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London Property Summit 2013: Bringing realism back to the housing debate

Following on from the party conference season, business membership organisation London First and property networking club Movers and Shakers are hosting the London Property
summit 2013 on 17th October.

With over 400 delegates in attendance, this will be the first opportunity to hear from senior members of the property industry about the implications of the three main political parties’ policy proposals to deliver a step increase in housing provision.

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“Property development, whether for commercial or residential use, is one of the main drivers of London’s economy. Yet, as recent comments by some politicians have shown, its contribution is underestimated and its basic economics are misunderstood.  At this Summit, I hope we can bring some common sense and realism back to the debate, especially around housing.

“Politicians need to recognise that making loose statements – about confiscating land or banning overseas investors from buying property, for example – send the worst possible message to the very people we must rely upon to finance the development that we need to house London’s growing population of people and businesses.  Overseas investment is good for London’s economy and it gets homes and offices built.”

There will be keynote addresses from Nick Boles MP, Planning Minister, and a closing address from Sadiq Khan MP, Shadow Minister for London.  Other speakers include many of the leading property figures directly involved with commercial, residential, tech and retail development as well as the landed estates.

The conference is sponsored by FTI Consulting

Please click here for the conference agenda

The London Property Summit takes place on 17th October at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster.

For media accreditation please contact Paul Large at plarge@londonfirst.co.uk, tel 0207 665 1428.

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