Welcoming Remarks, Peter Cosmetatos, CEO, CREFC EuropeStarts: 14:20 Ends: 14:30
“Absolute Beginners” Education Session 1 – Lending in EuropeStarts: 14:30 Ends: 16:00
This educational session will focus on European Lending in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
• An overview of the lending activity and the drivers in each jurisdiction
• Getting in – licensing, WHT
• Getting out – enforcement processes – timing, certainty, debtor friendly protections
• Key jurisdictional differences and the implications of each (from a legal and practical perspective) e.g. leases, ability to access collateral and enforcement regimes
Moderator: John Coburn, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy LLP
Networking Break – 20/04/16Starts: 16:00 Ends: 16:30
“We could be Heroes” Education Session 2 – Lessons learned from restructuring distressed CRE dealsStarts: 16:30 Ends: 17:30
This education session will be an opportunity for those who did not experience the last boom and bust cycle to hear
the wisdom of those that were.
The session will start with an overview of the key issues and then use case studies to develop on the themes.
The aim is for the session to have plenty of opportunity for delegate involvement.
Networking Reception – open to attendees from today’s sessions and sponsors onlyStarts: 18:00 Ends: 19:00
Networking Breakfast – 21/04/16Starts: 08:45 Ends: 09:30
Brexit – good, bad or indifferent? KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor, BBC NewsStarts: 09:45 Ends: 10:25
Kamal Ahmed is the Economics Editor of the BBC, formally the Business Editor of the BBC, a position he took up in March 2014. He leads the BBC’s on air economics coverage and makes regular appearances on the Today programme, the Six and Ten O’clock news bulletins as well as Newsnight and documentary programmes across television and radio. His blog is widely read online.
Kamal joined the BBC from the Telegraph Media Group which he joined in September 2009 as Business Editor of The Sunday Telegraph. Kamal also led the editorial team delivering The Telegraph’s annual Festival of Business, a celebration of medium and smaller sized businesses in the UK.
Between 2007 and 2009 Kamal was Group Director, Communications, at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the regulator charged with upholding and enforcing equality and human rights legislation in Britain.
Before joining the Commission in 2007, Kamal was Executive Editor, News, at The Observer with responsibility for the news section of the paper. He was a member of the team that developed and re-launched The Observer as a mid-size full colour Sunday, a development that won Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005, the highest award for any newspaper.
Between 2000 and 2004 he was Political Editor of The Observer covering Tony Blair’s government and the lead up to the Iraq war. Between 1996 and 2000, Kamal worked for The Guardian, starting on the paper as Royal Correspondent, later becoming Media Correspondent and then Media Editor.
Kamal is an industry mentor for the Media Trust, an organisation committed to increasing diversity in the media and regular speaker at their events
“Ch-ch-ch changes” in global capital flows – what are the motivations behind capital flows and what it means for CRE investments and debt in the UKStarts: 10:35 Ends: 11:15
• How could Brexit affect capital flows?
• Europe/Asia/Middle East/North America/Other?
• Geographic and sector focus for investors – jurisdictions to watch in 2016
• The impact of trends and developments in Asia
• Asian sovereign/institutional investors leveraging platforms/local partners to move up the risk curve
• Currency trends
Lorna Brown, Managing Director, Real Estate Debt Strategies, The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP
Mark Evans, Head of EMEA Equity Placement, CBRE Capital Advisors Ltd
Fawad Tariq-Khan, Director, Integrated Alternative Finance
Chris Holmes, European Director and Head of UK Debt Advisory, JLL
Duncan MacPherson, Senior Vice President, Starwood Capital Europe Advisers, LLP
Networking Break – 21/04/16Starts: 11:15 Ends: 11:45
“Dancing in the Street” spotlight on the UK residential marketStarts: 11:25 Ends: 12:25
• Overview of the challenges and opportunities in the current market – supply, planning, valuation
• Resi-for-rents versus resi-for-sale – will there always be a pricing mis-match or is this the year of
opportunity for PRS?
• Development and investment outlook – demand for and availability of debt
• Budget 2016 – SDLT announcements
• How can lenders structure to help the market?
Andrew Brentnall, Head of Funding & Development, Residential Capital Markets, Savills
“We could be Heroes” overview of the current lending landscapeStarts: 12:30 Ends: 13:10
• Barometer and key market sentiments from Q1
• Key areas of opportunity for lenders given early trends in 2016
• The shades of grey case study… heavy refurb, value add or spec development
– who is lending what?
Alexandra Lanni, Head of Transactions, Laxfield Capital
Networking Lunch – 21/04/16Starts: 13:10 Ends: 14:00
Snapshot session – “regulation drives the CRE lending competitive landscape”; truth or myth?Starts: 14:00 Ends: 14:30
Pascal Richard, Director – Securitised Products Group, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
“Let’s dance” deal or no deal? Focus on distribution strategiesStarts: 14:35 Ends: 15:15
• Intercreditors – structural subordination versus A/Bs – where is the market heading?
• Public versus private debt distribution
• CMBS – outlook – deal volumes, trends in the market and challenges
• Documentation and structural issues
Christian Lambie, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Ruth Harris, Partner, Ashurst
Gregory Clerc, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Andrea Bora, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Niall O’Rourke, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
“Life on Mars?” what the borrowers REALLY need from their lendersStarts: 15:20 Ends: 15:50
This session will focus on Hotel/Retail/Office/Commercial Development and Healthcare with expert speakers
representing each asset class.
Jessica Tomlinson, Head of Transaction Management – Real Estate Finance, Barclays
Ben Eppley, Managing Director, Apollo Global Management
Hugh Fraser, Director, M7
Nick Edwards, Chief Financial Officer, Moorfield Group
Tom Stenhouse, Director – Investment Team, Patrizia
Afternoon Tea – 21/04/16Starts: 15:50 Ends: 16:15
“Under Pressure” Quick Fire Q&AStarts: 16:15 Ends: 16:45
Join Jane Roberts, Consultant editor to Real Estate Capital in a quick fire round with senior borrowers.
Those joining Jane include;
Tina Pristovsek, Director, Real Estate Structured Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
David Love, CFO / COO UK, CBRE Global Investors
Catherine Webster, Director, Hudson Advisors
Madeleine McDougall, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Alison Lambert, VP Finance Director Europe, Oxford Properties
“Oh! You Pretty Things” Conference Co-Chair Wrap UpStarts: 16:50 Ends: 17:05
Closing ReceptionStarts: 17:05 Ends: 19:15
Welcoming Remarks, Conference Co-Chairs – 14/11/16Starts: 10:00 Ends: 10:05
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Spring Conference 2016
20 April 2016 @ 14:00 - 21 April 2016 @ 19:30
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The programme for CREFC Europe’s Spring Conference can be viewed here.
Registration is still being accepted online – scroll down for registration details.
Thank you to our Spring Conference sponsors – sponsors can be viewed below. Sponsor opportunities have now closed.
This 1 ½ day conference hosted by Allen & Overy LLP will provide a platform for commercial real estate (CRE) finance market participants to come together to learn about and discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the industry. We’re delighted that Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor, BBC News will join us as our keynote speaker on Thursday 21 April.
- Lucy Oddy – Partner – Allen & Overy LLP;
- Jessica Tomlinson – Head of Transaction Management – Real Estate Finance – Barclays
- Alexandra Lanni – Head of Transactions – Laxfield Capital.
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