Financing the future of European real estate

On Day 3 of the PERE Europe Summit 2022, the Real Estate Capital Borrowers & Lenders Forum will connect Europe’s preeminent real estate lenders with borrowers, developers, and advisors across the region.

Focused on understanding the needs of European real estate borrowers, discover lending opportunities across sectors and markets to diversify your portfolio and find the clients of tomorrow.

The discussion will cover key real estate debt and financing trends such as:

  • The impact of the end of forbearance on debt portfolios
  • What borrowers in the market are looking for when it comes to financing their investment strategy?
  • How lenders are incentivising ESG and impact outcomes with their borrowers
  • How lenders are adjusting their underwriting to access alternative sectors
  • And much more…

Discover financing opportunities

Explore new deals across European markets and breakdown how borrowers are raising finance in 2022 and beyond.

Stay ahead of competitors

Actionable content will ensure you can understand crucial borrower-lender dynamics.

Build lender-borrower relationships

Meet Europe’s leading real estate debt and financing network in one location. Connect with investors, banks, debt managers, developers, operating partners and more.

Speakers from our previous events

Past attendees to our debt and financing events include

Aberdeen Standard Investments
Allianz Real Estate
Aviva Investors
Brunswick Real Estate Capital Advisory
Cain International
Conduit Real Estate
Cromwell Property Group
HIG Capital
Knight Frank
Landesbank Baden Wurttemberg (LBBW)
M&G Real Estate
Nisus Finance Services
NN Investment Partners
Schroders Investment Management
Starwood Capital Europe Advisers
Swiss Reinsurance

What our attendees say

Lennart van Mierlo

Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, NN Investment Partners

A great opportunity to connect live with interesting participants and experienced speakers from around the world.

Michael E. Shields

EMEA Head of Real Estate, ING Wholesale Banking

Always an excellent event with distinguished panels and attendees – This year, I especially enjoyed the ESG Debt Panel.

Nicola Free

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

Such a refreshing and energising event having the opportunity to network in person with the great and the good of the CRE market.

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2021 speakers included

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 and 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

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

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, Real Estate , 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 Muscarà

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

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

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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