The goal of the Investor Relations Committee is to develop the industry message to investors and assist EPRA with its mission to disseminate it amongst the industry. 

IR Committee Chairman, PSP Swiss Property Chief Communications Operations

Vasco Cecchini

PSP Swiss Property
As Chief Communications Officer his main tasks are relating to general corporate communications activities, such as positioning the PSP corporate brand accordingly in the Swiss real estate market and the global real estate equity/capital market. He also does Investor Relations activities, including all financial publications. Another main task is managing the Swiss media. Internally, most of his work is in favour of the executive board and the board. Born 1968 in Switzerland, Swiss & Italian nationality. In mid-2000, Vasco Cecchini joined PSP Swiss Property. Prior to joining the company, he worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in Zurich in the areas of corporate finance, from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Checchini completed his studies in business administration at the Höhere Wirtschafts -und Verwaltungsschule (Betriebsökonom HWV), Zurich in 1995. In 2000, he obtained an Executive Master of Corporate Finance (EMCF) from the Lucerne School of Business, University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland, Lucerne. In 2010 he obtained an Executive Master of Science in Communication Management (EMScom) from the University of Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, and the University of California UCLA, Los Angeles.

Head of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Paul Arkwright

Foncière des Régions

Pia Arrhenius

Sponda
Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and IR EMBA, born 1968 Member of the Executive Board since 2009 Career history: Sponda Plc, Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and IR, 2014– Sponda Plc, Senior Vice President, Communications and IR, 2009–2014 Sponda Plc, Communications and IR Manager, 2004–2008

Group Director of Investor Relations

Aurélia Baudey-Vignaud

Unibail-Rodamco

Head of Investor relations & Financial communication

Hubert d'Aillières

Klépierre

Head of Financial Communications

Samuel Diesbach

Gecina
Mr. Samuel Henry-Diesbach has been the Head of Financial Communications at Gecina SA since November 3, 2014. Mr. Henry-Diesbach served as Financial Analyst of Kepler Cheuvreux, Research Division since 2006 and was responsible for the European real estate sector. Prior to this, he was a Research Analyst at Kepler Capital Markets, Research Division. He covered the real estate and pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. Mr. Henry-Diesbach holds Masters in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon and a Masters in Economics from the Sorbonne.

Head of Investor & Corporate Communications

Quentin Freeman

Derwent London
Quentin Freeman joined Derwent London in 2012. Previously he was a Managing Director at UBS, where he was a real estate equity analyst for 32 years, latterly as head of European equity real estate research. He is responsible for the management of the investor and corporate communications team.

Investor Relations - Director

Alberto Goretti

COIMA RES
Born on the 8th of November 1979 in Vizzolo Predabissi (Milan). Graduated in 2005 “cum laude” in Industrial Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano and, thanks to a scholarship from the Unitech program, attended the Business School of the Imperial College London during the academic year 2003-2004. He gained more than 10 years of experience in Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets at UBS AG, primarily in London, managing more than 50 transactions worth more than US$80 million on a pan-European basis.

Head of External Communication & Investor Relations

Ellen Grauls

Cofinimmo
Ellen has been working for Cofinimmo for over 10 years, first as part of the Budgeting, Consolidation & Reporting team, then as Investor Relations Officer, and now as Head of Corporate Communication & Investor Relations. She holds a bachelor degree in management from the Louvain School of Management (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).”

Head of Investor Relations

Rene Hoffmann

Vonovia

Head of Investor Relations

Sebastian Jacob

Deutsche Wohnen
Mr. Sebastian Jacob is Director-Investor Relations at Deutsche Wohnen AG. Mr. Jacob was previously employed as Investor Relations Contact by GSW Immobilien AG.

‎Investor Relations & External Communication Manager

Caroline Kerremans

Befimmo
8 years of experience in IR & coporate communication (of which 6 years in real estate) managing the dynamic Befimmo IR & communication team

Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance

Holger Lueth

Buwog

Chief Operations Officer

Niall O'Buachalla

Green REIT
Niall joined the Green Property REIT Ventures in January 2014 as Chief Operations Officer. His role is to coordinate the operations of Green REIT plc. He was co-founder and Finance Director of Burlington Real Estate Limited during the period late 2012 to December 2013. Prior to that, Niall joined Treasury Holdings in June 2003 in the project finance area and was involved in raising capital for its large-scale developments and acquisitions in Ireland, the UK and in China. He became Group Finance Director of Treasury Holdings and was responsible for the group finance function until late 2012. Niall is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin in 2000.

Head of Investor Relations

Rebecca Patton

Hammerson
Rebecca joined Hammerson in November 2014 as Head of Investor Relations. Her role incorporates managing all aspects of Hammerson’s relationship with its shareholders as well as other third-parties such as sell-side research analysts. Prior to joining the Company, Rebecca worked at Deutsche Bank Corporate Broking as an adviser to a broad range of listed UK companies, such as Tesco, Wolseley and esure.

Investor Relations

Fernando Ramírez

MERLIN Properties
Mr. Ramírez has over 8 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He has worked at KPMG, Ahorro Corporación Desarrollo, and RREEF as Vicepresident. During his tenure at RREEF, he has participated in a variety of transactions, such as the private placement and sale of the Hotel Arts complex in Barcelona, the repositioning of Penha Longa in Lisbon, and the investment in, public tender offer over, restructuring and sale to ING Real Estate of the Spanish listed shopping centre operator Filo, S.A. Mr. Fernando Ramírez holds superior degrees in Law and in Economics & Business Administration with a specialisation in Finance, from ICADE, and an MBA from the Institute of Advanced Finance.

Head of Investor Relations and Research

Harry Stokes

SEGRO

Director of Investor Relations

Edward Thacker

Landsec

Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Development

Ruud van Maanen

Wereldhave
Ruud van Maanen joined Wereldhave since 1 April 2017. Prior to that he worked for ABN AMRO, Rabo Securities and DTZ Zadelhoff. He is a graduate of Eindhoven Technical University - Real Estate Management and Development.

With the EU institutions and Member States developing a large number of regulations affecting our members, EPRA's regulatory function is significant. Giving the sector a voice in the legislative processes, EPRA represents listed property companies, REITs and investors. 

Regulatory Committee Chairwoman, Cofinimmo Executive Director

Françoise Roels

Cofinimmo
Executive Director, Secretary General & Group Counsel Joined Cofinimmo in August 2004. She heads up the legal and the HR department and has charge of the Company’s General Secretariat. She is the Compliance Officer of Cofinimmo and also responsible for the risk management within the company, aspects connected with the shareholders and relations with the Belgian financial supervisory authorities. Before joining Cofinimmo, Françoise Roels worked for the law office Loyens, for Euroclear/JP Morgan and for the Belgacom Group. She had responsibility for tax affairs and Corporate Governance. She is a law graduate (RUG 1984), examinee in philosophy (RUG 1984) and holds a master’s diploma in taxation (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales 1986).

Managing Director, Public Real Estate Securities

Mark Abramson

Heitman
Mark is Managing Director and the Lead Portfolio Manager in Heitman's European Public Real Estate Securities group. He also serves on the group's Global Investment Committee and co-manages the group's global real estate securities strategies. He is an equity owner of the firm. Prior to joining Heitman, Mark worked at a leading Wall Street investment bank, where he was a top-ranked sell-side equity research analyst during his tenure. He was the only investment analyst among his Wall Street peer group to have been top-ranked in both the European and the US markets for his research on the hospitality sector. Mark's investment recommendations have been widely cited in international financial press and other media, and he has been regularly invited to present his market insights at industry conferences, universities and other venues. Mark received a BA in Political Economics from John Hopkins University, an MA Economics from American University and completed post-graduate studies in International Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

Global Construction & Engineering Leader

Ad Buisman

EY
Ad is partner at EY, Global Construction & Engineering Leader since 2014. Previously (2010 -2014) he headed EY's EMEIA RHC Group and the BeNe RHC Group (2000 - 2010). Ad joined EY in January 1984, became partner in 1994 and provides professional real estate and construction services in the fields of Auditing, Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services and Transaction Support. Ad annually chairs the European CFO Round Table for Construction, Infrastructure & Engineering. Ad is a member of the Accounting and Reporting Committee and the Regulatory Committtee of EPRA, chairs the NBA (Dutch Association of Chartered Accountants) Real Estate Working Group, serves as vice chair of the EIC CR Working Group and leads EY's Global IFRS RHC interpretation desk. Ad has actively participated in a number of other initiatives of the NBA such as the Real Estate Public Management Letter, The Guidelines for Real Estate Risk Analysis and the Recommendations for cooperation between Accountants and Appraisers. Ad also participated in a subcommittee of the IVSC which drafted the guidelines for valuing Investment Property Under Construction. Ad has published many articles and held numerous presentations at various Netherlands and Foreign Real Estate Events. Recent presentations and/ or aticles covered topics like Regulations, IFRS, COSO and Risk Management, Solvency II, Real Estate Financing, Corporate Real Estate Management, Global Investment Performance Standards, Social Housing and Competitive and Sustainable Cities and Real Estate Trends.

CFO

Laurent Carlier

Befimmo
Laurent Carlier is CFO of Befimmo sa since July 1, 2006. Befimmo sa is the second largest Belgian REIT and belongs to the Bel-20 index. The company manages real estate assets worth 2,2 billion EUR and focuses on the Brussels office market. Laurent Carlier is a graduate of the Brussels Solvay Business School (ULB, 1989, magna cum laude). He also holds a post-graduate degree in Tax Management (VUB, 1990, cum laude) and a post-graduate degree in controlling (‘Registered Controller’, ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT, Rotterdam, 1998). He started his professional career with the Unilever Group where he fulfilled international assignments within the internal audit department (Southern Europe and Africa regions, based in Paris) and also as controller of a manufacturing unit in the Netherlands. In 1996, he joined the leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi (Belgium), as controller and was promoted to Finance & ICT Director in 1998. In 2000, he transitioned to the services industry as Finance & Administration Director of Sodexo Belux voucher division.

Director of the Italian operations

Roberto Fraticelli

Eurocommercial Properties
Fraticelli is responsible for the Italian activities of Eurocommercial Properties, a company he joined in 1998. He is President of the committee for relations with associations and global international institutions at the Italian Property Federation, Assoimmobiliare, and a committee member for EPRA and CNCC. He has an EMBA from the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus.

Partner

Giuseppe Giannantonio

Chiomenti
Giuseppe Andrea joined Chiomenti Studio Legale in 1997, became a partner in 2003 heading the tax department through 2009. Before Chiomenti, Giuseppe Andrea worked from 1992 with Arthur Andersen tax department in Milan. He seats at the Tax Committee of ASSOIMMOBILIARE (Italian real estate association) and of AIFI (Italian private equity association). Giuseppe Andrea advised the Treasury in 2006 for the introduction of the SIIQ law and recently the Ministry of Economic development for its reform. Frequent speaker at conferences and writer of articles on specialized magazines. Graduate cum laude at the Rome University La Sapienza, admitted before tax Courts in 1993, Cambridge Law Business School 2012.

Group Tax Manager

Marco Groen

Wereldhave

General Counsel and Secretary General

Aminata Kaké

Befimmo
Member of the Management Board, General Counsel, Secretary General of Befimmo, a Belgian Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on Euronext Brussels and belonging to the European top 40 REIT market capitalisation. Also serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Befimmo.

Head of real estate portfolio management

Stefan Krausch

MEAG MUNICH ERGO Asset Management

Partner

Christopher Luck

CMS
Chris Luck is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team. His main focus is in the real estate and financial sectors for UK and International clients. Transactional activity includes M&A, joint ventures and listing real estate companies as well as setting up and acting for investors in real estate funds.

Company secretary

Vincent Meijer

Eurocommercial Properties
Vincent Meijer has over 25 years of experience in real estate development and real estate investment management. Before joining Eurocommercial Properties N.V. as Company Secretary in 2016 he was Legal Counsel at Wereldhave N.V. and has been advising listed companies as Vastned Retail N.V. as well as non-listed companies as CBRE Global Investors.

Director of Finance

Andrew Pilsworth

SEGRO

Legal/regulatory Counsel

Sam Robinson

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswant LLP
Sam is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory practice. Sam advises clients include banks, asset management firms, broker dealers, payment institutions and corporate finance houses on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters within the financial services sector. Prior to working in private practice, Sam worked for seven years at the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Services Authority (the majority of this time in the FSA’s General Counsel’s Division), and has also spent time on secondment at Santander Asset Management UK Limited

Managing Director

Christian Schlüter

VictoriaPartners

Global Tax Leader Real Estate

Uwe Stoschek

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Finance Director

Evert Jan van Garderen

Eurocommercial Properties
Evert Jan van Garderen, a graduate of Erasmus University Rotterdam, joined the Company in 1994 after experience in a major law firm and an international investment group. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a qualified lawyer.

General Counsel

David Zeitoun

Unibail-Rodamco

The goal of the Reporting & Accounting Committee is to develop and maintain a set of best practice recommendations to help property companies produce best-in-class annual financial and non-financial performance reports in order to reach listed equity investors' consistent and reliable disclosure expectations. It is also to advocate the interest of the European listed real estate sector to international accounting bodies. 

Reporting & Accounting Committee Chairman, Klépierre Deputy CEO

Jean-Michel Gault

Klépierre
Jean-Michel Gault has served as Deputy CEO of Klépierre since January 1st, 2009. He has been a Member of the Executive Board since June 1st, 2005. Jean-Michel Gault joined Klépierre in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer, after a 10 years career in the Paribas Group. In 2009, his role was expanded to include the Office Property Division. He notably supervised Klépierre merger with Compagnie Foncière for which he was acting as Chief Financial Officer within the real estate investment division of Paribas. Previously, he was Head of Financial Services and then appointed Chief Financial Officer at Cogedim, a Paribas subsidiary at that time. Jean-Michel Gault began his career with GTM International (Vinci group) as a financial controller.

CEO

Giacomo Balzarini

PSP Swiss Property
Mr. Balzarini completed his business and economic studies at the University of Zurich in 1996, and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago (Ill., USA) in 2002. Professional experience: From mid-1993 to 1996, Mr Balzarini worked at the Swiss banking company in Zurich in the fields of corporate banking and business development. From 1997 to 2006 he worked at the Swiss Reinsurance Company in the fields of risk and project management, strategy development and asset management, most recently as managing director, responsible for the development of the indirect, international property portfolio. Other activities and interests: In addition to the mandates held in the group companies controlled by PSP Swiss Property AG, Mr Balzarini had the following functions, functions and offices to be appointed under the RLCG: Member of the Board of Directors of Seewarte Holding AG, Zug, on 31 December 2016.

CFO

Lucinda Bell

British Land
Lucinda is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of industry experience. She is Chairman of Broadgate Estates Limited, British Land’s property management business. External appointments Non-executive director of Rotork plc, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees Member of the Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network

Portfolio Manager

Sara Bellenda

J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Sara Bellenda is responsible for European property at J.P. Morgan stocks. She has been in the fund management industry for 13 years and before joining Fidelity in 2011 was a portfolio manager at CBRE Investors and Henderson Global Investors. Prior to that, she was a sell-side analyst at Lehman Brothers and an asset manager at Westmont Hospitality.

Global Construction & Engineering Leader

Ad Buisman

EY
Ad is partner at EY, Global Construction & Engineering Leader since 2014. Previously (2010 -2014) he headed EY's EMEIA RHC Group and the BeNe RHC Group (2000 - 2010). Ad joined EY in January 1984, became partner in 1994 and provides professional real estate and construction services in the fields of Auditing, Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services and Transaction Support. Ad annually chairs the European CFO Round Table for Construction, Infrastructure & Engineering. Ad is a member of the Accounting and Reporting Committee and the Regulatory Committtee of EPRA, chairs the NBA (Dutch Association of Chartered Accountants) Real Estate Working Group, serves as vice chair of the EIC CR Working Group and leads EY's Global IFRS RHC interpretation desk. Ad has actively participated in a number of other initiatives of the NBA such as the Real Estate Public Management Letter, The Guidelines for Real Estate Risk Analysis and the Recommendations for cooperation between Accountants and Appraisers. Ad also participated in a subcommittee of the IVSC which drafted the guidelines for valuing Investment Property Under Construction. Ad has published many articles and held numerous presentations at various Netherlands and Foreign Real Estate Events. Recent presentations and/ or aticles covered topics like Regulations, IFRS, COSO and Risk Management, Solvency II, Real Estate Financing, Corporate Real Estate Management, Global Investment Performance Standards, Social Housing and Competitive and Sustainable Cities and Real Estate Trends.

CFO

Laurent Carlier

Befimmo
Laurent Carlier is CFO of Befimmo sa since July 1, 2006. Befimmo sa is the second largest Belgian REIT and belongs to the Bel-20 index. The company manages real estate assets worth 2,2 billion EUR and focuses on the Brussels office market. Laurent Carlier is a graduate of the Brussels Solvay Business School (ULB, 1989, magna cum laude). He also holds a post-graduate degree in Tax Management (VUB, 1990, cum laude) and a post-graduate degree in controlling (‘Registered Controller’, ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT, Rotterdam, 1998). He started his professional career with the Unilever Group where he fulfilled international assignments within the internal audit department (Southern Europe and Africa regions, based in Paris) and also as controller of a manufacturing unit in the Netherlands. In 1996, he joined the leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi (Belgium), as controller and was promoted to Finance & ICT Director in 1998. In 2000, he transitioned to the services industry as Finance & Administration Director of Sodexo Belux voucher division.

Partner Audit

Jean-Baptiste Deschryver

PricewaterhouseCoopers

CFO

Nicolas Dutreuil

Gecina

Sustainability Committee Chairman, alstria office REIT CEO

Olivier Elamine

alstria office REIT
Olivier Elamine is one of the founding members of alstria Office REIT-AG and became CEO of the Company in November 2006. Prior to the founding of alstria, he was a founding Partner of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. (NCP; formerly IXIS Capital Partners) from 2003 to 2006. He participated in more than EUR 6bn of pan-European real estate transactions and led all the acquisition which form today alstria’s portfolio. In 2003, Olivier Elamine joined the Real Estate Investment Banking team at CDC IXIS as a Director and was one of the founding members of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. In 1998 Olivier Elamine joined Ernst & Young as a consultant in the real estate industry and from 2000 to 2003 he headed the Sales & Leaseback advisory team.

CFO

Martin Greenslade

Landsec
I’m a chartered accountant, trained with Coopers & Lybrand. I’ve served as an executive committee member of Nordea’s investment banking division and as Managing Director of its UK business. I’ve also been Group Finance Director of Alvis plc. I joined the Board at Landsec as Chief Financial Officer back in September 2005. Beyond that, I’m also a trustee of International Justice Mission UK.

CFO

Philip Grosse

Deutsche Wohnen
Philip Grosse (born 1970) graduated from his studies in Business Administration with a focus in Banking and Finance at the University of Wurzburg in 1996. During the course of his studies he completed a scholarship between 1993 and 1994 at the European Business Management School in Swansea, Great Britain. From 1997 to 2012 Philip Grosse worked in the investment banking sector in Frankfurt and London, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets Germany & Austria at Credit Suisse. He has worked in leading positions for the Deutsche Wohnen group with emphasis on Corporate Finance and Investor Relations since 2013. Philip Grosse was appointed a member of the Management Board of the Deutsche Wohnen SE as of 1st September 2016. As chief Financial Officer he is responsible for Corporate Finance, Treasury, Investor Relations and Legal/Compliance department. Since May 2015 Philip Grosse is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the GEHAG GmbH and since February 2016 Vice Chairman of the GSW Immobilien AG

Partner

Hans Grönloh

KPMG Accountants

Managing Director

Bart Gysens

Morgan Stanley
Bart Gysens is a Managing Director in charge of Morgan Stanley's pan-European property research team, which is currently number one ranked in the Institutional Investor survey. Gysens is also number one ranked individually by the Extel survey.

CFO

Stefan Kirsten

Vonovia
Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten was appointed as a member of the Vonovia Management Board since January 1, 2011 and has served Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since that time. Prior to this position Dr.Kirsten was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Majid Al Futtaiim Group LLC, a real estate development company focusing mainly on retail and entertainment ventures in the Emirates. Previous to that he held positions as Chief Financial Officer with both Metro AG and ThyssenKrupp AG in Germany. His professional career goes with his excellent reputation in the international financial market place as well as financial accounting and controlling. Upon completing his masters degree in business economics at the FernUniversität Hagen and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany, he took his Doctorate at the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University in California. Since 1995 he has taught at various universities in Germany and abroad. Dr. Kirsten was appointed to a professorship with the Westfaelische University in Gelsenkirchen in 2001.

Managing Director

John Lutzius

Green Street
Managing Director of Green Street's London office, which he co-founded in March 2008. Prior roles during his 25-year career with Green Street include Chief Executive Officer, President, and Senior Research Analyst.

CFO

Miguel Ollero

MERLIN Properties
Mr. Ollero has over 13 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He has worked at Arthur Andersen, FCC Construcción, Deutsche Bank M&A and RREEF, as Managing Director. During his tenure at RREEF, he led the execution of real estate transactions with an aggregate value of approximately €4.0 billion, ranging from Core to Opportunistic, as well as the subsequent asset management of the resulting portfolios. He also played a key role in the structuring and equity raising of five investment vehicles for the Iberian peninsula and Morocco, in cooperation with the Private Wealth Management Division of Deutsche Bank. Mr. Ollero holds superior degrees in Law and in Economics & Business Administration, with a specialisation in Finance, from ICADE (E-3).

Head of Listed Real Estate

Hans Op 't Veld

PGGM
Hans Op ‘t Veld is Head of Listed Real Estate at PGGM Investments.He is the Fund Manager responsible for PGGM’s global listed real estate securities portfolio of € 12.5 billion. His background is in real estate investment, strategy, allocation and performance measurement. Hans was a partner with Global Property Research (GPR), a company specialized in strategy, benchmarking and performance measurement of listed property companies, from its start in 1996. In 2001, he joined Kempen & Co’s corporate finance practice focusing on property company transactions. Subsequently he joined IPD in London in 2003. As the Head of Property Vehicles, his responsibilities included the UK AREF indices for non-listed property fund performance and the development of the European INREV indices. Hans is Co-Chair of the European Investment Advisory Committee and the Index Committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Hans is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Partner

Emmanuel Proudhon

Deloitte France
Starting career at BDO. Deloitte (since 2007): Audit of national and international groups, mainly in the real estate listed and Consumer Business, member of the Reporting & Accounting Committee of the EPRA, audit partner at Deloitte (since 2017)

CFO

Nick Sanderson

Great Portland Estates
Joined in July 2011 as Finance Director. Former Partner, Head of Real Estate Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte. This followed a decade’s real estate investment banking experience in the UK and Asia with Nomura, Lehman Brothers and UBS Investment Bank. Current external commitments: Member of the Finance Committee of the British Property Federation and the Reporting & Accounting Committee of EPRA

CFO

Richard Shaw

Hammerson
Richard, a chartered accountant, joined Hammerson in 2000 from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has undertaken a number of financial roles at the Company and was appointed UK Finance Director in April 2011. In March 2014 he was appointed Group Financial Controller.

CFO

Jaap Tonckens

Unibail-Rodamco
Jaap L. Tonckens joined Unibail-Rodamco’s Management Board as General Counsel in 2009 and then became Chief Investment Officer in 2010. He was promoted Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2012. He retains the supervision of the Group's investments in his current position. Prior to joining Unibail-Rodamco he was a Managing Director at Endurance Capital, a private equity firm in New York. Then he worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. (1994 - 2008), first in London and then in New York, where he was a managing director in the Leverage & Acquisition Finance department. Prior to that, he worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York and Paris for more than four years. Jaap Tonckens is a graduate of the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and of Emory University in Atlanta (USA). Born in 1962, Jaap Tonckens is a Dutch and US national.

Finance Director

Evert Jan van Garderen

Eurocommercial Properties
Evert Jan van Garderen, a graduate of Erasmus University Rotterdam, joined the Company in 1994 after experience in a major law firm and an international investment group. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a qualified lawyer.

Vice President

George Yungmann

NAREIT
Mr. Yungmann currently serves as Senior Vice President, Financial Standards of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). In this role, George is responsible for managing the NAREIT processes toward evaluating accounting and reporting standards proposals issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); developing industry views on these proposals; submitting comment letters and other communications to standard setters with respect to these proposals; representing the real estate industry at meetings of standard setters

The purpose of the Research Committee is to invest in high quality, independent academic research related to European listed real estate sector on topics relevant to EPRA members, and to help provide a focused research resource to members.

Research Committee Chairman, Consilia Capital Managing Director

Alex Moss

Consilia Capital
Alex has been involved in research and transactions in the global listed real estate sector for over 30 years. His career has encompassed award-winning sell side research (BZW), investment banking (CSFB), private equity (Apax Partners Capital), and fund management. He formed AME Capital in 2002, which developed a proprietary database and analytical tool for all listed real estate companies and real estate securities funds globally. This business was sold to Macquarie Securities in 2008, where he stayed for over three years as Head of Global Property Securities Analytics. He formed Consilia Capital, a real estate investment advisory firm, in 2012, and has developed an international institutional client base, as well as publishing regularly in academic journals. Consilia Capital produces a monthly publication, based on the performance of real estate, infrastructure and real asset funds, which features academic papers of interest to practitioners. He is a member of the EPRA Research Committee, the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of European Real Estate Research, and was Chairman of the IPF Research Steering Group which sponsored the report on Real Estate Allocations within DC Pension Schemes in the UK. He is an advisor to Investec Asset Management, working with the Multi-Asset team, and is Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Investec GSF Global Real Estate Securities Fund, which he has been involved with since inception. In 2015 he was appointed a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading, and in 2016 he was appointed a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City University, London.

Professor of Real Estate Economics

Dirk Brounen

Tilburg University
Professor of Real Estate Economics at Tilburg University. His research interests include REITs, the risk and return of international real estate strategies, and the financial economics of energy efficiency.

Associate Professor of real estate and urban economics

Eamonn D'Arcy

Henley Business School
Associate Professor of real estate and urban economics as well as Director of the real estate programme and Area Director of post-grad programmes in the School of Real estate and Planning at Henley Business School.

Professor of Real Estate Finance

Martin Hoesli

University of Geneva
Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Geneva and Professors of Finance at the University of Aberdeen Business School.

Associate Dean and Professor of Finance

Emmanuel Jurczenko

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Associate Dean and Professor of Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. His research focuses on portfolio and risk management with particular interest in risk budgeting, factor investing, public and private equity real estate investments.

Managing Director and Founder

Philippe Le Trung

VIEWS+S
Managing Director and Founder of VIEWS+S, an advisory and consulting business focused on strategy and corporate finance, and specialising in the real estate sector.

Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance

Colin Lizieri

University of Cambridge
Colin is Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Since 2016 he heads the Department of Land Economy.

Managing Director

John Lutzius

Green Street
Managing Director of Green Street's London office, which he co-founded in March 2008. Prior roles during his 25-year career with Green Street include Chief Executive Officer, President, and Senior Research Analyst.

Head of European Research & Strategy

Mahdi Mokrane

LaSalle
Head of European Research & Strategy at LaSalle in London, responsible for European property investment strategy and the regional Strategy team.

Head of Listed Real Estate

Hans Op 't Veld

PGGM
Hans Op ‘t Veld is Head of Listed Real Estate at PGGM Investments.He is the Fund Manager responsible for PGGM’s global listed real estate securities portfolio of € 12.5 billion. His background is in real estate investment, strategy, allocation and performance measurement. Hans was a partner with Global Property Research (GPR), a company specialized in strategy, benchmarking and performance measurement of listed property companies, from its start in 1996. In 2001, he joined Kempen & Co’s corporate finance practice focusing on property company transactions. Subsequently he joined IPD in London in 2003. As the Head of Property Vehicles, his responsibilities included the UK AREF indices for non-listed property fund performance and the development of the European INREV indices. Hans is Co-Chair of the European Investment Advisory Committee and the Index Committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Hans is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Director

Karen Sieracki

KASPAR Associates
Director of her own company, KASPAR Associates, for the past 20 years focusing on real estate strategy, investment and performance.

The purpose of the Sustainability Committee is to develop and maintain a set of best practice recommendations to help property companies produce best-in-class annual sustainability performance reports. 

Sustainability Committee Chairman, alstria office REIT CEO

Olivier Elamine

alstria office REIT
Olivier Elamine is one of the founding members of alstria Office REIT-AG and became CEO of the Company in November 2006. Prior to the founding of alstria, he was a founding Partner of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. (NCP; formerly IXIS Capital Partners) from 2003 to 2006. He participated in more than EUR 6bn of pan-European real estate transactions and led all the acquisition which form today alstria’s portfolio. In 2003, Olivier Elamine joined the Real Estate Investment Banking team at CDC IXIS as a Director and was one of the founding members of NATIXIS Capital Partners Ltd. In 1998 Olivier Elamine joined Ernst & Young as a consultant in the real estate industry and from 2000 to 2003 he headed the Sales & Leaseback advisory team.

COO

Alberto Alcober

Inmobiliaria Colonial
Member of Colonial’s Management Committee since January 2009 as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Alcober holds a diploma in marketing, management and business administration from Barcelona’s Escola Superior de Marketing i Administració (ESMA) and a graduate degree in advertising. Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Mr. Alcober began his professional career at CB Richard Ellis, where he served as a senior consultant from 1990 to 1993. He subsequently served at BP Oil as director of investment, development and properties from 1993 to 1996, when he joined Colonial and was appointed to the position of sales director of the Property Department. Since January 2009 he has headed Colonial’s property management business.

Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate

Jorrit Arissen

Kempen & Co
Jorrit is a Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate at Kempen Capital Management. Experience and expertise in portfolio management, fundamental stock selection, investment philosophy and process, scenario analysis, market research, risk management, governance, ESG, product development, product marketing, trading.

Head of Sustainablity

Ben Brakes

SEGRO
Provide leadership and sustainability expertise to enable SEGRO to implement its sustainability strategy in a way that adds value to the Group. Work with the Executive Committee to set and implement SEGRO’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it is in line with overall strategy. Work closely with the Development and Refurbishment Teams, and their consultants, across the UK and Europe to ensure that new and refurbished buildings are built to the sustainability standards we have set in our strategy. Ensure the Group use the most modern and cost effective technologies to achieve this and that best practice is shared across the Group.

Head of Sustainable Places

Sarah Cary

British Land
Experienced town planner currently leading sustainability strategy at FTSE100 property company. Passionate about creating cities and places that are great for people and the planet. Academic background in urban design, international development and planning policy, with a PhD in town planning. Professional experience leading masterplanning and design teams, and inspiring and leading companies on social and environmental matters. Fluent in corporate sustainability principles and frameworks. See less See less of Sarah’s summary

Corporate Sustainability Analyst

Wilhelm Ehrnrooth

Citycon
At Citycon Wilhelm Ehrnhoot formulates the sustainability strategy of Citycon in cooperation with the operational team and develops and execute sCitycon’s external sustainability communication.

Head of Sustainability

Filip Elland

Castellum
I’d like to think of myself as a universal puzzle piece with infinite possibilities that is the most creative and useful with a kid’s imagination. I aim to work with organizations that value service-minded partnership, innovation and entrepreneurship, and I strive to be among the future leaders to create a more sustainable and better future. - Head of Sustainability at Castellum - Member of EPRA Sustainability Committee - Member of GRESB Benchmark Committee

Head of Sustainability

Louise Ellison

Hammerson
Responsible for sustainability strategy, target setting, implementation and reporting for Hammerson's retail property portfolio across Europe.

Head of CSR

Ludovic Flandin

Unibail-Rodamco

Head of Sustainability

Jean-Eric Fournier

Foncière des Régions

Corporate responsibility director

Alexander Nicoll

intu
Joined the Group as Corporate Responsibility Director in 2007. Previously Head of Internal Communications for the Church of England. Served in London local government for 16 years and was Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster during 2006 and 2007.

Head of Listed Real Estate

Hans Op 't Veld

PGGM
Hans Op ‘t Veld is Head of Listed Real Estate at PGGM Investments.He is the Fund Manager responsible for PGGM’s global listed real estate securities portfolio of € 12.5 billion. His background is in real estate investment, strategy, allocation and performance measurement. Hans was a partner with Global Property Research (GPR), a company specialized in strategy, benchmarking and performance measurement of listed property companies, from its start in 1996. In 2001, he joined Kempen & Co’s corporate finance practice focusing on property company transactions. Subsequently he joined IPD in London in 2003. As the Head of Property Vehicles, his responsibilities included the UK AREF indices for non-listed property fund performance and the development of the European INREV indices. Hans is Co-Chair of the European Investment Advisory Committee and the Index Committee of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. Hans is also a Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Portfolio Manager

Nicolas Scherf

Henderson Global Investors
Nicolas joined Janus Henderson in 2014 as a fund manager with the Property Equities team. His main responsibilities include running European portfolios of property equities. Nicolas has more than 10 years of industry experience. Previously he was with Cohen & Steers where he spent a period of nearly eight years analysing listed property markets as well as managing equity portfolios. Initially based in Brussels he moved to London in 2010. Nicolas holds an MSc in International Business and Finance from Maastricht University.

Head of Property Services & CSR

Jean Van Buggenhout

Cofinimmo
Begin 1999, I took part of the internalization process of Property Management of Cofinimmo’s office buildings shaking the Belgian way for a landlord to manage its portfolio at this time, being closer on a day-to-day basis to its clients. Today in charge of the Property Services, I manage an annual purchasing budget of 18 millions EUR. In closed collaboration with the Property Managers and my team, I am in charge of the development and evolution of the Property Management maintenance strategy, the negotiation and monitoring of contracts for services related to Property Management of office buildings (energy supply, technical equipment maintenance, cleaning, security, access control...) and indirectly the coaching of the Property Management team (10 people).

EPRA advocates the broad development of REIT regimes and listed property in Europe. As part of that, EPRA is committed to improving the tax efficiency of the European real estate market in a way that encourages the growth of the listed sector. 

Taxation Committee Chairman, Cofinimmo CEO

Jean-Edouard Carbonnelle

Cofinimmo
Jean-Edouard Carbonnelle joined Cofinimmo in November 1998 as Chief Financial Officer and became in April 2012 Chief Executive Officer of this company. Before that, he worked in the Group Société Générale of Belgium, first in this holding company and subsequently as Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Diamant Boart Group (abrasive tools) and Member of the Executive Committee of Sibéka (diamonds) and lastly, briefly, as Investor Relations manager at Union Minière (non-ferrous metals). He began his professional career in the department of industrial and mining projects at the World Bank. He is a graduate in commercial engineering (Solvay Business School – ULB 1976) and holds a Master of Business Administration (Wharton School 1977).

Partner

David Brown

Deloitte
David Brown is a partner in London and heads the Real Estate Funds practice working on UK and pan-European real estate capital flows, specialising in advising on the taxation aspects of real estate investment and development transactions. He has extensive experience having led cross-border engagements, assisting clients on acquisitions, fund formation and a number of high profile property transactions. He has an MA (Hons) from Jesus College, Cambridge and is a Chartered Accountant.

Director of Tax

Simon Clubbs

SEGRO

Partner

Giuseppe Giannantonio

Chiomenti
Giuseppe Andrea joined Chiomenti Studio Legale in 1997, became a partner in 2003 heading the tax department through 2009. Before Chiomenti, Giuseppe Andrea worked from 1992 with Arthur Andersen tax department in Milan. He seats at the Tax Committee of ASSOIMMOBILIARE (Italian real estate association) and of AIFI (Italian private equity association). Giuseppe Andrea advised the Treasury in 2006 for the introduction of the SIIQ law and recently the Ministry of Economic development for its reform. Frequent speaker at conferences and writer of articles on specialized magazines. Graduate cum laude at the Rome University La Sapienza, admitted before tax Courts in 1993, Cambridge Law Business School 2012.

Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Tax Leader

Karl Hamberger

EY

France Leader

Bruno Lunghi

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bruno has been a Tax Partner at Landwell & Associates since 2000. He is registered with the Hauts-de-Seine Bar since 1992. He is the former Head of the Financial Services Tax and Legal practice and has also led PwC's Real Estate network in France during 7 years, across all lines of service. Since April 2017 Bruno is a member of the EMEA Real Estate leadership team and the global relationship partner/market leader in charge of reinforcing cross-border real estate PwC Activities. Bruno is the Head of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Tax practice for PwCFrance. Relevant experience Bruno has an extensive professional experience in transactions involving acquisitions of real estate, asset deals and share deals, definition of ownership for funds and/or institutional investors, real estate outsourcing operations for French and international groups, structuring of financings / refinancings, raising of funds and creation of listed real estate investment vehicles. Services • Real Estate Transactions • Buy-side and Vendor Due Diligence (Share Deals, Asset Deals) • Structuring of financings / refinancings • Raising of funds

CFO

Tugdual Millet

Foncière des Régions
Having graduated from ESCP Europe, Tugdual Millet started his career in 2002 as Portfolio Manager in an entity jointly held by Morgan Stanley and Foncière des Régions. From 2004 to 2008, he worked for Foncière des Régions as Financial Analyst, then as Head of Corporate Development. In 2010, after two years as Financial Manager - France Offices, he was appointed to his current position of Chief Financial Officer of Foncière des Régions. Tugdual Millet is also a member of the Executive Committee.

Partner, Tax Adviser

Etienne Spierts

Loyens & Loeff
Etienne M.S. Spierts (1967), tax adviser, works in the General tax practice group. He heads our German Desk and is a member of the Real Estate team. Etienne specialises in cross-border investments and business activities between Germany and the Benelux countries. He mainly advises international enterprises and investment funds on real estate investments, tax aspects of reorganisations, mergers & acquisitions and financing arrangements. Etienne is a frequent lecturer and has published various articles on European and international tax law issues. He is a Dutch correspondent for the German tax journals Internationales Steuerrecht and Internationale Wirtschafts-Briefe.

Global Tax Leader Real Estate

Uwe Stoschek

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ruud Vogelaar

Unibail-Rodamco

Partner, Tax Adviser

Ronald Wijs

Loyens & Loeff
Ronald Wijs, tax adviser, has a broad experience in European cross-border corporate tax planning, in particular involving the Benelux countries, Switzerland, France and Germany. He also has a broad experience in the field of structuring and advising European investment funds and family offices. Ronald previously worked at Loyens’ Geneva office and headed the Paris office for a period of five years. He is a frequent speaker on international tax topics at seminars. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).