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SPRING CONFERENCE OPENS TODAY with an afternoon of Education targeted at less experienced market participants.
Main Conference day is tomorrow, Thursday 21 April.

LONDON – 20 April — 400 market participants are gathering today and tomorrow for CREFC Europe’s Spring conference, at Allen & Overy LLP, 1 Bishops Square, London. A diverse programme brings together participants from areas across the commercial real estate finance spectrum and includes professionals from the property-owning, lending, debt investing, servicing and professional services communities, as well as trade associations and regulatory bodies.

Walk-in registrations are available on site for the main Conference day.

Our traditional pre-conference educational sessions will begin at 14:00 today. Over 190 delegates are registered for these sessions, which will focus on lending in continental Europe and lessons learned from restructuring distressed CRE deals.

The main conference day will kick-off tomorrow morning with a networking breakfast from 08:45. Following breakfast, we will be joined by our keynote speaker, Kamal Ahmed, Economics Editor, BBC News. His speech will be followed by pre-recorded video interviews with a number of highly regarded market participants.

Our first session “Ch-ch-ch changes in global capital flows – what are the motivations between capital flows and what do they mean for CRE investment and debt in the UK” will be led by Blackstone’s Lorna Brown.  Later sessions will provide a spotlight on the UK residential market, an overview of the current lending landscape, regulation driving the CRE lending competitive landscape, a focus on distribution strategies, a borrower and lender panel, and a quick fire Q&A led by Jane Roberts of Real Estate Capital.  To round off the formal proceedings, join the conference co-chairs as they pull together the key themes of the conference.  A closing reception will conclude the conference.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our conference co-chairs, Lucy Oddy (Partner – Allen & Overy LLP), Jessica Tomlinson (Head of Transaction Management, Real Estate Finance – Barclays) and Alexandra Lanni (Head of Transactions – Laxfield Capital) who have created a superb Conference Programme. 

Peter Cosmetatos, CEO, CREFC Europe commented: “Lucy, Jess and Alex have delivered a terrific programme that is both musically inspired and efficient, as we responded to industry demand for a one-day main event this time.  We are also proud to continue investing in the future of our industry with this afternoon’s dedicated educational sessions and networking [and the launch of a young professionals programme].”

CREFC Europe will provide ample networking opportunities for all conference participants.

Take advantage of the CPD accreditation if you join us.
Registered delegates, don’t forget to download the conference voting App (login with the email you registered with), which will allow you to vote on questions posted by speakers throughout the event and put questions to panellists, as well as giving you access to the delegate list.

For a complete look into the Conference, please view our programme detailing the topics, speakers and timings.
For media enquiries contact Blackstock:
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