27 Jul 2021

The final episode of this year’s Pub-chat Podcast series was released 23rd July. This time, a year on from AREF’s first Pub-chat series, and as we all make a way through the COVID-19 fallout, the series was titled, perhaps slightly tremulously, “The Road to Recovery?”. And what a great series of podcasts came about! If you haven’t listened to them yet, I would urge you to do so.  

The first series, last year, was excellent and proved to be very popular. This year, I personally feel AREF have managed to go one better. Not just because there are six episodes this year, rather than five! Perhaps it’s because speakers were more comfortable with the format, or having progressed a year through these trying times, they were that much more willing and able to express their views. Whatever the reason, I certainly feel these podcasts were among the best AREF have ever published.    

All the Pub-chats are accessible to both members and non-members, so please do share them with all your contacts. The whole series is available via the link below. Whether listening for the first time or if you loved what you’ve already heard so much you want the repeat, AREF invite everyone to take a little time, sit back and enjoy.  

AREF would like to thank all the speakers for generously providing such valuable insight to their area of expertise. Special thanks also go to the moderators, Anne Breen, Kevin Aitchison and Paul Richards.

RSM sponsored the whole series again this year, helping AREF pull everything together and providing their own insightful speakers at times too. Thank you to RSM for being so easy to work with!

View all the podcasts in series 2 by clicking below:

The AREF Pubchat Series 2021 - The Road to Recovery?

 

Proudly sponsored by 'RSM'



We are delighted to present to you the 2021 Pub-chat Podcast Series, a series of six podcasts, where real estate industry experts discuss the pandemic, the road to recovery and take a look at specific areas of the industry.  The podcasts were recorded and released throughout June and July 2021.  Scroll down below to view the podcasts. 

Podcast #1 - A discussion on the Financial Implications of the Pandemic
Recorded: 16 June 2021

Speakers:

  • Chair: Paul Richards, Managing Director of AREF
  • Adrian Benedict, Chair of AREF & Head of Real Estate Solutions at Fidelity
  • Eduardo Gorab, Head of Research & Strategy at LaSalle Global Partner Solutions
  • Anne Koeman-Sharapova, Principal, European Real Estate at Mercer
  • Matt Oakley, Head of UK and European Commercial Property Research Team at Savills


Podcast #2 - A discussion on the Hotels Sector
Recorded: 22 June 2021

Speakers:

  • Chair: Kevin Aitchison, Head of Knight Frank Investment Management and AREF Board Member
  • Christophe Beauvilain, CFA, Founder and Managing Partner at Pygmalion Capital Advisors LLP
  • Nick Chadwick, Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management at Starwood Capital Group
  • James Dunne, Head of UK Transactions, Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Jane Lees | MRICS | Executive Director, Head of Hotels Valuation EMEA, CBRE Hotels Limited 
  • Louise Wallace, Partner, CMS


Podcast #3 - A discussion on Logistics/Industrial
Recorded: 1 July 2021

Speakers:

  • Chair: Kevin Aitchison, Head of Knight Frank Investment Management and AREF Board Member
  • Sally Bruer, Partner – Logistics & Industrial, Insight & Strategy EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield
  • Tessa English, Head of Urban & City Logistics at Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Phil Reading, Director of Investment Strategy at Tritax
  • Martin Trodden, Fund Director at PATRIZIA Eurolog


Podcast #4 - A discussion on Retail & Leisure
Release date: 9 July 2021

Speakers:

  • Chair: Anne Breen, Head of Investment Strategy (Real Estate) at Aberdeen Standard Investment and AREF Board Member
  • Jacqui Baker, Head of Retail & Partner at RSM 
  • Mark Bourgeois, Managing Director of UK & Ireland at Hammerson
  • Matthew, Soffair, Research Manager, Retail and Leisure Real Assets at Legal & General Investment Management
  • Tim Vallance, Head of Investor Services and Retail Chairman at Jones Lang LaSalle

Podcast #5 - A discussion on Offices
Release date: 16 July 2021

Speakers:

  • Chair: Anne Breen, Head of Investment Strategy (Real Estate) at Aberdeen Standard Investment and AREF Board Member
  • Ollie Saunders, Head of UK Commercial Valuation & Alternatives, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Bill Paige, Researcher of Investor Market at Legal & General Investment Management
  • Shabab Qadar, London Research Partner at Knight Frank
  • Howard Freedman, Co-national Head of Real Estate at RSM

Podcast #6 - A discussion on Residential
Release date: 23 July 2021

Speakers:

  • Chair: Anne Breen, Head of Investment Strategy (Real Estate) at Aberdeen Standard Investment and AREF Board Member
  • Andrew Appleyard, Residential Consultant at Savills 
  • Tom Boxham, Chairman and Founder at Urban Splash
  • DJ Dhananjia, Fund Manager, CBRE Affordable Housing Fund at CBRE Global Investors
  • Richard Otten, Director at Hearthstone Investment Management Ltd

 

A special thank you to all our speakers who are taking part in the 2021 series.

For professional investors only. Not investment advice

 

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To view the podcasts from last year, please visit our website here.

Author

Ed Protheroe

Ed Protheroe

Strategy Consultant, AREF

Ed Protheroe consults for and acts on behalf of AREF on several Board initiatives around communications, strategy and business development. He has over 30 years of experience in the fund management industry. Before founding Parkview Capital Limited in Feb 2017, he had a senior franchise management role as an Investment Director, co-Head of Equities Investment Specialists at M&G Investments and prior to that, he was Head of Real Estate Investment Specialists at M&G Real Estate. He has also been Head of Research at a boutique broker and a senior pan-European equities fund manager and unit trust board director at Aberdeen Asset Management. He started his career at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.