Research from Radius Data Exchange and others has demonstrated the value of connected buildings. Occupiers are willing to pay more, and landlords who prioritise connectivity are reaping the rewards. Joining Damian Wild on this week’s Future of Real Estate podcast are Cluttons’ John Gravett and Wired Score’s Cassie Wheeldon and Tom McClellan.

 

This month’s London Festival of Architecture might end up connecting more members of the public with the built environment than ever before. In this latest Future of Real Estate podcast, director Tamsie Thomson tells Damian Wild why this year’s event theme of boundaries is so relevant and why Brexit could mean architectural quality in the capital suffers.

Already accounting for 6% of London office space, flexible offices could double their share in the next few years. The growth of The Office Group has been as impressive. And it too has ambitions to grow – at home and overseas. Co-founder Charlie Green tells Damian Wild where the business is heading next and what that IPO could mean for the sector.

LandAid House opens in Autumn 2019, providing 146 bedrooms for young people at risk of becoming homeless. It’s been made possible by a £1m donation from Mike Slade, president of the charity and the outgoing chairman of Helical. He explains to Damian Wild why he has made the donation and what he hopes it will deliver for the future.

This week’s Future of Real Estate podcast will transport you to your destination at 600 miles per hour with an episode that focuses on what might be the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. And, as Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director, Middle East and India Field Operations, Hyperloop One, it’s one that has the power to transform cities and connections between cities.

In the latest Future of Real Estate podcast, we cast an eye over MIPIM. Meanwhile Tyler Goodwin explains how Seaforth Land is focusing on social mobility by offering internships to sixth formers from diverse backgrounds. Plus Cushman & Wakefield global president John Forrester tells us how he sees the future of real estate.

In this week’s FORE podcast, we speak to CBRE’s Amanda Clack, former RICS president and author of the new book Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Real Estate. Where is the sector going right – and wrong? Also new editor Samantha McClary joins Damian Wild, outlining her plans for EG.

Bruce Daisley is the host of Eat Sleep Work Repeat, an Apple #1 Business Podcast on happiness and work culture. He is the author of the new book The Joy of Work, the Sunday Times number 1 bestselling business book in January no less.

In an interview with Damian Wild talks about the failure of open plan offices, the cultural toxicity of some tech workplaces, his thoughts on WeWork, email guilt and why he isn’t at all optimistic about the future of work.

Craig McWilliam, chief executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, is a developer who is putting his money where his mouth is and addressing “the crisis of trust” in real estate.

This discussion – and his commitment - couldn’t be more timely: tonight, Grosvenor’s £500m Bermondsey Old Biscuit Factory scheme goes before planners in Southwark and looks set to be refused.

Listen in to hear McWilliam talks about the inherent difficulty in delivering the scheme, what Grosvenor will do differently in future and why public sector leaders need to step up and explain the benefits of development to communities.

The issue of trust is at the fore – in real estate and beyond. In this episode we hear from Tony Blair - yes that Tony Blair, who made a speech on trust this week – as well as TFT partner David Mann and JLL director Chris Walters who offer advice on what may improve trust in real estate

And in a feature-rich episode Savills’ James Sparrow and Steve Morgan also explain why acquiring Cluttons Middle East business is a big deal for the firm.

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