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GRI Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion eSummit

Turning Responsibility into Action
A series of private, collegial conversations amongst C-level real estate invested leaders
Industry Partner

Online
25th - 27th May

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Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Global Head, Content & Production | Senior Director, UK Accounts
GRI Club
0787150599
12 years experience within conference production in infrastructure, tax, finance and real estate. Previously working with RICS for four years helping drive the global CPD rollout. I have been with GRI Club for over 4 years, from Sales Director, UK Markets Director, Content Director and now as Global Head of Content with Sales Specialty within our Europe and USA markets. Ask me about our European events,asset class specialisms and connecting wtih investors globally. BA Hons in Philosophy from Kings College London, hobbies include Rugby, Theatre Production and Time Out Tastemaker.
Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
Global Head of Infrastructure & India
GRI Club
+55 11 98620-3494
+55 19 3203-0645
Pedro Nicolau is a Partner and the Global Head of Infrastructure and Portfolio Director for India at GRI Group. He leads the infrastructure division which is active in Latin America, India, China, and the USA. He also leads the real estate activities in India with a local team based in Mumbai. Prior to GRI, Pedro worked for Clarion Events Brazil in the Transportation, Mobility, and Sanitation portfolio. He has a bachelor degree in International Affairs at Unesp (São Paulo State University).

When it comes to CSR and talent retention, the topic of diversity has never been higher on the agenda of many countries and companies. Long term issues next to potential racial disadvantages, such as prominent gender pay gaps, lack of female and POC leadership, as well as fewer chances for the disabled are hindering the creation of diverse workforces. With institutional investors vetting fund managers more closely on their commitments to diversity, capital allocations might become dependent on such strategies in the future as well.

To support the global real estate industry, GRI Club is hosting this special online eSummit on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in real estate corporations.

By invitation only for senior decision makers in real estate investments lending, developing and with AUM; join the global GRI eCommunity to discuss such challenges and opportunities through candid peer to peer discussions.

The meeting is relevant to any member, who believes in the importance of starting a dialogue to the progress of diversity and inclusiveness within the real estate industry and how their business might benefit.

Why Attend?

Learn from real estate leaders going through or have undergone strategies to implement structural change to incorporate diversity
Private and confidential conversations with Global GRI club leaders; discuss openly challenges and solutions
Unique perspectives across GRI Club Global members’ database
Hear from specialist thought leaders in and out of real estate through case studies and workshop scenarios
The conversation continues year round in the GRI Club global initiatives through a series of private networking meetings, committee actions and MOU’s

Discussion Themes

  • How can capital providers create more accountability on D&I?
  • Understanding and breaking through barriers of privilege
  • Value, ROI benefits of embracing diversity, equity and inclusion in your business
  • Measuring various D&I impacts on real estate businesses
  • How to boost the gender & diversity balance?
  • How to ensure everyone’s potential is recognised and realised?
  • Organisational Structures & Policies - What are the main criterias for D&I?
  • What are the biggest challenges in achieving a diverse workforce?
  • Unconscious biases and how to counteract them
  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Global industry benchmarking 
  • Creating gender neutral organisations
  • Positive Role Models - Creating successful diverse internal teams and departments
  • Socio-economic and corporate barriers
  • Diversity throughout COVID - Keeping up mentoring and company culture programmes remotely
The Big Ideas - 25th May, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)
Amy Price
Amy Price
President
BentallGreenOak

Opening Keynote Interview

Amy Price
Amy
Amy Price
PresidentBentallGreenOak
USA
Amy has over 20 years of experience in investment strategy and transaction execution, combined with significant management experience. Prior to joining Bentall Kennedy U.S. in 2012, Amy was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investing for the Western United States at Morgan Stanley, where she was an Investment Committee member and founded the real estate investment management business in San Francisco. Amy also spent time in Morgan Stanley's New York and Hong Kong offices
https://bentallgreenoak.com/
Seattle | WA | USA
Bentall brings together two highly complementary firms with leading capability across the real estate investment strategy spectrum.
Roundtable Discussion - 25th May, 15:00 - 16:15 BST (GMT+1)

Measuring The Benefits of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives in RE Businesses

  • How can we measure ways in which diversity can transform real estate businesses?
  • How can we ensure that everyone’s potential is recognised and realised?
  • What are the biggest challenges in achieving a diverse workforce?
  • How should we best define diversity and what goals should be set as standards in organizations?
  • Ways to use mentoring/structured coaching programs
  • Change management -How can we ensure the workforce embraces initiatives?
Rountable Discussion - 26th May, 15:00 - 16:15 BST (GMT+1)

Women in Real Estate - Why do the barriers still exist?

  • How do we go about boosting gender and diversity balance?
  • How does having more women in senior positions translate into the workforce & company culture?
  • Working the Numbers - What percentage of diversity will make a difference? 
  • How does a more balanced management team change working environments?
  • How do you prepare your workforce for diversity & inclusion? 


The Big Ideas - 27th May, 15:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)

Closing Keynote

Confirmed Participants

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Amy Price
Amy Price
BentallGreenOak
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Cintia Guimarães
Cintia Guimarães
Cadillac Fairview Brasil Participações
James McCaffrey
James McCaffrey
Eastdil Secured
Jeffrey Znaty
Jeffrey Znaty
Kings Capital
John Barakat
John Barakat
M&G Investments
John Whalen
John Whalen
Catalyst
Juliana Soto
Juliana Soto
TC Latin America Partners - Colombia
Julie Skolnicki
Julie Skolnicki
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Junia Gontijo
Junia Gontijo
Hospital Albert Einstein
Lenka Preslova
Lenka Preslova
Passerinvest Group
Liz Peace
Liz Peace
Real Estate Balance
Manuel Munz
Manuel Munz
Marienburg Real Estate GmbH
Margaret Anadu
Margaret Anadu
Goldman Sachs
Amy Price
Amy
Amy Price
PresidentBentallGreenOak
USA
Amy has over 20 years of experience in investment strategy and transaction execution, combined with significant management experience. Prior to joining Bentall Kennedy U.S. in 2012, Amy was a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investing for the Western United States at Morgan Stanley, where she was an Investment Committee member and founded the real estate investment management business in San Francisco. Amy also spent time in Morgan Stanley's New York and Hong Kong offices
Audrey Klein
Audrey
Audrey Klein
Head of FundraisingKennedy Wilson
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein is the Head of Fundraising for Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this she held Head of Fundraising roles at several firms but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for 9 yrs. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for 5 yrs marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes including private equity, real estate and hedge funds to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices and high net worth individuals. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA, and is also a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Economics.
Cintia Guimarães
Cintia
Cintia Guimarães
Senior Vice President, InvestmentsCadillac Fairview Brasil Participações
Brazil
Cintia Guimarães is responsible for strategic acquisitions, divestitures and management of investments in Latin America. Before joining Cadillac Fairview in 2014, she was a partner at TozziniFreire Advogados in São Paulo and advised in mergers and acquisitions, real estate and project financing transactions, both domestic and international. Cíntia holds a Master of Laws (LL. M.) degree in Comparative Jurisprudence, from the New York University School of Law, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree with concentration on Private Law and Civil Procedure from the Universidade de São Paulo.
James McCaffrey
James
James McCaffrey
Senior Managing DirectorEastdil Secured
USA
Jeffrey Znaty
Jeffrey
Jeffrey Znaty
Kings Capital
USA
John Barakat
John
John Barakat
Head of Real Estate FinanceM&G Investments
United Kingdom
John joined M&G Investments in 2008 as Head of Real Estate Finance. . M&G provides senior, mezzanine and whole loan commercial mortgages and preferred equity investments for income producing, transitional and development assets in Western Europe and the US on behalf of Prudential Assurance Company and other global institutional investors. John previously spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs.
John Whalen
John
John Whalen
Senior Director EMEACatalyst
United Kingdom
As Senior Director, EMEA, John works alongside global organisations, helping them to identify and solve some of their most complex and important people issues, and supports their initiatives to create and sustain more diverse, inclusive, and flexible workplaces. John is also a frequent facilitator and speaker on a range of topics, including MARC, engaging men, inclusive leadership and Employee Resource Groups. Through his 19 year career in the Learning & Development and Conference & Event sectors, John has partnered with clients on strategy, leadership & culture, with a particular focus in the areas of diversity & inclusion, career, employee engagement, and leadership/team/organisational development.
Juliana Soto
Juliana
Juliana Soto
Director of IR & Business Dev.TC Latin America Partners - Colombia
Colombia
Juliana is the Director of Business Development and IR of TC Latin America Partners. She brings over 10 year of experience in the financial services industry in Latin America, and is responsible for TC’s corporate matters such as investor relations, fundraising, business development, marketing and operations. Ms. Soto has worked for the Firm since 2012, based out of TC’s local offices in Bogota, New York and Mexico City. During her career at TC, she has also been involved in the underwriting and asset management of portfolio investments in Colombia and Mexico. Juliana holds a MS in Real Estate Finance and Investments from NYU, and a BBA from Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración (CESA) in Bogotá, Colombia.
Julie Skolnicki
Julie
Julie Skolnicki
Senior Managing DirectorGreystar Real Estate Partners
USA
With over 20 years of University Public Private Partnerships Transaction and Development Experience, Julie has focused her career on creating dynamic mixed-use environments driven by institutional objectives. - Delivered over $5 Billion in mixed-use campus communities - Oversees $2 Billion Development Pipeline - Focused on structuring complex multi-phased student life developments for colleges and universities - Expertise in building and managing large planning, design, construction, finance and operations teams - Structures innovative project financing and implementation strategies - Regular speaker, moderator, subject-matter expert for industry organization, conferences and publications.
Junia Gontijo
Junia
Junia Gontijo
Diretora de Patrimônio, Engenharia e InfraestruturaHospital Albert Einstein
Brazil
Lenka Preslova
Lenka
Lenka Preslova
Passerinvest Group
Czech Republic
Liz Peace
Liz
Liz Peace
Founder & Advisory Committee MemberReal Estate Balance
United Kingdom
Manuel Munz
Manuel
Manuel Munz
COOMarienburg Real Estate GmbH
Germany
Margaret Anadu
Margaret
Margaret Anadu
Partner, Head Urban Investment GroupGoldman Sachs
USA
Margaret is the global head of sustainability and impact for Asset Management, leading the development and oversight of the firm’s strategy for delivering commercial solutions and leading advisory services to clients related to inclusive growth and climate transition, the two core pillars of the firm’s sustainability strategy. She is also the chairwoman of the Urban Investment Group (UIG) and co chair of the Asset Management Sustainability Council. Prior to assuming her current role, Margaret was head of UIG, a domestic, multi-asset class investing and lending business within Asset Management that provides equity and debt to real estate projects and social enterprises, and lending facilities for small businesses, students, and individuals.
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