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Executive Education Programme

18 January 2016 @ 09:00 - 22 January 2016 @ 18:00

CREFC Europe, the leading trade association for commercial real estate lenders and debt investors in Europe, is launching its second real estate debt training programme. CREFC Europe is delighted to train the new generation of real estate debt finance experts. The programme is an update from its inaugural class from July 2015, when over 25 delegates joined from as far afield as Germany and India. Attendance came from a wide range of organisations, including The Bank of England; Barclays; Debtwire: Deloitte; Deutsche Postbank; HSBC; ING; K&L Gates LLP; Lloyds Banking Group; PwC; RBC; TH Real Estate and Trimont Real Estate Advisors.

Our aim is to provide detailed, commercially relevant training to recent hires and mid-level professionals working across the lending and debt investing side of the industry.

Peter Cosmetatos, CREFC Europe’s CEO, said that the programme is about responding to industry demands for training and education at a time when firms are scrambling to build up their teams in a fiercely competitive lending market.  The importance of suitable training for commercial real estate lenders was highlighted in A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK, the 2014 industry report about how to loosen the dangerous feedback loops between property and credit cycles.

The one-week programme comprises three separate but complementary modules:

  • Introduction and overview to real estate finance (Day 1 – Module 1)
  • Loan terms and conditions, Collateral perspective and Lenders’ perspective (Days 2-4 – Module 2)
  • What’s next for lenders? Focus on student housing and logistics, as well as on the French and Germans Markets (Day 5 – Module 3)

The course has a distinguished faculty of speakers from leading market participants and academic institutions.  In addition, there will be hands-on practical case studies presented by representatives from Radley & Associates and Lloyds Banking Group where participants will be encouraged to work together.

The programme has been coordinated by former DTZ global head of research Hans Vrensen, who was appointed consulting director for research and education at CREFC Europe in March 2015.

Madeleine McDougall, CREFC Europe Chairman and Head Of Institutional at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said:

“CREFC Europe are providing the young talent of today a chance to learn from market leading experts covering a wide variety of fields and from diverse backgrounds. It is also a chance to enhance their careers via networking with peers and deepening their sector knowledge, whilst for companies it gives them an opportunity to support and build the best teams. This extensive course will suit new entrants to the market as well as more experienced analysts and associates.”

Emma Huepfl, CREFC Europe Board member and Managing Director at Laxfield Capital, added:

“People enter CRE lending from many different backgrounds, and the industry needs recognised standards of training for new participants.  A good CRE lender needs to understand real estate and the economy which drives it, the people that manage it, financial and legal structuring and cycles affecting real estate values and capital flows.  There are many different aspects to getting it right, and I hope that the industry will value and support this CREFC Europe initiative to raise standards.”

Questions can be directed to Hannah Liebing at CREFC Europe (hliebing@crefceurope.org).


Registration Details: 

Registration is available until Friday 8 January after which time the price will increase.

Registration fee includes lunches, refreshments, sessions and materials for each delegate.

Delegates are not registered until payment is received; all pre-registered delegates will receive confirmation.

*Please note: Cancellations are subject to a £50 administration fee.*


Register before Friday 8 January:
Full week:
□ CREFC Europe Members – £2,000.00 + VAT @ 20%                     □ Non Members – £3,000.00 + VAT @ 20%

Only 3 days (Module 2)
□ CREFC Europe Members – £1,400.00 + VAT @ 20%                     □ Non Members – £2,000.00 + VAT @ 20%
USE COUPON: MEM2MOD                                                                USE COUPON: NON2MOD

Per Day:
□ CREFC Europe Members – £ 500.00 + VAT @ 20%                       □ Non Members – £ 700.00 + VAT @ 20%

For Module 1 only – USE COUPON: MEM1DAY                                For Module 1 only – USE COUPON: NON1DAY
For Module 3 only – USE COUPON: MEM3DAY                                For Module 3 only – USE COUPON: NON3DAY

For any other options of days tick “request bespoke days” and choose to pay by invoice (ignore automated invoice via confirmation email). Hannah will contact you shortly to send you a bespoke invoice. 

Registration after Friday 8 January (subject to availability):
Full week:
□ CREFC Europe Members – £2,500.00 + VAT @ 20%                     □ Non Members – £3,500.00 + VAT @ 20%

Only 3 days (Module 2)
□ CREFC Europe Members – £1,700.00 + VAT @ 20%                     □ Non Members – £2,300.00 + VAT @ 20%

Per Day:
□ CREFC Europe Members – £ 600.00 + VAT @ 20%                       □ Non Members – £ 800.00 + VAT @ 20%