2 February 2022 9am – 10am + Add to calendar Webinar Webinar

We are delighted to invite you to Vision '22 - our annual event where our fantastic line-up of speakers will discuss the year ahead.  This year we are pleased to announce that this event is open to non-members*.

In this thought-provoking webinar, we take a good look at what is in store for our industry, discuss the outlook for the markets as well as AREF's role in 2022.

The webinar will include a keynote presentation from Mat Oakley, who will give his views on real estate for the coming year as well as a moderated interactive debate with our excellent guest speakers. 

This event is open to professional investors only. 


  • Moderator, John Forbes, Independant Consultant
  • Keynote speaker and panellist: Mat Oakley, Director, Commercial Research, Savills
  • Panellist: Miranda Cockburn, Managing Director – Real Estate Equity Research, Panmure Gordon
  • Panellist: Lord Matthew Oakeshott, Co-founder and Chair, OLIM Property
  • Panellist: Savvas Savouri, Chief Economist , Partner at Toscafunds 

Miranda Cockburn

Managing Director – Real Estate Equity Research, Panmure Gordon

Miranda is a highly-rated Real Estate equity analyst having covered the sector for over 20 years. She joined Panmure Gordon from Stifel in early 2019 having previously worked for Cazenove and CSFB. She originally trained as a Chartered Surveyor at Savills before moving into property finance at United Bank of Kuwait.

John Forbes

Independent Consultant, John Forbes Consulting

John Forbes is an independent consultant advising real estate investment managers, investors and others in the real estate industry in the rapidly changing areas of product development, governance and regulatory matters for real estate funds.  He has advised on the restructuring of high profile open and closed-ended real estate funds in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, as well as the establishment of new funds. He has advised service providers to the real estate investment management industry on the strategic implications of regulatory and other changes.  Prior to setting up John Forbes Consulting LLP in 2013, he spent over twenty-five years with PwC, where he led the firm's Real Estate Industry Practice in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa across all of the firm's services to the real estate industry.

John is the chairman of the Independent Supervisory Board of the UBS Triton Property Fund, independent chair of the Urban Splash Residential Fund and non executive chairman of Ginkgo Advisor UK Limited.

Mat Oakley

Director, Commercial Research, Savills

Mat is head of Savills UK and European commercial property research team and specialises in the office, leisure and retail sectors.

Mat's experience includes work on a variety of topics including various office markets, the impact of major infrastructure developments, advising on tenant mix for both in and out-of-town retail and leisure developments, environmental impact analyses and assessing demand for and master planning leisure developments. He has extensive experience in working with the public sector on inward Investment matters and with the private sector on relocation studies.

Mat has a particular focus on the UK and authors many of Savills UK market reports.

Matthew Oakshott

Co-founder and Chair, OLIM Property

Joint founder of OLIM where he managed UK commercial property and equity portfolios from 1986 to 2006 and purely commercial property since then. S.G. Warburg & Co 1976, Director of Warburg Investment Management 1978. Investment Manager of Courtaulds Pension Fund 1981 to 1985. He led a management buyout of OLIM Property in 2012.


Savvas Savouri

Chief Economist, Partner, Toscafund Asset Management LLP

Dr. Savvas Savouri is Chief Economist for Toscafund Asset Management. Before joining Toscafund, he was the CEO of Quantmetriks Research Limited, a business he founded in 2005. In 2008, QuantMetriksResearch was absorbed by Toscafund, where Savvas is now a Partner and Chief Economist.

Savvas has been involved in commercial finance since 1991 when he Joined Hoare Govett as their UK economist. Since then, he has worked for the capital markets divisions of Lazard, Credit Lyonnais, and Commerzbank, having started his career with ABN AMRO, in each case in the capacity of head of quantitative finance.

He has also taught extensively, in London at the LSE and the University of Woolwich, as well as at Oxford and Moscow Universities, covering statistics, mathematics, and economics. He has authored various academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals, including one authored alongside a recent Nobel Prize winner.

Dr. Savouri holds a doctorate in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.


Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Call details:

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the webinar


09.00hrs Webinar starts
10.00hrs Ends


This event is FREE and open to non-members*. This event is open to professional investors only. 

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* Please note this event is for professional investors only and none of the content should be taken as investment advice.