The Voice of Commercial Real Estate Finance

Young Professionals Real Estate Finance (YPREF)

Not yet a member? Find out the member benefits

Not yet a member? Find out the member benefits

Europe’s sole networking group dedicated to CRE lending professionals and advisors with less than 10 years industry experience.

YPREF is chaired by: Michael Shneerson and YPREF chair-elect Joan Jackson. Scroll down to see the core committee.

Thank you to our 2021 YPREF Sponsor 

Communication:- Promoting and encouraging avenues of communication within the REF industry young professional community and beyond

Education:- Assisting with career development by providing an educational platform through a combination of peer learning and access to leading REF professionals, including for mentoring

Support:- Providing the tools and resources required for members to fulfil their educational and professional development goals

Networking:- Recognition as the primary meeting point for all young professionals working in REF and to build upon the current CREFC Europe networking opportunities

Planning for 2021 is underway. Below is a snapshot of YPREF events in 2020.

Events remain under review due to Coronavirus

Events are free to YPREF from member firms with the exception of any events marked *

24 June YPREF Women in Leadership Seminar  
  A series of summer roundtables  
8 July How to Law - hosted by Latham and Watkins*  
23 July  How to Value - hosted by Savills*  
July How to Lend- hosted by Savills*  
4 August Women in Leadership Part II  
5 August How to Invest - hosted by Argent   
10 November Day 1 – James Smith, Economist, ING Bank   
11 November Day 2 – Turnover leases – The Future of UK Real Estate  
12 November Day 3 – IBOR Transition: key actions/risks/points for lenders  
Spring 2021 Networking Quiz - hosted by Knight Frank  

Register your interest to become part of this network.  Contact Carol Wilkie

YPREF Core Commitee:

AIG Asset Management Michael Shneerson, Chair
Alston & Bird Sherry Scrivens
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Petya Petrova
Cheyne Capital Reena Banga
CBRE Ltd Fathima Haniffa
Dekabank Jessica Wolckenhaar /  Joanna Phillips
ING Real Estate Finance Anushree Srivastav, Immediate Past Chair
JLL Liz Levingston
Knight Frank Varun Dev Gudka
Lloyds Banking Group Victoria Lawton
Savills Joan Jackson, Chair Elect
Simmons & Simmons Gabriella McCoy