Later this week the UK property industry will Congregate on the South coast for the IPD/IPF Property Investment Conference 2008 to discuss the state of the domestic and global real estate investment markets.

On Thursday and Friday at Brighton’s Grand Hotel, IPD is to host more than 400 delegates who will be asking ‘just how much further is there to go?’

Keynote speakers will include Schroders’ Ian Mason who will discuss the open-ended fund redemptions and valuations.

He will argue that those investors who seek their ‘exit’ must do so at the ‘right’ price, the basis for which is entirely dependent on the valuation methodology applied.

AXA Investment Managers’ Alan Patterson, will look at the future of the beleaguered German open-ended funds and cash-rich Sovereign wealth funds set to swoop on London’s ‘trophy assets’.

He will also examine the ‘real’ state of the property market, which he will tell delegates, will not be visible until next year.

Eurohypo’s Max Sinclair, address interbank lending and the future of property lending.

He will ask, with ‘conservative’ loan to values of 75% already under water, how should lenders deal with loan to value covenant breaches?

After-dinner speaker Liberal Democrat shadow Chancellor Vince Cable will deliver his verdict on Chancellor Alistair Darling’s much-anticipated pre-Budget.

He is set to examine the level of support the government gives to the economy, and how it will impact the pace of the property market recovery.

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