Best In Class Asset Management - Looking to the Future
September 16th 2020
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Vice President for International
Vice President of International for Yardi, and a man that wears multiple “hats”, Neal is responsible for managing operations across Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Having lived and worked in multiple international locations, he has an undying passion for innovation, technology, real estate and the human spirit.
Head of Fundraising
Kennedy Wilson Europe
Audrey Klein is the Head of Fundraising for Kennedy Wilson Europe. Prior to this she held roles at Cromwell and Corestate but is best known for starting the European business out of London for the Park Hill Real Estate Group, a Division of Blackstone, which she ran for nine years. Prior to joining Park Hill, she ran her own business for five years marketing alternative asset funds across all asset classes including private equity, real estate and hedge funds to European investors comprised of pension funds, banks, family offices and high net worth individuals.
Before founding her company Audrey worked at Babcock and Brown in Germany where she co-founded the German office and helped establish equity relationships across Europe. Prior to making the move to Europe she worked at Bank of America in San Francisco doing syndication across various sectors before co-founding a real-estate fund for her group.
Audrey is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of business where she received an MBA. She is also a graduate of Emory University where she received a degree in Economics. She is on the Corporate Board of Great Ormond Street Hospital and holds Non-Exec Advisory Roles at Stone Estate, part of the Reech Corporations Group, and Gyana, a property technology company.
Roelof Opperman is a Managing Director on the Real Estate Technology Investment team at Fifth Wall, where he focuses on technology and innovations within the multifamily, office, and hospitality real estate asset classes.
Roelof has led Fifth Wall’s investments in Lyric, Eden, Appear Here, Hippo, Industrious, Loggi, Recharge, Lime, and Aurora Solar. Previously, Roelof worked at Norwest Venture Partners, Evercore Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Bridgewater Associates.
Roelof is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, from Emory University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Anna is the Chief Executive of Meeting Place Communications, which helps developers secure planning consents through work with politicians, communities and the media. She has been at MPC for 10 years, running major pre- app consultation programmes for housebuilders, universities and financial investors. Before this she worked as a Campaign Manager for the Lib Dems and in the voluntary sector; she has a PPE degree from Oxford University. Anna is passionate about involving more women in the planning and development sector, and about growing the use of social media in the industry.
Chairperson: Anna Sabine, Chief Executive, MPC
‘A Traditional World’ - up until recently, a relatively stable and broadly predictable investment market existed, with conventional real estate leases underpinning most assets. However, in recent years Real Estate leases have become shorter, less conventional and less predictable, with shared workspaces in offices, turnover leases in retail, and short term contract driven agreements in logistics.
‘The New Paradigm’ - the implications of COVID–19 have accelerated this change; retailers are demanding new agreements; office users anticipating more homeworking, will require less fixed office space, and more flexibility. In short the real estate market is entering a period of accelerated change. As a result, asset management will become a more dynamic and complex process.
In a series of three webinars we will explore how this change will impact real estate and asset management, strategically, operationally and in the future:
Session 3 - The Future
- How will asset management solutions develop?
- What will drive more informed decision making?
- What part will good data play?
- How will technology drive innovation?