Creating Growth Through Diversity

With a growing body of research showing that more diverse teams and inclusive workplaces directly correlates with stronger business outcomes, the issue of diversity in private equity real estate continues to move up the agenda.

The inaugural Women in Real Estate Forum will bring together over 500 delegates for open discussion on the latest issues facing the industry, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas, initiate deals and forge new relationships.

This year’s event will be co-located with the Women in Infrastructure Forum and the Women in Private Equity Forum, in addition to the Women in Private Debt Forum, all registered attendees will have access to all events allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes.

Covering Women in Private Equity, Infrastructure & Private Debt

One Summit: Four Forums

Now in its 6th year

Now in its 3rd year

New for 2019

Features in 2019

Dictate the narrative

Interactive panel discussions, keynote interviews, networking roundtables, think tanks and an oxford style debate allow you to put forward your thoughts and shape this important discussion.

Build your network

Meet 500+ influential investors, fund managers and advisors from across the community and make the right connections to grow your business.

Gain insights

Identify key real estate opportunities and discover strategies for 2019 and beyond.

Attendees from the previous summit in 2018

3i Group Plc
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Alinda Capital Partners
Allianz Global Investors
AMP Capital
APAX Partners
Apollo Management International
Arcus Infrastructure Partners
Ares Management Ltd
Arjun Infrastructure Partners
BC Partners
Cantor Fitzgerald
CDC Group
EQT Partners
European Investment Bank
First Avenue
Foresight Group
Green Investment Group
Hamilton Lane
HarbourVest Partners
I Squared Capital
IFM Investors
JP Morgan
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Korea Investment Corporation
Macquarie Capital
MetLife Investments
National Pension Service
PSP Investments
StepStone Group
StepStone Group


A quote icon for decorating the content Laura Yang

Analyst, CPPIB

The conference is very well organized, covering topics on both diversity awareness and key industry issues such as investing in emerging markets.

A quote icon for decorating the content Anke Heinze

Director Investments & Financing, AviAlliance GmbH, Germany

It is an excellent forum for women of all levels of seniority to get to know each other, exchange views and hopefully to form professional relationships that ca…

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A quote icon for decorating the content Kirsty Packer

Senior Analyst, I Squared Capital

It was inspiring to meet so many strong women who are excelling in this industry and raising awareness of the benefits of gender diversification.

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For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould at or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

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Featured speakers

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Danielle Baron

Global Head of Power & Utilities, Crédit Agricole CIB

Danielle began her career at U.S Ex-Im Bank in Washington D.C. She later joined ANZ where she held several positions in Structured Finance and Infrastructure & Utilities Coverage in Hanoi, Melbourne and London. She later joined HSBC and finally Credi… Read full bio

Bonnie Calnan

Partner, Dentons

Bonnie is a partner in Dentons' London office. She is a member of the Real Estate practice group. Bonnie leads high-end multidisciplinary transactions covering leveraged and unleveraged, upstream (real estate joint ventures and structuring) and downs… Read full bio

Andrea Carpenter

Co-Founder, Women Talk Real Estate

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

Amal Del Monaco

Head of Sector Specialists, AXA IM - Real Assets

Amal Del Monaco is currently Head of Sector Specialists at AXA IM - Real Assets. She is responsible for the team of real asset sector specialists within the larger Asset Management & Development team. She is a member of the AXA IM - Real Assets Globa… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

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

Teresa Farmaki

Founding Partner, Astarte Capital Partners

Teresa is a Partner and co-founder of Astarte Capital Partners. She is also a member of the Investment Committee. During her career, Teresa has acquired 17 years of experience in structuring, execution and senior management across the spectrum of Pri… Read full bio

Kaela Fenn-Smith

Managing Director, Real Estate Balance

Kaela Fenn-Smith is Managing Director of Real Estate Balance, the campaign organisation working with CEOs and senior leaders across the property sector to effect positive change by increasing the number of women in senior positions. Kaela has 26 year… Read full bio

Anne Gales

Partner, Threadmark

Anne is a co-founder of Threadmark. She has over 25 years experience of capital raising and financial markets, and has advised and raised capital for over 50 different fund managers in real estate, credit, infrastructure and private equity since 2002… Read full bio

Jake Goodman

Manager - Real Assets, PRI

Jake joined the PRI in March 2017. He is an environmental scientist by training and worked for the UK Environment Agency as a remote sensing operator before moving into consultancy. As a consultant he worked with public and large private companies in… Read full bio

Roxana Isaiu

Director - Real Estate, GRESB

Roxana Isaiu is Director Real Estate for GRESB. Roxana holds an Msc in Corporate Finance and is responsible for the development and implementation of the ESG standards, as well as the benchmarking methodology for the real estate sector. Since joining… Read full bio

Stuart Jackson

Chief Executive Officer, InfraRed

Stuart joined InfraRed in 2006 and leads InfraRed’s real estate activities. Stuart moved to Hong Kong in 2007 establishing InfraRed’s operations in Asia. In his capacity as Head of Asian Real Estate for InfraRed, Stuart led the evolution of InfraRed… Read full bio

David Jeffrey

Partner, StepStone Global

Mr. Jeffrey leads StepStone’s activities in Europe and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East and co-investments. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and diversity initiatives, as well as vario… Read full bio

Cecile Levi

Co-Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… Read full bio

Claire Madden

Managing Partner, Connection Capital

Claire is a founding partner of Connection Capital, the private client investment business which specialises in alternative investments. Claire heads up all of our activities in respect of our investments in alternative asset funds and real estate. S… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

Laurie Mahon serves as Vice-Chair of CIBC’s U.S. Investment Banking business, a role she recently assumed after having led the Global Infrastructure and Power team since August 2013. She has spent her entire professional life in the infrastructure sp… Read full bio

Karen Martinus

Global Research Associate, USAA Real Estate

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

Gail McManus

Founder and Managing Director, PER

Gail McManus is the Founder and Managing Director of PER, setting up the business in the late 1990s after a career in private equity at 3i. Gail is a passionate member of the private equity and alterative assets community and is actively involved in… Read full bio

Merrick McKay

Head of Europe - Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”), in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh and London offices. ASI’s European Private Equity business, with over €8bn AuM, encompasses primary and secondary fund investments and… Read full bio

Heather Mulahasani

Managing Director - Real Estate, Goldman Sachs

Heather is a lead real estate investor covering Europe for the Real Estate Principal Investment Area (REPIA) within Merchant Banking Division (MBD). Heather joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as an analyst in REPIA and has spent the majority of her career… Read full bio

Taru Oksman

Managing Partner, Riverhouse Partners

As Managing Partner, Taru oversees Riverhouse Partners and Riverhouse Advisory. She works across all practice areas on key strategic hires. At Riverhouse Partners, her remit encompasses leadership and country head roles across growth markets as well… Read full bio

Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Matina is currently the deputy head of QIC Global Infrastructure, a business she co-founded in early 2006. QIC Global Infrastructure has directly invested over $10billion in global infrastructure covering toll roads, airports, ports, water and energy… Read full bio

Cynthia Parpa

Director - Real Assets European Research, BlackRock

Sunaina Sinha

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

Sunaina Sinha is the founder and Managing Partner of Cebile Capital, a private funds advisor based in London and New York. Under her leadership, Cebile Capital has quickly become one of the leading advisors in private equity and private debt. Cebile… Read full bio

Paul Ward

Managing Partner, Pantheon

Paul Ward, Managing Partner, joined Pantheon in 2003 and has 22 years of private equity experience. Paul is a member of the Partnership Board and leads the firm’s strategic development and operational management. Paul joined Pantheon from Lehman Brot… Read full bio

Bronny Wilson

Regional Head - UK and Ireland, Equiem

Bronny has led Equiem’s UK team since its inception in 2017, having headed up Client Services and Onsite Staffing in Equiem’s Australian business for five years prior. She has spearheaded the company’s stellar first year in the UK market, overseeing… Read full bio
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Sponsorship opportunities in 2019

The Women in Real Estate Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for real estate professionals focused on increasing diversity within the asset class.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Chris Wagland, +44 (0) 0207 566 5475.

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