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GRI Light Industrial & Logistics
Europe eSummit 2021

Identify new equity partners, debate transactions, resilient portfolio strategies, pricing and upcoming trends

 
 

Online
20th - 22nd April

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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.

With transactions never better for Light Industrial & Logistics real estate and tenant demand growing, it seems the once ugly duckling is every investor’s favourite swan. Yet, with yields becoming tighter and tighter, Brexit and  Coronavirus disrupting global supply chains, what are the best strategies to advance new partnerships and find value in these asset classes?

Join the global GRIClub Platform to discuss such challenges and opportunities through candid peer to peer discussions. Navigate the current challenges presented by demand, purchasing and future trends.

Networking & Interactive Format
Our discussion co-chairs kick off the knowledge exchange. After that, you can join is as much or as little as you like; peer-to-peer, capital to product, and behind closed doors.
Plan your business meetings and network with the eSummit participants
Private, candid discussions designed to foster dealflow and interaction; not just the listed co-chairs, but everyone in the room
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20th April

Europe Logistics & Light Industrial
Continued upswing, any black swans?

- Welcome Address & Key Trends Analysis: Survey questions and audience voting followed by feedback and analysis from the fireside chat hosts
- Opening Flash Data Presentation with Q&A
- Fireside Chat: Intimate and frank conversation with our discussion hosts
  • COVID Impacts on Supply Chains & Turning Nearshoring into Diversified Opportunities
  • E-Commerce - Demand on light industrial and logistics, follow the occupational markets - where are the new bright spots?
  • What does 2021 have in store for Europe?
  • Destination last mile! Investment reality vs trends
  • Strategy Battle! Core, Core+, Value Add or Spec?
  • Rise of JV’s - How to compete for capital and equity?
20th April

Equity & Capital
Tighter and tighter or ‘spec’ marks the spot?

  • Supply & Land Scarcity - How to find value in stock?
  • Raising Capital For Spec Dev & BTS - Institutional appetite, debt & JVs
  • Raising (Institutional) Capital - Where are capital streams coming from?
  • Asset Types - Last Mile, Bog Boxes & Light Industrial; what’s the investors’ darling?
  • Dry Powder - Plenty of money but nowhere to spend?
  • Yields - Still competitive or overpriced?
20th April

France
Core Logistics vs Light Industrial Sub Sectors, where will the money go?

  • Location strategy - What’s best to optimise logistics blueprint?
  • Paris Slowdown - Why are big ticket light industrial deals slow off mark?
  • Speculative Supply Increase - Which logistics products suit and where?
  • Letting Transactions - What’s up, what’s down?
*Smaller groups, designed for networking and connecting inbound capital with local markets.
20th April
CEE
Asia-Europe Strategic gateway, what can shake growth?
  • Incoming Supply - Nearshoring boom or oversupplied playing field?
  • Financing - Struggle or success?
  • Which regions at what prices?
  • Rental Growth - Underwriting investor confidence?
  • Big Boxes vs City Light Industrial - What asset types will be the way to go?
*Smaller groups, designed for networking and connecting inbound capital with local markets.
21st April
E-Commerce & Europe Expansion
Location, location vs product availability
  • Repositioning Retail - Long term growth or short fix?
  • Smart Investments - Follow the rent return fundamentals
  • E commerce penetration creating demand across Europe - What opportunities to buy, sell?
  • Product pricing vs availability and locations
  • Strategies in saturated markets? UK, France, Germany, Netherlands?
  • Spain, Italy, Czech & Portugal hidden gems?
21st April

Germany Urban Supply
Land scarcity, on-shoring & yield compression a perfect storm?

  • Manufacturing Output & Investment Appetite - Out of crisis faster or more troubles ahead?
  • Land Scarcity & Yield Compression - Oversupply concerns or still room to grow?
  • How to handle yield compression? Expenses being driven down by German capital or still overpriced?
  • Urban Logistics and Super Light Industrial Deals - Mainstream or niche opportunities?
*Smaller groups, designed for networking and connecting inbound capital with local markets.
21st April
UK
Buying boom, what’s working and where?
  • eCommerce Saturation, Nearshoring & Supply Chain Challenges
  • London Deals - Pros & Cons
  • Strategic Locations - Which sub sectors strong and where?
  • Repurposing Distressed Retail - Quick fix for logistics boom, or long term yielding?
*Smaller groups, designed for networking and connecting inbound capital with local markets.
21st April
Netherlands  Yields
Expenses being driven down by domestic capital or still overpriced?
  • Is further yield compression  overhyped?
  • Eco-Friendly Last Mile - How much is ESG impacting investor/developer appetite?
  • Pricing - Will the upwards pressure in secondary locations continue?
  • Rotterdam vs Amsterdam - Which occupational market demands are steering Grade A Industrial Stock?
  • Brexit Opportunities - Chance to reposition supply chains in favour for Netherland’s market?
*Smaller groups, designed for networking and connecting inbound capital with local markets.
21st April
Spain, Portugal & Italy
Value add vs new developments, what are the best entry strategies? 
  • Strategic Locations - Last Mile Light Industrial vs Large scale sites facilitating Western EU
  • Finding Value - Countries evenly matched or some more resilient?
  • Cold Storage, Food, Pharma, E-Commerce and Auto - What occupational demand drivers are fuelling products and pricing?
  • Capital Allocations - Challenges and opportunities
*Smaller groups, designed for networking and connecting inbound capital with local markets.
22nd April
Follow the Occupational Markets
What are the emerging demand drivers? 
  • New Tech & AI - What is necessary to stay relevant?
  • Cold Storage & Food - Ones to watch or buy right now?
  • BTS - Niche or mainstream activity?
  • Inner City Logistics - What are the different user cases?
  • Investment Appetite for Sub Sectors - Micro logistics, operational light industrial, multi-level and more
  • Last Mile - High demand, but do the numbers work?
22nd April

Agenda 2050
Commercialising ESG & carbon neutral portfolios

  • How Does E-Commerce & Brick n Mortar relate to ESG Standards?
  • Commercialising Green Buildings - Increasing yields by decreasing carbon footprints?
  • Case Studies & Lessons learnt from Europe APAC & USA
  • Owner, Occupier, Developer & Investor Interests Aligned?
  • Understanding Long Term Benefits in Portfolios and Tenant retention

Become a Sponsor

Contact our team and check the sponsorship and exposure opportunities according to the strategy of your company.

Program Sponsor
Prologis - Europe
eSummit Sponsorship
Gazeley UK - GLP Europe
Kennedy Wilson Europe
Club Partners
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre - Paris
Colliers International s.r.o
Duff & Phelps REAG
Wolf Theiss - Poland
eClub Partner
Drooms GmbH
Pan European Club Partner
WeWork - Europe
Club Sponsor
Smeg - Portugal
http://www.prologis.com
Schiphol | Netherlands
Prologis, is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets, with a portfolio of 73M sqm, in 19 countries and apprx. 5,100 customers.
https://gazeley.com/
https://gazeley.com/
+44 020 7901 4455
London | United Kingdom
GLP is a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technologies. Our combined investing and operating expertise allows us to create value for our customers and investors. We operate across Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, the U.S. and Vietnam and have over US$100 billion in assets under management. Learn more at www.glp.com/global/
http://www.kennedywilson.com
London | United Kingdom
Kennedy Wilson is an investment manager and co-investor with approximately € 13billion in assets under management.
https://cms.law/en/FRA/Office/Paris
Neuilly-Sur-Seine | France
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats is one of the leading international corporate law firms. It is ranked 2nd largest law firm in France by revenue. Its deep roots, unique positioning and highly recognised expertise enable it to deliver innovative, high-value-added solutions in Tax, Business, Corporate and Employment law. CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas including Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, et
http://www.colliers.com/en-pl/poland
Warsaw | Poland
Colliers International (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.
http://www.duffandphelps.it
Milan | Italy
The Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group (REAG) 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.
http://www.wolftheiss.com/
http://www.wolftheiss.com/
+48 22 378 8900/ 48 22 378847
Warsaw | Poland
Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in CEE and SEE. We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE and SEE region. Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients, and we offer full range of services.
https://www.drooms.com/
Frankfurt | Germany
Drooms is the leading provider of data rooms in Europe, connecting professionals and information in the worlds´ real capital markets. Our mission is to drive the transformation of manual processes into smart digital workstreams by connecting data and professionals across boundaries. We are expanding our tools and services around the globe through online, direct and indirect distribution channels with our passionate people, the main driver of our success.
http://www.wework.com
London | United Kingdom
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. We transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. We believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.
https://www.smeg.pt/
https://www.smeg.pt/
+351 214 704 360
Lisbon | Portugal
Smeg is an Italian manufacturer of designer appliances. Appliances designed with the collaboration of top architects worldwide. This combination of performance, style and attention to detail is the perfect expression of products made in Italy.

Confirmed Participants

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Agostina Airaudo
Agostina Airaudo
Club Manager LatAm
Alberto Henriques
Alberto Henriques
Savills
Alex Nuhi
Alex Nuhi
AKNO Group
Alexander Heubes
Alexander Heubes
Frasers Property Industrial
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Banco Santander
Alfredo Girón Nanne
Alfredo Girón Nanne
Commodus Real Estate
André Gomes de Sousa
André Gomes de Sousa
Bedrock Capital
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
LondonMetric
Angus Marshall-Andrew
Angus Marshall-Andrew
Logistics Capital Partners
Anita Simaza
Anita Simaza
AS Real Estate
Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Gulf Islamic Investments, GII
Artur Mokrzycki
Artur Mokrzycki
Panattoni Europe
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Kennedy Wilson
Axel Brinkmann
Axel Brinkmann
RBC Capital Markets
Agostina Airaudo
Agostina
Agostina Airaudo
Club Manager LatAmGRI Club
Agostina has been actively studying and working with Latin American markets for more than 11 years, specializing in business development and public relations. She has experience working in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and US real estate, financial and investment markets, fostering valuable connections among global leaders and GRI Club members. Agostina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Argentina.
+54 9 3424329583
Alberto Henriques
Alberto
Alberto Henriques
Associate DirectorSavills
Portugal
Graduated in Hotel Management and Postgraduate in Business Management, he began his career as a Cost Controller in a Portuguese hotel group being later promoted to Director with responsibility over the group's hotel units in Lisbon. Later, he performed the same role in the Algarve in an internationally branded beach resort. Since 2015 has been working as an Investment Consultant in Commercial Real Estate, participating in several transactions in segments such as hotels, offices or logistics within Capital Markets and Development departments which in total achieved +150k sqm and +€ 200m.
Alex Nuhi
Alex
Alex Nuhi
Group Deputy ChairmanAKNO Group
Italy
Alex Nuhi is Group Deputy Chairman of the AKNO Group (www.aknogroup.com), a leader in the development and construction of logistics business parks for the past 50 years. With more than 16 years of experience, Alex has played a key role in the Group’s growth and expansion into multiple countries and sectors. To date, AKNO operates across Europe and North America with an existing portfolio of over 1,000,000 sqm in logistics and commercial assets (office and hospitality), plus an additional 2,500,000 sqm in the pipeline. Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Università Bocconi and a MBA from SDA Bocconi
Alexander Heubes
Alexander
Alexander Heubes
MD EuropeFrasers Property Industrial
Germany
Alexander Heubes is the Managing Director Europe for Frasers Property Industrial. Alexander joined the multi-national industrial and logistics market leading business in April 2020. In Europe, the business currently manages approx. € 1.7 billion (AUM) which corresponds to approximately 1.5M sqm as at 30 September 2020 The European business is managed from offices in Amsterdam, Cologne and Munich. Previously, Alexander spent almost 13 years with Prologis, a U.S. owner/developer of logistics real estate.  Today he is leading the European team of over 60 employees at Frasers Property Industrial,focusing on providing market-leading solutions for customers, portfolio management and sustainable growth through new developments and acquisitions.
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Alfonso
Alfonso Agullo Torres
Head of Commercial Real Estate IberiaBanco Santander
Spain
Alfredo Girón Nanne
Alfredo
Alfredo Girón Nanne
Investment AnalystCommodus Real Estate
Germany
André Gomes de Sousa
André
André Gomes de Sousa
PartnerBedrock Capital
Portugal
André has accumulated extensive experience in the Construction and Real Estate sectors, since 2002, having led €1.8Bn of buy and sell-side transactions and managed assets of +500.000 sqm, across all segments and in different markets (Australia, Belgium, Japan, Portugal, UK, USA)

Main skills: Structuring/Execution, Strategic Asset Management, Licensing, Development

Prior to founding Bedrock Capital Partners, André was Head of International Real Estate Investment at Fidelidade. Previously worked at ECS Capital, Crimson and Savills / Aguirre Newman

MS Civil Engineering, IST Lisbon | Master in Real Estate Valuation and Management, ISEG Lisbon | Master in Finance, UCP Lisbon
Andrew Smith
Andrew
Andrew Smith
Strategy DirectorLondonMetric
United Kingdom
Andrew is Strategy Director at LondonMetric and a member of the Executive Committee. Andrew joined LondonMetric in May 2014 from The British Land Company PLC where he worked for nine years and was a senior member of the retail team and Head of Investment Portfolio Management across its portfolio.
Angus Marshall-Andrew
Angus
Angus Marshall-Andrew
Head Investment ManagementLogistics Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Anita Simaza
Anita
Anita Simaza
FounderAS Real Estate
Netherlands
Founder of AS REAL ESTATE since 2020, a pan European advisory for Logistics & Industrial real estate, connecting developers, investors, owner-occupiers and advisors with cross border capital. Anita was previously Head of Logistics & Industrial Europe at BNP Paribas Real Estate, responsible for coordinating investment activities for the company in the sector and working on pan European and single country transactions. Prior to this, Anita was Director European Valuations at Prologis in Amsterdam, responsible for all valuation related workflows across Europe. Anita worked earlier with Knight Frank in London in the European Valuations team and qualified as MRICS with Savills in Exeter in the residential development department.
Anni Hönicke
Anni
Anni Hönicke
Advisor, Consultant, Challenger, CoachGulf Islamic Investments, GII
Germany
Anni made her way into the Real Estate Industry as a Banker. During the 1990's until 2007 she held various senior positions at Eurohypo in International Real Estate Lending. Between 2007 and 2019 she was Global Head of Real Estate Lending at DekaBank. Since then Anni is working on her own advising and consulting RE Investment Companies and PropTechs. For Companies undergoing a change process or for Start-Ups she acts as challenger and coach. Anni's priority is her Senior Advisor Role for Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an UAE-based financial services Company regulated by ESCA.
Artur Mokrzycki
Artur
Artur Mokrzycki
Head of Capital Markets EuropePanattoni Europe
Luxembourg
Artur Mokrzycki holds the position of Head of Capital Markets Europe. Artur is responsible for investor management and relationships including capital sourcing and structuring for the Panattoni platform across Europe. Artur Mokrzycki has 20 years experience in the real estate investment management. He joined Panattoni Europe from AEW Europe where he held various positions including Managing Director for Central Europe and fund manager. In these capacities he was responsible for debt and equity raising, acquisitions and management of a € 1,3 bn real estate portfolio. Artur is civil engineer, graduate from Polytechnique Cracow, Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and holds a MBA from HEC Paris.
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.
Axel Brinkmann
Axel
Axel Brinkmann
Managing Director, European HeadRBC Capital Markets
United Kingdom
Axel Brinkmann is a Managing Director in Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners (“RECP”) group heading its London based commercial real estate lending team in Europe. RECP provides comprehensive mortgage, mezzanine and loan-on-loan portfolio acquisition facilities to real estate sponsors in the US, Europe, UK and Australia. Axel joined from LaSalle Investment Management’s Debt Investment and Special Situations group which he helped to set up and grow since 2010. Axel started his career in Wells Fargo's real estate structured finance team in Frankfurt/London.
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