Join Bloomberg Intelligence and EPRA for their annual summit where the challenges and opportunities facing European Real Estate companies will be debated by leading real estate professionals to help inform investment decisions amid a dynamic networking environment at Bloomberg’s spectacular London HQ. Speakers include executives from Bloomberg Intelligence, EPRA and senior industry leaders.


09:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast & Check-in

10:00am – 10:05

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sue Munden, Senior Analyst – European Property at Bloomberg Intelligence
Giacomo Balzarini, CEO PSP Swiss Property AG (EPRA R&A Committee Chair)

10:05am – 10:45am

Keynote Speaker
Innes McFee, Chief Global Economist, Oxford Economics

10:45am – 11:35am

Panel Discussion: Economic Backdrop and Forecast – Implications for Real Estate

Giacomo Balzarini, CEO, PSP Swiss Property AG
John Worth, Executive Vice President for Research and Investor Outreach, Nareit
Toby Courtauld, CEO, Great Portland Estates Plc
Innes McFee, Chief Global Economist, Oxford Economics

Moderated by Dani Burger, Anchor of Morning Program “Daybreak Europe”, Bloomberg TV

11:35am – 12:00AM

Tea & Coffee Break

12:00pm – 12:50pm

Panel Discussion: Valuation Headwinds – Will Offices Become Mixed Use?

Paul Hewlett, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, Workspace Group
Alexei Dal Pastro, Chief Executive Officer Italy, Covivio
Damian Harrington, Head of Research & Global Capital Markets EMEA, Colliers International

Moderated by Sue Munden, Senior Real Estate Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

12:50pm – 14:20pm

Networking Lunch

14:20pm – 15:10pm

Panel Discussion: REIT Debt and Capital Markets – Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Stéphane Tortajada, CFO,  Klépierre
Carmina Ganyet, Corporate Managing Director, Inmobiliaria Colonial
Roberto Fraticelli, CFO and Head of Italy, Eurocommercial
Tolu Alamutu, Real Estate Credit Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

Moderated by Edoardo Gili, Green Street

15:10pm – 15:30

Tea & Coffee Break

15:30pm – 16:20pm

Panel Discussion: Shining Stars – Are Logistics and Resi the Only Growth Sectors Left or are The Current Economic Headwinds Affecting Them as Well?

Helen Gordon, CEO, Grainger plc
Svitlana Gubriy, Head Global REIT Funds, Abrdn Standard Investment
James Beaumont, CFO, Industrials REIT

Moderated by Hassan Sabir, Finance and ESG Director, EPRA

16:20pm – 16:25pm

Closing remarks

Followed by networking reception with drinks & canapes


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Innes McFee

Chief Global Economist
Oxford Economics

Innes McFee is Chief Global Economist at Oxford Economics. He manages the Macro & Investor Services teams globally, including the global macro forecast, macro research and real estate economics. Innes joined Oxford Economics in 2017 after 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group where he was a Senior Economist. Prior to joining Lloyds Innes was an Economic Advisor at HM Treasury.

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Toby Courtauld

Great Portland Estates

Toby Courtauld, has been the Chief Executive of the listed property company Great Portland Estates plc since 2002. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1991 and has spent all his professional life in commercial real estate. He is a past President of the British Property Federation and sits on its Policy Committee as well as the Board of the New West End Company. He is also a non-executive director of the fine wine exchange, Liv-ex and a member of the Council of Imperial College London. He lives in London and is married with three children.

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John Worth

Executive Vice President for Research and Investor Outreach

John Worth is the executive vice president of research and investor outreach at Nareit. Prior to joining Nareit. Worth was the chief economist of the National Credit Union Administration from 2010 to 2015. Before joining NCUA, he spent nearly a decade at the U.S. Treasury where he served as the director of the Office of Microeconomic Analysis. Worth has also worked as a consultant for Welch Consulting and the RAND Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California.

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Dani Burger

Anchor of Morning Program “Daybreak Europe”
Bloomberg TV

Dani Burger is a London-based anchor for Bloomberg TV and radio. She hosts Bloomberg TV’s morning program “Daybreak Europe” along with regular appearances throughout European and U.S. programming.

Burger covers market moving news and interviews leaders in asset management, private equity, policymakers, and corporate executives. High profile interviews include South Africa central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago, The Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein, EQT AB’s Christian Sinding, Leeds United Football Club owner Andrea Radrizzani, and chief executives from companies including Heineken, Allianz, Societe Generale, Renault, and Novartis.

She’s broken exclusive stories on multi-billion dollar funds and companies. Burger was also recognized by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award.

Burger joined Bloomberg News in New York in 2014, writing stories on cross-asset trends, quantitative hedge funds, and passive strategies. She graduated from the University of Virginia with distinction.

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Paul Hewlett

Director of Strategy & Corporate Development
Workspace Group PLC

Paul is Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at Workspace Group PLC, responsible for driving the flexible work space provider’s strategic direction and ambitious growth plans. He was previously Executive Director of the UK Investment Banking Real Estate team at J.P. Morgan Cazenove.

Paul has extensive Corporate Finance advisory and Corporate Broking experience, advising companies across the sector on a wide variety of transactions, notably focused on Merger & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets.

Having joined Workspace in October 2021, Paul headed up Workspace’s acquisition McKay Securities PLC in the spring of 2022, and has driven the integration of the company and its assets into Workspace’s portfolio.

Established in 1987 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1993, Workspace is home to thousands of businesses, including fast growing and established brands across a wide range of sectors. Workspace is geared towards helping businesses perform at their very best, providing more than 5.5 million square feet of inspiring, flexible work spaces in dynamic London and southeast locations.

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Alexei Dal Pastro

CEO Italy

Born in 1973, he graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Trento and he earned an MBA from The University of Kansas. He has been Chief Executive Officer Italy of Covivio since January 2019. Previously, he was General Manager of Beni Stabili Siiq since July 2016.
From 2005 to 2016, he covered positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Pirelli Real Estate SGR, then Prelios SGR, for which he was Head of Fund and Asset Management, managing a real estate portfolio of over €5 billion, spread over 28 real estate funds specializing in the office, retail and residential sectors. From 2000 to 2005, he was a member of the strategy and finance practice with a focus on the real estate sector of Deloitte Consulting.

He gained over 20 years’ experience in the real estate sector, managing transactions totaling over €10 billion, significant real estate developments and M&A operations in the sector.
Since 2020 he has been Chairman of the Urban Regeneration Committee of Confindustria Assoimmobiliare.

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Giacomo Balzarini

Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Financial Officer
PSP Swiss Property

Giacomo Balzarini, 1968, CH and IT, Wollerau, lic. oec. publ., MBA, Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Financial Officer of PSP Swiss Property (in this position as of 1 April 2017; prior since 1 April 2007 Chief Financial Officer) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of all PSP Swiss Property Ltd subsidiaries.

Education: Mr. Balzarini completed his studies in economics at the University of Zurich in 1996. In 2002 he obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago (Ill., USA).

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Damian Harrington, MRICS

Director – Head of Research: Global Capital Markets & EMEA
Colliers International

Damian has worked within the real estate profession for over 25 years, living and working from a variety of locations across EMEA. He has developed a deep understanding of EMEA and global property markets along the way. Damian works with Colliers Global Capital Markets platform, joining the dots across multiple sectors and locations, to support clients with insights on current and future trends and dynamics. At an EMEA level. Damian supports the Executive board, regional capital markets, property management and occupier services teams with thought leadership, thematic and periodic research outputs and publications. His work covers a breadth of topics covering global macro and financial trends and capital flows, the impact of ESG in practice and policy in addition to sector specific research. His team undertakes strategic client consulting, supporting a wide range of investor and occupier clients with data-driven analysis, advice and recommendations enabling them to expand and optimise their footprint and portfolios.

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Stéphane Tortajada

Executive Board member and Chief Financial Officer

Stéphane Tortajada joined Klépierre as Executive Board member and Chief Financial Officer in June 22, 2022.
He has over 25 years’ experience in finance and real estate. Holding leadership roles at investment banks, including Lazard, in mergers and acquisitions, financing, capital markets and asset management. Most recently he was group head of finance and investment of the energy group EDF for twelve years. He managed the international real estate arm of Groupe Casino, implementing differentiated strategies of asset rotation, development, and rental reversion for a portfolio of shopping malls.
Stéphane  is a civil engineer graduate of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a Master’s Graduate in Finance (IEP Paris). He is a member of the French Society of Investment Analysts.

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Carmina Ganyet

Chief Corporate Officer
Inmobiliaria Colonial

Member of Colonial’s Management Committee since July 2000, which she initially joined as CFO. Degree in Economics and Business Administration, specialist in Corporate, Financing and Capital markets
Carmina Ganyet’s professional career started in Arthur Andersen, in the financial sector.

She was head of Investment and Controlling for the financial, real estate and insurance group of Caixaholding (now Criteria) and in 2000 she joined Colonial as Chief Financial Officer. She is member of the Board of Directors of Société Foncière Lyonnaise, and independent non-executive member of the Board of Repsol and member of the Delegate Committee. Carmina is also member of the Board of “Círculo de Economia”, Barcelona Global and Esade-Alumni.

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Roberto Fraticelli

Chief Financial Officer

Roberto Fraticelli joined Eurocommercial in 1998. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2020 and holds the position of Head of Italy since 2016. Mr. Fraticelli holds a university degree in Business Administration from the LUISS University (Rome), a degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and an Executive MBA from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also a Chartered Surveyor.

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Helen Gordon


Helen was appointed Chief Executive of Grainger in January 2016 from RBS where she had been Global Head of Real Estate Asset Management since October 2011. Prior to that Helen was Director of Legal and General Property, responsible for the Main Life Fund and c.8 smaller Funds, Group Property Director of Railtrack and Managing Director of John Laing Developments.

Helen is Senior Independent Director on the Board of Derwent London, is a Non-Exec Director of Business LDN and is currently Vice Chair and a Board Director of the European Public Real Estate Association. Helen is Past President of the British Property Federation and was a member of the Government’s Urban Centre Recovery Taskforce for post Covid recovery. Helen has held a number of non-exec positions and Government appointments including the Board of Covent Garden Market Authority, Board of British Waterways and was a Trustee for The College of Estate Management for nine years. Helen is an Honorary Fellow of University College of Estate Management.

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Svitlana Gubriy

Head of Indirect Real Assets

Svitlana Gubriy is Head of Indirect Real Assets at abrdn. Abrdn’s Indirect Real Assets comprises global listed real estate, real estate multi-manager and indirect infrastructure platforms within the wider Real Assets team that manages over £42bn of real estate and infrastructure assets globally.  Svitlana is responsible for the team based in Boston, London, Edinburgh, Singapore and Hong Kong managing the indirect real assets’ investments across a number of global and regional mandates. In addition, Svitlana has primary responsibilities for managing investments, identifying new investment opportunities and implementing our strategy for a number listed real estate strategies. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments in 2005, Ms. Gubriy worked in real estate investment banking division of Lehman Brothers in New York. Svitlana graduated with a Diploma with Honours in Applied Mathematics (Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University), an MA in Applied Economics (Southern Methodist University) and an MBA in Finance and Corporate Accounting (University of Rochester). Svitlana also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

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James Beaumont

Industrials REIT

James was appointed CFO of Industrials REIT in 2019 having been Head of Finance since 2015. He previously spent five years as finance director of alternative asset funds at Shore Capital Group, where his focus was on German real estate. Prior to that, he had eight years of experience in European real estate and financial services through senior finance roles at Cambridge Place Investment Management and Genworth Plc. James qualified as a chartered accountant in 2002, after serving articles with UHY Hacker Young. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds.

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Tolu Alamutu

Senior Credit Analyst, Banks and Real Estate
Bloomberg Intelligence

Tolu Alamutu is a senior credit analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. She specializes in European real estate issuers and emerging market banks (specifically CEEMEA, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). Prior to joining Bloomberg Intelligence, Ms. Alamutu was responsible for research coverage and trade idea generation in the emerging markets financials sector at Gramercy Ltd. She previously worked at Tellimer (formerly Exotix) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Ms. Alamutu holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and another B.Sc. in Biomedicine. She is a CFA Charterholder.

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Sue Munden

Head of Bloomberg Intelligence, EMEA & Senior Analyst, Real Estate
Bloomberg Intelligence

Sue Munden is the Senior Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence covering EMEA real estate.  She has worked at Bloomberg Intelligence for 6 1/2 years and has been instrumental in establishing the Bloomberg Intelligence product for real estate.  Prior to that Sue was a sell side real estate analyst at Panmure Gordon, Cantor Fitzgerald and Seymour Pierce.  Earlier in her career Sue was Chief Investment Officer for Capital House (RBS Group) in Hong Kong with responsibility for Asia Pacific and Chief Executive at Carlson Investment Management in Singapore.

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Edoardo Gili

Green Street

Edoardo is an Analyst in Green Street’s Research team covering the pan-European Health Care, Hotel, Net Lease and Tower sectors. He has launched new coverage of a number of companies as well as co-authored thought leadership reports in the property space. Before joining the team in 2021, he worked in Green Street’s Advisory Group providing strategic advice and corporate finance solutions to numerous companies and investors in commercial real estate. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he worked at Duff & Phelps where he focused on complex asset valuations and transaction opinions and PwC as an auditor. Edoardo has degrees in Economics from both the Université Catholique de Louvain and Maastricht University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder

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Hassan Sabir

Finance and ESG Director

Hassan graduated with a LLB from Queen Mary, University of London and holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He has 18 years of work experience in finance, ESG & strategy including 7 years in the listed real estate space.

When & Where

Thursday 20 April 2023
09:00 – 16:00 GMT followed by cocktail reception

3 Queen Victoria Street