Cristina Calvo

Partner at Ashurst, Head of Real Estate and Continental Europe Cristina is a partner at Ashurst, Head of its real estate department in Spain and Head of Continental Europe. Prior to being appointed Head of Continental Europe, she was the first female partner to be elected to the Ashurst Global Board where she served for…

Rosario De Castro Pérez

Specialist in Business Development, Sales & Marketing Rosario integrates Digital and Social Media Strategy as tools for transforming business models. She has more than 15 years of experience in the Real Estate Sector working together with international consultants, listed developers, project managers, valuation companies,and startup organisations. Rosario has developed a global strategic vision of organizations as…

Carmen Panadero

Director of Business Development at Distrito Castellana Norte With a career spanning over 16 years in the real estate sector; Carmen has held the position of Business Director of DCN (Castellana Norte District) since 2018. Carmen is also the Academic Director of the Master in Real Estate Development at IE University and Vice President and…

Silvia López

General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors at Neinor Homes Silvia López is the General Counsel and secretary of the Board of Directors of Neinor Homes, S.A., a public real estate development company leader in the Spanish market. She has 15+ years of experience in the real estate sector, out of which 10…

Rebecca Worthington

Group Chief Financial Officer, Countryside Properties PLC Rebecca joined Countryside in August 2015 as Group Chief Financial Officer. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP in 1997. She Subsquently worked at Quintain Estates and Development plc for 15 years, first as Finance Director and latterly as Deputy Chief Executive. Following that she…

Giulia Bunting

Giulia Bunting Planning Director at GL Hearn, President at Revo Giulia is a Planning Director at GL Hearn, prior to which she was Head of Planning at Drivers Jonas. She also has five years’ experience in local government. Giulia is one of the UK’s leading planning consultants with 35 years’ experience of influencing and delivering…

Jane Hollinshead

Jane Hollinshead Principal & Founder of IJD Consulting, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant to the British Property Federation (BPF) Jane is the Principal and Founder of IJD Consulting which provides advice to REITS, professional services firms and real estate industry organisations on their external advisor strategies and change management processes. Clients include the British Property Federation and British Land PLC. Prior…

Gabrielle Berring

Gabrielle Berring Head of Major Private Groups, Lloyds Banking Group Gabrielle started her career in property lending on the graduate scheme at Commercial Union, moving into public/private finance (social housing, local authority lending and PFI) in 1990.  She joined Lloyds Banking Group from BNP Paribas in 2002 as a director in the Social Housing team, becoming…

Laura Denenga

Laura Denenga Vice-President, Quadrant Real Estate Advisors Laura Denenga is a Vice President of Quadrant Real Estate Advisors (“Quadrant”). Quadrant is a real estate investment manager with approximately $9.0 billion of assets under management.  Quadrant primarily focuses on debt investments with capabilities in the United States, Ireland & the United Kingdom, via its offices in Atlanta…

Omega Poole

Omega Poole Partner, Real Estate Special Situation, Brown Rudnick Omega’s practice focuses on UHNW, private equity and property companies which invest in or finance real estate transactions, both single asset and portfolio deals. Leveraging her corporate finance and legal skills and experience, she provides a range of services from originating new off market opportunities, to…

Amanda Clack

Amanda Clack President, RICS Partner, EY As the 135th President for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Amanda Clack held office from 2016-17 for a period of 17 months where her themes as President focused on: Infrastructure, Cities and the War for Talent (skills, diversity and inclusion). In addition, Amanda is a Partner at…

Natalia Silvestrova

Natalia Silvestrova Director of Real Estate Europe, WeWork Natalia is the Director of Real Estate Europe at WeWork, which is a platform for creators, providing more than 100,000 members around the world with space, community and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork is an international office tenant with over 130 locations in 40+…

Kath Fontana

Kath Fontana Managing Director, ISS Technical Services Chair RICS Professional Group for Facilities Management Non Exec Director, RICS Global Management Board   Kath is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience of delivering Facilities and Asset Management solutions working for blue chip companies such as Serco, Aspire Defence Services, Interserve, BAM Construct UK and…

Katy Withers

Katy Withers EMEA Real Estate Portfolio Manager, ARM Katy Withers is the Corporate Real Estate Manager for ARM, British multinational semiconductor and software design company headquartered in Cambridge, England. Katy’s main focus is to manage the strategic growth of the company’s real estate portfolio in EMEA, making sure that  it adds value to the company’s bottom line financial results. Before…

Karen Mason

Karen Mason Head of Commercial, Boodle Hatfield Karen is experienced in commercial property, focusing on landlord and tenant work and developments. In particular, Karen has substantial expertise in the retail sector acting for clients on retail developments and shopping centre sites. Karen is also well known for her work in the roadside retail sector. Karen’s…

Marianne Kwong

Procurement Manager, Associate Director at BNP Paribas Real Estate Marianne is a professional and conscientious individual with ten year’s experience in Facilities Management procurement. She shares her knowledge, advises Facilities Managers, and is responsible for the implementation and development of the procurement strategy at BNP Paribas Real Estate where services procured is in excess of…

Ainslie McLennan

Head of UK Balanced Funds at TH Real Estate Ainslie McLennan has more than 20 years of property industry expertise. She joined Henderson in 2002 and has gained extensive experience running commercial property fund mandates investing both directly and indirectly in UK and European markets. Ainslie transferred to TIAA Henderson Real Estate in April 2014 as…

Clare Eriksson

Director of Global Research & Policy at RICS As Director of Global Research Clare is responsible for the delivery of the RICS global research programme, Insights programme, and Sustainability.  The aim of the RICS research programme is twofold; to keep members informed on issues across the land, property and construction sectors which enhance the development…

Tavneet Bakshi

Partner at First Avenue Tavneet has over 17 years of investing, diligence and fundraising experience in alternative investments. She joined First Avenue in 2007 and is currently Partner and Global Head of Project Management and Due Diligence. During her tenure, Tavneet has led fundraises across the real estate spectrum including opportunistic RE and RE debt…

Joanna Turner

Head of Property Research at Canada Life Investments SPR Committee Member and Member of the IPF Joanna took up her current role as Head of Property Research at Canada Life Investments in 2015. She is responsible for managing research and strategy, which includes forecasts, thought leadership, house views, quarterly reporting and writing company blogs and research…

Rina Goldenberg Lynch

Rina has 20 years of experience as a lawyer.  Rina started her legal career in Washington DC, worked as a banking lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP in London and as a Director in the legal department of ING Bank London. Passionate about seeing women achieve their potential by being true to their nature and personality,…

Liz Pattinson

Liz Pattinson Associate Director – Projects Group, CBRE Liz specialises as a project manager with over 13 years of experience.  Having started her career as a chartered building surveyor, Liz currently works within the master planning and strategic sites team which focuses on the delivery of large urban developments.  Liz has a broad range of…

Sophia Nesro

Sophia Nesro Trainee Surveyor, London Leasing, CBRE Sophia Nesro is currently a trainee surveyor within CBRE’s London Leasing service line, with a distinct focus on Landlord and Tenant Law. She is also a co-founding member of CBRE’s first Multi-Cultural Network.  In July 2015 at the age of 22, Sophia graduated from the University of Westminster…

Matt Webster

Matt Webster Head of Wellbing and Futureproofing, British Land Plc Matt Webster is Head of Wellbeing and Futureproofing at the British Land Company Plc, delivering a consistent approach to implementing wellbeing and ensuring environmental resilience through the corporate strategy of Places People Prefer. Matt is a committee member of the British Land Women’s Network and…

Justin Carty

Justin Carty Director – Capital Advisors – Investment Advisory, CBRE Justin specialises in structuring public/private partnerships and joint ventures bringing together commercial viability, finance and development expertise to enable the delivery of complex residential, retail and mixed use schemes. Justin has advised on more than £1bn of debt and equity investment into residential and mixed use schemes…

Natasha Stromberg

Natasha Stromberg Founder, Genderbuzz Natasha is the founder of Genderbuzz a digital media and coaching company, which at its core aims to show that a 50/50 gender equal world benefits everyone. She is an in-demand speaker in the gender equality field and has appeared live on BBC radio. She has her own You Tube channel and is a…

Karima Fahmy

Karima Fahmy Acting General Counsel, Grosvenor Karima joined the Grosvenor in-house legal team as Legal Counsel in 2011 and has recently been appointed Acting General Counsel.  In that time, Karima has seen the legal team grow in size and remit.  The range of matters which Karima and her team are involved in include joint ventures,…

Robert Baker

Robert Baker Senior Partner & Global Client Director, Mercer UK Robert is responsible for Mercer’s relationships with a number of key global clients. His previous experience includes some 20 years in Mercer’s investment consulting business, helping build its European presence and developing its investment consulting services for multinational companies. Robert is a member of Mercer’s…

Caroline King

Caroline King Head of Property, Boodle Hatfield Caroline is a Partner and head of the property department at Boodle Hatfield. She is experienced in all types of commercial property work, in particular major urban regeneration schemes, office, hotel and retail developments, joint ventures and funding. Her clients include urban landed estates, private developers and private…

Sara Maccallum

Sara Maccallum Senior Partner, Boodle Hatfield Sara became the first female Senior Partner of Boodle Hatfield in 2015 and also heads the commercial tax group. She has been advising private clients at Boodle Hatfield for over fifteen years with particular emphasis on integrating the tax requirements of their business life into their overall planning strategies….