20 October 2020 10.15am – 11.15am FutureGen event Webinar

AREF FutureGen Network*
Educational Series 2020
Event 2: Acquisitions & Transactions

We're delighted to invite you to the second, in our three part 2020 educational series bought to you by the AREF FutureGen Committee. The series, 'The Bricks and Mortar of Real Estate', is designed to provide a deep dive into investment strategy, asset management and valuations. It follows on from our 2019 series which was focused on the structuring and formation of Real Estate funds. Thanks again to our sponsors Carey Olsen.

Part 2 of 3 will give a holistic view on the investment management and transaction process, looking at developing investment pipeline, the mechanics of an acquisition including the fundamentals of an investment committee and alignment with fund strategy. We're joined by a selection of great speakers and very much hope you will be able to join us. To book your place and for more information, please see below.

*Future generation = staff in the first 10 years of their career / not in a senior management position


  • Moderator: Andrew Boyce, Partner at Carey Olsen
  • Speaker: Robert Houston, Founder of St Bride’s Managers and Independent chair of UBS REPM (Europe) Investment Committee
  • Speaker: Olivia Drew, Transaction Manager, RE-UK at UBS

Andrew Boyce

Partner, Carey Olsen, Guernsey

Andrew is a partner in the Corporate & Finance Group with a practice that focuses on investment and finance transactions across all entity types. His specialist experience is in the structuring and establishment of open and closed-ended investment funds and the credit and structured finance products related to them. His core expertise is in the private equity and alternatives space (fund formation and establishment, investment structuring, asset acquisitions and disposals and regulatory issues). His banking and finance expertise compliments his investment funds core practice and covers a range of credit types including capital call facilities, leveraged financing and asset finance.

Olivia Drew

Transaction Manager, RE-UK, UBS Asset Management

Olivia Drew is a Transaction Manager for Real Estate UK (RE-UK), a business which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business within UBS Asset Management.

Olivia joined UBS-AM in December 2017 to source and complete transactions on behalf of several Funds and segregated mandates within RE-UK, including Triton Property Fund LP. Olivia also acts as an asset manager within the team focusing on student accommodation.

Prior to joining UBS, Olivia worked at M&G Investments (2014–2017), first as a graduate trainee, and then as a real estate analyst.

Robert Houston

Founder of St Bride’s Managers and Independent chair of UBS REPM (Europe) Investment Committee, St Brides Managers

Robert Houston, Founder of St Bride’s Managers and Independent chair of UBS REPM (Europe) Investment Committee.

Previously he was the Global Chairman and Chief Executive of ING Real Estate Investment Management, one of the world’s largest property investment managers with more than $80 billion of assets worldwide and operating in twenty-two countries across four continents.

Robert has been active in the real estate sector for over forty years. In 1980, he founded Rowe & Pitman Property Services which four years later became Baring, Houston & Saunders.  B,H&S evolved to become part of the ING Group in 1995.

Tuesday 20th October 2020

10:15 - 11:15am

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

You can interact, ask questions and start discussions about this event through our FutureGen Members page on LinkedIn (click here to join), or via Twitter using the hashtag #AREFBricksMortar 

This webinar is FREE and open to all FutureGen staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). 
Open to trial/non-members for a fee of £25+VAT


This series is proudly sponsored by: Carey Olsen