GRI Residential Europe
GRI Residential Europe

GRI Residential Europe

November 2020
London, UK

Overview

Now in its 3rd year, GRI Residential Europe returns to unite Private Developers, Global Operators, REITs, Local Authorities, Debt Lenders, Private Equity and Institutional Investors for a series of collegial discussions to understand where the market is going to identify like minded peers in order to build relationships and business deals.

Under the theme of what’s stopping the scale up of build to rent residential becoming a Europe wide, institutionally recognised asset class, discussions will touch upon strategies for multifamily, student housing, care homes, lifestyle trends, JV’s and co-investing, price points, regional hotspots, counter cyclical trends and such others across all European markets.

2019 Discussions Included

Past discussions
PRS Rental Growth - Temporary institutional spike or newfound reality?
Co-chairs
Jérôme BerenzJérôme Berenz
Jill Xiaozhou JuJill Xiaozhou Ju
Jon HarleyJon Harley
Margaret SweeneyMargaret Sweeney
Stanislav KubacekStanislav Kubacek
Next Gen BTR - Communities, Planning, Placemaking, Brand or Services?
Co-chairs
Augusto MonteAugusto Monte
John van OostJohn van Oost
Kate FreerKate Freer
Richard CowellRichard Cowell
Salvatore LeggieroSalvatore Leggiero
Tom GoodallTom Goodall
Víctor Pérez AriasVíctor Pérez Arias
Raising Capital for Development - Insatiable appetite but where’s the debt and equity?
Co-chairs
Alejandro CanoAlejandro Cano
Andrea VanniAndrea Vanni
Gavin NeilanGavin Neilan
John DunkerleyJohn Dunkerley
Mark O’DonnellMark O’Donnell
Peter PlautPeter Plaut
Peter ShacalisPeter Shacalis
Co Living vs Student Housing - Blurry lines benefitting rental sustainability or better off apart?
Co-chairs
Brian WelshBrian Welsh
Carlo MattaCarlo Matta
Dominic ButlerDominic Butler
Franck LirzinFranck Lirzin
Gerald PaulmierGerald Paulmier
Philip SauerPhilip C. Sauer
Ravi SharmaRavi Sharma
PRS Rental Growth - Temporary institutional spike or newfound reality?
Jérôme Berenz
Jérôme Berenz
Head of Indirect Investments
Jérôme Berenz
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Chief Investment Officer
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jon Harley
Jon Harley
Director- Asset Management
Jon Harley
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board Director
Margaret Sweeney
Stanislav Kubacek
Stanislav Kubacek
Managing Director
Stanislav Kubacek
Jérôme Berenz
Jérôme
Jérôme Berenz
Head of Indirect InvestmentsJérôme Berenz
Germany
Jerome Berenz has joined Allianz Real Estate in 2007, as part of the team reshaping Allianz real estate business into a global platform. He held positions in Finance, Portfolio Management, Risk Management and Acquisitions. Since March 2018, he is Head of Indirect Investments and oversees indirect and joint ventures investments both on a global and paneuropean basis. Before joining Allianz, Jerome worked in consulting and in private banking. He is a CFA charterholder and a RICS member.
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Jill
Jill Xiaozhou Ju
Chief Investment OfficerJill Xiaozhou Ju
UK
Jill is the Chief Investment Officer at The Collective and member of the firm's Executive Committee. Jill is responsible for the firm’s fundraising, investment acquisitions, and strategic growth internationally. Jill joined The Collective in October 2017. Prior to The Collective she worked as Investment Director for Greystar Europe, where she sourced and managed a £1bn + student housing portfolio. Jill was also in charge of the company’s Asia growth strategy and investor relationships. Prior to Greystar, Jill worked for UBS Investment Bank on its Asia cross-border M&A team in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Jon Harley
Jon
Jon Harley
Director- Asset ManagementJon Harley
UK
Jon has over 15 years of real estate experience and has held roles in investment agency, asset management, and property asset management across a broad range of sectors. Jon joined Oxford’s Asset Management team in 2015, with responsibility for our City portfolio including assets such as MidCity Place, Watermark Place and London Wall Place. During the last 2 years he has moved to the BTR sector following the establishment of DOOR, a sector focussed co-investment platform with Delancey, which forms part of the Triangle JV, comprising DOOR, APG and Qatari Diar. Get Living are the JV’s operational partner. Jon works closely with these partners to deliver the strategy to build the UK’s pre-eminent residential rental platform.
Margaret Sweeney
Margaret
Margaret Sweeney
CEO & Board DirectorMargaret Sweeney
Ireland
Margaret is a Non-Executive Director of Dalata Hotel Group plc, Chair of the Dublin City University Business School Advisory Board & member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland. She has over 20 years of leadership experience including as Chief Executive of Dublin Airport Authority and Postbank Ireland as well as Director of Audit & Advisory services at KPMG. She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Chartered Director of IoD UK. She holds a First Class Hons Commerce Degree from the National University of Ireland Galway and was awarded the National University of Ireland Galway Alumni Award for Business Public Policy and Law in 2009. She was named Business & Finance’s Business Person of the Month May19
Stanislav Kubacek
Stanislav
Stanislav Kubacek
Managing DirectorStanislav Kubacek
UK
Sourcing and execution of residential investments in Europe. Formerly responsible for real estate investments at BXR Partners in Prague and in London. Prior to this, he was an investment banker in the Goldman Sachs’ European real estate team in London. Stan holds a master’s degree in Finance and Business Strategy from Sciences Po University in Paris.
Next Gen BTR - Communities, Planning, Placemaking, Brand or Services?
Richard Cowell will help plan this with other industries eg Ed Lister, they will launch a new book in the summer so lead this
Augusto Monte
Augusto Monte
Director, Commercialisation
Augusto Monte
John van Oost
John van Oost
Managing Partner
John van Oost
Kate Freer
Kate Freer
SVP Acquisitions and Asset Management
Kate Freer
Richard Cowell
Richard Cowell
Development Director, Inclusive Growth
Richard Cowell
Salvatore Leggiero
Salvatore Leggiero
Founder
Salvatore Leggiero
Tom Goodall
Tom Goodall
CEO, Tottenham Hale Redevelopment
Tom Goodall
Víctor Pérez Arias
Víctor Pérez Arias
CEO
Víctor Pérez Arias
Augusto Monte
Augusto
Augusto Monte
Director, CommercialisationAugusto Monte
Spain
Augusto Monte joined SDIN in January 2019. He is a professional with over 25 years' experience in the RE sector, and has worked in the most important RE companies in Spain, such as Inmobiliaria Osuna, Vertix Grupo Inmobiliaro, Solvia, Dospuntos, Neinor and Haya R.E. He has developed his career in business management, business development, marketing, sales and analysis. He is a tenured professor in the Master's degree of Laws degree from the University of Valencia, an MBA from the University CEU Cardenal Herrera, a Master's degree in Legal Practice for Lawyers from the University CEU Cardenal Herrera, and he is a RE Agent duly registered with the Ministry of Public Works. He is currently enrolled at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
John van Oost
John
John van Oost
Managing PartnerJohn van Oost
UK
John Van Oost is responsible for the overall investment management and fundraising at Fluxus Ventures. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Captiva Capital Management. John received a BS in Economics and an MBA from KU Leuven. He is also completing a MS in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
Kate Freer
Kate
Kate Freer
SVP Acquisitions and Asset ManagementKate Freer
UK
A Senior Vice President with 20 years’ real estate experience in institutions such as NHP Plc, Blackstone and now Realstar Group LLP. Involved in the acquisition of €4 billion assets over Europe in both none core and core asset classes and successful disposal of €2.7 billion of Assets. Lead the asset management and property management of over €2 billion of Assets and developed over €1bl of assets throughout Europe in her career to date. Kate enjoys creating value by managing the business plan from start to finish to maximise profit at every stage.
Richard Cowell
Richard
Richard Cowell
Development Director, Inclusive GrowthRichard Cowell
UK
Since 2008, Richard has played a central role in the delivery of the City's ambitious growth agenda. In his current role, he leads a portfolio of specialist functions; coordinating, developing and implementing a range of complex development projects and policy initiatives focused on accelerating development and investment actively across the City. Richard remains focused on the implementation of the strategic vision of the Big City Plan, which includes the Curzon HS2 Strategy.
Salvatore Leggiero
Salvatore
Salvatore Leggiero
FounderSalvatore Leggiero
Italy
Salvatore Leggiero, class of '65, is an entrepreneur with a passion for brick and real estate finance. He adores old palaces in the centers of Italian cities of art, that he transforms in new amazing buildings, especially hotels, able to produce cash flows forever.
Tom Goodall
Tom
Tom Goodall
CEO, Tottenham Hale RedevelopmentTom Goodall
UK
Tom joined Argent in 2012 and is the CEO of the Argent Related Tottenham Hale development, leading the team which will deliver over 1.2m sqft of development including over 1,000 new homes. Prior to this Tom was responsible for the residential product at the King’s Cross development including the delivery of the Gasholders apartments. Before joining Argent, Tom worked in project management consultancy and as a practising Architect on numerous large-scale mixed-use schemes including the Shard and the London 2012 Athlete’s Village. Tom is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and also sits on their Housing Group.
Víctor Pérez Arias
Víctor
Víctor Pérez Arias
CEOVíctor Pérez Arias
Spain
Consejero Delegado de ASG Homes. Previamente, desde enero de 2016, Victor ocupó el puesto de Managing Director de ASG Iberia. Antes de unirse a ASG, Víctor trabajó en CBRE España como Director de Optimización de Activos y Gestión del Desarrollo, y miembro no Ejecutivo del Consejo. Era responsable del análisis de las nuevas operaciones y la generación de nuevas inversiones "fuera de mercado" y activos con gestión y promoción. Antes de CBRE, Víctor fue Director General y miembro del Consejo de IDL Inverdolsa, grupo inmobiliario español con actividades de promoción, de inversión y construcción. Víctor ha estado involucrado en promociones por un valor de más de 500 millones de €. Comenzó su carrera en CBRE
Raising Capital for Development - Insatiable appetite but where’s the debt and equity?
Alejandro Cano
Alejandro Cano
Senior Vice President
Alejandro Cano
Andrea Vanni
Andrea Vanni
Partner
Andrea Vanni
Gavin Neilan
Gavin Neilan
Founding Partner
Gavin Neilan
John Dunkerley
John Dunkerley
Founder partner & CEO
John Dunkerley
Mark O’Donnell
Mark O’Donnell
CEO
Mark O’Donnell
Peter Plaut
Peter Plaut
Executive Director
Peter Plaut
Peter Shacalis
Peter Shacalis
Director
Peter Shacalis
Alejandro Cano
Alejandro
Alejandro Cano
Senior Vice PresidentAlejandro Cano
UK
Mr. Cano joined Oaktree in 2012 from Hellman & Friedman, LLC, where he served for over two years. Prior experience includes over two years as an associate in the Investment Banking TMT team at Goldman Sachs and two years as a senior fellow at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Cano holds a B.Sc./M.Sc. in telecom engineering and a B.Sc. in mathematics from Barcelona Tech and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is fluent in Spanish and Catalan.
Andrea Vanni
Andrea
Andrea Vanni
PartnerAndrea Vanni
UK
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.
Gavin Neilan
Gavin
Gavin Neilan
Founding PartnerGavin Neilan
UK
Gavin Neilan is a Founding Partner, Head of Investments and Member of the Investment Committee of Deutsche Finance International or DFI, a London based pan-European private equity investor with over €1.8bn AUM, which specialises in operational real estate. Gavin Neilan has 18 years’ of industry experience as a real estate business owner, investor, financier and lawyer. He has been involved in more than €5 billion of transactions and has extensive cross border expertise, having operated in over 30 markets across Europe, Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
John Dunkerley
John
John Dunkerley
Founder partner & CEOJohn Dunkerley
UK
John Dunkerley, is a founder of Apache Capital Partners and has over 25 years' experience in property and investment management. John is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and for a period of 12 years, John worked for Jones Lang Wootton and Fletcher King, specialising in UK wide investment before building London & Capital's expanding property division. In 2008, together with Richard Jackson, John established Apache Capital Partners, a business that is structured to take advantage of the current market conditions, specialising in investing on behalf of Middle Eastern investors into the UK. Apache Capital now manages in excess of £500m of assets with a pipeline which takes AUM to £1.4bn.
Mark O’Donnell
Mark
Mark O’Donnell
CEOMark O’Donnell
Ireland
Mark is the CEO of Richmond Homes, the Irish residential development business ofAvestus Capital Partners. Mark has been working in private equity and real estate since 2000. He is vastly experienced in sourcing, underwriting and structuring real estate and debt-related investments, as well as capital-raising and investor relations. Since 2013, Mark has focused exclusively on residential development in Ireland and in that time Mark has led the growth of Richmond Homes into one of the most active housing and apartment developers in the Irish market operating in both the owner-occupier and PRS markets.  Mark is a Commerce graduate of University College Dublin, a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute.
Peter Plaut
Peter
Peter Plaut
Executive DirectorPeter Plaut
UK
Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including specializing in real estate across the residential, office and hotel and hospitality sectors. Minimum transaction size is $100mm to well over $1 billion. Mr. Plaut is consistently recognized as a leader in the industry. Among his many achievements and awards, he was ranked as one of the Top 20 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds during the 2008 financial crisis –a recognition of his ability to manage through crisis and create positive investment opportunities in all environments.
Peter Shacalis
Peter
Peter Shacalis
DirectorPeter Shacalis
UK
 
Co Living vs Student Housing - Blurry lines benefitting rental sustainability or better off apart?
Brian Welsh
Brian Welsh
CEO
Brian Welsh
Carlo Matta
Carlo Matta
Head of Europe
Carlo Matta
Dominic Butler
Dominic Butler
UK Investment Director
Dominic Butler
Franck Lirzin
Franck Lirzin
Executive Director Residential
Franck Lirzin
Gerald Paulmier
Gerald Paulmier
President and Founder
Gerald Paulmier
Philip Sauer
Philip Sauer
Managing Director
Philip C. Sauer
Ravi Sharma
Ravi Sharma
CEO
Ravi Sharma
Brian Welsh
Brian
Brian Welsh
CEOBrian Welsh
UK
Brian Welsh has over 14 years’ experience in the student accommodation and private rental sector markets. He has been responsible for the development and management of over 50,000 beds globally. Brian assumed the role of CEO of Nido Student in October 2017. Within this time, he has overseen the expansion of the portfolio from 2,000 to a pipeline of over 20,000 beds. Prior to joining Nido, Brian was Head of Operational Management at Liberty Living plc and then assumed the role of COO of Threesixty Developments and The Student Housing Company, where he oversaw the acquisition and delivery of over 17,100 beds across Europe, breaking into new PRS markets which have since become established, in particular Ireland and Spain.
Carlo Matta
Carlo
Carlo Matta
Head of EuropeCarlo Matta
UK
Carlo heads the CA Ventures’ European platform and he is responsible for all development activity, acquisitions and operations in the region. Prior to that he had set-up and served as CEO for Actis London development platform in West Africa where he developed $500m of commercial class A assets. Between 2002 and 2010, he spent eight years as MD with Hines Europe. His time with Hines included responsibilities for the development of large mix-use scheme Porta Nuova in Milan, the pan-European Hines European Development Fund and the Hines CalPERS Spain Fund. He is a registered architect, graduated from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin
Dominic Butler
Dominic
Dominic Butler
UK Investment DirectorDominic Butler
UK
Dom is responsible for sourcing and executing deals, attracting and managing capital relationships, and leads the team in London. Dom joined The Collective in March 2018, prior to which he held positions and at Queensgate Investments LLP and Nabarro LLP.
Franck Lirzin
Franck
Franck Lirzin
Executive Director ResidentialFranck Lirzin
France
A Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines graduate, Franck Lirzin has held various positions with the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. His career path since 2006 has taken him to the cabinet of the French Minister for Economic Affairs, Emmanuel Macron. Previously Deputy Chief of Staff for the French Secretary of State for Industry, Digital and Innovation, Franck joined Gecina as Executive Director Residential in 2017.
Gerald Paulmier
Gerald
Gerald Paulmier
President and FounderGerald Paulmier
France
Gerald Paulmier is an entrepreneur in real estate and real estate related services. He moved to real estate advisory in 2008 after working in high tech industrial sectors in product and service development, in the USA, Finland, UK, France. He first worked in the hospitality, student and senior housing sectors leading to deals such as the off-market acquisition of an office bloc with hotel permit for 150+ rooms on avenue des Champs Elysées and the signature of two forward leases totalling 250+ rooms in Paris IM. He acquired in 2014 a regional flat-share operating company aiming to scale-up its shared and community living offer and created GNC. Today, GNC has a pipeline of 1.000 beds.
Philip Sauer
Philip
Philip Sauer
Managing DirectorPhilip C. Sauer
UK
Philip C. Sauer is a real estate professional with 20 years of experience in European real estate transaction. He holds a Master in Real Estate Investment & Finance from the European Business School in Germany. As Managing Director of a 80 year-old Real Estate Investment firm he is responsible for investments in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and Spain with focus on Residential Real Estate.
Ravi Sharma
Ravi
Ravi Sharma
CEORavi Sharma
UK
Ravi is CEO and Founder of Respublica. Respublica is a vertically integrated developer and operator of hybrid BTR and Co Living assets that deliver member's convenience, value, and community at scale. They have 1000 apartments in development with a plan to grow to 10,000 over the next decade.

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