CREFC Europe’s Spring Conference opens today

CREFC Europe’s spring real estate finance conference kicks off this afternoon in London. Once again, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council is running its education sessions on day 1 followed by a full day of panels, presentations and networking on day 2 tomorrow.

CREFC Europe logo 2CREFC Europe’s spring real estate finance conference kicks off this afternoon in London. Once again, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council is running its education sessions on day 1 followed by a full day of panels, presentations and networking on day 2 tomorrow.

With a respectful nod to the late, great David Bowie (who famously securitised his back catalogue….), the content is loosely themed around his songs. The two main educational sessions today are, of course, for ‘All the Young Dudes’ and cover an overview of lending in France, Germany and Italy (‘Absolute Beginners’) and lessons learned from restructuring distressed real estate deals (‘We Could be Heroes’).

Walk-in registration is not available for the education sessions but is for the main conference, which takes place tomorrow, Thursday 21 April, from 8.45am onwards at Allen & Overy’s 1 Bishops Square office.

BBC News’s economics editor, Kamal Ahmed will open the main sessions with a presentation covering the UK European referendum, ‘Brexit – good, bad or indifferent?’.

Among the other topical issues which will be discussed are:

  • Global capital flows
  • Opportunities for lenders in 2016
  • Real estate debt distribution strategies
  • The UK residential market
  • Regulation

The companies represented on the panels include: Barclays, Blackstone, Greystar, DRC Capital, JLL, Starwood, Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, M7 Real Estate, Moorfield, Oxford Properties, CBRE Global Investors, Goldman Sachs, Lone Star, Savills, Frogmore, Ashurst, Allen & Overy, Citigroup and RBC.

The conference co-chairs are: Barclays’ Jessica Tomlinson, Alexandra Lanni of Laxfield Capital and Allen & Overy’s Lucy Oddy.

To secure a delegate place for tomorrow’s main programme, contact Hannah Liebing at CREFC (HLiebing@crefceurope.org) or register online.

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