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Empowered by Women - Life Sciences

Investment opportunities for all?
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6th December
14:30 - 17:00 | Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0)
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Meeting Overview 

Demand for Life Sciences is soaring, yet where is the capital coming from and is the demand a sweet spot for institutional scale up? Can the sector prove its resilience over liquid assets such as logistics, multifamily and offices?

The GRI Women's Committee

Driven by the GRI Women Leading Real Estate Europe Committee, the GRI Club Empowered by Women series of investment meetings foster deal flow for investors, owners, lenders and developers at the highest level through closed door roundtable discussions, by invitation only.

 

 
Discussion

Life Sciences

Investment opportunities for all?

  • Institutional Investment Appetite into Life Sciences
  • Demand & Rental Growth Strategies 
  • Locations & Attracting Tenants
  • Development Deals 


Timetable

14:30 - 15:00
Registration & Welcome
 
15:00 - 16:00 
Discussion
Life Science Real Estate - Opportunities for All?
 
16:00 - 17:00
Winter Social
hosted by GRI Women Leading RE Committee
 
Part of GRI Empowered by Women Series In Association with the GRI Club Women Leading Real Estate Europe Committee

Amy Aznar
Amy Aznar
Executive Chair Debt & Value Add Strategies
LaSalle Investment Management
Amy Aznar
https://www.lasalle.com
Florida | IL | USA
LaSalle is one of the world's leading investment managers. We build long-term and trusted relationships with our clients – wherever they are and wherever they invest.
Amy Price
Amy Price
President and CIO
BentallGreenOak
Amy Price
https://bentallgreenoak.com/
Seattle | WA | USA
Bentall brings together two highly complementary firms with leading capability across the real estate investment strategy spectrum.
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Ana Estrada
http://www.gs.com
http://www.gs.com
+44 20 7774 1000
London | United Kingdom
The Real Estate Investment arm of Goldman Sachs' Asset Management Division focuses on investing in equity and debt positions across all forms of real estate.
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Partner, Spencer House Partners; Board roles at Elix, PfP, SFO and Planet Smart City
Planet Smart City
Audrey Klein
http://www.planetsmartcity.com/en/who-we-are/
London | United Kingdom
'We pioneer new standards for affordable housing worldwide.' We are a proptech company addressing the global affordable housing challenge by building large scale real-estate projects. Our unique business model is an integration of realestate smart solutions coupled with lifetime digital services and an impactful framework of social innovation. By embracing digital transformation, we deliver a customer-centric experience, providing quality housing and digital services.
Cherine Aboulzelof
Cherine Aboulzelof
Managing Director, Co-Head BGO Strategic Capital Partners
BentallGreenOak
Cherine Aboulzelof
http://greenoakrealestate.com/
London | United Kingdom
BGO is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor, real estate lender, and a globally-recognized provider of real estate services. BGO serves the interests of more than 750 institutional clients with expertise in the asset management of office, retail, industrial and multi-residential property across the globe. BGO has offices in 28 cities across fourteen countries with deep, local knowledge, experience, and extensive networks in the regions where we invest and manage real estate assets on behalf of our clients. BGO is a part of SLC Management, which is the institutional alternatives and traditional asset management business of Sun Life.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
Grupo Azora
Cristina García-Peri
http://www.azora.es/
http://www.azora.es/
+34 913 106 370
Madrid | Spain
AZORA is an independent private equity styled asset manager of real assets, based in Spain but investing across Europe and the USA. It currently manages €9.2 bn of AuM (once its various vehicles committed firepower is fully invested) with Hospitality and Living representing c. 70% of this. AZORA has a value-add approach with a strong track record in pioneering new assets classes in Southern Europe and a special expertise in building fully integrated platforms in operational assets classes.
Irene Ryan
Irene Ryan
Managing Director, Head International Debt Asset Mgmt
Starwood Capital Group
Irene Ryan
http://starwoodcapital.com/
London | United Kingdom
Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. Founded in 1991 by Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital's hallmark is to invest opportunistically, moving between asset classes, geographies and positions in the capital stack as the firm perceives risk/return dynamics to be evolving. To execute this strategy, Starwood Capital has built up asset-class and geographic expertise in our target markets.
Joanne McNamara
Joanne McNamara
Executive Vice President, Europe
Oxford Properties Group
Joanne McNamara
http://www.oxfordproperties.com
London | United Kingdom
Oxford Properties Group is one of the world’s leading real estate companies. An integrated platform for investment development and asset management.
Kimberly Hourihan
Kimberly Hourihan
Global Chief Investment Officer
CBRE Investment Management
Kimberly Hourihan
https://www.cbreglobalinvestors.com
Los Angeles | USA
CBRE Investment Management is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with $108 billion in assets under management.
Mary Ricks
Mary Ricks
President
Kennedy Wilson
Nathalie Palladitcheff
Nathalie Palladitcheff
President & CEO
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Nathalie Palladitcheff
http://www.ivanhoecambridge.com/
Montreal | Quebec | Canada
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and real estate companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in nearly 800 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail and logistics real estate sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held approximately C$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com),one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.
Amy Aznar
Amy Aznar
Executive Chair Debt & Value Add StrategiesLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Amy is the Executive Chair of Debt & Value-Add Strategies and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to that, she was the Head of Debt & Value Add Strategies, who oversaw the set-up and growth of LaSalle’s market leading European debt platform and LaSalle’s Value Add equity strategies in Europe. Amy was responsible for LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies II, III, & IV (c.€2.8bn in committed capital, of which LREDS IV has raised c.€940m excl. side-car allocation), LaSalle Residential Finance I – III (£1.5bn in committed capital), LaSalle Whole Loan Strategies (€964m committed capital), LaSalle UK Special Situations Fund and Special Situations Venture and is on LaSalle’s European and UK Management Boards.
Amy Price
Amy Price
President and CIOBentallGreenOak
USA
Ana Estrada
Ana Estrada
Managing DirectorGoldman Sachs Asset Management
United Kingdom
Ana is a managing director in the Merchant Banking Division responsible for sourcing executing and managing real estate investments across Europe. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2015. Ana earned a BS in Ec
Audrey Klein
Audrey Klein
Partner, Spencer House Partners; Board roles at Elix, PfP, SFO and Planet Smart CityPlanet Smart City
United Kingdom
Audrey Klein has held Head of Fundraising roles at several firms but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for 9 yrs. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for 5 yrs marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA, and is also a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Economics. She serves as the ESG Chair for a real estate company called SFO Capital and an affordable housing real estate company called Planet Smart City.
Cherine Aboulzelof
Cherine Aboulzelof
Managing Director, Co-Head BGO Strategic Capital PartnersBentallGreenOak
USA
Cherine Aboulzelof is Managing Director, Global Co-Head for BentallGreenOak's Strategic Capital Partners ("BGO SCP") and sits on its global investment committee. BGO SCP provides strategic capital by way of asset and portfolio recapitalisations, structured transactions, co investments and fund investments to GPs. Prior to joining BGO SCP platform in 2017, she has been responsible for Europe investments with two different real estate investment managers, investing across a number of real estate sectors in Europe between 2005 and 2017. She started her career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. She holds an M.B.A from INSEAD and a graduate degree from EM Lyon. She is a French, British and Lebanese citizen.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner/ Director of Strategy and Corporate DevelopmentGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Senior Partner and Head of Strategy and Corporate Development 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). Cristina is Board Member at Bankinter, a Spanish IBEX 35 banking institution, where she Chairs the Nominations and Sustainability Committee.
Irene Ryan
Irene Ryan
Managing Director, Head International Debt Asset MgmtStarwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Irene Ryan is a Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group, London office and is responsible for the asset management of debt investments by Starwood’s lending platform in Europe Since joining Starwood Capital in 2013, Ms. Ryan has managed the portfolio of loans held across multi-asset classes and European jurisdictions originated by Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) and Starwood European Finance Real Estate Finance (SWEF: LN). Prior to joining Starwood Capital Group, Ms. Ryan worked in a real estate focussed bank in London, holding a variety of lending roles from origination to loan restructuring and recovery. Before that, she gained her chartered accountancy qualification (ACA) while working at KPMG in Ireland.
Joanne McNamara
Joanne McNamara
Executive Vice President, EuropeOxford Properties Group
United Kingdom
Joanne McNamara is Executive Vice President, Europe of Oxford Properties, a leading global real estate investor, developer, and manager. In this role, Jo is responsible for all aspects of Oxford’s business across Europe. Jo is a member of Oxford’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Jo was one of Oxford’s first team members in London, joining the European investment team in 2010, and over the past decade has contributed to and led many of the organization’s most significant investment and development transactions. Jo was most recently responsible for the operating performance of Oxford’s European business and leadership of the 40+ person European team.
Kimberly Hourihan
Kimberly Hourihan
Global Chief Investment OfficerCBRE Investment Management
USA
Kim Hourihan is Chief Investment Officer for CBRE Investment Management. In this role, Kim is responsible for investment strategy, performance and risk. She chairs the Global Investment Committee and has oversight of all the regional and strategy-specific investment committees. She previously served as CIO – Americas Direct Real Estate Strategies for CBRE Investment Management and Portfolio Manager for one of the firm’s comingled funds. She also served as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for two international sovereign wealth fund clients, with total assets under management of more than $4 billion representing 11.7 million square feet.
Mary Ricks
Mary Ricks
PresidentKennedy Wilson
United Kingdom
Nathalie Palladitcheff
Nathalie Palladitcheff
President & CEOIvanhoé Cambridge
Canada
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Nathalie Palladitcheff is responsible for the Company’s overall strategy, growth and evolution. After a successful career based in France and the Indian Ocean, she joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed President in 2018. Her achievements from 2015 to 2019 include overseeing the Company’s digital shift with a view to a sustainable and forward-looking performance.
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