29 July 2020 11.15am – 12.15pm Webinar Webinar

You can view the post-event materials here, including a recording of the webinar.

AREF have partnered with Carey Olsen and Crestbridge to lead this webinar on Wednesday 29th July, which will comprise a structured panel discussion exploring the themes currently being observed in real estate holding structures with third party financing in place. We will discuss trends in the market concerning professional landlords who have tenants experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic, and various scenarios in which they may find themselves needing to work closely with lenders.

Carey Olsen and Crestbridge will be offering their experiences of each of these scenarios from a fiduciary, surveyor, legal and lenders perspective, as well as some practical solutions and steps that can be taken forward to find a solution.

We welcome questions from the attendees in advance of the session, to be addressed as part of a Q&A section after the panel discussion, please send to info@aref.org.uk.


  • Chair - Stephanie Workman, Senior Manager, Real Estate Services, Crestbridge
  • Daniyal Ansari, Real Estate Finance Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Peter German, Partner, Carey Olsen (Real Estate Finance)
  • Dean Hodcroft, Chief Financial Officer, Cale Street Partners LLP
  • Simon Todd, Group Head Real Estate Services, Crestbridge

Daniyal Ansari

Real Estate Finance Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Daniyal is a partner in the London real estate finance team of international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. He has nearly 20 years of experience across a broad range of finance transactions and acts for borrowers and lenders on a wide range of lending transactions and debt restructurings

Peter German

Partner, Carey Olsen

Peter's practice is corporate and banking, including local and international banking with a particular focus on real estate finance, restructuring and REITs. Peter specialises in providing partner-led, practical commercial legal advice within the context of the multi-jurisdictional transactions in which Jersey vehicles tend to operate; and in adapting Jersey law solutions to the commercial imperatives of the overall transaction.

Peter advises financial institutions, trustees, borrowers and other entities on all aspects of Jersey corporate, security and banking law. He advises on REIT structuring and listing and also advises local and international banking institutions on banking regulation matters.  

Dean Hodcroft

Chief Financial Officer, Cale Street Partners LLP

Dean Hodcroft is a founding partner and the Chief Financial Officer at Cale Street Partners LLP. Prior to this he was a senior partner with Ernst & Young where he spent 26 years, 14 of those as a tax partner. Dean Hodcroft also led EYs real estate industry practices for the EMEIA area and subsequently for the UK & Ireland.

Simon Todd

Group Head of Real Estate Services, Crestbridge Jersey

Simon is a Chartered Surveyor and a Corporate member of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation, with over 28 years of property experience. He joined Crestbridge in September 2013 as a Director of the Crestbridge Real Estate team. 

His first hand transactional experience provides him with an excellent understanding of the property market and the associated financing and holding structures in the UK, mainland Europe and the offshore jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Crestbridge Simon was a Director and Head of the Offshore Real Estate Finance team of a major Offshore bank based in Jersey. Previously Simon was the Head of Valuation and Corporate Services Department of a national property consultancy.

Stephanie Workman

Senior Manager, Real Estate Services, Crestbridge Jersey

Stephanie has over 13 years of real estate and fund administration experience. She is responsible for a portfolio of UK and European real estate holding structures for a number of prestigious corporate clients, predominantly based in North America and the UK.

Stephanie holds the ICSA Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Crestbridge in 2012, Stephanie worked for a global provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services, headquartered in Jersey.

Stephanie is an active committee member of Lean In Jersey, one of the fastest-growing diversity and inclusion networks in the world.

Wednesday 29th July 2020

11.15 Webinar start
12.15 Webinar end

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

This webinar is FREE and open to all staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). This event is also open to future generation* staff.