SEISMIC SHIFTS

HOW INNOVATION, DIGITALIZATION AND THE NEXT GENERATION
ARE CHANGING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
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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 events@dlapiper.com.

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Sam Zell

Sam Zell

Chairman

Equity Group Investments

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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.

2018 Schedule

08:00 AM
BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
08:45 AM Welcome
Opening remarks

DLA Piper

09:00 AM Keynote address
How population change will shape Europe's demographics
Sarah Harper

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.

Speakers
Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper

Co-Director

Oxford Institute of Ageing, Oxford University

09:30 AM Plenary panel discussion
The impact of change - how innovation influences investment strategies
Moderator: Jonathan Hull
Nathalie Charles, Rob Clayton, Mary Finnigan, Nils Hübener and Duncan Owen

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?

Moderator
Jonathan Hull

Jonathan Hull

Managing Director Capital Markets EMEA

CBRE

Speakers
Nathalie Charles

Nathalie Charles

Head of Development and European Country Teams, Real Assets

AXA Investment Management

Rob Clayton

Rob Clayton

Partner

DRC Capital

Mary Finnigan

Mary Finnigan

Director of European Transations

WeWork

Nils Hübener

Nils Hübener

Chief Investment Officer

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management

Duncan Owen

Duncan Owen

Global Head of Real Estate

Schroders

10:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Continued appetite for the Nordics - any clouds on the horizon?
Moderator: Marianne Ramel
Agneta Jacobsson, Stefan Gattberg, Hugo Black, Louise Richnau and Nils Styf

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.

Moderator
Marianne Ramel

Marianne Ramel

Partner, Real Estate

DLA Piper

Speakers
Agneta Jacobsson

Agneta Jacobsson

CEO and Head of Nordics

Cushman & Wakefield

Stefan Gattberg

Stefan Gattberg

Head of Corporate Finance and Project Finance

Pareto

Hugo Black

Hugo Black

Partner

Europa Capital

Louise Richnau

Louise Richnau

Partner

Brunswick Real Estate

Nils Styf

Nils Styf

CEO

Hemsö Fastighets AB

10:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Asian and US capital - UK out, Europe in?
Moderator: Susheela Rivers
Jérôme Anselme, Petra Blazkova, Daniel Gorzawski, Eric Pang and Ian Zhu

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?

Moderator
Susheela Rivers

Susheela Rivers

Head of Real Estate, Asia

DLA Piper

Speakers
Jérôme Anselme

Jérôme Anselme

Managing Director

Northwood Investors

Petra Blazkova

Petra Blazkova

Senior director, Asia Pacific Analytics

Real Capital Analytics

Daniel Gorzawski

Daniel Gorzawski

Managing Director

Harrison Street

Eric Pang

Eric Pang

Regional Director - Head of China Desk

JLL

Ian Zhu

Ian Zhu

Head of China Outbound Investment

Grant Thornton

10:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Political uncertainties in Spain and Italy - is the risk still manageable?
Moderator: Orson Alcocer and Francesco de Blasio
Mario Abbadessa, Javier Beltrán, Marco Doglio, Jorge Duarte, Giuseppe Oriani and Cristina Reina

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?

Moderator
Orson Alcocer

Orson Alcocer

Head of Real Estate, Spain

DLA Piper

Francesco de Blasio

Francesco de Blasio

Co-Head of Real Estate, Italy

DLA Piper

Speakers
Mario Abbadessa

Mario Abbadessa

Managing Director & Country Head

Hines Italy RE S.r.l.

Javier Beltrán

Javier Beltrán

Managing Director

Carlton Group Spain

Marco Doglio

Marco Doglio

Chief Executive Officer

UBS Real Estate Italy

Jorge Duarte

Jorge Duarte

Senior Director, Portfolio Manager

Barings Real Estate Advisers Europe

Giuseppe Oriani

Giuseppe Oriani

CEO for Europe

Savills Investment Managers

Cristina Reina

Cristina Reina

CFO

Arcano

10:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Pan-European Portfolio transactions - is the wave over?
Moderator: William Naunton
David Fletcher, Cristiano Stampa, Martin Schellein and Jo De Clercq

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?

Moderator
William Naunton

William Naunton

Head of Real Estate, UK

DLA Piper

Speakers
David Fletcher

David Fletcher

Chief Executive

Pradera Limited

Cristiano Stampa

Cristiano Stampa

Senior Director Transactions

Invesco

Martin Schellein

Martin Schellein

Head of Investment Management Europe

Union Investment

Jo De Clercq

Jo De Clercq

Partner

Rockspring

11:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Sustainability - the innovations that will push the green agenda
Moderator: Trevor Ivory
Roger Baumann, Bradford H. Dockser, Philippa Gill, Lucia Silva and Nehla Krir

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?

Moderator
Trevor Ivory

Trevor Ivory

Head of Planning, UK

DLA Piper

Speakers
Roger Baumann

Roger Baumann

COO & Head of Sustainability

Credit Suisse

Bradford H. Dockser

Bradford H. Dockser

Chief Executive Officer

Green Generation Solutions

Philippa Gill

Philippa Gill

Partner

Verdextra

Lucia Silva

Lucia Silva

Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Generali group

Nehla Krir

Nehla Krir

Global Head of Sustainability

AXA

11:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
The industry disrupted - new concepts shaping the future of real estate
Moderator: Paul Jayson
Sarah Christie, Markus Lehnert, Moses Gottlieb, Raimund Paetzmann, Achim Jedelsky and Ben Ziff

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?

Moderator
Paul Jayson

Paul Jayson

Partner, Real Estate

DLA Piper

Speakers
Markus Lehnert

Markus Lehnert

Regional Vice President

Marriott

Moses Gottlieb

Moses Gottlieb

Chairman of the board & CEO

Cloudscraper

Raimund Paetzmann

Raimund Paetzmann

Vice President Corporate Real Estate

Zalando SE

Achim Jedelsky

Achim Jedelsky

Head of Processes/IT

Daimler Real Estate

Ben Ziff

Ben Ziff

Managing Director

Citipark and Town Centre Securities

11:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Tech, Funds and CRE - how technology and innovation are creating new asset classes
Moderator: Catherine Pogorzelski
William Bateman, Marley Fabisiewicz, Simon Schaefer and Matthias Ummenhofer

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?

Moderator
Catherine Pogorzelski

Catherine Pogorzelski

Partner, Funds and Country Managing Partner, Luxembourg

DLA Piper

Speakers
William Bateman

William Bateman

Managing Director - UK

Roundhill Capital

Marley Fabisiewicz

Marley Fabisiewicz

Founder

SpaceOS

Simon Schaefer

Simon Schaefer

Founder and CEO

Factory

Matthias Ummenhofer

Matthias Ummenhofer

Founding Partner

Mojo Capital

11:30 AM Breakout panel discussions
Future Living - how millennials are changing the residential market
Moderator: Lars Reubekeul
John German, Nils Henning, Rainer Nonnengässer, Vincent Rouget and Philipp Schaper

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?

Moderator
Lars Reubekeul

Lars Reubekeul

Co-Head of Real Estate, Germany

DLA Piper

Speakers
John German

John German

Head of Residential Europe

Invesco

Nils Henning

Nils Henning

Co-Founder

Casafari

Rainer Nonnengässer

Rainer Nonnengässer

Chief Executive Officer

MicroLiving

Vincent Rouget

Vincent Rouget

Partner

Aermont Capital

Philipp Schaper

Philipp Schaper

Group Head of Transactions

PATRIZIA

12:30 PM Plenary panel discussion
Europe and the rest of the world - Capital allocation in times of increasing globalisation
Moderator: Chris Staveley
Ekaterina Avdonina, Michael Eisenkolb, Maureen Mahr von Staszewski, Justin O'Connor and Tony Smedley

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?

Moderator
Chris Staveley

Chris Staveley

Head of Investor Client Relations EMEA

JLL

Speakers
Ekaterina Avdonina

Ekaterina Avdonina

Managing Director

Delin Capital Asset Management

Michael Eisenkolb

Michael Eisenkolb

Director, Special Property Finance

Aareal Bank

Maureen Mahr von Staszewski

Maureen Mahr von Staszewski

Senior Fund Manager, Europe

Cromwell Property Group

Justin O'Connor

Justin O'Connor

CEO

Savills Investment Management

Tony Smedley

Tony Smedley

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Europe

Heitmann

13:15 PM Closing remarks
Closing

DLA Piper

13:30 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
15:00 PM
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Venue

The summit will take place at etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD, close to Liverpool St Station.

If you require hotel accommodation, the closest hotel to the venue is Andaz London Liverpool Street.

For further details please visit their websites below.

etc. venues
Andaz Hotel

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