Time is fast running out for the UK to meet its target to reach net zero by 2050 and nowhere is this more apparent than in the public sector. Local authorities across the UK own millions of sq ft of assets that need to be brought up to standard. Never before has it been more vital for public and private sectors to work together to create communities where people and business can thrive, in functional assets and in a world that isn’t overheating. In this briefing we’ll gather key players from both the public and private sector to understand more about the scale of the challenge and the opportunities that true partnership could deliver.
Deputy editor, EG
Burke joined EG as deputy editor in July 2019, before which he was property editor at Financial News, a Dow Jones publication. Earlier in his career, he wrote for and edited magazines covering capital markets and businesses across developed and emerging economies, including titles at The Economist Group and Thomson Reuters.
Deputy director, Office for Investment
Jones is deputy director at the Office for Investment and has responsibility for landing high-value and strategically important investment opportunities across the UK regions and nations. She leads on projects aligned to the UK government’s key priorities, including meeting net zero goals and strengthening its position as a global science and technology superpower. Prior to her role at OfI, Jones worked at UK Government Investments, where she led shareholder teams across a number of government-owned assets. Before her public sector roles, Jones had a career in corporate finance and strategy consulting, providing advisory services to a range of investors.
Shravan Joshi MBE
Chairman of planning & transportation, City of London Corporation
Joshi is presently chairman of the planning & transportation committee and a member of the policy and resources committee at the City of London Corporation. He is also the policy lead for high-growth markets. He has served as an elected member at the City Corporation since 2018 and has held various positions including, deputy chairman of the licensing committee, deputy chairman of the streets and walkways sub-committee and deputy chairman of the property investment board. Joshi started his career in investment banking but moved to the energy sector in 1999. He specialised in trade structuring and supply chain contracts into Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Far East and North America. He has worked with several new energy technology companies, and currently advises and consults on commercialisation of new innovations and solutions.
Director, Urban Strategy. Co-author Broken Homes
Sadek has more than 30 years’ experience in property, specialising in public-private sector partnerships, working with local authorities and investors. From 2014 to 2016 she was a full-time specialist adviser to the government on urban regeneration, and continues to work for DLUHC, DIT and DfT on an advisory basis. Sadek was founder and chief operating officer of UK Regeneration, which achieved a planning consent for 1,500 homes in a garden settlement in Bedfordshire, in partnership with Homes England. She now runs Urban Strategy, a bespoke urban regeneration consultancy. Sadek was a member of Grimsey Review team on the future of the high street, reporting in 2013, 2018 and 2020. Sadek is the co-author of Broken Homes, a book on the housing crisis written with former EG editor Peter Bill, which was published in October 2020.
Partner, Clyde & Co
Wallis is a partner based in the Manchester office. He has considerable experience in real estate transactions, advising all types of the built environment stakeholders on their real estate solutions and objectives. He has a particular specialism in hospitality or residentially led development and regeneration projects (especially in the PBSA and build-to-rent sectors) but advises across a number of sectors, including industrial and retail.
Managing director, Citu
Wilson is an influential leader of CITU with creative placemaking and design at his core. His drive for excellence has resulted in 40-plus awards received for sustainable design and placemaking. At Citu he has led the design and delivery of Little Kelham, Kelham Central and the Climate Innovation District, the company’s three largest projects to date.
Wednesday, 17 May 2023 | The Place, 4 Central Place, Leeds, LS10 1FB
• 8.15am – breakfast and networking begins
• 8.45am – panel starts
• 9.15am – coffee and networking commences
• 10.00am – event close
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