Past events

August 2019

FutureGen – Fund Life Cycle Series Event 3
AREF FutureGen Network'Back to Basics' Fund Life Cycle Series 2019

Event 3: Launching & Deployment of a Fund
Date: 21st August  at Cass Business School, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD

June 2019

FutureGen – Fund Life Cycle Series Event 2
AREF FutureGen Network 'Back to Basics' Fund Life Cycle Series 2019

Event 2: Intro to Fund Structures
Date: 26th June at Cass Business School, 2nd Floor, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD

Sustainability in Real Estate: A New Way Forward - Cradle to Cradle®

25th June 2019

A presentation by Drees & Sommer, a market leader in real estate and sustainability consulting, followed by a panel discussion and drinks

Moderator Alex Moss

Presentation:  Cradle to Cradle® & the Circular Economy
Phil Ratcliffe
Managing Director

Panellists
Marco Abdallah Drees & Sommer
Sarah Ratcliffe Cass Business school

Venue LG001

May 2019

Cass Real Estate Club Conference

Date: 22 May 2019

As the club's flagship event, this year will focused on global investor strategy, featuring exciting panel discussions and keynote addresses on a range of topics including global capital flows, innovations in the property sector, HNW versus institutional Investment Strategies, and property development. The event serves as a great networking function and is an excellent opportunity for students, alumni, and industry leaders to engage with one another and the real estate academic community.

April 2019

The UK Commercial Property Lending Market

Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019

The proceedings commenced with a presentation of the survey results by Nicole Lux, followed by a panel discussion. The panel members responded with their personal thoughts on the survey’s findings and a debate followed. The debate was prompted by questions that highlight current issues and potential future risks associated with a market that has recently experienced a slow down during the last 12-months.

Chair: Alison Lambert, Oxford Properties

Presentation: Nicole Lux, Senior Research Fellow, Cass Business School

Panel:

Chris Bennett, Managing Director, Deka Bank
Nicola Free, Managing Director , HSBC
Guillaume Gruchet, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Arron Taggart, Cheyne Capital
Paul Coates, CBRE

March 2019

Build to Rent – From Assumptions to Reality

Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ

Strong interest exists in the fast-growing sector of Build-to-Rent. Many new investors are venturing into this asset class that is virtually untested. This joint seminar with the BPF, IPF, and CREFC explored specific sub-market insights by Dataloft using tenant data, followed by a panel discussion.

The seminar took the format of one presentation, exploring specific sub-market insights by Dataloft using tenant data, followed by a panel discussion featuring an ex-development bank lender, fund and asset managers, and a research specialist. The panel discussion was followed by Q&A.

Chair
Alex Moss, Cass Real Estate Research Centre

Moderator
Cleo Folkes, Property Overview

Presenter
Julia Middleton, Dataloft

Panellists
Dr. Robin Goodchild, LaSalle Investment Management
Jonathan Monnickendam, Development Debt Consultancy
Andrew Moffat, LIS Real Estate Consultancy
Charles Fairhurst, Fairbridge Associates

February 2019

Trends in Fund Structures

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AREF’s Education and Training Committee held its second event of the new F-O-R-T educational series (Funds, Operations, Regulation, Tax) on 7th February 2019, launching its paper focussing on Trends in Real Estate Fund Structures. The paper was sponsored by Citco and the event was hosted by the Real Estate Research Centre at Cass Business School.

FutureGen Fund Life Cycle Series 'Back to Basics'
EVENT 1: Intro to Funds
28th February 2019

Tom Pinnell, Chair of the AREF FutureGen Committee kicked off the event with a brief introduction outlining the purpose of the FutureGen Fund Life Cycle Series as a ‘back to basics’ course aimed at the member’s FutureGen staff. The audience were asked in a live poll ‘have you been involved in fund structuring?’ and out of 36 voters we had a 50/50 split of those who had and those who had not.

Alex Moss then took over to give a brief overview of the Cass Real Estate Research Centre and its purpose.

We also heard from speakers Andrew Boyce, Carey Olsen; Darren Stolzenberg, CMS UK and Patrick Groves, CMS UK on Fund Structures.