ULI Greece & Cyprus Annual Conference 2023: Renew Reuse Rebuild or Become Obsolete


2023-06-27T13:30:00 - 2023-06-27T18:00:00

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    Grand Hyatt Athens Will open in a new window 115, Syggrou Avenue Athens 11745 GREECE


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private €95.00 €145.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit €60.00 €80.00
    Retired €60.00 N/A
    Student €45.00 €65.00
    Under Age 35 €60.00 €80.00

    We are delighted to invite you to our annual conference, which will take place as an in-person event at the Athens Grand Hyatt hotel, on 27 June 2023.

    The theme of the conference is: "Renew Reuse Rebuild or Become Obsolete". We will explore the importance of adaptive reuse and revitalization of properties, and how these strategies can contribute to addressing uncertainties and their implications for the real estate outlook.

    This engaging conference offers an exceptional opportunity for Greek real estate professionals to connect with industry leaders, share insights, and learn from successful case studies. By attending, you will explore how embracing sustainable practices and reimagining spaces can create resilient communities, drive long-term value, and ensure the future success of the industry.


    Registration fees 
    Fee Type         Private sector   
      Young Leader/
    ULI Member      €95€60€45
    ⬇️Join & Go Associate      €350€180€90
    Join & GoNot a member yet? The fee covers 12 months of ULI Associate Membership (value of €299 for standard membership or €150 for under 35/public/academic membership or €75 for student membership) and conference fee at a
    hugely discounted rate.
    If you are interested please email vasiliki.koutsafti@uli.org or europemeetings@uli.org.

    Cancellation and refund policy

    • Written cancellation and refund requests received at ULI at least 15 days prior to the event (until 12 June 2023) will be awarded a full refund minus a €50 processing fee.
    • No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received less than 15 days prior to the event.
    • Registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation who is eligible to attend. Fee adjustments will be made, if necessary, based on ULI membership status.
    • Verbal requests for cancellations and refunds will not be accepted; all requests must be made in writing to europemeetings@uli.org.

    Thank you to our conference sponsors:


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    Thank you to our conference supporters: 
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    Grand Hyatt Athens 115, Syggrou Avenue GREECE

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    Adam Alari

    Savills Investment Management S.L

    Adam is responsible for the European research & strategy living outlook. Using extensive in-house and third party resources Adam works closely with the fund teams and global clients to formulate and implement comprehensive, integrated investment strategies and views. Prior to joining Savills IM, Adam was a senior member of the global research & strategy team at AXA IM. Adam was residential sector specialist and fund strategist for AXA’s flagship pan-European residential open-ended fund. In addition to his living sector specialism, Adam was involved in providing detailed strategic analysis during the acquisition, development and leasing of 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London as well as working with value-add and debt strategies. Adam attended the Strategic Investment Committees and presented recommendations for the Living sectors to the Real Assets Board. Adam was a Senior Analyst at M&G working on forecasts and on strategy for the flagship UK open-ended fund as well as covering North America and associated indirect investments there. Adam has over 14 years of experience in the commercial and residential investment management industry covering public and private markets.


    Dan Ringelstein


    A Commitment to Cities Cities are the places where the strongest forces for change are at work and where there is the greatest need to address issues of growth, liveability and climate change. The physical environment can be designed, and economic and political forces can be influenced by the design process. As a result, design plays an essential role in the public interest to stimulate, guide and influence debate as well as public and private investment at all urban scales, from street to neighbourhood to city. Dan brings a unique perspective to his many accomplishments in urban environments around the world. As an architect, urban designer and city planner, he is interested in the physical characteristics of a place and how planning, urban design, urban infrastructure, landscape design and architecture can create a positive public environment. This is evident in the strong role he has played in realising complex projects of significant magnitude through collaborative planning, design and delivery across 30+ Years. Prior to joining Arup in 2022, Dan was the leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) based in London. There, Dan directed projects which focussed on the urban transformation of our cities. He had also guided the urban strategy of many architectural projects delivered by the London office of SOM. Dan has extensive experience working across differing cultures and contexts throughout the world. Collaborating closely within a multi-disciplinary team, he is able to guide the development of city designs with public and private sector clients and specialist experts. His urban design and planning skills include a strong ability to work in concert with regional authorities, city officials, public and private institutions, developers, specialist consultants and individual communities to deliver long-term visions as well as short term ‘wins’. Dan has been a long-standing member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) over the length of his career, joining first as a member in the US, and then in the UK and Europe. From 2019 to 2023, Dan has been the Co-chair of the European Urban Regeneration Council at ULI.


    Eleni Polychroniadou

    Co-Founder, Sintali

    Eleni Polychroniadou is an impact entrepreneur, dedicated to improving the sustainability of the built environment. In 2020 she co-founded Sintali, an environmental verification body working to ensure that every building globally is green. A strategic thinker, Eleni specializes in joining dots between finance, verification, policy and delivery to increase accessibility and simplify the full green building ecosystem and process. Eleni was recently recognised as one of the ‘50 Rising Stars in ESG’ by the Women of the Future Programme, for her contribution to the cause.


    Tom Whittington

    Director Commercial Research, Savills UK Ltd

    Tom has advised retailers, landlords and developers for over 20 years on all things retail, from store expansion strategies, shopping centre feasibility and supermarket performance. For the last 5 years Tom has been a commentating on ways of rationalising and improving retail places to address the needs created from over expansion and addressing both economic and environmental sustainability challenges. His passion lies with creating genuine curated mixed use spaces that serve better social value, have more positive environmental impact, while still fulfilling the financial expectations of investors and other key stakeholders.


    Christian Meister

    Hines Europe Ltd

    Christian Meister is a Managing Director of Hines Germany and is heading the Munich office. He is responsible for investment management, project development and business development across all asset classes in southern Germany with a focus on Munich. His past experience includes serving as a development manager in Hines’ Stuttgart office. Meister has joined Hines in 2008. He graduated from the International Real Estate Business School IREBS in Regensburg with a MBA in Business Administration. He also holds a lecture at the chair of Prof. Dr. Bone-Winkel at the University of Regensburg and the University of Stuttgart in Real Estate Finance and Development.


    Konstantinos Santikos

    Managing Director, Santikos Collection

    Konstantinos Santikos is a hospitality entrepreneur. He holds a Business & Finance Degree from Babson College. He has worked at UBS bank in Zurich Switzerland and CondeNast Traveller in New Work both in their product and marketing department. Since 2010 he has been involved and leading the Santikos Collection hospitality group as General Manager for the Princess Resort until 2012, head of Sales until 2018 and Managing Director since 2018. In 2019 he founded Santikos Hospitality, a hospitality consulting agency with long term mentality.


    Evgenios Dendrinos


    Evgenios Dendrinos holds the position of Real Estate Director in TEMES since 2013, responsible for the development, marketing, sales and delivery of the private residential properties in Costa Navarino and other projects of TEMES Group. Evgenios has led the strategy and implementation of Costa Navarino Residences from the onset of the project. Prior to joining TEMES Evgenios spent 3 years in renewable energy project development bringing to fruition more than 60 MW of Photovoltaic Projects in Greece. Among those the largest photovoltaic project in Greece with a capacity of 12 MW. In 2003, Evgenios joined Siemens AG based in Germany for a total of 6 years, 3 of which with the Medical Division as Product Marketing Manager for Interventional Radiology systems worldwide. He then joined Siemens Management Consulting, consulting the top management of Siemens AG. Evgenios has advised on major restructuring projects for the Siemens IT sector, reorganization projects for the Siemens Industry Sector and Merger & Acquisition projects for the Siemens Telecommunication sector. Evgenios holds an MEng (Mechanical Engineering) and an MSc in Bioengineering from Imperial College, London. He is married with two children


    Nectar Efkarpidis

    Director, Molonglo

    Nectar Efkarpidis is a director of Molonglo and its principal agitator. Molonglo is a property developer established in 1964 with offices and active projects in Athens, Melbourne and Canberra. Molonglo sees property development as the willing of architecture into being; from an abstraction of drawings and ideas into something to be touched, inhabited and lived in. Molonglo does this through property development, design and investment, and research and publishing. Molonglo’s current projects include a mixed-use building in Melbourne that melds varying office typologies with cultural, social and wellbeing activities. Across three distinct neighbourhoods – Koukaki, Kaminia and Kypseli – in Athens, Molonglo is restorating a series of buildings, investing them, through sensitive renovation and repair, with new life. In Canberra, they are slowly creating a 14 hectare neighbourhood named Dairy Road where light industry, working, living, recreation and entertainment will take place in a natural landscape setting. Molonglo’s publishing projects include: Marble in Metamorphosis, a narrative non-fiction and photography book that contemplates the physical and cultural life of marble; Landscape as Protagonist, which imagines landscape as the place to begin a built project, not a way to finish it; and Designing with Difference, a publication that looks beyond building code and universal design to truly accessible built space. Current collaborators include David Chipperfield Architects, Assemble, 6a architects, Dan Pearson Studio, Peter Märkli, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Royffe Flynn, author, Rachel Cusk and Athens based sculptor, Theodore Psychoyos.


    Damian Harrington

    Director, Head of Research: Global Capital Markets & EMEA, Colliers

    I am Regional Director and Head of EMEA Research for Colliers International, having joined the company in January 2009. I am responsible for the management of research and consulting services across the EMEA region covering forty two markets directly where Colliers has a local office. I currently live in London, but have lived and worked in a number of other cities including Helsinki, Prague, Dubai, Amsterdam and Manchester during my career. Prior to joining Colliers International I was Head of Research and Consulting for CB Richard Ellis in Central and Eastern Europe - based in Prague; and as Head of Research for the Middle East and North Africa region, based in Dubai. In addition to me research and consulting roles I have worked in property management, as an investment analyst and as a planning and development consultant.


    Yannis Orfanos

    Arbitrage Real Estate

    Ioannis is an experienced investment management and advisory professional. Ioannis is a Partner in Arbitrage Real Estate and heads its Asset Management practice. Ioannis is sourcing, underwriting and managing high-yield real estate investment projects in commercial and hospitality real estate in SE Europe with a suitable profile for distress and value add funds. In the past, Ioannis worked for Europa Capital in London, where he oversaw its real estate development investments in Europe. Prior, Ioannis worked for Deloitte in London, where he was involved in a variety of advisory assignments focusing on real estate management and capital programmes. Ioannis has also conducted consulting work for Citigroup in Rome. In the early stages of his career, Ioannis worked for a major infrastructure contractor. Ioannis has a civil engineering background and holds an MBA from ESCP Europe and an MSc in Construction Economics & Management from UCL.


    Stelios Bouras

    Joornalist, The Greek Guru

    Stelios is a journalist with extensive experience in covering business, politics and general news for some of the world's leading news groups and Greek media. He has worked with the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, covering stories coming out of Greece, Cyprus and Brussels. He has also commented on events and given interviews to NBC, BBC, Channel Seven (Australia), RTE Radio and France 24, among others. Stelios has also specialised in the field of real estate, an area that has always posed a strong interest for him. Apart from the crucial role that real estate plays in the economy, Stelios believes that light, design and space are features that shape lives. He currently writes on the sector for Institutional Real Estate Inc (IREI.COM), Insights Greece , BusinessDaily.gr and his blog GreekGuru.net.