Tom Howell shares his thoughts from MIPIM UK

 

I was delighted to be able to attend this year’s MIPIM UK held at Old Billingsgate, London on the 14th &15th Oct. It gave me an incredible insight to the views and opinions on the UK Real Estate Industry from some of the most influential figures representing some of the biggest Property companies in the UK.

 

It was great to catch up and improve existing relationships with some of our most valued clients and was also great to create new relationships with both established and up and coming companies from all over the UK.

 

The Property industry is an industry that leaves a big Carbon Footprint on our environment and I was impressed by the changes being made. Both the London Boroughs and the UK’s leading property companies are making to concerted efforts to help save the environment and tackle climate change, from new recyclable building materials to some of the most polluted areas of London initiating plans to be Carbon Neutral in the next 10 years.

The big message being Act Now!!! Before it is too late.

 

One thing that did concern me however, was the lack of funds going towards other parts of the UK, as London & the South East seem to be receiving a lot of the recent investment. Representatives from Liverpool, West England, Cambridge and Scotland all shared their concerns for their areas, expressing the need for investment to begin heading their way quickly to help with a variety of concerns, such as lack of housing stock, renovations of transport links and general growth of their local economies.

 

Brexit was also a big topic of discussion as expected, but was refreshingly positive. The majority of companies have exceeded their forecast revenue since Brexit was announced, anticipating Brexit to only be a blip in the market progress in the coming years due to the strength of the Real Estate Industry.

 

So as a recruiter and enthusiast in the industry, I am extremely encouraged for the future and I, like everyone else, am looking forward to getting Brexit out the way and see the economy grow from strength to strength.

 

Thomas Howell

Property, Surveying and Valuations

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