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FT Property Summit 2015 London |

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Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf

Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was named a Commander of the British Empire in 2000 “for services to financial journalism” and was appointed a member of the U.K. government’s Independent Commission on Banking in June 2010. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Corpus Christi College, and the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia), an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham and a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum. He has also received honorary doctorates from multiple universities. Mr Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism for 1989 and again for 1997 and won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize for 1994, among many other professional honors. China Business News named Mr Wolf’s Fixing Global Finance its “Financial Book of the Year” for 2009.


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. Throughout 2015 we plan to host a series of smaller, specialist events leading towards the annual summit, in order to provide in-depth coverage and discussion of specialist topic areas.

As the UK property market settles to more stable, sustainable levels than the previous few years, speculation is centred on current trends shaping the industry.

Themes to be discussed include:

  • What predictions can be made about the general election taking place in May, and what might the impact be on real estate?
  • How will the market be affected by global economic developments such as falling oil prices, plans for 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?

Agenda - 12th Nov

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

    Kate Allen, Property Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Opening Keynote: The Economic Outlook
  • 9:40am
    Presentation: The Investment Picture for Europe

    In the current climate of low interest rates and quantitative easing investors are looking to real estate assets for their higher yields and the prospect of greater returns. Recovering markets in Europe, such as Spain, Italy and Ireland offer plenty of opportunity, but for how long is this likely to continue? How can investors prepare for future volatility? Are we in danger of creating a real estate bubble?

  • 10:10am
    Pan-European Panel Discussion

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

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

    Short case studies:

    11.10 – 11.30  Continental Europe 
    11.30 – 11.50  UK region

  • 12:45pm
  • 1:45pm
    Interview: The London View
  • 2:20pm
    Developer Case Studies

    What impact are these developments having on the UK property market? How could they help to rebalance the UK's economy?

    Followed by a panel discussion with Q&A

  • 3:30pm
    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?

  • 4:10pm
    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?

  • 4:40pm
    FT Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Kate Allen, Property Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:50pm
    Networking Drinks

Who Attends?

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...

Why Sponsor?

  • Gain access to senior decision makers across the investor, developer, lender and occupier sectors
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the real estate sector
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns


Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane
Hamilton Place
Park Lane
London W1J 7DR

United Kingdom


"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

Details of the FT Property Summit 2014 can be found HERE.

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