Hugh Kelly New York University Schack Institute
| Clinical Professor of Real Estate
Hugh F. Kelly, PhD, CRE is Clinical Professor of Real Estate at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is also the principal of Hugh Kelly Real Estate Economics. Hugh was previously Chief Economist with Landauer Associates, where he worked from 1978 to 2001. He is presently the the 2014 Chair of the prestigious Counselors of Real Estate organization. He is a highly regarded speaker, and author of nearly 300 articles on commercial real estate.
Michael Newey RICS
Michael Newey was elected RICS President 2013-2014 at Governing Council on 1 July 2013
Michael Newey BSc FRICS FCIH MAHI is the group chief executive of Broadland Housing Group based in Norwich, UK. Broadland is a social enterprise group, including a not-for-profit landlord owning 4800 homes in Norfolk and North Suffolk, a training, employment and support services charity, and a residential developer.
In late 2008, Michael undertook a three-month secondment as a special adviser to the Minister of Housing in Victoria, Australia. During this time he focused on ways of increasing capacity in the community housing sector. He has been a regular visitor to the Australian affordable housing sector since 2004, working with both government and housing providers.
Before joining Broadland, Michael was the executive director of Anglia Housing Group and before that the group development director of Flagship Housing, which he joined in 1997. Prior to 1997 Michael was in private practice working for Prall Champion and Prall in Dartford and both Richard Ellis and Savills in central London.
Michael graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1986 with a degree in Urban Land Administration. As well as being a chartered surveyor, Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a member of the Australasian Housing Institute.
Steven Norris BNP Paribas Real Estate UK
Steve Norris FRICS was a Member of the UK Parliament for 15 years and a Minister for 5. He was twice his party's candidate for Mayor of London. He is Non-Executive Chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK, of Soho Estates Ltd and Virtus Data Centres. He chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association and is a member of HM Treasury HS2 Growth Task Force.
Markus Reinert FRICS Cushman & Wakefield LLP
| Partner, EMEA Head of Property & Asset Management and Investor Services
Markus Reinert is Partner and EMEA Head of Property & Asset Management and Investor Services with responsibility for strategic development and expansion since July 2011. He is a member of Cushman & Wakefield's Executive European Council and of the Global Corporate Occupier and Investor Services Leadership Team. Markus Reinert is responsible for a management volume of approx. 18 million sqm in 16 countries, a yearly rental income of 2,5 billion EUR and 750 employees. He previously was with Jones Lang LaSalle for 22 years as an International Director responsible for Property & Asset Management, Shopping Centre Management, Valuation and Project and Development Services in Germany. He was a member of the German Management Board and member of the EMEA Property and Asset Management Leadership Board.
Neil Singer Singer Vielle
| Senior Partner
I've worked in the commercial property industry for over 25 years, specialising in investment property transactions. In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in the power of the internet and its use in business. This has transformed our agency, Singer Vielle, and also led me to create the Click to Purchase platform.
Eric Dahl World Trade Centers Association
CEO of the World Trade Centers Association, Eric is responsible for development and execution of strategy and operations and the key interface with the WTCA Board. A former Senior Executive Advisor for Booz & Company Middle East, Eric worked with major ports, industrial zones, shipping lines and government entities in developing successful business strategies, improving corporate governance, and planning development projects.
Prior to Booz and Company, Eric was co-founder and managing director of Bain & Co. Nordic, Sweden, which he helped build to a US$20 million operation with 100+ employees specializing in developing and implementing growth strategies for a broad spectrum of international businesses.
With an MBA from Harvard Business School in the U.S. in 1981, he is a dual citizen of the United States and Norway and is fluent in English, Norwegian and Swedish.
Sean Tompkins RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
| Chief Executive Officer
Sean is CEO of RICS and prior to this was a director of Prudential plc. Sean also holds independent non-executive directorships in the social enterprise sector.
Sean leads RICS, the world's largest professional body covering land, real estate, construction and infrastructure and supports the Governing Council in defining vision and strategic goals.
Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity and providing access to the world's most respected professional qualification. Sean has led the creation of RICS’ modern day brand and development, which today sees it operating out of 27 locations, covering the major financial and political centres of the world.
Sean has been honoured to accompany the UK Prime Minister on trade missions aimed at promoting the value of professionalism, at a time when the world faces it's biggest urbanisation challenge.