31 January 2013 | InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London

EY Real Estate and Hotels Workshops

‘Setting a course for the future’

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Alastair Campbell   Alastair Campbell

For ten years Alastair Campbell was Tony Blair's right hand man as communications strategist and chief spokesman, often witnessing history in the making. He remains a key figure on the political stage, with considerable connections on both sides of the Atlantic.

As the most influential Government advisor Alastair was no stranger to controversy, working the headlines and occasionally making them. He is one of four credited with creating New Labour, fighting numerous battles in their pursuit of modernisation. He was reviled by parts of the media but still respected for his commitment, creativity, loyalty and work rate.

Since resigning Alastair has published three volumes of his diaries as well as two novels, written features on sport and politics, advised several bodies and stepped up his fundraising efforts for Leukaemia Research (Alastair is chairman of fundraising for the charity). He also accompanied the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand, without much success.

Alastair's speeches mix experience and wit. He offers a sharply observed insight into what makes strong leaders and throws light on the relationship between Government, and the press including his treatment of the media. On a lighter note, he might also reveal how a stranger behaved towards him on Hampstead Heath.
Ad Buisman   Ad Buisman

Ad heads our EMEIA Real Estate (RHC) Group and is a member of the Global RHC Management committee. He joined EY in January 1994 and provides professional real estate and construction services in the fields of Auditing, Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services and Transaction Support.

Ad is a member of the Best Practice Committee of EPRA and leads EY Global IFRS Real Estate & Construction interpretation desk.
Adrian Turner   Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner is the Managing Director of Crownway Capital, an Irish investment company controlled by John Gallagher. Crownway has consolidated & exited several Irish sectors including Security & Fire (Chubb), Waste (Greenstar) and Water (Anglican Water). Crownway led the take-private of the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group in 2006 and its restructure (Jurys Inn & Burlington sales). Crownway also acts for the Doyle Hotel Group and is currently selling assets in Washington and Boston on its behalf. Previous to this, Adrian worked in McKinsey & Company (Dublin and London). He is an actuary by qualification.
Andreas Ewald   Andreas Ewald

Andreas Ewald is a Director in the EY Real Estate GmbH (formerly Arthur Andersen Real Estate GmbH). He has 9+ years experience in the real estate and hospitality sector with a focus on investment advisory and transaction services.

He has professional expertise in investment advisory and transactions services, specialisation in managed properties (hotels, senior residences and clinics), structuring and supervising portfolio and single property valuations and financial modeling of portfolio transactions.

In 2004 Andreas received a Master of Science in Real Estate at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel.
Bill Hughes   Bill Hughes

Bill joined LGP in November 2007 having previously held positions at RREEF, Schroder Property Investment Management, DTZ Research and JLW Fund Management Strategy.

Bill is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals, and a member of the Green Construction Board (GCB), the Investment Property Databank Consultative Committee, the BPF Policy Committee, the Distressed Retail Property Taskforce, and the Bank of England Property Forum.

In July 2012, Bill was appointed as Junior Vice President of the British Property Federation (BPF), which will culminate in him taking up the role of President of the BPF in July 2014. He is also the current Chairman of the Green Property Alliance (GPA).
Bob Silk   Bob Silk

Bob has been with Barclays Bank for over 32 years, having joined as a junior clerk at the tender age of 16. He has been a lender to businesses since the mid 1980s during which time he has been involved in a wide range of enterprises, from small owner-managed concerns to multi-national corporates. In the mid 1990s Bob specialised in 'turn-arounds', helping customers whose businesses had become stressed to return to health. Bob is a member of the Barclays' Hospitality and Leisure Team which he helped to found 14 years ago. He now works exclusively with hotel, restaurant and pub businesses and his activities range from relatively straightforward refinancing to development funding and acquisition finance, where larger transactions commonly involve a number of banks working together.
Cameron Cartmell   Cameron Cartmell

Cameron leads the European, Middle East, Indian and African Hospitality and Leisure team for Ernst and Young, having specialised in the sector for the past 16 years. Cameron has a particular focus on the Hotel and Betting and Gaming industries with experience of working with a number of the leading global operators. Cameron's key clients have included Hilton Group, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels, Orient Express Hotel Group, Starwood Capital, NH Hotels and JJW Hotels. Cameron has experience of working with clients delivering a number of services including Audits, Internal Audits and control reviews, Vendor Due Diligence, Merger and Acquisitions and Feasibility Studies.
Carlton Ervin   Carlton Ervin

Carlton C. Ervin was named Chief Development Officer, Europe in 2009 and is leading the newly formed Europe Division combining the existing United Kingdom, Ireland and Continental Europe regions.

He most recently served as Senior Vice President of International Hotel Development for the regions of the UK & Ireland, Spain & Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and former Yugoslavia, for all Marriott Brands. He relocated to Zurich, Switzerland in August 2008 to join the EMEA Development Team.
Christian Mole   Christian Mole

Christian is an Executive Director in our Transaction Advisory Services Group. His areas of expertise include buyside and sellside due diligence, IPO advisory and independent business reviews/restructuring advice.

He focuses on the Hotel and Retail sectors and clients he has advised on Hotel projects include Jurys Inns, whitbread, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, Oman Investment Fund, Malmaison/Hotel du Vin and Principal Hayley.
Christian Schultz-Wulkow   Christian Schultz-Wulkow

Christian is a Partner in the EY office in Berlin and is Head of Real Estate sector Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He specialises in: M&A and privatisation advice for the real estate management and housing sectors as well as companies in the public sector; Valuation and analysis of Real Estate portfolios and single properties; Valuation and due diligence advice with buy and sell of real estate portfolios in Germany; Organisation and management of structured sales procedures of commercial and private property portfolios.
Dr. Christoph Schumacher   Dr. Christoph Schumacher

Dr. Christoph Schumacher is the Deputy Managing Director of Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH and has responsibility for fund structuring and customer care among others. He has a doctorate in law and joined Union Investment from Generali Deutschland Group, where he has held senior positions since 2007 relating to indirect investments and the development of fund products for the insurance group. Alongside his function as Head of indirect investments and structured products at Generali Deutschland Immobilien GmbH in Cologne, he was most recently managing director of Generali Deutschland Immobilien Verwaltungs GmbH and of Generali Immobiliare Asset Management S.à.r.l, Luxemburg/Paris. Dr. Schumacher joins a management team at Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH that currently comprises Martin Eberhardt and Wolfgang Kessler.
Claudio Capacciolo   Claudio Capacciolo

Since January 2012, Mr. Capaccioli serves as SVP of Development & Asset Management, responsible for the global Development and the Asset Management of NH Hotels, one of the leading European urban business hotel chains operating 400 hotels in 26 countries across Europe, America and Africa.

During the last seven years, with NH, Mr. Capaccioli has been directly involved in the negotiation of over 100 hotels and in the sale of properties in excess of €300mn.

Previously, Mr Capaccioli has worked with Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Deloitte, Aramark and Costa Cruises in various countries around the world. A bachelor's degree in Economics, Mr. Capaccioli holds a Master degree from Cornell University.
Daniel Mair   Daniel Mair

Daniel Mair is a Partner at Ernst & Young GmbH in Eschborn and leads the Real Estate Restructuring Group. He has almost two decades of experience in auditing multinational companies and advising on corporate and real estate transactions. Over the course of the last decade Daniel mainly advised on transactions related to corporate and real estate restructurings and the sale of large portfolios of Non Performing Loans, both on the Sell and Buy Side.

Daniel's extensive Real Estate Sector knowledge results from a large variety of engagements in all phases of the investment cycle.
Dean Hodcroft   Dean Hodcroft

Dean is Head of Real Estate for EY in the UK and Ireland and has spent 24 years with EY, gaining real estate experience from day one. His experience includes dealing with Owners, Investors, Funds, Fund Managers, Lenders, Occupiers and support service providers, domestic and international, to the Real Estate Industry.

After making Partner in 2001, Dean led our Real Estate Tax group for the UK and was subsequently appointed as Head of our Real Estate Industry practice for EMEIA. In this role Dean led a team of 3,000 professionals throughout EMEIA providing assurance, taxation, transaction and advisory services to the Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Sectors.

Dean now leads our 300 strong UK and Ireland Real Estate team from his London base.
Derek Gammage   Derek Gammage

Derek Gammage is Head of CBRE Hotels in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and is responsible for the group's international strategy.

The team is one of the largest pan-European hotel real estate specialists, with an enviable client base and track record. The global Hotels team comprises over 150 industry experts based across key regions.

In addition to initiating the growth of CB Richard Ellis Hotels, Derek's specific focus has been on multiple-asset transactions and in particular those in key gateway cities or markets. During 2006, the combined value of assets successfully sold and valued by the group was approximately €19.8bn.

Derek trained as a Surveyor and has over 20 years experience in the hotel real estate market.
Desmond Taljaard   Desmond Taljaard

Desmond is Chief Operating Officer, Europe, for Starwood Capital Group (SCG), responsible for all asset management, and for growing SCG's asset base in Europe. Desmond joined SCG in November 2006 from Whitbread Group plc, where as Group Development Director he led all M&A, corporate development, real estate and international expansion activities of the diversified leisure group.

Whilst at Whitbread, he oversaw the £1bn exit from its UK hotel-owning JV with Marriott International, and the signing of a development JV with Emirates Airlines to rollout budget hotels throughout the Gulf.
Dietmar Klos   Dietmar Klos

Dietmar is Partner and FSO Tax leader in EY's international Tax department and Head of Real Estate. He is a seasoned tax professional with a long-standing track record of top-level client service. Dietmar has over 17 years of experience in Luxembourg advising corporate multinationals and starting from 2004 mainly Real Estate and Private Equity funds on international tax aspects as well as international merger and acquisitions.

His areas of expertise include the Alternative Investment Market, intermediate holding and financing arrangements between PE and RE investors, European and international targets, set-up of Luxembourg regulated (FCP/SICAV/SIF) and nonregulated platforms for International RE and PE investments, set-up of Luxembourg SICAR's, International securitisation transactions, designing of cross-border financial products, cash repatriation techniques.
Enrique Aguado Valderrama   Enrique Aguado Valderrama

Enrique leads the Real Estate M&A practice in Spain and has over 11 years of experience in investment banking and strategic consulting. He has rendered advisory services in M&A deals in many sectors including, real estate and advised on capital markets, re-structuring and re-financing operations of Real Estate companies. Within strategic consulting, Enrique has participated in projects in the utilities, financial services and telecommunications sectors.

Before joining EY, Enrique worked at Ambers & Co, N+1, the strategic consultancy firm A.T. Kearney and Salomon Smith Barney.
Howard S Roth   Howard S Roth

As EY's Global Real Estate Leader Howard coordinates 7,500 dedicated real estate professionals providing audit, tax, transaction and real estate advisory services to clients worldwide.

With over 30 years experience, Howard has worked extensively with financial institutions, private equity, REITS, and real estate investment funds, advising them on transactional analysis, acquisitions due diligence, tax savings strategies and business operations.

Howard's experience includes structuring transactions for corporations, partnerships and institutional real estate owners and lenders including public and private company mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and non-judicial reorganisations, and planning for foreign and tax-exempt owners of real property.
Hugh Taylor   Hugh Taylor

Hugh has been in the hotel business for over 20 years. He ran four hotel marketing departments before becoming a Regional Vice President for Hilton with overall responsibility for 32 hotels. Hugh then moved over to the investment side of the industry to run the owning company of one of the largest portfolios in Europe, which included 42 Marriotts and 16 Hiltons. In 2010, Hugh formed a partnership with Sir David Michels and took the company over, re-naming it Michels & Taylor. M&T is now one of the largest hotel asset management and consultancy businesses in Europe.

Over his career, Hugh has held a number of industry roles including Chairman of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, one of the largest corporate charities in the country. Hugh was awarded an OBE for services to tourism and hospitality in 2008.
Jon Rickert   Jon Rickert

Jon Rickert is a partner and head of real estate at Renshaw Bay, an alternative asset manager focused on investments in credit across asset classes. Jon joined J.P. Morgan in 1997 as one of the original members of J.P. Morgan's US CMBS origination business. Most recently, he was head of J.P. Morgan's Real Estate Structured Finance business in EMEA, and was responsible for J.P. Morgan's European real estate distressed debt business and its commercial and residential mortgage servicing businesses in the UK and Germany. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Jon was a real estate developer in the US.
Jos Short   Jos Short

Jos Short is the Founding Partner and Executive Chairman of Internos Global Investors. Internos acquired the fund management business of GPT Halverton for €2 in December 2009. Under Jos's management the business has been stabilised and Internos still has the €7mn cash dowry the GPT left in the company.

Internos manages seven separate fund vehicles with €1.5bn of Gross AUM in retail, office and industrial properties in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Sweden and Denmark. The funds are classic closed ended institutional vehicles. In 2012, Internos had a first close of €75mn equity for a Hotel Fund and hope to have a final close around €175mn equity. They have bought four Hotels in Germany and the Netherlands. Jos also sits on the Board of GPE.
Juergen Tschiersk   Juergen Tschiersk

Juergen is Head of Structuring at KGAL (Gruenwald/Munich), one of the biggest investment companies for closed-end funds in Germany. He joined the Group in 2010 and is responsible for the structuring and fund management of new products for the institutional platform of KGAL. Prior to this he worked as Tax Counsel and Senior Transaction Manager at Australian investment company Babcock & Brown. Juergen started his professional career in the international tax department of Deloitte & Touche, Munich. Juergen is a German tax advisor and lawyer, admitted to the Bar of Munich.
Kenneth MacRae   Kenneth MacRae

Since 2008, Mr. MacRae has been Managing Director of Hines Luxembourg, which services regulated and unregulated funds and separate accounts managed by Hines, with combined assets under management of over €3bn. He is responsible for managing the development of Hines Luxembourg, including structuring and implementation of new fund initiatives and regulatory requirements and the management and supervision of the legal, compliance, risk, tax and accounting functions of Hines Luxembourg operations. Mr. MacRae joined Hines in 2002, having previously been group financial controller of an international group of hotels. Mr. MacRae is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. is a German tax advisor and lawyer, admitted to the Bar of Munich.
Keith M. Breslauer   Keith M. Breslauer

Mr. Breslauer founded Patron Capital in 1999 and is the Managing Director of Patron Capital Limited, the investment adviser to the Patron Capital Funds (including Patron Capital Captive Fund, Funds I–IV). Total capital under management represents approximately €2.5bn from leading U.S. and European institutions, endowments, pension funds and family offices. The Patron Funds primarily focus on investments in companies and assets associated with property and property related activities, and typically impaired due to a liquidity event or some degree of distress at the borrower or asset level.

Mr. Breslauer is active as a Patron of numerous charities. He has an MBA degree from University of Chicago and a BSc degree from NYU School of Business and is an accomplished alpinist and skier.
Konstanze Auernheimer   Konstanze Auernheimer

Konstanze Auernheimer oversees STR Global's marketing, research and forecast activities. After starting out in the hotel industry for Steigenberger in Germany and Hilton in the UK, she joined Deloitte in 2002 and led the Hotel Benchmark market analysis team from 2005 to 2008. Konstanze has been on STR Global's management team since its inception in 2008. STR Global serves clients across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Central and South America. Konstanze holds a BA Honours degree on Tourism & Planning from the University of Westminster. She regularly investigates and presents on hotel performance and industry trends.
Lord Mawson   Lord Mawson

Andrew is a serial social entrepreneur. He is best known for founding the Bromley- by-Bow Centre in East London, nearly three decades ago. He has now created Andrew Mawson Partnerships as a vehicle both to grow and replicate his approach and successes with this venture and several others.

Recently, under the AMP banner, he co-founded One Church 100 Uses CIC and launched Water City Group to create and implement a vision for East London revitalised by the opportunities of the 21st Century and the 2012 Olympic Games.

Andrew was made a life Peer in 2007 in recognition for the social impact of his work and he now sits as an independent crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. In 2012, he was made a Freeman of the City of London. He is also the best selling author of the book, 'The Social Entrepreneur: Making Communities Work'.
Marcelo Neves   Marcelo Neves

Bachelor in Economics from Colorado State University (USA) and holds an MBA in Financial Services and Insurance from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Marcelo has been with the Odebrech t Group for the past 13 years, having held several management positions at Odebrecht Corretora de Seguros (OCS), and more recently was the Director responsible for Risk Management at Braskem SA, Odebrecht Oil and Gas and ETH Bioenergia S.A. Previously, Marcelo was responsible for the management of Odebrecht's global guarantee facility, having participated in several structured transactions for Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, Braskem SA and Odebrecht SA. Currently Marcelo is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Information Technology for Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias.
Mark Grinis   Mark Grinis

Mark is a Partner in the Real Estate group of EY LLP's New York office, and leads the Real Estate Private Equity practice globally. Mark has significant experience with the firm's largest global clients. He has over 26 years of experience, and has been at the centre of distressed property markets in Texas in the 80s, California in the 90s and Asia throughout the Asian economic crisis. While in Asia, Mark was the Managing Partner for EY's Asian Real Estate practice.

Over the past 10 years, Mark has advised various ministries of finance and control banks for eight countries on strategies to address non-performing aspects. He also was asked to present to the Japanese congress as a subject matter expert on distress assets.
Martyn McCarthy   Martyn McCarthy

In his role as Chief Executive Officer of Valad Europe, Martyn has full executive responsibility for leading the business. Having been with Valad since 2003, Martyn has been a Fund Manager and held a number of Directorships on joint ventures with Kennards Self Storage, the largest self storage operator in Australia, as well as with Lloyds Banking Group. For the 15 years prior to joining Valad, Martyn has been involved in various facets of real estate in Australia, the USA and Europe, including six years at GE Real Estate where his role included structured finance, joint ventures and portfolio acquisitions.
Mathieu Roland-Billecart   Mathieu Roland-Billecart

Mathieu is a Partner in the Real Estate Corporate Finance team in London. He leads our Real Estate Loan Portfolio Solutions team advising both buyers and sellers of real estate loans.

He is an experienced corporate and project financier having worked on a wide variety of transactions, including buy side/sell side M&A, capital raising and restructuring mandates.

He has recently been involved in a number of high profile real estate restructurings acting as adviser to banks, special servicers and borrowers as well as banker when on secondment to RBS Real Estate Restructuring team (June 2010– June 2011).
Matt Maltz   Matt Maltz

Matt is a Tax Partner and leads our UK&I Real Estate Funds practice. He joined EY in 2001 and has since taken a senior role in advising on real estate tax planning and big ticket cross-border transactions for real estate funds and major sovereign wealth and institutional investors. Prior to joining EY, Matt worked at Arthur Andersen and Barclays Capital.

Matt has 19 years experience in advising on real estate tax issues including leading the advice on the structuring of many major UK, European and Global real estate funds covering all the major classes of real estate.
Michael Fishbin   Michael Fishbin

Michael is EY's Global & Americas Hospitality Leader. The hospitality practice focuses on audit, tax, transactions, development, valuations, operations and strategy. Michael is an active advisor to hospitality companies, developers, private equity funds, lenders and governments in all aspects of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Recently, Michael has served as lead advisor on numerous high profile M&A and development transactions.

Michael is an adjunct faculty to NYU's Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. He holds a BA from Union College and received his Masters Degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University
Michael Hornsby   Michael Hornsby

Michael is EY's EMEIA Real Estate Funds Leader. He is a member of the EMEIA Asset Management board and of the Global Real Estate board, specialising in international real estate and private equity structures, and leading the practice in Luxembourg. Michael has 20 years of experience in audit and business advisory. He is experienced in the design and launch of the operating and governance structures and has played a leading role in the development of the financial frameworks of such funds including NAV methodologies, accounting standards, valuation methodologies and performance measures through his role at ALFI and INREV. He is a member of the RICS and lead the development of the INREV integrated guidelines.
Michael Hussey   Michael Hussey

Recognised as one of the key experts of the London market, Mike has secured a strong reputation through a series of landmark transactions. He is a firm believer in the application of real property skills to deliver lasting value.

Before founding Almacantar, Mike spent seven years at Land Securities plc, where he was an Executive Board Director with responsibility for the London portfolio. Whilst there, he instigated the Capital Commitment programme that increased the profile of the business and initiated approximately 3mn sq.ft (280,000 sq.m) of development early in the cycle.

Prior to Land Securities, Mike was responsible for all property transactions at the Canary Wharf Group, as Head of Leasing and Marketing.
Mike McNamara   Mike McNamara

Mike is Head of Real Estate Capital Markets — Transaction Advisory Services at EY LLP. He is an experienced real estate investment banker, lender, investor, and advisor in the EMEA and North American markets.

Mike has built and managed substantial businesses over his career and has originated, purchased, restructured or sold significant real estate transactions/holdings in EMEA, USA, and Canada. During the past 19 years, Mike has managed or been involved in over $35bn of real estate related transactions covering financial services, healthcare, media, gaming, retail, hospitality and leisure, office, industrial, multifamily, and other asset classes.
Nicolas Broussaud   Nicolas Broussaud

Nicolas Broussaud is Vice President in charge of acquisitions within the development department of Accor. He is responsible for identifying and executing portfolio acquisitions and single-asset takeover opportunities for all brands globally. Mr. Broussaud joined the company in 2004 as Development Manager for Accor Middle Eastern division, based in Dubai, where he was involved in the negotiation of management contracts across the Gulf and Levant countries. Prior to joining Accor, Mr. Broussaud worked for various french financial institutions in the field of M&A advisory and private equity investment.

Mr. Broussaud is a graduate of the HEC Paris Business School and of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Olga Arkhangelskaya   Olga Arkhangelskaya

Olga is Partner and Head of Transaction Real Estate Services in the CIS. She Joined Arthur Andersen in 1997 and EY in 2002 and is based in Moscow office. Olga specializes in the area of real estate advisory, objects appraisal, feasibility studies, financial analysis, strategy development for real estate portfolios, hospitality market funds raising and structuring of financial transactions. She supervised and participated in significant real estate business and appraisal projects, including work for major Russian companies. Olga studied at Moscow State University and obtained a degree in mathematics. She was named 'Personality of the Year' in the real estate market in 2010 by the Real Estate Awards'.
Patrick Dempsey   Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is CEO of Restaurant Associates with Compass Group UK and Ireland.
In 2003, he went back into the hotel business as CEO for MacDonald Hotel and in 2004 joined Whitbread as MD of Marriott in the UK, before becoming MD for Premier Inn in 2005. In 2009, he was appointed MD of Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, joined the Whitbread PLC main board as an Executive Director and attended Harvard Business School in Boston to complete the Advanced Management Programme.

In 2012 Patrick was awarded an OBE for his services to Hospitality, an honour of which he is obviously very proud.
Philip Barrett   Philip Barrett

Philip Barrett oversees European investment activities for the Global Merchant Banking Group, is a member of the European Executive Committee of Pramerica as well as being Chairman of the European Investment Committee.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a shareholder representative for several privately held companies.
Raúl González   Raúl González

As CEO of the Barceló Group, Raúl González holds the roles of General Secretary of the Administration Board, Managing Director of the EMEA Hotel Division and Managing Director of Presidency. He has over 12 years consultancy experience in strategic and organisation areas.

A Professor at Bilbao University of Deusto, Raúl has an MBA, IESE Business School (University of Navarra, Spain) and a degree in Economics and Business Administration, Deusto Faculty – La Comercial (Bilbao, Spain).
Rishi Bhuchar   Rishi Bhuchar

Rishi has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry, and has worked in real estate markets around the world including in the UK, the Middle East and North Africa, India and Singapore.

He has extensive experience in M&A (both public and private), the debt and equity capital markets, principal real estate investing and real estate advisory work.

Rishi joined EY in 2011 from MGPA, a real estate private equity fund, where he was a Managing Director. Prior to this he was in the Real Estate Investment Banking teams in both Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.
Robert Barclay Cook   Robert Barclay Cook

Robert Cook joined the Group in January 2012 as CEO of De Vere Village. He is a member of the Group's Executive Board. In August 2012, Robert was also appointed CEO of De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts collectively.

Previously, Robert spent six years with Intercontinental Hotels, three years as managing director of Columbus and Dakota Hotel Group, and four years with Malmaison.

In 2006 he was awarded the Caterer and Hotelkeeper Award for Manager of the Year and in the same year Malmaison was awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year. In 2009 Hotel du Vin won the same award and for the sixth consecutive year won The Guardian Observer Business Travel Award.
Sasha Silver   Sasha Silver

Sasha Silver is a Director and Head of European Real Estate within the Credit Suisse Private Fund Group, a leading global placement agent and advisory group with 66 dedicated professionals. Sasha is based in London and has been responsible for origination and project management of European real estate fund raising mandates since joining the group in 2010.

Previously she was a Director in the Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Banking team, where she executed a range of corporate finance transactions for private and public real estate clients across EMEA. She has been with Credit Suisse since 2001. Sasha received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Economics from Princeton University.
Stuart Hoarey   Stuart Hoarey

Stuart is a Director at Citigroup and has 20 years experience in real estate lending. His experience lies in structuring senior loans/Mezz and equity. Over the years Citigroup has used both the CMBS markets/capital markets and balance sheet to transact Real estate trades.

Citi, the leading global Investment bank, has approximately 200mn customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citigroup provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Stuart has previously worked for Allied Irish Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Thijs Schoenaker   Thijs Schoenaker

Thijs Schoenaker has been Senior Investment Manager Asia Pacific Private Real Estate with PGGM since January 2009. Thijs fulfills board seats in several investor committees of Asian indirect real estate vehicles with a main focus on China and India. Previously Thijs worked as Real Estate Transaction Advisory Manager with EY in the Netherlands for five and a half years. He advised clients in the field of real estate transactions, due diligence, valuations and real estate management. In prior jobs, he has built experience with property development and business development. Thijs holds an MSc in Civil Engineering & Management (real estate specialization) from the University of Twente (NL).
Viktor Andrade   Viktor Andrade

Viktor Alexander Andrade is M&A Director at EY, responsible for RE operations.

Throughout his career Viktor has gained experiences in Private Equity, M&A and management processes involving real estate, bio energy, agribusiness, consumer products, IT, forestry, mining and tourism.

Viktor has a Masters Degree in Economics (strictu sensu — magister cientia) from a Federal University, with specialisation in Benchmarking and Econometrics.
Will Anderson   Will Anderson

Will joined Henderson Global Investors in November 2004 as Finance Director, Property, having worked on the launch of the Henderson Caspar Securitisation in Q3 2004. He is responsible for finance, operations and risk management within the Property business.

Prior joining Henderson, Will had gained more than 20 years' property experience in the UK and internationally. He was previously with Alecta Investment Management (SPP), a major Swedish pension fund, as their UK General Manager and before that as their Chief Financial Officer for Global Real Estate. He had joined London & Edinburgh Trust plc (LET) in 1986 and played a key role in the integration of that property group by SPP in the early 90's.

Alastair Campbell  

Keynote speaker

Alastair Campbell
Former Director of Strategy & Communications for Prime Minister Tony Blair

Ad Buisman   Adrian Turner

Ad Buisman
EY, Netherlands
Partner, Head of Real Estate for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA)


Adrian Turner
Crownway Capital
Managing Director

Andreas Ewald   Bill Hughes

Andreas Ewald
EY, Germany
Director, Transaction Real Estate


Bill Hughes
Legal & General Property (LGP)
Managing Director

Bob Silk   Cameron Cartmell

Bob Silk
Barclays Bank
Relationship Director


Cameron Cartmell
EMEIA Head of Hospitality and Leisure

Carlton Ervin   Christian Mole

Carlton Ervin
Marriott International
Chief Development Officer (Europe)


Christian Mole
Executive Director, Transaction Advisory Services

Christian Schultz-Wulkow   Dr. Christoph Schumacher

Christian Schultz-Wulkow
Head of the Real Estate sector GSA Germany, Switzerland and Austria


Dr. Christoph Schumacher
Union Investment
Deputy Managing Director

Claudio Capacciolo   Daniel Mair

Claudio Capacciolo
NH Hotels
Senior VP of Development and Asset Management


Daniel Mair
EY, Germany
Partner, Real Estate Restructuring

Dean Hodcroft   Derek Gammage

Dean Hodcroft
Head of UK&I Real Estate


Derek Gammage
CBRE Hotels
Head of Hotels EMEA, CBRE

Desmond Taljaard   Dietmar Klos

Desmond Taljaard
CEO, Europe


Dietmar Klos
EY, Luxembourg
Partner, Tax

Enrique Aguado Valderrama   Howard S Roth

Enrique Aguado Valderrama
EY, Spain
Director, M&A


Howard S Roth
Global Real Estate Leader

Hugh Taylor   Jon Rickert

Hugh Taylor
Michels & Taylor
Asset Management Chief Executive


Jon Rickert
Renshaw Bay
Partner and Head of Real Estate

Jos Short   Juergen Tschiersk

Jos Short
Internos Global Investors
Founding Partner


Juergen Tschiersk
Head of Structuring

Kenneth MacRae   Keith M. Breslauer

Kenneth MacRae
Managing Director


Keith M. Breslauer
Patron Capital Partners
Managing Director

Konstanze Auernheimer   Lord Mawson

Konstanze Auernheimer
STR Global
Director of Analysis & Marketing


Lord Mawson
Member of house of Lords

Marcelo Neves   Mark Grinis

Marcelo Neves
Odebrecht Real Estate
Chief Financial Officer


Mark Grinis
Global Real Estate Funds Leader

Martyn McCarthy   Mathieu Roland-Billecart

Martyn McCarthy
Valad Europe


Mathieu Roland-Billecart
Partner, Real Estate Corporate Finance

Matt Maltz   Michael Fishbin

Matt Maltz
Partner, Real Estate Funds


Michael Fishbin
Global & Americas Hospitality Leader

Michael Hornsby   Michael Hussey

Michael Hornsby
EY, Luxembourg
EMEIA Real Estate Funds Leader


Michael Hussey
Chief Executive

Mike McNamara   Nicolas Broussaud

Mike McNamara
Partner, Real Estate Capital Markets


Nicolas Broussaud
Vice President, Hotel Acquisitions

Olga Arkhangelskaya   Patrick Dempsey

Olga Arkhangelskaya
CIS Head of Real Estate


Patrick Dempsey
Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants
Managing Director

Philip Barrett   Raúl González

Philip Barrett
Pramerica Real Estate Investors
Managing Director


Raúl González
Barceló Group

Rishi Bhuchar   Robert Barclay Cook

Rishi Bhuchar
Partner, Real Estate Corporate Finance


Robert Barclay Cook
De Vere Hotels & De Vere
Village Urban Resorts CEO

Sasha Silver   Stuart Hoarey

Sasha Silver
Credit Suisse
Director, Head of European Real Estate


Stuart Hoare
Vice President

Thijs Schoenaker   Viktor Andrade

Thijs Schoenaker
Senior Investment Manager Asia-Pacific


Viktor Andrade
EY, Brazil
M&A Director

Will Anderson    

Will Anderson
Henderson Global Investors
Finance Director, Property