Chairmen’s Retreat 2018St Moritz, January 18th - 21st


The global top 100, by invitation only...

The GRI Chairmen's Retreat is an exclusive and collegial 3 days of interactive small-group discussions that take place on a first-name basis on topics such as: investment strategies, industry logistics and development goals.

This private get-together is reserved for the top 100 real estate investors, financiers, owners, developers, lenders and hotel companies from across the world (service providers or press are not in attendance) with over 60% in attendance with their spouse.

By invitation only, it is limited to the real estate CEO within organizations owning real estate or mortgage assets in excess of $50 million or the immediate second-in-command.

The unique quality, guaranteed seniority and small attendance size, as well as the quiet and unpressured seclusion of the conversation, makes the GRI Chairmen's Retreat an unusual opportunity to take stock, set directions, create new friendships and build your business on an all new level.

If you think you qualify as a Member of the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat and would like to join the annual reunion, please click the consideration form

We welcome the inquiry of senior decision-makers from leading companies around the world.



Badrutt’s Palace Hotel Via Serlas 27, 7500 | St. Moritz

Hotel Booking

Please note that GRI delegates can book their rooms at the preferential rates (out of the GRI allotment) contacting directly Badrutt's Palace Reservation department:

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: + 41 (0)81 837 10 00

Henri Alster

Henri Alster


+44 (0)20 7121 5060

[email protected]
Henri Alster
+44 (0)20 7121 5060
GRI Club

Henri Alster is the Chairman of the GRI. He previously worked for 25 years as a real estate investment banker, advising or partnering with the likes of Exxon, Whitehall, KLM pension funds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He also ran his own investment boutique.

Mr. Alster led Citicorp’s early real estate investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988 and 1994, closing Europe’s two largest land deals on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney.

A Columbia B-School MBA (‘74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion (Israel) Industrial Engineer (‘72). 

He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Hebrew, has lived in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and Tel-Aviv and has worked and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

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