SA REIT Conference 2016 is set to sell out, with international speakers Poitrinal and Parsons

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Seats at the SA REIT Conference 2016 are filling up fast.


The announcement of the conference’s headline speaker - internationally acclaimed business leader and ex-CEO of Unibail-Radamco, Guillaume Poitrinal - has resulted in a high number of early bookings.

There are limited seats available for delegates at the SA REIT Conference, to be held on 17 March 2016 at The Maslow in Sandton Central. We suggest you secure your place soon to avoid disappointment.

With international keynote speakers Guillaume Poitrinal and Andrew Parsons, MD of Resolution Capital (Australia) and a full programme of hot topics delivered by the sharpest minds in their fields, the SA REIT Conference 2016 is hosted by the South African Real Estate Investment Trust Association (SA REIT) and sponsored by Property Finance at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB).

Meet our international keynote speakers:

Guillaume Poitrinal

Poitrinal’s matchless listed property prowess is extensively recognised. His appearance at the SA REIT Conference is a real coup for the South African business and real estate community.

Poitrinal was elected Chairman of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), from 2009 to 2011. He was voted “Best CEO property sector – Europe” by Institutional Investors’ buy side voters, each year from 2006 to 2013. French President François Holland has appointed Poitrinal as Co-Chair of the French Simplification Council by, where he is tasked with streamlining the administrative and fiscal formalities applied to French businesses.

Poitrinal joined Unibail in 1995, after a three-year stint at Morgan Stanley’s M&A division in London and Paris. Poitrinal spent 18 years building up the leading European property company. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, the company entered the CAC40 index, and merged with Rodamco to create Unibail-Rodamco, Europe’s largest property company, while rewarding its shareholders and outperforming its major index benchmarks. Unibail-Rodamco Europe became the third largest shopping centre owner, operator and developer in the world, while Poitrinal was one of the youngest CEOs of a European listed company.

At the height of his professional career in 2013, Poitrinal left Unibail-Rodamco to take on the entrepreneurial challenge of building up his own company. When Poitrinal handed over the reins of Unibail-Rodamco, it had a market capitalisation of €18 billion, a standing real estate portfolio of €30 billion, a development pipeline of €6 billion and a leading position in the capital cities of 12 countries in Europe. 

Andrew Parsons

The outspoken Andrew Parsons is returning to our second conference, this time to shine a light on lessons from Australia’s property sector, as well as issues impacting REITS globally.

Managing Director of Resolution Capital in Australia, Parsons will share his insight gained through over 25-years in financial markets working for the Australian Stock Exchange, CS First Boston and Lend Lease. He is a past Chairman of the Property Council of Australia’s Capital Markets Committee and is currently a serving member of the European Public Real Estate Association’s Asian Index Committee. Parsons is also a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

The SA REIT Conference is an exclusive one-day senior management conference and will be held on 17 March 2016 at The Maslow in Sandton Central. The cost per delegate is R 5000 excluding vat and you can book your seat for the SA REIT Conference 2016.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 22:56

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