Nick Brown, M&G Real Estate

Nick Brown Nick has global responsibility for the finances of the M&G Real Estate business in the UK, Europe and Asia. He joined M&G Real Estate in 2014 and has 25 years of experience in finance and the built environment. Most recently, Nick held interim roles as Chief Financial Officer at Value Chain Lab Ltd and Head of Financial Planning at Wellcome Trust in London. He has also spent a number of years at Ernst and Young, including heading the Real Estate Due Diligence team. Nick is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in civil engineering.
09.30-10.20

Market developments, regulation, tax, technology: What keeps RE asset managers up at night?

An overview of what real estate experts consider game changers and hot topics. How do they prepare and adapt? How ensure stability in a changing environment?


10.50-11.35

Responsible decision-making: coupling sustainability and profitability

ESG is on the rise. ‘Green’, social and governance criteria increasingly influence strategy, investment decisions, reporting and marketing. How are asset managers integrating ESG in their internal processes? What are clients asking for? And what about profitability in this new paradigm?


11.35-12.25

It's all about the investor

Capital raising, structuring, distribution – how to reach and please the investor


14.00-14.10

Chairperson's introduction & Presentation of the REIF Study


14.50-15.30

Every pot has its lid - solutions for product developers

Specialising in property types: aged care facilities, student housing, residential property, co-working spaces, etc


16.00-16.45

Build, buy or borrow-Which operating model is the key to success over the next 10 years?

Which operating model is going to unlock the doors to a successful future?
Is your operating model robust enough to manage the transformation the RE industry is facing?
Hear different views on the market from various players.


16.45-17.15

PropTech, the new kid on the block

Blockchain, tokenisation, crypto: rethinking property ownership


17.15-17.45

Substance and oversight: moving targets requiring undivided attention

Interview Marco Zwick on CSSF 18/697 and 18/698.
Role and responsibility of governing bodies are evolving, management companies are bustling, while delegation and oversight remain centre stage