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

  • 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 »

  • 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.