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GRI Living Sectors Europe eSummit 2021

Private discussion groups designed for capital to meet product and understand shifting risk/return fundamentals

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27th - 29th 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 uncertainties still clouding global real estate transactions and investments, the counter cyclical living sector seems to still attract capital across Europe. But how will COVID’s impact play out on the living sectors’ asset classes? 

Looking at emerging demand drivers for sub sectors and space requirements, investment appetite across different assets and geographies, as well as cross border capital streams and potential repurposing opportunities for distressed assets to understand where the European multifamily, alternative living sectors & BTR markets are headed in 2021.

Join the global GRI eCommunity to discuss such challenges and opportunities through candid peer to peer discussions. Navigate the current challenges presented by Coronavirus recovery and real estate changing demands; especially cash flow, maintaining liquidity and landlord/tenant partnerships. Engage with c-level real estate leaders on what the best strategies are to advance new partnerships and find value across all living sector asset classes.

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27th April | Morning Plenary
Liquidity in Living
Future of Real Estate Fundamentals Across Serviced, Alternative & Rented Residential
  • YIelds, Rents & Rates - Business as usual or shake up expected?
  • Risk, Reward & Resilience - Which living sub sectors are ones to buy, which to sell?
  • Government Regulations - A crackdown on rents to be expected?
  • Urban vs Suburban/Migration vs the Return to Work - How is scale, space, rent and demand changing?
  • Portfolios - Repositioning, JVs & cross border activity
  • Liquidity in the Markets - Who’s lending where and in what products?
27th | April Afternoon Breakouts
Senior Housing, Extra Care & Retirement Assets
Matching capital to product demand, do the numbers work?
  • Institutional Investment Appetite - What investment models are attracting capital?
  • Rental vs For Sale Models
  • Demand & Supply Imbalance - Is now the time to scale up?
  • Urban Locations - Can assisted living in neighbourhoods bridge the gap?
  • Working with Operators - The Risks and potential
  • Which Living Concepts Offer the Best Value Proposition for Tenants & Investors?
27th | April Afternoon Breakouts
Student Housing & Co-Living
Best beds for City centres or leasing models tempering demand?
  • #YoungUrban - Are the two assets becoming one in the same? If so, will Co-Living attract more mainstream investors?
  • PBSA - Impact of travel restrictions for international students on student housing take up
  • Co-Living - Increased importance of accessing communities while living alone, do the rental figures match?
  • City Centres - Still the favoured rental location?
  • Locations - Urban vs Suburban; Capitals & prestigious Universities vs secondary locations
  • Long Term Tenant Retention - Adapt Student Housing or Co-Living?
  • Leasing Models - Can greater flexibility innovate the product offering?
27th | April Afternoon Breakouts
Iberia's Rental Sectors
Overpriced or long term value catchment worth it?
  • BTR Costs - Construction, Land & Development Opportunities & Challenges
  • How to remain attractive for international investments? 
  • Urban & Primary Locations - Rental values making sense or alternative new builds best to profit? 
  • Licensing & Planning - What are the main risks when underwriting JV’s?
28th April | Morning Plenary
Fundraising
Too much is not enough?
  • Underwriting Rent Collections & Occupancy Levels - Any red flags in the recovery trajectory?
  • Too much Liquidity? Is capital pushing into the markets creating a new housing bubble?
  • Deal Structures - What sizes and underwritings are investors looking for?
  • Risk Returns - Adjusting expectations post-COVID
  • Pricing 2.0 - From Land acquisition to development to asset management
  • Traditional BTR vs Niche Assets - Where is the value?
  • Rental Growth - Still possible or stagnating, and where to hunt?
28th April | Afternoon Breakouts
Value - Add BTR
Repurposing assets vs new development deals
  • Location, Product & Costs - Where are we on the risk curve? 
  • Senior Housing, Student & Co-Living Repurposing - Scale up or scale down?
  • Mid Market Value-Add - Do the numbers work?
  • Repurposing Distressed Assets into BTR - Where does it make sense, where does it not?
  • Speculative Developments & Forward Funding - No longer only for the brave?
28th April | Afternoon Breakouts
Operational Resi
Out with real assets in with real economy?
  • From Space as a Product to Service - Long-term Structural Trends vs COVID Accelerated Trends  
  • Deal Volumes & Allocations Increasing - How to capture the upside?
  • Pricing Operational Assets - Where’s the downside risk?
  • Blurred Lines - Is hospitality the new residential?
  • Unlocking Operational Value from Assets - Helps minimise risks in flexi and short term leasing culture?
29th April | Morning Plenary
Desirable Cities
Post COVID Communities, what should they look like?
  • Winning Cities - What’s the secret formula?
  • Cost, Place, ESG & Demographics - Making these new fundamentals work
  • Placemaking & Innovation in Urban Regeneration & Developments
  • Collaborative Public, Private & Community Partnerships
  • Density & Needs of Space - What are the new live, work and play patterns?
  • Leisure, Resi, Office, Retail - Mash up only way to succeed?
  • Urban vs Suburban - Will a return to the office mean a return to city centres?
29th April | Afternoon Plenary
Future of Living 
 Proptech the only game changer for deal flow, AM and revenue streams?
  • New Living Designs - Impacts of COVID & WFH 
  • How to Solve the Affordability Question?
  • Digitalisation & Tech - Opening up new markets?
  • Space Requirements - How will living spaces look like post-COVID?
  • Green Buildings - What role will ESG considerations play?
  • What Is The Cost of Affordability And Wellbeing?

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IWG - Headquarters
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Cushman & Wakefield - Headquarter
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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre - Paris
Colliers - CEE
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Luxembourg | Luxembourg
IWG Global coworking and workspace leader that helps more than 2.5 million people and their businesses to work more productively through its companies Regus, Spaces, No 18, Open office, HQ and Signature by Regus.
https://bonard.com/
https://bonard.com/
+43 650 612 4527
Vienna | Austria
BONARD is a global market research and investment intelligence firm that assists with data, strategies and assessments in rented residential asset classes, incl. student housing, micro living, co-living, etc. The company provides the highest level of secondary and primary in-field data for real estate investors, funds, developers and operators, making it a leading provider of independent and reliable research and solutions.
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Chicago | IL | USA
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. In 2019, the firm had 53,000 employees in 60 countries servicing capital markets, leasing and property management.
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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
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Warsaw | Poland
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.
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.
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+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.
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New York | NY | USA
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+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.

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Alberto Henriques
Alberto Henriques
Savills
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
by Urbania
Alexander Hubbard-Ford
Alexander Hubbard-Ford
TERRAGON
Allen Chilten
Allen Chilten
Patrizia
Andrea Vanni
Andrea Vanni
Areli Real Estate
Andrew Ovey
Andrew Ovey
AXA IM - Real Assets
Andrew Pratt
Andrew Pratt
Rise Homes
Anna Harper
Anna Harper
SPI Capital
Anni Hönicke
Anni Hönicke
Gulf Islamic Investments, GII
Antara Sundararajan
Antara Sundararajan
Oxford Properties Group
Anthony Pell
Anthony Pell
GraceMark
Antoine AUBRY
Antoine AUBRY
AXA IM - Real Assets
Antonio Guarner Aguilar
Antonio Guarner Aguilar
Renta Corporación
Antonio Lopez-Bustos
Antonio Lopez-Bustos
Unilife
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.
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partnerby Urbania
Spain
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Urbania international. The firm’s main areas of expertise include residential development, alternative investments and real estate debt. Mr. Lopez has overall responsibility for all aspects of the business and is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. He is Chairman of Syllabus a first-class student living concept with over 3000 beds. Mr. Lopez oversees the real estate debt strategy, an alternative advisory lending firm focused on providing capital solutions for southern European developers with a specialized focused on the Iberian market across several assets class.
Alexander Hubbard-Ford
Alexander
Alexander Hubbard-Ford
DirectorTERRAGON
Germany
As an authorized signatory and director of Terragon AG, Mr. Hubbard-Ford concentrates on company expansion and the establishment of partnerships or cooperation with third parties. His focus is on the project financing side and project exits. Mr. Hubbard-Ford draws his knowledge from more than 25 years of real estate and capital market experience in various management positions in Germany and abroad.
Allen Chilten
Allen
Allen Chilten
Head of Funds (Capital Markets)Patrizia
United Kingdom
Andrea Vanni
Andrea
Andrea Vanni
PartnerAreli Real Estate
United Kingdom
Mr Vanni is a Managing Director at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management for the real estate investment business (formerly RREEF Real Estate) within the Alternatives and Real Assets platform. Mr. Vanni joined the firm in June 2007. Since then he has accomplished over £2 billion restructuring of senior, mezzanine and CMBS. Previously, he worked at JP Morgan commercial mortgage group. Over the last ten years, he has completed real estate transactions with an aggregate value in excess of £8 billion in the form of equity, senior, mezzanine, distressed debt and structured finance transactions.
Andrew Ovey
Andrew
Andrew Ovey
Head of Healthcare, Real AssetsAXA IM - Real Assets
United Kingdom
Responsible for originating, executing and managing healthcare real estate asset and portfolio investments, predominantly across Europe. AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets is the largest real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, with over €80 billion of assets under management. It has over 160 third party institutional clients spread across the world, in addition to managing funds for 10 AXA insurance companies. AXA Investment Managers is one of the largest European-based asset managers with €700 billion in assets under management.
Andrew Pratt
Andrew
Andrew Pratt
ChairmanRise Homes
United Kingdom
Anna Harper
Anna
Anna Harper
CEOSPI Capital
United Kingdom
Chief Executive Officer of SPI Capital, an algorithm-driven property asset manager that creates hands-free residential portfolios for private investors. Anna was named one of Bisnow’s ‘Women Leading Real Estate’, and published Amazon Best Seller, Strategic Property Investing on how investors can navigate the current, complex property market. She previously developed the strategy and built the seed portfolio for a HNWI-backed fund targeting a £100m+ housing portfolio, and was involved with c. £2bn+ transactions as a Strategist at Deloitte and studied real estate at Cambridge. Anna is a TedX speaker, hosts a leading property podcast and is regularly featured in leading publications including the Financial Times, BBC and The Daily Telegraph.
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.
Antara Sundararajan
Antara
Antara Sundararajan
Vice PresidentOxford Properties Group
United Kingdom
Anthony Pell
Anthony
Anthony Pell
Managing DirectorGraceMark
United Kingdom
Anthony founded GraceMark in 1999 which has undertaken in excess of £600m of developments since 2000. It has worked with joint venture partners including GE Real Estate, IVG Institutional Funds, Angelo Gordon and Wharton Asset Management to create over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of prime space in Central London. Anthony was formerly with The Citibank Private Bank, Cabra Estates and Olympia & York. He graduated from The American University in Washington D.C.
Antoine AUBRY
Antoine
Antoine AUBRY
AXA IM - Real Assets
France
Antonio Guarner Aguilar
Antonio
Antonio Guarner Aguilar
Director of Real Estate DevelopmentRenta Corporación
Spain
Toni joined the company in 2005 as Director of the Berlin office. In 2008 he went on to lead the international sales area, later becoming Director of Real Estate Development (his current position). Before joining Renta Corporación, he worked as head of the logistics department at an electric motors factory belonging to AEG. Toni has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona, with a specialization in industrial organization, and a master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from IESE.
Antonio Lopez-Bustos
Antonio
Antonio Lopez-Bustos
COOUnilife
United Kingdom
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