Damian Wild, EG editor-in-chief, speaks with Greg Dyke, chair of Make it York, on whether cities such as York can flourish without leaving London in the dust.

Can London recover its position as Europe’s biggest investment market, or will the Covid-19 hangover and Brexit see it fall further behind rivals? 

Is the city's position as Europe’s financial centre under threat due to Brexit – and what impact might this have?

Join EG's deputy editor Tim Burke as he talks with PGIM Real Estate's Eric Adler, DWF's Melanie Williams, CC Land's Adam Goldin and Tim Munn of Mayfair Capital.

On this week’s episode of EG’s We’re Still Here podcast, host Emily Wright is joined by EG’s deputy editor and head of content Tim Burke.

The pair kick of the episode with a review of our EG Talent Special out this week. From catching up with some of our original Future Female Leaders to introducing the 5th cohort of EG Rising Stars, it is an homage to all things fresh, bright-eyed and future-focused.

Wright reveals what she thinks it takes to be considered a Rising Star in today’s real estate market highlighting the fact that, ever since EG started putting together the annual list in 2015, there has always been as much of a focus on people impacting the industry who do not have a traditional real estate background as those who do. This year is no different with an array of Rising Star finalists from the worlds of property, tech, finance, retail, sustainability and well-being. Find out more here https://www.egi.co.uk/news/bright-sparks-rising-stars-2020/.

Listeners this week are then treated to some highlights from Burke’s interview with former BBC real estate boss Chris Kane on the post-Covid workplace. Now heading up his own workplace consultancy Six Ideas after stints at NHS Property Services and Networking Housing Group, Kane reveals why he doesn’t think young people will necessarily return to the office and why the pandemic has “poured high octane fuel” on workplace trends.

Check out the full interview here https://www.egi.co.uk/news/the-eg-interview-former-bbc-real-estate-boss-on-the-post-covid-workplace/ or tune into the podcast for some clips of Kane’s chat with Burke.

Back in early 2019 EG gathered its first cohort of Future Female Leaders, a collection of 12 women from across the built environment who would undergo an intense public speaking course and then stand up in front of hundreds of property professions and tell their stories, with no notes and no slidedeck.

But the experience wasn’t just about becoming a powerful public speaker. It was about learning to use your voice, it was about finding out more about yourself, about your value and about exactly what it was that you were passionate about. It was about creating future leaders. A group of 12 that knew exactly what they wanted and how to get it.

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary, asks two of the original FFLs - Knight Frank's Kathryn Cripps and Savills IM's Emily Hamilton - about their recent career moves and what advice they would give to anyone thinking about taking a new big step in an uncertain world.

This podcast was recorded over Teams so while the quality of advice shared is top notch, the sound quality is not quite studio quality.


In this episode of the EG Property Podcast EG editor Samantha McClary is in conversation with Shaftesbury chief executive Brian Bickell.

The pair talk about the importance of landlord and tenant relationships and the role that real estate has to play in helping to amplify the voices of those that often don’t get heard or seen.

As part of Black History Month, Shaftesbury has teamed up with My Runway Group, a youth empowerment organisation dedicated to inspiring and developing young black creatives, to open 21 Youth Street. The pop-up store on Carnaby Street is open until the end of October and will feature more than 50 black owned businesses, providing a platform for them to showcase their brands.

It is an initiative that Bickell is really proud of and one way that he thinks real estate can do its bit. Vacant stores, after all, are not that hard to come by right now,  so why not utilise them to do some good?

But before you dive in to the podcast. The usual warning. This was recorded over Teams so the sound quality does sound a little echoey in places. But as always, the conversation is bang on point and really quite the delight for your ears.


As the Covid-19 crisis continues and we get ready to confront the reality of Brexit, the capital is facing a number of key challenges. 

What is the infrastructure - digital, transport and utilities - that London needs to become a truly thriving city?

Tony Travers, director of LSE London, believes things could turn out for the best.

This latest episode of Bricks & Mortar sees Osborne Clarke’s David Powell look back on his career in the industry. The residential property lawyer – until recently head of the firm’s residential development and landowner sector group – has over thirty years’ experience of advising developer clients and here he shares what he learned during that time.

He reflects on significant change – both in the legal profession and within real estate as a sector – and offers practical advice to those affected by the downturn, including being proactive and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses.

David also has constructive advice for the next generation of property lawyer: “First and foremost, you’ve got to be a decent lawyer. You’ve got to have a reasonable eye for detail. But you have to be able to translate your knowledge of the law into layman’s language so that your clients can understand what you’re trying to do. That applies across the board in terms of law but I think it’s perhaps even more important in the housebuilding industry. The other thing is that you have to understand the sector. You have to understand what keeps your clients awake at night. Understand the politics. Understand what’s coming down the road in terms of new legislation and interpret that for your clients. Make sure you’re with them as a partner rather than just being reactive...”

Tune in now for the full discussion and David’s insights.

On this week's We're Still Here podcast it's all about answering some pretty big questions. Host Emily Wright is joined by EG's news editor Pui-Guan Man and residential reporter Emma Rosser to dive into all things planning, deals, offices and retail. 

Rosser kicks off this week's episode with an in depth overview of the planning backlash which has called time on "grotesque" PDR micro-homes before delving into the growing rebellion against proposed planning reforms. The latter has seen former prime minister Theresa May attack the proposals and call on government to come up with an alternative. "My point is simple," she said in a debate in the House of Commons. "These proposals do not deliver on government policies."

Then, Man gives an overview of this week's big deals news and hints at the possibility of a stronger Q4 for real estate than many were expecting and a small victory for retail landlords. 

For all of this plus more, tune into this week's episode of We're Still Here. 

EG's Jess Harrold interviews Richard Harwood OBE QC, joint head of chambers at 39 Essex Chambers and one of the leading barristers in the planning field.

Together, they discuss Harwood's career, the vital role that judicial review plays in fair and proper planning decision-making, the impact of the 2020 pandemic on planning and the court process, and the government's further proposals for reform of the system.

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