When it comes to delivering sustainable development, are legislation and regulation providing a useful structure to guide the real estate sector in the right direction, or are they a straitjacket that hinders innovation?

This was the topic discussed in the third episode of Property Week’s Climate Crisis Challenge Podcast series, in collaboration with Mishcon de Reya, one of the campaign’s lead partners. 

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Matilda Jacobs, account manager at Blackstock Consulting led the discussion with Nicola Insley, legal director at Mishcon de Reya, Basil Demeroutis, managing partner at real estate investment firm FORE Partnership, and Barry Jessup, chief executive of mixed-use developer First Base

The guests covered a broad range of subjects, including the need to coordinate what has traditionally been a fragmented approach to regulation, why it is essential to consider each part of the ESG equation, and how the government can incentivise and encourage innovation around the retrofit and refurbishment of existing building stock.

Listen to the full episode for an insightful discussion on the relationship between policy and real estate.