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.


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
Aviva Investors
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
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
Wimmer Family Office

Connecting the private real estate community with insightful market intelligence


300 Attendees

250 Companies

50 Speakers

10+ Hours of Networking

Speakers Include

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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.

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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.


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.

View the forum’s website for more information


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

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

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

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

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

Antony Slumbers

Real Estate - Technology – Innovation,

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

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

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

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 or call +44 207 566 5431

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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

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote Address

09:30 - 10:15

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

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?

10:15 - 10:45

In conversation with

A global industry leader will sit down with PERE’s senior editor to discuss investing in real estate during times of unprecedented uncertainty

10:45 - 11:30

Coffee & Networking

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

Stream A: Deal Mechanics

11:30 - 12:45

Stream B: Capital Formation

11:30 - 12:45

Stream C: Debt & Financing

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

14:20 - 15:05

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

  • 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
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

  • 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’
16:20 - 17:00

PERE Global Investor 50

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.

17:00 - 17:05

Chair’s closing comments

17:05 - 19:30

Cocktail reception


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

09:00 - 09:30

Opening presentation

09:30 - 10:30

Real estate investment in a digital world

  • 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
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee & Networking

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

Demographic investing: residential real estate

  • 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
11:45 - 12:30

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

  • 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
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch & Networking

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

Consumer driven real estate: retail and logistics

  • 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
14:00 - 14:45

Workplace: investing in the office of the future

  • 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?
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

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