Joint SPR and SPE Seminar: Prospects for the Housing Market: a building storm?

The SPR is delighted to be holding it's first joint event with the Society of Professional Economists (SPE).

With interest rates rising, affordability for first time buyers increasingly stretched and transactions cooling, what are we likely to see over the next few years? Are we at the start of a long overdue correction or just a temporary pause before the long upward march for prices resumes? And with a general election nearing and ways to boost housebuilding potentially a key dividing line, what are the policies needed to fix what many see as our broken housing market?
Chaired by Stephen Meredith, Senior Economic Adviser, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, the meeting is is kindly being hosted by BNP Paribas. He will be joined by Rebecca Shafran –  Senior Associate Director - Alternatives Research, BNP Paribas Real Estate and Paul Cheshire – Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics.

Registration and breakfast: 08.30
Seminar: 09.00-10.00
Address: BNP Paribas, 5 Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7BP

Paul Cheshire, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics
Paul has been named one of the Planning Industry’s most influential people. He has written extensively on land markets, housing, and urban growth, including his most recent books Urban Economics and Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom and the Economics of Land Markets and their Regulation. He has won many prizes for his work and was awarded a CBE for services to Economics and Housing in 2017. He has also been an advisor and consultant for the World Bank, the OECD and the UN, as well as the UK government, including an expert panel member for the Barker Review, and more recently was a Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Built Environment.

Stephen Meredith, Senior Economic Adviser, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Stephen Meredith is Deputy Director, Head of Housing and Planning Analysis at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities where he is responsible for providing advice to Ministers on the performance of the housing market; policies relating to the planning system, increasing housing supply and home ownership, and improving quality within the social and private rented sectors; and the appraisal and evaluation of housing interventions. Prior to joining DLUHC, Stephen’s career in the Government’s Economic Service has involved spells at the Department for Education, Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Department for Work and Pensions, working on issues relating to the higher education and skills system, state and private pensions, the labour market, income inequality and social investment. He holds a BA and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham. He joined the SBE Council in November 2016.

Rebecca Shafran, Senior Associate Director – Alternatives Research, BNP Paribas Real Estate       
Rebecca has 18 years of diverse experience across all real estate sectors. The last 6 years she has had a particular focus on operational residential markets leading on Research for the Living sectors at BNP Paribas Real Estate, including Healthcare, Senior Living, Build-to-Rent, and Student Housing. She works closely with the Market teams supporting them with research, data trends, analytics and thought pieces. Prior to this role Rebecca worked at a Development Finance company supporting the loan originators on residential and student housing loan deals.  Rebecca is a member of the Society of Property Researchers.

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12/5/2023 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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BNP Paribas Real Estate UK 5 Aldermanbury Square London, EC2V 7BP UNITED KINGDOM
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