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Real Estate

Key players will gather in Madrid to discuss the state of the Spanish Market

GRI Club's main event in Spain will have CEOs, presidents and senior executives as attendees

5 MIN READ April 29, 2022

On May 10th and 11th, GRI will host the España GRI Real Estate 2022, the club's leading event in the country. Over 150 participants are expected, including leading CEOs, presidents and senior executives from the region, who will share their views on the directions of the Spanish real estate sector. The meeting will be held behind closed doors and will contribute to boost the flow of operations in Spain.

This year’s 8th edition will take place at Hotel Wellington in Madrid, and will welcome top private equity investors, fund managers, LP’s developers, asset owners, operators and lenders invested throughout Spain and in all asset classes. Sessions will be held in english and will happen in a series of informal roundtable discussions where all attendees are encouraged to participate.

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What to Expect from the España GRI 2022?

The most senior real estate professionals in the region

The opening session of the event will be on the Future of Real Estate and will address Urban Intelligence & Smart Cities and the changes the industry has undergone since Covid-19.

Jose Antonio Ondiviela Garcia, technology expert and Director Cities & Regions Industry, Western Europe & WW Observatory for Attractive Cities at Microsoft will be the keynote speaker and will conduct discussions on Social, Economic and Environmental Shifts; Need for More Human Friendly Cities; Data as the 4th Industrial Revolution; and Metacity.

During the finance and investment stream, Carlos Portocarrero de las Heras, Partner and head of Real Estate Spain at Clifford Chance, will moderate a session on investment cycle covering interest rates, inflation, best deals and most sought after assets.

In-depth discussions on a wide range of topics

To conduct the sessions, conferences will be moderated by some of the most experienced executives in each real estate segment, to enrich the discussions by stimulating the sharing of ideas and offering diverse points of view on the latest trends of the industry.

Topics such as BTR, student housing, hotels and traditional resi will be thoroughly discussed on the Living & Hospitality Asset Class Stream. The Commercial Asset Class stream will cover offices, data centres, logistics and more. 

David García Núñez, President and DIRCOM at Madrid World Capital Construction (MWCC), has been confirmed as a special guest to talk about inflation, its impact on real estate, the rise in construction costs and how to reduce the harm in the current scenario.

Núñez will also moderate the ESG, Tech & Innovation stream, which is being highly anticipated as it will address ESG certifications, Carbon Neutrality in real estate and the challenges of measuring initiatives’ impact.

Please check out the complete program below:

Tuesday, May 10th 2022
| 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm |
 Inflation - Horror show or jolt in the cycle a chance for investors' finding value in pricing?

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |
• The Investment Cycle - Opportunistic approach in new normal or new money finding a way in?

| 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm |
• Logistics & Light Industrial Demand - At full capacity returns can be squeezed some more? 
• Traditional vs Alternative Debt - Survival or coexistence? 
• Traditional Resi - Blown out steam or still got game? 

| 5:30 pm -  6:30 pm |
• Market Warriors: Resilience, Change & Success In The Spanish Real Estate Market

Wednesday, May 11th 2022
| 9:15 am - 10:15 am |
• Future Of Real Estate - Urban intelligence & smart cities post covid

| 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |
• Ecommerce & Last Mile - The biggest opportunity to shape RE in the cities?
• Co-living - Trendiest model in Spain or just for a few?
• Re Building Offices - New normal, new demand or the next big gamble?

| 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm |
• Retail & Commercial SoS! - Too late or just in time for distress bargains?
• Managed Residential - BTR, Service, the new safe haven for investors?
• Opportunistic and Value Add - Still the high risk trendsetters or fortune telling gone wrong?

| 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm |
• Student Housing Demand - Which way up?
• Data Centres - New captivating toy in the Spanish market, promising or deceiving?
• Future Hotels Transactions - Deals gone from ugly duckling to attractive swan?

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | 
 ESG & Taxonomy - Enhanced by tech & innovation or becoming its own asset class? (Plenary)

Over the course of two days, there will be a total of 17 sessions, some of them happening simultaneously in different rooms. The conference will cover a wide range of topics on all the main trending issues regarding the real estate industry in Spain. After the event, there will be a gathering focusing on networking with a special cocktail, exclusive for members and special guests, on the rooftop of Ramses restaurant near Hotel Wellington.

By Roberta Gomes

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