Outlook on the UK Property Market

LIVE WEBINAR | Outlook on the UK Property Market

Thursday 22nd April 2021
9:00AM – 10:00AM BST

The property market is central to debates on how COVID-19 will reshape the way we live, work and commute. Major trends including an exodus from central London and the rise of digital working are prompting debate on the future role of the city and how this will impact property planning, investment and values.

Join our three experts to hear their views on the short and long-term outlook for the UK residential and commercial property market including:

  • What effect have recent UK Government policies had on the property market and could this change?
  • What role will Brexit play on future property value and demand?
  • Will COVID-19 behaviours permanently change the UK property market and urban infrastructure?
  • What will happen to commercial and residential property values in 2021 and beyond?
  • What are the new rules of the UK property market?


About the speakers:

John Forrester, President, Cushman & Wakefield

John Forrester is Cushman & Wakefield’s President, responsible for direct operational and managerial oversight of the firm’s three global regions, Americas, APAC, and EMEA as well as the firm’s Capital Markets, Occupier Services and Investment Management service lines.

As one of Europe’s most respected real estate professionals, John specialises in the development, design, leasing and asset realisation of large commercial projects together with strategic advice to major occupiers.  For over thirty years John has been involved with the majority of London’s most important developments, from large scale regeneration projects to some of the most recognisable Towers on the skyline.

Robert Evans, Joint Managing Partner, Argent LLP

Robert is Joint Managing Partner of Argent (Property Development) Services LLP (‘Argent’) and CEO of the King’s Cross Estate. Robert has helped initiate and lead Argent and Argent Related’s major projects in London, notably at King’s Cross, St Pancras Hospital, Brent Cross South and Tottenham Hale. At King’s Cross, Robert has overall responsibility for development and asset management across 8 million sq ft and 67 acres.  Robert is also a member of the Trust that set up and runs the King’s Cross Academy School. He is Chair of Governors.

Outside Argent, Robert is a Director of Future of London (FOL), which works with public bodies to build better cities through knowledge, networks and leadership. Robert is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the current Chair of the New London Architecture (NLA) Sounding Board and a member of the committee for the Joint Planning Law Conference, held each year in Oxford.

Lucian Cook, Head of Residential Research, Savills

Lucian Cook is one of the country’s most authoritative housing market commentators, having been a director in Savills much-respected research team since 2007. As an industry figurehead he regularly presents on the UK housing markets and frequently appears on radio and television.

At Savills he leads a team of 36 highly respected researchers. Collectively they cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential investment.

Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Susan is a partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya. An experienced real estate lawyer, her in depth understanding of the property market and business training as a Sloan Masters MSc (London Business School) graduate, combined with a wide circle of contacts help make the firm’s programme of events “must attend” networking opportunities. Susan was listed as ”The woman who knows everyone’ by Bisnow in their 51 Most influential Women in UK real estate list 2018.

Susan is a member of the Mishcon Technology Group, which has recently launched MDR LAB – an incubator programme for tech start-ups in the legal space. She also mentors for Pi Labs accelerator programme for proptech start-ups since it launched and is a regular speaker on the #proptech circuit. Susan is Vice Chair of the British Property Federation’s Technology and Innovation Group. She is also a member of the Urban land Institute Technology and Real Estate European Product Council. She chaired the FUTURE: Proptech Advisory Group bringing together key influencers in real estate and proptech. She is ranked 40 in the Tyto Tech Top 500 List 2018

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