Investors head to MIPIM with Brexit and PropTech investment on their minds
Five of world’s six largest sovereign wealth funds involved in property to attend MIPIM

Paris, 7 February 2017 – Over 5,000 international investors and representatives of financial institutions are heading to MIPIM 2017 where they are expected to discuss geopolitical developments including Brexit, the impact of the tech revolution on real estate and global social changes.

Under the banner of this year’s central theme, “The New Deal for Real Estate,” MIPIM will provide a unique forum for investors to evaluate how they will manage their portfolios in the face of the current challenges.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, MIPIM (the world’s property market) will be held in Cannes from 14 to 17 March, 2017.

Major investors attending MIPIM 2017 will include a strong presence of Sovereign Wealth Funds among which are five of the six largest in the world by current allocation to real estate: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Temasek (Singapore), Qatar Investment Authority (Qatar), GIC Real Estate International (Singapore), and Kuwait Investment Authority (Kuwait). Twenty-four public and private pension funds will also be attending MIPIM such as the 3rd and 4th largest (NPS from Korea and APG from the Netherlands), newcomers ALECTA (Sweden) and AMITIM (Israel). Newcomers also feature among the attending insurance companies: ANBANG International (China), CNP Assurances (France) and HANWHA LIFE (Korea).

All of the aforementioned investors will be taking part in the MIPIM Real Estate Institutional Investors’ Summit: RE-Invest, which brings together 60 of the world’s leading sovereign wealth, pension and insurance funds, and other leading capital owners in the real estate industry, to discuss “What is the New Deal for institutional investors?

In preparation for MIPIM RE-Invest 2017, investors were invited to choose their topic of preference to focus on during the Summit. Brexit was one of the subjects which came out on top, though it was noted that some of the largest investment companies opted for the topic of investment in technology.

With the political environment changing in many regions of the world, new leaders and parties emerging, the political status quo is being challenged from all fronts: (Brexit, US elections, the upcoming German, French, Dutch and Italian general elections etc.). The industry is now asking itself what is the new climate for real estate investment in each continent? This will be the main question being tackled in a highly-anticipated panel session “Ousting the Establishment: What’s The Impact on the Re Industry?” Chris Marlin, President of Lennar International and Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors are confirmed for the panel.

The recent Brexit vote has caused some uncertainty amongst occupiers and investors in the UK. The session “Which Capital Cities In Europe Have Most To Gain From Brexit?” will examine what has historically made London and the UK such a popular home for global business and discuss which cities in Europe are best placed, with the right infrastructure, to accommodate any major corporate moves away from the UK.

The subject of investment in innovation and technology will also be showcased at MIPIM this year through the conference programme. Co-organized by ZIA (the German Property Federation) and Commerz Real AG, a panel discussion entitled “How Innovative is the German Real Estate Sector?” will be examining the investment opportunities in German real estate from a technological standpoint. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Andreas Muschter, Chairman of the Management Board of Commerz Real AG, and Mr. Martin Rodeck, Executive Managing Director of OVG Real Estate Germany, who is also the Innovation Officer of ZIA. Having recently hosted the internationally renowned Web Summit, Lisbon is also shining a spotlight on its position as a tech and innovation hub with a session entitled: “Is Lisbon the Next Tech City Investment Hot-Spot?”

And while the subject of crowdfunding for real estate is now an established concept, MIPIM will see a focus on Blockchain as a new investment tool for real estate.  “Blockchain: What Are the Opportunities & Challenges of Peer to Peer RE,” will be taking a look at what is the present and future of Blockchain and Bitcoin as well as which Blockchain has the best security, functionality, and safety for real estate? Ragnar Lifthrasir, President of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association and Founder of velox.RE and Olivier Sellès, Innovation Manager of Bouygues Immobilier, are confirmed as speakers.

For more information on MIPIM 2017, see our pressroom.

A propos de Reed MIDEM:
Fondée en 1963, Reed MIDEM organise des marchés professionnels et internationaux qui se sont imposés comme des plateformes incontournables pour les acteurs-clés des secteurs concernés. Ce sont le MIPTV, le MIPDOC, le MIPCOM, le MIP CANCUN et le MIPJUNIOR pour la télévision et les contenus audiovisuels et numériques, le MIDEM pour les professionnels de la musique, le MIPIM, le MIPIM Asia Summit, le MIPIM UK, le MIPIM Japan pour le secteur de l’immobilier et le MAPIC, le MAPIC China Summit à Shanghai et le MAPIC Italy à Milan pour le secteur de l’implantation commerciale.

A propos de Reed Exhibitions:
Reed MIDEM est une filiale de Reed Exhibitions, leader mondial dans l’organisation d’événements, avec plus de 500 événements dans 43 pays. En 2015, Reed Exhibitions a réuni plus de sept millions de professionnels actifs dans le monde entier, générant plusieurs milliards de dollars d’affaires. Aujourd’hui les événements de Reed Exhibitions ont lieu en Amérique, en Europe, au Moyen-Orient, en Asie Pacifique, en Afrique et sont organisés par 41 bureaux et agents implantés. Reed Exhibitions touche 43 secteurs industriels, au travers d’évènements pour les professionnels et le grand public, et fait partie de RELX Group plc, leader mondial dans la diffusion d’informations.