IPSX Podcasts
IPSX Podcasts
Jan 27, 2020
Why Invest in Real Estate?
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In this episode we are asking a simple but fundamental question about commercial real estate: why should companies and investors look to invest? Paul Shearer is joined by the episode sponsor - Roger Clarke (IPSX). He is also joined by Deborah Lloyd (The Association of Real Estate Funds), and Mickola Wilson (Seven Dials Fund Management).

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Roger takes us through; What is commercial real estate? How big is the market? And what do we actually mean when we talk about the types of properties that would be listed on IPSX?
  • Who, and what type of structure, owns this commercial real estate?
  • Where does property lie on the spectrum of risk when compared to bonds and equities?
  • How does property in general compare to other asset classes?
  • What is IPSX, and how does it differ to the status quo of property investment?

For further information on the stats discussed in this episode, click here


Roger Clarke

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Roger Clarke, has been a Senior Advisor to IPSX Group since January 2019. He now joins the business full time. Roger has extensive experience in corporate transactions, particularly in equity capital markets but also in M&A and restructuring, with a specific sector focus on Real Estate. Roger joins from M7 Real Estate, where he was Head of Corporate Finance, with responsibility for executing significant corporate transactions.  https://www.ipsx.com/


Paul Shearer

Paul Shearer has worked extensively in both Television and Radio in front of and behind the camera as an actor, writer and presenter and script editor. As a journalist he has written for both The Times and The Financial Times on residential property. He has written and presented video work on commercial property for consulting real estate agents GVA Bilfinger as well as Capita Real Estate. http://www.paulshearer.com/


Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd is the current Chairman of the Association of Real Estate Funds and until 2015 was the Vice Chairman of the Management Board of INREV. She is also a non-executive board member of Kames Target Healthcare Fund, a consultant to the student accommodation fund manager, Curlew Capital and a member of the University of London’s property committee.

Until 2016 Deborah, for 23 years, was a Partner at law firm Nabarro LLP, now part of CMS, where she co-founded the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team, which is ranked tier 1 in Legal 500. At Nabarro she set up and advised on funds for institutional and private equity fund managers including Aviva Investors, Standard Life, Henderson, Knight Frank, Cromwell, Kames Capital, iQ, Catalyst Capital, Rockspring, Aberdeen (SWIP), IMPAX, Curlew Capital, Eskmuir Asset Management. Deborah has a legal background in direct real estate, so understands real estate as an asset class from a development and leasing perspective. https://www.aref.org.uk/


Mickola Wilson

Mickola is joint owner of Seven Dials and joined in 2008.Prior to this she was CEO of Teesland plc a listed property fund and asset management company  with a cap value of the order of £200m, with over £5bn of funds under management across UK, Western and Central Europe.

Prior to that she was MD of Guardian Properties, part of GRE, with responsibility for their property investment funds. https://www.7dials.com/

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