The strategies, the deals, the people

Despite high levels of political uncertainty across the continent, European real estate remains an attractive proposition to investors. In 2019, PERE will once again feature in-depth case studies on the latest real estate deals, analyse capital strategies and discuss private real estate across the whole spectrum.

The agenda, developed in conjunction with the PERE editorial team and in close consultation with leading investors, managers and advisors reflects the concerns, challenges and ambitions present in real estate today and represents a unique opportunity to meet the people making the headlines and driving innovation in the industry.

This forum is co-located with the PERE Debt and Finance Forum 2019

 

Why join us?

PERE has a long-standing history of connecting the private real estate community, providing high-quality content through its objective and in-depth coverage, keeping you abreast of industry movements on a global scale.

Secure your place today to immerse yourself in this insightful market intelligence.

Investors

Meet with global managers and service providers to understand the current real estate investment environment to explore the trends that will influence your investment strategies.

Fund Managers

Meet the region’s most insightful investors and hear perspectives on the current industry climate from all aspects of the global real estate community.

Service Providers

Network with the investors and fund managers who are influencing and innovating in the private real estate world in one location.

Companies who attended in 2018 include

Aberdeen Standard Investments
Al Mojel
Allianz Real Estate
Areim
Aviva Investors
BlackRock
Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors
British Land
Brookfield Property Group
Brunei Investment Agency
Capital Generation Partners
CBRE Global Investors
Deutsche Finance International
Fondazione Filo della Torre
Fondazione Filo della Torre
Kuwait Investment Authority
Legal & General Investment Management
Marcena Capital
Marwitz Family Office
Meyer Bergman
National Pension Service of Korea
NREP
Oman Investment Fund
Oxford Properties
Patrizia Multi Managers
Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP)
PGGM Investments
PSP Investments
Quilvest and Partners
Samsung Securities (Europe)
Savills Investment Management
Strong Grace
SuMi Trust
TH Real Estate
Thor Equities
WeWork
Wimmer Family Office

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300 Attendees

250 Companies

50 Speakers

10+ Hours of Networking

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Testimonials

A quote icon for decorating the content Walter P Schmidt

Rockwood Capital

A great opportunity to hear the current trends in real time from industry leaders. Thought provoking.

A quote icon for decorating the content George Theuvent

Bouwinvest REIM

Perfect event to stay updated on latest trends and developments in the real estate world.

A quote icon for decorating the content Anthony Frammartino

Townsend Group

PERE offers a uniquely informed opinion on the real estate markets. It is a must for real estate investors with a global perspective.

Sponsors

This Forum is co-located with PERE Debt and Finance 2019

The PERE Debt and Finance forum is your opportunity to connect with Europe’s most active debt fund managers, insurance companies, institutional investors, traditional bank lenders and borrowers as they discuss the biggest trends and latest developments in the real estate debt market.

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Ann-Marie Aguilar

Director of Operations Europe, International WELL Building Institute

Ann Marie Aguilar joined the IWBI team in 2016, and from a base in London oversees the day-to-day activities of IWBI Europe. She supports the business development and technical teams and is the first point of contact for clients and design teams inte… Read full bio

Jonathan Brasse

Senior Editor, Real Estate, PEI Media

Jonathan Brasse is the Senior Editor of PERE. Based in London, he is responsible for setting the overall editorial agenda for PERE magazine, PERENews.com, and all associated publications and leads a team of journalists working from PEI's offices in L… Read full bio

Andrea Carpenter

Co-Founder, Women Talk Real Estate

Andrea Carpenter is a Director of Women Talk Real Estate, and a writer and communications consultant in the property industry. She most recently worked as Head of Marketing and Communications EMEA at CBRE Global Investors where she oversaw the corpor… Read full bio

Benjamin Davis

CEO, Octopus Healthcare

Benjamin joined Octopus in 2010. As CEO of Octopus Healthcare, he is responsible for delivering Octopus Healthcare’s mission: to create exceptional healthcare facilities you’d choose for your loved ones. Octopus Healthcare has c. £1bn funds under man… Read full bio

Amal Del Monaco

Head of Sector Specialists, AXA IM - Real Assets

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

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

Simon Durkin

Head of Real Assets Research, BlackRock Real Assets

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in real estate strategy and research, and has recently joined BlackRock Real Assets to head European research for the real asset platform. Previously he was Head of Research for BNP Paribas Real Estate leading a te… Read full bio

Mary Finnigan

Head of Transactions, WeWork EMEA

Mary is the Head of Transactions for EMEA at WeWork where she negotiates the leasing deals throughout Europe under which WeWork operates its premises. She specialises in real estate and has previously worked with and advised major European developers… Read full bio

Jim Garman

Global Co-Head of Real Estate Investing, Goldman Sachs

Jim is global co-head of the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) Real Estate Group and head of MBD Real Estate in EMEA. In these roles, he is responsible for the design and implementation of MBD’s real estate investment strategies. Jim is a member of the… Read full bio

Tyler Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer, Seaforth Land

Tyler is the Founder and CEO of Seaforth Land, a London specialist investment manager that partners with institutional capital. He has 30 years of global real estate experience including 20 years in Asia working through both the Asian Financial Crisi… Read full bio

Gemma John

Founder & Director, Human City

An anthropologist, Gemma specialises in illuminating the changing ways in which people live and work in cities, and how real estate professionals can deliver social value to tenants, occupiers and the wider community. Uniquely positioned to conduct a… Read full bio

Marc Jongerius

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Zoku

Marc Jongerius is co-founder and managing director of Zoku, a re-invented apartment hotel concept facilitating global living and working for the independent travelling professional. The first Zoku opened in Amsterdam in May 2016. Marc is leading acqu… Read full bio

Karen Martinus

Global Research Associate, USAA Real Estate

Karen is an Associate within USAA Real Estate’s Research team, based in Amsterdam. Karen leads the firm’s research efforts in Europe and is responsible for assisting in the development of real estate investment strategy, as well as creating research… Read full bio

Hemal Mehta

CEO, AtomInvest

Hemal is the Founder and CEO of AtomInvest, EMEA’s first digital alternative investments platform which is democratising access to private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Before starting AtomInvest, Hemal worked as an investment professional… Read full bio

Jason Oram

Partner - Fund Manager, Europa Capital

Jason is a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Europa Capital, and Fund Manager of the Pan-European fund series. Jason also has oversight of the Southern Europe region (Italy, Spain, Portugal). He joined Europa Capital in 2005 and has w… Read full bio

Duncan Owen

Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders Real Estate investment Management

Duncan Owen joined Schroders in January 2012 and is the Global Head of Real Estate. The role has responsibility for providing leadership and developing the growth strategy of the business as well as its investment direction. He chairs Real Estate Inv… Read full bio

Joanne Owen

Partner, Proskauer

Joanne Owen is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member of our Private Equity Real Estate and Lodging & Gaming Groups. She has experience in a range of complex, institutional and corporate property matters, with an emphasis on advis… Read full bio

Peter Papadakos

Managing Director, Green Street Advisors

Peter is a Managing Director at Green Street and a lead research analyst for the European region. Since joining the firm in 2010, he has launched coverage of more than 30 property companies. Peter has played a central role in helping investors unders… Read full bio

Bella Peacock

Managing Director - Investment Management and Operations, Greystar Europe

Bella serves as a Managing Director of Investment Management and Operations, responsible for asset management and execution across all UK student and multifamily investments. After joining Greystar in 2014 as one of the first members of the Europe te… Read full bio

Bill Schwab

Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments 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

Cassian Scott

Vice President EMEA, Altus Group

Cassian Scott is Senior Vice President of the software and data division at Altus Group. With over 20 years of experience in both financial services and technology management roles, Cassian has gained extensive expertise from leading organisations in… Read full bio

David Skinner

Managing Director, Real Estate Strategy and Fund Management, Aviva Investors Real Assets

David is accountable for Investment Strategy and Fund Management in the Real Estate business. He is instrumental in the ongoing repositioning of AI’s real estate funds in line with the businesses value oriented, high conviction and disciplined invest… Read full bio

Antony Slumbers

Real Estate - Technology – Innovation, antonyslumbers.com

Rob Stevenson

Chief Strategy Officer, TechSpace

Stéphane Theuriau

Partner, BC Partners

Stéphane Theuriau joined BCP Real Estate in London in 2018 to launch the business. Stéphane joined from Altarea Cogedim, a French listed real estate company, where he was Group CEO. After joining Altarea in 2009, he oversaw significant growth with th… Read full bio

Edward Tran

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

Edward A. Tran is a partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. He focuses on corporate and transactional matters, including M&A, disposals, joint ventures, private equity, debt and equity financings and investment fund matters. Edward has been based… Read full bio

Francois Trausch

Chief Executive Officer, Allianz

François Trausch joined Allianz in January 2016 as Global CEO for Allianz Real Estate. Allianz Real Estate is the dedicated real estate investment specialist for the Allianz Group. Starting with a direct equity portfolio of ca. €20.5bn in 2008, Allia… Read full bio

Huib Vaessen

Lead Quant Portfolio Manager Real Estate, APG Asset Management

Huib Vaessen is leading a team of quantitative portfolio managers at APG Real Estate. He is responsible for the digital transformation of the department and the analytics that enable better and faster investment decision making. Before APG Huib heade… Read full bio

Zach Vaughan

Managing Partner and Head of Brookfield’s Real Estate Activities in Europe, Brookfield Asset Management

Zach Vaughan is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, responsible for Brookfield’s European real estate investments. In this role, he oversees all of Brookfield’s real estate activities, including investments, portfolio management and… Read full bio
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For more information on the agenda, please contact Amy Moon at amy.m@peimedia.com or call +44 207 566 5431

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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 25th

PERE Europe 2019 - Day 1
08:00 - 08:40

Registration & Networking

08:40 - 09:00

Introduction by PERE and welcome from the Chair

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments Company

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09:00 - 09:30

Keynote Address

09:30 - 10:15

UK versus Europe: geopolitics and the post-Brexit investment dilemma

Edward Tran, Simon Durkin, Jim Garman, David Skinner

With the continued uncertainty around the outcome of Brexit, are UK investors ready to diversify away from a domestic strategy into a pan-European or global one? And what does Brexit mean for global investors? The depreciation of the pound post-referendum made UK assets cheaper for overseas investors but is this the only reason for investing in the UK or will good quality UK properties continue to provide long-term attractive income returns?

Moderated by: Edward Tran, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

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Edward Tran

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman

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Simon Durkin

Head of Real Assets Research, BlackRock Real Assets

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Jim Garman

Global Co-Head of Real Estate Investing, Goldman Sachs

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David Skinner

Managing Director, Real Estate Strategy and Fund Management, Aviva Investors Real Assets

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10:15 - 10:45

In conversation with

Jonathan Brasse, Francois Trausch

François Trausch will discuss how Allianz became the biggest European institutional investor in real estate and second biggest globally with $48.2 bn of equity committed to private real estate.  He will share how Allianz’s real estate platform has grown substantially over the past 3 years and will discuss the rationale behind plans to raise third party capital for the first time in its history to increase the scale of its real estate lending capabilities.

Interviewer: Jonathan Brasse, Senior Editor, PERE

Interviewee: Francois Trausch, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Real Estate

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Jonathan Brasse

Senior Editor, Real Estate, PEI Media

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Francois Trausch

Chief Executive Officer, Allianz

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Networking
10:45 - 11:30

Coffee & Networking

Under the microscope: case studies
11:30 - 12:45

Stream A: Deal Mechanics

Duncan Owen
  1. The acquisition of the Algonquin hotels portfolio by Schroders
    Speaker: Duncan Owen, Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders Real Estate Investment Management
  2. Palmer Capital’s 80% stake sale to Fiera Capital
    Speaker: Alex Price, Chief Executive Officer, Palmer Capital
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Duncan Owen

Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders Real Estate investment Management

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11:30 - 12:45

Stream B: Capital Formation

11:30 - 12:45

Stream C: Debt & Financing

Networking
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch & Networking

PERE Europe 2019 - Day 1
14:00 - 14:20

Presentation : Designing the future: how social sciences can add value to the built environment

Gemma John
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Gemma John

Founder & Director, Human City

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14:20 - 15:05

Place-making: how demographic and technological trends are influencing real estate investment decisions

Stéphane Theuriau
  • Identifying assets and locations attractive to future tenants for years to come
  • Using Big Data to understand how a building is used and operated
  • Managing obsolescence risk to ensure long-term investment returns
  • Measuring the non-financial performance of real estate
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Stéphane Theuriau

Partner, BC Partners

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Networking
15:05 - 15:35

Coffee & Networking

PERE Europe 2019 - Day 1
15:35 - 16:20

Place-taking: how end-user demands are fundamentally changing the industry

Antony Slumbers, Ann-Marie Aguilar, Mary Finnigan, Tyler Goodwin, Joanne Owen
  • Analysing the key drivers of an occupier’s commercial decisions
  • Defining quality of life: flexibility, convenience, accessibility and amenities
  • Occupier wellbeing: the role of ESG in attracting tenants
  • Making buildings user-friendly: how landlords are providing ‘space as a service’

Moderated by: Antony Slumbers, Real Estate – Technology – Innovation, antonyslumbers.com

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Antony Slumbers

Real Estate - Technology – Innovation, antonyslumbers.com

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Ann-Marie Aguilar

Director of Operations Europe, International WELL Building Institute

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Mary Finnigan

Head of Transactions, WeWork EMEA

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Tyler Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer, Seaforth Land

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Joanne Owen

Partner, Proskauer

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16:20 - 16:35

Data spotlight: the biggest private equity real estate investors in 2019

Nicole Douglas
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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

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16:35 - 17:15

PERE Global Investor 50

Nicole Douglas

Technology, demographics, urbanisation and environmental considerations are just some of the megatrends that are influencing the investment decisions of the world’s biggest institutional investors.  During this session, our panel of global investors will discuss their plans for allocating capital to real estate.

Moderated by: Nicole Douglas, Head of Investor Research, PEI

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Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

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17:15 - 17:20

Chair’s closing comments

17:20 - 19:30

Cocktail reception

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 26th

PERE Europe 2019 - Day 2
08:15 - 09:00

Investor breakfast (by invitation only)

08:30 - 08:55

Registration & Networking

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome from the Chair

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

Managing Partner, Real Estate Investments Company

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09:00 - 09:45

Investing outside of Europe

  • Global cities of tomorrow: identifying the best long-term investment prospects
  • Protectionism versus globalisation: risks and rewards of building a global portfolio
  • Mature versus growth markets: where is the smart money going?
  • Cultural preferences: direct versus indirect, JVs versus separate accounts
09:45 - 10:30

Real estate investment in a digital world

Cassian Scott
  • How technological advances can be used to drive sustainable city expansion
  • The use of data to determine your investment strategy
  • Incorporating innovative technologies into your real estate business
  • Security, vigilance and resilience: how to successfully manage cyber risk

Moderated by: Cassian Scott, Vice President – EMEA, Altus Group

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Cassian Scott

Vice President EMEA, Altus Group

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10:30 - 11:00

Coffee & Networking

PERE Europe 2019 - Day 2
11:00 - 11:45

Demographic investing: residential real estate

Benjamin Davis, Jason Oram, Zach Vaughan
  • Technical and economic solutions for affordable housing provision
  • Delivering housing for whole community: millennial, senior and intergenerational accommodation
  • Institutional investment opportunities in PRS and BTR
  • Driving urban regeneration via residential schemes
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Benjamin Davis

CEO, Octopus Healthcare

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Jason Oram

Partner - Fund Manager, Europa Capital

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Zach Vaughan

Managing Partner and Head of Brookfield’s Real Estate Activities in Europe, Brookfield Asset Management

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11:45 - 12:30

Mixed-use real estate: sleep, shop, work and play

Marc Jongerius
  • Gaining access to mixed-use assets: direct investment or co-mingled funds?
  • Understanding the operational risk of mixed-use schemes
  • Retail: repurposing as mixed-use to generate stable, long-term returns
  • Diversification of the hospitality industry: serviced apartments and co-working spaces
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Marc Jongerius

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Zoku

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12:30 - 13:15

Lunch & Networking

PERE Europe 2019 - Day 2
13:15 - 14:00

Consumer driven real estate: retail and logistics

Karen Martinus
  • How retailers can integrate online and physical worlds to enhance the customer experience
  • With low yields and high investment volumes: are we entering a logistics bubble?
  • UK versus Europe: where to find value in a crowded market
  • Improving delivery speed and efficiency: how automation is impacting the logistics market
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Karen Martinus

Global Research Associate, USAA Real Estate

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14:00 - 14:45

Workplace: investing in the office of the future

Amal Del Monaco, Peter Papadakos, Rob Stevenson
  • Flexibility, mobility and adaptability: how office buildings can remain relevant in the future
  • The rapid rise of co-working: a short-term phenomenon or is it here to stay?
  • Crowd-working, hot-desking, co-working and serviced offices: keeping up with the demands of the modern occupier
  • Late-cycle investing: where are the opportunities for growth?
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Amal Del Monaco

Head of Sector Specialists, AXA IM - Real Assets

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Peter Papadakos

Managing Director, Green Street Advisors

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Rob Stevenson

Chief Strategy Officer, TechSpace

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14:45 - 15:00

Close of Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities in 2019

PERE Europe offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile by aligning themselves with the information provider for the private real estate industry.

For more information on the available sponsorship opportunities contact:
Christopher Wagland, Business Development -EMEA

 E: chris.w@peimedia.com | T: +44 (0) 0207 566 5475

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