Operational real estate is becoming increasingly widespread in the real estate industry. Occupier desire for shorter, more flexible leasing arrangements and space-as-a-service means it is likely to gather more momentum over the coming years.
Join us to hear our esteemed panel explore the aspects building owners and managers need to consider to ensure buildings are fit-for-purpose in fulfilling the needs of operational businesses and to contribute to the discussion.
Stephanie Lin, Research Manager, M&G Real Estate - Stephanie focuses primarily on the UK retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. Her main responsibility includes collaborating with key stakeholders for view formation, fund strategy and client reporting. She is also responsible for establishing and promoting data analytics applications, such as BI dashboards, reporting automation and API deployment, to help inform investment strategy and portfolio management.
Mason Booth, Co-Owner at Thirdway Group a multi-disciplinary family of companies that span the commercial property and workplace industries. Largely known for their fit-out capabilities, their culture-led approach to design keeps user experience at the heart of every project. Thirdway were pioneers of the Cat A+ concept in 2017, have won numerous design awards, and were named Most Disruptive Business Model in 2019’s UK Business Awards. Mason has over 20 years of experience working in the Design and Build industry and is passionate about maximising opportunity for office occupiers and landlords to ensure they meet their design aspirations and operational objectives for commercial office relocation and refurbishment.
Roger Madelin CBE, Joint Head of Canada Water, British Land - Roger is Joint Head of British Land’s 53 acre development at Canada Water. He joined British Land in 2016 after 29 years at Argent, where as Development Director/CEO he secured and led major projects in Manchester, Birmingham, the Thames Valley and the 56 acre King’s Cross Development.
Fiasal Butt, CEO, Founder & Chairman, Pi Labs - Faisal is CEO, Founder and Chairman of Pi Labs Ltd. Faisal founded Pi Labs Ltd in 2015, after leading the first round of investments in PropTech start-ups Hubble and Trussle as an individual investor. Faisal and his team have built a portfolio of over 55 PropTech companies across the UK, Europe, North America, and Asia making Pi Labs one of the most active investors in PropTech start-ups globally.
Jessica Cunningham, Senior Asset Manager, Legal and General Investment Management - Jessica works on the L&G UK Property Fund as asset manager for Alternative and Operational Assets. She joined L&G in 2018 and her asset management portfolio includes hotels, self storage and BTR assets among others. Prior to L&G Jessica worked at JLL within the Alternatives team specialising in the valuation and transaction of self storage assets.
Dan Gildoni, CEO & Co-founder, Placense a proptech start-up. A tech-savvy entrepreneur at heart, Dan has had years of experience leading a diverse range of online businesses that brought him into proptech. He was previously a venture developer at innogy's Innovation Hub, guiding promising start-ups on their business models. His advice came with a track record that included heading up an online luxury business, founding an automated video service and becoming CEO of a world-leading B2B marketplace for the diamond industry. Having dived into the world of proptech, Dan speaks passionately about data and privacy, about finding solutions to harnessing consumer data and creating unrivaled insights into their behavior while protecting their individual privacy.