‘West End, Midtown + the City – Re-Shaping the Real Estate Landscape’

September 19th 2023

8:00am Prompt - 11:45am finish
The Savoy, Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ | Tel: 020 7836 4343 | View Website
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£125.00 + VAT
Trialist / Guest rate
£155.00 + VAT
Branded Table of 10 (for members) – all places at members rate - £1,250.00 + VAT


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TOPIC: ‘West End, Midtown + The City – Re-Shaping the Real Estate Landscape’

A shift in real estate mix and demands is ongoing - driven by a change in work patterns, lifestyles, and housing needs. Environmental and social impacts take centre stage, significantly influescing investor and developer appetites and decisions.

Central London (West End, Midtown and The City) is often regarded as the jewel in the crown in terms of London’s real estate assets. So, how has the prime central London landscape been impacted by shifting social, economic, and environmental factors?

Whilst office occupancy levels are down in general terms, Central London may have weathered the storm somewhat better than the other areas of London. The City of London is demonstrating patterns of occupancy based more around the environmental credentials of the buildings, rather than a change in occupier demand. The City Plan 2024 is paving the way to ensure the future landscape reflects the needs of its community! At the same time, the West End is thriving once again as a cultural hot spot for theatre on the global stage, and re-vitalising intself as retail and entertainment enters a new era.

Join us and engage in the discussions and shaping of ideas. Gain invaluable insights into the vision and plans for the future of The City, Midtown and the West End. Be a part of what will be a fascinating event!

Keynote: Global Cities Presentation​​​​​​​
Alexander Jan - Non-Executive Chair, Central District Alliance.

Panel 1 – London Real Estate – Mapping ‘The New Agenda’

The first panel will bring together key policy makers and influencers, who set the strategy for the future growth and development of the West End, Midtown and The City of London. This session will discuss how the real estate market is being re-shaped, and how planning and development strategies and policies are aligning to meet the changing needs of occupiers, retailers, and communities… and to create better places to live, work and play!

  • Gwyn Richards - Planning & Development Director, City of London Corporation.
  • Dee Corsi - CEO, New West End Co.
  • ​​​​​Denz Ibrahim - Head of Retail & Futuring, LGIM Real Estate.​​​​​​​
  • Stella Abani MBE - Director of Economy & Skills, Westminster Council.​​​​​​​
  • Michelle McGrath - Executive Director, Shaftesbury Capital plc.​​​​​​​
  • David Lunts - Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (Chair)


Panel 2: Central London Development - Envisioning the Future

For our second session, we have assembled a panel of Industry experts: Investors and developers, active in prime central London real estate; to give their perspectives on the impacts of the changing dynamics, and to look at how property portfolios are being re-structured and investment criteria set.

What are the challenges, and where are the opportunities for prime central London? Will Central London maintain its ‘prime’ status, or will its position be eroded? How will social and environmental factors effect investment choices?

  • ​​​​​​​Kristy Lansdown - Head of Development, The Crown Estate.
  • David Lockyer - Head of Development, British Land.
  • Michael Keaveney - Director of Land and Development, Grainger plc.
  • David Ainsworth - Executive Chairman, CO-RE.
  • Susan Freeman - Partner, Mishcon de Reya. (Chair)

Movers & Shakers Property Breakfast Club.

Our Movers & Shakers Breakfast Forums are back…. at The Savoy ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Breakfast Format:

8.00am – 8.30am – Registration and Networking drinks.

8.30am – 11.15am – Full English Breakfast and Content sessions.

11.15am – 11.45am – Networking Café - more networking… more coffee…​​​​​​​


The ‘Movers & Shakers Property Breakfast Club’ is a members-only organisation.

What sets us apart - Our ‘Who’s Who in UK Property’ guest lists; our most senior level contributors (Private & Public Sectors); ample networking time, and a full English breakfast in The Savoy’s most elegant and iconic ballroom.

Since 1996, Movers & Shakers has been the UK’s leading Property Networking Forum, having built a strong reputation as the trusted, independent and ‘go to’ brand in the Industry. The value and success of Movers & Shakers has derived from a dedicated commitment and drive to deliver the very best conversations and debate, and to challenge current issues and topics head on! And, in short, to bring together the very best Industry events and conferences!



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