Jo Negrini, chief executive of Croydon council, is this week’s guest. Come for Basil Brush’s first mention on the podcast, stay for insight on progress of the Westfield/Hammerson redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre and the future of local housing companies in a climate where the cost of council borrowing is on the rise. Croydon-born Damian Wild hosts.

 

M7’s Richard Croft tells Damian Wild about his new role at the business and how Brexit may force him to make fundamental changes to the way it operates. He also reveals that M7 is set to launch a tech fund. LandAid deputy Alice Lamb also joins the podcast, to talk about this week’s LandAid Day fundraiser and the charity’s month-long Steptober challenge.

The Future of Real Estate podcast is back from its summer break with bang. Derwent London’s Paul Williams talks to Damian Wild about taking over as chief executive of London’s most admired developer, how the business is embracing the sustainability agenda and, after another extraordinary week in Westminster, where he sees opportunity in uncertain times.

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.

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