GRI Residential - Europe 2017London, November 28th - 29th, 2017

Overview

Benchmarking your local residential market with innovation, funding, development and policies for best practice from across Europe.

The inaugural GRI Residential - Europe will bring together the most senior investors, developers and operators across resi alternatives, the mid market and affordable housing to share insights and foster business friendships.  

Pan-european macro discussions will trigger debates on the latest trends and investment growth across student housing, graduate living, retirement, build to rent, co-living, micro living and proptech innovation.

The country specific sessions will gather local and global investors together for frank discussions on barriers to market entry, working with local partners and policy red tape to promote new opportunities in your region.

Participants include

Sebastian Cave
Managing Director
Heitman
Germany
Segment: Investment&Asset Management
Biography:
Sébastian is Managing Director of Heitman’s Private Equity business in Germany, and is responsible for business development and acquisitions in the German market. Prior to joining Heitman, he was Managing Director at residential landlord, Grainger Deutschland, where he was responsible for overall strategy and managing a large German rented residential joint venture with Heitman. Previously, Sébastian worked as Director of Corporate Development at Grainger, where he was responsible for implementing the company’s entry into the German market. His previous experience includes over 10 years in the real estate industry, including portfolio acquisitions, corporate transactions, joint-ventures and capital raising.
Gábor Futó
Co-Founder & Owner
Futureal
Hungary
Biography:
Gábor Futó is founder of Futureal Group. Under his leadership Futureal has become one of the leading real estate developer and investor in the CEE region with +300 professionals and with project pipeline of over 1.6 billion Euro, including more than 6,000 residential units and over 500,000 sqm of commercial space. Cordia, its residential arm, is the number one residential developer in Hungary and is also active in Poland, Romania, Germany and the USA. With completed projects worth € 1.1 billion and further projects worth € 1.3 billion in the pipeline, Futureal has become a dominant player in CEE. We are engaged in large-scale mixed use urban renewal projects, residential, office and retail.
Christopher Murray
Managing Director
Ridgeford Developments
United Kingdom
Segment: Property Developer
Biography:
Christopher Murray co-founded Ridgeford Properties Ltd in 1996; Christopher has undertaken a number of developments in London, recently completing, the Fitzrovia Apartments consisting of 70 luxury apartments, state of the art office space and a new facility to house the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; this won the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Global Excellence. Recently, Ridgeford acquired an entire city block in the heart of Marylebone W1. Plans include private residential and the development of a new retail district. In January 2013, he founded Ridgeford’s sister company, W1 Developments; an award-winning, internationally recognised, property company focused on producing exceptional quality single and mixed-use developments.
Daniel Buaron
Chairman
First Atlantic Real Estate
Milan | Italy
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Daniel Buaron is Chairman of First Atlantic Real Estate (FARE), re-founded by him in 2014, two years after the sale of FARE Group to the DeAgostini Group. In fact FARE Group was founded by Daniel in 1998 and was the Italian operating partner of Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Funds until 2007. In 2005, he founded FARE SGR which became the leading Italian RE fund management firm after the merger with FIMIT SGR (2011) with over 10 billion of AuM. Prior experiences include being Founder, CEO and Vice Chairman of Tradital S.p.A. and CEO of Metropolis S.p.A.. Mr. Buaron began his career with JP Morgan. He graduated with a business degree from Università Bocconi and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Nic Fox
Partner & Head of Middle Europe
Europa Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Fund Manager
Biography:
Mr Fox is a Partner, Regional Head and member of the Investment Committee at Europa Capital LLP. He joined Europa Capital in September 2007 as Director and Head of Europa’s Middle Europe region. He is responsible for acquisitions and overseeing asset management in the region. Prior, Mr Fox was at Westbrook Partners, which he joined as a Director in January 2002, with responsibility for asset management and new acquisitions in Europe. He was promoted to Principal in September 2003 and to Managing Principal in 2006 and was a member of Westbrook Partners’ Investment Committee. Mr Fox received a BSc. honours degree in Urban Land Administration from the University of Portsmouth in 1981 and was elected as a Chartered Surveyor in May 1984.
Ramón Camiña Mendizábal
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
Segment: Fund Advisor
Biography:
Ramón Camiña is a founding partner at Cale Street Partners, a European focused property investor providing senior and mezzanine debt as well as including joint venture equity capital. Founded in 2014 and seeded with €1.1 billion from a sovereign wealth investor with a long term, patient approach to investing. Before joining Cale Street, Ramón spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in London where he was the head of the real estate finance activity in EMEA. Ramón has a BA in Business from Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.
Martin Skinner
CEO
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Property Investor
Biography:
Martin has been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years, has developed thousands of properties, and is considered a London investment property expert. He is now combining this experience in London residential property, finance and technology to build Inspired Asset Management. With a portfolio approaching £500m GDV, Inspired has established a number of substantial Joint Ventures through which it is rolling out its unique high-tech, high-spec, and affordable private housing across Greater London. Martin has also been featured in Property Week, the Financial Times and on BBC Radio 4 & 5. He enjoys turning investment concepts into exceptional opportunities for our investors to outperform other property sector investments and the wider markets.
Troy Javaher
Managing Director
Lincoln Property Company
United States
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mr. Troy Javaher is currently Managing Director of European operations for Lincoln Property Company. Lincoln Property Company (LPC) was founded in Dallas in 1965 and has developed more than 12.6 million square meters of commercial projects and 212,000 multi-family units at a total cost of over $30 billion. An American national, Troy Javaher was previously the Head of Capital Markets for Central and Eastern Europe for JLL. He has a Masters in Real Estate from Columbia University in New York and has professional work experience in the region since 1998.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Risanamento
Milan | Italy
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Born in 1962, he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1988. Since 2009, he is Managing Director of Risanamento S.p.A. He was CEO of Immobiliare Cascina Rubina owning Sesto Project designed by Renzo Piano for 963.500 sqm and is still CEO of all the subsidiaries of the Group. He sold assets for € 4.0 billion: Paris properties’ portfolio for €1,5 billion, a prestigious building in New York for €0,4 billion and other Italian assets. He is managing the mixed-use Development Project in Milan - 440,000 sqm to be built. Previously, he headed the Real Estate Development by IPI (Fiat Group), being Director of the subsidiaries. Until 2000, he worked for a Construction Company, dealing with the construction of infrastructures in Europe.
Carrie Hiebeler
Senior Investment Officer
Ventas, Inc.
United States
Segment: REIT
Biography:
Carrie Nowacki Hiebeler joined Ventas as Senior Investment Officer in November 2012. Ms. Hiebeler is responsible for international and domestic healthcare investment opportunities. She drives growth and diversification of the Company’s RE portfolio through execution of moderate to large asset and entity transactions. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Hiebeler held various positions in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Division where she focused on healthcare, mergers and acquisitions and debt/equity capital markets transactions. She has an MBA from The Wharton School at the of University of Pennsylvania where she majored in finance and healthcare. And she has a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
Michael Abel
Managing Director
TPG
United Kingdom
Segment: Private Equity
Biography:

Michael is a Managing Director and a member of TPG Real Estate’s Investment Committee and is based in London. He joined TPG from Europa Capital and started his career in the Private Equity Real Estate divisions of J.P.Morgan and Lehman Brothers. He holds a Diplome de Grande Ecole and MSc in Management from ESCP Europe, and speaks German, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of TriGranit and A&O Hotels and Hostels.

Federico Montero
Managing Director - Europe
Biography:

Federico has more than 20 years’ experience leading loan portfolio and commercial real estate transactions across Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and has been involved in over 85 transactions with a combined face value in excess of €98 billion. His clients have included numerous banks, leading financial institutions and specialist real estate funds as well as several of the national asset management agencies across Europe. Prior to joining Evercore to lead the European REPS team, Federico set up the C&W European Loan Sales team in 2012, before he was at KPMG Corporate Finance in London & Hong Kong

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.

 

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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.

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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 at registration, or contact

Kirsty Stevens
+44 (0)207 121 5095  |  [email protected]

 

Agenda
Tuesday. November 28th, 2017
Discussion: 02:00pm to 03:15pm
Discussion: 03:45pm to 05:00pm
Wednesday. November 29th, 2017
Discussion: 09:30am to 10:30am
Technology, Demographics & Residential Investment - What's the winning formula?
Global Chief Economist, Head EU Research
CBRE Global Investors
Discussion: 11:15am to 12:30pm
Crowdfunding, Mezz & other forms of Alternative Finance - Is their popularity eclipsed by their complexity?
Crowdfunding, Mezz & other forms of Alternative Finance - Is their popularity eclipsed by their complexity?

Managing Director
Deutsche Hypothekenbank
Vice President
Quadrant Real Estate Advisors
Partner
The Baupost Group
Managing Director, Debt Advisory Group
Evercore
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
CEO
Urban Exposure
Student Housing - New models or new cities?
Partner / GM Capital Markets
Urbania International
Deputy Head of Institutional Sales
Kaufman & Broad
Founder & CEO
Golub GetHouse
Founder & Chairman
Deutsche Real Estate Funds (DREF)
Principal Research & Strategy EMEA
CBRE Global Investors
Director, Investments
CORESTATE Capital
Head - Direct Investments
LetterOne Treasury Services
Co-founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
Head of Real Estate
GSA Group
Discussion: 01:45pm to 03:00pm
Hands up UK PRS! Is the investment appetite matched by demand or necessity?
Managing Director
Inhabit
Partner
Ropes & Gray
VP Investments-Residential
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Residential Operations Director
Soho Housing Association
Group Director of Neighbourhoods
London & Quadrant
Principal
Apollo Management International
Partner
Ropes & Gray International
Co-founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Apache Capital Partners
‘’Grand Paris’’ Impacts on Resi - New beginning or window-dressing?
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Group
Head of Development – Grand Paris
La Française Real Estate Managers
Président
AMPERE Gestion
Discussion: 03:30pm to 04:45pm
Anil Khera
Founder & CEO
Node
Biography:
Anil is Founder and CEO of the Node group of companies and is responsible for the overall management, investment activities and expansion of Node throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland. Anil has worked in real estate for 15 years in the US and Europe, including nearly 11 years at Blackstone, the world's largest private equity real estate firm with over $100 billion of assets under management.
Gábor Futó
Co-Founder & Owner
Futureal
Hungary
Biography:
Gábor Futó is founder of Futureal Group. Under his leadership Futureal has become one of the leading real estate developer and investor in the CEE region with +300 professionals and with project pipeline of over 1.6 billion Euro, including more than 6,000 residential units and over 500,000 sqm of commercial space. Cordia, its residential arm, is the number one residential developer in Hungary and is also active in Poland, Romania, Germany and the USA. With completed projects worth € 1.1 billion and further projects worth € 1.3 billion in the pipeline, Futureal has become a dominant player in CEE. We are engaged in large-scale mixed use urban renewal projects, residential, office and retail.
Martin Skinner
CEO
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Property Investor
Biography:
Martin has been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years, has developed thousands of properties, and is considered a London investment property expert. He is now combining this experience in London residential property, finance and technology to build Inspired Asset Management. With a portfolio approaching £500m GDV, Inspired has established a number of substantial Joint Ventures through which it is rolling out its unique high-tech, high-spec, and affordable private housing across Greater London. Martin has also been featured in Property Week, the Financial Times and on BBC Radio 4 & 5. He enjoys turning investment concepts into exceptional opportunities for our investors to outperform other property sector investments and the wider markets.
Matteo Ghedini
CEO
Brera Serviced Apartments
Germany
Segment: Serviced apartments operator
Biography:
Matteo Ghedini is the founder and CEO of Brera Serviced Apartments. Matteo started Brera in 2013 by opening the first location in Nuremberg. Since then Brera expanded in Munich and Frankfurt and manages today ca. 150 Apartments. Born in Italy, Matteo started his career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, attended an MBA at INSEAD and thereafter successfully completed the turnaround of a Real Estate Family Office in Germany. Passionate about Interior Design and about unleashing People´s talent, Matteo´s goal is to develop Brera to one of the most important long stay players in Europe.
Vincent Mahé
Président
AMPERE Gestion
France
Segment: Fund Manager
Biography:
Vincent Mahé 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 the SNI Group in 2012 as General counsel and Head of Asset management.
Adam Hayner
Head of Residential Development
ICG Longbow
Segment: Lender
Biography:
Adam has worked across all of ICG-Longbow's lending platforms and is currently the Director responsible for managing and sourcing investments for the ICG-Longbow Development Debt Fund. He began his career working in residential development after helping to restructure one of the largest privately owned land holding companies in California. Adam managed development operations as well as researching and underwriting direct property investment opportunities for New Millennium Homes.
Daniel Buaron
Chairman
First Atlantic Real Estate
Milan | Italy
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Daniel Buaron is Chairman of First Atlantic Real Estate (FARE), re-founded by him in 2014, two years after the sale of FARE Group to the DeAgostini Group. In fact FARE Group was founded by Daniel in 1998 and was the Italian operating partner of Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Funds until 2007. In 2005, he founded FARE SGR which became the leading Italian RE fund management firm after the merger with FIMIT SGR (2011) with over 10 billion of AuM. Prior experiences include being Founder, CEO and Vice Chairman of Tradital S.p.A. and CEO of Metropolis S.p.A.. Mr. Buaron began his career with JP Morgan. He graduated with a business degree from Università Bocconi and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Kristian Krogh
Senior Director, Head of Denmark
NIAM
Biography:
Kristian Krogh is head of the NIAM activities in Denmark. NIAM has been and continues to be one of the most active foreign investors in the Danish real estate market. Mr. Krogh has successfully been leading NIAM as a first mover in residential investments in Denmark and NIAM is currently pursuing a strategy to aggregate a large residential portfolio in second tier cities. Mr. Krogh has 25 years’ experience from different aspects of the real estate industry and has previously been with Aberdeen Property Investors, Skanska, NCC, Colliers and the financial sector.
Ofer Lieberson
Chairman and Founder
Tagor Asset Management
Biography:
Chairman and Founder of Tagor Asset Management with 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector. Background includes substantial investment experience in property and mortgage-backed assets in collaboration with PE funds and institutional investors. Originated and led the acquisition of more than 200 assets and portfolios in Romania, Europe and the United States. Specializing in real estate/debts deals larger than 50 million euro. Founded Tagor Asset Management in 2005 to target the real estate market investments, development and asset management in Romania. Tagor is currently involved in developments of phases 2/3 of 4 large residential projects in Romania. With off market pipe line Tagor is seeking to expand its investor base.
Riccardo Delli Santi
Chairman
AGIDI (RE Legal Advisors Association)
Italy
Segment: Legal Advisor
Biography:
Over the years, has consolidated his position as one of the most influential lawyers specializing in the real estate market in Italy & Europe. He is Partner of Studi Strategici Delli Santi and an expert in real estate law with a focus on town planning and management of RE portfolios: due diligence, establishment and management of real estate funds, establishment of real estate companies, securitization, project financing. Among the activities carried out, in particular those interested by administrative and planning procedures, sales-purchase of assets, diversification of assets belonging to public-private companies for the provision of public services. He is the President and founder of AGIDI (Italian Association of Real Estate Lawyers).
Aurelien Lanfray
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Lender
Biography:
Aurelien Lanfray is a Senior Vice President in the European Real Estate Lending group of Macquarie’s Corporate and Asset Finance division (CAF). Aurelien joined Macquarie in 2013 and has over 13 years of real estate experience, having previously worked at Westbrook Partners, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Deutsche Bank. Since joining Macquarie, Aurelien has sourced or executed real estate, infrastructure and corporate transactions in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland.
Jonathan Lye
Director
JC Rathbone Associates
United Kingdom
Segment: Financial Risk Advisor / Heading Advisor
Biography:
Jonathan is a Director at JCRA and works within the Real Estate sector. He joined JCRA from Chatham Financial where he worked on interest rate and foreign exchange hedging strategies for Real Estate, Private Equity and corporate clients. Before Chatham he worked at JP Morgan as a Business analyst and Sema Group as a Management Consultant. Jonathan has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, an Master's in Business Administration from CASS business school and was previously an Engineering Officer in the British Army.
Nitin Bhandari
Head - Direct Investments
LetterOne Treasury Services
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Nitin Bhandari is Head of Direct Investments at LetterOne Treasury Services LLP, (LTS), responsible for private equity, direct lending and special situations investments. LTS manages financial investments in excess of $10 billion. Nitin is also a Partner of Pamplona Capital Management LLP and responsible for direct lending and special situation investments in the Credit Opportunities Fund. Nitin has been involved in the European real estate and asset backed markets for over 20 years and has previously led the European Real Estate and Principal Finance businesses of Nomura and Bear Stearns.
Scott Dunn
Principal
Baupost Group
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Based in London, Scott is a Principal in Baupost’s Private Investment Group and focuses on European real estate investments. He is also responsible for new joint venture partner and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining Baupost, Scott worked in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs in New York. Scott graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics.
David Hay
CEO
AFI Europe Romania
Biography:
David has over 20 years of experience in international real estate development in Europe, the US and Africa. David joined AFI Europe in March 2006 as business development manager. In January 2009 David was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Czech Republic and as AFI Europe NV Regional Director for the CEE in charge of the company’s operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Hungary and Latvia and in January 2011 was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Romania. David graduated from Buckingham University in the UK with an LLM.
Dimitar Savov
CEO
BLD Homes
Segment: Developer/Investor
Biography:
Dimitar Savov is the CEO of BLD Bulgaria - the fastest growing residential real estate development company in Bulgaria. Having a financial and banking background, throughout the years Mr. Savov has taken managerial positions in leading Bulgarian real estate companies specialized in office and vacation development and consultancy. Mr. Savov is also a Member of the Board of Directors of AG Capital – the largest real estate holding in Bulgaria.
Gábor Futó
Co-Founder & Owner
Futureal
Hungary
Biography:
Gábor Futó is founder of Futureal Group. Under his leadership Futureal has become one of the leading real estate developer and investor in the CEE region with +300 professionals and with project pipeline of over 1.6 billion Euro, including more than 6,000 residential units and over 500,000 sqm of commercial space. Cordia, its residential arm, is the number one residential developer in Hungary and is also active in Poland, Romania, Germany and the USA. With completed projects worth € 1.1 billion and further projects worth € 1.3 billion in the pipeline, Futureal has become a dominant player in CEE. We are engaged in large-scale mixed use urban renewal projects, residential, office and retail.
Ofer Lieberson
Chairman and Founder
Tagor Asset Management
Biography:
Chairman and Founder of Tagor Asset Management with 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector. Background includes substantial investment experience in property and mortgage-backed assets in collaboration with PE funds and institutional investors. Originated and led the acquisition of more than 200 assets and portfolios in Romania, Europe and the United States. Specializing in real estate/debts deals larger than 50 million euro. Founded Tagor Asset Management in 2005 to target the real estate market investments, development and asset management in Romania. Tagor is currently involved in developments of phases 2/3 of 4 large residential projects in Romania. With off market pipe line Tagor is seeking to expand its investor base.
Troy Javaher
Managing Director
Lincoln Property Company
United States
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mr. Troy Javaher is currently Managing Director of European operations for Lincoln Property Company. Lincoln Property Company (LPC) was founded in Dallas in 1965 and has developed more than 12.6 million square meters of commercial projects and 212,000 multi-family units at a total cost of over $30 billion. An American national, Troy Javaher was previously the Head of Capital Markets for Central and Eastern Europe for JLL. He has a Masters in Real Estate from Columbia University in New York and has professional work experience in the region since 1998.
Ezequiel Rodríguez Failde
Managing Director
GIV Partners
United States
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Ezequiel Rodriguez is a managing director at GIV Partners, responsible for the company’s global investment strategy including European acquisitions. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in the acquisition and management of opportunistic, core and value added transactions in excess of $8bn. Leading both expansion and turnaround strategies. Prior to joining GIV Partners, he held positions at JP Morgan, UBS AG, and PGIM/Prudential RE. Including as regional head Europe of UBS REIM and member of its global management and investment committees, as CEO of PGIM RE Mexico and member of its LatAm executive and investment committees, and as Principal at the Peabody Funds of JP Morgan & O’Connor Capital Partners in Europe and the Americas.
Felix Bauer
Founder & Chairman
Deutsche Real Estate Funds (DREF)
Luxembourg
Segment: Investor and Operator in Student living
Biography:
Felix is Founder & Chairman of DREF. He has been managing the Bauer Group since 2002. During his time at the helm, the Group has developed, managed and sold RE projects to a total value of €1.5b. Under his management, student housing has evolved into one of the Group’s core competencies. In 2013, Felix then established DREF in order to pool the expertise in student and micro housing and the available experience on the German RE market within the Bauer Group. He is a certified construction and industrial engineer. One of his first and best-known projects is the award-winning “Gazzano House” in London. He studied in Mainz, in Newcastle and Harvard (Boston) and holds a Dipl-Ing and a Bsc (Hon).
Matteo Ghedini
CEO
Brera Serviced Apartments
Germany
Segment: Serviced apartments operator
Biography:
Matteo Ghedini is the founder and CEO of Brera Serviced Apartments. Matteo started Brera in 2013 by opening the first location in Nuremberg. Since then Brera expanded in Munich and Frankfurt and manages today ca. 150 Apartments. Born in Italy, Matteo started his career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, attended an MBA at INSEAD and thereafter successfully completed the turnaround of a Real Estate Family Office in Germany. Passionate about Interior Design and about unleashing People´s talent, Matteo´s goal is to develop Brera to one of the most important long stay players in Europe.
Philip Sauer
Managing Director
Sauer Real Estate
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Philip C. Sauer is a real estate professional with 16 years of experience in European real estate transaction. He holds a Master in Real Estate Investment 8 Finance from the European Business School in Germany. As Managing Director of a 80 year-old Real Estate Investment firm he is responsible for investments in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,U K and Spain with focus on Residential Real Estate.
Sebastian Cave
Managing Director
Heitman
Germany
Segment: Investment&Asset Management
Biography:
Sébastian is Managing Director of Heitman’s Private Equity business in Germany, and is responsible for business development and acquisitions in the German market. Prior to joining Heitman, he was Managing Director at residential landlord, Grainger Deutschland, where he was responsible for overall strategy and managing a large German rented residential joint venture with Heitman. Previously, Sébastian worked as Director of Corporate Development at Grainger, where he was responsible for implementing the company’s entry into the German market. His previous experience includes over 10 years in the real estate industry, including portfolio acquisitions, corporate transactions, joint-ventures and capital raising.
Stefan Korthals
Managing Director
CORPUS SIREO Real Estate GmbH
Segment: Fund and Asset Management
Biography:
As Head of Asset and Property Management Stefan is responsible for identifying and realizing real estate potentials from a strategical and operational point of view – on single asset base up to portfolio level for all asset classes. Prior to this, Stefan held leading roles at DeTeImmobilien and Deutsche Telekom AG. Stefan holds degrees in Business Administration and Corporate Real Estate Management.
Alberto López Balbas
Partner / GM Capital Markets
Urbania International
Spain
Biography:
Co-founder and Managing Director of Urbania international. CEO of Interhousing investment. Mr. Lopez is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. Mr. Lopez has successfully transacted in several countries and negotiated strategic joint ventures and lead fund raising efforts with hedge funds and PE funds. In addition to co-overseeing all investment and development activities of the firm he is CEO of Interhousing with oversight responsibility for the business. Interhousing is a first class student living concept with over 1300 beds in Spain and an aggressive growth plan to become the market leader in off-campus residences.
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEO
Wilcox
Spain
Segment: Inversor / Desarrollador
Biography:
8000 residential units developed, 300000 m2 Logistics under development, 50000m2 retail High STREET under management, 16000m2 Houses for seniors under development, 120 Student Housing units recently open. TRAINING: • IESE - Senior Business Management Program • Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. • Technician in Business Administration and Management • Master in Financial Management • High Executive program RE Management and Valuations • High Executive degree grade: Private equity and structured finance • Executive Administration Program. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: • General Director of Grupo Wilcox • Vice President of AEDHE • Member of the Board of Directors of CEIM • Member of ULI and ICSC.
Jordi Sans Domenech
General Manager
Volumetric
Spain
Segment: Real Estate Developer
Biography:
Jordi Sans is General Manager of Volumetric. Member of the family owners.Since 1999 leads real estate division of Grup Volumetric, and with his team of professionals has developed 270,000 sqm of land and built 437,000 sqm, mainly residential. He has also managed refurbishment projects, logistics, commercial and office buildings. In 2006 he started up partner companies in Poland, Romania and Hungary recruiting local management teams and adapting to each country the systems and working philosophy of the group. In those countries we have built 1,150 homes. Under his management Volumetric has developed projects continuously since 2000.
Jorge Sena Ponce
Director, Investments
CORESTATE Capital
Segment: Investment manager
Biography:
Jorge Sena Ponce is an Economist. He is currently Director of Investments of Corestate Capital Advisors in Spain, focusing in particular on investment and development for the subsequent operation of a housing platform for students and apartments with services. His professional development was initially linked to the Consultancy (Director of Valuations and Strategic Consultancy in JLL), valuing the corporate property portfolios and advising on the construction of new Urban Regeneration plants and projects, such as Bilba-Abandoibarra and the Port of Santander. He was co-founder of Elitia Asesores Inmobiliarios. He is a member of RICS and professor in IE both in the RICS program and in the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED).
José Antonio Alarcón Hernández
Director Estrategia y Análisis
Sabadell Real Estate
Spain
Segment: Bank
Biography:
José A. Alarcón is Director of Real Estate Strategy at Banc Sabadell, with a portfolio under management of nearly €24 billion (including REOs and REDs), annual REO sales over €2 billion and 2015 new financing over €1,5 billion. He joined the Group in 2009 after having developed his career in construction and Real Estate. He is a Civil Engineer (UPC), has a Degree in Business Administration (UB) and MBA (ESADE).
Mario Chisholm
Board Member
Uniq
SPAIN
Segment: Developer
Biography:
During spells at Citi and Goldman Sachs (lending) as well as Benson Elliot and Och-Ziff (investment), Mario has successfully closed real estate related debt and equity transactions in multiple asset classes and across a number of geographies. In 2014, Mario set up SVS RE, which amongst other things is managing a hotel development in Paris, but is mainly focusing its attention on Spain via UNIQ Residential. Mario holds a position in the Urban Land Institute's YL European Steering Committee and is a board member of EnergyDeck, which underlines his commitment sustainable investing. Mario speaks English, Spanish, German and French fluently.
Mark Tsocanos
Partner
The Baupost Group
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Mark is a Partner in Baupost’s Private Investment Group, focusing on real estate investments in Europe and the United States. Prior to joining Baupost, Mark served as an investor, asset manager, lender and workouts officer at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Wexford Management, The Yarmouth Group and Citicorp Real Estate. Mark received his MBA from Columbia Business School and studied architecture at the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture. He earned a B.A. with a major in architecture from Columbia College.
Michel Elizalde
CEO
ACR GRUPO
Spain
Biography:
Michel Elizalde is the CEO of ACR Grupo, a Spanish leader company in the development and management of global real estate services. Michel joined the group 10 years ago, holding different leadership positions, until his nomination as CEO in 2015. Previously, he ran different enterprises related to logistics and telecom industries. He is B.S. in Economic Sciences from the Universidad de Navarra and Executive MBA from IE Business School. He also completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School and a Master Degree in Financial Management from ESIC.
Benjamin Richard
Vice President
FRANCE
Segment: International Property Specialist
Biography:
Benjamin Richard is a Vice President of AAREAL BANK, in the property finance division, based in Paris. He is working in the Euro hub team of the Bank, focusing on origination of new business 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.
Cédric Gabilla
Deputy Head of Institutional Sales
Kaufman & Broad
Biography:
A French citizen, Cédric Gabilla offers over seventeen years of experience in the real estate industry in the acquisition, asset management and portfolio management fields within large international investment companies such as Merrill Lynch and Orco Property Group, were he was asset managing more than 2 million sqm across all real estate product types. In addition to sound asset management experience Mr. Cédric Gabilla offers a solid real estate transaction background internationally. Within Kaufman & Broad, Cédric Gabilla develops and maintains relationships with French and International institutional investors in order to forward sale residential, student/senior housing, office, hostel, commercial real estate projects in France.
Franck Lirzin
Directeur Executif Résidentiel
Gecina
Segment: Residential
Biography:
A Polytechnique graduate and Ecole des Mines engineer, Franck Lirzin has held various positions with the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, notably in the Budget Department. His career path since 2006 has taken him successively from the RATP to the cabinet of the French Minister for Economic Affairs, Emmanuel Macron, and Société Générale Asset Management. Previously Deputy Chief of Staff for the French Secretary of State for Industry, Digital and Innovation, Franck joined Gecina as Executive Director Residential in 2017
Fredrik Serck
Managing Director
Deutsche Hypothekenbank
Biography:
Fredrik has been active in lending to institutional investors within the residential markets in France and Germany. The Deutsche Hypo, founded in 1872 in Berlin and 1994 in Paris, has been, as one of the few foreign banks, a market player for over 25 years within the French residential market. The Bank has a loan book of appr. one billion in France. Fredrik has an MBA from the Stockholm School of economics.
Rouzbeh Badi Arez
Head of Investments
FREO Group France
France
Segment: Investor & Asset Management
Biography:
Rouzbeh Badi-Arez joined FREO Group in 2015 and is responsible for FREO’s investment sourcing and execution in France. He has more than 10 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management and business development. Prior to joining FREO, Rouzbeh was head of business development at Paref, a French listed REIT, and was responsible for international funds. He also gained experience of equity and debt structuring, investment and asset management at Atemi (French Lehman Brothers asset management company) and started his career in London at a real estate private equity firm. Rouzbeh graduated from Bordeaux Business School, France.
Paola Delmonte
Managing Director Social Housing
CDP Investimenti sgr
Biography:
Paola graduated cum laude in Economic and Social Disciplines at the Bocconi University. After several experiences in the private sector (Financial advisory and in Real Estate), since 2011 she is dealing with Social Housing, initially as Director of the Fondazione Housing Sociale, as well as in the structuring of reserved ethical real estate funds participated by the Fondo nazionale Investimenti per l’Abitare , local banking foundations, cooperatives, private investors and local municipalities. Since 2012, she is Director of Social Housing area of the Sgr, where she supervises a team of about 15 professionals committed in development, investing and monitoring activities of Fondo Investimenti per l’Abitare and of Integrated Funds system
Paolo Scordino
Vice President
DeA Capital Real Estate SGR
Biography:
Paolo Scordino is the Vice President Market Development of DeA Capital Real Estate SGR. A graduate in economics and business from the University La Sapienza in Rome and Master in Business Administration from St. John’s University. He was board member and CEO of Prelios SGR, Deputy Chairman of Harvip Investments, Director of Business Development, Fund Raising and IR of IDeA FIMIT and FIMIT sgr, CEO of Zero SGR, Director of IR of Lottomatica, Strategic Services and financial analyst at Ernst & Young Consultants, Assistant Financial Analyst - Equity and Emerging Markets at Bear Stearns. From 2013 is a member of Assogestioni and Assoimmobiliare.
Pierfrancesco Maran
Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning
Municipality of Milan
Biography:
Maran graduated in Political Science and has worked as a consultant. He was Councillor in the 3rd administrative area of Milan for 7 years. In 2006 he became City Councillor of Milan. At the time of the 2011 election, he was the 2nd most voted candidate of the Partito Democratico and the youngest member of the Mayor Giuliano Pisapia’s Council, covering the position of the Deputy Mayor for Mobility, Environment, Subways, Public water & Energy. In 2016 elections, he has been again the 2nd most voted candidate of the Partito Democratico and he is currently the Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Green Areas & Agriculture. He's working on the plan to revitalize seven disused rail yards in Milan and on the valorization of green spaces in the city
Riccardo Delli Santi
Chairman
AGIDI (RE Legal Advisors Association)
Italy
Segment: Legal Advisor
Biography:
Over the years, has consolidated his position as one of the most influential lawyers specializing in the real estate market in Italy & Europe. He is Partner of Studi Strategici Delli Santi and an expert in real estate law with a focus on town planning and management of RE portfolios: due diligence, establishment and management of real estate funds, establishment of real estate companies, securitization, project financing. Among the activities carried out, in particular those interested by administrative and planning procedures, sales-purchase of assets, diversification of assets belonging to public-private companies for the provision of public services. He is the President and founder of AGIDI (Italian Association of Real Estate Lawyers).
Stefano Scalera
Counsellor to the Minister
Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze
Segment: Government/Policy Maker
Biography:
Counsellor to the Minister of Economy and Finance for attraction of investments. Stefano is currently working on defining the policy for increasing public and private investment, the so-called “Juncker Plan”, the “Brexit” file and on the reform of the credit market. He is alternate board member at the EIB, board member of Difesa Servizi S.p.A. and President of IDEA FIMIT SGR S.p.A, He is also member of the Bureau of the Housing and Land Management Committee at the UNECE. From 2011, Stefano is Managing Director at the Ministry of Economy and Finance; from 2014, Member of Master EREF Scientific Committee. From 2015 Stefano is a Member of the Infrastructure Steering Committee at LUISS Business School and from 2016 LUISS Adjunct Professor.
Carrie Hiebeler
Senior Investment Officer
Ventas, Inc.
United States
Segment: REIT
Biography:
Carrie Nowacki Hiebeler joined Ventas as Senior Investment Officer in November 2012. Ms. Hiebeler is responsible for international and domestic healthcare investment opportunities. She drives growth and diversification of the Company’s RE portfolio through execution of moderate to large asset and entity transactions. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Hiebeler held various positions in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Division where she focused on healthcare, mergers and acquisitions and debt/equity capital markets transactions. She has an MBA from The Wharton School at the of University of Pennsylvania where she majored in finance and healthcare. And she has a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
David Christie
Managing Director
ESO Capital Group
Segment: Investor
Biography:
At ESO, David oversees all real estate-related transactions, targeting off market niche opportunities in the UK and Northern European countries. David has over 20 years real estate experience across multiple sectors throughout Europe with prominent private equity real estate investors including ARES and Doughty Hanson. David’s focus has traditionally been delivering strong returns over multiple cycles within value-add and opportunistic investment strategies, including landmark investments such as the Knightsbridge Estate in London. He has extensive development experience across a number of European jurisdictions. David began his career at Knight Frank where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in their City of London office.
Ian Lindsay
Land and Property Director
Cross Rail
Segment: Infrastructure
Biography:
As Crossrail’s Land & Property Director Ian is responsible for acquiring all the land necessary to build the project, creating value from our 3m sq.ft portfolio of property developments, designing public realm improvements to improve the setting of our stations and safeguarding our line of route. A Chartered Surveyor and urban regeneration specialist with a background in delivering complex property development solutions. Prior to joining Crossrail Ian spent five years at Network Rail on the re-development of their major stations - e.g. Cannon Street, the Shard at London Bridge and Birmingham New Street station and helped establish Solum Regeneration Ltd, Network Rail’s property development joint venture.
James Aumonier
Executive Director
Long Harbour
Biography:
Executive Director of Long Harbour, James is responsible for day to day operations and oversees all real estate related transactions. James co-founded Long Harbour in 2009 and overseas the asset management of the firm’s investments. James has spent 18 years in the industry, specialising in the origination and execution of a range of asset-backed investments across multiple geographies and sectors. He has held investment roles in a number of companies including Pelham London Limited, Parkwood Asset Management and Cityreal.
Owen Lynch
Managing Director
LGL Trustees
Biography:
Owen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Dublin, and also worked with them in Johannesburg and Jersey. He acts for a number of clients investing into the UK and Europe. His clients include sovereign funds, real estate funds, club deals and high net worth families. Assets within the portfolios include offices, retail, shopping centres, retail parks, industrial parks and residential. He has been involved in a number of high profile developments including The Shard and has built a strong understanding of the development process. He adopts a commercial pro-active approach to the management of client structures and works closely with clients’ legal, tax and real estate advisors.
Robert Sim
Partner & Head of Northern Europe
Europa Capital
Segment: Real estate fund manager
Biography:
Rob is a Partner and member of the Executive and Investment Committees at Europa Capital, and is responsible for Northern Europe. Before joining Europa in 2003, Rob worked at LaSalle Investment Management, and was responsible for investment on behalf of a major UK pension fund. Rob started his career at Jones Lang LaSalle on the graduate training programme in 1988. Rob is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Rob received an MA in Economics and Geography from St Andrews University, and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the Reading University.
Tim Dickinson
Head of Residential Development
Network Rail
Segment: Infrastructure
Biography:
Tim Dickinson is Head of Residential Development for Network Rail focusing on new opportunities to contribute to the target of releasing land for residential development. Network Rail has ambitious plans to release land for over 12,000 new homes across UK by 2020. This land release plan is in support of the Department for Transport’s contribution to the Government’s goal for housing. Tim is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of experience focusing on commercial and resi development across England, Scotland and Wales. This includes major schemes with private and Public Sector. Since Jan 2016 Tim has headed up Network Rail’s Residential team to identify and deliver residential opportunities, working in conjunction with DfT, HCA, DCLG.
Sabina Kalyan
Global Chief Economist, Head EU Research
CBRE Global Investors
Biography:
Sabina is responsible for developing CBRE Global Investors’ house views on the outlook for the global economy and financial markets, and analysing their impact on real estate markets. She is also the head of the eleven-strong European research team which provides strategic and asset level research support to our direct and indirect investment teams. Sabina joined the industry in 2001 and started working for CBRE Global Investors in 2008 from IPD where she was Chief Economist. Prior to this she worked for Capital Economics, where she developed their UK residential and commercial property market analysis and forecasting service.
Fredrik Serck
Managing Director
Deutsche Hypothekenbank
Biography:
Fredrik has been active in lending to institutional investors within the residential markets in France and Germany. The Deutsche Hypo, founded in 1872 in Berlin and 1994 in Paris, has been, as one of the few foreign banks, a market player for over 25 years within the French residential market. The Bank has a loan book of appr. one billion in France. Fredrik has an MBA from the Stockholm School of economics.
Laura Denenga
Vice President
Quadrant Real Estate Advisors
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Lender
Biography:
Laura is responsible for sourcing and underwriting whole loans and mezzanine investments on behalf of Quadrant’s clients in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Previously Ms. Denenga managed U.S. commercial mortgage investments for the Advisor.
Mark Tsocanos
Partner
The Baupost Group
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Mark is a Partner in Baupost’s Private Investment Group, focusing on real estate investments in Europe and the United States. Prior to joining Baupost, Mark served as an investor, asset manager, lender and workouts officer at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Wexford Management, The Yarmouth Group and Citicorp Real Estate. Mark received his MBA from Columbia Business School and studied architecture at the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture. He earned a B.A. with a major in architecture from Columbia College.
Peter Fearnley
Managing Director, Debt Advisory Group
Ramón Camiña Mendizábal
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
Segment: Fund Advisor
Biography:
Ramón Camiña is a founding partner at Cale Street Partners, a European focused property investor providing senior and mezzanine debt as well as including joint venture equity capital. Founded in 2014 and seeded with €1.1 billion from a sovereign wealth investor with a long term, patient approach to investing. Before joining Cale Street, Ramón spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in London where he was the head of the real estate finance activity in EMEA. Ramón has a BA in Business from Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.
Randeesh Sandhu
CEO
Urban Exposure
Segment: Property Financier
Biography:
Randeesh is co-founder & CEO of Urban Exposure, one of the foremost fund managers in the specialist residential development lending market in the UK. Having previously worked in the actuarial, fund management & investment banking professions, he co-founded Urban Exposure in 2002. Urban Exposure is a principle lender in all areas of the capital stack; including bridge, senior debt, stretch senior and mezzanine finance. Urban Exposure has lent on some of the largest residential development transactions in the UK of recent years including a 40 storey tower in Tech City and a 46 storey tower in Canary Wharf. Randeesh has previously lectured on successful property development, and is a published author in the field of personal development.
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEO
Wilcox
Spain
Segment: Inversor / Desarrollador
Biography:
8000 residential units developed, 300000 m2 Logistics under development, 50000m2 retail High STREET under management, 16000m2 Houses for seniors under development, 120 Student Housing units recently open. TRAINING: • IESE - Senior Business Management Program • Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. • Technician in Business Administration and Management • Master in Financial Management • High Executive program RE Management and Valuations • High Executive degree grade: Private equity and structured finance • Executive Administration Program. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: • General Director of Grupo Wilcox • Vice President of AEDHE • Member of the Board of Directors of CEIM • Member of ULI and ICSC.
Ignacio Fonseca
Head of Asset Management
Blackstone PM
Biography:
Since 2014 Ignacio has been part of Blackstone, as member of the European Asset Management platform, leading operations in Spain and Luxembourg. Previously he spent 8 years in several projects in CBRE. Since 2010 he joined the Capital Markets team working in retail, offices and alternative asset transactions. He advised local and foreign investors in their Real Estate transactions in Spain and Cross Border locations. Between 2008 and 2010 he leaded the Moroccan consultancy team helping in the development of the firm in North Africa for 2 years. Previously, Ignacio worked in several international projects (France, Brazil and Mexico) in Consultancy and Investments for firms such as Deloitte and SAGE Finance.
Jenny Hammarlund
Director RE
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
United Kingdom
Biography:
Jenny joined KKR in 2016 and is a member of the European Real Estate team. Prior to KKR, Jenny was a Director at Värde Partners in London where she was focused on sourcing and executing real estate investments across Europe. Previously, Jenny was a Vice-President at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York where she was focused on evaluating and executing real estate investments in the US. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and speaks four languages.
Kevin Cooper
Co-Head of Real Estate UK
ICG Longbow
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Kevin is joint managing partner and a Board and Investment Committee member responsible for investment strategy and loan origination. Prior to establishing ICG-Longbow Kevin was a founding member of GMAC's UK Commercial Mortgage business which was established in 2002. ICG-Longbow's investors benefit from our sole focus on the UK market which ensures that we have a deep local market knowledge, intimate understanding of the key UK real estate sub-markets and a local operating presence. Through our client funds we structure and provide senior, mezzanine and whole loans to the UK's commercial property sector.
Paolo Scordino
Vice President
DeA Capital Real Estate SGR
Biography:
Paolo Scordino is the Vice President Market Development of DeA Capital Real Estate SGR. A graduate in economics and business from the University La Sapienza in Rome and Master in Business Administration from St. John’s University. He was board member and CEO of Prelios SGR, Deputy Chairman of Harvip Investments, Director of Business Development, Fund Raising and IR of IDeA FIMIT and FIMIT sgr, CEO of Zero SGR, Director of IR of Lottomatica, Strategic Services and financial analyst at Ernst & Young Consultants, Assistant Financial Analyst - Equity and Emerging Markets at Bear Stearns. From 2013 is a member of Assogestioni and Assoimmobiliare.
David White
Partner
Tyndaris Real Estate
Segment: /
Biography:
David is a Partner of Tyndaris LLP focused on Tyndaris Real Estate. Prior to joining Tyndaris in 2013, David was a member of the Deutsche Bank Commercial Real Estate Lending and Special Situations Group in Europe, Asia and the US. He has extensive knowledge structuring and executing real estate transactions across asset classes, jurisdictions and investment products including preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt, NPLs, SPLs, secondary loans and direct equity.
Jamie Ratcliff
Assistant Director
Greater London Authority
Segment: London Government
Biography:
Jamie is an Assistant Director at the Greater London Authority, tasked with tackling London’s housing crisis, Sadiq Khan’s first priority as Mayor of London. He is also a member representative on the Local Pension Board for the London Pension Fund Authority and an Associate of Centre for London. He has over ten years experience at a senior level in housing development, having worked at the Homes and Communities Agency, in Local Government and for a large UK bank. He has established and overseen housing investment programmes and the development, adoption and implementation of statutory strategies.
Jo Negrini
Chief Executive
Croydon Council
Biography:
Since starting her career in London local government, Jo has led regeneration, planning and development initiatives with a focus on what local residents want. Fast forward to Croydon where Jo now has, in her words, “ the best regeneration job in London” as Chief Executive of the fastest growing economy in London. Jo now pulls the strings on bringing together all the services of the Council, together with partners to make Croydon a place where people want to be. Croydon is a unique place as it provides opportunities for housing growth but also is re-emerging as an alternative place for business.
Lloyd Lee
Managing Partner
Yoo Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Principal Investment
Biography:
Mr. Lee serves as Managing Partner of Yoo Capital, where he has been responsible for the investment strategy, origination, structuring of $1.2 billion in investments since 2011. In 2016, the firm raised $200M of long-term capital commitments from German institutional investors which is currently being invested. Since inception, Mr. Lee has led on the realization on over 1.0 million square feet of investments across Central London on behalf of the firm.
Alberto López Balbas
Partner / GM Capital Markets
Urbania International
Spain
Biography:
Co-founder and Managing Director of Urbania international. CEO of Interhousing investment. Mr. Lopez is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. Mr. Lopez has successfully transacted in several countries and negotiated strategic joint ventures and lead fund raising efforts with hedge funds and PE funds. In addition to co-overseeing all investment and development activities of the firm he is CEO of Interhousing with oversight responsibility for the business. Interhousing is a first class student living concept with over 1300 beds in Spain and an aggressive growth plan to become the market leader in off-campus residences.
Cédric Gabilla
Deputy Head of Institutional Sales
Kaufman & Broad
Biography:
A French citizen, Cédric Gabilla offers over seventeen years of experience in the real estate industry in the acquisition, asset management and portfolio management fields within large international investment companies such as Merrill Lynch and Orco Property Group, were he was asset managing more than 2 million sqm across all real estate product types. In addition to sound asset management experience Mr. Cédric Gabilla offers a solid real estate transaction background internationally. Within Kaufman & Broad, Cédric Gabilla develops and maintains relationships with French and International institutional investors in order to forward sale residential, student/senior housing, office, hostel, commercial real estate projects in France.
Czarek Jarzabek
Founder & CEO
Golub GetHouse
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Czarek has 13 years of experience in real estate, investment and management gained at Golub & Company, McKinsey & Company and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Poland and in the United States. He is a hands-on entrepreneur and developer who continues the vision of Eugene Golub. With his passion, determination and attention to quality and details, he develops high quality commercial and residential properties that maintain long term value. In 2014, under the management of Czarek Jarząbek, Golub GetHouse concluded the largest new office lease transaction in Poland – the leasing of 20,000 sqm in the Prime Corporate Center for the new headquarters of Raiffeisen Polbank bank, one of the largest banks in Poland.
Felix Bauer
Founder & Chairman
Deutsche Real Estate Funds (DREF)
Luxembourg
Segment: Investor and Operator in Student living
Biography:
Felix is Founder & Chairman of DREF. He has been managing the Bauer Group since 2002. During his time at the helm, the Group has developed, managed and sold RE projects to a total value of €1.5b. Under his management, student housing has evolved into one of the Group’s core competencies. In 2013, Felix then established DREF in order to pool the expertise in student and micro housing and the available experience on the German RE market within the Bauer Group. He is a certified construction and industrial engineer. One of his first and best-known projects is the award-winning “Gazzano House” in London. He studied in Mainz, in Newcastle and Harvard (Boston) and holds a Dipl-Ing and a Bsc (Hon).
Frank Aalbers
Principal Research & Strategy EMEA
CBRE Global Investors
Biography:
Based at Schiphol, Frank is responsible for monitoring market trends and real estate market fundamentals in Benelux and Iberia. He is also the residential sector specialist of the EMEA Strategy & Research team. Frank joined CBRE Global Investors in 2015 in the Dutch organisation and joined the EMEA Strategy & Research team in early 2017. Prior to this Frank worked at MVGM where he was Head of Research. He joined the industry in 2011. Frank studied Economic Geography at Radboud University in Nijmegen and is a committee member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Dutch Council Of Shopping Centres and the Dutch Society of Property Research.
Jorge Sena Ponce
Director, Investments
CORESTATE Capital
Segment: Investment manager
Biography:
Jorge Sena Ponce is an Economist. He is currently Director of Investments of Corestate Capital Advisors in Spain, focusing in particular on investment and development for the subsequent operation of a housing platform for students and apartments with services. His professional development was initially linked to the Consultancy (Director of Valuations and Strategic Consultancy in JLL), valuing the corporate property portfolios and advising on the construction of new Urban Regeneration plants and projects, such as Bilba-Abandoibarra and the Port of Santander. He was co-founder of Elitia Asesores Inmobiliarios. He is a member of RICS and professor in IE both in the RICS program and in the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED).
Nitin Bhandari
Head - Direct Investments
LetterOne Treasury Services
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Nitin Bhandari is Head of Direct Investments at LetterOne Treasury Services LLP, (LTS), responsible for private equity, direct lending and special situations investments. LTS manages financial investments in excess of $10 billion. Nitin is also a Partner of Pamplona Capital Management LLP and responsible for direct lending and special situation investments in the Credit Opportunities Fund. Nitin has been involved in the European real estate and asset backed markets for over 20 years and has previously led the European Real Estate and Principal Finance businesses of Nomura and Bear Stearns.
Raj Kotecha
Co-founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Operator
Biography:
Raj is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amro Real Estate Partners, a specialist investor and operator of purpose built residential real estate assets. He graduated with a 1st class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Cambridge University. He began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Tim Mitchell
Head of Real Estate
GSA Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor, Developer, Operator
Biography:
Tim is responsible for driving our real estate strategy forward in key target markets and ensuring GSA operates in step with global real estate trends. This includes supporting GSA market teams in identifying and securing profitable development opportunities; ensuring GSA creates the best possible experience for its customers; and leading on global asset valuations. He has worked on many major transactions across GSA’s markets, leading to the establishment of new portfolios in Dublin, the UK, Germany and Spain. With 30 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor, including 17 in student accommodation, Tim was part of the GSA team which created the Urbanest business. Before joining us, Tim was Group Property Director for The UNITE Group plc.
Czarek Jarzabek
Founder & CEO
Golub GetHouse
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
Czarek has 13 years of experience in real estate, investment and management gained at Golub & Company, McKinsey & Company and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Poland and in the United States. He is a hands-on entrepreneur and developer who continues the vision of Eugene Golub. With his passion, determination and attention to quality and details, he develops high quality commercial and residential properties that maintain long term value. In 2014, under the management of Czarek Jarząbek, Golub GetHouse concluded the largest new office lease transaction in Poland – the leasing of 20,000 sqm in the Prime Corporate Center for the new headquarters of Raiffeisen Polbank bank, one of the largest banks in Poland.
Doron Klein
CEO
AFI Europe
Biography:
Mr. Doron Klein is in charge of AFI Europe in the Czech republic, development company focusing on office, logistics, retail and residential projects portfolio. Apart from the Czech office, Mr. Klein is also responsible for company activities in Germany. Doron Klein was born in Israel, where he obtained bachelor´s degree in finance from Haifa University and graduated from University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic, where he obtained MBA degree. He has been working in the real estate sector since 2005 and has been at AFI Europe since 2008. He speaks Hebrew, Czech and English.
Stanislav Kubacek
Principal
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
More than 10 years of experience in corporate finance advisory and real estate investment management. Prior to joining Round Hill in 2015, Stan was responsible for real estate investments at BXR Partners in Prague and in London. Prior to BXR, he was an investment banker in the Goldman Sachs’ European real estate team in London. He started his career as an M&A analyst at Societe Generale in Paris. Stan graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master degree in Finance and Business Strategy.
Vlaho Kojakovic
Head of Property and Tourism
EBRD
Biography:
Vlaho is the Head of Property and Tourism Team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is a seasoned real estate professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the commercial real estate sector in CSEE and MENA regions. EBRD’s cumulative investment in the property sector exceeds EUR2.5BN until today with over 160 projects financed throughout the region. Prior to joining EBRD in 2011, Vlaho held the position of Development Director in TriGranit, a leading commercial property developer in CEE. He holds a MBA from Imperial College, University of London.
Ana Nekhamkin
Managing Director
Inhabit
Biography:
Prior to starting her role at Inhabit in 2015 Ana held positions in real estate acquisitions and development working for lifestyle hotel companies such as Morgans Hotel Group, Ian Schrager Company and Virgin Hotels. Ana started her career in Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Group where she worked both on advisory assignments and private equity transactions. She graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Carol Hopper
Partner
Ropes & Gray
Segment: Investor, lender
Biography:
Carol Hopper is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s real estate group in London with experience advising funds, investors, bank and non-bank lenders and corporate clients on a wide variety of domestic and international real estate based transactions. She has a breadth of experience acting for investors at all levels of the capital stack across the full risk spectrum and in a wide range of sectors from office, industrial, residential, hotel and leisure to infrastructure and public/private finance transactions. Carol joined the firm in January 2015.
Charles Lussier
VP Investments-Residential
Segment: Investor / Developer
Biography:
He is responsible for implementing residential investment strategies for Ivanhoé Cambridge. His mandate includes origination, acquisition and disposition of multiresidential RE assets in Canada, Europe and the western US. In addition to his involvement in seeking out and studying new projects, he analyzes investment opportunities and oversees due diligence, negotiation and implementation of partnerships by working closely with internal and external stakeholders. He has worked in RE and finance for more than 15 years and has acquired extensive experience in negotiating and implementing investment strategies in various regions. He joined the residential group as Director, Investments, in 2011 and was appointed VP, Residential, in March 2017.
Charles Mtakati
Residential Operations Director
Soho Housing Association
Segment: Commercial, Residential
Biography:
Charles is a property management professional with over 15 years of experience at senior level in various roles for some of the largest housing providers in the UK. Charles is the Residential Operations Director at Soho Housing and is responsible for its asset management, property management and customer services.
Diane Hart
Group Director of Neighbourhoods
London & Quadrant
Biography:
Diane Hart is L&Q's Group Director of Commercial and PRS. Diane has worked at L&Q for over 20 years and joined the Trust after completing a degree in Housing. Diane is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has led on a number of major regeneration projects across London. Diane is responsible for delivering a consistent, high quality and efficient service across L&Q's seven Neighbourhoods.
Edward Jones
Principal
Apollo Management International
Biography:
Mr. Jones joined Apollo in 2010 and is a Principal in the European Principal Finance (EPF) group. He is primarily responsible for the sourcing and execution of European real estate investments and non-performing loan portfolios, with a particular focus on Northern and Western Europe. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Jones was a member of Citigroup’s real estate private equity team where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and financing transactions for a number of European opportunistic and core plus funds. Mr. Jones started his career at Curzon Global Partners / AEW Europe. Mr. Jones holds an M.A. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.
Partha Pal
Partner
Ropes & Gray International
United Kingdom
Segment: Law Firm
Biography:
Partha Pal is a Partner in the Real Estate Group of Ropes & Gray. He specialises in real estate finance, acting for both lenders and borrowers in real estate finance transactions across Europe. His experience includes financings in both loan format and capital markets format and he has considerable experience of CMBS transactions and of the acquisition, financing and resolution of non performing loans secured on real estate assets. He has practiced law in New York and Singapore as well as London.
Raj Kotecha
Co-founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Operator
Biography:
Raj is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amro Real Estate Partners, a specialist investor and operator of purpose built residential real estate assets. He graduated with a 1st class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Cambridge University. He began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Richard Jackson
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Apache Capital Partners
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Richard is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 15 years experience in the industry. In 2001, joined Cushman & Wakefield, predominantly working in the Syndicated Funding Team structuring and funding development and investments in the UK and Europe on behalf of retained investors including his now Partner John Dunkerley. In 2006, Richard joined John at fund manager BPIM working on the UK and European Funds. The later grew from €25m-€270m over a two year period. In March 2008 Richard co-founded Apache Capital Partners Ltd with John. Richard is Managing Director and responsible for the UK business, team and strategies, the portfolio, performance, business development and investor relations.
Daniel Buaron
Chairman
First Atlantic Real Estate
Milan | Italy
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Daniel Buaron is Chairman of First Atlantic Real Estate (FARE), re-founded by him in 2014, two years after the sale of FARE Group to the DeAgostini Group. In fact FARE Group was founded by Daniel in 1998 and was the Italian operating partner of Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Funds until 2007. In 2005, he founded FARE SGR which became the leading Italian RE fund management firm after the merger with FIMIT SGR (2011) with over 10 billion of AuM. Prior experiences include being Founder, CEO and Vice Chairman of Tradital S.p.A. and CEO of Metropolis S.p.A.. Mr. Buaron began his career with JP Morgan. He graduated with a business degree from Università Bocconi and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Risanamento
Milan | Italy
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Born in 1962, he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1988. Since 2009, he is Managing Director of Risanamento S.p.A. He was CEO of Immobiliare Cascina Rubina owning Sesto Project designed by Renzo Piano for 963.500 sqm and is still CEO of all the subsidiaries of the Group. He sold assets for € 4.0 billion: Paris properties’ portfolio for €1,5 billion, a prestigious building in New York for €0,4 billion and other Italian assets. He is managing the mixed-use Development Project in Milan - 440,000 sqm to be built. Previously, he headed the Real Estate Development by IPI (Fiat Group), being Director of the subsidiaries. Until 2000, he worked for a Construction Company, dealing with the construction of infrastructures in Europe.
Domenico Bilotta
Managing Director
InvestiRE SGR
Italy
Segment: Asset Manager
Biography:
Graduated with honours in Economics and Business at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Professional Accountant and Auditor, he has nearly 25 years of experience in Real Estate and Finance, having held high level positions in the Advisory, Property, Asset and Fund Management sectors with some leading national and international real-estate players.
Giovanni Benucci
CEO
Fabrica Immobiliare SGR
Biography:
Lawyer, with a solid experience and an outstanding track record in the real estate sector. He has been, for the last 7 years, general director and, subsequently, Vice President of Sorgente SpA, coordinating an SGR which had an AUM of approx. 2.5 bln €. and experiencing transaction for almost 1,5 bln € Lately he has been appointed CEO of Domus Italia SpA. During his professional career he has also been Director of Futura SpA, head, in the liquidation phase on a mandate by Bank of Italy, of Sicilcassa SpA (management of NPLs for 4 bln €) and Law professor at the University of Palermo.
Lorenzo Zambon
Head of investments
Mayhoola for Investments
Segment: family office
Biography:
Lorenzo Zambon has a master’s degree in Business Economics at L. Bocconi University, Milan. He started his career in Lazard, were he took part to numerous M&A transactions at national and international level for listed companies, private equity funds and other institutional clients, operating mainly in the real estate sector. Since 2013 he has worked for the group Mayhoola for Investments, a family owned group based in Qatar, for which he led the incorporation and he is responsible for the Italian activities. Mr. Zambon served also as director of Valentino S.p.A. and Forall Confezioni S.p.A..
Stephen Coticoni
CEO Advisory & Property Management
Biography:
Stephen Coticoni is CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory in Italy whose core activities are transaction, valuation and investment advisory. Stephen joined BNP Paribas Real Estate in 2013 as CEO of Property Management with over 5,5 mln sqm under management (mainly offices, residential and logistics). In the period between 2007 and 2013 Stephen held the position of MD of Pirelli RE Deutschland based in Hamburg at that time managing over 7 bln euro of real estate assets mainly in the retail and residential sector (70,000 units). Stephen holds a degree in engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin and an MBA from the Bocconi University of Milan and is a member of RICS.
Ezequiel Rodríguez Failde
Managing Director
GIV Partners
United States
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Ezequiel Rodriguez is a managing director at GIV Partners, responsible for the company’s global investment strategy including European acquisitions. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in the acquisition and management of opportunistic, core and value added transactions in excess of $8bn. Leading both expansion and turnaround strategies. Prior to joining GIV Partners, he held positions at JP Morgan, UBS AG, and PGIM/Prudential RE. Including as regional head Europe of UBS REIM and member of its global management and investment committees, as CEO of PGIM RE Mexico and member of its LatAm executive and investment committees, and as Principal at the Peabody Funds of JP Morgan & O’Connor Capital Partners in Europe and the Americas.
Federico Montero
Managing Director, Head of RE Portfolio
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Bank Advisory Firm
Biography:
Federico has more than 20 years’ experience leading loan portfolio and commercial real estate transactions across Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and has been involved in over 85 transactions with a combined face value in excess of €98 billion. His clients have included numerous banks, leading financial institutions and specialist real estate funds as well as several of the national asset management agencies across Europe. Prior to joining Evercore to lead the European REPS team, Federico set up the C&W European Loan Sales team in 2012, before he was at KPMG Corporate Finance in London & Hong Kong
Ignacio Fonseca
Head of Asset Management
Blackstone PM
Biography:
Since 2014 Ignacio has been part of Blackstone, as member of the European Asset Management platform, leading operations in Spain and Luxembourg. Previously he spent 8 years in several projects in CBRE. Since 2010 he joined the Capital Markets team working in retail, offices and alternative asset transactions. He advised local and foreign investors in their Real Estate transactions in Spain and Cross Border locations. Between 2008 and 2010 he leaded the Moroccan consultancy team helping in the development of the firm in North Africa for 2 years. Previously, Ignacio worked in several international projects (France, Brazil and Mexico) in Consultancy and Investments for firms such as Deloitte and SAGE Finance.
Manuel Enrich
Investor Relations Director
SAREB
Spain
Segment: Asset Management
Biography:
Manuel graduated in Business Administration from Denver University (Colorado, USA) and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He has worked almost his whole career in Investor Relations. He joins Sareb from the consultancy King Worldwide Investor Relations, where he worked for the past four years. He was also the Founder and Managing Partner of Logical IR Solutions, Director of Strategy and External Relations at Parquesol Inmobiliaria, CEO of Eurocofin Investor Relations, Director of Equities at AB Asesores Bursatiles, Director of Investor Relations at Bankinter, and CEO of Link Securities, among other roles. He founded the Spanish Association of Investor Relations, being an Honorary Member and serving on it's Board.
Ramón Camiña Mendizábal
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
Segment: Fund Advisor
Biography:
Ramón Camiña is a founding partner at Cale Street Partners, a European focused property investor providing senior and mezzanine debt as well as including joint venture equity capital. Founded in 2014 and seeded with €1.1 billion from a sovereign wealth investor with a long term, patient approach to investing. Before joining Cale Street, Ramón spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in London where he was the head of the real estate finance activity in EMEA. Ramón has a BA in Business from Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.
Aurelien Lanfray
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Lender
Biography:
Aurelien Lanfray is a Senior Vice President in the European Real Estate Lending group of Macquarie’s Corporate and Asset Finance division (CAF). Aurelien joined Macquarie in 2013 and has over 13 years of real estate experience, having previously worked at Westbrook Partners, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Deutsche Bank. Since joining Macquarie, Aurelien has sourced or executed real estate, infrastructure and corporate transactions in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland.
Guillaume Pasquier
Head of Development – Grand Paris
La Française Real Estate Managers
Biography:
Guillaume Pasquier began his career as an Information Systems Analyst at Procter & Gamble before becoming Chief of staff of member of Parliament Christian Blanc. In 2007, he left for the USA where he worked as advisor for the CEO of a consultancy specialising in environmental issues. In 2008, he took up an advisory post in the cabinet of Christian Blanc, then Secretary of State for development of the Paris region. In this position, he contributed to developing the “Grand Paris” project. Beginning in 2009, he was head of planning for the future “Établissement Public Paris-Saclay”, administrative body for the Paris-Saclay business cluste
Vincent Mahé
Président
AMPERE Gestion
France
Segment: Fund Manager
Biography:
Vincent Mahé 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 the SNI Group in 2012 as General counsel and Head of Asset management.
Alex Glenister
Head of Acquisitions and New Business
Dolphin Living
Biography:
Alex is a Chartered Surveyor with over 10 years’ experience in the residential development sector working in development consultancy and for affordable housing developers.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Risanamento
Milan | Italy
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Born in 1962, he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1988. Since 2009, he is Managing Director of Risanamento S.p.A. He was CEO of Immobiliare Cascina Rubina owning Sesto Project designed by Renzo Piano for 963.500 sqm and is still CEO of all the subsidiaries of the Group. He sold assets for € 4.0 billion: Paris properties’ portfolio for €1,5 billion, a prestigious building in New York for €0,4 billion and other Italian assets. He is managing the mixed-use Development Project in Milan - 440,000 sqm to be built. Previously, he headed the Real Estate Development by IPI (Fiat Group), being Director of the subsidiaries. Until 2000, he worked for a Construction Company, dealing with the construction of infrastructures in Europe.
Diane Hart
Group Director of Neighbourhoods
London & Quadrant
Biography:
Diane Hart is L&Q's Group Director of Commercial and PRS. Diane has worked at L&Q for over 20 years and joined the Trust after completing a degree in Housing. Diane is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has led on a number of major regeneration projects across London. Diane is responsible for delivering a consistent, high quality and efficient service across L&Q's seven Neighbourhoods.
Jordi Sans Domenech
General Manager
Volumetric
Spain
Segment: Real Estate Developer
Biography:
Jordi Sans is General Manager of Volumetric. Member of the family owners.Since 1999 leads real estate division of Grup Volumetric, and with his team of professionals has developed 270,000 sqm of land and built 437,000 sqm, mainly residential. He has also managed refurbishment projects, logistics, commercial and office buildings. In 2006 he started up partner companies in Poland, Romania and Hungary recruiting local management teams and adapting to each country the systems and working philosophy of the group. In those countries we have built 1,150 homes. Under his management Volumetric has developed projects continuously since 2000.
Andrew Gunne
CEO
Chartered Land, UK & Ireland
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Andrew Gunne is Chief Executive of Chartered Land. His primary roles are to oversee the business and grow Chartered Land’s asset base by securing new ventures in conjunction with leading global real estate capital partners. Prior to joining Chartered Land, Andrew was Managing Director of Key Capital Real Estate in Dublin and London, a business he co-founded in 2010. Between 1999 and 2010, Andrew played a senior role in various Capital Markets Divisions in London and Dublin with CB Richard Ellis.
Anil Khera
Founder & CEO
Node
Biography:
Anil is Founder and CEO of the Node group of companies and is responsible for the overall management, investment activities and expansion of Node throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland. Anil has worked in real estate for 15 years in the US and Europe, including nearly 11 years at Blackstone, the world's largest private equity real estate firm with over $100 billion of assets under management.
Felix McKenna
CEO
Urbeo
Biography:
Felix McKenna was recently appointed CEO of Urbeo Residential, a newly created vehicle to bring long-term institutional investment to the rental housing sector. The Fund will acquire residential property predominantly in the Greater Dublin Area and will target an overall tenant mix of approximately 75% market renters and the balance in supported tenancies through various State schemes. A chartered surveyor, and barrister, by profession, Felix has over 30 years experience in real estate asset management. Prior to joining Urbeo, he was Deputy Head of Asset Management at the National Asset Management Agency, and a member of the NAMA Executive team where he had responsibility for social housing delivery
Tim Mitchell
Head of Real Estate
GSA Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor, Developer, Operator
Biography:
Tim is responsible for driving our real estate strategy forward in key target markets and ensuring GSA operates in step with global real estate trends. This includes supporting GSA market teams in identifying and securing profitable development opportunities; ensuring GSA creates the best possible experience for its customers; and leading on global asset valuations. He has worked on many major transactions across GSA’s markets, leading to the establishment of new portfolios in Dublin, the UK, Germany and Spain. With 30 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor, including 17 in student accommodation, Tim was part of the GSA team which created the Urbanest business. Before joining us, Tim was Group Property Director for The UNITE Group plc.
Tom Anderson
Partner
NTM Capital
Segment: PBSA developer
Biography:
Tom Anderson has over twenty years’ experience across investment banking, fund management, strategy consulting, private equity and real estate investing. Since 2015 he has focussed exclusively on investing in PBSA in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
Carrie Hiebeler
Senior Investment Officer
Ventas, Inc.
United States
Segment: REIT
Biography:
Carrie Nowacki Hiebeler joined Ventas as Senior Investment Officer in November 2012. Ms. Hiebeler is responsible for international and domestic healthcare investment opportunities. She drives growth and diversification of the Company’s RE portfolio through execution of moderate to large asset and entity transactions. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Hiebeler held various positions in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking Division where she focused on healthcare, mergers and acquisitions and debt/equity capital markets transactions. She has an MBA from The Wharton School at the of University of Pennsylvania where she majored in finance and healthcare. And she has a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.
Mario Chisholm
Board Member
Uniq
SPAIN
Segment: Developer
Biography:
During spells at Citi and Goldman Sachs (lending) as well as Benson Elliot and Och-Ziff (investment), Mario has successfully closed real estate related debt and equity transactions in multiple asset classes and across a number of geographies. In 2014, Mario set up SVS RE, which amongst other things is managing a hotel development in Paris, but is mainly focusing its attention on Spain via UNIQ Residential. Mario holds a position in the Urban Land Institute's YL European Steering Committee and is a board member of EnergyDeck, which underlines his commitment sustainable investing. Mario speaks English, Spanish, German and French fluently.
Shripal Shah
Head of Real Estate
JC Rathbone Associates
Biography:
Shripal is head of the Property team based in London. He joined JCRA in 2016 as a Director, specialising in Property Debt Advisory. Prior to joining JCRA, Shripal was Head of UK and Middle East Real Estate Finance at HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets division. He has approximately 15 years’ experience working in the real estate sector at Barclays and HSBC and has led some the most high profile real estate and hotel transactions during that time. Shripal was part of the Mt Kili Madness team that broke the Guinness world record for the highest altitude cricket game in 2014 in the crater of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Stanislav Kubacek
Principal
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
More than 10 years of experience in corporate finance advisory and real estate investment management. Prior to joining Round Hill in 2015, Stan was responsible for real estate investments at BXR Partners in Prague and in London. Prior to BXR, he was an investment banker in the Goldman Sachs’ European real estate team in London. He started his career as an M&A analyst at Societe Generale in Paris. Stan graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master degree in Finance and Business Strategy.
Timetable

Tuesday. November 28th, 2017

13:00 - 14:00 Registration/Arrival


14:00 - 15:15 Discussions


15:15 - 15:45 Networking Break


15:45 - 17:00 Discussions


17:00 - 18:30 Drinks Reception

Wednesday. November 29th, 2017

08:30 - 09:30 Registration/Arrival


09:30 - 10:30 Keynote


10:30 - 11:15 Networking Break


11:15 - 12:30 Discussions


12:30 - 13:45 Lunch


13:45 - 15:00 Discussions


15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break


15:30 - 16:45 Discussions 16:45-18:00 Farewell Drinks

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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.

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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.

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Benjamin RichardBenjamin RichardVice PresidentAareal Bank AG
Michel ElizaldeMichel ElizaldeCEOACR GRUPO
Stéphane SebbanStéphane SebbanFund ManagerAEW Europe
Doron KleinDoron KleinCEOAFI Europe
David HayDavid HayCEOAFI Europe Romania
Riccardo Delli SantiRiccardo Delli SantiChairmanAGIDI (RE Legal Advisors Association)
Vincent MahéVincent MahéPrésidentAMPERE Gestion
Raj KotechaRaj KotechaCo-founder & Managing DirectorAmro Real Estate Partners
Richard JacksonRichard JacksonCo-Founder & Managing DirectorApache Capital Partners
Edward JonesEdward JonesPrincipalApollo Management International
Olan CreminOlan CreminPrincipal & CEOAvestus Capital Partners
Scott DunnScott DunnPrincipalBaupost Group

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Benjamin Richard
Vice President
FRANCE
Segment: International Property Specialist
Biography:
Benjamin Richard is a Vice President of AAREAL BANK, in the property finance division, based in Paris. He is working in the Euro hub team of the Bank, focusing on origination of new business 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.
Michel Elizalde
CEO
ACR GRUPO
Spain
Biography:
Michel Elizalde is the CEO of ACR Grupo, a Spanish leader company in the development and management of global real estate services. Michel joined the group 10 years ago, holding different leadership positions, until his nomination as CEO in 2015. Previously, he ran different enterprises related to logistics and telecom industries. He is B.S. in Economic Sciences from the Universidad de Navarra and Executive MBA from IE Business School. He also completed a Senior Executive Program at the London Business School and a Master Degree in Financial Management from ESIC.
Stéphane Sebban
Fund Manager
AEW Europe
Biography:
Stéphane Sebban is a Fund Manager and Executive Director at AEW Ciloger. He joined AEW in 2004 in order to manage the Fund Operations Team before joining the Fund Management team in 2007. Stéphane is responsible for three funds (one of which is a Core Plus/Value Added fund). Stéphane has completed more than €1.3 billion worth of transactions in the property sector in Europe. Before joining AEW Europe, Stéphane worked for the Archon Group in France (Goldman Sachs) as a European Fund Controller (Vice President) for six years. Before that, he worked as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Paris for two years. Stéphane therefore has almost 20 years’ experience in the property and financial sector. He holds a Master’s Diploma in Finance.
Doron Klein
CEO
AFI Europe
Biography:
Mr. Doron Klein is in charge of AFI Europe in the Czech republic, development company focusing on office, logistics, retail and residential projects portfolio. Apart from the Czech office, Mr. Klein is also responsible for company activities in Germany. Doron Klein was born in Israel, where he obtained bachelor´s degree in finance from Haifa University and graduated from University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic, where he obtained MBA degree. He has been working in the real estate sector since 2005 and has been at AFI Europe since 2008. He speaks Hebrew, Czech and English.
David Hay
CEO
AFI Europe Romania
Biography:
David has over 20 years of experience in international real estate development in Europe, the US and Africa. David joined AFI Europe in March 2006 as business development manager. In January 2009 David was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Czech Republic and as AFI Europe NV Regional Director for the CEE in charge of the company’s operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Hungary and Latvia and in January 2011 was appointed as CEO of AFI Europe Romania. David graduated from Buckingham University in the UK with an LLM.
Riccardo Delli Santi
Chairman
AGIDI (RE Legal Advisors Association)
Italy
Segment: Legal Advisor
Biography:
Over the years, has consolidated his position as one of the most influential lawyers specializing in the real estate market in Italy & Europe. He is Partner of Studi Strategici Delli Santi and an expert in real estate law with a focus on town planning and management of RE portfolios: due diligence, establishment and management of real estate funds, establishment of real estate companies, securitization, project financing. Among the activities carried out, in particular those interested by administrative and planning procedures, sales-purchase of assets, diversification of assets belonging to public-private companies for the provision of public services. He is the President and founder of AGIDI (Italian Association of Real Estate Lawyers).
Vincent Mahé
Président
AMPERE Gestion
France
Segment: Fund Manager
Biography:
Vincent Mahé 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 the SNI Group in 2012 as General counsel and Head of Asset management.
Raj Kotecha
Co-founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor & Operator
Biography:
Raj is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amro Real Estate Partners, a specialist investor and operator of purpose built residential real estate assets. He graduated with a 1st class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Cambridge University. He began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Richard Jackson
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Apache Capital Partners
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Richard is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 15 years experience in the industry. In 2001, joined Cushman & Wakefield, predominantly working in the Syndicated Funding Team structuring and funding development and investments in the UK and Europe on behalf of retained investors including his now Partner John Dunkerley. In 2006, Richard joined John at fund manager BPIM working on the UK and European Funds. The later grew from €25m-€270m over a two year period. In March 2008 Richard co-founded Apache Capital Partners Ltd with John. Richard is Managing Director and responsible for the UK business, team and strategies, the portfolio, performance, business development and investor relations.
Edward Jones
Principal
Apollo Management International
Biography:
Mr. Jones joined Apollo in 2010 and is a Principal in the European Principal Finance (EPF) group. He is primarily responsible for the sourcing and execution of European real estate investments and non-performing loan portfolios, with a particular focus on Northern and Western Europe. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Jones was a member of Citigroup’s real estate private equity team where he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and financing transactions for a number of European opportunistic and core plus funds. Mr. Jones started his career at Curzon Global Partners / AEW Europe. Mr. Jones holds an M.A. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.
Olan Cremin
Principal & CEO
Avestus Capital Partners
Scott Dunn
Principal
Baupost Group
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Based in London, Scott is a Principal in Baupost’s Private Investment Group and focuses on European real estate investments. He is also responsible for new joint venture partner and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining Baupost, Scott worked in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs in New York. Scott graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics.