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.
Our 2018 speakers will be announced shortly. Below are the speakers for the 2017 Summit.
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.
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