by Property Forum | Report

Property Forum’s series of virtual events, organised in partnership with the RICS, continues with an online panel discussion focused on residential asset classes such as student housing and build-to-rent. Our diverse group of panellists will answer all the burning questions that may arise in this unprecedented situation.


With the vast majority of industry professionals now working from home, online meetings are becoming part of the daily routine. Property Forum is now organising a series of online panel discussions on the potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis on various segments of the property market. You can join the discussion on your computer, phone or tablet, wherever you are. As an audience member, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the discussion.

The next virtual event will bring together European investors, regional experts and local developers to discuss investment and development opportunities in these sectors. The is our list of speakers:

John Harcourt

John Harcourt

Managing Director
Kajima Properties

Based in London, John Harcourt has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector principally as developer and investor. As Managing Director of Kajima Properties (Europe) Limited, John is responsible for Kajima Real Estate's investments, developments and partnerships in Europe. Kajima has a broad and diversified investment and development portfolio across the UK and mainland Europe, with over €4bn AUM in the office, retail, logistics, health, education, leisure, elderly care and student housing sectors. Previously, John worked at BNP Paribas Real Estate. John studied Estate Management and Civil & Structural Engineering and is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).   More »
Maximilian Mendel

Maximilian Mendel

Head of Living Investment
JLL

Maximilian has 15 years of experience in real estate research, advisory and investment. His focus is on transaction advisory of residential assets, student housing, co-living and other income-generating assets in the living sector. Maximilian advised developers, investors, funds, private equity and family offices in acquisition and disposal of various assets in the emerging Polish PRS/multifamily and PBSA markets. He graduated in Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund and received his PhD at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). More »
Harald Hübl

Harald Hübl

Investment Director
value one holding AG

Harald Hübl is the Investment director of value one holding AG. Prior to joining the value one holding AG, he contributed to the turnaround of BAWAG PSK, an Austrian bank which is part of the private equity fund Cerberus, as Head of the Corporate Finance department of industrial / infrastructure and real estate. Previously, he spent nearly ten years in London at GE Capital, responsible for expanding their European business and as the leader in Europe Healthcare Leveraged Finance, real estate financing, M&A and infrastructure investment and financing. He started his career at Erste Bank in the international project and real estate finance for Central and Eastern Europe.  More »
Samuel Vetrak

Samuel Vetrak

CEO
Bonard

Samuel Vetrak, Founder and CEO of BONARD, has over 20 years’ experience advising government-led agencies, destination marketing bodies, education providers and their associations, as well as real estate investors, developers and operators in student housing and alternative residential. Since 2007, under his leadership, his staff of 50 researchers and analysts operating in four offices around the world have been providing the highest level of secondary as well as primary (in-field) research via mobile units, making BONARD an independent data powerhouse for student housing. Samuel has studied at City University Seattle. He is a frequent speaker attending dozens of real estate and property investment conferences a year where he is sharing the latest insights and trends in student housing and alternative residential.

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Tomas Grižas

Tomas Grižas

CEO & Co-Founder
Houseys

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Przemysław Chimczak

Przemysław Chimczak

CEO & Co-Founder
think co. - real estate research lab

Przemysław Chimczak is the co-founder and CEO of think co., a real estate research lab that specializes in architectural programming of PRS and alternative investments (coliving, student and senior housing). Rental market and living services expert, rewarded with an international Archi-World Academy Award in 2019. He has graduated architecture in Milan, Warsaw and Wroclaw and project management at the Warsaw School of Economics.   More »
Jan Trybulski

Jan Trybulski

Vice President Investments
Griffin Real Estate

Jan Trybulski, CFA is an economist specializing in finance, management and private equity investments. Before joining Griffin Real Estate, he gained experience working in banking as well as consultancy. A graduate of BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo. At Griffin, Jan is responsible for the supervision of Resi4Rent platform, the first and the largest housing for rent platform in Poland targeting over 7,000 units. Jan is also involved in other Griffin’s platform – Student Depot, Poland’s largest provider and operator of private student accommodation, currently with a base of over 2,500 beds, which will increase to 6,500 by 2025. Jan is also actively involved in projects from other sectors including logistics, hotel and office sectors. More »
Stan Kubáček

Stan Kubacek

Investment Director for Europe
Round Hill Capital

Stan is responsible for accommodation-linked investments in Europe, such as rental housing, student and senior living. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in real estate and has started his career as an investment banker at Societe Generale in Paris and Goldman Sachs in London. Stan graduated from Sciences Po (Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris). More »

Topics:

  • How are student housing operators dealing with most universities being closed?
  • Will apartment owners go for long-term leases instead of short-term rental because of this crisis?
  • What is the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the development pipeline in CEE?
  • Will the lockdowns accelerate the adaptation of technology in the PRS sector?
  • How have residential assets performed on European investment markets so far in 2020?
  • How can the coronavirus crisis affect the popularity of these asset classes?
  • How are the lockdowns affecting ongoing transactions? Can we expect a drop in investment activity?
  • Will more investors to go for alternative assets once the crisis is over?

More information and registration is available on our website.