March 28th 2014
Residential Breakfast - North West
Head of UK Residential
LaSalle Investment Management
Andrew Stanford is Head of UK Residential at LaSalle Investment Management, primarily responsible for the asset management of LaSalle’s c£400 million UK Private Rented Sector portfolio.
Andrew has over 25 years’ UK residential investment, asset management, property management and valuation experience. Much of this was gained as head of residential consultancy at Cluttons. Before joining LaSalle in April 2015, he headed the UK Government’s Private Rented Sector taskforce.
He chairs the British Property Federation’s Build to Rent committee, is a member of the BPF’s residential committee and the UK Government’s Build to Rent joint committee.
Regional Managing Director
Tom Bloxham MBE
The company is responsible for development projects across the country, including Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford Sheffield, Bristol, Plymouth, North Shields 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.
In 2016, Tom and Urban Splash co-founder Jonathan launched House by Urban Splash – their modular housing concept which is being rolled out across the country. House is created using modern methods of construction allowing for customer specification. The first homes are completed, fully sold and occupied at sites in Manchester, Salford and North Shields, with other modular homes on sale in Manchester, Birmingham and soon to launch in Cambridge, Walsall, the Wirral and Milton Keynes.
Head of Planning
Manchester City Council
Chairperson: Michael Howard, Managing Director, Urban Bubble
March 04th 2014
Special Keynote Breakfast - Mayor Boris Johnson
Mayor Boris Johnson
Mayor of London
February 26th 2014
2014 - THE YEAR AHEAD - GLASGOW
Divisional Chief Executive for Property
Manchester Airports Group
Lynda Shillaw joined Manchester Airports Group (MAG) as Divisional Chief Executive Officer for Property in June 2014.
Lynda joined from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership where she held the role of Director of Real Estate. The role at MAG reports to Group CEO Charlie Cornish, and oversees the group’s £571m property division across its four airports. The existing portfolio also includes the £800m Airport City development at Manchester Airport.
Graduating in 1986 with a degree in Accountancy and Finance, Lynda has had a strong 20+ year career in the property industry, where she has headed Co-operative Estates plus roles at Lloyds Banking Group and BT where she worked for 18 years.
She has also held executive positions as a pension fund Trustee, an Environment Commissioner, a member of AGMA’s Business Leadership Council and a BT Regional Director. She is a Chartered Management Accountant with a degree in Accounting and Finance.
Managing Director, Real Estate Finance, Scotland
RBS’s Real Estate Finance Business in Scotland, Stuart covers the key offices
in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. The business is responsible for all
forms of Commercial Investment (Office, Retail, Industrial, Student, Hotel and
other asset classes) as well as Commercial Development activity and
Housebuilding across the country. Clients in the portfolio range from small
local developers and investors to the country’s largest institutional funds and
Stuart has worked with RBS for 29 years and prior to taking up his current role in 2009 was responsible for Major Corporate Banking and Financial Institutions in Scotland with previous roles including the management of the Commercial Banking business in the north of Scotland and Oil and Gas Structured Finance prior to that.
Head of Venue Development and Integration
Chairperson: Douglas Smith, Chairman Scotland, CBRE Ltd
February 07th 2014
2014 - The Year Ahead - Birmingham
Joint Breakfast with the BPF
Sterling Property Ventures Ltd
James Howarth has over 18 years’ experience in land and property, specialising in the planning, remediation and delivery of complex development sites, through careful asset selection and re-positioning. James co-founded Abstract Land Limited in 2004, which has been responsible for various developments such as Colmore Plaza, Birmingham and various land assembly deals in the south east.
Sterling Property Ventures was established in 2013 and projects include 55 Colmore Row with Kames Capital, Lumina with M&G Real Estate and the development of Great Charles Square in joint venture with Birmingham City Council.
Prior to this, he worked extensively in the West Midlands and is known for the development of 5 St Philips Place and for Spectrum in Birmingham. In addition to the acquisition and subsequent funding and development of the former IMI Headquarters, Birmingham (90 Acres) and the former TRW Headquarters in Solihull (55 Acres).
Director, Property Strategy
David Hardman MBE
Chief Executive Officer
Innovation Birmingham Ltd
Chairperson: David Smeeton, Head of Birmingham Office - Colliers International
January 22nd 2014
2014 - The Year Ahead - London
David Atkins has been Chief Executive of Hammerson since 2009. A Chartered Surveyor, he joined the Company in 1998 from international property adviser DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield). He became an Executive Director of Hammerson in January 2007. He is a Non-Executive Director of Whitbread Group Plc, a past President of Revo (formerly BCSC), a Director and Trustee of the Reading Real Estate Foundation, a member of the British Property Federation Policy Committee and former Chairman of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
Hammerson create vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving European cities, with a focus on flagship retail destinations and premium outlets. As of 31st December 2018, our portfolio of high-quality venues had a value of £9.9 billion and includes 21 flagship destinations, 13 convenient retail parks and investments in 20 premium outlet villages, through our partnership with Value Retail and the VIA Outlets joint venture. Key retail venues include, Bullring & Grand Central, Birmingham; Bicester Village, Oxfordshire; Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, Lisbon; Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin; and Les Terrasses du Port, Marseille. We manage over 2,000 brand relationships and during trading hours, over 80,000 people visit our shopping centres hourly across our flagship destinations in the UK, France & Ireland.
Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land & Property
Greater London Authority
The Berkeley Group
Rob joined Berkeley in 1994 and has been Chief Executive since 2009. Under his management the company has increased its focus on transforming challenging brownfield sites into welcoming places which support a great quality of life.
Rob oversees an industry leading sustainability strategy, including innovative climate action, nature recovery and social value programmes. He has prioritised investment in digital skills and technologies and modern methods of construction; including the development of Berkeley Modular’s precision manufactured housing system.
Rob has been Chari of Trustees of the Berkeley Foundation since its launch in 2011. This independent charity works in partnership with the Berkeley Group to maximise its positive social impacts and help disadvantaged young people achieve their potential.
Rob contributes to the Bank of England’s Real Estate Forum, is a Trustee of national homelessness charity Crisis and is a member of the governing bodies of Aston University and Marlborough College.
Professor Tony Travers
Director of LSE London
Visiting Professor in the Department of Government
Professor Tony Travers is Director of LSE London, a research centre at The London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Visiting Professor in LSE’s Department of Government. His key research interests include local and regional government and public service reform.
Professor Travers is currently an advisor to the House of Commons Children, Schools and Families Select Committee and the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
He has published a number of books on cities and government, including Failure in British Government: The Politics of the Poll Tax (with David Butler and Andrew Adonis), Paying for Health, Education and Housing: How does the Centre Pull the Purse Strings (with Howard Glennerster and John Hills) and The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City.
Chairperson: Giles Barrie - Managing Director, FTI Consulting
January 17th 2014
2014 - The Year Ahead - Manchester
Joint Breakfast with the BPF
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 £27.2bn AUM across commercial property, private residential, infrastructure, property lending and corporate credit as at 31 December 2017. Since the beginning of 2015, L&G has worked closely with Government’s Regeneration Organisation to identify and invest in critical regeneration projects that support UK growth.
Bill previously held positions at RREEF, the Real Estate Fund Management business of Deutsche Bank and Schroder Property Investment Management. From July 2014 to July 2015, Bill was President of the British Property Federation. He 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.
Matt is the Managing Director of Muse Developments – one of the UK’s best in mixed-use development and urban regeneration, with a forward development pipeline of £2.5bn. A true national developer, Muse delivers innovative places and spaces through collaboration, bringing together the best of the public and private sector to drive transformational change and maximise community benefit.
Matt has considerable experience of commercial, residential and mixed-use development and through a highly focused and driven team.
Matt is also on the board of The English Cities Fund, a £200 million mixed-use regeneration vehicle owned by Muse, Legal & General and Homes England. Muse also acts as the development manager for the fund.
Matt joined Muse in 1990 as Development Surveyor, was promoted to Development Director in 1995 and joined the Board in 2001. He was appointed Managing Director in 2018.
David has over 25 years’ experience in the development, construction and facilities management industry and for the last 10 years has specialised in sustainable urban regeneration as a Director of igloo Regeneration. He has been an assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence, external examiner for the University of Central Lancashire and a judge for the RICS Property Management Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
In addition to his igloo Directorships David has been a Commissioner on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Presidential Commission on Sustainability and National Sustainability Panel Member of the Government’s Sustainable Development Commission. He has been a Design Review Panel Member at MADE, the Architecture Centre for the West Midlands and is currently a Member of Design Review Panel at Places Matter in the North West of England. Last year David was invited to be a Commissioner on the RICS Land & Society Commission and has been an Associate Director of the Sustainable Development Foundation since 2008.
Chairperson: Tim Newns - Chief Executive, MIDAS
December 13th 2013
Property Question Time - Birmingham
Waheed has over 20 years of experience in planning, development and regeneration. He has held senior positions at Birmingham City Council, and more recently was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of Arden Cross Limited. He also advises public and private sector clients on regeneration and development projects across the UK.
He is a visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and in 2017 was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Aston University. In October 2020, Waheed was awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of Social Sciences and in November 2020 was announced as the Property Personality of the Year for the Midlands.
In 2019, he wrote and edited a book titled Regenerating Cities, which explores how leadership, vision and partnership working has shaped the development of UK cities over the last 30 years. Through this book he brought together some of the UK’s leading figures in the development sector, each providing their own unique and personal insight into their journeys and roles in leading some of the country’s biggest projects, including London 2012, the development of King’s Cross, estate renewal in London, and the rise of Manchester and Birmingham.
He is passionate about helping young people grow and develop to unlock their potential. This has included establishing a number of programmes to provide mentoring, bursary initiatives, internships and graduate programmes in the built environment profession.
Land Securities plc
Head of Midlands & Central
Homes & Communities Agency
Anne-Marie is the HCA Head of Midlands Central area.Involved in a number of Midlands and national initiatives, she leads the team responsible for delivery of HCA programmes across the West Midlands. Working with private sector developers, house builders, housing associations, local authorities and LEP’s she takes a strategic view of activity to help achieve the aspirations for Midlands Engine for Growth. Ensuring HCA assets and programmes support housing and growth, aligning land and investment to help ensure maximum impact she leads the local team in support of delivery of locally identified growth priorities. She is an active member of the Midlands Urban Land Institute Committee which works collaboratively to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.
Anne-Marie’s team are responsible for delivery across the Midlands, working closely with local authority partners and LEPs to align investment and support delivery of local growth programmes. Anne-Marie led for HCA on discussions with Birmingham City Council and Greater Birmingham Solihull LEP in respect of the City Deal agreed in July 2012. She worked closely with BCC, DCLG and Cabinet Office to help devise a partnership approach to align public sector assets and investment to unlock growth and help address the significant housing need that Birmingham has identified. Currently working with Birmingham CC and Solihull MBC to maximise the regeneration benefits of HS2, Anne-Marie is focussed on a comprehensive approach to housing and economic growth in a place based approach.
She is a member of the Midlands senior management team and is part of the HCA national leadership network. Prior to joining the HCA, she worked in both local government and for a number of urban regeneration vehicles over 20 years.
Chairperson: David Smeeton, Head of OBirmingham Office - Colliers International
December 13th 2013
Property Question Time - London
Group Chief Executive
Barratt Developments plc
Group Chief Executive
Land Securities Group plc
Robert Noel (53) is the Chief Executive of Land Securities Group PLC. Landsec is the UK’s largest listed property company and is a constituent of the FTSE100. It owns over 23 million square feet of commercial floor space and has approximately 1,000,000 visitors to its buildings every day.
From 1992 to 2002, he was a Director of Nelson Bakewell Ltd, the property services group. From June 2002 until October 2009, he was Property Director of Great Portland Estates plc.
He joined Landsec in January 2010 as Managing Director of its London business and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive from 1 April 2012.
Robert is a Trustee of the Natural History Museum and is a member of the Boards of both the British Property Federation (BPF) and the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
Chairman & CE
The Prestbury Group
Founder & Chairman
Sellar Property Group
Chairperson: Peter Bill, Evening Standard
December 06th 2013
Head of Retail Development
Scottish Futures Trust
Barry leads the executive team in delivering its remit of improving value for money in infrastructure investment and asset management in Scotland. Currently heading programmes investing in Scottish infrastructure across road, health, and education projects, SFT is also deploying innovative financing techniques, including TIF (Tax Incremental Finance) and GAM (Growth Accelerator Model), to support economic investment in Scottish cities and wider communities and to deliver new approaches to provide affordable homes. Barry’s team leads on the implementation of the ‘World Class 2020’ programme – Scotland’s digital vision as well as collaborating throughout the public sector to ensure that buildings occupied, owned and put on the market are managed effectively. Barry has more than 20 years infrastructure experience and was previously the Managing Director of the UK arm of a major European infrastructure investor and developer. He also has served in the Army which he joined after graduating in civil engineering from Edinburgh University.
Chairperson: Mike Phillips - Editor, Property Week
December 03rd 2013
16th Exclusive Annual Dinner
Park Lane, London
Annual Dinner 2014
Stephen K Amos
One of the Nation's favourite comedians
Mover & Shaker 2012
In Support of LandAid
Movers & Shakers Annual Dinner 2012