GRI Offices 2019
GRI Offices 2019
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GRI Offices 2019

19 - 20 November
Conrad London St. James

Own-Operate Dynamics for the Future of Flexible & Serviced Leases

Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty
Kirsty Stevens
Head Conference Production - EuropeGRI Club
Kirsty has seven year’s experience in conference production globally. Her previous role included Conference Producer for RICS, fostering events in Corporate Real Estate, Residential, Industrial and Regional Investments across UK, Middle East and Europe. Kirsty is passionate about industrial and logistics, residential alternatives, distressed Investing, as well as connecting investors and developers with focused discussions in her core markets of the UK and Europe.
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Melina Peña
Melina
Melina Peña
Production DirectorGRI Club

Workspace demand is changing, the landlord, occupier relationship is shifting and real estate values need to be adjusted. Join C-level office owners, operators, investors, landlords and flexible, serviced office visionaries for the launch of GRI Offices Europe 2019.  

Private roundtable discussions allow participants to share their market experiences in order to develop strategies on how to create financial and rental sustainability in a world of short term and flexi leases and meet new partners to accelerate ‘own-operate’ strategies. Key themes include, beyond coworking hype, valuation, acquisition and management strategies in the late cycle, the new roles of landlords,  risks and opportunities of short term leases and understanding tenant demands. 

Quickly find the right partners, get actionable business intelligence and build new high value relationships!
 

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SOME CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

Ankur Gupta
Ankur Gupta
Brookfield
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon Hollihan
Castleforge Partners
Daniel Pottorff
Daniel Pottorff
LaSalle
G Abhinav Reddy
G Abhinav Reddy
GAR Corp
Jay Kwan
Jay Kwan
QuadReal
Jesse Freitag-Akselrod
Jesse Freitag-Akselrod
Green Street Advisors
Laurian Douin
Laurian Douin
BC Partners
Martti Savenius
Martti Savenius
Sponda
Mary Finnigan
Mary Finnigan
WeWork
Michael Zerda
Michael Zerda
Blackstone
Oliver Knight
Oliver Knight
Landsec (Myo)
Patrick Nelson
Patrick Nelson
WeWork
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
Tata Realty & Infrastructure Limited
Sean Boyle
Sean Boyle
Twitter
Tyler Goodwin
Tyler Goodwin
Seaforth Land
Yotam Alroy
Yotam Alroy
Mindspace
Ankur Gupta
Ankur
Ankur Gupta
MD & Head - India Real EstateBrookfield
Ankur Gupta is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Property Group and Head of Real Estate business in India, responsible for all aspects of property business in the country including strategy, investments and asset management.He has held numerous senior roles within the firm. Previously, he was a senior member of Brookfield’s property investments team in New York where he was involved in investments and financings totaling more than $25 billion including IDI Logistics, Capital Automotive REIT, Associated Estates, Rouse Properties and Forest City Realty Trust. He has overseen the establishment and growth of Brookfield’s real estate business in India through three large portfolio acquisitions more than 25 million SF.
Brandon Hollihan
Brandon
Brandon Hollihan
Founding PartnerCastleforge Partners
Brandon co-founded Castleforge Partners (formerly Mercer Real Estate Partners) in July 2010. Prior to founding Castleforge, Brandon worked for Westbrook Partners and Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Brandon has been involved in transacting over £1.5b of Real Estate asset value across the U.S. and Western Europe and has experience as both an advisor and an investor across a diverse range of investment types and asset classes. Castleforge Partners has recently completed raising CFP II, a £235 million discretionary fund that invests in value add / opportunistic real estate on behalf of US, UK, and European institutional investors.
Daniel Pottorff
Daniel
Daniel Pottorff
MD,Debt Investments & Special SituationsLaSalle
Mr. Pottorff joined LaSalle in 2014 in the Debt Investments and Special Situations team and is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing transactions across all mandates. Mr. Pottorff has nearly fifteen years of experience in real estate investing and lending. Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Pottorff worked at Strategic Value Partners where he was involved in acquiring c. €300m distressed CMBS, whole loans and mezzanine loans backed by real estate in UK, Germany and Spain. Prior to that, he was part of the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley where he was involved in underwriting c.€10 billion of lending in the UK, Spain, Benelux and Germany as well as structuring CMBS.
G Abhinav Reddy
G
G Abhinav Reddy
DirectorGAR Corp
Mr. G. Abhinav Ram Reddy is the Executive Director of GAR Corporation Pvt. Ltd, a leading Hyderabad based owner of commercial office parks. Mr. Reddy is presently managing and developing various companies that are engaged in commercial real estate asset creation. Mr. Reddy has also been instrumental in creating long-term partnerships with several MNC’s linked to the infrastructure facilities for IT & ITES companies. GAR is currently on track to create an asset base of 12 million square feet in the Office Parks segment by 2020.
Jay Kwan
Jay
Jay Kwan
Managing Director Real Estate, EuropeQuadReal
Jay Kwan joined QuadReal as Managing Director, Europe in February 2018. His focus is on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in Global Cities in the U.K. and Europe. Jay was formerly a MD at TPG Real Estate, the real estate investment group of private equity firm TPG, specifically focused on European investments. Prior to joining TPG in 2016, Jay was a Partner at Grove International Partners, where he spent 13 years investing in three continents across all asset classes at both the corporate and asset level. Jay began his career at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York in 2001. Jay graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in New York.
Jesse Freitag-Akselrod
Jesse
Jesse Freitag-Akselrod
Managing DirectorGreen Street Advisors
Jesse leads Green Street's European Advisory team. He began working with Green Street in 2011 and has more than 17 years of diverse financial and investment experience, including working in mergers & acquisitions with Morgan Stanley, corporate finance with MGM Mirage and equity research with Bear Stearns. Jesse has been active in the European listed real estate market since 2005, working initially as a buyside investor for Heitman and Cohen & Steers.
Laurian Douin
Laurian
Laurian Douin
Managing DirectorBC Partners
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
Martti Savenius
Martti
Martti Savenius
COOSponda
Martti Savenius is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Sponda Plc, a €4.0 billion integrated Real Estate Operating Company acquired by Blackstone in 2017. Martti is responsible for managing transactions, portfolio management and real estate development teams. He is one of the key professionals leading investment and active asset management strategy as well as overall corporate development of the 140 FTE organization. Throughout his career, Martti has served institutional investors, real estate/hedge funds, asset managers/developers and retailers across North America, Europe and Asia. These include Rockspring PIM, North American Development Group and H&M Hennes & Maurtz GBC AB.
Mary Finnigan
Mary
Mary Finnigan
Head of Transactions - EMEAWeWork
Mary is the Head of Transactions for WeWork where she leads the team which negotiates WeWork’s deals throughout EMEA. Mary joined WeWork in November 2015 and over the last 3 years has overseen WeWork’s real estate leasing growth to it becoming the largest corporate occupier in central London. Before joining WeWork, Mary set up and ran an Asset Management Team at a large European law firm where her clients included The Crown Estate, British Land, Axa, Superdry and Marks & Spencer.
Michael Zerda
Michael
Michael Zerda
Managing DirectorBlackstone
Blackstone’s global business platform encompasses private equity and real estate funds, hedge fund solutions and credit funds. Michael Zerda is Head of Europe for Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, based in London. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Zerda spent six years at LaSalle Investment Management overseeing the set-up and growth of its debt investment and special situations group. Prior to that, Mr. Zerda worked in Merrill Lynch's real estate private equity group focused on pan-European equity investments and at Archon, Goldman Sachs’ real estate and distressed loan management platform.
Oliver Knight
Oliver
Oliver Knight
Flexible Office DirectorLandsec (Myo)
Oliver Knight has over a decade of experience in leading leasing and sales strategies for major commercial and residential developments across Central London. • He joined Landsec in 2014 as Leasing Director to lead on a number of landmark office developments across the capital. He led the pre-let negotiations at 21 Moorfields, securing Deutsche Bank for over 500,000 sq. ft in summer 2017. • Oliver has worked as an Investment Director, where he focused on sourcing new investment opportunities and investment management. • As Flexible Office Director, Oliver is now responsible for delivering Landsec’s new flexible office brand, Myo which launches in May 2019.
Patrick Nelson
Patrick
Patrick Nelson
Head of Real Estate - EMEAWeWork
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.
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay
Sanjay Dutt
MD & CEOTata Realty & Infrastructure Limited
Sanjay has over 24 years of experience in the real estate sector. Sanjay was previously the CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge’s India Operations and Private Funds. He was responsible for creating a positive cultural change enabling accelerated growth through acquisitions of 5 new opportunities and redevelopment of existing parks adding 16 million sft. in less than 2 years. His role included green field developments and asset management business spread across 5 cities in India with over 13 million sft of predominantly IT SEZ/ Parks. He also managed an 1100 acre Industrial Township and assisted the Group with the acquisition of 1700 acres start up area in the new capital city of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh.
Sean Boyle
Sean
Sean Boyle
Head of Real Estate and Workplace EMEATwitter
Tyler Goodwin
Tyler
Tyler Goodwin
CEOSeaforth Land
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.
Yotam Alroy
Yotam
Yotam Alroy
Founding Partner and CBOMindspace
Mr. Alroy co-founded Mindspace and currently serves as Chief of Business Development. Prior to co-founding Mindspace, Mr. Alroy was a Partner at AYRAD Investments, a single family office focused on high tech investments (2004-2013). He has also held senior business development roles at Roboteam (2013-2014) and SHL Telemedicine (2012-2013). Mr. Alroy is an alumni of the Israeli Defense Forces’ 8200 Intelligence Unit and holds a BA in law & business administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He resides in Tel Aviv with his wife and two children.

Plenary DiscussionsPlenary Discussions

Flexible Offices - Everybody wants in, but what does it take to join the clique?
Customer is King! Can understanding occupier trends secure us through the next downturn?
Operators - From co-working hype to creating sustainable & transparent partnerships

Breakout DiscussionsBreakout Discussions

Future Trends
  • Hospitality, Leisure & Offices - Who actually works these days?
  • Co-Working - Tired trend, can community and niche providers reignite the passion?
  • Proptech - Friend or foe?
  • Wellness - Fancy fad or a highly bankable asset?
  • Future Demands on Office Real Estate - New world of driverless, AI, millennial dominance; are all bets off?
  • Flex Operators - Any secret’s left?
Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Mixed Use & Large Scale - Only way to stay for investors’ to stay relevant?
  • Investor/Lender Strategies - Keep it niche or ready for mainstream liquidity?
  • Market Opportunities - Where are the bright spots?
  • Core Commercial Offices - Still sexy or just a safe haven for global wealth
  • Market Fragmentation vs Consolidation - Room for all, big and small?
  • Short Term Leases - Preferred darling but have we really understood the small print?

AgendaAgenda

November 19th, 2019
Close See complete schedule

15:00 | Registration & Networking

15:30 | Keynote

16:30 | Networking Break

17:00 | Talk Show Flexible Offices - Everybody wants in, but what does it take to join the clique?

18:00 - 19:00 | Networking Drinks

November 20th, 2019
Close See complete schedule

08:30 | Registration & Networking

09:30 | Talkshow Customer is King! Can understanding occupier trends secure us through the next downturn? 

10:30 | Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00 | Breakout Discussions

12:30 - 13:30 | Networking Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 | Talkshow Operators - From co-working hype to creating sustainable & transparent partnerships

14:30 - 15:00 | Networking Break

15:00 - 16:00 | Breakout Discussions

16:00 - 16:30 | Networking  Break

16:30 - 17:30 | Breakout  Discussions

17:30 - 18:15 | Farewell Drinks

Meet our exclusive format.

GRI has no speakers, no presentations. Instead, you have a selection of closed-door discussions where everyone can participate.
Much like a conversation in your own living room, the dynamic environment allows you to engage with your peers in an informal and collegial setting.
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
Head Conference Production - Europe
GRI Club
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Melina Peña
Melina Peña
Production Director
GRI Club
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5088
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty
Kirsty Stevens
Head Conference Production - EuropeGRI Club
Kirsty has seven year’s experience in conference production globally. Her previous role included Conference Producer for RICS, fostering events in Corporate Real Estate, Residential, Industrial and Regional Investments across UK, Middle East and Europe. Kirsty is passionate about industrial and logistics, residential alternatives, distressed Investing, as well as connecting investors and developers with focused discussions in her core markets of the UK and Europe.
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Melina Peña
Melina
Melina Peña
Production DirectorGRI Club

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Contributor sponsor
WeWork
Media Partner
IREI Americas
WeWork is now the fastest growing tenant in the world. WeWork provides entrepreneurs and small-medium businesses with amenities-filled workspace, and personalised support, services, benefits, infrastructure, and the flexibility they need to succeed.
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