There are a number of developments in the employment law sphere in 2019 that will affect the property professional.

Listen to EG's Legal & Professional Editor, Sarah Jackman, discuss the detail with Katee Dias - a senior associate in the employment law team at Goodman Derrick.

Katee discusses the Good Work Plan, the effect of the employment law decisions handed down in 2018 and what property practitioners can expect from the courts - both at Tribunal and High Court level - in 2019.

She rounds off by leaving listeners with her top tips for things to do over the next 12 months to ensure compliance from an employment law perspective.



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.


Columbia Threadneedle Investments put a shopping centre in Scotland up for sale through auction with Allsop with a reserve of just £1. The sale was to be a test of where tertiary shopping centre values may well be.

The first bid came in at £10 but where did it end?

Listen in for an interview with auctioneer George Walker.


From writing to a precise word count, to demonstrating adequate knowledge of technical competency and hot topics, there's a lot to keep in mind when preparing a final written submission for APC.

Join EG for this latest episode of Bricks & Mortar with APC assessor Jen Lemen as she guides candidates through preparing the written submission and how best to present it at the final interview.

She begins with the basics of choosing a case study topic and progresses on to what the assessors are looking for when reviewing final submissions. She suggests ways that the candidate can best work with their counsellor throughout the process and ultimately ensure that they are prepared for the big day.


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.


It's just over one year since the new Electronic Communications Code - which governs the relationship between property owners and those who run communications networks through masts, cables, etc - came into force.

And the result, so far, has been "stagnation" of the market for new mast sites, according to Emma Humphreys, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.

Last week, Humphreys spoke at a joint Property Litigation Association/Property Bar Association panel event, 2019 - The Year of the Disruptor, explaining why the Code will be one of the major disruptors. 

Joining EG's deputy legal editor, Jess Harrold, here she explains the major issues involved, stresses the need to find a fair balance between the increasing demands for better connectivity and the need for flexibility in the use of buildings and their redevelopment - and calls on the property industry to start paying attention to the Code.


In this week’s Future of Real Estate podcast Damian Wild speaks to JLL’s Guy Grainger who is at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Tech and environmental issues are combining to ensure global political and business leaders are paying more attention to real estate than ever before. Will it continue?


In 2013, CBRE took on eleven apprentices in a new industry initiative. Those apprentices have now qualified as surveyors – among them Nick Jones, a then 18 year old with a passion for property. Unsure of going to university, the apprenticeship was for him the perfect entry point into the profession.

In this episode of Bricks and Mortar, he talks to EG about why it was the right move for him, how the scheme works in practice, the support he received to balance the practical day-to-day demands of the job with studying and how he found his way into his current position within the firm.

Most importantly, he gives his thoughts on the advantages of the apprenticeship scheme over the graduate route and provides practical advice to all those considering applying for it.


Yes, we talk touch upon Brexit. But in this episode EG editor Damian Wild and deputy editor Sam McClary focus on Google’s ambitions to build a city from the internet up, a bad week for WeWork and the shopping centre on sale for a pound. Meanwhile Wired Score and start-up co-working space Runway East tell us how landlords need to change with the times.


"It is hard to explain the future." So says Dan Doctoroff, chief executive of Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet. 

And he should know. Explaining the future is something he is asked to do a lot these days following the launch of Sidewalk Labs in 2015 and current plans to build a city "from the internet up" on an 800 acre site in Toronto.

Previously, the CEO and president of Bloomberg and deputy mayor for economic development, Doctoroff also led New York City's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.  

During his first term as deputy mayor, Doctoroff oversaw 289 separate projects and initiatives, including the rezoning of 6,000 city blocks, the creation of 130 million square feet of residential and commercial space, and 2,400 acres of new parks.

Here he reveals his plans to deliver a digital district in Toronto based on the company mantra of “reimagining cities to improve quality of life”, talks about the hurdles he has faced and will continue to face along the way and insists that traditional real estate developers will be crucial to the ultimate delivery of our future cities. 


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