Richard van der Linden, Prologis

Richard van der Linden

Richard van der Linden is Vice President Tax Europe at Prologis and is responsible for European tax accounting, tax compliance and taxes in relation to real estate acquisitions, dispositions and fund structuring. Richard teaches at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and in the INREV/Henley business school program and is board member of Dutch Association of Tax advisors section in-house. Prior to joining Prologis he was a tax advisor at PwC based in Amsterdam and New York; working at the International Real Estate group. He provided tax services to real estate investors and asset managers investing and divesting in real estate, advising on tax optimization of corporate structures including internal or external refinancing, advice in respect of mergers and acquisitions and assisting clients setting up regional, country or property-specific real estate investment funds. Areas of expertise include international corporate income tax and real estate transfer tax.

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.


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?

  • Gwen Hassert

    Gwen Hassert Head of Tax Europe & APAC for Real Estate and Private Markets UBS Asset Management

  • Jean-Pierre Gomez

    Jean-Pierre Gomez Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs Société Générale Securities Services Luxembourg

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?