London, 8 September 2016 – MIPIM UK today announces that the attendance of international investors and financial institutions is to be higher than ever at this year’s edition, with AustralianSuper, Fosun Property Holdings, GIC Real Estate, PGGM, Qatar Investment Authority and Teacher Retirement System of Texas among the investment heavyweights already confirmed to attend.

The strong international presence of investors shows that there is still confidence and appetite to invest in the UK following the Brexit referendum. Since the vote there has been a significant number of high-profile real estate transactions including a $1.3 billion bid for the Grosvenor House Hotel in London from Saudi and UK investors, a show of interest for London sites from Abu Dhabi Financial Group and an increase in Chinese investors looking to buy trophy assets across the UK.  MIPIM UK will be the place where the UK property industry demonstrates it is open for business.” commented Simon Rhodes, Managing Director, Reed MIDEM UK.

MIPIM UK will take place on 19th-21st October 2016 at Olympia, London.

Among the major international investors and financial institutions attending MIPIM UK will be APG Asset Management, Apollo Management, AustralianSuper, Aviva Investors, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Bouwfonds Investment Management, British Land, Brookfield, Capital & Regional, CLS Holdings, Fosun Property Holdings, Generali Real Estate, HAP Investments, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Legal & General Capital, Nan Fung, Patrizia Immobilien, PGGM, PW Real Assets, Qatar Investment Authority, RBS International, Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited, Teacher Retirement System of Texas and The Norinchukin Bank.

The MIPIM UK Investors’ Forum (an invitation-only event taking place on the morning of October 20), will bring together key international and domestic institutional investors to share insights and engage in forward-looking discussions. The overriding theme of this year’s Investors’ Forum is: The UK investment market – key trends & opportunities going forward. There will be a market presentation on the UK real estate investment market, looking at both local and international capital flows into the UK’s real estate sector and regions as well as key investment trends and future opportunities.

One of the Investors’ Forum’s panel discussions entitled Britain’s new relationship with Europe and its impact on UK property investment, will be looking at where the industry finds itself in the property cycle plus Britain’s new relationship with Europe and the consequences for property. Confirmed speakers on this panel include Martijn Vos, Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate at APG Asset Management; Asli Ball, Senior Vice President, GIC Real Estate; John Slade, Chief Executive Officer, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Paul Stanworth, Managing Director, Legal & General Capital.

Throughout MIPIM UK, the conference programme will look at what Brexit means for UK investment and where extraordinary returns may be found in these extraordinary times, across all asset classes.

MIPIM UK will also look at the reasons for the rise and effectiveness of crowdfunding as an alternative source of real estate investment and development finance. Experts, such as Thomas Schneider, Chief Investment Officer, BrickVest; Dan Miller, Founder & CEO, Myrtle Grove Ventures; Thomas Bostock, Head of International Development, WiSEED and Chris Gourlay, Founder and CEO of Spacehive, will be part of the debate on whether crowdfunding can really compete with the more traditional lenders to real estate.  

Further information and registration details are available on the MIPIM UK website:

Note to editors:

MIPIM UK – is the largest domestic exhibition and conference for property professionals, providing a marketplace for UK players and international investors to meet, discuss projects and opportunities and to do business. The three day event takes place at Olympia from 19th-21rd October 2016.
MIPIM – the world’s property market is the leading and largest global property event.  The four day event takes place annually in Cannes every March. 23,500 delegates attended in 2016 with 4,800 investors, and 90 different countries being represented.

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