Add a bookmark to get started

8 June 20232 minute read

Real Estate in Evolution

The challenges and opportunities of investing in the Living segment

8 June 2023, 17:00 - 20:00 CEST

Welcome: from 17:30 
Opening session: 18:00
Drinks will follow from 19:30

Starhotels Rosa Grand
Fontana Meeting Room - ground floor
Piazza Fontana, 3
20122 Milano

* The invitation is strictly personal. The number of seats is limited.

Living means many things: student accommodation, traditional residential, BTR or micro-living, senior or assisted living schemes, to name just a few of the sub-asset classes that comprise Living. They all have in common that they are “operational real estate assets”, but that is about the only common feature. Risk profile, legal features and operational models differ significantly between the various sub-asset classes. Nevertheless, despite the considerable differences, developers, asset managers and investors increasingly try to create synergies between some of these sub-asset classes and start investing also in other sub-asset classes. This way, Living is becoming a true distinct asset class.

DLA Piper is pleased to invite you to the 4th event of our series named Real Estate in Evolution which focuses on the challenges and opportunities of investing in the Living segment. Like in the past we have invited leaders from international asset managers and investors with experience in the various sub-asset classes, from BTR to student accommodation, from senior (assisted) living to micro-living, our panelists will cover the full range of the Living cycle.

Please join us for a 90 minutes conference followed by an opportunity for networking with food and wine.


Opening remarks - Keynote speech: Living – a multi-facet asset class resilient to crisis?

  • Peter Allen, Head of Operational Capital Markets, Savills

Roundtable discussion: The challenges and opportunities of investing in the Living segment

  • Stefano Pagliani, Director Living, Hines
  • Pawel Gawor, CEO & Head of Expansion, City Pop
  • Jan-Hendrik Walloch, Managing Partner, ECE Living
  • Charles Haezebrouck, Managing Partner, element Real Estate

Moderator: Stephen Screene, Head of EMEA Living, Cushman & Wakefield


Peter Allen

Head of Operational Capital Markets, Savills

Peter is Head of Savills UK and EMEA Operational Capital Markets (OCM) division. He has worked at Savills for over 20 years and sits on the Executive Committee.

Savills OCM delivers market-leading valuation, consultancy, transactional, structuring and financing services to clients in the hotels, multifamily, single family, student accommodation, co-living, senior living and healthcare sectors, across the UK and EMEA.

Stephen Screene

Head of EMEA Living, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephen is Head of the EMEA Living Team at Cushman & Wakefield, based in London.

He provides advice and transaction expertise to international and domestic investors on large-scale projects across Europe.

Stefano Pagliani

Director Living, Hines

Stefano Pagliani joined Hines Italy in June 2017 and is director in the Living division.

He’s responsible for launching the student housing division in Italy (with aparto Milan Giovenale and aparto Milan Ripamonti as well as further developments in Milan and Florence), a residential complex in Florence and he’s now leading the Ex Trotto development in Milan.

Pawel Gawor

CEO & Head of Expansion, City Pop

Pawel is the Chief Executive Officer at City Pop. He manages 850 apartments in operation in Europe – mostly Switzerland – and more than 2,000 in construction/pipeline.

He’s an entrepreneurial manager with 360-degree knowledge of mid-size hospitality companies. Pawel has a good understanding of the European real estate market (residential, hotels, student houses) and a broad network and experience in the global hospitality and travel segment.

Jan-Hendrik Walloch

Managing Partner, ECE Living

Jan-Hendrik joined ECE in September 2008. He is Managing Partner at ECE Living GmbH, overseeing transactions including sourcing, underwriting and execution with a focus on residential real estate across Europe.

Previously he has held various positions in investment and transaction management with ECE, including Director of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Charles Haezebrouck

Managing Partner, element Real Estate

Charles is managing partner of element Real Estate, an independent real estate consulting company founded in 2010 with 90 professionals in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain providing transactional, value add and property management services.