Shahriar Agaajani, Spacetime S.A.

Shahriar Agaajani

Shahriar Agaajani is a civil engineer who has been working in the construction industry for 11 years. Shahriar is a project owner of more than 100,000 m² of buildings in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

His expertise is the result of a combination of his two passions: the pleasure of exploring and learning, and the systemic development of progress and innovation in its environment.

Research has been a main focus of Shahriar’s since 2010. He completed his doctoral research as a co-inventor of a new type of masonry block at the University of Luxembourg. In 2015, he was awarded the title of Best Scientific Researcher at global level by the International Masonry Society, for the development of an algorithm that allows access to previously inaccessible information.

Shahriar now combines his construction expertise with developing cutting-edge technology concepts to enhance real estate stakeholders’ experience and take a major step forward in the digitisation of the construction sector.

09.30 - 10.15

The future of REIFs

Technology, ESG, Brexit, tax, substance… What keeps real estate fund managers awake at night? (part II – following 2018)


10.15 - 10.35

AML – applying regulatory expectation for PE and RE in practice

AML/CTF regulation contains rules that players need to translate into their operational reality. This panel will look at some practical questions of the PE/RE industry, such as applying AML/CTF regulations to the PE/RE assets cycle.


11.20 - 12.05

Structuring a RE fund with the investor's jurisdiction in mind

Wherever you are, a Luxembourg property vehicle will allow you to invest worldwide… but small differences apply. Find out what they are.


12.05 - 12.20

RE market testimonial

Expect an interactive presentation of Spacetime’s brandnew technological platform, which lets real estate professionals trace the history of the finished building project by means of augmented reality: a major step forward in the digitisation of the construction sector, allowing for constructive feedback through, essentially, space-time travel…


14.20-15.00

Different approaches to risk management

There is no one way: in- or outsource risk management? Early involvement and post-deal stress testing: how to organise the process? Which reporting tools to use?


15.30 - 16.10

RE regulation and tax alert

What are the key considerations for RE fund structuring in an ever-changing regulatory and tax environment? Fund distribution is changing and so are the fund types used (open-ended). How does this influence NAV calculations? Is the expectation shifting towards short-term (re)structuring? What effect does ATAD II have?


16.10 - 16.55

Putting capital to work in infrastructure

  • Specific expectations from investors in infrastructure
  • Key structuring challenges of transactions in infrastructure
  • Are retail investors the future for infrastructure funds?
  • Can private funds invest in all types of infrastructure assets?