The Year Ahead - North West
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Property Alliance Group
Alex is Managing Director of Property Alliance Group having joined four years ago following 10 years in Office Agency and Asset Management at Dunlop Heywood, WHR and lastly CBRE, where he headed up the Office Agency team. Alex has a key focus on deliverability, quality, service, management, innovation and making a difference.
Deborah is the Managing Director GL Hearn and chairs the Capita Housing Board. Deborah is responsible for over 1000 people with capabilities spanning project management, architecture, design and engineering. Before joining Capita in November 2016 Deborah was executive director for the North West at the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England), with responsibility for supporting local authorities and private sector partners in the North West to deliver housing growth and regeneration priorities.
Many successful housing projects have benefited from Deborah’s experience; in particular she was instrumental in the delivery of the affordable housing programmes, the rebirth of Ancoats in Manchester, the re-development of Kings Dock in Liverpool, working with partners to deliver the Preston and Lancashire City Deal and the rapid expansion of the Omega site near Warrington.
During her time at Homes England Deborah also completed a successful 12-month secondment as chief executive of Manchester Place, establishing a new collaborative way of working to increase housing supply in Manchester and attracting international investment. Deborah was Director of Housing at Manchester City Council before joining Homes England.
Regional General Manager
Far East Consortium International Limited
Gavin Taylor is a Mancunian with over 15 years’ experience in development, construction and portfolio management.
He joined the Far East Consortium International Limited as Regional General Manager in 2016. Gavin’s role sees him overseeing the expansion of the organisation in the north of the UK. He is also responsible for the Angel Meadow and Northern Gateway projects which will bring over 15,000 homes to Manchester.
Previously, as Operations Director for Beijing Construction, Gavin was instrumental in the introduction and establishment of the international conglomerate in the UK. He was also the first non-Chinese citizen to become a director of a Chinese State-Owned Entity.
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).
Our aim is to kick off the year with the best possible insight into the property markets in the North West as we move into what will be a critical year for the UK economy!
The North West has enjoyed a huge construction boom in 2018, total construction output across the region was up 15% to more than £4.6bn for the three months to August 2018, compared to the same period last year. Value of construction work on new housing increased by £386m and the annual office take-up in the central area is to hit 1.5m sq ft for the first time on record (The Office for National Statistics).
During the course of the morning we will look at the development and investment opportunities in the North West for 2019: What are the challenges? Where are the opportunities, in the coming year? Which sectors are set to perform best? Who is investing? What is in the development pipeline?
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 on the UK & the North West and property and how we build resilience in the lead up to the EU exit!
Bill Hughes, Head of Real Assets at Legal & General Investment Management is responsible for operations in both the direct investments and lending markets, across commercial property, private residential, infrastructure, property lending, corporate credit and actively invests and manages over £28bn AUM.
Gavin Taylor, Regional General Manager at Far East Consortium International Limited is responsible for the Angel Meadow and Northern Gateway projects which will bring over 10,000 homes to Manchester, it will be fascinating to get the latest on this development and what is in the pipeline!
Shelagh McNerney, Head of Development at Salford City Council is well placed to talk about development in the North West; she has led on the delivery of all Salford City regeneration projects including Media City, Port Salford and Pendleton, where 1500 homes are to be built.
Alex Russell is Managing director at Property Alliance Group – their portfolio comprises office, leisure, retail, industrial and residential properties including exciting developments such as Axis Tower, Oxygen & Picadilly Place.
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