LISTEN: Latest Propertyshe podcast with Derwent London’s visionary John Burns as, after 35 years at the helm, he prepares to stand down as CEO.
John is a former Chair of the Westminster Property Association and a New West End Company strategic board director. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). In May 2019 John will become non-executive Chair of Derwent London, handing his CEO responsibilities to his longstanding fellow director, Paul Williams.
Today, Derwent London is the largest central London focussed Real Estate Investment Trust with an investment portfolio comprising 5.5m sq ft worth £5bn. One of the leading investors and developers of commercial property in central London, Derwent has earned a reputation for anticipating the locations of tomorrow and contributing to London’s regeneration by creating award winning, design-led working environments. Projects include the iconic White Collar Factory at Old Street in the heart of the Tech Belt, 80 Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, Brunel Building, Paddington and No 1 Oxford St. Derwent London won Property Week’s Property Company of the Year award in 2018 as well as many other awards.
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