NLA Conference Programme at London Real Estate Forum

Berkeley Square, London

Taking place from 14-15 June 2017 and supported by the Mayor of London, Financial Times & City of Westminster, the London Real Estate Forum (LREF) is the leading conference and exhibition focused on the London property and investment market.

Over 2,000 leading policymakers, politicians, investors, developers and their consultants attend the 2-day event in Berkeley Square, Mayfair each year.

New London Architecture have curated an extensive conference programme featuring leading decision makers from across the London property sector to discuss the latest opportunities across the city.
NLA members can take advantage of a special discount on tickets until Friday 26 May. Contact your NLA account manager for more information or call 0207 636 4044.
For more information about LREF please visit

Wednesday 14 June Toggle

08:00 - 09:00
In association with Faithful & Gould

09:00 - 09:45
Financial Times Keynote - The London Economy
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
Angus Knowles-Cutler, Vice Chairman, Deloitte
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
Jo Negrini, CEO, LB Croydon
Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)
John Mulryan, Managing Director – UK, Ballymore Group

10:00 – 10:45
Insight Seminar: Business Sector: Financial Services
Mark Boleat, Deputy Chairman of Policy and Resources Committee, City of London
Lee Elliott, Partner – Commercial Research, Knight Frank
Giles Barrie, Managing Director, FTI Consulting (Chair)
Tim Wells, Vice President of Development, Brookfield

10:00 – 10:45
Market Intelligence: The West End
In association with Ashurst
Darren Rogers, Partner, Ashurst
Marcus Geddes, Head of Property, Land Securities
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Cabinet Member for Planning & Public Realm, Westminster City Council
Jace Tyrrell, CEO, New West End Company
Anna Bond, Director of Development, London Estate Development, Grosvenor
Rosemarie Jones, Deputy Surveyor, Church Commissioners and Chair, WPA Housing Committee (Chair)

10:00 – 10:45
International Dialogue: Berlin
Dr Philipp Boutellier, CEO, TXL Berlin
Katie Kopec, Principal Adviser for Development and Regeneration, London & Partners and International Director JLL
Prof Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)

11:00 - 11:45
Insight Seminar: Business Sector: Technology
In association with Cushman & Wakefield
Toby Ogden, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Charlie Green, Co-CEO, The Office Group
Hugo Greenhalgh, Wealth Correspondent, FT (Chair)
Riya Pabari, Digital Strategy Consultant, Founders Intelligence 

11:00 - 11:45
Market Intelligence: The City of London
In association with Gowling WLG
Gerald Kaye, Chief Executive, Helical
Vicky Fowler, Partner, Gowling WLG
Alastair Moss, Chairman of the Property Investment Board and Deputy Chair of Planning Committee, City of London Corporation
James Goldsmith, Head of Leasing, AXA IM - Real Assets 
David Ainsworth, Chief Executive CORE and CPA Vice President (Chair)
Kaela Fenn-Smith,Head of Commercial – London Portfolio, Land Securities

11:00 - 11:45
International Dialogue: Hong Kong
In association with Cushman & Wakefield
Nicholas Brooke, Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission and Member of the Commission on Strategic Development
James Beckham, Head of Central London Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield
Michèle Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2
Prof Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)

12:00 - 12:45
Insight Seminar: Business Sector: Creative Industries
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
Jacob Loftus, CEO, General Projects
Scott Campbell, Director, Deloitte Ventures
Emily Prideaux, Head of Leasing, Derwent London
Alex Arestis, Urban Design Director, Publica
Debbie Whitfield, Deputy Chair, NLA (Chair)

12:00 - 12:45
Market Intelligence: Old Street & Shoreditch
Simon Silver, Director, Derwent
Simon Rowley, Leasing Manager, Great Portland Estates plc
Oliver Rippier, Development Executive, Helical
Sandra Jones, Director of Dataloft and Research Partner, Ramidus Consulting
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

12:00 - 12:45
International Dialogue: New York
In association with Savills
Carl Weisbrod, Immediate Past Chairman of New York City Planning Commission and Director of the NYC Department of City Planning
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
Victoria Hills, CEO, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
Prof Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities (Chair)
Oliver Fursdon, Director – London Commercial Development, Savills

In association with Cluttons

14:30 - 15:15
Insight Seminar: The Investment Market
In association with Savills
Stephen Down, Head of Central London and International Investments, Savills
Toby Courtauld, Chief Executive, Great Portland Estates plc
David Marks, Co-Managing Partner, Brockton Capital
Hugo Greenhalgh, Wealth Correspondent, FT (Chair)
James Lass, Fund Manager, Schroder UK Real Estate Fund

14:30 - 15:15
Market Intelligence: Canary Wharf
In association with Cushman & Wakefield
James Heyworth-Dunne, Partner – Central London, Cushman & Wakefield
John O’Mara, Associate, Project Director, Herzog & de Meuron
David Hatcher, Finance Editor, EG (Chair)
Tarun Mather, Leasing Associate, Canary Wharf Group

14:30 - 15:15
Insight Seminar: Connectivity – Is London doing enough?
In association with CTIL
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
John Gravett, Head of Telecoms, Cluttons
Belinda Fawcett, Head of Legal, Property and Governance, CTIL
Carolyn Dwyer, Director of the Built Environment, City of London Corporation
Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas DBE, Global Trustee, Urban Land Institute (Chair)
Adam Burstow, Group Digital & IT Director, Grosvenor 

15:30 - 16:15
Insight Seminar: The Office Market: Fad or Future?
In association with Cushman & Wakefield
Despina Katsikakis, Independent Consultant
Mark Davy, Founder, Futurecity
Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive, British Council for Offices
Ann Marie Aguilar, Director of Operations, International WELL Building Institute Europe
Digby Flower, Chairman UK & Ireland and Head of London Markets, Cushman & Wakefield (Chair)

15:30 - 16:15
Market Intelligence: Euston
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
Jon Milward, Head of Real Estate Development, Deloitte Real Estate
Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, LB Camden
Jon Milward, Head of Real Estate Development, Deloitte Real Estate
Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive, Camden Town Unlimited and Mayor’s ‘Champion for Small Business
Debbie Whitfield, Deputy Chair, NLA (Chair)

15:30 - 16:15
Market Intelligence: Elephant & Castle
In association with Savills
David Williams, Executive Director - Mixed Use Development, Savills
Rob Heasman, Project Director - Elephant Park, Lendlease
Stafford Lancaster, Investment Director, Delancey
Stephen Platts, Director of Regeneration, Southwark Council
Natalie Brett, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College, London College of Communication
Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya (Chair)

16:30 - 17:15
Insight Seminar: Stratford and The Royals
Ben O’Rourke, MD International Quarter London, Lendlease
Deirdra Armsby, Director of Regeneration and Planning, LB Newham
John Turner, Head of Planning, Ballymore
Simon Powell, Assistant Director - Strategic Projects and Property, GLA
John Miu, Chief Operating Officer, ABP
Jonny Popper, Managing Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)

16:30 - 17:15
Market Intelligence: The South Bank
Jonathan Evans, Office Leasing Director, Almacantar
Sandra Roebuck, Assistant Director - Investment and Growth, LB Lambeth
Roger Madelin CBE, Head of Canada Water Development, British Land
Pat Brown, Director, Central (Chair)
Fred Pilbrow, Senior Partner, Pilbrow & Partners

16:30 - 17:15
Market Intelligence: Paddington
Ed Watson, Executive Director Growth, Planning & Housing, Westminster City Council
Paul Williams, Director, Derwent
Kay Buxton, Executive Director, Paddington Partnership (Chair)
Tim Roberts, Head of Offices & Residential, British Land

17:30 – 21:00
In association with Gardiner & Theobald
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA
Adam Glover, Partner and Board Member, Gardiner & Theobald
Savannah de Savary, Founder and CEO, Built-ID
Jacob Loftus, CEO, General Projects

Thursday 15 June Toggle

In association with CBRE

09:30- 10:15 Insight Seminar: London 2050 - The Mayor’s Vision
In association with EG, in partnership with Savills, ABP and Humphreys & Partners 
James Cooksey, Director of Central London, Crown Estate and WPA Chair
Craig McWilliam, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland and WPA Vice Chair
Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills
Katy Warrick, Head of London Residential Development Research, Savills
Damian Wild, Editor, EG (Chair)
Gerald Kelly, Partner, Macfarlanes
John Miu, Chief Operating Officer, ABP
Mark Humphreys, Founder and CEO, Humphreys & Partners Architects

10:30 - 11:15, Insight Seminar: Infrastructure: Unlocking development potential
In association with CBRE
Graeme Craig, Commercial Development Director, Transport for London
Pierre Nicoli, Head of Energy and Infrastructure, CBRE Capital Advisors 
Bridget Rosewell, Founder, Volterra and Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission (Chair)
Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gary Yardley, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Capco

10:30 - 11:15 Insight Seminar: Capturing long term value through partnership
In association with Deloitte Real Estate
Sherin Aminossehe, Head of the Government Property Unit and Government Property Profession
Michèle Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2
Cllr Ravi Govindia CBE, Leader, Wandsworth Council
Melanie Leech CBE, Chief Executive, British Property Federation (Chair) 
Clive Pane, Partner, Deloitte Real Estate
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA

10:30 - 11:15 Market Intelligence: Croydon
Colm Lacey, Managing Director and CEO, Brick by Brick 
Francois Mazoudier, Chairman, TMRW
Jo Negrini, CEO, LB Croydon
Mick Robins, CEO & Co-Founder, Connected Space
Steve Sanham, Managing Director, HUB Developments
Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison, CEO, Rise Gallery
Liz Hamson, Editor, Property Week (Chair)

11:30 - 12:15 Insight Seminar: Housing Policy
In association with CBRE
Killian Hurley, Chief Executive, Mount Anvil
Jennet Siebrits, Head of Residential Research, CBRE
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development
Sue Foster, Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth, LB Lambeth
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

11:30 - 12:15 Insight Seminar: Alternative Asset Classes
In association with Berwin Leighton Paisner
Michael Anderson, Partner - Corporate Finance, Berwin Leighton Paisner
Deepa ‎Deb-Rattray, Partner - Real Estate, Berwin Leighton Paisner (Chair)
Graeme Alfille-Cook, MD, Developers, Commercial Real Estate, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets 
Nigel Welby, Executive Chairman, Retirement Villages 

11:30 - 12:15 Market Intelligence: Opportunity London: Meridian Water
In association with JLL
Richard Blakeway, Adviser (Chair)
Catherine Raynsford, Director – Residential, JLL
Matt Calladine, Regional Land & Development Director, Barratt London
Ian Davis, Chief Executive, LB Enfield
Alan Holland, Business Unit Director of Greater London, SEGRO

12:30 - 13:15 Insight Seminar: Build to Rent: Not just talk
In association with JLL
Adam Challis, Head of UK Residential Research, JLL (Chair)
Angus Dodd, Chief Executive, Quintain
Michela Hancock, Senior Director of Development, Greystar 
David Lunts, Executive Director of Housing and Land, GLA 
Alex Notay, Director of Product and Service Innovation, Places for People

12:30 - 13:15 Insight Seminar: London City Region: Accommodating Growth 
In association with CBRE
Ben Derbyshire, Chair, HTA Design LLP and President Elect, RIBA 
Neeraj Dixit, Senior Director, CBRE
Paul Finch, Editorial Director, Architects’ Journal (Chair)
Charlie Adan, Chief Executive, RB Kingston
Tony Brown, Chief Investment Officer, M&G Real Estate
Martin Scholar, Head of Planning, Barratt London

12:30 - 13:15  Market Intelligence: Opportunity London: Barnet 
In association with Capita
Stephen McDonald, Director of Place, Re
Stewart Murray, Head of Development Group, GL Hearn 
David Partridge, Joint CEO, Argent Related and Managing Partner, Argent
Cath Shaw, Deputy Chief Executive, LB Barnet
Peter Cole, Chief Investment Officer, Hammerson
Catherine Staniland, Director, NLA (Chair)

In association with Trowers & Hamlins

13:45 - 14:15 Solutions to the skills shortage and lack of diversity
In association with the Mayor’s Fund for London
Matthew Patten, Chief Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London
Anthony Impey – Founder & CEO, Optimity
Shinaide Camer, Senior Events Coordinator, Teach First

14:30 - 15:15 Insight Seminar: Housing Delivery
In association with Swan Housing 
Richard Meier, Partner, Argent 
Geoff Pearce, Executive Director of Regeneration and Development, Swan Housing
Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director - Programme,Policy and Services (Housing and Land), GLA
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Westminster City Council
Katherine Rodgers, Director of Development - Urban Neighbourhoods, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Lisa Taylor, Chief Executive, Future of London (Chair) 

14:30 - 15:15 Insight Seminar: Opportunity London – South West London
Niall Bolger, Chief Executive, LB Sutton
Paul McGarry, Head of futureMerton, LB Merton
Wahid Samady, Chairman, CNM Estates
Roy Thompson, Director of Place, RB Kingston
Debbie Whitfield, Deputy Chair, NLA (Chair)

14:30 – 15:15 Market Intelligence: Opportunity London: Ealing
In association with Barton Willmore
Catherine Staniland, Director, NLA (Chair)
Lucy Taylor, ‎Director of Regeneration and Planning, LB Ealing
Justin Kenworthy, Director, Barton Willmore
James Pargeter, Projects Director, Greystar

15:30 - 16:15 Insight Seminar: The role of Culture in Placemaking
In association with Broadgate Estates
Phil Coffey, Director, Coffey Architects
Hugo Greenhalgh, Wealth Correspondent, FT (Chair)
Anthea Harries, Portfolio Manager - St James's, Crown Estate
Adriana Marques, Head of Cultural Strategy for Thamesmead, Peabody
Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus - Regents Place, British Land
Lucy Musgrave, Founder, Publica

15:30 - 16:15 Insight Seminar: London as a Global Gateway to Retail
In association with CBRE
Andrew Phipps, Head of Retail Research - EMEA, CBRE 
Eric Eastman, Executive Director – Central London Retail, CBRE
Joanna Lea, Director of Retail and Restaurants, Grosvenor
Stacey Meadwell, National & Sectors Editor, EG (Chair)
Stephen Spencer, Director of Store Development. Lululemon Athletica 

15:30 - 16:15 Market Intelligence: Opportunity London: East London
Pat Hayes, Managing Director, Be First
Jonathan Martin, Director of Investment and Delivery, LB Waltham Forest
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)
Chris Naylor, Chief Executive, Barking and Dagenham Council 
Laura Mazzeo, Managing Partner, Farrells
Gill Steward, Chief Executive, Bexley Council
Jane Groom, Board Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)

16:30 - 17:15 Insight Seminar: Future of Oxford Street 
In association with Savills
Cllr Robert Davis, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage, Westminster City Council
Sam Foyle, Director - Central London Retail, Savills (Chair)
Anthony Selwyn, Head of Central London Retail, Savills
Sue West, Director of Operations, Selfridges and Oxford Street Chair, New West End Company

16:30 – 17:15 Market Intelligence: Opportunity London: Haringey
Robert Evans, Partner, Argent
Lyn Garner, Strategic Director of Regeneration, Planning & Development, LB Haringey 
Jonny Popper, Managing Director, London Communications Agency (Chair)
Jonathan Bull-Diamond, Senior Director – Investment Partnerships, GVA

In association with the New West End Company
Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader, Westminster City Council and Chairman – West End Partnership 
Jace Tyrrell, CEO, New West End Company
Sue West, Operations Director, Selfridges and Oxford Street Chair, New West End Company

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