Monthly Archives: May 2016

YL ‘Innovators and Disruptors’ Series: StudioMakers

Kindly sponsored by PLP Architecture and hosted by the The Koppel Project, an emerging hub for the arts in Baker Street, the second event of the “Innovators and Disruptors Series” featured Candida Gertler, Director of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Co-Founder of the Studiomakers initiative. The event drew a diverse crowd of professionals involved in both the arts and the property sector, with the interest of better understanding the ways in which artistic production can have a positive impact on community development. Candida, whose involvement in the arts and … Read More

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Christopher Choa, Chair of the ULI Infrastructure Council, recently hosted a presentation at London City Hall.  ULI invited Jeremy Skinner (GLA, Head of Economic Growth & Enterprise), Andrew McMunnigal (GLA, Senior Policy and Projects Officer for Infrastructure) and Paul Hodgson (GLA, GIS & Infrastructure Manager) to discuss an extraordinary GIS map of London. The Infrastructure Group at the Greater London Authority (GLA) has developed this new map, which is currently in beta-testing. No other city has a map of this kind! Like many GIS applications, this database integrates an extraordinary … Read More

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Young Leaders Lunch & Learn with James Seppala

Kindly hosted by Blackstone, February’s Lunch & Learn session offered the UK Young Leaders a chance to engage with James Seppala – Partner and Head of Europe Real Estate Acquisitions at Blackstone. The heavily subscribed event started with a round table of introductions which revealed a varied young leader attendee range in terms of backgrounds and length of tenure in the property industry. James spoke about his own career starting from graduating in 2001 from Harvard College and subsequently joining Goldman Sachs, where he spent 10 years before moving to … Read More

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