Game changer: deciding what, where and when to invest

On 18 October 2016, over 500 property professionals gathered at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Victoria for Nabarro's seventh annual Real Assets Conference. The conference title was reflective of the fact that these are times of great change for the industry. June's landmark EU referendum vote sent shock waves through the sector, and with the dust now beginning to settle, our conference looked ahead and considered the future shape of the market, both in the UK and Europe.

Key Themes

Our industry experts shared their views on the big questions of the day, including:

  • How UK real estate and infrastructure compares in attractiveness to other European countries;
  • The near and long term impact of BREXIT on the industry; 
  • The likelihood of an exodus of financial institutions to Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin or Luxembourg;
  • The search for yield and whether core investors will climb the risk curve; 
  • The impact of an interest rate rise; 
  • The move towards a “Real Assets” allocation; and 
  • The answer to the UK's airport capacity issues.

Programme and speaker biographies

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Highlights videos and slides

We have picked out some key sound bites from the presentations by our industry experts. Underneath the thumbnail for each speaker, you can download the slides which have been made publicly available. 

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Stephen Down considers the nature and level of market activity post-BREXIT decision.


Anuj Mittal reflects upon the positives and negatives of investing in European real estate.


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Adam Iranyi discusses how core investors will find returns given the current competitive landscape.

Lynda Shillaw demonstrates the key importance of airports for trade and global connectivity.

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Robin Hubbard considers the parallels between real estate and infrastructure investment.


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Dr. Paul Redmond reveals the different attitudes and behaviours across generations.

Nabarro merger

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