LREF 2018

G&T was proud to sponsor The London Real Estate Forum’s NextGen initiative for the fourth year running. Progression is at the heart of G&T and one of our core business values, we truly believe in supporting the next generation of property and construction professionals to develop their careers and networks in the industry. 

The London Real Estate Forum (LREF) took place in Berkeley Square across two days with a comprehensive programme of industry speakers and panel sessions. The overall conference was dedicated to Constant Change, investigating how rapid technological, economic and societal changes can have a profound impact on the way we design, build and manage London. Delegates had exclusive access to the exhibition, where developers and occupiers showcased new projects across the city. 

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LREF 2018 - © Christina Solomons

The LREF NextGen initiative expanded in 2018. Not only did G&T host the NextGen reception but the conference programme also included a roundtable debate, which G&T’s Kevin Arnold hosted alongside the NLA. Representatives from 11 industry organisations, chosen from the NLA’s NextGen members, made up the two multi-disciplinary teams looking for answers to solve the current housing crisis in London. One side argued for the densification of the centre of London as the solution and the other side argued for decentralisation.

"It was a really fun and worthwhile event to take part in – we had a lively and thought-provoking discussion and it was fantastic for meeting peers and networking more widely as part of LREF."

Kate Hogarth, Argent

Read all about it in our new article and watch highlights from the debate in our new film.

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LREF 2018 - © Christina Solomons

Following the roundtable debate the NextGen reception took place in the Garden Room, with G&T Partner, Kevin Arnold, delivering the introduction for keynote speaker Rajdeep Gahir. Kevin spoke about G&T’s long association with LREF and our commitment to the next gen, not only investing in the development of the younger generation but our commitment to the development and future of the industry. Kevin also launched G&T’s new Market Intelligence website that focuses on delivering key market analysis and opinion pieces, including our Tender Price Indicators.

Visit our new Market Intelligence website to find out more.

"LREF is always a strong event in the property calendar and draws on impressive experience within the industry to bridge the gap to the next generation."

Kevin Newton, G&T Associate

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G&T's Kevin Arnold at LREF 2018 - © Christina Solomons

Keynote speaker, Rajdeep, is currently Managing Director and Founder of CoCreations – a boutique consultancy which specialises in disrupting the property industry. She was previously the International Expansion Lead for WeWork’s European roll out and was responsible for setting up WeWork’s presence in London and Amsterdam that launched over half a million sq ft of space and took the company from 200 employees, to over 1,300.

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Keynote speaker, Rajdeep Gahir - © Christina Solomons

G&T was proud to support the NextGen initiative at LREF, where over 300 built environment professionals attended the NextGen Reception, networking with other likeminded individuals and building strong working relationships across the industry.

"It was a great networking event which had a variety of attendees from across real estate and development."

Simone Bartolin, G&T Associate Director

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G&T's Simone Bartolin at LREF - © Christina Solomons

Watch our film to find out more. Read more about how G&T support the next generation.

Find out more about LREF on their website.

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