digital transformation enhance the value of spaces and portfolios?
  • Measuring Innovation for Boardroom Results Data & Value Capture - Is value scalable? Who should drive this - owners, investors, or developers? 
  • Complexity & Industry Challenges - Any threats on the horizon to stop innovation in its tracks?
Moderator
Valentina Shegoyan
Valentina Shegoyan
Founding Partner of OPREIM
Second Century Ventures
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing Partner
Fluxus Ventures LLP
James Kirimy
James Kirimy
Founder & CEO
DOORFEED
James McEvoy
James McEvoy
CEO
GFORM
Naqash Tahir
Naqash Tahir
Executive Director - Global CIO Office
PGIM Real Estate
Valentina Shegoyan
Valentina Shegoyan
Founding Partner of OPREIMSecond Century Ventures
United Kingdom
Founding Partner of OPREIM, the investment management business launched to co-invest alongside select real estate operators in assets that are in need of repurposing. Before launching this business Valentina spent 20 years in real estate private equity, investment banking and venture capital working in the past for businesses such as Stonehage Fleming, MGPA, UBS Investment Bank, and Second Century Ventures Valentina holds a full time MBA degree from INSEAD (2010) and a Master's degree in Mathematical Methods for Economics from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (2007).
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing PartnerFluxus Ventures LLP
France
Emmanuel Verhoosel is Managing Partner at the venture capital firm Fluxus Ventures. Fluxus Ventures invests in PropTech companies and incubates innovative platforms linked to digitalisation, sustainability and new ways of living and working. He is also CEO of Square Sense, a data analytics platform. Emmanuel has 30 years of experience in real estate, investment banking and venture capital in London, New York, Paris and Brussels. He has been advising and financing leading property companies with JPMorgan, ING and Natixis. Education: Master in Finance from the London Business School, Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and law and political science degrees from the Université Catholique de Louvain.
James Kirimy
James Kirimy
Founder & CEODOORFEED
France
James McEvoy
James McEvoy
CEOGFORM
Germany
An enthusiastic property professional with extensive acquisitions, asset management, property management, sales and leasing, planning and development, finance and investment experience in residential and commercial markets. I have gained exceptional experience and knowledge in both the commercial and residential real estate markets throughout my years as a property professional.
Naqash Tahir
Naqash Tahir
Executive Director - Global CIO OfficePGIM Real Estate
United Kingdom

Hotel Deals 

Recovery boom, but is bid and ask spread in sync?

  • Hotel Transaction Strategies Amongst European Investment Volatility - Develop, rebrand, wait, or buy?
  • Strong Operational Performance - A signal to bet on hotels or business as usual?
  • Price Sensitivity - Did prices for mid-market hotels correct enough or more to come? 
  • Valuations - How to narrow the gap between buyers' and sellers’ expectations? 
  • ESG - Essential factor in Capex? 
Moderator
David Pralong
David Pralong
Managing Partner
Maya Capital
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
Grupo Azora
Ibon Naberan
Ibon Naberan
General Manager & CFO
All Iron Group
Jacopo Burgio
Jacopo Burgio
Managing Director
TPG Angelo Gordon
Jan Hazelton
Jan Hazelton
VP - Global Business & RE Development
Kerzner International
Limin Lou
Limin Lou
Director of Investment and Asset Management
The Ascott Limited
Matthias Gradischnig
Matthias Gradischnig
Director
Alchemy Partners
David Pralong
David Pralong
Managing PartnerMaya Capital
United Kingdom
Has over 12 years of real estate investment experience. David was previously Head of the Real Estate practice at Helios Capital, a London-based family office, and, prior to that, a senior member of the investment team at Moor Park Capital Partners. He has an extensive track record in real estate, having been involved in £2bn+ real estate transactions since the start of his career, both in equity and debt positions. David holds an MA from HEC Lausanne, HEC Paris and La Sorbonne University. He speaks French and English and is a Swiss and French citizen.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate DevelopmentGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Senior Partner and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development 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). Cristina is Board Member at Bankinter, a Spanish IBEX 35 banking institution, where she Chairs the Nominations and Sustainability Committee.
Ibon Naberan
Ibon Naberan
General Manager & CFOAll Iron Group
Spain
Jacopo Burgio
Jacopo Burgio
Managing DirectorTPG Angelo Gordon
United Kingdom
Jacopo Burgio is based in London and joined TPG Angelo Gordon in 2016. He oversees real estate investment opportunities in France and Spain and works on hospitality investments across Europe. Prior to joining TPG Angelo Gordon, Jacopo worked for Blackstone Group’s London real estate team and began his career at Jefferies in its Investment banking division. Jacopo holds a Bachelor of International Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and he is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and English.
Jan Hazelton
Jan Hazelton
VP - Global Business & RE DevelopmentKerzner International
United Kingdom
Ms. Hazelton joined Kerzner International in 2017 and is responsible for the growth of the Atlantis and One & Only brands in Europe and the Americas. As a seasoned hotel investment and development executive, her experience includes all aspects of hotel investment including banking, asset management, finance, development, feasibility and investment analysis. She currently has a desire to influence new and existing hotel projects with best ESG practices.
Limin Lou
Limin Lou
Director of Investment and Asset ManagementThe Ascott Limited
France
Experienced Real Estate Investment and Asset Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality real estate Industry. Skilled in real estate investment and Asset repositioning & disposal
Matthias Gradischnig
Matthias Gradischnig
DirectorAlchemy Partners
United Kingdom
Investing in corporate and real estate backed special situations and private equity opportunities across Europe

Logistics & Light Industrial

Demand not matching product supply?

  • Capital - Will increased M&A activity steer the market, overcoming asset pricing challenges?
  • Rental Growth - Will it prevail or will costs and corporate debt impact stifle growth ahead?
  • Inflation - Will construction costs normalize as demand decreases and inflation is tamed?
  • ESG - How can Logistics assets leverage to ensure value?
  • Land supply - How can brownfield redevelopment unleash potential in the face of scarcity?
Moderator
Wulf Meinel
Wulf Meinel
Founding Partner
StoneVest AG
Cédric Vallin
Cédric Vallin
CEO
Hemisphere
Cen Shen
Cen Shen
Head of Europe
JD Property
Christopher Garbe
Christopher Garbe
Managing Partner
GARBE Group
Fabrizio Lauro
Fabrizio Lauro
Head of Capital Markets
Panattoni
Oliver Kemper
Oliver Kemper
Investment Director
Verdion GmbH
Raimund Paetzmann
Raimund Paetzmann
Advisor, "The Voice of the Occupier" MD Logivalue GmbH Expert in setting up Ecommerce Networks
Voice of the Occupier
Victor Massias
Victor Massias
Partner - Head of Developments
Valor Real Estate Partners
Vojkan Brankovic
Vojkan Brankovic
CEO & Founder
Apeiron Capital Limited
Wulf Meinel
Wulf Meinel
Founding PartnerStoneVest AG
Switzerland
Dr. Wulf Meinel (German nationality) has over 25 years of real estate experience as an investment manager, banker and real estate lawyer. He heads up Frasers Property Europe (FPE). FPE was formed through a merger between Geneba Properties, which Frasers acquired in July 2017, follow-on investments into grade A logistical properties and the acquisition of Alpha Industrial, a German development company, in July 2018. FPE focuses on modern logistical assets and mission critical light industrial properties in Europe, mainly in Germany and The Netherlands. The Assets under Management exceed € 2 billion.
Cen Shen
Cen Shen
Head of EuropeJD Property
United Kingdom
Christopher Garbe
Christopher Garbe
Managing PartnerGARBE Group
Germany
Christopher Garbe has a BA in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Hamburg and an MBA in International Management and Marketing gained in Sydney. He worked for the Australian shopping centre developer Westfield as a management executive for several years, before joining Garbe UK in 2006. Christopher Garbe has been a director of the London business since March 2006 and a Managing Director since March 2007. In 2006, he joined the Board of Directors of Garbe Holding AG & Co. KG, where he is responsible for developing the Group’s transactions in the UK and since 2009 also for the Group’s other foreign business. Recently, he has taken on a joint responsibility for the business area Corporate Finance.
Fabrizio Lauro
Fabrizio Lauro
Head of Capital MarketsPanattoni
Italy
Fabrizio began his career in 1998 with General Electric, where he held various leadership positions in Europe in the Finance/BD functions until 2006. He subsequently worked for 14 years in the investment management sector, first as Head of Europe Asset Management at D.B. Zwirn & Co., then as CFO/COO of Spazio Investment NV, subsequently as CEO of Arkos Capital SA, a Swiss hedge fund manager and finally as Head of BD & Fund Raising at InvestiRE SGR, a leading Italian RE asset manager. In 2021 he joined Duff & Phelps as Managing Director of its capital markets business. Since 2023 Fabrizio joined Panattoni as Head of Capital Markets. He holds a MSc degree in Economics from the University of Genoa, where he graduated cum laude in 1996.
Oliver Kemper
Oliver Kemper
Investment DirectorVerdion GmbH
Germany
Raimund Paetzmann
Raimund Paetzmann
Advisor, "The Voice of the Occupier" MD Logivalue GmbH Expert in setting up Ecommerce NetworksVoice of the Occupier
Germany
Raimund is a Corporate Real Estate professional with 25 years experience in all sectors of Real Estate. Starting his career 1991 he has worked for a “medium sized enterprise” with a portfolio across all asset classes, he has worked 3 years for Union Investment and continued with 14 years’ tenure at Amazon Europe. Here he has been part of an amazing success story witnessing a growth from 600 million USD net sales to around 130 billion USD in 2016, building the most advances ecommerce logistic network for Europe. In September 2017, he has started as Vice President Corporate Real Estate for the number one European ecommerce Fashion platform Zalando SE in Berlin. Since June 2018 he is also Vice Chairman of the Committee on Logistics Properties
Victor Massias
Victor Massias
Partner - Head of DevelopmentsValor Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Vojkan Brankovic
Vojkan Brankovic
CEO & FounderApeiron Capital Limited
United Kingdom
Vojkan Brankovic is the Founder and CEO of Apeiron; he oversees investment strategies and transactional management, product and business development and investor relations with an extensive international network of institutional investors. Vojkan has more than 25 years of global investment management experience, combining strategic senior real estate executive roles with extensive experience and a clear understanding of real estate fundamentals such as acquisition, financing, development, fund management and senior institutional investor management. Vojkan is a member of the British Property Federation Committee, IPF and ULI.

Co-Living

Liquidity strong or exits too unpredictable?

  • Deals - Best in class for BTR or operational and management costs causing concern?
  • Debt & Liquidity - Financing flight to quality; which locations will be in trouble?
  • Leasing Models - Space, amenities, location, flexible or long-term contracts to ensure profitability?
  • Operational Scale-up - Data-driven demographics to drive tenant’s experience or still a long way off? 
  • ESG - Community to retain tenants, sustainability to reduce costs, and governance bringing us back to square one?


Moderator
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Founder / CEO
True North Management
Axelle Baillet
Axelle Baillet
Joivy
Jermaine Browne
Jermaine Browne
Founding Partner
re:shape
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
Partner
Fluxus Ventures LLP
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Founder / CEOTrue North Management
United Kingdom
Jill is currently building True North Management, a next-gen real estate platform creating a better way of living for today, tomorrow and the day after. Prior to that, Jill was the Chief Investment Officer at The Collective and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Prior to The Collective, she worked as Investment Director for Greystar Europe, where she sourced and managed a £1bn + student housing portfolio, and also in charge of the company’s Asia growth strategy and investor relationships. Jill received her Bachelor of Economics from Peking University, China and MBA from Harvard Business School, United States.
Jermaine Browne
Jermaine Browne
Founding Partnerre:shape
United Kingdom
Jermaine is a co-founder of the Re:shape Living Group, an alternative living sector developer and operator in the UK. Jermaine is responsible for Joint Ventures, planning and development activities, product design and execution, and ESG. Jermaine has worked in Real Estate for over 15 years and is recognised as one of the UK’s leading alternative living experts, having co-designed and secured planning permission for 10 co-living buildings, PBSA and hotels worth in excess of £800 million GDV across London and Dublin since 2018. Jermaine is also the founder and chair of the Second Generation Shared Living Consortium (SGSLC), an industry body which exists to progress shared living policy across the UK.
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
José Antonio de Pedro Cuadrado
PartnerFluxus Ventures LLP
Spain
Jose is Partner at Fluxus Ventures since April 2020. Prior to that, he co-founded Fluxus Ventures, Commuty Asset Management in 2016 focused on developing and managing value-added funds. With more than €200M of AUM of track record, he has focused his career on innovative usages such as coliving and coworking. Developing the first coliving assets in Spain in 2018, operated by Urban Campus. Currently, he, along with the Fluxus team, focuses on launching new funds to invest in coliving and managing residential with a strong focus on ESG & digital transformation. He holds an MsC in Industrial Engineering degree with a major in Structural Engineering - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. And B. Architecture - École Nationale d’Architecure Paris.

Germany

End of boom, where are the best bets to hedge inflation?

  • Investment Strategies - Is now the time for opportunistic real estate investors to strike?
  • Inbound vs Outbound Capital - Assets in Danger - If house prices fall, what risk ripples can we expect?
  • Pricing Challenges - Fluctuating interest rates amplifying uncertainty?
  • Finance - Bankers still playing or facing new challenges?
  • Debt: Time for Germany's RE mezzanine market to shine?
Moderator
Carlo Soravia
Carlo Soravia
Head of Investment
Soravia Group
Alex Gebauer
Alex Gebauer
Senior Partner
Palm Capital
Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Managing Director
GII Asset Management & Advisory GmbH
Christian Zilly
Christian Zilly
Managing Partner
Waterway Investments
Karsten Kohlmann
Karsten Kohlmann
Managing Partner
ARCTURUS Capital Management GmbH
Kean Hird
Kean Hird
Partner
Catalyst Capital
Michael Windoffer
Michael Windoffer
Director
Hamburg Commercial Bank
Sven Vollenbruch
Sven Vollenbruch
Managing Director
Slate Asset Management
Thomas Wiegand
Thomas Wiegand
Managing Director
Cerberus
Xavier Scheibli
Xavier Scheibli
Portfolio Director
GSA
Carlo Soravia
Carlo Soravia
Head of InvestmentSoravia Group
Austria
Alex Gebauer
Alex Gebauer
Senior PartnerPalm Capital
United Kingdom
Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Managing DirectorGII Asset Management & Advisory GmbH
Germany
Anni made her way into the Real Estate Industry as a Banker. During the 1990's until 2007 she held various senior positions at Eurohypo in International Real Estate Lending. Between 2007 and 2019 she was Global Head of Real Estate Lending at DekaBank. Since then Anni is working on her own advising and consulting RE Investment Companies and PropTechs. For Companies undergoing a change process or for Start-Ups she acts as challenger and coach. Anni's priority is her Senior Advisor Role for Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an UAE-based financial services Company regulated by ESCA.
Christian Zilly
Christian Zilly
Managing PartnerWaterway Investments
Germany
Christian is a founding partner of Waterway Investments, manages the Frankfurt office and is responsible for all aspects of the transaction process on behalf of Waterway’s international client base. Prior to co-founding Waterway, Christian has worked for various American opportunity funds as well as German open-ended fund vehicles. He received a Master ´s in Economics from Freie Universität Berlin/Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and a Master´s in Real Estate Economics from European Business School (ebs), Germany. Christian is fluent in German, English, French and Portuguese.
Karsten Kohlmann
Karsten Kohlmann
Managing PartnerARCTURUS Capital Management GmbH
Germany
Karsten is a Managing Partner of Arcturus Capital Management. He has lived almost half his life abroad, while covering the German speaking property market with his own transaction advisory business and as investment manager for various international opportunity and private equity funds before working with Arcturus. Karsten has a Diplom-Kaufmann from European Business School (ebs), Oestrich-Winkel and an MBA from Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh. Karsten speaks German, English and French.
Kean Hird
Kean Hird
PartnerCatalyst Capital
Germany
Kean Hird oversees Catalyst Capital's activities in Germany and Poland along with fund raising and investor relations. Catalyst Capital purchases, develops and manages a significant portfolio of retail, office and industrial assets in Europe. Since its inception, Catalyst Capital has invested more than €7 billion in 60 real estate transactions in nine countries and has approximately €1.7 billion of assets under management. Kean began his career at Townsend Thoresen Properties and then subsequently spent 13 years with Imry Group Plc, before becoming MD and principle shareholder of Frame Investments.
Michael Windoffer
Michael Windoffer
DirectorHamburg Commercial Bank
Germany
As Director at Hamburg Commercial Bank Michael Windoffer is responsible for the Bank's real estate cross border business with a focus on international investors active in Germany. The bank provides financing for existing properties and portfolios as well as for residential and commercial developments. Michael Windoffer has more than 20 years of experience in banking and international real estate finance, both on the origination and the credit side. He studied Economics in Hamburg and Cardiff.
Sven Vollenbruch
Sven Vollenbruch
Managing DirectorSlate Asset Management
Germany
Sven joined Slate in 2018 and is currently responsible for the origination and execution of Slate’s European investments as well as the asset management of Slate’s European Portfolio.
Thomas Wiegand
Thomas Wiegand
Managing DirectorCerberus
Germany
Thomas Wiegand is Managing Director of Cerberus Deutschland Beteiligungsberatung GmbH. He is responsible for real estate assets, NPL portfolios and property company investments in Germany, BeNeLux and the Nordics. Thomas was a member of the supervisory board for GSW Immobilien, a Cerberus investment that completed its IPO in 2011. Prior to joining Cerberus in 2005, Mr. Wiegand was a Director in the Institutional Restructuring Unit of Dresdner Bank, where he was responsible for the sale of non-core assets and loan portfolios of Dresdner Bank. Before that Thomas has held various positions in Private Equity and Structured Finance at Dresdner Kleinwort with a focus on restructuring cases.
Xavier Scheibli
Xavier Scheibli
Portfolio DirectorGSA
United Kingdom
Since 2018, Xavier Scheibli is Portfolio Director at GSA, based out of Frankfurt. He has more than 17 years of experience in multiple RE sectors, both on the equity & debt sides. In his current role, he’s responsible for managing portfolios of PBSA assets in Germany & UK, maintaining a close relationship with all players in the capital stack. Prior to GSA, Xavier was a Director at LNR/Hatfield Philips, leading NPL underwriting activities in Continental Europe & the firm’s co-investment opportunities. Before joining LNR in 2013, Xavier served as VP at Hudson Advisors & held posts in the RE division of UBS Wealth Mgt, where he was involved in fund structuring, acquisitions & distributions to high net worth individuals & inst. investors.
13th September, 13:30-14:30

BTR

Best tactics to unlock finance and unblock supply?

Co-chairs
Stan KubacekHeimstaden Moderator
Gemma KendallJLL
Giovanni Maria BenucciFabrica Immobiliare SGR
Jaime MoranMedan
Nadav ZoharLRC Group
Saïd HejalKronos Real Estate Group
Troy JavaherLincoln Property Company

Lending Risks

ESG, Interest Rates & CRE oh my!

Co-chairs
Hal ShawKSL Capital Partners Moderator
Guillaume GruchetBank of America Merrill Lynch
Kristina FosterSchroders Investment Management
Lorcain EganStarwood Capital Group
Matthias AksoyRBC - Real Estate Capital Partners
Philippe DeloffreICG Real Estate

Bureaux

Entre flexibilité et diversification du portefeuille, quelles solutions pour gérer cette classe d'actif ?

Co-chairs
Maria FerenchakConstructa Asset Management Moderator
Alain de La BellièreDTZ Investors REIM
Birgit Fratzke-WeissEDF
Fabrice LombardoSwiss Life Asset Managers
Jacques PerpereAssociation des Directeurs Immobiliers

Debt Funds & Alternatives

A little too good?

Co-chairs
Ben EppleyApollo Global Management Moderator
Ali ImraanKKR
Axel BrinkmannRBC Capital Markets
Cyril HoyauxAEW
Fabien KnyfDeutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
Guillaume SouleGWM Group
Jaime CanoAlantra
Jan JanssenGoldman Sachs Asset Management
Nicolas DarsaO2 Capital
Stefano TomaselliBlackstone

Challenge UK!

Can we win the biggest repricing game of our generation?

Co-chairs
Natalie BreenApex Group Moderator
Anthony IannazzoVarde Partners
Ashil SodhaTristan Capital Partners
Elle XuLendlease
Laura DenengaPGIM Real Estate

Student Housing

Overdone? 

Co-chairs
Robin MoorcroftGSA Group Moderator
Christopher HollowayYugo - Europe
Davide RavalliJoivy
Domenico GiustiCastello
Harald Hüblgreenturtle gmbh
Maria TerziniTPG
Peter NoackZeitgeist Asset Management

Taxonomy Now! Risk Analysis

Robust asset assessment, or vulnerabilities?

Co-chairs
Heinz Joachim KummerCMS Moderator
Alexander PiurING Wholesale Banking
Alexandre CrépaultClimate X
Emmanuel BlanchetDeepki
Paul SutcliffeEvora Global
Renate StraumeVARIG
Vera EconomouRaiffeisen Bank International AG

Portugal Capital Gains

Only about ticket size for inbound investors or deals best kept as local hidden gems?

Co-chairs
Luís Mota DuarteSonae Sierra Moderator
Claude KandiyotiKrest Real Estate
Garth MartinEQTY CAPITAL
Jared HartMaya Capital
José ParaísoKalam
Katja PazelskayaBlue Tagus
Nicolas GoffinBesix Red
Pedro CoelhoSquare Asset Management
Volkert ReigGNB Real Estate

BTR

Best tactics to unlock finance and unblock supply?

  • GP’s - LP’s Partnerships- Capitalising on opportunistic yields investment and development profiles opportunistically across a wide range of assets?
  • Forward Funding- Partnerships to ensure new developments or standalone to increase profitability?
  • Construction Cost Challenges - Are we compromising on short-term yields to guarantee project development on ‘wait and see’?
  • Asset Classes - What are the winners, losers, and what is on the watch list?
  • Sustainability Strategies - What are the strategies for current assets, ongoing deals, and pipeline opportunities?


Moderator
Stan Kubacek
Stan Kubacek
Senior Managing Director
Heimstaden
Gemma Kendall
Gemma Kendall
Head of Multifamily Investment, International Capital Markets EMEA
JLL
Giovanni Maria Benucci
Giovanni Maria Benucci
Fabrica Immobiliare SGR
Jaime Moran
Jaime Moran
Managing Director
Medan
Nadav Zohar
Nadav Zohar
Chairman
LRC Group
Saïd Hejal
Saïd Hejal
CEO & Founding Partner
Kronos Real Estate Group
Troy Javaher
Troy Javaher
Head of Europe/UK
Lincoln Property Company
Stan Kubacek
Stan Kubacek
Senior Managing DirectorHeimstaden
Czech Republic
Sourcing and execution of residential investments for Heimstaden in Germany, Central Europe, France and Finland. Formerly responsible for residential investments in Europe at Round Hill Capital. Prior to this, he was an investment banker in the Goldman Sachs’ European real estate team in London. Stan holds a master’s degree in Finance and Business Strategy from Sciences Po University in Paris.
Gemma Kendall
Gemma Kendall
Head of Multifamily Investment, International Capital Markets EMEAJLL
United Kingdom
Giovanni Maria Benucci
Giovanni Maria Benucci
Fabrica Immobiliare SGR
Italy
Jaime Moran
Jaime Moran
Managing DirectorMedan
Spain
Nadav Zohar
Nadav Zohar
ChairmanLRC Group
United Kingdom
Nadav has 20 years of experience in Real Estate and investment banking, M&A and advisory work. He was Morgan Stanley’s Head of Israel investment banking office and served as the European Banking Operations Officer in London. Nadav was also the COO of Delek Global Real Estate plc. He served as the Chairman of Soluto Ltd and is currently the Chairman of Ownera which is a digital trading platform. He continues to serve as Board Member on a number of company boards, public and private. Nadav holds and MSc in Finance from the London Business School and an LLB in Law.
Saïd Hejal
Saïd Hejal
CEO & Founding PartnerKronos Real Estate Group
Spain
Saïd Hejal is the CEO & founding partner at Kronos Real Estate Group, an investment management platform with offices in London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga and Lisbon. Kronos focuses on the development of residential for sale through its brand Kronos Homes and BTR through its brand STAY. Previous to Kronos, Saïd was at Fortress responsible for investments in Spain, France and Greece. Saïd started his career at Morgan Stanley’s real estate group in New York. He holds a Bachelor in Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Troy Javaher
Troy Javaher
Head of Europe/UKLincoln Property Company
United Kingdom
Mr. Troy Javaher is currently Managing Director of UK/European operations for Lincoln Property Company (LPC). Lincoln Property Company was founded in Dallas in 1965 and has developed more than 14 million square meters of commercial projects and 220,000 multifamily units at a total cost of over $30 billion. Troy has a Master's degree in Real Estate from Columbia University in New York.

Lending Risks

ESG, Interest Rates & CRE oh my!

  • Mortgages - Banking's worst nightmare or a mere road bump?
  • Commercial RE - Brace for impact, will values hold or take a dive?
  • Dealflow - Shift in loan-to-value percentages impacting deals that need cheap debt?
  • Interest Rates - How to master the post-pandemic rate game?
  • Green Lending & ESG - Are lenders seeing eye to eye or singing different tunes?
  • Bank System US, UK & Europe - Are we riding the waves of change in the credit cycle?
Moderator
Hal Shaw
Hal Shaw
Partner, Head of European Capital Solutions
KSL Capital Partners
Guillaume Gruchet
Guillaume Gruchet
MD EMEA Real Estate Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kristina Foster
Kristina Foster
Fund Manager
Schroders Investment Management
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Co-Head Europe
Starwood Capital Group
Matthias Aksoy
Matthias Aksoy
Director - European Origination
RBC - Real Estate Capital Partners
Philippe Deloffre
Philippe Deloffre
Head of European Real Estate Debt
ICG Real Estate
Hal Shaw
Hal Shaw
Partner, Head of European Capital SolutionsKSL Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Hal Shaw is a Partner at KSL Capital Partners where he serves as Head of European Capital Solutions and is based out of London. Hal joined KSL in 2007 as a Summer Associate with the Private Equity Team. During his time at KSL, Hal has invested across the capital structure ranging from senior and mezzanine debt originations to acquisitions and has played a lead role in the formation and subsequent growth of KSL’s Capital Solutions strategies. Hal is a member of KSL’s Equity Investment Committee, Credit Investment Committee and Tactical Opportunities Investment Committee.
Guillaume Gruchet
Guillaume Gruchet
MD EMEA Real Estate FinanceBank of America Merrill Lynch
United Kingdom
Guillaume Gruchet is a Managing Director within the Global Market division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. Guillaume works within the RE Finance group where his focus is on origination, structuring and distribution of real estate debt in EMEA. Guillaume has worked on a wide range of financings from traditional senior lending, opco/propco and mezzanine loans. Between 2009 and 2012, Guillaume worked on the ABS trading desk and was responsible for the CMBS trading book. Prior to joining BofAML in 2006, Guillaume held positions at Rothschild and Fitchratings, always with a focus on real estate and fixed income products. Guillaume started his career in London in 1998 in the real estate & hospitality team at Ernst & Young.
Kristina Foster
Kristina Foster
Fund ManagerSchroders Investment Management
United Kingdom
Kristina is Fund Manager, Real Estate Debt within Schroders. Amongst her role she is responsible for Schroders' ESG fund and works within the UK team
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Co-Head EuropeStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Lorcain Egan is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe for Starwood. Mr. Egan is responsible for Starwood’s international lending platform covering Europe and Asia. Since joining Starwood in 2013, Mr. Egan has structured and executed financing transactions and secured financing for Starwood’s equity acquisitions across Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Egan was a Vice President at Barclays Bank where he worked in their Structured Property, Debt Finance team based in London. In this team, Mr. Egan focused on originating, structuring and executing real estate debt opportunities for Barclays.
Matthias Aksoy
Matthias Aksoy
Director - European OriginationRBC - Real Estate Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Matthias Aksoy is responsible for the origination of mezzanine and mortgage loans across Europe and the UK. Matthias also maintains relationships with key clients across Europe and plays an active role in the management of RECP’s loans and portfolio. Prior to joining RBC, Matthias worked in the London office of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate business where he was responsible for the origination, underwriting and management of commercial real estate loans to value-add and opportunistic sponsors as well as for the work-out of special situation credits. Matthias holds a master’s degree in business administration (Diplom) from University of Applied Sciences Biberach, Germany.
Philippe Deloffre
Philippe Deloffre
Head of European Real Estate DebtICG Real Estate
France
Philippe joined ICGRE in May 2020 and serves as Managing Director and Head of European Investments. Philippe joined from BNP Paribas Asset Management where he founded and headed the Real Estate Debt activity from 2017. Beforehand he was at Acofi Gestion where he was head of Real Estate Debt funds and was responsible for managing investments in CRE loans in Europe from 2013. In 2008 Philippe joined CBRE, the property consultancy firm, to set up the Debt Advisory business for France. Philippe holds a Master's degree in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon business school and a Master's degree in Business Law from Jean Moulin University.

Bureaux

Entre flexibilité et diversification du portefeuille, quelles solutions pour gérer cette classe d'actif ?

  • Flex Office, Flex Out, coworking et bureau opéré - À la fin du modèle traditionnel de bureau, quelles stratégies pour favoriser la reprise du secteur ? 
  • Décentralisation - Investir dans les régions et les zones mixtes pour accompagner les nouvelles habitudes de travail ?
  • Dette - À la montée des taux de vacance et la baisse des recettes, comment les propriétaires gèrent-ils le poids de la dette ?  
  • Reconversion - La clé pour diversifier les portefeuilles de bureaux obsolètes ?
Moderator
Maria Ferenchak
Maria Ferenchak
Directrice des Opérations
Constructa Asset Management
Alain de La Bellière
Alain de La Bellière
Investment Director
DTZ Investors REIM
Birgit Fratzke-Weiss
Birgit Fratzke-Weiss
Directrice Immobilier Groupe
EDF
Fabrice Lombardo
Fabrice Lombardo
Head Real Estate
Swiss Life Asset Managers
Jacques Perpere
Jacques Perpere
Head of International Real Estate
Association des Directeurs Immobiliers
Maria Ferenchak
Maria Ferenchak
Directrice des OpérationsConstructa Asset Management
France
Expertise en Asset Management Immobilier // Expériences internationales (France, Suède, Danemark, Pays Bas et Russie) // MRICS, spécialisation Commercial Property // ESSEC Grande École + la Chaire Immobilier et la Chaire Vente et Stratégie
Alain de La Bellière
Alain de La Bellière
Investment DirectorDTZ Investors REIM
France
Alain de La Bellière joined DTZ Investors France at the beginning of 2015 as Director of Investments and member of the Executive Committee. Alain’s main responsibilities include developing the firm’s investments for third party clients. Prior to joining DTZ Investors Alain, was Director of Investments at CBRE Global Investors France for one year and head of acquisitions and sales at Generali Real Estate between 2004 and 2013. Alain started his career at STAM Europe as a Risk Manager in Real Estate acquisitions. Alain holds a masters degree in management and a post-graduate diploma in real estate management from Paris IX-Dauphine University.
Birgit Fratzke-Weiss
Birgit Fratzke-Weiss
Directrice Immobilier GroupeEDF
France
Fabrice Lombardo
Fabrice Lombardo
Head Real EstateSwiss Life Asset Managers
France
Jacques Perpere
Jacques Perpere
Head of International Real EstateAssociation des Directeurs Immobiliers
France

Debt Funds & Alternatives

A little too good?

  • Refinancing - The new business model for alternative investments?
  • Banks, Refinancings, and Senior/Subordinated Debts - What's the competition and what are the main terms?
  • Acquisitions, Capital & Funding - What’s the strategy for success?
  • Capital Gains - Are Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) calling the shots?
  • Equity vs. Debt - Should equity funds step up their game to compete with debt funds?
Moderator
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt in Europe
Apollo Global Management
Ali Imraan
Ali Imraan
Head - European Real Estate Credit
KKR
Axel Brinkmann
Axel Brinkmann
European Head - RBC Real Estate Capital Partners & Real Estate Corporate Banking
RBC Capital Markets
Cyril Hoyaux
Cyril Hoyaux
Head of Real Estate Debt Funds & Mandates
AEW
Fabien Knyf
Fabien Knyf
Director, Loan Markets RE Finance
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
Guillaume Soule
Guillaume Soule
Head of Debt Origination
GWM Group
Jaime Cano
Jaime Cano
Partner Private Debt
Alantra
Jan Janssen
Jan Janssen
Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Nicolas Darsa
Nicolas Darsa
Partner
O2 Capital
Stefano Tomaselli
Stefano Tomaselli
Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies
Blackstone
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt in EuropeApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Mr. Ben Eppley joined Apollo in 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Eppley was a member of the R