28 Feb 2024

Last night saw the launch of our new FutureGen series ‘An Evening With’, kicking off with Andrew Baum, Emeritus Professor of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Huge thanks to Citco for graciously hosting us in their stunning West End office.

Clare Grimes of GRE Finance and Chair of our FutureGen Committee interviewed Andrew in a fireside chat.  They covered the role of technology and delved into capital flows into real estate, specifically debt funding for social infrastructure assets.

For more information on our FutureGen Committee click here.  Look out for the next 'An Evening With' which the committee are organising for Q2.




Clare Grimes

Clare Grimes

Associate Director, GRE Finance

Clare the Chair of the Association of Real Estate Funds’ FutureGen Committee and sits on the AREF Management Committee.

Clare is an Associate Director for GRE Finance, a principal real estate lender operating across the residential, commercial and development space. Clare heads up deal origination for the business.

Prior to this Clare worked at Octopus Real Estate for seven years playing a key role for the firms’ commercial real estate debt fund.

Clare graduated in 2016 from Loughborough University with a BSc in Sociology and then graduated in 2021 from Henley Business School with a MSc in Real Estate Investment & Finance. She also holds a Diploma in Property Investment from the Investment Property Forum. She is chartered surveyor, holding the MRICS qualification.