About The Conference:

iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce the newest addition to the flagship series, the Real Estate Private Equity Summit: Europe taking place on September 18th in London.  The financial crisis has taken a toll on real estate private equity. Overall, fund terms have not come back to pre-crash levels, and investors are scrutinising the platforms where they are placing capital.  The Summit will offer an in-depth understanding into the structural changes that are occurring in the European real estate marketplace as well as where and how to capture the best opportunities in UK and European real estate.  Join us and network with the real estate industry’s largest investors, as well as senior-level representatives from private equity firms, real estate asset managers, hedge funds, investment banks, distressed debt firms, lawyers, investment consultants, owners and developers.

KEY TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

  • Gain insights into investors’ preferred strategies and expectations from their real estate investments 
  • Examine the growing role of alternative finance providers
  • Investigate whether prime markets are good value 
  • Identify long-term opportunities in non-core markets 
  • Learn about the banks’ plans and goals for 2013 
  • Discover how long-term structural trends will impact the real estate market 
  • Know how to capture opportunities outside of your domestic market

NETWORK WITH LEADING:

  • Real Estate Private Equity Firms
  • Corporate & Public Pension Plans
  • Insurance Companies 
  • Investment Banks 
  • Distressed Debt Firms and Investors 
  • Real Estate Asset Management Firms 
  • Commercial Real Estate Executives 
  • Real Estate Developers, Owners & Investors

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Speakers
Ivo De Wit
Portfolio Manager
CBRE GLOBAL INVESTORS


Ivo De Wit
Portfolio Manager, CBRE GLOBAL INVESTORS

Ivo is a Global Portfolio Manager and Fund Manager of the Global Alpha Fund for CBRE Global Multi Manager. Based in London, he is responsible for performance, strategy, and investment decision making of the global portfolios. Ivo previously worked as Global Portfolio Manager for ING Real Estate Select in London, where he was responsible for managing global multi-manager non-listed real estate investment accounts for institutional clients. Before that, Ivo was part of the Global Executive Team of ING Real Estate Investment Management. He has been responsible for strategic planning, asset allocation, investment selection and performance monitoring for both listed and unlisted funds. During his more than 15-year real estate investment career, he has worked in various regions around the world focusing on business and strategic direction and executing new business opportunities. In New York, Ivo was a Vice President and Head of US Strategy for ING Clarion, responsible for client and fund strategies and forecasting real estate returns. Ivo is a member of the IPD Global Pooled Property Fund Indices Consultative Group and a member of the ULI European Office and Mixed Use Council and Policy & Practice Committee. Ivo has a Ph.D. In Finance and holds a Master’s in Economics from Maastricht University. 

Peter Pereira Gray
Managing Director, Investment Division
WELLCOME TRUST


Peter Pereira Gray
Managing Director, Investment Division, WELLCOME TRUST

Peter Pereira Gray is the Managing Director of the Investment Division of the Wellcome Trust, and works with a team managing the £14 billion multi asset global investment portfolio. Peter reports to the Chief Investment Officer and is a member of the Investment Committee. Previous roles held were Co head of the portfolio Management team and Head of Property Investment. Peter has a wide brief responsible for the oversight of the Investment Services, Support and Portfolio Management teams.

 

Prior to joining the Trust in January 2001, Peter worked for 12 years at Prudential Property Investment Managers, latterly as a Director of Property Fund Management and Deputy Life Fund Manager.

 

Peter is a past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum, the UK’s leading property investment professionals’ members association and was a past founding and advisory board member and member of the Management Board of INREV (the European Association for unlisted real estate vehicles). He is a member of both the Bank of England Commercial and Residential Property Forums, and a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Peter is also an Advisory Board member for Composition Capital Partners, with offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

 

Outside work he is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Advisory Board member and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development.

Ali Otmar
Managing Director
TRISTAN CAPITAL PARTNERS


Ali Otmar
Managing Director, TRISTAN CAPITAL PARTNERS

Ali is a Managing Director of Investments at Tristan Capital Partners. He is responsible for origination and execution of investments in Europe with a particular focus on Germany and Austria. Prior to joining Tristan, Ali worked for five years in Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Principal Investments group and it’s successor, Peakside Capital. While at Merrill Lynch, he was responsible for structuring, raising and managing the Bosphorus Real Estate Fund I which made investments in excess of €500 million. Prior to Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate Principal Investment group, Ali was a Vice President at Citigroup, where he was responsible for the execution of European real estate investments with a transaction volume of over €10 billion. Ali has 12 years experience and received a BA in Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago in 1999. Ali is a UK and Turkish citizen and speaks Turkish, English and German.

Van Stults
Managing Director
ORION CAPITAL MANAGERS


Van Stults
Managing Director, ORION CAPITAL MANAGERS

Van Stults is a founding partner of Orion Capital Managers, a pan-European real estate private equity investment firm. He has 28 years of real estate investment management experience. Van, with his partners, created the opportunistic Orion European Real Estate Funds I, II, III and IV and the core fund, Orion Income Return Partners, which combined have € 10 billion of investment capacity. The Orion Funds target a wide range of real estate investments throughout Europe. Prior to Orion, Van spent 15 years with LaSalle Partners in the US and Europe where he was a Main Board Member and a Managing Director.  He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

James Walton
Head of Real Estate
CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT


James Walton
Head of Real Estate, CANACCORD GENUITY WEALTH MANAGEMENT

James Walton is Head of Real Estate at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management in London where he undertakes the research of listed and unlisted real estate funds and real estate hedge funds and is a member of the Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Real Estate Committee. He holds an MSc. in Real Estate Economics and Finance and is a Member of the Investment Property Forum, Urban Land Institute, Society of Property Researchers and Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.

Phil Clark
Head of Property Investment
KAMES CAPITAL


Phil Clark
Head of Property Investment, KAMES CAPITAL

Phil is Head of Property Investment and is responsible for managing the Direct, Indirect and Specialist property teams at Kames Capital. He joined in 2007 from Aviva Investors where he was Head of Specialist Property Funds.  Phil’s investment experience includes a wide variety of property sectors including industrial, offices, retail, healthcare, student accommodation, infrastructure, residential and regeneration and he has international business experience of property investment in the UK, Europe and Asia.  Phil was Chairman of the Investment Property Forum in 2011/12, and co-chairs the UK Property Industry Alliance Debt Group which represents the property investment industry to Government on property related debt.

Russell Jewell
Head of Private Equity Funds
AEW EUROPE


Russell Jewell
Head of Private Equity Funds, AEW EUROPE

Russell Jewell has been active in the European real estate markets for over 25 years. After obtaining a degree in Urban Land administration in 1981, Russell trained initially as a Chartered Surveyor in London before moving to Spain in 1988 where he was a Partner at Jones Lang Wooton in Madrid and subsequently at Healey&Baker in Barcelona. Returning to the UK in 1994, he was a Fund manager at Pacific Investments and then moved to Merrill Lynch in 1998 where he was Head of Global Principal investments (GPI) for Europe for 8 years. GPI invested the firm’s capital in a variety of opportunistic real estate equity and mezzanine positions across Europe and included financing the acquisition of two major European public property companies, Haslemere Estates and Green Properties. In 2006 Russell Joined Strategic Value Partners, a hedge fund focusing on building a substantial German real estate portfolio and on the acquisition of European real estate debt and CMBS. He joined AEW Europe in July 2011 as Head of Private Equity Funds.

Robin Hubbard
Investment Director, Investor Relations
INFRARED CAPITAL PARTNERS


Robin Hubbard
Investment Director, Investor Relations, INFRARED CAPITAL PARTNERS

Headquartered in London and operating through 5 offices globally, InfraRed is an independent real asset investment manager with more than 20 years of experience in value-add principal investing. It has raised, invested and realised the majority of 6 real estate funds in the UK, Europe and China, and now has more than US$6bn of equity under management. Robin focuses on investor relations and capital raising for InfraRed’s real estate and infrastructure funds including HICL infrastructure Ltd, one of the largest listed infrastructure funds in Europe. He has extensive capital raising experience in both the private and public markets across the globe having spent over 20 years in investment banking at Probitas Partners, NM Rothschild and ABN AMRO. Prior to joining InfraRed Robin spent 3 years as an Executive Director at CBRE  where he was responsible for advising clients on real estate finance and raising debt, mezzanine and equity for property companies and funds.

Peter Harned
Managing Director
MORGAN STANLEY REAL ESTATE


Peter Harned
Managing Director, MORGAN STANLEY REAL ESTATE

Peter Harned is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2003 and currently oversees MSREI’s asset management and capital markets activities across Europe. Peter also serves as Portfolio Manager of MSREF VI International. Peter has over 25 years of institutional real estate experience. Prior to his current role, Peter held positions as CFO for Special Situations Fund III, Head of Capital Markets for MSREI in the Americas, and Global Operations Officer for the real estate investment banking and investing businesses.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Peter held roles in acquisitions, dispositions and portfolio management at predecessors, Lend Lease and Equitable Real Estate. Peter received a BA from Dartmouth College.

Ben Habib
Group Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
FIRST PROPERTY GROUP


Ben Habib
Group Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, FIRST PROPERTY GROUP

Ben founded First Property Group plc in 2000. He is responsible for all aspects of the operations of Fprop and its fund management business. Prior to setting up Fprop, he was Managing Director of a private property development company, JKL Property Ltd, from 1994 - 2000, in which he held a 30% interest. Before joining JKL, he was Finance Director of PWS Holdings plc for 5 years, a quoted Lloyd's reinsurance broker. Ben started his career in corporate finance in 1987 at Shearson Lehman Brothers. He was educated at Rugby School and Cambridge University.

Mathew Crowther
Director
PRAMERICA REAL ESTATE INVESTORS


Mathew Crowther
Director, PRAMERICA REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

 

Mathew Crowther is a Director in the European Real Estate Finance Group, and leads transaction structuring and execution.  He is a qualified English Lawyer with over 13 years experience specialising in commercial real estate and structured finance. Prior to joining Pramerica in January 2009, Mathew was an Assistant Director in the Real Estate Finance group at Rothschild. Before Rothschild, Mathew was a senior lawyer with Clifford Chance’s Structured Finance Group, structuring and documenting pan-European real estate financing for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Rothschild. Mathew's pan-European experience covers the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Italy with associated experience in Luxembourg and Irish structuring. Mathew's legal experience began in Australia where he worked for Australia's largest law firm (Mallesons) specialising in the acquisition and sale of commercial office buildings and shopping centres for GE, Westfield and AMP.

Mathew Crowther is a Director in the European Real Estate Finance Group, and leads transaction structuring and execution.  He is a qualified English Lawyer with over 13 years experience specialising in commercial real estate and structured finance. Prior to joining Pramerica in January 2009, Mathew was an Assistant Director in the Real Estate Finance group at Rothschild. Before Rothschild, Mathew was a senior lawyer with Clifford Chance’s Structured Finance Group, structuring and documenting pan-European real estate financing for Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Rothschild. Mathew's pan-European experience covers the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Italy with associated experience in Luxembourg and Irish structuring. Mathew's legal experience began in Australia where he worked for Australia's largest law firm (Mallesons) specialising in the acquisition and sale of commercial office buildings and shopping centres for GE, Westfield and AMP.

 

Ramon Camina-Menizabal
Real Estate Financing
GOLDMAN SACHS


Ramon Camina-Menizabal
Real Estate Financing, GOLDMAN SACHS

Ramón manages the real estate financing business in EMEA. He has been a member of the Real Estate Investment Banking group since 2003. Previously, Ramón spent four years in Credit Risk Management & Advisory. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1999 as an analyst and was named managing director in 2010. Ramón earned a degree in business and finance from Universidad Comercial de Deusto in 1999.

James Jacobs
Director, Private Fund Advisory Group
LAZARD & CO.


James Jacobs
Director, Private Fund Advisory Group, LAZARD & CO.

James Jacobs is a Director within the Private Fund Advisory Group at Lazard & Co., Limited.

He focuses on advising real estate General Partners, Fund Managers and Investment Professionals on structuring and raising capital to fund their investment activities. Since joining Lazard, James has been involved in aggregating in excess of $5.0bn of equity on a primary basis for real estate funds as well as having advised on over $500m of secondary LP transfers.

Prior to joining Lazard & Co., Limited in 2007, James spent over 5 years at DTZ Corporate Finance, a real estate investment banking team, where he was most recently a Director specialising in fund raising for private real estate vehicles.

Between 1999 and 2002, James was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in London.

James graduated Cambridge University with an M.A. in Economics.

Charles Balch
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients, UK & CEE
DEUTSCHE PFANDBRIEFBANK AG


Charles Balch
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Finance International Clients, UK & CEE , DEUTSCHE PFANDBRIEFBANK AG

Charles Balch has been working within the property financing sector since the mid-1980s. His new role as Head of Real Estate Finance International, UK & CEE is a return to his previous area of responsibilities after a five year period as Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer, responsible for new business and existing portfolio for Asia, Europe, Germany, US and Asset Finance.

His previous roles also include Managing Director, Europe, heading the Origination Structured Finance and Investment Banking Team for Europe at Hypo Real Estate Bank International.

Before joining the Hypo Group, Charles was Head of Global Clients, building a multi-cultural acquisition team and as a 'Bereichsleiter' within the Head Office, managing certain country teams at Aareal Bank.

Anthony Myers
Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Acquisitions Europe
BLACKSTONE


Anthony Myers
Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Acquisitions Europe, BLACKSTONE

Anthony Myers is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Mr Myers is based in London and is Head of Acquisitions for Real Estate in Europe. Since joining Blackstone in 2000, Mr Myers has been involved in a number of real estate investments, both in Europe and in the US, including Multi Corporation, Logicor, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Portfolio, Invitation Homes, Hilton Hotels and Equity Office Properties. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr Myers was Executive Vice President and COO at Balfour Holdings, Inc., a residential and commercial land development company acquired by affiliates of Blackstone in 1997. Before joining Balfour, Mr Myers was an Associate Director in the Bear Stearns Real Estate group. Mr Myers received a BSc (Honors) in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Columbia University.

Manish Chande
Senior Partner
CLEARBELL CAPITAL LLP


Manish Chande
Senior Partner, CLEARBELL CAPITAL LLP

Manish Chande is senior partner of Clearbell Capital LLP and has 30 years of real estate experience. Manish recently established Clearbell, and also remains a senior partner at Mountgrange Investment Management LLP which he co-founded in 2007. He was previously a board director at Land Securities plc, CEO of Trillium, a pioneering sale and lease-back property business, and CEO of Imry, a publicly-quoted property investment and development company. Manish has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1980 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2008.  He was a Commissioner of English Heritage between 2003 and 2011. In 2007, Manish was appointed a Trustee of The London Clinic and in 2012 appointed a Trustee of the Canal and River Trust

Mark Callender
Head of Property Research
SCHRODER PROPERTY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


Mark Callender
Head of Property Research, SCHRODER PROPERTY INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
John Humberstone
Partner
ORCHARD STREET INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


John Humberstone
Partner, ORCHARD STREET INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

John has 25 years experience in the real estate industry of which 12 years were in real estate banking.

 

John joined Orchard Street Investment Management as a Partner in February 2010. He was previously Managing Director at Brookfield Asset Management and prior to that a Director at GE Real Estate where he was responsible for origination and execution of principal transactions.

 

Orchard Street Investment Management LLP was established in 2004 and is a leading real estate investment management business in the UK with £3.2bn of assets under management. We act on behalf of institutional clients advising on investment and active management of UK real estate at all levels of the capital structure.  Orchard Street has significant equity available to invest in the UK property market

 

John has an honours degree from Reading University, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1990 and completed his post-graduate studies at City University Business School

Philippe Winssinger
Chairman of Board of Directors & Investment Committee
IMMOFIN RE GROUP


Philippe Winssinger
Chairman of Board of Directors & Investment Committee, IMMOFIN RE GROUP

Before launching the ImmoFinRE Group in 2007, Philippe has been co-founder and Chairman of DTZ Belux Group from 1980 to 2009 and the valuer of the largest SICAFI (REITS equivalent) from inception since 1995 to 2009. Philippe has also been chairman of RICS Belgium, the Belux arm of the largest professional organization of surveyors worldwide, between 2004 and 2009. Philippe teach at the Executive Master Real Estate (ICHEC St-Louis). Today, Philippe manage its own Family Office based in Belgium mainly active in Real Estate investment and Private Equity and manage several investment companies amongst which Wininvest SA and SOCOGEFI SA. Philippe has co-founded ImmoFinRE Capital Partners in 2007 and is Chairman of the board and of the Investment Committee of ImmoFinRE’s funds, an independent Asset manager based in Luxembourg. ImmoFinRE’s strategy is to invest in the best Real Estate Private Equity Opportunistic Funds in the world. The first fund launched in 2008 (Immofin SICAR) has made EUR 80 million investment in 13 different funds, 5 in Asia, 4 in Europe and 3 in Latin America. The second fund (ImmoFinRE II SICAF-FIS) has had its final close in April 2012 with EUR 115m commitment and has already invested in 14 funds in US, Canada, Latin America, Continental Europe, Turkey, India, Japan, China ,Macau and Indonesia. Philippe is also a director and member of the investment Committee of SIP Latam Agrifund, a Luxembourg SICAF-FIS fund targeting raising USD 250 million to invest in a diversified agribusiness fund in selected Latin American countries. The principal purpose of the Fund, with an expected lifecycle of 10 years, is to directly invest in existing agricultural farms or in suitable land to be transformed and developed into agricultural land. Finally, Philippe is also director of E-Capital II SA a private equity firm, created in 2007, with EUR 30m capital under management and is a member of the Advisory Committee of E-Capital III SICAR, created in 2011, with EUR 96m under management. Brussels, 20 January 2014

Antonin Prade
Head of Real Estate Research
LA FRANCAISE REM


Antonin Prade
Head of Real Estate Research, LA FRANCAISE REM

Holder of a postgraduate degree in Finance from HEC and a master’s in political sciences from Sciences-Po Paris, Antonin Prade began his career in a strategic consulting firm. He then joined Ernst & Young Real Estate where he worked on several complex transactions, including large sales and lease-back deals. Antonin was a cofounder of an investment consulting firm, Exa, before joining La Française AM in 2009, as Head of Research and investment manager for complex transactions and special clients. Antonin has 10 years of experience in Real Estate investment advisory. He teaches the “Real Estate Finance” class at Sciences-Po Paris

Alice Breheny
Head of Research (Europe), Property
HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS


Alice Breheny
Head of Research (Europe), Property, HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

Alice has over 16 years experience in property research.  As Head of Research at Henderson she manages a team of seven analysts devoted to  researching the direct property market in Europe, the US & Asia.

The team specialise in particular countries, sectors and local markets, providing a range of services that support Henderson’s investment process; from strategic forecasts through to local market analysis and fund and property performance analysis. They advise fund managers across acquisitions, disposals and developments across its global  markets.

Alice is a member of the Property Investment Committee and the Property Asset Allocation Group that considers the relative attractiveness of private and public markets globally.  She is also a member of the Investment Property Forum, the Society of Property Researchers, INREV and the International Council of Shopping Centres.

Alice has a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Southampton.

Craig Hughes
UK & Global Sovereign Wealth Fund Real Estate Leader
PWC


Craig Hughes
UK & Global Sovereign Wealth Fund Real Estate Leader , PWC

Craig leads the global real estate services PwC provide to Sovereign Wealth Funds and major global investment funds and leads PwC's UK Real Estate Practice. Craig joined PwC in September 2012 having spent the previous 19 years with Ernst & Young in the UK and Australia where he most recently led their Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction (RHC) practice in the UK & Ireland and was a member of their EMEIA Region and Global RHC Leadership teams. Craig has 20 years experience working with private capital including HNW Individuals and family offices, public companies, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses, pension funds and corporate occupiers. His experience spans a wide range of service offerings including strategic advice, operational efficiency, cost reduction, regulation, buy and sell-side transaction support, risk, governance and assurance including audit.

F.J.T. (Friso) Berghuis
Director Strategic Investments
BOUWINVEST


F.J.T. (Friso) Berghuis
Director Strategic Investments, BOUWINVEST

Mr. Berghuis has been director Strategic Investments for Bouwinvest since July 2010. He is responsible for investor consultancy regarding strategic real estate allocation issues and analysis of real estate portfolios. Friso has seven years of experience in both listed and non-listed real estate investments. Prior to joining Bouwinvest he worked as Portfolio Manager and Real Estate Analyst at Theodoor Gilissen Bankiers.

 

Roger Barris
Founding Partner
PEAKSIDE CAPITAL


Roger Barris
Founding Partner, PEAKSIDE CAPITAL

Mr Barris is a Founding Partner of Peakside Capital and responsible for deal origination and execution, as well as new business. Mr. Barris is a member of the Investment Committees of PREF I, PREF II and BREF.

Mr Barris was formerly a Managing Director and head of Real Estate Principal Investments at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 1997, Mr Barris held senior-level positions at Starwood Capital (where he was the Partner in charge of Europe) and Deutsche Bank AG (where he was the Managing Director responsible for the European activities of the Real Estate Opportunities Group).

While in these positions, Mr Barris oversaw or participated in the acquisition of office, retail, hotel, logistics, residential and NPL investments in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, U.K., the Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Turkey, with an aggregate transaction value significantly in excess of €10 billion. Prior to these positions, Mr Barris held various positions in the Mortgage Securities Department of the Goldman Sachs Group in New York and London.

Mr Barris graduated with Honours from University of Michigan Business School with a Masters degree in Business Administration and Finance. Mr Barris is also a summa cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College in Economics.  Mr Barris is a U.S. citizen and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Marcus Sperber
Head of EMEA Real Estate
BLACKROCK


Marcus Sperber
Head of EMEA Real Estate, BLACKROCK

Marcus Sperber, Managing Director, is Head of BlackRock's International Real Estate business and portfolio Director of the BlackRock UK Property Fund responsible for the implementation of strategy and performance of the fund. He leads a team of investment professionals dedicated to the management of BlackRock’s Real Estate platform across EMEA & Asia Pac.  Marcus also has responsibility for BlackRock’s Alternative Investment business in EMEA.

Mr. Sperber's service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was the portfolio manager of the Merrill Lynch Property Fund, responsible for the performance and management of the properties held within the Fund and sourcing property transactions. Prior to joining MLIM, he worked for 14 years within the property industry, specializing in property investment, development and regeneration.

Mr. Sperber earned a BSc degree in Urban Land Economics from Sheffield Polytechnic. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and sits on the Management Committee of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).

Adrian Benedict
Investment Director, European Real Estate
FIDELITY WORLDWIDE INVESTMENT


Adrian Benedict
Investment Director, European Real Estate, FIDELITY WORLDWIDE INVESTMENT

Adrian has 15 years experience in the real estate and finance industry having worked in several markets across the globe including UK, Western Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2008, he worked at Invista Real Estate developing their listed real estate and residential fund offerings. Prior to that, Adrian was a Director in the real estate corporate finance team of UBS Investment Bank working on IPOs, M&A and debt financing for property companies.

Yusuf Samad
Principal, Fund Management
PENSION PROTECTION FUND


Yusuf Samad
Principal, Fund Management , PENSION PROTECTION FUND

Yusuf is Principal – Alternatives at the Pension Protection Fund responsible for managing investments in alternatives including real estate, private equity and credit. Till February 2011, Yusuf was an Investment Principal at Aon Consulting advising UK pension fund clients on investment governance, strategy, implementation, manager selection and monitoring.  Yusuf coordinated the research into asset classes and strategies and a weekly discussion on markets to formulate advice on current investment opportunities and risks.  Previously, Yusuf was a senior investment consultant at Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow and a member of the hedge fund manager research team. Formerly a trustee and investment committee member of the Citibank (UK) Pension Scheme, Yusuf is presently a trustee of the Sodexo Pension Scheme.  He also coordinates the activities of the Marathon Club, a group of trustees and senior executives promoting a long-term approach to investment.

 

Yusuf has over 25 years experience as a banker with Citibank. He was a Senior Credit Officer and Managing Director for relationship banking with the fund management sector in UK and Europe and previously worked in corporate banking in Bahrain and Pakistan.Yusuf is a Fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He was Chairman of CFA UK and served on its board for 11 years. Yusuf holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison (1977) and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the same university.

Andrew Allen
Director of Global Property Research
ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT


Andrew Allen
Director of Global Property Research, ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Andrew Allen is Director of Global Property Research, managing a team of analysts located in Singapore, Belgium, Norway, Germany and the UK. Andrew is primarily responsible for the implementation of property research and strategy. Andrew joined Aberdeen in 2011 from Oriel Securities where he was a partner and analyst in the real estate securities team. Previously, Andrew was a founding partner and head of research & strategy at Cordea Savills. He had additional responsibility as the fund director for the Charities Property Fund. Prior to that, Andrew held the role of senior manager within the property forecasting (Europe) team, at Henderson Global Investors from where he was seconded to Pradera Asset Management for a year. Prior to that, Andrew was a senior analyst at Property Market Analysis. Andrew graduated with an MSc in Property Investment at Cass Business School where he remains a guest lecturer and a BSc in Economics and Business Finance at Brunel University.
Andrew graduated with an MSc in Property Investment at Cass Business School where he remains a guest lecturer and a BSc in Economics and Business Finance at Brunel University.

 

Dennis Lopez
Global CIO
AXA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


Dennis Lopez
Global CIO, AXA REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Dennis G. Lopez is the Chief Investment Officer of Paris-based AXA Real Estate, the 4th largest Global Real Estate Investment Manager with US$63 billion of properties under management. Mr. Lopez is responsible for AXA Real Estate’s Fund Management and Research activities overseeing a team of 125 professionals. AXA Real Estate has a broad range of real estate investment strategies including: opportunistic, value added, core-plus, core, development properties, listed funds, regulated funds and separate accounts. Previously, Mr. Lopez was CEO of SUN Group, a private equity firm with real estate activities in India and Russia. Mr Lopez is a board member of American Campus Communities. Mr. Lopez's career spans over 25 years in Investment Banking and Real Estate Investment Management, which has included senior positions as Global Head of Real Estate at Cambridge Place Investment Management, a London based hedge fund, and as a Managing Director at JP Morgan in New York and London. Mr. Lopez received his MBA from the University of California Los Angeles (“UCLA”).

Peter Cluff
Principal
EUROPA CAPITAL


Peter Cluff
Principal, EUROPA CAPITAL

Peter is a co founder and Principal at Europa Capital; a member of its Investment Committee and is responsible for the accounting and regulatory systems for the Europa Funds including off-shore structures and reporting to Investors. Europa Capital has raised 7 real estate funds and committed to over 75 transactions totalling some €7.0 billion across 18 European countries.  In 1986 he commenced his career at Binder Hamlyn where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then moved to work within its private equity division. From 1990 to 1998 he was at Morgan Grenfell (now part of Deutsche Bank) as part of an initial team which established its management buy-out operation. He was involved with creating and managing three pan European funds and funds for France, Italy and South East Asia, extending to over £1 billion under management.

 

Peter attended The University of Exeter and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  He volunteered for 13 years and was a founder member of the British Venture Capital Association Regulatory Committee which lobbies the UK Financial Services Authority, the Treasury and other public bodies on behalf of the private equity industry. He also co-established a private equity finance directors forum which now has representatives from more than 100 firms.

Dale Lattanzio
Managing Partner
DRC CAPITAL


Dale Lattanzio
Managing Partner, DRC CAPITAL
Thomas Mueller
Senior Vice President, Co-head European Private Real Estate Directs & Primaries
PARTNERS GROUP


Thomas Mueller
Senior Vice President, Co-head European Private Real Estate Directs & Primaries, PARTNERS GROUP

Thomas Müller, Senior Vice President, Private Real Estate Directs and Primaries. Thomas Müller is part of the European private real estate directs and primaries business unit, based in London. He has eleven years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Baker & McKenzie. He holds a master in law from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland and an MBA from INSEAD Paris, France.

 

Matthew Ryall
Head of Indirect Investments
ALLIANZ REAL ESTATE


Matthew Ryall
Head of Indirect Investments , ALLIANZ REAL ESTATE
Mark Meiklejon
Investment Director - Real Estate
STANDARD LIFE


Mark Meiklejon
Investment Director - Real Estate, STANDARD LIFE

Mark has over 15 years’ experience in the investment industry, 10 of which have been spent in real estate at Standard Life Investments. He is responsible for our Global Investment Specialists - Real Estate team. This teams main role is developing real estate strategies and solutions with our real estate team for new and existing clients and for capital raising from specialist global real estate investors and consultants.

Mike Hardwick
Investment Division
WEST MIDLANDS AUTHORITIES PENSION FUND


Mike Hardwick
Investment Division, WEST MIDLANDS AUTHORITIES PENSION FUND
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