Europe Real Estate organizes REITs panel at Provada (NL)

On Tuesday June 12, 11:00-12:30 hours (conference room N), Europe Real Estate organizes a panel discussion on the actual situation of REIT regimes in Europe. REITs are the strongest growing investment vehicles for European real estate. After the Netherlands, France and Belgium, REIT regimes are introduced in Italy, Germany and the UK as well.

The panelists all have an impressive track record and are experts in their field. The panel will be moderated by Ronald Wijs, tax lawyer and member of the Tax practice group of Loyens & Loeff. Panelists are Arnaud du Pont, general counsel of VastNed Group, Christopher Luck, partner in the Corporate Real Estate Group Nabarro, Nick van Ommen, CEO of EPRA and Brett Ward, Head of the European real estate securities business of AMP Capital.

REITs Panel f.l.t.r.: Nick van Ommen, EPRA, Ronald Wijs, Loyens & Loeff, Brett Ward, AMP Capital, Christopher Luck, Nabarro, Arnaud du Pont, VastNed.

About Provada
The Provada is the Benelux largest real estate event, with more than 10,000 real estate professionals, over 400 exhibitors and 20,000 m² of exhibitor space. The Provada offers a platform for the exchange of knowledge and skills. This international fair will offer ample opportunities to enter into strategic joint ventures, to give information about prestigious activities/projects and to get into touch with the various market parties.

The Provada 2007 will take place from Monday 11 June to Wednesday 13 June 2007 in the RAI exhibition center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For three days the RAI will be the meeting point for institutional investment funds representatives, banks, building contractors, municipal real estate departments, property developers, architects, real estate agents, government officials and tenants/users.

Highlights at Provada 2007
Monday 11 June

  • End user conference, organized by CoreNet Benelux

Tuesday 12 June
  • REITs panel discussion, organized by Europe Real Estate
  • Real estate investors debate 2007, led by Prof.Ir. Hans de Jonge from TU Delft
  • VGM Locatus Retail Awards, organized by Locatus and Vastgoedmarkt

Wednesday 13 June
  • Inner City Management, organized by BRO
  • Corporate debate 2007, organized by Provada and led by TV personality Matthijs van Nieuwkerk

For more information see also

Ronald Wijs
Ronald J.B. Wijs, tax lawyer, is a member of the Tax practice group. He has broad experience in European cross-border corporate tax planning, in particular involving the Benelux countries, France, Germany and Switzerland. He focuses on structuring of European private equity funds and investments for both European and American clients. He has broad experience in the field of structuring and advising European property investment funds, in the private as well as the listed sector (REITs). He has worked at the Geneva office and headed the Paris office. Ronald is a frequent speaker at seminars. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Tax Transparency Committee of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). He has written various articles on topics related to private equity and property investment funds.

Arnaud du Pont
Arnaud du Pont is general counsel of the VastNed Group, comprising of VastNed Retail and VastNed Offices/Industrial having approximately €3 billion invested in retail, offices and industrial in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France Germany, Portugal and Turkey. Mr. Du Pont is responsible for a.o. the governance and the fiscal structures of the Group and the Group's investo

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