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2019 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Europe

February 19 - 21, 2019 | Hotel Okura Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands


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 2019 VIP Europe Brochure

Registration Information
Advanced registration for IREI publication sponsors opens 18 September 2018.
Registration for Investors & Consultants opens 18 September 2018.
Registration for Managers & Others opens 16 October 2018.

EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS 16 November 2018!

Fund of Funds and Consultants Fee
Early Bird: $1095
Regular Rate: $1295

Institutional Investor Fee

Investment Managers and Others Fee
Early Bird: $1995
Regular Rate: $2195

In addition, this year we will be including a complimentary one-year subscription to Institutional Real Estate Europe with your registration. With a regular subscription price of $295, it’s a great perk to go alongside your VIP Europe registration.

The Qualified Institutional Investor registration category is reserved for individuals employed by a public, corporate or union pension fund organization, a foundation or endowment, or an insurance company with responsibility for infrastructure investment strategy or decision-making. A government official is defined as a federal, state, local or city-level government employee focused on the policy making, planning, and/or funding/financing of infrastructure projects, as well as legislators and their staff. This definition does not include pension/benefit plan administrators.

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  • Agenda
VIP Europe 2019 Preliminary Agenda
Pre-Event: Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

17:30 Welcome Reception

Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

19:30 Adjourn
Day One: Wednesday, 20 February 2019
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Welcome & Overview

Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Arno Van Grondelle, Managing Director, Europe, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

09:30 A Global Perspective: The World as Our Readers See It

Geoffrey Dohrmann, IREI’s President & CEO, shares key themes and insights from our global editorial board meetings, which will be followed by a 15-minute Q & A session with two thought leaders for comments about global trends.

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

Marieke van Kamp, Head of Private Markets, NN Group

10:15 Global Capital Flows

IREI’s and Kingsley’s Investor Survey Highlights and FundTracker Trends Highlights open the session to set the stage regarding global capital flow trends.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Matilde Attolico, Global Head of Funds Advisory, Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance Limited
Eoin Bastible, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management, Real Estate & Private Markets
Bert van den Hoek, Senior Vice President, Partners Group

11:00 Break
11:30 City of the Future

According to Prof. Greg Clark, 25 percent of the world’s population lived in cities in 1980. By 2080, that figure is expected to be 85 percent. This is the century of cities. The growth of cites is creating environmental, housing affordability and mobility challenges. Our panel will review and discuss various innovative solutions to these challenges that provide a glimpse of what the future city might look like, and how it could differ from today’s cities.

Jeremy Kelly, Director, Global Research, JLL

12:15 Lunch
13:15 Housing: Student, Co-living, Apartments, Homes, Senior Living

Which strategy is most attractive in which European city?
We will identify the underlying fundamental demand drivers in each city, and then review the different risks of each city and discuss overarching macro trends impacting each type of housing in Europe. We will cover a number of the challenges, such as pricing and affordability for businesses and “live, work, play” for individuals.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Andrew Angeli, Managing Director, Head of European Strategy & Research, CBRE Global Investors
Daniel Gorzawski, Managing Director, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Hemant Kotak, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors

14:00 Drivers of Growth in Late Stage Markets

Cap-rate compression has been one of the main drivers of returns and, given low yields today, rental growth is likely to be the main driver of returns moving forward. We will examine where the opportunities are late in the cycle, and look at cities, sectors and across the capital stack to review other income-producing opportunities.

Kevin Crowley, Partner, ICG Longbow
Tony Smedley, Managing Director, Head of Private Equity – Europe, Heitman
Andrew Thornton, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Real Estate Europe
Stefan Wundrak, Head of European Research, TH Real Estate, a Nuveen Company

14:45 Roundtable Discussion: Drivers of Growth in Late Stage Markets

Each table will have a group leader as a facilitator and will have the option of picking one of the Drivers of Growth in Late Stage Markets panel topics and related questions for discussion.

15:00 Break
15:30 Group Leader Reports: Drivers of Growth in Late Stage Markets

Group leaders share a brief summary of their group’s insights in an open forum discussion with conference chairs.

16:00 Investors’ Perspectives

A review of some of the key trends, opportunities and risks on which investors are most focused on today

16:30 Diversity: Driver of Innovation, Growth and Development

We will investigate how & why diversity leads to innovation, growth and development of cities and organizations. How can diversity impact real estate demand, growth and returns? On an industry level, how well is the real estate sector doing regarding creating diversity in leadership? What can be done to help create more diversity moving forward?

Andrea Carpenter, Director, Women Talk Real Estate
Roxana Isaiu, Director Real Estate, GRESB

17:15 Wrap-Up

A review of the day’s key insights.

Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

17:30 Adjourn
18:30 Cocktails
19:30 Dinner

Join us for our gala dinner.

Day Two: Thursday, 21 February 2019
08:00 Working Breakfast
09:00 Overview of the Day
09:15 AI, Big Data & Real Estate

How is AI & Big Data being used to spot emerging and fading retail trends? How can this data be used to help model potential real estate demand and pricing? Next we will explore how AI and Big Data are being used related to managing and monitoring sustainability and environmental costs and risks.

Lorenzo Dorigo, Head of Business Development Europe, Geophy
Will Robson, Global Head of Real Estate Applied Research, MSCI

10:00 Innovation in the Netherlands: Urban Development Projects in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

We will take a look at Zuidas in Amsterdam and several rapidly developing business districts in Rotterdam and we will discuss the concepts behind these new developments. What are the economic drivers behind them? How might this new type of development impact growth, new construction and real estate pricing moving forward in these areas? Plus, we will review the Edge building in Amsterdam as an example and then talk about what new trends are emerging for the next generation of buildings.

Marleen Bosma-Verhaegh, Head of Research & Strategic Advisory, Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors

10:45 Break
11:15 Advisory Board Wrap-Up Panel

Several advisory board members will share key insights and questions you should keep in mind from our event to help you put everything into perspective, which should lead to some actionable ideas.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Alessandro Bronda, Real Estate Consultant, Representing Family Offices
Mads Rude, Managing Director, PATRIZIA Multi Managers
Jan Van Bakel, Head of Transactions Continental Europe, CBRE Global Investment Partners

11:30 Farewell ‘Thank You’ Lunch and afternoon networking activity

Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Jonathan Schein, Global Head of Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
Arno Van Grondelle, Managing Director, Europe, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

14:00 Adjourn
  • Board/Speakers

Our speakers for 2019 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

2019 VIP Europe Co-Chairs:

Geoffrey Dohrmann
President & CEO
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Schein
Global Head of Business Development
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

Arno van Grondelle
Managing Director, Europe
Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

2019 VIP Europe Advisory Board:

Jan van Bakel
Head of Transactions Continental Europe
CBRE Global Investment Partners

Alessandro Bronda
Real Estate Consultant
Representing Family Offices

Martin Lemke
Managing Director
AM alpha KVG mbH

Mads Rude
Managing Director
PATRIZIA Multi Managers

Indeesh Tangeraas
Investment Managing Director,
Real Assets Investment Group
Cambridge Associates

Martijn Vos
Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate
APG Asset Management

  • Hotel & Venue

Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1072 LH

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  • Attendees

Partial List of Current Attendee Firms

A. Lamot & Co.
Accord Europe
Albourne Partners
Almanac Realty Investors
AM alpha KVG mbH
Benson Elliot
BlackRock (Europe)
Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
CBRE Global Investment Partners
CBRE Global Investors
Church Pension Fund, The
Coˆperatie DELA
Cording Real Estate Group GmbH
Crow Holdings Capital
DNB Real Estate Investment Management
Freo Group S.A.
Green Street Advisors
Hammerson Plc.
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Hillcrest Finance LLC
Hodes Weill UK LLP
Invesco Real Estate
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets
JBW Partners, S‡rl
Jones Lang LaSalle, IP, Inc.
Kempen Capital Management NV
Lionstone Investments
Lufin Partners
Madison International Realty GmbH
National Australia Bank Asset Management
Niam AB
NN Group
Partners Group
PATRIZIA Multi Managers A/S
Principal Real Estate Investors
Representative of Family Offices
Round Hill Capital
SWECO Systems AB
Tesco plc
TH Real Estate
UBS Asset Management, Global Real Estate – United Kingdom
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
Women Talk Real Estate
  • Contact

Registration Inquiries
Jenny Krasnovskaya
Event Coordinator or +1 925-244-0500 ext. 145

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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