ULI Belgium Annual Conference 2020: What's Next for Real Estate and Cities?


2020-12-10T09:00:00 - 2020-12-10T12:00:00

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    Standard Pricing Until December 10 Members Non-Members
    Private €145.00 €199.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit €55.00 €99.00
    Retired €55.00 N/A
    Student €55.00 €99.00
    Under Age 35 €55.00 €99.00

    We will remember 2020 as the 'year of all crises': health, economic, social, environmental and political. The world around us has never seemed so uncertain. The ULI Belgium Annual Conference 2020 presents the opportunity to sit down, think and share views on what the future may bring. 

    Part I: What’s Next in Real Estate? 

     Discover the results of the 2021 Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe report, published by ULI and PwC.
    How do market players see real estate evolving in 2021 and beyond?  what are the ongoing challenges? What opportunities will arise in Belgium and Europe? 
    We will also look further ahead at how the industry will be shaped by new irreversible shifts such as the future of the workplace, retail and an increased focus on social outcomes and impact investing. 
    • Edouard Cambier, President, Belgian Workplace Association
    • Sheelam Chadha, Director Transactions Belux, Patrizia
    • Alain van Houtte, Real Estate Advisory & Corporate Finance Leader at PwC Belgium  
    • Andrew Vaughan, CEO, Redevco 
    • Moderator: Alexandre Lamot, Director, A Lamot & Co

    Part II: What’s Next for Cities? 

    Cities rebooted: repair and prepare, for and with, the next generation
    This is not the premature end of the urban century, but rather the start of a new cycle in the redistribution of places to work and live. It has big implications for how government and businesses think about urban economies, land-use housing, transport, technologies and wellbeing. Cities will have two populations: resident and virtual. What does this mean for real estate? Which cities are leading the way on this new path? How well placed is Belgium to succeed?  After a keynote speech from Carlo Ratti, Professor of the Practice Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, leaders in both the public and private sectors will debate the future of cities.
    • Carlo Ratti, Professor, MIT 
    • Raphael Legendre, Country Manager Besix RED Belgium 
    • Pascal Smet, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region
    • Hala El Akl, Director, PLP Architecture
    • Moderator: Benjamin Cadranel, CEO, Citydev
    Conclusions by Xavier Denis, ULI Belgium Chair

    Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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    Xavier Denis

    Chief Development Officer, AG Real Estate

    Xavier is a member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors at AG Real Estate, a Brussels based real estate investor and developer with an international portfolio under management in excess of €6bn. As Chief Development Officer, he is responsible for all development projects of the group representing a 1.000.000 m² pipeline. Xavier is also Chairman of AG Real Estate France. Prior to his current positions, Xavier was Chief Operating Officer and Board Member at Cofinimmo, a diversified REIT with a €4bn portfolio. Xavier joined Cofinimmo in 2002 after five years in London with architectural firms Chapman Taylor and HOK Sport, now known as Populous. Xavier graduated from UCL in 1996 as Civil Engineer Architect, received a MBA from INSEAD in 2002 and attended different programmes at the Harvard Business School. Xavier is Chair of the Urban Land Institute for Belgium & Luxembourg.


    Lisette van Doorn

    Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Urban Land Institute

    As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. She is responsible for working with ULI’s staff both locally and globally to deliver more high profile content and reports; coordinating Advisory Services panels and Urban Plan; and expanding the Institute’s thought leadership across Europe. Van Doorn joined ULI in January 2015 from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. Van Doorn started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.


    Alexandre Lamot

    Managing Director, A. Lamot & Co

    Alexandre is MD of A Lamot & Co, an investment management company focused on sourcing, funding and advising private equity opportunities and operators in real estate and infrastructure. It does this in Europe, the USA and India. Alexandre has a 25-year track record in investment management and has held positions with companies such as Goldman Sachs, The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Arthur Andersen, Rockspring Property Investment Managers, Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). Alexandre holds a BA in economics from the University of Louvain in Belgium and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Harvard University. He serves on the executive board of ULI Belgium and is a visiting lecturer at the Executive Masters in Real Estate at University St Louis Brussels