EG takes the lead hosting some of UKREiiF’s most insightful fringe events. Our public programme is open to all delegates and features high-level content, spirited debates and engaging discussions. This year, we dig into the complexities of impact investment, infrastructure, the evolution of real estate and the partnerships needed to make a positive impact on society.

At EG, we believe in the unique power of the industry to effect change. Join us as we highlight the vital role commercial real estate plays in delivering an economically sound and sustainable future. This isn’t just an event – it’s a front-row seat at the transformation of an industry and you’re invited to be a part of the narrative.

Join us for:

  • A full day of enlightening sessions in the Tournament Gallery, which explore impact investment, infrastructure, the evolution of real estate and more.
  • EG’s spotlight session on the Education Stage, where we delve into the financial exposure faced by councils and its implications for economic regeneration in our thought-provoking panel, councils face financial exposure: Implications for economic regeneration.
  • Whether you’re on site or on the airwaves, look out for our EG podcasts, recorded live from the UKREiiF studio, bringing the news directly to your ears. 


Michael Auger

Managing director, South region, Muse

Dan Batterton

Head of residential, Legal & General Investment Management

Richard Beckingsale

Head of regeneration, Gowling WLG

Theresa Brewer

Development director, Landsec

Tim Burke

Deputy editor, EG

Patricia Brown MBE

Vice-chair development committee, British Property Federation

Fay Cannings

Senior inward investment manager, Waltham Forest Council

Jennie Colville

Head of ESG & sustainability, Landsec

John Cotton

Leader, Birmingham City Council

Amy Crick

Head of London, UK real estate, Barclays Corporate Banking

Adele Gritten

Chief executive, Local Partnerships

Lord Richard Harrington

Politician and businessman

Kellie Hatton

Partner & co-head of development, Shoosmiths

Ingrid Hooley

Director of place, Local Partnerships

David Joyce

Director of placemaking & housing, Haringey Council

Simon Kaye

Director of policy, Reform

Fatima Khan-Shah

Inclusivity champion, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Katie Le May

Regional property director, Network Rail

Charlotte Leach

Director, CT Group

David Lynch

Director of strategic housing & development, Manchester City Council

Pui-Guan Man

News editor, EG

Andy Martin

Non-executive chairman and senior adviser

Jonathan Martin

Director of inward investment & higher education academic relationships, Waltham Forest Council

Samantha McClary

Editor, EG

Tim Newns

Managing director levelling up, Office for Investment

Julie Nugent

Chief executive, Coventry City Council

Jenny Offord

Head of Meridian Water Regeneration, Enfield Council

Riah Patel

Director, CBRE

Jackie Sadek

Director, Urban Strategy

Laura Shoaf CBE

Chief executive, West Midlands Combined Authority

Julie Simms

Partner, joint head of the National Public Sector Real Estate Team and Liverpool managing partner, DWF LLP

Tom Stannard

Chief executive, Salford City Council

Adam Walker

Co-founder, Foundry

Nick Walkley

Principal and UK president, Avison Young

Mark Williams

Executive director, RivingtonHark

Speaking opportunities

We’re always on the lookout for new speakers at our events. To find out more about speaking opportunities, please contact Michelle Tallner, events production manager

In partnership with

Avison Young

Avison Young creates economic, social and environmental value as a global real estate advisor, powered by people.

At Avison Young, we believe in creating positive impact wherever we go. There is a vital role for commercial real estate to create healthy, productive workplaces for employees, cities that are centres of prosperity for its citizens, and built spaces and places that create a net benefit to the economy, the environment and the community. Our nimble, agile team has global insight, local market expertise and access to some of the smartest technology in the commercial real estate industry – all at the ready to work on creating your competitive advantage. As a private company, you will collaborate with an empowered partner who is invested in your success as much as you are.


Supporting businesses turning over more than £6.5m pa, Barclays Corporate Banking has the banking excellence you’d expect with the data and insights you don’t. We look beyond banking to help you see what really matters. Through our dedicated sector and regional specialists, and the power of the wider Barclays network, we can act on those insights together. We can provide you with innovative financing solutions that help you achieve a more expansive, better-connected future for your business. See things differently with Big Picture Banking at Barclays.

Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm, focused on providing complete legal service to clients, with more than 3,000 legal professionals operating from more than 60 offices and associated offices on six continents.
It advises corporations, financial institutions, private individuals and governments across a wide range of contentious and transactional matters. It is the second-fastest growing firm in the global top 100 and has quadrupled in size twice in the past 10 years.
Its UK real estate practice is at the heart of its operations and its team of more than 80 dedicated real estate lawyers are based in London, Guildford, Manchester and Glasgow.
Its real estate practice covers all aspects of transactional, advisory and contentious real estate matters and it is familiar with all types of real estate asset and advises on the complete real estate life cycle, including acquisitions and disposals, investment, development, landlord and tenant, finance and litigation.
It acts for significant UK and international property companies, government departments, public authorities, private investors, developers and corporate occupiers and has a particularly strong reputation for the strength and depth of its real estate expertise, combined with all ancillary services such as corporate, construction, property litigation, planning, tax and finance. The team comprises experts in their respective practices who regularly collaborate on projects and can bring their knowledge and expertise.
It is independently recognised by legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and is proud to be an award winner in the real estate and infrastructure sector.

Clyde & Co’s Real Estate team offers the combined benefits of:
 A long-standing depth of experience
 Extensive local and international market knowledge
 Proven technical ability
 A best-in-class service, covering all aspects of real estate and property development
 A partner-led approach to help our clients achieve competitive advantage in a cost-effective way

It prides itself on the relationships it builds with its clients, many of which are long-standing and deep-rooted. This enables the firm to really understand its clients and what is important to them, ensuring legal advice is aligned with their future strategies and ambitions.
It has expanded rapidly in recent years, while maintaining a focus on its founding principles: entrepreneurialism, pragmatism and an international orientation. These values are underpinned by its focus on clients, commerciality and legal quality, and embedded throughout its management structures and approach to decision-making.


The built environment encompasses every aspect of our day-to-day lives and  has a huge role to play in addressing some of today’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, the drive to net zero, building smarter and greener communities. DWF is recognised as one of the most innovative legal businesses in the market and our built environment offering is no different. Our dedicated teams of lawyers support clients throughout the entire life cycle of a project, property or portfolio. We can advise on acquisition and disposal, investment and funding, development and construction, environmental and regulatory issues. As a full service, international legal business, we help our clients navigate a wide range of legal issues and work hand in hand to help realise their business goals and objectives.  

Environment Bank

Since the Environment Act passed, Environment Bank has established a national network of Habitat Banks to generate the off-site Biodiversity Units required by developers to satisfy their stringent biodiversity net gain planning requirements. Environment Bank provides BNG planning and legal support to all parties throughout the planning process, ensuring the delivery of robust and reliable ecological outcomes to meet developers’ BNG planning conditions.


GIA is the UK and Ireland’s leading practice for daylight, sunlight, rights of light and related technology services. We use cutting edge technology to accurately analyse and inform, providing a contextual approach to planning and development. We also provide building surveying, light obstruction notices, measured surveys, party wall and neighbourly matters, solar PV and wind analysis advice. Our mission is to passionately and creatively tackle challenges in the built environment, revolutionising our industry by providing incisive solutions for every project we consult on. We work with architects, owners, occupiers, developers and planning consultants across both the public and private sectors. With a network of offices across the UK and Ireland, in Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, London and Manchester, we are readily available wherever our clients need us.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international sector-focused law firm with more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide. The firm has a 400-strong multi-disciplinary real estate legal team, which provides clear, concise and pragmatic advice alongside fresh ideas and innovative solutions to legal and commercial challenges.


HqO transforms the way people experience real estate by converging data, technology, and the customer. Through its Real Estate Experience Platform – a powerful and dynamic suite of applications and services – HqO has powered over 400m sq ft at more than 700 properties across 32 countries. The world’s most innovative organisations rely on HqO to drive operational excellence by maximising and boosting tenant and employee acquisition, retention, and engagement.


JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for its clients, its people and its communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $19.4bn, operations in more than 80 countries and a global workforce of over 102,000 as of 30 September 2022. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.


At Shoosmiths, we understand the time, energy and skill required to maximise value from real estate. Acting for international and domestic buyers and sellers across all real estate assets on some of the UK’s most ambitious investment and development projects, we work collaboratively to reach solutions that work for all parties. Our lawyers combine knowledge of the economic drivers influencing the investment market with commercial and technical experience of managing transactions, ensuring a focus on what matters for our clients.

West Midlands Growth Company

The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) is the investment promotion and destination management organisation for the West Midlands region. Backed by the West Midlands Combined Authority and its seven constituent metropolitan authorities, as well as five of the region’s universities, WMGC brings together the strengths of the public, private and academic sector to deliver sustainable, inclusive growth for the West Midlands. Its mission is to attract investment, businesses and visitors to the West Midlands in order to grow the economy, create jobs and deliver a better quality of life for those that live and work in the region.

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