I speak regularly on topics relating to #PropTech, Digital Strategy and the impact of technology on real estate. I always focus on fundamental changes coming down the track, and try and illuminate how the future is not just an extrapolation of the past. Normally these talks are quite interactive, lively and forthright.
If you would like to propose a speaking opportunity please contact me.
Recent talks include:
I presented a talk on 'Ten Signals of Fundamental Change in Real Estate' to a small group of real estate specialists and fund managers at the Aviva Investors HQ in the city of London. Beyond the 10 Signals it covered the impact of technology on the real estate market in the widest sense.
I spent a couple of hours with an excellent team at Woods Bagot, the global design and consulting company given my interactive presentation on 'The Future of Build to Rent - What does No 1 look like'. It covers the potential for this nascent real estate asset class that is growing dramatically. The No 1 of the Future only looks very slightly like the No 1 today.
I was delighted to be invited to be part of an illustrious panel at the IREI VIP Conference in Copenhagen in February. The topic was the impact of AI on the commercial real estate industry.
g15 represents London’s largest housing associations, providing homes for one in ten Londoners and one quarter of all new building in the capital. We are working to solve the housing crisis by delivering good quality, affordable homes of all types.
They kindly asked me to address all their CEO members to discuss the impact of technology on the real estate sector.
I was invited by ORM Digital Strategy to give the keynote talk at their 'People, Property, #PropTech' event in London in October 2017. The talk was built around the five steps businesses need to take to get those three P's working effectively together.
I gave a talk on 'Space as a Service' at the inaugural Nordic Proptech Summit in Stockholm in October 2017. Held at the exceptional new 'Epicenter', a 30,000 square metre building dedicated to working with 'Scale Up' businesses it was part of an exceptionally stimulating and inspiring day.
As a guest of the SCSI I made five presentations as part of their Survey Innovation and Technology Roadshow in September 2017. We travelled to Meath, Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick and Galway talking to Society members about technology, geomatics, mapping, residential and commercial agency and more.
I presented on '10 Signals of Fundamental Change in Real Estate, and 5 Steps to making the most of it'. Overall we had several hundred attendees and much good feedback; there is so much movement in this area at the moment and a real thirst for guidance, advice and information.
I gave a presentation on 'New Business Models for Commercial Real Estate & Retail' as part of the Bayfield Training course on Shopping Centre Investment in the City of London.
I talked to the MSc Entrepreneurship class on how technology will impact the Retail Property market.
Talking to the MSc Real Estate class we worked through how every company needs a Digital Strategy to makes the most of the opportunities and avoid the threats of new technologies.
"I just wanted to say thank you for coming to speak to our MSc students. The student feedback was very positive.
The topic, "Its 2016, you need a digital strategy" was a perfect fit with our course ethos of trying to make the students think differently and your punchy 20 point challenge approach kept them engaged throughout.
I was delighted by the students' questions and discussions but sorry that this meant that we ran out of time towards the end! I hope that we can discuss your return visit soon.
PhD, MSc,Dip(Est Man) FRICS, FRTPI, MCMI, MBIFM.
Talking to the Senior Management of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK, we discussed the 5 Megatrends impacting on their market, and what to expect in the next 3-5 years.
Presenting to the entire Capita Real Estate division my talk was entitled 'Real Estate 2023: the Office is Dead'.
As part of a panel, we discussed how the workplace is likely to change over the next five years: is technology driving the changes, or responding to them.
I regularly talk to select member groups of FedCRE on all matters relating to technology and real estate.