The PERE Debt and Finance Forum 2021 is part of the PERE Global Passport!

The PERE Global Passport subscription is a new way for private real estate’s investors and industry leaders to stay connected to the market, elevate fundraising, and advance investment strategies.

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Connecting Europe’s alternative lending community

The PERE Debt and Finance Forum will present leading insight on the strategies of Europe’s biggest real estate lenders and debt managers.

The Forum will connect LPs and decision-makers from leading debt managers with the asset class’ most influential global community.

Join private real estate’s most influential global community as we build relationships and sharpen investment approach:

  • Fundraise effectively through unrivalled access to Europe’s biggest LPs allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate debt products with your PERE Global Passport
  • Advance your strategic edge on the competition by keeping up to date with a vast array of opinions from LPs to ensure the relevance to your business
  • Uncover the latest high-yield opportunities with unique insights from the decision-makers shaping the European market
  • Utilize time in the most efficient way by connecting with the people who can help you create value for your firm

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Develop lasting relationships.


As border controls and travel restrictions continue, the Forum brings together global investors and fund managers to their European peers for smooth and effective relationship-building.


Discover investment opportunities.


Connect with the global community of trendsetters to discover investments and partners who can accelerate the growth of your firm.


Understand local trends.


With local experts sharing what is driving Europe’s markets, gain a strategic edge through deep understanding of the strategies delivering high yields.


Enhance your decision-making with the PERE community


Our global community is at the cutting-edge of real estate across a wide spectrum of investment strategy and geography. View the video for a few of the key insights from our 2020 virtual experiences.

Meet Europe's largest investor community

Build stronger relationships and increase your visibility by staying in front of the global community of investors.
Allianz Real Estate
Almojel Co
AM Alpha
Aozora Bank
Aviva Investors
APG Asset Management
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Capital Generation Partners
CDC Group
Deutsche Finance International
Generali Real Estate
Growth Investments Management
Invel Real Estate
LSM Management
Marcena Capital
Marwitz Family Office
National Pension Service of Korea (NPS)
NN Investment Partners
Oxford Properties
Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP)
Roberts Family Capital
Stone Mountain Capital
Tesco Pension Investment
Wellcome Trust
Wimmer Family Office


Joanne McNamara

Head of Investments - Europe, Oxford Properties

A very informative and enjoyable conference with great attendees and speakers.

Kevin Colket

Founder and CEO, Global Hospitality Investment Group

PERE goes out of their way to bring GPs, LPs and other people from the industry together, to not only discuss ideas, but even discuss new deals.

Romain Simon

Head of Real Estate Finance UK, BNP Paribas

The Forum was excellent with a high calibre level of attendees.

2020 featured speakers

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2020 featured speakers

Lisa Attenborough, Knight Frank

Lisa Attenborough

Partner, Knight Frank

Lisa joined Knight Frank in 2017 to set up and lead the Debt Advisory team. She joined from CBRE where as a Director in the Debt & Structured Finance team she focused on advising and arranging finance for clients within the alternatives sector. L… Read full bio

Amy Aznar

Head of Debt Investments & Special Situations, LaSalle Investment Management

Ms Aznar is the Head of Debt Investments & Special Situations team at LaSalle Investment Management and CIO of LaSalle’s market leading European debt platform. She is responsible for LaSalle Real Estate Debt Strategies II & III (£1.5bn in com… Read full bio
John Barakat, M&G Investments

John Barakat

Head of Real Estate Finance, M&G Investments

John Barakat joined M&G Investments in September 2008 as Head of Real Estate Finance to begin M&G’s direct lending activity in European commercial real estate. Since that time, John has been responsible for more than £10 billion of investment… Read full bio
Ben Barbanel, OakNorth Bank

Ben Barbanel

Head of Debt Finance, OakNorth Bank

Ben Barbanel is the Head of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank where he leads a team that, since its launch in September 2015, has transacted over £4.5bn of loans across hundreds of transactions. Together, the team have won multiple awards, including Esta… Read full bio

Markus Beran

Head of Origination International Investors, Berlin Hyp

Since 2012 Mr. Beran is heading the international investor department at BerlinHyp and is mainly responsible for the team originating new business for the bank in that sector. Mr. Beran joined BerlinHyp from LaSalle Investment Management, a worldwide… Read full bio

Mark Bladon

Head of Corporate Lending, Investec Structured Property Finance

Mark began his Investec career in 2006, working in Property Finance as a loan originator, following 12 years at Singer & Friedlander Plc where his roles included Credit officer with responsibility for Real Estate. During his Investec career he ha… Read full bio
Jim Blakemore, GreenOak Real Estate

Jim Blakemore

Partner, BentallGreenOak

Jim is a Managing Partner at BentallGreenOak. Jim leads the firm’s Global fixed income strategies. BGO manages around $15 billion of commercial mortgage loan assets. Jim founded the BentallGreenOak European debt team which manages over $3 billion of… Read full bio

Lorna Brown

Head of Capital Markets, Delancey

Ms Brown is an established real estate professional with over 20 years’ experience investing, structuring and managing UK real estate investments in both debt and equity and across a range of asset classes. Prior to joining Delancey she held senior r… Read full bio
Tony Brown, M&G Real Estate

Tony Brown

Global Head of Real Estate, M&G Real Estate

Tony became Head of M&G Real Estate in April 2018 after four years as Chief Investment Officer. He has over 28 years’ real estate investment experience across the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining M&G Real Estat… Read full bio

Colin Campbell

Chairman, Pradera

Colin is Chairman of Pradera and Chairman of its Investment Committee. Colin was the co-founder of Pradera in January 2000. Colin built and led the team to around 90 people in nine countries responsible for around €3 billion of shopping centres and r… Read full bio

Guillaume Cassou

Partner - Head of European Real Estate, KKR

Guillaume Cassou (London) joined KKR in 2012 and is responsible for the European Real Estate team. Prior to KKR, Mr. Cassou was an executive director at Goldman Sachs real estate principal investment area in London since 2007 focusing on real estate… Read full bio

Oscar Ciudad Apolinar

Director-Client Relations, Prologis

Oscar Ciudad Apolinar, head of client relations, Southern Europe, is responsible for raising funds for the Strategic Capital’s European vehicles. Mr. Ciudad joined Prologis in 2011. Prior to joining the client relations team, he worked for FIBRA PROL… Read full bio
Deborah Coakley Dexus

Deborah Coakley

Executive General Manager-Funds Management, Dexus

Deborah Coakley is Executive General Manager of Funds Management at Dexus, one of Australia's leading real estate groups. She has responsibility for managing its $15.5 billion funds management platform comprising a number of wholesale pooled funds an… Read full bio

Gila Cohen

Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity, MUFG

Gila R. Cohen is a Managing Director, Real Estate and Private Equity at MUFG. In this role, she is responsible for those businesses including investments/fund Allocation, Corporate Banking and Investor Services. Most recently, Ms. Cohen was the Manag… Read full bio
John Cole, Cain International

John Cole

Senior Managing Director, Cain International

John has over 30 years of experience in real estate debt lending and has been involved in underwriting many billions in debt transactions. At Cain International, he is primarily focused on structured debt provision within the UK, US and Europe. John’… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for Infrastructure Investor’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on invest… Read full bio

John Dunkerley

CEO and Co-Founder, Apache Capital Partners

John Dunkerley, founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Apache Capital Partners, has 30 years’ experience in property and investment management. Together with Richard Jackson, John established Apache Capital Partners in 2008 to invest in chro… Read full bio

Hugh Fraser

Head of Capital Markets, M7 Real Estate

Hugh Fraser is a Director and is Head of Capital Markets for M7 Real Estate. He is responsible for all debt capital market activities for the firm's European investments, including asset-level and fund/corporate-level activity, interest rate derivati… Read full bio

Roland Fuchs

Head of European Debt, Allianz Real Estate

Roland Fuchs is the Head of European Real Estate Finance, and a member of the Executive Committee at Allianz Real Estate. He is also the Co-Fund Manager of the European debt fund PAREC and a voting member on the Debt Investment Committee. Roland has… Read full bio
Chris Holmes, Capra Global Partners

Chris Holmes

Director, Capra Global Partners

Chris is based in London and has over 27 years experience across European real estate investment and finance, combining structuring, principal lending and advisory skills. His experience set includes M&A and event driven financing, LBOs and bond… Read full bio

Cyril Hoyaux

Managing Director, Debt Funds, AEW

Cyril Hoyaux is Head of Real Estate Debt Funds & Mandates at AEW and is based in Paris. His responsibilities include the management, strategic direction and development of the European real estate debt platform business. Cyril joined AEW in 2015… Read full bio

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez

Head of Fund Manager Research, PERE

Daniel Humphrey Rodriguez is PDI’s Head of Fund Manager Research. Based in London, he is responsible for leading PDI’s research and analysis of private market GPs globally. He is also responsible for a number of leading market rankings and reports su… Read full bio

Richard Jackson

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Apache Capital Partners

Richard has been instrumental in the rise of alternative real estate sectors in the UK, particularly Build-to-Rent, Student Accommodation and Senior Living. Richard co-founded Apache Capital Partners in 2008, which, in partnership with Moda, has a £2… Read full bio

Christian Janssen

Head of Debt, Real Estate, Europe, Nuveen Real Estate

Christian Janssen is a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Debt for Europe at Nuveen Real Estate (NRE) and is based in London. Christian joined NRE in 2013 to launch its European Debt Platform. Prior to joining the business, Christian was a fun… Read full bio

Jan Janssen

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Jan is co-head of the EMEA Real Estate Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. The team focusses on a range of commercial real estate financings ranging from construction loans, NPL financings, syndicated loans and CMBS financings across a multitude of asset… Read full bio

Jonathan Jay

Partner, Conduit Real Estate

Jonathan is a co-founder of Conduit Real Estate, a UK and European debt and special situations capital advisory business established in 2020. Jonathan previously worked for a London-based pan-European investment manager and was responsible for capita… Read full bio

Jill Xiaozhou Ju

Chief Investment Officer, The Collective

Jill Ju is Chief Investment Officer at global co-living developer and operator The Collective, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and responsible for fundraising, investment acquisitions, and strategic growth internationally. Before joining T… Read full bio

Karsten Kallevig

Special Advisor, Norges Bank Investment Management

Karsten Kallevig was appointed Chief Investment Officer for Real Estate in Norges Bank Investment Management on 1 April 2019. He came from the position as Chief Executive Officer of Norges Bank Real Estate Management. He joined Norges Bank Investment… Read full bio
Rick Kalvoda, Altus Group

Rick Kalvoda

Senior EVP and Head of Global Advisory, Altus Group

Rick Kalvoda is a Senior Executive Vice President at Altus Group and serves as the Head of Global Advisory, which provides valuation consulting services for over 190 real estate funds comprising more than 750 billion USD in GAV. Rick has over 30 year… Read full bio

Patrick Kanters

Managing Director - Global Real Estate & Infrastructure, APG Asset Management

Patrick Kanters is Managing Director Global Real Assets of APG Asset Management. APG Asset Management is specialized in managing pension capital, offering asset management services to the pension funds of the government, education and construction se… Read full bio

Aref Lahham

Managing Director, Orion Capital Managers

Aref Lahham is CEO and co-founder of Orion Capital Managers. Orion, a pan-European real estate private equity firm was established 21 years ago and has been responsible for over €10.0 billion of property acquisitions throughout Europe. Mr. Lahham has… Read full bio

Wilson Lamont

Partner, Co-Head, European Real Estate Equity, Ares Management

Mr. Lamont is a Partner and Co-Head of European Real Estate Equity in the Ares Real Estate Group. Additionally, Mr. Lamont is a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management and the Ares Real Estate Group’s Global Investment Committee. Prior… Read full bio
Lennart van Mierlo, NN Investment Partners

Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

Lennart has spent his career in the Banking and Investment Management industry. Currently he is Head of the Commercial Real Estate Debt team within the Alternative Credit department of NN Investment Partners, headquartered in The Netherlands in Europ… Read full bio

Laia Massague

Principal, StepStone Group

Ms. Massague is a member of the real estate team. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Massague worked with the real estate finance fund at GAM International where she was responsible for the conception, structure and execution of real estate investments across t… Read full bio
Daniel McHugh, Aviva Investors

Daniel McHugh

Managing Director, Aviva Investors

Daniel is responsible for all business strategy, product initiatives, and external engagement across the real estate business. As well as leading the firm’s direct investment activity across the asset management development and transaction teams. Dan… Read full bio

Sam Mellor

Head of Europe & Asia-Pacific Real Estate Debt, Barings

Sam Mellor is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Sam is Head of Europe & Asia Pacific Real Estate Debt and is responsible for the execution of investments and the developmen… Read full bio

Anuj Mittal

Head of Europe Real Estate, Angelo Gordon

Anuj Mittal is co-portfolio manager of European real estate with Adam Schwartz, focusing on real estate opportunities in the United Kingdom and Europe. Anuj has been directly responsible for, or overseen, in excess of $3 billion of real estate assets… Read full bio

Nick Moore

Founder and Executive Director, Lionpoint

Nick Moore is a Founder and Executive Director at Lionpoint Group, responsible for global business strategy and execution. He has a background in private equity and real estate along with extensive front-to-back office operations and technology exper… Read full bio
Dan Nicholson, Tishman Speyer

Dan Nicholson

Managing Director, Regional Director-UK, Tishman Speyer

Mr. Nicholson is responsible for leading Tishman Speyer’s business in the United Kingdom, including acquisitions, sales, development and asset management activities. Prior to joining the company in 2011, he worked in private equity investing in UK op… Read full bio

Andrea Orlandi

Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investments - Europe, CPPIB

Andrea is a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investments – Europe at CPPIB. In this role Andrea is responsible for the European real estate investment program, oversees the Indian real estate program and is part of the real estate senior lea… Read full bio

Chris Parker

Head of Funding, Argent Related London

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… Read full bio

Isabelle Scemama

Global Head of AXA IM Alts and Chief Executive Officer of AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets

Isabelle oversees AXA IM’s €150bn alternative business unit, AXA IM Alts, which employs over 700 people located in 16 offices, serving the needs of more than 350 clients globally. AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternatives asset management, putti… Read full bio

Bill Schwab

Chief Executive Officer, LCI Investment Company

Bill Schwab has served as Global Head of Real Estate for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) from January 2009 to June 2018. He was responsible for an investment portfolio comprising direct and indirect investments, public and private debt and… Read full bio

James Seppala

Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Europe, Blackstone

James Seppala is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and the Head of Real Estate Europe, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Seppala has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s investments across Europe, including… Read full bio

Michael Shields

EMEA Head of Real Estate, ING

Michael Shields joined ING in May 2004 and has 25-year experience in real estate lending, asset management and restructuring. Based in London, he is currently responsible for ING REF’s EMEA lending platform. He is also leading coverage of Real Estate… Read full bio

Neil Slater

Global Head of Real Estate and Deputy Head of Private Markets, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Neil Slater is the Global Head of Real Estate & Deputy Head of Private Markets at Aberdeen Standard Investment. Neil joined Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”) in August 2011, leading a multidisciplinary team responsible for product/fund struct… Read full bio

Florian Stöbe

Head of Investment – Germany, Verdion

Florian leads Verdion’s investment activity in Germany, currently focussed on acquiring strategic, value-add opportunities for its €316 million VELF 1 fund. He sits on Verdion’s investment committee and works closely with the firm’s development, asse… Read full bio

Peter Stoll

Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Europe, Carlyle Real Estate Advisors

Peter Stoll is a Managing Director and head of Carlyle's European real estate business. He is based in London. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2015, Mr. Stoll was a senior managing director at Blackstone where he spent 12 years building Blackstone's Euro… Read full bio

Pontus Sundin

CEO, Brunswick Real Estate Capital Advisory AB

Pontus Sundin has extensive experience from both real estate investments and real estate financing. Prior to Brunswick Real Estate, Pontus worked with financing at Helaba as Chief Representative in the Nordics. Prior to that, Pontus held various posi… Read full bio

Paul Tebbit

Managing Director, BlackRock Real Assets

Paul Tebbit, Managing Director, is the Portfolio Manager for the BlackRock UK Property Fund and is responsible for fund strategy, portfolio management and performance of the Fund. Paul has deep investment and transactional experience and in the past… Read full bio

Edward Tran

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Edward Tran is a partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. He advises clients worldwide on corporate real estate and other transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, co-investments, other fund investm… Read full bio

Franҫois Trausch

CEO, Allianz Real Estate

François Trausch is the global Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer of Allianz Real Estate. He joined the company in 2016 and chairs the Management Board and the Executive Committee. He is a Voting Member on both the Equity and Debt… Read full bio

Zach Vaughan

Managing Partner - Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management

Zach Vaughan is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate in Europe. In this role, he oversees all of Brookfield’s real estate activities in the region, including investments, portfolio management and new fund forma… Read full bio