Senior Managing Director
Ferguson Partners Europe
Serena spearheads the Ferguson Partners’ European recruitment business and assists clients in reaching an increasingly international talent pool. With over 20 years industry experience, having previously worked at Spencer Stuart, Norman Broadbent (including two years focused on Finance function roles) and Heidrick & Struggles, she provides executive search services to real estate related businesses across the UK and Europe. Serena has an Honours degree in English from Durham University.
Managing Director Global Real Estate & Infrastructure
APG Asset Management
Patrick joined the Global Real Estate division of APG Asset Management in 2005. Prior to joining APG, Patrick spent 11 years with ING Real Estate. He is responsible for all the company’s real estate and infrastructure holdings. Patrick is also a member of the board of Steen & Strom, the leading Scandinavian shopping centre investor, operator and developer. In addition, he is member of the Executive Board of the European Public Real Estate Association. He has an MSc in Real Estate, Project Management & Housingand a postdoctoral degree in Real Estate from the University of Amsterdam.
David has been Chief Executive of Hammerson since 2009. A Chartered Surveyor, he joined the Company in 1998 from international property adviser DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield). He became an Executive Director of Hammerson in January 2007. He is a Non-Executive Director of Whitbread Group Plc, a past President of Revo (formerly BCSC), a Director and Trustee of the Reading Real Estate Foundation, a member of the British Property Federation Policy Committee and former Chairman of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
Jaap joined Unibail-Rodamco’s Management Board as General Counsel in 2009 and then became Chief Investment Officer in 2010. He was promoted Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2012. He retains the supervision of the Group's investments in his current position. Prior to joining Unibail-Rodamco he was a Managing Director at Endurance Capital, a private equity firm in New York. Then he worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. (1994 - 2008), first in London and then in New York, where he was a managing director in the Leverage & Acquisition Finance department.
Vice President of Property Development
Birgit is responsible for establishing Real Estate Development as a new business unit with substantial revenue flows through real estate strategy, site development and property development projects.
Kaave is a 27 year old award-winning creative and cultural entrepreneur, who started his first company at the age of 14. He currently oversees the position as Creative Director for SPACE10, IKEA’s future-living lab. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, sharing his thoughts and experiences about innovation and design with global brands and universities, promoting a curious, open and playful approach to doing business tomorrow.
Hans is Partner at Provast, the Dutch (re)development specialist for innercity projects for living, working, shopping and staying. Provast develops for more than 30 years high end and sustainable real estate with passion, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship. Hans has nearly 30 years experience in multi-functional inner city developments in The Netherlands, the USA and France. He holds Master degrees in Architecture and in Real Estate and started his career at Breevast and Multi Development Corporation.
Founding Principal & Chief Client Officer
Kate is a co-founder of SweetmanCragun Group, a firm dedicated to removing the limits that keep companies and individuals from thriving in the "Age of Disruption." In addition to her consulting practice, she is the co-author of the award-winning book Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption, has been twice honored by the Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top gurus for her career work in the leadership development space, and is a former editor at Harvard Business Review. Kate's practice is truly global: her client work and research have taken her to over 40 countries.
Global Head of Foodservice
ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Jonathan is responsible for leading ECE’s global food and beverage activities, for existing and new projects as well as the key relationships with the ECE food and beverage partners and tenants. In November 2017 he launched the “We Love Food” programme across the business. Jonathan actively participates in the concept development of foodservice with our investors, partners and the varied stakeholders in the ECE business and our properties.
Chairman of the Executive Board
Jean-Marc served as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Klépierre Executive Board since October 18, 2012 before his appointment as Chairman of the Executive Board. Previously, he held a number of positions in real estate companies. He was notably Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of the pan-European platform Simon Ivanhoe from 1999 to 2007. He then joined Unibail Rodamco’s International team, acting as Deputy Chief Investment Officer in charge of acquisitions, sales and M&A transactions. Jean-Marc, age 49, is a graduate of the HEC Paris business school.
Chief Executive Officer
Josip is the Chief Executive Officer of Multi Corporation. Previously, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Group and Chief Investment officer and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Management Group at European retail property specialists ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co KG. Prior to joining ECE, Josip was General Manager at Sierra Management Germany GmbH, Dusseldorf, part of the international shopping centre development and management group Sonae Sierra, with responsibility for leasing activities and centre management.
After hitchhiking to Afghanistan from London, Richard had really caught the travel ‘bug’ – transforming his life forever! He has now spent over 35 years in hospitality, media and service industries visiting 87 countries for pleasure and business - working in seven of them. He has a deep understanding of Digital Transformation and Disruptive Innovation after helping to pioneer changing travel booking patterns with WorldRes in the late 1990s and launching Clickworker’s crowdsourcing platform in the UK in 2010.
Intu Properties Plc
John is a Non-Executive Director of intu Properties plc, the London based REIT and owner of nine of the UK's top 20 shopping centres, together with a growing presence in Spain. He was formerly Global Head of Retail at Cushman & Wakefield and is a member of both the Global and European Executive Boards of ICSC.
SES Spar European Shopping Centers
Marcus is the CEO of SES Spar European Shopping Centers, the strategic real estate and shopping centre unit of the SPAR Austria Group, which he joined in 1994. His experience in retail, real estate and shopping centre development spans 20 years. Marcus is a member of the administrative board of ASPIAG Despar Italy, and served as Chair of the European Advisory Board ICSC from 2009-2012. In 2013 Marcus was elected by ICSC’s Global Executive Committee as the Divisional Vice President for ICSC’s European Division and he also serves on ICSC’s Board of Trustees.
President & CEO
Acadia Realty Trust
Kenneth is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Realty Trust, which he co-founded in 1998. Acadia Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, redevelopment and management of open air retail properties. Along with his responsibilities at Acadia, Kenneth sits on the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves as the 2017/2018 Chairman. He received his BA from the University of Vermont and his JD from Boston University School of Law.
Head of Iberia
TH Real Estate
Marta is Head of Iberia for TH Real Estate, and is responsible for the strategic management and investment of assets valued at €1.9bn in Spain, Portugal. Previously she was Head of Asset Management for Henderson Global Investors. Marta has over fourteen years of experience in real estate management and investment, as well as vast knowledge of the market. Prior to joining TH Real Estate, Marta worked for almost ten years at Grupo Lar, occupying various positions, such as Asset Manager and Investment Manager, managing and closing deals valued at over €1bn.
Global Advisor on Cities
Greg regularly chairs summits and congresses on development and investment themes and has moderated more than 20 conferences and events for ICSC. He also acts as a moderator for leadership forums and boards. He is currently moderator of the World Cities Summit World Mayors Forum, The Moscow Urban Forum, The Asia Pacific Cities Summit. He has led more than 100 summits and events for the OECD, World Bank, UN, The FT, The EIB, JP Morgan, Grosvenor, ICSC, INREV, ANREV, IEDC, ULI, MIPIM, LSE, Brookings Institution, and The EU Council.
Chris has moderated events ranging from the inaugural World Cities Forum to policy forums for the UK Government to the Pacific Coast Builders Conference to the UK Sport World Class Performance Conference. Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he has taken a leadership role in securing a legacy of social change, sitting on the Board of Sport England and becoming Chief Executive of Sported, a UK-wide legacy charity. Chris lives in Greenwich (UK) and Nijmegen (Netherlands). He is a proud Londoner and passionate European.
Economist, Writer and Broadcaster
Tim is an economist, journalist and broadcaster. He is author of “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”, “Messy”, and the million-selling “The Undercover Economist”. Tim is a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and the iTunes-topping series “Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy”. Tim has spoken at TED, PopTech and the Sydney Opera House. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and an honorary fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Dominique joined EPRA as CEO in 2017, moving from BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management where he held the CEO position for Luxembourg and Belgium. After working in a private bank followed by five years as a management consultant on large financial sector projects for KPMG Consulting, he joined Fortis Real Estate in 2004, where he was COO for international investment and fund management activities in Luxembourg, Belgium and Spain until 2011, before moving with the company to the UK.
Head of Investment Management Retail
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Henrike has been responsible for acquisitions and disposals of shopping centres and retail parks for Union Investment Real Estate GmbH since 2006, handling a transaction volume of more than €3.5bn throughout Europe. She has 15 years’ experience in the real estate sector. Prior to joining Union Investment, she worked in the real estate department of an international auditing and tax consultancy firm. Henrike became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2005.
Richard is responsible for PropertyEU Publications. Richard joined PropertyEU in January 2012 as Associate Publisher and Head of PropertyEU Investment Briefings. He started his career at Euromoney Institutional Investor where he worked for 10 years. He subsequently worked with companies including Financial Times Business and Eurozone Advisors before joining PropertyEU after 6 years as Publisher at Property Investor Europe. Richard moderates panel discussions and events throughout Europe, Asia and the US and brings over 25 years of experience in financial markets & publishing.
Intu Properties Plc
Martin joined Intu Properties in 2002 and was appointed Group development director and a member of the Executive Committee in January 2016. Martin has direct responsibility for intu's development programme across the UK and intu's Spanish business. Previous roles have included working for MEPC and Jones Lang LaSalle, the latter including four years in Spain. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the advisory panel of the British Council of Shopping Centres.
Mall & Partners
Bertrand is Consultant in shopping centre management since 1992. He began his career as Manager of Parinor Shopping Centre and later Evry 2 and Vélizy 2 Shopping Centres. In 1982, Bertrand was Head of the SCC Shopping Centres Managers. Bertrand’s commitment with the industry: Member of ICSC-Europe Advisory Board (Since 1997) Founder and Chairman of ICSC Europe Legal Group (Since 2006) Vice Chair and Trustee of the European Shopping Center Trust (Since 2008) Vice President of French National Council of SC (CNCC) (2000-2012) Chairman of CNCC Technical Committee
Founding Principal & CEO
Shane is CEO and Founding Principal of SweetmanCragun Group, a global leadership development firm. He has 25 years of experience helping individuals, teams, and organizations create exceptional results. Shane's research, writing, and client work focuses on leadership, disruption, change mastery, and strategy. Shane's clients include: Honda, NASA, HPE, Motel 6, Citigroup, Merck, ABK Bank of Kuwait-Egypt, Yale University and the Yokosuka Japan U.S. Naval Shipyard Facility. His client work has been honored by JD Power Associates and Computerworld-Smithsonian Institute.
Head of International Retail Agency
James is based in London and is responsible for cross-border retail advice for international occupiers, investors and developers using the resource of over 1000 retail experts across the world. He leads JLL’s retail and leisure agency business across EMEA with colleagues in over 100 offices and across 32 countries. His time is spent assisting retail clients with their international strategies and key landlords with marketing their prime assets to the international marketplace.
Director General - Spain / Group Corporate Director
Value Retail PLC
Michael is responsible for Value Retail's business activities in Spain and Italy. He has been with Value Retail since the inception of its activities in Spain in 1996. Based in Barcelona, he is a director of all Value Retail PLC’s Spanish and Italian subsidiaries. At a group level he is actively involved in both commercialising and bringing projects within the network to stabilisation, and arranges financings in selected markets. Prior to Value Retail, Mr Goldenberg spent six years with the Bankers Trust Investment Banking Group in New York, London and Madrid.
Partner - Consumer and Retail Practice
Michael is a Partner in A.T. Kearney’s Consumer and Retail Practice. He leads the Global Retail Omnichannel Team. With more than 25 years of consulting and retail industry leadership experience, Michael’s expertise lies in revenue and profit improvement through transformation of retailers’ and customer experience and operating models to meet changing technology, economic conditions and customer preferences. His experience includes Omnichannel customer engagement and fulfillment, store operations, store technology, merchandising, and supply-chain transformation strategies and processes.
Managing Partner Catella Asset Management Iberia
Spanish Council of Shopping Centers and Retail Parks
Javier joined Catella Asset Management Iberia in July 2015 to set up and lead the development of property investment and asset management activities across Spain and Portugal. He has extensive experience within the real estate markets across Europe and joined Catella from a previous position as partner within the PwC Spain real estate transaction team. Javier is chairman of the Spanish Council of Shopping Centres since May 2013.
Dan has worked in real estate and the built environment for over 22 years. He works to build reputations, trigger business growth and drive asset value. He started his career as a Planner for Guardian Properties (now AXA) in 1994, and after working up into senior roles through two marcomms agencies he left to establish the niche real-estate consultancy INNESCO in 2009.
International Partner, Head of Occupier Business Performance
Cushman & Wakefield
Despina is an industry leader with an international reputation for thought leadership and innovation, on the impact of the workplace, on people and business performance. She serves as an independent adviser to corporate occupiers, real estate developers and investment funds. A former Chairman of international consultancy DEGW and recently with Barclays Corporate Real Estate, Despina has over 30 years’ experience working with corporate occupiers at board level.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Prior to joining ICSC, Tom was Vice Chairman of Deloitte, LLP. He was also a member of Deloitte’s Global and US Executive and Operational Leadership Committees. He is also active in numerous civic, charitable, and academic organizations. He is the incoming Chairman of Covenant House International, and member of the New York Catholic Foundation Board, as well as the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of New York and the Board of Regents of Loyola Marymount University, his alma mater.
International Partner, EMEA Head of Talent & Performance
Cushman & Wakefield
April has a strong track record of successful talent management, succession planning and organisation development programmes. She is an accomplished initiator and implementer of practical enterprise wide HR solutions, and an excellent communicator and relationship builder gained within a multinational operational environment. April is an experienced leader and manager skilled in managing and developing diverse teams of HR professionals in both specialist and generalist roles including technical trainers, internal recruiters and HR business partners.
Reinhard took over the family-winery of his parents in Stratzing in 2010, with a great feeling of responsibility towards the three generations before. He has been running an international company that deals with the development and operation of retail properties (power centers, malls, and mixed use properties) for more than ten years. he specializes in location marketing and brand communication. Reinhard is owner of a publishing company that publishes trade media for real estate, shopping center development, and regional economic policy.