Head of Global Real Estate, UBS
Anthony Shayle joined UBS Global Asset Management in June 2009 as Head of Global Real Estate – UK (GRE). In this role, he heads the team responsible for the portfolio management of funds and mandates of our UK-based real estate business. Anthony is a member of the GRE Management Committee and the GRE UK Investment Committee.
Prior to joining UBS, Anthony worked for AXA REIM (2005–2009), where he was Regional Head of the UK, Benelux and Nordics as well as Chairman of the investment committee for the region. Prior to this position, he was Head of Business Development & Marketing UK. Prior to this, Anthony held various senior investment, asset management, debt structuring, finance & accounting positions in the area of private equity and real estate in Curzon Global Partners, AXA REIM (in a previous period), RODAMCO, UBS, BZW and Bankers Trust. Anthony is a Certified Accountant.
Global Head of Real Estate Business, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Paolo is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is Global Head of Real Estate Business Finance and Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”). As a member of the Real Estate Investment Management Committee at ASI Paolo is responsible for providing strategic leadership and input at both business and product level whilst also being responsible for overseeing and managing the profitability of the real estate division. In his time at ASI Paolo has been heavily involved in and often been the lead on a number of high profile initiatives including a wide range of product launches, the industry leading merger of two PAIFs, and the development of the firm’s commercial real estate lending platform, as well as playing a key role in developing the firm’s leading real estate ESG capability.
Paolo is a recognised figure in the real estate industry with various roles at AREF (Board, Management Committee and Public Affairs Committee) as well as INREV.
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.
Head of Operations, Global Real Estate UK (GRE-UK) Director, UBS Global Asset Manager
David is Head of Operations for Global Real Estate – UK. His responsibilities include fund structuring, product management and central supplier relations. He has performed this role since July 2009.
David joined UBS Global Asset Management in January 2006 as legal counsel for Global Real Estate – Continental Europe, helping to establish UBS’s Luxembourg real estate funds and advising on transactions throughout Continental Europe.
Before joining UBS, David specialised in commercial property transactions at Berwin Leighton Paisner (2001– 2005). David’s acquisition and disposals experience included acting for Tesco on new store acquisitions as well as a secondment to British Land. Prior to joining Berwin Leighton Paisner, David worked as a trainee solicitor in London with Eversheds (1999–2001).
David got a BA (Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Law at Leeds University.
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Nick is co-head of Hogan Lovells investment funds group. He has extensive experience of advising on the structuring, establishment, marketing and reconstruction of a wide variety of investment funds, and on associated legal and regulatory issues.
Nick's practice covers both closed ended and open ended funds. He has a particular focus on real estate funds, private equity funds, infrastructure funds and other alternative investment classes. He also has advised on the launch of several exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Paul has worked in the Financial Services sector since 1986, in locations including the Isle of Man, Jersey, Luxembourg and UK. Paul has extensive experience of structuring private equity and real estate investments for institutional clients, including private equity managers, pension funds and listed property companies and serves on a number of boards.
Paul has a professional qualification background in Banking, Trust and Company Administration, Investment Management and recently complete the Investment Property Forum Diploma through the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.
Until recently, Paul was the Global Head of Fund Services Intertrust, having previously lead the Real Estate business.
Head of UK Funds, CBRE Global Investors
Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors in 2006, Hannah worked at OPC in the multi-manager team covering both the UK and continental European markets. She joined the real estate industry in 2002.
Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol and holds a Masters of Art degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance from Reading University. Hannah is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is approved by the FCA to undertake Regulated Activities, having completed the Investment Management Certificate.
Principal Founder, Lothbury Investment Management
Simon was previously a Director with NatWest Investment Management and Gartmore Investment Management. He is currently Chief Executive of Lothbury Investment Management Limited which has assets under management of over £1.8bn.
Simon is a Director of The Association of Real Estate Funds and a member of the RICS Planning & Development Professional Group Board. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, The British Council of Shopping Centres and The Investment Property Forum.
Partner, Mourant Ozannes
Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
Melville focuses on the launch and operation of real estate funds. The funds hold underlying real estate investments in the UK as well as internationally. They 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.
AREF Secretariat, AREF
Jacqui provides policy guidance and secretariat services to the AREF Board and AREF Management Committee as well as the following AREF Committees: Corporate Governance, ESG & Impact Investing, Investor, Public Affairs, Research and Information and Retails Funds. In addition, Jacqui monitors members’ compliance with AREF’s Code of Practice.
Jacqui joined AREF in 2014 after working for over 25 years in fund compliance, client relationships and administration at Natwest Trustee & Depositary Services.