24 November 2020 4pm – 5pm + Add to calendar Webinar Webinar

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The outcome of the Brexit negotiations will have important strategic implications for indirect real estate institutional investors. In addition, investors may need to re-assess their strategies in light of the result of the US Presidential and  Congressional elections on 3 November. Our speakers will provide their insight on these highly topical issues: issues which may well influence UK and global real estate markets for many years.

You are invited to register for our webinar, and encouraged to register soon as webinar places are limited. This event is run in association with the Real Estate Investors' Forum (REIF) and PropertyMatch. The webinar is open to AREF Investor members only.


  • Moderator: Melville Rodrigues, Senior Consultant, Fund Services, Ocorian & REIF Co-ordinator
  • Speaker: David McCarthy, Head of European Affairs at the Investment Association discussing Brexit
  • Speaker: Martha Peyton, Head of Research & Managing Director, Aegon USA Realty Advisors discussing the US Elections

David McCarthy

Head of European Affairs, The Investment Association

David is the IA’s Head of European Affairs, a role he assumed in March 2020. In addition to leading the IA’s engagement with European stakeholders, David is responsible for  the IA's policy and work programme on Brexit and shaping the scope of the IA’s post-Brexit international engagement strategy post-2019. Prior to joining the Brexit and International Team, David led the implementation of the Investment Association’s Productivity Plan as a member of the Corporate Stewardship and Engagement team.

David joined the Investment Association in June 2016, having moved from New Zealand where he was lead advisor on New Zealand’s defence and security relationships in the Asia-Pacific. 

Martha Peyton

Managing Director and Head of Applied Research, AEGON Asset Management

Martha Peyton is Managing Director and Head of Applied Research for Aegon Asset Management specializing in real assets. Her role encompasses setting the research agenda, conducting ongoing monitoring and analysis of the investment environment and participating in construction of investment strategy.  She joined Aegon AM in early 2018 after 23 years at TIAA.  Over her time at TIAA, she built and managed the commercial mortgage and real estate strategy and research function, provided oversight for the firm’s Real Estate Account, TIAA’s premier real estate annuity product, and was a voting member of the Senior Leadership Team and Investment Committee.  Earlier in her career, she was Administrative Vice President at HSBC in New York and Instructor in Economics at Fordham University and Manhattanville College.  She has been active in PREA and ICSC, and is a fellow of the Real Estate Research Institute.  Ms. Peyton holds BA, MA and PhD degrees from Fordham University as well as the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) designation.  

Melville Rodrigues

Head – Real Estate Advisory, Apex Group

Melville's practice focuses on the launch and operation of funds, including funds which hold underlying real estate investments in the UK as well as internationally. The funds have attracted institutional, private and retail investors.

In addition to servicing clients, he has been involved in representing industry bodies in their dialogue with the Treasury and the FCA. He is a regular contributor to the real estate press.


Tuesday 24th November 2020


Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

This webinar is FREE and open to Investor members only (view our list of members here).