24 September 2020 10.15am – 11.15am + Add to calendar Webinar Webinar

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We invite you to join this AREF Investor Member event, in association with PropertyMatch and Real Estate Investors’ Forum, for a morning webinar, with a lively discussion and debate.

This event is held exclusively for Investor Members.

Joining Melville are two expert speakers, we expect a highly interactive session with delegates as we explore the following topics:

Intro & moderator
Melville Rodrigues, Senior Consultant - Fund Services at Ocorian

Measuring Social Impact Investment
Peter Hobbs, Managing Director of Private Markets at bfinance

In light of Covid-19 what should be the risk premium for real estate? Should the risk premium be increased?
Kim Politzer, Director of Research, European Real Estate at Fidelity International

Peter Hobbs

Managing Director of Private Markets, BFinance

Peter Hobbs is Managing Director of Private Markets and a member of the Senior Management Team. His division covers Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Private Debt, providing a range of services including portfolio design, manager selection and due diligence. Peter has over 30 years of both principal investing and research experience.

Before BFinance Peter worked at MSCI where he was Managing Director for Real Estate Research and Key Global Accounts, responsible for benchmarking and portfolio analysis, risk services and method development. Prior to this, Peter held various senior global research and business development roles with IPD and RREEF – the alternatives asset management division of Deutsche Bank.

With over 25 years of real estate experience, Peter is a leading expert in the sector, covering all stages of the investment process including valuation, portfolio management and investment strategy. Peter also has significant experience in real asset research, risk management, as well as organizational growth and change for companies.

Kim Politzer

Director of Research, European Real Estate , Fidelity International

Kim joined Fidelity International in March 2018 after 12 years leading the European research department at Invesco Real Estate. Prior to this, Kim was a director of the research department at Atisreal Ltd (now BNP Paribas Real Estate).

With over 25 years’ experience, Kim began her career as a site researcher for Tesco before moving to Weatherall Green & Smith (which became Atisreal) as a senior research analyst. Here she was first promoted to associate director and then to director – research.

At Fidelity, Kim is responsible for strategically leading and managing the research function.

Kim has an MSc in Econometrics & Forecasting from London Metropolitan University and an MA in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.

Thursday 24th September 2020

10.15 Webinar starts
11.15 Webinar ends

This event will be held via webinar, details will be sent to registered attendees ahead of the event.

This event is FREE and open to staff from AREF Investor Member firms only (view our list of members here). This event is also open to future generation* staff from AREF Investor Member firms. 

To book:

Or contact Eve Holloway on [email protected].

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