Open Plan

The Property Week campaign for greater diversity in the property industry.

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Why all is not lost for UK towns

2019-03-21T11:49:00+00:00By Alison Clegg

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


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.

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We must all embrace diversity

2019-02-28T00:00:00+00:00By Amanda Clack

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 apprentice.


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.

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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.

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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 ...

Diversity Charter

  1. We will monitor diversity in our workplace and provide Property Week with data and information on company policies designed to support a more diverse workforce.
  2. We will share resources, including best-practice guides and case studies, with other signatories via Property Week’s Diversity Charter online portal.
  3. We will strive to appoint senior ‘diversity champions’ within our organisation to act as the main contact with Property Week on matters relating to the charter.
  4. We will provide mentoring to support employees’ career development, both at entry level and mid-career.
  5. We will endeavour to work with at least one state senior school in each town or city in which we operate to promote careers in the built environment to young people from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Where possible, we will offer – and advertise externally – paid internships and apprenticeships.
  7. We will use a blind recruitment process where appropriate to prevent unconscious bias in the shortlisting process.
  8. We will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on homophobia, sexism, ageism and any other form of discrimination and encourage employees to report instances of prejudice to the diversity champions.
  9. We will ensure all our buildings are fully accessible and provide appropriate equipment and support to allow employees with disabilities to play a full role in the workplace.
  10. We will make diversity a key criterion when procuring services from other companies to help ensure the example we set is followed by others.

  11. Sign up to the charter here