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


Below is a snapshot of YPREF events in 2021.

Events remain under review due to Coronavirus

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

Wednesday 24 February Market Update by Savills  
Monday 22 March How to Law*  
Tuesday 23 March How to Value*  
Wednesday 24 March How to Lend*  
Wednesday 21 April How to Invest*  
Tuesday 25 May Global Economic Update: Finally out of the woods? By ING  
Wednesday 16 June Financing a development: How to do it and what to look for*  
Wednesday 30 June Women In Leadership  
Autumn 2021 - dates TBC YPREF How to’s*  
Wednesday 15 September YPREF Quiz Night Fundraiser (subject to Government guidelines)   
Year end 2021 - date TBC Wine tasting YPREF (subject to Government guidelines)

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 Q1
You can read it here.

YPREF Quarterly Q2
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
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 Victoria Lawton
Savills Joan Jackson, Chair Elect
Simmons & Simmons Gabriella McCoy