In this podcast we will look at how the auctions market continues to push forward regardless of economic conditions. We will also discuss why the ballroom – not totally immune to the winds of recession – continues to be busy. Does the unique nature of what’s on offer and the openness of a catalogue offer a purity of transaction that the private treaty world cannot (or will not) deliver? And in times of fluctuating values and nervousness about the economy, is this attracting more buyers and seller types to the ballroom?
Head of asset management, Quadrant Estates
Maddison specialises in the retail sector. At Quadrant, his principal focus is to lead asset management, leasing and occupier relationships as well as retail and leisure investment underwriting, acquisitions and disposals. He was previously head of retail warehouse asset management at British Land and was responsible for managing the company’s large portfolio of retail parks and shopping parks.
Managing partner, Harold Benjamin
Parikh has been a partner at Harold Benjamin since 2010 and took over as the firm’s managing partner in 2019. Alongside the day-to-day management of running the firm, he still maintains his busy client portfolio, specialising in property acquisitions, disposals, funding arrangements and auctions for a range of small to mid-range builders and property developers, and assisting on high-value residential and mixed-use schemes, including the redevelopment and regeneration of brown and greenfield sites.
Investment manager, OLIM Property
Seth-Smith qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2005. She has more than 17 years’ experience in commercial property investment experience at JLL, LaSalle Investment Management and Acuitus. Seth-Smith joined OLIM Property in 2017. She is head of ESG.
Partner and auctioneer, Allsop
Walker has been an auctioneer for more than 23 years and has had a hand in selling more than £6bn of commercial real estate