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Timetable

Sunday, January 22nd 2023
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A PRIVATE ENCOUNTER

BY PERSONAL INVITATION

The 22nd GRI Chairmen’s Retreat will take place in St Moritz on 19 - 22 January 2023.

By personal invitation only, the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat is a 3-day, living-room conversation reserved for the global real estate head within any organization or the immediate #2.

This annual reunion is on a first name basis and is limited to substantial real estate investors, owners, developers and lenders (only asset owners are invited).

Over 60% bring their spouses.

There is no meeting more senior of the real estate industry’s leadership.

If you think your company’s real estate chiefs fit the profile and belong at such an unusual gathering, we would be happy to review inquiries here  for consideration as members of the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat.
 
WHAT IF
What if…
…one had an opportunity to get sparks of inspiration from spending three days in secluded collegiality and unhurried conversations building easy friendships with the world’s foremost real estate investment decision-makers looking for partners and investment ideas?
 
What if…
… one was a property company looking at intriguing projects requiring greater financial resources than available?
 
What if…
… one was looking to place capital in the smartest way possible across a world with competition ever more abundant and good product ever scarcer?
 
What if, indeed?
The GRI Chairmen’s Retreat brings together the greatest concentration of creative and capital firepower in the property investment industry.
 
It represents a unique occasion for investors, lenders and property company chiefs to get to know each other, brainstorm where the world is going, explore doing business together, make a mark and leave a legacy.
 
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY 18

12:00 - 24:00 Arrivals
Consider: choose daylight train from Zurich Airport and spend last 2 hours to St Moritz travelling through a legendary winter wonderland.

19:30 - 20:45 Pop-in Pop-out Welcome Drinks
Members & Spouses

20:30 - 23:00 Private dinner
join and leave at one's convenience one of members' communal dinners at restaurant nearby

THURSDAY 19

08:45 - 12:45 Sessions
Members

12:45 Tour du Monde
           Lunch
 
13:45  Keynote
Energy and prosperity Is 2022 the year where everything changed?
Caspian Conran, Economist and Spokesperson, Baringa Energy Consultants


15:00 - 17:00 Sessions
Members

09:00 - 16:00  Sports & Activities instructor-guided in small GRI groups
Spouses | Partners

19:00 - 23:00
Gala Drinks | Dinner
[jacket (tie optional)]

FRIDAY 20

08:30 - 16:00 Sports & Activities instructor-guided in small GRI groups
Members & Spouses


16:00 - 17:00 Café, Kirsch & Cake
Members & Spouses

 
17:00  Keynote
World Dis-order
Geopolitics after Ukraine

Honorary Professor, UCL School Slavonic & East European Studies, Exec. Director, Mayak Intelligence

 
 
20:30 - 23:00
Private dinner or sign up at concierge to join one of independent member's restaurant reservations around town

SATURDAY 21

08:30 - 16:00 Sports & Activities instructor-guided in small GRI groups
Members & Spouses

17:30 - 18:30 Goodbye Cocktails
Members & Spouses
[Grand Halle]

20:30 - 23:00
Private dinner or sign up at concierge to join one of independent member's restaurant reservations around town

SUNDAY 22

08:00 - 14:00 Departures
 
KEYNOTES

THURSDAY 19

Energy and prosperity
Is 2022 the year where
everything changed?
Caspian Conran
Economist and Spokesperson
Baringa Energy Consultants
Caspian Conran is a Political Economist at Baringa Partners and leads their Global Energy Perspectives team. Baringa is a leading energy consultancy, helping companies navigate industry shifts and investors deploy capital. He appears regularly across the media including the Wall Street Journal, FT, Telegraph, BBC News and Bloomberg.

Caspian has a first class degree in PPE from the University of Warwick. He specialises in understanding and communicating how the macro-economic and political environment influences the energy transition across markets, supporting clients maximise investment opportunities. Recently Caspian has been supporting investors, businesses and governments understand the implications of the war in Ukraine on the energy commodity price outlook as well as the economic, political and policy consequences. He was also responsible for briefing the boards of FTSE 100 companies on the ongoing risks of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst leading the macroeconomic capability at Baringa.

FRIDAY 20

World Dis-order
Geopolitics after Ukraine
Mark Galeotti
Honorary Professor, UCL School
Slavonic & East European Studies,
Exec. Director, Mayak Intelligence
UCL
Mark Galeotti is one of the world’s leading experts on Russian security affairs, which may explain why Moscow banned him this year. He read history at Cambridge and took his doctorate in government at the LSE, and after a stint with the Foreign Office has been a scholar and thinktanker in London, New York, Moscow, Prague and Florence. He heads the UK-based risk consultancy Mayak Intelligence and is an Honorary Professor at UCL and a senior associate fellow with RUSI, the Council on Geostrategy and the Institute of International Relations Prague. He has been consulted by individuals from prime ministers to CEOs and bodies from the British Foreign Affairs Select Committee to the US National Intelligence Council. A prolific author, his most recent books include Putin’s Wars (Bloomsbury, 2022), The Weaponisation of Everything (Yale, 2022), We Need To Talk About Putin (Ebury, 2019) and The Vory: Russia’s super mafia (Yale, 2018).
PROVOCATEUR
Breakout Session Provocateur
Inflation & Monetary
Policy Challenges
Dr David Stubbs
Global Head Thematic Strategy
J.P Morgan
Dr. David Stubbs is the Global Head of Thematic Strategy for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Based in the New York office, he is responsible for delivering research-driven insights on the global economy and thematic investing to ultra-high net worth clients. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and other major market outlets. David was most recently the Global Head of Market Strategy at the Private Bank and was formerly a member of Asset Management’s Market Insights team, where he was responsible for formulating and communicating the business’s market views to institutional investors and financial advisors across the region and around the world. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, David worked at MRB Partners in New York, where he was a senior macro strategist as well as Roubini Global Economics and Heitman Securities in London. Prior to joining the finance industry, David worked at the United Nations Department for Economics and Social Affairs and UK’s Department for International Development. David holds a M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from The New School for Social Research in New York. 
 
BREAKOUTS
Inflation & interest rates
Could it hurt?

Ukraine & Energy Shortage
Should investors care?

Debt Financing
Time to dial down?

Dry Powder
Opportunities galore or can money wall wash all sins?

Climate Change
Does RE investment need rethinking?

Offices in a WFH World
Which to thrive, which to convert?

Retail
When does brick & mortar trump online?
Resi
Cool down or demand/supply forever imbalanced?

European Economies
Flourishing or racked by dissensions between Putin, Xi & Trump II?

Getting Fresh Talent
What does it take?

Migration to a Better Life
Can the West contrive a sensible solution?

Logistics
Overdone?

Work the Assets
Is the passive way passé?

Investments
Is anything still ‘core’?
 
PAST EVENTS
 
MEMBERS 2022 (PAST YEAR)
 
ALEXEY BLANIN
CEO
AB Development
 
AUDREY KLEIN
 Non Executive Director, ESG Committee Chair at
SFO Capital
Kennedy Wilson
 
CHRISTO ILIEV
Founder & CEO
Lion's Head
 
COLEY BRENAN
Partner, Head of Europe
KSL Capital Partners
 
 
DAVIDE ALBERTINI PETRONI
Managing Director
Risanamento
 
FABIO LONGO
Managing Director
Bain Capital
 
GEORGE NICHOLAS
Founder
Shibui Capital
 
JAMES PIPER
Partner
TPG
 
 
JOSH CLEVELAND
Partner
StepStone Group
 
MICHAEL ABEL
Partner
TPG
 
OLE RUCH
Managing Partner
Nordstar
 
PETER WILHELM
CEO
Wilhelm & Co
 
 
RICCARDO DALLOLIO
MD & Head of Real Estate Europe
H.I.G Capital
 
SAUL GOLDSTEIN
CEO
Activum SG CapitalSA

TONI ROSSI
Director
Leponte
 
 
 
ANATOLIY OTCHKOVSKIY
Chief Investment Officer
The SCP Group
 
BROOKS BLAKE
Partner
Kew Capital
 
 
CIARAN MCNAMARA
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Signature Capital
 
DANIELE RUSSOLILLO
COO & Deputy CEO
Planet Smart City
 
 
DIETER KRÄUCHI
Head - Real Estate
Empira Asset Management
 
FRANÇOIS TRAUSCH
CEO
Allianz Real Estate France
 
GUSTAVO NICOLAU
Director
Akylas Patrimonial
 
JIM BLAKEMORE
Managing Partner
BentallGreenOak
 
 
MARTTI SAVENIUS
Managing Partner
Activen
 
MICHAEL PETER
Founder & CEO
P & P Group
 
PAUL BASHIR
CEO Europe
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital  
 
PHILIPP BRASCHEL
Managing Director
Castlelake
 
 
ROBERT BALICK
Managing Partner
BauMont Real Estate Capital
 
SEAN ARNOLD
Founding Partner
Crosstree Real Estate Partners

VAN STULTS
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Orion Capital Managers
 
ANDREAS-NORBERT FAY
Chairman of the Advisory Board
FAY Projects
 
BRYAN YORK COLWELL
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
LCN Capital Partners
 
 
CLARK COFFEE
CIO
Lacarne Capital
 
DAVID COLLETT
Managing Director - RE
KAUST Investment Management Company
 
 
DIRK BRANDES
Executive Board Member
Natixis
 
GAVIN NEILAN
Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Deutsche Finance International
 
IAN BAGGETT
CEO & Founder
Adderstone Group
 
JOSEF EIM
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Českomoravská Nemovitostní
 
 
MATTHIAS SCHMITZ
Founding Partner
4 Friends Investment
 
NICOLAS MASSIERE
Managing Director
Cale Street Partners
 
PEDRO SILVEIRA
Chairman
SIL Grupo
 
RAMÓN CAMIÑA
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
 
 
SASCHA WILHELM
CEO
x+bricks SA
 
STEFAN ZIMMERMANN
Managing Partner
4 Friends Investment

ZSOLT KOHALMI
Global Head of Real Estate and CO-CEO
Pictet Alternative Advisors
 
Hotels
 
 
 
Hotels & Lodging costs
Hotel costs are in addition to Retreat fees and to be booked separately.

Badrutt’s Palace *****
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat Hotel. Retreat Members should make their own hotel arrangements independently, quoting “GRI” group rate. Space is limited, the Palace invariably sells out early and arrangements before December 1 are strongly advised.

Request GRI rate at: +41.81 837-1100
The GRI rate is not available through travel agents, please book hotel directly.

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
T +41.81 837 1100 F +41.81 837 2999
[email protected]

GRI rates in CHF (CHF 1 = £1.03 = $1.05 = £0.86)
Single 625 • Double 945 ~ 1025
Jr Suite 1310 • Suite 3020 • 3rd bed 200
 
Additional hotels in St Moritz
Five stars nearby: 

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz *****
T +41 81 836 80 00 • F +41 81 836 80 01 


Carlton
+41. 81 836 7000

Four stars nearby: 
Schweizerhof +41. 81 837 0707
Steffani +41. 81 836 9696
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, situated amidst breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery, has long been hailed as a landmark in the center of St. Moritz and is the ultimate expression of the Swiss Alps region.

A favorite of celebrities and royalty alike since its opening in 1896, the Palace Hotel offers 157 guestrooms including 37 luxury suites with stunning views of the Swiss Alps.

Badrutt’s Palace is a celebration of style, sports, cuisine and fashion, with discreet service and traditional elegance evoking an atmosphere of pampered luxury for all. An ideal destination in both winter and summer, the hotel is located in one of the most challenging ski areas in the world and offers a host of summer alpine activities. Guests find the ultimate in relaxation at the spa, exciting nightlife at the Kings Club, and world reknown cuisine in the hotel’s restaurants and nearby Chesa Veglia.
PRACTICAL
Arrival
Wednesday arrival, however late, is strongly advised, as the program starts at 08h45 on Thursday and St Moritz is a long journey from anywhere.

 
“Lucky Encounter” dinners
There are no GRI dinners on the program on Wednesday (arrival day), Friday or Saturday, which are reserved for independent networking and private dinners by members and spouses.
Members that prefer using such occasions to let luck expand their friendships, or are new and yet unconnected, can choose to join member dinners at GRI-selected restaurants around St Moritz.

While facilitated by the GRI, these discretionary options are not part of the GRI program and are at members’ own cost. 

Lunches
Members and spouses/partners are cordially hosted for lunch on Thursday through Saturday and are trusted to kindly stay away from outlandish menu choices such as caviar, exorbitant alcohols or similarly steeply priced items (or pay for it personally).
This invitation extends to members and their registered spouse/partners. It does not extend to their guests or other family that are not members of the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat.
 
Champagne vote & program awards
Members that enjoy contributing to making the program the best it can be, can make their stay even more pleasurable, as follows:
  1. Be greeted to their room by champagne on ice for ranking from 1 to 4 which breakout topics interest them most.
  2. Enjoy a luxurious room upgrade for expressing interest and being selected to deliver the 5-minute closing wrap-up of the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat on Friday evening (based on their compilation of summary take-aways throughout the program)
A “champagne and awards” form will be sent to registered members to collect their preferences and bids.
Spouses | Partners
Over half of Retreat Members bring their spouses/partners.

Retreat Members Profiles
Retreat Members’ photos and profiles are listed on www.griclub.org.
Retreat Members agree that photos and information provided may be used by the GRI at its discretion in its communication activities.

Activities and Insurance
Weather permitting, skiing, curling, hiking and other activities in small GRI groups has been arranged, each of them accompanied by qualified guides. Guides and lunch are courtesy of the GRI. Equipment rental is Retreat Member’s individual responsibility. Prior sign-up on-site is necessary for all group activities. Retreat Members sign up for any such activity at their own responsibility and release the GRI and any Retreat-related sponsors from any responsibility or potential liability.
 
Equipment Rental
Ski & Equipment Hire - The Palace sports store
(tel: +41 81 833 7585)
is excellently stocked, swift and professional and opens daily until late.  

Curling  (novices are favoured)
Wear Loose-fitting trousers, such as track suit/jogging trousers along with a jumper and coat.  One can get warm on the ice, so bring a few layers, as well as gloves and warm socks.   Footwear must be clean and rubber soled. 
 
Retreat Extension
January 16 - 19 or 23 - 25 by special arrangement with Palace, Retreat Members are invited to extend their stay at Retreat’s special room rates. No formal program is planned.

Dress Code
The Retreat dress code is casual throughout, except for Cocktails and Gala Dinner, which is jacket required, tie optional.

Salutation
Retreat and GRI etiquette calls for all to address each other on a first-name basis.
Language
The Retreat language is “international” English and all grammar, syntax and other vocabulary rules are suspended. All native English speakers are urged to articulate slowly and loudly.  As Anglo- Americans have a natural language advantage, they are encouraged to help non-native English speakers articulate their views. All are encouraged to help with occasional translation, where appropriate.
 
Childrens Program
3 years old and under (additional fee):
Arts • Craft • Walk • Play/Games

3 to 12 years old (additional fee):
Dog and horse sleigh ride • skating • skiing
and more
 

For more information, contact
[email protected]
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