ULI Europe Technology and Real Estate Council Meeting - Madrid 2023


2023-06-06T09:00:00 - 2023-06-06T17:00:00

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    TBC - Madrid Venue to be confirmed Madrid SPAIN

    Product Council Dinner
    Date: 5 June 2023
    Event time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Location: La Maquina Original, C. de Sor Ángela de la Cruz, 22, 28020

    Product Council Day
    Date: 6 June 2023
    Event time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
    Meeting point at 8:30 am: Arqborea,
    Calle de Quintanadueñas, 6, 28050 Madrid
    Venue from 11:00 am: CBRE Spain, Paseo de la Castellana, 202 8th floor, 28046

    8:30 Meet at site tour: Arqborea
    Address: Calle de Quintanadueñas, 6, 28050 Madrid

    8:35 Introduction by council co-chairs & Coffee

    Ronen Journo, SMD, European Head of Management Services & Operations, Hines
    Naqash Tahir, Executive Director, Global CIO Office, PGIM

    9:00 Site Tour: Arqborea
    Address: Calle de Quintanadueñas, 6, 28050 Madrid

    10:30 Transfer to meeting venue
    Address: CBRE Spain, Paseo de la Castellana, 202 8th floor, 28046

    11:00 Welcome from CBRE

    Carlos Casado, Chief Operating Officer, CBRE

    11:05 Workshop 1: Innovation & Technology

    Valentina Shegoyan, Managing Partner, REACH UK

    11:50 Workshop 2: Sustainability & Retrofit

    Anna Moore, CEO & Founder, Hestia

    12:30 Tour of CBRE offices

    1:30 Lunch

    2:30 Workshop 3: Innovation Forward, Public-Private Partnership with European Institutions

    Franc Mouwen, AEC Program Manager, European Innovation Council

    3:15 Topics for the next meeting: Copenhagen, 2023

    4:00 Close

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    Ronen Journo

    Senior MD, Head of European Management Services, Hines Europe Ltd

    Experienced real estate operations Vice President with a demonstrated history of achievements in diverse international markets, enabling business transformation, enhancing the workplace experience and leading global and regional organisations. Skilled in aligning strategic business direction with workforce planning and tactical delivery, developing strong cross-functional partnerships among different cultures and scaling innovative solutions for operational excellence within corporate real estate and facilities portfolios. During my journey I have had the opportunity to lead, witness and contribute to several transformative disruptions from outsourcing (Procord) to the birth of activity based working and convergence of people, place and technology (DEGW) to the virtualization of work through technology (Cisco), to the renaissance of physical communities (WeWork) and innovations driven by PropTech (Board roles mentoring and guiding incredible innovators). A passionate human connector who thrives in a multi-cultural community. Inspired by family, reading, karate (brown belt), diving (+30 yrs; Dive Master + Master Scuba), chasing marathons (20th) and being a true student for life.


    Naqash Tahir

    PGIM Financial Limited

    Naqash Tahir is an executive director at PGIM Real Estate, on the global chief investment officer team. Based in London he supports efforts to continually evolve investment practices by exploring new technologies that are intended to leverage proprietary data and artificial intelligence to better inform investment decisions and improve processes. He also seeks to establish partnerships with third-party technology platforms and universities to develop solutions that can be leveraged across PGIM Real Estate. Previously, Naqash served as Head of Systems and Co-Chair Innovation for the Europe and led various technology initiatives in Asia Pacific. Naqash has been a significant contributor to the PropTech program in Europe and is a member of AREF's Technology working group and serves on INREV’s Technology committee. He is also a PropTech advisor and mentor, representing and speaking at technology events around Europe. Naqash began his career fifteen years ago developing solutions primarily for Real Estate. Naqash has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and is currently pursuing his MBA through Cranfield University. Naqash is also the founder and chairman for ReimTech, which is a forum for the Real Estate Investment Management Technology peers across Europe.