Prize-winning research and the changing role of the property researcher

A seminar exploring innovative residential research and the skills modern researchers need to thrive and survive in a rapidly changing world.


The seminar will be split into two parts:

Part 1: Research prize winners

The two Inaugural SPR Research Prize winners will present their papers followed by a Q&A session:

Skyward, Ian McGuinness & Robert Holden, Knight Frank (Open prize winner) - A succinct paper exploring how many new residential units could be built above existing dwellings in London using advanced mapping techniques.

Spotlight: Planning new measures to increase delivery, Emily Williams & Hamish Simmie, Savills (Under 30s winner) - This paper considered the proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework, the challenges they pose for local authorities and the likely implication on housing delivery.

Part 2: Front and Centre, not Back Office – the changing role of the Property Researcher

Property research, and property researchers, have evolved significantly over the last few decades. The profession has changed in many ways - from back of house to front of house, from data collection and description towards more analytical and thought leadership based, from property to real assets. The growth of new data collection methods, AI and the broadening global reach of UK property mean it will evolve further. How have the skills a property researcher needs changed over the past two decades, and what skills will we need to be successful in the future? Join us for a panel discussion with experienced research experts and some new entrants into the field to find out.

Tom Duncan, Mayfair Capital, Vice Chair SPR Committee

Ian McGuinness and Robert Holden, Knight Frank
Emily Williams and Hamish Simmie, Savills

Dewi Spijkerman, Senior Analyst, Knight Frank (panel chair)
Cleo Folkes, Founder, Property Overview
Sandip Bhalsod, Portfolio Analyst, Aviva Investors
Victoria Ormond, Partner, Knight Frank
Owen King, Director, Corporate Research, JLL

Date:                         Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Coffee & Registration:  08.00 am
Seminar:                    08.30 am – 9.45 am 
Venue:                       Knight Frank, Presentation Room 1, 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN

This event is kindly hosted by Knight Frank.

5/15/2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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