The Westin Palace


Real estate is the long-term investment, with the best return on adjusted risk, allowing an inflation coverage for main institutional investors. The listed real estate companies – REIT’s – are the most transparent y sustainable to make the most from the real estate market momentum! EPRA – European Public Real Estate Association and IBERIAN PROPERTY are pleased to present for the fifth time in Madrid an in depth debate directed towards the national and international investment community. The most transparent way to invest in the Iberian real estate sector The European listed real estate market is a highly regulated tool to promote long term Investment. The REIT / SOCIMI regime is the most transparent vehicle for real estate Investment in Spain, and Portugal is now a new member of the European REIT Club. Iberian REIT´s, a reality in Spain, an opportunity for Portugal!


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09h00   Registration of participants

09h30   EPRA & Iberian Property welcome

09h45   Iberian economy in the new global order context – The road ahead!

A new geopolitical order is being established. What is the role of the Iberian region, what are the opportunities and the challenges? Can we benefit in the long term, or will the focus of growth be on the east?

  • Ignacio de la Torre, Chief Economist, Arcano Partners

10h15   Challenging Times. How real estate listed sector is facing the future

  • Dominique Moerenhout, CEO, EPRA

10h30   How is the real estate sector facing these new times and realities?

In a new economic order, how are real estate investors reacting to this inflationary context? Which sectors are getting the most attention from investors? What are the prospects for the evolution of the real estate market?

  • Borja Ortega, CEO, BNP Paribas Real Estate Spain

10h45   Round table discussion

Moderated by António Gil Machado, Director, Iberian Property

  • Miguel Pereda, Vice-Chairman Lar España & Chairman Grupo Lar
  • Ismael Clemente, CEO, Merlin Properties
  • Pere Viñolas, CEO, Colonial
  • David Martínez, CEO, Aedas Homes

11h30   Networking coffee break

12h00   Taxonomy and real estate financing - A new reality?

The European taxonomy establishes a new paradigm for financing the economy. What are the impacts for the real estate market? How will the banking system adapt and react? And how will investors evaluate listed companies and how will they measure their carbon footprint.

  • Jana Bour, ESG Policy & Advocacy Manager, EPRA

12h30   Round table discussion

Moderated by Miguel Ferré, Chairman Editorial Council of Iberian Property & Senior Partner for Public Affairs & Sustainability of KREAB

  • Guillermo Astorqui, Head of Real Estate Finance Iberia, BNP Paribas
  • Jon Armentia Mendaza, Corporate Director & CFO, Lar España
  • Isidoro Tapia, Senior Officer, Climate Office, European Investment Bank ­
  • Filipe Lowndes Marques, Banking and Finance Law Partner, Morais Leitão

13h15   Round table discussion: Armageddon scenarios for real estate – really?!

From closed shopping centres to remote working, there has been a lot of negative commentary with some analysts predicting a true Armageddon for real estate investment…. But in fact, the reality is a strong market comeback and the worst scenarios turning into opportunities! How can the listed real estate sector can take advantage of these new opportunities and turn them in real shareholder value!

Moderated by Richard Betts, Director, Real Asset Media

  • Carlos Portocarrero, Partner Real Estate, Clifford Chance
  • Ines Arellano, Director, Merlin Properties
  • Carlos Krohmer, Corporate Development Officer, Colonial
  • Paloma Taltavull, Professor, University of Alicante
  • Alfredo Echevarría, Analisys Director, Lighthouse

14h00   Closing & remarks

Miguel Ferré, Chairman Editorial Council of Iberian Property & Senior Partner for Public Affairs & Sostenability of KREAB

The Westin Palace

Plaza de las Cortes, 7 | 28014 Madrid | TEL: +34 913 60 80 00

This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, within the Art Triangle. The Parliament is across the road, and the Royal Palace and Opera House within walking distance.
The Westin Palace offers elegant facilities only 300 m from the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums.
The hotel is famous for its beautiful stained-glass dome. Here a fantastic buffet breakfast with music is served.
Rooms at the Palace are elegant and modern. They have the award-winning Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. There is also antique furniture and an internet television.
Cocktails, coffees and aperitifs are offered in the Palace Bar, under the dome. Offering live music, the bar was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his novel The Sun Also Rises.

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