The 2018 Oxford Real Estate Conference

About the Conference

When: Wednesday 7th March 2018, 9am-7pm
Where: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP
This year the conference focused on Innovation in the Real Estate industry, exploring how changes in technology, development/construction methods, design and investment practices are affecting the industry and whether these transformations are in fact influencing Real Estate investment fundamentals.

Quotes from Past Attendees

“I am truly impressed by the calibre of attendees that I have seen today. It's not easy to get busy professionals and principals to come up to Oxford and I think that it is a testament to the importance of the Oxford real estate program that we have leaders of the industry here actively interacting and staying well into the evening. I think this is a space to watch”

Past Attendee
Past Attendee

“It is the first conference in my 20 years of working in the property industry that there has been an even number of men and women of different ages, different nationalities. It’s been absolutely terrific, so vibrant!”

Past Attendee
Past Attendee

“This conference is fantastic. Personally I like coming up to Oxford and coming up to the Business School here. It’s a great venue and a great program”

Past Attendee
Past Attendee

“Fascinating day! Really interesting to go from the UK’s residential market through to looking at Brazil and emerging market investments all in one session and a really interesting array of speakers”

Past Attendee
Past Attendee

“I thought the diversity of thought and diversity of the panels was great. I think the conference has sought to address some of the leading or troubling issues that are facing the industry and will be faced by the industry in the next few years”

Past Attendee
Past Attendee


09.00 - 10.00

Entrance Hall

Registration and Coffee

10.00 - 10.10

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre


10.10 - 11.25

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Panel 1: The Impact of Technology on the Real Estate Market

Ryan Simonetti

Panel Moderator
CEO and Co-Founder, Convene

Faisal Butt

Founder/CEO of Spire Ventures, & Founder/Chairman of Pi Labs

Sally Duggleby

UK Head of Industrial and Logistics Occupier Services, Savills

Forbes Elworthy

Founder, Craigmore Sustainables

James Nicholson

Partner, Knight Frank

11.25 - 11.45

Entrance Hall

Coffee Break

11.45 - 12.05

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Keynote: Dan Madrigal

Director, European Real Estate Acquisitions, Facebook

12.10 - 13.25

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre


Ludovic Phallipou

Panel Moderator
Associate Professor of Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Josh Cleveland

Partner, StepStone Real Estate

Natalia Karayaneva

CEO, Propy

Rod Lockhart

Managing Director, LendInvest Capital

Martin Wheeler

Managing Director and Co-Head, ICG Longbow

13.30 - 14.15

Entrance Hall

Lunch, Networking and Technology Showcase

14.20 - 15.30

Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre


Dr Nigel Mehdi

Panel Moderator
Departmental Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford

Dan Byles

Vice President, Head of Corporate Development, Living PlanIT

Yair Ginor

Director, Lipton Rogers Developments

Johnny Manns

Managing Director, Urbanest

Caroline Sturm

Manager, Digital Transformation, Diplan

Also 14.20 - 15.30

Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre


Sarah Atkinson

Panel Moderator
Shareholder, Real Estate, Greenberg Traurig

Hala El-Akl

Director, PLP Architecture

Anil Khera

Founder and CEO, Node Living

Michelle McGrath

Director, Capco Covent Garden

Matthew Brown

Senior Director - Real Estate, European Expansion, WeWork

15.30 - 15.55

Entrance Hall

Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.15

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre


Rob Bould

Debate Moderator
Non-Executive Director, IPSX

William Bateman

Managing Director, Roundhill Capital

Simon Martin

Senior Partner, Tristan Capital Partners

Savannah de Savary

Founder and CEO, Built-ID

Alex Knapp

Manager Director, Hines

17.15 - 17.45

Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Essay Competition Winner & Wrap-Up

17.45 - 18.45

Entrance Hall

Cocktail Reception

Dinner Tickets Only: 19.00

St Peter's College

St Peter's College Welcome Drink

Dinner Tickets Only: 19.30

St Peter's College

Dinner with Speakers - Sold out

Our Sponsors


Dominic Wilson, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Pi Labs

Sponsored by Pi Labs

Location: St Peter's College, New Inn Hall St, Oxford OX1 2DL

Welcome Drinks from 7pm

Sit Down in the Dining Hall at 7:30pm

For directions to St Peter's College, please see below.


Frequently Asked Questions

Event Location?

The Conference will be held at the wonderful Said Business School of the University of Oxford. It is immediately adjacent the rail station: Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP.

Transport Links?

If Driving: Park at one of the Park and Ride stops stops outside the centre, take the bus into the centre and walk to the business school. If Taking the Train: The business school is immediately adjacent to the train station, so arrive at Oxford Station (not Oxford Parkway) and walk 2 minutes to the venue.

When are Tickets released?

Tickets are now on sale! Click Here to buy one before they run out!