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The 16th annual PERE Europe Forum on 21-22 September will be held in-person at No. 11 Cavendish Square, London and virtually through our interactive platform.

The full-day content will analyze the needs of European investors and create high-yield opportunities in the region.

Discuss pandemic recovery strategies, economic repercussions of Brexit, and strategies to adapt to current markets across the continent.

Build lasting relationships, discover investment opportunities, and understand local trends and challenges with Europe’s most influential investors, fund and asset managers, developers, and strategic partners.

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Easy access and interaction with European investors allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate strategies and geographies.

Timely, actionable content.

Keep you up to date with the latest opinions from European LPs and thought-leaders relevant to your firm

Build relationships effectively

Build your network by meeting the right people for your business.

Featured speakers include

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
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
National Pension Service of Korea (NPS)
NN Investment Partners
Oxford Properties
QuadReal
Roberts Family Capital
Stone Mountain Capital
Tesco Pension Investment
Wellcome Trust
Wimmer Family Office

The PERE Debt and Finance Forum will analyze the strategies of alternative and traditional lenders across Europe as governments across the continent end their support schemes.
Join us in-person in London or virtually on 21-22 September alongside the 16th annual PERE Europe Forum.

21-22 September 2021

Testimonials

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.

Joanne McNamara

Head of Investments - Europe, Oxford Properties

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

Simon Mallinson

Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics

PERE offers a great opportunity to network with senior industry professionals. Fantastic two days.

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Our speakers

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 30 years’ real estate investment experience across the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to joining M&G Real Estate in… 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

Robert-Jan Foortse

Head of European Property Investments, APG Asset Management

Robert-Jan Foortse is the Head of European Property Investments at APG. Robert-Jan joined APG (then ABP) in December 2002. From 2003-2007 he was responsible for all ABP’s real estate investments in the Asia/Pacific region, both listed as well as non-… Read full bio

Nicola Free

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Finance EMEA, HSBC Bank

Nicola is Head of Real Estate Finance for EMEA with responsibility for driving the real estate lending strategy with teams in London, Paris, Dusseldorf and Dubai. Nicola joined HSBC in 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience in the industry gained in… 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

Karim Habra

Head of Europe & Asia-Pacific, Ivanhoe Cambridge

Karim Habra is Head of Europe and Asia-Pacific of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of the largest institutional fund managers in the world, holding $60.4B in real estate assets. In this resp… Read full bio

Brad Hyler

Managing Partner and Head of European Real Estate, Brookfield

Brad Hyler is a Managing Partner in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate in Europe. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all real estate activities in the region, including investments, portfolio management and new fund fo… 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

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 Ares Real Estate Group's Global Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. Lamont was a Partne… 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

Chief Investment Officer, Aviva Investors Real Assets

Daniel is responsible for the strategy and growth of Aviva Investors’ integrated Real Assets business, encompassing Real Estate, Infrastructure and Private Debt. He oversees around 300 professionals working across fund management, asset management, d… Read full bio

Anuj Mittal

Head of Europe Real Estate, Angelo Gordon

Anuj Mittal is Head of Europe Real Estate, focusing on real estate opportunities in the United Kingdom and Europe. Anuj has been directly responsible for, or overseen, in excess of $5 billion of real estate assets at the firm. Prior to re-joining Ang… Read full bio

Federico Montero

Managing Director, Evercore

Federico Montero is a Managing Director and the Head of Evercore's European Real Estate Portfolio Solutions team, based in London. Federico has more than 20 years’ experience leading commercial real estate and loan portfolio across Europe, the Americ… Read full bio

Christina Ofschonka

Managing Director, Senior Fund Manager, AEW

Christina Ofschonka is Managing Director and Head of Core Funds at AEW, based in Frankfurt. Christina has overall responsibility for the management of AEW’s Pan-European core funds, including oversight of fund strategy, portfolio construction and cli… 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

Bill Page

Head of Real Estate Markets Research, LGIM

Bill is LGIM Real Assets’ Head of Real Estate Markets Research. He has responsibility for the formation of house views and inputs into fund strategy. He has 20 years’ industry experience. He is a voting member of the real estate Investment Committee… Read full bio

Kari Pitkin

Head of Business Development for Europe, Allianz Real Estate

Kari Pitkin, based in London, joined Allianz Real Estate as Head of Business Development for Europe. Prior to joining Allianz in June 2019, Kari worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she held the position of Head of EMEA Real Estate & Lo… Read full bio

Abigail Shapiro

Senior Vice President, European Office, Retail & Life Sciences - Oxford Properties Group

Abby currently leads Oxford’s European office, retail and life sciences businesses, which have a current AUM of ~C$5bn and is accountable for these businesses’ strategy, capital deployment / acquisitions, strategic asset management, platform set up a… 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 – lending assets totaling over EUR 12Bio. H… 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
Adam Smallman, PEI

Adam Smallman

Director – Membership Programs, PEI Media Group

Adam joined PEI in December 2018 in a new role as Head of Content Strategy. Previously he spent three years with investment bank Liberum and held leading editorial and content roles at Dow Jones and Informa PLC. His responsibility is to ensure PEI’s… 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

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

Elisabeth Troni

Global Portfolio Strategist, CBRE Global Investors

Elisabeth Troni is the Fund Manager of the Global Alpha Fund within the Global Indirect Real Estate Strategies team. Based in London, Liz is responsible for performance and strategy of the Fund working in close collaboration with the CIO of Global Re… Read full bio

Sophie Van Oosterom

Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders

Sophie van Oosterom is Global Head of Real Estate at Schroders Capital, where she has responsibility for leading the growth strategy of the business and ultimately delivering investment performance to clients. She chairs the real estate management co… Read full bio

Stéphane Villemain

Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Stéphane Villemain is responsible for leading our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable investment strategies along with our main business groups and units. He establishes a working structure and oversees sustainability initiatives fo… Read full bio

Charles Walford

Senior Development Director and Head of Life Sciences, Stanhope

Charles is a Director at Stanhope. Since joining in 1989, he has developed a specialism in the ‘front end’ of the development process including identification and securing new opportunities, managing all aspects of pre-development including planning… Read full bio

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Allianz Real Estate
AM Alpha
APG Asset Management
BE MY STONE
CDC Group
Generali Real Estate
GIC
LSM Management
Oxford Properties
Wellcome Trust

Europe Forum attendees shape global markets

Your access to the 16th annual PERE Europe Forum will provide more value than ever before, with year-round access to a little blackbook of global real estate’s most influential community.

Close your fund more efficiently.

Utilize year-round access to a little black book of Europe’s LPs allocating across a wide spectrum of real estate strategies and geographies.

Uncover high-yield opportunities.

Advance your strategic edge on the competition by gaining action-led, unique insights from the thought-leaders shaping the industry.

Expand your network with the right people.

Connect with decision-makers across the globe who can help you create value for your firm

The PERE Debt and Finance Forum will analyze the strategies of alternative and traditional lenders across Europe as governments across the continent end their support schemes.
Join us in-person in London or virtually on 21-22 September alongside the 16th annual PERE Europe Forum.

21-22 September 2021

Stay connected with the global network

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.

Joanne McNamara

Head of Investments - Europe, Oxford Properties

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

Simon Mallinson

Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics

PERE offers a great opportunity to network with senior industry professionals. Fantastic two days.

Europe Forum attendees get more

By attending the Europe Forum you will join real estate’s most influential global network. Membership will give you:

  • Access to the Europe Forum
  • Virtual access to all of PERE’s global events
  • Access to the investor directory
  • Frequent virtual and in-person networking opportunities
  • And much more …

Explore the trends shaping real estate capital flow

Download the agenda to see the trends shaping European investor allocation strategies and markets across the region. These topics will shape the discussions at the PERE Europe Forum 2021.

Have a topic that you would like to discuss on the agenda? Contact Boris Petrovic today.

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The PERE Europe Forum is our flagship annual conference. Attendees are exclusively decision-makers at the leading private real estate investors, fund and asset managers, and developers across the globe. Sponsorship gives you:

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  • And much, much more …

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View the key conversation topics

 

Download the agenda to see the trends shaping European investors allocation strategies and markets across the region. These topics will shape the discussions the PERE Europe Forum 2021.

Have a topic that you would like to discuss on the agenda? Contact Boris Petrovic today.

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 21st

Plenary
08:50 - 09:00

PERE welcome

Adam Smallman
Adam Smallman, PEI

Adam Smallman

Director – Membership Programs, PEI Media Group

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09:00 - 09:30

Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

LP insights
09:30 - 10:30

Institutional investor panel: constructing a long-term investment strategy suited for the new economy

Robert-Jan Foortse , Karim Habra, Andrea Orlandi

Session 1

As investors look out to a low interest rate, low growth environment for the foreseeable future and traditional investment sectors such as offices and retail, that have typically formed the biggest component of their portfolios, facing an uncertain future, we hear from some of Europe’s leading LPs on how they are looking to adjust their allocations and fundamental investment approach to position themselves to hit return hurdles in the coming decade.

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Robert-Jan Foortse

Head of European Property Investments, APG Asset Management

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Karim Habra

Head of Europe & Asia-Pacific, Ivanhoe Cambridge

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Andrea Orlandi

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

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking break

Session 2

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote TBC

Deploying capital in the coming decade
11:30 - 12:30

Hitting a moving target: building a core portfolio fit for the coming decade

Tony Brown , Kari Pitkin, Paul Tebbit, Elisabeth Troni

Session 3

The definition of what constitutes core investments is a now more than ever a moving target. As the traditional investment sectors such as offices and retail facing a shrinking demand outlook, in this session we will explore how fund managers are looking to create strategies that are aligned with long-term demand, consumer behaviour and demographics. We’ll also discuss the challenges of deploying capital and repositioning portfolios with so much dry powder in the market chasing the same deals.

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Tony Brown

Global Head of Real Estate, M&G Real Estate

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Kari Pitkin

Head of Business Development for Europe, Allianz Real Estate

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Paul Tebbit

Managing Director , Blackrock

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Elisabeth Troni

Global Portfolio Strategist, CBRE Global Investors

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12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

Equity Stream: Building a portfolio suited for the new economy
13:15 - 14:00

Industrial, logistics and last mile in Europe: how to future-proof your assets?

Session 4A

Logistics is at the cutting edge of technology. This brings benefits in efficiency but also makes the sector vulnerable to disruption from some of the most transformative innovations taking place such as the electric and autonomous vehicles revolution, as well as the growing demand for green facilities which consider employee welfare.

In this session we’ll ask how logistics investors and operators can ensure their sheds are future proofed. We’ll discuss which trends should concern logistics investors, how assets can be made smarter and greener, and what can be done to enhance the yield and value of assets right now.

14:00 - 14:45

Hotelization of the office: creating working spaces that attract the next generation of tenants

Guillaume Cassou, Sophie Van Oosterom

Session 5A

Offices were one of the most impacted assets during the pandemic. Going forward, the consensus is that aggregate office demand will fall as flexible working becomes the new norm, while there will be a ‘flight to quality’ for the very best assets. Adding further complexity, the next generation of tenants are also calling for flexible, shorter, and in some cases, turnover-based leases in buildings that are smart, sustinable and amenity-rich. A lot to balance if you want to own and operate offices.

In this session we explore the office market across Europe, how to operationalise new leasing models and build premium, best-in-class assets where employers and employees simply want to be.

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Guillaume Cassou

Partner - Head of European Real Estate, KKR

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Sophie Van Oosterom

Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders

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14:45 - 15:15

Networking break

15:15 - 16:00

Building a residential portfolio: exploring the outlook for the living space market across Europe

Christina Ofschonka

Session 6A

Capital is flowing into residential and its sub-asset classes of student housing, senior living, co-living and Build to Let. However, the supply of these opportunities is limited, entry requires taking on significant development risk, they are resource intensive, and carry a range of operational risks typically unfamiliar to real estate investors.

In this session we take a pan-European lens and discuss the art of building and operating a residential platform. We’ll explore how to deploy at scale, what the common operational challenges are, how to find the right partners and foster in-house expertise, and discuss the approaches being taken to create a long-term, robust resi investment strategy.

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Christina Ofschonka

Managing Director, Senior Fund Manager, AEW

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16:00 - 17:00

Breakout roundtables: accessing opportunities in the new frontiers of residential investment

Session 7A: Breakout roundtables

  • Affordable housing
  • Senior living
  • Build to let
  • Student accommodation
Debt and Finance Stream: Financing real estate for the next decade
13:15 - 14:00

Landscape of the European real estate debt & finance market

Laia Massague, Michael Shields

Session 4B

In this session we dive into the outlook for the real estate finance and debt market in Europe and look to understand how alternative and traditional lenders are refining their strategies.

The panel will touch on what can be expected with the end of government support schemes, where alternative lenders are seeing opportunities emerging and how to overcome challenges in underwriting alternative asset classes such as life sciences, data centres and residential, among other topical questions.

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Laia Massague

Principal, StepStone Group

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Michael Shields

EMEA Head of Real Estate, ING

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14:00 - 14:45

Outlook on banks’ lending strategies and the impact on alternative lenders

Nicola Free

Session 5B

Banks have historically set the market for the relatively new alternative lenders in terms of the scope of opportunities. In this session we look to analyse how banks’ strategies are likely to evolve in the aftermath of the pandemic, what the likely impact of new regulations will be in banks’ real estate activities, and what this all means for the alternative financing market.

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Nicola Free

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Finance EMEA, HSBC Bank

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14:45 - 15:15

Networking break

15:15 - 16:00

Getting to grips with financing the repurposing of assets

Session 6B

 As fund managers look to reconstruct their portfolios to fit the new economy and with so much capital held in retail and offices, we explore how financiers can best engage with projects converting obsolete assets to higher-value-use properties, discussing what the key risks to consider are when assessing repurposing deals and how much opportunity will emerge in the coming years.

16:00 - 17:00

Green & sustainable finance: how are real estate lenders moving the needle on social and environmental goals?

Roland Fuchs, Pontus Sundin

Session 7B

 ESG has been brought to the forefront of issues as investors and managers alike look to move beyond a box ticking exercise. Here we explore the latest efforts by lenders to incorporate ESG considerations into their business practices and deals. We’ll explore how sustainability-linked loans work currently and what they should be evolving to, the best way to integrate social goals, as well as debating how significant an impact the financing community can have in transforming the real estate market’s environmental and social performance at scale.

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Roland Fuchs

Head of European Debt, Allianz Real Estate

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Pontus Sundin

CEO, Brunswick Real Estate Capital Advisory AB

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Plenary
17:00 - 17:15

Chair’s Day one closing remarks

Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd

Plenary
09:15 - 09:30

Welcome to day two & chair’s opening remarks

Sustainability and impact in real estate
09:30 - 10:15

How to get ahead in the race to achieving a net-zero real estate portfolio?

Roxana Isaiu, Daniel McHugh, Stéphane Villemain

Session 8

The pandemic has undoubtedly brought sustainability to the forefront of issues moving forward. Focusing on real estate’s contribution to climate change mitigation, here we bring you a panel of leading funds and investors to discuss how to credibly achieve net-zero in private real estate portfolios.

The session will explore how to formulate a strategy that makes a net-zero commitment into a reality, what constitutes a genuine progressive effort, how to ensure your strategy is not just a PR front, and the risks associated with inaction on the valuation of assets.

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Roxana Isaiu

Chief Sustainability Officer , GRESB

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Daniel McHugh

Chief Investment Officer, Aviva Investors Real Assets

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Stéphane Villemain

Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility, Ivanhoé Cambridge

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10:15 - 11:00

How can private real estate create a social impact?

Session 9

 Tackling the ‘S’ in ESG is one of the most difficult pieces of the puzzle when it comes to the sustainability agenda in real estate. Here we explore how leading funds can go about achieving social performance, what form their impact strategies are taking, what does ‘good’ look like and the wider role of private capital in creating solutions to Europe’s affordable housing shortage, among other issues.

11:00 - 12:00

Networking break

Accessing alternative sectors
12:00 - 13:00

From niche to mainstream: which alternative sectors will become institutionalised?

Brad Hyler, Bill Page

Session 10

 Investors are looking at niche sectors in the conquest to find attractive investment opportunities. Accessing these alternative sectors poses a range of operational challenges in requiring specialist expertise and/or partners to be executed effectively. Here, our speakers will discuss how to effectively take on operational risk, gain critical mass in alternative markets, and strike the optimal balance between operational excellence and the added cost incurred.

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Brad Hyler

Managing Partner and Head of European Real Estate, Brookfield

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Bill Page

Head of Real Estate Markets Research, LGIM

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13:00 - 13:45

Life sciences: how to best align to the end user and build a life sciences platform

Abigail Shapiro, Charles Walford

Session 11

 The pandemic has propelled life sciences to the forefront of investors’ attention, but even prior to covid-19 the sector was already gaining traction. The market is still relatively small and tricky to invest and operate in. The availability of built stock is limited, opportunities need to be carefully vetted, and properties must be located within research-hub ecosystems to make them viable. Our panel of experts to help you digest what a good opportunity in the sector looks like, how to meet the needs of its unique tenant base and how to shape a strategy in building a life sciences platform.

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Abigail Shapiro

Senior Vice President, European Office, Retail & Life Sciences - Oxford Properties Group

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Charles Walford

Senior Development Director and Head of Life Sciences, Stanhope

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13:45 - 14:15

Breakout roundtables – investing in alternative sectors across Europe

Session 12: Breakout roundtables 

  • Data centres
  • Self-storage
  • Hostels
Plenary
14:30 - 14:45

Chair’s closing remarks

14:45 - 14:45

End of conference