API is privileged to host some of the foremost professionals working in property investment today. As the goal of our summit is to enrich the working experience of our delegates through relevant information and insights, we take great care in selecting a high calibre of speakers, who, in many respects, set the tone for the summit. Futhermore, as a speaker you get the most visibility and the most significant corporate brand exposure. If you would like to get in touch with us about speaking at API, please contact Kfir Rusin [email protected]
Gaetan is currently the Chairperson of the Port Louis Development Initiative and Special Envoy for UN Habitat. He is the Past President of the International Union of Architects, and Past Secretary General of the African Union of Architects. For his contributions to the Architectural and Urban world, he was awarded several honorary membership and fellowships, and elevated to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean by the Government of Mauritius and elevated to the ranks of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, and de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. Gaetan is Past Board Director of Futures Cities UK, Past Chairperson of State Land Development Company (Smart Mauritius).
Dr Martyn Davies is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte. He also leads the Africa firm’s China and Japan Services Group and is a member of the Global Firm’s Insight Advisory Group. Over his career, he has been an advisor to a large array of multinational firms on their market entry & engagement strategies in Africa. He has also conducted a large amount of advisory work on behalf of the public sector.
He has advised companies that include AECI, African Development Bank, AfriEximbank, Aveng, Barclays, Barloworld, Discovery, Liberty Life, MasterCard, Old Mutual, Standard Bank and Unilever and in the public sector has advised governments including those of Botswana, Ghana, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
He has previously been ranked the # 1 analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail in its Annual Analysts of the Year awards.
He is a Senior Fellow at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth – a group comprising leading international economists which works on subjects relating to macro-economy and inclusive growth.
Martyn was selected in 2010 as a Young Global Leader, an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the world and has served in various advisory capacities at the WEF.
Martyn completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand at the age of 25, has studied at Yonsei University (Seoul) and has completed executive programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Jackson Institute for International Affairs at Yale University and Said Business School at Oxford University.
He has previously been on the faculty at Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria, as well as at the business schools of both universities. Martyn has delivered lectures by invitation at Harvard University, MIT, London School of Economics, Oxford University, IE Business School, Peking University, the African Development Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, the Royal African Society, and the World Bank. He is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.
He is married to Suheima and is the proud Dad of Mikha, Zarah and Adam.
Marc is the Managing Director and owner of the hotel and apartment group, The Capital. He started his career at a corporate finance firm (which was a RMB breakaway company). He later established his own private equity firm, Intamarket Equity & Advisory. After spotting a gap for affordable long term accommodation in the Sandton area, he started up EAH (Executive Apartment Hotels), which formed the basis for the now rebranded business, The Capital Hotels & Apartments. Currently The Capital Hotels and Apartments’ portfolio consists of eight properties based in Sandton, Pretoria, Rosebank, Cape town and Umhlanga.
Craig comes from a farming background and began his working career in the forestry industry. During this time, he managed the family timber and sugar cane operations in South Africa, and later timber operations in Zaire (now DRC), Madagascar, and Mozambique. Before that he was at Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank. In 2004 Craig founded a private equity company that invested in inner-city residential property in Johannesburg. Craig later co-founded Bridgehead Real Estate Fund, a company focused on real estate investments and developments. In 2009 Craig formed Respublica Student Living, a national student accommodation developer, manager and owner. He holds a B.Sc. Forestry, Stellenbosch and an MBA, Oxford Brookes, UK.
Benjamin Kodisang is the Founder & CEO of ALT Capital Partners, a specialist investment business that focuses only on Private Markets. Prior to that, Benjamin was CEO of Sanlam Alternative Investments; Managing Director of Stanlib Africa; Head of Distribution, Marketing and Strategy of Old Mutual Investment Group (South Africa) Old Mutual Investment Group (SA) and Managing Director of Old Mutual Property. He holds a B Comm from the University of Natal and a B Compt (Hons) from UNISA. He is a qualified CA. He is the Chairman of Wesgro; Past President of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa (SAICA).
Mr. Murungi is currently a Director of Centum Investment at Centum Real Estate. He has over 20 years post-graduation work experience in Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management from United Kingdom and Middle East. Timothy is responsible for the development and commercialization of the Group’s real estate strategy. Prior to joining Centum, he was a Director of Infrastructure & MEP at DAMAC Properties; Senior Consultant for EC Harris International for commercial delivery of Al Raha Beach Abu Dhabi 520H and a Senior Quantity Surveyor for Ove Arup and Partners. Mr. Murungi holds a BSc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying Sheffield Hallam University (UK).
Derrick Roper, a qualified actuary, co-founded Novare in October 2000. With he’s tendency to innovate in product development, he saw Novare launch the first South African Fund of Hedge Funds in 2003, and subsequently, the first Novare Africa Property Fund in 2010. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, Derrick is CEO of Novare Equity Partners, the sub-advisor to the funds regarding investments exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa. He was listed amongst the top 50 most influential, innovative and powerful figures in African asset management by Africa Asset Management magazine for 2013 and 2014. Derrick is also an executive director on the board of Novare Holdings.
Bronwyn is the Chief Executive Officer of Mara Delta Property Holdings, the largest pan African focused real estate fund listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and in Mauritius.
Corbett has significant corporate finance and deal making experience. She played an instrumental role in the JSE listing of Delta Property Fund Limited in 2012 where she held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer prior to taking up the leadership role at Mara Delta.
During her tenure at Delta Limited, Corbett spearheaded the diversification of the REIT’s funding sources into the debt capital markets, leading to the establishment of a ZAR2 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (DMTN programme). She led the team responsible for obtaining a national scale issuer rating from Global Credit Ratings as part of the DMTN programme. In addition, Bronwyn co-headed the team responsible for growing assets under management from ZAR 2.2 billion at listing to ZAR 11.8 billion in May 2016.
Bronwyn is a founder member and served as non-executive director on the board of Delta International Property Fund Limited where she played a significant role in the listing and conversion of the Fund to its current pan-African focus, underpinned by dollar based leases. She assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in the lead-up to the fund’s merger with Pivotal/Mara to form Mara Delta. She has grown the fund from $220 million to $463 million in under 2 years.
Toby Selman is the CEO and co-founder of Africa Logistics Properties, an integrated property development and investment company that is focused on the industrial warehousing sector across Africa. Toby has a 15 year background building private and public commercial property investment companies, primarily in the industrial warehouse sector, across Russia, Canada and Europe. He was a member of the founding management team of Raven Russia PLC, a UK property company that built a $1.5 billion modern grade-A warehouse portfolio across Russia which listed on the London Stock Exchange. He is a member of the Royal Institute
of Chartered Surveyors and has an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Ilaria joined CDC in 2013 where she is a Director with focus on equity investments in Real Estate. She has also led CDC investments in two East African commercial banks. Before joining CDC, Ilaria worked for AIG Global Real Estate where she was responsible for investments in Emerging Europe, Russia, and Turkey in all assets classes, including hotels and logistics. Before AIG, she worked for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development with responsibilities for real estate equity investments and project finance.
Vicus looks after retail developments in Sub-Saharan Africa with the scope of his work involving finding tenants, securing of new retail projects in new and existing locations, budgets and management of staff.
He was involved in the leasing of West Hills Mall and the Junction in Ghana which opened in 2014. Vicus is currently leasing retail projects in Angola, Ghana, Mozambique and Zambia.
Vicus has accumulated many years of experience in the retail operational sector, having spent time with the likes of Mr. Price and Topics in their internal real estate departments.
As Divisional Director of Strategy and Consulting for Broll Occupier Services, Jess is responsible for developing strategies for client portfolios across the African continent that deliver optimised portfolio structures, stakeholder value, operational benefits and cost savings. Core services include the identification, analysis and recommendation of strategic options for clients, including financial modelling and development of business cases for approval by senior management teams. Key clients include Absa, Barclays Africa, BancABC/Atlas Mara, Shell, BHP Billiton, Eskom, Telkom and Standard Chartered Bank.
Jess joined Broll in 2013. Prior to joining Broll, she was Research Director at MSCI (formerly IPD) with responsibility for the analysis of over R300 billion of property, helping property owners and occupiers drive the performance of their portfolios through performance measurement and benchmarking.
Jess has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Property and an MBA majoring in International Business. She has over 11 years’ experience in property strategy, analysis and research, with significant experience in African, Australian and UK property markets.
Leonard Michau has 20 years of commercial experience in the property services sector. Prior to his current position, Michau has held senior positions as Group CFO and COO gaining hands on experience covering a broad range of services across all property sectors.
Michau has been involved with the Group’s Sub-Saharan Africa operations for the past 10 years with emphasis on West Africa during the past five years. He has a thorough understanding of the macro elements driving economic growth in Africa as well as the local market factors driving property transactions/developments across all sectors.
Greg’s hands-on experience in Africa for more than a decade has allowed him to develop an expansive strategic business network with local and global developers as well as influential industry role players on the continent and beyond. With an enviable track record over a magnitude of successful developments, Greg continues to focus on collaborating with global corporations, frontier and emerging market investors as well as various funders on new real estate related opportunities in Africa.
As a former executive of AECOM (a global provider of design, development, engineering and construction services) Greg was responsible for expanding the footprint of the ‘Rest of Africa’ business from 2006 (outside of South Africa) to 2014. His market sector knowledge includes: office, retail, leisure, education and healthcare schemes and he has experience in over 40 African countries. Greg is registered with the Chartered Management Institute and a graduate of Kingston University, London.
Greg has been instrumental in sustaining the rapid growth of the Company since its inception in 2014 when the Company listed on the alternative exchange of the JSE with a market capitalisation of US$118 million and a portfolio valued at US$86.0 million. Today, Mara Delta is the only property focused income fund with primary listings on both the JSE Limited and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Subsequent to anticipated corporate activity in the first half of 2017, the Company’s asset portfolio is expected to be valued in excess of US$530 million.
Heidi Rix joined Mara Delta as Chief Operating Officer on 1 May 2016. Heidi brings 18 years of commercial and real estate experience and holds BComm LLB degrees with further studies in the real estate industry including an Advanced Diploma in Property Practice (cum laude). Heidi joins Mara Delta from the Broll Property Group where she was a Director of the Group and held the position of Managing Director Investor Services with overall responsibility and accountability for the Asset Management, Property Management and Retail Leasing businesses. Prior positions held by Heidi include Director of Atterbury Asset Managers (Pty) Ltd and General Manager Rand Merchant Bank Properties (Pty) Ltd.
Gerhard Zeelie is a chartered accountant with a cum laude Master’s degree in financial management (specialising in tax). Gerhard has 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector and has held various senior executive roles over this period, with the last 10 years focused on the real estate sector. Gerhard is currently the Head of Real Estate Finance (Rest of Africa) at Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking and is responsible for all real estate debt funding outside of South Africa. In addition to his African role Gerhard is also the Head of Residential Finance for South Africa.
Selwyn is a Principal at Barclays Africa and leads the bank’s commercial property finance business in Africa (ex-South Africa). Prior to taking on this role, he was a founding member of the RMB Westport team, leading structuring and corporate management for RMB Westport’s developments in Nigeria. Previously, he co-founded and managed Rand Merchant Bank’s Opportunities in Global Real Estate portfolio. This portfolio had exposure to international property assets exceeding $250 million. Before joining Rand Merchant Bank, Selwyn was a consultant in the Johannesburg office of McKinsey & Company, serving clients in several African jurisdictions. Selwyn is a CFA Charterholder and holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
Tom Mundy heads JLL’s Sub Saharan Africa research and market intelligence group based out of Johannesburg. Previously, Tom was a director in JLL’s EMEA Capital Markets research and strategy team in London. Prior to joining JLL Tom served as chief strategist for Russia’s largest private bank and before that was an equity strategist for Renaissance Capital’s number one ranked emerging market strategy team based in Moscow. Before this this Tom was instrumental in the development of a leading emerging market hedge fund and was involved in all areas of the fund’s development including capital raising and fund structuring. He has given policy advice to the central bank and government of Russia and Kazakhstan and is a graduate of Oxford University (St Antony’s College) and University College London.
Simon has over ten years of experience in the real estate industry and he has been working with JLL from 2010 in Europe (France), the Middle East (United Arab Emirates) and Africa (South Africa).
In his current role Simon is heading the Strategic Consulting division of JLL in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Together with his team, he provides real estate consulting services such as feasibility studies, bespoke market research and development advisory.
He has an in-depth knowledge of commercial, retail, residential, hospitality and industrial asset classes in Sub-Saharan Africa and he has being involved in numerous projects in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania.
Building on a very successful track record across the EMEA region, Simon is highly committed to continue to further grow business in Africa.
Simbarashe is the Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on commercial and industrial rooftop solar photovoltaic projects. Oxygen is currently developing 20MW rooftop solar project with Old Mutual Property Zimbabwe and Minerva Risk Advisors. Afk Insider magazine named Simba among 12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs of 2016 whilst in 2017 Africa.com named him among 40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa. Medium.com’s listed Simba among 100 game changers for inspiration on how you can hack entrepreneurship and growth in its 100 Must-Follow Black Entrepreneurs, Influencers & Speakers list of 2017.
From Miami, USA Daniel studied Agricultural Engineering at the University of Michigan. During University Daniel founded the school’s Bitcoin/ Blockchain student organization. Then through connecting with the Bitcoin/ Blockchain clubs at Stanford University and MIT, Daniel co-founded the College Cryptocurrency Network (re branded as the Blockchain Education Network); a nonprofit organization dedicated to educational events and student organizations around the Blockchain. He is currently the co-founder and COO of BenBen working to develop partnerships, business strategies, and lead the product architecture development.
Kevin Chetty is the Director for Market Development and Housing Finance at Humanity International EMEA. He has more than 20 years’ combined experience, of which ten years have been on senior management and executive level in the Retail and Business Banking both in Africa. He has served at various provincial boards and EXCO, and received numerous awards for leadership, overall business performance and innovation. Kevin pioneered the GAP model for affordable rentals across Guateng. Has worked with numerous banks and MFI’s across the African regions. Kevin holds a BSc and has completed various postgraduate studies in business.
Warren is a Chartered Accountant and Chief Operating Officer of the Vantage Capital Group. Vantage Capital is a South Africa-based firm that specializes in mezzanine debt and renewable energy debt across Africa. Vantage Capital manages three mezzanine debt funds, a renewable energy senior debt fund and a technology fund. Vantage has assets under management of over $500m.
Aged 54, Civil Engineer, Masters in Business Management and Transport, AMP (Harvard Business School), IEP (INSEAD), Alumni Association (EPFL, INSEAD, HBS). As Chief Executive Officer of the Realestate Group, he has been involved in property development and investments for over 26 years in Africa. In 1992 he set up RDC Properties Limited, the first Botswana Listed Property company. Has been awarded the Order of Merit by The King of Spain. He is the Honorary Consul of Italy and Spain in Botswana and actively involved in community works as a Paul Harris Fellow
Naaman Geda begun his work career in the banking sector in Kenya. He then pursued architecture and practiced at the Symbion Group, before moving on to DSA where he rose to become senior associate and head of office. While in practice he worked on several landmark projects including the Kampala Serena Hotel, UAP Headquarters (now Equity Headquarters), GSSC Building and Benoni RTF.
Naaman subsequently transitioned to private equity, combining the banking, research, civil society and building industry experience to become African Executive for Renovatio Capital.
He currently handles deal origination and investment management on the continent, as well as Renovatio’s most recent structured finance consultancy work which has seen the organization advise pension funds, parastatals, multinationals and HNIs in the East African region on asset strategy.
Naaman has consulted in various capacities for government departments in South Africa and has represented civil society and the business community in various fora a across the world.
Naaman is allergic to boredom!
After gaining his MBA and MSC in Finance from the University of Leicester (UK), he worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and business consultancy before moving to the pan-African Advisory and investment banking boutique, Loita Capital Partners Group, based in Johannesburg. There he assisted cients with their fundraising activities (in multiple sectors including banking, telecoms, logistics) in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2007, Kevin joined Actis as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team, which was among the first funds focusing on the development of Investment Grade Real Estate in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Actis, he led the origination of a number of new developments, assisted in fund raising for Actis’s 2nd real estate fund. He also led/undertook the sale of 2 major assets i.e. Accra Mall in Ghana and Capital Properties in Tanzania to Offshore buyers and setting the pricing benchmark for Investment Grade properties in Africa.
Deon began his career in civil engineering in 1995 in the United Kingdom and has over 18 years’ experience in the capacity as project manager, business development manager, Head of Real Estate and CEO. He has been involved in large scale real estate developments on the African continent since 2005 and worked for companies such as Shoprite Checkers. Deon was a founding member of companies such as Novare Equity Partners, The Real Estate Board of Nigeria and Luano City Mall. Deon is the CEO of Forum Properties Africa, travels frequently into Africa, was a board member of the South Africa Nigeria Chamber of Commerce (elected as the President of the Chamber in November 2012) and speaks frequently on Africa panel discussions.
Xander is currently the Executive Vice President of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group. Prior to joining JLL, he was Managing Director of a third party hotel operator with various global brands under management in South Africa. Previous appointments include Asset Manager and Chief Analyst at Africa’s first real estate investment trust specialised in hotels and Consultant at Horwath HTL. He is a graduate of Hotel School The Hague and has further education in real estate, company law and finance. Xander has over 11 years of experience in hotel advisory, investment and operations.
Julien Garcier is the Founder and Managing Director of Sagaci Research, the leading independent market research / market intelligence firm dedicated to African markets. Prior to launching Sagaci Research in 2012, Julien was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he was involved on growing the firm activity across the African continent, advising governments and leading multinational companies in their developments efforts. Between 2000 and 2005, Julien was a consultant at A.T. Kearney in France. Julien graduated from EM Lyon (France) in 2000 with a Masters in Science in Management and has an undergraduate diploma in Economics from the University of Lyon (France). He is a French national and lives in Nairobi, Kenya
Nick is a Chartered General Practise Surveyor with 25 years’ experience of real estate development in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia where he managed the early stage delivery of some major projects.
Most recently Nick lived in Moscow responsible for the leasing of Avia Park, Europe’s largest shopping and Entertainment Centre and before this in Vietnam delivering the Masterplan of Green Tech City, Hanoi.
His development experience covers the whole range of property sectors with the main focus on residential, offices, retail and hotels.
Tosin brings her immense knowledge of the sector to every real estate development transaction. Tosin has been actively engaged in regulatory efforts in the financing of real estate projects via the capital markets. Tosin’s transaction experiences include advising the Lead Arranger (FBN Capital), the Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company Plc, UPDC and advising on the aspects of the Warri Industrial Business Park project. Tosin earned her Bachelors of law degree from the University of Lagos and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. She holds a Practice Diploma in International Capital Markets and Loans from the College of Law UK, 2009.
Samuel de Gersigny is currently the Director of Moka Smart City, he joined ENL a decade ago in the real estate division of the group where he developed a strong experience in all different trades connected to property, from commercial to design and project management. Samuel holds of a Masters in Management from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises of Toulouse and an MBA from Universities of Paris Dauphine and Panthéon Sorbonne.
Ibraheem Babalola is the Co-Founder/CEO of Muster (Africa’s first AI powered P2P shared housing marketplace). Ibraheem is responsible for business development, growth, expansion and overall strategy of the company.
Prior to Muster, Ibraheem commands a broad professional experience from working across Commercial Banking, Software As A Service, Human Capital management and Investment Banking (as a Sub-Saharan Africa Focused Investment Analyst & Real Estate Lead) in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Ibraheem has advised both private & listed companies on Investment & Real Estate transactions and was recently part of the Lagos State Government’s delegation to Washington for the Lagos Smart City Project (a $300m project) in partnership with Microsoft & GE.
He has been featured across local and international Business and Tech Programs (most recently on CNBC International in London). Ibraheem is passionate about disrupting Africa’s Real Estate sector using technology.
Obinna is the CEO of Fibre. Fibre provides guaranteed rental income for property owners in Nigeria, while being the easiest way for tenants in Nigeria to find, and pay for a rental home in the country. Obinna has been working at Fibre since June 2016 in which time the company has generated over N400 million ($1 million) in guaranteed rental income for landlords, has served hundreds of tenants, and has a tenant waitlist of over 4,000 people.
Prior to starting Fibre, Obinna worked as an analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate team in New York. He holds a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Adriaan joined Massmart’s Real Estate team in early 2018. A large part of his current focus is assisting the Game, Builders Warehouse and Jumbo brands expand their footprint across Sub-Saharan Africa by originating ideal site locations and concluding favourable deals. Adriaan has ten years’ real estate experience, the majority on the African continent. Before joining Massmart Adriaan was with Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate, where headed up the African operations. He holds an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and a Bcomm Law from the University of Pretoria.
Wayne Darren Berger is an experienced PropTech expert, with an international MBA, and is currently the MD at iShack Ventures (a Venture Builder that develops disruptive technologies in the Real Estate, FinTech and EduTech sectors). He founded and currently chairs iShack Digital Consultancy, a consultancy specialising in international online advertising and innovation initiatives.
Wayne holds a B.Com. Informatics and B.Com. Hons. Investment degree. Furthermore, he is a registered principal real estate practitioner and holds certifications from international institutions in Gamification and New Venture Finance.
Wayne is co-founder of Venture Network SA, a non-profit entity with the intention of stimulating the South African startup ecosystem. Lastly, Wayne is a guest speaker specialising in advanced digital marketing strategy and exponential organisation attributes.
Eckardt M.P. Dauck is a German entrepreneur and impact investor. Eckardt has been involved in real estate investment and development since the mid 1980s. He has introduced green technologies to the region and created sustainable, local value chains to deliver infrastructure and affordable housing.
After the successful implementation in Rwanda, Eckardt founded a social enterprise to scale-up local manufacturing in the region with the next factory currently being built in Uganda. With a network in both private and public sectors, Eckardt is a frequent speaker on the investment climate, sustainable construction technologies, and impact investing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Having lived in Geneva, London and Brussels, Zama is now putting down roots in South Africa to help build an ecosystem for what3words. Zama previously worked with Danish companies to support their market entry in South Africa, and prior to this, spent three years in Brussels working in European public affairs with companies in the environmental space. Zama completed her Master’s degree in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics.
Vijay Patel is MD of Kaydee (Quarry) Limited, responsible for strategic direction and process management. Vijay’s core expertise is centred around asset allocation and portfolio management with focus on distressed securities and value investing, turnarounds, private equity and venture capital. Vijay holds a BSc. (Hons) in Banking and International Finance. He has previously worked for Man Investments, Atlas Capital Limited and London & Capital. During 1998, he completed an internship program within the Project Finance divisions at Bank of America NT & SA (London).
Discussion leader rates are selectively available to the most senior-level executives from real estate investors, developers, owners and lenders and negotiable with the API Events team. Each discussion has a moderator and several discussion leaders who do no more and no less than any of the other discussion participants. The only obligation is to attend the sessions or sessions that each discussion leader is assigned to.