Companies who made Property Week’s list of Best Places to Work in Property 2018 gathered at The Brewery in London to celebrate last month, here is our full picture gallery from the day.

To open the inaugural Best Places to Work Debate and Gala Lunch at The Brewery, London on Friday 23 February, there was a high-level debate on how to improve the wellbeing of your workers and optimise your workplace.


  • Julie Rees, managing director, GN2
  • Damion Burrows, director, Darling Associates
  • Amanda Nurse, co-founder & director, Carterwood
  • Tushar Agarwal, co-founder & chief executive, Hubble
  • Ann Marie Aguilar, director of operations Europe, International WELL Building Institute

Chaired by Liz Hamson, editor, Property Week

Following a champagne reception and three-course dinner, the winners of awards for outstanding performance in each of the metrics that Best Companies Group used to compile the list were announced.


Finally, each of the 52 companies that made the grade in the full list had the chance to take to the stage and have their achievements recognised.

Look back on #bestplacestowork on Twitter for highlights and reaction from our debate and awards at The Brewery

Next year, it would be good to see even more join the list of Best Places to Work in Property. If you aspire to be among them, find out what it takes from the class of 2018 here.


The research was conducted independently by the Best Companies Group and involved a two-part process of surveying employers and employees.

In part one, the employers completed a questionnaire designed to capture information about company policies, practices and demographics.

In part two, employees responded to 78 statements on a five-point scale of agreement. The survey also included two open-ended questions and seven demographic questions.

The two pieces of work were then combined to produce a detailed set of data enabling Best Companies Group analysts to determine the strengths and opportunities of the participating companies.

The results were then analysed and categorised according to eight core focus areas: leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training, development and resources; pay and benefits; and overall engagement.