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Urban Living Webinar Series 2.0

The festival for urban innovators brings you a second series, sponsored by Res:harmonics in the lead-up to the live event in July 2021.

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Hosted by IHM editor-in-chief George Sell, our Urban Living webinar series has already attracted 10,500+ engaged owners, operators, investors, developers and service providers within: hotels, serviced apartments / aparthotels, BTR / student housing, co-living, hostels, short term rentals, proptech and co-working.

We are excited to launch our next Urban Living webinar series 2.0 with our sponsor Res:harmonics - see below for the full schedule and book your place now!

No cost to join and designed to encourage participants to think differently the sessions look to the future with thought-provoking discussions, debates, live Q&As with industry leaders and innovators as we collectively look to rebound from the downturn.

They promise to offer a glimpse of what hospitality and real estate professionals can expect on the run up to URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL 2021: stay-live-work, which is taking place on July 7 - 8 2021 at Tobacco Dock, London.

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OUR WEBINAR SESSIONS?

We’re currently taking bookings for brands and companies that wish to position themselves as thought leaders and sponsor our webinar serssions. The schedule is filling up fast - download the information sheet or contact katie@internationalhospitality.media for more information. Watch the 20 x Urban Living webinars already hosted by scrolling to the base below.

URBAN LIVING WEBINAR SERIES 2.0 Sponsored by Res:harmonics:

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• Wednesday May 5 2021 2pm BST - The future of work

The longer the pandemic continues, the more old ways of working are being challenged. How will the future of work evolve? Covering working patterns and habits, office design, what now for the commuter?, repurposing real estate and more.

Stephane Bensimon, CEO, WOJO

Alexandra Brunner, COO, Clockwise

Charlie Rosier, Founder / Director, Cuckooz Nest

Neil Davies, Founding director, Neil Davies Architects

Lucy Minton, Co-founder and COO, Kitt

Register here

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• Wednesday May 19 2021 2pm BST - ESG/money v meaning

Investing is no longer just about the bottom line. Sustainable and ethical investment is now arguably as important as profit and is at the top of many institutions' list of priorities. What do hospitality companies have to do to make sure they can access ESG investment and what sort of companies and properties are the ESG funds looking for?
Panellists:
Susan Bland, managing director, RBH Hospitality Management

Register here

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• Wednesday June 2 2021 2pm BST - Senior living - SPONSORED BY COMMSCOPE

Senior living is changing. Developers and operators are adding amenities, a hospitality ethos and a broader range of property types, as well as exploring rental options alongside the more traditional ownership route.

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Riverstone Living (tbc)

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• Wednesday June 16 2021 2pm BST - Coliving SPONSORED BY SAXBURY

To what extend and how soon can co-living bounce back from the pandemic? Before Covid it was one of the fastest growing real estate sectors but since then it has faced the new stigmas attached to communal areas, and even a ban on new development in Ireland. So what does the future hold?

Host: Ben Davis, Founding Partner, Saxbury in conversation with

Jon Dishotsky, CEO and Co-founder, Starcity

Brian Lee, Managing Director, Common

Ben Prevezer, CEO and Co-Founder, Mason and Fifth

Yianni Tsitouras, Founder / CEO, POHA House (tbc)

Register here

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• Wednesday June 30 2021 2pm BST - Student Accommodation SPONSORED BY COMMSCOPE

The PBSA sector has seen a surge of investor interest during the pandemic with players as diverse as Barings and Ascott Residence Trust making their first forays in to the market. What are the latest trends in student accommodation design, marketing, investment and operations?

Register here

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URBAN LIVING WEBINAR SERIES 3.0

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• Wednesday September 1 2021 2pm BST: The apartment/hotel room of the future.  

What will it look like in terms of design, technology, amenities, materials and functionality?

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• Wednesday September 15 2021 2pm BST: Built to Rent: standing out from the crowd 

With housebuilders, housing associations, institutions and US multifamily giants such as Greystar all moving in to the European BTR market, what will developers and operators need to do to differentiate their offer in an increasingly competitive market?

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• Wednesday September 29 2021 2pm BST: Mixed use, mixed tenure, mixed length of stay 

How can technology make it possible for operators to manage these complicated buildings efficiently?

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• Wednesday October 13 2021 2pm BST: where the smart money is looking 

Which are the hottest areas of real estate and hospitality among institutional investors?

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• Wednesday October 27 2021 2pm BST: Coliving - bouncing back

How has the caving sector rebounded from Covid and what is the global outlook for the segment?

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• Wednesday November 10 2021 2pm BST: Rising Stars 

Young entrepreneurs from across the real estate and hospitality industries tell us about their businesses and their hopes for the future.

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• Wednesday November 24 2021 2pm BST: Later living 

With an ageing population and a plethora of new brand launches, what does the next five years hold for the retirement/senior living sector?

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• Wednesday December 8 2021 2pm BST: Urban Living Trends 

Our experts predict five trends to look out for across the urban living sector in 2022

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PREVIOUS URBAN LIVING WEBINAR SERIES 2.0: All sessions hosted by George Sell, Editor-in-chief, IHM, unless otherwise stated.

• Wednesday April 21 2021 2pm BST - DEBATE: Owner v operator – where does the power lie?

Motion: In the redrawn hospitality landscape, the imbalance of power between owners and operators is greater than ever. Real estate is king and owners are in the driving seat.

Owners:
Vivek Chadha, Managing Director, Nine Hotel Group
Ricky Kapoor, Managing Director, Palm Holdings

Operators:
Thomas Magnuson, CEO, Magnuson Hotels
Paul Thomas, Senior Director, International Hotel Development, Marriott Hotels 

View Recording HERE

• Wednesday April 7 2021 2pm BST - Future tech - what is on the horizon for technology? SPONSORED BY COMMSCOPE

View Recording HERE

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology across a range of hospitality and real estate asset classes, and is now intrinsic to not only smarter buildings, operations, distribution and pricing decisions but in offering customer experience and reassurance. What have been the main developments in the field, what is coming next and how can operators maintain the right balance of tech v humanity?

Stuart Duncan, Founder, Apartrooms and SmartLock Europe
Jim Dolan, Managing Director, Technology Consulting, KPMG
Lennert de Jong, CCO, Citizen M Hotels
Philip Laukart, Managing Director, WeWash, GmbH
Giles Horwitch-Smith, CEO, Res:Harmonics

• Wednesday March 24 2021 2pm GMT - A year in to Covid - investor sentiment revisited. SPONSORED BY SYNAVISION

View Recording HERE

Laura Brinkmann, VP - Private Equity, Brookfield Asset Management
Will Dear, Partner, Crosstree Real Estate Partners
Niklas Sontag, COO / Business Director, NREP and Noli Studios
Henri Wilmes, Chief Investment Officer, A and O Hostels

You will learn:
• How investors have managed their assets during the crisis;
• How their investment outlook has changed and why;
• Which hospitality and real estate asset classes have become significantly more or less attractive;
• How will real estate and operating company asset values be affected in the future and more


• Wednesday March 10 2021 2pm GMT - The hospitality transaction market. SPONSORED BY AHV ASSOCIATES

View Recording HERE

With lots of hospitality assets struggling through the pandemic, and many unable to trade through it, there is currently a distinct lack of transactions and little distress being shown. With visibility on the future still somewhat limited, what will the rest of 2021 look like? Covering the most attractive asset classes, the lending landscape, the M&A outlook and more.

Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV Associates, Corporate Finance Advisory
Jeremy Jones, Head of brokerage, Christie and Co
Giovanni Forni, SVP Cedar Capital Partners
George Panayiotou, director, Panayiotou Capital


• Wednesday February 24 2021 2pm GMT - The rise of extended stay and aparthotels

View Recording HERE

Through a dark period for hospitality, serviced apartments and extended stay have been a shining light of resilience and adaptability. As investors and operators alike look at the sector with fresh eyes, what are the opportunities that will arise from the recovery? Covering investor sentiment, new brand launches, targeting new guest demographics and more.

Kristian Elonen, senior portfolio manager, Real Estate, APG
Robert Godwin, managing director, Lamington Group and room2
Ben Harper, group managing director, Watergate Bay Hotel, Beach Retreats and Another Place
Marie Hickey, director - commercial real estate, Savills
Morgan Sickles, VP finance, planning and analysis, stayAPT Suites


• Wednesday February 10 2021 2pm GMT - The future of youth travel

View Recording HERE

The pandemic has dealt a crippling blow to the youth travel market, with established players such as STA Travel going in to administration. But the sector has a huge advantage in the pent-up demand from a less risk-adverse demographic. What will the youth travel look like when it rebounds, and how will customer behaviour change? Covering new brand launches, the rise of the poshtel, co-living, student housing and investor sentiment.

In conversation with

Vicki Cunningham, COO, BUNAC
Steve Lowy, CEO, Anglo Educational and The Residences
Sem Schuurkes, founder, CityHub
Dan Baker, general manager EMEA, Student.com


• Wednesday January 27 2021 2pm GMT - BTR - the 'new normal' for urban living

View Recording HERE

How a combination of rising property prices, a shortage of new housing and changing attitudes to home ownership and rentals are making Build-to-Rent the norm for a new generation of urban professionals. Covering design and build, operations, marketing, application of hospitality skills and ethos to BTR.

Featuring:
Giles Horwitch-Smith, CEO, Res:Harmonics
Gerard Nolan, partner, Gerard Nolan and Partners; chairman, C1 Capital
Richard Smith, managing director, Moda Life Management
John Badman, head of residential, CallisonRTKL
Ed Ellerington, founder and MD, Packaged Living

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•  Food & Beverage - in house or outsource?

View Recording HERE

Erik Jacobs, Partner, HORECA Investment Partners
Eric Jafari, Creative director, edyn Group
Faraz Nagree, Co-founder, Lean Kitchen Network
Heleri Rande, Partner, Think Hospitality Group
Jason Wischhoff, Managing Director @ Benihana, Minor International

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PREVIOUS URBAN LIVING WEBINAR SERIES 1.0: All sessions hosted by George Sell, Editor-in-chief, IHM, unless otherwise stated.

• New real estate models and proptech investors - [Sponsored by Res:harmonics]

View Recording HERE

Guest host: Antony Slumbers, Advisor, Future of Work, Workplace, Tech and Real Estate

Neal Gemassmer,VP International, YARDI Systems

Giles Horwitch-Smith, Managing Director, res:harmonics

Natasha Terinova, Director, REACH UK, Second Century Ventures

Jonathan Werth, Partner, LiFE Ventures

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 Architecture and design - how will hospitality and real estate asset classes which are centred around communal spaces and activities - such as coliving, coworking, hotels, hostels, student housing and aparthotels - address changing attitudes to social distancing when designing and operating new projects?

View Recording HERE

Nicolai Padoan, Global Commercial Head / Director of Development Europe, Kerten Hospitality

Digby Summerhill, Director, Minotti London

Paul Wells, Partner, Dexter Moren Associates

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 The future of work: offices, coworking and business travel 

View Recording HERE

Giles Fuchs, CEO and Founder, Office Space In Town

Carol Neil, Global Travel Manager, Fidelity International

Jack Sibley, Innovation and Technology Strategies, Nuveen Real Estate

Sean Worker, Managing Director and Principal, T5 Strategies

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 Investor sentiment: hotels, serviced apartments, student housing, coliving, hostels and short term rentals. 

View Recording HERE

Michael Abel, Partner, TPG

Christian Birrell, Investment Fund Manager, COLIV Fund, DTZ Investors

Lissa Engle, Founder and Managing Director, Berkeley Capital Group

Mai Lan Marcilly, Director, Real Estate Private Equity, KKR

Florian Schmitz, Founder and CEO, Resonance Partners

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 ‘Workspitality®’ – how work is converging with the new-age of hospitality.

Discover how our visionairies have managed their business’ during the crisis, and what they have learnt to position themselves for the upturn.

View Recording HERE

Guest host: Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

Stéphane Bensimon, Président - CEO chez WOJO; Work, Share, Live

David Kaiser, Head of Real Estate UK and Ireland, WeWork

Matt Watts, Chief Commercial Officer, LABS

Debbie Wosskow, OBE, Co-Founder, Allbright

The term "workspitality" is a registered trademark owned by WOJO, 2020

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  Hotel funding and investment

View recording HERE

Discover the current state of hotel funding and investment. (July 2020)

You will learn: A hoteliers funding options; Current lending and investment requirements; Who’s funding and where funds are available; How to successfully access funds with a look to the future.

Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV Associates LLP - Corporate Finance Advisory

Tim Helliwell, Director, International Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank

Mariapia Intini, Development & Investment Director Europe, citizenM Hotels

Merzak Kaddour, Investment Director, Edyn Group

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• Co-living: fad or phenomenon - will co-living stand the test of time? [Sponsored by Res:harmonics]

View recording here

Douglas Edwards, Managing Director, Head of Equity Raising, CORESTATE Capital Group

Joe Persechino, Head of Residential & Student Accommodation, AXA IM - Real Assets

Mathias Saleborn, Managing Director, EMEA AND APAC, BridgeStreet

Mindy Teo, Deputy Managing Director, The Ascott Limited

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• The 'hotelisation' of real estate - what will space / living-as-a-service look like in the future normal? An opportunity to rethink the way your spaces operate and discover ways to capitalize on a revitalised outlook

View Recording HERE

Giles Horwitch-Smith, Managing Director, Res:harmonics

Brett Million, Strategic Partnerships Director, NewFlex

Benjamin Oeckl, CEO, BelForm

Jacob Wedderburn Day, CEO and Co-Founder Stasher

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• Student Housing /Serviced Apartment/ Build-to-Rent: Developers Changing the Game with Technology

View Recording HERE

Murtaza Bukhari, General Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Samsung

Fred Lerche-Lerchenborg, CEO, Lavanda

Gina McMorran, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing - Europe, CA Management Services

Brian Welsh, CEO, Nido Student

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 Distribution disruption: will the OTAs bounce back? SPONSORED BY APARTBOOK

View Recording HERE

Guest host: Eloise Hanson, News Reporter, Boutique Hotel Newsin conversation with:-

Ryan Haynes, Director, Haynes MarComs

Michael McCartan, Principal, mccartan.tech

Na'im Anis Payman, Chief revolutionary, Zeevou

Michael De Jongh, CCO, Avvio.com

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The unknown GDV (Gross Development Value) and its impact on funding new development projects

View Recording HERE

Guest Host: Beth Fisher, Editor, Bridging & Commercial and Development Finance Today.

Emma Burke, Deal Origination, Maslow Capital LLP

Andrew Hosford, Managing Director, Pure Structured Finance

Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS, London

Patrick Smith, Investment Director, Frogmore

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 Money v meaning (social purpose) and the role of ESG in the investment case mix

View recording HERE

Guest Host: Adam Maclennan, Managing Director, Head of UK and Ireland, PKF, hotelexperts

Richard Berridge, Blackbird Real Estate Advisory 

James Fry, Founder, Beyond Aparthotels

Leslie Gent, Head of Responsible Investing, Coutts

Josh Littman, VP Development - Europe, SH Hotels and Resorts

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 Placemaking - overvalued buzzword or underutilised pursuit?

View recording HERE

Michael Goldin, Director, NoiseAware

Peter Heule, CEO, Short Stay Group and Yays

Eliza Liepina, Head of Product and Business Development, Alternative Accommodations, Roundhill Capital

Francesca Howland, Co-Founder, Bimble

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• Flex rentals - investing in innovation

View recording HERE

Guest Host: Paul Stevens, Editor, ShortTermRentalz.com

Mickey Kropf, Founder and CEO, Vector Travel

Michael Chang, Partner, BV Real Estate Partners

Steve Lowy, CEO, Anglo Educational Services

Susan Tjarksen, Managing Director, Multifamily Capital Markets, Cushman and Wakefield

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• The anyplace workplace: Office of tomorrow v office of yesterday

View recording HERE

Bruce Daisley, Ex-Twitter VP, #1 best selling author, EatSleepWorkRepeat

Shelley Reiner, Director, Suited ID

Charlie Rosier, Co-Founder, CuckoozNest

Tom Wordie, Marketing and partnerships, AndCo

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• How are branded residences and mixed use developments shaking up urban living -SPONSORED BY COMMSCOPE

View recording HERE

Felicity Jones, Partner, Watson Farley Williams

Tea Ros, Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

Jeff Tisdall, Senior Vice President Development, Residential and Extended Stay, AccorHotels

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• Meet the money: what are urban living real estate assets worth and where are the opportunities post Covid-19?

View recording HERE

Patrick Brennan, CEO, Fair Value Capital

Kevin Colket, Founder and CEO, GHIG

Vedrana Riley, Founder and CEO, Ciel Capital

Luv Shah, Partner / CIO, Invel Real Estate

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Will traditional retirement communities be left in the past?-SPONSORED BY COMMSCOPE

View recording HERE

Jan Garde, Founder and Chairman, THE EMBASSIES OF GOOD LIVING

Justin Shee, CEO and Founder, The Kohab

Traditional retirement communities may be facing changes as society evolves. During the webinar we will be defining what a "traditional" retirement community looks like and how investors, urban innovators and developers are changing the way we look at retirement.

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• Hotel hybrids and hostels - [SPONSORED BY RES:HARMONICS]

View recording HERE

Paul Bridger, Head Rovester and Director, ROVE Hotels

Filippo Cavandoli, CEO and Founder, Nomad Aparthotels

Niko Karstikko, CEO and Co-founder, Bob W

Francois Leclerc, Brand and Operations VP – Jo and Joe, Accor

Hans Meyer, co-founder and managing director, Zoku

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• Airbnb IPO - what does it mean for hospitality?

View recording HERE

Andrew McConnell, CEO Rented

Katherine Doggrell, Editor in Chief, EMEA, Questex Hospitality Group and author of "Checking Out - what the rise of the sharing economy means for the future of the hotel industry."

Sascha Hausmann, Partner at HOWZAT ennea Group

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Urban Living Webinar Series 2.0

“Having hosted numerous events within co-working, co-living, hostels, BTR, hotels and serviced apartment venues over the last few years, attendees are already witnessing the convergence of urban hospitality and real estate first-hand - it makes sense to bring everybody together for this unique experience of doing business.”

Piers Brown, CEO International Hospitality Media

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