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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: Joan Jackson, YPREF chair-elect Reena Banga and Immediate Past Chair Michael Shneerson. 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 2023.

How to LendTuesday 4 AprilYPREF ONLY
Quiz Night FundraiserWednesday 14 JuneYPREF ONLY
YPREF Speed Networking 
Wednesday 12 JulyYPREF ONLY
Autumn Speed NetworkingThursday 9 NovemberYPREF 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 as the 2023 program has begun. 

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.

Members can read previous YPREF Quarterly's here.

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

YPREF Core Commitee:

Joan JacksonSavillsChair
Reena BangaCheyne CapitalChair Elect
 Michael ShneersonAIG Asset Management Immediate Past Chair
Sherry ScrivensAlston & Bird
Julia LaskowskaBank of America 
Dimitris TsompanidisGreystar
Sophie McGovernING Real Estate Finance
Ben WhittingtonKnight Frank
Fiammetta GranchiLaSalle Investment Management
Abigail WigginsLloyds Banking Group
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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