On Tuesday March 8, 2011 at 15.00, North American real estate investors and Dutch pension fund investors and asset managers will discuss current and future real estate market investment opportunities and strategies at the Real Estate Publishers' 'Cross-border investment opportunities in real estate' event at MIPIM. The event is scheduled to take place at the 'Gateway Netherlands' pavilion. Brad Olsen has formed a team of US and Canadian institutional real estate investors that will debate with a team of well-known Dutch institutional investors.
At MIPIM 2011, REP will be launching the eight edition of its Europe Real Estate Yearbook. Copies will be available free-of-charge from the main aisle on level 01 near row 16 (in return for a business card while stocks last).
Brad Olsen whose experience bridges the investment worlds of both North America and the Netherlands will lead a high-level panel discussion where US and Canadian investors share their ideas with a top Dutch real estate investment team. Are there differences in their approach? Do they see the best investment opportunities in the Netherlands/Europe or in the US and Canada? And in which sector? Should it be listed or non-listed? What do they think about US REITs compared to Dutch or European REITs? What makes them different? Or has the focus turned to new investment opportunities in Asia, the Middle East, Russia or Turkey? Is there really a different approach as seen from a US and Canadian perspective compared to the Dutch vision on the new investment world?
About the panelists:
Bradley A. Olsen has been active in the area of international real estate investment for the past 30 years. During that time, he has represented investors from the US, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Canada and Japan on transactions valued in excess of US $5 billion. He serves as President of Atlantic Partners, Ltd based in Cary, North Carolina and helps his clients design and implement cross-border real estate investment strategies. Olsen is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He is the author of numerous articles on international real estate investment and is a frequent lecturer at leading universities and profes