Avison Young releases technology white paper on distributed networks and artificial intelligence, and the impacts and opportunities for the real estate sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download Avison Young’s latest White Paper entitled ‘Architecture of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Distributed Networks and Artificial Intelligence’.

This paper examines how sea changes in distributed-network systems and artificial intelligence are affecting investment and operational real estate decision-making today.

Written by Amy Erixon, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director, Investments, the paper intends to help investors and service providers gain a better understanding of the impact of technology innovations.

Kind Regards

The Property Directors Forum Team


Current sustainability drivers and initiatives for Occupiers – Survey Results & Infographic

Dear Property Directors,

Please see the results of the Survey completed by the attendees of the June 2017 Property Directors Forum and the group’s membership.

The Survey and Report uncovers some interesting issues in sustainability:

  • Sustainability work is being carried out but budget issues may be driving a decline in activity
  • The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) is an issue that may catch out some organisations. The Government needs to act.
  • Technology has a big role to play in turning inefficient buildings into sustainable buildings
  • Sustainability pays through cost reductions
  • Lack of employee training and involvement may be a problem in waiting
  • Are we heading for an unsustainable building problem?

You can download the results in a pdf Infographic format here.

Or to download the full Survey Report please click here.

 

 

Kind Regards,

The Property Directors Forum Team

 

PS: Save the date – our 10th Anniversary Event will take place on 16th November 2017 at the Royal Society of Chemistry George Bromfield of Brooks MacDonald will be back to provide an overview of the state of the market and the economy.

Please contact Gail Wickes if you think a colleague or peer contact of yours would be interested in joining the Property Directors Forum and attending our next event.


Occupiers need to prepare for ‘business unusual’ – Executive Summary of the discussions – 8th June 2017

Dear Property Directors Forum Members

We are delighted that so many of you were able to attended our Property Directors Forum on 8th June and debate on the Current drivers and initiatives in sustainability.

As promised, we have created a short Executive Summary of the discussions and presentations for you to download. Just click on the links below:

Download full Executive Summary

 

The Forum’s main conclusions are as follow:

  • Occupiers should work together with peers and share best practice, to minimise uncertainty and prepare for ‘business unusual’ that the increasing drive for sustainability is bringing to the built environment.
  • Occupiers need more long-term thinking, better cost justification, more clarity on legislation, universal language and approach to measuring the effectiveness of sustainability, as well as use of technology and its benefits, to ensure appropriate planning can be carried out.
  • Occupiers may need to bring in external advisors to help them put sustainability on the corporate strategy agenda.
  • Health, wellbeing and productivity of employees is still high on the Agenda and will become even more important with the arrival of younger generations that require greater flexibility and collaboration.

 

We would like to thank you again for your lively contribution on the day.

Kind Regards
The Property Directors Forum Team


Latest Sustainability News: Tesla-fuelled shed to save carbon and cash

IM Properties is planning to use batteries made by sustainable energy giant Tesla to power a speculative shed development in the West Midlands.

You can read the full article below or click on the image to enlarge it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Property Directors Forum


Agenda Announced – Property Directors Forum, 8th June

Agenda
Thursday, 8th June 2017

Current drivers and initiatives in sustainability

09.30  Registration, Networking & Coffee

10.00  Welcome & Introduction to the Property Directors Forum –
Jason Sibthorpe, Principal & Managing Director, Avison Young

10.10  Presentation by Alastair Mant, Head of Industry Engagement, UK Green Building Council
“Social & environmental sustainable building trends and the impact on occupiers”

10.40  Presentation by Flora Mégret, Real Estate Director EMEA, Schneider Electric
“New build and retro-fit challenges”

11.00  Jason Sibthorpe to introduce other panel members

Richard Jackson, Head of Sustainability, UCL
“Challenges with legacy portfolio”

Martin Rymer, Director Building Consultancy, Avison Young
“Practicalities and ROI of sustainability implementation”

11.10 Panel Discussion

11.40 Round Table Debates

12.20  Round Table Presentations

12.50  Summary – Jason Sibthorpe

13.00  Networking & Lunch

 

Event details:

Date: Thursday 8th June
Time: 9.30am – 2pm
Location: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA.
Nearest Underground Stations: Piccadilly Circus or Green Park. For directions please click here.
Lunch and other refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you next week for another lively and information event.

Regards

The Property Directors Forum Team


Richard Jackson, Director of Sustainability at UCL, joins PDF panel, completing the line-up for 8th June forum

We are delighted to announce that our panel of experts has been completed with the addition of Richard Jackson, Sustainability Director at UCL.

Since 2011, Richard has been leading the developments and implementation of UCL’s environmental sustainability strategy across a wide and diverse estate. Prior to this Richard was Head of Sustainability for the Olympic Delivery Authority, including ground breaking work undertaken in the planning and building of the Olympic Park.

You can view Jason’s LinkedIn profile here.

The complete line-up of panellists is:

  • Alastair Mant, Head of Industry Engagement at the UK Green Building Council – also Keynote speaker
  • Flora Mègret, Real Estate Director EMEA at Schneider Electric – also speaker
  • Jason Sibthorpe, UK Managing Director at Avison Young – Chair
  • Richard Jackson, Sustainability Director at UCL
  • Martin Rymer, Director of Building Consultancy & Project Management at Avison Young

Our panel discussions will take place before our round-table debates and will provide you with an opportunity to engage more with our speakers and panellists, and ask them questions.

You can send topical questions for discussion in advance to gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com

You can register to attend the free forum by contacting gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com or call Gail on 01494 540 010 / 020 7041 9991 or please recommend a colleague.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 8th June, 9.30am-2pm at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Piccadilly.

Kind regards

The Property Directors Forum Team


Leading commercial property specialist joins the panel for the 8th June Property Directors Forum

We are delighted to announce that Martin Rymer, Director of Building Consultancy & Project Management at Avison Young has joined the panel for the forthcoming Property Directors Forum.

Martin is a Chartered Building Surveyor at Avison Young, the global real estate specialist. He is well versed in the practicalities of environmental sustainability and has recently worked on projects with Whitbread and Standard Life. Martin is an active member of the UK Green Building Council.

You can register to attend the free forum by contacting gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com or call Gail on 01494 540 010 / 020 7041 9991. If you are unable to attend please recommend a colleague.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 8th June at The Royal Society of Chemistry, Piccadilly, 9.30am – 2pm.

Kind regards,

The Property Directors Forum Team


Flora Mègret confirmed as a speaker at the next Property Directors Forum on June 8th

Following our previous announcement that Alastair Mant will be our Keynote Speaker, we are delighted to confirm that our second speaker and panellist will be Flora Mègret, Real Estate Director EMEA at Schneider Electric.

Flora is responsible for Schneiders’s EMEA property portfolio consisting of 650 sites across a range of uses including offices, industrial and specialist facilities.

Flora will discuss the new build and retro-fit challenges she has experienced across Schneider Electric’s extensive pan european portfolio.

View Flora’s LinkedIn profile here.

Flora’s presentation will complement Alastair Mant’s keynote speech covering current drivers and initiatives in sustainability. Alastair is Head of Industry Engagement at UK Green Building Council. The Council has over 400 members representing the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders.

 

The event is free to attend for members of the Property Directors Forum. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

To register and reserve your place please contact Gail at gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 8th June.

Kind regards,

The Property Directors Forum Team


Keynote speaker announced for 8th June Property Directors Forum – Alastair Mant

Dear Property Directors Forum Members,

We are delighted to announce that Alastair Mant, Head of Industry Engagement at UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC), will be the keynote speaker at our next event on Thursday 8th June.

In his presentation, Alastair will discuss Social and environmental sustainable building trends, and how they affect occupiers’, with a focus on health & wellbeing as well as carbon reduction, including science based targets, energy storage technology and other current industry trends.

Alastair is a leading expert in sustainability and corporate responsibility, engaging with UK-GBC’s 400+ member organisations, which range in size from sole traders to FTSE 100 companies and span the entire built environment value chain.

 

View Alastair’s LinkedIn profile for more information – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-mant-14ba233b/

Please call Gail on 01494 540 010 or email gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com to reserve your place.

 

 


Save the Date for the June 2017 Property Directors Forum

Jason Sibthorpe, UK Managing Director of Avison Young, is pleased to invite you to the next Property Directors Forum taking place on Thursday 8th June 2017 9.30-2pm at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Piccadilly.

Please call Gail on 01494 540 010 or email gail.wickes@propertydirectorsforum.com to reserve your place.