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

22nd - 23rd June

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Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head, Content & Production | Senior Director, UK Accounts
GRI Club
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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.
23rd June 09:00 - 10:00

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.

22nd June 14:30 - 15:45
Post COVID Investment Cycle
Down turn values or up runs inflation?
Co-chairs
Robert WeinbergEastdil Secured Moderator
Alexi AntolovichMacquarie Group
James PiperTPG
Jenny HammarlundCadillac Fairview
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
Moderator
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing Director
Eastdil Secured
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head RE
Macquarie Group
James Piper
James Piper
Partner
TPG
Jenny Hammarlund
Jenny Hammarlund
MD, Head of Europe
Cadillac Fairview
Roger Orf
Roger Orf
Partner & Head of Real Estate, Europe
Apollo Global Management
Robert Weinberg
Robert Weinberg
Managing DirectorEastdil Secured
United Kingdom
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head REMacquarie Group
United Kingdom
James Piper
James Piper
PartnerTPG
United Kingdom
Mr. Piper is a Partner based in London and a member of TPG Real Estate’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining TPG, he was a Partner in the Real Estate Group at Ares Management, where he spent 12 years, before which he was a member of the European Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse. He received a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with First Class Honours. Mr. Piper serves on the board of Arlington Business Parks, a UK-based owner and manager of high quality office parks. He is also a trustee of the Royal Trinity Hospice, a charity providing care and support for those with life-limiting conditions in London.
Jenny Hammarlund
Jenny Hammarlund
MD, Head of EuropeCadillac Fairview
United Kingdom
Jenny has over 20 years of real estate investment experience across Europe and has transacted over €20bn of real estate in her career. She is currently a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, where she is responsible for investments across various investment strategies in Western Europe. She was previously at KKR, where she was a Director focused on value-add and opportunistic investments in the UK, Germany and the Nordics. Prior to KKR, Jenny was a Director at Värde Partners in London, focused on special situations and distressed investments in Europe. She was also a Vice-President at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and speaks four languages.
Roger Orf
Roger Orf
Partner & Head of Real Estate, EuropeApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Mr. Orf joined Apollo in November 2010 and is a Partner & Vice-Chairman of Apollo’s Principal Finance and Real Estate businesses segment focusing on transaction development for both real estate equity and debt, operating partner outreach, significant limited partner matters and general ambassadorial work across the platform. He serves on the Investment Committees of the Apollo North American Real Estate and the European Principal Finance funds. Previously Mr. Orf was responsible for Citigroup’s global real estate investment activities. He has spent the majority of his career investing in the European real estate markets since he arrived in the UK in 1991 whilst working for Goldman Sachs.
22nd June 16:30 - 17:30
Europe Opportunistic & Value Add
How to get rational pricing back?
Co-chairs
Tarek GermanosSFO Capital Partners Moderator
Kevin CooperICG
Matthew ParrottStarwood Capital Group
Reda KhatimPalm Capital
UK Deals Post Covid
Boom or doom?
Co-chairs
Rebekah TobiasMARCOL Moderator
Charles TuttKKR
Matthew BirdCromwell Property Group
Natalie BreenSanne Group
Zena CouppeyLGL Group
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?
Moderator
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Managing Director
SFO Capital Partners
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper
Co-Head ICG Real Estate
ICG
Matthew Parrott
Matthew Parrott
Senior Vice President
Starwood Capital Group
Reda Khatim
Reda Khatim
Managing Partner
Palm Capital
Tarek Germanos
Tarek Germanos
Managing DirectorSFO Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Tarek is Managing Director and head of investments and asset management at SFO Capital Partners, a London-based global real estate investment management firm focused on investing in high-quality assets acquired at attractive valuations with a clear path to value creation. Tarek has previously held different positions at Orion Capital Managers in their investment team and at Goldman Sachs’ real estate team. His experience includes investing in transactions totaling over $4bn in real estate and advising on transactions financing and M&A situations in excess of $20bn. Tarek holds a diploma of Grande Ecole from HEC Paris.
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper
Co-Head ICG Real EstateICG
United Kingdom
Kevin is Co-Head of ICGRE, managing responsibility for Sale & Leaseback, Development Finance & Private Equity strategies. Kevin previously held responsibility for the Partnership Capital investment strategy. He is a Member of the ICGRE IC, AM IC & ICG Management Committee. In 2006 Kevin co-founded Longbow Real Estate Capital, a real estate private capital business, which was acquired by ICG in 2011. Prior to joining ICG, Kevin was a Managing Director at GMAC & lead the market entry and expansion of GMAC’s U.K. real estate debt business (2002-2006). Prior to joining GMAC, Kevin was a Founder Member of the Structured Property Finance business for Halifax from 1998-2002. Kevin began his career as a trainee corporate banker at Barclays.
Matthew Parrott
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.
Reda Khatim
Reda Khatim
Managing PartnerPalm Capital
United Kingdom
Reda Khatim is the Managing Partner and founder of Palm Capital. Palm Capital is a pan European real estate investment firm, with offices in London and Madrid. Palm Capital invests in various thematic strategies including European logistics, Office 4.0 and special situations. Prior to starting Palm, Reda was a founding principal of Citigroup Property Investors European opportunistic fund, €1.2bn pan European fund. He previously worked with Lonestar Funds in Europe and held various positions at Credit Suisse and Lazard. Reda holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.
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?
Moderator
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business Development
MARCOL
Charles Tutt
Charles Tutt
Head UK Real Estate
KKR
Matthew Bird
Matthew Bird
Cromwell Property Group
Natalie Breen
Natalie Breen
Global Head of Strategic Growth
Sanne Group
Zena Couppey
Zena Couppey
Chief Commercial Officer
LGL Group
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business DevelopmentMARCOL
United Kingdom
Rebekah heads Business Development at MARCOL, a UK family office and investment firm, to introduce new business growth opportunities and investor relationships across a diverse range of sectors in private equity and real estate.Prior to joining MARCOL, Rebekah worked at M7 as Divisional Director in the investor relations and capital raising team. Previously, she held various senior roles at CBRE in New York and London before moving to Cushman & Wakefield as a Partner in the London-based cross border capital markets team with primary responsibility for capital flows from North America into Europe.
Charles Tutt
Charles Tutt
Head UK Real EstateKKR
United Kingdom
Matthew Bird
Matthew Bird
Cromwell Property Group
United Kingdom
Natalie Breen
Natalie Breen
Global Head of Strategic GrowthSanne Group
United Kingdom
Zena Couppey
Zena Couppey
Chief Commercial OfficerLGL Group
Jersey
23rd June 10:30 - 11:15

ESG Considerations

Aligning net zero carbon with investment growth

Co-chairs
Rebekah TobiasMARCOL Moderator
Anna McChesney-GordonSocial Value Portal
Emily HamiltonSavills Investment Management
Raising & Allocating Capital
Which EU cities winners, which losers?
Co-chairs
Danya PollardCromwell Property Group
John DunkerleyApache Capital Partners
Laurian DouinBC Partners

Operational Resi

High demand, where's the downside risk?

Co-chairs
Brian WelshRound Hill Capital Moderator
Paul OliverCurlew Capital
Rick de BlabyGet Living
Thomas StorgaardHarrison Street Real Estate Capital
Tim BarlowSquarestone
Zena CouppeyLGL Group

ESG Considerations

Aligning net zero carbon with investment growth

  • 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


Moderator
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business Development
MARCOL
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Head of Consultancy
Social Value Portal
Emily Hamilton
Emily Hamilton
Head of ESG
Savills Investment Management
Rebekah Tobias
Rebekah Tobias
Head of Business DevelopmentMARCOL
United Kingdom
Rebekah heads Business Development at MARCOL, a UK family office and investment firm, to introduce new business growth opportunities and investor relationships across a diverse range of sectors in private equity and real estate.Prior to joining MARCOL, Rebekah worked at M7 as Divisional Director in the investor relations and capital raising team. Previously, she held various senior roles at CBRE in New York and London before moving to Cushman & Wakefield as a Partner in the London-based cross border capital markets team with primary responsibility for capital flows from North America into Europe.
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Head of ConsultancySocial Value Portal
United Kingdom
Anna leads Social Value Portal’s advisory team which delivers a wide range of services including consulting on planning applications, supporting the investment management sector with a focus on real estate, developing social value or ESG strategies and policies, writing corporate reports and producing place-based social value action plans. The team also leads SVP’s approach to reporting against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Emily Hamilton
Emily Hamilton
Head of ESGSavills Investment Management
United Kingdom
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?
Danya Pollard
Danya Pollard
Head of Capital Solutions
Cromwell Property Group
John Dunkerley
John Dunkerley
Founder partner & CEO
Apache Capital Partners
Laurian Douin
Laurian Douin
Managing Director
BC Partners
Danya Pollard
Danya Pollard
Head of Capital SolutionsCromwell Property Group
United Kingdom
As Head of Capital Solutions, Europe Danya is responsible for Cromwell’s capital, and new product development function and the launch of new investment strategies for institutional investors across the European region. Danya joined Cromwell in December 2019 and has 20 years’ experience across the Financial Services and Investment Management industry. Prior to joining Cromwell, Danya was a Fund Manager and Advisor to Fund boards at Ahli United Bank, where she spent over 6 years overseeing the global real estate platform, products and underlying investments. This encompassed full investment lifecycles, from initiation to liquidation, across all sectors and geographies.
John Dunkerley
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 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

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?

Moderator
Brian Welsh
Brian Welsh
Head of Student
Round Hill Capital
Paul Oliver
Paul Oliver
CEO
Curlew Capital
Rick de Blaby
Rick de Blaby
CEO
Get Living
Thomas Storgaard
Thomas Storgaard
Director
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Tim Barlow
Tim Barlow
COO
Squarestone
Zena Couppey
Zena Couppey
Chief Commercial Officer
LGL Group
Brian Welsh
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.
Paul Oliver
Paul Oliver
CEOCurlew Capital
United Kingdom
Paul is currently CEO of Curlew. He has over 40 years’ experience in development and investment management in both the UK and Europe. He has been at the forefront of the establishment of unlisted property funds since 1991. He spent the 1980′s leading development teams on predominantly shopping centre schemes, following which, he moved to head up Dusco alongside Chairman Dik Dusseldorp, founder of Lend Lease plc. Paul then established Equity Partnerships promoting and managing collective investment schemes, which merged with the Teesland Group in 2000. In 2002 he launched Teesland plc on the London Stock Exchange, building funds under management to €6.5 billion before sale to Valad in June 2007.
Thomas Storgaard
Thomas Storgaard
DirectorHarrison Street Real Estate Capital
United Kingdom
Zena Couppey
Zena Couppey
Chief Commercial OfficerLGL Group
Jersey
23rd June 11:45 - 12:45
Logistics & Light Industrial Rental Growth
E-commerce party or supply chain jam?
Co-chairs
Paul GrahamGramercy Property Trust- Europe Moderator
Ben SegelmanDHL
Diederik ScholKKR
Jamie CameronPrologis
Jonathan LurieRealty Corporation
Scott O'DonnellHarbert Management Corporation
Siddharth TrivediBlackstone
Tim MorrisUK Major Ports
Workspace
Status quo or vacancies & repurposing?
Co-chairs
Clare ThomasCMS Cameron McKenna Moderator
Patrick NelsonWeWork
Thomas SinclairIWG
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?
Moderator
Paul Graham
Paul Graham
Chairman
Gramercy Property Trust- Europe
Ben Segelman
Ben Segelman
Head of Capital Markets, Real Estate Solutions
DHL
Diederik Schol
Diederik Schol
Real Estate Private Equity
KKR
Jamie Cameron
Jamie Cameron
Head of Client Relations Western Europe & Middle East
Prologis
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing Partner
Realty Corporation
Scott O'Donnell
Scott O'Donnell
Senior Managing Director
Harbert Management Corporation
Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth Trivedi
Principal
Blackstone
Tim Morris
Tim Morris
CEO
UK Major Ports
Paul Graham
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.
Ben Segelman
Ben Segelman
Head of Capital Markets, Real Estate SolutionsDHL
United Kingdom
Ben is an experienced property professional having worked on both the principal and advisory side of the commercial property markets in the UK, Europe and within the Emerging Markets. He has a deep knowledge of fund and asset management (UK and Europe) and investment management (UK, Europe and CEE region). Within the Emerging Markets, Ben has managed equity and debt funds and sought to develop and attract new business opportunities globally through mergers and acquisitions.
Diederik Schol
Diederik Schol
Real Estate Private EquityKKR
United Kingdom
Diederik Schol (London) joined KKR in 2017 and is an Associate in the European real estate team. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Schol was an analyst at Goldman Sachs working in the real estate financing group. Prior to that, he was an analyst at RBC Real Estate Capital Partners working in real estate lending. He holds a BA from Manchester University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.
Jamie Cameron
Jamie Cameron
Head of Client Relations Western Europe & Middle EastPrologis
United Kingdom
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing PartnerRealty Corporation
United Kingdom
Jon founded Realty Corporation at age 40 in 2017, on his retirement from Blackstone, where he served as a Managing Director. Backed by Starwood, Realty invests in compelling real estate opportunities, particularly in key European cities where densification and urban vibrancy are disrupting the way people need or use real estate. Realty brings a creative mindset to transitional assets, executing with simplicity and transparency in the transactions it pursues. Jon also currently serves as a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company advising leading institutions around the globe on their investment strategies. Jon has led the capital markets, operational, corporate, and development strategy of over 25 billion euros of real estate investments.
Scott O'Donnell
Scott O'Donnell
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 Trivedi
PrincipalBlackstone
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?
Moderator
Clare Thomas
Clare Thomas
Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APAC
WeWork
Thomas Sinclair
Thomas Sinclair
Chief Investment Officer
IWG
Clare Thomas
Clare Thomas
PartnerCMS Cameron McKenna
United Kingdom
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
Head of International Real Estate - EMEA & APACWeWork
United Kingdom
Patrick is Executive Vice President of Real Estate at WeWork. He currently heads WeWork’s European real estate expansion. He holds a MBA from Columbia University and is originally from London.
Thomas Sinclair
Thomas Sinclair
Chief Investment OfficerIWG
United Kingdom
23rd June 13:45 - 14:45
Debt & Finance Recovery
Down goes Bankers’ Appetite, Up Goes the Forward Funding?
Co-chairs
Randeesh SandhuPrécis Capital Moderator
Adam BuchlerBBS Capital
Ben EppleyApollo Global Management
Gregory ClercBank of America Merrill Lynch
Lorcain EganStarwood Capital Group
Martin FarinolaBrookfield
Michael NagelbergBlackstone
London
Is the bloom off the rose?
Co-chairs
Will DearCrosstree Real Estate Partners Moderator
Andrew HainesW Real Estate
John PerestreloLGL Group
Paul HouseVenn Partners
Paul WhitleyRe-Creo Developments
Tyler GoodwinSeaforth Land
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?
Moderator
Randeesh Sandhu
Randeesh Sandhu
Co-Founder & CEO
Précis Capital
Adam Buchler
Adam Buchler
MD
BBS Capital
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt in Europe
Apollo Global Management
Gregory Clerc
Gregory Clerc
Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of Lending
Starwood Capital Group
Martin Farinola
Martin Farinola
Head of Real Estate Debt Europe
Brookfield
Michael Nagelberg
Michael Nagelberg
Managing Director
Blackstone
Randeesh Sandhu
Randeesh Sandhu
Co-Founder & CEOPrécis Capital
United Kingdom
Co-Founder and former CEO of Urban Exposure Plc (LON: UEX), building the company over nearly two decades into the UK’s leading residential development financer and extending over £1.7bn in development finance and £3bn in real estate finance overall. Randeesh led the company to a successful flotation in 2018 on the London Stock Exchange AIM market. Randeesh has successfully executed strategic joint ventures, credit lines, and loan syndications with numerous institutional investors and asset managers, including KKR, UBS, Starwood Capital, LaSalle Investment Management, EJF Capital and Aviva Investors.
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt in EuropeApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Mr. Ben Eppley joined Apollo in 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Eppley was a member of the Real Estate Structured Finance group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and prior to that was a member of the Commercial Real Estate Debt Capital Markets group at Barclays Capital. Mr. Eppley graduated from Yale College with a BA in English Language and Literature.
Gregory Clerc
Gregory Clerc
Managing DirectorBank of America Merrill Lynch
United Kingdom
Managing Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Market division, based in London. 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.
Lorcain Egan
Lorcain Egan
Head of LendingStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Lorcain Egan is Head of Lending, Europe for Starwood. Mr. Egan is responsible for debt origination and asset management for Starwood’s lending platform in Europe. Since joining Starwood in 2013, Mr. Egan has structured and executed financings totaling $1.8bn and whilst working in Capital Markets for Starwood between 2013 and 2017 he secured $4.4bn of financing for Starwood’s equity acquisitions across Europe. Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Egan was a Vice President at Barclays Bank where he worked in their Structured Property, Debt Finance team. In this team, Mr. Egan focused on originating real estate debt opportunities for Barclays. Mr. Egan holds a degree in Law & Economics from the University of Ulster.
Martin Farinola
Martin Farinola
Head of Real Estate Debt EuropeBrookfield
United Kingdom
Martin Farinola is an Investment Director and a member of GAM’s Real Estate Finance Team. He joined GAM in October 2015 from Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset management and advisory firm where he was a partner. Prior to that he worked at Goldman Sachs International where he helped establish the European secondary CRE whole loan trading platform. He also shared responsibility for the pricing, structuring, syndication, managing and credit risk of European CRE products, including performing and non-performing loans, new origination, derivatives and CMBS. Before that he was a Director at BlackRock Inc. in London and New York managing a large portfolio of below investment grade CMBS and non-CMBS subordinate debt in Europe and US.
Michael Nagelberg
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?
Moderator
Will Dear
Will Dear
Partner
Crosstree Real Estate Partners
Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
Chief Operating Officer
W Real Estate
John Perestrelo
John Perestrelo
Head of Real Estate
LGL Group
Paul House
Paul House
Managing Partner
Venn Partners
Paul Whitley
Paul Whitley
Managing Director
Re-Creo Developments
Tyler Goodwin
Tyler Goodwin
Founder & CEO
Seaforth Land
Will Dear
Will Dear
PartnerCrosstree 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.
Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
Chief Operating OfficerW Real Estate
United Kingdom
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate market. Prior to joining W.RE he was head of real estate at Chenavari Investment Managers where he had overall responsibility for both the investment and fund management of all property activities. Andrew also has previously held senior roles at JP Morgan, NM Rothschild and ABN AMRO in the debt and securitisation teams. He has invested over £10bn during his career. Andrew has a Bsc (Hons) in Management from Aston University.
John Perestrelo
John Perestrelo
Head of Real EstateLGL Group
Jersey
Paul House
Paul House
Managing PartnerVenn Partners
United Kingdom
Managing Partner and co-founder of our Commercial Real Estate business. Before joining Venn in 2013, Paul spent over 20 years with Citigroup, heading Citi’s European Real Estate business. Paul has a wealth of experience in loan origination, transaction structuring, advisory and loan distribution. Paul benefits from an extensive list of key relationships with sponsors and market participants, and has led a number of landmark transactions including the largest hotel deal in Europe. Paul started his career with Citi in 1993 in Canada, before moving to Citi New York, and then to Citi in London in 2000. Paul is a member of the CFA Institute and holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.
Paul Whitley
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.
Tyler Goodwin
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.
23rd June 15:15 - 16:15

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

Co-chairs
Meenal DevaniAprirose Limited Moderator
Duncan MacPhersonStarwood Capital Group
Eric ReidyHamilton Hotel Partners
Paul HouseVenn Partners

Regenerating Regions Through Value Add

Repurposing Assets vs New Development Deals

Co-chairs
Giles KingMayfair Capital Investment Management Moderator
Ian BaggettAdderstone Group
Stephen InglisLSPIM

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?
Moderator
Meenal Devani
Meenal Devani
President and CIO
Aprirose Limited
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
Starwood Capital Group
Eric Reidy
Eric Reidy
VP Acquisitions & Business Development
Hamilton Hotel Partners
Paul House
Paul House
Managing Partner
Venn Partners
Meenal Devani
Meenal Devani
President and CIOAprirose Limited
United Kingdom
Meenal Devani is President and CIO of Aprirose REIM. Aprirose has £1.5bn of assets under management and invests in real estate across Europe with a strong focus on the UK. Aprirose is active across all sectors and has significant holdings in PRS, 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. Prior to that, she was Investment Director at London & Regional Properties for seven years. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an BA in Economics from Cambridge University.
Duncan MacPherson
Duncan MacPherson
Managing Director, Head of Capital MarketsStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Duncan MacPherson is a Managing Director and Head of Debt for Europe for Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. MacPherson is responsible for all debt capital markets activities for Starwood Capital in Europe, including financing, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging for the Firm’s European investments. He is also responsible for originating, executing and managing debt investments for Starwood Property Trust and Starwood European Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2012, Mr. MacPherson spent six years at Citigroup, where he served as a Director on the commercial real estate finance team in London.
Eric Reidy
Eric Reidy
VP Acquisitions & Business DevelopmentHamilton Hotel Partners
United Kingdom
Paul House
Paul House
Managing PartnerVenn Partners
United Kingdom
Managing Partner and co-founder of our Commercial Real Estate business. Before joining Venn in 2013, Paul spent over 20 years with Citigroup, heading Citi’s European Real Estate business. Paul has a wealth of experience in loan origination, transaction structuring, advisory and loan distribution. Paul benefits from an extensive list of key relationships with sponsors and market participants, and has led a number of landmark transactions including the largest hotel deal in Europe. Paul started his career with Citi in 1993 in Canada, before moving to Citi New York, and then to Citi in London in 2000. Paul is a member of the CFA Institute and holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.

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 
Moderator
Giles King
Giles King
CEO
Mayfair Capital Investment Management
Ian Baggett
Ian Baggett
CEO & Founder
Adderstone Group
Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis
CEO
LSPIM
Giles King
Giles King
CEOMayfair Capital Investment Management
United Kingdom
Ian Baggett
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.
Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis
CEOLSPIM
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
Jonathan LurieRealty Corporation Moderator
Colin CampbellPradera
John StrachanJohn Strachan
Martin BreedenFibre Real Estate

Future of Real Estate

Can tech meet the needs of the modern occupier?

Co-chairs
Roelof OppermanFifth Wall Ventures Moderator
David SmithStarwood Capital Group
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?
Moderator
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing Partner
Realty Corporation
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
Chairman
Pradera
John Strachan
John Strachan
Former Chairman
John Strachan
Martin Breeden
Martin Breeden
Co-Founder
Fibre Real Estate
Jonathan Lurie
Jonathan Lurie
Managing PartnerRealty Corporation
United Kingdom
Jon founded Realty Corporation at age 40 in 2017, on his retirement from Blackstone, where he served as a Managing Director. Backed by Starwood, Realty invests in compelling real estate opportunities, particularly in key European cities where densification and urban vibrancy are disrupting the way people need or use real estate. Realty brings a creative mindset to transitional assets, executing with simplicity and transparency in the transactions it pursues. Jon also currently serves as a senior adviser to McKinsey & Company advising leading institutions around the globe on their investment strategies. Jon has led the capital markets, operational, corporate, and development strategy of over 25 billion euros of real estate investments.
Colin Campbell
Colin Campbell
ChairmanPradera
United Kingdom
Co-founder and now Chairman of a specialist shopping centre and retail park operating partner, asset and investment management company active in Continental Europe, China and the U.K.
John Strachan
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 Breeden
Co-FounderFibre Real Estate
United Kingdom
Co-founder and leader of property and asset management company, meeting the challenge of revitalising town centres, building sustainable communities and introducing new and different uses.

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


Moderator
Roelof Opperman
Roelof Opperman
Partner, Co-Head of Europe
Fifth Wall Ventures
David Smith
David Smith
Senior Vice President - Capital Markets
Starwood Capital Group
Roelof Opperman
Roelof Opperman
Partner, Co-Head of EuropeFifth Wall Ventures
United Kingdom
Roelof Opperman is a Managing Director on the Real Estate Technology Investment team at Fifth Wall, where he focuses on technology and innovations within the multifamily, office, and hospitality real estate asset classes. Roelof has led Fifth Wall’s investments in Lyric, Eden, Appear Here, Hippo, Industrious, Loggi, Recharge, Lime, and Aurora Solar. Previously, Roelof worked at Norwest Venture Partners, Evercore Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Bridgewater Associates. Roelof is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Emory University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
David Smith
David Smith
Senior Vice President - Capital MarketsStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
David Smith is a Senior Vice President in the International Capital Markets team at Starwood Capital. In this role, Mr. Smith is responsible for financing the firm’s direct real estate investments in Europe and Asia, managing the firm’s foreign exchange hedging policy globally and implementing interest rate hedging for the European investment portfolio. Since joining Starwood in 2016, Mr. Smith has closed over 50 financings in 12 different countries across almost all asset classes. Prior to joining Starwood Capital, Mr. Smith spent five years at Citi, across a number of roles in real estate finance and corporate & investment banking. Mr. Smith received a BSc. (Hons) degree in Economics and Finance from University College Dublin.
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?

ESG Considerations

Aligning net zero carbon with investment growth

  • 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
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?
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

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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Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors. For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in our investment management segment.
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Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business provides real estate advisory services tailored to meet the requirements of specific jurisdictions and aims to develop and increase the value of individual assets or properties. REAG has a network of over 750 professionals across Europe. Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, real estate, restructuring, governance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world.
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Confirmed Participants

Adam Buchler
Adam Buchler
BBS Capital
Ajay Phull
Ajay Phull
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Macquarie Group
Andrea Patti
Andrea Patti
ING Real Estate
Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
W Real Estate
Andrew Pettit
Andrew Pettit
Revcap
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Social Value Portal
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Apollo Global Management
Ben Segelman
Ben Segelman
DHL
Brian Niles
Brian Niles
Morgan Stanley
Brian Welsh
Brian Welsh
Round Hill Capital
Bruce Bossom
Bruce Bossom
Orion Capital Managers
Cedric Reimers
Cedric Reimers
PineBridge Benson Elliot
Charles Tutt
Charles Tutt
KKR
Ajay Phull
Ajay Phull
Head of Investment UKIvanhoé Cambridge
United Kingdom
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head REMacquarie Group
United Kingdom
Andrea Patti
Andrea Patti
Senior DirectorING Real Estate
United Kingdom
Andrea Patti - Director at ING Wholesale Banking, Real Estate Finance – Andrea works as a Director in the ING REF UK team. He is senior member of the origination team mainly focusing on loans backed by office, retail and logistics assets. Andrea has an extensive experience in real estate finance both in the UK, Italy and Continental Europe. He has more than 10 years of property banking experience having worked also for ABN AMRO in originating loans to be securitized via CMBS conduit programmes. Andrea holds a summa cum laude MSc degrees in Finance and a summa cum laude degree in Business Administration from the Universita’ Commerciale Luigi Bocconi of Milan and University of Catania, respectively.
Andrew Haines
Andrew Haines
Chief Operating OfficerW Real Estate
United Kingdom
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate market. Prior to joining W.RE he was head of real estate at Chenavari Investment Managers where he had overall responsibility for both the investment and fund management of all property activities. Andrew also has previously held senior roles at JP Morgan, NM Rothschild and ABN AMRO in the debt and securitisation teams. He has invested over £10bn during his career. Andrew has a Bsc (Hons) in Management from Aston University.
Andrew Pettit
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.
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Anna McChesney-Gordon
Head of ConsultancySocial Value Portal
United Kingdom
Anna leads Social Value Portal’s advisory team which delivers a wide range of services including consulting on planning applications, supporting the investment management sector with a focus on real estate, developing social value or ESG strategies and policies, writing corporate reports and producing place-based social value action plans. The team also leads SVP’s approach to reporting against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Ben Eppley
Ben Eppley
Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt in EuropeApollo Global Management
United Kingdom
Mr. Ben Eppley joined Apollo in 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Eppley was a member of the Real Estate Structured Finance group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and prior to that was a member of the Commercial Real Estate Debt Capital Markets group at Barclays Capital. Mr. Eppley graduated from Yale College with a BA in English Language and Literature.
Ben Segelman
Ben Segelman
Head of Capital Markets, Real Estate SolutionsDHL
United Kingdom
Ben is an experienced property professional having worked on both the principal and advisory side of the commercial property markets in the UK, Europe and within the Emerging Markets. He has a deep knowledge of fund and asset management (UK and Europe) and investment management (UK, Europe and CEE region). Within the Emerging Markets, Ben has managed equity and debt funds and sought to develop and attract new business opportunities globally through mergers and acquisitions.
Brian Niles
Brian Niles
Head of REI EuropeMorgan Stanley
United Kingdom
Brian Niles is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of the North Haven Real Estate Funds and Head of Europe for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2006, Brian worked for nine years at Goldman Sachs, primarily in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area.
Brian Welsh
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.
Bruce Bossom
Bruce Bossom
PartnerOrion Capital Managers
United Kingdom
Mr. Bossom focuses primarily on directing investment and asset management activities in the United Kingdom and asset management activities in Europe including Germany, Italy and Spain in. Prior to forming Orion in 1999, he led corporate and investment activities for LaSalle Partners in the United Kingdom. Mr. Bossom joined LaSalle in 1993. Before joining LaSalle, he served as Group Property Director of Mountleigh Group plc, Mr. Bossom has 29 years of real estate investment in Europe, the UK and the US.
Cedric Reimers
Cedric Reimers
PrincipalPineBridge Benson Elliot
United Kingdom
Cedric, who has been in the real estate industry since 2007, joined Benson Elliot in 2010, where he focuses on Poland and the German market, and also covers Denmark, the Netherlands and the logistics market. Prior to joining Benson Elliot, Cedric worked at AEW Europe where he was involved in investing c. €500m across various asset classes and countries. Previously he worked in JP Morgan’s principal investments group. Cedric holds a German Diplom-Kaufmann from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and holds an MSc in Management and Finance from France’s EM Lyon. Cedric is a native German speaker and is fluent in French.
Charles Tutt
Charles Tutt
Head UK Real EstateKKR
United Kingdom
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