Who’s Developing the North West ?
'Commercial Development & Investment' and 'Homes & Communities'
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Eamonn Boylan was appointed Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in January 2017. He played a key role in the development of the Housing Market Renewal Programme, the Northern Way Growth Strategy and, through his work with the Core Cities Group and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, in the emerging policy framework for city regions. Eamonn takes the lead role on Investment and on Planning and Housing for the AGMA Wider Leadership Team.
Helen Gordon is Chief Executive of Grainger plc the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.
Helen was appointed Chief Executive of Grainger in January 2016 from RBS where she had been Global Head of Real Estate Asset Management since October 2011. Prior to that Helen was Director of Legal and General Property, responsible for the Main Life Fund and c.8 smaller Funds, and Group Property Director of Railtrack and Managing Director of John Laing Developments.
Helen sits on the Board of Derwent London as a non-executive Director and is currently a Board Director of the European Public Real Estate Association and Junior Vice President of the British Property Federation. Helen has held a number of non-exec positions and Government appointments including the Board of Covent Garden Market Authority, Board of British Waterways, TfL Property Board and was a Trustee for The College of Estate Management for nine years.
Tom Bloxham MBE
Tom Bloxham MBE is chairman and founder of award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash, which has received nearly 400 awards to date for architecture, design and business success. The company is responsible for development projects across the country, including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Bristol, Plymouth and Morecambe.
In 1999 Tom was awarded an MBE for Services to Architecture and Urban Regeneration.
Tom also upholds a number of other positions including; Chairman of Manchester International Festival, and trustee of Tate, the Manchester United Foundation and The Bloxham Charitable Trust.
Co-Founder and Group MD
Nikal Group incorporating Hillcrest Homes
Nick Payne has been involved in property for nearly three decades. After qualifying as a surveyor in 1989, he was then promoted to Director at the age of 26, responsible for major portfolio valuations and financing transactions. He returned North in the late 1990s to realise his regeneration and development ambitions, setting up private limited company Westport Developments in 1998. Under Westport, he was involved in the regeneration of Manchester's Deansgate Locks, transforming 12 derelict Grade II railway arches alongside the Manchester Ship Canal into a modern leisure destination eventually selling to Scottish Widows.
In 2003, Nick joined forces with leading industrialist Alan Murphy to create Nikal, a dynamic property development, regeneration and investment business. The business is currently responsible for a development pipeline of circa £1 billion with projects including Phase 1 Exchange Square in Birmingham City Centre, a £125million forward funded built to rent scheme with La Salle and Altair in Altrincham – an £80 million residential and lifestyle scheme.
In 2015, Nikal purchased award winning luxury homebuilder Hillcrest Homes. Recently, the business has expanded its area of operation north to the Ribble Valley with a development of 30 houses under way in Hurst Green, near Whalley and ten homes under construction in Summerseat near Bury. Further developments are planned across Cheshire and the West Midlands.
Deputy CEO, Operations & CFO
Trafford Housing Trust
Larry Gold is the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer at Trafford Housing Trust. He oversees the running of Finance and the newly formed Developer business stream. He is also responsible for overseeing Social Enterprise. Recruited to assist in setting up the Trust, Larry was the Trust’s first employee in 2004. Larry has been a member of the Leadership Team since the Trust’s inception and has over twenty years’ experience within the public sector – previously working for Walsall Housing Group, Prime Focus Regeneration Group, and has held a number of senior management positions within central and local Government. Larry has a keen interest in animal welfare homing two rescue dogs. Any spare time is spent enjoying family life, practising Taekwondo (in which the whole family participates) and restoring a very old VW camper van.
Director - Analytics
Richard has twenty years’ experience working in real estate, predominately in senior management, consultancy & research, and business development roles. Richard is a director of CoStar responsible for analytics and the development of market leading products such as Propex, amongst others. Richard Joined from Cushman & Wakefield/DTZ where he was Head of Research. Previously Richard has been a director of Experian and RCA where he was responsible for developing and managing real estate services. Richard is a member of RICS and holds a master’s degree in economics. Richard has published numerous reports, is a regular presenter at industry events and commentator in the media.
Corporate Director for Place
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Caroline Simpson has worked in regeneration for over twenty years developing strong partnerships across the public and private sector. As the Corporate Director for Place at Stockport MBC she is currently responsible for a growth and place agenda and in particular leading a major £1bn transformation programme to redevelop the town centre. As well as leadership of development, regeneration, planning and transport she is also leading the delivery and reform of frontline place management services. She also has responsibility for the delivery of the Public Health agenda within Stockport and promoting active communities across the Borough.
Previous roles include:
Executive Director of Economic Growth and Prosperity for Cheshire East Council with responsibility for an ambitious economic growth agenda, leading place–based services and corporate property & development functions.
Other roles include the Development Director for a Housing Association; Head of Regeneration and Partnerships for Northwest Development Agency and regeneration based roles at Advantage West Midlands. Her career started in Liverpool delivering community-based regeneration projects with a particular focus on work and skills.
Northern Powerhouse Rail Director
Transport for the North
Tim Wood has over 22 years’ experience in railway design and delivery and prior to this, 11 years spent in the construction industry. As Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, he is taking on the challenge to make the strategic outline business case (SOBC) for investment in an ambitious plan for a transformed rail network that will provide fast, frequent and reliable links between the North’s six biggest city regions and its largest airport. He leads the delivery of the SOBC and works around the HS2 touch points in a co-clienting role with the Department for Transport.
Previously he held two Rail Director positions in the private sector and is known for early development of Rail PPP schemes and partner and stakeholder management.
Regional Director, North West
Phil joined Muse Developments in 2006 to assist with the delivery of the company’s mixed use regeneration portfolio and was promoted to the role of Development Director in 2011. He assumed the role of Regional Director in 2018, he is now responsible for a wide range of projects throughout the North West, and heads up the team of development directors and surveyors in the Manchester office.
Phil is a member of the Investment Property Forum and the British Council for Offices, where he was formerly Chair of the Northern Region Next Gen committee. He is also a member of the Chester Growth Partnership Board and is chair of the project board overseeing improvements to Islington Mill, Salford.
At this specially extended breakfast forum we plan to take a comprehensive look at both Commercial Development & Investment and Homes & Communities. In addition to two panels of key players from each of these marketplaces we will also have two keynote addresses. All in all this promises to be a great opportunity to get a real understanding of the challenges and the opportunities in the North West.
Panel Session One – Homes & Communities
Building more homes is at the top of the agenda for both Government and Local Authorities, but is not all about housing numbers, critical though this is.
Eamon Boylan Chief Executive – GMCA, will kick off this session with a keynote address, sharing his vision for homes and communities across the North West.
We will then explore the challenges facing Public and Private sectors, the importance of creating great places to live, how quality housing can inspire and build communities, what mix of homes / tenures is required and whether collaboration and partnerships are the way forward. We will also look at modular construction and where and how it fits! We have a first rate panel across a mix of backgrounds to discuss these issues.
- Larry Gold, Deputy CEO, Operations & CFO, Trafford Housing Trust
- Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger plc
- Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman, Urban Splash
- Nick Payne, Co-Founder and Group MD, Nikal Group incorporating Hillcrest Homes
Panel Session Two – Commercial Development & Investment
The North West has enjoyed another buoyant period; the commercial property market in the North West saw a 46% increase in investment activity to over £4 billion in 2017.
However economic and political uncertainty over the last year have made business planning extremely difficult, can we look forward to more exciting times ahead!?
Richard Yorke Director Analytics, CoStar – will provide a comprehensive insight into Development & Investment in the North West, highlighting key trends, sharing market statistics and providing a comprehensive overview into the marketplace.
Following the presentation our second panel of experts will share their views on the market, from their differing perspectives, how they see economic growth and development, where opportunities exist and what challenges remain. We will also consider what the region needs to do to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace and what the priorities are to drive continued inward investment.
- Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
- Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
- Phil Mayall, Development Director, Muse Developments
You will also have the opportunity to network with key players from the North West property and construction market and enjoy a full English breakfast!
We anticipate a capacity audience for this breakfast, so please book online ASAP to secure your place.
New Branded Hosted Table Package
You can now book Tables of 10 at a reduced rate (£455.00 + VAT); with branded table signage, company logo in the Delegate Pack & priority positioning in the event room.
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