Our Association

The SPR has been representing property researchers since 1987.  Their seminars debate topical issues and the networking opportunities are unrivalled.  (They also count towards CPD hours.)  Junior analysts are able to rub shoulders with Heads of Research Departments often in informal situations.  SPR often collaborates with other associations to offer events with a wider appeal and is a member of the Property Industrial Alliance group.  Site visits are arranged for members to see 'behind the scenes' of major developments and SPR members also have the opportunity to access discounted rates to attend related courses and conferences organised by similar organisations.

Report on recent SPR event

SPR Summer Drinks, 12th July 2017
Balls Brothers, Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street, London SE1
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The evening after England’s defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final, SPR members consoled themselves at the SPR Summer Drinks, held once again on the covered terrace at Balls Brothers, Hay’s Galleria.

Thanks are due to Real Capital Analytics, who not only sponsored the copious supply of wine, beer and canapés, but also the Gin Infusion Masterclass, which had a second outing after proving popular at last year’s event. Members took their gin to a new level by combining it with fruit, herbs or botanicals to create a bespoke flavour, then adding this to the right tonic for their creation.

Tim Horsey

Chair's blog

With it being Midsummer’s Day today, it’s time to take stock of the year so far and highlight the major SPR events coming your way over the summer!

We’ve already had two great social events – King Pin Bowling and the Annual Pub Quiz – two hugely interesting site visits – Bluewater and The Lexicon – and three thought-provoking seminars covering topics as vast as how retail trends are changing the property market, how residential and industrial property is competing for space and the Nick Tyrrell prize-winning paper on sustainable buildings.  If you missed any of these events, you can catch up on all of them at our “blogs” page, here. Signed-in members can also access presentations from the educational seminars here. Slides from this week’s second retail seminar, “Technology, the make or break of retail?” are now available and a blog update will be available very soon. 

We also launched the new SPR Research Prize, with a call for papers – submissions are still encouraged up to the closing date, the 31st July 2018. As a new prize, we’re looking for your support to ensure that good quality research is put forward, meaning that readers, colleagues and authors are all welcome to submit research or let us know about a top-notch paper that you’ve read. More information can be found here.

We have a smorgasbord of exciting events coming up in the second half of the year, so here is a taster of the highlights. Make a note in your calendars!

12th July – Summer Drinks, featuring a gin flavouring masterclass
August break!
7th September – Golf Day, Silvermere Golf Club
14th September – Joint event with the IPF on Global Property Capital Flows
9th October – Darts and Drinks, Flight Club
23rd October – AGM and Annual Dinner, The RAC

The committee all look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

We hope you enjoy a relaxing and hopefully warm summer!

Kiran Raichura
June 2018


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