Major property event heading to Edinburgh

INDUSTRY leaders and property professionals from across Scotland will gather in Edinburgh next month for Property 2015.

The challenges for the property sector continue to increase for both the public and private sector. New development and regeneration of the existing built environment is vital to economic growth. The conditions necessary to attract investment are not easily nor quickly achieved. Central to which a strong, stable tax environment and integrated planning and infrastructure systems. The property industry has a vital role to play in driving change and influencing policy to create an investable and sustainable environment necessary to realise the opportunity for Scotland to deliver for future generations.

Delegates from across the industry will share views and hear from experts as they explore topics including: driving urban regeneration; facilitating change; and why adaptability of buildings should be front of mind at the planning and design stages in order to future proof our built environment against the shockwaves of time, technology and change of use and the conditions essential attract investment.

Hosted by law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn, the event, now in its 16th year, has the support of organisations such as the Scottish Property Federation, the Urban Land Institute and sponsors: AMA Homes; Click-let; JCRA Laxfield; and Invest in Fife.

Shepherd and Wedderburn Chief Executive, Stephen Gibb said, “The conference has over the years become a highlight in the property industry calendar in Scotland, and this year we are indeed fortunate in having such a widely acclaimed panel of speakers.  I am sure that delegates will leave the conference armed with many new ideas for addressing key industry challenges particularly that of attracting national and international investment, essential for realising the opportunities for growth in the sector.”

This year’s expert panel of speakers are:

  • Trevor Williams, Chief Economist, Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group
  • David Yaldron, Director of City Centre Developments, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
  • Ian Mulcahey, Managing Director, Gensler Architects
  • Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group
  • James Fennell, Managing Director, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners