Cass Real Estate Club

2014 events

The MIT Alumni Association, Center for Real Estate (AACRE) and the Cass Real Estate Club in association with the International University Real Estate Club Network (IUREN) cordially held their first joint-reception at Cass Business School


Wednesday 26 March 2014 18:30 – 21.00

Cass Business School

Executive Campus

200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD


The welcome reception opened with brief remarks from both Cass Business School and MIT alumni – Bin Sandhu (CEO and Owner of The Santon Group) and David Marks (Co-Managing Partner of Brockton Capital and President of British Property Federation). Opening remarks were followed by drinks and canapés.







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18/03/2014 – The Future of Student Accommodation

Tuesday 18 March 2014, 18:30-21:00

The Future of Student Accommodation

Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
Room: 2003
Registration: 18:30-19:00


  • Nicholas Porter – Founder and Executive Chairman, Global Student Accommodation Group
  • Rory Hardick – Principal, M3 Capital Partners
  • Anthony Martin – Head of Investment Advisory, CBRE
  • Marcus Roberts – Director, Student Investment & Development, Savills
  • Sam Ball – Senior Surveyor, Knight Frank

The student accommodation market is booming over the past few years, with increasing capital and new players flowing into the sector, it is now experiencing an evolution from a fringe investment to a must-have investment for most large investment firms. This event will have an indepth discussion on current market place and global trends of the industry on both operation and capital side.

Topics to be discussed at the panel:

  • How to stand out in the increasing competition?
  • Where are the opportunities next?
  • Market strategy, focusing on domestic or going global?
  • Future fund raising opportunities, bond issues, REITs, IPOs?

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Wednesday 12 February 2014, 19:00-20:15

Identifying a conceptual gap in the UK property and development market

Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
Room: 2003
Registration: 18:30-19:00


  • Liz Peace – CEO – British Property Federation
  • Joanna Rowelle – Associate Director – Arup
  • Stuart Kirkwood – Head of Development – Network Rail
  • Lester Hampson – Head of Retail Development – Land Securities
  • Ben Bolgar – Senior Director – The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Community


-Could both the public and private sectors of the UK property and development market be doing more to help finance public goods?
-Could the philosophies and practices of these sectors do more to compliment each other in the face of funding cuts and the need for more social responsibility?

This panel discussion, to be held at Cass Business School, will challenge the leading minds from a cross section of the UK property industry to try and contest current methods in practice with new ideas.

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