Building resilient real estate portfolios with decarbonization

Join the PERE Network to attend the inaugural Decarb Forum, gathering the largest asset owners and strategic partners to accelerate sustainable solutions and deliver financing to implement decarbonization plans.

Understand how asset owners are reducing portfolio carbon emissions to protect their investments and meet the sustainability consultants and technology innovators at the forefront of sustainability in real estate.

Explore topics including:

  • Leaders in sustainability define net-zero across the built environment, identify opportunities and challenges in the transition, and discuss regulations on sustainable investing
  • Decarbonizing Europe – understand leading asset owners’ net-zero strategies
  • Assessing, disclosing and pricing transition risks
  • Embodied carbon and how to tackle it
  • Harnessing technological innovation to accelerate your journey to net zero

Join the PERE Network membership today.

Europe Forum

The Decarb Forum is co-located with PERE Network’s Europe Forum taking place on 16-17 April 2024. The Europe Forum connects global fund managers with the biggest institutional investors in the region.

Add the Europe Forum to your itinerary so you can network with 100+ institutional investors and advance your fundraising with access to new and emerging private real estate opportunities.

Join now to gain access to both the Decarb Forum and the Europe Forum.

Keynote interview: Safeguarding the future

Isabelle Scemama (Left)
Global Head
AXA IM Alts

Tracy Stroh (Right)
Head of Europe, Real Estate
GIC Real Estate

Hear from Isabelle to reveal responsible investing and climate action strategies so you can ensure the resilience of your real estate portfolios.

Learn what institutional investors expect of asset managers as Tracy and Isabelle discuss AXA’s blueprint to accelerate decarbonization of the built environment.

Decarbonized and resilient real estate: how to mitigate physical and transition risk

Professor Dr. Sven Bienert
Project Lead of CRREM (Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor)
Director at the University of Regensburg

Hear from Isabelle to reveal responsible investing and climate action strategies so you can ensure the resilience of your real estate portfolios.

Learn what institutional investors expect of asset managers as Tracy and Isabelle discuss AXA’s blueprint to accelerate decarbonization of the built environment.

2024 speakers include

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Reach your net-zero goals

Fine-tune your decarbonization strategies, combining lessons learned and new methodologies to meet net-zero commitments

Unparalleled networking

Unlock new opportunities by meeting with peers and hear directly from investors as they share challenges on the road to a low-carbon future

Be in-the-know on the latest sustainability innovations

Explore technologies that enable asset owners and developers to drastically reduce carbon emissions in real estate

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services. 

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.

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Thought leadership, branding and networking opportunities

Be part of thought-provoking discussions with leading institutional investors, fund and asset managers, developers, advisers, and strategic partners. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

For exclusive sponsorship packages for 2024, contact Nick Hayes, our Global Business Development Director of Real Estate at nick.h@peimedia.com

Institutional Investors at the PERE Decarb Forum 2024

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the PERE Network’s Decarb Forum.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single-family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.

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Investors at PERE Decarb Forum 2024

The Forum gathers the largest investors and strategic partners to accelerate sustainable solutions and deliver financing to implement decarbonization plans.

Check out the benefits of joining the conference and who among your peers you will be joining. Apply for a complimentary pass for your or your team today.

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Hear from sustainability leaders

Network and arrange one-to-one meetings with the leading decarbonization experts.

Network with your peers

Build your network of peers, explore their net-zero strategies and understand implementation challenges.

Get the latest insights

Take advantage of our world-class speaking faculty to stay aligned with developments and the latest innovations in the market.

Decarbonize Europe

Future-proof your real estate portfolio, transition to a climate-neutral society and build a better future for all.

THE NETWORK FOR GLOBAL REAL ESTATE

Make better connections at the Decarb Forum and beyond

The PERE Network is a year-round program of networking and content that enhances the experience of our members at the PERE Europe Forum.

Members can connect with more than 1,200 investors and managers throughout the year, setup pre-meetings with those attending the Forum, meet in-person on the day, or pick up a conversation after the Forum:

  1. Find investors who match your investment strategies and set up meetings ahead of the event on our membership platform.
  2. Get personalised introductions to investors that fit your profile from our dedicated networking team before, during, and after the event.
  3. Access unique, critical insights exclusive to members throughout the year along with preferential rates to attend any event within the global PERE portfolio

PERE Network Members List

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Our network makes decisions that shape markets

Explore opportunities with investors from across the globe today with access to the most influential private real estate network.

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2024 speakers include:

PERE Decarb Forum brings together C-level executives and industry thought-leaders to discuss about sustainable solutions and deliver financing to implement decarbonization plans. Download the agenda to learn about the sessions to be discussed at the Forum.

 

Please contact Brix Sumagaysay at brix.s@pei.group for a discussion on key topics and speaking opportunities at the PERE Decarb Forum 2024.

Sven Bienert

Director, Competence Center of Sustainable Real Estate, University of Regensburg and Project Lead, Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM)

Pauline Bottema-Sanders

General Counsel, Edge

Georgia Dunne

Director, NatWest

Susanne Eickermann-Riepe

Chair, RICS European World Regional Board

Hala El Akl

Vice President of Sustainable Investing and Operations, Oxford Properties Group

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor, PEI Group

Michele Giddens OBE

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Hannah Helmke

Founder & CEO, right. based on science

Elisabeth Jeffries

ESG writer and editor, Spotted Lynx Media

Maximilian Kufer

Head of ESG Client Strategy for EMEA and Global Private Markets, Invesco

Öykü Kurtoglu

Head of Sustainability & ESG, PAREF

Erik Landry

Director, Climate Change, GRESB

Diana Louis

Head of Alternative Assets ESG Integration, MEAG

Claus Mathisen

Co-CEO, Urban Partners

Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG & Sustainability​, New Private Markets, PEI Group

Dirk Paelinck

Chairman, European PropTech Association

Andrea Palmer

Responsible Investment Lead, PGGM

Rebecca Pearce

Co-Funder and Director, Territorio

Giulia Peretti

Head of Sustainability, Real I.S.

Jessica Pilz

Head of Sustainable Investing, Private Markets, Fiera Real Estate

Hassan Sabir

Finance & ESG Director, EPRA

Kate Sandle

Director of Sustainability, Newcore Capital

Isabelle Scemama

Global Head of AXA IM Alts, Member of AXA IM Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors of EPRA

Thomas Stanchak

Director of Sustainability, Stoneweg US

Tracy Stroh

Head of Europe, Real Estate, GIC Real Estate

Nagadarsan Suresh

Managing Consultant, Guidehouse

Annachiara Torciano

Head of ESG and Communications, Slättö

Heleen van Poecke

Co-founder and CEO, KEY ESG

Stéphane Villemain

Head of Sustainable Investment, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Derk Welling

Senior Portfolio Manager Responsible Investment, APG Asset Management

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Download 2024 agenda to see how asset owners look to reduce carbon emissions from their portfolio, and how sustainability consultants and technology innovators play an integral role on the road to a net-zero future.

Day 1
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Agenda

PERE Decarb Forum - Monday 15th

10:00 - 11:00

Registration and networking breakfast

Plenary
11:00 - 11:10

Welcome and opening remarks

11:10 - 11:50

Keynote interview: Safeguarding the future

Isabelle Scemama, Tracy Stroh

Investment giant AXA IM Alts speaks with private real estate’s largest capital allocator, GIC, about investing responsibly, driving climate action, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the world we live in. Learn how one of the world’s leading asset managers invests in line with a 1.5˚C goal and hear first-hand what investors expect of their fund managers.

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Isabelle Scemama

Global Head of AXA IM Alts, Member of AXA IM Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors of EPRA

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Tracy Stroh

Head of Europe, Real Estate, GIC Real Estate

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11:50 - 12:30

Keynote panel: State of play: Net-zero in the global setting

Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Susanne Eickermann-Riepe, Michele Giddens OBE, Andrea Palmer, Pauline Bottema-Sanders, Hala El Akl
  • Leaders in sustainability define net-zero across the built environment, identify opportunities and challenges in the transition, and discuss regulations on sustainable investing
  • How can the industry limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees? And whose responsibility is that, exactly?
  • Institutional investors’ key role on the journey to a low-carbon future
  • Key outcomes, takeaways and what has been achieved in the past 12 months

Moderator: Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker, Editor, Responsible Investor

Susanne Eickermann-Riepe, Chair of the European World Regional Advisory Board and Chair of the Advisory Board of Germany, RICS

Hala El Akl, Vice President of Sustainable Investing and Operations, Oxford Properties

Michele Giddens, Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

Andrea Palmer, Responsible Investment Lead, PGGM

Pauline Bottema, General Counsel, EDGE

 

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Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

Editor, Responsible Investor, PEI Group

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Susanne Eickermann-Riepe

Chair, RICS European World Regional Board

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Michele Giddens OBE

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Bridges Fund Management

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Andrea Palmer

Responsible Investment Lead, PGGM

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Pauline Bottema-Sanders

General Counsel, Edge

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Hala El Akl

Vice President of Sustainable Investing and Operations, Oxford Properties Group

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12:30 - 13:10

Panel: Decarbonizing Europe – leading asset managers’ net-zero strategies

Toby Mitchenall, Derk Welling, Diana Louis, Claus Mathisen, Annachiara Torciano
  • How are sustainability considerations prioritized differently among European countries?
  • How do European regulations affect investment strategies?
  • Driving better long-term financial performance with sustainability initiatives
  • Who bears the cost of the net-zero transition and how does it affect returns?

Moderator: Toby Mitchenall, Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, PEI Group

Diana Louis, Head of Alternative Assets ESG Integration, MEAG

Claus Mathisen, Co-CEO and Partner, Urban Partners

Annachiara Torciano, Head of ESG and Communications, Slättö

Derk Welling, Senior Responsible Investment & Governance Manager, APG

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Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG & Sustainability​, New Private Markets, PEI Group

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Derk Welling

Senior Responsible Investment & Governance Specialist, APG Asset Management

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Diana Louis

Head of Alternative Assets ESG Integration, MEAG

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Claus Mathisen

Co-CEO, Urban Partners

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Annachiara Torciano

Head of ESG and Communications, Slättö

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13:10 - 14:10

Networking lunch

Plenary
14:10 - 14:50

Panel: Financing the green transition

Elisabeth Jeffries, Öykü Kurtoglu, Georgia Dunne, Jessica Pilz, Stéphane Villemain
  • Fund managers and institutions’ plans for financing the green transition
  • How banks are incorporating climate and environmental risks into their processes
  • Green financial instruments for businesses – what works best for real estate?

Moderator: Elisabeth Jeffries, ESG Writer, Editor, Spotted Lynx Media

Georgia Dunne, Director, NatWest

Oyku Kurtoglu, Head of Sustainability and ESG, PAREF Group

Jessica Pilz, Head of Sustainable Investing, Private Markets, Fiera Capital

Stephane Villemain, Head of Sustainable Investment, Ivanhoe Cambridge

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Elisabeth Jeffries

ESG writer and editor, Spotted Lynx Media

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Öykü Kurtoglu

Head of Sustainability & ESG, PAREF

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Georgia Dunne

Director, NatWest

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Jessica Pilz

Head of Sustainable Investing, Private Markets, Fiera Real Estate

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Stéphane Villemain

Head of Sustainable Investment, Ivanhoé Cambridge

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14:50 - 15:10

Presentation: Decarbonized and resilient real estate: how to mitigate physical and transition risk

Sven Bienert

Current regulations and changing market expectations will result in obsolescence of assets that no longer meet the new energy and technical requirements. The CRREM initiative enables investors and asset managers to implement structured decarbonization of their real estate portfolios.

Speaker: Professor Dr. Sven Bienert, CRREM Initiative Lead

Director, Competence Center of Sustainable Real Estate, International Real Estate Business School, University of Regensburg

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Sven Bienert

Director, Competence Center of Sustainable Real Estate, University of Regensburg and Project Lead, Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor (CRREM)

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15:10 - 15:50

Panel: How do you solve a problem like embodied carbon

Hassan Sabir, Erik Landry, Rebecca Pearce, Nagadarsan Suresh, Thomas Stanchak
  • Comparing different sources of building materials to decarbonize the supply chains, other strategies to reduce embodied carbon
  • Collecting and tracking embodied carbon data, and what to do with it
  • Demolishing vs retrofitting stranded assets

Moderator: Hassan Sabir, Finance and ESG Director, EPRA

Erik Landry, Director, Climate Change, GRESB

Rebecca Pearce, Co-Founder and Director, Territorio

Thomas Stanchak, Director of Sustainability, Stoneweg US

Nagadarsan Suresh, Project Manager, Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

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Hassan Sabir

Finance & ESG Director, EPRA

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Erik Landry

Director, Climate Change, GRESB

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Rebecca Pearce

Co-Funder and Director, Territorio

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Nagadarsan Suresh

Managing Consultant, Guidehouse

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Thomas Stanchak

Director of Sustainability, Stoneweg US

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15:50 - 16:15

Networking coffee break

Plenary
16:15 - 16:35

Presentation: European regulations and innovations on decarbonization

Dirk Paelinck
  • Spotlight on the EU Geen Deal of the European Commission, the impact of current and upcoming regulations, and a look at greenwashing in real estate
  • A comprehensive review of current and future proptech innovations focused on decarbonizing the real estate industry
  • Challenges when implementing new technologies

Speaker: Dirk Paelinck, Chairman, European PropTech Association

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Dirk Paelinck

Chairman, European PropTech Association

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16:35 - 17:15

Panel: What is in your toolbox – harnessing technological innovation to accelerate to net zero

Heleen van Poecke, Hannah Helmke, Kate Sandle, Giulia Peretti, Maximilian Kufer
  • Use of digitalization to enable the flow of critical information across all life-cycle stages of projects (planning, design, construction, use, and end of life)
  • Technological innovations to support the green transition of new construction – how can we speed up bringing technology solutions to market?
  • How can engaging the right stakeholders and building technology partnerships help drive a companys’ innovation and strategy

Moderator: Heleen van Poecke, Co-Founder and CEO, KEY ESG

Hannah Helmke, Founder and CEO, Right. Based on Science

Maximilian Kufer, Head of ESG, EMEA & Global Private Markets, Invesco

Giulia Peretti, Head of Sustainability, Real I.S. Group

Kate Sandle, Director of Sustainability, Newcore Capital

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Heleen van Poecke

Co-founder and CEO, KEY ESG

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Hannah Helmke

Founder & CEO, right. based on science

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Kate Sandle

Director of Sustainability, Newcore Capital

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Giulia Peretti

Head of Sustainability, Real I.S.

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Maximilian Kufer

Head of ESG Client Strategy for EMEA and Global Private Markets, Invesco

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17:15 - 18:15

End of day and networking cocktails