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Andrew Screen

Senior Director, Residential Investment and Funding | CBRE Ltd

Andrew has a background in Merchant Banking, Property Development and Financial Consultancy and specialises in joint ventures and structured finance in the UK and international markets. He has close relationships with the banks, private equity, opportunistic and sovereign wealth funds and sets up joint ventures between funders, developers and local ...

Colin Blair

Director - Estates & Facilities | University of Huddersfield

Colin Blair has been with the University of Huddersfield for over 26 years and has been instrumental in managing the transformation of its academic estate into one of the best examples in the HE sector. As part of a dynamic and entrepreneurial senior management team he oversaw the disposal ...

Jonathan Burroughs

Chief Executive Officer | Creative Places

Jonathan Burroughs is the CEO of Creative Places, a niche consultancy that helps clients create business environments that enhance innovation and enterprise. Cambridge based, the organisation works for many leading universities and hospitals across the UK, as well as government organisations and the private sector. Whilst Jonathan is a chartered ...

Kevin Forth

Head of Maintenance | University of Lincoln

Trained as a Quantity Surveyor in my early career with a professional practice before moving on to construction project management in a local authority direct labour organisation. Moved into maintenance management with a local area health authority managing their DLO carrying out reactive, planned and small projects. Operated the Health ...

George Griffith

Associate Director, Universities Consulting, Global Corporate Services | CBRE

George Griffith is an associate director at CBRE in the Government and Infrastructure department. He leads in matters relating to Universities and Colleges. Prior to CBRE George worked for KPMG for 5 years where he worked with many University, College and hospital clients. Typical work included estate strategy reviews, merger ...

Nick Hayes

Development Director | Unite Students

Nick has been with Unite Students for 10 years and leads the property development business. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Group development activities and sits on the Executive Board. Nick is also a member of the BPF Student Accommodation Committee. ...

Robert Kingham

Director, Higher Education, Alternatives | Jones Lang LaSalle

Robert leads the Higher Education team at JLL, the global real estate advisory firm. Robert has provided strategic property advice to universities for over 10 years, including student housing strategy and procurement, business cases, estate strategies, option appraisals, feasibility studies, learning environments and space planning. In the last three years ...

Nick Loughlin

Assistant Director of Facilities – Estates | University of the West of England

Nick trained as a Quantity Surveyor at Bristol Polytechnic, (now UWE) returning to the organisation as the Head of Estates some 25 years later. What goes around comes around! During the intervening years Nick worked in private practice, main and sub-contracting organisations before moving into project management. This lead to ...

Gordon Parker

Managing Director | Coretex International

Gordon is the Managing Director of Coretex International Limited and is a chartered engineer with experience as a site manager, design manager, procurement manager, senior project manager, consultant and coach. Gordon is a specialist in organisational and performance review, solution design, change management planning and performance improvement. He works with ...

Clive Read

Partner | Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Clive is a Partner in the Real Estate and Commercial Property team based in and head of Veale Wasbrough Vizards' Birmingham office. He has worked with universities and colleges on major development projects and the management of their property portfolios for 25 years. Clive provides specialist advice on ...

Sarah Seed

Partner | Mills and Reeve LLP

Sarah is a Partner in the Banking and Finance team at Mills & Reeve LLP who specialises in acting for both funders and borrowers within the not-for-profit and public sectors. Sarah has extensive experience of advising universities, further education colleges, charities and those institutions that finance them on all ...

Martin Yardley

Chief Executive, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership | Acting Chief Executive, Coventry City Council

Martin is currently Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CW LEP). His time with the CW LEP has seen its influence grow considerable to a situation where it is influencing or placing spend of in excess of £300m into the local economy. Alongside this role Martin’s substantive ...

 

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