Boom or Bust? The future of the property market (event)

The Economics Research Council has enlisted a particularly strong line-up for its third annual “Boom or Bust” discussion on the future of the UK’s housing market, which takes place on...

The Economics Research Council has enlisted a particularly strong line-up for its third annual “Boom or Bust” discussion on the future of the UK’s housing market, which takes place on 16th June at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Chaired by Parthenia’s James Wyatt (read his excellent article for PrimeResi on what makes a valuable property index here), a fairly illustrious panel of top-end property moguls will chat about how the market has changed over the last year, what to expect in the coming 12 months, and what “Black Swan” event might scupper those best-laid predictions.

Savills’ Lucian Cook, Regis Group’s Paul McFadyen, Marsh & Parsons’ Peter Rollings and Property Vision’s Charlie Ellingworth will each present their views on the state of the property market, before fielding questions from the audience – you can submit a question in advance by clicking here – and Wyatt.

There will, of course, be a bar (an event ticket includes one free drink) to lubricate some high-level networking. Advance tickets are just £15 each, or free for ERC members.

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  • Date: 16th June 2015 (6.30pm)
  • Venue: Royal Geographical Society, London
  • Buy tickets here
  • Submit a question to the panel here
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Find out more about the event on the PrimeResi Calendar here.

The Panel

  • The Research Perspective: Lucian Cook is Head of UK Residential Research at Savills. He is one of the UK’s leading and most quoted commentators on the UK housing market. He edits The Residential Property Focus and has written extensively on the prime housing markets, proposals for the reform of the taxation of high value property, the demand for private rented housing and opportunities for institutional investment in the residential sector. He joined the research department in 2007 and is jointly responsible for formulating and presenting Savills views on the residential property and development land markets to a range of clients and journalists.
    Read about Cook’s thoughts on the Mansion Tax here.
  • The Investment Perspective: Paul McFadyen is the Managing Director of Regis Group Plc, a leading residential property company that holds one of the largest residential Ground Rent and Private Rented portfolios in the United Kingdom. After studying at the University of East London for a degree in Land Management Paul served as a Detective Constable with Essex Police specialising in targeting serious and organised crime. Paul joined Regis Group in 2005 and has progressed rapidly through the company. He has worked within and subsequently headed the Private Rented and Acquisition and Sales departments before being appointed Managing Director in April 2013.
    Read Regis Group’s guide to freehold ground rents on PrimeResi here.
  • The Selling Perspective: Peter Rollings is the Chief Executive of Marsh & Parsons. Described by The Negotiator Magazine as being a strong contender for Britain’s most successful estate agent, Peter was one of the key players in the expansion of Foxtons throughout the eighties and nineties. He left in 2005 to purchase long-established central London agents Marsh & Parsons. He went on to buy south west London agency Vanstons and now runs a successful network of 22 offices in central, south and south west London with a focus on sales, lettings, property management, new homes and investments. With his in-depth knowledge of the London residential market he has become a regular media commentator on the residential property market.
    Read Rollings’ property market forecasts for this year on PrimeResi here
  • The Buying Perspective: Charlie Ellingworth is a founder of Property Vision, the market-leading buying agent. He is a director and trustee of the Cadogan Estate and director of a number of other property companies. His novel, Silent Night, was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel. He writes regularly for the FT and other magazines and has just completed a play on the forger Van Meegeren.
    Read Ellingworth’s thoughts on over-supply in London’s resi development market on PrimeResi here.

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