ULI UK: Winter Drinks and Mentorship Programme Launch


Wednesday 22 January 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm GMT


Jacobs, London Will open in a new window Cotton Centre London SE1 2QG UNITED KINGDOM

ULI Members   £40
Public Sector Members   £30 
Young Leader & Student Members   £20 

Non-Members   £60
Public Sector Non-Members   £40
Young Leader & Student Non-Members   £30 
ULI UK Annual Winter Drinks 2020

Please join us for the ULI UK Annual Winter Drinks to meet and network with friends and fellow urban realm professionals.

This event, kindly hosted by Jacobs London, will explore relationships between mentors and mentees, and the opportunities that mentorship programmes can present.

In an interview with Chris Choa (Vice President, AECOM), mentor John Barakat (Head of Real Estate Finance, M&G Investments) and his former mentee Maurice M. Owens (Advisor to the Board, Libra Group) will discuss the impact of mentorship on both of their careers.

The event will also include the launch of the 2020  ULI UK Mentorship Programme.
6.00pm- Registration
7.00pm- Interview: John Barakat, Head of Real Estate Finance, M&G Investments and Maurice M. Owens, Advisor to the Board, Libra Group
Moderator: Chris Choa, Vice President, AECOM
7.45pm- ULI UK Young Leader Mentorship Programme Overview and Launch
8.00pm- Networking Drinks
Kindly hosted by
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John Barakat

Head of Real Estate Finance, M&G

Mr. Barakat joined M&G Investments in September 2008 as Head of Real Estate Finance to begin M&G’s direct lending activity in European commercial real estate. Since that time, Mr. Barakat has been responsible for approximately £10 billion of investments in this sector on behalf of 70+ institutional investors, including Prudential Assurance Company, and has built a team of 23 professionals. Throughout his 30+ year career, Mr. Barakat has been involved in all aspects of real estate including lending, investment, securitisation, loan restructuring and workout, bankruptcy and reorganisation, leasing, mergers and acquisitions and sales. Prior to joining M&G, Mr. Barakat spent 17 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he became a managing director in 1997. His final position at Goldman was as head of the Commercial Property Finance Group in London, having previously been co-head of Real Estate and a member of the investment committee of the Whitehall Street Real Estate Fund from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Barakat graduated cum laude from Georgetown University and earned his MBA with honours from Columbia University.