|DLA Piper's European Real Estate Summit is an exclusive event that brings together more than 400 industry leaders to discuss trends and developments in European Real Estate. Our line-up of distinguished speakers will share insights and analysis on global trends as well as their impact on geographic regions and asset classes in the ever-evolving world of commercial real estate investment, finance and development.
|This year's summit takes place at etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London. Entrance to the summit is complementary but on an invitation-only basis. You are welcome to register your interest to attend by emailing email@example.com.|
Equity Group Investments
Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.
He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.
Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.
Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford. Her research focusses on demographic change and in her keynote address she will explore some of the key factors affecting Europe such as longer life, population health and fertility, all of which have a huge impact on the way we will build and use real estate in the future.
Oxford Institute of Ageing, Oxford University
Innovation is being seen everywhere in real estate, and impacts how we work, live, shop and socialise. How are the new ways of using real estate affecting user demand and are they changing traditional investment strategies?
Head of Development and European Country Teams, Real Assets
AXA Investment Management
Director of European Transations
Chief Investment Officer
BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management
Global Head of Real Estate
The Nordics has seen strong appetite from foreign investor in recent years - our expert panel consider whether this is likely to continue and discuss the differences between the investment landscapes of each country and which asset classes are proving the most popular.
CEO and Head of Nordics
Cushman & Wakefield
Head of Corporate Finance and Project Finance
Brunswick Real Estate
Hemsö Fastighets AB
With Brexit now less than a year away how do global investors view the UK and Europe? Is the UK more or less attractive for US and Asian investors, and which European countries may prove to be 2019's winners?
Senior director, Asia Pacific Analytics
Real Capital Analytics
Regional Director - Head of China Desk
Head of China Outbound Investment
Spain and Italy have both seen political uncertainty over the last 12 months: how are investors reacting to this? What will the next year bring?
Head of Real Estate, Spain
Co-Head of Real Estate, Italy
Managing Director & Country Head
Hines Italy RE S.r.l.
Carlton Group Spain
Chief Executive Officer
UBS Real Estate Italy
Senior Director, Portfolio Manager
Barings Real Estate Advisers Europe
CEO for Europe
Savills Investment Managers
In past years there was a boom in pan-European portfolio sales and acquisitions which appears to have abated more recently. What are the drivers behind this and will we see a return to the large multi-jurisdictional portfolio deals?
Senior Director Transactions
Head of Investment Management Europe
Technological innovation is making sustainability and energy efficiency ever-easier to achieve, and with most occupiers having sustainability on their corporate agendas there is demand for such buildings. What are the current innovations that will push the green agenda forward?
COO & Head of Sustainability
Chief Executive Officer
Green Generation Solutions
Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Global Head of Sustainability
Disrupters have entered many aspects of real estate: blockchain and online platforms are facilitating a new way of sourcing and doing deals. Consumer demand is helping new hotel, living and shopping concepts the thrive. Electric vehicles will see a shift from the need for fuel to a need for battery power and storage. These elements are all shaping the built environment - what will the future look like?
Regional Vice President
Chairman of the board & CEO
Vice President Corporate Real Estate
Head of Processes/IT
Daimler Real Estate
Citipark and Town Centre Securities
Real estate is embracing technology and buildings are getting smarter. Where will the journey take us? Will real estate tech funds become common place and what are the new assets that we should look to?
Managing Director - UK
Founder and CEO
Millennials are proving to be a generation like no other, with new attitudes to work, living and the balance between the two. How are they impacting an asset class that has seen little change in the past generation and what will the outcome be?
Head of Residential Europe
Chief Executive Officer
Group Head of Transactions
Over the past two decades businesses have become more and more globalised and capital flows between continents have risen. Will this continue or will investors start looking closer to home? What does this mean for Europe?
Delin Capital Asset Management
Director, Special Property Finance
Senior Fund Manager, Europe
Cromwell Property Group
Savills Investment Management
Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Europe
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