RISPE François Prologis
| Managing Director, Regional Director, Southern Europe
François Rispe is Prologis Managing Director, Regional Head Southern Europe.
Mr. Rispe is responsible for directing the portfolio in France, Spain and Italy. Prior to this role Mr. Rispe was Senior Vice President, General Manager, Southern Europe at AMB, prior to that F Rispe was a Country Manager France at Eurinpro, a Belgian Pan European developer specializing in semi-industrial real estate. He was instrumental in establishing the Eurinpro platform in French. Previously, F Rispe was Commercial Director at STEF-TFE, a leading logistics service provider for chilled products in Europe and also worked at Delmas, a French leading maritime carrier, in various capacities including European commercial Director and Deputy Managing Director for the European-African trade. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and received a master's degree in Management and Economics from the University of Paris Sorbonne.
Prologis is the leading global provider of industrial real estate, offering customers approximately 55.7 million m² (600 million square feet) of distribution space in markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company leases its operating portfolio of 3,300 industrial facilities in 22 countries to manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs.
Prologis operates as a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") and invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio comprises High Throughput Distribution (HTD®) facilities - industrial properties built for speed located near key seaports, airports and major freeway interchanges. These facilities are essential to creating efficiencies in the global supply chain.
As of September 30, 2011, Prologis managed $42.3 billion in combined total assets. The company offers its customers and investors the most modern and geographically diverse platform of distribution space in the world, enhanced by unparalleled customer service and an unwavering commitment to sustainable development.
FRANCESCHI Pascal Vivarte
| Director Asset Management
Vivarte, a French company formerly named "Groupe André", is a leader in the distribution of ready-to-wear and footwear. The company was founded in 1896 at Nancy by Albert Levy, and opened its first retail store in Paris in 1903.Throughout its history, the Group has combined expertise, quality products and innovation.
Vivarte has more than 5,000 stores under 24 different brands. Some of which are well known such as André, Besson, Pataugas, Minelli, San Marina, Cosmo, Caroll , Kookai, La Halle and la Halle aux Chaussures, Naf Naf, Chevignon.
The Group has developed, combining dynamism, innovation, modernity and respecting the characteristics of each brands which compose it.
VIVARTE keeps as goal to invent new offerings while remaining accessible to various audiences. For now 2 years, the Group's brands are engaged in online sales. In keeping with this spirit since its inception Vivarte continue to consolidate its growth through acquisition and creation of new brands.
HOLBERTON Richard CBRE
| Director, EMEA Research
Richard heads the Office and Industrial Markets team within EMEA Research & Consulting at CBRE. His role is to oversee the analysis of these markets, and to deliver research insights via market commentaries and publications, client briefings and consultancy projects. Over the past three years he has led the development of CB Richard Ellis' research coverage of the European logistics markets, including the production of a major report on Retailing and Logistics in CEE, as well as a regular market bulletin and a range of topic papers. Richard holds Masters Qualifications in Urban & Regional Planning and Property Investment.
CBRE is the world's leading commercial real estate services firm. With approximately 34,000 employees, the company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices worldwide. The company's core services include property sales, leasing and management; corporate services; facilities and project management; investment management; capital markets; appraisal and valuation; research; and consulting.