Insights


News, views and intelligence from cross-sector leaders, discussing the future cities and the role of real estate, identifying & responding to key challenges facing the industry.



04/03/2020  |  podcast

Richard Upton

Susan Freeman talks to Richard Upton, Chief Executive of U+I. A creative entrepreneur and patron of the arts, we hear how he has established, built and sold four property investment and professional companies and developed more than six million square feet of mixed-use real estate.
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21/02/2020  |  podcast

Dror Poleg

Author of Rethinking Real Estate and Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institutes Technology & Innovation Council in New York, Diol Poleg, shares insights from his new book about the future of our cities and the built environment.
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14/02/2020  |  podcast

Ian Marcus

In this podcast, Susan Freeman speaks to Ian Marcus, Non-Executive Director at The Crown Estate, about what he has learnt from 32 years in the banking industry, working for Bank of America, UBS, NatWest and Bankers Trust/Deutsche, focusing on the real estate industry.
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03/02/2020  |  podcast

Ross Bailey

Ross Bailey is the CEO & Founder of Appear Here, the leading online marketplace for short-term retail space.
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23/12/2019  |  podcast

Guy Grainger

Guy Grainger is EMEA Chief Executive at NYSE-listed global real estate services company JLL.
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27/11/2019  |  podcast

Jo Allen

A Chartered Surveyor, Jo has 30 years of UK real estate experience. Jo is Chief Executive of Frogmore having joined the firm in 1994. She has been involved in the asset management and development activity for the majority of Frogmore’s transactions over the past 24 years.
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13/11/2019  |  podcast

Nick Leslau

Nick Leslau, 60, has been Chairman and Chief Executive of Prestbury group of companies, which invests in and manages over £3bn of property assets, since he founded it in January 1998.
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30/10/2019  |  podcast

Des Gunewardena

Des was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and has lived in London for most of his life.
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26/09/2019  |  podcast

Peter Freeman

Peter Freeman read history at Balliol College, Oxford and then qualified as a solicitor.
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10/09/2019  |  podcast

Steve Edge

In 1985, Steve founded his own branding agency, Steve Edge Design, and over the past 30 years he’s worked with some of the world’s biggest names, from Christian Dior and Fortnum & Mason to Rules Restaurant, Cartier and Purdey Guns.
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08/08/2019  |  podcast

Mark Dixon

Chief Executive Officer and founder, Mark Dixon is one of Europe’s best known entrepreneurs.
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26/07/2019  |  podcast

Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown advises and guides civic and business leaders advises and guides civic and business leaders on urban change and development.
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02/07/2019  |  podcast

Kathrin Hersel

Kathrin is leading a team of 30 people as Almacantar’s Property Director.
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26/06/2019  |  article

LREF Roundtable | Housing Alternatives

New London Quarterly Editor David Taylor writes up the LREF 2019 Roundtable on the alternatives sector. Historically, different corners of the alternatives sector have operated in ‘silos’ – with student housing, co-living and retirement living all attracting considerable investment over recent years. With continuing pressures to diversify to manage risk, find returns in a tough …
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26/06/2019  |  article

LREF Roundtable | Space as a Service

New London Quarterly Editor David Taylor writes up the latest LREF Roundtable discussion on Space as a service The commercial property landscape for both tenants and landlords is evolving.  There is a growing call for more flexibility of the leasing model, including flexibility of space, locations and contracts. The way in which tenants interact with …
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