The London Estates – Competing in a Global Real Estate Market
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Hugh Seaborn joined Cadogan Estate as Chief Executive in 2008. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of The Portman Estate for 9 years where he repositioned the business as an active and committed landlord and investor.
Before heading up Portman, Hugh spent 10 years with CB Richard Ellis, latterly as Director and Head of Investment Management where amongst other things, he was responsible for investment portfolios on behalf of a variety of clients including institutions and property companies.
Hugh is a Chartered Surveyor, Chairman of TR Property Investment Trust plc and Chairman of the Knightsbridge Business Group. Hugh was formerly a member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster and past Chairman of the Westminster Property Association and past Chairman of the Estates Business Group. He was awarded a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2014 New Year Honours List.
Steve Norris was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxford East and then Epping Forest from 1983 to 1997. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Departments of Environment, Trade & Industry and the Home Office and in 1992 was appointed Minister for Transport with a special responsibility for all London transport. After retiring from Parliament in 1997 he was twice his party’s candidate for Mayor of London outperforming the national party substantially on both occasions. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party. Steve has combined a career in politics with a business career in the fields of property, infrastructure and transportation. He is currently Chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK, of Soho Estates, London Resort Company Holdings, Virtus Data Centres and Driver Group plc. He is a Non-Executive Director of Excel the East London conference and exhibition centre. He has been a member of the Boards of both Transport for London and the London Development Agency. He is on the Board of Cubic Corporation, the developers and managers of the London Oyster card. He chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association which works with government to improve the planning regime around major projects and advises a number of clients on major schemes.
Director of Development and Placemaking
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Amelia Staveley MRICS is Capital Transactions Director. In this role she oversees investment activity for Grosvenor’s London estate. Amelia joined Grosvenor Britain & Ireland in 2007 and has held various asset management, investment and development roles in both Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and Grosvenor Americas. Most recently she was based in San Francisco, where she was responsible for acquiring and developing residential development sites.
Amelia holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University and a Masters in Real Estate Appraisal from Reading University.
David Marks co-founded Brockton Capital in 2005; the firm has raised over £1.50bn of equity across three separate funds since 2006, which supports a £4.0bn UK portfolio. Prior to co-founding Brockton, David worked at The Blackstone Group (2001-2005, in London) and JLL (1989-1999, in London and New York). David holds a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from MIT, Boston and was President of the British Property Federation ("BPF") in 2013-14. David is a member of the Bank of England’s Commercial Property Forum, the BPF Policy Committee and is a Trustee of the National Gallery.
The Howard de Walden Estate
Andrew Hynard is Chief Executive of The Howard de Walden Estate, which he joined in October 2016. The Estate comprises 92 acres of principally residential, medical, office and retail property in Marylebone. It includes Harley Street and Marylebone High Street.
Prior to that he spent the majority of his career at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he was UK Deputy Chairman.
He is a former Chairman of the Investment Property Forum, and currently chairs the RICS Commercial Property Forum. He is on the advisory board of Clipstone and the Tim Henman Foundation and a Trustee of University College of Estate Management and Tenterden and District Day Centre.
Chief Operating Officer
The Crown Estate
As Chief Operating Officer, Judith is a member of the Executive Committee and leads on people, customer, brand, communication, engagement and resilience. Her focus is on shaping these central functions to ensure integrated activity that positions The Crown Estate as a progressive company, a significant contributor to the UK Treasury, and creating brilliant places through conscious commercialism – on land and on the seabed; attracting and retaining the best people to the business and building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Judith has led on communication and engagement activity across a range of sectors, having worked with Royal Dutch Shell, Scottish Enterprise, Threadneedle Investments and AstraZeneca. A graduate of both Aberdeen and Edinburgh universities where she read International Relations and Business, Judith is a member of the CBI’s London Council.
Director of Greater London Group
London’s Landed Estates date back 3 centuries and have survived and arguably prospered. They represent property portfolio’s valued in tens of £bn’s and control large areas of London. The Landed Estates can teach us all lessons in sustainability and placemaking.
So, what are the prospects for the Landed Estates? What are the challenges of maintaining and developing their portfolios; managing assets? How will they compete in an increasingly global property investment market? How are they evolving? What can we learn from them?
We have assembled a diverse panel to discuss this topic - with Senior Executives from Grosvenor, Cadogan and Howard de Walden; alongside one of the newer London estates, Soho, and Private Equity investor Brockton Capital. We will explore how their approaches differ, how they compete, and what the prospects are for the future.
Hugh Seaborn – heads up Cadogan and a portfolio of prime real estate including Sloane Square, home to some of the world’s top retail brands, and areas of Chelsea with high value residential and commercial real estate. Amelia Staveley – overseas investment activity for Grosvenor’s London Estate. Grosvenor owns large tranches of Mayfair and Belgravia and has a 20-year vision for its London interests. Andrew Hynard – joined Howard de Walden less than 2 years ago and has responsibility for 92 acres of central London, including the much heralded ‘Marylebone Village’ Harley Street and an extensive residential portfolio. David Marks – is co-founder of Brockton Capital, an entrepreneurial private equity fund, that invests in high growth sectors and applies hands on asset management to drive results. It has successfully invested in Mayfair, the West End and other prime locations in London. Steven Norris – Chair of Soho Estates, a privately-owned estate built up over the last 50 years and one of London’s most exotic areas, with restaurants, bars, and theatres alongside commercial and residential properties.
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7.30am - Registration and Pre-breakfast coffee & networking
7.50am - Guests seated and Full English plated breakfast served
Speaker panel session
Q&A's from the audience
9.45am - Formal proceedings end
Additional networking until 10.30am