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.

Autumn Conference - Satellites Tuesday 8 NovemberOPEN TO ALL
Autumn Conference - Main day
Wednesday 9 NovemberOPEN TO ALL
YPREF Networking morningThursday 10 November YPREF ONLY 
Quiz Night FundraiserThursday 24 November YPREF ONLY 
How to insuranceWednesday 7 DecemberYPREF ONLY

Mentorship Rocket

We have been exploring how we might best provide a flexible and scalable mentoring offer to our network, and think we have found the solution. It is an online platform called Mentorship Rocket, specifically designed for trade association mentoring programmes, and we plan to procure it jointly with our friends at the Association of Real Estate Funds, to offer mentees from each of our networks an even broader range of potential mentors.

You can read about how the platform works to connect mentors and mentees here. We hope to be up and running in a matter of weeks – initially to recruit mentors, and then to invite mentees to register. Watch this space! 

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.

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

YPREF Core Commitee:

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