Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8.00 am - 10.30 am
Location: DLA Piper, 3 Noble St, City of London, EC2V 7EE
FRANCE PROPERTY BREAKFAST - London
With France lagging other Europe is value only in Paris, or in regional cities too?
Chief Executive Officer
French REIT/SIIC Gecina owns, manages and develops property worth ¤10.2bn, with 90% located in the Paris region. It holds France's largest office portfolio, plus (student) housing and healthcare. Appointed CEO in 2013, M. Depoux previously served as deputy MD, then deputy CEO of Société Fonciere Lyonnaise from 2005 to 2008, and in 2008 was appointed chairman of Generali France Immobilier and then CEO. He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen and has a postgraduate DESCAF in business, administration and finance.
General Director, Head of Paris Branch
With a workforce of 6,500 and total assets of ¤200bn, Helaba is one of Germany’s leading landesbanks – based in Frankfurt and Erfurt. It maintains a full branch in Paris since 2009 but has been serving French companies, banks and insurers since 1995. M. Jézéquel, with 25 years of banking, development and asset management experience, became head of the Paris branch in May 2014. Prior roles include that of senior VP at Accor, in charge of M&A and property transactions, and MD of the Paris office of a German mortgage bank.
MD, Regional Head Southern Europe
With $48bn AUM, Prologis is the largest owner, operator and developer of industrial logistics real estate across the Americas, Europe and Asia. M. Rispe is responsible for directing the portfolio in France, Spain and Italy. Prior to this role, he was senior VP southern Europe at AMB and country manager France at Eurinpro, a Belgian developer specialising in semi‐industrial real estate. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and received a master’s degree in management & economics from Paris Sorbonne.
Chief Executive Officer
Amundi Real Estate, Paris
Property fund manager Amundi Real Estate, with its ¤7bn AUM, is part of the Amundi Group, which was created in 2010 by a merger of asset management operations of banking groups Crédit Agricole and Société Générale. M. Simon is involved in launching OPCI vehicles and developing new products. He previously worked as deputy CEO for Crédit Agricole Asset Management Real Estate, was president of Henderson Global Investors France and investment and asset management director of Generali Real Estate.
Director, Economic Research
Moody's Analytics, London
Dr. Zemcik is responsible for analysis, modeling, and forecasting for Moody’s Analytics in Europe, and also supervises real-time coverage for the Dismal Scientist website. He previously worked at CERGE-EI in Prague, a joint project of the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education of Charles University and the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
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