The Collective’s Lora Salomidou and Lucy Shomali, director of regeneration at the London Borough of Waltham Forest, are among the latest confirmed speakers for RESI Convention 2018.

The Collective Lora Salomidou

The Collective’s Lora Salomidou

Product owner Salomidou is a key part of the development of the co-living strategy pioneered by The Collective. Chief executive Reza Merchant recently unveiled a planned expansion strategy for The Collective in the UK and internationally funded by $420m (£316m) raised from debt and equity.

The group is most well known for developing its landmark co-living scheme at Old Oak Common in north-west London – the world’s largest co-living scheme.

At RESI, Salomidou will form part of the closing Question Time -style session on Thursday 13 September alongside Donagh O’Sullivan, chief executive at Galliard Homes, and Geeta Nanda, chief executive at Metropolitan, recapping key talking points from the day.

Earlier on Thursday, Shomali will take part in a breakout session alongside Mark Allan, Vivienne King, and Colm Lacey on regeneration and the local community.

Shomali has more than 25 years’ experience in regeneration and local government, and in her current role she is in charge of overseeing major projects in the borough of Waltham Forest including the residential-led redevelopment of Juniper House and 3 Stations at Lea Bridge.

The 12th annual RESI Convention, organised by Property Week, will take place from 12-14 September 2018 at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales.