GRI Residential Europe 2018 London, 28 - 29 November

Overview

To most, investing in residential feels like a no brainer as a way to diversify risk with countercyclical strategies in the current low yielding environment. The continued rise in urban migration leaves most towns and cities in dire need of new residential stock, and leaves most investors and developers with the perfect chance to capitalise on demand.

However, this demand is still rising and Europe’s residential stock has been completely bottled up. Developers stall, struggling to obtain financing and partner with the right investor, land costs are sky high, few projects realise scale. In addition, a lack of local market insight has global investors clinging onto capital rather than gamble it.

If such sentiments are true, what will it take to uncork supply and who will be the pioneers? 

This year’s GRI Residential Europe will gather Private Developers, Global Operators, REITs, Local Authorities, Debt Lenders, Private Equity and Institutional Investors for a series of collegial discussions to understand where the market is going to identify like minded peers in order to build relationships and business deals. These behind closed door discussions will inevitably focus on scale up strategies for multifamily, mid-market and luxury build to rent, JV’s and co-investing, price points, regional hotspots, counter cyclical trends and such others across all European markets.

Peter Collins
President - Europe
Kennedy Wilson Europe
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor, developer
Biography:

Peter is President of Kennedy Wilson Europe, joining when Kennedy Wilson acquired the business of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management in June 2011. Previously, Peter held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for the development of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management from 2003 and brings over thirty years of experience in the financial services and investment industry. Previously, Peter held roles with Bank of Ireland as director of Private Banking, and latterly director of Asset Management. Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin. 

Michael Zerda
Managing Director
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Michael Zerda is Head of Europe for Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Zerda spent six years at LaSalle Investment Management overseeing the set-up and growth of its debt investment and special situations group. Prior to that, Mr. Zerda worked in Merrill Lynch's real estate private equity group focused on pan-European equity investments and at Archon, Goldman Sachs’ real estate and distressed loan management platform.
Tim Mitchell
Global 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.
Jay Kwan
Managing Director Real Estate, Europe
QuadReal
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Jay Kwan joined QuadReal as Managing Director, Europe in February 2018. His focus is on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in Global Cities in the U.K. and Europe. Jay was formerly a MD at TPG Real Estate, the real estate investment group of private equity firm TPG, specifically focused on European investments. Prior to joining TPG in 2016, Jay was a Partner at Grove International Partners, where he spent 13 years investing in three continents across all asset classes at both the corporate and asset level. Jay began his career at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York in 2001. Jay graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in New York.
Paul Bashir
President & COO
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Paul has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment management in a wide range of operationally intensive real estate sectors including Residential , Commercial , Student housing and Hospitality. His career includes 8 years at KPMG working on global M&A, Restructuring and Transaction Service engagements worldwide. Paul later moved into an operational career, becoming COO at North Bridge Capital Partners. As President & COO - Paul has operational oversight of the entire Round Hill Capital Group and also heads up the Round Hill Group Executive Committee.
Helena Olin
Head of Real Assets
Andra AP-fonden
Sweden
Simon Laker
Managing Director
H.I.G. Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Private Equity
Biography:
Simon is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital based in London and is responsible for Asset Management across the H.I.G. European Real Estate portfolio. Simon has over 20 years of experience working in the European RE market in both advisory and investor roles. As a qualified MRICS surveyor, he has managed a diverse range of RE projects, including retail, offices and industrial portfolios covering acquisition, development, operational management and value add roles. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Simon was Director and Head of Asset Management at Evans Randall Limited, RE investment firm whose holdings included a number of high profile assets such as the Gherkin building in London.
Elle Xu
Senior Investment Manager
Qatari Diar
United Kingdom
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.

 

PARTICIPATE AS A DELEGATE

Delegate slots are available for anyone senior currently active in real estate. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment of informal group discussions where everybody participates. Discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends with top level decision makers. 

PARTICIPATE AS A CO-CHAIR

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

Register as a delegate or co-chair

SPONSORSHIP

The GRI has a limited number of commercial packages available and our sponsorship team will be happy to tailor a package to ensure you maximise your return on investment. Enquire about Sponsorship

JOIN INDUSTRY LEADERS AS A CO-CHAIR

Available selectively to senior-level Investors, Developers and Lenders confirmed in advance, co-chairing is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.

Each discussion has a limited number of places and these fill up fast.

If you are interested in co-chairing, select the co-chair option at registration, or contact

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

 

Timetable

Wednesday. November 28th, 2018

17:00 - 18:00 | Registration and Welcome Drinks


18:00 - 19:15 | Plenary Talkshow - Europe BTR - Brave business or finally a recognised asset class?


19:15 - 22:00 | Dinner

Thursday. November 29th, 2018

09:00 - 09:30 | Registration


09:30 - 10:30 | Discussions


10:30 - 11:00 | Networking Break


11:00 - 12:00 | Discussions


12:00 - 13:00 | Lunch


13:00 - 14:00 | Discussions


14:00 - 14:30 | Networking Break


14:30 - 15:30 | Discussions


15:30 - 16:00 | Networking Break


16:00 - 16:45 | Discussions

Discussions
Wednesday. November 28th, 2018
Discussion: 06:00pm to 07:15pm
Plenary Talkshow: Europe's Build to Rent Sectors - Brave business or finally a recognised asset class?
Plenary Talkshow: Europe's Build to Rent Sectors - Brave business or finally a recognised asset class?

Global Head - Investment Research RE
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Head of Real Assets
Andra AP-fonden
Chairman
International Campus Group
President & COO
Round Hill Capital
President - Europe
Kennedy Wilson Europe
Global Head of Real Estate
GSA Group
Thursday. November 29th, 2018
Discussion: 09:30am to 10:30am
UK & Ireland PRS - Full throttle development or over before we’ve started?
Director Investments Europe
QuadReal Property Group
CIO
Cortland Partners
Executive Committee Director
U and I Group
Director, Investments Europe
Oxford Properties Group
Senior Vice President
Green Street Advisors
Director
Jo Cowen Capital
Senior Managing Director, UK
Greystar Europe
Managing Director, Tipi
Quintain
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Amro Real Estate Partners
Vice Chairman
Realstar
Head of Infrastructure
Homes England
DACH, Scandinavia & Netherlands - Any new tricks from mature dogs?
Senior Director, Head of Denmark
NIAM
Head of Transaction
Vonovia SE
Managing Director, PFA Real Estate
PFA Pension
Retirement Assisted Living and Extra Care - No brainer fundamentals or operational headache?
Executive Director
ARCO
Founder and CEO
Iverson Capital
Discussion: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dublin & Cork - Yield’s victorious or victim of illiquidity and undersupply?
Director
Hooke & MacDonald
Executive Committee Director
U and I Group
MD, Ireland
Round Hill Capital
President - Europe
Kennedy Wilson Europe
CEO
Bridge Capital Partnership, Ireland
Investment Manager - Private Equity
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
CEO
Staycity Serviced Apartments
Unlocking Spanish Supply - Intelligent growth or expensive chaos?
Managing ​Partner
Urbania International
Head of Acquisitions Spain
Helvetic Financial Services AG
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Partner & Head of Real Estate
Everwood Capital
CEO
Tectum Real Estate Investments
Director, Investor Relations
SAREB
Co-Founder & Board Member
UNIQ
Investment Director
Tectum Real Estate Investments
Founding Partner
Kronos Investment Group
Ultra Low Yields - Could a rise in rates cause a Europe-wide downturn?
Chairman
Freemasons Pension Scheme
Managing Director Real Estate, Europe
QuadReal
Vice Chairman
Realstar
Head of SREI Europe
Barings Real Estate
Managing Director
H.I.G. Capital
Discussion: 01:00pm to 02:00pm
Counter Cyclical & Demographic Investment strategies - Are Millennials the only game changing consideration?
Counter Cyclical & Demographic Investment strategies - Are Millennials the only game changing consideration?

Managing Director
STAM EUROPE
Senior Investment Manager
Qatari Diar
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs International
Executive Director Residential
Gecina
Partner, Acquisitions
Europa Capital
Partner Head of Real Estate Group
CMS
Managing Director
Blackstone
President & COO
Round Hill Capital
Italy Risk Diversification - Places, Product, Price or People?
Managing Director
Risanamento
Managing Director
InvestiRE SGR
Managing Director
InvestiRE SGR
MD & Head of Asset Management for Europe
Starwood Capital Group
CEO
Fabrica Immobiliare SGR
Managing Partner
GWM Group
Vice President
DeA Capital Real Estate
Owner & CEO
Mangiavacchi Pedercini
Partner, RE & MA
L&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Discussion: 02:30pm to 03:30pm
Future of London - Homes for all or impressively exclusive?
Residential Operations Director
Soho Housing Association
Senior Advisor
Long Harbour
Group Director of Neighbourhoods
London & Quadrant
Head of Transactions
Homes and Communities Agency
Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate
APG Asset Management
CEO
Inspired Homes & Inspired Asset Management
Director
Argent (Property Development) Services LLP
Managing Director
West Eleven
Lifestyle, Leisure & Luxury Residential - Competing or complementary?
CEO
Brera Serviced Apartments
Founder & CEO
LEGGIERO Real Estate SpA
CEO
Staycity Serviced Apartments
Discussion: 04:00pm to 04:45pm
Build To Sell England - Goldmine for SME developers or washed up hasbeen?
Head of Midlands & NW SME Investment
Homes & Communities Agency
Dach Affordable housing - Next bulletproof investment or just for the brave?
Managing Director
TSC Real Estate Germany GmbH
Vice President
BayernLB
Direktor
Berliner Volksbank
Andrew Allen
Global Head - Investment Research RE
Aberdeen Standard Investments
United Kingdom
Biography:
QuadReal Property Group is a Canadian real estate investment, development and management company operating on a global scale. QuadReal’s C$24.5 billion portfolio spans 23 cities across 17 countries. Owned by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest institutional investors with C$135.5 billion of assets under management. Aditya is a Director in QuadReal’s International Real Estate team and is based in London. He focuses on real estate transactions across Europe, developing new joint ventures and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining QuadReal, Aditya was a Director at Värde Partners in their London office. Aditya graduated from London Business School with an MBA.
Helena Olin
Head of Real Assets
Andra AP-fonden
Sweden
Horst Lieder
Chairman
International Campus Group
Germany
Segment: Investor, Developer, Operator
Biography:
Horst Lieder is Founder and Chairman of the International Campus Group. He is an international expert in Micro Living and Student Housing. He has more than 30 years of experience in Real Estate Investment, Development and Operations. Horst Lieder founded International Campus in 2011 and has been its CEO until Fall 2018. The Brookfield backed company and fully integrated real estate platform is specialized on student housing under the brand THE FIZZ and has actually more than 3.500 units in operation and more than 7.500 in construction or under development in central Europe.
Paul Bashir
President & COO
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Paul has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment management in a wide range of operationally intensive real estate sectors including Residential , Commercial , Student housing and Hospitality. His career includes 8 years at KPMG working on global M&A, Restructuring and Transaction Service engagements worldwide. Paul later moved into an operational career, becoming COO at North Bridge Capital Partners. As President & COO - Paul has operational oversight of the entire Round Hill Capital Group and also heads up the Round Hill Group Executive Committee.
Peter Collins
President - Europe
Kennedy Wilson Europe
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor, developer
Biography:

Peter is President of Kennedy Wilson Europe, joining when Kennedy Wilson acquired the business of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management in June 2011. Previously, Peter held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for the development of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management from 2003 and brings over thirty years of experience in the financial services and investment industry. Previously, Peter held roles with Bank of Ireland as director of Private Banking, and latterly director of Asset Management. Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin. 

Tim Mitchell
Global 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.
Aditya Vikram
Director Investments Europe
QuadReal Property Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment, development, management
Biography:
QuadReal Property Group is a Canadian real estate investment, development and management company operating on a global scale. QuadReal’s C$24.5 billion portfolio spans 23 cities across 17 countries. Owned by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest institutional investors with C$135.5 billion of assets under management. Aditya is a Director in QuadReal’s International Real Estate team and is based in London. He focuses on real estate transactions across Europe, developing new joint ventures and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining QuadReal, Aditya was a Director at Värde Partners in their London office. Aditya graduated from London Business School with an MBA.
Andrew Screen
CIO
Cortland Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: US Multifamily Developer, Investor
Biography:

Andrew has over 25 years experience in property development and finance. He has close relationships with the banks, private equity, opportunistic and sovereign wealth funds, and sets up joint ventures between funders, developers and local authorities to fund real estate development and residential projects. At Courtland Partners, Andrew is currently seeking to invest £4bn to roll out Courtland's 10,000unit build to rent programme across the UK

Eoin Condren
Executive Committee Director
U and I Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Developer
Biography:
I am part of the company leadership team, and report directly to the CEO. I’m in charge of funding our entire pipeline. Because of their mixed use nature, as well as size, complexity and community focus there is a wide range of funding opportunities at our disposal. My background is largely in real estate private equity. Before joining U+I, I held various roles at WP Carey and Brandeaux where I was investing opportunistically into various asset classes throughout the UK and Europe, investing over $1.5 bn during that period. I have also briefly worked in property technology where I helped launch VTS Inc’s platform into Europe.
James Boadle
Director, Investments Europe
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor/Developer & AM
Biography:
James is responsible for supporting the execution of Oxford's European strategic investment plan which targets growth to over £5bn by 2018 through deal origination and execution of new investment development and JV opportunities in Northern Europe with
Jesse Freitag-Akselrod
Senior Vice President
Green Street Advisors
United Kingdom
Segment: Debt Advisory, M&A
Biography:
Jesse leads Green Street's European Advisory team. He began working with Green Street in 2011 and has more than 17 years of diverse financial and investment experience, including working in mergers & acquisitions with Morgan Stanley, corporate finance with MGM Mirage and equity research with Bear Stearns. Jesse has been active in the European listed real estate market since 2005, working initially as a buyside investor for Heitman and Cohen & Steers.
Joanne Cowen
Director
Jo Cowen Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Architecture Practice, Capital Platform
Biography:
Jo is known worldwide for her architectural practice, Jo Cowen Architects, and her equity introductory platform, Jo Cowen Capital. A driven entrepreneur with a fierce eye for detail, she established the practice in 2012 and became one of London’s leading female architects and capital raisers. Under her stewardship, the practice has grown into a multi-dimensional BTR residential and mixed-use architecture platform, producing significant regen projects with commercial viability through rigorous, deliverable design. Jo works with institutions and private clients on a number of high profile projects across the UK and provides thought leadership on alternative investment opportunities such as PRS, Co-Living and Co-working sectors.
Mark Allnutt
Senior Managing Director, UK
Greystar Europe
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor, Developer, Operator
Biography:
Mark Allnutt is senior managing director and business leader for Greystar in the United Kingdom and is tasked with growing Greystar into the dominant rental housing business in London and regional UK cities. He joined Greystar in 2014 to start the company's multifamily efforts in London, and under his leadership, the UK business has grown to include a pipeline of over 3,800 units with £4.6bn of assets under management. Prior to joining Greystar, Mark was group executive commercial director of Thames Valley Housing (TVH), where he was responsible for originating and managing TVH joint venture vehicles. Mark was a founding director of Fizzy Living, the multifamily subsidiary of TVH backed by a sovereign wealth fund.
Michael Allen
Managing Director, Tipi
Quintain
United Kingdom
Segment: PRS DEVELOPMENT & 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 successful real estate investment firm specialising in the purpose built student housing and multifamily residential sectors with a track record of £350M GDV of schemes completed and under development in the UK and Europe. 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. Raj began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Ryan Prince
Vice Chairman
Realstar
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
In 2002, Ryan established the European business for Realstar Group, a privately owned property investment and management company with $6 billion assets under management. Realstar’s current UK operations are focused on the private residential rented sector (PRS), hospitality and primary healthcare centres.Ryan is on the UK advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves (www.facinghistory.org), an organisation with a 30-year track-record of teaching students how to make better decisions and become active moral participants in society. Ryan has a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a post-graduate degree in business from the London School of Economics.
Sophie White
Head of Infrastructure
Homes England
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Sophie is the Head of PRS, Infrastructure and Complex Projects at Homes England. A chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience she is currently leading on delivering the agency’s Home Building Fund for large sites and infrastructure. Sophie has expertise in delivering funding structures including senior debt, mezzanine finance and equity transactions. She has had involvement on a number of high profile and complex real estate projects including development finance at East Village and Greenwich Peninsula, large scale national PRS debt and the recently announced HCA investment in the PRS REIT. Sophie previously worked for Drivers Jonas and Deloitte Real Estate specialising in valuation and development.
Kristian Krogh
Senior Director, Head of Denmark
NIAM
Denmark
Segment: Private Equity Real Estate
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.
Mark Ennis
Head of Transaction
Vonovia SE
Germany
Segment: German Residential
Biography:
Mark Ennis is Director responsible for Transactions at Vonovia. He has been with the business for over 10 years and previously held senior finance functions inside and outside the company. Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an economics graduate and is fluent in English and German.
Michael Bruhn
Managing Director, PFA Real Estate
PFA Pension
Denmark
Segment: Pension Fund
Biography:
Michael is educated as chartered accountant and holds an M.Sc. (econ.) from Copenhagen Business School. He has held various positions in the real estate industry and was a senior partner in DTZ before joining Valad as Head of Nordics. In 2013 Michael moved, after 9 years with Valad, to the position as CEO of PFA Real Estate – the real estate arm of Denmark’s largest private pension fund, PFA Pension.
Michael Voges
Executive Director
ARCO
United Kingdom
Segment: Trade association
Biography:
Michael Voges is the Executive Director of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the representative body for housing-with-care providers for older people in the UK. Michael set up ARCO on behalf of its founding members in 2012, and was appointed as ARCO’s first Executive Director in August 2013. ARCO’s work is focused on tackling issues around regulation and policy, public awareness and supply of high quality retirement communities. Michael was a public sector consultant for 6 years, having previously worked as a journalist in Germany. He holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University, and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University.
Peter Brigham
Founder and CEO
Iverson Capital
United Kingdom
Biography:
Peter is Founder and CEO of Iverson Capital, a platform dedicated to multifamily and logistics investments in core European markets. Before that, he was a Principal at GreenOak Real Estate, responsible for acquisitions and asset management for European funds. Prior to that, global Head of Asset Management at Round Hill Capital with over €3bn in assets. Prior to that, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds for over 10 years. From 2002 to 2007, Executive Director and COO of Morgan Stanley Properties Japan, responsible for over $10bn of MSREF real estate in Japan. Over the course of his career, Peter has bought and managed over $30bn of RE assets globally, with an emphasis on value-add asset management of large diverse portfolios.
Donald MacDonald
Director
Hooke & MacDonald
Ireland
Segment: Consultancy / Broker
Biography:
Multi-disciplined RE professional with 19 years’ experience including property design & development, capital markets, asset management; lending; financial accounting and auditing. 11 years’ experience working in current position as director of Hooke & MacDonald, an Irish real estate consultancy, asset management, surveying and brokerage firm. Current focus on large scale residential and mixed use development projects. Qualifications & professional memberships: Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland; Masters in Planning & Development; Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV); Executive Board of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Ireland; ULI European Urban Regeneration Council.
Eoin Condren
Executive Committee Director
U and I Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Developer
Biography:
I am part of the company leadership team, and report directly to the CEO. I’m in charge of funding our entire pipeline. Because of their mixed use nature, as well as size, complexity and community focus there is a wide range of funding opportunities at our disposal. My background is largely in real estate private equity. Before joining U+I, I held various roles at WP Carey and Brandeaux where I was investing opportunistically into various asset classes throughout the UK and Europe, investing over $1.5 bn during that period. I have also briefly worked in property technology where I helped launch VTS Inc’s platform into Europe.
John Vaudin
MD, Ireland
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Management
Biography:
John has over 25 years of International RE experience, including for the last 18 years, participating in Irish RE investment, asset management and development. John is responsible for managing Round Hill’s Irish Development and Investment business. He has previously worked in real estate asset management and development for Thames Water Property, BAA Lynton and Pillar Property in the U.K. and Treasury Holdings Limited, Harcourt Developments Limited and WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors in Ireland. A Chartered Surveyor, he is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Ireland and a former Chair of the Society of Chartered Surveyors, Ireland, Planning and Development Division.
Peter Collins
President - Europe
Kennedy Wilson Europe
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor, developer
Biography:

Peter is President of Kennedy Wilson Europe, joining when Kennedy Wilson acquired the business of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management in June 2011. Previously, Peter held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for the development of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management from 2003 and brings over thirty years of experience in the financial services and investment industry. Previously, Peter held roles with Bank of Ireland as director of Private Banking, and latterly director of Asset Management. Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin. 

Robert Booth
CEO
Bridge Capital Partnership, Ireland
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Robert is the CEO of Bridge Capital Partnership Ireland Ltd (BCPI). BCPI has a successful track record investing in real estate in Ireland on behalf international investment funds. The firm has close links with Patron Capital, a European based private equity fund. BCPI has invested over €300 million to date across different real estate asset classes including private and student residential, hospitality , office and retail.
Ted Sheils
Investment Manager - Private Equity
Ireland
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Ted Sheils works as an Investment Manager on the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’s Private Equity team, and since joining has focused largely on Real Estate investments by the fund, notably in the residential and commercial development aswell as the PRS sectors. Prior to joining ISIF, Ted worked for several years in Singapore in a M&A role with a large Plc. Ted is an ACA Charter holder and is M.Sc. Finance qualified.
Tom Walsh
CEO
Staycity Serviced Apartments
United Kingdom
Segment: Aparthotel operator
Biography:
Tom Walsh founded Staycity Aparthotels in 2004, beginning with a single apartment he owned in Dublin’s Temple Bar. When he moved to the outskirts of Dublin, Tom saw an opportunity to offer the apartment up for short-lettings to tourists and business travellers. Along with his brother Ger (an IT specialist) they constructed a website and within weeks were flooded with bookings. The company has since maintained a rapid expansion policy across Europe and now boasts an estate of 4,500 apartments. Prior to setting up Staycity Tom had a career in engineering, working for a high-tech chemical and biomedical manufacturer. He holds a primary degree in engineering (Dublin) and a first class honours business degree from UCD.
Christopher Zeuner
Head of Europe
Poland
Segment: Opportunistic Private Equity
Biography:
As the Head of Europe, Chris is responsible for managing Amstar’s existing €900 million portfolio in Europe and growing the firm’s European platform. Most recently, Mr. Zeuner was head of LaSalle Investment Management’s Central European business, where he executed upon all of LaSalle’s €300 million of transactions in the region since 2012. In addition, Mr. Zeuner was also Head of Acquisitions at LaSalle for Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Prior to LaSalle, he was Managing Director at JER Partners, a US-based real estate private equity group that was sold to LaSalle in 2012. Before JER, he was head of CEE acquisitions and business development at GE Real Estate where he acquired more than €1.4 billion of investments throughout CEE
Czarek Jarzabek
Founder & CEO
Golub GetHouse
Poland
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.
David Hay
Founder and CEO
ADD Value Partners LTD
Romania
Segment: Asset manager/investor
Biography:
David Hay is the Founder and CEO of ADD Value Partners LTD (AVP). AVP provides in-house services for international investors covering portfolio management, financial management, asset management, property management and development management focusing on Romania, Poland and Czech Republic. Before founding AVP, David was the CEO of AFI Europe in Romania, Hungary and Latvia for 7 years and previously served as AFI Europe’s CEO in Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. David has over 30 years of experience in international real estate development, management and marketing in Europe, the U.S., Africa and Israel.
Dimitar Savov
Executive Director
BLD Homes
Bulgaria
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.
Eric Assimakopoulos
Founder & Managing Partner
Revetas Capital Advisors
United Kingdom
Segment: Real Estate Investor
Biography:
Eric has over 22 years of experience in the real estate sector, principally as a developer and investor. He is a US national and spent the majority of the last 15 years in Europe, initially investing in Belgium, Germany, and the Slovak Republic. Eric has completed over €1 billion of real estate transactions throughout US and Europe. In 2002, he launched and built Bifrost Investment Group (predecessor to Revetas Capital) into a leading CEE investment and asset manager. Since 2009, he has actively developed a platform to restructure and recapitalise distressed real estate in CEE, leading to the formation of Revetas Capital. Since then, Eric successfully restructured and recapitalised over €600 million worth of real estate assets in the region
Michal Melaniuk
Head of Residential Development
Cordia Management
Poland
Segment: Developer / Private Property Company
Pavel Tatyanin
Senior Partner
Kew Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Pavel Tatyanin has over 20 years experience in investment management. He is the Founding Partner of Kew Capital. Prior to Kew Capital he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Evraz plc (formerly Evraz Group S.A.) from 2014 to 2016 and as its Senior Vice President of Finance from 2009 to 2016.
Stanislav Kubacek
Principal
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
More than 12 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.
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
Urbania International
Spain
Segment: Developer ​/investor ​
Biography:
Co-founder and Managing Director of Urbania international. ​Founder of ​Syllabus the student housing company owned by Urbania. 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​ ​chairs the Board of ​Syllabus, a first class student living concept with over ​25​00 beds in Spain and an aggressive growth plan to become the market leader in off-campus residences.
Benita von Meding
Head of Acquisitions Spain
Helvetic Financial Services AG
Germany
Segment: Real Estate Investment Management
Biography:
Benita is German and graduated from European Business School in London so that she speaks English, French and Spanish. She has 20 year real estate experience mainly in international aquisitions for German property investment funds. Her work has included a large variety of transactions including standing investments and developments in the office, shopping center and hotel segment. She has been working on acquisitions and sales in various countries but having moved to Spain in 2006 the main focus of her career since then has been the Spanish and the Mexican market.
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Spain
Segment: PERE Value Add
Biography:
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing and managing assets in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain.
Fausto Vizoso Noval
Partner & Head of Real Estate
Everwood Capital
Spain
Biography:
Fausto Vizoso Noval: 15 años de experiencia en sector financiero/inmobiliario. Socio de Everwood Capital desde Marzo 2018 y responsable del área inmobiliaria. Aparte de ser Socio Fundador y responsable de Castellana Capital Advisors desde 2017. Anteriormente fue socio de Knighstbridge Partners, multifamily office Latinoamericano, responsable de la oficina de México. Trabajó de 2005 a 2012 en BNP Paribas Real Estate, siendo en su última etapa responsable de inversión Internacional para Sur de Europa y Latam. Inicio su carrera profesional en 2003, en el grupo Marsh Mc Lennan, en la oficina de Madrid, como ejecutivo de riesgos financieros. Ha intervenido en transacciones Inmobiliarias Nacionales e internacionales por valor superior a 1.500 mil
Manuel Azpíroz Arteche
CEO
Tectum Real Estate Investments
Spain
Biography:
5 years Degree in Business Administration E3. Currently, CEO at TECTUM REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, S.L., investment company BUILD TO RENT. He combines this position with the CEO of Intex, S.A. (textile business).
Manuel Enrich
Director, Investor Relations
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.
Mario Chisholm
Co-Founder & Board Member
UNIQ
Spain
Segment: Investor and 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.
Oscar Pérez Marcos
Investment Director
Tectum Real Estate Investments
Spain
Biography:
5 years Degree in Business Administration E3 and Law. Currently, Investment Director of Qualitas Equity, Vela Energy and Tectum Real Estate Investments.
Said Hejal
Founding Partner
Kronos Investment Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Real estate investor, manager, developer
Biography:
Saïd Hejal is a founding partner at Kronos Investment Group, an investment management platform with offices in London, Lisbon, Luxembourg and Madrid. Kronos focuses on the development of residential, office and retail properties. Previous to Kronos, Saïd was at Fortress responsible for sourcing and executing real estate investments in Spain, France and Greece. Saïd started his career at Morgan Stanley’s real estate group in New York. He holds a Bachelor in Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from Columbia University.
David Bennett-Rees
Chairman
Freemasons Pension Scheme
United Kingdom
Segment: Charity, a non-incorporated body.
Biography:
Former Head of Pensions at London Transport, David has wide experience of all aspects of pensions. He is chairman of Trustees for two pension funds and was an independent Trustee of SAUL (University of London scheme). David graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Mathematics. After qualifying as an Actuary, he spent 15 years as Finance Partner of a stockbroker, specializing in providing investment advice to pension funds, particularly on Bonds. He co-wrote the Institute of Actuaries investment textbook. He is currently working as an Independent pensions / Investment Consultant, chairing pension training courses and is the Chief Examiner and Tutor for Pensions Risk Management for the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).
Jay Kwan
Managing Director Real Estate, Europe
QuadReal
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Jay Kwan joined QuadReal as Managing Director, Europe in February 2018. His focus is on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in Global Cities in the U.K. and Europe. Jay was formerly a MD at TPG Real Estate, the real estate investment group of private equity firm TPG, specifically focused on European investments. Prior to joining TPG in 2016, Jay was a Partner at Grove International Partners, where he spent 13 years investing in three continents across all asset classes at both the corporate and asset level. Jay began his career at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners in New York in 2001. Jay graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in New York.
Ryan Prince
Vice Chairman
Realstar
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
In 2002, Ryan established the European business for Realstar Group, a privately owned property investment and management company with $6 billion assets under management. Realstar’s current UK operations are focused on the private residential rented sector (PRS), hospitality and primary healthcare centres.Ryan is on the UK advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves (www.facinghistory.org), an organisation with a 30-year track-record of teaching students how to make better decisions and become active moral participants in society. Ryan has a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a post-graduate degree in business from the London School of Economics.
Sam Mellor
Head of SREI Europe
Barings Real Estate
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Managing Director, Head of SREI Europe, previously worked at Chenavari as Partner, Real estate.
Simon Laker
Managing Director
H.I.G. Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Private Equity
Biography:
Simon is a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital based in London and is responsible for Asset Management across the H.I.G. European Real Estate portfolio. Simon has over 20 years of experience working in the European RE market in both advisory and investor roles. As a qualified MRICS surveyor, he has managed a diverse range of RE projects, including retail, offices and industrial portfolios covering acquisition, development, operational management and value add roles. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Simon was Director and Head of Asset Management at Evans Randall Limited, RE investment firm whose holdings included a number of high profile assets such as the Gherkin building in London.
Edward Bates
Managing Director
STAM EUROPE
France
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Prior to joining STAM Mr. Bates was a Senior Principal & Co-Head of RE at Doughty Hanson & Co. where he was a member of the Investment Committee for both Fund I & II and was involved in fundraising acquisitions AM and dispositions across Europe. He has
Elle Xu
Senior Investment Manager
Qatari Diar
United Kingdom
Farbod Nia
Executive Director
Goldman Sachs International
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment bank
Biography:
Farbod is a member of the Merchant Banking Division Real Estate Principal Investment Area, responsible for real estate equity and credit investing across Europe. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2013 since which time he has been principally focused on equity investment in the U.K., France and Spain across various asset classes. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Farbod held posts at Citigroup, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Morgan Stanley in various real estate focused roles. Farbod earned a BSc in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2004.
Franck Lirzin
Executive Director Residential
Gecina
France
Segment: Residential
Biography:
A Polytechnique graduate and Ecole des Mines engineer, Franck Lirzin has held various positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, notably in the Budget Department. His career has taken him to the private office of the French Minister for Economic Affairs, Emmanuel Macron. 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
Hugo Black
Partner, Acquisitions
Europa Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Hugo is a Partner at Europa Capital. Hugo has been involved in the origination and asset management of €3.6 billion of transactions whilst at Europa Capital and has transacted over 7,000 bed spaces in PRS and student accommodation in key UK and Continental European locations since 2012. Before joining Europa Capital in 2010, Hugo worked at DTZ Corporate Finance. Hugo is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Hugo received a BSc (hons) in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh and was a Cass Business School Scholar where he obtained a MSc in Real Estate Finance.
Mark Heighton
Partner Head of Real Estate Group
CMS
United Kingdom
Biography:
Mark Heighton is the Head of the CMS UK Real Estate Team and is responsible for managing over 150 fee earners across the UK. He has been a member of the CMS Board for over 10 years. He focuses on all aspects of the real estate transactional market advising a range of investors, developers and occupiers in relation to, not only the traditional real estate sectors but also the newer real estate asset classes, such as renewable energy and private rented sectors. Mark also has extensive experience of property related joint ventures, trust arrangements and collaboration agreements for both investment and development projects. He has been ranked as a leading and key individual by the Legal 500 and Chambers directories for many years.
Michael Zerda
Managing Director
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Michael Zerda is Head of Europe for Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Zerda spent six years at LaSalle Investment Management overseeing the set-up and growth of its debt investment and special situations group. Prior to that, Mr. Zerda worked in Merrill Lynch's real estate private equity group focused on pan-European equity investments and at Archon, Goldman Sachs’ real estate and distressed loan management platform.
Paul Bashir
President & COO
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Paul has over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment management in a wide range of operationally intensive real estate sectors including Residential , Commercial , Student housing and Hospitality. His career includes 8 years at KPMG working on global M&A, Restructuring and Transaction Service engagements worldwide. Paul later moved into an operational career, becoming COO at North Bridge Capital Partners. As President & COO - Paul has operational oversight of the entire Round Hill Capital Group and also heads up the Round Hill Group Executive Committee.
Charles Ferguson-Davie
CIO
Moorfield Group Limited
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Charlie joined Moorfield in 2005 and sits on the Board and Investment Committee as Chief Investment Officer. Charlie oversees both the Traditional and Alternative investment teams who are responsible for the origination, analysis and execution of investments made by Moorfield and its investment partners. As CIO he is also responsible for overseeing investment strategy and portfolio construction and is closely involved in fundraising activities. Prior to joining Moorfield Charlie worked in corporate finance at Lazard in the real estate advisory group. Whilst at Lazard he was part of a market leading team that advised a number of listed property companies on M&A transactions and private equity groups investing in asset-backed transactions.
Mark Kitts
Chief Executive
Liverpool Housing Company
United Kingdom
Biography:
Mark joined Liverpool City Council in August 2002 and was responsible for Regeneration, Policy and External Funding managing a programme in excess of £1 Billion of Government and European Funds, before becoming Assistant Director for Regeneration in 2012, where he was involved in or responsible for the strategy and delivery of many of the City’s highest profile and transformational projects. In 2018 Mark was seconded into the City Councils New Housing Company, Liverpool Foundation Homes Limited. As its CEO Mark is tasked with driving forward the delivery of 10,000 new homes across the City over the next ten years, via an exciting combination of transforming existing communities and creating new sites for high quality housing development.
Nick Payne
Managing Director
Nikal
United Kingdom
Segment: Property Developer
Biography:
Nick is the CEO of the Nikal Group, which has far reaching property developments and investments throughout the UK. Most recently, the group has focused on residential development, particularly in town and city centres, involving high rise buildings. The group has just started building its latest project in Birmingham, an urban village of 603 apartments. In addition, Nick bought Hillcrest Homes in 2015 in order to broaden the groups activity in the private house building sector. Hillcrest builds luxury housing in the North West with a current pipeline of around 300 homes.
Richard Cowall
Development Planning Manager
Birmingham City Council
United Kingdom
Richard Cowell
Development Planning Manager
Birmingham City Council
United Kingdom
Biography:
Since 2008, Richard has played a central role in the delivery of the City's ambitious growth agenda. In his current role, he leads a portfolio of specialist functions; coordinating, developing and implementing a range of complex development projects and policy initiatives focused on accelerating development and investment actively across the City. Richard remains focused on the implementation of the strategic vision of the Big City Plan, which includes the Curzon HS2 Strategy.
Ryan Prince
Vice Chairman
Realstar
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
In 2002, Ryan established the European business for Realstar Group, a privately owned property investment and management company with $6 billion assets under management. Realstar’s current UK operations are focused on the private residential rented sector (PRS), hospitality and primary healthcare centres.Ryan is on the UK advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves (www.facinghistory.org), an organisation with a 30-year track-record of teaching students how to make better decisions and become active moral participants in society. Ryan has a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a post-graduate degree in business from the London School of Economics.
Will Gibby
Fund Manager - Global PRS
Hermes Investment Management
United Kingdom
Biography:
In his role as Fund Manager for Global PRS, Will Gibby is responsible for implementing Hermes global real estate strategy in this space in conjunction with his wider role as Deputy Fund Manager for non domestic real estate.
Andreas Otto
Partner Head of Real Estate Practice
CMS
Germany
Biography:

Andreas Otto’s practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate law. Andreas had been head of the real estate practice group at CMS Germany for eight years.

He has been recognised as an expert in the real estate market for many years advising a number of renowned German and international property owners, investors and project developers on transactions and project developments.

In addition, Andreas has a strong, internationally focused notary practice, providing notarial services for real estate and corporate transactions.

Claas Trenkelbach
Abteilungsdirektor
Berliner Volksbank
Germany
Dr. Jürgen Leibfried
Founder & Board Member
BAUWERT Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
Segment: Project Development
Biography:
Dr. Leibfried founded BAUWERT in 1983. Over 34 years, he pursued the maxim of building exclusive projects in best locations. Until today, over 330 projects with a total volume of 4,95 billion Euro were realized by BAUWERT.
Horst Lieder
Chairman
International Campus Group
Germany
Segment: Investor, Developer, Operator
Biography:
Horst Lieder is Founder and Chairman of the International Campus Group. He is an international expert in Micro Living and Student Housing. He has more than 30 years of experience in Real Estate Investment, Development and Operations. Horst Lieder founded International Campus in 2011 and has been its CEO until Fall 2018. The Brookfield backed company and fully integrated real estate platform is specialized on student housing under the brand THE FIZZ and has actually more than 3.500 units in operation and more than 7.500 in construction or under development in central Europe.
Joseph von Schaesberg
Director
Germany
Segment: Residential Investment
Biography:

Joseph von Schaesberg joined CBRE in November 2005 and works as a Director in the Residential Investment Team in Munich. During the last years Mr von Schaesberg participated in all portfolio transactions (buy- and sell-side) advised by CBRE. He has a strong focus on the evaluation of properties and portfolios, the management of due diligence processes as well as investor guidance. Due to several internships Joseph von Schaesberg gained extensive work experience in different branches of the real estate sector prior to joining CBRE.

René Westerheider
Head of Transactions
TREI Real Estate
Germany
Segment: Investor & Developer
Biography:
René Westerheider is Head of Transactions and member of the management team of Trei Real Estate. Prior to joining Trei in 2012, he was responsible for the real estate portfolio management at OBI Group Holding in the Group Corporate Finance division. He began his career in Global Banking at Deutsche Bank, where he worked in various Corporate Finance areas. Mr Westerheider is a certified banker and holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne, which he graduated with a diploma.
Robert C. Waidhaas
Managing Partner
Heureka Development GmbH
Germany
Segment: Real Estate Development
Biography:
Robert Waidhaas is a co-founder and managing partner of Heureka Real Estate GmbH and Heureka Development GmbH. He is primarily responsible for financing and commercial project controlling. Corporate management and human resources are jointly led by the two managing directors. Before founding Heureka, Robert worked for major international banks. Inter alia, he set up a department for structured equity investments in the German-speaking market for an American bank. Robert Waldhaas has a degree in Business Studies from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He is also a Real Estate Economist (IREBS).
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Risanamento
Milan | Italy
Segment: Property Development Company
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.
Fabio Carlozzo
Managing Director
InvestiRE SGR
Italy
Segment: Fund Management
Biography:
Since 2015 MD at InvestiRE SGR, a €7B RE Fund Management company, he oversees the real estate development business and the Social Housing investments. He currently manages 13 RE investment funds with major development projects on going, where process innovation and environmental sustainability are of utmost importance. RE Director since 2009 and CEO since Mar/12, he led the start-up of Polaris RE SGR, subsequently merged in InvestiRE. Previously, he served as CEO at Amplus Italia (2007-2009), Project Director at Hines Italia (2005-2007), CEO at GE RE Italy (2002-2005), Business Development and M&A of GE Oil & Gas (1998-2002) and Corporate Strategy of Enel Spa (1993-1997)
Federico Bianchi
MD & Head of Asset Management for Europe
Starwood Capital Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Real estate
Biography:
Federico Bianchi is a Managing Director & Head of Asset Management at Starwood Capital Europe, based in London and responsible for the management of the European assets. Prior to joining Starwood, Federico was a Principal, Asset Management at GreenOak Real Estate (London), where he worked for 4 years with a specific focus on Spain and Italy. Previously, Federico was Italian Country Manager and a Member of the European Board of ISG; at that time he also joined the Executive Committee of ULI in Italy. Prior to that, he served as a Director of Asset Management at Condotte Real Estate and a Director at Tishman Speyer Properties, where he was overseeing deals and projects for a combined value of more than € 1.5 Bn.
Giovanni Benucci
CEO
Fabrica Immobiliare SGR
Italy
Segment: Asset Manager
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.
Matteo Cidonio
Managing Partner
GWM Group
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Fund Manager and NPL special servicer
Biography:
Matteo has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate investments and finance sector. Prior to joining GWM Matteo was managing director of BNP Paribas, CIB division, heading the RE division for Europe ex-France and before that he held a similar role within the global RE group of Lehman Brothers. Matteo executed over €20 bn of RE transactions in Europe, including investments in offices, healthcare, retail, and residential asset classes and private and public debt and equity fund raisings. Matteo has executed over €15 bn of RE transaction in Italy, with counterparties including institutional investors, property companies, public entities, and professional investors.
Paolo Scordino
Vice President
DeA Capital Real Estate
Italy
Segment: Asset Management Company
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. It’s a member of Assoimmobiliare.
Roberto Mangiavacchi
Owner & CEO
Mangiavacchi Pedercini
Italy
Segment: General Contractor, Developer
Biography:
Roberto Mangiavacchi is CEO and oversees the strategic direction and overall operations of Mangiavacchi Pedercini SpA. Mr Mangiavacchi is also owner and CEO of Mangiavacchi ing. R. SpA, the holding company of the group, which is specialized in construction and real estate. Mr. Mangiavacchi has been involved in numerous construction projects and real estate developments, with a focus on the residential sector. He has been a member of the board of Cascina Merlata SpA (a JV between Euromilano and Greenway) and Beni Stabili Development Milano Greenway SpA (a JV between Beni Stabili and Greenway). He is also vice president of ANCE Milano and ANCE Lombardia (the local industry association).
Stefano Tellarini
Partner, RE & MA
L&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Italy
Segment: Tax firm
Biography:
Stefano has been a partner at Ludovici Piccone & Partners since its foundation in 2014. He works mainly on taxation of financial instruments and financial transactions, as well as on taxation of real estate. In particular, he advises private and institutional clients, in Italy and abroad, on tax issues regarding different types of real estate and financial investments, as well as the tax treatment of collective investment schemes, financing and capital market transactions, M&A and structured finance. Stefano assists clients (domestic and international) in potential tax controversies and tax dispute resolutions through settlements. He often speaks at tax conferences and lectures on post-graduate specialisation courses.
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
Urbania International
Spain
Segment: Developer ​/investor ​
Biography:
Co-founder and Managing Director of Urbania international. ​Founder of ​Syllabus the student housing company owned by Urbania. 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​ ​chairs the Board of ​Syllabus, a first class student living concept with over ​25​00 beds in Spain and an aggressive growth plan to become the market leader in off-campus residences.
Daniel Pottorff
Debt Investments & Special Situations
LaSalle
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Mr. Pottorff joined LaSalle in 2014 as a Director in the Debt Investments and Special Situations team and is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing transactions. Mr. Pottorff has over ten years of experience in real estate lending. Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Pottorff worked at Strategic Value Partners where he was involved in acquiring c. €300m distressed CMBS, whole loans and mezzanine loans backed by real estate in UK, Germany and Spain. Prior to that, he was part of the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley where he was involved in underwriting c.€10 billion of lending in the UK, Spain, Benelux and Germany as well as structuring CMBS for the ELOC conduit program.
Franck Lirzin
Executive Director Residential
Gecina
France
Segment: Residential
Biography:
A Polytechnique graduate and Ecole des Mines engineer, Franck Lirzin has held various positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, notably in the Budget Department. His career has taken him to the private office of the French Minister for Economic Affairs, Emmanuel Macron. 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
James Halstead
Director
BlackRock
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Management
Biography:
BlackRock Real Assets combines global information from 365 professionals in 25 offices worldwide* with established local and sector operator capabilities, seeking to deliver a better understanding of asset and market dynamics throughout the lifecycle of an investment. We offer investment capabilities across the income and growth spectrum in both private and public markets, backed by market-leading risk management.
Michiel Olland
Investment Management Director
Collegiate-ac
France
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Michiel Olland, is an Investment Management Director at Collegiate AC and an Executive Director of BCRE - Brack Capital Real Estate Investments N.V. He is also the principal of MO Real Estate BV, an investment, capital and finance services firm based in the Netherlands. Between 1992 and 2012, he has had Executive Director roles in the international real estate sector, most importantly as global co-head of RE investments with APG Asset Management, Managing Director of Bouwfonds Property Finance International (an ABN Amro subsidiary) and as a real estate lender at ING Group.
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 successful real estate investment firm specialising in the purpose built student housing and multifamily residential sectors with a track record of £350M GDV of schemes completed and under development in the UK and Europe. 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. Raj began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Stanislav Kubacek
Principal
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
More than 12 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.
Troy Tomasik
Managing Director, Investments
Greystar Europe
United Kingdom
Biography:
Troy Tomasik is a Managing Director for Greystar, responsible for its UK Investment business including acquisitions and portfolio management. Since joining Greystar in 2013, Troy has led the acquisition and asset management of over £4.5 billion of assets and development opportunities; including 30,000 beds of student accommodation and 2,000 residential units. Prior to joining Greystar, Troy worked in consulting with the Cadmus Group, where he focused on energy efficiency and water related issues for private and public clients. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds dual bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and business management from Taylor University.
Hunt Doering
Managing Director
Baupost Group International
United Kingdom
Segment: Value investor
Biography:
Hunt is a Managing Director in Baupost’s Private Investment Group and focuses on European real estate investments, including new joint venture partner and operating partner relationships. Baupost has extensive experience in direct real estate ownership, development, leasing, property management, financing, construction and asset management. Funds managed by Baupost have invested in real estate projects globally and currently own more than 200 real estate assets, which have an aggregate gross asset value of approximately US $6 billion. Prior to joining Baupost, Hunt was a Managing Director at Northwood Investors. Hunt graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and from Harvard Business School with an MBA.
Kean Hird
Partner
Catalyst Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Fund Manager
Biography:
Kean Hird oversees Catalyst Capital's activities in Germany and Poland along with fund raising and investor relations. Catalyst Capital purchases, develops and manages a significant portfolio of retail, office and industrial assets in Europe. Since its inception, Catalyst Capital has invested more than €5.8 billion in 60 real estate transactions in nine countries and has approximately €1.4 billion of assets under management. Kean began his career at Townsend Thoresen Properties and then subsequently spent 13 years with Imry Group Plc, before becoming MD and principle shareholder of Frame Investments.
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.
Miguel Lainez
Principal
Cale Street Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: Fund advisor
Biography:
Miguel is a principal in Cale Street’s investment team, involved in sourcing, structuring and executing transactions across asset classes and geographies. Before joining Cale Street, Miguel spent three years at Goldman Sachs, where he was part of the EMEA Real Estate and Leisure M&A team. Miguel has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Law and in Business from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE.
Ramón Camiña Mendizábal
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
United Kingdom
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.
Charles Mtakati
Residential Operations Director
Soho Housing Association
United Kingdom
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.
Christophe de Taurines
Senior Advisor
Long Harbour
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Management
Biography:
Mr. de Taurines is responsible for the various aspects of investor relations, fund raising and associated activities in Europe. Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 2015, Mr. de Taurines was Founder and CEO of Capital & Marketing Group, a capital market agency focused on alternative investments. He is a Board Member of Sussex Place Ventures (affiliated to London Business School); a member of YPO/WPO; a Trustee of the Saint Martin in the Fields Trust and a member of Investment Property Forum. Mr. de Taurines received an MBA from the London Business School and a BBA from the George Washington University.
Diane Hart
Group Director of Neighbourhoods
London & Quadrant
United Kingdom
Segment: Developer
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.
Gareth Blacker
Head of Transactions
Homes and Communities Agency
United Kingdom
Segment: Residential Finance
Biography:
Gareth is responsible for the Agency's Infrastructure & Complex Projects division which delivers over £2 billion wiorth of commercially structured funding to the residential development sector principally by way of loans financing infrastructure or private rented sector homes. He led the HCA's involvement on a number of high profile complex real estate transactions including Wood Wharf(Canary Wharf), East Village(Stratford),Greenwich Peninsula and Earl Court. Also a director of English Cities Fund a joint venture between the HCA, Legal & General and Muse.
Martijn Vos
Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate
APG Asset Management
Netherlands
Segment: Asset Manager
Biography:
As Senior Portfolio Manager Martijn sources, underwrites and manages corporate and private RE investments for APG’s European Real Estate portfolios, predominantly in the residential, retail and hotel sub-sectors. Martijn as a principal investor has a successful track record built up over the last 13 years. Martijn has completed investments and divestments in numerous RE funds, assets, platforms, companies and JV’s with an investment value in excess of Euro 8.5 billion. He currently manages a portfolio of investments with an equity value of in excess of Euro 2.0 billion. Martijn has been a keen supporter and early backer of the UK PRS market for the past 6 years.
Martin Skinner
CEO
Inspired Homes & Inspired Asset Management
United Kingdom
Segment: Property Developer
Biography:
Martin is Founder and Chief Executive of multi award-winning homebuilder Inspired Homes and property investment and development company Inspired Asset Management. Specialising in micro-apartments, Inspired boasts a completed and pipeline GDV of over £500m with developments in Croydon, Sutton, Epsom, Crawley, Chertsey and Manchester. Martin has been campaigning for the relaxation of the nationally described space standard to enable the delivery of new-build micro-apartment schemes as well as a new ‘co-living’ model within the Sui Generis category to make it easier to rent student-style shared living accommodation to non-students.
Tom Goodall
Director
Argent (Property Development) Services LLP
United Kingdom
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Tom joined Argent in 2012 and is the CEO of the Argent Related Tottenham Hale development, leading the team which will deliver over 1.2m sqft of development including over 1,000 new homes. Prior to this Tom was responsible for the residential product at the King’s Cross development including the delivery of the Gasholders apartments. Before joining Argent, Tom worked in project management consultancy and as a practising Architect on numerous large-scale mixed-use schemes including the Shard and the London 2012 Athlete’s Village. Tom is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and also sits on their Housing Group.
Will Herrmann
Managing Director
West Eleven
United Kingdom
Segment: Development
Biography:
Will has been investing in property development since 1998 and established West Eleven in 2010. His years of experience position him as an expert in finding value in the acquisition of sites where there is more scope to buy well and a ready supply of buyers. His attention-to-detail, design knowledge, creativity and focus on delivery has resulted in impressive financial results for West Eleven and its investment partners.
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.
Salvatore Leggiero
Founder & CEO
LEGGIERO Real Estate SpA
Italy
Segment: Developer/Investor
Biography:
Salvatore Leggiero, class of '65, is an entrepreneur with a passion for brick and real estate finance. Born in Naples where he nurtured his creativity, he adores old palaces in the centers of Italian cities of art, that he transforms in new amazing buildings.
Tom Walsh
CEO
Staycity Serviced Apartments
United Kingdom
Segment: Aparthotel operator
Biography:
Tom Walsh founded Staycity Aparthotels in 2004, beginning with a single apartment he owned in Dublin’s Temple Bar. When he moved to the outskirts of Dublin, Tom saw an opportunity to offer the apartment up for short-lettings to tourists and business travellers. Along with his brother Ger (an IT specialist) they constructed a website and within weeks were flooded with bookings. The company has since maintained a rapid expansion policy across Europe and now boasts an estate of 4,500 apartments. Prior to setting up Staycity Tom had a career in engineering, working for a high-tech chemical and biomedical manufacturer. He holds a primary degree in engineering (Dublin) and a first class honours business degree from UCD.
François Roth
Co-Founder
Colonies
France
Segment: Co-living operator
Biography:
François graduated from ESSEC and Panthéon Assas university (M2 in notary law). François worked previously at Catella & Unibail-Rodamco (Investment) before launching Colonies with two other cofounders - Amaury Courbon (ex- Jaïna Capital) and Alexandre Martin (ex - Rothschild). They had a first entrepreneurship success with Gansky, a society specialized in flatsharing for students. With Colonies, they target to create a new urban housing experience for a broader audience. He is a member of the RICS.
Günter Minge
Founder & Managing Director
ResiLab
Germany
Segment: Product development modular construction
Biography:
hat mehr als zwei Jahrzehnte Erfahrung hauptsächlich im Bereich der Entwicklung von anspruchsvollen Wohn- bauprojekten mit multidisziplinärem Ansatz. Seine be- sondere Kompetenz ist die Realisierung von großen adressbildenden Wohnquartieren. Von 2011 bis 2014 war er Vorstand der Deutsche Eigenheim und zuvor im Bere- ich Joint Venture bei HBOS tätig. Seinen innovativen Ansatz verfolgt er nun konsequent mit der Gründung der inter- disziplinären Plattformstruktur resiLab weiter, wo er sich gemeinsam mit internationalen Investoren der Umsetzung seiner Ideen widmet. Neben seinem technischen Hintergr- und studierte er Immobilienwissenschaften in Zürich, Busi- nessmediation in München und ist Fellow des RICS.
Horst Lieder
Chairman
International Campus Group
Germany
Segment: Investor, Developer, Operator
Biography:
Horst Lieder is Founder and Chairman of the International Campus Group. He is an international expert in Micro Living and Student Housing. He has more than 30 years of experience in Real Estate Investment, Development and Operations. Horst Lieder founded International Campus in 2011 and has been its CEO until Fall 2018. The Brookfield backed company and fully integrated real estate platform is specialized on student housing under the brand THE FIZZ and has actually more than 3.500 units in operation and more than 7.500 in construction or under development in central Europe.
Joanne Cowen
Director
Jo Cowen Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Architecture Practice, Capital Platform
Biography:
Jo is known worldwide for her architectural practice, Jo Cowen Architects, and her equity introductory platform, Jo Cowen Capital. A driven entrepreneur with a fierce eye for detail, she established the practice in 2012 and became one of London’s leading female architects and capital raisers. Under her stewardship, the practice has grown into a multi-dimensional BTR residential and mixed-use architecture platform, producing significant regen projects with commercial viability through rigorous, deliverable design. Jo works with institutions and private clients on a number of high profile projects across the UK and provides thought leadership on alternative investment opportunities such as PRS, Co-Living and Co-working sectors.
Martin Skinner
CEO
Inspired Homes & Inspired Asset Management
United Kingdom
Segment: Property Developer
Biography:
Martin is Founder and Chief Executive of multi award-winning homebuilder Inspired Homes and property investment and development company Inspired Asset Management. Specialising in micro-apartments, Inspired boasts a completed and pipeline GDV of over £500m with developments in Croydon, Sutton, Epsom, Crawley, Chertsey and Manchester. Martin has been campaigning for the relaxation of the nationally described space standard to enable the delivery of new-build micro-apartment schemes as well as a new ‘co-living’ model within the Sui Generis category to make it easier to rent student-style shared living accommodation to non-students.
Reza Merchant
CEO
The Collective
United Kingdom
Segment: Co-living Provider
Biography:
Reza's journey started in his first year at the LSE out of frustration by the lack of high-quality and affordable accommodation for fellow students in London. He created Share in the City which quickly evolved into The Collective, with a focus on developing and operating living space for young professionals. In 2016, The Collective opened the world’s largest (546 units) and UK’s first co-living building, The Collective Old Oak. Now, at the age of just 29, Reza has his sights set on rapid global expansion starting with three cities in the US and two in Germany. The Collective’s second building is due to open in Canary Wharf in Summer 2019. Reza believes that collectively, ordinary citizens can do extraordinary things.
Zafar Bhunnoo
Chief Development Officer
Spaces
United Kingdom
Segment: Co Living Platform
Ian Martin
Head of Midlands & NW SME Investment
Homes & Communities Agency
United Kingdom
Biography:
" Ian trained as a Town Planner, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and spent more than a decade working for JLL both in the UK and Hong Kong. In 2005 he joined Lloyds Bank and became responsible for the Corporate Property Finance lending book in the regions. From 2014 he ran a successful Property Development and Investment business before joining Homes England (formerly the HCA) in 2016. Currently he is responsible for originating and structuring development finance in the residential sector for the Home Building Fund across the Midlands and North West."
Axel Brinkmann
Managing Director, Europe Head
RBC Capital Markets
United Kingdom
Segment: Lender
Biography:
Axel Brinkmann is a Managing Director in Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners (“RECP”) group heading its London based commercial real estate lending team in Europe. RECP provides comprehensive mortgage, mezzanine and loan-on-loan portfolio acquisition facilities to real estate sponsors in the US, UK and Europe. Axel joined from LaSalle Investment Management’s Debt Investment and Special Situations group which he helped to grow since 2010 and where he was responsible for originating and investing into various structured debt and equity transactions across the UK and Europe. Axel started his career in Wells Fargo's real estate structured finance team in Frankfurt/London.
Chris Parker
Fund Director
Argent LLP
United Kingdom
Segment: Property Development
Biography:

Chris joined Argent in 2014 and is responsible for all Capital matters across the Argent and Argent Related UK platforms. Chris has a varied background across both Corporate and Real Estate funding having previously worked in the banking sector for over 10 years.

Daniel Pottorff
Debt Investments & Special Situations
LaSalle
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Mr. Pottorff joined LaSalle in 2014 as a Director in the Debt Investments and Special Situations team and is responsible for originating, negotiating and executing transactions. Mr. Pottorff has over ten years of experience in real estate lending. Prior to joining LaSalle, Mr. Pottorff worked at Strategic Value Partners where he was involved in acquiring c. €300m distressed CMBS, whole loans and mezzanine loans backed by real estate in UK, Germany and Spain. Prior to that, he was part of the Securitized Products Group at Morgan Stanley where he was involved in underwriting c.€10 billion of lending in the UK, Spain, Benelux and Germany as well as structuring CMBS for the ELOC conduit program.
Elle Xu
Senior Investment Manager
Qatari Diar
United Kingdom
Laura Denenga
Deal Origination
Maslow Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Debt investor
Biography:
Maslow Capital is a real estate debt investment manager focused on providing senior and stretch senior development finance in the UK. Laura is part of Maslow’s loan origination department and is responsible for sourcing and structuring new lending opportunities for residential, student accommodation and commercial projects. Prior to Maslow Capital, Laura was a Vice President of Quadrant Real Estate Advisors, an investment management business with $10 billion under management. Laura led Quadrant’s origination of stretch senior development, bridge and mezzanine finance in the UK and Ireland on behalf of an Australian Superannuation Fund.
Maroš Stanislav
Head of Business Development
Helske
Slovakia
Segment: Developer/Operator
Biography:
Mr. Maroš joined Helske Ltd in 2016 as a Head of Sales and Business Development for Europe. By then, he had already accumulated over 20 years of experience in the financial area on roles like: insurance advisor, soft skills and business communication trainer at ING-Nationale Nederlanden. business development, education and training at Mutual Fund company SFM Group, where he was responsible for the Slovakian and Czech Republic market. As addition to that, he also has worked at VUB Banka, as a Head of regional VIP sales advisers. Three years he spent as sales director and area manager in one of the biggest retail advisory company Fincentrum. Since 2011 he worked as a professional consultant, coach and trainer focused on the banking sector.
Mauricio Mesa
General Manager, Cordia Romania
Cordia Romania (Futureal Group)
Romania
Segment: Developer / Private Property Company
Biography:
Mauricio is since 2016 General Director at CORDIA Romania (FUTUREAL GROUP). With studies in law and specialized in real estate law and town planning he has been always focused on the real estate field, first on the consulting and advising side as a partner in Urbanismo Integral in his hometown, Marbella, and later on the investment and development side. His experience in East Europe started back in February 2006, partnering with a group of investors and managing their investments in Bulgaria, where he successfully closed JV agreements for two important complexes in Bansko. After 8 years as GM for Hercesa Romania and Bulgaria, in 2016 he joined CORDIA the residential development company of FUTUREAL GROUP.
Per Wimmer
CEO
Wimmer Family Office
United Kingdom
Segment: Family Office
Biography:
In 2011 Per Wimmer founded Wimmer Family Office based in London, UK. Wimmer Family Office has a unique proprietary and optimised quantitative asset allocation model which uses a combination of trend following/CTAs and ETFs to substantially reduce “peak to trough” draw-downs. Priort to founding Wimmer Family Office, Per was an equity advisor at MF Global / Man Securities, formerly part of the USD 60bn asset manager, The MAN Group. Per also worked at Collins Stewart in a similar equity advisory capacity. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in New York and London for Goldman Sachs & Co. Per left the investment bank as Executive Director for Institutional Sales of European Equity products advising Scandinavian-based financial institutions.
Berthold Becker
Managing Director
TSC Real Estate Germany GmbH
Germany
Segment: Full-Service Investment/ Asset Manager
Biography:
Since April 2018: MD TSC Real Estate Germany 2013 – 2018: Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Operations, Acrest Property Group being sold to JLL as of end of 2015, subsequently Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Operations of JLL Retail Asset Management GmbH 2008-2013: Managing Director and Head of Asset Management of Internos Global Investors KAG 2008: Associate Director, JLL Asset Management GmbH 2006-2007: Deloitte & Touche, Manager Real Estate Advisory 2005-2006: Acquisitions Manager, Bauhaus München GmbH (Munich based RE developer) 2000 – 2005: Technical Project and Development Manager, Nixdorf Consult Education 2010 – 2011: Real Estate Investment & Finance (ebs) 2005 – 2007: MBA Intern
Peter Meindl
Vice President
Germany
Segment: Bank
Biography:
Peter is senior relationship manager and responsible for national and international real estate clients such as Family Offices, not listed and listed real estate companies, especially in the residential sector. He has been working for more than 25 years in the German banking industry and more than 15 years in the commercial and residential real estate lending business.
Thomas Brand
Direktor
Berliner Volksbank
Germany
Segment: Real Estate Financing
Biography:
Mr. Brand has more than 25 years experience in the Real Estate Finance area and has worked for various banks in different functions, including more than 10 years in management positions. After 10 years in the business, Commercial RE Finance Commerzbank AG, he moved in 2002 into the Department "Real Estate Structured Finance" of Aareal Bank AG in Berlin and ran it until 2006. After that, the establishment of a branch office for an American investment bank followed (Wachovia NA Berlin). From 2007 to 2013. Mr. Brand as Head of the Berlin office was responsible for the West Immo German RE Bank AG. Since 2013 Mr. Brand has acquired real estate clients for Berliner Volksbank eG, the market line for the new business.

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All Participants Include
Aditya VikramAditya VikramDirector Investments EuropeQuadReal Property Group
Alberto López BalbasAlberto López BalbasManaging ​PartnerUrbania International
Andreas OttoAndreas OttoPartner Head of Real Estate PracticeCMS
Andrew AllenAndrew AllenGlobal Head - Investment Research REAberdeen Standard Investments
Andrew ScreenAndrew ScreenCIOCortland Partners
Axel BrinkmannAxel BrinkmannManaging Director, Europe HeadRBC Capital Markets
Benita von MedingBenita von MedingHead of Acquisitions SpainHelvetic Financial Services AG
Berthold BeckerBerthold BeckerManaging DirectorTSC Real Estate Germany GmbH
Brian BetelBrian BetelManaging PartnerASG Iberia Advisors
Charles Ferguson-DavieCharles Ferguson-DavieCIOMoorfield Group Limited
Charles MtakatiCharles MtakatiResidential Operations DirectorSoho Housing Association
Chris ParkerChris ParkerFund DirectorArgent LLP

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Aditya Vikram
Director Investments Europe
QuadReal Property Group
United Kingdom
Segment: Investment, development, management
Biography:
QuadReal Property Group is a Canadian real estate investment, development and management company operating on a global scale. QuadReal’s C$24.5 billion portfolio spans 23 cities across 17 countries. Owned by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest institutional investors with C$135.5 billion of assets under management. Aditya is a Director in QuadReal’s International Real Estate team and is based in London. He focuses on real estate transactions across Europe, developing new joint ventures and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining QuadReal, Aditya was a Director at Värde Partners in their London office. Aditya graduated from London Business School with an MBA.
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
Urbania International
Spain
Segment: Developer ​/investor ​
Biography:
Co-founder and Managing Director of Urbania international. ​Founder of ​Syllabus the student housing company owned by Urbania. 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​ ​chairs the Board of ​Syllabus, a first class student living concept with over ​25​00 beds in Spain and an aggressive growth plan to become the market leader in off-campus residences.
Andreas Otto
Partner Head of Real Estate Practice
CMS
Germany
Biography:

Andreas Otto’s practice covers all aspects of commercial real estate law. Andreas had been head of the real estate practice group at CMS Germany for eight years.

He has been recognised as an expert in the real estate market for many years advising a number of renowned German and international property owners, investors and project developers on transactions and project developments.

In addition, Andreas has a strong, internationally focused notary practice, providing notarial services for real estate and corporate transactions.

Andrew Allen
Global Head - Investment Research RE
Aberdeen Standard Investments
United Kingdom
Biography:
QuadReal Property Group is a Canadian real estate investment, development and management company operating on a global scale. QuadReal’s C$24.5 billion portfolio spans 23 cities across 17 countries. Owned by British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest institutional investors with C$135.5 billion of assets under management. Aditya is a Director in QuadReal’s International Real Estate team and is based in London. He focuses on real estate transactions across Europe, developing new joint ventures and real estate operating partner relationships. Prior to joining QuadReal, Aditya was a Director at Värde Partners in their London office. Aditya graduated from London Business School with an MBA.
Andrew Screen
CIO
Cortland Partners
United Kingdom
Segment: US Multifamily Developer, Investor
Biography:

Andrew has over 25 years experience in property development and finance. He has close relationships with the banks, private equity, opportunistic and sovereign wealth funds, and sets up joint ventures between funders, developers and local authorities to fund real estate development and residential projects. At Courtland Partners, Andrew is currently seeking to invest £4bn to roll out Courtland's 10,000unit build to rent programme across the UK

Axel Brinkmann
Managing Director, Europe Head
RBC Capital Markets
United Kingdom
Segment: Lender
Biography:
Axel Brinkmann is a Managing Director in Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners (“RECP”) group heading its London based commercial real estate lending team in Europe. RECP provides comprehensive mortgage, mezzanine and loan-on-loan portfolio acquisition facilities to real estate sponsors in the US, UK and Europe. Axel joined from LaSalle Investment Management’s Debt Investment and Special Situations group which he helped to grow since 2010 and where he was responsible for originating and investing into various structured debt and equity transactions across the UK and Europe. Axel started his career in Wells Fargo's real estate structured finance team in Frankfurt/London.
Benita von Meding
Head of Acquisitions Spain
Helvetic Financial Services AG
Germany
Segment: Real Estate Investment Management
Biography:
Benita is German and graduated from European Business School in London so that she speaks English, French and Spanish. She has 20 year real estate experience mainly in international aquisitions for German property investment funds. Her work has included a large variety of transactions including standing investments and developments in the office, shopping center and hotel segment. She has been working on acquisitions and sales in various countries but having moved to Spain in 2006 the main focus of her career since then has been the Spanish and the Mexican market.
Berthold Becker
Managing Director
TSC Real Estate Germany GmbH
Germany
Segment: Full-Service Investment/ Asset Manager
Biography:
Since April 2018: MD TSC Real Estate Germany 2013 – 2018: Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Operations, Acrest Property Group being sold to JLL as of end of 2015, subsequently Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Operations of JLL Retail Asset Management GmbH 2008-2013: Managing Director and Head of Asset Management of Internos Global Investors KAG 2008: Associate Director, JLL Asset Management GmbH 2006-2007: Deloitte & Touche, Manager Real Estate Advisory 2005-2006: Acquisitions Manager, Bauhaus München GmbH (Munich based RE developer) 2000 – 2005: Technical Project and Development Manager, Nixdorf Consult Education 2010 – 2011: Real Estate Investment & Finance (ebs) 2005 – 2007: MBA Intern
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Spain
Segment: PERE Value Add
Biography:
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing and managing assets in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain.
Charles Ferguson-Davie
CIO
Moorfield Group Limited
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Charlie joined Moorfield in 2005 and sits on the Board and Investment Committee as Chief Investment Officer. Charlie oversees both the Traditional and Alternative investment teams who are responsible for the origination, analysis and execution of investments made by Moorfield and its investment partners. As CIO he is also responsible for overseeing investment strategy and portfolio construction and is closely involved in fundraising activities. Prior to joining Moorfield Charlie worked in corporate finance at Lazard in the real estate advisory group. Whilst at Lazard he was part of a market leading team that advised a number of listed property companies on M&A transactions and private equity groups investing in asset-backed transactions.
Charles Mtakati
Residential Operations Director
Soho Housing Association
United Kingdom
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.
Chris Parker
Fund Director
Argent LLP
United Kingdom
Segment: Property Development
Biography:

Chris joined Argent in 2014 and is responsible for all Capital matters across the Argent and Argent Related UK platforms. Chris has a varied background across both Corporate and Real Estate funding having previously worked in the banking sector for over 10 years.

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