Thank you to those who attended Property 2016 on 10th November.

A big thanks also to our speakers, sponsors and supporters.

Property 2016

Scotland’s premier property conference


Now in its 17th year, Property 2016 took place in Edinburgh on Thursday 10 November, and brought together industry leaders who shared their unique perspectives on this year’s theme ‘Place-making – building the best for the future’.


Low to negative interest rates, the prospect of leaving Europe, a chronic housing shortage and the emergence of new technologies all add up to an interesting cocktail of challenges for today’s place makers. Property 2016 was therefore timely in that the expert panel of speakers steered their audience towards new ways of thinking about these very real issues.


Conference highlights included:

  • Developers know that our cities need workers. But with the cost of city dwellings outstripping those in the suburbs and further afield, what are the strategies for creating affordable urban accommodation for the people we rely on to keep our cities moving and prospering?  Rob Groves, Paradise Birmingham, and John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council provided some thoughts on how we can develop cities for the future.
  • The driverless car is coming to a city near you. In just five years the ‘autonomous’ vehicle will be a familiar sight, but have planners and developers even begun to assess their impact or plan for them? One man has: Chris Choa, Head of Urban Development, AECOM.
  • And, have you ever wondered why, even in a rich economy such as the UK's, it is so difficult to find the right financial structures to deliver the built environment?  Ian Thomas, Co-Founder, LendInvest provided some answers and looked at whether alternative investment models can provide a pain free catalyst to greater investment in property development.


Below you can find links to each speaker's presentation slides:


Property 2016 was the latest in a series of conferences which over the years has come to be regarded as the premier gathering for property developers, investors, occupiers, lenders and service providers in Scotland. It has earned this reputation by delivering an outstanding panel of speakers, the highest calibre of delegates and excellent networking opportunities.

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on the available sponsorship opportunities for Property 2017, please contact Julie Webster


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Property 2016

For every delegate fee paid, we will make a donation of £5 to Spifox.


Spifox is a charity set up by construction and property professionals with the sole objective of raising funds for children's charities in Scotland.

The awards celebration and dinner takes place on

Thursday 2 March 2017 in Edinburgh.

Find out more


10 November 2016

08:15 - 14:00


Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

150 Morrison St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

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