15-17 MAY

EUROPA INVESTOR DAY
IN DÜSSELDORF

Welcome to our Investor Day 2023, hosted in the colourful and cultured city of Düsseldorf. We’re looking forward to seeing you in person, as we take you through your fund and portfolio updates, share the latest Europa news and offer property tours in the Southern Netherlands.

Unique to this year, you’ll also benefit from the valuable perspectives of Olivier Sibony, best-selling author, academic and expert in strategic decision making, in our intimate keynote and Q&A session.

EVENT PROGRAMME

Meeting venue:
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf, Speditionstraße 19, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany

MONDAY 15 MAY

18:45pm

Meet in the hotel lobby for an informal welcome dinner at Restaurant Vossen

19:00pm

Coach departs

TUESDAY 16 MAY

Morning

10:00am

Welcome and business update – Rob Sim

From team changes to our new look, find out what’s been going on at Europa and how this affects you

Meeting Room I-II

10:20am

Europa’s investment approach – Russell Chaplin

How seeking mispriced risk will help investment performance

Meeting Room I-II

10:55am

Coffee break
Foyer

11:10am

Keynote speech by Olivier Sibony

Why smart people make bad decisions

Meeting Room I-II

12:10pm

Morning session closing remarks
Meeting Room I-II

Afternoon

12:15pm

Lunch in hotel
Foyer

13:30pm

EFV Update Presentation – Simon Hooper
Meeting Room III
EDIF Update Presentation – Andy Watson, Emilie Bouthors and Diederik Bakker
Meeting Room I-II

15:00pm

Coffee break
Foyer

15:15pm

EFVI Update Presentation – Rachel Hanke, Robert Martin and Jeremy Bullock
Meeting Room I-II

17:00pm

Value-add LP only session
Meeting Room I-II
EDIF LP only session
Meeting Room III

17:45pm

Free time

Evening

18:45pm

Meet in hotel lobby

19:00pm

Depart hotel by coach

19:15pm

Dinner at Mbassy by Frank

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY

Check out per your own travel arrangements, with optional property tours:

08:45am

Meet in hotel lobby for Value Add tour departure

09:00am

Meet in hotel lobby for EDIF tour departure

12:30pm

Lunch back at the hotel Hyatt Regency
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PROPERTY TOURS

Timings are approximate

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VALUE ADD ASSET TOUR ITINERARY

City
Address
Arrival
Visit time
Departure
Duration
Dusseldorf
Hotel pick-up
08.30
00.15
08.45
01.15
Weert
Copernicusstraat 7
10.00
00.15
10.15
00.45
Venlo
Groot Egtenrayseweg 23
11.00
00.15
11.15
01.00
Dusseldorf
Hotel drop-off
12.15
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EDIF ASSET TOUR ITINERARY

City
Address
Date
Arrival
Visit time
Departure
Travelling time
Dusseldorf
Hotel pick-up
17 May 23
08.45
00.15
09.00
01.00
Venlo
Columbusweg 14
17 May 23
10.00
00.30
10.30
00.30
Venray
Ambachtstraat 30
17 May 23
11.00
00.30
11.30
00.45
Dusseldorf
Hotel drop-off
17 May 23
12.15
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Monday 15 May

Informal dinner at:
Restaurant Vossen, Helmholtzstrasse 34, 40215 Dusseldorf

The coach departs at 19:00 from the hotel.

It will return you to the hotel at the end of the meal, or in case you prefer to walk back it’s approximately 36 minutes.

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Tuesday 16 May

Dinner at:
MBassy by Franks, Ratinger Straße 9, 40213 Düsseldorf

The coach departs at 19:00 from the hotel.

It will return you to the hotel at the end of the meal, or in case you prefer to walk back it’s approximately 32 minutes.

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EUROPA TEAM SPEAKER BIO'S

Rob Sim

Rob Sim

Managing Partner

Rob is the Managing Partner of Europa and a member of the non-core Investment Committee. Before joining Europa in 2003, Rob worked at LaSalle Investment Management, and was responsible for investment on behalf of a major UK pension fund. Rob started his career at Jones Lang LaSalle on the graduate training programme in 1988. Rob is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Rob received an MA in Economics and Geography from St Andrews University and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying from Reading University.

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Russell Chaplin

Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner

Russell is the Chief Investment Officer at Europa and is responsible for the delivery of Europa’s investment goals. Before joining Europa in 2022, Russell worked at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was the Chief Investment Officer for the property team. He also held strategic roles at UBS Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors. Russell was an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford between 2020 and 2024. Russell received a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and holds MPhil (Cantab) and PhD (Cantab) degrees in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. Russell is also a Chartered Surveyor, MRICS.

Rachel Hanke

Rachel Hanke

Managing Director, Fund Manager

Rachel is the Fund Manager for Europa Fund VI, the sixth in Europa’s series of non-core funds investing across Europe. Before joining Europa, Rachel worked at AIG Global Real Estate and FREO Group and was responsible for portfolio management, investment and asset management, and business development. Rachel started in real estate in 2007 and prior to that received a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Georgia and has an MBA from London Business School.

Simon Hooper

Partner, Fund Manager

Simon is the Fund Manager for Europa’s funds III, IV and V. Prior to this role, Simon held the role of Head of Asset Management at Europa, having oversight of all asset management initiatives of the non-core funds. Before joining Europa, Simon was Head of Management, Valuation and Consultancy at King Sturge in Prague and held various roles at King Sturge, Bristol City Council and Humberts. Simon is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a BSc in Land Management from De Montfort University.

Andy Watson

Andy Watson

Partner, Fund Manager

Andy is a Partner at Europa and is the Fund Manager for the Europa Diversified Income Fund. Andy joined Europa in January 2018 to lead the firm’s long-term income investment initiative for pan-European real estate. Based in Paris, Andy is responsible for leading the dedicated team and formulating the Fund’s strategy. Andy, former Chief Investment Officer for Continental Europe at LaSalle Investment Management, brings with him considerable experience in providing diversified long-term income to institutional investors. He has a BA in Modern Languages from Oxford University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Having lived in France since 1995, Andy has recently acquired French nationality.

 

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Emilie Bouthors

Emilie Bouthors

Managing Director, Deputy Fund Manager

Emilie is Deputy Fund Manager at Europa and is responsible for Europa’s open-ended pan-European core fund, EDIF. As Deputy Fund Manager, Emilie is the focal point for all of Europa’s teams that work on the Fund, including the transaction management, asset management, fund accounting, real estate finance and investor relations teams. Before joining Europa in 2021, Emilie held fund management roles at Generali Real Estate, Nuveen and CBRE Investment Management. Emilie started her career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst. Emilie received an MSc in Management, Majors in finance and business strategy from HEC Paris.

Diederik Bakker

Diederik Bakker

Managing Director, Asset Management

Diederik is a Managing Director at Europa and is responsible for the asset management of Europa’s open-ended pan-European core fund, EDIF, and for the non-core portfolios in the Netherlands. Before joining Europa in 2021, Diederik worked at Multi Corporation (Blackstone) where he was a Senior Director overseeing teams in Ireland, UK, Benelux, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Diederik has also had senior positions at LaSalle Investment Management and UBS, including founding the Benelux asset management departments at both firms. Diederik is a fellow of the RICS (FRICS) and a past member of the RICS European Board. Diederik received an Msc in Financial Management from the University of Nyenrode.

Jeremy Bullock

Jeremy Bullock

Head of Value-Add Asset Management

Jeremy Bullock is a Managing Director at Europa and is responsible for the asset management of the firm’s non-core portfolio. Before joining Europa in 2021, Jeremy was a Director at Tristan Capital for 7 years, and was responsible for the UK portfolio consisting of office, retail, logistics and industrial assets. Jeremy’s career has covered a number of private equity and property companies over a 30 year period.  Jeremy is a member of the RICS. Jeremy received a Bsc (Hons) degree in Urban Estate Surveying from Nottingham Trent University.

 

Chris Miller-Jones

Chris Miller-Jones

Director, Head of Sustainability

Chris joined Europa as Head of ESG in August 2022. He is responsible for delivering ESG solutions and initiatives across Europa Capital’s Funds and leading the development of Europa Capital’s Net Zero strategy. Chris has over 20 years environmental and sustainability consultancy experience working for Arcadis, WSP and KPMG. Prior to joining Europa, Chris was Director of Sustainability at BWB Consulting. Chris received a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University and a BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Leicester. Chris is active in his local community and was formerly co-convenor for the UKELA environmental due diligence working party group.

MAKING BETTER INVESTMENT DECISIONS

Key note with Olivier Sibony

This promises to be a fascinating session by Olivier Sibony, Professor of Strategy and co-author of ‘Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement’, which explores cognitive biases and the presence of noise in decision-making, and ‘You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake’, about how people often rely on heuristics and mental shortcuts.

Olivier’s keynote is unique to our audience and will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological factors impacting your investment decisions. You’ll learn about the types of bias that distort judgements, with techniques to combat them – and to ultimately become a better decision maker

There will be a Q&A after the keynote so get thinking about what you’d like to talk to him about, while in this small and personal setting.

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