Abigail oversees the sustainability strategy, which positions Nuveen Real Estate as a global leader on environmental, social and governance issues. She also ensures that the business is well placed to pursue growth opportunities, whilst minimising the risk of accelerated depreciation and early obsolescence within Nuveen Real Estate’s portfolio of assets. She is also a member of the Global Executive Leadership Team.She joined the firm in 2016. Abigail previously worked at JLL, where she led on sustainability for the property and asset management business, embedding it into core processes and deliverables. Particular achievements include the successful integration of sustainability into procurement and supply chain management, the roll out of a rigorous ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System and the standardisation of deliverables to clients. She began working in the real estate industry in 2008.Abigail graduated with a B.A., with honours, in English Literature from The University of Sheffield. She is an active member of the Better Buildings Partnership and sits on a number of their working groups. She has also contributed to the Word Green Building Council’s Better Places for People campaign, by taking part in the Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail working group.View the profile
Anna Clare Harper is Chief Executive Officer of SPI Capital and author of Amazon Best Seller, Strategic Property Investing: what works and what doesn’t in a complex UK residential property market.She was recently named one of Bisnow’s ‘Women Leading Real Estate’, is a TedX speaker, and hosts a leading property podcast.Anna’s book shares what she has learned through a career in property investment and strategy, working with global Private Equity firms through to High Net Worth Individuals.Most recently, she developed the strategy and built the seed portfolio for a HNWI-backed fund targeting a £100m+ housing portfolio. Previously, worked on £2bn+ transactions as a Strategist at Deloitte and studied real estate at Cambridge.Anna's business, SPI Capital, is an algorithm-driven property asset manager that aims to transform how investors access stable, hands-off returns from residential property.The business has secured seed capital to achieve its target £250m of Private Rental Sector investment across 3,000 flats and houses.Property Entrepreneur, Author, TedX Speaker and Podcast Host Anna is regularly featured in leading publications including the Financial Times, BBC, and Evening Standard, and has spoken at prestigious events including TEDx (bit.ly/TEDxHousingCrisis).View the profile
Jessica joined in 2004 and is Head of the Portfolio and Asset Management business run from the UK office. She is responsible for an international client base overseeing European and Global real estate portfolios from core to value-add strategies.Previously, Jessica was the Head of UK Transactions and has overseen over €9 billion of transactions during her career at DWS. She managed the investment team which covered all real estate sectors, as well as building major separate account relationships with an Asian client base.Jessica is a member of the European Real Estate leadership team, a voting member on the European Investment Committee and board member for DWS Alternatives (Global) Ltd. She is also a board member of the British Property Federation.View the profile
Tomas Jurdak is a partner and Head of Real Estate at MiddleCap, responsible for overseeing the property investment and development company’s portfolio across Europe. With a strong track record in the sector, he specialises in developing high quality commercial space that meets exacting technological and environmental standards. Tomas also trained as an architect before moving into real estate, so he is a champion of design quality and collaborative ways of working to make concepts into realities.View the profile
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The panelists share their insights on sustainability and well-being and how to measure the effectiveness in socially responsible sustainable investing, talk about the demand for sustainable real estate investments, risks and opportunities of investing, and the latest trends in this space.
07:17 Sustainable investing
14:42 Industry performance
20:22 Getting environment friendly
25:50 Health and wellbeing
30:30 COVID-19 impact on investment strategies
35:30 Exciting opportunities
Hello and welcome to the panel real estate investments in a changing world. I'm excited to be joined by a really awesome panel before we get started. I want to just quickly introduce myself. And so, you know where I'm coming from and I'm Anna Clare Harper CEO of SPI Capital which is an algorithm driven property asset manager that transforms how investors pretend from residential property The business is relatively new, we've recently got a seed capital to target 250 million private investment.
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