24 June 2021 10.15am – 11am + Add to calendar FutureGen event Webinar

AREF FutureGen Network*
Educational Series 2021
Event 2 : Investment Selection and Initial Deployment of Capital

Thursday 24th June 2021

Sponsored by Carey Olsen, we are delighted to invite you to the first, in our three part 2021 educational series bought to you by the AREF FutureGen committee. This year's series, 'Real Estate: The Investor's Perspective' follows on from our previous two years of successful instalment.

The FutureGen network is targeted at young professionals in the first ten years of their careers in Real Estate and our objective is to provide an engaging educational and networking platform for the future leaders of our industry.  In this virtual series, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the role of the investment manager in an indirect real estate portfolio, from the beginning to the end of the process - including pitching to clients and agreeing a mandate, constructing a diversified portfolio and managing that portfolio once established. We are joined by a great selection of speakers and we do hope you are able to join us.

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


  • Welcome: Thomas MacAdie, Senior Associate at Carey Olsen, Jersey
  • Moderator: Myles Grover, Vice President at The Townsend Group
  • Speaker: David Dix, Partner at The Townsend Group

David Dix

Partner, The Townsend Group

David is a Partner with The Townsend Group based in London and is responsible for the management of client portfolios with a particular focus on real estate exposures.

David has over 20 years’ experience in real estate investment and management in Europe, Asia and the United States.  He joined The Townsend Group in 2018 from CBRE Capital Advisors (London) where he was responsible for advising global clients on indirect real estate investment strategies.  Prior to CBRE, David was a principal with a Japanese fund manager, largely based in Tokyo, and with Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia. 

He has been directly involved in the strategy development, capital raising and management of more than $3bn of real estate funds and provided strategy and investment advice to leading institutional real estate investors in the Europe, UK, US and Asia.

David holds a MA in Land Economy from Cambridge University (UK) and a BA in Agricultural Economics from Sydney University (Australia).

Myles Grover

Vice President, The Townsend Group

Myles is an Associate in the Portfolio Management team at The Townsend Group, a multi-manager, open-architecture global real estate platform. 

Prior to working at The Townsend Group, Myles was an analyst in the Aviva Investors Global Real Estate team, working for both the UK Direct and Global Indirect businesses. 

Myles holds a Masters degree in Real Estate from Cass Business School, the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder. 

Thomas MacAdie

Senior Associate, Carey Olsen

Thomas is a Senior Associate in Carey Olsen Jersey's corporate team who specialises in advising clients in corporate real estate and investment trust matters. In addition, Thomas has advised on several high profile joint ventures, acquisitions and real estate funds.

Thomas was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009 and has worked at a number of international law firms in London over the last 10 years. Thomas joined Carey Olsen in January 2020 from Eversheds Sutherland. Whilst at Eversheds Sutherland, Thomas gained experience working as in-house counsel on secondment for both FTSE 100 asset manager Schroders Plc, as head of legal for the real estate funds team, and FTSE 100 technology business Smiths Group Plc, as senior corporate counsel for the M&A team.

Thursday 24th June 2021

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 #AREFFutureGen2021

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

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