INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE, 16th of February 2017 in Hamburg

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 leading real estate developer, investors, consultants, architects and corporates talked exclusively about innovative ideas in future urban developments. Union Investment Real Estate hosted the first roundtable in Hamburg. The following aspects and open questions were discussed and create the basis for the upcoming debates in London and Copenhagen:

NEW FORMS OF COLLABORATION

Don’t we have to re-think real estate development and investment strategies?

How can funders, planners, developers, clients and consultants work together more efficiently? Who are the progress blockers?

Is there a way for developers to collaborate on downtown area projects, sharing both risk and rewards? Can we learn from various film industry models?

21st CENTURY REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS

What do a 21st century real estate solutions have to look like?

As the poor 30 – 70 % utilization of some buildings is insufficient, there is a need for optimizing real estate assets. Smart buildings for smart cities could be an answer – adaptable, reconfigurable, relocatable, and exploiting IT for the 21 century.

Do mixed-use buildings in large cities result in progress?

Where are the Ubers or Airbnbs of the real estate industry? What would Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon or Tesla do if they were to enter the real estate market?

Who is going to disrupt the market first: UK, Europe or the international industry? Are we prepared? Is there an advantage for earlier adopters?

Analog and pencil versus Digital and IT! What is needed in the fast-moving 21st century?

When do buildings need to be iconic – resulting in greater expense? Who pays: private developers or tax payers? Could/should some buildings be repeatable globally but look different at entirely different cost?

NEW INVESTOR MODELS

Imagine if the investment model didn’t span 50 – 60 years! Would it work for the financial industry? Who should/could break the mold?

Which professional bodies are encouraging new investor models? Can these bodies change from being followers to leaders by breaking the status quo? Who will initiate this leadership for change come? Where and when?

What are the risks and the potential rewards of new ideas?

FUTURE REAL ESTATE

As the attendees in Hamburg ranged in age from 37 to 70, one has to ask: Where is the youth in the real estate sector? Where are the youthful ideas?

Who is missing around the future real estate table? IT, FM, operators/clients, city representatives, scientists, others …?

Richard Ogden, Stokewood and Götz Schönfeld, Drees & Sommer

PRESENTATIONS AND DEBATE – THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE

REFLECTIONS ON SUSTAINABILITY IN REAL ESTATE

ECONOMIC, SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE

DEVELOPING THE FUTURE – SUSTAINABILITY AT ITS BEST

BLUE BUILDINGS FOR BLUE CITIES

THE PARTICIPANTS

  • Martin Brühl, Union Investment Real Estate
  • John Bushell, KPF
  • Joeri Engel, Swisscom
  • Phillip W. Goltermann, Drees & Sommer
  • Frank Hermanns, OVG
  • Carsten Hohmann, Lupp + Partner Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten
  • Ralf-Peter Koschny, bulwiengesa
  • Johannes Lichtenthaler, Art-Invest Real Estate
  • Kevin Mattiszik, bauwens
  • Bent Mühlena, Union Investment Real Estate
  • Thomas Müller, Union Investment Real Estate
  • Martin Murphy, Störmer Murphy and Partners
  • Richard Ogden, Stokewood /acumen7
  • John Pike, Bellrock Property Services
  • Peter Prischl, Drees & Sommer
  • Thomas Schmitz, Rolls-Royce Deutschland
  • Götz Schönfeld, Drees & Sommer
  • Andreas Völker, BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Jakob Wind-Hansens, Nykredit Bank

TOPIC OF THE DAY

What does BREXIT really mean for the global construction and real estate industry? And how do we deal with it in terms of progress and innovation?

An invitation to this event will be sent as soon as details have been finalized.

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