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RICS Commercial Property Conference 2018

A practical conference bringing together high profile speakers to discuss how the sector is ever evolving and how you can be better prepared for the future.

Risk and reward: navigating occupier, economic, and technological shifts in real estate

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Tue 11 Dec 2018
08:30 AM - 04:45 PM
Park Plaza Victoria, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, SW1V 1EQ
5.5 hours formal CPD
£265 + VAT


The real estate market is experiencing unprecedent change with an influx of disruptive business models, technological advances and evolving consumer demands. All sectors have been impacted with the offices being disrupted by growing demand for co-working and flexible office space which has caused landlord and agents to rethink lease flexibility and office layout. A rise in demand for online and click and collect has positively impacted the industrial sector but has consequently caused the retail sector to struggle in recent years. With all these changes the commercial property market must continue to adapt and modernise to meet industry challenges.

RICS Commercial Property Conference will provide an economic outlook across the UK and will examine in-depth the market conditions in the office, industrial and mixed-use sector. Delivered through presentations, case studies and discussions, the conference will examine timely topics such as property and productivity and cyber security. The event will also have dedicated breakouts focussing on innovation, risk and regulation.  

This conference will provide the perfect platform for commercial surveyors to benefit from high-level discussions that will improve their understanding of current and future market demands.


Highlights of the conference include:

  • One of the stand-out highlights will be the CEO Forum which brings together leading industry figures to debate the biggest issues impacting the sector
  • Receive an economic update on current market conditions and results from the latest RICS Commercial Property Survey to examine take up and investment
  • With the influx of new digital technologies cyber security is an area that everyone must adhere to. Hear from an ethical hacker to ensure you can adequately protect your client’s data.
  • Is Wellbeing the new sustainability? An interactive panel session will explore the how property can influence and increase productivity 
  • Meet up with your colleagues from across the UK to learn, discuss and debate challenges and potential solutions to real estate issues and take away crucial lessons learned from our expert speaker line up
  • Hear first-hand views from our expert speakers – landlords, tenants, investors, economists, and more, to discover how to tackle and solve the sector’s biggest challenges.


Industry leading speakers include:

  • Simon Wainwright, Managing Director, J Peiser Wainwright Real Estate Advisers, Chairman of Commercial Property Markets Board, RICS
  • Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, RICS
  • Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
  • Robert Noel, CEO Landsec
  • Elaine Hewitt, CEO, NHS Property Services Ltd
  • Brian Bickell, CEO, Shaftesbury
  • Bill Page, Business Space Research Manager, Legal & General Investment
  • Management
  • Ann Marie Aguilar, Director of Operations; Europe, WELL Faculty

View the programme

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

This conference also includes a post-event networking drinks reception.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group discounts

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS Professional Rate £265 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professional £357.75 + VAT
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What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

Listen to Walter Boettcher opening keynote on the UK property market: cyclical, political or technological.

Hear from leading CEOs on their reactions to the biggest issues impacting the market.

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