The evening before flying to Warsaw I took part in a top notch panel at CMS discussing Artificial Intelligence. Along with Will Hutton I battled to keep up with a room full of super talented women. A veritable brains trust was on show. I learnt a lot.
I gave a talk at the Chairman's Dinner the evening before the ULI UK Annual Conference 2018 opens. All about 'Turner, Picasso, AI.... and real estate'.
At the conference itself I was on a panel with Despina Katsikakis (International Partner and Head of Occupier Business Performance, Cushman & Wakefield), Henrie Koetter (Chief Investment Officer, ECE) and Clare Thomas (Partner, CMS) discussing 'New Occupier Models: Adapting to change and the blurring of lines.'
Together with Dror Poleg I did a ''Disrupting Real Estate' double header at The Office Group's excellent Henry Wood House in May. Here is my talk.
The World's Number One PropTech Event!
I gave a talk on AI and Real Estate at this excellent event with 1,600 delegates.
'British & Irish GRI is a get together of senior international and local real estate investors, developers and lenders. The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.'
I acted as a 'Provocateur' for this session 'RE as a Service & Lifestyle - The new flexible future?' on May 3rd, 2018.
Click the link to see what they were: Real Estate as a Service: Are flexible short term leases the new future? 16 Provocations!
I gave a talk on 'The Real Estate Transformation Omelette' at the BCA Conference in London on the 15th May. Below is a quick vox pop I did afterwards:
Invesco Client Conference - Keynote Speech - Frankfurt, 23rd May
Probably my longest distance talk, I had an excellent Skype for Business session with the executive board of Investa, one of Australia’s largest, most recognised commercial office real estate companies. With a particular focus on #SpaceAsAService we concentrated on the role of the Landlord in the new worl of real estate.
I gave a presentation to leading property management company MJ Mapp encapsulating the new business models developing within the real estate sector, from the technological drivers through to the changing nature of demand and on to the impact that will have on supply.
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.