Welcome to the M&G Investor Workshop 2017
Real Estate Equity: Strategies Designed for Today
Friday, 17 May, 09:30 - 10:30


Generating a secure, sustainable income stream to meet your liabilities is hard enough in today’s yield-constrained environment. But it’s not just income you need; but sustainable returns too. In the UK market mispricing in the wake of the Brexit referendum is creating some attractive opportunities, underpinned by significant macro trends e.g. e-commerce, urbanisation.
At the same time, with the UK government acting to make renting a better alternative, residential property is also giving investors the chance to capitalise on robust demand from renters. But the UK is certainly not the only source of opportunity for real estate investors. With Europe behind in the property cycle, there’s still a compelling case for investing in core real estate.
The M&G Investor Workshop 2017 raises the following questions: What is better today: Europe or UK? Does investment into value add or core real estate make more sense?


David Jackson, Fund Manager, Europe
David Jackson is responsible for fund management for Europe (ex-UK), and North America and is also the fund manager of the M&G European Property Fund. Since joining M&G Real Estate’s parent company, Prudential Plc, in 1978 he has undertaken a variety of investment, asset, and fund management roles in global real estate.

Jackson has been part of M&G Real Estate’s fund management team since 1991. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Investment Property Forum, and the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate (INREV). He is also sits on the Board of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).
Martin Towns, Head of Capital Solutions​
Martin Towns's role is to provide bespoke real estate solutions for major investors via segregated accounts, club vehicles or joint ventures.

He joined the business in 2010 and was previously the deputy fund manager of the Prudential Assurance Company’s segregated account wprth some £9bn.

Towns has 14 years’ experience in real estate fund management, including as Director of Commercial Property and a fund manager at Close Brothers, where he established and managed a series of property funds in the UK and Europe.