Presenter Biographies - Real Estate Forums

Presenter Biographies - Real Estate Forums

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“Why are

Canadian pension funds,

REITs and other investors

going abroad into

international markets to

a very large degree?

“Where are the

best investment

opportunities – the U.S.,

‘old’ Europe, ‘new’ Europe,

Middle East, South Africa,

Asia, South America?”

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we look at tier one

countries, the more we

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David Arthur

Managing Partner, North America

Real Estate Investments

Brookfield Property Group

Peter Ballon

Vice President & Head of Real

Estate Investments – Americas

CPP Investment Board

Jeffrey Barclay

Managing Director

Goldman Sachs & Co.

David Arthur is Managing Partner,

North America Real Estate

Investments, Brookfield Asset

Management and also the President

and Chief Executive Officer of the

Brookfield Real Estate Opportunity

Fund I & II, real estate opportunity

funds investing in high yield office,

industrial and residential real estate

opportunities in major markets in the

U.S. and Canada. The funds have

invested in over 20 million square

feet of properties. David has played

a leading role in over $40 billion of

real estate transactions at

Brookfield. In addition, David is a

Director of Rouse Properties Inc.

Prior to joining the fund, David was

President and Chief Executive

Office of Brookfield Properties Ltd.

Responsibilities included

Brookfield’s business in Canada as

well as in Denver, Minneapolis and

southern California. David was

founding Chairman of Brookfield

LePage Johnson Controls, a major

Canadian facilities management

company. His previous experience

includes Cadillac Fairview,

Cambridge Leaseholds, Coscan and


Peter Ballon is responsible for

CPPIB’s real estate in the Americas

which currently encompasses

investments in Canada, the U.S.,

Mexico and Brazil.

Prior to his current role, Peter led

the investment teams for the U.S.

and Brazil. Peter is also a member

of CPPIB’s Real Estate Investment

Committee which has oversight for

CPPIB’s global real estate


Peter has over 20 years of

commercial real estate experience.

Prior to joining CPPIB in 2007, Peter

worked with several leading real

estate companies including

Canderel, Brookfield and


Jeffrey Barclay is responsible for the

Real Estate Investment Group

(REIG) within the Investment

Management Division, which invests

in core, core plus and value added

real estate assets in the U.S. on

behalf of Goldman Sachs Asset

Management and Private Wealth

Management clients. He has over

25 years of real estate investing

experience. Jeffrey joined Goldman

Sachs as a managing director in


Prior to joining the firm, Jeffrey was

responsible for leading real estate

investment activity, including both

direct investments and joint

ventures, throughout the U.S. for

Clarion Partners Group.

Prior to joining Clarion in 1993,

Jeffrey was a partner at Hamilton

Securities, a Washington, DC-based

investment bank. He is Chairman of

the Board of Directors of the

National Association of Real Estate

Investment Managers (NAREIM),

chairman of the IOPC Gold Council

of the Urban Land Institute (ULI),

and member of the board of the

Pension Real Estate Association.



Simon Barrowcliff

Executive Director,

Central London Capital Markets

CBRE Limited

Chris Blanchard

Portfolio Manager,

Emerging Markets

Presima Inc.

Meka Brunel

Executive Vice President, Europe

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Simon Barrowcliff has specialized in

international investment at CBRE for

over 20 years. Simon is an

Executive Director and Board

Member of the CBRE Central

London Business Team,

specializing in International

Investment, in particular advising on

cross boarder strategy and

transactions for both European and

North America clients in both of

these regions, predominantly

focusing on Institutional clients.

Over the last 18 years, Simon has

been involved in major transactions

ranging from single asset sales and

portfolios through to speculative

funding opportunities on properties

throughout those regions, including

the purchase and sale of major

assets in North America, Russia,

Continental Europe and the U.K.

Chris Blanchard joined Presima in

2007; he is a portfolio manager

focusing on emerging markets real

estate securities. Chris is

responsible for analysis, financial

modeling and for investment

decisions in these markets as well

as portfolio construction.

Chris joined the financial industry in

1999 in a role within Cordiant

Capital, where he managed an

emerging market portfolio. He

subsequently took on a role as

director of Capital Markets Group

with CBRE in Montreal.

Meka Brunel is Executive Vice

President, Europe of Ivanhoé

Cambridge. In this capacity, she is

responsible for supervising all real

estate activities in Europe and

overseeing the European advisory

services team operating out of

Paris, where she is based. She is

also in charge of maximizing the

performance of the European

investment portfolio.

Meka brings some 30 years of

experience in the real estate

industry to the table. Before joining

Ivanhoé Cambridge, she occupied

various positions covering the entire

real estate gamut with such

corporations as Simco, Gecina and,

most recently, Eurosic as CEO.

Meka is an administrator of FSIF,

Chairman of ORIE, a member of the

Governing Council of the RICS and

a Director of the Board of the Crédit

Foncier de France.


Robert Byron

Managing Principal

Blue Vista Capital Management LLC

Michael Catford

Vice President,

Real Estate Investment


Nicholas Cheffings


Hogan Lovells International LLP

Robert Byron, as Managing

Principal and founder of Blue Vista,

sits on the Blue Vista Capital

Management Investment and

Management Committees and is

responsible for developing

relationships with new partners and

capital sources for all of the firm's


Robert has over 30 years of real

estate investment and transaction

experience and has completed over

$7 billion in real estate transactions

in his career. Prior to forming Blue

Vista, Robert held the position of

Chief Investment Officer for the

McShane Corporation, a Chicagobased

development and

construction company.

Previously, Robert led AEW Capital

Management's Investment Banking

Group. Robert has also held senior

positions with Jones Lang LaSalle

(formerly LaSalle Partners)

and LaSalle Investment

Management (overseeing the firm's

relationship with CALPERS, the

largest pension fund in the U.S.).

Michael Catford is Vice President,

Real Estate for the Healthcare of

Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

HOOPP is the principal pension

provider to healthcare sector

employees in Ontario, has 253,000

members and total assets of

approximately $45.3 billion


Michael is also President of HOOPP

Realty Inc., the Plan’s principal real

estate holding company. In these

capacities, Michael and his

colleagues are responsible for the

acquisition, disposition, portfolio

management and selected asset

management of all direct and

indirect real estate investments

made by HOOPP. The portfolio

comprises office, industrial, retail

and multi-residential properties in all

major Canadian markets. It also has

an active development program

comprising industrial, office and

retail properties across Canada.

Internationally, HOOPP has

invested in the U.K., Europe and the

USA through a combination of

funds, co-investment and direct

investment strategies.

Nicholas Cheffings is the Global

Chair of Hogan Lovells, which is one

of the largest law firms in the world

with offices in Europe, the U.S.,

Latin America and Asia. The firm

has over 2,300 lawyers operating

out of more than 40 offices. Real

estate is a core practice area of the


Nicholas specializes in real estate

and is based in London. He has a

number of client relationship roles

for investors, developers and

occupiers in the real estate market.

He is the client relationship partner

for Heathcare of Ontario Pension

Plan and, with Dion Panambalana,

handled their landmark joint venture

with The Crown Estate for the

Gateway site in Piccadilly, London.

Nicholas has 30 years of experience

in the real estate industry across all

sectors. He is described in all of the

U.K. real estate directories as "a

leader in his field". He is one of the

very few lawyers worldwide to have

been made an Honorary Member of

the Royal Institution of Chartered



Simon Fairchild

Managing Partner

IPD North America

Jim Fetgatter

Chief Executive


Marc-André Flageole

Portfolio Manager, Asia-Pacific

Presima Inc.

Simon Fairchild is the Managing

Director of IPD North America and is

responsible for IPD’s services in

both the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to becoming the Managing

Director of North America, Simon

was the Director of the U.K. Portfolio

Analysis Service and having had

particular responsibility for global

clients and technical development,

he has also been responsible for the

development of IPD's benchmarking

services in South Africa and Ireland.

Simon is also a director of IPD and

joined the company in 1988 from a

background in asset management

with a major U.K. bank.

Jim Fetgatter is Chief Executive of

the Association of Foreign Investors

in Real Estate (AFIRE), a position

he has held since 1992. AFIRE is a

not-for-profit association formed in

1988 whose members are foreign

institutions who have a common

interest in international real estate

investing. AFIRE members have

approximately $1 trillion in real

estate investments worldwide. He

has guided the growth of the

association from a small group of

Dutch pension funds to an

organization of over 190 investors

from 21 countries.

Prior to his appointment as Chief

Executive, Jim spent 15 years in

various aspects of the real estate

industry. His last two positions prior

to joining AFIRE were with Dutch

and U.K. investment and

development companies.

Marc-André Flageole joined

Presima in 2006. He is a portfolio

manager focusing on Asia-Pacific

real estate securities. Marc-André is

mainly responsible for the analysis

and financial modeling of real estate

companies in these markets as well

as for portfolio construction. He

travels extensively to the Asian

region and maintains regular

contacts with senior management

teams from Australia, Hong Kong,

Singapore and Japan.

Marc-André also worked as a risk

manager at Caisse de Dépôt et

Placement du Québec and lectured

for several years in Portfolio

Management for HEC Montreal and

for CFA Montreal.



Sylvain Fortier


Ivanhoé Cambridge Residential

Felipe Fulcher

President & Partner

5R Shopping Centers, Brazil

Jane Gavan

President & CEO

Dundee International REIT

Sylvain Fortier is the appointed

President, Residential at Ivanhoé

Cambridge, the real estate

subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et

placement du Québec. Sylvain is

responsible for developing the new

multi-residential division. His role

includes investments and asset

management for this asset class,

and he also serves as a member of

the Executive Committee and

Investment Committee of the

company. Most recently, Sylvain

was Vice President, Advisory and

Real Estate Strategy for La Caisse

de dépôt et placement du Québec,

Real Estate Group, until its

consolidation with Ivanhoé

Cambridge. Prior roles at Caisse

included Vice President, Asset

Management for several portfolios,

including U.S. office portfolio, and

hotels, multi-residential funds

portfolio. Prior to joining the

organization in 2004, Sylvain held

various positions for two Life

Insurance companies in Canada,

Standard Life and London Life,

where he had a combined 18 years

of related experience in mortgage

lending, default and foreclosures,

portfolio management, and asset


Felipe Fulcher is the President &

Partner of 5R Shopping Centers,

Brazil. Together with the Rossi

family, a traditional Brazilian Real

Estate developer, they created 5R

Shopping Centres in 2010.

Prior to his return to Brazil in 2008,

Felipe also worked at Sonae Sierra

Europe for 8 years and continued to

stay with Sonae Sierra Brazil until

2010. Prior to this, Felipe worked at

Jordan Industries from 1999 until


Felipe has developed 10 malls in

Europe and Brazil.

Jane Gavan is the President & CEO

of Dundee International REIT and

has over 20 years of experience in

the real estate industry. She is

responsible for executing corporate

strategy and for all major corporate,

financing and real estate


Prior to becoming Dundee

International REIT’s CEO, Jane

managed a team overseeing the

renewable energy platform. Jane

previously served as senior legal

counsel to Oxford Properties Group

Inc., and was in private legal

practice at one of Canada’s largest

law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

LLP, specializing in real estate and

corporate finance.


Jonathan Gitlin

Senior Vice President, Investments


Paul Gleeson

Executive Vice President,


Ivanhoé Cambridge

Jacques Gordon

Global Strategist

LaSalle Investment Management

Jonathan Gitlin has been with

RioCan since 2005. He joined

RioCan as Director, Investments

and took over as Vice President,

Investments in November, 2007. He

is currently Senior Vice President,

Investments. In his role, Jonathan

oversees RioCan’s acquisitions,

dispositions and joint venture

activities in both Canada and the

U.S. For 6 years prior to joining

RioCan, Jonathan practiced real

estate law at the Toronto offices of

McCarthy, Tetrault LLP.

RioCan is Canada’s largest real

estate investment trust with a total

capitalization of approximately $12

billion. It owns and manages

Canada’s largest portfolio of

shopping centres with ownership

interests in a portfolio of 296 retail

properties, including 10 under

development, containing an

aggregate of over 66 million square

feet. RioCan owns an 80% interest

in 31 grocery anchored and new

format retail centres in the U.S.

through various joint venture


Paul Gleeson is Executive Vice

President, Development for Ivanhoé

Cambridge, one of the ten largest

real estate companies in the world

with assets in excess of $30 billion

in 20 countries. Paul is responsible

for overseeing the company’s retail

and office development activities.

He is responsible for introducing the

innovative Mills concept to Canada

and has played a key role in

bringing major development projects

to fruition including Vaughan Mills,

Ontario and CrossIron Mills, Alberta.

During his 25 years with the

company, Paul has overseen the

completion of over $3.5 billion in

development projects. He currently

oversees an approved development

pipeline of approximately $2.5

billion. Paul has worked on projects

in the U.S., Spain, Germany, Brazil

and Scotland.

Jacques Gordon is the Global

Strategist for LaSalle Investment

Management (LIM), a global real

estate money manager with $47

billion in assets under management.

He is responsible for the macro

strategy and micro research used to

guide all investment decisions in 30


Jacques serves on the Management

and Investment Committees of LIM

and directs the investment strategy

group, which analyzes capital

markets, regional economies and

property markets. LIM is a whollyowned

subsidiary of real estate

services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle

(NYSE: JLL), which operates in 70



Eduardo Güémez

Managing Director & CEO, Mexico

LaSalle Investment Management

Blair Hagkull

Managing Director

Jones Lang LaSalle Canada

Jonathan Hull

Managing Director,

EMEA Capital Markets


Eduardo Güémez is Managing

Director of LaSalle Investment

Management and serves as the

CEO for the Mexico operations.

Prior to joining LaSalle in 2006,

Eduardo was a Managing Director

for Equity with GE Real Estate in

Mexico and in that capacity was

responsible for developing

investment platforms for retail and

residential platforms. Before joining

the Real Estate group, he led GE

Equity’s Mexico operations.

Eduardo is a currently a board

member for the Mexican Association

of Private Industrial Parks and the

Mexican Association of Real Estate

and Infrastructure Funds as well as

Kid City International.

Blair Hagkull, as Managing Director,

Jones Lang LaSalle Canada, is a

valued resource for his innovative

approach to real estate investment,

development and marketing as well

as his ability to provide strategic

counsel to Jones Lang LaSalle

institutional investors, government

and international clients.

In Blair’s new role with Jones Lang

LaSalle Canada, his focus is on

senior client relationships and

growing their national business

across Canada.

Blair has played a leading role in

some of the world’s largest real

estate developments and

investments over the past 25 years

in North America, Asia, the Middle

East and Africa. He has developed

strategic management and

leadership skills in international

organizations, real estate

development and investment

groups, and advisory organizations.

Jonathan Hull is a Managing

Director of CBRE’s EMEA Capital

Markets and a member of the

Global Management Team for

Capital Markets.

Jonathan is responsible for the coordination

of the group’s Capital

Markets activities in Europe,

specializing in advising clients on

cross-border transactions and the

disposal or acquisition of individual

assets or portfolios within the


Jonathan has been engaged in the

sale and acquisition of some of the

most important European assets

including the Opera Tower in

Frankfurt, the AEW French Logistics

portfolio and the Grosvenor House

Hotel in London.

During 2011, CBRE traded €15.5

billion and has market leading

Capital Markets’ teams in all major

countries across Europe.


Karin Koks

Head of Global Mandates,

Property Multi-Manager

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

Chris Lawrence

Executive Vice President,

Investment Management

Bentall Kennedy

Jay Marling

CEO & Managing Principal

Capright Property Advisors LLC

Karin Koks is Head of Global

Mandates in the Property Multi-

Manager team and is based in

Aberdeen’s Amsterdam office. Karin

is responsible for the management

and oversight of multi-manager

products and separate accounts

with a global mandate. She has 20

years of property investment

experience, of which the last 12

years have been exclusively in the

multi-manager property market.

Prior to joining Aberdeen in 2005,

Karin was responsible for the

management of the European

property portfolio at Mn Services

NV, a Dutch investment

management company. During the

last 13 years she has been involved

in European property fund

transactions with a total equity value

of €1.4 billion.

Karin is a member of the INREV

Secondary Market and Liquidity

Committee and is a CFA


Chris Lawrence joined Bentall

Kennedy in 2004 and relocated to

China in 2007 as Chief Investment

Officer and Executive Vice

President of Bentall Balloch China,

where he was responsible for the

company’s activities involving joint

ventures with Chinese developers in

mainland China. Upon his return

from China in 2010, Chris assumed

the role of Executive Vice President,

Investment Management, working

with various sources of domestic

and off-shore capital, pairing them

with appropriate Bentall Kennedy

investment opportunities in Canada

and the U.S. Prior to Bentall

Kennedy, Chris held various senior

management positions at Morguard,

Oxford Properties Group and

RioCan REIT.

Bentall Kennedy is one of the

largest real estate investment

management and services firm in

North America. It serves the

interests of more than 550 clients

across 142 million square feet of

office, retail, industrial, residential

and hotel properties totaling $29

billion and located in 75 markets

throughout Canada and the US.

Jay Marling, CEO, Managing

Principal, and Founder of Capright,

has been active in the real estate

industry since 1993. Prior to the

forming of Capright in 2007, Jay

served as a Principal at Walden-

Marling, Inc., an entity he cofounded

in 1999. To date, Jay has

personally completed or supervised

valuation assignments

encompassing more than 5,000

properties in 32 U.S. States and

the District of Columbia. These

assignments, involving all types of

commercial real estate, have been

prepared for institutional clients

including pension funds, trusts,

corporations, lenders, and legal

counsel. Jay and his team of multilingual/multicultural

experts have

pioneered the modern valuation

process and IVS/IFRS compliance

for real estate funds with assets in

Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia.

In addition to his valuation

experience, Jay has provided clients

with consulting expertise in the

following areas: due diligence,

feasibility, property tax appeal,

condominium conversion, redevelopment

planning, and



Jon Milward

Partner, Head of Real

Estate Development

Drivers Jonas Deloitte

Brad Olsen


Atlantic Partners Ltd.

Dion Panambalana


Hogan Lovells International LLP

Jon Milward is the U.K. firm’s Head

of Real Estate Development. He

has 25 years of experience working

as a planning and development

adviser in London, U.K. and

international markets. Leading a

team of 30 surveyors, Jon advises

on all aspects of the process from

initial feasibility/strategy through

deal execution, procurement, asset

enhancement and exit/sale.

Jon enjoys a diverse client base

including property companies,

sovereign wealth funds, major

corporates and landowners in public

and private sectors. Recent major

projects include £959 million sale of

Chelsea Barracks, London to Qatari

Diar, and advising the London

Legacy Development Corporation

on legacy residential schemes on

the 2012 Olympic Park.

Jon is currently advising on over £5

billion of development opportunities,

including high value land sales and

acquisitions in central/inner London.

He is also responsible for

developing Deloitte’s transactional &

advisory business to international

investors wishing to access U.K.

and European markets.

Brad Olsen has been active in the

area of international real estate

investment for more than 30 years.

During that time, he has

represented investors from the U.S.,

Germany, The Netherlands, the

U.K., Canada and Japan on

transactions valued in excess of $5

billion. He serves as President of

Atlantic Partners, Ltd. based in

Cary, North Carolina and helps his

clients design and implement crossborder

real estate investment


Brad is the author of numerous

articles on international real estate

investment and is a frequent

lecturer at leading universities and

professional conferences.

Brad has been a member of the

Association of Foreign Investors in

Real Estate for more than 20 years

and has served on its Executive


Dion Panambalana is a partner in

the Hogan Lovells Real Estate

group and also co-chairs the

Environment Committee for the firm

globally. He has been practicing real

estate law for 25 years and acts for

American Express, News

International, the BBC, Prudential of

the U.K., BMW, Royal Mail and last

but not least, Healthcare of Ontario

Pension Plan.

Based in London, Dion advises on

complex property joint ventures

(both development and investment),

major corporate relocations and city

centre redevelopments involving

private and public clients. He also

co-chairs the U.K. Property

Industry's ambitious project to

standardize the form and contents

of all (non-bespoke) U.K. leasing

over the course of the next 10




John Perkins

Managing Director & Co-Head, U.S.

Real Estate Investment Banking

RBC Capital Markets

Richard Pilkington

Senior Vice President, Development

Oxford Properties Group Inc.

Michael Rodda

Partner, Cross-Border,

Capital Markets Group

Cushman & Wakefield LLP

John Perkins is a Managing Director

and Co-Head of U.S. Real Estate

Investment Banking for RBC Capital

Markets in New York. John has over

17 years of investment banking

experience in providing merger and

acquisition advice, public and

private market capital raising, and

general strategic advisory work for

both public and private real estate

companies in the Americas.

John has advised clients on over

$40 billion in M&A transactions and

raised over $20 billion in debt and

equity capital for real estate

companies in the U.S., Canada, and


Richard Pilkington is Senior Vice

President and Head of Development

for Oxford Properties in Europe, and

has over 20 years of experience in

the Property Investment,

Development and Construction


Prior to joining Oxford in 2010,

Richard was the Head of

Development in Europe for MGPA,

a pan European and Asian real

estate private equity group. Before

his role at MGPA, Richard worked

with Laing O’Rourke, a large

international construction group and

also with the Australian real estate

organization Lend Lease. He has

extensive experience of cross

border investment and development

and working in joint ventures.

Michael Rodda is a Partner of

Cushman & Wakefield based in the

firm’s European headquarters in

London. He joined the firm in 2001

and has more than 22 years of

experience in Valuation, Shopping

Centre Development, Investment

and Retail Agency across

International markets.

Michael has recently been

responsible for over $ 4.5 billion of

International Retail Investment

Transactions; examples include,

Sale of Merter Shopping Centre,

Istanbul, Turkey on behalf of

Carrefour, advice on sale of 50% of

La 65 Shopping Centre Medellin,

Columbia on behalf of Carrefour,

acquisition of Shopping Centre

Portfolio Czech Republic on behalf

of Meyer Bergman/HOOPP, sale of

Bonsucesso Shopping centre Sao

Paulo, Brazil to General Shopping,

forward funding and sale of Golden

Square shopping centre, Sao Paulo,

Brazil to Ancar Ivanhoe. His role

involves advising Global clients

either selling or acquiring

predominantly Shopping Centers

across International Markets.


Corrado Russo

Managing Director,

Global Head of Securities

Timbercreek Asset Management

John Saunders

Chief Executive Officer - Asia


Jeffrey Scott

Senior Managing Director,

Real Estate Investment Banking

Eastdil Secured

Corrado Russo is the Managing

Director, Global Head of Securities

at Timbercreek Asset Management

where he is responsible for

managing the Global Real Estate

Securities platform including the

Timbercreek Global Real Estate

Fund. Corrado has an extensive

background in the investment

management field, having held

positions in portfolio management,

equity research and direct real

estate investments. Prior to joining

Timbercreek, Corrado was an

Executive Director and portfolio

manager of global real estate

securities at Forum Securities Ltd.

(2009-2011), a portfolio manager of

global real estate securities for Citi

Property Investors (2005-2009), a

portfolio manager of general

equities and income funds for

Empire Life Financial (2004-2005),

an analyst of real estate securities

and general equities at Investors

Group (2001-2004) and an assistant

portfolio manager of direct real

estate for Ontario Teachers’

Pension Plan Board (1997-2001).

Corrado was Chairman of the Board

of Trustees of Timbercreek Real

Estate Investment Trust for six

years until its sale in 2010.

John Saunders is Chief Executive

Officer – Asia. In this role, John is

responsible for the management of

MGPA’s Asia Pacific operations, as

well as the oversight of the day to

day operations of the MGPA Asia

Fund II and MGPA Asia Fund III

portfolios. John has nearly 27 years

of experience in the property

industry, the last 19 years of which

have been in Asia.

Prior to joining MGPA, John worked

for Credit Lyonnais Securities

running their regional property

research effort, as well as being

instrumental in the start of their

property fund on which he served as

an investment committee member.

John is a member of the Royal

Institution of Chartered Surveyors

(RICS) and the Hong Kong Institute

of Surveyors.

Jeffrey Scott is focused on

executing institutional private debt

and equity transactions for both

public and private real estate

companies. Jeffrey’s activities

include underwriting and distributing

bridge equity, executing

commingled equity fund raises and

joint ventures and executing merger

and acquisitions.

Transactions led by Jeffrey while at

Wachovia include the $6.6 billion

acquisition of Peter Cooper

Village/Stuyvesant Town in New

York City, the $1.1 billion acquisition

of the Westfield office portfolio in

Arlington, VA, joint ventures on

behalf of BRE Properties, UDR,

AIMCO, Colonial, Lexington

Corporate Properties Trust and

Federal Realty Trust and M&A

transactions for CenterPoint,

Heritage Realty Trust, Arden Realty

Trust, CRT Property Trust,

Columbia Property Trust and

Government Property Trust. Over

his career, Jeffrey has completed in

excess of $46 billion of transactions.


Claude Sirois

Executive Vice President,

Commercial Investment &

Emerging Markets

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Claude Sirois was appointed

Executive Vice President,

Commercial Investment and

Emerging Markets, at Ivanhoé

Cambridge in July 2012. He

previously served as Senior Vice

President, Emerging Markets since

2011 and Vice President,

Investments since 2005. Currently,

Claude oversees the

implementation of the Company’s

emerging markets investment


Claude has over 20 years of

experience in real estate and began

his career at Ivanhoé in 1990 as a

Leasing Representative. He was

promoted to Leasing Manager and

continued on as Director,

Development and was then named

General Manager of Galeries Rive

Nord in Repentigny. In 1997, Claude

left the company to join BMO, where

he was named Real Estate

Manager, Quebec and Atlantic

Regions. From 2002 until 2004, he

was appointed Head of Human

Resources, Quebec Division, at

BMO Financial Group. Claude is the

ICSC’s Quebec Provincial Director

since May 2011.

Ulrich Steinmetz

Managing Director

RREEF Investment GmbH

Ulrich Steinmetz is Managing

Director of RREEF Investment

GmbH since 2008 and is

responsible for the fund

management / portfolio

management of the open ended real

estate funds "grundbesitz europa"

and "grundbesitz global“. With 20

years of professional experience in

Real Estate, Ulrich began working

for RREEF Real Estate in 2002,

where he was responsible for

acquisitions and dispositions of

properties in Asia/Pacific, Canada,

U.S., Latin America and Great


In 2006, Ulrich was appointed to

Managing Director of RREEF

Investment GmbH responsible for

the transaction and asset

management division Germany,

Austria and Switzerland. From 1997

to 2002, he was globally active in

the field of asset management,

acquisitions and dispositions for

Deka Immobilien Investment. From

1992 to 1997, he was responsible

as fund manager for closed ended

funds with properties in the U.S. and


John Stinson

Managing Director, Capital Markets,

Asia Pacific

Cushman & Wakefield

John Stinson, based in Singapore,

is responsible for the Cushman &

Wakefield Capital Markets Group in

Asia Pacific. Capital markets

includes investment advisory in the

sale and purchase of direct real

estate across all sectors, asset

management, investor services and

third party capital raising in the

indirect markets. The C & W Asia

Pacific Capital Markets platform,

under John’s leadership, comprises

of 91 professionals operating in 32

cities in 15 countries. John has over

25 years of industry experience

working with investors, funds and

property companies in Asia Pacific

and globally. He has been involved

in some of the largest deals in the

region in office, retail and hotel

transactions and has represented

Asian based investors on

acquisitions in Europe, London and

North America.

The C & W Asia Pacific Capital

Markets Group have been

responsible for many of the largest

transactions in the region in the last

12 months, executing more than

$3.3 billion USD in capital markets

transactions across the region in



Michael Turner

Senior Vice President, Investments

Oxford Properties Group Inc.

Thomas von Hahn



Susan Wallace

Executive Managing Director,

Private Equity Group

USAA Real Estate Company

Michael Turner is responsible for

portfolio design and investment

strategy execution for Oxford’s

Canadian portfolio, as head of the

Investment Group, and is a member

of the company's Executive


Prior to joining Oxford, Michael was

Executive Vice President,

Investment Properties at CBRE

where he enjoyed a 13 year career.

Michael is active in the community

and is President Elect for Toronto


Thomas von Hahn is known as a

trusted adviser to pension funds,

institutional and private investors in

the acquisition and disposition of

real property and mortgage

portfolios. Thomas has structured

real estate joint ventures and

partnerships and placed financing

secured by real estate and assisted

clients in alternative energy and

natural resources development. He

has been ranked as a leading

lawyer by Chambers Global, The

World's Leading Lawyers, The Best

Lawyers in Canada, Legal Media

Group's Guide to the World's

Leading Real Estate Lawyers, PLC

Which Lawyer?, The Canadian

Legal Lexpert Directory, The

International Who's Who of

Business Lawyers The International

Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers.

Comments from these publications

commend Thomas’ "commercial

acumen and pragmatic approach"

and his “ability to condense complex

issues for quick decisions".

Susan Wallace is Executive

Managing Director of the Private

Equity Group for USAA Real Estate

Company. Susan is responsible for

the development and

implementation of investor

strategies, capital raising and

investor services for USAA Real

Estate Company. She has 27 years

of real estate transactional

experience including 16 years as

Investment Officer and 12 years of

developing investor relationships,

fund and separate account

strategies on behalf of domestic and

international public and private

pension funds, institutions,

endowments, trusts and individuals.

Susan is also a member of

Association of Foreign Investors in

Real Estate (AFIRE), Pension Real

Estate Association (PREA), and was

a founding member of the

Affordable Housing Investors

Council where she served on the

Board of Trust Managers for ten



Karen Brennan

Managing Director,

Strategic Partnerships

LaSalle Investment Management

Karen Brennan is a Managing

Director of LaSalle Investment

Management and the Head of

Strategic Partnerships for the

Americas. Karen was based in

LaSalle’s Singapore and Hong Kong

offices from 2008 through 2012

where she served as Portfolio

Manager, ex-Japan for LaSalle Asia

Opportunity Funds II and II and

managed Greater China investment

structuring and due diligence.

Prior to that, Karen held various

roles in Acquisitions, Asset

Management and Fund

Management in LaSalle’s Baltimore

and Chicago offices since joining

the firm in 1999.



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