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Finance, Property & Real Estate

FT Property Summit 2015

London |
Speakers include:
Michèle Dix, CBE

Michèle Dix, CBE

Crossrail 2

Kevin Chapman

Kevin Chapman


Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech

British Property Federation


Thank you to everyone who attended this year's FT Property Summit. Thank you also to our associated sponsor Clifford Chance. With the high calibre of speakers, panellists and attendees, feedback from this year's Summit has been excellent and we hope everyone enjoyed the sessions and found this year's Summit worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you to next year's event, details of which will be released in due course.

As the UK property market continues to boom, speculation is centred on current trends shaping the industry. 

- What impact will government policy have on the real estate market?
- How will the market be affected by global economic developments such as falling oil prices, quantitative easing in the eurozone and slower growth in China?
- When can interest rates be expected to rise?
- Will London be able to retain its competitive edge as a global city in the next decade?
- How will the capital’s growth continue to ripple out across the UK to regional cities, and is the infrastructure sufficient to support this?

The Financial Times is delighted to present the 9th annual FT Property Summit, which will bring together global investors, occupiers, lenders and developers to explore the opportunities available in the UK commercial property market, highlighting key areas for growth and assessing future prospects. 

By attending the Summit, you will
- discover how global economic and political developments are affecting the real estate sector;
- find out where the most attractive investment prospects lie in the UK and Europe;
- be the first to hear about the latest innovations set to transform the industry; and
- hear expert insights and predictions about how the London and regional markets are changing

fallback Add to my Calendar 11/12/2015 00:00:00 11/12/2015 00:00:00 true FT Property Summit 2015 Thank you to everyone who attended this year's FT Property Summit. Thank you also to our associated sponsor Clifford Chance. With the high calibre of speakers, panellists and attendees, feedback from this year's Summit has been excellent and we hope everyone enjoyed the sessions and found this year's Summit worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you to next year's event, details of which will be released in due course.As the UK property market continues to boom, speculation is centred on current trends shaping the industry. - What impact will government policy have on the real estate market?- How will the market be affected by global economic developments such as falling oil prices, quantitative easing in the eurozone and slower growth in China?- When can interest rates be expected to rise?- Will London be able to retain its competitive edge as a global city in the next decade?- How will the capital’s growth continue to ripple out across the UK to regional cities, and is the infrastructure sufficient to support this?The Financial Times is delighted to present the 9th annual FT Property Summit, which will bring together global investors, occupiers, lenders and developers to explore the opportunities available in the UK commercial property market, highlighting key areas for growth and assessing future prospects. By attending the Summit, you will- discover how global economic and political developments are affecting the real estate sector;- find out where the most attractive investment prospects lie in the UK and Europe;- be the first to hear about the latest innovations set to transform the industry; and- hear expert insights and predictions about how the London and regional markets are changing ft-live MM/DD/YYYY

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Speakers (19)

Michèle Dix, CBE

Michèle Dix, CBE

Managing Director
Crossrail 2

Michèle Dix is responsible for developing Crossrail 2 and gaining funding and powers for it. She has led Transport for London (TfL)'s strategic thinking on the future transport needs of London, testing and challenging solutions; providing clear direction on appropriate transport solutions for the future; responsible for the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and transport requirements for the Mayor’s 2050 Infrastructure Plan; coordinating the implementation of local plans and borough partnerships; and developing major scheme interchanges.

Ms Dix joined TfL in 2000 as Director of Congestion Charging on a job share basis with Malcolm Murray­Clark and Managing Director of Planning in 2007. Prior to this she spent fifteen years in the private sector with Halcrow Fox becoming the Board Director for urban transport. She started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) after completing her PhD in transport and land use planning and became a chartered civil engineer through the GLC’s transport planning graduate scheme. Ms Dix is a visiting professor for UCL and is Chair of an international committee PRESCOM for the UITP which promotes public transport research and best practice globally.

Kevin Chapman

Kevin Chapman

Head of Offices

Kevin Chapman is the UK Head of Offices at Lendlease. His role includes the delivery and promotion of the 4 million sq ft of new office space at The International Quarter, Stratford Previous roles include UK Managing Director of Garbe Real Estate and UK Property Director for CLS Holdings Plc where he was active in the conception of the Shard and London Bridge Place. He also represented landlord and tenant clients at Nelson Bakewell where he led their City of London office. Mr Chapman is a member of the RICS, holds a BSc degree in Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University and is an active member of the BCO and CORENET.

Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech

Chief Executive Officer
British Property Federation

Melanie Leech joined the British Property Federation as Chief Executive in January 2015, following nine years as Director General of the Food and Drink Federation. Her role is to champion UK real estate and to promote a long-term, sustainable partnership between governments and the sector to deliver a high quality built environment, and to create wealth.

She previously held roles in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Office of the Rail Regulator and the Cabinet Office having joined the civil service (HM Customs) in 1988. She began her working life as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service. 

Ms Leech is Chair of the CBI Trade Association Council and a Fellow of the RSA.  In 2015 she was awarded a CBE for services to the food and drink industry. 

Andrew Gunne

Andrew Gunne

Chief Executive Officer
Chartered Land

Andrew Gunne joined Chartered Land in 2014. His primary role is to oversee the repositioning of the current property portfolio while growing the business by securing new ventures in conjunction with leading real estate capital partners. Prior to joining Chartered Land, he was Managing Director of Key Capital Real Estate in Dublin, a business he co-founded in 2010. In that role he led a senior real estate financing team, responsible for delivering more than €1 billion of property transactions in the period 2010 to 2014.

Between 1999 and 2010, Mr Gunne played a senior role in various capital markets divisions in CB Richard Ellis, based in London and Dublin. During this time, he oversaw in excess of €1.2 billion of real estate transactions, with direct responsibility for sourcing, structuring, financing and executing investment transactions for a number of European institutional clients.

Jace  Tyrrell

Jace Tyrrell

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
New West End Company

Jace Tyrrell is the Deputy Chief Executive of New West End Company, a leading business voice for London’s West End, representing 600 businesses across Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street, with a property portfolio of £3.5bn and annual turnover of £8.5bn.

Heading up a team delivering the corporate, consumer and public policy campaigns for the business, he is setting up one of the first property owner funded Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the UK. He is a company spokesperson and member of the Board. He is also a guest lecturer on crisis management and media relations at Regent’s University.

Prior to this, Mr Tyrrell was Executive Director of the City and Westminster Property Associations; representing the commercial real estate industry in Central London, championing the views and priorities of 400 businesses with combined property portfolios of over £40bn. A graduate in Journalism and Business Communications, he has a strong background in property development communications, destination marketing and public affairs having spent his earlier career with South Bank Corporation in Brisbane, Australia and the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Catherine Cook

Catherine Cook

Partner, Real Estate
Clifford Chance

Catherine Cook is a Partner in Clifford Chance's UK Real Estate team. She has significant experience in commercial and corporate real estate matters, both domestic and international, having worked both in the UK and the Middle East. Her work includes direct and indirect investments, joint ventures, portfolio sales and acquisitions, re-structuring transactions, sale and leasebacks, new HQ lettings for corporate occupiers and developments.

Ms Cook’s client base includes institutional investors; funds, including sovereign wealth funds and fund managers; private equity houses; joint ventures parties; property companies; corporate occupiers and financiers.  She is well versed in advising clients on their portfolios of inbound and outbound investments and the potential risks and rewards that these present to their business. She is dual qualified having practised in both Scotland, England and Wales.  Her client base invests worldwide, including in London and the Continental European markets, and she is conversant with the challenges that real estate investors face.  

Robert Samuel

Robert Samuel

Head of Office Development
British Land and President of the City Property Association

Robert Samuel is Head of Office Development at British Land. He joined British Land in 2005, and was previously with Orbit Developments and Knight Frank. His responsibilities and experience over the last 20 years includes the conception, implementation and completion of a range of projects covering office, retail and residential developments predominantly in Central London. He is currently the President of The City Property Association.

Tushar Agarwal

Tushar Agarwal

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tushar Agarwal is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hubble (, an online marketplace to rent, manage and share office space in London. 
Hubble was launched in January 2014 and has quickly become the go-to destination for start-ups to find flexible workspace and for businesses to share their spare capacity. Hubble has since been featured as one of Wired's Hottest European Startups and covered by mainstream media around the world. The company's vision is to transform commercial property from a fixed and static asset into something that is fluid and dynamic, to meet the needs of the rapidly changing corporate landscape.

Mr Agarwal is an Economics Graduate of the London School of Economics and previously worked in the capital markets at Morgan Stanley, Barclays and RBS.

David Paine

David Paine

Head of Real Estate Investments
Standard Life

David has been with Standard Life Investments since its inception in 1998 and has spent over 30 years within the Standard Life Group. In 2010 he assumed responsibility for the global real estate investment team based in Edinburgh, London, Paris, Boston and Hong Kong. The team is responsible for £17.04 billion of real estate assets under management (*End March 2015) in strategies which hold direct real estate assets, listed real estate securities and commercial real estate debt. Founded on a repeatable Investment Process applied across the asset class his team respond to the needs of a diverse range of clients and the outcomes they are seeking.

Juan del Rivero

Juan del Rivero

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Azora Capital

Mr. del Rivero is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Azora Capital. He is also a Director and member of the Advisory Board (Consejo Asesor) of Uría Menéndez and member of the Investment Committee for Alternative Investments of, and Senior Adviser to, the Omega Capital Group. Additionally he is a Senior Adviser to StormHarbour.

Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2012, Mr del Rivero worked for 23 years at Goldman Sachs becoming Head of Investment Banking for Spain and Portugal, Head of Marketing for Europe (1994), Chairman for Spain and Portugal and partner from 2002. During this time, Goldman Sachs became one of the leading investment banks in Spain, taking the lead role in privatisations, banking and corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he led the asset management area of Banco Santander de Negocios (Banco Santander Group) and was an Executive Director at Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr del Rivero has a Law degree from Deusto University and a Business degree from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

Eric  van der Kleij

Eric van der Kleij

Managing Director
ENTIQ, and Head of Level 39

Eric Van der Kleij is a technology entrepreneur, and co­founder and Managing Director of ENTIQ. He was integral to the design and development of the ground­breaking Cognicity Challenge for Canary Wharf Group (CWG). He led the team that was responsible for creating an overall strategy for this transformational smart cities accelerator programme, identifying and sourcing members for both the Steering Group and Global Advisory Council. Mr Van der Kleij also led ENTIQ’s Korea mission, where he worked with the FSC – South Korea’s financial regulator – to develop the possibility of establishing a world­leading fintech hub in Seoul and advise the regulator on creating the optimum environment to support fintech companies.

As Head of Level39, Mr Van der Kleij created the concept and strategy, and led development of the accelerator from inception, to become Europe’s largest accelerator space for fintech, retail tech, and smart cities technology companies. Prior to this, his expertise was called upon by the UK government to advise on inward technological investment and attracting a diverse range of tech companies to the UK. He was invited to create the strategy for the UK Government's Tech City initiative, and became the founding CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation, where he was tasked by the Prime Minister with boosting investment, entrepreneurship and skills in East London’s “Silicon Roundabout”.  Before that he co­founded the card fraud and collections­alerting company Adeptra in 1996. He serves on the Advisory Board of Tech London Advocates.

Juliette Morgan

Juliette Morgan

Tech Global Lead – London, Cushman & Wakefield;
Head of Property, Tech City UK

Juliette Morgan has worked at the interface of property and technology industries for the last 15 years. She has advised investors, developers, owners, occupiers and governments on positioning property for tech companies, developing clusters and ‘innovation ecosystems’.

Ms Morgan leads the London practice in Cushman & Wakefield’s global technology team, and led the development of PiLabs, Europe’s first Proptech accelerator. Before this she was recommended to the British government to lead the cluster development and property strategy for Tech City, where she worked with Hackney Council to develop the Tech City showcase during the Olympic games. Following that, she continued as an advisor to No.10, GLA, Tech City, property developers and investors to promote property to be used by tech companies in the burgeoning ‘Tech City’. She continues to advise investors and developers on property strategy for technology, and is seconded back to Tech City UK on a part time basis.

Previously Ms Morgan worked in New York in Toronto, developing social spaces in large developments, using technology for the building to ‘know who is inside’ and ensuring food grown on site. She started her career on Cambridge Science Park, and opened what we now know as a co­working space, as well as attracting internationally significant tenants to the park.  Ms Morgan is passionate about technological trends affecting property and focuses on the future of the industry. She sits on smart cities and early stage company advisory boards. She is a regular speaker and writes for the Estates Gazette.

Richard  Blakeway

Richard Blakeway

Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property
Greater London Authority

Richard Blakeway is responsible for overseeing the Mayor's statutory housing powers. This includes the Mayor’s statutory housing strategy, £3 billion of investment and around 600 hectares of land, including the regeneration of London’s Royal Docks, following the transfer of functions and assets from the London Homes and Communities Agency and the London Development Agency to the GLA.

Mr Blakeway previously worked in the House of Commons, including for the Conservative Party's policy review, and in 2004 helped launch and edit the International Development Magazine circulated to over 100 countries. He advised the Government of Somaliland, in East Africa, on their election process ahead of the first ballot in the region for 40 years and subsequently worked as an election observer in the Ukraine during the country's parliamentary elections following the Orange Revolution.

He is a Young Ambassador for the Samaritans and Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts. He is a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and chairs the Homes for London board.

Raimondo  Amabile

Raimondo Amabile

Head of Europe

Raimondo Amabile is a managing director at Pramerica Real Estate Investors and head of Europe.  Based in London, Ray is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy and oversight of Pramerica’s businesses in Europe. He is a member of the Global Management and Investment Committees, the European Executive and Investment Committees, and the Global Product Committee. 

Most recently, Ray was co-head of Europe, and earlier was head of European Transactions for Pramerica. Before joining Pramerica, Ray was managing director and head of European business development for Tishman Speyer.  Earlier, he led operations for Southern and Eastern Europe.  Prior to Tishman, Ray was a founding partner at Realty Partners, an independent fund management firm in Italy.  He also was a vice president at Morgan Stanley Real Estate and was a senior associate with GE Capital Real Estate’s European acquisitions team.

Ray has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Naples and a PhD in real estate investment and finance from University of Padova.

Christian  Faes

Christian Faes

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Offficer

Christian Faes is a qualified lawyer with corporate finance and real estate experience. He was previously a securitisation lawyer at Clifford Chance, and in­house legal counsel for Deutsche Bank; and was involved in a mortgage lending business in Australia. He co­founded Montello in 2008, which became one of the UK’s leading short­term mortgage lenders and was spun into LendInvest in 2013. Today LendInvest is the leading online marketplace for short­to­medium term property lending and investing. The company aims to bring the speed, efficiency and transparency of peer­to­peer lending to the mortgage market for the first time. In the last two years, LendInvest has originated over £420 million of loans to landlords and developers for terms lasting one month to three years, making it one of the most active short­to­medium term mortgage lenders in the UK.

Charles Weeks

Charles Weeks

Chief Executive Officer Europe
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

Charles Weeks is responsible for Cornerstone’s European regional operations and for providing vision and leadership in the creation of the business strategy of Cornerstone Europe. He oversees key aspects of its implementation and in the furthering of the reputation of the Firm in order to ensure its success.  Mr Weeks is also directly responsible for business development and marketing efforts to expand Cornerstone Europe’s relationships with investors from the UK, as well as Continental Europe. He oversees all business development activities in the UK and Continental Europe, corporate marketing and sales, and investor relations.

Mr Weeks was a founder of Protego Real Estate Investors LLP prior to its acquisition by Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers in 2010. Prior to starting Protego in 2004, Mr Weeks was a main Board Director at Aberdeen Property Investors International, responsible for corporate marketing and sales.  While at Aberdeen Property Investors International, as well as Protego, he was responsible for devising, arranging, structuring and marketing and closing a number of collective investment schemes, targeting UK and European institutional investor clients. Additionally, Mr Weeks was also primarily responsible for the group’s activities in the property derivatives and synthetics field. This was primarily in the form of Property Index Certificates in conjunction with Barclays Capital.

Mr Weeks earned an Estate Management degree from the University of Central England and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Investment Property Forum.

Eoin  Bastible

Eoin Bastible

Head of Business Development EMEA‎

Eoin Bastible joined UBS Global Asset Management’s Global Real Estate (GRE) business in 2014 as Head of Business Development of EMEA excluding Switzerland. He is responsible for growing the client and product franchise and for ensuring that real estate capabilities are marketed in the region in collaboration with UBS Global AM’s network and for strengthening GRE’s sales platform within UBS in EMEA.He is a member of GRE's European Management Committee.

Mr Bastible joined from Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (2010–2014) where he was head of the private equity fundraising group, advising large clients of the bank on raising institutional investor capital for third party funds and club deals. He moved into real estate in 2005 with Avestus Capital Partners, where he was responsible for leading their institutional capital raising and business development efforts within Europe. Prior to that, he worked with KBC Bank from 2003 developing their Project Finance business and started his career with KPMG Dublin in 1998 in their Assurance and Transaction Services practices. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) with the Irish Taxation Institute.

Chris  Perkins

Chris Perkins

Head of Business Space
M&G Real Estate

Chris Perkins manages the Business Space Team at M&G Real Estate and is responsible for the UK Investment Management Community. During the past 10 years, his focus has been primarily offices and industrials with considerable volumes of buying and selling through several economic cycles. Prior to this he held various roles across fund, investment and asset management teams at M&G Real Estate, including 10 years as a Fund Manager. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a committee member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF). Internally, Mr Perkins is a member of M&G Real Estate’s Property Investment Committee and of the Credit Committee for M&G Fixed Income Real Estate Debt Team.

Simon Durkin

Simon Durkin

Head of UK Research
BNP Paribas Real Estate

Simon Durkin joined BNP Paribas Real Estate in May 2015. He was previously Global Head of Research & Strategy for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s real assets business. Prior to that he held senior positions at PPR Inc (part of the CoStar Group) and IPD, and has over 20 years of research expertise.

At BNP Paribas Real Estate, Mr Durkin is responsible for delivering insightful and intelligent property research to clients and the market, and to leverage from the economic and financial forecasting and market analysis from BNP Paribas.  He studied Real Estate at City University and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.


FT contributors (3)

Martin Wolf, CBE

Martin Wolf, CBE

Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College and of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is also an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. Mr Wolf was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006 and a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. He was joint winner of the 2009 award for columns in “giant newspapers” at the 15th annual Best in Business Journalism competition of The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and won the 32nd Ischia International Journalism Prize in 2012. His most recent publications are Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance.

Patrick Jenkins

Patrick Jenkins

Financial Editor
Financial Times

Patrick Jenkins has been Financial Editor and Assistant Editor at the Financial Times since January 2014. In this role, Mr Jenkins shapes the FT’s overall financial coverage, with a focus on financial services and investment. He works closely with the editors of Markets, Lex, FT Money, FTfm and the financial services team. Mr Jenkins contributes to leader writing and comment, while continuing to write for the Inside Finance column. Previously, Mr Jenkins was Banking Editor since 2009, leading the 10-strong global financial services reporting team. Prior to this post he was Companies Editor and
Assistant Editor, and before that he was the Editor of international company news. Mr Jenkins joined the FT Group in 1996 as Editor of the newsletter FT world insurance report, before becoming UK companies reporter in 2000. Prior to taking up the post as International Company News Editor, Mr
Jenkins spent four years in Germany as Frankfurt Correspondent for the FT.

Claer Barrett

Claer Barrett

Personal Finance Editor
Financial Times

Agenda - 12th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    FT Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:10am
    Opening Keynote: The Economic Outlook

    Martin Wolf, CBE, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

    Followed by Q&A

  • 9:45am
    Presentation: The Long Term Global Trends Impacting Real Estate

    Thoughts about the cycle tend to dominate property investment analysis. However, long term global trends driven by the interplay of changes in human behaviour, technology and demographics should be just as critical, especially for core investors and those with longer investment horizons.

    Charles Weeks, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers


  • 10:05am
    European Investment Panel Discussion

    Where are investors looking? What are the trends in price and location? Where are the latest investments flowing from?

    Raimondo Amabile, Head of Europe, Pramerica
    Eoin Bastible, Head of Business Development EMEA‎, UBS  
    Catherine Cook, Partner, Real Estate, Clifford Chance

    Moderated by Claer Barrett, Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times; Editor, FT Money

  • 10:45am
    Coffee Break
  • 11:10am
    Hot Investor Locations

    Short case studies:

    11.10 – 11.30  Spain
    Juan del Rivero, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Azora Capital, Hispania

    11.30 – 11.50  UK regions
    Chris Perkins, Head of Business Space, M&G Real Estate 

  • 11:50am
    Speaker Interview

    11.10 – 11.30  Spain
    Juan del Rivero, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Azora Capital,Hispania

    11.30 – 11.50  UK region
    Chris Perkins, Head of Business Space, M&G Real Estate 

    Interviewed by Claer Barrett, Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times; Editor, FT Money

  • 12:30pm
  • 1:45pm
    Interview: The View from City Hall

    Richard Blakeway, Mayor’s Advisor for Housing, Land and Property

    Interviewed by Judith Evans, Property Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:10pm
    Development Case Studies

    10 minute presentations:

    14.10 – 14.20      New West end company in London 
    Jace Tyrrell, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, New West End Company

    14.20 – 14.30  Opportunities in Ireland
    Andrew Gunne, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Land

  • 2:30pm
    Panel Discussion with Q&A

    What impact will these developments discussed above have on the UK property market? How could they help to rebalance the UK's economy? Where do opportunities lie in recovering markets outside the UK?  How can occupiers and developers best work together to reach agreement on projects?

    Kevin Chapman, Head of Offices, Lendlease
    Robert Samuel, Head of Office Development, British Land; President, City Property Association
    Andrew Gunne, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Land
    Jace Tyrrell, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, New West End Company 

    Moderated by Claer Barrett, Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times; Editor, FT Money

  • 3:10pm
    Transport Infrastructure Interview

    Michèle Dix CBE, Managing Director, Crossrail 2, Transport for London

    Interviewed by Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:35pm
    Panel Discussion: London and the Regions

    How much of recent investment in regional real estate comes from London-based investors looking elsewhere, and which other groups are showing interest? If so which ones? Will the divide between London and the UK continue to grow in the next decade, or could it start to balance out? How could the ripple effect from London outwards create challenges and opportunities lie for developers and investors?

    Sherin Aminossehe, Government Property Unit Chief Operating Officer, Cabinet Office
    Simon Durkin, Head of UK Research, BNP Paribas Real Estate 
    Melanie Leech, Chief Executive Officer, British Property Federation
    David Paine, Head of Real Estate Investments, Standard Life

    Moderated by Claer Barrett, Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times; Editor, FT Money

  • 4:15pm
    Property Innovation: What's next?

    Which new innovations are driving change in the property sector? How will new office builds incorporate the latest in smart technology and innovation? How are developers incorporating sustainability strategies into their planning? How will technological advances influence building design and structure in future? What role will the developments in the property market in shaping the UK economy?

    Tushar Agarwal, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hubble
    Christian Faes, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LendInvest
    Eric van der Kleij, Managing Director, ENTIQ, and Head of Level 39
    Juliette Morgan, Tech Global Lead – London, Cushman & Wakefield Head of Property,Tech City UK 

    Moderated by Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:55pm
    FT Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Parick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Networking Drinks


The FT Property Summit 2015 will be attended by:  

● Pension funds 
● Insurance companies 
● Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 
● Investment managers and advisors 
● Investment banks 
● Property developers

● Asset managers 
● Chartered surveyors 
● Estate agents 
● Property services providers 
● Accountancy practices 
● Law firms


Abbey Business Centres Ltd

Abbey National

Aberdeen Asset Management 

Addleshaw Goddard

AEGON Asset Management

Allianz Real Estate

Angelo, Gordon Ltd

Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) 

AXA Real Estate

Bank of America

Bank of England

Barclays Capital

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP


BNP Paribas Real Estate UK

British Land

British Property Federation (BPF)

Brookfield Incorporações S.A.


Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Carlyle Real Estate Advisors LLP

Cass Business School

CB Richard Ellis


Clifford Chance

Climate Change Capital

Cohen & Steers

Coutts & Co


Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Dominion Real Estate Limited



Emlak Konut Real Estate Investment Trust

Eric Young & Co


European Banking Authority

Exemplar Properties

F&C Property Asset Management 

Ferguson Partners Europe

Generali Real Estate


Grant Thornton

Great Portland Estates

Grosvenor Group Limited

GTIS Partners

Hammerson UK Properties plc

Hampton/Hoerter LLC

Helical Bar

Herbert Smith

Heron International

Hines UK

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

ING Real Estate Investment Management

Internos Real Investors

Invista Real Estate


IVG Immobilien AG

Jones Lang LaSalle


Lachman Associates, LLC

Land Securities


LaSalle Investment Management
Legal & General Property

Lloyds Banking Group

Local Shopping REIT plc

Locate in Kent

London School of Economics and Political Science

Longbow Real Estate Capital LLP

Maastricht University

Mayor of London’s Office

McGrigors LLP

Melcorpo Commercial Properties

MetLife Real Estate Investments


Ministry of Justice

Nabarro LLP


Norges Bank Investment Management

OCBC London Branch

Olympic Park Legacy Company

Orchard Street Investment Management LLP

OVG Real Estate

Oxford Properties

PA Consulting Group

Palatium Investment Management

Pramerica Real Estate Investor

Prudential Mortgage Capital Company

Quantum Global Capital Advisors

Redevco Europe Services BV



Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Schroder Property Investment Management 

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership



Sellar Property Group

SJ Berwin LLP

Standard Life Investments

Stanhope PLC

Tate Hindle

The Bank of Tokyo Mitubishi UFJ, Ltd

The Blackstone Group

The Crown Estate

The EDI Group Limited

The National Bank of Kuwait

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Thomas and Adamson

Thomas Eggar

Threadneedle Asset Management Limited


Townsquare Sliema Ltd.

TriGranit Development Corporation 

Tyndaris LLP


UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative

University of Cambridge

Urban Green

Urban Land Institute


             and many more...

Networking Opportunities:

The programme has been carefully designed to allow plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day including refreshment breaks, lunch and a drinks reception at the end of the day.  By registering you will also be given access to a secure online attendee directory 2 weeks before the Summit, which will allow you to see who else is attending and to send messages to other participants, before, during and after the Summit.


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Our international Real Estate Group acts for the industry's leading players advising on the full range of real estate-related transactions and is a leading specialist in real estate investment, banking and private equity transactions. With local and cross-border expertise we focus on high-end transactions, notably in corporate real estate, real estate finance, real estate M&A, large-scale development and regeneration, construction, hotels and high-value leasing, environment, planning and litigation.

Our integrated network of leading individuals has the commitment, resources and know-how to get deals done wherever they are. We are considered to be the powerhouse for creative, market-leading ideas achieving better results for our clients.  Consistently ranked by peers and clients alike as the No. 1 for real estate related matters we are the only top tier firm in Chambers Europe 2015: Europe-wide Real Estate.

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Westminster Property Association (WPA) is a membership organisation comprising companies which own or develop our built environment in not just the City of Westminster, but throughout London and beyond. Our members, over 200 in number, include all the landed estates, major developers, investors and designers of Westminster’s built environment.

The WPA exists to encourage the optimum legislative, social, and economic conditions for development in the heart of the capital, ensuring that Westminster retains its position as the engine room of the UK’s economy, and the centre of UK government, retail, tourism and culture. Our vibrant programme of events enables members to keep up-to-date with important research and planning developments, and also experience first-hand some of the best new schemes in the capital.

With close to 200 members the City Property Association (CPA) is the voice of property in the City of London, representing a significant commercial property portfolio. We bring together property owners, developers, investors and professional advisors into a collective voice which informs policy and drives the economic prosperity of the City.


The Association has an excellent relationship with the City of London Corporation, and also maintains strong connections with the Mayor and with Government, on city-wide and even national issues. The vibrant programme of events enables members to keep up-to-date with important developments in the wider planning, legal and economic factors that influence City property, and also experience first-hand distinctive new buildings which are changing the face of the Square Mile.

The British Property Federation (BPF) sustains and promotes the interests of all those who own and invest in property in the UK.  We aim to create the conditions in which the industry can grow and thrive, for the benefit of our members and of the economy as a whole. We represent a wide range of companies, including property owners and developers, institutions, fund managers, investment banks and organisations that support the industry. We work very closely with Government and other regulators, providing the knowledge and expertise they need to produce workable legislation and regulations. 

Europe Real Estate is a multinational, independent commercial real estate media and marketing company with a pan-European scope and an international orientation. ERE offers an extensive overview of real estate developments in more than 30 European countries including Russia, Turkey and the Greater Middle East region. Among our publications are the Europe Real Estate, Retail Space Europe and Retail Space Greater Middle East reference books, tailored for real estate professionals and distributed at major real estate events and conferences in Europe.

London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest independent networking and business support organisation. Representing the interests of thousands of companies, we connect thousands of business people every year and offer our members a wide range of practical and professional services.

In addition to hosting over 200 B2B events each year, LCCI provides member-to-member marketing opportunities, unlimited access to legal and HR advice, access to our exclusive central London meeting space and the opportunity to be part of an extensive international trade mission programme.

LCCI also represents the interests of its members to key business stakeholders and influencers in London and further afield across all business sectors.

Unlike many other business membership organisations, membership of LCCI is corporate. This means that any employees of member companies can take advantage of our diverse range of benefits and services.

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.


"Thank you for an excellent Summit, it was very informative." - Winkworth International Estate Agent 

"Great to get a cocktail of up to date London Property insight from market - thought provoking on many levels - quality networking." - King's College London 

"Martin Wolf was an excellent speaker and did a fabulous job of summarising the UK economy into a 20 minute presentation.- Kensington Dexter

"Good subjects with great speakers who have vast experience of the market." - CBRE Global Investors


FT Property 2014 - Dec 2

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