Two conferences will analyse this development in real estate financing: ' Pooled funds at a cross roads?' on 12 March at 5:30pm with the participation of Dr Georg Allendorf, Head of RREEF Alternatives Germany, Austria and Switzerland, RREEF Management and 'Evolving investment structures in Europe: finding value in European funds and REITs' on 13 March at 2:30pm, with the participation of Andrew Smith, Global Head of Property, Aberdeen Asset Management.
On the same theme, MIPIM is hosting the second edition of
, the institutional investors summit where over 30 of the most influential pension funds and sovereign wealth funds meet behind closed doors to debate the following theme: "Real estate strategies: Navigating through the uncertainty. Managing risks and opportunities against global economic headwinds." 32 institutions from 21 countries have already confirmed their presence for this summit, including, for the first time, the sovereign wealth funds of
(State Oil Fund), and
(Fundo Soberano) and the endowment fund of The
University of Texas
Investment as well as the pension funds: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board,
Investment Board, Teacher Retirement of
and Progreso Panama. The summit is organised in partnership with IP Real Estate and KPMG.
Another major theme of the MIPIM conference programme is which regions are attracting most investor interest? MIPIM will provide a platform both for countries already targeted by investors, as well as for those offering new potential.
, for example, the English, French and German markets represent 80% of the European real estate investment market, with the French property sector attracting strong foreign interest. As
, Chairman of the Management Board, La Francaise AM, commented: "In 2012, the French Investment market has - once again - proved very appealing to foreign investors. The market share of non-domestic buyers has actually reached approximately 50%, never seen since 2007. La Francaise REM expects that the economy will recover in the second half of 2013, which will have a positive impact on letting markets. We foresee fresh new investors coming to our markets."
A number of conferences will reflect these trends including: '
International capital for Germany - who are the deal makers?
' with Dr
, Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG, to be held on 12 March at
; a session on the financing of British cities on 13 March at
, as well as sessions on
, Scandinavia and the Iberian Peninsula. In addition,
, member of the Executive Board of the ECB from 2006 to 2011, will give his perspective on the global European economic situation and the financial crisis on 14 March at
Switching the focus to high-potential countries, no less than four conferences will discuss the investment possibilities offered by MIPIM's Country of Honour Turkey, plus an exhibition area of 1,000 m
displaying a variety of Turkish projects. Conferences on
on 12 March at
on 13 March at
, and a day devoted to Asian countries, are also on the agenda.
Finally, a series of conferences will focus on special markets that are increasingly attracting investors, such as the health sector, with a conference on
'Healthcare real estate: a global overview'
on 13 March at
. The logistics and hospitality sectors are also in the spotlight,
, President & CEO, Choice Hotels International, to discuss the hospitality market on 14 March at
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