Club MeetingLondon, September 20th, 2017

Retail 4.0

Reinvention or Extinction?

Digitilisation - it fuelled the growth of online retail, it changed the way we view the high street and it fundamentally shifted consumer demand and expectations for shopping.

For better or for worse, when it comes to retail assets across Europe, investors cannot ignore the impact that technology, changing consumer behaviours and demands will have on their strategies. Shopping centres, retail parks, mixed use schemes, logistics, warehouses and grocery stores are facing a new and very present reality - reinvention or extinction?

Europe club members will discuss innovation, disruption, the models and the top locations to protect and advance their retail real estate portfolios.

Simon Williams
International Malls Director
Tesco PLC

Simon joined Tesco in 1995, working in the Property Management, Store Extensions and non-food development fields. In 2007, he was appointed Director for Convenience and led the SE Superstores team as the business focus on the rapid expansion of the Express format. In March 2011, Simon was appointed to the Group Property Team as Director of Acquisitions and Asset & Estates where he led work on Global blueprints for Acquisitions performance & structures and the strategic tenant partnerships across CE and Asia. In September 2013, he moved to China to take up the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Tesco China Property Company and led its integration into a joint venture with China Resources Holdings. Simon now fills the role of International Mall Director with direct accountability for Tesco’s 419 malls in Europe and supports our Asian Mall teams including our JV in China.

Dominic Cools-Lartigue

When I launched Street Feast back in 2012 it was with the intention of inspiring a vibrant night market culture in London. Having seen night markets across the world from Barbados to Zanzibar, I knew we could create something special in a city like London.

Animating and transforming empty spaces across the city has been an important part of our process, taking care to create environments that become a viable alternative to being in a pub or restaurant. Over the years we've taken over car parks, breweries, warehouses, old tube stations and builders merchants to create one of London's most innovative and popular contemporary food and drink events.

With Dalston Yard, Dinerama, Hawker House and Model Market, we have four sites across London with more in the pipeline. A typical night at Street Feast will see thousands of people come through to enjoy a selection of the city's best street food traders, leading chefs and restaurants, and drink cocktails, craft beer and great wine.

Mathew Greenwell

Storefront is the largest international marketplace for short-term commercial space rental. We connect brands with retail spaces for the purpose of pop-up shops, showrooms, product launches and other events. We're the “Airbnb for pop-up stores” and we are revolutionizing the retail industry.

Our platform powers over 10,000 listings, which represent more than 30 million square feet of retail space. We offer greater access to spaces in leading retail cities around the world, including New York City, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. Since our launch in 2014, we have helped thousands of brands all over the world, including Google, Samsung and L’Oréal, open temporary retail stores.

Chris Davies
EU Property Acquisitions Manager

Wednesday, September 20

09:00 - 09:30 Registration / Arrival

09:30 - 10:50 Discussion

10:50 - 11:30 Networking Refreshments

Wednesday, September 20
Pop up retail – viable for investment?
Market disruption – who, what and where?
Distressed assets and portfolio diversification
The convergence of retail and logistics
The rise and rise of online retail – how is technology reshaping the future of retail?
Shopping centre and high street innovation – community, leisure or convenience?
Europe hotspots
Last mile delivery – challenge or opportunity?

Club Partner


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.

Kirsty Stevens

Kirsty Stevens

Head of Research - Europe

+44 (0)20 7121 5095

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Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Head of Research - Europe
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.

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Confirmed participants
Ahmed AbdulmalikAhmed AbdulmalikPatnerWestbrook Partners
Alistair CalvertAlistair CalvertCEOGramercy Europe Limited
Anand TejaniAnand TejaniPartnerTPG Europe LLC
Andrea BoraAndrea BoraExecutive DirectorGoldman Sachs International
Blake LovelessBlake LovelessPrincipalMeyer Bergman
Brigitte Gouder de BeauregardBrigitte Gouder de BeauregardDirecteur Général , FranceAG Real Estate France
Chris ZlatarevChris ZlatarevPrincipalH.I.G. Capital
Chrissy WrightChrissy WrightManaging DirectorUltimate Home Builder
Christian JamisonChristian JamisonManaging PartnerValor Real Estate Partners
Coley BrenanColey BrenanPartner, Head of EuropeKSL Capital Partners
Daniel PottorffDaniel PottorffNational DirectorLaSalle Investment Management

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Ahmed Abdulmalik
Westbrook Partners
Alistair Calvert
Gramercy Europe Limited
Anand Tejani
TPG Europe LLC
Mr. Tejani is a Partner based in London and is a member of TPG Real Estate’s investment committee. Prior to joining TPG, served as a Director at Lion Capital LLP and worked at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Morgan Stanley’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Department. Mr. Tejani received an A.B. in applied mathematics with economics from Harvard College. TPG Real Estate is the real estate platform of TPG, a leading global private investment firm with $74 billion of assets under management. TPGRE includes both TPG Real Estate Partners, its equity investment platform, and in TPG Real Estate Finance Trust, its debt origination and acquisition platform. Collectively, the two platforms have over $7 billion of assets under management
Andrea Bora
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs International
United Kingdom
Segment: Lender/Arranger
Andrea Bora is an executive director in Goldman Sachs Real Estate Finance team, he is located in London and co-heads the firm's EMEA CRE debt team, focusing on distribution. Andrea joined the firm from Morgan Stanley where he worked for 7 years in CRE finance mainly within the ELOC CMBS program and prior to that he was for 5 years at Bear Stearns on a similar role. Andrea has extensive experience in all aspects of CRE finance including origination, structuring and distribution. From his current role Andrea has recently run distribution of debt transactions in various jurisdictions including UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Poland.
Blake Loveless
United Kingdom
Segment: Private Equity
Blake Loveless is a Principal and an Investment Committee member. Blake joined Meyer Bergman in 2006 and is responsible for acquisitions in Europe. Blake has been involved in sourcing, executing, and overseeing €2 billion of acquisitions across Europe and United Kingdom. Prior to joining Meyer Bergman, Blake worked in private banking and established and managed a prominent family office. Blake graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in economics from the School of Foreign Service. He is a CFA charterholder and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Brigitte Gouder de Beauregard
Directeur Général , France
AG Real Estate France
Segment: Investor & Developer
Various property development companies 1972 - 1974: CDP - Compagnie de Promotion SA 1976 - 2000: Compagnie Immobilière de Belgique S.A. (Immobel) Since 1/1/2001: AG Real Estate • CEO France • Property development and investment activities in France for the AGRE Group, a subsidiary of AGI (leading life insurance company in Belgium) Independent director of the residential property investment trust, “Aedifica”, listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange. Free University of Brussels • Degree: o Political and administrative sciences o Political and diplomatic sciences • Post-graduate - taxation programme
Chris Zlatarev
H.I.G. Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: International Investor
Chris is responsible for investing and monitoring real estate investments across Europe. He has over ten years of principal investing experience across value added, opportunistic and distressed real estate strategies and has completed transactions for HIG in both direct acquisitions and non-performing loans across multiple real estate sectors and geographies. Previously, Chris was a Partner at Kildare Partners and also held investment roles at Varde Partners and AIG Global Real Estate. Chris holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Finance from Drexel University.
Chrissy Wright
Managing Director
Ultimate Home Builder
Christian Jamison
Managing Partner
Valor Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Christian Jamison is the managing partner of Valor Real Estate Partners LLP, an investment and asset management platform focussed on logistics & industrial real estate in Europe. Christian formed Valor in 2016 with Jeffrey Kelter & Robert Savage, the founders of KTR Capital. Previously Christian established and served as CEO until 2016 of Delin Capital Asset Management and he was formerly an Executive Director within the RE structured finance group at JP Morgan. Christian began his career in 1997, he was an M&A banker at Credit Suisse First Boston before specialising in RE investment at GE Capital from 2002.
Coley Brenan
Partner, Head of Europe
KSL Capital Partners
Coley Brenan, Partner & Head of Europe, KSL Capital Partners. KSL is a leading private equity firm with $7.0 billion of equity capital commitments raised since 2005 and a 20-year track record of making investments exclusively in travel and leisure businesses. Through its investment vehicles, KSL has owned and operated some of the largest and most renowned hotel and resort properties in the United States and Europe, comprising 15,500 hotel rooms, 500 restaurants, 350 retail stores 250 golf courses and 630,000 members.
Daniel Pottorff
National Director
LaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Mr. Pottorff joined LaSalle in 2014 as a Director in the Debt Investments and Special Situations team and is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing transactions. Mr. Pottorff has over ten years of experience in real estate lending. Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Pottorff worked at Strategic Value Partners where he was involved in acquiring c. €300m distressed CMBS, whole loans and mezzanine loans backed by real estate in UK, Germany and Spain. Prior to that, he was part of the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley where he was involved in underwriting c.€10 billion of lending in the UK, Spain, Benelux and Germany as well as structuring CMBS for the ELOC conduit program.
Daniela Galvani
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