Thursday, 23 April 2015

Real Estate Seminar 2015: Investment Day

The second Seminar Day organised by the Real Estate 'Team' in the Department of Real Estate and Construction took place on 21 April 2015. The Seminar Days have been organised for the undergraduate and postgraduate students studying real estate and offer the opportunity to attend a 'professional style' conference with a series of presentations from industry experts focused on a particular topic. Yesterday was 'Investment Day' and the day was hosted by Mike Patrick, Senior Lecturer in Real Estate and Nick French, Professor of Real Estate.

A few photos from the day and some links to the topics covered follow (photos by the Ed):

Mike Patrick (centre) with Hans Vrensen (left) and Nick French (right)

The first presentation by Michael Clarke from CBRE Global Investors on Indirect Property Investment
Michael is a graduate from the BSc Estate Management at what is now Oxford Brookes University and is also involved in the Real Estate Mentoring Scheme as a Mentor.

Ben Ridgewell, Portfolio Director at Land Securities on Investment and Development

Hans Vrensen, Consultant Director at CREFC Europe (the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council)
on Property Pricing and Investment Opportunities

Richard Barkham from CBRE presenting on Research and Investment.
Click on the link to watch an interview with Richard Barkham in his role 
as Global Chief Economist at CBRE on Bloomberg Business.

The final presentation by Alastair Mant, Head of Sustainability at GVA on Responsible Property Investment. Follow Alastair on Twitter: interacting, researching, thinking and advising on all things sustainable in commercial property and beyond..

Investment Day was a huge success with great feedback from students and staff. Before the presenters left the building they kindly agreed to record highlights from their presentations for the students on the MSc/PG Diploma in Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) - a new open-learning, online, programme developed by the Department of Real Estate and Construction.

Ben Ridgwell and Michael Clarke ready to record their presentation highlights
(with Ye Xu from the REIF Team).

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