Propertyshe: Steve Norris, Chairman of Soho Estates

Steve Norris was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Oxford East and then Epping Forest from 1983 to 1997. In 1992 he was appointed Minister for Transport with a special responsibility for all London transport.  After retiring from Parliament in 1997 he was twice his party’s candidate for Mayor of London. 

He is currently Chairman of Soho Estates, London Resort Company Holdings, Driver Group plc and Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council’s arms-length property company, This Land.  He is an advisor to NPL Group and a Non-Executive Director of Excel, the East London conference and exhibition centre.  He has been a member of the Boards of both Transport for London and the London Development Agency.  He is on the Board of Cubic Corporation, the developers and managers of the London Oyster card. 

He chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association which works with government to improve the planning regime around major projects and advises a number of clients on major development projects.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Companion of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and an Honorary Fellow of the Project Managers Association.  

Brought to you by Mishcon de Reya in association with LREF.

Propertyshe: Savannah de Savary, Founder and CEO of Built-ID

Savannah de Savary is the Founder and CEO of Built-ID. After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2013, Savannah joined Thor Equities, where she managed NYC real estate development projects. In June 2015 she founded Built-ID, a proptech platform that showcases the built environment projects of today and transforms community engagement to better shape the projects of tomorrow. The platform enables property developers to invest in communities, not just their bricks and mortar. Through a digital platform, residents can influence the built environment projects that matter to them, and be rewarded for their engagement with real donations to local charities within their community.

Savannah won “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Property Awards 2018 and was voted Property Week’s ‘Power 100: Top 20 Ones to Watch’ and one of the Top 20 Proptech influencers in a poll by the UK Proptech Association. She is also a regular columnist for Property Week. 

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2019 LREF Cricket Cup


LREF is proud to announce the inaugural 2019 LREF Cricket Cup - bringing the property industry together to work towards ending youth homelessness.

Entries are now open for players to join the LREF charity cricket match, which will take place in the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company Cricket Club on the final afternoon of this year’s London Real Estate Forum, Thursday 13 June.
Two mixed teams will compete in a limited overs match for the LREF Cricket Cup, led by team captains from EG and David Taylor, Editor, New London Quarterly.

Entries are open to players of all abilities by entering our ballot for places no later than 10 May.

Propertyshe: Alex Price, CEO, Palmer Capital and Peter Cuthbert, President, Fiera Properties

Alex Price joined Palmer Capital in 2003, initially charged with creating the fund management business within Palmer Capital. He set up and managed the Palmer Capital Development Fund and its successor vehicle. He was promoted to Chief Executive in 2008. Prior to Palmer Capital, Alex served as an officer in the British Army before starting his financial career with Credit Lyonnais Securities in 1997. He has an MBA from the London Business School and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is a Board Director and member of the Investment Committee.

Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the Canadian commercial real estate investment industry. Peter has been with Fiera Properties throughout their formative years and instrumental in the development and growth of the firm’s business. Prior to being promoted into the role as President for the firm in November 2017, Peter was Chief Operating Officer with a focus on improving risk management and performance analytics and was also charged with the direct management of the Fiera Properties CORE Real Estate Fund. He was instrumental in the rapid growth of the fund, including the successful deployment of investors’ committed funds. The fund surpassed the $1.5 billion mark for assets under management and has yielded top quartile returns to its investors.

Brought to you by Mishcon de Reya in association with LREF.

Propertyshe: John Burns, Non-Executive Chair, Derwent London

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.

Brought to you by Mishcon de Reya in association with LREF.

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Join the leaders of the London Boroughs at LREF 2018
8th May 2018

Following the local election results, what has changed across the capital, and how will those councillors who have gained or retained power engage with the property market?

Although the local elections didn’t deliver any major shifts in the control of councils, the delivery of ‘genuinely affordable’ housing was a feature in most of the Party manifestos, echoing many of the themes in the draft London Plan. 

LREF 2018 will give you the opportunity to understand how Local Authorities intend to work with developers to bring forward much needed housing and business space across the capital and tackle the issues that are impacting on development.

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Morgan Sindall & Muse Developments uniting on programme session
4th May 2018

Morgan Sindall and Muse Developments will be discussing their collaboration with Lambeth Council as part of the Lambeth Town Hall regeneration project. The jointly sponsored session Lambeth session is at 16.30, 13th June. Confirmed speakers include:
Mike Auger, Regional Director - South, Muse Developments
Sue Foster, Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Growth, LB Lambeth
Emma Curtis, Pre-Construction Director - London & Home Counties, Morgan Sindall Construction
Kiran Pawar, Development Director, HB Reavis



Developers HB Reavis to showcase at LREF
3rd May 2018

HB Reavis have come aboard at LREF this year both as exhibitors and sponsors of a roundtable session. Their latest project Cooper & Southwark is nearing completion and they have recently completed 20 Farringdon Street, which was designed with occupier flexibility in mind.

We are excited that their wealth of experience will contribute to the Office, Flexible Spaces roundtable, and look forward to seeing what else they bring to LREF.

Leading Architects bring a big presence to LREF
2nd May 2018

The London Real Estate Forum are pleased to be joined by some of our capitals leading architectural practices. 

EPR Architects are the AJ100 Client's Choice Award Winner 2017, and will be showcasing a project this year in the Central London Hall.

Buckley Gray Yeoman have recently completed the successful creative enterprises hub in Belgravia, Eccleston Yards, and will be showcasing one of their projects at LREF.

We are also delighted that Make Architects are joining us as a corporate sponsor, and Grimshaw Architects are sponsoring our place-shaping session in our conference programme.

There is still time to align yourself with our exhibition and conference programme. For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact Emma Jefferson, Head of Business Development : 020 38197350

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Join the Lunch Reception, hosted by New West End Company
25th April 2018

New West End Company will be hosting a lunch reception at LREF on 13th June, with time to mix with key players and investors in the West End.

Join them to hear about their latest updates by booking at


Leading London developers confirmed for LREF
23rd April 2018

Join these leading London developers already confirmed to attend this year and either featuring projects or participating in the conference programme:

ABP London, Almacantar, Argent, Aviva, Barratt London, Battersea Power Station Development Company, The Bedford Estate, British Land, Canary Wharf Group, City of London, Corob Holdings, The Crown Estate, Dar, Derwent London, Dukelease, Ecoworld, European Land, Grainger, Great Portland Estates, Grosvenor, HB Reavis, Helical, The Howard de Walden Estate, Landid, Landsec, Landmass, Lendlease, Lodha Group, Mitsubishi Estates, Mount Anvil, Muse Developments, Native Land, Places for People, Quintain, Rocket Properties, Swan Housing, Telford Homes, Trilogy Property



LREF to open its doors on Learning Day
18th April 2018

The LREF Open Day this year will focus entirely on young people, opening LREF up to school children with talks from inspiring and high profile people working in the industry about careers, facilitated tours of the stands, speed networking and employability workshops. If you have previously brought a group to NLA or The City Centre why not take the chance to help them engage further with this rare opportunity to attend a professional built environment focussed event.

For more information, or to book, email Lettie McKie, Head of Learning:


High-profile speakers added to conference line-up for LREF 2018
13th April 2018

The London Real Estate Forum has today announced further speakers. Here are some of the names who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise as part of the conference programme at this year’s LREF in June 2018:

Deirdra Armsby, Director of Place Shaping, City of Westminster
Prof. Greg Clark CBE, Global Advisor on Cities
Hugo Clark, Head of Retail Property Strategy, Deloitte Real Estate
James Cooksey, Director of Central London, Crown Estate
James Gray, Managing Partner, Cluttons
Councillor Rachel Blake, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development & Waste, Tower Hamlets Council
Anna Bond, Director of Development - London Estate Development, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland



Quintain return to London Real Estate Forum
6th April 2018

Quintain, the team behind Wembley Park, one of London's most exciting new neighbourhoods, will be exhibiting at LREF this year.

During Quintain's 24-year history, they have transformed assets across the Capital into places where people want to live, companies want to grow and neighbourhoods can come alive.


Twitter’s Vice President EMEA to Deliver Keynote on Workplace Culture
28th March 2018

We are delighted to announce that Bruce Daisley, EMEA Vice President of Twitter, will be speaking at LREF on Wednesday 13th June in our Workplace Culture session to share his view on workplace culture.

Alongside leading Twitter’s business in EMEA, Bruce runs the top business podcast, Eat Sleep Work Repeat and believes that open plan offices are the enemy of getting anything done.

Recognised as one of the most inspirational leaders in media and someone who regularly appears on lists of the most influential Londoners, Bruce is a visionary whose views challenge our approach to workplace culture.

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AECOM joining as new headline sector sponsors
26th March 2018

AECOM have joined the London Real Estate Forum this year as our newest headline sector sponsors. 

AECOM deliver of some of London’s largest infrastructure projects, using their understanding of the tools and resources required to deliver safe, secure and resilient cities. They will be partnering on our Transport Related Development conference session on Thursday 14th June.


Early bird delegate rates expire soon
25th March 2018

Just over one week until earlybird rates for LREF delegates expire. Make sure you book your two-day pass today to save £100 or your one-day pass and save £60.

£435 + VAT (1 Day Pass) 
£695 + VAT (2 Day Pass)

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Gowling WLG to return as headline sector sponsors
18th March 2018

We are pleased to announce that Gowling WLG are returning this year as Headline sector sponsors at The London Real Estate Forum,  partnering on our Brent Cross conference session on Thursday 14th June. 

Gowling WLG is an international law firm  focused on key global sectors, including energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate and tech.

The session is shaping up to be very promising and we are sure to gain valuable insight into the local area.