International Real Estate Summit

Looking to the Future

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DLA Piper's 5th International Real Estate Summit will be taking place on Wednesday, 1 February 2023, discussing the most pressing issues affecting real estate in Europe and beyond. We hope to see you there.

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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.

2023 Schedule

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome
Susheela Rivers

Opening remarks

Speakers
Susheela Rivers

Susheela Rivers

Co-Chair, Global Real Estate Sector Office Managing Partner, Hong Kong

DLA Piper

09:05 - 09:25
State of the Market
Linda Yueh

Covid, Market rallies, Ukraine.  Recently we've all failed to predict the major event that's shaped the following year: do we have any more clarity for 2023?

Speakers
Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh

Adjunct Professor of Economics

London Business School

09:25 - 09:55
Making returns in a high price debt environment
Marc Mozzi, Philip Barrett, Louise Kavanagh and Martin Brühl

How will the cost and availability of debt shape real estate activity in the next 12-18 months?

Speakers
Marc Mozzi

Marc Mozzi

Managing Director

Bank of America

Philip Barrett

Philip Barrett

Global Head of Business and Investment Operations

PGIM Real Estate

Louise Kavanagh

Louise Kavanagh

CIO and Head of Asia Pacific

Nuveen Real Estate

Martin Brühl

Martin Brühl

Chief Investment Officer

Union Investment Real Estate

10:00 - 10:40
Keeping customers satisfied
Jo Owen, Vincent Mezard, Eric Jafari and Colin Campbell

Hotels, leisure and retail are all heavily reliant on consumers with disposable income.  How will they fare in the year ahead - which segments of the market are likely to perform best and what strategies are businesses putting in place to attract guests and visitors during a recession?

Speakers
Jo Owen

Jo Owen

Partner

DLA Piper

Vincent Mezard

Vincent Mezard

Global Head of Living & Hospitality

AXA IM

Eric Jafari

Eric Jafari

Chief Development Officer and Creative Director

edyn

Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

Chairman

Pradera

10:00 - 10:40
Powering data
Alanna Hasek, Anthony Day, Graham Torre, John Wilson, Huw Owen and Stuart Gibson

The need for data centres globally continues to grow, but will high energy usage and ESG concerns reduce their attractiveness as an asset class?

Speakers
Alanna Hasek

Alanna Hasek

Partner

DLA Piper

Anthony Day

Anthony Day

Partner

DLA Piper

Graham Torre

Graham Torre

Head of Real Estate Asia-Pacific

APG

John Wilson

John Wilson

Director

SMBC

Huw Owen

Huw Owen

CEO

Ark Data Centres

Stuart Gibson

Stuart Gibson

Co-founder

ESR

10:00 - 10:40
How we work and live
William Naunton and Justin Hildbrandt

Impact of energy prices, inflation and recession on how we use office space, how we work where we live and the rental market

Speakers
William Naunton

William Naunton

Head of UK Real Estate

DLA Piper

Justin Hildbrandt

Justin Hildbrandt

Executive Managing Director, Head of Europe

USAA Real Estate

10:40 - 11:05
Break
11:05 - 11:45
Impact Investing
Paul Jayson, Vivienne King and Ariel Shtarkman

Capital pressures continue to grow whilst there are rapid economic and societal developments around the globe.  Should we continue to look to marry social and financial returns against a backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates?  Or is the time when geopolitical events are challenging familiar structures the best opportunity to look for new solutions that invest responsibly and sustainably?

Speakers
Paul Jayson

Paul Jayson

Partner

DLA Piper

Vivienne King

Vivienne King

Head of Real Estate Social Impact

The Good Economy

Ariel  Shtarkman

Ariel Shtarkman

Founder

Orca Capital

11:05 - 11:45
The race to zero
Catherine Pogozelski, Kari Pitkin, Phil Levinson and Jane Haviland-Webster

The path to carbon neutrality looks trickier than ever to navigate yet investors and managers are obliged to take decisions now to meet targets in the decades ahead. Our panel discusses how best to achieve transparency and clarity when choosing investments that help achieve their goals.

Speakers
Catherine Pogozelski

Catherine Pogozelski

Partner

DLA Piper

Kari Pitkin

Kari Pitkin

Head of Business Development, Europe

Allianz Real Estate

Phil Levinson

Phil Levinson

CEO

Penmount Partners

Jane Haviland-Webster

Jane Haviland-Webster

Director

The Pollen Estate

11:45 - 11:50
Switch sessions
11:50 - 12:20
Geopolitical impacts on Real Estate
Kerry Brown

The opportunities and challenges in developing business between Europe and China.

Speakers
Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Director, Lau Institute

Kings College London

12:20 - 12:50
Global perspectives
Mark Chamieh, John Pattar, François Trausch and Paul Bashir

A discussion reflecting on the day’s conversations that looks at the asset classes and regions to watch in 2023 and 2024

Speakers
Mark Chamieh

Mark Chamieh

Global Head of Business Development Real Estate and Private Equity

PGIM Real Estate

John Pattar

John Pattar

Partner, Head of Real Estate Asia

KKR

François Trausch

François Trausch

Chief Executive Officer

Allianz Real Estate

Paul Bashir

Paul Bashir

Chief Executive Officer Europe

Harrison Street Real Estate

12:50 - 13:00
Closing
Susheela Rivers

Closing remarks

Speakers
Susheela Rivers

Susheela Rivers

Co-Chair, Global Real Estate Sector Office Managing Partner, Hong Kong

DLA Piper

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch

Venue

155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

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