Club MeetingParis, 25 Septembre

France Investment Cycle

10 years into the current real estate cycle and France’s struggle to find value is no different to other markets such as UK and Germany. This is why our club members responsible for real estate transactions in France gathered for a special private discussion on where the market is going and discuss investment strategies moving forward. The discussion touched on France’s competitiveness in comparison to other European countries and the rest of the world, especially in relation to where the best yields can be found: specific asset classes or city locations? 

There was a concluding sense of optimism regarding institutional investment activity in the Real Estate sector, and it was perceived a growing trend of both global and local players moving up the risk curve and providing more liquidity in the booming French marketplace. 

Discussion focused on:

  • The Investment Cycle - Is a price shock just what the doctor ordered? 
  • France’s position within world’s economy - How attractive is the country to overseas investors?
  • What investment strategies are emerging due to the low yielding environment?
  • Is it still worth investing in Core assets?
  • Institutional Investors - Are they moving up the risk curve?
  • Which asset class are proving the most fruitful?
  • Is logistics the new alternative able to provide the marginal yield levels
  • Is it too soon to get excited about alternatives like serviced residences?
  • Domestic Investors - Only Paris or is there value in France’s secondary cities?

September 25th

08:30 - 08:45 Registration / Welcome 

08:45 - 10:15 Club Meeting Discussion

10:15 - 11:00 Networking and coffee

Advisory Board Members
Alban LissAlban LissPresidentDTZ Investors
Arnaud TaverneArnaud TaverneDirecteur GénéralCDC - GPI
Frédéric BôlFrédéric BôlHead of Real Estate FranceSwiss Life Group
Inès Reinmann ToperInès Reinmann ToperAssociate Director, Real EstateEdmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance
Jean-Philippe OlgiatiJean-Philippe OlgiatiManaging DirectorBlackRock
Laurent FlechetLaurent FlechetChairmanPrimonial Real Estate Investment Management
Patrice GenrePatrice GenreCEOLa Française Real Estate Partners
Patrick AlbrandPatrick AlbrandPrésidentHines
Tania BontempsTania BontempsPrésidenteUnion Investment Real Estate France SAS
Vincent MahéVincent MahéPrésidentAMPERE Gestion (SNI Group)
Alban Liss
DTZ Investors
Segment: Investment Management
Alban joined DTZ Asset Management in November 2013. Alban began his career in 1990 at AWON Asset Management In 2003 he joined Generali Real Estate, as director of asset management and investment then of international investments. Alban then joined Area Property Partners France. Alban was awarded a “Pierre d’or” in 2008. Alban is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, and holds a master in Business Law. He is a member of the Real Estate Club of the Ile-de-France.
Arnaud Taverne
Directeur Général
Frédéric Bôl
Head of Real Estate France
Swiss Life Group

Frédéric Bôl is the founder of Swiss Life REIM (France) and Head of RE France - Swiss Life Group. He has 30 years of experience in asset management, banks and insurance companies. He created AF2i (French Association for Institutional investors) in 2004 and participated to the creation of OPCI (French non-listed REIT). Since its creation, Swiss Life REIM (France) is leader on the OPCI market and AIFM approved, offering real estate tailor-made solutions for institutional investors with 3 missions: investment funds, portfolio management & asset management. The Real Estate in France represents more than €7,3 bn as of end of December 2015 through 38 real estate vehicles with multi-sector competences and employs 90 people.

Inès Reinmann Toper
Associate Director, Real Estate
Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance
Inès began her career in 1980 with the Dumez group. In 1988, she joined Bouygues as Development Manager. Then she joined Coprim, where she held various management positions. In 2000, she became MD of Icade Tertial, where she introduced and developed workstation expertise, structured turnkey transactions and developed the shopping center business. In 2004, she became the Business Property Market Director at Icade. She is also the President of Icade EMGP, Icade Tertial, Icade Eurogem & Icade Gestion Tertiaire. In 2007 she was MD for Continental Europe at Segro PLC. In 2010 she was appointed partner at Acxior & CEO of Acxior Immo in 2012. In 2014, she becomes MD in charge of RE and Member of the Board at Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance.
Jean-Philippe Olgiati
Managing Director
Segment: Fund Manager
Jean-Philippe Olgiati, Managing Director EMEA, is a member of the Real Estate team at BlackRock. He is responsible for acquisitions, financing and asset and development management for the different real estate opportunities sourced in France, Nordics, Germany, UK and Italy as well as assets already under management for BlackRock. Prior to joining MGPA, Mr. Olgiati worked for Bouygues Construction, where he led a development team focusing on refurbishment of the Greater Paris region and managed feasibility studies worth more than €1 billion on behalf of opportunistic funds for acquisition with potential redevelopment. Mr. Olgiati earned a MS degree in engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) in 2003.
Laurent Flechet
Primonial Real Estate Investment Management
Segment: Investor
Laurent Fléchet started his career as a notary public, then joined, in 2002, Ixis AEW Europe (Caisse des Dépôts Group). In 2006, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Ciloger, a subsidiary of the Caisse d’Epargne Group and Banque Postale. He joined Group Primonial in 2011. Laurent Fléchet is currently Chairman of the Board of Primonial Real Estate Investment Management and Deputy CEO of Group Primonial
Patrice Genre
La Française Real Estate Partners
Segment: Asset Manager
Real estate specialist and entrepreneur. Patrice has 30 years of experience in real estate as executive manager, entrepreneur and investor working cross-borders with international clients and business partners. Patrice has raised, invested and managed over 10 billion € (equity and debt) for French/European and international institutional clients.
Patrick Albrand
Created in 1995 the French subsidiary of the international real estate group Hines (one of the worldwide leader in the real estate industry). Development and acquisition of more than 1 million m2 of office buildings in the Paris Region and approximately 2 Billion Euros of acquisitions under management since 2013).
Tania Bontemps
Union Investment Real Estate France SAS

Tania Concejo-Bontemps is President of Union Investment Real Estate France, leading the Paris subsidiary since 2011. She has over 15 years of experience in general management, investment and asset management, leading multi-disciplinary projects and teams for international real estate companies. Prior to joining the real estate sector, Tania started its career in the high-tech sector with the Japanese-American group Senko in Boston (USA). When she moved to Paris in 2003, she joined Renta Corporacion, a listed property company. With Renta as Managing Director, she was in charge of acquisitions and asset management for the French, English and German markets.

Vincent Mahé
AMPERE Gestion (SNI Group)

Vincent MAHE graduated from the French Ecole Normale supérieure and Ecole Nationale d’Administration, and was a student in economics in Cambridge (Trinity College) and Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School). A member of the French Conseil d’Etat, Vincent was an advisor to French President Jacques Chirac (2002-2005) and served as chief of staff of the Minister of Social Affairs and Health (2005-2007). After 4 years as an investment banker at BNP Paribas, he joined Groupe SNI in 2012.


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Attalia Nzouzi

Attalia Nzouzi

Club Director, France

+44 207 121 5076

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Attalia Nzouzi
+44 207 121 5076
Club Director, France
GRI Club
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