Harvard International Virtual Real Estate Trek: Europe Edition

Black and white poster with four images of real estate developments in Europe advertising the event

Event Description

The RED Club is pleased to invite the GSD community to join us and hear from some of the biggest players in the industry while learning more about the investors, developers, and operators behind a variety flagship projects – including Coal Drops Yard (designed by Thomas Heatherwick) and Stirling Square (designed by James Stirling)!

The International Real Estate Career Trek focuses on bringing students to visit, interact with, and learn about business models and market conditions from industry leaders in Europe. This trek is an exceptional opportunity for students to gain in-depth insight and expand their networks within European real estate industry and market.



Founded in 1966, Heitman LLC is a global real estate investment management firm with approximately $43 billion AUM. Heitman’s real estate investment strategies include direct investments in the equity or debt capitalization of a property or in the securities of listed and publicly traded real estate companies. Heitman serves a global client base with clients from North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific institutions, pension plans, foundations and corporations and individual investors. 

Caleb Mercer
Managing Director, European Real Estate Investment



A leading global real estate investment platform with $50.7B in AUM, BentallGreenOak was formed in 2019 as a merger between Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate. With head offices in New York, Toronto, London and Tokyo, and 1,300 real estate investment professionals in 22 offices worldwide, BentallGreenOak has deep local knowledge and a strong, long-standing investment track record across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. 

Chris Niehaus (MBA ‘85)
Managing Partner, Co-Head of U.S.

Francesco Ostuni
Managing Partner, Europe


Argent Development

Since 1981, Argent has delivered some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK. Most recently and notably, it is spearheading the King’s Cross development, which, at 67 acres, is the largest mixed-use development in single ownership to be developed in central London for over 150 years. In March 2015, it entered into a new long-term partnership with respected US developer Related, forming Argent Related, to pursue future opportunities for urban development, with a focus on the build-to-rent sector.

Robert Evans
Managing Partner // CEO, King’s Cross Dev.

Nick Searl
Managing Partner // Partner, Argent Related


The Collective

Established in 2010 and now with over 8,000 operating or under development, the Collective is pioneering a new way of living together. The concept was developed by Reza Merchant whilst studying at the London School of Economics, who saw the struggle to find affordable and good quality accommodation in London and recognized that people increasingly want flexibility and homes that suit their lifestyle.

Jill Ju (MBA ‘14)
Chief Investment Officer

How to Join

Register to attend this event here.

*To respect our hosts’ time and commitment, dedicated attendance and participation throughout the event is strongly encouraged and enforced so that we can host more programming like these in the future. 

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].