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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. 

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.

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

How to LawWednesday 8 FebruaryYPREF ONLY
How to DevelopWednesday 23 FebruaryYPREF ONLY
How to LendDATE TBCYPREF ONLY
How to LawDATE TBCYPREF ONLY
Speed NetworkingDATE TBCYPREF ONLY

Mentorship Rocket

We are delighted to have kicked off our joint mentoring program with the Association of Real Estate Funds, to offer mentees from each of our networks an even broader range of potential mentors.

Registration for this program is now closed, registered mentors and mentees are currently building out their profiles and will be able to start booking sessions in January.

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 2022 Q1 You can read it here.

YPREF Quarterly 2022 Q2 You can read it here.

YPREF Quarterly 2022 Q3 You can read it here.

YPREF Quarterly 2022 Q4 You can read it here.

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

YPREF Core Commitee:

 Michael ShneersonAIG Asset Management Immediate Past Chair
Sherry ScrivensAlston & Bird
Julia LaskowskaBank of America 
Sophie Schoenenberger CBRE
Reena BangaCheyne CapitalChair Elect
Jessica WolckenhaarDekaBank
Dimitris TsompanidisGreystar
Anushree SrivastavING Real Estate Finance 
Sophie McGovernING Real Estate Finance
Ben WhittingtonKnight Frank
Abigail WigginsLloyds Banking Group
Joan JacksonSavillsChair
Gabriella McCoy-JonesSimmons & Simmons

YPREF Event Photos

Registered office: C/o PKF Littlejohn LLP, 15 Westferry Circus, London E14 4HD, United Kingdom.
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