Investor Summit

by invitation only

The GSL Investor Summit is an invitation-only event for leading global PBSA funders, investors, developers and operator C-Suite.

The Summit comprises a number of short presentations and themed round-table sessions held under Chatham House Rules.

Sessions are chaired by leading members of the investment community and are designed to allow participants to discuss issues and share knowledge in confidence.

To apply for access to the 2023 Investor Summit, please contact us.

08:30 - 09:20

Registration and Breakfast Networking

09:20 - 09:30
Burdett Suite

Welcome & Opening Call

Bobbi Hartshorne, Founder & CWO, WellWise

09:30 - 10:10
Burdett Suite

Climate Action and Wellbeing: Nurturing Sustainable Mindsets towards Net-Zero

Moderator: Charlie Brunyate, Director of Sustainability, Mineral Digital

Presentation: Chloe Wallington Fiddy – Climate Change, Energy Policy & Engagement Lead, IEMA


  • Chloe Wallington Fiddy – Climate Change, Energy Policy & Engagement Lead, IEMA
  • Sue Churchill, Director, Church Lukas
  • Horacio Carvalho, CEO, Climate Change Ventures
10:20 - 11:20
President's Room

PBSA Investment Potential - Rain or Shine in 2024?

Moderator: Niamh O’Connor, Partner, Summix Capital


  • Paul Nearchou, Managing Director, Deutsche Finance International
  • Irina Stamate-rocha, Partner, Patron Capital
  • Antonio Marin-Batalle, Managing Director, Patrizia
  • Juan Pepa, Partner, Stoneshield
  • Kirk Lindstrom, Managing Director, Round Hill Capital
  • Maxwell Harding, VP European Acquisitions, Harrison Street
  • Russell Petrie, Head of Student Housing, EQT Exeter
  • Boris Olujic, Partner, Apollo Capital
  • Pedro Correia Sousa, Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management
11:20 - 11:50

Networking break

11:50 - 12:50
President's Room

Global PBSA Markets - High-Performing Regions and Emerging Opportunities

Moderator: Chris Holloway, Chief Business Development Officer, Yugo


  • Gonzalo Carpintero Navarro, CEO, Livensa Living & Temprano Capital
  • Samantha Scott, Development Director, Balfour Beatty Investments
  • Duco de Jong, CFO, Student Experience
  • Rob Waterhouse, Transactions Director, GSA
  • Omer Rifaat, Associate Director, PGGM Investments
  • Miguel Alonso Martin, Managing Director Spain, Camplus
  • Tom Rix, Executive Director, Lapithus & Apollo
12:50 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00
President's Room

Emerging Development Trends and Strategies for Rental Growth

Moderator: Seb Horst, Investment Director, Host Students


  • Jane Crouch, COO, Fresh Students
  • Mark Robinson, Managing Director, Nurtur
  • Dan Spencer, CEO, Luna Student
  • Joss Muirie, CEO, Abodus
  • Scott Lewis, COO, Homes for Students
  • Darren Gardner, CEO, Nido Living
  • Joe Persechino, Chief Operating Officer, Yugo
15:30 - 16:30
Breakout Session
Garden Room

BREAKOUT - Changing Behaviours: Turning ESG data into sustainable action

Real-world testimonies and roundtable discussion about the innovative ways in which Utopi ESG technology powered by ASK4 can delivering tangible ESG benefits, and enable resident action to shape the future of student living.

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15:10 - 16:20
Burdett Suite

PBSA Futures – Emerging Risk and Opportunity

Moderator: Tim Daplyn, CEO, Global Student Living

Presenter: Petra Molthan-Hill, Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development, Nottingham Business School


  • Sue Churchill, Director, Church Lukas
  • Dan Smith, Co-Founder, Good Management Group
  • Bobbi Hartshorne, Founder & CWO, WellWise
  • Paddy Jackman, Director, Jackman Education Services
16:20 - 16:30
Burdett Suite

Closing Remarks & Call-To-Action

Charlie Brunyate, Director of Sustainability, Mineral Digital

16:30 - 17:30

Drinks & Networking