Now more than ever, it’s vital that investors and investment managers, of all types and sizes, have the tools and processes in place to allow for confident, accurate decision-making and a visionary approach to long-term strategy. 

There’s never been a better time to review your approach to data and analytics, and to ask some tough questions about whether long-standing processes are still fit for purpose, or whether they might be holding back your most insightful decision-makers.

In this roundtable, EG brings together experts from many of the leading real estate investment organisations to discuss:

  • What are your approaches to data and analytics?
  • How have you leveraged technology to ensure stability through this challenging climate?
  • Where do you see strategic planning solutions supporting your future investment strategies?

If you wish to learn more about MRI’s dedicated strategic planning solutions that support organisations like yours to predict the future without uncertainty, you can download their dedicated brochure here.


Chair: Tim Burke, deputy editor, EG

Burke joined EG as deputy editor in July 2019, before which he was property editor at Financial News, a Dow Jones publication. Earlier in his career he wrote for and edited magazines covering capital markets and businesses across developed and emerging economies, including titles at The Economist Group and Thomson Reuters.

Manreet Randhawa, director, Janus Henderson UK Property PAIF, Nuveen Real Estate

Randhawa is assistant fund manager on Nuveen Real Estate’s UK property platform, a segregated mandate and senior portfolio manager for the Janus Henderson UK Property PAIF. In her current role she undertakes investment management, investor updates, strategy development, liquidity management and is responsible for portfolio analysis. Since joining the company in 2010, Randhawa has been involved in several key projects, including the merger of the Old Mutual Property platform into the Janus Henderson UK property platform.

James Pellatt, director of workplace and innovation, Great Portland Estates

Since January 2018, Pellatt’s role has been to challenge the content and design of GPE’s workplaces in order to ensure they stay ahead of occupier needs. His role is to pick the best pieces of innovation and technology, together with workplace trends to create workspace that allows users to thrive. He chairs GPE’s design review panel and is responsible for ensuring that its developments and schemes incorporate the latest thinking in flexible workspace, sustainability, wellness, layout and design. Prior to this role, Pellatt was head of projects, responsible for the delivery of GPE’s extensive development pipeline between 2011 and 2017, delivering such iconic schemes as Rathbone Square, 240 Blackfriars, and 160 Old Street.

Arik Kogan, vice-president, finance & investment solutions, MRI Software

Kogan has dedicated his career as a technology specialist to liberating real estate companies from the constraints of antiquated systems and perspectives. After almost 15 years working in product delivery and consulting services for real estate software vendors across the globe, he now serves as vice-president of financial & investment solutions at MRI Software. Responsible for a product suite that is used to manage more than $3tn (£2.2tn) of equity and debt, Kogan is empowering real estate businesses through innovation and driving success through technology.

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