Creating value through sustainability

On Day 3 of the PERE Europe Summit 2022, the PERE ESG & Impact Forum will explore how real estate investors are going beyond commitments to deliver real world sustainability outcomes through real estate.

Join the Forum to discover strategies that protect and create value through ESG at an asset and portfolio level with industry leading experts.

Discussions will enable those in the early stages of ESG adoption to deliver value and drive results in ESG. Key topics include:

  • Dissecting the overview of regulatory developments and implications for real estate
  • How lenders are incentivising ESG and impact outcomes with their borrowers
  • Structuring and launching a real estate impact fund
  • How to execute a credible net-zero commitment
  • And much more……

Gain strategic insights

Learn investor perspectives on real estate sustainability and plan ahead for your portfolio.

Take control of ESG outcomes

Explore net-zero real estate strategies and leverage ESG to create value across real estate assets.

Expand your European network

Connect with investors, fund and asset managers, and strategic partners trailblazing responsible and impact investing in private real estate.

2022 speakers include

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Meet Europe’s leading real estate network

Build strong relationships, share the latest market insights, and shape the future of private real estate with Europe’s most influential investor network.
Allianz Real Estate
Almojel Co
AM Alpha
Aon
Aozora Bank
APG Asset Management
Aviva Investors
BE MY STONE
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Capital Generation Partners
CDC Group
Deutsche Finance International
EASTINWEST
Generali Real Estate
GIC
Growth Investments Management
Invel Real Estate
Kwap
LSM Management
Marcena Capital
Marwitz Family Office
Meag
NPS
NN Investment Partners
Oxford Properties
QuadReal
Roberts Family Capital
Stone Mountain Capital
Tesco Pension Investment
Wellcome Trust
Wimmer Family Office

What our attendees say

Megan Walters

Global Head of Research, Allianz Real Estate

The panels’ content was excellent and the keynote and conference moderation was wonderfully executed.

Paul Tebbit

Managing Director, BlackRock

A great chance to connect with industry peers and share our collective thoughts on the fundamental changes taking place in how we use and invest in real estate.

Adam Challis

Executive Director, Research and Strategy, EMEA, JLL

PERE brings together relevant content and the active market participants to ensure the day is full of genuine insights.

With thanks to our sponsors

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The Forum is part of the Europe Summit, our flagship gathering in the region. Attendees are exclusively decision-makers at the leading private real estate investors, fund and asset managers, and developers across the globe. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Opportunity to share your thought-leadership
  • High-profile branding opportunities
  • And much, much more …

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Download the agenda to see how real estate investors are going beyond commitments to deliver real world sustainability outcomes through real estate. These topics will shape the discussions at the PERE ESG & Impact Forum 2022.

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Day 1
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Agenda

PERE ESG & Impact Forum 2022 - Thursday 16th

PERE ESG & Impact Forum
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and networking

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

09:05 - 09:45

Fund investors’ perspectives on real estate sustainability

Toby Mitchenall, Pooja Patel, Anna Shiel, Derk Welling
  • What information demands are fund investors making on their real estate fund mangers when it comes to sustainability?
  • Does investors’ drive to clean their portfolios mean inefficient and currently unsustainable assets are jettisoned rather than ‘greened’?
  • How high is sustainability on the agenda for different types of institutional investors?

Moderated by Toby Mitchenall, Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, New Private Markets

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Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, New Private Markets

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Pooja Patel

Managing Director, StepStone Group

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Anna Shiel

Head of Origination, Big Society Capital

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Derk Welling

Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Manager- Real Estate investments, APG Asset Management

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09:45 - 10:30

Leveraging ESG for value creation in real estate

Caroline Hill, Jose Pellicer
  • How can the influence of ESG in investment decision-making and asset management be maximised?
  • What are the risks of ignoring a robust ESG effort?
  • What examples do we have where ESG performance lead to higher valuation or yields?
  • How are funds going about engaging tenets on sustainability and just how crucial is this as an aspect of ESG performance?
  • How can funds plan a cost-efficient transition at the portfolio-level?
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Caroline Hill

Managing Director, Europe Real Estate ESG, Blackstone

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Jose Pellicer

Head of Investment Strategy, M&G Real Estate

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10:30 - 11:00

Overview of regulatory developments and the implications for real estate

Roxana Isaiu
  • How can you create value out of SFDR and EU taxonomy as an investor?
  • What are the most notable upcoming regulations across key jurisdictions such as the FCA and EU?
  • Discover where the key legal risks are when making impact claims and how efforts to stamp-out impact washing will evolve
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Roxana Isaiu

Chief Sustainability Officer , GRESB

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11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

PERE ESG & Impact Forum
11:30 - 12:15

Real estate impact investments: an overview of opportunities, funds and innovations

Simon Chisholm, Charlie Jacques, Maggie Loo
  • How much appetite is there from impact allocators for real estate orientated product?
  • What are the main considerations when launching an impact offering or product?
  • To what extent should ‘impact investment’ thinking be integrated into mainstream investments?
  • To what extent are returns concessionary?
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Simon Chisholm

Chief Investment Officer, Resonance

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Charlie Jacques

Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment, Real Estate, Schroders Capital

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Maggie Loo

Partner, Bridges Fund Management

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12:15 - 13:00

Creating an affordable housing investment strategy

Shamez Alibhai  , Peter Denton
  • What are the best examples of affordable housing models around the world that have taken off?
  • How crucial is collaboration with local and national government– and what the lessons learnt in engaging public institutions and bodies?
  • How is ‘affordability’ calculated?
  • How do investors that are looking to maximise returns balancing this with the need for ‘affordable’, below-market-rate rents?
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Shamez Alibhai  

Head of Community Housing and Managing Director, Man Group

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Peter Denton

Chief Executive Officer, Homes England

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

PERE ESG & Impact Forum
14:00 - 14:45

Applying wellness as a value add to real estate assets

Tzvete Doncheva  , Adrian Ion, Daniel Hajjar
  • What does the concept of ‘wellness’ in a real estate context?
  • How is wellness calculated and to what extent does it add a premium to rents and tenet satisfaction?
  • What example exist of buildings that have high ‘wellness’ ratings?
  • How can the concept best be applied in different sectors?

Moderated by Tzvete Doncheva, International Investor Relations Lead, PropTech1

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Tzvete Doncheva  

Investor Relations and Platform Manager, PROPTECH1

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Adrian Ion

CFO, Therme Group

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Daniel Hajjar

Managing Principal, HOK

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14:45 - 15:30

Going beyond a commitment: what does a net-zero real estate strategy mean in practice?

Mary Nicholson, Abigail Dean, Hala El Akl, Alexandra Ingram
  • How are managers measuring the carbon footprint from your existing portfolio?
  • What are the main barriers being encountered on the net-zero pathway?
  • How to reduce your energy usage in buildings via technology solutions?
  • What are the leading frameworks which funds can use to build a climate strategy around?

Moderated by Mary Nicholson, Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

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Mary Nicholson

Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

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Abigail Dean

Global Head of Strategic Insights, Nuveen Real Estate

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Hala El Akl

Senior Director of ESG and Operations, Oxford Properties Group

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Alexandra Ingram

Head of Sustainability, Capital Markets, EMEA, JLL

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15:30 - 16:00

Networking break

PERE ESG & Impact Forum
16:00 - 16:45

To rebuild or upgrade: calculating embodied carbon in real estate assets

Basil Demeroutis, Martin Gettings, Dr Dorte Rich Joergensen
  • To what extent should buildings be upgraded rather than built from scratch – what the carbon cost of new buildings relative to building upgrades?
  • What are the extra capex requirements in making buildings green?
  • What policies and practices can be applied to minimise ‘embodied carbon’ during construction?
  • How are investors attempting to increase the sustainability of existing stock?
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Basil Demeroutis

Managing Partner, FORE Partnership

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Martin Gettings

Head of ESG Europe - Real Estate, Brookfield

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Dr Dorte Rich Joergensen

Associate Principal, Elementa Consulting

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16:45 - 16:55

Closing remarks and end of conference

Discuss strategies with our speakers in-person

If you want to join the speaking faculty contact Boris Petrovic today.

Shamez Alibhai  

Head of Community Housing and Managing Director, Man Group

Prior to joining Man GPM in January 2019, Shamez spent 12 years at Cheyne Capital, where he was a partner and portfolio manager of the UK’s first institutional affordable housing strategy. He previously co-ran the firm’s real estate debt business. He… Read full bio

Simon Chisholm

Chief Investment Officer, Resonance

Simon is Resonance’s Chief Investment Officer. He joined Resonance 10 years ago to establish and build up its award-winning impact investment fund management business, building on Resonance's 20 year heritage in UK social enterprise. Resonance's impa… Read full bio

Abigail Dean

Global Head of Strategic Insights, Nuveen Real Estate

Abigail is the Global Head of Strategic Insights for Nuveen Real Estate. She is responsible for the organisation’s global research, sustainability, proptech and innovation functions. She oversees Nuveen Real Estate’s Tomorrow’s World Strategy which f… Read full bio

Basil Demeroutis

Managing Partner, FORE Partnership

Basil is Managing Partner of FORE Partnership, the purpose-driven real estate private equity firm that drives social and environmental innovation in the built environment using low carbon strategies, social impact, place making, and design. Prior to… Read full bio

Peter Denton

Chief Executive Officer, Homes England

Peter Denton is the Chief Executive at Homes England. Peter joined Homes England in August 2021. Prior to this, he was Group Finance Director and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of housing association The Hyde Group. He has worked in a broad ran… Read full bio

Tzvete Doncheva  

Investor Relations and Platform Manager, PROPTECH1

Tzvete is the Investor and Public Relations Manager at PropTech1 Ventures, one of Europe's first fully-ESG compliant PropTech venture capital funds. She leads on fundraising and platform activities, including strengthening the fund’s brand on the con… Read full bio

Hala El Akl

Senior Director of ESG and Operations, Oxford Properties Group

Hala El Akl is Oxford’s Senior Director of ESG and Operations. In this role, Hala oversees Oxford’s global ESG program, working collaboratively across functions such as Asset Management, Operations, Development, Finance and Investment Risk to create… Read full bio

Martin Gettings

Head of ESG Europe - Real Estate, Brookfield

Martin Gettings is a Vice President in Brookfield Asset Management, Property Group. In this role he provides accountability and oversight to ensure strategic and operational Environmental, Social and Governance performance of Brookfield real estate p… Read full bio

Daniel Hajjar

Managing Principal, HOK

As managing principal for HOK’s London and Dubai practices, Daniel leads the firm’s services for projects across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. A member of HOK’s board of directors, Daniel is a registered architect with more than 30 years… Read full bio

Caroline Hill

Managing Director, Europe Real Estate ESG, Blackstone

Caroline Hill is a Managing Director and Head of ESG for Blackstone Real Estate in Europe. She is responsible for ensuring Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are fully integrated across Blackstone’s European real estate portfolio. Her p… Read full bio

Alexandra Ingram

Head of Sustainability, Capital Markets, EMEA, JLL

Ali Ingram took on the role as Head of Sustainability at JLL within EMEA capital markets team at the start of 2022. Within her new role, she is sector agnostic and is focused helping clients integrate ESG into processes to maximise value and liquidit… Read full bio

Roxana Isaiu

Chief Sustainability Officer , GRESB

Roxana Isaiu is Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for GRESB. She is responsible for the strategy, management and delivery of GRESB products. She is overseeing the ESG & Benchmarks Pillar, consisting of the Real Estate and Infrastructure teams of… Read full bio

Charlie Jacques

Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment, Real Estate, Schroders Capital

Charlie Jacques is the Head of Sustainability and Impact Investment Real Estate at Schroders, based in London. She joined Schroders in 2000. Previously, Charlie was Business Projects Manager for the Head of Property at Schroder Real Estate from 2000… Read full bio

Dr Dorte Rich Joergensen

Associate Principal, Elementa Consulting

Dr Dorte Rich Jørgensen is an Associated Principal in Sustainability Consultancy within Elementa Consulting. Dorte co-directs the Elementa sustainability team and acts as sustainability leader on key projects. As a sustainability design manager, and… Read full bio

Maggie Loo

Partner, Bridges Fund Management

Maggie looks after client relationships for our platform of funds and has been involved with or led the raising of the firm’s eight most recent funds, spanning private equity, property and social outcomes contracts. These have included successive fun… Read full bio

Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, New Private Markets

Toby Mitchenall is Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability at PEI. He is the editor of New Private Markets, a new publication serving sustainable investors in private markets, from ESG to impact. Toby was previously responsible for PEI’s private equity… Read full bio

Mary Nicholson

Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

Mary is the Head of Responsible Investment for Macquarie Asset Management (MAM). Supported by a global team of experienced sustainability professionals, Mary sets and guides implementation of best practices globally across MAM’s investment lifecycle,… Read full bio

Pooja Patel

Managing Director, StepStone Group

Ms. Patel is a member of the real estate team. She is also involved in the Firm’s responsible investing initiative. Prior to StepStone, Ms. Patel worked in the Corporate Development Group at AT&T where she was involved in strategic projects, incl… Read full bio

Jose Pellicer

Head of Investment Strategy, M&G Real Estate

Jose Pellicer works for M&G real estate as Head of Strategy. In this role he coordinates the top down strategy of the different M&G real estate funds and mandates. He is also chairman of the investment committee. Jose is an economist by backg… Read full bio

Derk Welling

Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Manager- Real Estate investments, APG Asset Management

Derk Welling is Senior Responsible Investment & Governance specialist at APG Asset Management, focusing on real estate and infrastructure investments. He is a member of the GRESB Real Estate Advisory Board and also a member of the INREV Sustainab… Read full bio