Jonathon Ivory: Managing director, Atlas Residential

Jonathon is the managing director of Atlas Residential, a North American headquartered specialist multifamily / Build to Rent owner operator. He runs Atlas’ UK business including the company’s investment programme where his responsibilities involve origination, capital raising and execution.

Jonathon originally trained at Legal & General Investment Management in the fund management and investor relations departments were he was an analyst and new business consultant advising on and raising capital for the full spectrum of L&G’s managed funds respectively.  

From L&G Jonathon joined The Raven Group, a specialist award winning global property developer, as a development executive working within the residential team where he was responsible for land buying, planning and development, across a variety of assets classes including listing building residential conversions, assisted living housing and second home / hotel development. During his time at The Raven Group Jonathon operated throughout Europe and The Americas.  

Before joining Atlas Jonathon ran the London office of Carlton Group, a New York headquartered global boutique real estate investment bank specialising in corporate finance advisory, debt / equity placement and commercial loan sales.

Jonathon is a member of The British Property Federation Build to Rent Sub Committee, The Urban Land Institute Residential Council and President of The UK Apartment Association.

Jo McCafferty: director, Levitt Bernstein


A champion for inventive design in housing, Jo has extensive experience of designing and delivering innovative housing projects of all scales across the UK – an approach that has been rewarded with many competition-winning schemes and industry awards.

As part of Levitt Bernstein’s ongoing drive for better housing, she has co-authored and contributed to numerous housing publications; is a member of several design review panels and speaks regularly at industry events.

Jennie Daly: group operations director, Taylor Wimpey

As Group Operations Director, Jennie’s role has a direct focus on Taylor Wimpey’s land and planning strategy, with responsibilities for, and oversight of, land acquisition and complex planning matters. Jennie leads Taylor Wimpey’s response to the evolving UK planning system and political engagement across the planning policy arena.

In addition, Jennie has UK Board responsibilities for Taylor Wimpey’s Technical, Design, Sustainability, Production and Procurement disciplines.

In April 2015, Jennie became a non-executive director of Peabody Trust a leading affordable housing provider in Greater London.

Ed Turner, senior lecturer - politics, Aston University

Ed Turner is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Aston University and Deputy Leader of Oxford City Council. 

He has been a member of a number of national-level reviews of housing policy, most recently the Lyons review, and recently led a two-year research project, joint with the think tank IPPR and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin, comparing housing policy in England and Germany.

Andrew Boyed: Head of the Residential Development and Investment, Allsop

Andrew Boyed is the Head of the Residential Development and Investment Team at Allsop.

He joined Allsop in 2016, having spent the previous 12 years at Savills. The first half of his career was spent working as a town planner and since 2010; he has been focussed on residential development and investment agency.

The vast majority of his experience has been gained in the London market, with the breadth of this experience ranging from obtaining planning permissions for major regeneration projects in Greater London to agency deals in Prime Central London.  



Angus Dodd: Chief Executive, Quintain

Angus Dodd was appointed Chief Executive of Quintain in June 2016. Quintain is the London developer behind the transformation of Wembley Park in north west London.

Prior to Quintain, he was Senior Managing Director, Co-Head European Real Estate Investments, Lone Star Europe Acquisitions LLP, an affiliate of the General Partner of Lone Star Funds. Lone Star acquired Quintain in September 2015. Mr. Dodd joined Lone Star in March 2009. Prior to joining Lone Star, Mr. Dodd served as Managing Director at JER Partners for 5 years. He previously worked at Parkes & Company and Invesco Real Estate (which acquired Parkes & Company in 2001), BZW and Jones Lang Wootton. Mr. Dodd has an MA in Land Economy from Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Anita Rivera: Head of Planning, Mishcon de Reya's

Anita is a Partner and Head of Planning in Mishcon de Reya's Real Estate department. She advises leading commercial and residential property developers, property companies, investment funds and high net worth individuals on a broad range of planning matters.

Anita is described as having "fantastic technical planning knowledge, commercial awareness, effectiveness and great client service" in Chambers and Partners 2018.

Chambers and Partners 2017 refers to her "proactivity, efficiency" and ability to "think laterally."




Emma Cariaga: Head of Operations, British Land

Emma joined British Land in June 2014 and as Head of Operations she has responsibility for the development of the Group’s assets at Canada Water. The project, adjacent to the Canada Water & Surrey Quays stations, covering nearly 50 acres will deliver a new urban centre for London with up to 5m sq.ft of development comprising workspace, retail, leisure, culture and residential alongside higher educational and community uses.

Previous experience:

Emma joined British Land from Landsec where she delivered a number of Central London developments including Wellington House, Kings Gate and the Zig Zag building in Victoria, as well as overseeing their strategic land portfolio.  Prior to this, Emma held development and land management roles at house builders Barratt and Crest Nicholson.


Finn Williams: Chief Executive Officer, Public Practice

Finn Williams is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Public Practice, a social enterprise placing a new generation of planners in local government to shape places for the public good. Finn previously worked for Croydon Council and the Greater London Authority. He is a Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose, Centre for London Associate, Planning Advisory Service board member, CABE Built Environment Enabler, and member of the Raynsford Review Task Force. He was also co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.



Glenn Howells

Glenn Howells has built a strong reputation for designing innovative buildings and master planning. He has led Glenn Howells Architects (GHA) for the last 27 years to win numerous major design competitions and over 120 awards.

Glenn has led some of Britain’s most complex and ambitious regeneration projects and has been particularly influential in shaping Birmingham over the last 20 years. GHA have been involved in guiding Birmingham's Big City Plan but also the major regeneration projects within it including Paradise, Brindley Place, Eastside / HS2 and most recently the Westside of the City. 



Gordon has 30 years’ experience advising clients on daylight, sunlight and rights of light matters. He has led major developments in Central London, cities across the UK and around the world. Gordon is currently leading a research project on daylight within dense locations, establishing design guidance to allow greater density whilst optimising amenity. 

VU.CITY is the largest, most accurate interactive digital model of London. Developed by GIA and Wagstaffs, it is a revolutionary tool for architects, developers and the public sector.

Ian Fletcher: Director of Policy (Real Estate), British Property Federation

Ian Fletcher is Director of Policy (Real Estate) at the British Property Federation (BPF) – the trade association for the property investment sector. Ian speaks for the sector and his team covers a wide range of housing, commercial property, planning and sustainability issues. He was a member of the Government’s Montague Review Group, which examined how to encourage greater institutional investment in rented housing, and is a long term champion of the nascent Build-to-Rent sector. He has also recently helped Government review the case for making client money protection compulsory for letting agents.

Away from the BPF, Ian has recently stepped down from chairing the committee of management which regulates the quality of private student accommodation in the UK.

Ian was formerly Head of Policy and Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce. He has also worked in banking and teaching, and holds professional qualifications in finance and market research, and is an honorary Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management. He is married, with one young son.


Irene Craick

A champion for inventive design in housing, Irene has an impressive track record of designing and delivering innovative housing projects of all scales across the UK – an approach that has been rewarded with many competition-winning schemes and industry awards. With particular experience in estate regeneration and specialist housing, she also regularly advises clients on design and quality standards.

James Murray: Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Mayor Office

James Murray joined the Mayor's Office in 2016 as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, coming from Islington Council, where he held the position of Executive Member for Housing & Development for six years.

During James’s time in Islington, the borough was one of the top building local authorities in the country. He oversaw the introduction of planning policies to raise the proportion of affordable homes in new developments, including a new standard for viability assessments.

In the Mayor’s Office, James is focussing on bringing together a broad alliance – including councils, housing associations, developers and businesses – to support plans to build more new and affordable homes in London. He is advising the Mayor on planning policy, particularly helping to develop and implement new approaches to housing. He is overseeing work at City Hall to improve the private rented sector and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, in line with the Mayor’s priorities.

James advised the current Mayor during his selection and election campaigns. Before taking a position on Islington Council’s executive, he worked in Parliament and for a management consultancy. He has lived his whole life in London, and currently lives near King's Cross.


Janice Morphet: BSc, MA, PhD, FRTPI FAcSS

Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor in the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London and is a CABE Built Environment Expert. Janice was on the Planning Committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games. She was a Senior Adviser on local government at DCLG 2000-2005, having been Chief Executive of Rutland CC, Director of Technical Services at Woking, and Professorial Head of the School of Planning and Landscape at Birmingham Polytechnic. Her latest book is Beyond Brexit (2017) and recent research on Local Authority Direct Provision of Housing with Dr Ben Clifford of UCL funded by the NPF and RTPI (December 2017).


Jason is the Managing Director of Wagstaffs, an award winning digital communications consultancy. Virtual reality is changing the face of property and infrastructure. For planning, consultation, construction and 

marketing, Wagstaffs creates 3D visualisations, digital communications tools and interactive applications on behalf of clients such as British Land, Barratt London, SEGRO and TfL. 

VU.CITY is the largest, most accurate interactive digital model of London. Developed by GIA and Wagstaffs, it is a revolutionary tool for architects, developers and the public sector.

Jo Davis: National Head of Planning, Development and Regeneration

Over her 22 year career Jo Davis has developed a reputation as one of the leading planning strategist in her field. She is has a proven track record in delivering complex mixed use city centre regeneration projects for the public and private sector as well leading on the delivery of new communities enshrined in the principles of great placemaking. Jo’s passion is to translate complex visions into delivered development. Her landmark achievements include a 5,000-strong new community in Weston-super-Mare and the creation of a new market town of 7,500 people in Bedfordshire.



John Badman: Director, CallisonRTKL


John Badman is Director at global design firm CallisonRTKL.

He has led the design and delivery of build-to-rent projects in London and regions across the UK for many developers, operators and funds in the sector.

John has been one of the leading voices in build-to-rent in the UK since its emergence in the market; he’s a regular contributor to industry publications and debates on the sector and works closely with CallisonRTKL residential experts around the world to shape global best practice. 

Jonathan Clarke: Principal , Woods Bagot

Jonathan Clarke is a Principal at international architecture practice Woods Bagot; he heads up the practice’s London studio and is also the Global Sector Lead for Residential.

 Jonathan’s prior experience has taken him around the world, designing high-profile schemes in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In recent years his experience has been focused on the London market, delivering renowned and award-winning environments for high-profile residential and PRS developers such as Ballymore and Essential Living. In addition, in late 2017 Jonathan travelled to Australia to meet with Western Australia’s Minister for Housing, and other senior political figures, to advise and educate them on the country’s emerging build-to-rent offering – and the lessons it can learn from the UK. 

Jonathan also acts as a mentor for young professionals, sits as a member on the Design Review Panel for the London Borough of Southwark and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Jonathan’s practical and advisory experience has granted him an excellent understanding of the international residential landscape, providing him with the in-depth skills and experience to explain and articulate the context, complexities and challenges an architect faces when designing for a capital city, and the transferable lessons the UK can learn from other countries – especially in regards to build-to-rent.


Katherine Rodgers: Grosvenor Britain & Ireland's

Katherine Rodgers leads the day-to-day development management of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland's 12 acre development in the heart of Bermondsey. This is expected to include homes for private rent, affordable housing, a new secondary school, high quality open spaces and improved connections to the Tube station and local businesses.
Katherine joined Grosvenor in 2006. Her previous responsibilities here have included corporate strategic planning as Head of Strategy and Business Planning and investment management on the London Estate.

Katy Warrick

Katy leads our London Residential Research team, covering both the new build market and the second hand agency markets, as well as managing a team of six property researchers. She provides market commentary and consultancy advice ranging from regeneration in outer London boroughs through to the prime markets of central London.

Killian Hurley: Chief Executive, Mount Anvil

Mount Anvil co-founder Killian Hurley has worked in the London property market since 1988. Passion, hard work and a demanding people-focused approach are keys to Killian’s business style. His ethos is that trust is earned through character and competence – demonstrated through repeat partnerships and collaborative delivery of design-led schemes that leave a lasting legacy for London.

Lawrence Bowles: Senior Analyst, Savills

Lawrence is a senior analyst in the residential research team at Savills, focusing on infrastructure, build to rent, student housing, and retirement housing. He provides market intelligence and strategy advice to clients including national and local government, investors, developers, and housing associations.


Mark Bladon: Property Lender, Investec

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in corporate lending and property finance and has a successful track record in originating new clients and building loan portfolios. He is currently co-head of origination in Investec’s Structured Property Finance team, managing a team of seven people. He specialises in providing stretch senior development finance across all property sectors. Recent deals include a £73m stretch senior multi-site Student Accommodation development facility, and a senior debt and equity Joint Venture for a major Plc. In the last 3 years Mark has built a £500m loan portfolio.

Mel Barrett: Chief Executive, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Mel is Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council where Urban and Civic, backed by Wellcome Trust, has been appointed joint venture partner on the 3,500 home first phase of the 2,000 acre Manydown development.   

Mel was previously Executive Director of Housing and Regeneration at LB Hammersmith & Fulham with responsibility for a £1 billion residential property portfolio comprising 18,000 dwellings. He concluded a 15 year joint venture vehicle with Stanhope plc., and phased land sale arrangements for the regeneration of Earls Court.   

As Oxford City Council’s Executive Director for City Regeneration he delivered the first council homes in over twenty five years, a joint venture with Grosvenor for the Barton urban extension and the Development Agreement for the redevelopment of Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre.  

Michela Hancock: Senior Development Director, Greystar

As Senior Development Director at Greystar, Michela leads the development business in the UK. She focuses on overseeing execution of current projects including financing, amenity and unit planning, design, entitlements, construction and lease up efforts on multifamily and student developments. In addition, Michela is helping to secure a pipeline of 10,000 units in the next 3-4 years. She is currently Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s UK Residential Council, a member of the British Property Federation (BPF) Build to Rent Committee and a board member, treasurer and chair of the events and marketing committee of the United Kingdom Apartment Association (UKAA).

Nick Cuff: Land Director, Pocket Living

Nick is Land Director of Pocket Living and is responsible for all commercial acquisition and partnerships. He spent 12 years as an elected Councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth and was a member of the Authority’s Cabinet and Chair of the Council’s Planning Committee. He is also a Board Member of the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group. He is a chartered surveyor and chartered town planner.

Stephanie Barbabosa: Head of Build to Rent, International Operations, Lendlease

Stephanie Barbabosa was appointed Head of Build to Rent in August 2017 , bringing more than 25 years experience in the multi-family and build to rent sectors to the role.

Stephanie has a diverse asset background that includes multi-family, single-family, retail, mixed-use, and Home Owners Association management across multiple markets in the US. Throughout her career she has focused on new business development, due diligence, asset management, value-add initiatives, business planning and strategy, acquisition, disposition, lease-ups, marketing plans, financial and market analysis, performance benchmarking, training and mentoring in multi-family management, pre-construction consulting and Yardi administration.

Stephanie is a Certified Property Manager and an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. She holds the Registered Property Management designation from the International Real Estate Institute. Additionally, she is a District of Columbia Certified Property Manager.

 Prior to joining Lendlease Europe, Stephanie was with Gables Residential in the United States overseeing the mid-Atlantic portfolio from Boston to Florida.


William Jackson

William Jackson was previously Chair of Cushman & Wakefield’s Development Group. He advised Rio Tinto on the redevelopment of their HQ in St. James’s Square; the US Government on the cost neutral relocation of it’s Embassy and TfL on its redevelopment of Earls Court , the benchmark for TfL’s Commercial Development Property Partnership Programme. William is currently a member of TfL’s Commercial Development Investment Committee; a member of the HS2 Development Advisory panel and is responsible for Crossrail 2’s property strategy.

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