Anna Clare Harper
Anna is CEO at GreenResi, a platform helping institutional investors to grow profitable, sustainable portfolios of existing Private Rental Sector homes.
Her previous experience includes:
• Head of Sustainability and Insights for leading European proptech firm, IMMO, which managed €2.5bn Single Family Rental investment
• Developed the strategy and built the seed portfolio for a HNWI-backed fund targeting a £100m+ housing portfolio
• Involved with c. £2bn+ transactions as a Strategist at Deloitte
• Published three books on UK residential/sustainable residential investment
• Hosting a leading property podcast; regularly featured in publications including Financial Times, Forbes, BBC; TedX talk on Sustainable Residential Investment
• Named one of Management Today’s ‘35 Women Under 35’ and Bisnow’s ‘Women Leading Real Estate’
She is passionate about using technology for good and supporting other women - both in business and life - including as part of the Committee for The Nelson Trust, a charity rehabilitating women with complex needs.
Lucian Cook (Head of Residential Research, Savills)
Lucian leads a team of 35 researchers, who cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential Investment. He has been at Savills since 1993 and a director of the research team since 2007. He is one of the most quoted commentators on the UK housing market.
A graduate of the University of Cambridge in Land Economy and a Rural Surveyor by trade, Emma additionally has over 20 years’ experience in property development, including currently Managing Director at Evera Homes (a private development company owned by Hyde, Flagship, Longhurst and Cross Keys housing associations), a Director at Hill, Managing Director at SmithsonHill and Property Director at Marshall Group Properties. Emma is Chair of Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust, who after establishing homes, are working with Cambridgeshire County Council and are about to turn on the first village wide retrofit sustainable heating system in the country. Emma is a Trustee of the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry, and Grounds Trustee at Cambridge University Rugby Club. Emma was instrumental in the initial roll out of Foundation 200, a £12million Hill Group Foundation donation of 200 homes for the homeless, a MMC turn key fully fitted, volumetric meanwhile, small-home solution to help homeless people take a stepping stone to turn their lives around. She is a passionate advocate for change, community resilience and sustainability solutions for all.
Professor Franz Fuerst
Franz is Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics, Director of the Graduate Programme at the Department of Land Economy, Fellow Commoner at Trinity Hall and the current CULS Fellow. He is also a visiting fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Institut Louis Bachelier, Paris. Professor Fuerst serves as Co-Editor and Editorial Board member for several academic journals, for example Empirical Economics and Spatial Economic Analysis and regularly advises science foundations and research consortia. He is also Principal Investigator in a number of research projects, for example in the EU Horizon 2020 programme. His expertise and research interests are in the areas of financial and economic analysis of sustainable real estate investments, health and well-being in the built environment as well as real estate market forecasting and spatial economics.
Gráinne is a housing market researcher and commentator.
She started her career as a financial journalist at The Times in 2000, where she covered residential property as well as all aspects of personal finance. She won a prestigious award for her reporting on the mortgage market in 2007.
Later that year she moved to the economics desk at The Times, where she covered the global financial crisis and its aftermath as economics correspondent.
In 2011 she moved from journalism into real estate research – taking up a role as head of UK residential research at Knight Frank. One key strand of her work there was collaborating to design and produce research to provide insights for the burgeoning BTR sector. In 2019 she joined Zoopla as head of research, using a wide range of data to create up-to-the minute intelligence on the market. Gráinne is regularly invited to talk at industry and client conferences on the latest economic, political and real estate market trends, as well as to the media, and is often quoted in the press.
Eleanor has over 20 years of experience in real estate investment. Eleanor is a Principal at Terra Firma Capital Partners, where she focuses on their residential businesses and new real estate opportunities. In the UK Terra Firma’s investments include Richborough, a leading land promotion business, the housebuilders Tilia and Hopkins Homes and Annington Homes, one of the largest residential landlords.
Before Terra Firma Eleanor spent eleven years within Savills plc. Most recently, Eleanor worked on the establishment of European living platform for Savills Investment Management. This involved setting up a European Living Fund, a UK PRS Fund and an UK Affordable Housing Fund. Prior to this, Eleanor was a senior director in Savills’ Operational Capital Markets division, where she acted for both institutions investing in residential build-to-rent assets, and developers securing funding. Eleanor has led the sourcing, financial appraisal, structuring and underwriting of over £3.5 bn of residential deals.
Eleanor was part of the working group that produced the RICS guidance note entitled ‘Valuing residential property purpose built for renting’ (1st edition, July 2018). She has an MA (Hons) in Land Economy from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and is a member of the Cambridge University Land Society Residential Forum.
Angus was Chairman and then CEO of Quintain from 2015 to 2020. Quintain is a portfolio company of global private equity group, Lone Star. Its principal asset is Wembley Park, an 85 acre mixed-use development in NW London, surrounding Wembley Stadium, with a large proportion of residential build-to-rent apartments; Quintain was taken private by Lone Star in October 2015. Prior to Quintain, Angus was Co-head of European Real Estate at Lone Star, which he joined in 2009. Prior to that he held a variety of private equity and real estate roles at JER, Invesco and BZW. He qualified as a chartered surveyor at Jones Lang Wotton in 1991. He read Land Economy at Queens’ College, Cambridge graduating in 1989.