Leading from the Top - interview with Chris Grigg - ‘outgoing’ Chief Executive, British Land..
December 15th 2020
Interviewed by - Sam McClary - Editor, EG
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Chris Grigg is chief executive of British Land, a constituent of the FTSE100. Since taking the role in 2009, he has put placemaking, wellbeing and design excellence at the heart of British Land’s approach to real estate. This is summed up in the company’s strategic focus on creating “Places People Prefer”. Aligned to the corporate strategy, British Land’s sustainability activity addresses major social trends and benefits over 35,000 people every year. British Land’s portfolio, which covers approximately 25 million sq ft, includes three office-led campuses in central London and retail-led assets across the UK.
Prior to joining British Land, Chris was Chief Executive of Barclays Commercial Bank and a partner at Goldman Sachs. He is a Non-Executive Director of BAE Systems plc and is on the Executive Board of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA).
Samantha McClary is editor of EG. Sam has almost 20 years of experience in real estate and business journalism, covering a wide range of topics. Alongside making sure EG delivers the best, most helpful, most accurate and, of course, most interesting content to EG’s readership across all platforms – print, online and audio – Sam also plays a leading role in enabling and delivering a more diverse environment for the real estate community. A keen chair and regular wearer of too bright trousers, Sam seeks to help keep panel discussions and events lively with audience participation and insightful questioning.