Club Meeting28 February, London

Hospitality & Mixed Use - Is Placemaking A Sustainable Investment Strategy?

Large scale mixed use developments have always been flavour of the month for institutional and opportunistic investors alike. However, since the re-imagining of truly unique places including Kings Cross, Covent Garden, Operación Chamartín', Piazza Cordusio, Grand Paris and Battersea Power Station, investors and developers are starting to ask themselves: what does it take to create truly exceptional destinations that attract those to live, work and play?  Does long term investment capital follow?

GRI Club Members and the wider hospitality industry are invited to a very special club meeting to discuss what adds value to mixed use and hospitality schemes in the UK and across Europe.

Hosted by Yoo Capital, at the heart of its latest Kensington Olympia Regeneration Project, members will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in this new masterplan with an overview from Yoo Capital, its investment advisors, and its collaborative architects. Followed by a brief site visit and networking lunch, a private roundtable discussion will focus on the investment criteria for placemaking in hospitality and mixed-use schemes.

Discussions will focus on:

  • The ‘Placemaking’ Effect – Real value add or fantasy?
  • Established Brands vs Fresh Brands - Competing or complementary?
  • Mixed Use Estates – What are the investment implications?
  • Room for opportunistic investors?
  • Accessing finance for development
  • European Opportunities for Placemaking - Where is the growth projected?
  • Hospitality, Leisure & Serviced Assets - Are their fates forever intertwined?
  • Luxury - Will it define the latest mixed use destinations while mid-market and affordable retailers face restructuring?
  • What Adds Value to Hospitality & Mixed Use Developments ? Service, F&B, Offices, Resi, Retail, Leisure or something entirely new?
Timetable

28th February

12:00 Registration & Meet


12:30 Overview & Site Visit - Kensington Olympia Masterplan


13:30 Networking Lunch hosted by Yoo Capital


14:30 GRI Discussion: 'Hospitality & Mixed Use Developments - Is Placemaking A Sustainable Investment Strategy?'


15:30 Departing refreshments

CRITERIA TO BECOME A CLUB MEMBER

Membership is subject to approval by a committee of peers and is reserved exclusively for senior investors, lenders and developers*.

Qualified individuals (C / Director Level) that believe they could benefit from being part of such a global community are welcome to further details.

*Some leniency is given to those outside this category up to a maximum of 10% ratio of the Club.

Venue

Kensington Olympia

London’s Iconic 130 year old exhibition centre and surrounding area, is set to be transformed into a world-leading arts, entertainment, exhibition and experiential district. The project will develop and add value into 14 and a half acres through enhanced communal areas, retail units, new hotels, theatre and entertainment venues as well as museums, co-working spaces and innovative new restaurants.

Co-Host


Yoo Capital Management is a private partnership formed by 25+ year investment veterans who specialize in converting underperforming assets into tomorrow’s core quality assets.

Kirsty Stevens

Kirsty Stevens

Head of Research - Europe

+44 (0)20 7121 5095

[email protected]
Fulvia D'Ippolito

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe

+44 20 7121 5072

[email protected]
Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Head of Research - Europe
GRI Club
Biography:

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.

Fulvia D'Ippolito
+44 20 7121 5072
Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe
GRI Club
Biography:

Fulvia is a Senior Director at GRI, with direct responsibility to lead GRI’s activities in Italy, and the GRI Hospitality Club on a Pan-European level. She joined GRI in 2014 to launch the GRI business in Italy while helping to strengthen GRI’s portfolio in Sub Saharan African markets. She has over 18 years of experience in b2b event production and brand marketing. Prior to joining GRI, she was Director at Fiera Milano Media for many years, and brand consultant for Italian start-ups in London. Fulvia is Executive MBA from MIP Politecnico di Milano (2012) and M.Sc. in Business & Corporate Communications, University of Siena, Italy.

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