Posted on 14 September 2016
The UK’s largest domestic exhibition and conference for property professionals, MIPIM UK, has announced that the attendance of international investors and financial institutions is to be higher than ever at this year’s event.
AustralianSuper, Fosun Property Holdings, GIC Real Estate, PGGM, Qatar Investment Authority and Teacher Retirement System of Texas are among the investment heavyweights already confirmed to attend MIPIM UK. Now in its third year, the three-day event, which provides a marketplace for UK players and international investors to meet, discuss and opportunities and do business, takes place at London Olympia from 19th-21st October 2016.
Commented Simon Rhodes, Managing Director, Reed MIDEM UK: “The strong international presence of investors shows that there is still confidence and appetite to invest in the UK following the Brexit referendum. Since the vote there has been a significant number of high-profile real estate transactions including a $1.3 billion bid for the Grosvenor House Hotel in London from Saudi and UK investors, a show of interest for London sites from Abu Dhabi Financial Group and an increase in Chinese investors looking to buy trophy assets across the UK. MIPIM UK will be the place where the UK property industry demonstrates it is open for business.”
Among the major international investors and financial institutions attending MIPIM UK will be APG Asset Management, Apollo Management, AustralianSuper, Aviva Investors, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Bouwfonds Investment Management, British Land, Brookfield, Capital & Regional, CLS Holdings, Fosun Property Holdings, Generali Real Estate, HAP Investments, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Legal & General Capital, Nan Fung, Patrizia Immobilien, PGGM, PW Real Assets, Qatar Investment Authority, RBS International, Royal Mail Pensions Trustees Limited, Teacher Retirement System of Texas and The Norinchukin Bank.
The event’s UK Investors’ Forum will include a market presentation on the UK real estate investment market, as well as panel discussions about Brexit and its impact on the UK property market.