Secure allocations. Build relationships. Find investments.

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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Maximize your fundraising.

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.

Discuss post-pandemic real estate strategy with Alecta

Alecta is one of Europe’s largest institutional investors with over £95 billion in AUM. Frans Heijbel, Head of International Real Assets at Alecta will lead a discussion that will:

  • Investor priorities for post-crisis portfolio construction
  • How Alecta plans to interact with GPs in 2022
  • Ingraining ESG into future investment decisions and implications for manager selection and much more

Keynote speaker
Frans Heijbel
Head of International Real Assets
Alecta

Featured speakers include

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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 & Financing 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

Martin Barnewell

Investment Director, Commercial Real Estate Debt, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Martin works as an Investment Director on the Commercial Real Estate Lending Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He joined Standard Life Investments in 2014. Martin has over 19 years’ experience in commercial real estate and lending having previou… Read full bio

Bill Bateman

Head of European Living, Nuveen Real Estate

Bill oversees the European Housing/Living strategy for Nuveen, leveraging his past experiences to build a leading sector team that better understands the evolving landscape with a focus on how tenants live today as well as in the future and investing… Read full bio

Mark Bladon

Head of Real Estate, Investec

Mark Bladon is the recently appointed Head of Real Estate at Investec, which is one of the more active and successful non-clearing bank lenders in the UK, with a £2.1bn book. It has been especially prolific in the Living sector over the past five yea… Read full bio

Jonathan Brasse

Senior Editor, PERE

Jonathan Brasse is the senior editor for PEI Media’s Real Estate Group which comprises the group's real estate publications, PERE and Real Estate Capital. Jonathan leads the group’s editorial team and is responsible for setting the agendas for the pr… Read full bio

Anna Brown

Director of Strategic and Corporate Finance, McCarthy Stone

Anna is McCarthy Stone’s Director of Strategic and Corporate Finance and has been with the business for more than six years. Prior to joining McCarthy Stone, Anna was an Associate Director of KPMG, where she worked for 16 years.

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

Colin Campbell

Chairman, Pradera

Colin is Chairman of Pradera and Chairman of its Investment Committee. Colin was the effective co-founder of Pradera in January 2000. Colin built and led the team to around 90 people in 10 countries responsible for over €3 billion of shopping centres… 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

Adam Challis

Executive Director, EMEA Capital Markets Research & Strategy - JLL

Adam co-ordinates JLL Capital Markets Research & Strategy across Europe, Middle East & Africa. He oversees a network of research specialists that work closely with investors to build targeted property investment strategies within the 500+ glo… Read full bio

Daniel Cunningham

Editor, Real Estate Capital

Daniel Cunningham is the editor of Real Estate Capital, contributing to and coordinating coverage of European real estate finance markets for the title's print and digital channels. He has more than 14 years’ experience writing about the real estate… Read full bio

Pawel Czupryna

Director, Capital Park

Paweł joined Capital Park in June 2020 and is responsible for institutional fundraising and investor relations. He has over 17 years of experience in the financial market, gained in Poland, UK and Austria. Prior to Capital Park, he worked for MCI Cap… Read full bio

Basil Demeroutis

Managing Partner

Basil Demeroutis is Managing Partner of purpose-driven real estate investment firm, FORE Partnership. The firm has a portfolio of over one million square feet in the UK and western Europe, spanning offices, mixed use and residential sectors. FORE’s h… Read full bio

Lorcain Egan

Managing Director – Head of Lending, Europe, Starwood Capital Europe Advisers

Lorcain Egan is Head of Lending, Europe for Starwood. Mr. Egan is responsible for Starwood’s lending platform in Europe and Asia. Between 2013 and 2017 Mr. Egan structured and executed financings whilst working in Capital Markets, supporting Starwood… Read full bio

Mark Faithfull

Editor, Retail Property Analyst

Mark Faithfull is a long-standing, specialist retail and real estate journalist and is editor-in-chief of the publications for MAPIC and for World Retail Congress. He also runs the contents and events for trends and investment publication Retail Prop… 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

Lynn Gilbert

Senior Advisor to QSix REF and NED for Rezide

Lynn Gilbert joined QSix in September 2020 as a senior adviser and investment committee member for the CRE business. Lynn has been involved in real estate lending since 1987 and has headed up many successful teams at Societe Generale, Morgan Stanley… Read full bio

Tyler Goodwin

CEO & Founder, Seaforth Land

Tyler is the Founder and CEO of Seaforth Land. He has over 30 years of international real estate experience across Asia, North America and the UK in property development, investment banking, principal investment, and investment management. He is a pa… 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

Frans Heijbel

Head of International Real Assets, Alecta

Mr. Frans Heijbel is responsible for Alecta’s international real assets. The value of Alecta’s total real estate portfolio amounts to ca EUR 13 billion (11 % of total AUM) of which ca EUR 8 billion represents international real estate concentrated to… Read full bio

Sean Hill

Managing Director, Central Group

Sean Hill has over 10 years of experience in luxury department stores and retail and has been acting as Managing Director of CGE Investments Limited in London since March of 2020 where he manages all of Central Group’s real estate assets in Europe wh… Read full bio

David Hirst

Partner, Mitheridge

David is responsible for the Firm’s overall operational framework. He is a member of the Executive Committee and the Investment Committee, and a Trustee and Director of the Mitheridge Foundation. Prior to joining Mitheridge, David spent 15 years as E… 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

Adrian Ion

CFO, Therme Group

Adrian Ion is the CFO of Therme Group and VP for Corporate Finance, responsible for managing the group’s financial strategy, its relationship with investors and funding partners and day-to-day financial operations. Prior to joining Therme Group, Adri… Read full bio
James Jacobs Lazard

James Jacobs

Managing Director, Lazard

James Jacobs is a Managing Director, Head of Real Estate, within Private Capital Advisory at Lazard & Co., Limited James joined Lazard in January 2008 to help establish the real estate fundraising practice within PCA. He focuses on advising real… Read full bio

Shiraz Jiwa

Founder and CEO, The Valesco Group

The Founder and CEO of The Valesco Group is Mr. Shiraz Jiwa, who has a distinguished track record spanning 2 decades. Mr. Jiwa has successfully closed and managed over €5 billion of European commercial real estate investments, delivering strong targe… Read full bio

Joan Jove

Co-CEO, McArthurGlen

Joan Jove was appointed Co-CEO for McArthurGlen in October 2020. In his position, Joan is responsible for the operation of McArthurGlen’s portfolio of 26 designer outlets across 10 countries in Europe and Canada. Alongside Susie McCabe, Joan leads th… Read full bio

Raj Kotecha

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Amro Real Estate Partners

Raj Kotecha is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Amro Real Estate Partners and has overall responsibility for the investment, development and operational strands of the business. Well-known within the industry, Raj is often asked to chair investor… Read full bio

Jay Kwan

Managing Director - International Real Estate - Europe, QuadReal Property Group

Jay Kwan joined QuadReal as Managing Director, Europe in February 2018. His focus is on building the international portfolio, with an emphasis on investing in Global Cities in the U.K. and Europe. Jay was formerly a Managing Director at TPG Real Esta… Read full bio

Stanley Kwong

ESG Associate Director, Real Assets - Aviva Investors

Stanley leads ESG origination and impact investment strategy for Aviva Investor’s Real Assets business, advising investment teams on transactions across all desks (infrastructure, private debt, and real estate). He leads the development of ESG opinio… 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

Martina Malone

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising, Prologis

Martina Malone, managing director, head of global capital raising, is responsible for client relations and capital raising with Prologis’ global investor base. Her focus is to develop and deepen relationships with institutional investors and consulta… Read full bio

Lee Marshall

Head of Real Estate, Pension Protection Fund

After 6yrs in research and portfolio analysis roles with IPD (now MSCI) and CBRE Global Investors, Lee spent 13yrs as a fund manager in the real estate multimanager teams at Aviva Investors and LaSalle Investment Management. In this role, the final 3… 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

Ryan Matenchuk

Managing Director, Galileo Labs

Ryan is the Managing Director of Galileo Labs. His business creates and curates lab space for science companies in an urban environment. He is a real estate finance professional with a depth of experience working in the property industry for over 17… 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

Matteo Milan

Principal, Real Estate Debt - Cain International

Matteo joined Cain International in 2014 and is a Principal in the firm’s Real Estate Debt team. He plays a key role in the origination and development of the firm's UK debt portfolio, as well as driving its expansion into continental Europe. Before… Read full bio

Briain Morris

Managing Director, Slate Asset Management

Briain is a Managing Director of Slate Asset Management and has significant corporate finance, restructuring, and capital markets experience in both North America and Europe Briain leads the Slate European platform. His responsibilities include origi… Read full bio

Vanessa Muscara

Head of Research & Strategy, Europa Capital

Vanessa joined Europa Capital as Head of Research & Strategy in September 2020. She is responsible for providing expert guidance to support Europa’s tactical and strategic business support needs. Before joining Europa Capital, Vanessa held resear… Read full bio

Balaji Nagabhushan

Partner, Conduit Real Estate

Balaji is a co-founder of Conduit Real Estate, a UK and European debt and special situations capital advisory business that was established in 2020. Balaji has around 22 years’ experience covering Real Estate, Investment Banking/M&A and Strategy… Read full bio
Colleen O’Connor BioMed Realty

Colleen O’Connor

Vice President, East Coast and U.K. Markets, BioMed Realty

Colleen O’Connor is BioMed Realty’s Vice President of Leasing for the East Coast and U.K. Markets. Her role encompasses the management of 5.9 million square feet on two continents. Since joining BioMed Realty’s team nearly six years ago, Colleen has… 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

Peter Papadako

Head of European Research, Green Street

Peter is the Head of European Research at Green Street overseeing coverage of the Pan-European office and industrial sectors. Since joining the firm in 2010, he has launched coverage of more than 30 property companies. Peter has played a central role… Read full bio

Pooja Patel

Principal, Stepstone

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

Henry Pepper

Investment Director, Bridges Fund Management

Henry is an investment director on the Bridges property team bringing with him 17 years’ experience in the industry. Prior to Bridges, Henry worked at LondonMetric Property plc from 2008-2019 where he worked in the investment team, where he took a le… Read full bio

James Piper

Partner, TPG Real Estate

James Piper is a Partner based in London. Prior to joining TPG Real Estate in 2019, Mr. Piper was a Partner in the Real Estate Group at Ares Management, where he focused on sourcing and executing transactions across the UK and Continental Europe and… 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

Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

Peter Plaut is an Executive Director at Wimmer Family Office focused on origination, researching and structuring private debt and equity transactions across a broad range of industries including in the aerospace, energy, metals and mining, and real e… Read full bio

Will Robson

Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research, MSCI

Will Robson is Executive Director and Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research at MSCI. He is responsible for the direction and delivery of MSCI’s applied real estate research agenda which seeks to help clients understand their real estate portf… Read full bio

Sabine Schaffer

Managing Partner & CO-CEO Europe, Pro-invest Group

Dr Sabine Schaffer is Managing Partner & Co-CEO (Europe) at Pro-invest Group and is one of the founding members of the Group. Since inception of the business, she was instrumental in establishing Pro-invest as one of the leading integrated real e… Read full bio

Bill Schwab

CEO, LCI Investment 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

Shripal Shah

Head of Real Estate Finance, UK, Allianz Real Estate

Shripal Shah is the Head of Debt Originations London office for Allianz Real Estate. He joined the company in August 2019. Prior to joining Allianz, Shripal held different senior positions in international real estate banking at Barclays Bank, HSBC a… 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

James Sheppard

Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Kadans Science Partner

James is Head of Commercial for the UK & Ireland at Kadans Science Partner. James joined Kadans from Cushman & Wakefield where he was Head of Life Sciences. James brings significant life science experience to Kadans, having worked on some of… 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 Assets, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Neil is the Global Head of Real Assets, leading a multi-disciplinary team investing internationally across real estate and infrastructure within the direct, listed and multi-manager space. Neil joined Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”) in August 2… 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

Logan Smith

Senior Managing Director and Head of Logistics, Europe; Hines

Mr. Smith serves as Head of Logistics and Industrial for Hines’ European business. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the industrial/logistics sector throughout the world. Prior to joining Hines, among other roles, Mr. Smith has served as Head… 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

Simon Uiterwijk

Senior Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

Simon is a Senior Portfolio Manager at NN Investment Partners (previously ING Investment Management) since 2015, where he is co-responsible for NN IP’s Commercial Real Estate lending activities. He has a particular focus on investment strategy, loan… Read full bio
Lennart van Mierlo, NN Investment Partners

Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

Lennart has spent his career in the Banking and Investment Management industry. Currently he is Head of the Commercial Real Estate Debt team within the Alternative Credit department of NN Investment Partners, headquartered in The Netherlands in Europ… 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

Pertti Vanhanen

Managing Director, Europe | Cromwell Property Group

As Managing Director of Cromwell Property Group in Europe, Pertti has full operational responsibility for running the European business. Pertti joined Cromwell in 2021 and is a seasoned leader in the real estate industry with over 30 years’ experienc… 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

Gareth Williams

Head of Real Estate Finance, QSix

Gareth joined QSix in 2017 to establish the firm’s real estate finance business and is currently responsible for all commercial real estate debt investments and developing the lending platform. Prior to joining QSix, he was involved in establishing t… Read full bio

Craig Wilson

Partner, Debt Advisory, Knight Frank

Craig is a Partner in Knight Frank’s Capital Advisory team, providing expert advice to clients on a range of complex real estate finance issues. Craig has over 17 years’ experience in commercial real estate finance, covering investment and developmen… 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.

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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.

Covid precautions

To help keep you and your peers safe, we have embraced some common principles to ensure the smooth running of the global PERE events portfolio.

Read now

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 …

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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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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.

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Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 21st

Plenary
08:30 - 09:15

Registration and networking

09:15 - 09:20

PERE welcome

Adam Smallman
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Adam Smallman

Director – Membership Programs, PEI Media Group

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09:20 - 09:30

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Jonathan Brasse
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Jonathan Brasse

Senior Editor, PERE

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09:30 - 09:45

Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

CEO, LCI Investment Company

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LP insights
09:45 - 10:45

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

Pertti Vanhanen , Karim Habra, Lee Marshall, Andrea Orlandi, Neil Slater

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.

Moderated by Pertti Vanhanen, Managing Director, Europe, Cromwell Property Group   

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Pertti Vanhanen

Managing Director, Europe | Cromwell Property Group

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Karim Habra

Head of Europe & Asia-Pacific, Ivanhoe Cambridge

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Lee Marshall

Head of Real Estate, Pension Protection Fund

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Andrea Orlandi

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

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Neil Slater

Global Head of Real Assets, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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10:45 - 11:15

Networking break

11:15 - 11:45

Keynote interview: Repositioning a real estate strategy - Insight into the plan of one of Europe’s biggest pension funds

Evelyn Lee, Frans Heijbel

<strong>Session 2</strong>

Alecta is one of Europe’s largest institutional investors with over £85 billion in AUM. In this keynote interview with Frans Heijbel, head of international real assets, we have the opportunity to understand what the Swedish pension fund’s plans are for its real estate exposure, investment approach coming out of the pandemic and where they’re looking to find risk-adjusted returns in a competitive global market.

Frans Heijbel, Head of International Real Assets, Alecta

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Evelyn Lee

News Editor, PERE

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Frans Heijbel

Head of International Real Assets, Alecta

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Deploying capital in the coming decade
11:45 - 12:30

Building a real estate portfolio fit for the coming decade

Jonathan Brasse, Tony Brown , Kari Pitkin, Paul Tebbit

Session 3

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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Jonathan Brasse

Senior Editor, PERE

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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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12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Equity Stream: Building a portfolio suited for the new economy
13:30 - 14:15

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

Claire Williams, Wilson Lamont, Martina Malone, Briain Morris, Logan Smith

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.

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Claire Williams

Industrial & Logistics Research Lead, Knight Frank

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Wilson Lamont

Partner, Co-Head, European Real Estate Equity - Ares Management

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Martina Malone

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising, Prologis

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Briain Morris

Managing Director, Slate Asset Management

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Logan Smith

Senior Managing Director and Head of Logistics, Europe; Hines

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14:15 - 15:00

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

James Jacobs, Shiraz Jiwa, Guillaume Cassou, Tyler Goodwin, 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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James Jacobs

Managing Director, Lazard

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Shiraz Jiwa

Founder and CEO, The Valesco Group

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Guillaume Cassou

Partner - Head of European Real Estate, KKR

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Tyler Goodwin

CEO & Founder, Seaforth Land

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Sophie Van Oosterom

Global Head of Real Estate, Schroders

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15:00 - 15:30

Networking break

15:30 - 16:15

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

Adam Challis, Bill Bateman, Anna Brown, Jay Kwan, 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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Adam Challis

Executive Director, EMEA Capital Markets Research & Strategy - JLL

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Bill Bateman

Head of European Living, Nuveen Real Estate

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Anna Brown

Director of Strategic and Corporate Finance, McCarthy Stone

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Jay Kwan

Managing Director - International Real Estate - Europe, QuadReal Property Group

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Christina Ofschonka

Managing Director, Senior Fund Manager, AEW

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16:15 - 17:00

Breakout roundtables: What retail assets make sense to invest in?

Mark Faithfull, Pawel Czupryna , Sean Hill, Joan Jove, Colin Campbell

Session 7A: Breakout roundtables

The conversation on retail is dominated by the narrative of shopping centre obsolescence and the decline of the high street, yet to meet the needs of the future consumer physical buildings, in which stock and transactions take place, will certainly be a part of the economy. In this session we discuss the future of retail investments, exploring questions such as how to investors discriminate between different retail exposures, what the post-pandemic consumer and tourism outlook is, how operators can add value to their brand customers and what the role of physical retail is in retail brands’ sales strategy.

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Mark Faithfull

Editor, Retail Property Analyst

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Pawel Czupryna

Director, Capital Park

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Sean Hill

Managing Director, Central Group

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Joan Jove

Co-CEO, McArthurGlen

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Colin Campbell

Chairman, Pradera

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Debt and Finance Stream: Financing real estate for the next decade
13:30 - 14:15

Landscape of the European real estate debt & finance market

Peter Plaut, Laia Massague, Michael Shields, Lennart van Mierlo

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.

 

Moderated by Peter Plaut, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

 

 

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Peter Plaut

Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office

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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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Lennart van Mierlo, NN Investment Partners

Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

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14:15 - 15:00

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

Craig Wilson, Mark Bladon, Nicola Free, Gareth Williams

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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Craig Wilson

Partner, Debt Advisory, Knight Frank

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Mark Bladon

Head of Real Estate, Investec

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Nicola Free

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

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Gareth Williams

Head of Real Estate Finance, QSix

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15:00 - 15:30

Networking break

15:30 - 16:15

How to reposition debt portfolios towards alternatives?

Lorcain Egan, Matteo Milan, Balaji Nagabhushan , Simon Uiterwijk

Session 6B

Over last 18 months the real estate asset class has gone through a fundamental shift in investment thinking as investors look to rebalance their portfolios away from commercial real estate and into alternatives such as residential, life sciences, data centres and other niche product. In this session we’ll discuss how leading debt and financing players are going about getting ahead of this trend and overcoming the challenges in aligning their business toward alternatives.

 

Moderated by Eugenia Jimenez, Reporter, Real Estate Capital

 

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Lorcain Egan

Managing Director – Head of Lending, Europe, Starwood Capital Europe Advisers

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Matteo Milan

Principal, Real Estate Debt - Cain International

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Balaji Nagabhushan

Partner, Conduit Real Estate

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Simon Uiterwijk

Senior Portfolio Manager, Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

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16:15 - 17:00

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

Daniel Cunningham, Martin Barnewell, Stanley Kwong, Shripal Shah, 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.

 

Moderated by Dan Cunningham, Editor, Real Estate Capital

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Daniel Cunningham

Editor, Real Estate Capital

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Martin Barnewell

Investment Director, Commercial Real Estate Debt, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Stanley Kwong

ESG Associate Director, Real Assets - Aviva Investors

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Shripal Shah

Head of Real Estate Finance, UK, Allianz Real Estate

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Pontus Sundin

CEO, Brunswick Real Estate Capital Advisory AB

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Plenary
17:00 - 17:10

Chair’s Day one closing remarks

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

CEO, LCI Investment Company

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Cocktail reception and networking roundtables on residential investment
17:10 - 18:30

Cocktail reception and networking roundtables on residential investment

Anna Brown, Lynn Gilbert, James Jacobs, Raj Kotecha
  • Affordable housing – led by Lynn Gilbert, Senior Advisor, QSix
  • Build to let – led by James Jacobs, Managing Director, Lazard
  • Senior housing – led by Anna Brown, Director of Strategic and Corporate Finance, McCarthy Stone
  • Student accommodation – led by Raj Kotecha, Managing Director, Amro Real Estate Partners
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Anna Brown

Director of Strategic and Corporate Finance, McCarthy Stone

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Lynn Gilbert

Senior Advisor to QSix REF and NED for Rezide

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James Jacobs

Managing Director, Lazard

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Raj Kotecha

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Amro Real Estate Partners

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Agenda

Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd

Plenary
09:00 - 09:10

Welcome to day two & chair’s opening remarks

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

CEO, LCI Investment Company

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

How will the green transition impact real estate investments?

Peter Papadako

Session 8

Reducing greenhouse gases is expected to materially impact the real estate industry considering its large carbon footprint (~40% of global emissions). The pandemic accelerated the “sustainability” transition, shifting occupiers’ needs and driving higher demand towards higher-quality and energy efficient assets.

In this presentation we gain insight on the concept of the “green” office building, how investors should navigate the complexities of the economic and carbon costs of going green, and how investors should optimise their portfolios through careful cost-benefit assessments.

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Peter Papadako

Head of European Research, Green Street

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09:30 - 10:15

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

Will Robson, Daniel McHugh, Pertti Vanhanen , Stéphane Villemain

Session 10

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.

Moderated by: Will Robson, Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research, MSCI

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Will Robson

Global Head of Real Estate Solutions Research, MSCI

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Daniel McHugh

Chief Investment Officer, Aviva Investors Real Assets

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Pertti Vanhanen

Managing Director, Europe | Cromwell Property Group

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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?

Basil Demeroutis, David Hirst, Adrian Ion, Pooja Patel, Henry Pepper

Session 10

 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.

 

Moderated by Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner, FORE Partnership

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Basil Demeroutis

Managing Partner

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David Hirst

Partner, Mitheridge

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Adrian Ion

CFO, Therme Group

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Pooja Patel

Principal, Stepstone

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Henry Pepper

Investment Director, Bridges Fund Management

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11:00 - 23:30

Networking break

Accessing alternative sectors
11:30 - 12:15

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

Vanessa Muscara, Brad Hyler, Bill Page, James Piper, Sabine Schaffer

Session 11

 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.

 

Moderated by Vanessa Muscara, Head of Research & Strategy, Europa Capital

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Vanessa Muscara

Head of Research & Strategy, Europa Capital

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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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James Piper

Partner, TPG Real Estate

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Sabine Schaffer

Managing Partner & CO-CEO Europe, Pro-invest Group

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12:15 - 13:00

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

Ryan Matenchuk, Colleen O’Connor, Abigail Shapiro, James Sheppard , Charles Walford

Session 12

 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.

 

Moderated by Ryan Matenchuk, Managing Director, Galileo Labs

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Ryan Matenchuk

Managing Director, Galileo Labs

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Colleen O’Connor BioMed Realty

Colleen O’Connor

Vice President, East Coast and U.K. Markets, BioMed Realty

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Abigail Shapiro

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

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James Sheppard

Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Kadans Science Partner

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Charles Walford

Senior Development Director and Head of Life Sciences, Stanhope

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Plenary
13:00 - 13:15

Chair’s closing remarks

Bill Schwab
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Bill Schwab

CEO, LCI Investment Company

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13:15 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:05

End of conference

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No.11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

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Contactless

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Qualified first-aid staff will be ready to assist anyone falling ill for whatever reason. In the event of any attendee suffering Covid-related symptoms, the PEI team will follow local health guidance in ensuring the safety of all participants.