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Portugal GRI

A get-together of senior investors, lenders and developers active in the Portuguese real estate market

21st - 22nd September

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Jonatas SzkurnikUnited KingdomJulio LuzPortugalTiago Violas FerreiraPortugalHugo Santos FerreiraPortugalCarlos MalagoniPortugalPedro VicentePortugalNuno CoelhoPortugalJosé Ignacio Tramuns PladellorensSpain + 22
Ludwig Menke
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Ludwig Menke
Production ManagerGRI Club
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Production Manager at GRI Club. My job is to connect top investors, developers, banks, consultants, lawyers, and other Real Estate players and executives to GRI meetings and events that I produce in Brazil, Portugal and USA. International Relations and Affairs Analyst and Economist at Faculdades de Campinas (FACAMP). Study abroad in France at ICN Business School with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Program).
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Senior Director RE Europe & Head of RE IberiaGRI Club
Thiago is part of the GRI senior management team in Europe and is responsible for the day-to-day run of the GRI Europe department with key responsibilities to manage and build deep relationships with C-levels executives active in Europe.
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Portugal GRI is a gathering in Lisbon for senior investors, lenders and developers active in the Portuguese and European real estate market.

Much like a conversation in your own living room, these discussions’ exclusive format allows you to interact and engage freely among peers. Find the right partners for your business, build valuable relationships, and keep the conversation going.

Discussions

Discussions

Capital Flows
Local JVs the future or little equity to play? 

Lending & Capital Transactions
Low liquidity, how to remain competitive in the recovery?

NPLs & Distressed Opportunities
Bargains here or still waiting for the bottom?

Future Offices
Still resilient or post COVID demand shuffle?

Hospitality
Distressed wave or recovery possible through acquisitions?

Local Investments & Urban Agenda
Underwriting risks, are all parties aligned?

Retail & Logistics
Reimagine physical stores or reinvent landlord/tenant partnerships?

Living Segments
Fundamentals never better or pricing not matching demand? 
 

Timetable

Tuesday, September 21st 2021
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05:30pm - 07:00pm
2021 Portugal Real Estate Outlook
  • Global & Local Macro Economic Snapshot
  • Dealflow & Opportunities - What can be expected in 2021 and how are players adapting their strategies?
  • Key Investments - What are vital growth indicators in the long term? 
  • Gov, Fiscal & Private Investments Reopening Portugal
Wednesday, September 22nd 2021
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09:30am - 10:30am

Capital Flows
Local JVs the future or little equity to play? 

  • Equity Partners & Foreign Capital into Portugal - What can we expect?
  • Investment Risk Profiles - Mapping where to find value and yields, core, spec dev or value add?
  • Capital Flows - Are JVs with domestic investors the future?
  • Resilient Portfolios -Diversifying asset classes, locations & risk levels 
  • How Can Portugal Remain Competitive to Attract and Retain International Capital?
11:00am - 12:00pm

Lending & Capital Transactions
Low liquidity, how to remain competitive in the recovery?

  • Assessing Responses to Liquidity & Available Short, Medium & Long Term Reliefs
  • Rising Capital and Financial Costs - Seeing more conservative approaches, or lack of alternative funding?
  • Which asset classes are lenders still looking at? Which are high risk?
  • Under Pressure - Dealing better when compared to the last GFC?

NPLs & Distressed Opportunities
Bargains here or still waiting for the bottom?

  • Short, Medium and Long-term - What are the main buying opportunities?
  • NPLs - Bargains already or waiting to hit the bottom? 
  • Which asset classes to look at?
  • Local vs International Buyers - Who’s in the driving seat?
12:30pm - 01:30pm

Future Offices
Still resilient or post COVID demand shuffle?

  • The Great 'De-Densification’- Pre and post COVID trends on demands for workspace
  • Workplace Environment - How should spaces be viewed in the new normal?
  • Asset Strategies - How Portugal investors are seeing offices in pandemic post-recovery? 
  • Urban Development - How to readjust the urban spaces toward secondary cities? 

Hospitality
Distressed wave or recovery possible through acquisitions?

  • Demand Shifts - What new approaches are being used? 
  • New Acquisitions - New opportunities rising in the market? 
  • Portfolio Strategy Adjustments - What permanent changes have impacted the segment and how will portfolios be repositioned in the future? 
  • Regaining Trust - What customer acquisition and marketing solutions are being implemented to regain tourists and travelers trust? 
02:30pm - 03:30pm

Local Investments & Urban Agenda
Underwriting risks, are all parties aligned?

  • Portugal Investments & Repositioning of Assets - What movements to expect in licensing & planning? 
  • Permanent Changes - What trends are here to stay and which are transitory?
  • How Will Asset Occupancy, Prices, Rents, Value & Yields Play Out?
  • Shift in Favourable Assets - What transitory changes can we expect and which ones are going to prevail in portfolios?
  • What Will Be The Role Of Main and Secondary Cities To Attract RE Investments and Developments?
  • What Policies, Incentives & Support Would Improve Private Sector Confidence For RE? 
04:00pm - 05:00pm

Retail & Logistics
Reimagine physical stores or reinvent landlord/tenant partnerships?

  • Rapid Transformation - How to attract and retain customers?
  • Reimagining Physical Stores - What’s the right mix between traditional vs fulfillment centers and e-commerce?
  • Landlord/Tenants Relationships - What to consider when rethinking leases, rent, turnover & values?
  • Hitting The Bottom - When to expect buying distressed assets opportunities?

Living Segments
Fundamentals never better or pricing not matching demand? 
 

  • What To Expect From Future Demand?
  • BTR & BTS - Construction activity and development highlights
  • Affordable Housing And Government Initiatives - A "Risk Free" Option?
  • Development Deals & Construction Costs - Pricing local market out?
  • Alternative Resi - Operator, developer and investor partnerships driving innovative portfolio strategies?  
Participants from past editions

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.

Portugal Advisory Board Members

Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
by Urbania
Alberto López Balbas
http://www.urbaniainternational.com
Madrid | Spain
Urbania is a privately-owned real estate investment, development and management company with projects valued at over 1€ billion. Operating in Spain and Brasil, with offices in Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza and Fortaleza, and with more than 100 professional staff, their main lines of business include land bank, residential developments, student housing (through the Syllabus brand), co-working spaces (through the Monday brand) and build-to-rent projects.
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
ASG Iberia Advisors
Brian Betel
http://www.activumsg.com
http://www.activumsg.com
+34 917 37 58 55
Madrid | Spain
Activum IberiaSG invests in niche value add commercial real estate include shopping center and hotel repositioning and residential development opportunities, enhancing assets through hands-on management.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner
Grupo Azora
Cristina García-Peri
http://www.azora.es/
http://www.azora.es/
+34 913 106 370
Madrid | Spain
PE investment and Asset Management Is an independent asset manager, based in Spain, which has raised over €3.7Bn of capital since its inception in 2003. Azora invests in real assets across Europe and has a special focus on hospitality, rented residential
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Executive Vice President
APPII
Hugo Santos Ferreira
http://www.appii.pt/
http://www.appii.pt/
+351 21 387 77 49
Lisbon | Portugal
APPII represents the biggest cluster of the most significant companies with activity in the Portuguese RE Industry, such as leading development and investment companies, funds and listed companies, all asset class operators, as well as hoteliers.
João Carlos Lelis
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund Management
Sonae Sierra
João Carlos Lelis
http://www.sonaesierra.com/
Lisboa | Portugal
We develop, manage and invest in sustainable assets and provide investment, architecture & engineering and property management services for clients in geographies as diverse as Europe, South America, North Africa and Asia, while creating shared value for our business and society.
João Cristina
João Cristina
Country Manager
Merlin Properties
João Cristina
http://www.merlinproperties.com/
Madrid | Spain
MERLIN Properties SOCIMI S.A. is one of the leading RE company (Ibex 35) focused on the acquisition & management of CRE assets in Iberia.
João Pita
João Pita
Vice President - Development Management
Round Hill Capital
João Pita
http://roundhillcapital.com/
Madrid | Spain
Round Hill Capital was founded in 2002 and is a Pan-European real estate Investor and Asset Manager.
João Sousa
João Sousa
CEO/Founder
JPS Group
João Sousa
http://www.jpsgroup.pt/
http://www.jpsgroup.pt/
+351 217 581 055
Lisboa | Portugal
JPS GROUP has a multidisciplinary structure, capable of providing the needs for profitability of real estate assets under management.We develop projects in solid business models, with the purpose of creating sustainable and innovative profits. We have a highly qualify team, composed by more than 70 people, who work daily to achieve the levels of excellence in their projects. JPS GROUP’ integrated concept allows the company to achieve competitive values, without compromising high quality.
José Cardoso Botelho
José Cardoso Botelho
Managing Director
Vanguard Properties
José Cardoso Botelho
https://www.vangproperties.com/en/about-us/
Lisbon | Portugal
Vanguard Properties is a leading real estate developer mainly dedicated to residential and touristic projects located in Portugal.
Miguel França Santana
Miguel França Santana
Board Member
Fidelidade
Miguel França Santana
https://www.fidelidade.pt/PT/particulares/Habitacao/Paginas/multirriscoshabitacao.aspx
Lisboa | Portugal
Fidelidade Property Europe is the real estate arm of the Fidelidade Insurance Company Group. We invest in Portugal and worldwide, assuring the management of Fidelidade’s real estate portfolio.
Paulo Barradas
Paulo Barradas
MD, Head of M&A and Investor Relations
Norfin
Paulo Barradas
http://
http://
+351 21 799 4900
Lisbon | Portugal
Fundada em 1999, sedeada em Portugal, a Norfin é hoje uma referência na gestão de investimentos imobiliários. Gerimos aproximadamente EUR 1.500 milhões de ativos.
Paulo Loureiro
Paulo Loureiro
CEO
Bondstone
Paulo Loureiro
http://www.bondstone.com/
Lisbon | Portugal
Bondstone is a private equity real estate investment and asset management firm focused on the Portuguese market, investing across select asset classes and investment styles. With offices in Lisbon, Porto and London, Bondstone designs and implements bespoke strategic or transactional partnerships for institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals, seeking a reputable local partner to pursue real estate opportunities in Portugal.
Pedro Coelho
Pedro Coelho
Chairman
Square Asset Management
Pedro Coelho
http://www.squaream.pt
http://www.squaream.pt
+351 213 808 290
Lisbon | Portugal
SQUARE is one of the largest Real Estate Asset Management and Consulting Group in Portugal. Our 16 successful years let us proudly state that we are the only independent management company managing Open-ended Real Estate Investment Funds and the 1st contracted by large Portuguese financial groups. Our experience granted us 11% of market share and 1,4 Billion euros of assets under management*. SQUARE A.M. specializes in 3 different areas: Income Funds, Distressed Asset Funds and other vehicles.
Pedro Seabra
Pedro Seabra
Partner
Explorer Investments
Pedro Seabra
http://www.explorerinvestments.com/
Lisbon | Portugal
Explorer is Portugal’s leading independent management firm for Private Equity across different asset classes. Explorer currently manages and advises over 1.3BN€ in assets across 4 Business Areas: Private Equity, Growth Capital, Real Estate and Tourism.
Pedro Silveira
Pedro Silveira
Chairman
SIL Grupo
Pedro Silveira
http://www.sil.pt
http://www.sil.pt
+351 210 124 500
Lisbon | Portugal
The SIL Group is a consortium of several independent companies, complementary to each other and often working in collaboration. The SIL Group has over 60 years experience in the Portuguese real estate sector.
Pedro Vicente
Pedro Vicente
Board Member
Habitat Invest
Pedro Vicente
http://www.habitatinvest.pt/
Lisbon | Portugal
Habitat Invest is a private real estate investment company founded in 2004. A One-stop-shop, which accompanies all stages of the project, from the identification of opportunities and negotiation to rehabilitation, sale & leasing.
Volkert Reig
Volkert Reig
General Director
GNB Real Estate
Volkert Reig
http://www.gnbre.pt/
Lisboa | Portugal
Grupo Novo Banco Real Estate is a top-tier, leading real estate fund manager in Portugal, founded in 1992, duly registered and supervised by CMVM and Banco de Portugal, and consistently the largest and most relevant firms in the industry.
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.
Brian Betel
Brian
Brian Betel
ASG Iberia Advisors
Spain
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina
Cristina García-Peri
Managing PartnerGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group. Prior to joining Azora in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment- banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions across M&A and Equity Capital Markets, and for 10 year, she was Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA as well as Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. Cristina holds a bachelor degree in Economics from ICADE (Spain) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA).
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Hugo
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Executive Vice PresidentAPPII
Portugal
Hugo Santos Ferreira is the Executive Vice President of APPII – the Portuguese Association of Real Estate Developers and Investors and Director of the Portuguese Confederation of the Construction and Real Estate Sector. Hugo is also an Advisory Board Member of SIL – the Portuguese Real Estate Exhibition and of the Portuguese Green Business Week – Smart Cities Summit. Hugo has a Law Degree and a Master in Public & Administrative Law from the Portuguese Catholic University and was a Real Estate Lawyer at the Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas for almost 10 years up until 2014. He is also the author of several opinion articles and chronicles in the main magazines and newspapers in Iberia and other Southern European Countries.
João Carlos Lelis
João
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund ManagementSonae Sierra
Portugal
João Lélis joined Sonae Sierra in 2004 as an investment analyst, later becoming Director of the Fund Management business. As member of the executive team, current responsibilities include management of the real estate funds co-owned by Sonae Sierra, of the direct investments outside Iberia and transaction support. Prior to Sonae Sierra, João was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and also with Arthur Andersen. João completed the INSEAD – Advanced Management Programme in 2018 and the INSEAD - International Executive Programme in 2010. He also holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management (2002) and a BS in Management from Faculdade de Economia do Porto (1997).
João Cristina
João
João Cristina
Country ManagerMerlin Properties
Portugal
João Cristina is the Portugal Director of Merlin Properties since 1 January 2018. From 2006 until that time, he held Investment Management positions at Rockspring PIM and Orion Capital Managers, all based in Madrid. He returned to Portugal, during 2014, to assume the General Manager role in SILCOGE, a leading Portuguese real estate company. He studied Finance at ISCTE and has an MBA from IE -Instituto de Empresa. Joao Specialized in acquisitions and asset management throughout the Iberian Peninsula, where he has more than 12 years’ experience. Over the last year, João has focused on increasing Merlin’s footprint in the Portuguese real estate market (acquisitions) while improving present occupational levels of the portfolio asset management
João Pita
João
João Pita
Vice President - Development ManagementRound Hill Capital
Portugal
João is a Vice President at Round Hill Capital and has over fifteen years of experience in the real estate space. He is responsible for RHC’s activity in the Portuguese market. Prior to joining Round Hill Capital in 2018, João worked for Teixeira Duarte, where he was involved in multiple platforms, sourcing and developing over 5 million square feet of commercial, residential and mixed used opportunities in Portugal and Africa. João started his career working as a project manager, helping to bring forward a 1.5 million square feet of residential and office schemes in Lisbon. He holds a combined MSc in Civil Engineering and is a member of the Portuguese Chamber of Chartered Engineers.”
João Sousa
João
João Sousa
CEO/FounderJPS Group
Portugal
Formado em Direito, pela Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, o CEO da JPS GROUP, Dr. João Sousa, iniciou o seu percurso profissional aos 23 anos, na área empresarial e dos negócios. Foi com estes primeiros passos e contacto com o mundo profissional, que soube que exercer Direito não era uma opção e decidiu enveredar pela área à qual se estava a dedicar com tanto afinco. Como tal, começou a fazer o seu percurso na consultoria de investimento financeiro e imobiliário, percurso esse que veio, mais tarde, a dar origem à fundação da JPS GROUP. Um dos períodos de tempo deste percurso foi passado no estrangeiro, em múltiplos negócios em África, pelos países da América do Sul e na Ásia.
José Cardoso Botelho
José
José Cardoso Botelho
Managing DirectorVanguard Properties
Portugal
Experienced investor in Real Estate. Since the end of 2015, focused in the setup and management of Vanguard Properties, a leading developer, focused on residential and touristic projects. Currently the group has 16 projects under development located in Lisbon, Oeiras, Comporta and Algarve. Vanguard’s is currently leading the consortia that will acquire the real estate funds of Comporta Investment Fund. Since 1988, José has been involved in multiple ventures notably in retail, real estate, technology (software, heading systems, medical, etc.). Significant expertise in Real Estate, Funding, Negotiation and Venture Capital. Undergraduate in Management with expertise in Finances. MBA in International Management.
Miguel França Santana
Miguel
Miguel França Santana
Board MemberFidelidade
Portugal
He graduated in Civil Engineering from IST, Lisbon in 1988 and started his career at Proman, Centro de Estudos e Projectos, SA, in the Structural Design Department, with special emphasis on participation in the stability projects at Quinta de Carvalhais of Metro Rotunda II, cold storage centers in the Azores. Among many other residential and industrial projects design. Recently, he has been a member of Hagen Imobiliária SA Board for approximately 2 years. Currently and for the last 6 years he is Board Member of Fidelidade Property Europe, SA.,  a company 100 % held by Fidelidade Companhia de Seguros, managing all Real Estate Investments of the Insurance Group.
Paulo Barradas
Paulo
Paulo Barradas
MD, Head of M&A and Investor RelationsNorfin
Portugal
Paulo Barradas is a Managing Director at Norfin SGFII and heads the M&A and investor relations department. He has more than 22 years of experience in the international investment banking industry, of which the last 6 years in London as Head of M&A at Haitong Bank. Prior to that, he was Head of M&A for Energy and Infrastructure and Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Espírito Santo Investment Bank.
Paulo Loureiro
Paulo
Paulo Loureiro
CEOBondstone
Portugal
Paulo Loureiro is the Founder and CEO of Bondstone. He was formerly the Managing Partner of Louvre Capital, a real estate developer focused on high-end residential projects. Since 2016, Paulo has structured real estate projects representing an investment of more than €100 million in Portugal. Prior to founding Louvre Capital and Bondstone, Paulo was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He started his career with Schlumberger, spending six years in Argentina and Brazil holding various operational and management positions. Paulo received his MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds a Master of Science degree majoring in Maths and Physics.
Pedro Coelho
Pedro
Pedro Coelho
ChairmanSquare Asset Management
Portugal
55 years, married 2 sons From 2002 - 2017 Square Asset Management - Partner; 1,5 Billion under management in all sectors for retail and institutional clients : Managing the highest Portuguese performance balanced portfolio over the last 8 years in a row according to MSCI/IPD; from 1990 - 2000 ESAF Espírito Santo Activos Financeiros SGPS - Real Estate Managing Director Investments: Portugal, Brazil, Russia.
Pedro Seabra
Pedro
Pedro Seabra
PartnerExplorer Investments
Portugal
Joined Explorer in 2012 and currently is the Partner in the Real Estate Business Area. He worked at CBRE in Madrid in 1987 and opened the Portuguese office in 1988, leading it until 2012. Pedro has a degree in Systems Engineering from Instituto Superior de Matemáticas Aplicadas and a master in Finance and Company Financial Management from ISCTE-INDEG. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and appraiser certified by the CMVM.
Pedro Silveira
Pedro
Pedro Silveira
ChairmanSIL Grupo
Portugal
Pedro Silveria is the chairman of SILCOGE, Group SIL's main development company, was founded in 1949. SILCOGE is currently developing over 250000 sqm of property in greater Lisbon area
Pedro Vicente
Pedro
Pedro Vicente
Board MemberHabitat Invest
Portugal
Pedro Vicente is a board member at Habitat Invest, overseeing the BBB, sales, marketing, business development and operations departments at the company. He has developed his activity at the real estate industry as head of legal and marketing and asset manager of a state-owned company- EPUL. He evolved to Level Constellation, a Chinese real estate fund from Shanghai, operating in Portugal. He is the co-founder of the Portuguese Institute for Corporate Governance and member of the advisory committee. Habitat Invest is privately-held and an independent real estate investment company, founded in 2004, with investments in urban rehabilitation and new born projects. Projects underway in 2020 represent an investment greater than €300 million.
Volkert Reig
Volkert
Volkert Reig
General DirectorGNB Real Estate
Portugal
Volkert is presently President of the Board of Directors of Novo Banco Real Estate and has over twenty years of international experience in M&A, private equity and real estate. Prior to joining Grupo Novo Banco (GNB), Mr. Reig served as a Managing Director for Hudson Advisors. Mr. Reig Schmidt has a Master in Law from the Universidad San Pablo CEU and is admitted to practice in the Madrid Bar Association. Volkert is fluent in Spanish, German and English and has a basic knowledge of French and Portuguese.

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