Land Society - Commercial Property Forum

Land Society - Commercial Property Forum

Land Society - Commercial Property Forum
Thursday 12 November 2020, 8.30am GMT
Past event
Past event
Thursday 12 November 2020, 8.30am GMT
  • Lecture
Hosted by the Cambridge University Land Society
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
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The Cambridge University Land Society invites alumni to join them for their Commercial Property Forum - Market Trends 2020.

Property in a Pandemic: As Covid, Brexit, fiscal turmoil, political machinations and an economic downturn conspire to reshape the property market, we ask experts from finance, development, investment and the built environment to share their views on the forces which will influence market activity and performance in 2021 and beyond. Has forecasting ever been this difficult?


  • Steve Mallen -  Steve has more than 30 years’ experience in the UK and international property market.  Previous roles include: Partner and Head of Global Research & Consulting at Knight Frank, Director of Property Strategy & Research at Henderson Global Investors and Senior Managing Director at US Company Grubb & Ellis where he was responsible for global advisory and transaction services.  An independent consultant for the past 12 years, Steve is currently a Director of Milton Keynes Development Partnership with responsibility for Property & Projects and sits on the Board of Governors at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.  He is also a member of the Expert Reference Group for the NHS Long Term Plan. Steve graduated in Geography from Cambridge in 1987.

Panellists include:

  • Michael BrodtmanChairman UK CBRE Ltd. Michael joined CBRE’s investment team in 1981, advising institutions and property companies, with a particular focus on tax based investment and development advice. Michael ran the Valuation department between 1999 and 2018, helping it to grow to a leading position amongst the owners and lenders to UK real estate. He particularly sponsored the growth of services to the UK institutions and REITs, and the development of specialist teams focused on emerging property sectors both in the UK and internationally. Michael has had a wide range of Non-Executive roles. He has been a member of the Policy Committee of the British Property Federation, the Bank of England’s Commercial Property Forum, the RICS Global Valuation Board.
  • Madeleine Cosgrave Regional Head Europe, GIC RE. Madeleine Cosgrave is Regional Head of Europe for GIC Real Estate. Based in London she is responsible for GIC’s investment strategy and real estate portfolio in Europe. GIC is Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth fund and is an early entrant among institutional investors in real estate. Investments include traditional private real estate (brick-and-mortar assets), public and private equities (such as real estate operating companies), real estate investment trusts and real estate-related debt instruments. The real estate assets span multiple property sectors, including office, retail, residential, industrial and hospitality. GIC actively manages the assets to generate income and enhance market value through tenant management, market positioning, leasing and capital improvements.  She graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1989 where she read Land Economy. She is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a former chair of the INREV Investor Platform and of the ICSC Diversity Steering Committee.
  • Dan Nicholson, Managing Director – Tishman Speyer. Dan Nicholson is responsible for leading Tishman Speyer’s business in the United Kingdom, including acquisitions, sales, development, and asset management activities. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer in 2011, Dan worked in private equity investing in UK operating businesses and real estate. He also led the main investment portfolio at Quintain Estates & Development Plc and was a Chartered Surveyor with Lambert Smith Hampton. He has an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Property Valuation and Law from Cass Business School.

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