2019: The Year Ahead
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Group Director for Development and Sales
Fiona is the Group Director for Development and Sales at L&Q, a regulated charitable housing association and one of UK’s most successful independent social businesses. She is responsible for the delivery of 100k quality new homes over the next 10 years, while improving the customer journey for people renting or buying L&Q homes.
Prior to joining L&Q, Fiona was the Executive Director for Development, Enterprise and Environment at the Greater London Authority. As part of the senior management team for the GLA, she was responsible for overseeing the delivery and implementation of key strategies such as the London Plan, the Economic Development Strategy, transport, environment and climate change and in overseeing the operation of the Mayor’s powers in relation to significant planning applications in the capital.
A graduate of the University of Northumbria and the London School of Economics, Fiona has worked in a variety of voluntary and public-sector roles including advising homeless people in Dublin, housing management, development and regeneration and strategy and policy development.
Director of Real Estate and the Development and Investment Director
Rebecca is a Director of Real Estate and the Development and Investment Director of LHIF, Long Harbour’s institutionally backed Build to Rent/PRS fund. Having deployed over £350m of equity in the sector, Rebecca leads on origination, development and construction activities for the Fund and is responsible for the entire delivery cycle from inception and deal origination through to design, planning, construction and delivery phases. Prior to joining Long Harbour, Rebecca had over nine years of experience in PPP / PFI and property development sectors in multiple jurisdictions, in both mixed use and residential schemes. In addition to origination and structuring a range of transactions, she has overseen the delivery and secured successful planning consents across a range of sectors, including over 1.3 million sq ft of retail space, c. 5 million sq ft of residential led mixed used space in Dubai, and over 3,000 residential units in the UK and Ireland. Rebecca is a member of the British Property Federation build to rent subcommittee.
BTR Fund Director
Alexandra is an internationally recognised expert on Build to Rent, placemaking and sustainable urban development. She has 14 years’ strategic advisory experience to public and private sector clients in the UK, US, Europe and Australia and now leads the BTR fund for PfP Capital, part of Places for People Group. Alex is a published author and editor of over 30 books and reports on real estate including the renowned ULI UK Best Practice Guide on Build to Rent (2014, 2016). Alex is a vice-chair of ULI UK Residential Council, serves on the BPF Build to Rent Committee and is an Associate Member of CREFC Europe. She is also a trustee of SunScreenIT Foundation, non-executive director of Sound Diplomacy and SouthWest Board Member for LandAid.
Deputy Mayor for Housing & Residential Development
James Murray joined the Mayor's Office in 2016 as Deputy Mayor for Housing, coming from Islington Council, where he held the position of Executive Member for Housing & Development for six years.
During James’s time in Islington, the borough was one of the top building local authorities in the country. He oversaw the introduction of planning policies to raise the proportion of affordable homes in new developments, including a new standard for viability assessments.
In the Mayor’s Office, James is focusing on bringing together a broad alliance – including councils, housing associations, developers and businesses – to support plans to build more new and affordable homes in London. He is advising the Mayor on planning policy, particularly helping to develop and implement new approaches to housing. He is overseeing work at City Hall to improve the private rented sector and tackle homelessness, in line with the Mayor’s priorities.
James advised the current Mayor during his selection and election campaigns. Before taking a position on Islington Council’s executive, he worked in Parliament and for a management consultancy. He has lived his whole life in London, and currently lives near King's Cross.
Head of Real Assets
Legal & General Investment Management
Bill joined Legal & General in 2007 and is responsible for transforming its UK property fund management business into a global-reaching real assets platform. Operating in both the direct investment and lending markets, today it actively invests and manages over £28.0bn* AUM providing capabilities in real estate, infrastructure and corporate debt. Bill previously held positions at RREEF, the Real Estate Fund Management business of Deutsche Bank and Schroder Property Investment Management.
Bill is currently Chair of the Property Industry Alliance (PIA), bringing together the UK’s leading property bodies to give them a stronger collective voice on issues such as policy, research and best practice. Bill was a Commissioner for the Lyons Review, is a Past Chairman of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) and a Past President of the British Property Federation (BPF).
Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is recognised as one of the key experts in the Central London property market. He is a prolific developer, responsible for a number of the landmark schemes built in the capital in the last 20 years. Before founding Almacantar, Mike spent seven years at Land Securities plc, the largest property company in the UK, where he was an Executive Board Director with responsibility for the London portfolio and Strategic Land portfolio. Prior to Land Securities, Mike was responsible for all property transactions at the Canary Wharf Group, as Head of Leasing and Marketing, where his team transacted 9.3m sq.ft (900,000 sq.m). Mike is a Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Governor of Southbank Centre Limited. He was an Independent Director of Taylor Wimpey plc between July 2011 and July 2018.
Head of Development, London Portfolio
Beth joined Landsec in October 2017 as Head of Development for the London portfolio, covering all aspects of development from feasibility through to construction. Beth’s team of 30 – working with partner architects and construction firms – is responsible for delivering commercial properties in London that are both iconic buildings and desirable locations for companies and communities.
Prior to joining Landsec, Beth was Commercial Director at HS2, where she was responsible for commercial strategy, procurement, supplier management, land and property acquisitions and management, regeneration and economic analysis. Previously, Beth spent nine years at Transport for London (TfL). Beth joined TfL in 2003 and held a number of roles: firstly as a Principal in the Corporate Finance team, secondly as the Head of Commercial Advisory and Risk at London Underground, providing commercial advice and strategy. Beth then became Head of Commercial Procurement at London Underground and was responsible for delivering improved commercial capability for the business, and later was Commercial Director at Tube Lines where she was responsible for procurement, risk management, assurance and business planning and controls.
Project Director, Estate Development Programme
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.
Emma Rogers is a Project Director, leading a number of mixed-use schemes across Grosvenor’s London Estate. Emma and the Estate Development Team are responsible for the growth and delivery of the development pipeline, contributing to Grosvenor’s 20 year vision for the London estate.
Before joining Grosvenor, Emma worked as a Development Manager and Director at search agency and developer Banda Ltd. Joining from the ‘start-up’ stage, she was responsible for the delivery of a diverse range of both owner-occupier projects for HNWIs and a number of investment developments.
Emma is a member of the BPF Planning Committee and ULI Young Leaders Committee. Within GBI, she sits on the Global Residential Knowledge Network sharing market insight between operating companies across America, Asia and Europe.
This specially extended event (finishing at 10.30am) will have two panel sessions! The first will take a timely look at the Development and Investment opportunities in the Capital - What are the challenges? Where are the opportunities in the coming year? Which sectors are set to perform best? Who is investing?
Our second panel will focus on the Residential landscape. What are the prospects for house-building in 2019 in London? Will the Market improve? What are the barriers to unlocking land? Is this the year for BTR? Increased Modular construction? Are affordable housing targets realistic?
Economic uncertainty is an ever-present challenge when it comes to forecasting market outlooks, however, we have brought together some of the most respected and experienced players from the Property Marketplace, who will share their insights, opinions and wisdom. We will inevitably pick up on BREXIT and the implications for London and Property; and how we build resilience in the lead up to the EU exit!
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