25 May 2022

Thank you to those who joined the Investor Member webinar this morning, run in association with PropertyMatch and Real Estate Investors’ Forum (REIF). 

Moderator & REIF Co-ordinator, Melville Rodrigues was joined by two expert speakers, Aisling Colgan,  Deloitte discussing the market impact of UK Private REITs (operational from April 2022), and Jennet Siebrits, CBRE considering inflation and effect on our real estate market. Are lessons from the past helpful now and going forward?

Thank you to all our speakers for providing their insight on these highly topical issues and to members for their fantastic questions during the discussion. 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Moderator: Melville Rodrigues, Head of Real Estate Advisory, Apex Group & REIF Co-ordinator
  • Speaker: Aisling Colgan, Real Estate Tax at Deloitte 
  • Speaker: Jennet Siebrits, Head of UK Research, CBRE 

Aisling Colgan

Real Estate Tax, Deloitte

Aisling specialises in large scale, complex real estate transactions for major real estate companies and funds. She has a particular focus on UK REITs and co-leads Deloitte’s market-leading REITs practice.

Since 2007, Aisling has worked on a number of major REIT transactions, including launches/IPOs, capital raises, acquisitions, disposals, takeovers, refinancing and restructurings, as well as joint ventures. She is currently working on a number of REIT IPOs and conversions, as well as advising a number of large institutional investors on the set-up of ‘institutional’ REITs.

Melville Rodrigues

Head – Real Estate Advisory, Apex Group

Melville's practice focuses on the launch and operation of funds, including funds which hold underlying real estate investments in the UK as well as internationally. The funds 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.

Jennet Siebrits

Head of UK Research, UK, CBRE

Jennet is an Executive Director at CBRE. She is an economist with over twenty years experience. Jen joined CBRE 15 years ago to set up the residential research team. She is currently head of UK research, with a focus is on the big issues in the real estate world; identifying trends, analysing the market, and providing clients with unrivalled insight and ideas. Jen regularly produces bespoke reports for clients that help inform their strategic decision making process. In addition, she produces a wide ranging programme of thought leadership looking at issues such as placemaking, premium pricing and the impact of regeneration. Jen spends a significant amount of time presenting to client (developer and buyers) to keep them up to date with market developments.

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