The goal of the Investor Relations Committee is to develop the industry message to investors and assist EPRA with its mission to disseminate it amongst the industry. 


IR Committee Chair, PSP Swiss Property Chief Communications Officer

Vasco Cecchini

PSP Swiss Property
As Chief Communications Officer his main tasks are relating to general corporate communications activities, such as positioning the PSP corporate brand accordingly in the Swiss real estate market and the global real estate equity/capital market. He also does Investor Relations activities, including all financial publications. Another main task is managing the Swiss media. Internally, most of his work is in favour of the executive board and the board. Born 1968 in Switzerland, Swiss & Italian nationality. In mid-2000, Vasco Cecchini joined PSP Swiss Property. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in Zurich in the areas of corporate finance, from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Checchini completed his studies in business administration at the Höhere Wirtschafts -und Verwaltungsschule (Betriebsökonom HWV), Zurich in 1995. In 2000, he obtained an Executive Master of Corporate Finance (EMCF) from the Lucerne School of Business, University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland, Lucerne. In 2010 he obtained an Executive Master of Science in Communication Management (EMScom) from the University of Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, and the University of California UCLA, Los Angeles.

Head of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Paul Arkwright

Covivio

Head of Investor relations & Financial communication

Hubert d'Aillières

Klépierre

Head of Financial Communications

Samuel-Henry Diesbach

Gecina
Mr. Samuel Henry-Diesbach has been the Head of Financial Communications at Gecina SA since November 3, 2014. Mr. Diesbach served as Financial Analyst of Kepler Cheuvreux, Research Division since 2006 and was responsible for the European real estate sector. Prior to this, he was a Research Analyst at Kepler Capital Markets, Research Division. He covered the real estate and pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. Mr. Diesbach holds a Masters in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon and a Masters in Economics from the Sorbonne.

Head of Investor & Corporate Communications

Quentin Freeman

Derwent London
Quentin Freeman joined Derwent London in 2012. Previously he was a Managing Director at UBS, where he was a real estate equity analyst for 32 years, latterly as head of European equity real estate research. He is responsible for the management of the investor and corporate communications team.

Investor Relations - Director

Alberto Goretti

COIMA RES
Born on the 8th of November 1979 in Vizzolo Predabissi (Milan). Graduated in 2005 “cum laude” in Industrial Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano and, thanks to a scholarship from the Unitech program, attended the Business School of the Imperial College London during the academic year 2003-2004. He gained more than 10 years of experience in Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets at UBS AG, primarily in London, managing more than 50 transactions worth more than US$80 million on a pan-European basis.

Head of External Communication & Investor Relations

Ellen Grauls

Cofinimmo
Ellen has been working for Cofinimmo for over 10 years, first as part of the Budgeting, Consolidation & Reporting team, then as Investor Relations Officer, and now as Head of Corporate Communication & Investor Relations. She holds a bachelor degree in management from the Louvain School of Management (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).”

Head of Investor Relations

Rene Hoffmann

Vonovia

Head of Investor Relations

Sebastian Jacob

Deutsche Wohnen
Mr. Sebastian Jacob is Director-Investor Relations at Deutsche Wohnen AG. Mr. Jacob was previously employed as Investor Relations Contact by GSW Immobilien AG.

‎Investor Relations & External Communication Manager

Caroline Kerremans

Befimmo
8 years of experience in IR & coporate communication (of which 6 years in real estate) managing the dynamic Befimmo IR & communication team

Chief Operations Officer

Niall O'Buachalla

Green REIT
Niall joined the Green Property REIT Ventures in January 2014 as Chief Operations Officer. His role is to coordinate the operations of Green REIT plc. He was co-founder and Finance Director of Burlington Real Estate Limited during the period late 2012 to December 2013. Prior to that, Niall joined Treasury Holdings in June 2003 in the project finance area and was involved in raising capital for its large-scale developments and acquisitions in Ireland, the UK and in China. He became Group Finance Director of Treasury Holdings and was responsible for the group finance function until late 2012. Niall is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin in 2000.

Investor Relations

Fernando Ramírez

MERLIN Properties
Mr. Ramírez has over 8 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He has worked at KPMG, Ahorro Corporación Desarrollo, and RREEF as Vicepresident. During his tenure at RREEF, he has participated in a variety of transactions, such as the private placement and sale of the Hotel Arts complex in Barcelona, the repositioning of Penha Longa in Lisbon, and the investment in, public tender offer over, restructuring and sale to ING Real Estate of the Spanish listed shopping centre operator Filo, S.A. Mr. Fernando Ramírez holds superior degrees in Law and in Economics & Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance, from ICADE, and an MBA from the Institute of Advanced Finance.

Director of Investor Relations

Edward Thacker

Landsec

Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Development

Ruud van Maanen

Wereldhave
Ruud van Maanen joined Wereldhave since 1 April 2017. Prior to that he worked for ABN AMRO, Rabo Securities and DTZ Zadelhoff. He is a graduate of Eindhoven Technical University - Real Estate Management and Development.

Group Director of Investor Relations

Sam Warwood

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

With the EU institutions and Member States developing a large number of regulations affecting our members, EPRA's regulatory function is significant. Giving the sector a voice in the legislative processes, EPRA represents listed property companies, REITs and investors. 

Regulatory & Taxation Committee Chair, Cofinimmo Executive Director

Françoise Roels

Cofinimmo
Executive Director, Secretary General & Group Counsel Joined Cofinimmo in August 2004. She heads up the legal and the HR department and has charge of the Company’s General Secretariat. She is the Compliance Officer of Cofinimmo and also responsible for the risk management within the company, aspects connected with the shareholders and relations with the Belgian financial supervisory authorities. Before joining Cofinimmo, Françoise Roels worked for the law office Loyens, for Euroclear/JP Morgan and for the Belgacom Group. She had responsibility for tax affairs and Corporate Governance. She is a law graduate (RUG 1984), examinee in philosophy (RUG 1984) and holds a master’s diploma in taxation (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales 1986).

Mark Abramson

Brickmark AG
Mark Abramson began his career in global equity capital markets 25 years ago as a sellside analyst at the investment bank Bear Stearns (now JP Morgan). During his 11 years at the bank, working out the of NY, London and São Paulo offices, he provided the firm's institutional clients unique and top-ranked equity research analysis on a number of industries around the world, including several categories of REITs. He then moved to the buyside where he has developed, launched and managed a number of REIT investment products and strategies, global and Europe-focused, for a number of top global real estate investment management firms. He also advises listed real estate companies and private equity investors on strategy and corporate transactions. He is an independent director on the board of Echo Investment SA of Poland, the leading real estate developer. And he is co-founder of BrickMark AG, first mover in the new crypto REIT segment.

Tax Partner & Leader Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction for Western Europe & Maghreb

Wiebe Brink

EY
Wiebe Brink (49) is tax partner with EY in the Netherlands. Wiebe heads the Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Industry Group for Western Europe & Maghreb, and is the EY Tax Leader for Real Estate Tax in the Netherlands. His clients are the listed and non listed real estate investors, institutional investors and family offices. Wiebe lives in Tiel in the middle of the Netherlands, is married and has two children (boy 17, daughter 15).

Partner

David Brown

Deloitte
David Brown is a partner in London and heads the Real Estate Funds practice working on UK and pan-European real estate capital flows, specialising in advising on the taxation aspects of real estate investment and development transactions. He has extensive experience having led cross-border engagements, assisting clients on acquisitions, fund formation and a number of high profile property transactions. He has an MA (Hons) from Jesus College, Cambridge and is a Chartered Accountant.

CFO

Laurent Carlier

Befimmo
Laurent Carlier is CFO of Befimmo sa since July 1, 2006. Befimmo sa is the second largest Belgian REIT and belongs to the Bel-20 index. The company manages real estate assets worth 2,2 billion EUR and focuses on the Brussels office market. Laurent Carlier is a graduate of the Brussels Solvay Business School (ULB, 1989, magna cum laude). He also holds a post-graduate degree in Tax Management (VUB, 1990, cum laude) and a post-graduate degree in controlling (‘Registered Controller’, ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT, Rotterdam, 1998). He started his professional career with the Unilever Group where he fulfilled international assignments within the internal audit department (Southern Europe and Africa regions, based in Paris) and also as controller of a manufacturing unit in the Netherlands. In 1996, he joined the leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi (Belgium), as controller and was promoted to Finance & ICT Director in 1998. In 2000, he transitioned to the services industry as Finance & Administration Director of Sodexo Belux voucher division.

Director of Tax

Simon Clubbs

SEGRO
Simon Clubbs is Director of Tax at SEGRO, based in London. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has a degree in Economics from Leeds University. He previously worked as a tax adviser at KPMG for 8 years before joining Brixton plc in August 2006. He has worked for SEGRO since the acquisition of Brixton in August 2009.

Partner

Laurent Fessmann

Baker McKenzie
Laurent Fessmann heads the Banking & Finance practice at Baker McKenzie Luxembourg. He has 22 years’ experience in business law and started his career in 1996 as in-house counsel in a French CAC40 listed company, where he worked intensively on LBO transactions, capital markets and corporate law matters. He founded his own firm in August 2009 and established the Baker McKenzie Luxembourg office one year later. Laurent is a banking & finance lawyer who specializes in lending transactions and regulatory assistance, both at domestic and foreign level. Besides that, Laurent is also active in the capital markets area and is praised for his structured finance experience. He advises investment banks and issuers mainly in security admission projects, both for debt and equity instruments. Laurent holds a Postgraduate degree and Master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Strasbourg and has been admitted to both the Strasbourg and Luxembourg bars since 2006.

Director of the Italian operations

Roberto Fraticelli

Eurocommercial Properties
Fraticelli is responsible for the Italian activities of Eurocommercial Properties, a company he joined in 1998. He is President of the committee for relations with associations and global international institutions at the Italian Property Federation, Assoimmobiliare, and a committee member for EPRA and CNCC. He has an EMBA from the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus.

Partner

Giuseppe Giannantonio

Chiomenti
Giuseppe Andrea joined Chiomenti Studio Legale in 1997, became a partner in 2003 heading the tax department through 2009. Before Chiomenti, Giuseppe Andrea worked from 1992 with Arthur Andersen tax department in Milan. He seats at the Tax Committee of ASSOIMMOBILIARE (Italian real estate association) and of AIFI (Italian private equity association). Giuseppe Andrea advised the Treasury in 2006 for the introduction of the SIIQ law and recently the Ministry of Economic development for its reform. Frequent speaker at conferences and writer of articles on specialized magazines. Graduate cum laude at the Rome University La Sapienza, admitted before tax Courts in 1993, Cambridge Law Business School 2012.

Group Tax Manager

Marco Groen

Wereldhave

General Counsel and Secretary General

Aminata Kaké

Befimmo
Member of the Management Board, General Counsel, Secretary General of Befimmo, a Belgian Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on Euronext Brussels and belonging to the European top 40 REIT market capitalisation. Also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Befimmo.

Head of real estate portfolio management

Stefan Krausch

MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management

Partner

Christopher Luck

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswant LLP
Chris Luck is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team. His main focus is in the real estate and financial sectors for UK and International clients. Transactional activity includes M&A, joint ventures and listing real estate companies as well as setting up and acting for investors in real estate funds.

France Leader

Bruno Lunghi

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bruno has been a Tax Partner at Landwell & Associates since 2000. He is registered with the Hauts-de-Seine Bar since 1992. He is the former Head of the Financial Services Tax and Legal practice and has also led PwC's Real Estate network in France during 7 years, across all lines of service. Since April 2017 Bruno is a member of the EMEA Real Estate leadership team and the global relationship partner/market leader in charge of reinforcing cross-border real estate PwC Activities. Bruno is the Head of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Tax practice for PwCFrance. Relevant experience Bruno has an extensive professional experience in transactions involving acquisitions of real estate, asset deals and share deals, definition of ownership for funds and/or institutional investors, real estate outsourcing operations for French and international groups, structuring of financings / refinancings, raising of funds and creation of listed real estate investment vehicles. Services • Real Estate Transactions • Buy-side and Vendor Due Diligence (Share Deals, Asset Deals) • Structuring of financings / refinancings • Raising of funds

Company secretary

Vincent Meijer

Eurocommercial Properties
Vincent Meijer has over 25 years of experience in real estate development and real estate investment management. Before joining Eurocommercial Properties N.V. as Company Secretary in 2016 he was Legal Counsel at Wereldhave N.V. and has been advising listed companies as Vastned Retail N.V. as well as non-listed companies as CBRE Global Investors.

Legal/regulatory Counsel

Sam Robinson

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswant LLP
Sam is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory practice. Sam advises clients include banks, asset management firms, broker dealers, payment institutions and corporate finance houses on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters within the financial services sector. Prior to working in private practice, Sam worked for seven years at the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Services Authority (the majority of this time in the FSA’s General Counsel’s Division), and has also spent time on secondment at Santander Asset Management UK Limited

Managing Director

Christian Schlüter

VictoriaPartners

Partner, Tax Adviser

Etienne Spierts

Loyens & Loeff
Etienne M.S. Spierts (1967), tax adviser, works in the General tax practice group. He heads our German Desk and is a member of the Real Estate team. Etienne specialises in cross-border investments and business activities between Germany and the Benelux countries. He mainly advises international enterprises and investment funds on real estate investments, tax aspects of reorganisations, mergers & acquisitions and financing arrangements. Etienne is a frequent lecturer and has published various articles on European and international tax law issues. He is a Dutch correspondent for the German tax journals Internationales Steuerrecht and Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe.

Partner, Global Real Estate Tax Leader

Uwe Stoschek

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Uwe Stoschek joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1994. He is a Partner at PwC since 2000. He is PwC's Global Real Estate Tax Leader and for 5 years held the position of Real Estate Industry Leader EMEA. Uwe has been a member of the Tax Committee of the INREV until 2012. Furthermore, he was a member of the Consultative Working Group (CWG) of the European Securities and Markets Authority's (ESMA) Investment Management Standing Committee (IMSC) from 2013 to 2017. For many years, he has also supported German industry Associations such as ZIA and BSI. Uwe specializes in national and international open-end and closed-end investment funds tax issues as well as tax matters of institutional and private, German and foreign investors. Moreover Uwe has special expertise in advising German and foreign REITs and is one of the editors and authors of Kluwer's "Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts". Main areas of expertise: Tax advice for open and closed funds, institutional investors, foreign investors and real estate companies; Structuring of venture capital and private equity funds; Dealing with the complex and critical tax, regulatory and legal issues facing the investment management industry; Advisory of German pension funds and other (tax-exempted) institutions.

Finance Director

Evert Jan van Garderen

Eurocommercial Properties
Evert Jan van Garderen, a graduate of Erasmus University Rotterdam, joined the Company in 1994 after experience in a major law firm and an international investment group. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a qualified lawyer.

Group Director of Tax

Ruud Vogelaar

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Ruud Vogelaar is Group Director of Tax at Unibail-Rodamco, based in Schiphol (Netherlands). He is a qualified Dutch CPA and has a degree in Law from the Dutch Open University. He worked at the Dutch tax authorities for nearly 17 years, the bigger part of that working within the insurance industry. After that, he worked for some 8 ½ years as an in-house tax counsel at a family office in Amsterdam, in which role he was mainly involved in real estate investments. He joined Rodamco Europe in December 2006, and is Group Director of Tax at Unibail-Rodamco since the merger between Rodamco and Unibail in June 2007.

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management - Europe

Andreas Welter

Heitman
Andreas Welter is a Senior Vice President and co-Lead Portfolio Manager in Heitman's European Public Real Estate Securities group. He also serves on the group’s Global Investment Committee and co-manages the group’s global real estate securities strategies. Andreas began his career in banking at Deutsche Bank in 2000 and held various positions along the asset management value chain thereafter (back-office, middle-office, trading, sell-side equity research). Before joining Heitman in 2009, Andreas was a senior equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank covering a variety of industries in Europe. At Germany’s largest investment bank he was responsible for the coverage of real estate, specialty financials, construction, and logistics/infrastructure. Prior, Andreas spent 3 years at the Middle Office & Advisory Desk of B. Metzler seel. Sohn, one of Germany’s largest family-owned investment managers. His 18 years of professional experience include 12 years with real estate focus. Andreas earned the title of Bankkaufmann (apprenticeship in banking) from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Frankfurt (IHK) and holds a Diploma in International Business Administration (Diplom-Betriebswirt) from one of the top-ranked universities in Europe (Hochschule Darmstadt). German by origin, Andreas has made London his primary home since 2010.

The goal of the Reporting & Accounting Committee is to develop and maintain a set of best practice recommendations to help property companies produce best-in-class annual financial and non-financial performance reports in order to reach listed equity investors' consistent and reliable disclosure expectations. It is also to advocate the interest of the European listed real estate sector to international accounting bodies. 

Reporting & Accounting Committee Chair alstria office REIT CEO

Olivier Elamine

alstria office REIT
Olivier Elamine is one of the founding members of alstria Office REIT-AG and became CEO of the Company in November 2006. Prior to the founding of alstria, he was a founding Partner of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. (NCP; formerly IXIS Capital Partners) from 2003 to 2006. He participated in more than EUR 6bn of pan-European real estate transactions and led all the acquisition which form today alstria’s portfolio. In 2003, Olivier Elamine joined the Real Estate Investment Banking team at CDC IXIS as a Director and was one of the founding members of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. In 1998 Olivier Elamine joined Ernst & Young as a consultant in the real estate industry and from 2000 to 2003 he headed the Sales & Leaseback advisory team.

CEO

Giacomo Balzarini

PSP Swiss Property
Mr. Balzarini completed his business and economic studies at the University of Zurich in 1996, and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago (Ill., USA) in 2002. Professional experience: From mid-1993 to 1996, Mr Balzarini worked at the Swiss banking company in Zurich in the fields of corporate banking and business development. From 1997 to 2006 he worked at the Swiss Reinsurance Company in the fields of risk and project management, strategy development and asset management, most recently as managing director, responsible for the development of the indirect, international property portfolio. Other activities and interests: In addition to the mandates held in the group companies controlled by PSP Swiss Property AG, Mr Balzarini had the following functions, functions and offices to be appointed under the RLCG: Member of the Board of Directors of Seewarte Holding AG, Zug, on 31 December 2016.

Portfolio Manager in the Global Equities Team

Sara Bellenda

J.P. Morgan
Sara Bellenda, Executive Director, a Portfolio Manager in the Global Equities Team, based in London, responsible for global real estate strategies. Prior to joining the firm in May 2017 she was a research analyst at Fidelity Management and Research specialising in European real estate and homebuilders, a role held since 2011. Her experience prior to this includes roles within the property securities teams at CBRE Investors and Henderson Global Investors as analyst and fund manager. Prior to joining the investment management industry in 2003, Sara gained experience on the sell-side as well as in private equity, working for Lehman Brothers in equity research and Westmont Hospitality, a private equity fund investing in hotels. Sara holds a MBA in Hospitality Management from Cornell/ESSEC business school and is fluent in Italian, English and French

Global Construction & Engineering Leader

Ad Buisman

EY
Ad is partner at EY, Global Construction & Engineering Leader since 2014. Previously (2010 -2014) he headed EY's EMEIA RHC Group and the BeNe RHC Group (2000 - 2010). Ad joined EY in January 1984, became partner in 1994 and provides professional real estate and construction services in the fields of Auditing, Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services and Transaction Support. Ad annually chairs the European CFO Round Table for Construction, Infrastructure & Engineering. Ad is a member of the Accounting and Reporting Committee and the Regulatory Committtee of EPRA, chairs the NBA (Dutch Association of Chartered Accountants) Real Estate Working Group, serves as vice chair of the EIC CR Working Group and leads EY's Global IFRS RHC interpretation desk. Ad has actively participated in a number of other initiatives of the NBA such as the Real Estate Public Management Letter, The Guidelines for Real Estate Risk Analysis and the Recommendations for cooperation between Accountants and Appraisers. Ad also participated in a subcommittee of the IVSC which drafted the guidelines for valuing Investment Property Under Construction. Ad has published many articles and held numerous presentations at various Netherlands and Foreign Real Estate Events. Recent presentations and/ or aticles covered topics like Regulations, IFRS, COSO and Risk Management, Solvency II, Real Estate Financing, Corporate Real Estate Management, Global Investment Performance Standards, Social Housing and Competitive and Sustainable Cities and Real Estate Trends.

CFO

Laurent Carlier

Befimmo
Laurent Carlier is CFO of Befimmo sa since July 1, 2006. Befimmo sa is the second largest Belgian REIT and belongs to the Bel-20 index. The company manages real estate assets worth 2,2 billion EUR and focuses on the Brussels office market. Laurent Carlier is a graduate of the Brussels Solvay Business School (ULB, 1989, magna cum laude). He also holds a post-graduate degree in Tax Management (VUB, 1990, cum laude) and a post-graduate degree in controlling (‘Registered Controller’, ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT, Rotterdam, 1998). He started his professional career with the Unilever Group where he fulfilled international assignments within the internal audit department (Southern Europe and Africa regions, based in Paris) and also as controller of a manufacturing unit in the Netherlands. In 1996, he joined the leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi (Belgium), as controller and was promoted to Finance & ICT Director in 1998. In 2000, he transitioned to the services industry as Finance & Administration Director of Sodexo Belux voucher division.

CFO

Simon Carter

British Land
Simon joined British Land from Logicor, the owner and operator of European logistics real estate, where he has served as chief financial officer since January 2017. Prior to joining Logicor, from 2015 to 2017 Simon was finance director at Quintain Estates & Development Plc. Simon previously spent over ten years with British Land, working in a variety of financial and strategic roles and was a member of our Executive Committee from 2012 until his departure in January 2015. Simon also previously worked for UBS in fixed income and qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen. Simon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cambridge. Appointed to the Board in May 2018.

Partner Audit

Jean-Baptiste Deschryver

PricewaterhouseCoopers

CFO

Nicolas Dutreuil

Gecina
A Dauphine and Sorbonne graduate, with a postgraduate DESS in banking and finance, as well as a postgraduate DESCF in accounting and finance, Nicolas Dutreuil began his career at KPMG Audit, before moving to the Investment Banking Department at Calyon, where he stayed from 1999 to 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he was Head of Operations and Finance for Dolmea Real Estate, then Head of Investment Banking at Crédit Suisse. From 2009 to 2013, Nicolas Dutreuil was Deputy Finance Director at Icade, where his responsibilities included mergers-acquisitions, financing, cash management and investor relations. Nicolas Dutreuil joined Gecina in September 2013 as Chief Financial Officer.

Klépierre Deputy CEO

Jean-Michel Gault

Klépierre
Jean-Michel Gault has served as Deputy CEO of Klépierre since January 1st, 2009. He has been a Member of the Executive Board since June 1st, 2005. Jean-Michel Gault joined Klépierre in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer, after a 10 years career in the Paribas Group. In 2009, his role was expanded to include the Office Property Division. He notably supervised Klépierre merger with Compagnie Foncière for which he was acting as Chief Financial Officer within the real estate investment division of Paribas. Previously, he was Head of Financial Services and then appointed Chief Financial Officer at Cogedim, a Paribas subsidiary at that time. Jean-Michel Gault began his career with GTM International (Vinci group) as a financial controller.

CFO

Martin Greenslade

Landsec
I’m a chartered accountant, trained with Coopers & Lybrand. I’ve served as an executive committee member of Nordea’s investment banking division and as Managing Director of its UK business. I’ve also been Group Finance Director of Alvis plc. I joined the Board at Landsec as Chief Financial Officer back in September 2005. Beyond that, I’m also a trustee of International Justice Mission UK.

CFO

Philip Grosse

Deutsche Wohnen
Philip Grosse (born 1970) graduated from his studies in Business Administration with a focus in Banking and Finance at the University of Wurzburg in 1996. During the course of his studies he completed a scholarship between 1993 and 1994 at the European Business Management School in Swansea, Great Britain. From 1997 to 2012 Philip Grosse worked in the investment banking sector in Frankfurt and London, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets Germany & Austria at Credit Suisse. He has worked in leading positions for the Deutsche Wohnen group with emphasis on Corporate Finance and Investor Relations since 2013. Philip Grosse was appointed a member of the Management Board of the Deutsche Wohnen SE as of 1st September 2016. As chief Financial Officer he is responsible for Corporate Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations and Legal/Compliance department. Since May 2015 Philip Grosse is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the GEHAG GmbH and since February 2016 Vice Chairman of the GSW Immobilien AG

Partner

Hans Grönloh

KPMG Accountants

Managing Director

Bart Gysens

Morgan Stanley
Bart Gysens is a Managing Director in charge of Morgan Stanley's pan-European property research team, which is currently number one ranked in the Institutional Investor survey. Gysens is also number one ranked individually by the Extel survey.

Managing Director

John Lutzius

Green Street Advisors, Inc
Managing Director of Green Street's London office, which he co-founded in March 2008. Prior roles during his 25-year career with Green Street include Chief Executive Officer, President, and Senior Research Analyst.

CFO

Miguel Ollero

MERLIN Properties
Mr. Ollero has over 13 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He has worked at Arthur Andersen, FCC Construcción, Deutsche Bank M&A and RREEF, as Managing Director. During his tenure at RREEF, he led the execution of real estate transactions with an aggregate value of approximately €4.0 billion, ranging from Core to Opportunistic, as well as the subsequent asset management of the resulting portfolios. He also played a key role in the structuring and equity raising of five investment vehicles for the Iberian peninsula and Morocco, in cooperation with the Private Wealth Management Division of Deutsche Bank. Mr. Ollero holds superior degrees in Law and in Economics & Business Administration, with a specialisation in Finance, from ICADE (E-3).

Head of Listed Real Estate

Hans Op 't Veld

PGGM
Hans Op ‘t Veld is Head of Listed Real Estate at PGGM Investments.He is the Fund Manager responsible for PGGM’s global listed real estate securities portfolio of € 12.5 billion. His background is in real estate investment, strategy, allocation and performance measurement. Hans was a partner with Global Property Research (GPR), a company specialized in strategy, benchmarking and performance measurement of listed property companies, from its start in 1996. In 2001, he joined Kempen & Co’s corporate finance practice focusing on property company transactions. Subsequently he joined IPD in London in 2003. As the Head of Property Vehicles, his responsibilities included the UK AREF indices for non-listed property fund performance and the development of the European INREV indices. Hans is Co-Chair of the European Investment Advisory Committee and the Index Committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Hans is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Partner

Emmanuel Proudhon

Deloitte France
Starting career at BDO. Deloitte (since 2007): Audit of national and international groups, mainly in the real estate listed and Consumer Business, member of the Reporting & Accounting Committee of the EPRA, audit partner at Deloitte (since 2017)

Principal

Simon Robson Brown

CBRE Clarion
Simon Robson Brown joined CBRE Clarion (then ING Clarion) in January 2006 and is a Portfolio Manager and Principal of the firm. Prior to this, he was part of the Property Equity Research teams at both UBS (2003-2005) and Citigroup (1999-2003). He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, having graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge in 1995.

CFO

Nick Sanderson

Great Portland Estates
Joined in July 2011 as Finance Director. Former Partner, Head of Real Estate Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte. This followed a decade’s real estate investment banking experience in the UK and Asia with Nomura, Lehman Brothers and UBS Investment Bank. Current external commitments: Member of the Finance Committee of the British Property Federation and the Reporting & Accounting Committee of EPRA

Group Financial Controller

Richard Shaw

Hammerson
Richard, a chartered accountant, joined Hammerson in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has undertaken a number of financial roles at the Company and was appointed UK Finance Director in April 2011. In March 2014 he was appointed Group Financial Controller.

CFO

Jaap Tonckens

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Jaap L. Tonckens joined Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Management Board as General Counsel in 2009 and then became Chief Investment Officer in 2010. He was promoted Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2012. He retains the supervision of the Group's investments in his current position. Prior to joining Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield he was a Managing Director at Endurance Capital, a private equity firm in New York. Then he worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. (1994 - 2008), first in London and then in New York, where he was a managing director in the Leverage & Acquisition Finance department. Prior to that, he worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York and Paris for more than four years. Jaap Tonckens is a graduate of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and of Emory University in Atlanta (USA). Born in 1962, Jaap Tonckens is a Dutch and US national.

Finance Director

Evert Jan van Garderen

Eurocommercial Properties
Evert Jan van Garderen, a graduate of Erasmus University Rotterdam, joined the Company in 1994 after experience in a major law firm and an international investment group. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a qualified lawyer.

Global REIT Analyst

Jan Willem van Kranenburg

Cohen&Steers
Jan Willem van Kranenburg, Vice President, is a research analyst covering European retail as well as Nordics and the Netherlands broadly. He has 11 years of experience. Prior to joining Cohen & Steers in 2015, Mr. van Kranenburg held real estate securities analyst positions with J.P. Morgan, ABN AMRO and Royal Bank of Scotland. He has an MSc from Rotterdam School of Management and is based in London.

CFO

Helene von Roeder

Vonovia
Helene von Roeder joined Vonovia SE in May 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Amongst others, she is responsible for finance, controlling, accounting, tax and insurance. After her studies of physics in Munich and theoretical astrophysics in Cambridge, Mrs. von Roeder started her professional career in 1995 at Deutsche Bank in London. In 2000 she moved on to work at the Frankfurt and London branches of UBS AG. She then joined Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Frankfurt in 2004 where she was, as Head of Global Capital Markets for Germany and Austria, also member of the Executive Board. Before joining Vonovia, she was responsible for the business of Credit Suisse (Germany) Bank AG and CSSEL Branch Germany as Chief Executive Officer.

Vice President

George Yungmann

Nareit
Mr. Yungmann currently serves as Senior Vice President, Financial Standards of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit). In this role, George is responsible for managing the Nareit processes toward evaluating accounting and reporting standards proposals issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); developing industry views on these proposals; submitting comment letters and other communications to standard setters with respect to these proposals; representing the real estate industry at meetings of standard setters

The purpose of the Research Committee is to invest in high quality, independent academic research related to European listed real estate sector on topics relevant to EPRA members, and to help provide a focused research resource to members.

Research Committee Chair, Consilia Capital Managing Director

Alex Moss

Consilia Capital
Alex has been involved in research and transactions in the global listed real estate sector for over 30 years. His career has encompassed award-winning sell side research (BZW), investment banking (CSFB), private equity (Apax Partners Capital), and fund management. He formed AME Capital in 2002, which developed a proprietary database and analytical tool for all listed real estate companies and real estate securities funds globally. This business was sold to Macquarie Securities in 2008, where he stayed for over three years as Head of Global Property Securities Analytics. He formed Consilia Capital, a real estate investment advisory firm, in 2012, and has developed an international institutional client base, as well as publishing regularly in academic journals. Consilia Capital produces a monthly publication, based on the performance of real estate, infrastructure and real asset funds, which features academic papers of interest to practitioners. He is a member of the EPRA Research Committee, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of European Real Estate Research, and was Chairman of the IPF Research Steering Group which sponsored the report on Real Estate Allocations within DC Pension Schemes in the UK. He is an advisor to Investec Asset Management, working with the Multi-Asset team, and is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Investec GSF Global Real Estate Securities Fund, which he has been involved with since inception. In 2015 he was appointed a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading, and in 2016 he was appointed a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City University, London.

Professor of Real Estate Economics

Dirk Brounen

Tilburg University
Professor of Real Estate Economics at Tilburg University. His research interests include REITs, the risk and return of international real estate strategies, and the financial economics of energy efficiency.

Associate Professor of real estate and urban economics

Eamonn D'Arcy

Henley Business School
Associate Professor of real estate and urban economics as well as Director of the real estate programme and Area Director of post-grad programmes in the School of Real estate and Planning at Henley Business School.

Professor of Real Estate Finance

Martin Hoesli

University of Geneva
Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Geneva and Professors of Finance at the University of Aberdeen Business School.

Associate Dean and Professor of Finance

Emmanuel Jurczenko

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Associate Dean and Professor of Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. His research focuses on portfolio and risk management with particular interest in risk budgeting, factor investing, public and private equity real estate investments.

Managing Director and Founder

Philippe Le Trung

VIEWS+S Consulting
Managing Director and Founder of VIEWS+S, an advisory and consulting business focused on strategy and corporate finance, and specialising in the real estate sector.

Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance

Colin Lizieri

University of Cambridge
Colin is Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Since 2016 he heads the Department of Land Economy.

Managing Director

John Lutzius

Green Street Advisors, Inc
Managing Director of Green Street's London office, which he co-founded in March 2008. Prior roles during his 25-year career with Green Street include Chief Executive Officer, President, and Senior Research Analyst.

Head of European Research & Strategy

Mahdi Mokrane

LaSalle
Head of European Research & Strategy at LaSalle in London, responsible for European property investment strategy and the regional Strategy team.

Head of Listed Real Estate

Hans Op 't Veld

PGGM
Hans Op ‘t Veld is Head of Listed Real Estate at PGGM Investments.He is the Fund Manager responsible for PGGM’s global listed real estate securities portfolio of € 12.5 billion. His background is in real estate investment, strategy, allocation and performance measurement. Hans was a partner with Global Property Research (GPR), a company specialized in strategy, benchmarking and performance measurement of listed property companies, from its start in 1996. In 2001, he joined Kempen & Co’s corporate finance practice focusing on property company transactions. Subsequently he joined IPD in London in 2003. As the Head of Property Vehicles, his responsibilities included the UK AREF indices for non-listed property fund performance and the development of the European INREV indices. Hans is Co-Chair of the European Investment Advisory Committee and the Index Committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Hans is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Director

Karen Sieracki

KASPAR Associates
Director of her own company, KASPAR Associates, for the past 20 years focusing on real estate strategy, investment and performance.

The purpose of the Sustainability Committee is to develop and maintain a set of best practice recommendations to help property companies produce best-in-class annual sustainability performance reports. 

Sustainability Committee Chair, Hammerson Head of Sustainability

Louise Ellison

Hammerson
Responsible for sustainability strategy, target setting, implementation and reporting for Hammerson's retail property portfolio across Europe.

COO

Alberto Alcober

Inmobiliaria Colonial
Member of Colonial’s Management Committee since January 2009 as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Alcober holds a diploma in marketing, management and business administration from Barcelona’s Escola Superior de Marketing i Administració (ESMA) and a graduate degree in advertising. Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mr. Alcober began his professional career at CB Richard Ellis, where he served as a senior consultant from 1990 to 1993. He subsequently served at BP Oil as director of investment, development and properties from 1993 to 1996, when he joined Colonial and was appointed to the position of sales director of the Property Department. Since January 2009 he has headed Colonial’s property management business.

Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate

Jorrit Arissen

Kempen & Co
Jorrit is a Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate at Kempen Capital Management. Experience and expertise in portfolio management, fundamental stock selection, investment philosophy and process, scenario analysis, market research, risk management, governance, ESG, product development, product marketing, trading.

Head of Sustainablity

Ben Brakes

SEGRO
Provide leadership and sustainability expertise to enable SEGRO to implement its sustainability strategy in a way that adds value to the Group. Work with the Executive Committee to set and implement SEGRO’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it is in line with overall strategy. Work closely with the Development and Refurbishment Teams, and their consultants, across the UK and Europe to ensure that new and refurbished buildings are built to the sustainability standards we have set in our strategy. Ensure the Group use the most modern and cost effective technologies to achieve this and that best practice is shared across the Group.


Head of Sustainability

Janine Cole

Great Portland Estates
As head of Sustainability for Great Portland Estates plc, Janine leads on the development and implementation of sustainability strategy and reporting on ESG matters across the business. A key responsibility is to integrate sustainability, wellbeing and community related matters into all aspects of building design, construction and management.

Corporate Sustainability Analyst

Wilhelm Ehrnrooth

Citycon
At Citycon Wilhelm Ehrnhoot formulates the sustainability strategy of Citycon in cooperation with the operational team and develops and execute sCitycon’s external sustainability communication.

Reporting & Accounting Committee Chair alstria office REIT CEO

Olivier Elamine

alstria office REIT
Olivier Elamine is one of the founding members of alstria Office REIT-AG and became CEO of the Company in November 2006. Prior to the founding of alstria, he was a founding Partner of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. (NCP; formerly IXIS Capital Partners) from 2003 to 2006. He participated in more than EUR 6bn of pan-European real estate transactions and led all the acquisition which form today alstria’s portfolio. In 2003, Olivier Elamine joined the Real Estate Investment Banking team at CDC IXIS as a Director and was one of the founding members of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. In 1998 Olivier Elamine joined Ernst & Young as a consultant in the real estate industry and from 2000 to 2003 he headed the Sales & Leaseback advisory team.

Head of Sustainability

Filip Elland

Castellum
I’d like to think of myself as a universal puzzle piece with infinite possibilities that is the most creative and useful with a kid’s imagination. I aim to work with organizations that value service-minded partnership, innovation and entrepreneurship, and I strive to be among the future leaders to create a more sustainable and better future. - Head of Sustainability at Castellum - Member of EPRA Sustainability Committee - Member of GRESB Benchmark Committee

Head of Sustainability

Jean-Eric Fournier

Covivio

Group Head of CSR

Clément Jeannin

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Before joining Unibail-Rodamco, Clément has held the position of Environment & Sustainability Manager at Rexel Group. He was previously Sustainability Senior Consultant at BearingPoint from 2010 onwards.

Sustainability Manager

Johanna Kivelä

Technopolis
Johanna is Sustainability Manager at Technopolis, responsible for steering Technopolis’ strategic sustainability approach, target and action planning as well as reporting. She works closely together with the Real Estate team in order to ensure eco-efficient, healthy and resilient spaces across Technopolis’ property portfolio within the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. She is passionate about enhancing competitive advantage through sustainability.

Global Head of Sustainability

Nehla Krir

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets
Nehla is currently Global Head of Sustainability at AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets. She is responsible for defining and implementing AXA IM – Real Assets’ sustainability strategy and raising the firm’s sustainability profile internationally. Among her responsibilities, Nehla is in charge of the Vision 2030 initiative, which mandates that 75% of AXA IM – Real Assets’ direct real estate AUM be certified with a sustainability label by 2030. She is also in charge of measuring and improving the ESG performance of the assets under management to create value for investors, partners and occupiers. Nehla joined AXA IM – Real Assets in 2014 as Sustainability Manager, contributing to both French and global activities. Prior to this, Nehla held various positions at PwC, most notably as a Manager of Sustainable Business Solutions and as a financial auditor in real estate. Nehla has 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. Nehla holds a Master’s degree from ESTP Paris, a French civil engineering school. She is the Chair of the ULI European Sustainability Council.

CSR Director

Daphné Millet

Icade

Corporate responsibility director

Alexander Nicoll

intu
Joined the Group as Corporate Responsibility Director in 2007. Previously Head of Internal Communications for the Church of England. Served in London local government for 16 years and was Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster during 2006 and 2007.

Head of Listed Real Estate

Hans Op 't Veld

PGGM
Hans Op ‘t Veld is Head of Listed Real Estate at PGGM Investments.He is the Fund Manager responsible for PGGM’s global listed real estate securities portfolio of € 12.5 billion. His background is in real estate investment, strategy, allocation and performance measurement. Hans was a partner with Global Property Research (GPR), a company specialized in strategy, benchmarking and performance measurement of listed property companies, from its start in 1996. In 2001, he joined Kempen & Co’s corporate finance practice focusing on property company transactions. Subsequently he joined IPD in London in 2003. As the Head of Property Vehicles, his responsibilities included the UK AREF indices for non-listed property fund performance and the development of the European INREV indices. Hans is Co-Chair of the European Investment Advisory Committee and the Index Committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Hans is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Group Sustainability Senior Manager

Clémentine Pacitti

Klépierre

Portfolio Manager

Nicolas Scherf

Henderson Global Investors
Nicolas joined Janus Henderson in 2014 as a fund manager with the Property Equities team. His main responsibilities include running European portfolios of property equities. Nicolas has more than 10 years of industry experience. Previously he was with Cohen & Steers where he spent a period of nearly eight years analysing listed property markets as well as managing equity portfolios. Initially based in Brussels he moved to London in 2010. Nicolas holds an MSc in International Business and Finance from Maastricht University.

Marketing and CSR Manager

Francesco Soldi

IGD
Francesco joined IGD, one of the most important players in Italy in the retail segment of the real estate sector, in 2011. He’s also part of IGD Sustainability Committee and member of ICSC Sustainability Group. Before joining IGD, Francesco was Sustainability Senior Consultant at SCS from 2005 onwards.

Head of Property Services & CSR

Jean Van Buggenhout

Cofinimmo
Begin 1999, I took part of the internalization process of Property Management of Cofinimmo’s office buildings shaking the Belgian way for a landlord to manage its portfolio at this time, being closer on a day-to-day basis to its clients. Today in charge of the Property Services, I manage an annual purchasing budget of 18 millions EUR. In closed collaboration with the Property Managers and my team, I am in charge of the development and evolution of the Property Management maintenance strategy, the negotiation and monitoring of contracts for services related to Property Management of office buildings (energy supply, technical equipment maintenance, cleaning, security, access control...) and indirectly the coaching of the Property Management team (10 people).

Fund Manager Listed Real Estate EU

Peter van den Tol

MN Services
Peter is Fund Manager European Listed Real Estate Securities at MN, one of the largest pension administrators and asset managers in the Netherlands. Peter’s core activities are Listed Real Estate Investing and continuously improving portfolio compositions, with a future proof perspective. ‘At MN we manage the portfolios of our institutional clients with the aim of long term value creation and with a focus on both people and the environment. By actively engaging with companies on ESG policies, ambitions and actions, we seek to provide both financial and social returns for our stakeholders.’ Combining expertise from the design side with the investment side of real estate, Peter aims to further enhance the efforts of the EPRA sustainability committee. Peter is also an investor member of the INREV sustainability committee.