ULI UK Webinar: Ready to Change the Rules? Challenges and Opportunities for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Sectors post COVID-19

When

Tuesday 19 May 2020
9:30am - 10:30am BST

Where

Online Webinar This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM

Pricing

Pricing Members Non-Members
Private FREE £25.00
Free places also available for public sector and government professionals. Contact us for further details at uk@uli.org.
Covid-19 is having a major impact on our societies and especially on those sectors that heavily depend on social interaction. At the same time, we’ve learnt that human beings need social interaction and while it is still very early in the process to assess the full impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, this webinar will look at both the challenges and the opportunities faced by the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors and how investment and operating strategies might be impacted in the new environment. We will examine what ‘future success’ for these sectors will look like and what will be needed to get there, for example related to reinvention and transformation, particularly in the nature of space, experience, and transactions

    Confirmed Speakers:
    • Moderator: Chris Igwe, Chris Igwe International, Co-Chair ULI Europe Retail and Entertainment Council
    Chris Igwe is one of the world’s leading authorities on global retail and highly sought after for his passionate views, deep knowledge and great insights. Based in Paris, he is special advisor to global brands, owners and investors on strategic matters at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International. He is also Managing Partner at More Or Less, a company representing exclusively tenants in their portfolio and lease-related problems. Chris is Co-Chair of the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council and a member of the European leadership of ULI. From 2007 to 2015 he was Senior Director EMEA and Head of Retail, France at CBRE, and before that, Head of Real Estate Europe at Gap, and prior to that Head of Real Estate Europe at Foot Locker Europe. Chris was also Managing Director Europe for ICSC. Retail clients have included 7 For All Mankind, Aesop, Costco, Disney, Farrow & Ball, Hard Rock Café, Michael Kors, Nike, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, TUMI, Vapiano. Landlord clients have included AEW, Apsys, Deutsche Bank, Eurodisney, FREO, Grosvenor, Inter Ikea, Value Retail, Unibail Rodamco. Chris is an international speaker, former Jury Member for ICSC, RLI, CNCC, and a long-standing Steering Committee Member and Conference Master of Ceremony (2011 – 2019) for MAPIC. He has also lectured for ICSC, UK’s Bayfield Training, EFAP MBA in Paris and Abu Dhabi Paris Sorbonne University. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering. Chris is multi-lingual and enjoys being a coach and mentor to young professionals.
    • Marine Duchesne, Development Manager, Ennismore
    • As Development Manager at Ennismore, Marine is responsible for the origination, evaluation and acquisition of new sites for the Ennismore hospitality, leisure and co-working brands in Europe and the US. She joined Ennismore in January 2018, time at which the company started to engage in an asset light strategy, expanding the Hoxton brand through leases and management agreements, in addition to traditional acquisitions. Prior to joining Ennismore, she spent 5 years at Christie & Co hotel advisory group covering hotel valuation, development feasibility and operations.  Prior to Christie, she was in the Corporate Finance team at InterContinental Hotels Group.  She holds an MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School and an MSc in Finance from University Paris Dauphine.
    • Jonathan Bayfield, Head of UK Real Estate Research, Real Assets, Aviva Investors
    • Jonathan leads the UK Real Estate Research team. He has a significant role in influencing individual funds’ investment strategies as well as leading the house location strategy. He is also part of the senior team that challenge and give guidance on investment and portfolio construction decision-making, working across equity, debt and long income mandates. As part of his role, he also manage the thought leadership and insight program for the wider Real Assets Research team. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Jonathan worked in JLL’s EMEA Research and Consulting team. Jonathan obtained an MSc in Real Estate from Reading University's College of Estate Management and a BSc in Geography from University College London. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a committee member for AREF’s Research and Information Committee and an active member of ULI, SPR, BPF and CREFC.
    • Ibrahim Ibrahim, Managing Director, Portland Design
    • Ibrahim is the Managing Director of Portland Design. Based in London and established in 1987, Portland is part of the global Perkins + Will architecture and design network.
      Portland is a leading strategic branding and retail design business and works on a broad range of projects including retail, F&B, consumer brands, shopping centres, airports, train stations, mixed use developments and urban regeneration. Portland’s understanding of consumers’ relationship with brands and their engagement with branded physical and digital environments lies at the heart of their work. This understanding is built through research and insights that drive future customer expectations. Portland places great emphasis on ‘future readiness’.
      Ibrahim originally trained as an aeronautical engineer and is a post graduate of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a regular speaker at conferences and a frequent contributor to journals and trade press. He has written regular pieces for The Economist ‘Insights’.


       
      ULI UK Webinar Series:'Looking Ahead to our new 'Normal' (Post COVID-19 World) Series:
      The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting individuals and organisations not just across the United Kingdom, but globally. ULI UK are conducting an ongoing monthly survey to gain an understanding of the evolving real estate industry’s response and gauge sentiments about how the virus is affecting organisations, real estate and cities. 
       
      Each webinar will discuss insights gained from this and will focus on a different topic in relation to the future of the built environment in a post COVID-19 world:
      • Tuesday 2 June: The Next Decade for Neighbourhoods – Is Wholescale Reinvention Needed?
      • Tuesday 16 June: Digital Age & Infrastructure
      • Tuesday 30 June: Future of Housing - Sales, Rental, BTR, Senior, Student, Affordable
      • Tuesday 14 July: Unwinding Government support packages
      • Tuesday 28 July: Logistics, Construction & Development
      • Tuesday 11 August: Adapting Workforce and Offices
      • Tuesday 25 August: Planning & Legal: Maintaining Flexibility & Repurposing
       
      Titles and speakers to be confirmed. 
       

       
      Registration Details:

      Fee: Complimentary for ULI Members | £25 for Non Members*
       
      Free places also available for public sector and government professionals. Contact us for further details. uk@uli.org  

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Speakers

Speaker

Jonathan Bayfield

Head of UK Real Estate Research, Aviva Investors,

Jonathan leads the UK Real Estate Research team. He has a significant role in influencing individual funds’ investment strategies as well as leading the house location strategy. He is also part of the senior team that challenge and give guidance on investment and portfolio construction decision-making, working across equity, debt and long income mandates. As part of his role, he also manage the thought leadership and insight program for the wider Real Assets Research team. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Jonathan worked in JLL’s EMEA Research and Consulting team. Jonathan obtained an MSc in Real Estate from Reading University's College of Estate Management and a BSc in Geography from University College London. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a committee member for AREF’s Research and Information Committee and an active member of ULI, SPR, BPF and CREFC.

Speaker

Chris Igwe

Founder, Chris Igwe International

Chris Igwe is one of the world’s leading authorities on global retail and highly sought after for his passionate views, deep knowledge and great insights. Based in Paris, he is special advisor to global brands, owners and investors on strategic matters at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International. He is also Managing Partner at More Or Less, a company representing exclusively tenants in their portfolio and lease-related problems. Chris is Co-Chair of the ULI Retail and Entertainment Council and a member of the European leadership of ULI. From 2007 to 2015 he was Senior Director EMEA and Head of Retail, France at CBRE, and before that, Head of Real Estate Europe at Gap, and prior to that Head of Real Estate Europe at Foot Locker Europe. Chris was also Managing Director Europe for ICSC. Retail clients have included 7 For All Mankind, Aesop, Costco, Disney, Farrow & Ball, Hard Rock Café, Michael Kors, Nike, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, TUMI, Vapiano. Landlord clients have included AEW, Apsys, Deutsche Bank, Eurodisney, FREO, Grosvenor, Inter Ikea, Value Retail, Unibail Rodamco. Chris is an international speaker, former Jury Member for ICSC, RLI, CNCC, and a long-standing Steering Committee Member and Conference Master of Ceremony (2011 – 2019) for MAPIC. He has also lectured for ICSC, UK’s Bayfield Training, EFAP MBA in Paris and Abu Dhabi Paris Sorbonne University. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering. Chris is multi-lingual and enjoys being a coach and mentor to young professionals.

Speaker

Marine Duchesne

Development Manager, Ennismore

As Development Manager at Ennismore, Marine is responsible for the origination, evaluation and acquisition of new sites for the Ennismore hospitality, leisure and co-working brands in Europe and the US. She joined Ennismore in January 2018, time at which the company started to engage in an asset light strategy, expanding the Hoxton brand through leases and management agreements, in addition to traditional acquisitions. Prior to joining Ennismore, she spent 5 years at Christie & Co hotel advisory group covering hotel valuation, development feasibility and operations. Prior to Christie, she was in the Corporate Finance team at InterContinental Hotels Group. She holds an MSc in Real Estate from Cass Business School and an MSc in Finance from University Paris Dauphine.

Speaker

Ibrahim Ibrahim

Managing Director, Portland Design

Ibrahim is the Managing Director of Portland Design. Based in London and established in 1987, Portland is part of the global Perkins + Will architecture and design network. Portland is a leading strategic branding and retail design business and works on a broad range of projects including retail, F&B, consumer brands, shopping centres, airports, train stations, mixed use developments and urban regeneration Portland’s understanding of consumers’ relationship with brands and their engagement with branded physical and digital environments lies at the heart of their work. This understanding is built through research and insights that drive future customer expectations. Portland places great emphasis on ‘future readiness’. Ibrahim originally trained as an aeronautical engineer and is a post graduate of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a regular speaker at conferences and a frequent contributor to journals and trade press. He has written regular pieces for The Economist ‘Insights’.