Industry events, events at Mishcon and other property related gatherings.

  • 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 »

  • Susan Freeman’s MIPIM 2016 Blog

    Mishcon de Reya Partner Susan Freeman is writing a daily MIPIM blog – a unique insight into the events, debates and parties during MIPIM week

  • “Linda” prompts some serious thinking

    Susan Freeman’s blog has also been published on Estates Gazette’s REWIRE here. ‘Harrowing’, ‘awe inspiring’, ‘draining’, ‘amazing’ were just some of the reactions from guests at our recent Mishcon Women’s Forum special performance of “Linda” at the Royal Court Theatre.  We will be mulling over this thought-provoking play, which focuses the spotlight firmly on the… Read more »

  • The Big Think on the future of London

    Mishcon de Reya and Central brought together London thought leaders for a series of high-level discussions, looking at the shift towards east London, new ways of providing housing for Londoners and the value of good public realm.

  • The Pre-MIPIM Beach Party

    Our joint party with CBRE took place in London on 28 February, marking the start of the MI PIM trade show in Cannes. At the beach-themed event, guests drank cocktails under the palm trees while the rest of London shivered.

  • First Impressions: Conservative Party Conference 2013

    Having narrowly survived my first Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, here are some first impressions. I was unprepared for the Secure Zone which had come up casually in conversations about conference passes and is not unlike the MIPIM security cordon. However REED MIDEM haven’t (yet) resorted to armed police guards with unnerving machine guns and… Read more »

  • The big think on the future of London – January 2013

    The big think on the future of London – January 2013

  • The Battle of the Giants: London v New York

    LandAid’s ‘Battle of the Giants’ Debate pitted London Mayor Boris Johnson and The Apprentice winner Tim Campbell against New York City Deputy Mayors Howard Wolfson and Robert Steel. The event, organised by Helical Bar CEO and LandAid President Mike Slade, Mishcon de Reya Partner Susan Freeman and Central’s Pat Brown, was attended by 300 senior industry figures and raised £50,000.