Susan Freeman

Partner, Real Estate

Susan Freeman

Susan Freeman is an experienced real estate lawyer. Her in depth understanding of the property market allied to her business training (she is a graduate of the prestigious Sloan Masters MSc Programme in Leadership and Strategy at London Business School) and her wide circle of contacts make for a formidable combination.

Recent posts by Susan Freeman

  • Sir Terry Farrell Gold Medal Lecture

    The Sir Terry Farrell Gold Medal Lecture at the Royal Institute in Mayfair was a rare treat to mark the prestigious award by the Royal Town Planning Institute. The iconic architect addressed a rapt audience on his views on city planning. You could have heard a pin drop. I had intended to leave early for… Read more »

  • Labour Party Conference 2017

    Brighton started out bright and sunny and then quickly deteriorated to become wet and gloomy. Our Mishcon de Reya and LCA Property Shapers Dinner sponsored by Essential and New West End Company was a bright spot. Once again our glittering array of guests included council leaders, property companies, housing associations and thought leaders who were… Read more »

  • Conservative Party Conference 2017

    There was such a large police presence in Brighton when we arrived for our Sunday night Conference dinner that I almost didn’t get through the security cordon and had to produce the guest list and seating plan for the police before they believed I was an essential component of our event. We were delighted to… Read more »

  • Liberating Lawyers Through PropTech

    The writing on the wall couldn’t really be clearer: the real estate world, not generally seen as being in the vanguard of change, is having to adapt to fast-moving technological advancements. Whether it’s online listings, virtual reality, machine learning, drones, big data or crowdsourcing, ignoring the tsunami of innovation is just no longer an option…. Read more »

  • What a real estate week!

    Property Week Awards Dinner: This year’s Property Week Awards Dinner at the Grosvenor House was a vintage event. Like all self-respecting real estate events these days it was characterised by ‘rent a crowd’ protestors outside the hotel. They certainly didn’t dampen the good spirits of the gathering. I was delighted to be seated next to… Read more »

  • Is #PropTech driving change in real estate?

    The property sector has been a little late to the party as far as the potential of tech is concerned. At a recent Estates Gazette proptech seminar – hosted appropriately at U+I’s splendid new space in Victoria – tech and property sat self-consciously side by side. The audience was treated to the thoughts of a… Read more »

  • Conservative Party Conference 2016

    I arrived in Birmingham mid conference. In a great improvement on last year’s conference, I didn’t have to run the gauntlet of angry protesters to access my hotel. Birmingham is still a difficult city to navigate on foot as the road network and the car dominate. Unsurprisingly I didn’t see one cyclist on the roads… Read more »

  • Tories change their tune on housebuilding

    At a Mishcon de Reya dinner on Monday night, the likes of Capital & Counties managing director Gary Yardley, Argent partner Nick Searl, Pocket Living chief executive Marc Vlessing and Essential Living chief operating officer Martin Bellinger welcomed the apparent shift in priorities. But perhaps more significant was the positive reception from policy makers. Former… Read more »

  • Labour Party Conference Liverpool

    Liverpool was wetter, greyer and certainly didn’t have the upbeat feel of last year’s sunny, seaside Labour conference in Brighton. Staying in the new Pullman, the conference hotel, was interesting as every lift journey was travelled in the company of a familiar face. Robert Peston, John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn to name a few. The hotel… Read more »

  • Property Events: A week in tweets

    We hosted our first IPF Next Generation event, featuring a high powered panel discussing the changes on the horizon in the world of proptech, chaired by Julian Carey, Managing Director of C2 Capital.