The New Development and Investment Agenda

November 02nd 2021


- How Real Estate Leaders are prioritising ‘place’ and ‘culture’ in building value!

Breakfast & Speaker Session - 7.30am prompt - 10:15am finish (Networking Café 10.15am - 11.00am)
Royal Lancaster London (Westbourne Suite), Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY | Tel: 020 7551 6000 | View Website
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The New Development and Investment Agenda
- How Real Estate Leaders are prioritising ‘place’ and ‘culture’ in building value!

As environmental and social value now sits comfortably in plans for Cities, towns, and individual buildings, and feature centrally in investor decision-making; are we ready to include more ‘place-driven’ and ‘cultural ‘ (especially the arts and music) elements into our Real Estate plans and investment models?

In London, ‘culture’ in its broadest sense, is estimated to deliver c. £47bn annually for the UK economy; with 1 in 6 people in London believed to now work in the creative Industries.

Yet, the creative industries are often not a major feature in London’s development plans and in ESG Investment strategies. Until perhaps, now?… Emerging from a pandemic, that pretty much halted people’s engagement with arts, music and culture; we can see a renewed appreciation of its value to communities. As we look at building and regenerating ‘Places’, the ‘space’ for culture is now sitting at the front end of the top Real Estate businesses plans!

The NEW Development and Investment Agenda - Prioritising ‘Place’ & ‘Culture’:

  • At the ‘Planning’ stage - putting place-shaping and culture at the heart of the plans; alongside environmental and social sustainability, to deliver significant value to the local. community, economy and tourism.
  • Through the Built Environment - breathing ‘life’ into neighbourhoods and Cities. Particular interest for the youth and later living demographies - contributing to enhanced individual well-being and ‘good growth’ in a given area (pan-generational).
  • Private + Public + Community - Collaboration between the ’three’ sectors can generate best outcomes for Real Estate, people and the planet.
  • Maintaining cultural diversity - A future World with individuality; ensuring distinctive cultures and heritages are retained for future generations.
  • Inclusivity + accessibility - Real Estate has a responsibility to build inclusively and accessibly - developing and regenerating towns and Cities with a focus on arts, music and culture for everyone.

Shaping great, liveable, and healthy ‘places’ for all people, arguably involves the arts, music and culture; just as much as environmental considerations and other social value outcomes.

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