|Date & Time:||November 22, 2018 7:45 am||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
This is the eleventh successive year that CULS has held this extremely popular panel discussion on the current state of the commercial property market. The expert panel comprises experienced professionals from different sectors of the market, who will each give their views on the direction of the commercial market will take in 2019 and beyond. The seminar will consider the outlook for property in the face of a volatile political environment, shifting market fundamentals and conflicting economic signals.
Dr Robin Goodchild
Dr Goodchild was a senior director in LaSalle’s Global Research & Strategy team for 20 years, retiring on 31 May 2017. During his career, he was responsible for leading on the firm’s investment strategy in Europe and a member of various investment committees whose approval is required for all debt and equity transactions in the region.
Dr Goodchild is a chartered surveyor with over 45 years real estate experience in the UK, continental Europe and Asia Pacific who has been responsible for managing property investment portfolios since 1985. He specializes in identifying the direction of real estate markets and the investment opportunities they offer. In particular, he was closely involved both in all LaSalle’s investments in the UK residential sector and with developing practical ways in which the risk profile of property portfolios can be analysed.
He joined LaSalle in 1997 as Research Director and is well known in European property circles as a speaker and market commentator. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the UK Society of Property Researchers in 2004 and received an Achievement Award from the European Real Estate Society in 2007.
Prior to joining LaSalle, Dr Goodchild was a partner of Gerald Eve, chartered surveyors, in London for 12 years.
Dr Goodchild was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1979 and an MA by the same university in 1975. He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1973. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Aberdeen Business School, a member of the RICS global Knowledge Board, the Investment Property Forum’s residential special interest group and the International Real Estate Society board, as well as an editorial board member for the Journal of Property Investment & Finance. He is also an advisor to Westminster City Council, an Oxbridge College and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Chris Bennett, Manging Director, Head of London Branch DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
Chris Bennett is an experienced real estate banker and a founder member of DekaBank’s UK real estate lending team, having previously been employed with Citigroup. Chris took up the role as the Head of the London Branch of DekaBank in September 2018. DekaBank is a lender on core commercial property to established real estate platforms. Since 2008, DekaBank has underwritten over 75 transactions with a debt volume exceeding £8bn, secured on UK and Irish commercial real estate. Chris is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a member of the RICS Secured Lending Group.
Michael Brodtman, Executive Director, Valuation & Advisory Services, CBRE
As Head of the Valuation and Advisory Department, Michael joined CBRE in 1981 and has been responsible for the Valuation department since 1999. In addition to managing the department, he is responsible for specific clients including Canary Wharf Group, Segro, Cadogan Estate, Capital & Counties and British Land. Michael is a member of the UK Executive Board of CBRE, the Global Valuation Professional Board of the RICS and is a Non Executive Director of Places for People. Michael read Economics and Land Economy at Cambridge (Magdalene College) 1978-1981.
Andrew is a fund manager within the Retail Funds Team, where he is lead fund manager for the Aviva Investors UK Property Fund.
Prior to assuming his current role in December 2016, Andrew has managed real estate funds investing across the UK and Continental Europe at Aviva Investors for over 9 years. Before joining Aviva Investors, Andrew spent five years at Curzon Global Partners as an associate director working across acquisitions, asset management and investment strategy. Andrew started his career at Donaldsons as a graduate surveyor in the valuation department.
Andrew has earned a post-graduate diploma in Law from Nottingham Trent University, an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the RICS Prize for the highest mark in university examinations, and holds an MA in Geography from the University of Oxford. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.