Meet the team

Samantha Rowan
Editor, REFI US

Samantha is the long-time editor of REFI US, having been associated with the title for around 20 years. Based in our New York office, she is one of the best known and most respected journalists in the real estate sector in the US. Prior to joining REFI, she had a spell on Institutional Investor covering private asset management. Samantha has a BA in American Literature from Columbia University.

Abi Benedict
Commercial Manager, REFI Global

Based between London and the New York office, Abi is Commercial Manager for all REFI events, advertising and profile opportunities, virtually and in person. Abi has a BA Hons degree in photography but has worked in the commercial real estate industry for the majority of her career. Before joining REFI Abi worked on the MIPIM portfolio of events selling exhibition space and content and prior to that worked for Property Week magazine selling advertising and bespoke solutions.

Anna-Marie Beal
Reporter REFI Global

Anna is based in Cardiff and writes for both REFI Europe and REFI US. Anna is a qualified journalist and graduated from the University of South Wales in 2016. She has been a reporter for REFI for over a year. Before this, she wrote for sister publication Fundmap covering North American foundations, endowments, health care systems and pension funds.

Lukas Job
Reporter, REFI Europe

The newest addition to the REFI team, Lukas is a reporter for REFI Europe based in London. He joined the team in February after completing an internship with Thomson Reuters in Hong Kong. Before that, Lukas studied an MA in International Journalism at City, University of London and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at King’s College London. His native tongue is German, and he also speaks English, Dutch and Spanish.

Mark Mwaungulu
Reporter, REFI Europe

Mark is a reporter for REFI Europe and is based in our London office. He joined the business in November 2019, initially as a staff writer working on various publications before becoming a reporter for REFI Europe. He has an MA in International Journalism from Cardiff University, and a BA in Sports Journalism from Southampton Solent University. Mark speaks English and Swahili.

William Purchase
Membership Sales Manager

Will is a senior subscription sales manager at Pageant Media, overseeing membership sales for REFI and other sister products. Based in the London office, he joined the business in March 2019. Prior to Pageant, Will spent eight years at Informa in a range of similar roles on its shipping and agriculture information services. He has a BA in English from the University of Leeds.

Jon Drackett
Membership Renewals Manager

Jon is responsible for subscription renewals on both REFI US and REFI Europe. A renewals specialist, Jon joined REFI's parent company Pageant Media in February 2013 and has worked across many of the business' leading products and services. He is based in the London office. Prior to this, he spent eight years at Informa in a similar role. Jon was educated at Brampton Manor Academy in London.

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