Senior treasury analyst, Aster Group
Alhassan is a senior treasury analyst at the Aster Group focused on financial planning and development. Aster is a not-for-profit registered provider of social housing. With more than 36,000 homes, Aster serves more than 100,000 people across the south of England. Since completing his postgraduate studies in consumer analytics and marketing strategy in 2018, Alhassan has committed himself to the sector after a period working at the Guardian Media Group. With lived experience of social housing, he is hungry for positive change. For fun, Alhassan enjoys running marathons. He has completed races across the UK and Europe including Berlin, Stockholm and Reykjavik.
Fund accounting lead, JLL
Anwar is a senior associate in JLL’s client financial management team. He has been with JLL for six years and has more than 15 years’ finance and accounting management experience. Anwar is experienced in a wide range of finance and accounting management, including financial reporting, budgeting, financial modelling and analysis, business planning and process improvement. He has used this experience to setup and launch the new funding accounting team in JLL. Anwar is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and has a BSc in computing from Queen Mary University of London.
Senior associate (real estate), Nuveen
Awford is a senior associate in the retail team of Nuveen Real Estate. She is currently the senior asset manager for St James Quarter in Edinburgh. Since 2019 she has worked on a range of assets and mandates, including Westfield Stratford, the Retail Warehouse Fund and two UK balanced funds. Prior to joining Nuveen, Awford was an asset manager at L&G. She has held previous roles in investment at Morgan Williams and Knight Frank. Awford also works as a sector lead for sustainability, encouraging actions to improve ESG credentials and climate resilience.
Secretary, Real Estate Balance
As a member of the Real Estate Balance executive team, Brown currently supports leading property firms to progress their diversity and inclusion performance. Before entering the real estate space, Brown studied international business, which included modules on supply chains and corporate social responsibility. Brown’s degree involved several study trips to businesses across EMEA and APAC, including China and Hong Kong, where she explored international trade policies and how to effectively navigate the complexities of today’s challenges global business environments. Brown has a passion of creating meaningful value and delivering outcomes that contribute to a stronger society. Brown hopes to one day sit within the technical arm of the industry as a project manager consultant and advocate of creating progressive change.
So Sum Lee
Senior consultant, SQW
Lee is a senior consultant in the land and property team at SQW, specialising in creating and executing successful, viable developments, places, projects, and programmes. With a background in quantity/building surveying and urban planning, her approach revolves around integrating practical delivery solutions into strategic planning. Through hands-on experience, she has steered various strategic development projects across the UK, spanning town centres, housing and urban regeneration. As a chartered planning and development surveyor, Lee possesses the knowledge and skills in planning, development and project management to facilitate project delivery from initiation through post-planning stages. Beyond her professional pursuits, she passionately supports mental health in the workplace and serves as an associate board member of LionHeart – a charity providing expert, confidential support to RICS members and their families during tough times.
Retail customer propositions director, Landsec
Manly is the retail customer propositions director at Landsec, responsible for the creative direction, strategy and delivery of new, innovative and enhanced guest experiences across the retail portfolio. With a solid background in creative strategy and experience design, she has designed world-class customer-centric experiences and brand propositions for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including hospitality, retail, office, public sector and charity. Alongside her main role at Landsec, she is the chair of the Diaspora Network, where she advocates for equality and the advancement of ethnically diverse colleagues in her workplace, and better experiences for the ethnically diverse communities they work in.
Senior associate, Clyde & Co
Murtha is a senior associate in the real estate team with extensive experience across a range of sectors, acting on acquisitions, sales, development, investment, financing, corporate real estate and retail transactions. She has worked with many of her clients for more than a decade and has seen their projects at all stages of the life cycle. Murtha is known for her efficient and pragmatic advice, as well as enthusiasm for the real estate sector. She regularly acts for developers, housebuilders, landowners, landlords, tenants, investors and public-sector bodies.
Associate partner, Knight Frank
Having joined Knight Frank in 2020, Roberts is an associate in the firm’s logistics & industrial capital markets team. With more than eight years’ experience in UK capital markets and advisory, she currently focuses on investment and development within the industrial and distribution sector. She also leads the commercial gender board at Knight Frank.
Apprentice surveyor, CBRE
Sanderson enrolled on CBRE’s five-year degree apprenticeship scheme in September 2021. She works out of CBRE’s Manchester office and is studying remotely with the University College of Estate Management to obtain a BSc in real estate management in 2025, before planning to sit her APC the following spring. Sanderson spent her first year working within the office agency department. She has just finished her second year in the lease consultancy team and is starting her third seat in property management imminently. Sanderson sits on the North-West junior board and is part of CBRE’s successful reverse mentoring programme.
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