Developing and Investing in London - Delivering a Built Environment for the Future
September 23rd 2021
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The Berkeley Group
Rob joined Berkeley in 1994 and has been Chief Executive since 2009. Under his management the company has increased its focus on transforming challenging brownfield sites into welcoming places which support a great quality of life.
Rob oversees an industry leading sustainability strategy, including innovative climate action, nature recovery and social value programmes. He has prioritised investment in digital skills and technologies and modern methods of construction; including the development of Berkeley Modular’s precision manufactured housing system.
Rob has been Chari of Trustees of the Berkeley Foundation since its launch in 2011. This independent charity works in partnership with the Berkeley Group to maximise its positive social impacts and help disadvantaged young people achieve their potential.
Rob contributes to the Bank of England’s Real Estate Forum, is a Trustee of national homelessness charity Crisis and is a member of the governing bodies of Aston University and Marlborough College.
Jules Pipe CBE
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
Greater London Authority
Jules Pipe is working on key priorities for the Mayor, including: implementation of the London Plan, major and community-led regeneration projects across the capital, building a skills system that properly addresses the needs of Londoners and the economy, and ensuring London’s infrastructure supports good growth, meets the needs of London’s communities and makes London a cleaner, greener and smarter City. Jules has unrivalled knowledge of London government, becoming the first directly elected mayor of Hackney in 2002 and serving as Chair of London Councils from 2010 until he joined the Mayor’s team in 2016.
Managing Director Europe
Michela Hancock is a Managing Director of Development for Greystar in the UK, where she is responsible for driving the company’s fully integrated development process. Michela oversees all project financing, amenity and unit planning, design, entitlements, construction, and lease-up efforts on high-density multifamily developments. She is also targeting a pipeline of Greystar projects for London and helping educate the market and local government about the benefits of multifamily housing.
Prior to joining Greystar in 2015, she served as Development Director for Grainger PLC in the UK and Development Manager for Bozzuto Development Company in the US. She is currently Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s UK Residential Council, an active member of the British Property Federation Build to Rent Committee, and a board member of the United Kingdom Apartment Association.
Managing Director, Development
David leads Landsec’s Development, Leasing and Marketing functions having originally joined Landsec in 2016 as Finance Director for the London Portfolio.
David started his career at KPMG in London, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2006, working across audit, advisory and corporate finance. Prior to Landsec, the majority of David’s career was spent in the Technology sector, working in strategy or finance roles at Hewlett Packard and Cisco Systems. He brings cross sector knowledge, together with financial and strategic execution experience.
Global Head of Strategic Insights
Nuveen Real Estate
Abigail is the Global Head of Strategic Insights for Nuveen Real Estate. She is responsible for the organisation’s global research, sustainability and proptech and innovation functions. She oversees Nuveen Real Estate’s Tomorrow’s World Strategy which future proofs the investment strategy in light of global megatrends and integrates ESG across fund and asset management. Working alongside our Product Development team, Abigail is also responsible for ensuring that new product and the growth of the business are under pinned by solid research and sustainability considerations overseeing the global research team.
Since joining the firm in 2016, Abigail has overseen the organization setting a target to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040. Abigail is a member of Nuveen Real Estate’s Investment Committee and has spearheaded the integration of sustainability considerations into the acquisition process. She is also leading the organisation to develop investment guidelines related to physical and transition climate change risk. She previously worked at JLL, where she led on sustainability for the Property and Asset Management’s U.K. team.
Abigail is passionate about driving sustainable change in the property sector and sits on several industry committees including the GRESB Benchmarking Committee and the INREV ESG committee.
Chief Executive Officer
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
David Lunts was appointed as the permanent Chief Executive Officer of Old Oak and Park Royal Development in January 2021.
He had previously been the interim Chief Executive Officer for OPDC since February 2019, and combined his work on London’s largest Opportunity Area with his duties as Executive Director of Housing and Land for the Greater London Authority.
Between 2009-2012 David led as the Executive Director for London at the Homes and Communities Agency. His earlier career included three years at the GLA as Executive Director of Policy and Partnerships under Ken Livingstone, a leading role in housing and regeneration with Manchester City Council during the 1980s and early 90s and a three-year spell as director of Urban Policy for John Prescott at the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Chairperson: David Lunts, Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
The ‘Building Back-to-Business’ series. City Focus: London
Bringing together private sector and political leaders, to provide an insight into the London Real Estate Market - the opportunities, the challenges and the plans!
What is happening in the London Real Estate Market right now?
Our first live In-person event of 2021 will provide an update on the London Property Market, and an insight into the Government’s agenda for ‘building Back-to-business’. Be informed and ahead of the game!
Economic Recovery & Opportunities to win work!
As the Country focuses on economic recovery, where are the opportunities across the London Property Marketplace? What sectors are performing best? What is shaping the investment agenda, and where is the money heading? Plain and simple, on the ground opportunities - to drive business in the Capital over the next 2-3 years!
People, Homes, Community, Quality of Life…
Building-back-to-business, kick-starting development and driving investment into the capital is imperative; but, of course ‘good growth’ isn’t just measured with an economic parameter. Environmental sustainability, local community + social outcomes, liveability + affordability, quality of life and culture; are all critical areas to be considered and valued in the Built Environment and infrastructure of the future. How does this influence the investment agenda and the Local Authorities decision-making?
The Future… A ‘Responsible’ Built Environment…
This event brings together leaders and influencers from both the Private and Public sectors, to discuss the Capital’s opportunities, obstacles and important issues for the Built Environment.
If you want to find out where the opportunities are to win work and do business in London; this event will explore the market, the investment prospects and the key areas that impact success and contribute to environmental and social sustainability; providing people with affordable homes, good health provision, and a space, place and community to thrive in!