Webinar Summary:Increasing numbers of people are struggling to find affordable housing in cities across the developed world. This situation has consequences for the individuals by lowering their quality of life and more widely affects city competitiveness and social cohesion. In particular, households that are not eligible for social housing but unable to afford market prices or rents, are increasingly squeezed. This webinar highlights ULI’s report, Promoting Housing Affordability, which provides recommendations for European cities in building more homes tailored to a ‘squeezed middle’ of homebuyers and renters, homes referred to as ‘intermediate housing’, based on existing best practices across the real estate value chain. The webinar will continue with a panel discussion developing the recommendations of the report and whether the current COVID-19 crisis will affect the delivery of intermediate housing and what can be done to prevent any issues or resolve them. In this webinar, speakers will address key questions including:
- How can public and private sector stakeholders work better together to deliver more intermediate housing?
- Is there a silver bullet for intermediate housing – how do you see the landscape unfolding?
- What could the potential impact be of the current COVID-19 crisis and how could potential negative impact be prevented or resolved?
CPD AccreditedThis webinar is CPD accredited. Regardless of industry or sector, most people are now required to undertake CPD (Continuous Professional Development). The updating of skills and knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes, maintaining professional competence and ensuring that qualifications do not become obsolete. Anyone who is a member of a professional body or institution is automatically expected to do CPD as a requirement of individual membership. In addition, most employers now require all their employees to undertake CPD regardless of role or responsibility. This webinar counts towards 1 hour of training and after completing the webinar you can request your ‘Certificate of Attendance’ directly through the CPD Certification Service.
Xavier Jongen, Managing Director, Catella Residential Investment ManagementXavier Jongen, Managing Director of Catella Residential Investment Management, graduated from Sciences-Po Paris, and holds a post-graduate Master of the College of Europe in Bruges (with Honours) and the Cambridge IPF Diploma. He was further trained at Fannie Mae, Stanford Business School and the Ayn Rand Institute. Xavier was the first to introduce a pan-European residential investment fund in 2007. Meanwhile, the portfolio grew to over 4 bn EUR in AUM (assets under management), with assets in nine countries and nine sub-sectors. He also set up a purpose-built alliance to manage the portfolios across the continent. Xavier started analysing housing and capital market fundamentals whilst working for World Bank/IMF/EU structural adjustment programmes to liberalise socialist housing markets in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Russia, after the fall of the Berlin wall. From 1996 to May 2005, Xavier worked in parallel as a public speaker for the European Commission in Brussels on EU integration for target priority groups (politicians, journalists, CEO’s). He founded the SOLUM foundation where the 12 most powerful real estate CEO’s gathered annually in Cambridge or Nyenrode to discuss matters of globalisation in the real estate industry, until its implosion during the global financial crisis (GFC). He chaired the first INREV Public Affairs committee and currently co-chairs the ULI European Residential Council.
Nicolas Bearelle, CEO, Revive Revive regenerates derelict urban sites, the so-called brownfields, into sustainable and lively neighbourhoods. Being a certified B-Corporation since 2012, it maximises social and environmental added value. The mixed-use neighbourhoods Revive develops are carbon free, fostering new ways of mobility, catering for social cohesion and adding green and collective space. Revive is also co-founder of the social housing fund Inclusion and the founder of The Good Life Investment Fund, building and investing in affordable living. Having its own smart city scale-up accelerator Watt Factory, Revive taps into new technologies and services, enhancing the experience and lowering the full cost of living. Revive is active in Benelux, France, Poland and Portugal.
Dr. Marcus Cieleback, Chief Economist, PATRIZIA AGDr. Marcus Cieleback is Chief Economist of PATRIZIA AG and a member of PATRIZIA’s Investment Committee. He is Co-Chair of ULI`s European residential council and member of INREV’s Training & Education Committee as well as the German Society of Property Researchers. He is based in the Augsburg headquarter. The focus of the work of Dr. Cieleback is the risk-return based analysis and comparison of European and global real estate markets and the development of models for forecasting the commercial and residential markets to develop individual investment strategies. Within these analyses special focus is given to the institutional framework of the markets, especially in the residential sector, as it provides the “rules of the game” and crucially influences the return perspectives. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a published author in various international journals. Before joining PATRIZIA Dr. Cieleback worked for the German mortgage bank Eurohypo AG as Head of Research, overseeing their global research activities. Prior to that Dr. Cieleback worked at MEAG, the asset management company of Munich Re Group, developing real estate investment strategies and accompanying property transactions globally from a market point of view.
Margarethe Theseira, Independent AdvisorDr Margarethe Theseira has over 25 years of experience in providing economic research, policy development and project delivery services to clients spanning the public, private and charity sectors. She is the Head of Economics and Business Advisory at Jacobs supporting clients across the world to deliver sustainable investments into infrastructure. She previously spent a decade providing economic and policy advice to the Mayor of London, Greater London Authority and Transport for London, impacting on a city budget of £10 billion per annum. Margarethe is a strong advocator of inclusive growth and served as the Chief Advisor to the London Fairness Commission. She is currently serving as an independent expert advisor for the Mayor of London’s Industrial Strategy Evidence Base and has recently been appointed to the Mayor’s Infrastructure Advisory Panel. She provides regular commentary on trends in the real estate industry and opportunities for providing better quality, affordable housing. She holds a PhD in modelling awarded by Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the Bartlett School of the Built Environment associated with the Development Planning Unit and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.
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