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Europe GRI

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel
8th - 9th November
257 people are attending
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Diego Tavares
Diego Tavares
Diego Tavares
Managing Director
GRI Club
+55 19 9 99135588
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Managing Director and Senior Partner of the GRI Club, which brings together leading real estate and infrastructure players in more than 20 countries. He runs the club's real estate division in Europe, managing a highly evolved platform of conferences and member-only activities in a variety of locations across the continent.
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head, Content & Production | Senior Director, UK Accounts
GRI Club
0787150599
12 years experience within conference production in infrastructure, tax, finance and real estate. Previously working with RICS for four years helping drive the global CPD rollout. I have been with GRI Club for over 4 years, from Sales Director, UK Markets Director, Content Director and now as Global Head of Content with Sales Specialty within our Europe and USA markets. Ask me about our European events,asset class specialisms and connecting wtih investors globally. BA Hons in Philosophy from Kings College London, hobbies include Rugby, Theatre Production and Time Out Tastemaker.
Now in it's 23rd year, be sure to secure your participation at Europe’s exclusively senior real estate capital firepower, the platform gives unrivaled access for industry players to source and deploy capital.

Participants find the discovery process for sourcing deal flow is most advantageous by welcoming the largest concentration of LP’s developers, asset owners, operators and lenders interested in all European regions and asset classes. Over two days they will engage in a series of informal roundtables where everyone can participate.
In-depth Industry Knowledge
Roundtable discussions
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Find the perfect opportunity and partner

Keynote Speakers

Nathalie Palladitcheff
Nathalie Palladitcheff
President & CEO
Ivanhoé Cambridge

Fireside Chat:

Post COVID Accelerated Trends

  • COVID Accelerated Trends - Short term vs long term strategies
  • The Office of The Future - Sustainable vs fashionable trends
  • ESG in Real Estate - 10 years too late to use as a competitive advantage?
  • Managing A Global Portfolio - Old risks, new risks and how remain agile
  • Diversity and its role in resiliency in commercial real estate
Ed Parsons
Ed Parsons
Geospatial Technologist
Google

Smart Cities Are Just Smart People

Building the cities of tomorrow from the bottom up

Nathalie Palladitcheff
Nathalie Palladitcheff
President & CEOIvanhoé Cambridge
Canada
Nathalie Palladitcheff is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge. In that capacity, she is responsible for ensuring the Company’s growth and evolution. During the four years preceding her appointment, Ms. Palladitcheff has held multiple responsibilities at Ivanhoé Cambridge. She joined the Company in August 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was appointed President in 2018. Her duties as President included developing and overseeing execution of the company’s global strategy, and ensuring that it was properly aligned and positioned to invest internationally with conviction. She led the strategic planning process, ensuring that portfolio construction was defined in an optimal and balanced
http://www.ivanhoecambridge.com/
Montreal | Quebec | Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and real estate companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in nearly 800 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail and logistics real estate sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held approximately C$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com),one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.
Ed Parsons
Ed Parsons
Geospatial TechnologistGoogle
United Kingdom
https://careers.google.com/locations/london/
London | United Kingdom

Discussions

Commercial Asset Classes & Future Trends

Greenman Presents

Grocery Retail & The New Core

Co-chairs
John WilkinsonGreenman Moderator
Abishek JaGMA
Catherine ChooGreenman
João Carlos LelisSonae Sierra

Repositioning Retail

Structural shifts or sticking to proven concepts?

Co-chairs
Colin CampbellPradera
Kris VerhellenExtensa Group

Future Supply Chains

E-commerce expansion or global trade tension? 

Co-chairs
Andreas TrumppSavills
Basim Al-AhmadiGlobal Risk Insights

Buying Light Industrial 

Too specialised or diversification opportunities galore?

Co-chairs
Jonathan LurieRealty Corporation Moderator
Geoffrey PizzanelliScannell Properties
Jeremy BishopOxenwood
Michael NeumanIvanhoé Cambridge
Siddharth TrivediBlackstone
Zinaida Onczay-VojnarConsidero Investments

Logistics Rental Growth

Sky’s the limit or tenants creating drag?

Co-chairs
Kristian BurnsQuadReal Property Group
Lukasz Jachna7R
Michael EisenkolbAareal Bank
Sam BrassingtonThor Equities
Stefan WalldorfCerberus
Tom WaiteJLL

Office Investments

Values make sense post COVID?

Co-chairs
Chris StaveleyJLL Moderator
Carsten CzarnetzkiAEW Europe
Christophe TangheAventicum
Collin Schmitz-ValckenbergBlue Colibri Capital SARL
Frank Steffenpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Guillaume TurcasFaro Capital Partners
Rouzbeh Badi-ArezBlack Swan Real Estate Capital
Tarek GermanosSFO Capital Partners

Hotels Transactions & Investments

Capital bounceback or still in too deep?

Co-chairs
Dieter KornekTUI Hotels & Resorts
Jacopo BurgioAngelo Gordon
MariaPia IntiniCitizenM Hotels
Pierre-Louis BellangerCatella Hospitality - France
Steffen DoyleCredit Suisse
William DuffeyJLL

Greenman Presents

Grocery Retail & The New Core

  • Institutional Appetite - Not only for retail specialists anymore?
  • Re-imagining Retail - How will the retail landscape change to adapt to new demand drivers?
  • ESG Considerations - Fundamentally changing grocery anchored retail supply chains?
  • Supply Chain Constraints Post COVID - Shortening supply chains to build resilience & ESG considerations
  • Food-Anchored Retail - Future proofing retail assets post COVID
Moderator
John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson
CEO
Greenman
Abishek Ja
Abishek Ja
President - Greenman Arth
GMA
Catherine Choo
Catherine Choo
Chief Information Officer
Greenman
João Carlos Lelis
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund Management
Sonae Sierra
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.
Abishek Ja
Abishek Ja
President - Greenman ArthGMA
Ireland
Abhishek Jha has 10 years of extensive experience in real estate and investment management. As the President of Greenman Arth, he is responsible for planning and executing the company’s investment strategy. Before joining Greenman Arth, Abhishek was Deputy Chief Investment Officer for Klepierre and Vice President for Quilvest Private Equity, Paris.
Catherine Choo
Catherine Choo
Chief Information OfficerGreenman
Ireland
Catherine Choo is chief information officer (CIO) at Greenman. She oversees the company and the Greenman Group’s strategic technology, data and communication initiatives and the deployment of innovative technologies and programmes that create a competitive advantage for the company. Catherine has over 15 years’ experience in communication and marketing, 10 of which have been in the real estate industry. Prior to becoming CIO of Greenman, she held the position of Head of Marketing at the company, building the company brand and message and gaining significant experience in the funding, purchase, and management of grocery real estate assets.
João Carlos Lelis
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund ManagementSonae Sierra
Portugal
João Lélis joined Sonae Sierra in 2004 as an investment analyst, later becoming Director of the Fund Management business. As member of the executive team, current responsibilities include management of the real estate funds co-owned by Sonae Sierra, of the direct investments outside Iberia and transaction support. Prior to Sonae Sierra, João was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and also with Arthur Andersen. João completed the INSEAD – Advanced Management Programme in 2018 and the INSEAD - International Executive Programme in 2010. He also holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management (2002) and a BS in Management from Faculdade de Economia do Porto (1997).

Repositioning Retail

Structural shifts or sticking to proven concepts?

  • Risk Return Considerations - Only for opportunistic players?
  • New Concepts - All about experiences, location or tenant mix?
  • Financing - Any lenders interested or all about equity?
  • Repurposing Retail Assets - Is there a magic formula for success?
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
Chairman
Pradera
Kris Verhellen
Kris Verhellen
Chief Executive Officer
Extensa Group
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.
Kris Verhellen
Kris Verhellen
Chief Executive OfficerExtensa Group
Belgium

Future Supply Chains

E-commerce expansion or global trade tension? 

  • COVID & Geopolitical Impacts - Supply chain concerns going forward
  • Resilience vs Pricing - Nearshoring becoming more and more likely?
  • Warehouses 4.0 - New tech, automation & digitisation key to success?
  • Last Mile Delivery - New specialist investment sector emerging?
  • Grocery Delivery - Picking up pace or still trying to make the numbers work?
  • New Warehouse Concepts - How to adapt to booming demand & lack of urban space?
Andreas Trumpp
Andreas Trumpp
Head of Research Europe
Savills
Basim Al-Ahmadi
Basim Al-Ahmadi
Co-Founder & Chief Relations Officer
Global Risk Insights
Andreas Trumpp
Andreas Trumpp
Head of Research EuropeSavills
Germany
Andreas Trumpp MRICS is Head of Research & Strategy EU at Savills IM since February 2019. He is responsible for an analysis team in London, Milan, Munich & Stockholm. Between 2015 and 2019 he was Head of Research Germany at Savills IM and responsible for supporting the Investment & Fundraising teams of the strategic market analysis. From 2006 - 2015 he worked for Colliers International, from 2009 as Head of Research Germany. 2004 - 2006 he worked for project developers in the areas of location research and development & research. Since June 2014 he is MRICS. 2013 - 2019 he held a lectureship at the Technical University of Munich on the subject of Real Estate Research & Location & Market Analysis.
Basim Al-Ahmadi
Basim Al-Ahmadi
Co-Founder & Chief Relations OfficerGlobal Risk Insights
United Kingdom
Basim Al-Ahmadi is the co-founder of Global Risk Insights (GRI), a world leading publication providing political risk analysis for the business community. They have over 300 analysts on their team and GRI has been endorsed by leading figures in business, academia and government. The publication has been widely cited, including by leading financial institutions, US Congress hearings, multilateral organisations (including EU, NATO, UN), former foreign ministers, military generals, and major media outlets, such as BBC World, CNBC, Reuters, CNN and many others. Basim holds a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and served as the founding President of the award-winning LSE Political Risk & Investment Society (PRIS).

Buying Light Industrial 

Too specialised or diversification opportunities galore?

  • Last Mile & Cold Storage - Only for experts or opportunities for all?
  • Urban Density - Finding land, product & permits
  • E-commerce Boom Pushing Light Industrial Demand - How long can it continue?
  • Working with 3PLs - Emerging demands & trends
  • Tech & Automation - Whose paying for it?


Moderator
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing Partner
Realty Corporation
Geoffrey Pizzanelli
Geoffrey Pizzanelli
Head of Capital Deployment Europe and UK
Scannell Properties
Jeremy Bishop
Jeremy Bishop
Co-Founder
Oxenwood
Michael Neuman
Michael Neuman
Vice president, investments, Europe
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth Trivedi
Principal
Blackstone
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Partner & Head of Real Estate
Considero Investments
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing PartnerRealty Corporation
United Kingdom
Jon founded Realty Corporation at age 40 in 2017, on his retirement from Blackstone, where he served as a Managing Director. Backed by Starwood, Realty invests in compelling real estate 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 transitional assets, 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. Jon has led the capital markets, operational, corporate, and development strategy of over 25 billion euros of real estate investments.
Geoffrey Pizzanelli
Geoffrey Pizzanelli
Head of Capital Deployment Europe and UKScannell Properties
France
Jeremy Bishop
Jeremy Bishop
Co-FounderOxenwood
United Kingdom
Michael Neuman
Michael Neuman
Vice president, investments, EuropeIvanhoé Cambridge
France
After graduating from HEC Paris in 2008, Michael worked for 5 years at Unibail-Rodamco, in the office team. There, he held the position of senior investment and asset manager and was in charge of a ~1.5Bn€ portfolio in Paris and its region. Since 2014, Michael is Vice President, investments at Ivanhoé Cambridge Europe, and is responsible for sourcing and implementing investment activities in offices, retail, logistics and other classes of assets across major capital cities of Europe. Michael is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth Trivedi
PrincipalBlackstone
United Kingdom
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar
Partner & Head of Real EstateConsidero Investments
Hungary
Zinaida Onczay-Vojnar joined Considero Investments as partner and head of real estate in early 2018 , after her role at HB Reavis Group as International business development director and numerous other senior positions. Considero, a boutique corporate finance, investment banking advisory and investor, builds and expands the real estate activities via Zinaida's 18+ years experience and international network in the industry. She focuses on evaluating new business and investment opportunities, executing mandates and transactions, sourcing funding for specific real estate projects, mainly in Hungary but also internationally. The Partners also invest their own capital in selective M&A deals and certain tech startups.

Logistics Rental Growth

Sky’s the limit or tenants creating drag?

  • Finding Product - Availability, price and locations
  • Ecommerce penetration creating demand across Europe - What opportunities to buy, sell?
  • Occupational Market Drivers Impact on BTS & Acquisitions - Cold storage, retail, food and automotive
  • Strategies in saturated markets? UK, France, Germany, Netherlands?
  • Spain, Italy, Czech & Portugal hidden gems?


Kristian Burns
Kristian Burns
Vice President
QuadReal Property Group
Lukasz Jachna
Lukasz Jachna
Investment Director
7R
Michael Eisenkolb
Michael Eisenkolb
Director Special Property Finance
Aareal Bank
Sam Brassington
Sam Brassington
VP Pan Euro Acquisitions
Thor Equities
Stefan Walldorf
Stefan Walldorf
Managing Director
Cerberus
Tom Waite
Tom Waite
Head of Industrial & Logistics
JLL
Kristian Burns
Kristian Burns
Vice PresidentQuadReal Property Group
United Kingdom
Kristian joined QuadReal as Vice President, Europe in November 2019. His focus is on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in global Cities in the U.K. and Europe. Kristian was formerly Vice President at Lone Star Europe in London, where he spent 6 years investing across UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. He has invested all asset classes and has experience making both equity and distressed debt investments. Prior to Lone Star, Kristian trained as an analyst in Rothschild & Co’s European real estate team (M&A and DCM). Kristian graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Exeter and holds an MSc Finance and Private Equity from the London School of Economics.
Lukasz Jachna
Lukasz Jachna
Investment Director7R
Poland
Łukasz Jachna, 7R Investment Director Capital Markets, oversees the investment strategy of 7R. Along with the Executive Committee, helps equity partners find and execute the best real estate investment opportunities. Responsible for building an investment pipeline for private equity partners and sourcing new projects. Before 7R, Łukasz worked at private equity firm investing in real estate, renewables, hi-tech, and listed companies.
Michael Eisenkolb
Michael Eisenkolb
Director Special Property FinanceAareal Bank
Germany
Michael Eisenkolb is currently Director Special Property Finance within Aareal Bank's Special Property Finance division, based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since joining Aareal Bank he has been involved in the origination of commercial real estate investment and development loans based in Amsterdam, thereafter in Berlin and currently ou of Wiesbaden for various international markets wirh a special emphasis on logistics and retail property finance. He has extensive experience in single-country single assets loans, portfolio financings as well a cross-border financing structures.
Sam Brassington
Sam Brassington
VP Pan Euro AcquisitionsThor Equities
United Kingdom
Sam Brassington is Vice President of Acquisitions at Thor Equities. He is responsible for sourcing and managing acquisitions of Logistics portfolios in Europe. Mr. Brassington joined Thor Equities from the Acquisitions team at Logicor (The Blackstone Group), where he contributed to the growth of the Blackstone’s core plus and value add logistics holdings across Europe through extensive portfolio purchases and direct asset acquisitions; culminating in the eventual sale of the Logicor for €12.25bn to China Investment Corporation in 2017. Mr. Brassington has a MSc in Finance from Cass Business school in London and a BSc in Investment and Finance in Real Estate from Henley Business school.
Stefan Walldorf
Stefan Walldorf
Managing DirectorCerberus
Netherlands
Stefan Walldorf is a Managing Director in Cerberus’ European Real Estate Group and a member of the Cerberus NPL Committee, Real Estate Committee, and Real Estate Debt Committee. Since joining Cerberus in 2006, Mr. Walldorf has led a wide range of transactions in Europe, including acquisitions of commercial properties, restructurings and loan portfolios. He is currently overseeing the built-up of Cerberus’ EUR 3bn Strategic Industrial Real Estate (SIRE) platform across Europe. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Walldorf worked in Eurohypo’s structured real estate finance division focusing on multinational and institutional clients and structuring financing transactions in commercial and residential real estate.
Tom Waite
Tom Waite
Head of Industrial & LogisticsJLL
United Kingdom

Office Investments

Values make sense post COVID?

  • Pricing, demand & investment fundamentals
  • Flight to Core - Is there a new dynamic for commercial office space?
  • Grade A Short & Long Term - What forecasts for valuations, capital growth, rents and leasing structures?
  • CBD & Prime Locations - What has changed?


Moderator
Chris Staveley
Chris Staveley
Head of EMEA Office, International Capital Markets, EMEA
JLL
Carsten Czarnetzki
Carsten Czarnetzki
Country Head Spain
AEW Europe
Christophe Tanghe
Christophe Tanghe
Head of Aventicum Real Estate
Aventicum
Collin Schmitz-Valckenberg
Collin Schmitz-Valckenberg
Managing Director
Blue Colibri Capital SARL
Frank Steffen
Frank Steffen
Head of International Clients Germany
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Guillaume Turcas
Guillaume Turcas
Managing Partner
Faro Capital Partners
Rouzbeh Badi-Arez
Rouzbeh Badi-Arez
Partner
Black Swan Real Estate Capital
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Managing Director
SFO Capital Partners
Chris Staveley
Chris Staveley
Head of EMEA Office, International Capital Markets, EMEAJLL
United Kingdom
Carsten Czarnetzki
Carsten Czarnetzki
Country Head SpainAEW Europe
Spain
Carsten is Country Head for Spain as well as portfolio manager for AEW Europe Value Investors, a core-plus/value-add fund actively acquiring office assets across Europe. Carsten has over 15 years’ experience in acquiring and managing real estate assets throughout the US and Europe. Prior to joining AEW, Carsten was a Director at Generali, previously also working at Deutsche Bank M&A, JER Partners and Starwood Capital Group. Carsten is a German national, fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Christophe Tanghe
Christophe Tanghe
Head of Aventicum Real EstateAventicum
Switzerland
Christophe Tangheis the Managing Director of Aventicum Real Estate, Chairman of the Investment Committee and the Screening Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the General Partner (the Board), and is responsible for managing all of Aventicum's real estate activities. Mr. Tanghe is a Belgian national and has over 33 years of real estate and private equity investment, investment and fund management, operations, development and advisory experience. Prior to joining Aventicum, Mr. Tanghe held several senior positions at ING Real Estate, Hines, Lehman Brothers, Security Capital and J.P. Morgan.
Collin Schmitz-Valckenberg
Collin Schmitz-Valckenberg
Managing DirectorBlue Colibri Capital SARL
Luxembourg
Collin Schmitz-Valckenberg is a Managing Director and founding Principal of Blue Colibri Capital. Blue Colibri is sponsoring opportunistic funds with a focus on Germany France and Austria. Collin serves on the Funds’ Investment Committee and is Chief Investment Officer
Frank Steffen
Frank Steffen
Head of International Clients Germanypbb 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.
Guillaume Turcas
Guillaume Turcas
Managing PartnerFaro Capital Partners
France
Guillaume has a 15-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.
Rouzbeh Badi-Arez
Rouzbeh Badi-Arez
PartnerBlack Swan Real Estate Capital
France
Rouzbeh Badi-Arez is a founding partner of Black Swan Real Estate Capital since 2021. He has more than 15 years of experience in European real estate investment, asset management and business development. Prior to joining Black Swan Real Estate Capital, Rouzbeh was heading investment and asset management activities at Dea Capital in France. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for sourcing and execution for Freo France. He also gained experience of equity and debt structuring as head of business development at Paref and he was responsible for international funds. He started his career as investment and asset management at Atemi (French Lehman Brothers asset management company). Rouzbeh graduated from Bordeaux Business School
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Managing DirectorSFO Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Tarek is Managing Director and head of investments and asset management at SFO Capital Partners, a London-based global real estate investment management firm focused on investing in high-quality assets acquired at attractive valuations with a clear path to value creation. Tarek has previously held different positions at Orion Capital Managers in their investment team and at Goldman Sachs’ real estate team. His experience includes investing in transactions totaling over $4bn in real estate and advising on transactions financing and M&A situations in excess of $20bn. Tarek holds a diploma of Grande Ecole from HEC Paris.

Hotels Transactions & Investments

Capital bounceback or still in too deep?

  • Hotel Investment Transactions - where is the capital appetite coming from?
  • Liquidity - Investors, operators & owners to deploy capital to fill the gap on cash flows?
  • Sustainability Strategies: What are the strategies for current assets, ongoing deals and pipeline opportunities?
  • Macro trends and Hospitality: What are they and how will they play out in the hospitality industry? 
Dieter Kornek
Dieter Kornek
Head of Project Scouting
TUI Hotels & Resorts
Jacopo Burgio
Jacopo Burgio
Real Estate Investments
Angelo Gordon
MariaPia Intini
MariaPia Intini
Development & Investment Director Europe
CitizenM Hotels
Pierre-Louis Bellanger
Pierre-Louis Bellanger
Managing Partner – Cofounder
Catella Hospitality - France
Steffen Doyle
Steffen Doyle
Co-Head EU RE Investment Banking
Credit Suisse
William Duffey
William Duffey
Head of EMEA Hotels & Hospitality Capital Markets Hotels
JLL
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
Jacopo Burgio
Jacopo Burgio
Real Estate InvestmentsAngelo Gordon
United Kingdom
Jacopo Burgio joined Angelo Gordon Europe in 2016 and focuses on real estate investment opportunities in France, Spain and Hospitality. Prior to joining the firm, Jacopo worked for over 3 years at Blackstone in London, in the Real Estate team, and began his career at Jefferies where he worked in their Real Estate Investment Banking and M&A Groups. Jacopo holds a Bachelor of International Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and he is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and English.
MariaPia Intini
MariaPia Intini
Development & Investment Director EuropeCitizenM Hotels
Netherlands
Mariapia Intini is Development and Investment Director at citizenM hotels, where she is responsible for securing new acquisitions in target cities in Europe. Prior to joining citizenM, she was Associate Director at Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Hospitality, where she valued over €1.5bn worth of single assets and portfolios (including NPLs) across Europe, and, before then, Senior Consultant at Colliers International’s EMEA Hotels. She started her real estate career at the global architectural firm Design International. She is a MRICS Chartered Surveyor and holds a Master’s Degree in Hotel Real Estate Finance from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, NY, when she completed a rotational programme at Marriott International’s US HQs.
Pierre-Louis Bellanger
Pierre-Louis Bellanger
Managing Partner – CofounderCatella Hospitality - France
France
Steffen Doyle
Steffen Doyle
Co-Head EU RE Investment BankingCredit Suisse
United Kingdom
Steffen has over 20 years of experience in investment banking; including long tenures at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Credit Suisse were he is the Co Head of European Real Estate and Head of Lodging Investment Banking. Based in London, he is recognised as a leading investment banker in the Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure industries. His industry knowledge and transaction experience cover all sub-sectors, public and private, in the real estate, lodging, and leisure sectors, as well as industry specialized financial sponsors and fund managers. Steffen has acted as an adviser on many prominent transactions for a diverse range of clients in Europe and the US involving M&A, debt and equity capital raising.
William Duffey
William Duffey
Head of EMEA Hotels & Hospitality Capital Markets HotelsJLL
United Kingdom
Will co-manages the European Transaction team focusing on large, complex hospitality transactions across Europe. He has far-reaching experience in the sector from structuring of and advising on development agreements, joint ventures and both debt and equity transactions. His focus is on advising global and domestic clients both on debt and equity, for their hotel exposure in Europe and to provide strategic advice around disposals and acquisitions in Europe. Will has an extensive knowledge in the market and strong relationships with a number of the key payers of the lodging industry and wider real estate sector. 
Finance & Investment

Investment Cycle Recovery

Sunny side up or risking over easy?

Co-chairs
Evan Z. LazarDentons Moderator
Ana EstradaGoldman Sachs
Jay KwanQuadReal Property Group
Karim HabraIvanhoé Cambridge
Michael ZerdaLaSalle Investment Management
Nadra MoussalemColony Capital
Pedro Antonio AriasSienna Investment Managers
Robert CotterellCromwell Property Group

Opportunistic & Value Add

Enough rope to climb or time for discretion?

Co-chairs
Mohamad AbouchalbakSFO Capital Partners Moderator
Edward JonesApollo Global Management
Eric SassonRedtree Capital
Gavin NeilanDeutsche Finance International
Jerome AnselmeNorthwood Investors International Limited
Paul RaingoldGénérale Continentale Investissements
Pierre JulinDEA Capital Real Estate France
Simon LakerBain Capital
Stéphanie BensimonArdian
Tom RowleyAngelo Gordon

Alternative Lending

Best to price up new normal or opportunities too niche?

Co-chairs
Robert WeinbergEastdil Secured Moderator
Alexi AntolovichMacquarie Group
Ashil SodhaTristan Capital Partners LLP
Ben EppleyApollo Global Management
Clark CoffeeLacarne Capital
Dave WhiteLaSalle Investment Management
Derek RichOaktree Capital
Imo SkrzypczykTyrus Capital
Lorcain EganStarwood Capital Group
Philippe DeloffreICG Longbow France
Ulrike Eckert BrölschBentallGreenOak

Raising & Allocating Capital

Dry powder en mass but nowhere to go?

Co-chairs
Anthony BiddulphJLL Moderator
Adrian KarczewiczSkanska Property Poland
Chris TaylorHermes Pensions Management
Danya PollardCromwell Property Group
Dobrin StaikovLion's Head
Etienne PaxColony Capital

Valuations & Pricing

Time to sell or double down?

Co-chairs
Ayda ChamchamRICS
Michael AbelTPG
Pierre LeocadioOxford Properties Group
Vincent RougetAermont Capital

Senior Debt Leveraging

Loan on loans new game, or risk & pricing in dissonance?

Co-chairs
Andrea BoraGoldman Sachs
Duncan MacPhersonStarwood Capital Group
George MolesworthApollo Global Management
Martin FarinolaBrookfield
Michael KavanauJLL
Riaz AzadiEastdil Secured

Green Lending

Ready to harvest or still planting seeds?

Co-chairs
Anni HönickeGulf Islamic Investments
Assem El AlamiBerlin Hyp
Charles Balchpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Jan JanssenGoldman Sachs

Finding Value in Accelerated Trends

Demographics, Distressed, e-Commerce or ESG?

Co-chairs
Rebekah TobiasMARCOL Moderator
David SmithStarwood Capital Group
Dmitry ZubatyukGardiner Resources
Jean-Philippe BesseColony Capital
Luke DawsonColliers
Rachel HodgdonIWBI
Sébastien PezetGenerali Real Estate

Investment Cycle Recovery

Sunny side up or risking over easy?

Moderator
Evan Z. Lazar
Evan Z. Lazar
Co-Chairman, Global Real Estate
Dentons
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
Jay Kwan
Jay Kwan
Managing Director, Head of Europe
QuadReal Property Group
Karim Habra
Karim Habra
Head of Europe and Asia Pacific
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Michael Zerda
Michael Zerda
Head of Value Add & Debt Strategies
LaSalle Investment Management
Nadra Moussalem
Nadra Moussalem
Executive Director & Head of Europe
Colony Capital
Pedro Antonio Arias
Pedro Antonio Arias
CEO
Sienna Investment Managers
Robert Cotterell
Robert Cotterell
Head of Investment Europe
Cromwell Property Group
Evan Z. Lazar
Evan Z. Lazar
Co-Chairman, Global Real EstateDentons
Czech Republic
Evan Z. Lazar is Co-Chairman of the Global Real Estate Group at Dentons. He is recognized as one of the leading real estate investment and property finance lawyers in Europe. Evan handles major real estate M&As for international real estate funds and private equity organizations, as well as joint ventures, developments and financings throughout Europe and on other continents. His extensive experience in all areas of cross-border property and finance transactions has placed him at the forefront of many of the region's most important deals, including major retail, hotel, office, logistics and residential developments, financings and institutional investments.
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing DirectorGoldman Sachs
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
Jay Kwan
Jay Kwan
Managing Director, Head of EuropeQuadReal Property Group
United Kingdom
Jay Kwan joined QuadReal as Managing Director, Head of Europe in February 2018. His focus is on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in Global Cities in the U.K. and Europe. Jay was formerly an MD at TPG Real Estate, the real estate investment group of private equity firm TPG, specifically focused on European investments. Prior to joining TPG in 2016, Jay was a Partner at Grove International Partners (formerly Soros Real Estate Partners), where he spent 13 years investing in three continents across all asset classes at both the corporate and asset level. Jay began his career at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York in 2001. Jay graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia NY
Karim Habra
Karim Habra
Head of Europe and Asia PacificIvanhoé Cambridge
France
Karim Habra is responsible for Ivanhoe Cambridge European platform and its future growth. He oversees all the company’s real estate operations in Europe including its development activities. Karim Habra began his career with GE Real Estate in 1998 and was given responsibility for its Central European operations in 2003, before joining JER Partners in 2008 as Managing Director, European Funds. In 2012, he joined LaSalle Investment Management as Managing Director of Central Europe before serving successively as Managing Director of France, then Head of Continental Europe.
Michael Zerda
Michael Zerda
Head of Value Add & Debt StrategiesLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Nadra Moussalem
Nadra Moussalem
Executive Director & Head of EuropeColony Capital
France
Nadra Moussalem is Managing Director, Head of Europe. Nadra Moussalem Mr. Moussalem is involved in many facets of Colony Capital in Europe, including business strategy, product development and global client relations. Mr Moussalem is also responsible for overseeing the sourcing, execution and management of European Investments out of six offices (Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin, Rome and Luxembourg). Prior to joining Colony Capital in 2000, Mr Moussalem worked for AXA in the Financial Products engineering department. Mr Moussalem serves on the board of directors of Carmila. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AccorInvest. Mr Moussalem graduated from the Ecole Centrale in Lyon, with a Masters in Information and Communication.
Pedro Antonio Arias
Pedro Antonio Arias
CEOSienna Investment Managers
Luxembourg
Before Sienna, Pedro joined Amundi as Global Head of PARA in 2013 to manage the alternative assets business line. The Platform of Alternative and Real Assets (PARA) fully integrates Real Estate, Private Debt, private Equity and Infrastructure and manages nearly €50 billion of assets in Europe. Pedro Antonio was previously Deputy CEO in charge of international development and real estate at the Casino Group, the French retail group. He served as board member of Casino’s major subsidiaries in Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Thailand, Hong-Kong and Vietnam. Pedro Antonio started his career in a law firm before moving to corporate and investment banking in various leading institutions.
Robert Cotterell
Robert Cotterell
Head of Investment EuropeCromwell Property Group
United Kingdom
Rob joined Cromwell Property Group as a Fund Manager quickly taking on further responsibility for a number of key funds. With Rob's experience and expertise in acquisitions, he took on the role as Head of Transactions for Europe, managing the regional transaction teams, underwriting and closing on all acquisitions for both in-house Funds and Joint Venture partners. Now as Head of Investments, Rob’s focus is growing the European business through new Fund Products, Joint Ventures and strategic acquisitions. Rob has over 24 years of commercial property experience. Prior to joining the business, he worked at the investment agency, Allsop, and as an acquisitions and development specialist at ING Investment Management.

Opportunistic & Value Add

Enough rope to climb or time for discretion?

  • Investors going up the risk curve?
  • Portfolio Resilience & Finding Value - Cities vs Assets
  • Value Add Markets in Europe - How to identify future projects and ensure their quality and profit?
  • Rates & Yields - When and how can we ensure profitability of those deals?
  • Banks' Appetite & Lending Confidence - Why does the crisis impact banks' involvement in opportunistic and value add projects? 
  • Buy Cheap, Sell Green - Is value adding brownfield offering decent returns?


Moderator
Mohamad Abouchalbak
Mohamad Abouchalbak
CEO
SFO Capital Partners
Edward Jones
Edward Jones
Partner, Real Assets
Apollo Global Management
Eric Sasson
Eric Sasson
Managing Partner
Redtree Capital
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founding Partner
Deutsche Finance International
Jerome Anselme
Jerome Anselme
Managing Director Europe
Northwood Investors International Limited
Paul Raingold
Paul Raingold
Président
Générale Continentale Investissements
Pierre Julin
Pierre Julin
Investment Director
DEA Capital Real Estate France
Simon Laker
Simon Laker
Head of Asset Management Europe
Bain Capital
Stéphanie Bensimon
Stéphanie Bensimon
Head of Real Estate
Ardian
Tom Rowley
Tom Rowley
Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager European Real Estate
Angelo Gordon
Mohamad Abouchalbak
Mohamad Abouchalbak
CEOSFO Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Mohamad is CEO of SFO Capital Partners and chairs the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mohamad has established SFO’s real estate investment management business and has been leading all aspects of the firm’s development since 2013. With over 16 years of experience, Mohamad has been involved in more than USD15 billion of transactions in both advisory and principle 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.
Edward Jones
Edward Jones
Partner, Real AssetsApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Mr. Jones joined Apollo in 2010 and is a Managing Director in the European Principal Finance (EPF) group. He is primarily responsible for the sourcing and execution of European real estate investments, including direct asset acquisitions, corporate transactions, non-performing loans and other real estate credit opportunities. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Jones was a member of Citigroup’s real estate private equity team where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and financing transactions for a number of European opportunistic and core plus funds. Mr. Jones started his career at Curzon Global Partners / AEW Europe. Mr. Jones holds an M.A. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.
Eric Sasson
Eric Sasson
Managing PartnerRedtree Capital
France
23 years of Real Estate. Education: ESTP: Engineering diplomma, MIT: M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Insead: MBA. Eric joined The Carlyle Group in 2001 as Fund Head in charge of establishing its European RE platform (from scratch). Over 12 years, he has raised and invested around 4 billion euros of equity (in 3 funds) in more than 100 transactions in 13 countries. Over this period, he had established a talented team of almost 50 people of different nationalities in 6 countries with no turnover. Prior to Carlyle, he was Head of Lasalle Investment Management continental European operations where he raised and invested several funds.
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founding PartnerDeutsche Finance International
United Kingdom
Gavin Neilan is a Founding Partner, Head of Investments and Member of the Investment Committee of Deutsche Finance International or DFI, a pan-European private equity platform with over €2.7 billion AUM. The firm pursues value add and opportunistic research driven strategies seeking to generate superior risk-adjusted returns through deep value investing, capitalising on trends and transforming investments through active asset management. Gavin has over 20 years’ of industry experience as a business owner, investor, financier and lawyer. He has been involved in more than €10 billion of transactions and has extensive cross border expertise, having operated in over 30 markets across Europe, America and Growth Markets.
Jerome Anselme
Jerome Anselme
Managing Director EuropeNorthwood Investors International Limited
United Kingdom
Jerome Anselme is a Managing Director responsible for sourcing executing and managing Northwood’s real estate investments in Europe. Mr. Anselme has 18 years of experience in real estate and investment banking. Prior to joining Northwood Investors, Mr. Anselme was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. He was involved in origination, distribution and asset management of commercial real estate debt as well as trading of secondary commercial real estate loans. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Anselme worked at Citigroup and JPMorgan. Mr. Anselme helped execute over $10 billion of mortgaged backed loans, CMBS, mezzanine and equity co-investments. Selected transactions include CenterParcs, Groupe du Louvres, and NHP.
Paul Raingold
Paul Raingold
PrésidentGénérale Continentale Investissements
France
Paul Raingold is the Founder and President of Générale Continentale Investissements which is based in Paris. Générale Continentale Investissements has invested in over 1.000.000 m2 of offices and other commercial properties mainly in the Paris region and o
Pierre Julin
Pierre Julin
Investment 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.
Simon Laker
Simon Laker
Head of Asset Management EuropeBain Capital
United Kingdom
Simon is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital based in London, responsible for Asset Management across the H.I.G. European Real Estate portfolio. Simon has over 25 years of experience working in the European RE market in both advisory and investor roles. As a qualified MRICS surveyor, he has managed a diverse range of RE projects, including retail, offices and industrial portfolios covering acquisition, development, operational management and value add roles across Europe. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Simon was Director and Head of Asset Management at Evans Randall Limited, RE investment firm whose holdings included a number of high profile assets in UK and Europe such as the Gherkin office building in London.
Stéphanie Bensimon
Stéphanie Bensimon
Head of Real EstateArdian
France
Head of Real Estate in Europe, Stéphanie Bensimon joined Ardian France in 2016 with over 17 years’ experience, most recently at Invesco Real Estate, where she spent five years and was Head of Transactions in France, Belgium and Southern Europe from 2011. Prior to that, she held roles at Carval Investors, part of the Cargill Group, and GE Real Estate Group in Paris.
Tom Rowley
Tom Rowley
Managing Director, Co-Portfolio Manager European Real EstateAngelo Gordon
United Kingdom
Tom Rowley is based in London and is the co-Portfolio Manager of 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.

Alternative Lending

Best to price up new normal or opportunities too niche?

Moderator
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing Director
Eastdil Secured
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head RE
Macquarie Group
Ashil Sodha
Ashil Sodha
Director - European Real Estate Debt Investments
Tristan Capital Partners LLP
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt in Europe
Apollo Global Management
Clark Coffee
Clark Coffee
Founder
Lacarne Capital
Dave White
Dave White
Managing Director, Debt Investments
LaSalle Investment Management
Derek Rich
Derek Rich
MD & Commercial RE Debt Origination
Oaktree Capital
Imo Skrzypczyk
Imo Skrzypczyk
Portfolio Manager
Tyrus Capital
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of Lending
Starwood Capital Group
Philippe Deloffre
Philippe Deloffre
MD, Head of European RE Debt Origination
ICG Longbow France
Ulrike Eckert Brölsch
Ulrike Eckert Brölsch
Principal
BentallGreenOak
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing DirectorEastdil Secured
United Kingdom
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head REMacquarie Group
United Kingdom
Ashil Sodha
Ashil Sodha
Director - European Real Estate Debt InvestmentsTristan Capital Partners LLP
United Kingdom
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 Real Estate Structured Finance group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and prior to that was a member of the Commercial Real Estate Debt Capital Markets group at Barclays Capital. Mr. Eppley graduated from Yale College with a BA in English Language and Literature.
Clark Coffee
Clark Coffee
FounderLacarne Capital
United Kingdom
Clark Coffee is the CIO of AllianceBernstein's European Commercial Real Estate Debt (ECRED) business. Previously, Coffee was head of Tyndaris Real Estate, where he was responsible for building the business into a top-10 real estate debt fund in Europe. Prior to that, he co-headed origination for Deutsche Bank’s European commercial real estate credit business and oversaw the risk management and restructuring of more than €2 billion of troubled loans during the global financial crisis.
Dave White
Dave White
Managing Director, Debt InvestmentsLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
David White is a Managing Director at LaSalle in the Debt & Value-Add Investments team, overseeing the LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies as Fund Manager. 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
MD & Commercial RE Debt OriginationOaktree Capital
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..
Imo Skrzypczyk
Imo Skrzypczyk
Portfolio ManagerTyrus Capital
United Kingdom
Imo joined Tyrus Capital in 2019 from Starz Real Estate. Prior to joining Starz, Imo worked for Tyndaris and Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he started his career in the EMEA real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking team and later moved to the European real estate structured finance group. He has wide experience in structuring and executing public and private real estate transactions across asset classes, jurisdictions and investment products including senior loans, mezzanine and preferred equity, loan-on-loans and securitisations. Imo holds a BSc in Business Administration from EBS University for Business and Law in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of LendingStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Lorcain Egan is Head of Lending, Europe for Starwood. Mr. Egan is responsible for debt origination and asset management for Starwood’s lending platform in Europe. Since joining Starwood in 2013, Mr. Egan has structured and executed financings totaling $1.8bn and whilst working in Capital Markets for Starwood between 2013 and 2017 he secured $4.4bn of financing for Starwood’s equity acquisitions across Europe. Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Egan was a Vice President at Barclays Bank where he worked in their Structured Property, Debt Finance team. In this team, Mr. Egan focused on originating real estate debt opportunities for Barclays. Mr. Egan holds a degree in Law & Economics from the University of Ulster.
Philippe Deloffre
Philippe Deloffre
MD, Head of European RE Debt OriginationICG Longbow France
France
Head of Real Estate Debt in the Alternative Debt platform at BNP PAM. In his previous role, he was head of CRE debt funds at Acofi and was responsible for managing investments in commercial real estate loans in Europe since 2013. Before, he found the Debt Advisory business at CBRE France where he advised property investors on their loan issuances and restructurings, as well as financial institutions on their CRE loan sales in Europe. Philippe began his career as a structured finance banker for Commerzbank in Paris and then for ABN Amro in London. He gained experience in originating and arranging loans on various asset classes including property and NPL, and structuring CMBS and CLOs. Philippe holds a Master's degree in Corporate Finance.
Ulrike Eckert Brölsch
Ulrike Eckert Brölsch
PrincipalBentallGreenOak
United Kingdom

Raising & Allocating Capital

Dry powder en mass but nowhere to go?

Moderator
Anthony Biddulph
Anthony Biddulph
Head of Funds Placement Europe
JLL
Adrian Karczewicz
Adrian Karczewicz
Head of Divestments CEE
Skanska Property Poland
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
CEO RE & Head of Private Markets
Hermes Pensions Management
Danya Pollard
Danya Pollard
Head of Capital Solutions
Cromwell Property Group
Dobrin Staikov
Dobrin Staikov
CFO & Head of Capital Markets
Lion's Head
Etienne Pax
Etienne Pax
Managing Director
Colony Capital
Anthony Biddulph
Anthony Biddulph
Head of Funds Placement EuropeJLL
United Kingdom
Adrian Karczewicz
Adrian Karczewicz
Head of Divestments CEESkanska Property Poland
Poland
As Head of Divestments at Skanska’s commercial development unit in CEE, Adrian is responsible for sourcing buyers and conducting transaction processes in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. While working at Skanska, Adrian has divested over 40 office buildings totaling almost EUR 2 bn. He has also expanded Skanska’s clients portfolio by 15 new buyers. Moreover, Adrian was involved in the sales process of Skanska’s asset in London and Helsinki. Adrian started his professional career in 1997 at Gerald Eve International. He went on to work for Knight Frank and GE Capital Golub Real Estate. Prior to joining Skanska in 2013, he worked for Echo Investment as the director responsible for the company’s asset divestments.
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
CEO RE & Head of Private MarketsHermes Pensions Management
United Kingdom
Chris is Head of Real Estate & Private Markets and a member of Hermes’ Executive Committee. Chris joined 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.
Danya Pollard
Danya Pollard
Head of Capital SolutionsCromwell Property Group
United Kingdom
As Head of Capital Solutions, Europe Danya is responsible for Cromwell’s capital, and new product development function and the launch of new investment strategies for institutional investors across the European region. Danya joined Cromwell in December 2019 and has 20 years’ experience across the Financial Services and Investment Management industry. Prior to joining Cromwell, Danya was a Fund Manager and Advisor to Fund boards at Ahli United Bank, where she spent over 6 years overseeing the global real estate platform, products and underlying investments. This encompassed full investment lifecycles, from initiation to liquidation, across all sectors and geographies.
Dobrin Staikov
Dobrin Staikov
CFO & Head of Capital MarketsLion's Head
Bulgaria
Dobrin Staikov serves as CFO & Head of Capital Markets at Lion's Head. Prior to this he joined AG Capital’s executive team in July 2016 after over 12 years at EBRD in London. At EBRD he developed the bank's distressed asset & non-performing loan financing and investing practice and enhanced the private-equity type business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Turkey and North Africa. He was also part of the Deutsche Bank (London) Emerging Markets Structuring team with focus on the CEE region. He has been a board member of equity investee companies across CEE and Turkey. He holds MBA from INSEAD and is chartered certified accountant in the UK (ACCA).
Etienne Pax
Etienne Pax
Managing DirectorColony Capital
France

Valuations & Pricing

Time to sell or double down?

Ayda Chamcham
Ayda Chamcham
Partner, Development and Public Affairs Manager, France
RICS
Michael Abel
Michael Abel
Partner
TPG
Pierre Leocadio
Pierre Leocadio
SVP Head of Investments Europe
Oxford Properties Group
Vincent Rouget
Vincent Rouget
Partner
Aermont Capital
Ayda Chamcham
Ayda Chamcham
Partner, Development and Public Affairs Manager, FranceRICS
France
Michael Abel
Michael Abel
PartnerTPG
United Kingdom
Michael is a Partner at TPG, a leading global private investment firm with approx. $88 billion of assets under management. He has helped establish TPG Real Estate’s efforts in Europe and is a member of TPG Real Estate’s Investment Committee and TPG Europe’s Executive Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies, including A&O Hostels, Campo Properties and Campus Living. He serves as Chairman of Tempore Properties SOCIMI and serves as Chairman of Deutsche Office Properties. He is also a member of the Board at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. He holds a Diplôme de Grande École and a Master of Science in Management from ESCP Europe, and speaks German, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
Pierre Leocadio
Pierre Leocadio
SVP Head of Investments EuropeOxford Properties Group
United Kingdom
Pierre Leocadio is responsible for Oxford Properties’ French platform, including the responsibility of the asset management and leasing strategies for the existing Paris portfolio. Oxford Properties currently owns and manages a portfolio of four offices and one luxury high street retail in Paris, totalling approximately €1.5 billion of assets under management.
Vincent Rouget
Vincent Rouget
PartnerAermont Capital
France
Vincent Rouget is a Partner at Aermont and a member of its Management Committee. Vincent is responsible for Continental European activities and was involved in various Aermont’s investments, including the build-up of mfi retail platform in Germany and The Student Hotel platform in Europe, in addition to property investments in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Benelux. Prior to joining in 2007, Vincent worked at Morgan Stanley, in Paris in the Investment Banking Division and New York in Global Capital Markets. Vincent graduated from HEC Paris with a Master of Science in Management.

Senior Debt Leveraging

Loan on loans new game, or risk & pricing in dissonance?

  • All about asset classes or location?
  • Debt Leveraging - Risk assessment & pricing in dissonance?
  • Debt & Finance Recovery - Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?
  • Asset Classes - Are hotels, retail & offices too risky?
  • Risk Profile - Will lenders have to go up the risk curve post-COVID?
  • How has COVID Changed Debt Pricing & Leveraging?
  • Pricing up Different Geographies


Andrea Bora
Andrea Bora
MD, Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
Starwood Capital Group
George Molesworth
George Molesworth
Principal, Commercial Real Estate Debt
Apollo Global Management
Martin Farinola
Martin Farinola
Head of Real Estate Debt Europe
Brookfield
Michael Kavanau
Michael Kavanau
Head of Debt & Structured Finance
JLL
Riaz Azadi
Riaz Azadi
MD Real Estate - Structured Finance
Eastdil Secured
Andrea Bora
Andrea Bora
MD, Co-Head of EMEA RE FinanceGoldman Sachs
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.
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Managing Director, Head of Capital MarketsStarwood 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.
George Molesworth
George Molesworth
Principal, Commercial Real Estate DebtApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Martin Farinola
Martin Farinola
Head of Real Estate Debt EuropeBrookfield
United Kingdom
Martin Farinola is an Investment Director and a member of GAM’s Real Estate Finance Team. He joined GAM in October 2015 from Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset management and advisory firm where he was a partner. Prior to that he worked at Goldman Sachs International where he helped establish the European secondary CRE whole loan trading platform. He also shared responsibility for the pricing, structuring, syndication, managing and credit risk of European CRE products, including performing and non-performing loans, new origination, derivatives and CMBS. Before that he was a Director at BlackRock Inc. in London and New York managing a large portfolio of below investment grade CMBS and non-CMBS subordinate debt in Europe and US.
Michael Kavanau
Michael Kavanau
Head of Debt & Structured FinanceJLL
United Kingdom
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.

Green Lending

Ready to harvest or still planting seeds?

  • EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy
  • Supporting decarbonisation agenda; real opportunities or too little impact?
  • Discounted Margins from Lenders to Finance Greenfield
  • Green Premiums Favoured over Brown Discounts - Can lenders deliver?
  • ECB - When will transitional risk assessment come into play?
  • Will Brownfield Developments Face Issues Accessing Financing?
  • Developing New Financial Products & Solutions to Help Accelerate Decarbonisation of Buildings


Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Advisor, Consultant, Challenger, Coach
Gulf Islamic Investments
Assem El Alami
Assem El Alami
Head of International Real Estate Finance
Berlin Hyp
Charles Balch
Charles Balch
Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients UK, CEE & USA
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Jan Janssen
Jan Janssen
Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs
Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Advisor, Consultant, Challenger, CoachGulf Islamic Investments
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.
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 25 bn EUR. Berlin Hyp provides financing for large scale property developments and real estate investments. Moreover, Berlin Hyp is member of the S-Finanzgruppe, the German saving banks group and acts as a center of competence for its 380 members. Being a law graduate, Assem has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector of which he has spent 10 years in France. He joined Berlin Hyp in 2010.
Charles Balch
Charles Balch
Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients UK, CEE & USApbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
United Kingdom
Charles Balch has been working within the property financing sector since the mid-1980s. His role as Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients, UK, CEE and USA. Previously he was Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer, responsible for new business & existing portfolio for Asia, Europe, Germany, US & Asset Finance. His previous roles include Managing Director, Europe, heading the Origination Structured Finance & Investment Banking Team for Europe at Hypo Real Estate Bank International. Before joining the Hypo Group, he was Head of Global Clients, building a multi-cultural acquisition team & as a 'Bereichsleiter' within the Head Office, managing certain country teams at Aareal Bank.
Jan Janssen
Jan Janssen
Co-Head of EMEA RE FinanceGoldman Sachs
United Kingdom
Jan is Co-Head of Real Estate Finance for the EMEA Region at Goldman Sachs. He has extensive transaction experience across asset classes including hospitality, office, logistics, retail, datacenter, cold storage assets as well as SPL/NPL portfolio financing and construction finance. He has worked in various jurisdictions across Europe. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Jan worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi in real estate finance, securitization and investment banking.

Finding Value in Accelerated Trends

Demographics, Distressed, e-Commerce or ESG?

Moderator
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business Development
MARCOL
David Smith
David Smith
Senior Vice President - Capital Markets
Starwood Capital Group
Dmitry Zubatyuk
Dmitry Zubatyuk
CEO
Gardiner Resources
Jean-Philippe Besse
Jean-Philippe Besse
Managing Director and Head of IR Europe
Colony Capital
Luke Dawson
Luke Dawson
Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Central and Eastern Europe
Colliers
Rachel Hodgdon
Rachel Hodgdon
President & CEO
IWBI
Sébastien Pezet
Sébastien Pezet
Head of French Branch,UK and Benelux
Generali Real Estate
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business DevelopmentMARCOL
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.
David Smith
David Smith
Senior Vice President - Capital MarketsStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
David Smith is a Senior Vice President in the International Capital Markets team at Starwood Capital. In this role, Mr. Smith is responsible for financing the firm’s direct real estate investments in Europe and Asia, managing the firm’s foreign exchange hedging policy globally and implementing interest rate hedging for the European investment portfolio. Since joining Starwood in 2016, Mr. Smith has closed over 50 financings in 12 different countries across almost all asset classes. Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Smith spent five years at Citi, across a number of roles in real estate finance and corporate & investment banking. Mr. Smith received a BSc. (Hons) degree in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.
Jean-Philippe Besse
Jean-Philippe Besse
Managing Director and Head of IR EuropeColony Capital
France
Jean-Philippe Besse is Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations – Europe at Colony Capital, Inc. Mr. Besse is responsible for overseeing Colony Capital’s investor relations efforts in Europe and developing its current and prospective European investors. Prior to joining Colony Capital in 2017, Mr. Besse was partner at La Française AM, a leading asset manager in Europe, where he was Head of International Development, interfacing with European and Middle Eastern investors on all aspects of capital formation across various asset management expertise. He started his professional career within the AXA group in New York and Paris where he was Head of Marketing for AXA Financial Products. Mr. Besse graduated from Ecole Polytechnique
Luke Dawson
Luke Dawson
Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Central and Eastern EuropeColliers
United Kingdom
Luke has 15 years' experience in property acquisitions and dispositions, asset management, and leadership experience. His primarily focus is on business development, leading the regional Capital Markets efforts and attracting new investors to the region. He is also responsible for strategical management of the regional teams in Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia.
Rachel Hodgdon
Rachel Hodgdon
President & CEOIWBI
USA
Rachel joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in November 2016, bringing her broad sustainability expertise and her track record as a leading global advocate for green schools, movement building and social equity to IWBI’s work to advance human health through better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.  She was named president of IWBI in 2018 and CEO in November 2020.  With over 2.5 billion square feet of space registered, rated or certified in 97 countries, IWBI’s evidence-based WELL offerings anchor an ecosystem of solutions that advance, measure and monitor real estate features that help people thrive.
Sébastien Pezet
Sébastien Pezet
Head of French Branch,UK and BeneluxGenerali Real Estate
France
Sebastien Pezet joined Generali Real Estate in 2001. Nominated as Head of the French Branch in 2015, he is also in charge of UK, Benelux from January 2018 with a total portfolio of €11 billion. Previously he worked 2 years for Archon Group ( Goldman Sachs subsidiary ). Sebastien obtained a Master in Economics and a Master in Real Estate from the University of Paris Dauphine, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Country Specific

France, Germany & UK

Finding value in saturated markets 

Co-chairs
Alberto Haddadd.i.i. Gruppe
Anthony LeonardCredit Suisse
Bernd KnoblochContinuum Capital
James BauerREAG GmbH
Markus Wehneltpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Patrice GenreFoncière Crossroads
Richard DivallColliers
Stefan Zimmermann4 Friends Investment

Iberia & Italy Value-Add

Post COVID upswing or optimism misplaced?  



Co-chairs
Alberto López Balbasby Urbania
Cristina García-PeriGrupo Azora
Federico BianchiStarwood Capital Group
Félix Llorente SanzWilcox
Mario Lapiedra VivancoNeinor Homes
Paul NearchouDeutsche Finance International

CEE Supply & Demand

Strategic development opportunities or too risky?

Co-chairs
Dobrin StaikovLion's Head
Matthias BrodesserWarburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Nebil SenmanGriffin Real Estate
Noah SteinbergWING
Patrick ZehetmayrErste Group Bank AG
Piotr TrzcińskiSavills Investment Management
Troy JavaherLincoln Property Company
Walter Hampelpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Yannis DelikanakisSouthrock Asset Management

France, Germany & UK

Finding value in saturated markets 

  • Germany - Pricing dislocation & lack of product; where to find value?
  • UK Dealflow- ‘New’ capital injections or stagnant bid & ask gap?
  • Inbound Appetite into French Real Estate Markets - Direct vs Indirect?
  • Dry Powder Allocations - Lack of product putting a halt in investments?
  • Buyer & Seller Pricing Differences - How to find common ground?
  • Valuations - Stable prices, or chaos to come?
Alberto Haddad
Alberto Haddad
Senior Advisor
d.i.i. Gruppe
Anthony Leonard
Anthony Leonard
Head of Real Estate - UK
Credit Suisse
Bernd Knobloch
Bernd Knobloch
Chairman
Continuum Capital
James Bauer
James Bauer
Managing Director - Germany
REAG GmbH
Markus Wehnelt
Markus Wehnelt
Head REF Germany Inst. & Private Equity
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Patrice Genre
Patrice Genre
CEO
Foncière Crossroads
Richard Divall
Richard Divall
Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA
Colliers
Stefan Zimmermann
Stefan Zimmermann
Managing Partner
4 Friends Investment
Alberto Haddad
Alberto Haddad
Senior Advisord.i.i. Gruppe
Germany
After a career in strategy consulting at McKinsey, Alberto became a real estate and venture capital investor from his Boston basis, as well as in selected emerging markets. He previously was a senior executive in several multinational companies including IBM, Olivetti and Eastman Kodak. Alberto sits on several boards of directors and advisory boards. He is also a Senior Advisor of d.i.i, a German real estate investment platform managing more than €2bn. A graduate from Sciences-Po Paris (EcoFi), Alberto also holds a Master of Science (MBA) from MIT and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the American University of Beirut.
Anthony Leonard
Anthony Leonard
Head of Real Estate - UKCredit Suisse
United Kingdom
Bernd Knobloch
Bernd Knobloch
ChairmanContinuum Capital
Germany
Knobloch studied Law & Business Administration and is admitted to the German Bar. From 1979 until 1991 he was a Managing Partner of Allgemeine Bautraeger GmbH Cederbaum. In 1991 he joined the Frankfurter Hypothekenbank and was Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors of Eurohypo AG until 2008. From 2006 until 2008 he was Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. From November 2008 until August 2009 Knobloch was Member of the Supervisory Board of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG. From 2009 until 2012 Knobloch was Board Member of Schörghuber Group. He is Non Executive Director of Palatium Investment Management Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Citycon Oyj Helsinki and Gem. Hertie Stiftung. He is also Partner at Continuum Capital.
James Bauer
James Bauer
Managing Director - GermanyREAG GmbH
Germany
James Bauer MRICS is the Country Managing Director at Duff & Phelps REAG GmbH. He has experience in transaction advisory, development, as well as asset management of commercial buildings, office buildings, portfolio strategy and valuation. He holds a MBA degree from City University and is a member of various national and international organizations and a speaker at conferences. Prior to joining REAG in 2004, he worked with CALLISTON development company as a manager responsible for acquisition, development and asset management of commercial properties. Before coming to Germany in 1990, he worked in the field of real estate in the USA. He’s a registered valuer with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Markus Wehnelt
Markus Wehnelt
Head REF Germany Inst. & Private Equitypbb 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.
Patrice Genre
Patrice Genre
CEOFoncière Crossroads
France
Real estate specialist and entrepreneur. Patrice has 30 years of experience in real estate as executive manager, entrepreneur and investor working cross-borders with international clients and business partners. Patrice has raised, invested and managed over 10 billion € (equity and debt) for French/European and international institutional clients.
Richard Divall
Richard Divall
Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEAColliers
United Kingdom
Richard joined Colliers in 2012 having worked at Strutt & Parker for over 16 years. Over the past 20 years he worked in National UK and Central London Capital Markets teams before becoming Head of Cross Border Capital Markets, EMEA at Colliers in 2013. Richard is committed to providing a broader and sophisticated service, diversifying the traditional offering of buying and selling property and works with a multi-sector discipline. He connects international investors who are interested in investing in the region with local partners, Colliers experts and opportunities based on their investment requirements. Richard is the business leader for Colliers EMEA Capital Markets and integral part of the Colliers Global Capital Markets Platform.
Stefan Zimmermann
Stefan Zimmermann
Managing Partner4 Friends Investment
Germany
Stefan is a founding partner of 4 Friends Investment Group (4FI) and responsible for the general strategy, acquisition and structuring as well as member of the investment committee. 4FI is a privately held investment manager with a focus in the sectors health & lifestyle and real estate combining both platform and corporate investments. Through different subsidiaries 4FI has acquired real estate in continental Europe in excess of 700mn EUR and has invested into five different platforms. Prior to 4FI, Stefan founded ACREST Property Group, Germany’s largest non captive retail asset manager and worked for companies such as TishmanSpeyer or Tenkhoff Properties. He is an active member of ULI and ZIA.

Iberia & Italy Value-Add

Post COVID upswing or optimism misplaced?  



  • Investment Appetite for Spain, Portugal & Italy
  • Competitive international capital or transactional values not quite there?
  • Which assets up, which down & which bust?
  • Value add yields or already overcrowded?
  • Is there enough product to diversify portfolios?
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
by Urbania
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner
Grupo Azora
Federico Bianchi
Federico Bianchi
MD & Head of Asset Management for Europe
Starwood Capital Group
Félix Llorente Sanz
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEO
Wilcox
Mario Lapiedra Vivanco
Mario Lapiedra Vivanco
CIO
Neinor Homes
Paul Nearchou
Paul Nearchou
Investment Director
Deutsche Finance International
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partnerby Urbania
Spain
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Urbania international. The firm’s main areas of expertise include residential development, alternative investments and real estate debt. Mr. Lopez has overall responsibility for all aspects of the business and is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. He is Chairman of Syllabus a first-class student living concept with over 3000 beds. Mr. Lopez oversees the real estate debt strategy, an alternative advisory lending firm focused on providing capital solutions for southern European developers with a specialized focused on the Iberian market across several assets class.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing PartnerGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy 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).
Federico Bianchi
Federico Bianchi
MD & Head of Asset Management for EuropeStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Federico Bianchi is a Managing Director & Head of Asset Management at Starwood Capital Europe, based in London and responsible for the management of the European assets. Prior to joining Starwood, Federico was a Principal, Asset Management at GreenOak Real Estate (London), where he worked for 4 years with a specific focus on Spain and Italy. Previously, Federico was Italian Country Manager and a Member of the European Board of ISG; at that time he also joined the Executive Committee of ULI in Italy. Prior to that, he served as a Director of Asset Management at Condotte Real Estate and a Director at Tishman Speyer Properties, where he was overseeing deals and projects for a combined value of more than € 1.5 Bn.
Félix Llorente Sanz
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEOWilcox
Spain
8000 residential units developed, 300000 m2 Logistics under development, 50000m2 retail High STREET under management, 16000m2 Houses for seniors under development, 120 Student Housing units recently open. TRAINING: • IESE - Senior Business Management Program • Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. • Technician in Business Administration and Management • Master in Financial Management • High Executive program RE Management and Valuations • High Executive degree grade: Private equity and structured finance • Executive Administration Program. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: • General Director of Grupo Wilcox • Vice President of AEDHE • Member of the Board of Directors of CEIM • Member of ULI and ICSC.
Paul Nearchou
Paul Nearchou
Investment DirectorDeutsche Finance International
United Kingdom
Paul is a Director at DFI. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate in the investment team at Patron Capital, focusing on the origination, execution and asset management of opportunistic/value-add asset-backed investments across Europe. He began his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London. Paul holds a first-class Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Nottingham and achieved a distinction in his Postgraduate degree in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics.

CEE Supply & Demand

Strategic development opportunities or too risky?

  • Investment Volume - Still going strong, but which asset classes & locations are favoured?
  • Supply & Demand - Development slowdown causing potential supply constraints?
  • Cross Border Activity - Will foreign capital come back or too much risk?
  • Vacancies & Rents - Which asset classes will be most resilient?


Dobrin Staikov
Dobrin Staikov
CFO & Head of Capital Markets
Lion's Head
Matthias Brodesser
Matthias Brodesser
Head of Transaction Management Int.
Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Nebil Senman
Nebil Senman
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
Griffin Real Estate
Noah Steinberg
Noah Steinberg
Chairman & CEO
WING
Patrick Zehetmayr
Patrick Zehetmayr
Managing Director
Erste Group Bank AG
Piotr Trzciński
Piotr Trzciński
Director, Head of Investment, Poland
Savills Investment Management
Troy Javaher
Troy Javaher
Head of Europe/UK
Lincoln Property Company
Walter Hampel
Walter Hampel
Managing Director, Head of REF CEE
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Yannis Delikanakis
Yannis Delikanakis
Co-Founder
Southrock Asset Management
Dobrin Staikov
Dobrin Staikov
CFO & Head of Capital MarketsLion's Head
Bulgaria
Dobrin Staikov serves as CFO & Head of Capital Markets at Lion's Head. Prior to this he joined AG Capital’s executive team in July 2016 after over 12 years at EBRD in London. At EBRD he developed the bank's distressed asset & non-performing loan financing and investing practice and enhanced the private-equity type business in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Turkey and North Africa. He was also part of the Deutsche Bank (London) Emerging Markets Structuring team with focus on the CEE region. He has been a board member of equity investee companies across CEE and Turkey. He holds MBA from INSEAD and is chartered certified accountant in the UK (ACCA).
Matthias Brodesser
Matthias Brodesser
Head of Transaction Management Int.Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Germany
Matthias is responsible for the international acquisitions and sales of Warburg-HIH. He has been with the group since January 2009 and has almost 20 years of real estate experience. He holds real estate degrees from BBA, ebs and NYU.
Nebil Senman
Nebil Senman
Co-Owner & Managing PartnerGriffin Real Estate
Poland
Nebil Senman is Co-Owner and a Managing Partner of Griffin Real Estate, the largest and most active investment manager in private equity real estate in CEE with equity invested over EUR 2BN and AuM of over EUR 5BN. Previously, Nebil was heading for nine years Oaktree’s German and Polish real estate investments and operations, leading transactions an setting-up new platforms worth several billion Euro. Before joining Oaktree, Nebil spent eight years within the real estate advisory and corporate finance division at Ernst & Young Real Estate (previously Arthur Andersen) where he held different managerial positions.
Noah Steinberg
Noah Steinberg
Chairman & CEOWING
Hungary
Wing’s Chairman & CEO, and shareholder. Has worked in CEE since 1990, and held the position of Wing’s Chairman & CEO since the company’s establishment in 1999. During this time he was tasked with the establishment of Wing, management of the company’s integrated investment and development activity, its office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential projects and services portfolio as well as its international expansion in Poland via its stake in ECHO Investment where he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Graduated from Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University – BA) and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna – MA). Speaks English, Hungarian, French, German and Spanish.
Patrick Zehetmayr
Patrick Zehetmayr
Managing DirectorErste Group Bank AG
Austria
Mr. Patrick Zehetmayr is Head of Group Commercial Real Estate at Erste Group Bank AG. Prior to that, he was a Member of the Board at Immorent AG. He had experiences at Erste Group Bank AG as Head of Relationship Management for the Group Larges Corporates Business, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Treasury and as a Trader for Fixed Income Derivatives. He speaks English and German.
Piotr Trzciński
Piotr Trzciński
Director, Head of Investment, PolandSavills Investment Management
Poland
Piotr currently leads the Warsaw office of SIM and is responsible for execution of investment strategies and ventures of institutional investors of SIM in Poland. With 15 years real estate experience gained in senior roles with KSP, BlackRock and CA Immo. In his career he was responsible for asset and investment management of over €1 billion in commercial property across multiple sectors (office, retail, warehouse and residential) and worked on EUR 500m of acquisitions and divestments. His track record also includes leasing, valuation, marketing and development funding. Piotr is a CCIM and a RICS member.
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.
Walter Hampel
Walter Hampel
Managing Director, Head of REF CEEpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Germany
Dr. Walter Hampel is a Managing Director for Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and is based in Munich, dealing with clients active in the CEE Markets as well as International clients across Europe. Walter has been active in the CEE property markets for more than twenty years, including seven years based in Prague between 1995 and 2001 as a real estate lender for Austrian and German banks.
Yannis Delikanakis
Yannis Delikanakis
Co-FounderSouthrock Asset Management
Greece
Mr. Delikanakis is a real estate entrepreneur with a successful track record in Europe and in the USA. In 2021 he co-founded Southrock Asset Management, an asset and investment management firm with a focus on real estate investments in Greece and in the CEE. Southrock is targeting opportunities arising from capital dislocations and value-add initiatives through the acquisition of REO & NPL portfolios as well as of single assets. In 2004 he had co-founded Bluehouse Capital, an independent private equity real estate investment management firm with approximately €500m under management and with a focus on the property markets of Central and Southeastern Europe.
Living Sectors

Hospitality & Serviced Residential

Demand for amenities vs scalability 

Co-chairs
Charles-Antoine LussierIvanhoé Cambridge
Edouard DeschepperWainbridge
Hideki KurataGreystar

Liquidity in Living

How is scale, space, rent and demand changing?

Co-chairs
Daniele RussolilloPlanet Smart City
Jan JanssenGoldman Sachs
Kirk LindstromRound Hill Capital
Margaret SweeneyI•RES

Senior Housing, Extra Care & Retirement Assets

Now is the time for scale? 

Co-chairs
Anni HönickeGulf Islamic Investments
Berthold BeckerTSC Real Estate Germany
Frédéric DibMoZaïC Asset Management
Jan PetersenApleona
Michele BeolchiniInvestire SGR
Pooja PatelStepStone Group
Samuel VetrakBonard
Sander van RielCBRE Global Investors
Steve NitschkeMedical Properties Trust

Development Deals & Fundraising for BTR

Right partner, right location, lacklustre pricing?

 

 

Co-chairs
Stan KubacekHeimstaden Moderator
Brooks BlakeKew Capital
Fabien Knyfpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Jorge PepaNeinor Homes
Paul HouseVenn Partners
Thomas BlangyQuadReal Property Group

Student Housing & Co-Living

Still immature or stable diversification opportunities?

Co-chairs
Samuel VetrakBonard Moderator
Alberto López Balbasby Urbania
Esteve AlmirallNode
François RothLivecolonies
John HarcourtKajima
Peter NoackZeitgeist Asset Management

Hospitality & Serviced Residential

Demand for amenities vs scalability 

  • Rise of Service - Amenities more important than size?
  • Any Lessons Learned from a Mature US Market?
  • Blurring of Asset Classes - From co-living to serviced apartments; how much flexibility are tenants looking for?
  • Hotels Moving into Multifamily - Any operators looking to expand cross sector?
  • What Can Residential Learn from the Hospitality Industry?


Charles-Antoine Lussier
Charles-Antoine Lussier
Senior Vice President, Residential and Hotels
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Edouard Deschepper
Edouard Deschepper
Head of France and Caribbean
Wainbridge
Hideki Kurata
Hideki Kurata
Managing Director France
Greystar
Charles-Antoine Lussier
Charles-Antoine Lussier
Senior Vice President, Residential and HotelsIvanhoé Cambridge
Canada
Charles-Antoine Lussier is responsible for Ivanhoe Cambridge's investment and asset management operations for the residential and hotel sector in North America and Europe. Having worked in real estate and finance for 20 years, Mr. Lussier has acquired extensive experience in conducting negotiations and implementing investment strategies in various regions and jurisdictions.
Edouard Deschepper
Edouard Deschepper
Head of France and CaribbeanWainbridge
France
Edouard serves as Head of France and Caribbean and Board member of Wainbridge International with overall responsibility for development, acquisition, structuring, financing, construction, and market research activity. He plays an active role in originating and executing deals, as well as in tracking investment performance. His overall responsibility includes development, acquisition, structuring, financing, construction, and market research activity.

Edouard is also co-founder and deputy CEO of The Collection (www.the-c.com).
Hideki Kurata
Hideki Kurata
Managing Director FranceGreystar
France
Hideki Kurata is a Managing Director and leads the Greystar business in France. As part of the European management team, he is responsible for the overall management of the French business including investment strategy, capital relationships, acquisitions and dispositions.
He has over 20 years of experience in financial services and real estate and has previously held positions at AXA IM, GE Capital, JP Morgan and BNP Paribas.
Hideki holds a master’s degree in economics from Paris X University, is a graduate of ESCP Business School and holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Liquidity in Living

How is scale, space, rent and demand changing?

  • Yields, Rents & Rates - Business as usual or shake up expected?
  • Government Regulations - Any countries facing regulatory crackdowns on rent?
  • Portfolios - Repositioning, JVs & cross border activity
  • Risk, Reward & Resilience - Which living sub sectors are ones to buy, which to sell, and where?
  • Urban vs Suburban/Migration vs the Return to Work - How is scale, space, rent and demand changing?
  • Liquidity in the Markets - Who’s lending where and in what products?
Daniele Russolillo
Daniele Russolillo
COO & Deputy CEO
Planet Smart City
Jan Janssen
Jan Janssen
Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs
Kirk Lindstrom
Kirk Lindstrom
CIO
Round Hill Capital
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board Director
I•RES
Daniele Russolillo
Daniele Russolillo
COO & Deputy CEOPlanet Smart City
United Kingdom
Daniele is an expert on energy and environmental services within smart urban environments, as well as on regulatory frameworks. He has over 16 years of experience managing projects in Europe, Africa and Asia and is a Senior Associate at the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy Foundation.
Jan Janssen
Jan Janssen
Co-Head of EMEA RE FinanceGoldman Sachs
United Kingdom
Jan is Co-Head of Real Estate Finance for the EMEA Region at Goldman Sachs. He has extensive transaction experience across asset classes including hospitality, office, logistics, retail, datacenter, cold storage assets as well as SPL/NPL portfolio financing and construction finance. He has worked in various jurisdictions across Europe. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Jan worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi in real estate finance, securitization and investment banking.
Kirk Lindstrom
Kirk Lindstrom
CIORound Hill Capital
United Kingdom
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board DirectorI•RES
Ireland
Margaret is a Non-Executive Director of Dalata Hotel Group plc, Chair of the Dublin City University Business School Advisory Board & member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She has over 20 years of leadership experience including as Chief Executive of Dublin Airport Authority and Postbank Ireland as well as Director of Audit & Advisory services at KPMG. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Chartered Director of IoD UK. She holds a First Class Hons Commerce Degree from the National University of Ireland Galway and was awarded the National University of Ireland Galway Alumni Award for Business Public Policy and Law in 2009. She was named Business & Finance’s Business Person of the Month May19

Senior Housing, Extra Care & Retirement Assets

Now is the time for scale? 

  • Demand & Supply Imbalance - Is now the time to scale up?
  • Urban Location Opportunities - Neighbourhood assisted living to diversify portfolios & bridge supply gap?
  • Working with Operators - The Risks and potential
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What investment models are attracting capital?
  • Rental vs For Sale Models - Which Living Concepts Offer the Best Value Proposition for Tenants & Investors?


Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Advisor, Consultant, Challenger, Coach
Gulf Islamic Investments
Berthold Becker
Berthold Becker
Managing Director
TSC Real Estate Germany
Frédéric Dib
Frédéric Dib
CEO
MoZaïC Asset Management
Jan Petersen
Jan Petersen
Managing Director
Apleona
Michele Beolchini
Michele Beolchini
Head Product Development & Fund Raising
Investire SGR
Pooja Patel
Pooja Patel
Principal, Real Estate
StepStone Group
Samuel Vetrak
Samuel Vetrak
CEO
Bonard
Sander van Riel
Sander van Riel
Head of Continental Europe
CBRE Global Investors
Steve Nitschke
Steve Nitschke
Managing Director International Acquisitions
Medical Properties Trust
Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Advisor, Consultant, Challenger, CoachGulf Islamic Investments
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.
Berthold Becker
Berthold Becker
Managing DirectorTSC Real Estate Germany
Germany
Since April 2018: Managing Director of TSC Real Estate Germany GmbH; 2013 – 2018: Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Operations, JLL Retail Asset Management GmbH & Acrest Property Group and (Acrest being sold to JLL as of end of 2015) 2008-2013: Managing Director & Head of Asset Management of Internos Global Investors KAG; 2008: Associate Director, JLL Asset Management GmbH; 2006-2007: Deloitte & Touche, Manager RE Advisory; 2005-2006: Site Acquisitions Manager, Bauhaus München GmbH (Munich based RE developer) 2000 – 2005: Technical Project & Development Manager, Nixdorf Consult 1993-1998: Dipl.-Ing. Architect 2005-2007: International Real Estate Management MBA 2010 – 2011: Real Estate Investment & Finance (ebs).
Frédéric Dib
Frédéric Dib
CEOMoZaïC Asset Management
France
Frédéric is Managing Partner of Mozaïc AM and has over 15 years experience in the healthcare sector. MoZaïC manages over 250M€ of healthcare assets over 4 geographies (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) Prior to this, he was the President of Senior Santé, an owner and operator of nursing homes in France. During his tenure, he was responsible for operations developing the group's operating model and processes. During that period it funded, developed, built, delivered and sold 11 nursing homes (circa 50,000 m2). Before Senior Santé/B-Patrimoine, Frédéric held various positions within HSBC (London) and Lazard (New York and London) Frédéric graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris and speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.
Jan Petersen
Jan Petersen
Managing DirectorApleona
Germany
Michele Beolchini
Michele Beolchini
Head Product Development & Fund RaisingInvestire SGR
Italy
Michele Beolchini is the Head of Product Development & Fund Raising of InvestiRE SGR. Michele has been present in the Italian real estate market for more than 11 years, and prior to joining InvestiRE, was in the Real Estate Advisory team of Banca IMI – Intesa Sanpaolo Group - where he had the opportunity to take part to the origination, structuring and execution of numerous real estate transactions between 2008 and 2015. Michele holds a M. Sc. cum Laude in General Management and a B. Sc. in Business Administration from Bocconi University (Milan).
Pooja Patel
Pooja Patel
Principal, Real EstateStepStone Group
United Kingdom
Ms. Patel is a member of the real estate team. She is also involved in the Firm’s responsible investing initiative. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Patel worked in the Corporate Development Group at AT&T where she was involved in strategic projects, including acquisitions and divestitures, across the company’s business lines. Previously, Ms. Patel spent three years working in investment banking at Houlihan Lokey where she helped execute M&A, financing and restructuring engagements for clients in real estate and a number of different industries.
Samuel Vetrak
Samuel Vetrak
CEOBonard
Austria
Founder and CEO of BONARD and has over 20 years’ experience advising real estate investors, funds, developers and operators. Since 2007, under his leadership, his staff of 50 researchers and analysts operating in four offices around the world have been providing the highest level of secondary and primary in-field data, making BONARD a leading provider of independent and reliable research and solutions. Samuel, an individual member of the world's leading professional research association ESOMAR, is a frequent speaker at the major global real estate stages, attending dozens of conferences a year and sharing latest insights backed by his long-term industry experience
Sander van Riel
Sander van Riel
Head of Continental EuropeCBRE Global Investors
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.
Steve Nitschke
Steve Nitschke
Managing Director International AcquisitionsMedical Properties Trust
Luxembourg
Steve Nitschke is Managing Director of International Acquisitions for Medical Properties Trust, Inc. and is based in Luxembourg. Steve is focused on the strategic growth of MPT’s International footprint. Prior to MPT, Steve worked in acquisitions/investments at another large US based Healthcare REIT. A licensed attorney, he also spent six years in private practice prior to shifting to finance/acquisitions, focusing on corporate and healthcare transactions. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Nitschke earned his BA from the University of Vermont and his JD/MBA from the University of Toledo.

Development Deals & Fundraising for BTR

Right partner, right location, lacklustre pricing?

 

 

  • Raising Capital - Where is the capital coming from and will equity pour only in core assets?
  • Allocation Game - Too soon or opportunities en masse?
  • Post COVID Fundraising - Fewer funds, but more capital available?
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What’s changed, what’s staying the same?
  • Lack of Product - No shortage of capital but nowhere to invest?


Moderator
Stan Kubacek
Stan Kubacek
Senior Managing Director
Heimstaden
Brooks Blake
Brooks Blake
Partner
Kew Capital
Fabien Knyf
Fabien Knyf
Director, Loan Markets RE Finance
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Jorge Pepa
Jorge Pepa
Vice Presidente Ejecutivo
Neinor Homes
Paul House
Paul House
Managing Partner
Venn Partners
Thomas Blangy
Thomas Blangy
Vice President
QuadReal Property Group
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.
Brooks Blake
Brooks Blake
PartnerKew Capital
United Kingdom
Brooks has over 20 years of private equity experience. Brooks currently leads real estate investing for Kew Capital LLP, a large single family office based in London. Prior to Kew, Brooks led real asset investments for the Bain Capital family office based in Boston. Earlier in his career, he worked as a senior private equity real estate executive and led over nine million square feet of development. Brooks earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a dual degree in Economics and Political Science with Honours and Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar.
Fabien Knyf
Fabien Knyf
Director, Loan Markets RE Financepbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
France
Fabien started his career in 2006 in the NPL department of Archon Group in Paris before joining the Credit Suisse platform of Situs in London. In 2009, he worked for Credit Foncier de France on the origination and acquisition of senior loans and CMBS in Europe while restructuring some of the Credit Foncier de France impaired positions. In 2012, Fabien joined ACOFI Gestion to participate in the structuring, fundraising and investment of several senior debt funds. Since 2016, he has been responsible for the distribution of real estate and public investment finance loans arranged by pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank in Continental Europe.
Jorge Pepa
Jorge Pepa
Vice Presidente EjecutivoNeinor Homes
Spain
Paul House
Paul House
Managing PartnerVenn Partners
United Kingdom
Managing Partner and co-founder of our Commercial Real Estate business. Before joining Venn in 2013, Paul spent over 20 years with Citigroup, heading Citi’s European Real Estate business. Paul has a wealth of experience in loan origination, transaction structuring, advisory and loan distribution. Paul benefits from an extensive list of key relationships with sponsors and market participants, and has led a number of landmark transactions including the largest hotel deal in Europe. Paul started his career with Citi in 1993 in Canada, before moving to Citi New York, and then to Citi in London in 2000. Paul is a member of the CFA Institute and holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.
Thomas Blangy
Thomas Blangy
Vice PresidentQuadReal Property Group
United Kingdom
Thomas joined QuadReal as Vice President, International Real Estate in May 2019. He forms part of the investment team which is focused on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in Global Cities in UK and Europe. Thomas joins QuadReal having spent eight years at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) in London, where he was originally hired as an Analyst and was promoted to Vice President prior to joining QuadReal. At MSREI, he was a part of the pan-European acquisitions team, where he invested in Western Europe and CEE. Prior to MSREI, Thomas spent a year as an investment analyst for AEW Europe’s real estate private equity fund. Thomas graduated from HEC Paris with a specialisation in Economics.

Student Housing & Co-Living

Still immature or stable diversification opportunities?

  • Convergence of Asset Classes - Could Co-Living attract more mainstream investors this way?
  • PBSA - Impact of travel restrictions for international students on student housing take up
  • Co-Living - Increased importance of accessing communities while living alone; do the rental figures match?
  • New Tech - Necessary to increase operational flexibility?
  • Leasing Models - Can greater flexibility innovate the product offering?


Moderator
Samuel Vetrak
Samuel Vetrak
CEO
Bonard
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
by Urbania
Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall
Managing Director Iberia
Node
François Roth
François Roth
Co-Founder
Livecolonies
John Harcourt
John Harcourt
Managing Director
Kajima
Peter Noack
Peter Noack
Managing Director
Zeitgeist Asset Management
Samuel Vetrak
Samuel Vetrak
CEOBonard
Austria
Founder and CEO of BONARD and has over 20 years’ experience advising real estate investors, funds, developers and operators. Since 2007, under his leadership, his staff of 50 researchers and analysts operating in four offices around the world have been providing the highest level of secondary and primary in-field data, making BONARD a leading provider of independent and reliable research and solutions. Samuel, an individual member of the world's leading professional research association ESOMAR, is a frequent speaker at the major global real estate stages, attending dozens of conferences a year and sharing latest insights backed by his long-term industry experience
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partnerby Urbania
Spain
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Urbania international. The firm’s main areas of expertise include residential development, alternative investments and real estate debt. Mr. Lopez has overall responsibility for all aspects of the business and is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. He is Chairman of Syllabus a first-class student living concept with over 3000 beds. Mr. Lopez oversees the real estate debt strategy, an alternative advisory lending firm focused on providing capital solutions for southern European developers with a specialized focused on the Iberian market across several assets class.
Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall
Managing Director IberiaNode
Spain
Esteve leads all Node Iberian efforts, which are organized across three departments: development, operations and capital markets. He has extensive experience in coliving, multifamily and vacation rentals and previously worked at Starcity, Airbnb and VTS. Esteve has a degree in Finance from New York University.
François Roth
François Roth
Co-FounderLivecolonies
France
François graduated from ESSEC and Panthéon Assas university (M2 in notary law). François worked previously at Catella & Unibail-Rodamco (Investment) before launching Colonies with two other cofounders - Amaury Courbon (ex- Jaïna Capital) and Alexandre Martin (ex - Rothschild). They had a first entrepreneurship success with Gansky, a society specialized in flatsharing for students. With Colonies, they target to create a new urban housing experience for a broader audience. He is a member of the RICS.
John Harcourt
John Harcourt
Managing DirectorKajima
United Kingdom
John Harcourt is Managing Director at Kajima Properties. Responsible for Kajima's investments, developments and partnerships in Europe. Active in office, logistics, retail and student housing sectors.
Peter Noack
Peter Noack
Managing DirectorZeitgeist Asset Management
Czech Republic
Peter Noack is co-founder of ZEITGEIST Asset Management. Today ZEITGEIST has 37 projects under management with a total investment volume of 515 mio Euro. ZEITGEIST with offices in Prague, Warsaw and Berlin, is a Real Estate Developer and Asset Manager for private and institutional investors in Germany and Central Eastern Europe. Prior to ZEITGEIST, Peter worked in institutional real estate in Germany, Central Eastern Europe and Turkey for HOCHTIEF Development and Rödl & Partner in Germany and Czech Republic. He is registered as licenced attorney at law in Germany and Czech Republic and holds a Law degree from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
Innovation

Future Workspace

Obsolete space or chance to innovate?

Co-chairs
Marian HermanHB Reavis
Norbert Müllerpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Patrick NelsonWeWork
Peter CeresnikHB Reavis
Stephen WalkerAberdeen Standard Investments
Yotam AlroyMindspace

Looking Past and Present - Retrofit & Value Add

Modernising existing portfolios to reach a new core?

Co-chairs
Laurent DubosSchroder Investment Management
Rachel HodgdonIWBI
Xavier DenisAG Real Estate

Looking Forward

2050 Net Zero Targets & Climate Technology in Real Estate 

Co-chairs
Audrey KleinPlanet Smart City
Charles van ThielGRESB
Claudine BlameyArgent
Emmanuel VerhooselFluxus Ventures LLP
Luisa Moura BordadoSquare Asset Management
Roland FarhatDekaBank

Capital Evolution

Levering technology for real estate investment and financial transactions

Co-chairs
Anas HalabiVennre
Darko MatovskicausaLens
Florent DansetAlte
Jonathan AveryLegal & General Group
Naqash TahirPGIM Real Estate
Titus AlbrechtMoodys Analytics CRE

‘On Demand’ Buildings

Are all consumers tech-savvy these days? 

Co-chairs
Ami KotechaAmro Real Estate Partners
Julie AlexanderPfP - Places for People
Perttu RönkköNREP
Robin RivatonEurazeo

Data

Unlocking value and improving asset performance 

Co-chairs
Chris ZissisNuveen Real Estate
Emmanuel VerhooselFluxus Ventures LLP
Florian StadlbauerCommerz Real
James PowerSegro
Johannes NussbaumART-INVEST REAL ESTATE

Future Workspace

Obsolete space or chance to innovate?

  • Live, work and play - Should more spaces become hybrid?
Marian Herman
Marian Herman
Group CEO
HB Reavis
Norbert Müller
Norbert Müller
MD, REF Continental Europe West
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APAC
WeWork
Peter Ceresnik
Peter Ceresnik
Member of the Board of Directors
HB Reavis
Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker
Head of UK Business Space
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Yotam Alroy
Yotam Alroy
Co-Founder & Chief Business Development
Mindspace
Marian Herman
Marian Herman
Group CEOHB Reavis
Slovakia
Marian Herman is the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of HB Reavis Group. Previously, as Group CFO, he was responsible for all of the company’s finance-related activities including debt financing, divestments, investment management, budgeting, controlling and accounting. He joined HB Reavis in 2010 as Head of Investment Management & Divestments. In this role he was responsible for the Group’s M&A and divestment activities across all markets, having successfully concluded over €1bn of commercial RE deals. Marian has over 20 years of experience in investment mgmt and investment banking. Prior to joining HB Reavis, he had been working for over 10 years in London for RREEF Infrastructure, Deutsche Bank and ING Group
Norbert Müller
Norbert Müller
MD, REF Continental Europe Westpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Germany
Norbert Müller is Managing Director at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, in charge of Real Estate Finance in Continental Europe West (Scandinavia, Benelux, France and Spain) with teams in Munich, Paris, Stockholm and Madrid. He has been working in the property industry for more than 30 years of which more than 10 years as International Director in the Capital Markets Group at Jones Lang LaSalle. Norbert Müller has in-depth knowledge of and experience in most of the real estate markets on the Continent, including Germany. He speaks fluently German, French, English and Dutch.
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APACWeWork
United Kingdom
Patrick is Executive Vice President of Real Estate at WeWork. He currently heads WeWork’s European real estate expansion. He holds a MBA from Columbia University and is originally from London.
Peter Ceresnik
Peter Ceresnik
Member of the Board of DirectorsHB Reavis
Slovakia
Peter joined HB Reavis in 2016 as a Group Leasing Director and was responsible for the overall leasing strategy, overseeing teams in Bratislava, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest and London. He was appointed to the Board in October 2017 and continues his contribution to delivering HB Reavis’ successful workspace solution service and co-working scheme. Peter is an MBA graduate of the University of New York in Prague and City University Bratislava, and has previous experience from IT sector where he held leadership positions as the General Manager at Exe, and Country Manager at both Microsoft and the SAS Institute.
Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker
Head of UK Business SpaceAberdeen Standard Investments
United Kingdom
Head of UK Business Space Portfolio Management, leading a team of 30 asset managers with responsibility for cross-sector assets on a UK wide basis. Stephen has carried out Fund and Asset Management positions at Aberdeen Standard Investments and has wide-ranging investment and strategic asset management experience gained in both private practice and client side positions. Stephen is Chair of ASI’s Global Proptech team and drives policy in relation to Flexible Office provision. He is also a member of the Property Investment Committee (EMEA) considering transactions and projects across the UK.
Yotam Alroy
Yotam Alroy
Co-Founder & Chief Business DevelopmentMindspace
Israel
Mr. Alroy co-founded Mindspace, a flex space operator with over 30 locations in Europe and the US, serving the entire spectrum from start up to the largest companies in the world. Yotam 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 consultant for AYRAD Investments, a single-family office focused on high tech investments. Mr. Alroy holds a BA in Law & Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and an EMBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He resides in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area, with his wife and two children.

Looking Past and Present - Retrofit & Value Add

Modernising existing portfolios to reach a new core?

Laurent Dubos
Laurent Dubos
Head of Real Estate France
Schroder Investment Management
Rachel Hodgdon
Rachel Hodgdon
President & CEO
IWBI
Xavier Denis
Xavier Denis
President
AG Real Estate
Laurent Dubos
Laurent Dubos
Head of Real Estate FranceSchroder Investment Management
France
Senior real estate executive with 18 years’ experience in investment, development, asset and portfolio management in Europe, within leading international organizations Specialties: Real estate investment and asset management.
Rachel Hodgdon
Rachel Hodgdon
President & CEOIWBI
USA
Rachel joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in November 2016, bringing her broad sustainability expertise and her track record as a leading global advocate for green schools, movement building and social equity to IWBI’s work to advance human health through better buildings, more vibrant communities and stronger organizations.  She was named president of IWBI in 2018 and CEO in November 2020.  With over 2.5 billion square feet of space registered, rated or certified in 97 countries, IWBI’s evidence-based WELL offerings anchor an ecosystem of solutions that advance, measure and monitor real estate features that help people thrive.
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 portfolio under management in excess of €6bn. As Chief Development Officer, he is responsible for all development projects representing an 800.000 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 after spending five years in London with architectural firms Chapman Taylor and HOK Sport. Xavier graduated in 1996 from UCL as Civil Engineer Architect and received a MBA from INSEAD. Xavier is Chairman of the Urban Land Institute for Belgium & Luxembourg.

Looking Forward

2050 Net Zero Targets & Climate Technology in Real Estate 

Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Non Executive Board Member, ESG Committee Chair
Planet Smart City
Charles van Thiel
Charles van Thiel
Director, Real Estate
GRESB
Claudine Blamey
Claudine Blamey
Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy
Argent
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing Partner
Fluxus Ventures LLP
Luisa Moura Bordado
Luisa Moura Bordado
Director
Square Asset Management
Roland Farhat
Roland Farhat
Head of Audit Real Estate
DekaBank
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Non Executive Board Member, ESG Committee ChairPlanet Smart City
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein has held Head of Fundraising roles at several firms but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for 9 yrs. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for 5 yrs marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes including private equity, real estate and hedge funds to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices and high net worth individuals. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA, and is also a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Economics. She serves as the ESG Chair for a real estate company called SFO Capital and
Charles van Thiel
Charles van Thiel
Director, Real EstateGRESB
Netherlands
Claudine Blamey
Claudine Blamey
Head of Sustainability and Digital StrategyArgent
United Kingdom
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing PartnerFluxus Ventures LLP
France
Emmanuel Verhoosel is Managing Partner at the venture capital firm Fluxus Ventures. 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 and is particularly interested in sustainability and technology developments. 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.
Luisa Moura Bordado
Luisa Moura Bordado
DirectorSquare Asset Management
Portugal
Roland Farhat
Roland Farhat
Head of Audit Real EstateDekaBank
Germany
Roland Farhat is head of Audit Real Estate at DekaBank, a Top-10 European asset manager, and has 20 years of real estate investment and development management experience. At Deka, Roland is responsible for the audit business of the real estate organization with a € 35bn international real estate portfolio. Prior to Deka, Roland was in charge of the real estate management advisory business at PwC in Frankfurt. Over 20 years Roland has built up a € 250 million residential and commercial real estate projects portfolio. Roland holds an MBA and studied at Harvard BS, Saïd BS, IESE BS and University of Augsburg. Roland has successfully completed the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme. He is founder member of Oxford Blockchain Foundation.

Capital Evolution

Levering technology for real estate investment and financial transactions

Anas Halabi
Anas Halabi
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Vennre
Darko Matovski
Darko Matovski
CEO
causaLens
Florent Danset
Florent Danset
Co-Founder & CEO
Alte
Jonathan Avery
Jonathan Avery
Head of Platform Technology and Change
Legal & General Group
Naqash Tahir
Naqash Tahir
Director - Head of Systems - Europe
PGIM Real Estate
Titus Albrecht
Titus Albrecht
Sr. Director, CRE Product Strategy
Moodys Analytics CRE
Anas Halabi
Anas Halabi
Co-founder & Managing PartnerVennre
UAE
Darko Matovski
Darko Matovski
CEOcausaLens
United Kingdom
Darko Matovski, PhD, is the CEO of and co-founder causaLens. The company is leading Causal AI research, a way for machines to understand cause & effect, and serves some of the most sophisticated organisations. Darko has also worked for cutting edge hedge funds and research institutions. For example, the National Physical Laboratory in London (where Alan Turing worked) and Man Group in London. Darko has a PhD in Machine Learning and an MBA.
Florent Danset
Florent Danset
Co-Founder & CEOAlte
United Kingdom
Prior to co-founding Alte, Florent worked in the real estate private equity division of Blackstone where he led investments across multiple asset classes in Europe. Before Blackstone, Florent launched the European real estate equity and debt investment division of Partners Group, which he joined in 2007. Florent has been involved in the sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring of more than Eur 2.3 billion of capital across 25 private equity real estate transactions in Europe. Florent received an M.Sc. in Management from the ESSEC business school in Paris and is a CFA charterholder.
Jonathan Avery
Jonathan Avery
Head of Platform Technology and ChangeLegal & General Group
United Kingdom
Naqash Tahir
Naqash Tahir
Director - Head of Systems - EuropePGIM Real Estate
United Kingdom
Titus Albrecht
Titus Albrecht
Sr. Director, CRE Product StrategyMoodys Analytics CRE
USA
Titus is a Co-Founder and CEO of realxdata which was recently acquired by Moody’s Analytics. Prior to this, Titus was responsible for portfolio management for real estate funds at Union Investment Institutional and real estate transaction services at EY Real Estate. Titus holds BA and MA degrees in real estate and a PhD in Law from Goethe. Furthermore he is a Fellow of the The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

‘On Demand’ Buildings

Are all consumers tech-savvy these days? 

Ami Kotecha
Ami Kotecha
Co-Founder & Head of Venture Investments
Amro Real Estate Partners
Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander
Director of Technology and Innovation
PfP - Places for People
Perttu Rönkkö
Perttu Rönkkö
Director, Head of Innovation and Technology
NREP
Robin Rivaton
Robin Rivaton
Investment Director
Eurazeo
Ami Kotecha
Ami Kotecha
Co-Founder & Head of Venture InvestmentsAmro Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Julie Alexander
Julie Alexander
Director of Technology and InnovationPfP - Places for People
United Kingdom
Perttu Rönkkö
Perttu Rönkkö
Director, Head of Innovation and TechnologyNREP
Finland
Robin Rivaton
Robin Rivaton
Investment DirectorEurazeo
France
Robin worked at the BCG before serving as special advisor to the CEO of Paris Airports. After Brexit, for two years, he was appointed CEO of the agency in charge of attracting foreign investors in the Paris Region. In 2017, as a side-project, he founded Real Estech®, which is the largest RE tech hub in France with more than 250 start-up as members. In 2019, he launched a €25m venture capital fund investing in early-stage construction and RE start-up. He published 7 books, some translated in English and Chinese, on the safety net in digital era, the housing and labor markets, metropolitan areas. He had been the economic advisor of Bruno Le Maire, current French Minister of the Economy, and Valérie Pécresse, Governor of the Paris Region.

Data

Unlocking value and improving asset performance 

Chris Zissis
Chris Zissis
Global Head of Technology
Nuveen Real Estate
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing Partner
Fluxus Ventures LLP
Florian Stadlbauer
Florian Stadlbauer
Head of Digitalization
Commerz Real
James Power
James Power
Director of Digital & Technology
Segro
Johannes Nussbaum
Johannes Nussbaum
Head of Innovation
ART-INVEST REAL ESTATE
Chris Zissis
Chris Zissis
Global Head of TechnologyNuveen Real Estate
United Kingdom
Chris brings more than 20 years of technology, data & digital transformation experience in various industries around the globe. He has held a number of leadership roles that have put him at the forefront of many fintech and proptech transformations. Chris is passionate about technology products and solutions. He's driven by: • Providing business first digital and data solutions. • Ensuring all stakeholders are brought on the journey to drive adoption and innovation. • Buildings and integrating future proof solutions across products and services that scale globally. • Developing and growing high-capability teams. Chris graduated from The University of Cape Town with a BA in Economics, B.Soc.Sc Honours & an M.A in Clinical Psychology
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing PartnerFluxus Ventures LLP
France
Emmanuel Verhoosel is Managing Partner at the venture capital firm Fluxus Ventures. 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 and is particularly interested in sustainability and technology developments. 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.
Florian Stadlbauer
Florian Stadlbauer
Head of DigitalizationCommerz Real
Germany
James Power
James Power
Director of Digital & TechnologySegro
United Kingdom
Johannes Nussbaum
Johannes Nussbaum
Head of InnovationART-INVEST REAL ESTATE
Germany

Timetable

Monday, November 8th 2021
Close See complete schedule
01:30pm - 02:30pm

Fireside Chat:

Post COVID Accelerated Trends

  • COVID Accelerated Trends - Short term vs long term strategies
  • The Office of The Future - Sustainable vs fashionable trends
  • ESG in Real Estate - 10 years too late to use as a competitive advantage?
  • Managing A Global Portfolio - Old risks, new risks and how remain agile
  • Diversity and its role in resiliency in commercial real estate
03:15pm - 04:15pm

Serviced Residential

The new hotel asset class? 

  • Space as a Service -  Millennial lifestyle fad or tomorrow’s standard rule for happy occupiers?
  • Student Housing - Europe fit for purpose built or is 'one size fits all' unimaginable ?
  • Co-Working & Co-Living - Value add found in density, services, lease flexibility or community?
  • Lifestyle, Luxury & Leisure Assets - Competing or complementary?
  • Healthcare, Retirement & Assisted Living - No brainer fundamentals or operational headache?

CEE Supply & Demand

Strategic development opportunities or too risky?

  • Investment Volume - Still going strong, but which asset classes & locations are favoured?
  • Supply & Demand - Development slowdown causing potential supply constraints?
  • Cross Border Activity - Will foreign capital come back or too much risk?
  • Vacancies & Rents - Which asset classes will be most resilient?


Future Supply Chains

E-commerce expansion or global trade tension? 

  • COVID & Geopolitical Impacts - Supply chain concerns going forward
  • Resilience vs Pricing - Nearshoring becoming more and more likely?
  • Warehouses 4.0 - New tech, automation & digitisation key to success?
  • Last Mile Delivery - New specialist investment sector emerging?
  • Grocery Delivery - Picking up pace or still trying to make the numbers work?
  • New Warehouse Concepts - How to adapt to booming demand & lack of urban space?

‘On Demand’ Buildings

Are all consumers tech-savvy these days? 

Investment Cycle Recovery

Sunny side up or risking over easy?

Student Housing & Co-Living

Still immature or stable diversification opportunities?

  • Convergence of Asset Classes - Could Co-Living attract more mainstream investors this way?
  • PBSA - Impact of travel restrictions for international students on student housing take up
  • Co-Living - Increased importance of accessing communities while living alone; do the rental figures match?
  • New Tech - Necessary to increase operational flexibility?
  • Leasing Models - Can greater flexibility innovate the product offering?


04:45pm - 05:45pm

Raising & Allocating Capital

Dry powder en mass but nowhere to go?

Future Office Demand

Is location more important than price?

  • Rethinking the traditional office - renovate or construct? 
  • Location, location, location? Aligning priorities on price and placement (bank & end user perspective; strategies)
  • Rental Contract Flexibility - how can landlords and tenants see eye to eye?
  • Offices in France - Price panic or keep calm and carry on?
  • Investor Appetite - Capital allocations still going strong or too much risk?

Liquidity in Living

How is scale, space, rent and demand changing?

  • Yields, Rents & Rates - Business as usual or shake up expected?
  • Government Regulations - Any countries facing regulatory crackdowns on rent?
  • Portfolios - Repositioning, JVs & cross border activity
  • Risk, Reward & Resilience - Which living sub sectors are ones to buy, which to sell, and where?
  • Urban vs Suburban/Migration vs the Return to Work - How is scale, space, rent and demand changing?
  • Liquidity in the Markets - Who’s lending where and in what products?

Data

Unlocking value and improving asset performance 

Office Investments

Values make sense post COVID?

  • Pricing, demand & investment fundamentals
  • Flight to Core - Is there a new dynamic for commercial office space?
  • Grade A Short & Long Term - What forecasts for valuations, capital growth, rents and leasing structures?
  • CBD & Prime Locations - What has changed?


Hotels Transactions & Investments

Capital bounceback or still in too deep?

  • Hotel Investment Transactions - where is the capital appetite coming from?
  • Liquidity - Investors, operators & owners to deploy capital to fill the gap on cash flows?
  • Sustainability Strategies: What are the strategies for current assets, ongoing deals and pipeline opportunities?
  • Macro trends and Hospitality: What are they and how will they play out in the hospitality industry? 
Tuesday, November 9th 2021
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09:00am - 10:00am

Smart Cities Are Just Smart People

Building the cities of tomorrow from the bottom up

11:00am - 12:00pm

France Investment Cycle

Depends on global flows more than ever before?

  • Finding Value Post Covid
  • Global Investment Appetite into France - Inbound Appetite into French Real Estate Markets 
  • What’s up (or down) with inflation? US ratios impacts on Europe
  • Presidential elections (in France & Germany): out with the old, in with the new - how will the policy changes affect investments?
  • How will the European Green deal affect the cycle?

Valuations & Pricing

Time to sell or double down?

Looking Past and Present - Retrofit & Value Add

Modernising existing portfolios to reach a new core?

Greenman Presents

Grocery Retail & The New Core

  • Institutional Appetite - Not only for retail specialists anymore?
  • Re-imagining Retail - How will the retail landscape change to adapt to new demand drivers?
  • ESG Considerations - Fundamentally changing grocery anchored retail supply chains?
  • Supply Chain Constraints Post COVID - Shortening supply chains to build resilience & ESG considerations
  • Food-Anchored Retail - Future proofing retail assets post COVID

Senior Debt Leveraging

Loan on loans new game, or risk & pricing in dissonance?

  • All about asset classes or location?
  • Debt Leveraging - Risk assessment & pricing in dissonance?
  • Debt & Finance Recovery - Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?
  • Asset Classes - Are hotels, retail & offices too risky?
  • Risk Profile - Will lenders have to go up the risk curve post-COVID?
  • How has COVID Changed Debt Pricing & Leveraging?
  • Pricing up Different Geographies


Senior Housing, Extra Care & Retirement Assets

Now is the time for scale? 

  • Demand & Supply Imbalance - Is now the time to scale up?
  • Urban Location Opportunities - Neighbourhood assisted living to diversify portfolios & bridge supply gap?
  • Working with Operators - The Risks and potential
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What investment models are attracting capital?
  • Rental vs For Sale Models - Which Living Concepts Offer the Best Value Proposition for Tenants & Investors?


01:30pm - 02:30pm

Alternative Lending

Best to price up new normal or opportunities too niche?

Capital Evolution

Levering technology for real estate investment and financial transactions

Buying Light Industrial 

Too specialised or diversification opportunities galore?

  • Last Mile & Cold Storage - Only for experts or opportunities for all?
  • Urban Density - Finding land, product & permits
  • E-commerce Boom Pushing Light Industrial Demand - How long can it continue?
  • Working with 3PLs - Emerging demands & trends
  • Tech & Automation - Whose paying for it?


France, Germany & UK

Finding value in saturated markets 

  • Germany - Pricing dislocation & lack of product; where to find value?
  • UK Dealflow- ‘New’ capital injections or stagnant bid & ask gap?
  • Inbound Appetite into French Real Estate Markets - Direct vs Indirect?
  • Dry Powder Allocations - Lack of product putting a halt in investments?
  • Buyer & Seller Pricing Differences - How to find common ground?
  • Valuations - Stable prices, or chaos to come?

Opportunistic & Value Add

Enough rope to climb or time for discretion?

  • Investors going up the risk curve?
  • Portfolio Resilience & Finding Value - Cities vs Assets
  • Value Add Markets in Europe - How to identify future projects and ensure their quality and profit?
  • Rates & Yields - When and how can we ensure profitability of those deals?
  • Banks' Appetite & Lending Confidence - Why does the crisis impact banks' involvement in opportunistic and value add projects? 
  • Buy Cheap, Sell Green - Is value adding brownfield offering decent returns?


Future Workspace

Obsolete space or chance to innovate?

  • Live, work and play - Should more spaces become hybrid?
03:00pm - 04:00pm

Repositioning Retail

Structural shifts or sticking to proven concepts?

  • Risk Return Considerations - Only for opportunistic players?
  • New Concepts - All about experiences, location or tenant mix?
  • Financing - Any lenders interested or all about equity?
  • Repurposing Retail Assets - Is there a magic formula for success?

Looking Forward

2050 Net Zero Targets & Climate Technology in Real Estate 

Finding Value in Accelerated Trends

Demographics, Distressed, e-Commerce or ESG?

Hospitality & Serviced Residential

Demand for amenities vs scalability 

  • Rise of Service - Amenities more important than size?
  • Any Lessons Learned from a Mature US Market?
  • Blurring of Asset Classes - From co-living to serviced apartments; how much flexibility are tenants looking for?
  • Hotels Moving into Multifamily - Any operators looking to expand cross sector?
  • What Can Residential Learn from the Hospitality Industry?


Iberia & Italy Value-Add

Post COVID upswing or optimism misplaced?  



  • Investment Appetite for Spain, Portugal & Italy
  • Competitive international capital or transactional values not quite there?
  • Which assets up, which down & which bust?
  • Value add yields or already overcrowded?
  • Is there enough product to diversify portfolios?
04:20pm - 05:20pm

Future of Real Estate

ESG, Urban Projects, or Demographics?

  • Post COVID World: towards a new geography in the real estate market? Back to the city or thriving in the outskirts
  • Future Mobility - Self-driving cars & the likes shaping the future of cities?
  • Impact of RE 2020: too ambitious or actually attainable? Impacts on investments, construction, and operation of assets

Logistics Rental Growth

Sky’s the limit or tenants creating drag?

  • Finding Product - Availability, price and locations
  • Ecommerce penetration creating demand across Europe - What opportunities to buy, sell?
  • Occupational Market Drivers Impact on BTS & Acquisitions - Cold storage, retail, food and automotive
  • Strategies in saturated markets? UK, France, Germany, Netherlands?
  • Spain, Italy, Czech & Portugal hidden gems?


Development Deals & Fundraising for BTR

Right partner, right location, lacklustre pricing?

 

 

  • Raising Capital - Where is the capital coming from and will equity pour only in core assets?
  • Allocation Game - Too soon or opportunities en masse?
  • Post COVID Fundraising - Fewer funds, but more capital available?
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What’s changed, what’s staying the same?
  • Lack of Product - No shortage of capital but nowhere to invest?


Green Lending

Ready to harvest or still planting seeds?

  • EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy
  • Supporting decarbonisation agenda; real opportunities or too little impact?
  • Discounted Margins from Lenders to Finance Greenfield
  • Green Premiums Favoured over Brown Discounts - Can lenders deliver?
  • ECB - When will transitional risk assessment come into play?
  • Will Brownfield Developments Face Issues Accessing Financing?
  • Developing New Financial Products & Solutions to Help Accelerate Decarbonisation of Buildings


Some of the confirmed participants

GRI INNOVATION IN REAL ESTATE DISCUSSIONS WILL TOUCH ON
 
What tech trends should be carefully observed by the real estate players in 2022? What’s coming next in the sector in terms of innovation? With so many technologies being created, how do you pick the winners?

After running multiple online activities during 2021, the GRI proptech division will answer the members’ requests and run the first face-to-face event alongside Europe GRI to connect senior real estate players to the key innovations for the future of the sector.

SOME TOPICS INCLUDE:
 
2050 Net Zero Target
Retrofit & Value Add
Leveraging Technology for RE Investment
On Demand Buildings
Improving Asset Performance via Data
Investing in Proptech
Hybrid Spaces
Tenant Experience

Testimonials

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Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
CEO RE & Head of Private Markets
Hermes Pensions Management
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
CEO RE & Head of Private MarketsHermes Pensions Management
United Kingdom
Chris is Head of Real Estate & Private Markets and a member of Hermes’ Executive Committee. Chris joined 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.
"The GRI Europe is always a fantastic opportunity to spend time with the major decision makers from across the European real estate investment community, be it the advisors, lenders, principals or investment managers."
Martine Philibert
Martine Philibert
SVP Asset Management, Global Asset Management
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Martine Philibert
Martine Philibert
SVP Asset Management, Global Asset ManagementIvanhoé Cambridge
Canada
Martine obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from Université de Montréal, and received a postgraduate degree in Business Administration at HEC Montreal (DSA/MBA program). Additionally, she obtained a Directors Education Program certificate from McGill University. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and Canadian Institute of Planners. Martine is a Board Member of Quartier International de Montréal and La Fondation de l’Office Municipal d’Habitation de Montréal. She is also a member of the ULI Residential BF Council and CREW Montreal.
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