Brian Bickell, chief executive of Shaftesbury, has been at the company for 32 years, seeing it grow from a £10m private property vehicle to a £2.9bn listed West End landlord.
In this conversation with EG, Bickell reflects on more than three decades in the industry and on being a role model for property's LGBT community as an openly gay chief executive. He discusses the strides property has made in inclusivity and where it still needs to improve.
He goes on to discuss everything from tech and Twitter to Brexit and Brighton. Now, on the "right side of 65", he touches on one more question: what's next?