MIPIM 2013 live blogging team

Alexandra Notay operates as an independent advisor to a range of global organisations from the public and private sectors, providing strategic advice and initiative leadership. Her client portfolio includes Grosvenor, Cushman & Wakefield, IPD (Investment Property Databank) and the Greater London Authority. Her areas of expertise include city economic development, real estate, regeneration and sustainability. In July 2012 Alex was voted one of the top 100 young property professionals in the UK and was the only independent consultant to make that list (Property Week’s ‘Hot 100’).


Susan Freeman is an experienced real estate lawyer and Partner at Mishcon de Raya. Her in depth understanding of the property market allied to her business training (she is a graduate of the prestigious Sloan Masters MSc Programme in Leadership and Strategy at London Business School) and her wide circle of contacts make for a formidable combination. She is ranked in Property Week’s 2012 Women’s Power List, which pronounced her “a world-class networker” with “a contact book full of CEOs“. Susan writes regularly on property industry issues for Property Week.


François Ortalo-Magné is the Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business. He is also the leading adviser and producer of research on global determinants of housing prices and housing market fluctuations. He joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, after serving as the Robert E. Wangard professor of real estate and urban land economics at the School of Business, and chair of the department from 2008 to 2011. On top of his academic achievements, he is a political powerhouse who serves as economic advisor to the French government on land use and housing issues. He will be accompanied by students of the full-time two-year real estate MBA programme, who will share their perspective as the next generation of MIPIM attendees.

Michael Lagazo has held leadership roles at some of the largest commercial real estate companies including Westfield Group and Forest City. Michael optimizes performance and drives financial results for top commercial real estate projects in the U.S. Among his projects, Michael managed a 1.7 MSF coastal luxury development and was a shopping center executive at Forest City’s 160-acre super regional center, Victoria Gardens. Highlighted inShopping Centers Today, Wall Street Journal, Commercial Property ExecutiveNational Mortgage Professional, Michael holds an MBA as well as a dual Bachelor’s Degree in business.



Johanne Royer is the founding president of Könige Communications, a communications agency that distinguishes itself through its strategic communication approach and by its ability to achieve goals by offering clients a range of integrated services, including communication counseling, branding, web strategy and design, public relations and event planning. She is also the official representative of MIPIM in Canada.



Greg Clark
is a city advisor and mentor, and MIPIMWorld’s cities moderator. He’s a property expert who has brought in a host of guest bloggers to the Cities section of the blog for this year’s MIPIM. On top of his work with MIPIM, Clark also boasts several titles, including Senior Fellow, Urban Land Institute, Europe, and Lead Advisor, World Bank Urbanisation Knowledge Platform.




Günter Theuermann is managing partner at theREIMonitor, an independent b2b platform for the Real Estate & Investment market with a focus on Sustainable Development in Europe incl. CEE/SEE and Middle EastREIMonitor is one of the fastest growing platforms in the Commercial Real Estate and Investment Sector in Europe and Middle East.



Andreas Schiller is publisher and editor-in-chief of SPH Newsletter, a publication that forecasts top trends and tendencies in the central, eastern and southeastern European real estate and investment markets, as well as Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. He built his career in the 1990s while working as Editor-in-Ehief for specialised German magazine Immobilien Manager, later becoming its publisher from 2003 to 2007. After years focused exclusively on Germany, Schiller broadened his horizons by working as an editor for European Real Estate, and at Moscow Special, before founding Schiller Publishing House in 2010. He is also a regular contributor to Frankfurter Allgemeine and Der Standard.

Clare Dobson is Marketing & Communications Manager for the Chapman Taylor (@chapman_taylor) group and is responsible for the implementation and delivery of the marketing strategy and brand across the group. Ever enthusiastic, she is passionate about the positive effect that good communication has in the modern day workplace and strives to promote the idea that successful marketing can be grown from within a company and be influential in defining external perceptions.


Bryan Masters is currently working towards his Master of Science in Real Estate degree at the University of San Diego while working as an analyst for a real estate investment firm. He is an official curator for the Sustainability and Innovation press review page on the MIPIM-World Blog and will be live blogging on the topic of investment this year.




Tom Bobo is currently pursuing an MBA and a Master of Science in Real Estate at the University of San Diego. He is an official curator for the Sustainability and Innovation press review page on the MIPIM-World Blog and will be live blogging on the topic of commercial real estate trends discussed at MIPIM.




Inna was born and raised in Russia and moved to the United States at the age of 18. She received her BS in Management from San Diego State University and is currently earning her Masters in Real Estate at University of San Diego. She is an official curator for the Sustainability and Innovation press review page on the MIPIM-World Blog and will be live blogging on the topic of real estate development in Russia and trends in urban design.


Tony Konstant is currently working towards his Master of Science in Real Estate degree at the University of San Diego .  He is an official curator for theSustainability and Innovation press review page on the MIPIM-World Blog and will be covering global investment this year at MIPIM.