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Exclusive visit to the UK’s busiest postal sorting office, The Mount Pleasant Mail Centre in Clerkenwell has undergone major changes over the years and we are privileged to be allowed to visit.

Lunch at The In and Out Naval and Military Club

Including A Talk by Bill Blain, author of The Morning Porridge.

SIOR Europe is pleased to invite you to an exclusive event in London, England on Thursday, 2nd December 2021, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Members and guests will meet at The Mount Pleasant Mail Centre (Clerkenwell) on Phoenix Place and have a private tour of this renovated site. In addition to work taking place on the sorting office itself, the planning permission includes developing part of the site with new homes, shops, offices, restaurants and public space.

All will then make their way to The In and Out Naval & Military Club (N° 4, St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4JU) for drinks in the bar, preceding lunch. 

During the private dining room experience over lunch, our guest speaker Bill Blain will share some of his thoughts, charm and charisma.

Bill Blain is a leading market commentator. He’s spent 35 years in markets in fixed income and alternative assets, and produces a daily market commentary; the Morning Porridge, which has upset regulators, central bankers, politicians, companies and supranational institutions. Navigating the fine line between common sense and being rude, Bill’s market insights are a must-read for over over 5000 direct recipients of the Porridge, and many more who read it syndicated.

There will be time to relax, network and develop business opportunities with SIOR colleagues and guests. 

Registration is now open.


If you would like to invite a colleague in the industry that could be interested in SIOR membership, in keeping with our strategy to grow the European membership of designees, associate members and member associates, please contact with the name, address, email and contact details of the invitee. SIOR Europe will cover the cost of each guest (free places are limited).

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

With thanks to Develog, our SIOR Europe Gold Sponsor.

As the real estate industry continues to experience a technological, environmental and societal transformation, the need to attract and develop new talent has never been greater. The next generation of professionals will preside over the industry’s continued transformation and will shape our cities, homes, workplaces and businesses.

The latest webinar hosted by SIOR Europe’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee will talk to a panel of young professionals and explore what attracted them to real estate, their future hopes and aspirations  and what influences them in terms of their choices of employers, clients and specialisms.

Do not miss this unique opportunity for some ‘reverse mentoring’ and to hear the views of real estate’s future leaders.

Wednesday 26th May 2021, 18h00 CEST, 17h00 BST/IST, 12h00 EDT, 9h00 PDT

Sophie Eastwood

Director, YEP Global

YEP Global is a 5,000-strong membership group for rising stars and future leaders in real estate, the only cross-industry networking group in the sector. As a director, Sophie is responsible for forging partnerships to support members and raise profile of the network. Sophie is also founder of strategic communications consultancy Holistic and engagement consultancy, Holistic Insight.

Laurie Tylenda SIOR

CCIM, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at CBRE Albany, Transaction & Advisory Services.

Laurie is specialised in office property.

Nancy Zuniga Ruiz

A final year student at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality Management including Real Estate Finance, Nancy wishes to pursue real estate as a career. She has been accepted in the Alpha Sigma Gamma, International Real
Estate Honorary Society and recently attended the SIOR TransACT 360 virtual conference.

Claudia Harley MRICS

Following her graduation from the University of The West of England with a 2:1 in 2016, Claudia joined Savills, working in both the business rates and property management departments. In 2017 she left Savills and became involved in the initial set up of Lewis & Co based in Wimbledon, south west. There, she provided clients with commercial property advice and specialised in all aspects of office, retail and industrial properties, with particular experience in the South West London property market. This included assisting with the letting and sale of client’s properties and new property searches for business relocations, whilst also acting for tenants with their lease negotiations. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, cars and outdoor activities and sport, including skiing and hockey.

Joanna Lewandowska

represents AXI IMMO Group, a property brokerage and consultancy company, as Transaction Manager – responsible for investment advisory, disposal and acquisition transactions of properties in the CEE region. Her previous experience encompasses real estate valuation and leasing as well as start-ups and technology, gained while launching the Polish offices of a major CEE coworking platform, HubHub. She is passionate about sharing innovation within the industry. Joanna is a Co-Founder of ThinkCo real estate research lab and a graduate of University College London and the London School of Economics, mastering Real Estate Economics and Finance.

Michael Riekert SIOR

Director, Global Corporate Services
NAI apollo, Frankfurt, Germany.

By Paul Danks, president of SIOR Europe and director of portfolio solutions at DeVono Cresa

As an association founded on the principles of knowledge-sharing, professional advancement and cross-border collaboration, the past 15 months have been challenging for SIOR. But, empowered by a strong leadership group and supported by an active membership base, the association has successfully pivoted and continued to engage, educate and evolve in equal measure.

Last week, SIOR hosted its second virtual conference of the past year and successfully delivered a programme of valuable content and some enthusiastic networking sessions – despite participants taking part from a variety of locations from offices, spare bedrooms and kitchen tables.

Keynote speakers included former US Secretary of State, General Colin Powell and Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”), US sporting legend and celebrated basketball coach. Both shared valuable leadership lessons and experiences and showed the possibilities of overcoming adversity to achieve great things.

Our European Regional Chapter was the largest delegation in attendance, comprising some 35 members from ten different countries. As part of our commitment to diversity and supporting the next generation of professionals, we had also allocated complimentary places to European real estate students.

Between us, we participated in a number of round-table sessions offering a European perspective and contributed to the social programme with a live Irish cocktail masterclass from the bar at Dublin’s Conrad Hotel – the venue for the SIOR International European Conference in July 2022. If the feedback post event is anything to go by, it certainly seems that the prospect of physically visiting an Irish bar will be enough to encourage many of our US counterparts to cross the Atlantic as soon as circumstances allow.

I am immensely proud of what our association has done to remain relevant and add value in these most challenging of times and it is testament to the energy and enthusiasm of the members that we have been able to host an event with a genuine sense of occasion and community.

Although I am very much hoping to be “back in the room” by the time the next conference rolls around in Nashville in October, I am confident that I can be part of a great event whether or not that comes to pass. The working world for many CRE professionals has changed immeasurably since 2019 and SIOR has quickly embraced this and placed itself alongside its members and their clients to support them during this period of change.

7th May 2021


Incentives on new office leases in the UK capital exceed European counterparts.

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An insight, analysis and explanation of the key themes and events driving global financial markets. Our guest speaker Bill Blain will share some of his thoughts, charm and charisma.

Bill Blain is a leading market commentator. He’s spent 35 years in markets in fixed income and alternative assets and produces a daily market commentary; Blain’s Morning Porridge, which has upset regulators, central bankers, politicians, companies and supranational institutions. Navigating the fine line between common sense and being rude, Bill’s market insights are a must-read for over 5000 direct recipients of the Porridge, and many more who read it syndicated.

TSL was established in 2002 to deliver outstanding turn-key capital projects for clients in Food, Pharma, Logistics (regional & national distribution centres) and Data Centres. Delivering in excess of €580 million in new build facilities in 2021 for prestige, market leading clients including Amazon, DHL, Lidl, GLP, Panattoni and many more.

TSL will provide insight into how they, as a trusted construction partner for leading international developers and occupiers, are responding to current market trends and requirements across the UK & mainland Europe and the US markets.                                                            

TSL will be joined by our panel of experts from the UK, Germany & The Netherlands who will provide further insight into current market trends.

Paul Danks BSc. FRICS, SIOR.
Director, DeVono cresa, Portfolio Solutions (London UK).
President, SIOR European Regional Chapter.

Paul has 35 years experience as a trusted advisor to leading occupiers worldwide with particular emphasis on business transformation and the implementation of strategies  to reduce cost, enhance value and ensure that maximum efficiencies & wellbeing are derived from the occupation of real estate.

Our panel of experts from TSL and SIOR members from the UK and Europe :

Andrew Smith, FRICS, SIOR.
Partner, Carter Jonas.
Vice President & Treasurer, SIOR European Regional Chapter.

Andrew has been an industrial specialist in the UK market for over 25 years and has been involved in some notable sales and letting transactions throughout the UK. He has extensive experience in advising occupiers, both at Board level and corporate real estate level and acted for a number of high-profile companies.
Andrew is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), he is also on the International Advisory Committee and European Board Member for the Society of Industrial Office Relators (SIOR).  Andrew also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) as well as a Diploma in RICS Project Management

Stefan Weyrauch, BA.
Co-Head of Industrial and Logistics
NAI apollo, Frankfurt, Germany.

Stefan is Co-Head of Industrial and Logistics and Princiapal Consultant at NAI apollo. He is leading NAI apollo’s National  Industrial & Logistics  team focusing on the Top Seven Regions across Germany.

Dr. Robert Das, MRE, MRICS, SIOR.
Principal, Dutch Property Advisors.
Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Robert is currently active as independent Real Estate Advisor. He was co-founder and partner of the Amsterdam brokerage firm NAI Netherlands. He practices the full range of commercial Real Estate services with a strong focus on office-/industrial leasing, office-/industrial letting and office-/industrial investments. Since 1993 he is active in Real Estate, first as employee and later as managing partner and co-owner of the Amsterdam based Real Estate Company Boer Hartog Hartog Hooft ONCOR International (85 people), since 2010 part of Colliers International. The focus of Dutch Property Advisors is to find solutions for the changing needs of occupiers and investors in a changing and challenging world.

Michael McDonnell
Group COO (Co-Founder/Owner).
TSL, (UK Head Office).

Michael O’Hara
Business Development Director.
TSL, UK Head Office.

Michael is the Business Development Director for TSL. Primarily focused  on  identifing, developing  and managing strategic growth opportunities across the UK, Europe and also supporting TSL Inc as TSL increase their activity in the USA. Now with over 30 years experience in construction, Michael has  gained a very broad knowledge of the industry in general including specific and detailed understanding of Industrial & Logistics infrastructure, supply chain, support services etc.

Stefan Behrendt
Chief Operating Officer.
TSL GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany.

Stefan is the COO of TSL GmbH responsible for the operation of TSL in Germany and mainland Europe. He is a civil engineer with 28 years of experience in the construction industry with the main focus on logistics, intra-logistics and industrial buildings. Stefan has significant International experience with over 15 years working in Poland, China and the Middle East.

Moderated by Charles Tatham MRICS SIOR of Tatham Property Solutions, this business roundtable is intended to give you and fellow SIOR members insights in to the latest moves and actions of investors and users alike in a number of European cities. You’ll also have the chance to contribute with your own nuggets of information for your own market.

Register now by clicking here.


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