The Voice of Commercial Real Estate Finance

Young Professionals in Real Estate Finance

Europe’s sole networking group dedicated to CRE lending professionals and advisors with less than 10 years industry experience.

YPREF is chaired by: Michael Shneerson and YPREF chair-elect Joan Jackson. Scroll down to see the core committee.

Thank you to our 2021 YPREF Sponsor 

Communication:- Promoting and encouraging avenues of communication within the REF industry young professional community and beyond

Education:- Assisting with career development by providing an educational platform through a combination of peer learning and access to leading REF professionals, including for mentoring

Support:- Providing the tools and resources required for members to fulfil their educational and professional development goals

Networking:- Recognition as the primary meeting point for all young professionals working in REF and to build upon the current CREFC Europe networking opportunities

Planning for 2021 is underway. Below is a snapshot of YPREF events in 2020.

Events remain under review due to Coronavirus

Events are free to YPREF from member firms with the exception of any events marked *

24 June YPREF Women in Leadership Seminar  
  A series of summer roundtables  
8 July How to Law - hosted by Latham and Watkins*  
23 July  How to Value - hosted by Savills*  
July How to Lend- hosted by Savills*  
4 August Women in Leadership Part II  
5 August How to Invest - hosted by Argent   
10 November Day 1 – James Smith, Economist, ING Bank   
11 November Day 2 – Turnover leases – The Future of UK Real Estate  
12 November Day 3 – IBOR Transition: key actions/risks/points for lenders  
Spring 2021 Networking Quiz - hosted by Knight Frank  

Register your interest to become part of this network.  Contact Carol Wilkie

YPREF Core Commitee:

AIG Asset Management Michael Shneerson, Chair
Alston & Bird Sherry Scrivens
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Petya Petrova
Cheyne Capital Reena Banga
CBRE Ltd Fathima Haniffa
Dekabank Jessica Wolckenhaar
ING Real Estate Finance Anushree Srivastav, Immediate Past Chair
JLL Liz Levingston
Knight Frank Varun Dev Gudka
Lloyds Banking Group Victoria Lawton
Savills Joan Jackson, Chair Elect
Simmons & Simmons Gabriella McCoy