CREW UK 2023 Real Estate Conference: 
Leadership of the Future

Date September 26, 2023
Location Cushman & Wakefield
125 Old Broad St
Time 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM (BST)
2023-09-26 08:00:00 2023-09-26 13:30:00 CREW UK 2023 Real Estate Conference: 
Leadership of the Future
Cushman & Wakefield
125 Old Broad St
CREW UK is hosting its second real estate leadership conference providing access to industry intel and networking opportunities with real estate executives and business leaders.  This half-day event, Leadership of the Future, features 9 sessions, and attendees will choose to attend a total of 3, one during each time slot. Each time block will feature three types of sessions: a panel, a roundtable, and an interview. 

Conference Schedule: 
      8:00 am:  Networking breakfast 
      8:30 am:  Keynote remarks 
      9:00 am:  Session 1
      10:10 am: Session 2
      11:20 am: Session 3
      12:30 pm: Closing remarks
      1:00 pm: Light lunch available 

Register early to reserve your space. When you register you will select which session to attend in each time block. Space is limited to 20 seats per session. 
       Member rate:  $149.00 USD
       Non-member rate:  $199.00 USD

Session Options

9 am
Panel 1: Financing & Deal-making 101
Through their own career stories, our expert panelists will demystify what roles in real estate finance require and what the future may hold for successful deal-making.  This session will highlight the importance for collaboration from fund raising and through to occupancy. Attendees will gain a broader perspective around opportunities and connect to the world of Finance and Real Estate.

Featured speakers: 
  • Rebekah Tobias, Managing Director, Marcol
  • Henry Morris, Managing Director, MGT
  • Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner, FORE Partnership
  • Riah Patel, Director Student Accommodation Valuation, CBRE
  • Session Moderator - Jade Grantham, Associate Director, Colliers
Roundtable 1:  Sustainability:  Case Studies and Learnings
With so much required discussion around sustainability, CREW UK is taking time to reflect on successsful initiatives in the real estate industry which are driving change. The conversation will take a deeper look into projects and explore lessons learnt that are motivating the sector. Attendees will gain insightful knowledge and hear from SME's leading the charge.

Featured speakers: 
  • Sheryl Owen, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Mott MacDonald
  • ​Sam Pickering, Executive Director, Incendium Consulting
  • ​Andrew Phipps, Global Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Session Moderator - Kelley Byars, Associate Director and CREW UK Programme Committee Member, Turner & Townsend
Interview 1: The Art of Storytelling
Often regarded as one of the most 'taken for granted' skills, public speaking can instigate feelings of hesitation. Our panelists will share an abundance of insight on how to expand your story-telling skills, build confidence when in the spotlight and develop resilience. Thus delivering a great story that your audience will remember.

Featured speakers: 
  • ​Ginny Gibson, Professor Emerita, Henley Business School, Reading University
  • ​Andrea Carpenter, Co-Founder and Director of Diversity Talks Real Estate
  • Session Moderator – Ian Ashley, Design Alliances Business Developer, Steelcase
10:10 am
Panel 2: Placemaking: What is next for developers?
The urban realm has been a hot topic in conversation with sustainability at the forefront. Talk of 15 Minute Cities and the inevitable changes due to hybrid work are shifting the spaces that developers are creating. Our panel will talk through what they believe will be key and influential for developers to consider as placemaking evolves into 2024 and beyond.

Featured speakers:
  • Angela Russell, Senior Managing Director and Greystar Executive Committee Member
  • ​Hanna Forkan, Director of Property Management, Grosvenor
  • Naomi Sakamoto, Studio Director, Gensler
  • Session Moderator – Maddy Joyce, Senior Design Manager, ISG
Roundtable 2: Data & Real Estate
Hands down, data is a powerful resource always telling a powerful story. Data is also the key to generating informative explanations and decisioning within real estate whether in finance, design and construction or occupancy planning. Join this roundtable reviewing the trends and changes over the last decade, and how hybrid working has changed the landscape of the industry.

Featured speakers: 
  • Allison English, Deputy CEO, Leesman
  • Anisha Patel, Applied Research Consultant, Steelcase
  • Session Moderator – Rebecca Davison, Howard Kennedy
Interview 2: Book Launch with Nicola Gillen
Nicola Gillen, EMEA Lead, Total Workplace at Cushman & Wakefield will highlight her book, Reworking the Workplace: Connecting people, purpose and place. Nicola invites us all to think about how to navigate the new climate of uncertainity of creating successful places to work for the future and how companies need to showcase the importance of physical places in an increasingly virtual world.
Featured speakers: 
  • Nicola Gillen, EMEA Lead, Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Session Moderator – Sarah Brown, Director, TPBennett
11:20 am

Panel 3:  Women in Leadership
According to Reuters, the proportion of women on FTSE 350 boards increased by almost 3% in 2022 to reach 40.2% as of Jan. 11, 2023. How can we look forward to the next generation and give ambitious professionals leadership insights to lift them into similar positions? Discussing their personal journey to share how this formed who they are today, the panel also explain how they’re working through mentorship to achieve the gender equality levels expected of companies in the future.

Featured speakers: 
  • Deepa Deb, Global Head of Development and Investment, DWF
  • Bronte Turner, Managing Director, HLW
  • Amy White, Finance Director, Roebuck Asset Management
  • Despina Katsikakis, Executive Partner and Global Head of Total Workplace, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Session Moderator – Jennie Dorsaint, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Roundtable 3:  Deloitte’s Economic Outlook
Join Deloitte's team of subject matter experts for an in-depth discussion about what will drive and challenge the global economy into 2023 and beyond, and how the market disruptors will influence real estate.

Panelists include:
  • Siobhan Godley, Partner, Tax, UK Real Estate Leader, Deloitte and CREW UK Mentor and Board Chair
  • Rosie Haigh, Real Insights Lead
  • Tom Simmons, Senior Economist, Deloitte
  • Session Moderator Margaret Doyle, Head of Clients & Markets, Financial Services and Real Estate, Deloitte
Interview 3: Embracing Equity
The 2023’s International Women’s Day, “Embracing Equity” fully connects to inclusivity. With 1 in 7 people in the UK described as neurodiverse, there is much more to be done to ensure companies are acknowleding their teams challenges and supporting those with a wide range of needs. Interviewees will talk through the importance of what an equitable environment provides and how this encourages and drives equality at the highest level.

Featured speakers: 
  • Julia Skeete, Senior Associate Principal, SOM
  • Victoria Leahy, Head of People, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Session Moderator – Anyi Hobson, Founder and Director, SEAM Advisory