8th June 2016, 18:30 – 21:00

The Fourth Annual “Boom or Bust” Property Discussion

Insights from top property experts on the future of the UK housing market

After the success of our three previous annual property events, the Economic Research Council is hosting a fourth discussion on the residential and commercial property markets to address what has changed since last year, what to expect in the coming years, and what “Black Swan” event might disrupt those expectations.

This year’s event once again features four speakers who each offer a different perspective on the property market: Dan Bayley (National Head of Commercial Office Leasing at BNP Paribas Real Estate), providing the commercial property perspective; Camilla Dell (Managing Partner at Black Brick Property Solutions), providing the buying agent’s perspective; Neal Hudson (Associate Director at Savills Residential Research), providing the researcher’s perspective; and Ed Mead (Executive Director at Douglas & Gordon), providing the selling agent’s perspective. Chairing the event this year will be Damian Wild (Editor of Estates Gazette).

Tickets cost £15 before 11th May, and £20 afterwards, but if you don’t currently own a property you are eligible for a special discount ticket costing just £10. To book tickets, please click here.

Event Format

6.30pm: Every guest will receive one free drink, which can be enjoyed in the garden of the Royal Geographical Society (if the weather is good!)  There will also be a cash bar available.

7pm: The event will start in the main theatre of the RGS, beginning with an introduction from the chair.

7.10pm: Each of the experts will give a short 10 minute presentation on their thoughts about the state of the UK residential and commercial property market, what they think is likely to happen in the short-term, and what might disrupt their predictions.

8pm: Questions will be presented to the four speakers by the chairman and the audience, with the aim of discussing some of the issues around the property market.  

8.30pm: The event will end with a brief summing up from the chair.  After the event, the bar will remain open for a short time if you wish to stay and discuss the event.

Tickets: ERC Members

Economic Research Council members get free entry to all ERC events.  If you are a member, please click here to reserve your place.

If you are not a member, but are interested in joining, please click here for more information.

Tickets: Non-Members

If you are not a member, you can purchase a ticket for this event by clicking here.  Early Bird Tickets cost £15, and Regular Tickets cost £20.  £10 tickets are available for non-property owners.  

More Information


Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR


Wednesday 8th June 2016

6.30pm: Drinks and Networking

7pm: Event Starts

8pm: Q&A

8.30pm: Event Ends

The bar will remain open for a short time afterwards.

 The Panellists:

The Commercial Perspective…

Dan Bayley is a Senior Director and National Head of Commercial Office Leasing at BNP Paribas Real Estate. Dan has over 20 years’ experience providing development and leasing advice to landowners, funds, developers and occupiers in Central London. Whilst most of his career has been based in the City, his responsibility for the Central London team has developed a wider view of markets across London, whether working with occupiers or owners. He has worked at BNP Paribas Real Estate since graduating in 1991 and leads the offices sector group.  He is a member of the British Council for Offices.

The Research Perspective…

Neal Hudson is Associate Director of Savills Residential Research. Neal has been a housing market analyst for over nine years. His job involves providing commentary on the market and consultancy advice to a range of clients on residential, student and retirement housing developments ranging in size from 25 homes to over 10,000 and from prime developments in central London to housing estates in the north of England. He spent the summer of 2014 on secondment to Legal and General where he worked on the Lyons Housing Review.

The Buying Agent’s Perspective…

Camilla Dell is Managing Partner and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions LLP and has worked in the London property market since 2002. During her career to date, Camilla worked for two of London’s largest and most successful estate agencies, Foxtons and Knight Frank, before setting up Black Brick in January 2007. Since then, Camilla has grown the firm from a two person start-up to the London’s largest independent buying consultancy. The Black Brick team collectively boasts over 100 years’ experience in the London property market and has successfully sourced and acquired almost £1 billion of residential property for private clients.

The Selling Agent’s Perspective…

Ed Mead is the Executive Director at Douglas & Gordon, an independent 18 office company operating in London. He is a TV and Radio regular with a monthly slot on the LBC Money Hour with Clive Bull, and also has a column with CityAM. Earlier on in his career he wrote for 10 years for the Telegraph as the Agent Provocateur and for the Sunday Times as their property expert. Mr Mead sits on the Board of the Property Ombudsman and the Board of OnTheMarket.com. He has been in agency since 1979 and is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In addition Mr Mead is a Trustee of the Hep C Trust.

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