France GRI 2018Paris, 29th and 30th May


More than 120 GRI Club members and participants gathered in Paris on, 29th - 30th May for the inaugural France GRI, proving the appetite amongst Europe’s most senior real estate players was certainly curious and by most accounts, strong indeed. Investment strategies were top of the agenda amongst investors, with differing perspectives shared around how far up the risk curve investors are prepared to go in the search for yields. 

Discussions touched on the fact that. 

  • While yields were now stabilised, they were still at a very low point, and are unlikely to bounce back in any formidable way.
  • Offices remaining the clear trophies being sought by local and international investors. Interestingly,
  • It wasn’t just Paris benefitting from this ‘office goldrush’ as the search for higher yields was encouraging more regional investment opportunities. 
  • Co-workings’ long-term viability, and predictions for how the business model will change over coming years. Adeline Attia (UB Trends), Robin Rivaton (Real Estech), Frederic Ciuntu (Global Real Estate, L’Oreal) and Christophe Burckhart (MD, Regus).
  • It will take a full 10 years before we feel any significant presence of international capital in French real estate. 
  • On the other hand, a few argued that this sought after transformative effect is already here; Brexit has paved the way for Paris to be the new ‘Europe HQ’. The question now is whether the French real estate market can keep up with Germany, UK and elsewhere.
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.

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.
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.
Inès Reinmann-Toper
Managing Director RE
Edmond de Rothschild
Segment: Corporate Finance
Inès Reinmann began her career in 1980 with the Dumez group. In 1988, she joined Bouygues as Development Manager. She then continued her career at Coprim from 1989 to 2000, where she held various management positions. In 2000, she became MD of Icade Tertial, In 2004, she became the Business Property Market Director at Icade. She is also the President of Icade EMGP, Icade Tertial, Icade Eurogem and Icade Gestion Tertiaire. In 2007 she was MD for Continental Europe at Segro PLC. In 2010 she was appointed partner at Acxior and CEO of Acxior Immo in 2012. In 2014, she becomes Managing Director in charge of Real Estate and Member of the Board at Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance.
Sebastien Pezet
Head of French Branch and Benelux
Generali Real Estate
Segment: Asset Manager
Sebastien Pezet joined Generali Real Estate in 2001. Nominated as Head of the French Branch in 2015, he is also in charge of Benelux from January 2018 with a total portfolio of €9 billion. Previously he was Head of Asset Management. Sebastien obtained a Master in Economics and a Master in Real Estate from the University of Paris Dauphine, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Anne - Isabelle Carbonnieres
Managing Director
Deutsche Hypo
Segment: Mortgage Bank
Anne-Isabelle Carbonnières joined Deutsche Hypo in May 2011 as Managing Director for the French representative office in Paris. She has more than 20 years experience in international real estate finance and previously headed the french representations of DG HYP and Westimmo.
François Grandvoinnet
Aviva Investors Real Estate France
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.


Le GRI réunit les plus hauts dirigeants internationaux et locaux des sociétés d’investissement, banques et promoteurs immobiliers. Le format des discussions vous permet d’échanger avec l’ensemble des personnes se trouvant dans la salle. Il vous permet d’identifier rapidement de nouveaux partenaires d’affaire, construire de nouvelles relations et de continuer votre conversation de façon privée.


Il n’y a ni discours, ni présentation, au lieu de cela, il y a une sélection de discussions où tout le monde peut participer. Il n’y a aucun discours à préparer, nous privilégions la spontanéité. Ce format vous offre un environnement dynamique qui vous permet de rencontrer vos pairs de façon naturelle et informelle.


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Réservé aux investisseurs, banquiers et promoteurs, nous vous proposons de co-présider l’un des thèmes au programme. Vous apportez juste votre expérience et vos opinions. Vous bénéficiez de certains avantages tels qu’une large visibilité durant l’évènement à travers nos supports de communications (photos, biographie, etc.) ainsi que d’un tarif préférentiel.

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Etre partenaire du sommet à travers nos différents packages vous offre une opportunité unique de promouvoir votre activité de façon active auprès des plus grands décideurs de l’industrie du Real Estate. Le nombre de package est limité.

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Rejoignez les leaders du Real Estate comme co-président.

Disponible uniquement pour les investisseurs, banquiers et promoteurs, être co-président de discussion est une façon d'assister au programme tout en profitant d'une plus grande visibilité auprès de vos pairs.

En tant que co-président de discussions vous ne faites ni plus ni moins que les autres participants. Vous apportez seulement votre expérience et vos opinions sur l’une des discussions du programme. Vous bénéficiez de certains avantages tels qu’une large visibilité durant l’évènement à travers nos supports de communications (photos, biographie, etc.) ainsi que d’un tarif préférentiel. Profitez de nos tarifs spéciaux et inscrivez-vous dès maintenant.

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Shangri-La Hotel

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.

DINNER ENTRY: free for all 

29th May 2018

19:15 - 22:00 - Dinner at Shangri-La Hotel, 10 Avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France

*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.

Attalia Nzouzi

Attalia Nzouzi

Club Director, France

+44 207 121 5076

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Attalia Nzouzi
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Club Director, France
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Adrien BeuriotAdrien BeuriotDirecteur de l'investissementBNP Paribas
Alexis TrancartAlexis TrancartSenior OriginatorAareal Bank AG
Anne - Isabelle CarbonnieresAnne - Isabelle CarbonnieresManaging DirectorDeutsche Hypo
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Adeline Attia

Adeline Attia dirige UBTrends, un cabinet d’études et innovation spécialisé sur les nouveaux usages au travail. Elle est spécialiste de la veille des courants sociétaux et des tendances de consommation depuis 25 ans et plus récemment de la transformation des environnements de travail (pas seulement tertiaires). Le croisement de ses activités entre études, conférences, conseil et innovation l’a conduit à développer une expertise sur le Design Thinking, qu’elle met aujourd’hui en pratique sur la création de nouvelles offres de services, de la smart city au bureau de demain. Principaux clients : Orange, LVMH, Altarea Cogedim, CBRE, JLL, Nexity, Constructa, Ville de Marseille, Grenoble Alpes Métropole et des SEM locales.

Adrien Beuriot
Directeur de l'investissement
Adrien is responsible at Standard Life for investments, asset management and disposals in France and Belgium. He has 10 years’ experience in financial services and real estate. He started his career in 2003 at PWC and SGCIB in real estate M&A team. From 2007 to 2014, he worked at GE Real Estate and AXA REIM in the transaction team, being responsible for sales and acquisitions. He joined Standard Life in February 2014 as Portfolio Manager.
Alexis Trancart
Senior Originator
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.
Anne - Isabelle Carbonnieres
Managing Director
Deutsche Hypo
Segment: Mortgage Bank
Anne-Isabelle Carbonnières joined Deutsche Hypo in May 2011 as Managing Director for the French representative office in Paris. She has more than 20 years experience in international real estate finance and previously headed the french representations of DG HYP and Westimmo.
Antoine AUBRY
Senior Fund Manager
AXA IM - Real Assets
Arnaud De Sordi
Partner - Head of Investment
Catella Property
Arnaud Dewachter
General Director
Association Francaise Des Soci
Arnaud Malbos
Senior Vice President, Investment,Europe
Ivanhoé Cambridge Europe
Paris | France
Segment: Investor
As Senior Vice President, Investments, Europe, Arnaud Malbos is responsible for proposing, implementing and supervising Ivanhoé Cambridge’s European investment activities in the office building, logistics and shopping center sectors in Europe.
Assem El Alami
Head of Real Estate Finance
Berlin Hyp
Segment: Financial Institution
Assem El Alami is the Head of the Real Estate Finance Sales Division of Berlin Hyp AG. He is supervising the origination of real estate finance in the bank's European core markets and the syndication desk. Berlin Hyp provides financing for large scale property projects and real estate investments. Being a law graduate, Assem has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector of which he has spent almost 10 years in France.
Benjamin Richard
Senior Manager
Segment: Real Estate Structure Finance
Benjamin Richard is heading the commercial activity of the bank in France, based in AAREAL Paris office. He is working in the Euro hub team of the bank, focusing on the origination of new business in the Euro zone in France. Since joining Aareal in 2006, Benjamin has held various positions within the bank and has worked on a wide range of financings secured against all class of assets: office, logistics, retail, residential and hotel.
Bertrand Julien-Laferrière
Head of Real Estate
Segment: Investor
Bertrand Julien-Laferrière has joined Ardian as Head of Ardian RE on September 1st, 2015. Bertrand has a 30 years’ experience in the field of RE design, project management, development, asset management and investment. He served as CEO of Société Foncière Lyonnaise between 2010 and 2014. Chief Development Officer and Member of the Management Board of Unibail-Rodamco between 2008 and 2010. He served as General Manager of Ricardo Bofill Architecture between 1983 and 1993. Bertrand Julien-Laferrière has also been in charge of Design & Construction at Accor Hotels worldwide, and Chief Development Officer of Club Méditerranée. He holds a MBA from Insead, an Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a Master of Science from UC Berkeley
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
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