Europe GRI 2018Paris, 5 - 6 September

Overview

In the past two decades, Europe's real estate market cycle has ridden a tidal wave of boom, bust but overall bounty.

We are delighted to welcome the most senior real estate investors, lenders and developers active across Europe for our 20th Anniversary Edition of the flagship Europe GRI.

Participants will gather in Paris on 5th and 6th September for two days of high-level information exchange and networking.

In such a critical low yield environment, for those that know where to look and importantly, whom to work with to generate a deal flow, over forty collegial discussions have been designed. Join our members to understand entry/exit strategies for all European gateway cities, asset classes, risk appetite, investment strategies and many more…

Trish Barrigan
Managing Partner
Benson Elliot Capital Management
United Kingdom
Segment: Fund Manager
Biography:
Trish has over 20 years industry experience. Co-founded Benson Elliot with Marc Mogull in 2006. Prior to Benson Elliot, Trish spent two years within the Dubai Holding Group as Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Real Estate Investments for Dubai Investment Group. Ten years at Goldman Sachs, primarily in real estate principal investing and portfolio management for the Whitehall Funds in New York, Paris and London. Trish earned a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Boston College. Benson Elliot is a specialist European real estate private equity firm applying decades of investment experience, deep market knowledge and in-house operational expertise to generate sustained investment outperformance.
Gunther Deutsch
MD, Head of Investment Transactions EU
Barings Real Estate Advisers
Germany
Segment: Investment/Asset Management
Biography:
Gunther Deutsch is Barings Head of Transactions Europe and Managing Director at Barings Germany, overseeing the investment markets Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Prior to co-founding PAMERA in 2010 (before its acquisition by Cornerstone/Barings in July, 2014), Gunther Deutsch was owner of Metis Asset Management GmbH which he founded in 2004. Previous to that, he spent 13 years in senior positions with various major companies including serving as a director of a holding company owned by Deutsche Bank (RREEF) and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Munich, Berlin and New York where he was responsible for placing German sourced investment into the USA.
Daniel Dejanovic
Head of European Real Estate & Senior MD
Cerberus Global Investments
Biography:
Mr. Dejanovic joined Cerberus in June 2006. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Dejanovic worked in the corporate finance arm of Ernst & Young in their London business modeling and valuation team from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2005 Mr. Dejanovic worked for the Australian subsidiary of China Light and Power (CLP) in Business Development and Project Finance. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Dejanovic worked for the Australian subsidiary of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Hong Kong Electric Holdings Limited in various roles across Corporate Treasury, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Commercial Analysis.
Christopher Zeuner
Head of Europe
Czech Republic
Biography:
As the Head of Europe, Chris is responsible for managing Amstar’s existing €900 million portfolio in Europe and growing the firm’s European platform. Most recently, Mr. Zeuner was head of LaSalle Investment Management’s Central European business, where he executed upon all of LaSalle’s €300 million of transactions in the region since 2012. In addition, Mr. Zeuner was also Head of Acquisitions at LaSalle for Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Prior to LaSalle, he was Managing Director at JER Partners, a US-based real estate private equity group that was sold to LaSalle in 2012. Before JER, he was head of CEE acquisitions and business development at GE Real Estate where he acquired more than €1.4 billion of investments throughout CEE
Michel Vauclair
Chairman
United Kingdom
Segment: Real estate
Biography:
Michel Vauclair is Chairman of OPG Commercial RE Europe, the Continental European platform for Oxford Properties and is responsible for actively managing Oxford’s Continental European assets to maximize capital returns, in addition to seeking new investments in liquid European markets to expand the Oxford European portfolio. Michel has four decades of experience in the financial and RE industries, focused on the banking and hotel sectors, private equity and debt restructuring. His career includes senior positions with some of the industry’s most successful key players in the concerned sectors.     He holds his MBA from the Lausanne Business School, completed by post graduates at New York University, IMD Lausanne and Cornell University.
Daniel Harris
Head of Investments - Europe
Cain International
Karsten Kohlmann
Managing Partner
Waterway Investments GmbH
Biography:
Karsten is a founding partner of Waterway Investments. Having lived almost half his life abroad, while covering the German property market as investment manager for various international opportunity and private equity funds, Karsten is responsible for all aspects of the transaction process on behalf of Waterway’s international client base. Karsten has a Diplom-Kaufmann from European Business School (ebs), Oestrich-Winkel and an MBA from Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh. Karsten speaks German, English and French.
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Spain
Segment: Private Equity Real Estate Investment
Biography:
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing and managing assets in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain.
Discussions
September 5 - 6
Bigger picture
  • Future of Europe - Macron new hope or can the Empire strike back against Brexit?
  • Proptech - Productivity booster or revolutionary disruptor? 
  • Smart Cities - Should investors care about the cities of tomorrow?
  • Brexit Battleground - Can any gateway city triumph and who will get knocked out?
  • Space as a Service - Millennial lifestyle fad or tomorrow’s standard rule for happy occupiers?
Finance & Investment
  • The Investment Cycle - Too late for finding value or do past patterns not apply?
  • Opportunistic Investors - Rare breed or only way to flourish in the current cycle?
  • Finding Value - All roads to secondary cities or u-turning to alternatives?
  • Debt Finance - Equity wonderland or everybody chasing the same white rabbit?
  • Cryptocurrency, RE & Blockchain - Recipe for success or unpalatable for mainstream investors?
  • Debt Funds - Yield’s victorious or the cycle’s next victim?
  • Rising Interest Rates - Price shock just what the doctor ordered?
  • Global Capital Flows into Europe - Steady trickle or uncontrollable gusher? STATE level only
  • Investment Strategies - Time to sell or double down?
  • Exit Strategies - Price adjustment panic or keep calm and plan out the downturn? STATE level only
Asset Classes
  • Retail Assets - Downsize, digitise or die?
  • Proptech - Productivity booster or revolutionary disruptor?
  • Last Mile Delivery - Can the numbers work for city centre demand?
  • BTR Residential - Is size all that matters?
  • Co-Working & Co-Living - Value added sweet spot found in density, services, lease flexibility or community?
  • Light Industrial, Warehousing & Logistics - Supply/demand joyride or slamming the breaks?
  • Student Housing - Fit for purpose built or is 'one size fits all' unimaginable ?
  • Core Corporate Offices - Unshakeable money spinner or time to blow the cobwebs away?
Countries
  • Brexit Battleground - Can any gateway city triumph and who will get knocked out?
  • SEE, Portugal, Greece & Other Comeback Countries - Ready to conquer or will newfound optimism end in disaster?
  • London - Revolutionary live, work & play tech hub or forever in the corporate’s backpocket?now a bullet point on brexit
  • UK & Ireland - Have global institutions priced domestic investors priced out of the playground?
  • Institutional investors in CEE - Smooth sailing or bumpy road ahead?
  • Retail in CEE - Last stop in a changed economy?
  • Investments in Spain - The winning tactic, good yields or right deals?
  • Spain - Are alternative real estate models breaking the mould?
  • Milan - Italy’s gateway or gatekeeper of capital?
  • German yields - Any loophole out of an ultra low value loop?
  • German Cities - 7 cities, 7 strategies?
  • Office in France - Paris price panic or keep calm and carry on?
  • France - Rendement, le début d’un long fleuve tranquille?
  • Future of French Real Estate - Bright, bullish or beware the bubble?
  • France - Ville vs. Paris, quelle stratégie à adopter?
  • France - Projets value-add, comment ajouter de la valeur aux immeubles de demain?
  • Nordics - More than a safe haven?
  • Netherlands - Domestic investment playground or open for international business?
France
  • Office in France - Paris price panic or keep calm and carry on?
  • France - Rendement, le début d’un long fleuve tranquille?
  • Future of French Real Estate - Bright, bullish or beware the bubble?
  • France - Ville vs. Paris, quelle stratégie à adopter?
  • France - Projets value-add, comment ajouter de la valeur aux immeubles de demain?
Hospitality Investment & Development
  • Hospitality Values - Back in vogue or little backing from mainstream investors?
  • Luxury Real Estate and Hospitality Assets - Fates forever intertwined?
  • Which Hospitality Model to Bank On? Brand, boutique, budget or serviced?
  • Hotel Buyers vs Operators - Who’s in the driving seat?
Timetable

September 5 - 6

Day one

13:00 - 14:00  Registration & Networking


14:00 - 17:30  Discussions


17:30 - 19:00  Drinks Reception


19:00 - 22:00  GRI Networking Dinner

Day two

09:00 - 10:00  Registration & Networking


10:00 - 11:00  Keynote


11:45 - 13:00  Discussions


13:00 - 14:15  Lunch


14:15 - 16:45  Discussions


16:45 - 17:45  Farewell drinks

 

Venue

HOTEL DU COLLECTIONNEUR
Address: 51-57 Rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France


The Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris enjoys an exceptional location in the heart of the 8th district, facing the Parc Monceau and a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and the Rue du Faubourg St Honoré. In this historic neighborhood, Art and Architecture have always been closely linked. Enriched by its history, the hotel seeks to give a new vision of luxury 5-star hotels. Its style, inspired by the transatlantic liners, invites you to rediscover the splendor of the 30s in an elegant and distinguished atmosphere. A unique experience in Paris. The Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris sets itself out as a landmark in the Art of Hospitality and in the Art of bringing back to life the decors of this avant-garde period.

Book your stay with Du Collectionneur at preferential rates

 

FORMAT

NOT YOUR TYPICAL CONFERENCE

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.


FORMAT

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.

 

Join

PARTICIPATE AS A DELEGATE

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. 

PARTICIPATE AS A CO-CHAIR

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

 

Register as a delegate or co-chair

SPONSORSHIP

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

 

JOIN INDUSTRY LEADERS AS A CO-CHAIR

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, select the co-chair option request a callback or contact

Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)207 121 5095  |  kirsty.stevens@griclub.org

 

Networking Dinner

Le Bristol Paris

It is an ideal opportunity to catch up with those you might have missed during the day as well as enjoying the company of your friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment.
All Co-chairs & members must book their dinner tickets in advance.

DINNER ENTRY: €190 per person (+VAT)

Free for members

5th September 2018
ITINERARY
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17:30 - GRI Drinks Reception at the Du Collectionneur (following GRI Discussion Sessions)

19:00 - 20:00 Aperitifs at the Le Bristol Paris, 112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris, France, www.lebristolparis.com

20:00 - 23:00 - Dinner

 

*This includes a three-course meal with wine, beer, water and soft drinks. Spirits, liqueurs and other items will be charged separately by the restaurant.

Henri Alster

Henri Alster

Chairman

+44 (0)20 7121 5060

henri.alster@griclub.org
Henri Alster
henri.alster@griclub.org
+44 (0)20 7121 5060
Chairman
GRI Club
Biography:

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.

Lead Sponsors

BNP Paribas Real EstateDentons

Club Partner
Deutsche

CMS Cameron McKenna Greszta i Sawicki sp.k.

Club Partner
CEE

First Title Insurance

Club Partner
Italy

REAG Real Estate Advisory GroupLudovici & PartnersMF Real Estate Advisory

Networking Sponsor

FREO Group

Program Sponsor

Ropes & Gray International LLPSavills

Contributor sponsor

AEI Consultants

Industry Partners

CEEQAMIPIMPreqin

Media Partner

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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."


CMS Cameron McKenna Greszta i Sawicki sp.k.

With the largest commercial real estate team in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide, CMS is well positioned to help investors, funders, developers, landlords and occupiers navigate all aspects of the real estate market and maximise their assets. Whatever the size and scope of your project or deal, with almost 800 lawyers in 39 countries we have the resources to meet your needs quickly and ef?ciently, offering expert advice. We have been active in real estate in our markets for decades, so we understand the culture, the economic context, the local legal context and the history.


First Title Insurance

First Title Insurance plc is a UK regulated insurer, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, which commands excellent* financial security ratings from all of the major agencies and is authorised and regulated to issue policies in England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and many other European countries.

REAG Real Estate Advisory Group

REAG Real Estate Advisory Group, a division of Duff and Phelps, provides real estate advisory services tailored to meet the requirements of specific jurisdictions and aims to develop and increase the value of individual assets or properties. Headquartered in Italy, REAG has a network of over 750 professionals across Europe. 

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, governance and regulatory consulting.

Ludovici & Partners

Ludovici Piccone & Partners is an independent tax law firm based in Italy providing integrated tax advisory both in domestic and international transactions. Founded by Paolo Ludovici in November 2014, the firm currently includes 28 professionals, and has offices in Milan, London and Rome. The firm has a comprehensive tax practice, encompassing all domestic and cross-border transactional tax work. Professionals structure complex M&A transactions as well as cover all other significant areas such as transfer pricing, tax litigation and VAT. Moreover, the firm is renowned for its expertise in finance and real estate transactions, as well as wealth advisory for high net worth individuals. Professionals of the firm give complete, ongoing coverage of all aspects of real estate tax planning. In particular, the firm has developed specific expertise in advising on the tax ramifications of residential and commercial real estate transactions and renewable energy businesses and in giving assistance to real estate funds and other institutional investors, as well as private and corporate clients in structuring and reorganizing real estate investments both in Italy and abroad.

MF Real Estate Advisory

MF Real Estate Advisory, together with its sister company MF Law & Tax Firm, is a “boutique” real estate company that provides its Clients with highly specialized advisory services for the sourcing, management and disposal of real estate portfolios in Italy.

MF’s aim is to achieve the objectives set forth by the Client by designing investment strategies, improving and maximizing value and, overall, making the investment successful until the disposal of the underlying assets.

Together with the asset management and legal team, MF responds to all the requirements relating to the origination of opportunities and the subsequent management of the portfolio, thus meeting all the needs of the current market.

MFRE is the result of synergies of multiple professionals combining different areas of expertise in investment, financing, property, facility and asset management in addition to the legal advisory field.

Over the years, MF has been entrusted with the management and/or advisory of portfolios (consisting of shopping centres, retail parks, factory outlets, logistics, offices, residential buildings) estimated in a value of over 800 million Euros.

FREO Group

FREO Group was established in 1996.  FREO is today an independent pan-European investment manager and developer with a deep and cohesive network of 15 offices in 7 countries with over 100 employees

FREO offers a complete real estate lifecycle asset management service tailored to the needs of our partners and clients including asset selection, prudent capital structuring, identification of value creation opportunities through proactive management or repositioning and ultimately opportunistic disposal. We only target real estate investments that offer intrinsic value for our partners with the goal of delivering sustainable cash flows and long-term capital enhancement. We only operate in markets we know well and typically adopt an entrepreneurial yet rigorous approach using our local networks to source opportunities where we possess competitive advantages, often via off-market bilateral connections or limited marketing processes.

Ropes & Gray International LLP

Savills

Savills is one of the UK’s leading multi-sector global property advisors with an international network of more than 30,000 professionals and 700 offices and associates throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. By offering the full spectrum of specialist advisory, management and transactional services both locally and globally, we are perfectly-placed to help our clients achieve their real estate needs with direct access to local markets on an international scale.


AEI Consultants

AEI Europe BV, a subsidiary of AEI Consultants, is an employee-owned international consulting firm that works with real estate professionals, commercial lenders, property developers, institutional property owners, property management firms, retailers & insurers, including many Fortune 500 companies. The firm specializes in environmental consulting, building assessments, NPL and PL risk screening, energy consulting, site investigation and remediation, industrial hygiene & construction risk mgt.

CEEQA

Central & Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards

MIPIM

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

Preqin

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.

www.preqin.com

Follow us on Twitter: www.preqin.com/Twitter

Find us on LinkedIn: www.preqin.com/LinkedIn

Europaproperty

Europaproperty.com provides all your Commercial Real Estate needs with a comprehensive and up-to-date, daily Commercial Real Estate news.


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Alexandre LamotAlexandre LamotManaging DirectorA. Lamot & Co
Antonio MazzaAntonio MazzaGeneral Manager ItalyAareal Bank
Jean MeaudreJean MeaudreDirectorAareal Bank
Alexis TrancartAlexis TrancartSenior OriginatorAareal Bank AG
Martin VestMartin VestManaging Director Western EuropeAareal Bank AG
Mads LoeweMads LoeweDirectorAerium
Steven BrochSteven BrochCIOAerium Group
Alia ElGazzarAlia ElGazzarPrincipalAermont Capital LLP
Ludovic CharpentierLudovic CharpentierFund ManagerAEW Europe
Thibault DelamainThibault DelamainHead of Investment and asset managementAG Real Estate
Donato SaponaraDonato SaponaraCountry Head ItalyAllianz Real Estate

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Alexandre Lamot
Managing Director
A. Lamot & Co
Belgium
Segment: Real estate investment management
Biography:
Alexandre Lamot has a 25-year track record in investment management through private equity funds, direct asset transactions and development projects. Alexandre did this at Wilhelm & Co, Goldman Sachs, Arthur Andersen, GIC, Rockspring and La Compagnie B. de Rothschild. He is now adviser to added-value real estate funds such as Catalyst Capital (commercial real estate, Europe), ESJ Capital Partners, (school infrastructure, USA), Aina Hospitality (luxury hotels Europe) and Kool Solutions (cold storage facilities, India) on fund raising, co-investments and deal structuring. Alex holds degrees in Economics from the University of Louvain and in Urban Planning from Harvard University.
Antonio Mazza
General Manager Italy
Aareal Bank
Rome | Italy
Segment: Antonio is General Manager of Aareal Bank AG – Italy and board member of several Italian companies within the Aareal Group. Anto
Biography:
Antonio is General Manager of Aareal Bank AG – Italy and board member of several Italian companies within the Aareal Group. Antonio has been working for almost 25 years in the real estate market for both Italian and foreign banks (namely Cariplo, Banca Intesa, Barclays Group, DEPFA Bank AG and Aareal Bank AG). Antonio is a Teaching Fellow at SDA Bocconi School of Management and member of RICS. Following a law degree in 1989, he gained an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at MIP, School of Management Politecnico di Milano. He is coauthor of two books on property finance: “Finanziamento Immobiliare” ( Egea, Milan 2010) and “Property Finance – An international approach” (Wiley, London 2015).
Jean Meaudre
Director
Aareal Bank
Belgium
Segment: Bank
Biography:
2002 – Present Director at Aareal Bank AG, Paris and Brussels. Real estate loan acquisition and portfolio management in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Responsible for industrial corporate clients for Brussels/Wallonia. 1991 – 1998 Crédit lyonnais, Paris. Audit and Organisation (1991-1994). Responsible for large corporate clients at the Agence Centrale Entreprises (1994-1998). Education: civil engineer (INPG-Phelma)
Alexis Trancart
Senior Originator
FRANCE
Biography:
Alexis Trancart is Senior Originator at Aareal Bank based in Paris, responsible for the origination and structuring of senior and junior loans secured against French real estate assets. He started his career at Pfandbriefbank in London where he held origination and underwriting positions with a pan-European focus before specialising in the French market when he moved to Paris in 2010. Alexis holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School.
Martin Vest
Managing Director Western Europe
Biography:
Martin Vest is MD Western Europe, covering Aareal Bank’s property financing business in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland & Spain. In his former position as MD Business Development at Aareal Bank’s, he was responsible for the planning & coordination of the Bank’s global property financing business activities and for it’s syndication business & research. He joined Aareal Bank in 2001 as Head of the French, Belgian and Luxembourg credit department. He developed the Bank’s business with the German open ended fund industry and established the Business Development unit within Aareal Bank. Martin Vest has more than 15 years of experience in the field of international property finance in various European countries.
Mads Loewe
Director
Aerium
United Kingdom
Segment: REIM / Private Equity
Biography:
Mads Loewe is a director at Aerium, a pan-European real estate investment manager with a vertically-integrated asset management platform. Prior to joining Aerium, Mads spent 6 years in New York and London with a U.S. real estate investment bank and principal investor, lastly as Head of the London office. Mads’ previous experience also includes real estate investment and financing roles at Partners Group and Houlihan Lokey, respectively, as well as eight years as a New York attorney. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School (UPenn) and a Master’s degree in Law from Boston University.
Steven Broch
CIO
Aerium Group
United Kingdom
Segment: REIM / Private Equity
Biography:
Mr. Broch has 11 years of experience in top positions in the field of real estate. Prior to joining ÆRIUM in 2012, Mr. Broch worked as Managing Director for Garigal Private Wealth Management and as head of Asset and Property Management for Secur GmbH. Before focusing on Real Estate, Steven worked for several Private Banks and Financial Institutions. He graduated from ETH Zurich and from GSBA with a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Business, as well as Master in Finance.
Alia ElGazzar
Principal
Aermont Capital LLP
Ludovic Charpentier
Fund Manager
AEW Europe
Thibault Delamain
Head of Investment and asset management
AG Real Estate
France
Segment: Investor & developer
Biography:
Thibault Delamain, MRICS, is responsible for AG Real Estate investment and asset managment in France. In is role Thibault is in charge of defining and implementing the investment strategy for 1,2 b€ AUM (office, retail, Logistics and diversifies assets). Thibault has 14 years of experience in the field of real estate for private and Institutional Investors.
Donato Saponara
Country Head Italy
Allianz Real Estate
Milano | Italy
Segment: Donato Saponara is a Managing Director in the Allianz Real Estate and the Head of Asset Management. He is responsible for the ma
Biography:
Donato Saponara is Head of Italy for Allianz Real Estate. He is responsible for a multibillion euro portfolio owned by Allianz Investors. Donato leads several Boards and Advisory Committees for Allianz in Italy and is sitting in Senior Management Committees of Allianz RE for the West Europe Region. He joined Allianz in 2014 as Head of Asset Management before being appointed as Head of Transactions. He has been responsible for more than EUR 1bn transactions and led more than EUR 300 million of capex on repositioning projects within the Allianz portfolio. Prior to joining Allianz, Donato spent 14 years in Morgan Stanley acting as a Director co-heading the Italian investment team, leading major acquisition, sale and refinancing transactions.
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