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Clarence Dixon, Global Head of Loan Services, CBRE
Clarence manages CBRE’s Global Loan Services Platform with more than $220bn of commercial real estate debt in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition, Clarence leads CBRE’s Pan European commercial reals estate services practice which includes primary and special servicing, facility and security agency, loan underwriting and loan sales advisory and loan receivership of more than £37bn of commercial real estate debt. Clarence also Head of the CBRE UK Diversity & Inclusion Committee which is responsible for leading the implementation of the organisation’s D&I strategy, working with partner, clients and staff and developing relationships with organisations focused on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Clarence has over 25 years of commercial real estate debt experience having managed servicing and debt platforms in the UK, Germany, Spain and the Benelux. He joined CBRE in 2013, after spending five years as CEO at Hatfield Philips International (Situs) , one of Europe’s largest commercial real estate mortgage servicers. Prior to Hatfield Philips, Clarence was Managing Director of Crown Mortgage Management (Capita) where his responsibilities included establishing and managing the European operations including both Primary and Special Servicing. In 2001, Clarence was instrumental in establishing Kreditwerk (formerly Aareal) Hypotheken Management, Germany’s first mortgage servicer which grew to manage over €13bn in assets in less than four years. Clarence has also held leadership roles as Global Head of Commercial Payments at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt/New York.
Emma Jack, Executive Director, PGIM Real Estate
Emma Jack is an executive director with PGIM Real Estate and head of portfolio management for Asia Pacific debt strategies. Emma is responsible for the development and implementation of debt strategies across the region. Emma is a member of the Asia Pacific Debt Investment Committee and the Asia Investment Grade Sub-Committee.
Previously, Emma was head of originations for European debt responsible for new business across our full range of debt products in Europe. Emma joined PGIM Real Estate in 2017 with over 10 years in the commercial real estate industry.
Prior to her role at PGIM, Emma was a partner at AgFe, managing investments across direct real estate lending, loan-on-loan, CMBS and B-notes across the UK and mainland Europe. Earlier in her career, Emma worked in the Real Estate Private Equity team at Lehman Brothers, covering both mezzanine and equity investments
Emma received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Emma is Swedish and has lived and worked in Sweden, France and the UK.
Marc Mogull, Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Benson Elliot
Marc is the Executive Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Benson Elliot, one of Europe’s leading private equity real estate firms. Outside Benson Elliot Marc chairs the Bank of England Commercial Property Forum and sits on the BPF/MHCLG Commercial Property Forum and the RICS Global Investment Risk Forum. Since 2012 he has been a Senior Fellow in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches Real Estate Development in the MPhil programme. In 2019 Marc co-authored Regenerating Cities an exploration of the challenges confronting Britain’s civic leaders as they seek to reshape the built environment to meet the requirements of a changing world. In 2014 he was part of the Bank of England-supported team that wrote A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK, a landmark report that explored the relationship between commercial property financing and financial stability in the UK in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis.
Before founding Benson Elliot, Marc established and managed the private equity real estate business at UK buyout firm Doughty Hanson & Co (1998-2005). Marc began his European career at Goldman Sachs in 1990. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), and an MBA from the Kellogg School (Northwestern University).
Nisha Raghavan – Managing Director/CFO, EQT Partners
Nisha Raghavan joined EQT Partners in June 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is a Managing Director of EQT Real Estate Advisory Team. She has over 17 years of experience within the real estate industry.
Prior to joining EQT Partners, Mrs. Raghavan was a Director at Clearbell Capital LLP, a UK real estate fund manager. At Clearbell she was involved in all aspects of finance and accounting including acquisitions and disposals of investments, with a focus on structuring of funds and investments, debt and execution and subsequent integration processes and risk management. Previously, she worked at Pears Global Real Estate Investors, and at Delancey Real Estate Asset Management in similar roles.
Mrs. Raghavan holds a B.Comm. from the University of Madras and is an Associate Chartered Accountant. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Association of Taxation Technicians of England and Wales.
Peter Cosmetatos, CEO, CREFC Europe
Peter has been CREFC Europe CEO since 2013, leading the association’s efforts to broaden its membership, build dialogue and collaboration with policymakers, regulators and the wider real estate market, and expand its activities in the service of an ever more diverse and demanding membership.
Previously, Peter spent five years as finance policy director at the British Property Federation and authored the 2014 report, “A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK” (on aspects of which work continues with the Bank of England). Earlier, he spent ten years at Freshfields, specialising in real estate and real estate finance tax.