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Portugal GRI

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

20th - 21st September

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Tentative Program

Discussions

Innovative Housing and Living Models

What are the main challenges on asset operation?

Co-chairs
Bruno LoboS+A Capital
João PitaRound Hill Capital
Nuno Torcatoby Urbania
Paulo BarradasNorfin
Tiago EiróEastbanc

Golden Visa

What are the main challenges of Portugal's top investment destinations?

Co-chairs
Diogo Ivo CruzInvest Lisboa
Katja PazelskayaBlue Tagus
Rita MarquesSecretaria de Estado do Turismo de Portugal

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

Co-chairs
Alberto López Balbasby Urbania
Carlos AndradeNovo Banco
Christopher HütwohlCorestate Capital Advisors
Gauthier RenaudOrion Capital Managers
Jonatas SzkurnikPatron Capital Partners
Miguel LainezCale Street Partners
Nicolas GoffinBesix Red
Paulo LoureiroBondstone
Thomas KottmannMespil

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

Co-chairs
Edward MillerHenderson Park
Javier Beltrán de MiguelCG Capital Europe
José AraújoMillennium
José Ignacio Tramuns PladellorensBanco Sabadell
Juan Gómez VegaDeutsche Finance International

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

Co-chairs
João BugalhoWhitestar Asset Solutions
Nuno AntunesHipoGes Iberia S.L.
Pedro CoutinhoBanco de Investimento Global
Tiago BrandaoIncus Capital
Vicente LeitãoKeys Asset Management
Volkert ReigGNB Real Estate

Future Offices
Still resilient or post COVID demand shuffle?

Co-chairs
Alexandre SantosEstamo
André AlmeidaBraamcamp 119
João TinocoThe Edge Group
László VargaHeden Coworking
Miguel França SantanaFidelidade
Rui AlegreINOGI Asset Management
Tiago Violas FerreiraViolas Ferreira

Hospitality
Distressed wave or recovery possible through acquisitions?

Co-chairs
Eduardo Boveda DamboreneaVictoria Asset Management
Jesús Abellán GómezArum Group
Julio DelgadoQuinta da Ombria
Manuel ClimentPalladium
Miguel SousaQuinta do Lago
Nuno AlvesTurismo de Portugal
Pedro SeabraExplorer Investments
Rui CoelhoWelcome Hospitality Management
Thomas BonettiDurendal Ventures

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

Co-chairs
Guilherme VialleMVPAR
Hugo LimaLucios
João VarguesCâmara Municipal de Faro
Miguel LuzCâmara Municipal de Cascais
Miguel Ribeiro AguiarAccure
Nuno CoelhoNCP Realty
Pedro GonçalvesEiffage Immobilier - Portugal
Ricardo ValenteCâmara Municipal do Porto
Telmo CarriçoLegendre

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

Co-chairs
João Carlos LelisSonae Sierra
João CristinaMerlin Properties
Paul CoelhoLurra Capital

Residential

Fundamentals never better or pricing not matching demand? 

 

Co-chairs
Cristóbal de CastroAlbatross Capital
Francisco CarmonaVía Célere
João SousaJPS Group
José Cardoso BotelhoVanguard Properties
Julio LuzRio Capital
Miguel CabritaMexto
Pedro Carrilho de Almeida SanchesNoronha Sanches
Pedro SilveiraSIL Grupo
Pedro VicenteHabitat Invest
Rami MoughabghabVivium Properties

Innovative Housing and Living Models

What are the main challenges on asset operation?

  • How the demand for innovative housing models was impacted in 2021?
  • Co-Living, Built-to-Rent, and Student Housing - What are the main challenges for the growth of these models in Portugal?
  • Expansion - How to stand out in the main urban centers?
  • Asset operation - Institutionalization and active management are the main highlights?
  • Alternative Resi - Operator, developer and investor partnerships driving innovative portfolio strategies?
Bruno Lobo
Bruno Lobo
Managing Partner
S+A Capital
João Pita
João Pita
Vice President - Development Management
Round Hill Capital
Nuno Torcato
Nuno Torcato
by Urbania
Paulo Barradas
Paulo Barradas
MD, Head of M&A and Investor Relations
Norfin
Tiago Eiró
Tiago Eiró
CEO
Eastbanc
Bruno Lobo
Bruno Lobo
Managing PartnerS+A Capital
Portugal
Bruno Lobo is the co-founder and managing partner of S+A Capital, where he leads the strategic direction of the company, the sourcing and structuring of new deals and oversees its investment activities. Bruno Lobo started his career in New York as an associate with the global real estate group of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM). He was then a founding director of AshmoreAvenida, based in New York focused on ground-up urban development projects in key markets of Latin America, majority own by the Ashmore Group plc (LSE: ASHM). He was then the Director of Real Estate for AECOM Capital, the investment and development arm of AECOM (NYSE: ACM). Bruno Lobo holds a PhD from Columbia University in NYC and an MArch from the T.U of Lisbon.
João Pita
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.”
Paulo Barradas
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.
Tiago Eiró
Tiago Eiró
CEOEastbanc
Portugal
Tiago is the CEO of EastBanc Portugal, having an extensive history working in the commercial real estate industry in different geographies, with Focus on Development. Skilled in Expansion, Negotiation, Business Planning, Leasing, Development, and Asset Management. Strong sales professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business and an Industrial Management Engineer degree from Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST).

Golden Visa

What are the main challenges of Portugal's top investment destinations?

  • Portugal's Investment Strategies for Global Investors - Europe’s safe haven?
  • Resilience - Investment activity & fundamentals still outperform? 
  • Property Investment - Competitive and exceeding other asset classes?
  • Future Highlights - What to look forward in 2022? 
Diogo Ivo Cruz
Diogo Ivo Cruz
Project Director
Invest Lisboa
Katja Pazelskaya
Katja Pazelskaya
Founder/Managing Director
Blue Tagus
Rita Marques
Rita Marques
Secretária de Estado do Turismo
Secretaria de Estado do Turismo de Portugal
Diogo Ivo Cruz
Diogo Ivo Cruz
Project DirectorInvest Lisboa
Portugal
Diogo Ivo Cruz is Project Director and acting Executive Director at Invest Lisboa, Lisbon’s Investment Promotion Agency.

MSc in Integrated Environmental Studies by University of Southampton and MBA by AESE Business School, Diogo has been deeply involved at the promotion of Lisbon as an investment destination and supporting investors throughout the decision-making process, by identifying investment oportunities, offering advice, providing information, promoting partnerships, and enabling projects.
Katja Pazelskaya
Katja Pazelskaya
Founder/Managing DirectorBlue Tagus
Portugal
With over a decade of experience in successful implementation of funding and capital solutions, investor relations and European regulatory framework development. Based in Europe, she was an Executive Director at ABN AMRO, overseeing €120 billion real estate loan book and managing secured funding efforts for the bank internationally. Katja has worked on number of projects involving restructuring, nationalisation and the mergers in the banking sector , established new funding programs in Europe, US and Asia. She was a member of the Master of Finance supervisory committee and a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. Katja’s degree is in Economics and she completed a management program at INSEAD business school in Singapore and France
Rita Marques
Rita Marques
Secretária de Estado do TurismoSecretaria de Estado do Turismo de Portugal
Portugal
Rita Baptista Marques nasceu no Porto, em 1975. Licenciada (1998) e Mestre (2000) em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e de Computadores pela Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, possui um MBA (2007) pela University of Southern California, além de diversos programas de alta direção para executivos em Liderança pelos Instituto de Empresa (2018), London Business School (2017), e University of Texas at Austin (2016). Tem desenvolvido diversos trabalhos de consultoria com entidades públicas e privadas na área da Inovação, Financiamento Público, Internacionalização e Investimento Direto Estrangeiro.

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?
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
by Urbania
Carlos Andrade
Carlos Andrade
Chief Economist
Novo Banco
Christopher Hütwohl
Christopher Hütwohl
Managing Director
Corestate Capital Advisors
Gauthier Renaud
Gauthier Renaud
Investment Director, Spain and Portugal
Orion Capital Managers
Jonatas Szkurnik
Jonatas Szkurnik
Patron Capital Partners
Miguel Lainez
Miguel Lainez
Principal
Cale Street Partners
Nicolas Goffin
Nicolas Goffin
Head of Portugal
Besix Red
Paulo Loureiro
Paulo Loureiro
CEO
Bondstone
Thomas Kottmann
Thomas Kottmann
Exec Board Member & Head of Investor Rel
Mespil
Alberto López Balbas
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.
Carlos Andrade
Carlos Andrade
Chief EconomistNovo Banco
Portugal
Christopher Hütwohl
Christopher Hütwohl
Managing DirectorCorestate Capital Advisors
Spain
Christopher Hütwohl has covered management positions in project development, asset management and investment management and was regional manager Southern Europe for Germany’s leading real estate funds from 2002 - 2014. He has headed many benchmark operations throughout Europe in the volume of more than 3bn. Euros. His former engagements include: Commerzbank AG (1995 - 2000), Fraport AG (Frankfurt Airport Authority) (2000 - 2002), Commerz Real AG (2002 - 2008), Deka Immobilien GmbH (2008 - 2014)
Gauthier Renaud
Gauthier Renaud
Investment Director, Spain and PortugalOrion Capital Managers
United Kingdom
Jonatas Szkurnik
Jonatas Szkurnik
Patron Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Miguel Lainez
Miguel Lainez
PrincipalCale Street Partners
United Kingdom
Miguel Lainez is a Principal at Cale Street Partners, a real estate investment and finance firm focused on Western Europe and North America. Since its inception in 2014 Cale Street has raised €3.6 bn from a single sovereign wealth investor and has provided innovative structured debt and/or equity capital solutions to investors, operators and developers in 8 countries across nearly every major real estate asset class. Before joining Cale Street, Miguel was a member of Goldman Sachs EMEA Real Estate and Leisure M&A team.
Nicolas Goffin
Nicolas Goffin
Head of PortugalBesix Red
Portugal
Nicolas Goffin joined BESIX RED in 2015 as Project Manager based in Brussels. After successfully leading and delivering several projects domestically and abroad, Nicolas was promoted to Head of Portugal in late 2018. In 2020, he moved to Lisbon where he opened the first-ever Portuguese branch of BESIX RED in downtown Lisbon. Nicolas and his team are currently heading two projects, DUUO, a residential complex of 280 apartments over two buildings at Praça de Espanha and Parque Oriente, a multi-use project with over 43,000 m2. Prior to joining BESIX RED, Nicolas served as Architect for Archi 2000 (BE) and Hamiltons Architects (UK). Nicolas Goffin holds a Master of Architecture. He is fluent in French, English, Dutch and Portuguese.
Paulo Loureiro
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.
Thomas Kottmann
Thomas Kottmann
Exec Board Member & Head of Investor RelMespil
Switzerland
Your Swiss partner for Real Estate Projects in one of the finest European RE markets: Portugal. We develop residential projects in the south of Portugal (Lisbon, Faro, Évora) and we are always open to discuss JVs.
Honorary Consul of Switzerland in the Algarve.

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?
Edward Miller
Edward Miller
Director
Henderson Park
Javier Beltrán de Miguel
Javier Beltrán de Miguel
CEO
CG Capital Europe
José Araújo
José Araújo
Director of Real Estate
Millennium
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
Head of CRE & Hotel Finance EMEA
Banco Sabadell
Juan Gómez Vega
Juan Gómez Vega
Investment Director - Southern Europe
Deutsche Finance International
Edward Miller
Edward Miller
DirectorHenderson Park
United Kingdom
Javier Beltrán de Miguel
Javier Beltrán de Miguel
CEOCG Capital Europe
Spain
Mr. Beltran is CEO of CG CAPITAL EUROPE and he has more than 24 years of investment banking, real estate and capital markets experience throughout Spain, Portugal and rest of Europe. Previously, he was Head of Carlton Group Europe and before Javier was Managing Director of UniCredit’s Investment Banking division and he has previously worked for UBS, Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital. Over his career, Mr. Beltran has intervened in the completion of more than €20 billion in European transactions, including a wide spectrum of equity and mezzanine investments and direct lending transactions. He holds a PDG degree from IESE Business School and graduated from CUNEF with a BD in Business Administrations & Finance.
José Araújo
José Araújo
Director of Real EstateMillennium
Portugal
Diretor of the Real Estate Assets of the Specialized Credit and Real Estate Department, at Millennium bcp. In 1984, he moved to the banking area and over the past 36 years, he has worked at four different institutions – Banco Português do Atlântico, Lloyds Bank International, Banco Comercial de Macau and finally Millennium bcp, where he has now worked for 25 years; He has held various positions positions as Commercial Retail Director, Commercial Business Director and Clients Director; He was Business and Corporate Marketing Director and is the responsible for all the offers to the middle business segment and corporate segment from the Millennium bcp group in Portugal from 2004 until end of 2010.
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
Head of CRE & Hotel Finance EMEABanco Sabadell
Spain
José-Ignacio Tramuns is the Head of CRE Finance EMEA at Banco Sabadell. He joined Banco Sabadell in 2006 as a member of the Structured Real Estate Finance team, and afterwards was the CIO-Real Estate in BanSanbadell Inversión, with more than €1 billion under management. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, he gained experience in Real Estate and Private Banking in firms such as Aguirre Newman and Morgan Stanley. He graduated in Economics with an MBA from ESADE Business School.
Juan Gómez Vega
Juan Gómez Vega
Investment Director - Southern EuropeDeutsche Finance International
Spain

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?
João Bugalho
João Bugalho
CCO
Whitestar Asset Solutions
Nuno Antunes
Nuno Antunes
Global Chief Real Estate Officer
HipoGes Iberia S.L.
Pedro Coutinho
Pedro Coutinho
Director - Head of Private Wealth Management
Banco de Investimento Global
Tiago Brandao
Tiago Brandao
Country Manager, Managing Director
Incus Capital
Vicente Leitão
Vicente Leitão
Acquisitions Manager Southern Europe
Keys Asset Management
Volkert Reig
Volkert Reig
General Director
GNB Real Estate
João Bugalho
João Bugalho
CCOWhitestar Asset Solutions
Portugal
Joined Arrow Group in September 2016 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial sector. Acted in FX, Derivatives, Leveraged Loans, High Yield Bonds and Portfolio Management in institutions like Citibank, Banco Central Hispano, Banco Santander Consumer, Millennium BCP London Branch and Santander Consumer Multirent, where he was the CEO for 6 years. Also worked in São Paulo, Brazil, for 3 years, as Head of Operational Leasing and Fleet Management of Volkswagen Financial Services Brazil. Holds a degree in Business and Administration from the Portuguese Catholic University, and also attended the International Business Summer School in 2000, in Basel, Switzerland.
Nuno Antunes
Nuno Antunes
Global Chief Real Estate OfficerHipoGes Iberia S.L.
Spain
Pedro Coutinho
Pedro Coutinho
Director - Head of Private Wealth ManagementBanco de Investimento Global
Portugal
Tiago Brandao
Tiago Brandao
Country Manager, Managing DirectorIncus Capital
Portugal
Managing Director at Incus Capital with more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets. Based in the Incus Lisbon office and as Portugal Country Manager is responsible for originating transactions in the region. Prior to Incus, Tiago was a Managing Director on the Fixed Income department at Credit Suisse and before that he worked for Merrill Lynch. Based in London, Madrid and Lisbon he lead the origination and execution of a number of complex and strategic investment banking transactions for Institutions across Europe. Tiago holds a degree in Economics with a major in Finance from Nova School of Business & Economics (Portugal).
Vicente Leitão
Vicente Leitão
Acquisitions Manager Southern EuropeKeys Asset Management
Portugal
Mr. Leitão initiated his professional career at Haintong's Mergers & Acquisitions team. Later he integrated the Investment Advisory team of Bank Privée in Switzerland. In 2014 he joined JLL Real Estate Capital Markets team, integrating later on, the Acquisitions Team of Global Fund Investments (GFI). In 2017 Mr. Leitão joined Keys REIM Acquisitions team, acting today as Acquisitions Manager, accumulating management responsibilities. Mr. Leitão holds a Management degree from CLSBE Lisbon and a Master degree in Management from IE Business School.
Volkert Reig
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.

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? 
Alexandre Santos
Alexandre Santos
CEO
Estamo
André Almeida
André Almeida
Managing Director
Braamcamp 119
João Tinoco
João Tinoco
Head of Private Equity
The Edge Group
László Varga
László Varga
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Design Officer
Heden Coworking
Miguel França Santana
Miguel França Santana
Board Member
Fidelidade
Rui Alegre
Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEO
INOGI Asset Management
Tiago Violas Ferreira
Tiago Violas Ferreira
Partner
Violas Ferreira
Alexandre Santos
Alexandre Santos
CEOEstamo
Portugal
Alexandre is CEO of Estamo since 2018. He has a large experience in banking management and worked for Banco Espírito Santo, ABN AMRO Bank and Banif. Degree in Bank Management at Instituto Superior de Gestão Bancária and Post Degree in Luxury Products & Services Marketing at Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.
André Almeida
André Almeida
Managing DirectorBraamcamp 119
Portugal
Andre is graduated in architecture at Faculdade de Arquitetura do Porto and has a post degree in Real Estate Management at Porto Business School. Andre combines his experience of liberal architecture practice with the management and development of Real Estate Assets.
João Tinoco
João Tinoco
Head of Private EquityThe Edge Group
Portugal
László Varga
László Varga
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Design OfficerHeden Coworking
Portugal
Miguel França Santana
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.
Rui Alegre
Rui Alegre
Chairman & CEOINOGI Asset Management
Portugal
20 years of Real Estate experience. Former CEO of Amorim Imobiliária, the largest RE company in Portugal (1998-2006). During his tenure as CEO, created an asset value of €1.5 billion both in commercial RE and innovative residential: • 2006 - 1st company awarded and certified sustainable management real estate company/ Top 3 company, higher value added to equity • 2007 - The total assets value in balance sheet €1.5 billion and a pipeline of €900 million. Company sold for €500 million net equity profit for shareholders • 2008/2016 - Advisor and investor in various turnaround and distressed asset portfolio/ Develop boutique private investment RE luxury assets • 2017 - Acquisition of INOGI Asset Management Setting Up Portugal RE Fund
Tiago Violas Ferreira
Tiago Violas Ferreira
PartnerViolas Ferreira
Portugal
Tiago Violas Ferreira joined University of Porto – (FEP) Faculty of Economics - in 1988. Latter on, in 1996, he started to work as a Financial Director in his family company and would remain in the office about 10 years. Since 2006 he is the CEO of Holding Violas Ferreira SGPS, where currently he ́s leading development project ́s in the area of real estate, mostly in Porto city.

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? 
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea
Managing Director - Head of Spain
Victoria Asset Management
Jesús Abellán Gómez
Jesús Abellán Gómez
CEO
Arum Group
Julio Delgado
Julio Delgado
CEO
Quinta da Ombria
Manuel Climent
Manuel Climent
Global Development Director
Palladium
Miguel Sousa
Miguel Sousa
CFO
Quinta do Lago
Nuno Alves
Nuno Alves
Senior Director, Investment & Competitiveness
Turismo de Portugal
Pedro Seabra
Pedro Seabra
Partner
Explorer Investments
Rui Coelho
Rui Coelho
Co-founder & Partner
Welcome Hospitality Management
Thomas Bonetti
Thomas Bonetti
Managing Partner
Durendal Ventures
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea
Managing Director - Head of SpainVictoria Asset Management
Spain
Jesús Abellán Gómez
Jesús Abellán Gómez
CEOArum Group
Spain
Jesús Abellán holds a degree and MBA from ESADE (Barcelona). He also completed the FMP at Stanford University. He began his career on the treasury desk of Banc de Sabadell. Subsequently he spent five years as CFO of Cilsa, a subsidiary of Port de Barcelona, before becoming Head of Corporate Finance at Medgroup, a real estate investment and management company backed by George Soros’s real estate investment fund. He spent 12 years at Medgroup in different roles, ultimately becoming CEO. In 2009 he founded Impulse, specialized in managing real estate assets in different European countries. In 2017 he was appointed CEO of ArumGroup, company specialised in Development and Management of Resorts and Luxury Real Estate.
Julio Delgado
Julio Delgado
CEOQuinta da Ombria
Portugal
Julio has a degree in Business and Economy by Seville University and a master degree in Hotels Management, by Madrid Polytechnic University. He also has a Master in Golf Management by Wales University/EADE, a General Manager Program in Cornell University NY and another Master in RE Management, by Law and Economy Institute of Barcelona, among other courses. He has particular expertise on 5 star resorts management, standing out as CEO/GM at: Ombria 5 star Resort in Algarve, Portugal, PGA Catalunya Resort*****; Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa***** in Italy; La Manga Club Golf Resort***** in Cartagena; La Cala Resort***** in Malaga, Resort Barceló Envía Golf & Spa***** in Almeria, among other professional experiences on luxury tourism sector.
Manuel Climent
Manuel Climent
Global Development DirectorPalladium
Spain
Manuel Climent has been recently appointed Global Development Director at Palladium Hotel Group in order to lead the global expansion of the hotel chain through its upper upscale / luxury brands: Bless, Only You, TRS, Grand Palladium, Palladium and Ushuaïa. Previously Head of Transactions at JLL Spain & Portugal where he executed transactions in exceeds of €1.1Bn, including Edificio España, Villa Magna or Ritz Madrid, in addition to NH or HIEX hotel portfolios, among others. Before that he was Expansion Manager at Hotusa Hotels Group across CEE region and Hedge Fund Manager at CM Capital Markets in Madrid.
Miguel Sousa
Miguel Sousa
CFOQuinta do Lago
Portugal
Graduated in management, by Instituto Superior de Gestão, with more than 15 year’s experience in statutory reporting, financial and management accounting, financial planning and analysis. Currently I am working in Quinta do Lago as Chief Financial Officer, in Algarve headquarters. Previously I have been working in NetJets Europe as Accounting Controller, in Lisbon headquarters, having worked for one year in London office acting as Finance Manager for NetJets Management Limited and in AstraZeneca a Pharmaceutical company, starting in the Lisbon office, and moved abroad to Manchester to do the Implementation of the European shared service center, where I have been working for one year and nine months.
Nuno Alves
Nuno Alves
Senior Director, Investment & CompetitivenessTurismo de Portugal
Portugal
Pedro Seabra
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.
Rui Coelho
Rui Coelho
Co-founder & PartnerWelcome Hospitality Management
Portugal
Focus on bringing the best value to each hospitality business, from operations to asset management, feasibility, and valuations.
Thomas Bonetti
Thomas Bonetti
Managing PartnerDurendal Ventures
Spain
Mr. Bonetti is the managing Partner of the Durendal Ventures Group. European operations are based in Spain and Italy with offices in Florida, New York and Hong Kong. Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in executive management, M&A and private equity. Mr. Bonetti began his career in Silicon Valley from where he was recruited to serve in various senior management positions with Verizon International (New York, Hong Kong, Rome & Brussels). Followed by directing a private equity firm in Monte-Carlo, including a George Soros Group joint-venture with the Principality of Monaco. During his career, Mr. Bonetti has participated in three successful IPO’s and completed transactions across 40 countries valued in excess of €5 billion.

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? 
Guilherme Vialle
Guilherme Vialle
Executive Director
MVPAR
Hugo Lima
Hugo Lima
General Manager
Lucios
João Vargues
João Vargues
Head of Investments and Economics Dpt
Câmara Municipal de Faro
Miguel Luz
Miguel Luz
Deputy Mayor
Câmara Municipal de Cascais
Miguel Ribeiro Aguiar
Miguel Ribeiro Aguiar
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Accure
Nuno Coelho
Nuno Coelho
Managing Director.
NCP Realty
Pedro Gonçalves
Pedro Gonçalves
Real Estate Director - Portugal
Eiffage Immobilier - Portugal
Ricardo Valente
Ricardo Valente
Vereador do Pelouro da Economia, Turismo
Câmara Municipal do Porto
Telmo Carriço
Telmo Carriço
Managing Director
Legendre
Guilherme Vialle
Guilherme Vialle
Executive DirectorMVPAR
Portugal
João Vargues
João Vargues
Head of Investments and Economics DptCâmara Municipal de Faro
Portugal
João Vargues é licenciado em Economia pelo Instituto Superior de Economia de Lisboa, com especialização em Relações Internacionais. Desde o final de 2007, atua no Município de Faro e atualmente é o Chefe de Divisão de Desenvolvimento Económico, Estudos e Fundos Comunitários. Atua no desenvolvimento económico e marketing territorial, na gestão e coordenação dos serviços municipais, financiamentos comunitários, e no desenvolvimento sustentável do Município.
Miguel Luz
Miguel Luz
Deputy MayorCâmara Municipal de Cascais
Portugal
Miguel is the current Deputy Mayor of Cascais/Portugal (population 230,000). Since 2005 he has held various public positions, both in central government as Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications during Portugal's XX Constitutional Government, and in his hometown of Cascais. Miguel is currently President of the Alfredo de Sousa Foundation, Vice-President of the Tourism Board of the Lisbon region and member of the Board of Directors of the Inclusive Community Forum.
Miguel Ribeiro Aguiar
Miguel Ribeiro Aguiar
Co-Founder & Managing PartnerAccure
Portugal
Miguel is a founding partner and the managing partner of Accure Real Estate Investment. He works closely with limited partners relating to capital raising and new product developments. Before becoming founder of Accure, he was a Senior Fund Manager until 2015 in Novo Banco (formerly BES – biggest private bank in Portugal) with the responsibility of 22 regulated closed-end real estate investment funds for a total AUM of more than 1bn€. Miguel holds a MBA, a Master´s degree in Real Estate Finance, and a Master degree in Structural Engineering.
Nuno Coelho
Nuno Coelho
Managing Director.NCP Realty
Portugal
Nuno Coelho is a realty investor with more than 20 years' experience in development and construction in Brazil and Portugal, involved in more than 500.000 m2 in development projects, 200 million EUR raised in equity/debt and has been partner in several real estate companies per investments or management. Electrical engineer/UFPR with a solid background in business management with an MBA/FIA-SP, and a Master's Degree/Lisbon University, pursue continuous academic development and partnerships to join real estate enterprises.
Pedro Gonçalves
Pedro Gonçalves
Real Estate Director - PortugalEiffage Immobilier - Portugal
Portugal
Ricardo Valente
Ricardo Valente
Vereador do Pelouro da Economia, TurismoCâmara Municipal do Porto
Portugal
Telmo Carriço
Telmo Carriço
Managing DirectorLegendre
Portugal

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?
João Carlos Lelis
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund Management
Sonae Sierra
João Cristina
João Cristina
Country Manager
Merlin Properties
Paul Coelho
Paul Coelho
Managing Partner – Real Estate
Lurra Capital
João Carlos Lelis
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 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
Paul Coelho
Paul Coelho
Managing Partner – Real EstateLurra Capital
Switzerland

Residential

Fundamentals never better or pricing not matching demand? 

 

  • What To Expect From Future Demand?
  • High, medium and low pricing - Construction activity and development highlights
  • Affordable Housing And Government Initiatives - A "Risk Free" Option?
  • Development Deals & Construction Costs - Pricing local market out?
Cristóbal de Castro
Cristóbal de Castro
Managing Director
Albatross Capital
Francisco Carmona
Francisco Carmona
Head of Real Estate Development / Country Manager
Vía Célere
João Sousa
João Sousa
CEO/Founder
JPS Group
José Cardoso Botelho
José Cardoso Botelho
Managing Director
Vanguard Properties
Julio Luz
Julio Luz
CEO - Partner
Rio Capital
Miguel Cabrita
Miguel Cabrita
Board Member
Mexto
Pedro Carrilho de Almeida Sanches
Pedro Carrilho de Almeida Sanches
Ceo
Noronha Sanches
Pedro Silveira
Pedro Silveira
Chairman
SIL Grupo
Pedro Vicente
Pedro Vicente
Board Member
Habitat Invest
Rami Moughabghab
Rami Moughabghab
Managing Director
Vivium Properties
Cristóbal de Castro
Cristóbal de Castro
Managing DirectorAlbatross Capital
Portugal
Francisco Carmona
Francisco Carmona
Head of Real Estate Development / Country ManagerVía Célere
Portugal
Head of Real Estate Development, is the national local responsible for the Vía Célere’s Business and Development in Portugal. Célere Miraflores Developments (280 residential units plus retail), Célere Portodouro (60 residential units) and a land plot in Vila Nova de Gaia (400 residential units and retail) are the most relevant investments. Started his career in 2003 at M.S.F. – Moniz da Maia Serra & Fortunato S.A. as a Junior construction site manager, and in 2009 become Real Estate Project Manager at Caixa Geral de Depósitos S.A. (CGD/Direção de Negócio Imobiliário) where he developed strategy asset management as Real Estate Project Manager & Investments Analyst. In the last 17 years he managed dozens of Real Estate Projects
João Sousa
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 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 Cabrita
Miguel Cabrita
Board MemberMexto
Portugal
Miguel is a Board Member of Mexto Portugal S.A. as well as of the Urban Land Institute of Portugal. He joined the Banking sector, where he worked for 30 years in different national and international Banks, having in the last 18 years occupied leading positions as Director and Senior Director. During his years in Banking he was always connected to the Real Estate business. He is responsible for Mexto’s Technical Department, where he leads the Project Management Team and coordinates all matters and different technical teams related to the projects. As Senior Director, he participates in the analysis of new projects, their due diligence, and in the structuring of their financing.
Pedro Carrilho de Almeida Sanches
Pedro Carrilho de Almeida Sanches
CeoNoronha Sanches
Portugal
Pedro Silveira
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 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.
Rami Moughabghab
Rami Moughabghab
Managing DirectorVivium Properties
Portugal

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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
Managing Partner
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://
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+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 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 Betel
Managing PartnerASG Iberia Advisors
Spain
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain with 1,750 condominiums.
Cristina García-Peri
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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