British GRI 2017London, April 25th - 26th


The British GRI held over 18 discussions reflecting on market trends, value add strategies and asset performances.

Highlights included breakout discussions on alternative assets classes, including student housing and build to rent in the mid markets, and frank outlooks for offices, retail and the state of London. Finance and investment strategies were debated from the market lifecycle, alternative sources of debt finance and opportunistic and defensive strategies. Whilst some investors were ready to take a seat, most were happy to keep dancing in the current cycle.

Innovation and industry disruption were key themes throughout the meeting. Ensuring more bite to sessions this year, our industry ‘provocateurs’ treated attendees to pre-discussion teasers on disruptors and trends affecting property. Roger Wade, (CEO, BoxPark) challenged us to reimagine retail and the new order for shopping centres, retail parks and mixed use. Thomas Schneider, (CIO, Brickvest) propelled us into the future of debt finance with his views on crowdfunding and Tony Danaher (UKTI) argued what the so called Northern Powerhouse could bring to the table in terms of UK GDP, attracting foreign and institutional investment.

Not forgetting the bigger picture, the opening keynote by Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce (Senior Economist & Global Geopolitical Analyst, Standard Chartered) shared his thoughts on what geopolitical trends were set to shake the world’s economy. Bringing it back home, James Murray (Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Greater London Authority) on the residential outlook for London. Ideas shared included fostering institutional investment into London PRS, navigating through planning policy and ensuring the right mix of affordable housing for the Capital.




A GRI is a get together of senior international and local real estate investors, developers and lenders. The discussion format enables you to interact with everyone in the room. Quickly find the right partners for your business, build high value relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

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.



Delegate slots are available for anyone senior currently active in real estate. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment of informal group discussions where everybody participates. Discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends with top level decision makers. 


Available exclusively to senior-level investors, developers and lenders that confirm their participation in advance, chairing a discussion at British GRI is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

Register as a delegate or co-chair


The GRI has a limited number of commercial packages available and our sponsorship team will be happy to tailor a package to ensure you maximise your return on investment. Enquire about Sponsorship



Available selectively to senior-level Investors, Developers and Lenders confirmed in advance, co-chairing is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.

Each discussion has a limited number of places and these fill up fast.

If you are interested in co-chairing, request a callback or contact

Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)207 121 5095

Kirsty Stevens

Kirsty Stevens

Head of Content & Sales, UK

+44 (0)20 7121 5095

[email protected]
Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Head of Content & Sales, UK
GRI Club

Kirsty has seven year’s experience in conference production globally. Her previous role included Conference Producer for RICS, fostering events in Corporate Real Estate, Residential, Industrial and Regional Investments across UK, Middle East and Europe. Kirsty is passionate about industrial and logistics, residential alternatives, distressed Investing, as well as connecting investors and developers with focused discussions in her core markets of the UK and Europe.

Club Partner


Senior Sponsor

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Contributor sponsor

Aztec Group

Industry Partner


Media Partners

IPE Real EstatePIEACROSS MagazineEurope Real EstateInstitutional Real Estate EuropeOxford Business GroupPreqinProperty Week

Evercore is a premier independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore was founded in 1995, on the premise that clients would be best served by an investment banking firm free of the conflicts of interest inherent to large, multi-product financial institutions. We believed our model would attract the most talented senior finance professionals to our firm. We believed that by maintaining the highest standards of excellence we could create a firm unlike any other in terms of capabilities to advise on highly complex strategic transactions, dedication to our client and our experience and professionalism. Today, we serve a prominent and diverse set of clients and investors, including leading multinational corporations, large institutional investors and financial sponsors, and high net worth individuals.

BNP Paribas Real Estate

"BNP Paribas Real Estate, one of the leading European real estate providers, offers its clients a comprehensive range of services that span the entire real estate lifecycle: property development, transaction, consulting, valuation, property management and investment management. 

BNP Paribas Real Estate offers local expertise to global clients through its presence in 38 countries (17 countries with direct locations and 21 via its Alliance network) with more than 180 offices. As a European leader with a global reach, we can offer our clients in Asia, Middle East and North America unparalleled European expertise and opportunities.

Our clients are at the heart of everything that we do and our full service offering means that we can build long term relationships with our clients, producing business strategies that are built around what our clients need in a changing world.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is more than a property adviser. We are part of BNP Paribas Bank, which means that we can offer our clients finance, global connections at the very top level, financial and sector intelligence and the certainty and security of working with part of the world’s fourth largest bank.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is also a developer. We are one the leading commercial developers in Europe. This means that we have a unique perspective into development opportunities for our developer clients, together with the relationships with local authorities that we have built up over the years. 

BNP Paribas Real Estate is the real estate adviser for a changing world."

Aztec Group


MIPIM gathers the most influential international property players from all sectors for 4 days of networking, learning and transaction.

IPE Real Estate

Global market intelligence for institutional real estate investment.

ACROSS Magazine

Europe Real Estate

Europe Real Estate, also known as Real Estate Partners (REP), is a multinational, independent commercial real estate media and marketing company with a pan-European scope and an international orientation.

Institutional Real Estate Europe

Oxford Business Group


Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Manila serving over 40,000 customers in over 90 countries. 

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity and venture capital, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press.

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Participants Include
Patrizia GrandonePatrizia GrandoneFounding Partner
Ian BaggettIan BaggettCEO & FounderAdderstone Group
William LalondeWilliam LalondeAssociate DirectorAEW Europe
Siraj DadabhoySiraj DadabhoyChairmanAion Global
Laurence RichardsonLaurence RichardsonDirectorALC - Asset Leverage Consultants
Charles GourgeyCharles GourgeyDirectorAmazon Property
Raj KotechaRaj KotechaCo-founder & Managing DirectorAmro Real Estate Partners
Manish GudkaManish GudkaCEOAprirose Real Estate Investment
Carolina BrochadoCarolina BrochadoPartnerAtomico
Suzana GUZUSuzana GUZUOf CounselATOZ SA
Olan CreminOlan CreminPrincipal & CEOAvestus Capital Partners
Nikolay GolubevNikolay GolubevSenior Vice PresidentBain Capital

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Patrizia Grandone
Founding Partner
Ian Baggett
CEO & Founder
Adderstone Group
Segment: /
Ian Baggett (BSc (Hons) PhD) - is the owner and founder of Adderstone Group property development organisation, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Adderstone Group was founded in 1999 and has grown to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing privately owned prope
William Lalonde
Associate Director
AEW Europe
Siraj Dadabhoy
Aion Global
United Kingdom
Laurence Richardson
ALC - Asset Leverage Consultants
United Kingdom
Charles Gourgey
Amazon Property
Segment: Investment & Development
Raj Kotecha
Co-founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Operator
Raj is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amro Real Estate Partners, a specialist investor and operator of purpose built residential real estate assets. He graduated with a 1st class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Cambridge University. He began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Manish Gudka
Aprirose Real Estate Investment
Segment: /
Carolina Brochado
Segment: /
Carolina is a Partner at Atomico based in London. She works on sourcing, evaluation and due diligence of global investments. Carolina focuses on fintech, consumer / retail, and marketplaces. She works with several of Atomico portfolio companies including Lendinvest, Farmdrop and Uniplaces, and sits on the boards of Gympass, Chemist Direct and Bebestore. Having interned at Atomico during her MBA, Carolina then moved to London as acting COO of an e-commerce start-up, leading daily operations across product management, business development and marketing, before joining Atomico's team on a permanent basis. Prior to her MBA, Carolina was at private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, where she worked on multiple buyout opportunities across sectors, including the global credit bureau TransUnion. Carolina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Suzana GUZU
Of Counsel
Olan Cremin
Principal & CEO
Avestus Capital Partners
Nikolay Golubev
Senior Vice President
Bain Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Global Credit Specialist
Mr. Golubev joined Bain Capital in 2014. He is a Senior Vice President in the Distressed and Non-Performing Loans team based in Bain Capital’s London office. Previously, Mr. Golubev worked in the European Principal Finance Fund at Apollo in London and invested in non-performing loan portfolios and real estate assets across Europe. Prior to that, he was an Associate at Peakside Capital, a spin-off of Merrill Lynch’s Global Principal Investments team, and began his investment career at Merrill Lynch in Frankfurt.