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 5 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 *

21 April How to Invest - YPREF Training Session *  
Summer 2021 - dates TBC YPREF How to’s – 201 sessions *  
Summer 2021 - date TBC  In person YPREF Quiz Night (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 the first of our 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. 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
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
Grainger Dimitris Tsompanidis