A jury of ULI members chooses finalists and winners. Members of the jury are recognised leaders who represent a broad geographic diversity and many areas of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning and development, public affairs, design, and professional services. 

Jurors operate independently, applying the highest standards of evaluation and professional practice as reflected in the code of ethics of the Urban Land Institute.

The 2020 ULI Europe Awards for Excellence Jury:

Giancarlo Scotti, Chairman, GcS& Partners (Jury Chair)

Biography and photo to follow…

Clarissa Alfrink, Director Business Development – Europe, Avison Young

Clarissa Alfrink joined Avison Young in November 2019 to help drive the company’s European expansion plans. As member of the European Executive management team she helps to establish Avison Young as a leading European Real Estate advisory business, as they focus on becoming the go to experts on real estate matters in all main European cities from a position of deep knowledge and by offering the fullest range of services across every aspect of the real estate life cycle.  

She joined from Apleona Real Estate Management where she was responsible for Corporate Business Development. In this role she led high level management projects including the integration of GVA and the due diligence process of the real estate business unit sale to EQT. She was furthermore involved in the development of new strategies and organizational models as well as the steering of new operational business lines and products. Throughout her whole career, Clarissa has always taken a role whereby strategy and innovation has guided business development.  

Clarissa studied Architecture at the Technical University of Delft and got her Executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University). She furthermore participated in 2019 in the Executive Course in Singularity University (Copenhagen), extending her knowledge in the technological shifts across various industries.  

Clarissa Alfrink has been an active member of ULI since 2010 with roles as the Young Leader Chair in the Netherlands, the Chair of ULI Europe Young Leaders, as well as a member of the ULI NEXT Europe Committee.

Germain Aunidas, Head of Development, Real Assets, AXA Investment Managers

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Tom Cartledge, CEO, Handley House

With a varied and international background spanning real estate, retail and investment, Tom is driven by a passion to change the world through design. Appointed CEO of Benoy in 2016, his vision is shaped by the desire to leave a positive, lasting legacy for people, places and the built environment, underpinned by commercial success and sustainability.  

As CEO, Tom has created a global family of integrated design businesses. Once a stand-alone firm, Benoy now operates alongside Holmes Wood, Uncommon Land and Handley House Works within the Handley House Group of companies, benefitting from a range of complementary disciplines and collaborative opportunities. Tom has also overseen the company’s shift into new service areas, including wider mixed-use and masterplanning schemes, and its expansion into new sectors, such as aviation. This strategic redirection has led to landmark project wins, such as Terminal 4 Changi Airport, Singapore; ICONSIAM, Thailand and Royalmount, Canada. 

Tom is hands-on and engaged in his role, working alongside clients to help them realise their ambitions. Drawing on his past experience, he understands and helps to bring together the core components of successful design solutions – solutions which deliver longevity and value for clients, shareholders and wider stakeholders.  

When he’s not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and indulging his passion for sport on the golf course and tennis court. He also coaches at a local rugby club and holds a board advisory role at his beloved Nottingham Forest FC.   

Theodore Charagionis, Executive Chairman, Charagionis Group

Theodoros N. Charagionis, Executive Chairman of Charagionis Group companies, was born in 1948 in Piraeus and since 1971 has a master’s degree in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. 

Charagionis Group is a family business group specializing in development and long-term exploitation of professional real estate in the centers of most important Greek cities, as Athens, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, focusing on development and management of car parking stations and luxury goods retail. 

His professional experience has been enhanced by postgraduate programs: 1987 University of Shopping Centers in Atlanta (GA) and 1988 in San Francisco (CA). 1996 Business Administration at Stanford University Palo Alto (CA). 2001 – 2003 Advanced Management and Development Program and Urban Planning at Harvard GSD Boston (MA), where he served also as an instructor. 2004 Leadership at the London Business School. 

He has served as Jury Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which annually awards Europe’s most important shopping centers, he is a member of the ICSC Europe Advisory Committee and Chairman of the ICSC Hellenic National Committee. He presides over the Association for the Investment and Development of Real Estate (ΣΕΑΑΚ) being also a member of ULI (Urban Land Institute). 

He is founder and chairman of “Hellenic Motor Museum” Theodore & Joanna Charagionis Foundation, housed in a 5,000 m2 part of Capitol complex, located downtown Athens, between National Archaeological Museum and Victoria Metro Station, exhibiting 120 historic cars alternating from a collection numbering triple.

Sigrid Duhamel, CEO, BNP Paribas REIM France

Sigrid Duhamel joined BNP Paribas REIM in July 2017. In her capacity of CEO of BNP Paribas REIM France, she manages a team of 150 people, encompassing fund raising, development and marketing, investment, disposals and asset management as well as all functional activities. Sigrid Duhamel is also member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas REIM.   

Since 1 March 2020, and in addition to her current position as Country CEO for France, Sigrid has taken up a new role as Global Chief Investment Officer. She is in charge of overseeing investments, transactions and asset management across all the markets and for all assets classes. 

Prior to joining BNP Paribas REIM, Sigrid Duhamel was President of CBRE Global Investors France. She was formerly Corporate Real Estate Director of Groupe PSA, where she managed the global real estate portfolio. 

Sigrid Duhamel has dual citizenship, French and Danish. She holds a Master in Sciences in Civil Engineering and graduated in 1990 from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP). She earned her MBA from INSEAD in 1995. 

Manfred Guenterberg, Member of the Board, Wolfsburg AG

Biography to follow…

Sophie Henley-Price Studios, Principal, STUDIOS Architecture

Sophie leads the business development and marketing efforts for the European Division of international design practice, STUDIOS Architecture, based out of Paris. As managing director, she is also tasked with the general management of the office. She joined STUDIOS in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Principal in 2011. In 2013 she was named a Principal and in April 2015 she was also named Managing Director of the Paris office. 

Sophie served as Juror for the ULI Global Awards from 2015 to 2017. She is a long standing member of the ULI France steering committee and co-manages the Urban Regeneration Product council in France alongside Sigrid Duhamel.  

Prior to joining STUDIOS, Sophie had an extensive career in publishing – serving as Associate Publisher of the Art Newspaper and, prior to that, was an Illustrated Books Commissioning Editor at a variety of high profile publishers both in Paris and London. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a First Class honours degrees in French Literature and Art History from University College London (UCL). 

Tinka Kleine, Senior Director, Private Real Estate, PGGM

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Contact Details

For additional information, please contact Europe.Awards@uli.org