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 2022 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


Below is a snapshot of YPREF events and CREFCE events open to YPREF in 2022.

Events remain under review due to Coronavirus

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

Thursday 10 February Outlook for Real Estate Finance   
Wednesday 11 May Spring Conference  
Wednesday 8 June YPREF speed networking - YPREF ONLY  
September 2022 Quiz Night Fund Raiser - YPREF ONLY  
November 2022 Autumn Conference   

YPREF Quarterly
We’re pleased to be able to deliver tour quarterly newsletters dedicated to YPREF. We encourage you to review, reflect and respond to us.We hope you enjoy the read and welcome any feedback.

YPREF Quarterly 2021 Q1
You can read it here.

YPREF Quarterly 2021 Q2
You can read it here. 

YPREF Quarterly 2021 Q3
You can read it here. 

YPREF Quarterly 2021 Q4
You can read it here. 

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
CBRE Sophie Schoenenberger 
Cheyne Capital Reena Banga
Dekabank Jessica Wolckenhaar
Grainger Dimitris Tsompanidis
ING Real Estate Finance Anushree Srivastav, Immediate Past Chair
JLL Liz Levingston
Knight Frank Varun Dev Gudka
Lloyds Banking Group Abigail Wiggins
Savills Joan Jackson, Chair Elect
Simmons & Simmons Gabriella McCoy