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Global Retail: Opportunity Knocks

June 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

It has been easy to point to challenges in the retail business during the peak Covid period. But with economies rebounding, consumers flush with cash and retail values much lower than before the pandemic, investors would be well-served to assess whether pockets of opportunity have emerged.

Join us for a 45-minute global discussion with Green Street’s U.S. and Pan-European retail experts covering:

• Retail fundamental outlook – near-term expectations and what lies ahead?
• Insights across geographies – what can we learn from looking across the pond?
• Key investment themes – how to value retail real estate as the economic rebound unfolds?
• Shifting trends in retail – how is retail positioned against other sectors?


Cedrik Lachance

Cedrik Lachance

EVP, Director of Global REIT Research

Cedrik is the Director of Global REIT Research and a member of the executive leadership at Green Street. With more than 30 analysts based in Newport Beach and London, his team covers more than 125 publicly traded real estate companies spanning core and niche property sectors and produces thought-leading research on some of the most important sector-focused topics in commercial real estate. Prior to this global leadership position, Cedrik was Green Street’s Director of U.S. REIT Research for three years, and over the previous decade he led coverage of the U.S. retail, office, industrial and net lease sectors. In addition, Cedrik led European industrial research as the first analyst at the firm to cover companies in that region. Finally, he previously led the firm’s Quantitative Analytics team in the U.S. and Europe. Throughout his tenure at Green Street, Cedrik has authored research reports on real estate companies listed in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Canada. Cedrik is a past winner of The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” award in the real estate category and is frequently quoted in major publications. He serves as an active member of the Institutional Advisory Panel to the Board of Governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit). Cedrik is also a member of the European Public Real Estate (EPRA) Reporting & Accounting Committee, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Cedrik earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He also holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in History from Université Laval in Quebec.

Vince Tibone

Vince Tibone

Senior Analyst, Retail & Industrial

Vince is a senior analyst for Green Street’s retail and industrial teams, managing research for the firm’s mall, strip center and industrial coverage. As part of his leadership role for these sectors, Vince also oversees deep coverage of roughly 20 public real estate companies. His notable research contributions include analyzing the health of key shopping center tenants and exploring the evolving grocery landscape. Vince has also covered the industrial sector during his tenure at Green Street. He has been quoted by top financial press such as The Wall Street Journal and CNBC. Vince is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Vince was an analyst on the Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he advised national retailers. Vince earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, graduating with Dean’s Honors and Distinction, and has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Rob Virdee

Rob Virdee

Analyst, Research

Rob is an analyst with Green Street’s European research team and focuses primarily on the Pan-European retail sector which includes the coverage of 12 companies. He joined Green Street in 2017, after spending two years working on a real estate venture in Kenya and has been a key contributor to many retail REIT insight reports. Prior to that, he worked for Jefferies Investment Bank as a vice president focusing on UK industrials equity research, at Espirito Santo as European capital goods analyst and at Ernst & Young as part of their Transaction Advisory Services team. Rob is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MEng in Civil Engineering from Imperial College.