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.
Avison Young director for planning, development and regeneration Martyn Saunders takes a look at our town centres, and argues that they should adopt a locally relevant and authentic approach if they are to prosper after COVID-19.Continue reading “Market Essay. The evolution of our town centres”
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.Continue reading “NextGen on London’s recovery”
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.
An LREF Insights Think Tank talked through the many challenges and opportunities thrown up by uncertainty in development financing over Brexit, planning and other key issues, but also that a ‘wall of investment’ is ready and waiting for London housing.Continue reading “LREF Insights panel glimpse future of funding”
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.Continue reading “Real-time virtual collaboration – how digital technology is changing the way we design and collaborate in the built environment”
Chief Executive of Grainger, Helen Gordon, speaks to Susan Freeman about her career in real estate, and heading up the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.
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.
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.
A quick compendium of the more important stories affecting London development over the last few months.Continue reading “The Quarter”