Following a keynote speech, a panel of experts from Jersey and London will discuss the current and emerging trends and themes in real estate investment.

Since the global pandemic began, demand for industrial and residential property has risen to an extraordinary level, and while retail and office took a hit, they are now showing signs of recovery. However, with increasing macroeconomic uncertainties – such as the pressures of inflation and rising interest rates – will real estate continue to attract capital? We will examine what is driving the current trends and themes in UK private equity real estate and look at how managers can adapt for long-term success.

This event is ideal for anyone associated with real estate investment or the private equity real estate funds industry – including investors, managers, advisers, and service providers – to get up to date with the latest news and trends.

For more information, please contact the events team.


Nicola Le Brocq › Director – Funds and Corporate, UK, Jersey Finance
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Born in Jersey, Nicola has a strong regulatory background having spent over six years at the Jersey Financial Services Commission – working in Securities supervision, authorisation and enforcement – before moving into industry in investment gatekeeper and regulatory consultancy roles.  During the last seven years, Nicola’s London based roles for two global financial technology companies saw her concentrate on regulatory technology solutions as a product and market specialist working extensively with Alternative Investment Managers in the UK and US.

Alistair Horn

Alistair Horn Partner, Mourant

Alistair, a Mourant LP Partner for over four years has established himself as one of leading funds lawyers in Jersey. Alistair advises a number of the leading and biggest institutions in the world on matters of real estate, private equity and hedge including fund formation and investment structuring. His growing list of international fund promoters and asset managers makes him front and centre of offshore trends in matters of global capital raising. He been responsible for establishing and launching a significant number of widely held and privately held investment funds and investment structures (open and closed ended) during his time at Mourant. Alistair heads up the firm's crypto asset group, he also sits on the Jersey Funds Association Marketing Sub-Committee assisting with the association's funds marketing campaign along with other technical items.

Ben Eaton

Ben Eaton Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Ben Eaton focuses his practice on the tax aspects of real estate transactions and investment funds. He has deep experience advising on the tax aspects of real estate investment, financing, development, and leasing, as well as the structuring of funds and joint ventures investing in real estate and real estate debt, and transactions involving real estate operating businesses. Ben is recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2023 with one source calling him “a pragmatic problem solver who is adept at managing large scale cross-border projects with multiple stakeholders.” According to Chambers & Partners UK 2022, Ben is “a big-picture thinker who is very commercial.”

Richard Urban

Richard Urban Founder, Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike is a specialist Non-Executive Director (NED) services provider founded by Richard Urban in 2014. Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), a Chartered Director (CDir) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD). He is also a Professional Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM) and a Fellow of The Geological Society of London (FGS). Richard has substantial fund investment and governance experience and he directs the offshore boards of funds and investment companies which have over £4 billion of Assets Under Management (AUM). Richard’s directorship portfolio represents a broad range of asset classes and spans the entire capital structure. His portfolio includes real estate equity, real estate debt (whole loan, mezzanine lending and securitisations) and corporate credit (bonds, loans and collateralised loan obligations).

Melinda Knatchbull

Melinda Knatchbull Chief Financial and Operating officer, Immobel Capital Partners

Melinda Knatchbull is Chief Financial and Operating officer of Immobel Capital Partners. Previously, Melinda was Global Chief Operating Officer for Schroder Real Estate from 2013 to 2022.. She was also a member of the Schroder Real Estate Investment Committees (Global Direct, Indirect and Debt) and chaired several key Committees including Risk, Valuation and Operations; as well as playing a key role in shaping and implementation of Sustainability strategy. Melinda was a Director on all key real estate management companies at Schroders, including the UK FCA regulated entity and other entities in Jersey, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.


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4.30 pm




  • Nicola Le Brocq, Business Development Director – Funds, UK, Jersey Finance
5.00 pm
5.05 pm


  • Richard Urban – Founder, Rivington Pike

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator:Richard Urban – Founder, Rivington Pike
  • Alistair Horn – Partner, Mourant
  • Ben Eaton – Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Melinda Knatchbull – Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Immobel Capital Partners
5.15 pm
6.00 pm

Q&A with


Closing Remarks

  • Nicola Le Brocq, Business Development Director – Funds, UK, Jersey Finance
6.05 pm
6.10 pm

Networking Drinks


Event Ends

7.30 pm
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