The virtual roundtable discussion focused on the current trends and projections of the private equity real estate industry. Specifically, the five real estate professionals shared their perspectives on the positive and negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the private real estate market in the UK, as well as other countries; offered insights on key drivers and sources of inbound capital and sectors most available to institutional investing now; and provided a general outlook of the competitive lending landscape as we look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit.
Other roundtable participants included Matthew Bird, head of UK-Cromwell Europe; Lloyd Lee, managing partner of Yoo Capital; Frank Roccogrande, managing partner of Deutsche Finance International and Paul Tebbit, managing director of Real Estate for BlackRock Real Assets.
For further insight into the detailed discussion, read PERE’s coverage of the roundtable.
Based in Greenberg Traurig’s London office, Cowins is co-chair of the firm’s Global Real Estate Fund Practice and focuses on private equity and fund formation with a concentration in the real estate sector. He regularly advises clients in establishing real estate funds and joint ventures, structured acquisitions and dispositions of real estate, and investment in alternative asset classes. From 2018 to 2020, he was recognized as a “Rising Star – Investment funds, M&A” in the IFLR 100 United Kingdom.
About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and broad counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 450 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, joint ventures, sovereign wealth funds, international developers and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.
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