Stage 1

09:00 - 09:45 | FT Keynote: The London Economy
In association with Deloitte Real Estate

Deloitte's Chief Economist Ian Stewart will give his insight into the current performance and drivers of the London economy, key factors that will affect its future resilience and the likely impacts for the real estate sector. The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion with property experts.

  • Helen Barrett, Editor, Financial Times (Chair)

  • Ian Stewart, Partner, Chief Economist, Deloitte

  • Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman, Berkeley Group

  • Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader, Westminster City Council

Stage 1: Workspace

10:00 - 10:45 | Future Office - Designing for Talent.
In association with Deloitte Real Estate

The design, flexibility and location of the workplace has become a critical factor in supporting businesses to attract and retain talent in an increasingly competitive market for skills. This panel will investigate employment trends and key factors that are driving decision-making for businesses to invest in more attractive and effective environments and how the real estate industry needs to respond.

  • Sam McClary, Editor, EG (Chair)

  • Simon Silver, Director, Derwent

  • Gerald Kaye, Chief Executive, Helical Plc

  • Chris Robinson, Assistant Director Real Estate Consulting, Deloitte

11:00 - 11:45 | Space as a Service In association with Savills

We are witnessing a step-change in the relationship between building owners, operators and occupiers – most noticeably with the rapid growth of trailblazing new serviced office providers such as WeWork and the myriad of approaches to flexible and serviced offers being launched by large commercial development and investment companies. A people-led approach to “Space as a service” is mooted as the new paradigm for tenant / landlord relationships, but how is this likely to impact businesses occupational strategies and the way in which commercial real estate is funded and managed in the future?

  • Nicola Gillen, EMEA Workplace Sector Lead, AECOM (Chair)

  • John Redfern, Director - Property Management, Savills

  • Enrico Sanna, Co-founder and CEO, Fora

  • Oliver Knight, Flexible Office Director and Head of MYO, Landsec

12:00 - 12:45 | Wellbeing In association with Cluttons

The need for business to support people’s individual physical and mental wellbeing has risen to the top of the corporate agenda in the last few years. The physical environment in and around the workplace combined with local amenities can have a critical impact in this area – so what are business identifying as key priorities for their people, and how can the real estate industry respond?

  • Philip Booth, Partner, Project Management, Cluttons

  • Hero Bennett, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Max Fordham

Stage 2: Education & Innovation

10:00 - 10:45 | The Knowledge Economy

The higher education, technology, life sciences and research sectors are increasingly driving growth in the London Economy and being placed at the centre of new employment clusters and regeneration zones from King’s Cross to White City and the nascent East Bank. They provide investment, create vibrant places and attract talent and new skills. Where are the most exciting new examples of this playing out, how should real estate strategies adjust and are policymakers doing enough to support the Knowledge Economy to flourish?

  • Amanda Cherrington, Head of Economic Renewal and Regeneration, LB Sutton & Managing Director of the Sutton Decentralised Energy Network Ltd

  • Emily Prideaux, Head of Leasing, Derwent London

  • Dr Glen Crocker MBE, Head of UK Life Sciences, JLL

11:00 - 11:45 | Knowledge Clusters

London is one of the leading global university cities and attracts world-leading talent through its rich educational, cultural and physical environment . This session will hear from key stakeholders involved in leading academic institutions in London to see how their real estate strategy is being used to maintain this position, and how they might work more close with the public and private real estate sector to support their aims and attract the best talent to the capital for future employment and connections.

  • Andrea Squires, Head of Education, Winkworth Sherwood (Chair)

  • Julian Robinson, Director of Estates, The London School of Economics and Political Science & Chair of HEDQF

  • Caroline Bidder, Head of Asset Management, The University of London

12:00 - 12:45 | Student Life

As a popular destination for students from across the UK and abroad, London has much to offer those that chose to study in the capital. In turn students can provide great opportunities through the activity, creativity, and energy and economic activity that they bring to an area; how do we ensure we meet their needs alongside the needs of the surrounding community? This session will focus on how we integrate student living into the city and the opportunities for integrating the needs of student life into wider real estate and regeneration strategies.

  • Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport, LB Croydon

  • Jen Edwards, Director of Public Affairs, Kingston University London

  • Mark Bladon, Structured Property Finance, Investec


Stage 3: Area Panels

10:00 - 10:45 | The Royal Docks

  • Daniel Bridge, Programme Director, Royal Docks Team (A joint initiative from the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham)

  • Emma Foster, Development Director, Mount Anvil

11:00 - 11:45 | The South Bank In association with JLL

  • Peter Ward, Director of Real Estate Development, King's College London and Guy's / St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

  • Jeremy Gardner, Director, JLL

  • Sandra Roebuck, Director Development, Planning and Housing Growth, LB Lambeth

  • Beth West, Head of Development - London Portfolio, Landsec

  • Natalie Essa, Development Manager, HB Reavis UK

12:00 - 12:45 | The City of London In association with JLL

  • Rosie Day, Director, City Property Association (Chair)

  • Stephen Guy, Chief Integration Officer & Chief of Staff, McCann Worldgroup

  • Daisy Hunt, National Director, JLL

  • Alastair Moss, Chair of Planning and Transportation Committee, City of London Corporation

  • Adam Goldin, Head of UK, C C Land UK

Stage 4: Project Presentations

10:00 - 10:45 | Brentcross South

11:00 - 11:45 | Canada Water

12:00 - 12:45 | Soho Place

Roundtable 1
By invitation only

11:30 - 12:45 | Transport

Roundtable 2
By invitation only

10:00 - 11:15 | Workplace In association with Future Talent

11:30 - 12:45 | Autonomous Vehicles

Stage 1: Technology

14:30 - 15:15 | Big Data, Smarter Decisions In association with JLL

Data has long been influencing the way we plan, design and use buildings, yet we are far behind other industries in this area, so how do we push progress and even become a market leader? This session will explore how big data can change the way people use buildings for the better, addressing the major pitfalls and questioning best practice for protecting against data misuse. Looking at exemplar use-cases, we will discuss how they were delivered and what we can learn from these examples.

  • Akshay Thakhur, Regional Director and Head of Smart Building Programme, EMEA, JLL

  • Harry Badham, UK Head of Development, AXA

  • Sam Wood, New Propositions Lead, Cisco UKI, Cisco Systems

15.30 - 16.15 | Next Gen - Future of London - In association with JLL

16:30 - 17:15 | Innovative Financing In association with IPSX

How is the Real Estate funding landscape changing and what opportunities does this provide for investors, developers and asset owners? How is the Real Estate industry adapting to these fast-moving changes in financing and is policy and regulation doing enough to support a dynamic investment and funding market?

  • Anthony Gahan, Chairman, IPSX

  • Will Muoio, Capital Markets Reporter, Real Estate Fund Intelligence US

  • Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Legal and General Investment Management

Stage 2: Connectivity

14:30 - 15:15 | Future Streets

Streets are the foundation of our urban life, not only as vital transport infrastructure but also making up 80 per cent of public space in London. With automatic vehicles and other technologies just around the corner, how are our streets changing and what can we do to ensure these spaces are safer, healthier and more efficient for Londoners? What new initiatives are coming forward to support an improved network of streets across London?

  • Zahur Khan, Transportation and Public Realm Director, City of London Corporation

  • Neil Carter, Business Development Manager Worcester, Bosch

  • Eime Tobari, Director of Urban Analytics & Smart City Strategy Lead, AECOM

15:30 - 16:15 | Digital Infrastructure In association with Cluttons

As our dependency on technology continues to grow and the digital infrastructure needed to support how people want to live, work and play constantly changing, are we investing enough to ensure London is future proof? This session will examine the importance of digital connectivity and aim to understand what more that local and regional policymakers and the real estate community need to do to support this vital infrastructure for London.

  • John Gravett, Head of Real Estate Management, Cluttons

16:30 - 17:15 | Capturing Value - Transport Related Development In association with Savills

Creating the virtuous circle of value capture between investment in transport infrastructure and real estate development seems all too often to elude policymakers, public sector operators and the industry. Genuine examples take decades to deliver and leave questions around who has achieved the best return on investment. With major investment in the Elizabeth Line, TfL network and mainline stations being realised over the next few years and without any major projects in the near-term likely to follow these up, how do we maximise the value that is being created currently and improve models for the future through creative collaboration?

  • Rory Brooke, Head of Economics, Planning, Savills

  • Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture

  • Neeru Kareer, Head of Strategic Planning, LB Enfield

  • Kiran Chauhan, Team Leader - Old Kent Road, LB Southwark


Stage 3: Area Panels

14:30 - 15:15 | Midtown Value: Building Capital for London’s Future

  • Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya (Chair)

  • Alexander Jan, Chair, Bee Midtown Business Improvement District

  • Tony Travers, Director, LSE London

  • Georgia Gould, Leader, Camden Council

15:30 - 16:15 | Old Street & Shoreditch

  • Rich Oliver, Senior Asset Manager, Derwent London

  • Tom Anderson, Senior Investment Executive, Helical Plc

16:30 - 17:15 | The City of Westminster In association with Cluttons

  • James Gray, Managing Partner, Cluttons

  • James Cooksey, Director of Central London, The Crown Estate & WPA Board Member

  • Anna Bond, Portfolio Director, Grosvner

  • Stuart Love, Chief Executive, Westminster City Council

Stage 4: Project Presentations

14:30 - 15:15 | Waltham Forest

15:30 - 16:15 | Canary Wharf

16:30 - 17:15 | Barts

Roundtable 1
By invitation only

14:30 - 15:45 | Space as a Service In Association with DeVono Cresa

16:00 - 17:15 | London 3.0

Roundtable 2
By invitation only

14:30 - 15:45 | Alternative Asset Classes In association with Pinsent Masons

16:00 - 17:15 | Next Generation In association with Gardiner & Theobald



Stage 1

09:00 - 09:45 | EG Keynote: London Question Time / Investment
In association with Savills

London remains the place the world wants to Live, Work & Play. As long as that remains the case long-term investors will continue to favour the city - whatever the short-term, political uncertainty. So how does London capitalise on its ability to draw human capital? How does it ensure it stays ahead of competing cities? And what are the risks of overlooking a ‘People not Property’ approach and where are the opportunities?

  • Damian Wild, Editor-in-Chief, EG (Chair)

  • Phillip Pearce, Executive Director - City Agency and Investment, Savills

  • Paul Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Derwent London

  • Justin Black, Head of UK Development,

  • Stephanie Davies, CEO, Laughology

Stage 1: Planning

10:00 - 10:45 | Planning: Good Growth by Design In association with Savills

This session will focus on the new London Plan, questioning the opportunities and challenges it poses in its final phase of adoption. Hearing from experts across London it will discuss what Good Growth means for the capital and whether the right planning policies are in place for London to remain at the top of its game.

  • Fiona Fletcher Smith, Group Director, Development and Sales, L&Q (Chair)

  • Nick de Lotbiniere, Head of London Planning, Savills (UK) Ltd

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills

  • Robert Evans, Executive Director, Argent LLP

  • Amelia Staveley, Director of Development & Placemaking, London Estate, Grosvenor

11:00 - 11:45 | Delivering Homes for Londoners In association with AECOM

Taking a big picture look at housing delivery in London, this session will centre on policy, viability and quality, questioning how we create the homes Londoners need and want, and not just meet housing targets? What exemplar schemes and innovative models can we learn from?

  • James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development

  • John Lewis, Buildings + Places Head of Commercial & Workplace EMIA, AECOM

  • Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham

  • Killian Hurley, Chief Executive, Mount Anvil

12:00 - 12:45 | Community Value

Engaging with and providing direct, long-term value for local communities is vital if we are to create a vibrant and sustainable city, but we need to go much further to improve the collaboration between those delivering change and those affected by it. This session will hear from a community leader directly affected by change and bring together some of the key actors from the public and private sector involved in significant redevelopment plans to discuss what more needs to be done to bring value to all stakeholders in the development process.

  • Georgia Gould, Leader, Camden Council

  • Eleanor Wright, Community Executive, British Land

Stage 2: International Investment

09:00 - 09:50 | International morning: How cities lead the world, and people make the city

An opening plenary with speakers from Tokyo, Toronto, Sydney, New York and London who will discuss to what extent there is a people-first approach to how their city is conceived, planned, and developed.

  • Professor Greg Clark, Chairman, Business of Cities Ltd (Chair)

  • Jan De Silva, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

  • Sarah Hill, Chief Planner and CEO, Greater Sydney Commission

  • Yumiko Murakami, Development Co-operation Directorate, Tokyo OECD

  • Ana Arino, Director of Strategy, New York City Economic Development Corporation

  • Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA

10:00 - 10:45 |
Toronto and London: how innovation shapes the city

Toronto is Canada’s global business, technology, and talent hub. How is the pivot to an innovation economy changing the shape and character of the city? What is the role for business and for the real estate sector?

  • Professor Greg Clark, Chairman, Business of Cities Ltd (Chair)

  • Jan De Silva, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

10:45 - 11:30 |
Tokyo and London: refreshing the leadership equation

Tokyo is the world’s largest city, it has one of the oldest populations of any world city, and it has been through a lost decade. But Tokyo’s very challenges are a source of innovation and invention. What is the strategy for Tokyo to tackle its demographic deficit and organise for inclusive prosperity?

  • Professor Greg Clark, Chairman, Business of Cities Ltd (Chair)

  • Yumiko Murakami, Development Co-operation Directorate, Tokyo OECD

  • Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA

11:45 - 12:30 | Sydney and London: a three city solution

Sydney’s plan for growth involves a metropolis of three cities and a fresh approach that integrates land use reforms with infrastructure investment – breaking out of an old pattern to become a new world leader. How will Sydney achieve this daring feat? Who will invest and why?

  • Professor Greg Clark, Chairman, Business of Cities Ltd (Chair)

  • Sarah Hill, Chief Planner and CEO, Greater Sydney Commission

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning Regeneration and Skills

12:30 - 13:15 | New York and London: from world city to technopolis 

New York has perhaps surprised the world with its dramatic pivot to technology and innovation. What lies behind this rapid shift, and how important are ‘old’ industries and functions like finance, professional services, retail, entertainment, and Corporate Headquarters? What will occupy New York’s office blocks and neighbourhoods in 10 years’ time and how can it work for the people of the city?

  • Professor Greg Clark, Chairman, Business of Cities Ltd (Chair)

  • Ana Ariño, Director of Strategy, New York City Economic Development Corporation

  • Laura Citron, Chief Executive, London & Partners


Stage 3: Area Panels

10:00 - 10:45 |
King's Cross & Euston

  • Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus - Regent’s Place, British Land

  • David Joyce, Director or Regeneration and Planning, LB Camden

11:00 - 11:45 | Croydon

  • Shifa Mustafa, Executive Director Place, LB Croydon

12:00 - 12:45 | Ealing

  • Marcus Bate, Investment Director, Mount Anvil

Stage 4: Project Presentations

10:00 - 10:45 | Enfield
11:00 - 11:45 | Kentish Town
12:00 - 12:45 | Newham

Roundtable 1
By invitation only

10:00 - 11:15 | Residential Development

13:00 - 14:15 | Future urban centres In association with Trowers & Hamlins

Roundtable 2
By invitation only

10:00 - 11:15 | Development Vehicles

11: 30 - 12:45 | Industrial (Resi) In association with Savills

Stage 1: Residential Development

14:30 - 15:15 | Funding Innovation In association with Deloitte Real Estate

In order to deliver the volume and mix of housing needed to support London’s growth, we are seeing a significant increase in new sources of capital and innovative funding models to bring forward key development - from long-term investment funds specialising in build-to-rent and new international entrants to collaborative approaches between the public sector, registered providers and private sector developers. Who are the people behind these new approaches, and are policymakers and investment committees keeping up with the pace of change?

  • Alex Notay, Build to Rent Fund Director, Places for People (Chair)

  • Agnes Callaghan, Director, Deloitte

15:30 - 16:15 | Designed for Life In association with Bosch

Is the quality, design and amenity provided by residential development across London meeting the needs of the people that they are supposed to be created for? Are we designing the range housing types and tenures to meet the changing demographics of the city? Is it possible to adapt to rapid changes in technology and lifestyles at the planning and design stage and what more can be done to achieve this?

  • Eman Martin Vignerte, Head of Political affairs and Government Relations, Bosch UK

  • Matt Yeoman, Director, Buckley Gray Yeoman

  • Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader, LB Barking and Dagenham

16:30 - 17:15 | Active Management

With the rapid growth and investment into the Build to Rent sector in London, and increasing numbers of people living in rented and shared-ownership over the long-term - the management of places that meet the needs of their communities is now more important than ever.

  • Simon Pratt, Managing Director, Ballymore Asset Management

Stage 2: Retail & Placemaking

14:30 - 15:15 | Future Retail

Retail real estate is not dead. It is at the heart of good placemaking. This session will look at the future of retail, focusing on how we can adapt London’s shopping experience to better reflect peoples changing habits. What are the major challenges and opportunities in this sector, and what are the operational changes London’s retailers are undergoing to gain better access to global and online markets?

  • Bev Churchill, Founder, Churchill Husband

  • Adam Brinkworth, Founder, Brinkworth

15:30 - 16:15 | Public Space In association with Barton Willmore

The London Plan is calling for higher targets around housing than ever before, but how do we ensure that we keep London a great place for people whilst aiming for the densities needed to accommodate London’s predicted growth? How can we ensure the great placemaking principles that have been applied in central London are used in outer London as density spreads outwards?

  • Anna Strongman, Partner, Argent

  • Phil Askew, Director Landscape & Placemaking, Peabody

  • Sharon Strutt, Head of Regeneration, LB Redbridge

  • Sara Turnbull, Founder & Director, WorkWild

16:30 - 17:15 | Reinventing the High Street

As traditional high streets struggle to compete with their online counterparts, how can we proactively reimagine their role and create vibrant town centres we people want to spend their time. How do we create the right mix of uses on the high street and is the right policy in place to support this integral part of everyday life?

  • Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes, Lambeth Council

  • Lucy Taylor, Director of Planning and Regeneration, London Borough of Ealing


Stage 3: Area Panels

14:30 - 15:15 | East London

  • Andy Gatrell, Director of Development, Swan Housing Association

  • John Mulryan, Group Managing Director, Ballymore

  • Pat Hayes, Managing Director, Be First

15:30 - 16:15 | West London In association with Deloitte

  • Clive Pane, Partner - Real Estate, Deloitte

  • Liz Peace CBE, Chairman, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

16:30 - 17:15 | Southwark / Lewisham

  • Emma Cariaga, Head of Operations at Canada Water, British Land

  • Cllr Peter John, Leader, Southwark Council

Stage 4: Project Presentations

14:30 - 15:15 | Sutton
15:30 - 16:15 | Who runs London?

Roundtable 1
By invitation only

14:30 - 15:45 | Good Growth In association with WPA

16:00 - 17:15 | Cultural Infrastructure

Roundtable 2
By invitation only

14:30 - 15:45 | Build to Rent

16:00 - 17:15 | International Dialogue


Networking Receptions

All delegates benefit from access to dedicated networking sessions that bring invited audiences to LREF and support the exhibition and conference content.



08:00 - 09:30 | Workplace Leaders Breakfast in association with Capital West London
13:00 - 14:30 | Commercial Investors Lunchtime Reception
17:30 - 21:00 | Next Generation Evening Reception in association with Gardiner & Theobald 

08:00 - 09:30 | London Boroughs Breakfast in association with Brick by Brick

  • Colm Lacey, Chief Executive/Managing Director, Brick by Brick

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration & Skills

  • Jo Negrini, CEO, LB Croydon

13:00 - 14:30 | Residential Investors Lunchtime Reception
17:30 - 21:00 | City of London / CPA Closing Reception

  • Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation

  • Sharon Ament, Director, Museum of London