2018 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Europe

February 20 - 22, 2018 | Copenhagen Marriott Hotel | Copenhagen, Denmark

VIP Europe is the sister event of our highly acclaimed VIP Americas event. It attracts the industry’s top investment managers, investors and consultants who all have a stake in the European institutional marketplace.

VIP Europe delivers content that is carefully selected to meet the needs of our European audience. Speakers are carefully selected for their expertise. VIP Europe is "THE" place to meet the right people in the European marketplace. The intimate environment and balanced mix of attendees allows you to get to know your fellow attendees on both a professional and personal level.

VIP Europe delivers a quality agenda that is marketing-free. During the event there are several opportunities to socialize with attendees. Whether you are discussing critical industry issues as a part of a roundtable breakout session or at a reception for attendees, VIP gives you an excellent networking platform to establish new relationships and strengthen existing.

View the 2018 VIP Europe digital brochure.

Registration Fees:

Institutional Investor Fee – Complimentary
The Qualified Institutional Investor registration category is reserved for individuals employed by a public, corporate or union pension fund organization, foundation or endowment, with responsibility for real estate investment strategy or decision-making. Sovereign wealth funds, family offices and government officials may also qualify for complimentary registration. A government official is defined as a federal, state, local or city-level government employee focused on the policymaking, planning, and/or funding/financing of real estate projects, as well as legislators and their staff. This definition does not include pension/benefit plan administrators.

Investment Manager/Adviser, Other Fee – USD 1,995.00
Early Bird Investment Manager/Adviser, Other Fee - USD 1,795.00 (ends 17 November 2017!)

Category 2 Fee – USD 1,095.00
The Category 2 registration category is reserved for funds of funds/managers of managers and consultants. A “fund of funds” or “manager of managers” is defined as a company that solely manages portfolios composed of investments in the funds of other managers. A "consultant" is defined as an individual who provides financial advice to institutional investors (pension funds, endowments and foundations) on portfolio construction and asset allocation and does not manage money (i.e. Mercer, Callan Associates, Towers Watson).

Registration for IREI publication sponsors opens 21 August 2017.
Registration for all opens on 18 September 2017.

Cancellation Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing to Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI), directed via e-mail to IREI at Cancellations received on/before 1 January 2017 are eligible for a full refund, less a USD 350 processing fee. Cancellations received between 2 January 2017 and 31 January 2017 are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations received after 31 January 2017 are not eligible for a refund. IREI does not offer credit to future events for the unrefunded portion of the registration fee unless you are a current sponsor of an IREI publication. If IREI decides to cancel this conference, IREI does not accept responsibility for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants.

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  • Agenda

The 2018 VIP Europe themes are “Finding value in a low yielding world” and “Shifting technological developments and their impacts on real estate investors.” Please refer to the agenda below to see how these themes are incorporated into the sessions.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 [Pre-Event Investor-Only and Manager-Only Breakouts, Workshop & Welcome Reception]
16:30 Investor-Only and Manager-Only Roundtable Breakout Session

Discuss timely issues with your fellow investors or managers in an open-forum discussion designed to examine various topics of interest to both groups. We will then bring the two groups together and listen to table leader reports. As each table reports, discover where differences and common ground exist and gain new insights and a broader perspective on important issues.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

17:30 Welcome Reception

Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

19:30 Adjourn
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Welcome & Overview

Geoffrey Dohrmann, president & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

09:30 The world as our editorial advisory board members see it

IREI’s president and CEO will share key themes and insights from our global editorial board meetings and then lead a moderated Q&A session with two advisory board members for comments about global trends.

Moderator: Geoffrey Dohrmann, president & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Lisa Lafave, senior portfolio manager, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Joe Valente, managing director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets

10:00 Global Capital Flows

IREI and Kingsley Associates Investor Survey highlights and FundTracker Trends highlights open the session to set the stage for a discussion on global capital flow trends.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Matilde Attolico, global head of funds advisory, JLL
Indraneel Karlekar, senior managing director, global head of research and strategy, Principal Real Estate Investors

10:45 Break
11:15 Topic of the Day: Roundtable Discussions and Group Leader Reports

Advisory Board members, together with the editorial team, will develop a list of timely topics for the investor community. Attendees will be polled prior to the event, and tables will pick one of the top five topics to discuss and gain new insights.

Geoffrey Dohrmann, president & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

12:00 Lunch
13:00 How is technology changing the world of real estate?

Take an in-depth look at how technology is disrupting historical trends. We will cover how trends in technology are reshaping the world of logistics. We will then examine how the office sector is being transformed with the sharing economy and review how retail is reinventing itself in our new world.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Zsolt Kohalmi, managing director, Starwood Capital Group
Rory Morrison, managing director, fund management, Europe, Invesco Real Estate
Dirk Sosef, vice president research and strategy, Prologis

13:45 How is technology changing the real estate asset management and investing business?

Examine the science and logic behind using artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning for the world of property management and investment management. What are the benefits, limitations, and risks of these technologies? How will they revolutionize our industry?

Moderator: Audrey Klein, managing director and head of international institutional clients, CORESTATE Capital Partners UK Ltd.

Maria Diaz, commercial principal, ASI Data Science
Raimund Paetzmann, vice president corporate real estate, Zalando SE
Antony Slumbers, proptech and innovation evangelist,
Hans J. Vrensen, managing director and head of research & strategy, AEW

14:30 Views from the top on asset allocations, strategies and impact of technology

Identify and review key macro trends impacting the economy and investors’ real estate and strategic portfolio planning. Find out how real estate compares to other asset classes and how it fits into a total portfolio. Discover how these thought leaders see the world of technology and how technology is reshaping markets and economies as well as creating new opportunities and risks that investors should watch.

Moderator: Ben Sanderson, director of international investment, Hermes Real Estate Investment Management

Tony Brown, chief investment officer, M&G Real Estate
David Ironside, CIO Continental Europe, LaSalle Investment Management
Sabina Kalyan, global research director and chief economist, CBRE Global Investors, EMEA
Dr. Alexandra Krystalogianni, global head of research, Allianz Real Estate GmbH

15:15 Break
15:45 Investor Perspectives: Finding value, yields and examining the impact of technology

Find out where investors see pockets of value and attractive yields in Europe. Gain a perspective on how investors view technology as it impacts economics and real estate.

Moderator: Eoin Bastible, managing director, UBS Asset Management, Global Real Estate & Private Markets

Kateryna Diesen, portfolio manager, Varma
Gianluca Romano, managing director, Courtland Partners Europe Ltd.
Mads Rude, managing director, PATRIZIA Multi Managers A/S
Robbert Staal, senior fund manager real estate, Blue Sky Group

16:30 Finding value and yield in today’s market

Where are pockets of value and yield today? What are the underlying fundamentals that make these options attractive? Are the risk levels of these opportunities being overly discounted? Discover why or why not.

Moderator: Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Raimondo Amabile, managing director, head of Europe, PGIM Real Estate
Louis-Simon Ferland, managing director, The Blackstone Group
Paul House, managing partner, Venn Partners LLP
Brian Klinksiek, senior vice president, director of European research, Heitman

17:15 Wrap-Up Summary

Review the day’s key insights with our co-chairs.

Geoffrey Dohrmann, president & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

17:30 Adjourn
18:30 Networking Reception
19:30 Networking Dinner

Join us for our gala dinner.

Thursday, 22 February 2018
08:30 Breakfast
09:30 How long will the new normal last? Will the old normal come back?

Investigate the long-term impacts of ECB’s QE program and speculate about possible unintended consequences. How might the program reshape values and returns across all asset classes? What new investment opportunities might it create?

Moderator: Simon Martin, senior partner – head of research & strategy, Tristan Capital Partners

Maurizio Grilli, head of investment management analysis and strategy, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Dr. Alexandra Krystalogianni, global head of research, Allianz Real Estate GmbH
Mark G. Roberts, managing director, head of research & strategy, alternatives, Deutsche Asset Management

10:15 Opportunities in Copenhagen

Examine and discuss emerging opportunities in the city of Copenhagen. We will cover a variety of sectors, including a review of residential and industrial sectors. You will discover how and why this is a compelling city for real estate investors today.

Moderator: Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Rune Højby Kock, partner, Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP) 
Kenneth Horst Hansen, head of the planning division, City of Copenhagen

11:00 Advisory Board Wrap-Up Panel

Gain perspective as several advisory board members share key insights and questions for you to keep in mind from our event.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, SVP, managing director of global business development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Didde Maria Kristensen, director business development, Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)
Martina Malone, managing director, head of global capital raising, Prologis
Anila Thompson, director, Venn Partners

11:30 Farewell Lunch & Afternoon Networking Activity
14:00 Adjourn
  • Board/Speakers

Our speakers for 2018 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Europe are currently being recruited. If you are interested in speaking at this event, please contact our conference program manager John Hunt at +1 925-244-0526 or


2018 VIP Europe Co-Chairs:

Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Schein
SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.


2018 VIP Europe Advisory Board:

Matilde Attolico
Global Head of Funds Advisor, JLL

Eoin Bastible
Managing Director
UBS Asset Management, Global Real Estate & Private Markets

Tami Chuang
Head of Investor Relations & Business Development
Meyer Bergman

Lisa Lafave
Senior Portfolio Manager
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Gustaf Lilliehook
Nordic Real Estate Partners (NREP)

Martina Malone
Managing Director, Head of Global Capital Raising

Anila Thompson
Venn Partners

Joe Valente
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets

  • Hotel & Venue

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

Kalvebod Brygge 5

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, Kalvebod Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Attendees

Partial List of Previous Attendee Firms

Aberdeen Asset Management
Accord Group Holdings LLC
AEW Europe
AHV Equalisation Fund
A. Lamot & Co
Allianz Real Estate GmbH
Almanac Realty Investors
AM alpha KVG mbH
Amstar Europe
Angelo, Gordon Europe LLP
Ares Management (Europe)
Atlantic Partners Ltd
Aviva Investors (Europe)
Barings Real Estate Advisers
Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK)
BBE Handelsberatung GmbH
Bellier Financial Marketing
Benson Elliot Capital Management LLP
Berkshire Group
Blackstone Group, The
BLG Capital
BMO Real Estate Partners
BMW Group
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Bouwfonds Investment Management
bulwiengesa AG
California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Capra Global Partners
Catella Real Estate AG
CBRE Global Investors
Clarion Partners LLC
CNP Assurances
Colliers International
Colony NorthStar
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
Courtland Partners Ltd.
Covenant Capital Group LLC
Credit Suisse
Crow Holdings Capital Partners LLC
Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
Delancey Real Estate Asset Management Limited
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM)
Deutsche Finance Group
Deutsche Finance Holding AG
Deutsche Investment Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
DNB Real Estate Investment Management
EQT Partners
Europa Capital LLP
Fidelis Market Consultants (UK) Ltd.
Fidelity International
First Avenue Partners
First Title Insurance Plc UK
Forum Partners
Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors
Frogmore Property Company Ltd.
Generali Immobiliare Italia Sgr.
GIC Real Estate Pte Ltd.
Gingko Tree Investments
GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
Greenhill & Co. Inc.
Green Street Advisors
Grosvenor Fund Management Ltd.
GTIS Germany GmbH
HANSAINVEST Hanseatische Investment GmbH
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Hermes Investment Management Ltd.
Hodes Weill & Associates
ICG-Longbow Real Estate Capital
Immobilis GmbH
Independent Real Estate Investment Managers (INREIM)
InfraRed Capital Partners
Invesco Real Estate
Jamestown LP
JBW Partners Sarl
JLL (United Kingdom)
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets (Europe)
JTC Services
Kaizen Investments Spain
KGAL Capital GmbH & Co. KG
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Knight Frank LLP
Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg
Landmark Partners
LaSalle Investment Management
Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
LDR Capital Management LLC
M&G Investments
Meag Munich Ergo
Meridia Capital
Mesa West Capital
Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management LLC
Meyer Bergman
Mill Group
New Horizons Advisory Ltd.
Niam AB
NN Group
North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
Optimum Asset Management (Moved Optimum from line above to below)
Orion Capital Managers
Paladin Realty Partners LLC
Palmer Capital
Partners Group (USA) Inc. DUP
PATRIZIA Immobilien AG
Peakside Capital Advisors Ltd.
Pensionskasse des Bundes PUBLICA
PGGM Investments
PGIM Real Estate
PIA Pontis Institutional Advisors GmbH
Pictet & Cie (Moved to line above to here)
Poste Vita
Pramerica Real Estate Investors
PW Real Assets
Quantum Immobilien
Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
Quilvest and Partners France (Moved frrom line above to here)
Real Capital Analytics Inc.
Rhea Capital Partners
Rockpoint Group LLC
Rockspring Property Investment Managers
Rockwood Capital LLC
Savills Investment Management
Shell Asset Management Company BV (SAMCo)
Shell Pension Fund
Shelter Rock Capital Advisors
Siguler Guff (Added)
Sinara Capital Management SA
STAM Europe
Syntrus Achmea Vastgoed
Tesco Pension Investment Limited
Thor Equities LLC
Threadmark LLP
TH Real Estate
Tishman Speyer
The Townsend Group
Tristan Capital Partners
UBS Asset Management, Global Real Estate – United Kingdom
Union Investment Institutional Property GmbH
Uniper AG
USAA Real Estate Co.
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co.
Venn Partners
Versicherungskammer Bayern
Versorgungswerk der Rechtsanwaelte im Lande Hessen
VPV Lebensversicherungs-AG
WealthCap Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

  • Contact

Registration Inquiries or +1 925-244-0500

Lucero Jaramillo

Conference Director or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 130

Sponsorship Opportunities
Randy Schein

Conference Sales Manager or +1 212-706-7023

Speaking Opportunities
John Hunt

Conference Program Manager or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 137

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