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, Spain

    Venue from 11:00 am: CBRE Spain, Paseo de la Castellana, 202 8th floor, 28046


    8:30 Meet at site: 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


    11:35 Workshop 2: Current trends in proptech/contech 

    Anja Rath, Managing Partner, PropTech 1


    12:00 Workshop 3: CleanTech Challenges

    Anna Moore, CEO & Founder, Hestia


    12:30 Tour of CBRE offices


    1:30 Lunch


    2:30 Workshop 4: 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

    Kindly supported by 



    Franc MOUWEN

    EIC Programme Manager for Architecture Engineering Construction, European Innovation Council

    Franc's expertise is in technology scouting and venture building for construction of the future. He holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering of TU Delft and an MBA degree of IMD in Lausanne. He was a project manager responsible for some of the largest and pioneering tunnel boring systems for several major clients in Europe and Asia. He has since ventured into climate change mitigation by joining and founding deep technology startups, often leveraging his knowhow and passion for construction.


    Anja Rath

    Managing Partner, PropTech Lab DBA REALTY

    As early as 1998, Anja joined her first startup immediately after finishing her A-Levels (Abitur), initially as an intern in the finance department. This startup was one of the first companies co-founded by Nikolas Samios in Munich. She quickly assumed more responsibility in the growing company and soon replaced the previous COO/CFO in all his duties. Parallel to her work in financial management, organizational development, and general management, Anja studied part-time at the British OU University in Milton Keynes and received both a Master's in International Finance and an MBA. After many years of first-hand experience in corporate management, Anja increasingly specialized in supporting other founders and their shareholders in growth and turnaround situations and structured numerous financing rounds, mergers, and exits, often taking on interim CFO mandates. Together with Nikolas Samios, she also set up Brandenburg Ventures GmbH, the VC investment entity of MP3 inventor Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg and advised numerous listed companies on corporate venture capital programs, portfolio, and M&A aspects. Together with Nikolas, Anja is co-author of the venture capital standard reference book DEALTERMS.VC. She is furthermore a member of the Extended Board of Directors of the Startup-Verband (German Startup Association).


    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.


    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.


    Valentina Shegoyan

    Managing Partner, Second Century Ventures

    Real estate technology and investment professional with first-hand experience of venture capital, private equity, and investment banking. Solid real estate industry knowledge and connectivity gained through 20 years of experience across EMEA region.