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GRI Global Chairmen’s Retreat 2024

 
The GRI Global Chairmen's Retreat is an internationally renowned annual forum for global real estate decision-makers at the top of the deal-making chain. Due to the concentration of top dealmakers gathered at this event, it has come to be known as a secluded treasure trove of distilled information and free-flowing, and agenda-free conversations.

2023 has seen uncertainty in an unprecedented time. During the Retreat, this group of real estate professionals takes stock of the global landscape and discusses ‘What next? ’.
These conversations take place in organised discussions but also between them in comfortable spaces that allow your friendships with these executives, who are at the top of their game, to blossom.


Schedule


WEDNESDAY 17
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
 
19:00 - 19:30
New Members welcome orientation
 
19:30 - 20:45
Pop-in Pop-out
Welcome Drinks
Members & Spouses
 
21:00 - 23:00
Encounter Dinner
 
 
THURSDAY 18
08:45 - 13:00
Sessions
Members
 
13:00
Lunch
Members & Spouses
14:00
14:10
Keynote
15:15 - 17:30
Sessions
Members
 
19:00 - 22:00
Gala Drinks | Dinner
[Jacket (tie optional)]
Members & Spouses
 
 
FRIDAY 19
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
18:30 - 19:00
Wrap up & Takeaways
 
20:00 - 23:00
Encounter Dinner
Or sign up at concierge to join one of independent member’s restaurant reservations around town
 
 
SATURDAY 20
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
Encounter Dinner
Or sign up at concierge to join one of independent member’s restaurant reservations around town
 
 
SUNDAY 21
08:00 - 14:00
Departures
 


Keynotes


Ian Williams
Ian Williams
Journalist and Author
Ian Williams was business correspondent for The Sunday Times before becoming a foreign correspondent for 25 years for Channel 4 News (1991 – 2006) and then America’s NBC (2006 – 2016), covering Russia and then Asia. He has travelled and worked extensively in China, and has also covered conflicts in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine. He won an Emmy and BAFTA awards for his discovery and reporting on the Serb detention camps during the war in Bosnia, and an award from the Royal Television Society for his reporting on international arms smuggling. He is the author of four books – two novels and two non-fiction. His most recent, The Fire of the Dragon: China’s New Cold War, looking at Beijing’s increasing global belligerence, was shortlisted for the 2023 Orwell Prize for Political Writing. He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times and The Spectator, and has commented on international affairs for TalkTV, BBC, Times Radio, LBC and numerous podcasts. He is currently writing a book on business in China that seeks to characterise the often surreal, frequently dangerous and for many deeply addictive draw of the China market.
John Tasioulas
John Tasioulas
Director, Institute for Ethics, AI Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University
John is Professor of Ethics & Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, and Director of the Institute for Ethics in AI. He is the co-editor of The Philosophy of International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. John is a member of the International Advisory Board, Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), European Parliament and a member of the AI Consultative Group of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
John Tasioulas
David Stubbs
Senior Investment Strategist
Dr. David Stubbs is the Senior Investment Strategist for Blackstone. Former Global Head of Thematic Strategy for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. Based in the New York office, he was 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 JP Morgan Private Bank and was formerlv 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.


Breakouts


Offices
Is this down cycle temporary?
Residential
Is this the time to invest big?
Inflation & Interest rates
Is today the new normal?
AI
Productivity multiplier or occupancy killer?
Hotels
How long will revenge travel keep prices high?
Retail
What works, what doesn’t?
Logistics & Light Industrial
Reset the pricing button?
Office to Resi
Solution or delusion?
Data, Student, Health care, etc.
Is “Alternative” where values are?
Value Through Operations
Can it ever replace leverage or yield compression?
Debt Funds & Alternatives 
Good times or trouble ahead?
Real Estate
Not the inflation hedge once thought?
Dry Powder
Will it be worth the wait?
Zero Carbon Strategies
Distractions or essential?
Emerging Markets
High risk, high returns?


What we do


Plenary sessions
 
Share your views with other decision makers and vote on your vision for the future of real estate.


Keynotes
 
Enter an open discussion with an expert on a provocative subject that will affect the world in the coming months and years, economically and socially.


Group discussions
 
Contribute to conversations on real estate and the world in intimate group discussions that leave room for opinions and understanding the challenges for the market ahead.


Testimonials






Selected Members


Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head RE
Macquarie Principal Finance
Alexi Antolovich
http://www.macquarie.com/uk
London | United Kingdom
Aref Lahham
Aref Lahham
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Orion Capital Managers
Aref Lahham
http://www.orioncapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Targets diversified pan-European real estate investments; single assets, developments, large portfolios, corporate divestitures and sale/lease-backs.
Ben Bianchi
Ben Bianchi
Head of Europe, MD
Oaktree Capital Management
Ben Bianchi
http://www.oaktreecapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $179 billion in assets under management.
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Executive Chairman
AG Capital
Christo Iliev
https://agcapital.bg/
https://agcapital.bg/
+359 2 810 31 06
Sofia | Bulgaria
 AG Capital is a leading commercial and residential real estate investment group in CEE with assets under management worth over EUR 500 million. With extensive experience spanning across 3 decades in the real estate industry, our investment group has succeeded in building trusted partnerships and long-term relationships with institutional investors, private equity funds and real estate investment companies.
Daniel Dejanovic
Daniel Dejanovic
Head of European RE & Senior MD
Cerberus
Daniel Dejanovic
http://www.cerberus.com
Amsterdam | Netherlands
Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global leader in alternative investing with approximately $45 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate platforms
David Collett
David Collett
Senior Managing Director - Real Estate
KAUST Investment Management Company
David Collett
http://www.kaust-imc.org
Virginia | VA | USA
KAUST Investment Management Company, an entity responsible for the investment strategy of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia
Dirk Brandes
Dirk Brandes
Executive Board Member
Natixis
Dirk Brandes
http://www.pfb.natixis.com/
http://www.pfb.natixis.com/
+49 (0) 69 97153 - 0
Frankfurt | Germany
For over 10 years, Natixis S.A., the parent company of NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG, has operated in the commercial RE financing sectors of the most important European markets as well as in the USA. Natixis ranks among the market leaders in Europe in real estate financing and has substantial expertise and knowledge, in addition to long-term experience in structured real estate finance We provide our clients with mortgaged-backed structured loans in the core markets of Germany, France, etc.
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founder, co-Managing Partner & CIO, DFI
Deutsche Finance International
Gavin Neilan
https://www.deutsche-finance-international.com/
London | United Kingdom
DFI is a pan-European private equity firm with €3.9 billion of assets under management, which specialises in customer centric and operational real estate. It pursues differentiated and thematic value add and select opportunistic strategies in order to deliver consistent and superior risk-adjusted returns through deep value investing, capitalising on trends and transforming under-managed and under-invested assets and operating companies through active asset management. The firm acts as the investment adviser to its discretionary funds and co-investment partners, and has a global institutional client base that includes pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions and family offices.
Keith Breslauer
Keith Breslauer
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Patron Capital
Keith Breslauer
http://www.patroncapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Established in 1999, Patron Capital Partners has evolved into one of the leading opportunistic real estate managers in Europe. Since its founding, Patron has raised a total of €4.0 billion from institutional and high net worth investors from Europe, the Middle East and the US. To date, Patron has undertaken more than 170 transactions across 83 investments or programs, involving over 65 million square feet of assets in 16 countries.
Nikoletta Fouska
Nikoletta Fouska
President & CIO
Latsco Family Office
Nikoletta Fouska
http://
http://
+41 22 306 0000
Geneva | Switzerland
Family-owned private group, investment, development, asset and fund management in major European locations
Richard Croft
Richard Croft
Executive Chairman
Martley Capital
Richard Croft
Richard Georgi
Richard Georgi
Founder & Managing Partner
Alpine Grove Partners
Richard Georgi
http://https://alpinegrovepartners.com/
Frankfurt a M | Germany
Alpine Grove Partners is an independent real estate private equity firm established in 1999. The Firm’s investment approach seeks to align interests with stakeholders to create long-term value for its investors.
Saïd Hejal
Saïd Hejal
CEO & Founding Partner
Kronos Real Estate Group
Saïd Hejal
http://www.kronosre.com
http://www.kronosre.com
+34 672 82 75 94
Madrid | Madrid | Spain
Kronos Real Estate Group invests in, manages and develops real estate assets in Spain and Portugal, through its brands Kronos Homes (residential build to sell), STAY (residential build to rent) and WAY (development of commercial and leisure spaces). Founded in 2014, with offices in London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga and Lisbon, Kronos is led by a team with an extensive track record in the sector, having executed over €16 billion in real estate transactions and generated 100,000 units under management.
Valentina Shegoyan
Valentina Shegoyan
Founding Partner of OPREIM
Second Century Ventures
Volker Kraft
Volker Kraft
Managing Partner
ECE Real Estate Partners
Volker Kraft
https://www.ecerep.com/
https://www.ecerep.com/
+49 40 606 06-9101
Hamburg | Germany
We are Europe’s leading private equity real estate investment manager with a focus on shopping centres. We are a sister company of ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG. Our assets under management comprise 24 prime shopping centres in seven European countries with a total fair market value of more than 5 billion euros.
Alexi Antolovich
Alexi Antolovich
Global Co-Head REMacquarie Principal Finance
United Kingdom
Aref Lahham
Aref Lahham
Founding Partner & Managing DirectorOrion Capital Managers
United Kingdom
Aref Lahham is Founder and Managing Director of Orion. He is located primarily in Orion’s London office and acts as Orion’s Chief Executive Officer, setting the strategy and leading the Orion Fund’s acquisition team. He has been responsible for over €5.0 billion of property acquisitions throughout Europe. Aref has 34 years of real estate investment and development experience in the US and Europe. He has served on the board of French public quoted company Société Foncière Lyonnaise as well as on the investment committee of a Bulgari sponsored private equity fund called Opera. Mr. Lahham has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Ben Bianchi
Ben Bianchi
Head of Europe, MDOaktree Capital Management
USA
Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager, Oaktree Capital Mr. Bianchi is a managing director and Head of Europe for Oaktree’s Real Estate group. Mr. Bianchi joined Oaktree in 2014 and has been involved in the investment and management of its real estate funds in the United States and Europe throughout his time at the firm. Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Bianchi worked for Deutsche Bank AG where he held senior positions in the firm’s London, Hong Kong and New York-based real estate divisions. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bianchi was employed by Moore Capital's MSVP Japan where he served as a senior vice president. He began his career as an associate in Goldman Sachs's Archon Group in the U.S. and Asia.
Christo Iliev
Christo Iliev
Executive ChairmanAG Capital
Bulgaria
Distinguished entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in real estate, Christo is the Founder and Chairman of AG Capital, a prominent residential and commercial property investor, and asset manager in Central and Eastern Europe. Under Christo's leadership, AG Capital has earned a reputation as a trusted and innovative multi-asset class real estate investment and management group of companies with AUM of EUR 500M. In addition to his role at AG Capital, Christo actively contributes to the professional community as a member of reputable organizations, including the YPO and the Harvard Business School Alumni network.
Daniel Dejanovic
Daniel Dejanovic
Head of European RE & Senior MDCerberus
Netherlands
Mr. Dejanovic is Head of European Real Estate overseeing Cerberus’ European investments in commercial and residential properties, real estate-related portfolios, and real estate operating companies. Since joining the Firm in 2006, Mr. Dejanovic has assisted in establishing Cerberus as a leading real estate investor in Europe and one of the largest private residential landlords in Germany. Additionally, Mr. Dejanovic leads the Firm’s non-performing loan (NPL) platform in Europe, which has been the leading purchaser of European NPLs since 2013.
David Collett
David Collett
Senior Managing Director - Real EstateKAUST Investment Management Company
USA
David Collett joined KAUST Investment Management Company in 2009 as Managing Director of Real Estate. Prior to that, he was Principal Portfolio Manager for Real Estate at the World Bank Pension Plan, Manager of Private Markets at the CPP Investment Board, a REIT analyst at TD Securities, and started his real estate career in acquisitions, development and asset management at CIBC Development Corporation. At the KAUST Endowment, Mr. Collett is focused on building a global real estate portfolio both on the Direct side through JV platforms or directly through Fund managers.
Dirk Brandes
Dirk Brandes
Executive Board MemberNatixis
Germany
Dirk Brandes is Member of the Executive Board and Head of Real Estate Finance at NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG based in Frankfurt am Main. The Bank combines the special abilities of a Pfandbrief bank with the commercial business resources of Natixis S.A., the corporate and investment bank of Groupe BPCE. The main markets are Germany, France, Italy, Spain and United States. Prior to joining NATIXIS in 2016, Dirk Brandes was Head of Business Origination at HSH Nordbank AG, Hamburg. Previously, he was Head of Commercial Real Estate at DG HYP, Hamburg.
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founder, co-Managing Partner & CIO, DFIDeutsche Finance International
United Kingdom
Gavin Neilan is the Founder, Co-Managing Partner and CIO of Deutsche Finance International (DFI) a pan-European real estate private equity platform with over €4 billion AUM and offices in London, Munich, Madrid and Luxembourg. The firm focuses on thematic value add and opportunistic strategies investing through discretionary pan-European funds, co-investment vehicles and separate managed accounts. Gavin has 20+ years’ of industry experience, having been involved in more than €10 billion of transactions across Europe, America and Emerging Markets. He is a qualified lawyer, holds an MBA from INSEAD and studied law at UCL. DFI is part of Deutsche Finance Group, a privately owned global real estate investment company with over €11 billion AUM.
Keith Breslauer
Keith Breslauer
Managing Director & Senior PartnerPatron Capital
United Kingdom
Mr. Breslauer is the Managing Director of Patron Capital (including Patron Capital Captive Fund, Funds I–VII). Total capital under management represents approximately €5.0 billion and focuses on investments in European companies and assets associated with property related activities. Mr. Breslauer is active as a senior patron of numerous charities including Vice Patron of The Royal Marine’s Charity and the Chairman of the PTI (formerly the Prince’s Teaching Institute). He has an MBA degree from University of Chicago and a BSc degree from NYU School of Business. He is an experienced Alpinist and Skier.
Nikoletta Fouska
Nikoletta Fouska
President & CIOLatsco Family Office
Switzerland
Nikoletta heads investments, across asset classes, for Latsco Family Office, based in Geneva, Switzerland. LFO is a single family office, which serves the family of Marianna Latsis (Greek shipping family) with offices in Switzerland, UK and Greece. LFO principals hold interests in Real Estate, Shipping, Energy, Infrastructure, Technology and Entertainment. LFO invests both in direct property assets, as well as real estate funds and property companies. It is a reference shareholder of GEK TERNA and DIMAND, both listed on the Athens stock exchange. Nikoletta holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and a MSc in Operations Research from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has lived and worked internationally.
Richard Croft
Richard Croft
Executive ChairmanMartley Capital
United Kingdom
Richard Croft is the Chief Executive of Martley Capital Group, a newly created pan-European real estate investment manager. In addition to his duties at Martley, Richard is Senior Adviser to M7 Real Estate. Prior to Martley, Richard founded M7 Real Estate which was sold to Oxford Property Group, a leading global real estate investor, asset manager and business builder in 2021. Richard is Chairman of the CSF Group, a Non-Executive Director Maya Capital, the Pinnacle Group and is a Trustee of The Chicken Shed Theatre Trust. Richard has been involved in over €15billion of real estate transactions during his 30+ years of experience.
Richard Georgi
Richard Georgi
Founder & Managing PartnerAlpine Grove Partners
USA
Richard Georgi began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1987 where he eventually headed up the Whitehall Funds in Europe. In 1999, Mr Georgi partnered with George Soros to raise a global real estate fund which then became Alpine Grove Partners. Since 1999, the Firm has raised funds and separate accounts totaling over $6.5 billion of equity commitments, and has invested into 29 platforms which controlled over $23 billion of real estate around the world. Mr Georgi is a graduate of Harvard Business School with distinction and Williams College cum laude where he was NCAA Division 1 ski racer. Mr Georgi actively supports Habitat for Humanity and Human Rights Watch among other non-profit organizations.
Saïd Hejal
Saïd Hejal
CEO & Founding PartnerKronos Real Estate Group
Spain
Saïd Hejal is the CEO & founding partner at Kronos Real Estate Group, an investment management platform with offices in London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga and Lisbon. Kronos focuses on the development of residential for sale through its brand Kronos Homes and BTR through its brand STAY. Previous to Kronos, Saïd was at Fortress responsible for investments in Spain, France and Greece. Saïd started his career at Morgan Stanley’s real estate group in New York. He holds a Bachelor in Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Valentina Shegoyan
Valentina Shegoyan
Founding Partner of OPREIMSecond Century Ventures
United Kingdom
Founding Partner of OPREIM, the investment management business launched to co-invest alongside select real estate operators in assets that are in need of repurposing. Before launching this business Valentina spent 20 years in real estate private equity, investment banking and venture capital working in the past for businesses such as Stonehage Fleming, MGPA, UBS Investment Bank, and Second Century Ventures Valentina holds a full time MBA degree from INSEAD (2010) and a Master's degree in Mathematical Methods for Economics from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (2007).
Volker Kraft
Volker Kraft
Managing PartnerECE Real Estate Partners
Germany
Managing Partner at ECE Real Estate Partners, Volker sets the firm's strategy. ECE manages €10Bn+ in assets, primarily in European shopping centers and hotels. Before ECE, he was Director at Allianz Capital Partners, involved in management and investment committees. From 2009-15, he served on DDR Corp.'s Board, a US open-air shopping center leader. In 2014, he joined Aliansce Sonae's Board, Brazil's top mall developer & operator, and since 2022, he's on Deutsche EuroShop AG’s Board, Germany's sole public firm investing only in shopping centers. Holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in finance from University of St. Gallen.


Past Events




Empowered by Women - GRI Chairmen's Retreat 2024


The GRI Club Women Leading Real Estate Advisory Board & Committee was born to support and provide a business networking environment for senior women in real estate investment and finance to do deals together.

The committee is led and made especially for women in European real estate and is open for participation by all members. Meet the participants below.
Amy Aznar
Amy Aznar
Executive Chair Debt & Value Add StrategiesLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Amy is the Executive Chair of Debt & Value-Add Strategies and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to that, she was the Head of Debt & Value Add Strategies, who oversaw the set-up and growth of LaSalle’s market leading European debt platform and LaSalle’s Value Add equity strategies in Europe. Amy was responsible for LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies II, III, & IV (c.€2.8bn in committed capital, of which LREDS IV has raised c.€940m excl. side-car allocation), LaSalle Residential Finance I – III (£1.5bn in committed capital), LaSalle Whole Loan Strategies (€964m committed capital), LaSalle UK Special Situations Fund and Special Situations Venture and is on LaSalle’s European and UK Management Boards.
Amy Price
Amy Price
President and CIOBentallGreenOak
USA
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing DirectorGoldman Sachs Asset Management
United Kingdom
Ana is a managing director in the Merchant Banking Division responsible for sourcing executing and managing real estate investments across Europe. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2015. Ana earned a BS in Ec
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
PartnerSpencer House Partners
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein has held Head of Fundraising roles at several firms but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for 9 yrs. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for 5 yrs marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA, and is also a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Economics. She is a Partner at Spencer House Partners (www.spencerhousepartners.com).
Cherine Aboulzelof
Cherine Aboulzelof
Managing Director, Co-Head BGO Strategic Capital PartnersBentallGreenOak
USA
Cherine Aboulzelof is Managing Director, Global Co-Head for BentallGreenOak's Strategic Capital Partners ("BGO SCP") and sits on its global investment committee. BGO SCP provides strategic capital by way of asset and portfolio recapitalisations, structured transactions, co investments and fund investments to GPs. Prior to joining BGO SCP platform in 2017, she has been responsible for Europe investments with two different real estate investment managers, investing across a number of real estate sectors in Europe between 2005 and 2017. She started her career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. She holds an M.B.A from INSEAD and a graduate degree from EM Lyon. She is a French, British and Lebanese citizen.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate DevelopmentGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Senior Partner and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for the Azora Group. Prior to joining Azora in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment- banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions across M&A and Equity Capital Markets, and for 10 year, she was Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA as well as Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. Cristina holds a bachelor degree in Economics from ICADE (Spain) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA). Cristina is Board Member at Bankinter, a Spanish IBEX 35 banking institution, where she Chairs the Nominations and Sustainability Committee.
Irene Ryan
Irene Ryan
Managing Director, Head International Debt Asset MgmtStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Irene Ryan is a Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group, London office and is responsible for the asset management of debt investments by Starwood’s lending platform in Europe Since joining Starwood Capital in 2013, Ms. Ryan has managed the portfolio of loans held across multi-asset classes and European jurisdictions originated by Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) and Starwood European Finance Real Estate Finance (SWEF: LN). Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, Ms. Ryan worked in a real estate focussed bank in London, holding a variety of lending roles from origination to loan restructuring and recovery. Before that, she gained her chartered accountancy qualification (ACA) while working at KPMG in Ireland.
Joanne McNamara
Joanne McNamara
EVP, Europe and Asia PacificOxford Properties Group
United Kingdom
Joanne McNamara is Executive Vice President, Europe of Oxford Properties, a leading global real estate investor, developer, and manager. In this role, Jo is responsible for all aspects of Oxford’s business across Europe. Jo is a member of Oxford’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Jo was one of Oxford’s first team members in London, joining the European investment team in 2010, and over the past decade has contributed to and led many of the organization’s most significant investment and development transactions. Jo was most recently responsible for the operating performance of Oxford’s European business and leadership of the 40+ person European team.
Kimberly Hourihan
Kimberly Hourihan
Global Chief Investment OfficerCBRE Investment Management
USA
Kim Hourihan is Chief Investment Officer for CBRE Investment Management. In this role, Kim is responsible for investment strategy, performance and risk. She chairs the Global Investment Committee and has oversight of all the regional and strategy-specific investment committees. She previously served as CIO – Americas Direct Real Estate Strategies for CBRE Investment Management and Portfolio Manager for one of the firm’s comingled funds. She also served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for two international sovereign wealth fund clients, with total assets under management of more than $4 billion representing 11.7 million square feet.
Mary Ricks
Mary Ricks
PresidentKennedy Wilson
United Kingdom
Nathalie Palladitcheff
Nathalie Palladitcheff
President & CEOIvanhoé Cambridge
Canada
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Nathalie Palladitcheff is responsible for the Company’s overall strategy, growth and evolution. After a successful career based in France and the Indian Ocean, she joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed President in 2018. Her achievements from 2015 to 2019 include overseeing the Company’s digital shift with a view to a sustainable and forward-looking performance.


Proudly Hosted By


 
Gustavo Favaron
CEO - GRI Club
 
Henri Alster
Chairman - GRI Club
Hotels
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 = €1.04 = $1.11 = £0.90) Single 750 • Double 1130 ~ 1300 • Jr Suite 1550 • Suite 3500
Additional hotels in St Moritz


★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz T +41 81 836 80 00
 
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Carlton +41. 81 836 7000
 
Four-star accommodation nearby:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Schweizerhof +41. 81 837 0707
Steffani +41. 81 836 9696
Practical Information
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.
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 members 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 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 contributing to the program by moderating or scribing/reporting one of the breakouts.
  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).
Spouses | Partners
Over half of Retreat Members bring their spouses/partners.
Spouses/Partners MUST be listed with the GRI or may (mistakenly) be denied entry or lunch or other courtesy.
Retreat Members Profiles
Retreat Members’ photos and profiles are listed on www.griclub.org/members-directory.
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 and other activities in small GRI groups has been arranged, each of them accompanied by qualified guides. Guides and lunch are courtesy of 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 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
If you would like to arrive a few days earlier or stay longer, Retreat Members are invited to extend their stay using the GRI Retreat special room rates. No formal program is planned.
Dress Code
The Retreat dress code is casual throughout, except for Cocktails and Gala Dinner, which are 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.
Get in touch for more information
Kirsty Stevens
Senior Director
Diego Tavares
Managing Director
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