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GRI Europe & UK RE Reset (Incorporating British & Irish GRI)

22nd - 23rd June

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Will DearUnited KingdomPhilip MooreUnited KingdomRoger WadeUnited KingdomGuillaume GruchetUnited KingdomClark CoffeeUnited KingdomSimon TravisUnited KingdomTroy JavaherUnited KingdomAntony SlumbersUnited Kingdom + 122
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.

How can UK & European Real Estate markets reset,
rethink and recover post COVID, now and stabilise in the long term?

At the heart of the annual British & Irish GRI conference, through the special request of GRI Club Europe Members, this in person event aims to aid the discovery process for sourcing deal flow and get back on track post COVID through frank conversations on capital, demand and risk/reward. We will welcome UK Private Equity Investors, Fund Managers, LP’s Developers, Asset Owners, Operators and Lenders invested across all Europe regions, risk profiles and asset classes, to engage in a series of informal roundtables where everyone can participate.

Tentative Program

23rd June 09:00 - 10:00
James Seppala
James Seppala
Head of Real Estate Europe
Blackstone

Opening Keynote

Fireside Chat Interview

James Seppala is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Seppala has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments across Europe, including Logicor, OfficeFirst, Sponda, and Mileway. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Seppala was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he spent 10 years focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe and the United States on behalf of Goldman Sachs’s real estate private equity group. Mr. Seppala graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2001.

James Seppala
James
James Seppala
Head of Real Estate EuropeBlackstone
United Kingdom
James Seppala is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Seppala has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments across Europe, including Logicor, OfficeFirst, Sponda, and Mileway. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Seppala was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he spent 10 years focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe and the United States on behalf of Goldman Sachs’s real estate private equity group. Mr. Seppala graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2001.
http://www.blackstone.com
London | United Kingdom
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies in which we invest, and the communities in which we live and work.
22nd June 14:30 - 15:45
Post COVID Investment Cycle
Down turn values or up runs inflation?
Co-chairs
Alexi AntolovichMacquarie Group
Charles Balchpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
David Hunt-CuadradoThor Equities
Duncan MacPhersonStarwood Capital Group
Gavin NeilanDeutsche Finance International
James PiperTPG
Karim HabraIvanhoé Cambridge
Michael ZerdaBlackstone
Robert WeinbergEastdil Secured
Roger OrfApollo Global Management
Post COVID Investment Cycle
Down turn values or up runs inflation?
  • GDP, interest rates & unemployment - Will the market cool or ramp up?
  • Inflation Risk - Increased concerns or not much to worry about?
  • USA, APAC and Europe Capital Flows -Where is the capital coming from?
  • Has COVID changed pricing & leveraging and is it rational?
  • Europe Assets - Flight to core or alternatives in the driving seat?
  • Europe Regions - Finding Equity Partners & Adjusting Risk Profiles
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Co-Head, Global RE
Macquarie Group
Charles Balch
Charles Balch
Head REF Int Clients UK, CEE & USA
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
David Hunt-Cuadrado
David Hunt-Cuadrado
Global Managing Partner
Thor Equities
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Managing Director, Head of Debt Europe
Starwood Capital Group
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founding Partner
Deutsche Finance International
James Piper
James Piper
TPG
Karim Habra
Karim Habra
Head of Europe and Asia Pacific
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Michael Zerda
Michael Zerda
Heads of BREDS Europe
Blackstone
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing Director
Eastdil Secured
Roger Orf
Roger Orf
Partner & Head of Real Estate, Europe
Apollo Global Management
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi
Alexi Antolovich
Co-Head, Global REMacquarie Group
United Kingdom
Charles Balch
Charles
Charles Balch
Head REF Int 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.
David Hunt-Cuadrado
David
David Hunt-Cuadrado
Global Managing PartnerThor Equities
United Kingdom
David is Global Managing Partner and Global Head of Logistics Acquisitions at Thor Equities. Previously David was a European director with The Blackstone Group’s European logistics platform, Logicor. He was involved in over €3bn of transactions in over 10 countries across Europe and was responsible for the valuations of the €13bn platform sold to China Invesment Corporation (CIC). David received an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge, where he and peers formed Lookfit, an avatar / augmented reality based startup, focussing on solving the issue of reverse logistics.
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan
Duncan MacPherson
Managing Director, Head of Debt EuropeStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Duncan MacPherson is a Managing Director and Head of Debt for Europe for Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. MacPherson is responsible for all debt capital markets activities for Starwood Capital in Europe, including financing, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging for the Firm’s European investments. He is also responsible for originating, executing and managing debt investments for Starwood Property Trust and Starwood European Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2012, Mr. MacPherson spent six years at Citigroup, where he served as a Director on the commercial real estate finance team in London.
Gavin Neilan
Gavin
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.
James Piper
James
James Piper
TPG
United Kingdom
Karim Habra
Karim
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
Michael Zerda
Heads of BREDS EuropeBlackstone
United Kingdom
Michael Zerda is the head of Europe for Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies group and is based in London. Mr. Zerda is focused on real estate debt investments across Europe. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Zerda spent six years at LaSalle Investment Management overseeing the set-up and growth of its debt investment and special situations group. Prior to that, Mr. Zerda worked in Merrill Lynch's real estate private equity group as a Vice President focused on pan-European equity investments and at Archon, Goldman Sachs’ real estate and distressed loan management platform. Mr. Zerda received a BA in Finance from the Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University.
Robert Weinberg
Robert
Robert Weinberg
Managing DirectorEastdil Secured
United Kingdom
Roger Orf
Roger
Roger Orf
Partner & Head of Real Estate, EuropeApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
22nd June 16:30 - 17:30
Europe Opportunistic & Value Add
How to get rational pricing back?
Co-chairs
Ilias HarchaMetropolitan Real Estate
James MacNamaraStrategic Value Partners
Jay KwanQuadReal Property Group
Kevin CooperICG
Matthew ParrottStarwood Capital Group
Sameer DalamalCale Street Partners
Simon LakerBain Capital
Tarek GermanosSFO Capital Partners
UK Deals Post Covid
Boom or doom?
Co-chairs
Charles TuttKKR
David Bennett-ReesFreemasons Pension Scheme
John PerestreloLGL Group
Rebekah TobiasMARCOL
Robert CotterellCromwell Property Group
Thibault VallaLaSalle Investment Management
Europe Opportunistic & Value Add
How to get rational pricing back?
  • 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?
  • Private Equity - Dry powder impact on risk and price anticipation?
  • Banks' Appetite & Lending Confidence - Why does the crisis impact banks' involvement in opportunistic and value add projects? 
  • Asset Conversions & Managing to Core - Solution to rise up yields in what and where?
  • Forward Funding & Refinancing the only way forward?
  • NPLS - Bargains here or still waiting for the bottom?
Ilias Harcha
Ilias Harcha
Senior Associate
Metropolitan Real Estate
James MacNamara
James MacNamara
Managing Director
Strategic Value Partners
Jay Kwan
Jay Kwan
Managing Director, Head of Europe
QuadReal Property Group
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper
Co-Head ICG Real Estate
ICG
Matthew Parrott
Matthew Parrott
Senior Vice President
Starwood Capital Group
Sameer Dalamal
Sameer Dalamal
Partner
Cale Street Partners
Simon Laker
Simon Laker
Head of Asset Management Europe
Bain Capital
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Managing Director
SFO Capital Partners
Ilias Harcha
Ilias
Ilias Harcha
Senior AssociateMetropolitan Real Estate
United Kingdom
James MacNamara
James
James MacNamara
Managing DirectorStrategic Value Partners
United Kingdom
James is a member of the European investment team with a focus on European real estate. Mr. MacNamara has been active in European real estate private equity and distressed debt since 1997. Prior to joining SVP, Mr. MacNamara was a Partner at Kildare Partners since 2014, and prior to that he was a Managing Director at Mount Kellett. Mr. MacNamara received his BA Hons (Cantab) in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 1997.
Jay Kwan
Jay
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
Kevin Cooper
Kevin
Kevin Cooper
Co-Head ICG Real EstateICG
United Kingdom
Kevin is the Co-Head of ICG Real Estate having joined Intermediate Capital Group plc in 2011. He is a Member of ICG Real Estate’s Investment and Asset Management Committees and ICG plc’s Management Committee. Kevin co-founded Longbow Real Estate Capital, a real estate private capital business, which was acquired by ICG in 2011. Prior to co-founding Longbow, Kevin was a Managing Director, and lead the market entry and expansion of GMAC within the U.K. Kevin spent his early career, from 1987-1996, in corporate banking, credit, and workout roles at Barclays Bank plc. Kevin was born in 1969, has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management, and is a Chartered Banker (ACIB). mezzanine and whole loans to th
Matthew Parrott
Matthew
Matthew Parrott
Senior Vice PresidentStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Matthew Parrott is a Senior Vice President in Starwood Capital Group’s London office and is responsible for the firm’s investment activity in the UK & Ireland.
Sameer Dalamal
Sameer
Sameer Dalamal
PartnerCale Street Partners
United Kingdom
Sameer Dalamal is a partner at Cale Street Partners, a real estate investment and finance firm focused on Western Europe and North America. Since its inception in 2014 Cale Street has raised €3.6 bn from a single sovereign wealth investor and has provided innovative structured debt and/or equity capital solutions to investors, operators and developers in 8 countries across nearly every major real estate asset class. Before joining Cale Street, Sameer spent 10 years at Och Ziff in London, where he was most recently the head of European commercial real estate credit. Prior to that Sameer was at Deutsche Bank in the European commercial real estate group for 6 years.
Simon Laker
Simon
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.
Tarek Germanos
Tarek
Tarek Germanos
Managing DirectorSFO Capital Partners
Lebanon
Tarek is a Managing Director head of investments and asset management at SFO Group, a multifamily office focused on real estate direct investments. Tarek has previously held different positions at some of the world’s top investment firms; Prior to joining SFO group, he was at Orion Capital Markets in their investment team In addition, he previously worked in Goldman Sachs’ real estate investment banking team. His experience includes investing in transactions totaling over $4bn in the 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.
UK Deals Post Covid
Boom or doom?
  • Thin liquidity, how to get buyers kicking again?
  • Covid Accelerated Habits - which assets benefit, which fail?
  • LP/GP Partnerships - Widening Bid & Ask gap, Are All Bets Off?
  • Refinancing Deals, Underwriting & Adjusting to Pricing
  • Capital Commitments From End Investors; Traditional & alternative dealflows
  • Development Deals - What Makes Sense?
Charles Tutt
Charles Tutt
Head UK Real Estate
KKR
David Bennett-Rees
David Bennett-Rees
Chairman
Freemasons Pension Scheme
John Perestrelo
John Perestrelo
Head of Real Estate
LGL Group
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business Development
MARCOL
Robert Cotterell
Robert Cotterell
Head of Transactions Europe
Cromwell Property Group
Thibault Valla
Thibault Valla
Director
LaSalle Investment Management
Charles Tutt
Charles
Charles Tutt
Head UK Real EstateKKR
United Kingdom
David Bennett-Rees
David
David Bennett-Rees
ChairmanFreemasons Pension Scheme
United Kingdom
Former Head of Pensions at London Transport, David has wide experience of all aspects of pensions. He is chairman of Trustees for two pension funds and was an independent Trustee of SAUL (University of London scheme). David graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Mathematics. After qualifying as an Actuary, he spent 15 years as Finance Partner of a stockbroker, specializing in providing investment advice to pension funds, particularly on Bonds. He co-wrote the Institute of Actuaries investment textbook. He is currently working as an Independent pensions / Investment Consultant, chairing pension training courses and is the Chief Examiner and Tutor for Pensions Risk Management for the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).
John Perestrelo
John
John Perestrelo
Head of Real EstateLGL Group
Jersey
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah
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.
Robert Cotterell
Robert
Robert Cotterell
Head of Transactions 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.
Thibault Valla
Thibault
Thibault Valla
DirectorLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
12-year experience in European RE investment on both the debt and equity side: 7-year in transactions at GERE (Paris, Madrid and London offices) both equity and debt side and 5-year origination/execution role in the debt and special situations investments (construction finance and Mezzanine finance/preferred equity investment against RE assets in UK and Continental Europe). French native, fluent in English and Spanish
23rd June 10:30 - 11:15

Proptech

ESG fuelling tech investment or vice versa?

Raising & Allocating Capital
Which EU cities winners, which losers?
Co-chairs
Andrew PettitRevcap
Audrey KleinKennedy Wilson
Guillaume GruchetBank of America Merrill Lynch
John DunkerleyApache Capital Partners
Laurian DouinBC Partners
Mohamad AbouchalbakSFO Capital Partners
Thomas BlangyQuadReal Property Group

Operational Resi

High demand, where's the downside risk?

Co-chairs
Brian WelshRound Hill Capital
Carrie HiebelerGreene Park Capital
Heriberto CuanaloCollegiate
Jill Xiaozhou JuThe Collective
Nitin BhandariLetterOne Treasury
Ravi SharmaRespublica
Riccardo TessaroGravity Co-living
Rick de BlabyGet Living
Tim BarlowSquarestone
Raising & Allocating Capital
Which EU cities winners, which losers?
  • Raising Capital - Where is the capital coming from and will equity pour only in core assets?
  • All about Location or are Asset Classes the Main Deciding Factor?
  • Allocation Game - Too soon or opportunities en masse?
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What’s changed, what’s staying the same?
  • Lack of Product - No shortage of capital but nowhere to invest?
Andrew Pettit
Andrew Pettit
Founding Partner
Revcap
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Head of Fundraising
Kennedy Wilson
Guillaume Gruchet
Guillaume Gruchet
Director Real Estate Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John Dunkerley
John Dunkerley
Founder partner & CEO
Apache Capital Partners
Laurian Douin
Laurian Douin
Managing Director
BC Partners
Mohamad Abouchalbak
Mohamad Abouchalbak
CEO
SFO Capital Partners
Thomas Blangy
Thomas Blangy
Vice President
QuadReal Property Group
Andrew Pettit
Andrew
Andrew Pettit
Founding PartnerRevcap
United Kingdom
Andrew was a founding partner of Revcap in 2004 and is a member of the Revcap Investment Committee. He takes overall responsibility for investments and capital raising at the firm. Andrew was formerly a managing director and head of the European real estate principal transactions business at Lehman Brothers and a solicitor at Clifford Chance in the Property Finance Group. Andrew has a BA (Hons) in Law and French from the University of Sussex and a postgraduate licence in EU law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Andrew is a fluent French speaker.
Audrey Klein
Audrey
Audrey Klein
Head of FundraisingKennedy Wilson
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein is the Head of Fundraising for Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this she held Head of Fundraising roles at several firms but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for 9 yrs. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for 5 yrs marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes including private equity, real estate and hedge funds to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices and high net worth individuals. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA, and is also a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Economics.
Guillaume Gruchet
Guillaume
Guillaume Gruchet
Director Real Estate FinanceBank of America Merrill Lynch
United Kingdom
Guillaume Gruchet is a Director within the Global Market division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. Guillaume works within the RE Finance group where his focus is on origination, structuring and distribution of real estate debt in EMEA. Guillaume has worked on a wide range of financings from traditional senior lending, opco/propco and mezzanine loans. Between 2009 and 2012, Guillaume worked on the ABS trading desk and was responsible for the CMBS trading book. Prior to joining BofAML in 2006, Guillaume held positions at Rothschild and Fitchratings, always with a focus on real estate and fixed income products. Guillaume started his career in London in 1998 in the real estate & hospitality team at Ernst & Young.
John Dunkerley
John
John Dunkerley
Founder partner & CEOApache Capital Partners
United Kingdom
John Dunkerley, is a founder of Apache Capital Partners and has over 25 years' experience in property and investment management. John is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and for a period of 12 years, John worked for Jones Lang Wootton and Fletcher King, specialising in UK wide investment before building London & Capital's expanding property division. In 2008, together with Richard Jackson, John established Apache Capital Partners, a business that is structured to take advantage of the current market conditions, specialising in investing on behalf of Middle Eastern investors into the UK. Apache Capital now manages in excess of £500m of assets with a pipeline which takes AUM to £1.4bn.
Laurian Douin
Laurian
Laurian Douin
Managing DirectorBC Partners
United Kingdom
Laurian Douin joined BCP Real Estate in London in 2018. Previously, he spent 12 years at Altarea Cogedim, a French listed multi-format real estate development and property company, most recently as a Managing Director with responsibility for office investments, member of the group executive committee and CEO of AltaFund. Before that, he was head of Altarea Cogedim group corporate finance for 4 years until 2009, in charge of corporate development, international expansion and bank financing. Prior to Altarea Cogedim, Laurian was Director at PwC Real Estate Corporate Finance, which he joined in 2004, and previously, Manager at Andersen Real Estate Corporate Finance where he started in 1998, with a focus on M&A, financial advisory and valuation
Mohamad Abouchalbak
Mohamad
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.
Thomas Blangy
Thomas
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.

Operational Resi

High demand, where's the downside risk?

  • Post COVID Risk Profiles - Is the alternative market liquid and creating mainstream opportunities for investors?
  • Deal Volumes & Allocations Increasing - How to capture the upside?
  • Pricing Operational Assets - Where’s the downside risk?
  • Blurred Lines - Is hospitality the new residential?
  • Student Housing & Co-Living - Money spinner?
  • Care Homes & Retirement Assets - Best to back fundamentally but challenges with operator partnerships?

Brian Welsh
Brian Welsh
Head of Student
Round Hill Capital
Carrie Hiebeler
Carrie Hiebeler
Managing Partner
Greene Park Capital
Heriberto Cuanalo
Heriberto Cuanalo
CEO
Collegiate
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Chief Investment Officer
The Collective
Nitin Bhandari
Nitin Bhandari
Head of Direct Investments
LetterOne Treasury
Ravi Sharma
Ravi Sharma
CEO
Respublica
Riccardo Tessaro
Riccardo Tessaro
Co-Founder & CEO
Gravity Co-living
Rick de Blaby
Rick de Blaby
CEO
Get Living
Tim Barlow
Tim Barlow
COO
Squarestone
Brian Welsh
Brian
Brian Welsh
Head of StudentRound Hill Capital
United Kingdom
Brian Welsh has over 14 years’ experience in the student accommodation and private rental sector markets. He has been responsible for the development and management of over 50,000 beds globally. Brian assumed the role of CEO of Nido Student in October 2017. Within this time, he has overseen the expansion of the portfolio from 2,000 to a pipeline of over 20,000 beds. Prior to joining Nido, Brian was Head of Operational Management at Liberty Living plc and then assumed the role of COO of Threesixty Developments and The Student Housing Company, where he oversaw the acquisition and delivery of over 17,100 beds across Europe, breaking into new PRS markets which have since become established, in particular Ireland and Spain.
Carrie Hiebeler
Carrie
Carrie Hiebeler
Managing PartnerGreene Park Capital
USA
Carrie Hiebeler invests in international and domestic healthcare opportunities - including hospitals, clinics, MOB, research life sciences. Her previous role was at Ventas (NYSE: VTR) where she was responsible for strategic growth including international expansion, new investments including hospitals and Academic University healthcare real estate. She started her career at DLJ in Equity Research covering major multinationals. From 2005-2012 she was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s healthcare Investment Banking Division. She has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Biomedical Engineering as well as an MBA from The Wharton School at the of University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Finance & Healthcare Management.
Heriberto Cuanalo
Heriberto
Heriberto Cuanalo
CEOCollegiate
United Kingdom
Eri is a recognised expert in the development and management of high quality student accommodation schemes, with over 12 years of senior experience in the sector, and has worked on over 500 student accommodation projects.
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Chief Investment OfficerThe Collective
United Kingdom
Jill is the Chief Investment Officer at The Collective and member of the firm's Executive Committee. Jill is responsible for the firm’s fundraising, investment acquisitions, and strategic growth internationally. Jill joined The Collective in October 2017. Prior to The Collective she worked as Investment Director for Greystar Europe, where she sourced and managed a £1bn + student housing portfolio. Jill was also in charge of the company’s Asia growth strategy and investor relationships. Prior to Greystar, Jill worked for UBS Investment Bank on its Asia cross-border M&A team in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Nitin Bhandari
Nitin
Nitin Bhandari
Head of Direct InvestmentsLetterOne Treasury
United Kingdom
Nitin Bhandari is Head of Direct Investments at LetterOne Treasury (LTS), responsible for private equity, direct lending and special situations investments. LTS manages financial investments in excess of $5 billion. Until recently, Nitin was also a Partner of Pamplona Capital Management LLP and responsible for direct lending and special situation investments in the Credit Opportunities Fund. Nitin has been involved in the European real estate and asset backed markets for over 25 years and has previously led the European Real Estate and Principal Finance businesses of Nomura and Bear Stearns.
Ravi Sharma
Ravi
Ravi Sharma
CEORespublica
United Kingdom
Ravi is CEO and founder of Respublica. Respublica is a vertically integrated developer and operator of hybrid BTR and Co Living assets that deliver member's convenience, value, and community at scale. They have 1000 apartments in development with a plan to grow to 10,000 over the next decade.
Riccardo Tessaro
Riccardo
Riccardo Tessaro
Co-Founder & CEOGravity Co-living
United Kingdom
Riccardo is the Co-founder & CEO at Gravity Co-living and is responsible for the overall management and expansion activities. Prior to starting Gravity in 2018, Riccardo worked in emerging market private equity and for an alternative real estate investor in Hong Kong where he was overseeing the sites acquisition process for the group in the UK and played an important role in the development of a student accommodation brand, getting involved in all aspects of the business. Riccardo holds a degree in financial management from Regents Business School, London.
Rick de Blaby
Rick
Rick de Blaby
CEOGet Living
United Kingdom
Tim Barlow
Tim
Tim Barlow
COOSquarestone
United Kingdom
23rd June 11:45 - 12:45
Logistics & Light Industrial Rental Growth
E-commerce party or supply chain jam?
Co-chairs
Ana EstradaGoldman Sachs
Ben SegelmanDHL
Christian JamisonValor Real Estate Partners
Diederik ScholKKR
Jonny AllenVGP
Katherine ParkerArrow Capital Partners
Paul GrahamGramercy Property Trust- Europe
Scott O'DonnellHarbert Management Corporation
Siddharth TrivediBlackstone
Workspace
Status quo or vacancies & repurposing?
Co-chairs
Alan Pepperessensys Ltd
Antony SlumbersReal Innovation Academy
Clare ThomasCMS Cameron McKenna
Ilan AzouriAstone Investments
Patrick NelsonWeWork
Yotam AlroyMindspace
Ireland
Global liquidity here to stay or passing fling?
Co-chairs
Cheryl MaherCPP Investments
Margaret SweeneyI•RES
Matthew ParrottStarwood Capital Group
Tim JonesPalm Capital
Logistics & Light Industrial Rental Growth
E-commerce party or supply chain jam?
  • Ecommerce penetration creating demand across Europe - What opportunities to buy, sell?
  • Finding Product - Availability, price and locations
  • Brexit Battleground - France, Ireland & Benelux in prime position?
  • 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?
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs
Ben Segelman
Ben Segelman
DHL
Christian Jamison
Christian Jamison
Managing Partner
Valor Real Estate Partners
Diederik Schol
Diederik Schol
KKR
Jonny Allen
Jonny Allen
European Development Director - Urban and Last Mile Logistic
VGP
Katherine Parker
Katherine Parker
Head of Investment Management Europe
Arrow Capital Partners
Paul Graham
Paul Graham
Chairman
Gramercy Property Trust- Europe
Scott O'Donnell
Scott O'Donnell
VP - Senior Managing Director
Harbert Management Corporation
Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth Trivedi
Senior Associate
Blackstone
Ana Estrada
Ana
Ana Estrada
Executive 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
Ben Segelman
Ben
Ben Segelman
DHL
United Kingdom
Christian Jamison
Christian
Christian Jamison
Managing PartnerValor Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Christian Jamison is the managing partner of Valor Real Estate Partners LLP (‘Valor’), a pan-European industrial platform, headquartered in London, focused on urban/infill industrial and logistics properties. Founded in 2016 by Christian and his partners, Valor is a full-service development management and investment business with offices in London and Paris. The company currently manages a 75 asset portfolio totalling approximately 6 million sq. ft on behalf of global investors. Prior to Valor, Christian established and served as CEO of Delin Property until 2016 and previously held senior roles at JP Morgan, GE Capital and Credit Suisse.
Diederik Schol
Diederik
Diederik Schol
KKR
United Kingdom
Jonny Allen
Jonny
Jonny Allen
European Development Director - Urban and Last Mile LogisticVGP
United Kingdom
European Development Director responsible for the Urban and Last Mile Logistics sector for VGP
Katherine Parker
Katherine
Katherine Parker
Head of Investment Management EuropeArrow Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Katherine is responsible for Investment and portfolio management across Europe. With over 15 years’ track record in commercial real estate investment and financing, fund management and asset management, she has a wealth of experience in managing portfolios and investment programmes in multiple jurisdictions across all real estate sectors. Former Head of UK & Europe for Tesco Pension Investment, responsible for the direct and indirect investment programme and asset management of the £1.4bn occupational pension scheme of Tesco. Senior Fund Manager at Valad Europe with responsibility for £1.8bn of AUM across UK and Europe that included investment strategy, transactions, treasury management, fund and asset level business planning.
Paul Graham
Paul
Paul Graham
ChairmanGramercy Property Trust- Europe
United Kingdom
Mr. Graham FRICS has over 30 years' international experience in the real estate logistics sector. Prior to joining Gramercy, Paul headed real estate at DHL, the world's largest logistics provider, for the region Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led a front line team of 80 people with responsibility for around 3,000 facilities in 100-plus countries. Paul brings substantial occupational and business experience to Gramercy.
Scott O'Donnell
Scott
Scott O'Donnell
VP - Senior Managing DirectorHarbert Management Corporation
United Kingdom
Scott O'Donnell is Senior Managing Director of Harbert Management Corporation ("HMC"), an investor in alternative investment strategies. Scott is head of Europe and responsible for HMCs European real estate investment activities. Prior to joining HMC, Scott served as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in London and as the European Head and Investment Committee Member (International) of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners.
Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth
Siddharth Trivedi
Senior AssociateBlackstone
United Kingdom
Workspace
Status quo or vacancies & repurposing?
  • Return to Work - What to do with vacant space and tenant retention?
  • Tenant Demand - WFH v creating attractive workplace destinations
  • Structural, Social & COVID accelerated demand drivers - How to create value in the now normal?
  • Sustainable Income Streams in Digital Age - Ensuring offices isn’t the next retail
  • Flex Operators - Who to partner with or do it yourself?
  • Tenant Mix - Corporates, SMEs & startups; where do they fit in & when are they returning to the office?
Alan Pepper
Alan Pepper
Chief Financial Officer
essensys Ltd
Antony Slumbers
Antony Slumbers
Real Estate Tech Strategist
Real Innovation Academy
Clare Thomas
Clare Thomas
Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna
Ilan Azouri
Ilan Azouri
Managing Director
Astone Investments
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APAC
WeWork
Yotam Alroy
Yotam Alroy
Co-Founder & Chief Business Development
Mindspace
Alan Pepper
Alan
Alan Pepper
Chief Financial Officeressensys Ltd
United Kingdom
Antony Slumbers
Antony
Antony Slumbers
Real Estate Tech StrategistReal Innovation Academy
United Kingdom
Antony Slumbers has been a software development and technology strategist in commercial real estate since 1995. Now, he consults and works with real estate boards on Transformation, Technology and Innovation. A well known speaker in property, he is a globally recognised expert on PropTech, and #SpaceAsAService. For more go to antonyslumbers.com or talk to him on Twitter @antonyslumbers
Clare Thomas
Clare
Clare Thomas
PartnerCMS Cameron McKenna
United Kingdom
Ilan Azouri
Ilan
Ilan Azouri
Managing DirectorAstone Investments
United Kingdom
Ilan has 25 years of direct investment experience in Real Estate and Private Equity, including in creating strategic JV’s with institutions and families. Ilan is, among others, the Managing Director of Astone Investments, a London/Mayfair based investment company. Ilan initially practiced law and was Managing Partner of an international law firm. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a law degree with Hons from the University of Essex.
Patrick Nelson
Patrick
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.
Yotam Alroy
Yotam
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.
Ireland
Global liquidity here to stay or passing fling?
  • Brexit & EU - Ireland’s Capital markets good or bad position?
  • Dublin Demand & Supply Imbalance - Can prices go further up?
  • Cork & Other Secondary Locations - How to find value?
  • Beds, Sheds or Workplace - Which are the products to back?
Cheryl Maher
Cheryl Maher
CPP Investments
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board Director
I•RES
Matthew Parrott
Matthew Parrott
Senior Vice President
Starwood Capital Group
Tim Jones
Tim Jones
Director
Palm Capital
Cheryl Maher
Cheryl
Cheryl Maher
CPP Investments
United Kingdom
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret
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
Matthew Parrott
Matthew
Matthew Parrott
Senior Vice PresidentStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Matthew Parrott is a Senior Vice President in Starwood Capital Group’s London office and is responsible for the firm’s investment activity in the UK & Ireland.
Tim Jones
Tim
Tim Jones
DirectorPalm Capital
United Kingdom
Tim Jones is a Director in Palm Capital. He focuses on acquisitions in the UK and Europe. Previously, Tim spent over 3 years at Hudson / Lone Star on the acquisition, asset management / re-positioning and sale of UK & Irish real estate assets and non-performing loans. Prior to this, Tim spent over 5 years in the Capital Markets team at JLL, after starting his career in the Allianz Corporate Finance team. He has a MSc from Reading University and a BA (International) from University College Dublin. Tim is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
23rd June 13:45 - 14:45
Debt & Finance Recovery
 Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?
Co-chairs
Andrea BoraGoldman Sachs
Ben EppleyApollo Global Management
Clark CoffeeLacarne Capital
Imo SkrzypczykTyrus Capital
Lorcain EganStarwood Capital Group
Lorna BrownDelancey
Martin FarinolaBrookfield
Michael NagelbergBlackstone
London
Is the bloom off the rose?
Co-chairs
Christopher MurrayConcord London Developments
Derek RichOaktree Capital
Elle XuQatari Diar
Gregory ClercBank of America Merrill Lynch
Kristian BurnsQuadReal Property Group
Marc EdenRegal Homes
Paul HouseVenn Partners
Shripal ShahAllianz Real Estate
Tyler GoodwinSeaforth Land
Will DearCrosstree Real Estate Partners
Zena CouppeyLGL Group
BTR Resilience
United Investors, Developers & Operators or worlds apart?
Co-chairs
Anil KheraNode
Charles LussierIvanhoé Cambridge
James TeatumNoiascape
Kirk LindstromRound Hill Capital
Margaret SweeneyI•RES
Mark AllnuttGreystar
Tom BrownIngenious Real Estate
Troy JavaherLincoln Property Company
Debt & Finance Recovery
 Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?
  • How has COVID Changed Debt Pricing & Leveraging?
  • Development Finance - New opportunity to pick slack from banks exiting?
  • Pricing up Different Geographies
  • Forward Funding - Equity now, debt later?
  • Which Asset Classes are Lenders Still Looking at?
  • Banks, Debt Funds, Mezz - Any upsides to more risk & higher prices?
Andrea Bora
Andrea Bora
MD, Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner, Real Assets
Apollo Global Management
Clark Coffee
Clark Coffee
Founder
Lacarne Capital
Imo Skrzypczyk
Imo Skrzypczyk
Porfolio Manager
Tyrus Capital
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of Lending
Starwood Capital Group
Lorna Brown
Lorna Brown
Director, Capital Markets
Delancey
Martin Farinola
Martin Farinola
Head of Real Estate Debt Europe
Brookfield
Michael Nagelberg
Michael Nagelberg
Managing Director
Blackstone
Andrea Bora
Andrea
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.
Ben Eppley
Ben
Ben Eppley
Partner, Real AssetsApollo 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
Clark Coffee
FounderLacarne Capital
United Kingdom
Imo Skrzypczyk
Imo
Imo Skrzypczyk
Porfolio 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
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.
Lorna Brown
Lorna
Lorna Brown
Director, Capital MarketsDelancey
United Kingdom
Ms Brown is an established real estate professional with over 20 years’ experience investing, structuring and managing UK real estate investments in both debt and equity and across a range of asset classes. Prior to joining Delancey she held senior roles in Blackstone Real Estate, Legal & General Investment Management and RBS where she focussed on UK debt and equity investments. Having recently joined Delancey Ms Brown is responsible for Capital Markets, which includes underwriting and evaluating new and existing investments, capital raising and sourcing financing for real estate investments on behalf of Delancey clients. She also oversees the group’s lending relationships across Banks, Insurers and debt funds.
Martin Farinola
Martin
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 Nagelberg
Michael
Michael Nagelberg
Managing DirectorBlackstone
United Kingdom
Michael Nagelberg is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group, based in London. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Nagelberg was a Principal at TPG and was responsible for originating, acquiring, and structuring real estate debt investments across various property types in the United States. Prior to TPG, Mr. Nagelberg was an Associate in Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Special Situations Group where he was involved in loan origination, acquisition, and asset management. Mr. Nagelberg started his career with Antares and then Warburg Pincus focusing on real estate investment, development, and underwriting.
London
Is the bloom off the rose?
  • Global Capital - Still on top or new pecking order?
  • New deals & Risk Exposure - Any changing to lending and finance?
  • Bid & Ask Gap - Wider or closing back?
  • Post Brexit, Post Vaccines - Are capital markets too happy?
  • Strategies to Capitalise on Value-Add & Opportunistic Investment
  • Institutional Investor Appetite - Which asset classes are providing greeted ROI?
Christopher Murray
Christopher Murray
Managing Director
Concord London Developments
Derek Rich
Derek Rich
MD & Commercial RE Debt Origination
Oaktree Capital
Elle Xu
Elle Xu
Investment Director
Qatari Diar
Gregory Clerc
Gregory Clerc
Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kristian Burns
Kristian Burns
Vice President
QuadReal Property Group
Marc Eden
Marc Eden
Investment & Legal Director
Regal Homes
Paul House
Paul House
Managing Partner
Venn Partners
Shripal Shah
Shripal Shah
Head of Real Estate Finance, UK
Allianz Real Estate
Tyler Goodwin
Tyler Goodwin
Founder & CEO
Seaforth Land
Will Dear
Will Dear
Principal
Crosstree Real Estate Partners
Zena Couppey
Zena Couppey
Chief Commercial Officer
LGL Group
Christopher Murray
Christopher
Christopher Murray
Managing DirectorConcord London Developments
United Kingdom
Christopher Murray co-founded Ridgeford Properties Ltd in 1996; Christopher has undertaken a number of developments in London, recently completing, the Fitzrovia Apartments consisting of 70 luxury apartments, state of the art office space and a new facility to house the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; this won the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Global Excellence. Recently, Ridgeford acquired an entire city block in the heart of Marylebone W1. Plans include private residential and the development of a new retail district. In January 2013, he founded Ridgeford’s sister company, W1 Developments; an award-winning, internationally recognised, property company focused on producing exceptional quality single and mixed-use developments.
Derek Rich
Derek
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..
Elle Xu
Elle
Elle Xu
Investment DirectorQatari Diar
United Kingdom
Elle Xu joined Qatari Diar in 2014 and is the Investment Director at Qatari Diar Europe. In her role at QD, Elle has been responsible for originating new investment opportunities, structuring JVs, and raising debt finance for QD’s existing projects in Europe. Elle has over 15 years of experience in real estate and investment banking. Elle is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Msc in Investment Management from Cass Business School.
Gregory Clerc
Gregory
Gregory Clerc
Managing DirectorBank of America Merrill Lynch
United Kingdom
Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Market division, based in London. He works in the Global Mortgages and Securitised Products Department focusing on the origination, structuring and also heads the distribution of commercial real estate debt in Europe. Since joining Merrill Lynch in 2007, Greg worked on the mortgages sales and trading desk as well as in the Commercial Real Estate Finance group on a wide range of CRE debt deals from traditional senior lending, opco-propco, mezzanine and hotel financings throughout Europe. Greg led landmark transactions in Europe like the €935m Coeur Defense financing in Paris for Lone Star as well as numerous high profile deals across all over Europe.
Kristian Burns
Kristian
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.
Marc Eden
Marc
Marc Eden
Investment & Legal DirectorRegal Homes
United Kingdom
Marc joined Regal London in 2011 and was appointed to the board in 2016. He is responsible for investment strategy, which includes raising and deploying capital for the company’s real estate developments. He also leads on investor and joint venture relations; and oversees the company’s legal processes and procurement. Before Regal London, Marc began his post university career in business development raising finance for a number of technology companies. He re-trained in 2003, qualifying as a commercial property solicitor within the UK’s leading real estate practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. Marc brings a wealth of corporate finance and legal experience to the company.
Paul House
Paul
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.
Shripal Shah
Shripal
Shripal Shah
Head of Real Estate Finance, UKAllianz Real Estate
United Kingdom
Shripal is head of the Property team based in London. He joined JCRA in 2016 as a Director, specialising in Property Debt Advisory. Prior to joining JCRA, Shripal was Head of UK and Middle East Real Estate Finance at HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets division. He has approximately 15 years’ experience working in the real estate sector at Barclays and HSBC and has led some the most high profile real estate and hotel transactions during that time. Shripal was part of the Mt Kili Madness team that broke the Guinness world record for the highest altitude cricket game in 2014 in the crater of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Tyler Goodwin
Tyler
Tyler Goodwin
Founder & CEOSeaforth Land
United Kingdom
Tyler is the Founder and CEO of Seaforth Land, a London specialist investment manager that partners with institutional capital. He has 30 years of global real estate experience including 20 years in Asia working through both the Asian Financial Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis. Tyler has worked in property development, advisory and investment banking, principal investment, and investment management and has lived and worked in North America, Asia and Europe. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of sovereign and institutional real estate investors. Tyler was listed in the “Estates Gazette 2014 Power List 50” as one of the 50 most influential people in the UK property industry.
Will Dear
Will
Will Dear
PrincipalCrosstree Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Will is a Principal at Crosstree Real Estate Partners, with responsibility for acquisitions and existing portfolio investments. Will joined Crosstree at its inception in 2011. Prior to Crosstree, Will was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for five years within their Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bristol.
Zena Couppey
Zena
Zena Couppey
Chief Commercial OfficerLGL Group
Jersey
BTR Resilience
United Investors, Developers & Operators or worlds apart?
  • BTR Rental Growth - A result of capital pushing into the market or actual demand?
  • Which BTR Sector Are Indicating High Resilience? Co-living, student or mid market multifamily?
  • Pricing Up Demand & Achieving Scale - Are all parties aligned?
  • Land Scarcity, Urban Positioning & Development Challenges - What challenges to overcome?
  • Serviced Residential - Too much operational risk or essential to achieve sustainable rent returns? 
Anil Khera
Anil Khera
Founder & CEO
Node
Charles Lussier
Charles Lussier
VP Investments-Residential
Ivanhoé Cambridge
James Teatum
James Teatum
Co-Founder & Director of Development
Noiascape
Kirk Lindstrom
Kirk Lindstrom
CIO
Round Hill Capital
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board Director
I•RES
Mark Allnutt
Mark Allnutt
Senior Managing Director, Europe
Greystar
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
Managing Director, Ingenious Real Estate
Ingenious Real Estate
Troy Javaher
Troy Javaher
Head of Europe/UK
Lincoln Property Company
Anil Khera
Anil
Anil Khera
Founder & CEONode
United Kingdom
Anil is Founder and CEO of the Node group of companies and is responsible for the overall management, investment activities and expansion of Node throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland. Anil has worked in real estate for 15 years in the US and Europe, including nearly 11 years at Blackstone, the world's largest private equity real estate firm with over $100 billion of assets under management.
Charles Lussier
Charles
Charles Lussier
VP Investments-ResidentialIvanhoé Cambridge
Canada
He is responsible for implementing residential investment strategies for Ivanhoé Cambridge. His mandate includes origination, acquisition and disposition of multiresidential RE assets in Canada, Europe and the western US. In addition to his involvement in seeking out and studying new projects, he analyzes investment opportunities and oversees due diligence, negotiation and implementation of partnerships by working closely with internal and external stakeholders. He has worked in RE and finance for more than 15 years and has acquired extensive experience in negotiating and implementing investment strategies in various regions. He joined the residential group as Director, Investments, in 2011 and was appointed VP, Residential, in March 2017.
James Teatum
James
James Teatum
Co-Founder & Director of DevelopmentNoiascape
United Kingdom
Architect, Developer and Teacher. James is Co-Founder and Director of Development at Noiascape. Over ten years James has developed a unique portfolio of architectural spaces to rent in London. He is experienced as an architect and development manager and has covered the design and delivery of complex residential led mixed use projects in London with a total project value of over £70m. James leads the acquisition and strategic overview of development for new sites with an emphasis on innovating development models that create new fluid relationships between public and private space. These models respond to the emerging opportunity where we can socialise, consume, work, live and communicate all from the same location.
Kirk Lindstrom
Kirk
Kirk Lindstrom
CIORound Hill Capital
United Kingdom
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret
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
Mark Allnutt
Mark
Mark Allnutt
Senior Managing Director, EuropeGreystar
United Kingdom
Mark Allnutt is a Senior Managing Director and leads Greystar’s vertically integrated platform in Europe. He is responsible for overseeing investment, development and operations in seven markets – Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands and United Kingdom – working with the country leaders to grow Greystar’s presence across the region in both multifamily and student housing.

Mark has a wealth of experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams to deliver successful residential ventures. Prior to joining Greystar in 2014, Mark was Group Executive Commercial Director of Thames Valley Housing (TVH) and a founding director of Fizzy Living, the sovereign wealth fund-backed multifamily subsidiary of TVH.
Tom Brown
Tom
Tom Brown
Managing Director, Ingenious Real EstateIngenious Real Estate
United Kingdom
Tom Brown is Managing Director of Ingenious Real Estate. He joined as head of property lending in 2016 following a 27 year career at RBS and was promoted to the Ingenious board during 2018. Tom now oversees a team of 11 and an asset backed loan book of £300m deployed across development and bridging. He is also responsible for a number of joint venture equity investments. Tom has been involved in the financing of real estate for over 20 years and has through the cycle experience across a number of asset classes.
Troy Javaher
Troy
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.
23rd June 15:15 - 16:15

Hospitality, F&B, Leisure
Short term shocks over, what’s next?

Co-chairs
Brandon HollihanCastleforge Partners
Jan JanssenGoldman Sachs
Laura BrinkmannBrookfield
Lissa EngleBerkeley Capital Group
Louise WallaceCMS Cameron McKenna
Meenal DevaniAprirose Limited
Paul HouseVenn Partners
Roger WadeBoxpark

Regenerating Regions Through Value Add

Repurposing Assets vs New Development Deals

Co-chairs
Charles Ferguson-DavieMoorfield
Giles KingMayfair Capital Investment Management
Ian BaggettAdderstone Group
Jane JefferyBlue Coast Capital
Martin SheridanBentallGreenOak
Paul WhitleyRe-Creo Developments
Pauline BradleyGreyfriars
Robert PritchardUrban Exposure
Stephen InglisLSI

Hospitality, F&B, Leisure
Short term shocks over, what’s next?

  • Buyers - Distressed wave or recovery possible through acquisitions?
  • Sellers - Pricing makes sense right now?
  • Lenders - What are they backing and why?
  • Operators - Back in the driving seat?
  • Europe Regions - Which markets are quick to recover?
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon Hollihan
Founding Partner
Castleforge Partners
Jan Janssen
Jan Janssen
Co-Head of EMEA RE Finance
Goldman Sachs
Laura Brinkmann
Laura Brinkmann
Vice President, Real Estate
Brookfield
Lissa Engle
Lissa Engle
Managing Director
Berkeley Capital Group
Louise Wallace
Louise Wallace
Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna
Meenal Devani
Meenal Devani
CIO
Aprirose Limited
Paul House
Paul House
Managing Partner
Venn Partners
Roger Wade
Roger Wade
Founder and CEO
Boxpark
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon
Brandon Hollihan
Founding PartnerCastleforge Partners
United Kingdom
Brandon co-founded Castleforge Partners (formerly Mercer Real Estate Partners) in July 2010. Prior to founding Castleforge, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Brandon has been involved in transacting over £1.5b of Real Estate asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe and has experience as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of investment types and asset classes. Castleforge Partners manages discretionary funds on behalf of a range of institutional investors and can invest across asset classes. It focuses thematically on select opportunity sets and seeks to generate high cash flow using operations.
Jan Janssen
Jan
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.
Laura Brinkmann
Laura
Laura Brinkmann
Vice President, Real EstateBrookfield
United Kingdom
Laura Brinkmann is a Vice President in Brookfield’s European Real Estate Group, overseeing Brookfield’s pan-European hospitality and French student housing platforms. Laura sits on the boards of edyn Ltd. a pan-European design-led aparthotel owner and operator; International Campus GmbH, one of Germany’s largest student housing owner and operator; as well as Appart’City SAS, part of GMG, the largest aparthotel operator in France as well as Center Parcs UK. Prior to joining Brookfield, Laura spent more than a decade with Marriott International, IHG plc and Deloitte LLP in M&A and asset management functions covering EMEA.
Lissa Engle
Lissa
Lissa Engle
Managing DirectorBerkeley Capital Group
United Kingdom
Lissa Engle is Managing Director at Berkeley Capital Group ['BCG'], an agile, innovative, Operating Partner on sustainable hospitality investments and developments across the UK & Europe. New to 2021, BCG is pursuing a programmatic investment approach and seeking a global investor to partner with on opportunistic & value add hospitality deals. Lissa guides strategic direction of investments, including critical aspects of origination, underwriting, execution and asset management. Prior to CRE, she worked in US & Europe in Strategy Consulting & Private Equity. She speaks French, German & Italian and holds a BA from Dartmouth College & MBA from INSEAD. Lissa chaired Hospitality Committee & now chairs Sustainable Hospitality Committee.
Louise Wallace
Louise
Louise Wallace
PartnerCMS Cameron McKenna
United Kingdom
Meenal Devani
Meenal
Meenal Devani
CIOAprirose Limited
United Kingdom
Meenal Devani is the CIO of Aprirose REIM. Aprirose has £1.5bn of assets under management and invests, primarily on behalf of family offices, in real estate across Europe with a strong focus on the UK. Active across all sectors and has significant expertise in Central London offices, hotels and alternatives. Meenal was previously at KKR & Mckenzie. KKR is a global private equity business with $5bn of assets under management in real estate. At KKR, Meenal was head of European hotels and UK real estate. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an BA in Economics from Cambridge University.
Paul House
Paul
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.
Roger Wade
Roger
Roger Wade
Founder and CEOBoxpark
United Kingdom
Roger Wade is the Founder and CEO of Boxpark. After graduating from University, Roger started Boxfresh, the original British Streetwear brand in 1989. He grew the Boxfresh brand from a market stall, to an International Brand selling in over 12 different countries. In 2005, Roger sold the Boxfresh to Pentland Brands and formed his own Brand Consultancy, Brands Incorporated, specialising in the development, financing and licensing of UK Fashion Brands. In 2010, Roger founded and created the World’s 1st Pop Up Mall, Boxpark Shoreditch. In 2015 Boxpark launched Boxpark Croydon its first Food and Drink only retail concept, and in 2018 launched Boxpark Wembley, a new Fanzone for Wembley Stadium and Arena visitors.

Regenerating Regions Through Value Add

Repurposing Assets vs New Development Deals

  • Institutional Appetite - Flight to London or regional opportunities never better?
  • Distressed Buyers - Are local authorities ones to watch?
  • Commercial Core & Value Add - Repurposing Assets vs New Development Deals
  • Placemaking and Future of Urban Areas - How has COVID transformed the game?
  • Connectivity, Demand & Community - Need to rethink public, private partnerships?
  • Long Term Strategies For Obsolete Retail Space - Resi vs commercial uses 
Charles Ferguson-Davie
Charles Ferguson-Davie
CIO
Moorfield
Giles King
Giles King
CEO
Mayfair Capital Investment Management
Ian Baggett
Ian Baggett
CEO & Founder
Adderstone Group
Jane Jeffery
Jane Jeffery
Director
Blue Coast Capital
Martin Sheridan
Martin Sheridan
Principal
BentallGreenOak
Paul Whitley
Paul Whitley
Managing Director
Re-Creo Developments
Pauline Bradley
Pauline Bradley
CEO
Greyfriars
Robert Pritchard
Robert Pritchard
Chief Operating Officer
Urban Exposure
Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis
CEO
LSI
Charles Ferguson-Davie
Charles
Charles Ferguson-Davie
CIOMoorfield
United Kingdom
Charlie joined Moorfield in 2005 and sits on the Board and Investment Committee as Chief Investment Officer. As CIO he is responsible for overseeing investment strategy and portfolio construction and is closely involved in fundraising activities. Since 2005 Moorfield has raised five private equity real estate funds; four Moorfield Real Estate Funds (MREFs) together with a dedicated senior housing platform, Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund (MAREF). Prior to joining Moorfield Charlie worked in corporate finance at Lazard in the real estate advisory group.
Giles King
Giles
Giles King
CEOMayfair Capital Investment Management
United Kingdom
Ian Baggett
Ian
Ian Baggett
CEO & FounderAdderstone Group
United Kingdom
Ian Baggett (BSc (Hons) PhD) - is the CEO founder of Adderstone Group property development organisation, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Adderstone Group was founded in 1999 and is now one of the UK’s fastest-growing privately owned property businesses. Adderstone Group invests in and develops residential and commercial property, mainly in the North East of England. We are looking forward to forging direct relationships with funds or private investors seeking value in the north of England. We also now have a London office providing great value development management and construction contracting services from our North East cost base to the London market.
Jane Jeffery
Jane
Jane Jeffery
DirectorBlue Coast Capital
United Kingdom
Jane Jeffery is an Acquisitions Director with Blue Coast Capital responsible for the group's real estate acquisition activities in the UK. Prior to joining BC Cap, Jane held real estate private equity investment and fund management roles at Lumina Real Estate Capital, CBRE Global Investors and BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Martin Sheridan
Martin
Martin Sheridan
PrincipalBentallGreenOak
United Kingdom
Martin Sheridan is a real estate investment professional with 12 years experience in the UK and Ireland real estate finance markets - roles include Origination, Restructuring / Workout, Structured Asset and NPL sales, Credit and Portfolio Management. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing both senior and mezzanine debt investments for BentallGreenOak's UK lending platform.
Paul Whitley
Paul
Paul Whitley
Managing DirectorRe-Creo Developments
United Kingdom
Paul Whitley heads the Re-creo Group a property development company with both an in-house architectural studio and a construction arm. Paul Whitley brings 40 years’ experience of acquiring sites, gaining planning consents, undertaking design, managing developments, securing pre-sales and managing the sales process. His expertise is in the resolution of complex development issues so as to maximise the site value through planning gain. He resolves these by combining his deep understanding of the planning process with high quality design solutions. He works in joint venture with third party investors. Their funding commitments complement our role in the sourcing, acquisition and management of the development.
Pauline Bradley
Pauline
Pauline Bradley
CEOGreyfriars
United Kingdom
Former Corporate Banker who rose to Executive level before leaving the industry in 2006. Led two high performing transacting teams that became market leaders in PFI and Real Estate. Member of the Bank’s Credit and Investment Committees and held Board positions in Housebuilding, Real Estate and Hotel & Leisure sectors. Became CEO of a pan European Property Company where she implemented a major restructure before moving to set up the UK office for a European Private Equity company. Formed Greyfriars in 2008 as a co-investing advisory business, working with US funds and HNWI sourcing debt and equity opportunities in the UK Real Estate sector. Greyfriars were the lead financial advisor on the delivery of a £300M Regional PRS portfolio.
Robert Pritchard
Robert
Robert Pritchard
Chief Operating OfficerUrban Exposure
United Kingdom
Robert is the Chief Operating Officer of Urban Exposure and he is also responsible for the Group’s joint ventures and funding partnerships. Robert joins Urban Exposure from the Investment Advisory team of CBRE Capital Advisors. Within the team Robert led the deployment and management of capital on behalf of his institutional clients, with a particular focus on development finance and value-add opportunities. Prior to CBRE, Robert held a number of roles within the Real Estate team at Barclays Corporate. Here he was focused on the structuring and execution of complex corporate and non-recourse loans for the team’s varied client base. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics.
Stephen Inglis
Stephen
Stephen Inglis
CEOLSI
United Kingdom
Stephen co-founded LSI in 2012 with Chairman Barrie Clapham having worked closely together for over 20 years. He focuses on all Investment and Development activity within the company. Stephen is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 year's experience in the UK Real Estate market, specialising in investment and development. In 2013 and 2014 he jointly created the two investment funds joint ventured with Toscafund and was instrumental in the listing of these as Regional REIT on the London Stock Exchange in November 2015. Stephen is a Director (de facto Chief Executive Officer) of Regional REIT, a member of the RICS since 2001 and a member of the Investment Property Forum.
23rd June 16:40 - 17:30
Retail Obsolescence
Creating opportunities, when to Strike?
Co-chairs
Andrea VanniAreli Real Estate
Colin CampbellPradera
James TurnerSierra Balmain
John StrachanJohn Strachan
Martin BreedenFibre Real Estate
Simon TravisHammerson

UK Resi Returns

Affordability, impact & ESG the winning formula?

Future of Real Estate

Can tech meet the needs of the modern occupier?

Retail Obsolescence
Creating opportunities, when to Strike?
  • Winning Retail - Repurpose or rethink tenant partnerships?
  • Risk Positioning - Only for opportunistic players?
  • Financing - Any lenders in the game or all about equity?
  • Which Concepts to Bet on - Food anchored retail, high street or shopping malls?
  • Distressed & Obsolete Assets - What redevelopment opportunities are out there?
Andrea Vanni
Andrea Vanni
Partner
Areli Real Estate
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
Chairman
Pradera
James Turner
James Turner
CEO
Sierra Balmain
John Strachan
John Strachan
Former Chairman
John Strachan
Martin Breeden
Martin Breeden
Fibre Real Estate
Simon Travis
Simon Travis
Group Investment Director
Hammerson
Andrea Vanni
Andrea
Andrea Vanni
PartnerAreli Real Estate
United Kingdom
Mr Vanni is a Managing Director at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management for the real estate investment business (formerly RREEF Real Estate) within the Alternatives and Real Assets platform. Mr. Vanni joined the firm in June 2007. Since then he has accomplished over £2 billion restructuring of senior, mezzanine and CMBS. Previously, he worked at JP Morgan commercial mortgage group. Over the last ten years, he has completed real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £8 billion in the form of equity, senior, mezzanine, distressed debt and structured finance transactions.
Colin Campbell
Colin
Colin Campbell
ChairmanPradera
United Kingdom
Co-founder and now Chairman of a specialist shopping centre and retail park investment management company active in Continental Europe, China and the U.K.
James Turner
James
James Turner
CEOSierra Balmain
Poland
John Strachan
John
John Strachan
Former ChairmanJohn Strachan
United Kingdom
John brings a wealth of experience from the retail property sector, an international perspective including extensive knowledge of the Spanish retail property market. He is known for his creative and entrepreneurial approach to developing new business opportunities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an Advisory Board member of Truecap Private Equity and Vice Chairman of the European Board of the International Council of Shopping Centres.
Martin Breeden
Martin
Martin Breeden
Fibre Real Estate
United Kingdom
Simon Travis
Simon
Simon Travis
Group Investment DirectorHammerson
United Kingdom
Simon is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities across the Group. He joined Hammerson in 1998 as Asset Manager before moving on to become Development/Investment Manager, Business Development Director in 2010 and Group Investment Director in 2018.
Confirmed Co-Chairs include:

Agenda

22nd June
Close See complete schedule
02:30pm - 03:45pm
Post COVID Investment Cycle
Down turn values or up runs inflation?
  • GDP, interest rates & unemployment - Will the market cool or ramp up?
  • Inflation Risk - Increased concerns or not much to worry about?
  • USA, APAC and Europe Capital Flows -Where is the capital coming from?
  • Has COVID changed pricing & leveraging and is it rational?
  • Europe Assets - Flight to core or alternatives in the driving seat?
  • Europe Regions - Finding Equity Partners & Adjusting Risk Profiles
04:30pm - 05:30pm
UK Deals Post Covid
Boom or doom?
  • Thin liquidity, how to get buyers kicking again?
  • Covid Accelerated Habits - which assets benefit, which fail?
  • LP/GP Partnerships - Widening Bid & Ask gap, Are All Bets Off?
  • Refinancing Deals, Underwriting & Adjusting to Pricing
  • Capital Commitments From End Investors; Traditional & alternative dealflows
  • Development Deals - What Makes Sense?
Europe Opportunistic & Value Add
How to get rational pricing back?
  • 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?
  • Private Equity - Dry powder impact on risk and price anticipation?
  • Banks' Appetite & Lending Confidence - Why does the crisis impact banks' involvement in opportunistic and value add projects? 
  • Asset Conversions & Managing to Core - Solution to rise up yields in what and where?
  • Forward Funding & Refinancing the only way forward?
  • NPLS - Bargains here or still waiting for the bottom?
23rd June
Close See complete schedule
09:00am - 10:00am

Opening Keynote

Fireside Chat Interview

James Seppala is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Seppala has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments across Europe, including Logicor, OfficeFirst, Sponda, and Mileway. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Seppala was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he spent 10 years focused on equity and debt investment opportunities in Europe and the United States on behalf of Goldman Sachs’s real estate private equity group. Mr. Seppala graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2001.

10:30am - 11:15am

Operational Resi

High demand, where's the downside risk?

  • Post COVID Risk Profiles - Is the alternative market liquid and creating mainstream opportunities for investors?
  • Deal Volumes & Allocations Increasing - How to capture the upside?
  • Pricing Operational Assets - Where’s the downside risk?
  • Blurred Lines - Is hospitality the new residential?
  • Student Housing & Co-Living - Money spinner?
  • Care Homes & Retirement Assets - Best to back fundamentally but challenges with operator partnerships?

Raising & Allocating Capital
Which EU cities winners, which losers?
  • Raising Capital - Where is the capital coming from and will equity pour only in core assets?
  • All about Location or are Asset Classes the Main Deciding Factor?
  • Allocation Game - Too soon or opportunities en masse?
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What’s changed, what’s staying the same?
  • Lack of Product - No shortage of capital but nowhere to invest?

Proptech

ESG fuelling tech investment or vice versa?

  • Reporting Sustainability & Impact Investment as Key Non-Traditional Real Estate Investment Factors?
  • Social Impact Value Returns - How to benchmark and measure impact for business sense?
  • Shared Value - Increasing business value through ESG & tech considerations


11:45am - 12:45pm
Ireland
Global liquidity here to stay or passing fling?
  • Brexit & EU - Ireland’s Capital markets good or bad position?
  • Dublin Demand & Supply Imbalance - Can prices go further up?
  • Cork & Other Secondary Locations - How to find value?
  • Beds, Sheds or Workplace - Which are the products to back?
Logistics & Light Industrial Rental Growth
E-commerce party or supply chain jam?
  • Ecommerce penetration creating demand across Europe - What opportunities to buy, sell?
  • Finding Product - Availability, price and locations
  • Brexit Battleground - France, Ireland & Benelux in prime position?
  • 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?
Workspace
Status quo or vacancies & repurposing?
  • Return to Work - What to do with vacant space and tenant retention?
  • Tenant Demand - WFH v creating attractive workplace destinations
  • Structural, Social & COVID accelerated demand drivers - How to create value in the now normal?
  • Sustainable Income Streams in Digital Age - Ensuring offices isn’t the next retail
  • Flex Operators - Who to partner with or do it yourself?
  • Tenant Mix - Corporates, SMEs & startups; where do they fit in & when are they returning to the office?
01:45pm - 02:45pm
London
Is the bloom off the rose?
  • Global Capital - Still on top or new pecking order?
  • New deals & Risk Exposure - Any changing to lending and finance?
  • Bid & Ask Gap - Wider or closing back?
  • Post Brexit, Post Vaccines - Are capital markets too happy?
  • Strategies to Capitalise on Value-Add & Opportunistic Investment
  • Institutional Investor Appetite - Which asset classes are providing greeted ROI?
BTR Resilience
United Investors, Developers & Operators or worlds apart?
  • BTR Rental Growth - A result of capital pushing into the market or actual demand?
  • Which BTR Sector Are Indicating High Resilience? Co-living, student or mid market multifamily?
  • Pricing Up Demand & Achieving Scale - Are all parties aligned?
  • Land Scarcity, Urban Positioning & Development Challenges - What challenges to overcome?
  • Serviced Residential - Too much operational risk or essential to achieve sustainable rent returns? 
Debt & Finance Recovery
 Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?
  • How has COVID Changed Debt Pricing & Leveraging?
  • Development Finance - New opportunity to pick slack from banks exiting?
  • Pricing up Different Geographies
  • Forward Funding - Equity now, debt later?
  • Which Asset Classes are Lenders Still Looking at?
  • Banks, Debt Funds, Mezz - Any upsides to more risk & higher prices?
03:15pm - 04:15pm

Regenerating Regions Through Value Add

Repurposing Assets vs New Development Deals

  • Institutional Appetite - Flight to London or regional opportunities never better?
  • Distressed Buyers - Are local authorities ones to watch?
  • Commercial Core & Value Add - Repurposing Assets vs New Development Deals
  • Placemaking and Future of Urban Areas - How has COVID transformed the game?
  • Connectivity, Demand & Community - Need to rethink public, private partnerships?
  • Long Term Strategies For Obsolete Retail Space - Resi vs commercial uses 

Hospitality, F&B, Leisure
Short term shocks over, what’s next?

  • Buyers - Distressed wave or recovery possible through acquisitions?
  • Sellers - Pricing makes sense right now?
  • Lenders - What are they backing and why?
  • Operators - Back in the driving seat?
  • Europe Regions - Which markets are quick to recover?
04:40pm - 05:30pm

UK Resi Returns

Affordability, impact & ESG the winning formula?

  • Local Investments & Urban Agenda - Underwriting risks, are all parties aligned?
  • Demand & Supply Imbalance - Where will we see intervention on pricing?
  • Underwriting Deals - Is there enough confidence in the long term occupational drivers or deals stalled?
  • Development Opportunities
  • Missing Supply - Repurposing other asset classes to counter lack of land?
  • Stable Rental Returns - Dependent on location & rental fundamentals?

Future of Real Estate

Can tech meet the needs of the modern occupier?

  • Demographics - Urban density, reshaping space and community placemaking, can the deals attract institutional backing?
  • Tech Solutions for New Consumer Demands - Creating experiences, connectivity & communities
  • Gen Z vs an Aging Population - Catering to needs across the demographic scale


Retail Obsolescence
Creating opportunities, when to Strike?
  • Winning Retail - Repurpose or rethink tenant partnerships?
  • Risk Positioning - Only for opportunistic players?
  • Financing - Any lenders in the game or all about equity?
  • Which Concepts to Bet on - Food anchored retail, high street or shopping malls?
  • Distressed & Obsolete Assets - What redevelopment opportunities are out there?

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