Our next forum will be held on Thursday 21st November 2019

Dear Property Directors Forum Members

We are delighted that so many of you were able to attend our Property Directors Forum on 7th June and debate on The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Property Profession.

As promised, we have created a short Executive Summary and a 2-page Summary of Main Themes and Conclusions from the discussions and presentations for you to download. Just click on the links below:

Download Executive Summary

Download 2-page Summary of Event’s Main Themes and Conclusions

The Forum’s main conclusions are as follow:

  • Corporate Real Estate Executives (CREs) are about to enter a period of significant change
  • Basic tasks will be automated leading to job losses for those who do not upskill
  • Those that remain will take on more complex tasks that touch on multiple business functions
  • CREs will need to become skilled at defining what data is needed by the business and then using it intelligently to add value to the business

Download our executive summary to find out more and read contributions from Liberty Global, Telefonica O2 & the John Lewis Partnership. We would like to thank you again for your lively contribution on the day.

See the press release of the event here, issued by the sponsor of the event – Avison Young UK.

Kind regards,

The Property Directors Forum Team

Summary of the Round Table debates from Tables 1-6 was presented by the Forum’s attendees: Iain Rackley, Avison Young; Rory O’Connor, Liberty Global; Chris Early, Telefonica O2; David Slater, Premier Foods; Richard Saunders, John Lewis Partnership; Nick Booth, Surrey County Council; Ian Henderson, Wincanton.