Launch of ULI/PwC 2021 Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report


2021-04-07T07:00:00 - 2021-04-07T08:00:00

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     Webinar Summary

    According to the 2021 global edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, an annual report assessing real estate investor sentiment that is published jointly by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC, real estate players experience continued limited visibility given the ongoing (partial) lockdowns and government support packages. Investors and developers are trying to assess the cyclical and structural impact of the pandemic on real estate and identify opportunities and manage challenges. At the same time, with investors searching for yield amidst a continued low interest rate environment, real estate continues to be seen as a highly favoured asset class. Join us for this webinar, where global real estate players will discuss how all of this will progress, with vaccination programmes having started in many countries, government support packages expected to be phased out subsequently and an increasingly volatile inflation environment. The speakers will also address the role of the real estate sector in addressing societal issues intensified by Covid-19, such as social inequality and climate change, including decarbonisation. 

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    Mary Ludgin

    Senior Managing Director & Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman

    Mary Ludgin is Heitman’s head of global investment research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Mary was a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she chaired ULI’s Chicago District Council. She is Chair of the board of ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. She served as Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mary is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society. Mary was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association’s James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.


    Olivier Elamine

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alstria Office Reit-AG

    Olivier Elamine is one of the founding members of Alstria office REIT-AG and became CEO of the company in November 2006. Prior to the founding of Alstria, he was a founding Partner of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. (NCP; formerly IXIS Capital Partners) from 2003 to 2006. He participated in more than €6bn of pan-European real estate transactions and led all the acquisition which form today alstria’s portfolio. In 2003, Olivier Elamine joined the Real Estate Investment Banking team at CDC IXIS as a Director and was one of the founding members of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. In 1998 Olivier Elamine joined Ernst & Young as a consultant in the real estate industry and from 2000 to 2003 he headed the Sales & Leaseback advisory team.


    Gareth Lewis

    Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Gareth is a director in the PwC Real Estate Corporate Finance team and has over 20 years multi-disciplined experience across the UK, European and global real estate sector. He leads PwC’s real estate thought leadership and research on behalf of the European firm, including PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate® European and global reports. Having started his career as a real estate advisor in London and New York, he spent a number of years as an industry representative for the British Property Federation (BPF), European Public Real Association (EPRA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). During his 5 years at EPRA, he represented the European REIT sector in their engagements with governments, regulators and global investors. At PwC, Gareth specialises in real estate M&A and helps clients in the development and execution of their real estate strategy/operations and drives PwC’s knowledge and insight relevant to real estate businesses.


    Lisette van Doorn

    Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Urban Land Institute

    As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 15 National Councils. She is responsible for working with ULI’s staff both locally and globally to deliver more high profile content and reports; coordinating Advisory Services panels and Urban Plan; and expanding the Institute’s thought leadership across Europe. Van Doorn joined ULI in January 2015 from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. Van Doorn started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.


    Benett Theseira

    Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific, PGIM Real Estate

    Benett Theseira is a Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific at PGIM Real Estate. Based in Singapore, Benett is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy and oversight of PGIM Real Estate’s businesses in Asia Pacific. Benett is a member of the Global Management Council, the Global Investment Committee and the Asia Pacific Investment Committee. Before joining PGIM Real Estate, Benett was the President of MEAG Pacific Star Asia and Pacific Star Capital where he was responsible for the Investment and Fund Management business in Asia for over 6 years. Prior to this, he spent 9 years with the CapitaLand group and held various roles including Managing Director, Europe and Chief Corporate and Investment Officer for the Ascott Group Limited (CapitaLand’s then publicly listed serviced apartment arm). Benett is a Colombo Plan Scholar and started his career with the Singapore Government in the Ministry of Law where he held the position of Assistant Commissioner of Lands. In addition to his professional roles, Benett serves as a Justice of the Peace in Singapore, a Trustee and former President of the Eurasian Association, Singapore and sits on the advisory boards of several Singapore Government agencies.