Open Plan

  • Liverpool ONE Feast Weekend

    Why all is not lost for UK towns


    The publication of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s report on the future of UK high streets was a well-rounded review of the scale of the issues facing our towns and cities. It also usefully pointed the way towards how owners, occupiers, councils and other stakeholders can work together ...

  • Mandy St John Davey National Chairman Women in Property 2019

    Q&A: Women in Property’s new chair on the year ahead


    Mandy St John Davey wants to do more work with schools and businesses to tackle gender imbalance 

  • Diversity

    CBRE and RICS to launch diversity and inclusion book at Mipim


    CBRE and RICS will launch a book about advancing diversity in the real estate sector at this year’s Mipim.

  • Diversity inclusion hands

    We must all embrace diversity


    The book I co-authored with Judith Gabler entitled Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Real Estate and Construction came out a week ago and is intended to move the dial on diversity and inclusion (D I) for the sector by empowering everyone that reads it; from chief executive to graduate and ...

  • Freeths_roundtable

    How real estate will fare in 2019


    Despite the changing political landscape, 2018 was a strong year for many parts of the property industry, but what will the other side of 29 March look like? Freeths gathered a panel of experts to discuss what is in store.

  • Wood Lane aerial - media

    HUB and Bridges collaborate with Women’s Pioneer Housing for £80m regeneration project in West London


    Women’s Pioneer Housing (WPH) and HUB and Bridges Fund Management are set to redevelop a key site on Wood Lane, White City in a joint venture to deliver a new residential building and 80 new homes for WPH residents.

  • Stock market generic

    BL is backing IPSX and women


    British Land will insert an iconic property, worth an eight- or nine-figure sum, into a special-purpose vehicle by the end of June. Shares in the SPV will be sold via an initial public offering. This will be the maiden float on the new International Property Stock Exchange (IPSX), which last ...

  • Women in Property - the panel: Emma Cariaga, John Forrester, Jackie Newstead and Liz Hamson

    What can be done to ensure women are better represented in panel debates?


    A couple of years ago, Women in Property made a decision: we would not support industry events unless there was reasonable gender balance among the list of speakers.

  • Diversity

    Time to confront gender bias


    The shortage of talented senior women in property is much commented on, but do the reasons stand up to scrutiny?

  • Living Wage Employer

    A living wage – a small change for a big social impact


    Environmental social governance (ESG) has been one of the major themes of 2018 and it has become such an intrinsic part of an investor’s decision-making criteria that neglecting to give proportionate value to ESG immediately weakens your ability to compete in a highly active market.