Guy Grainger and Chris Ireland, EMEA and UK chief executives of JLL respectively, are celebrating a year in post. In a wide-ranging interview they discuss plans for growth, rows over executive remuneration, proptech disruption and departures of key personnel.

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British Land has launched Storey, a new brand providing flexible workspace for growing businesses as well as larger organisations seeking additional space on flexible terms.

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Ben Green and Steve Windsor of Atrato Capital give the background on the launch of Supermarket Income REIT and explain what's driving the sector at the moment. 

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Real estate is a tech industry with a “paramount” obligation to serve a flexible occupier base, a London Real Estate Forum panel argued.

Hear the full debate with experts including:

Toby Ogden, International Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Charlie Green, Co-CEO, The Office Group

Hugo Greenhalgh, Wealth Correspondent, Financial Times (Chair)

Riya Pabari, Digital Strategy Consultant, Founders Intelligence

 

 See more LREF 2017 coverage at http://www.egi.co.uk/news/?topic=news-topic-lref

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Brexit has increased overseas investors' appetite for the West End due to price adjustment, and the hung parliament and a hit in the currency markets have only made it more appealing, according to an expert panel at the London Real Estate Forum.

Panellists were

Darren Rogers, Partner, Ashurst

Marcus Geddes, Head of Property, LandSec

Cllr Daniel Astaire, Cabinet Member for Planning & Public Realm, Westminster City Council

Anna Bond, Director of Development, London Estate Development, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Jace Tyrrell, CEO, New West End Company

Rosemarie Jones, Deputy Surveyor, Church Commissioners and Chair, WPA Housing Committee (Chair)

 

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European Land chief executive Andrew Scrivener took EG on a ride of Paddington's Grand Union Canal, where the developer has launched a series of initiatives to connect office workers and the public with the water around its 11-acre Merchant Square neighbourhood. 

 

 

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The prospective arrangement between the Conservative minority government and the DUP gives a “glimmer of hope” for greater freedom of movement and a softer Brexit according a panel speaking at LREF’s Financial Times keynote session on the London economy.

Hear the full debate with:

Angus Knowles-Cutler, Vice Chairman, Deloitte

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA

Jo Negrini, CEO, LB Croydon

Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times

John Mulryan, Managing Director - UK, Ballymore Group

Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)

 

 

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"Listening to Londoners" was a programme of talks put on by the New London Architecture to open up LREF to community groups.

EG asked attendees why they wanted to get involved and how property can engage better with the public. 

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Tim Allen and Hannah Crowther of Bristows discuss smart buildings and the data being collected by them. They answer questions such as who can claim ownership of that data and what data protection restrictions apply to its use, as well as discussing the potential impact of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force in early 2018. 

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