The discussion will include an overview and comparison of the performance of different global cities as well as consideration of their growth and investment prospects. It will cover what changes due to the pandemic are likely to be here to stay, what will change and what will go back to normal. The potential hybrid working model, and part time office effect will be covered as well as the impact of any changes to retail.
Dr Robin Goodchild, is a Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen Business School. He was a senior director in LaSalle’s Global Research & Strategy team for 20 years, retiring in 2017. During his career, he was responsible for leading on the firm’s investment strategy in Europe and a member of various investment committees whose approval is required for all debt and equity transactions in the region. He now focuses on his advisory roles with Westminster City Council, an Oxbridge College and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as consultancy assignments and maintaining links with academia principally through his honorary chair at the University of Aberdeen Business School. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the UK Society of Property Researchers in 2004 and received an Achievement Award from the European Real Estate Society in 2007.
Carol Hodgson, Senior Director in Global Research at JLL - Carol's primary function is to work on the Global cities research programme - leading projects such as the Global Real Estate Market Perspective and Innovation Geographies. Carol has over 15 years’ experience in commercial property market analysis having previously worked for LaSalle Investment Management, JLL Australia, GE Capital Investment Management and Archon. Carol holds an MBA from the University of Queensland and a BA (Hons) in Business Economics from the University of Liverpool.
Paul Tostevin, Director in World Research at Savills - working across all property sectors Paul delivers market-leading research on global real estate markets and the international forces that shape them. Paul is one of the lead directors of Impacts, Savills flagship global, cross-sector, research programme, assessing how economic, political, demographic and technological change are shaping global real estate markets today and in the years to come. Other recent areas of focus include global student housing markets, the future of hybrid working and implications for office markets, and the role of cities in the global tech sector.
Vanessa Hale, Head of Insights & Residential Research at BNP Paribas Real Estate UK - Vanessa is a leader and innovator within the real estate sector. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in global strategy, research and execution of innovation advisory mandates across a range of real estate sectors in the USA and UK. As a cross-sector specialist in the built environment, she has big picture understanding acquired from a wide range of substantial strategic projects. Vanessa is currently responsible for leading the insights research programme in the UK, identifying trends that will impact the built environment that we plan, design, build, work, play and live in. She holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Roosevelt University, Chicago.
Andrew Phipps, Head of Business Development, EMEA & Global Futurist, Cushman & Wakefield - leading the combined resources of Cushman & Wakefield Research, Marketing and Communications teams across EMEA to ensure our clients are front of mind in all that we do. The focus of the team is to address both the current and the future needs of the industry. The world is changing, and it is more important than ever to have an in-depth appreciation of the macro and micro trends that will influence behaviour and in turn the way we live, work and play.