ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Global Report Launch (APAC and Europe)


2023-03-23T08:00:00 - 2023-03-23T09:00:00

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    As real estate exercises some caution in a time of elevated inflation rates, there is hope for renewed investment activity in the latter half of 2023. An expert panel will discuss the outlook for real estate and analyse the developing impacts on regions and sectors around the world. This session will also explore carbon pricing frameworks; how they have begun to be implemented globally, and with widespread expansion, how the pricing of carbon can encourage the transition towards sustainability. This event is open to all members and non-members.



    Lisette van Doorn

    Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Urban Land Institute

    As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. She is responsible for working with ULI’s staff both locally and globally to deliver more high profile content and reports; coordinating Advisory Services panels and Urban Plan; and expanding the Institute’s thought leadership across Europe. Van Doorn joined ULI in January 2015 from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. Van Doorn started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.


    Gareth Lewis

    Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Gareth has over 20 years multi-disciplined experience across the UK, European and global real estate sector. He leads PwC’s real estate thought leadership and research on behalf of the European firm, including PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate European and Global reports. Having worked originally as a real estate advisor for EY in London and New York, he spent a number of years as an industry representative for the British Property Federation (BPF), European Public Real Association (EPRA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). During his 5 years at EPRA, he represented the European REIT sector in their engagements with governments, regulators and global investors. At PwC, Gareth helps real estate businesses in the development and execution of their real estate strategy/operations and drives PwC’s knowledge and insight relevant to real estate businesses.


    Mike Philips

    UK Editor, Bisnow

    Mike Phillips is UK editor at Bisnow, the world's largest commercial real estate media business. His previous roles include stints as editor of Property Week and Europroperty.


    Alex Jeffrey

    Chief Executive Officer, Savills Investment Management Pte Limited

    Alex Jeffrey has served as Chief Executive Officer – Savills Investment Management since 1 November 2019 and was appointed to Savills Group Executive Board at that time. Alex was previously Head of Asia Pacific for M&G Investments based in Singapore, with responsibility for the development and leadership of that company’s business across all investment sectors in Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of M&G Real Estate, based in London, where he led the significant growth of the firm from c. £15bn AUM in 2012 to over £30bn in 2018. Before that he was Chief Investment Officer and CEO Europe of MGPA Limited. Alex has an MBA from INSEAD, an MA (Hons) in Law from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


    Megan Walters

    Global Head of Research, PIMCO Prime Real Estate

    Megan Walters is the Global Head of Research of PIMCO Prime Real Estate. Based in London, she joined the company in November 2019 and has over 20 years of experience in global real estate. Prior to joining the company, she worked at JLL Asia Pacific where she was a member of the JLL Global Research executive team and held the position of Head of Research Asia-Pacific. Megan has a master’‘s degree in Project Management from the University of Reading and holds a PhD in Real Estate Economics from the University of Hong Kong. She currently serves as a global governing trustee of ULI. She sits on the ANREV management board and chairs the ANREV Investors Advisory Council.


    Manuel Wormer

    Bayerische Versorgungskammer

    Manuel heads BVK’s real estate investments globally – excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which are organized in the D-A-CH team. BVK’s global investments are held in over 45 separately managed accounts which include direct and indirect investments, as well as listed real estate, in both equity and debt structures. Since he joined BVK in 2017 as Senior Investment Manager, Manuel has sourced, underwritten and invested in real estate directly, as well as indirectly via fund investments and listed platforms across sectors, geographies and risk types. This has included various new manager selection projects, research efforts and capital allocation planning. Prior to BVK, Manuel was Portfolio Manager at WealthCap/UniCredit responsible for a series of primary and secondary, European and US real assets fund-of-funds. In this role, he also supported the structuring, launch and placement of new AIFMD-compliant funds alongside his earlier responsibilities in investor relations and reporting. Manuel is an active member of the European real estate industry and is currently the Chairman for INREV’s Training & Education Committee. He received his MBA from University of Regensburg and his MA from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. In 2022, Wormer was awarded the "Forty under Forty" prize in the "Real Estate" category by bii - Bund Institutioneller Investoren for his work and commitment to the industry.