18th annual GRI Europe Summit and 2nd annual France GRI in Paris will bring together heads of real estate and other major Europe and international players in European real estate on 10-11 September.
Participants already confirmed include senior level executives from Blackstone, Ivanhoé Cambridge Europe, Oxford Properties Group, Goldman Sachs, TKP Investments, Dream Global REIT, Risanamento, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, CBRE Global Investment Partners, NPF Blagosostoyanie, Bouwinvest, AXA Real Estate, Standard Life Investments, DTZ Investors, Aareal Bank, PATRIZIA, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, ING, Fortress, Grainger, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, F&C REIT, Harvestate, LaSalle IM, Richemont, Cerberus, Orion Capital Managers, Renshaw Bay, HELABA, M&G Real Estate, Round Hill Capital, CORESTATE, HIG Bayside Capital.
“What is the sentiment towards the European real estate? That’s exactly what we want to find out at the September meeting, to measure the temperature of the market with its key players.” says managing director Ronny Gotthardt.
“The volatility in equity and bond markets we have seen recently is likely to further strengthen investors’ appetite for safe heaven opportunities. Over the last 12 months a lot of money has been raised globally to invest in European real estate, so the global sentiment seems very strong at the moment, partly driven by the risks investors are facing elsewhere. That said, Europe is not entirely free of challenges. Potential repercussions of a deal Greece (or not) a reverberating through investor’s minds. Alongside, the prospect of interest rate normalisation in the US has come closer, what are the implications on Europe?
“GRI caters specifically to senior level investors, developers and lenders who are leading the industry and the summit gives them an opportunity to get together and discuss what the next 12 months hold for real estate in Europe.” says Gotthardt.
GRI Europe Summit will have 40+ informal closed-door discussions where everybody in the room will take part and participate and 14 hours of casual networking to refresh conversations, exchange ideas and explore business opportunities.
The event programme will provide a picture of the European and French real estate with opportunities including global equity in Europe, alternative funding, value creation as well as investment opportunities across Europe, including France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Nordics and more.
450+ Board & C-Level participants that will tackle challenges facing the industry include:
- Anthony Myers, Senior MD Head of RE Europe, The Blackstone Group, UK
- Arnaud Malbos, Senior Vice President, Investments, Europe, Ivanhoé Cambridge Europe, FRANCE
- David Matheson, Senior VP – MD, Investments Europe, Oxford Properties Group, UK
- Jim Garman, MD Global co-Head of RE in the Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs, UK
- Roelie van Wijk, CEO, TKP Investments, NETHERLANDS
- Bruce Traversy, Head of Investments, Dream Global REIT, CANADA
- Davide Albertini Petroni, General Manager, Risanamento, ITALY
- Fergal G Harris, MD, Global Head of RE Family Conglomerate, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Katy Rice, CFO, W.P. Carey, USA
For more information about the event and how to join, visit: www.globalrealestate.org/Europe2015