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London Major Development & Investment Plans 2017
Monday, 2nd October 2017 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs
London Major Development & Investment Plans 2017 | Event
With its golden postcodes, massive regeneration plans and some significant infrastructure schemes underway London seems to have a never ending conveyor belt of development and investment opportunities. There is a degree of political uncertainty however Placemaking remains very high on the agenda for all parties and the private and public sector partnerships are working well together.
Our panel for this event brings a truly local and international feel to proceedings.
Nick Searl, Partner at Argent has a wide ranging portfolio in the city and will explain where Argent are up to with their current schemes and also what’s next!
Mark Davis is the Housing and Regen lead for the DCLG who have plenty on their plate following recent events in the city. Mark’s expertise very much lies in the PRS and BTR schemes that the government is supporting and initiating across the UK.
Andrew White is the Development Director at Great Portland Estates, one of the Capital’s most prolific developers
Azeemeh Zaheer of Naissance Capital Real Estate will discuss capital inflows from the Middle East, Public vs Private placements into commercial property, regeneration and deal structuring.
So we trust that you will enjoy the summer break and come back in September ready for business !
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- 1530 – 1600; Registration
- 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
- 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)
We have an exciting new opportunity for you – buy a VIP ticket to this event and come to dinner straight after the event with the speakers who have accepted an invitation, see below.
Great food, good wine and excellent conversation.
VIP Ticket Privileges
- FREE attendance at the after-event Speakers Dinner
- Reserved seating in the front two rows at the event
- Guaranteed tickets even at sold-out events
- Up to 20 x VIP tickets available at each event
- VIP Name Badges
Dinner Venue – Manicomio
Come to dinner and join:
- Nick Searl – Argent
- Andrew White – Great Portland Estates
- Azeemeh Zaheer – Naissance Capital Real Estate
Nick Searl, Partner; Argent
Nick is a Partner at Argent LLP. Beyond the day to day management of the business, his main priority is leading the commercial team who deal with the definition, strategy, leasing and management of the office and retail components at various projects including King’s Cross, Paradise in Birmingham and Brent Cross in London.
At a corporate level, Nick is involved in securing new development opportunities for the Argent Related business and is also responsible for marketing and promotional activities.
Andrew White, Development Director; Great Portland Estates
A member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Joined the Group in March 2013 as Head of Development. Appointed to the Executive Committee in July 2015 as Development Director.
Responsibilities: Oversees total return of the development portfolio including the successful delivery of all development projects across the Group.
Experience: Former Divisional Director at Kier Property. Previously with BAA Lynton and Development Securities.
Mark Davis, Housing-Led; Department for Communities & Local Government
Azeemeh Zaheer, Managing Director; Naissance Capital Real Estate
Ms. Azeemeh Zaheer is Chief Executive of Naissance Capital Real Estate Ltd. Naissance’s key business includes, originating, structuring, and executing commercial real estate investment and development strategies across the UK and United States on behalf of Private Banks and Family Offices.
Prior to founding Naissance Capital Real Estate Ltd, Azeemeh worked for Gatehouse Bank as Vice President & Head of IR for over six years. In this capacity she was responsible for deal syndication, institution partnerships and global distribution. Her role included working with real estate origination, asset management and investment structuring across various asset classes.
Ms. Zaheer’s experience also includes her appointment as Vice Consul, Head of Energy and US Oil & Gas Sector for the British Consulate General in Houston in November 2006. In this role, she was responsible for inward investment and trade between the US and the UK in oil & gas and energy financial services. She was awarded the 2009 Global Individual Excellence Award from Lord Davis, UK Trade & Investment Minister.
Ms. Zaheer has previously worked in banking, for over 7 years, as a licensed specialist in business lending, annuity investments, as well as, private banking for both Bank of America and Washington Mutual (Chase).
Ms. Zaheer completed the Real Estate Finance Executive Certification Programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June 2017, as well as, the Real Estate Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2015 and an received an Islamic Finance Qualification in 2010.
Azeemeh has led an outstanding Women Empowerment Initiative, which assist women in the Middle East seeking to develop their knowledge of investment opportunities, and in particular, discover Real Estate from an investment perspective. Azeemeh was awarded 2013 AML’s Women of Influence: Next Generation of Women to Watch. Ms. Zaheer spoke on the 2013 World Economic Islamic Forum in London about women in Islamic Finance. Azeemeh held specialised training session in London November 2014 for a number of Forbes 100 Most Influential Arab Women and spoke at the 2015 Ted-x in Houston on Islamic Finance.
Previous nonprofit work in the US include; founding member and officer of Women of Water, a non-profit organization supporting women entering the environmental engineering & sciences industry, in addition to being the founding president for a youth UNICEF group. Azeemeh was a member the Houston District Export Council, a steering committee member of Houston Technology Centre, and a board member for Healthcare for the Homeless.