Sectors Demystified: Real Estate Private Equity Investment - A Global Overview


The next in our Sectors Demystified series on private equity will be held on 1st May at the offices of CBRE Global Investors. 

Sectors Demystified: Real Estate Private Equity Investment – A Global Overview” roundtable breakfast event will be held on Wednesday 1 May 2019, 08:30 - 10:00 at the offices of CBRE Global Investors, Third Floor, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF.

Our ‘Sectors Demystified’ events provide an introduction to a particular area of real estate from experts in the field. This event will focus on the growth of the real estate private equity market as an asset class and address global investment trends as well as the changing landscape of investor sentiment.

Ian Gleeson and Elisabeth Teo-Pennell are experienced investment management professionals who have been actively involved in the evolution of the real estate private equity market. They will discuss the way that the market has developed and how the relationship between investment managers and investors drives capital into the real estate private equity industry.

Strong global capital flows and the search for yield and stability has driven record amounts of capital into real estate private equity as an asset class. With real estate markets at late-stage and the economic-political backdrop uncertain, Ian and Elisabeth will discuss key investment trends - geography, sectors, risk profile and structures - and how investment managers and investors are investing in an increasingly competitive and challenging investment world.

A light breakfast will be provided and there will be an opportunity for questions and networking.

Space is limited, so a speedy response is advisable. Due to the limited capacity, initially we will offer one place per corporate member and additional applicants will be put on a waiting list and notified after the RSVP date if a place is available.

Please RSVP to by 17 April 2019.

About our speakers

Ian Gleeson is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP), the specialist indirect investment management business of CBRE Global Investors.

Ian started his career in the early 1990s as a property research analyst with Chesterton. He subsequently joined ESN Pension Management Group’s in-house real estate fund management team which was later acquired by Foreign & Colonial. In 2004 Ian took up the position of Head of Property for the National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland and after a brief spell as Head of International Multi Manager with Aviva Investors Ian joined CBRE Global Investors in 2008.

In his current role Ian is primarily focused on leading the CBRE GIP business and delivering indirect global and regional real estate investment solutions for clients of CBRE GIP. Ian is an active member of several industry organisations including INREV (European Association for Unlisted Real Estate Funds) where he sits on the Investor Advisory Council.

On D&I, Ian says “Reducing unconscious bias and widening my circle of trust and go to individuals are areas in which I personally commit to working on”.

Elisabeth Teo-Pennell is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and has more than 25 years of global real estate experience. She has been responsible for building new businesses and is skilled at pioneering innovative real estate investment strategies. Elisabeth has a understanding of global capital flows into real estate, raising significant capital from institutional investors by developing deep, long term client relationships.

Elisabeth is actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusion within real estate and led PGIM Real Estate’s Inclusive Leadership Network since inception in 2013 for three years. She is also a founder member and on the management board of Real Estate Balance.

Elisabeth holds a Masters in Law (University College, London) and an LLB (National University of Singapore).

About our hosts: CBRE Global Investors

"I am 100 percent committed to diversity & inclusion at the core of our culture and company and commit to working with our senior leadership to continue to strengthen the diversity & inclusion metrics, policies and practices across our organization. I also commit to identifying and working to reduce any barriers or unconscious bias that may exist and to doing everything we can to continue to build an inclusive workplace culture.” – Ritson Ferguson, CEO CBRE Global Investors