Podcast | Ryan Simonetti, CEO and co-founder, Convene

Ryan Simonetti is the CEO and co-founder of Convene, the company that designs and services premium places to work, meet, and host inspiring events. His unique expertise in real estate acquisitions, development, and structured finance has helped catapult Convene to become a pioneer in the commercial real estate industry.

NextGen on London’s recovery

Each year at the London Real Estate Forum, London’s new wave of professionals play a key role in the discussion about London’s future. In the lead up to 2021, the NLA NextGen Sounding Board has been exploring the key themes of digitisation, trust and sustainability, looking at London’s priorities as we move through recovery. In the most recent meeting, the group looked at the submissions to the Build Back Better campaign and made their assessment of a post-lockdown London. 

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Podcast | Brian Bickell, Shaftesbury

Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976. He joined Shaftesbury when it was formed in 1986, and was Finance Director from its float on the London Stock Exchange in 1987 until he became Chief Executive in 2011.

Real-time virtual collaboration – how digital technology is changing the way we design and collaborate in the built environment

Jan Bunge, Squint Opera

Realtime simulation of projects can help optimise their designs and foster better collaboration across the industry, allowing stakeholders to test and optimise virtually before a single brick is laid. 

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Podcast | James Saunders, Quintain

James Saunders was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Quintain in October 2019.

James was previously Chief Operating Officer of Quintain and has been a main board director since 2017. As Chief Operating Officer, James led the place-making and estate management at Wembley Park, commercial partnerships, group marketing, IT and health and safety.

Podcast | Sadie Morgan, dRMM

Sadie Morgan is a Co-Founding Director of leading architectural practice dRMM, along with Alex de Rijke and Philip Marsh. Over a 25-year career, Sadie has played a key role in the advocacy of exemplary design and architecture, through her professional practice and advisory roles. Read more about Sadie here.