BPF Futures

 

 

We’re building an inclusive property industry!

BPF Futures is a network of talented, junior-in-career professionals who are passionate about our industry and want to shape its future, while learning from each other and industry leaders.

Membership is open to anyone with fewer than 10 years’ experience in the property industry in England and Scotland.

As a BPF Futures member, you'll have access to BPF Futures LAUNCHPAD – a learning and development platform framed by four key pillars:

  • Influencing – giving you the chance to have your say
  • Learning – exploring projects and developments and examining key issues facing the industry
  • Mentoring – connecting you with senior leaders to help you navigate your career
  • Networking – helping you build relationships across the public and private sectors.


Join today and help shape a more positive future for the property industry.

 

Join BPF Futures

 

 

BPF Futures at UKREiiF

Are you joining us at UKREiiF? 

We are excited to reveal a jam packed list of events for the week. We have a limited number of spaces on the sessions listed below so we'd encourage you to book as soon as possible. Please make sure that if you can no longer make an event you signed up for to let us know via futures@bpf.org.uk.

 

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UKREiiF Events Programme for BPF Futures Members 

 

Tuesday 21 May 

 

UK Prop Tech Hub -Spotlight on the PropTech Innovation Fund (DLUHC)   11:00 - 12:00

UK Prop Tech Hub - Turning Productivity Gains into Value for the Occupier and Asset Owner 15:00 - 15:45

UK Prop Tech Hub - In conversation with DLUHC and the sector: How do we create a thriving PropTech sector  16:00 - 17:00

BPF Futures Logistics Manifesto Launch 16:00 - 17:30

BPF Futures: Delivering Regeneration for Town Centres – Local and Regional Partnerships (INVITE ONLY if you are interested in attending, please email futures@bpf.org.uk16:00 - 17:00

Partnerships are central to Town Centre Regeneration. They facilitate the housing, transport, shops, leisure, cultural spaces and community and public services needed for new and renewed communities. How to best unlock the power of partnerships and involve private sector capacity, expertise and capital? What are the wider challenges for Town Centres? The BPF’s forthcoming manifesto on retail property and town centres sets out how the real estate industry can contribute and policies needed to unlock private sector investment. Our round table considers what is needed to make public-private partnerships successful, and wider issues for Town Centre regeneration to focus on.   

 

Wednesday 22 May 

 

UK Prop Tech Hub - Futures: Unveiling Growth Opportunities in the Digital Age: How Data Can Create More Certainty in Your Investments 10:30 - 11:30

Harworth X BPF Futures Networking Lunch (INVITE ONLY if you are interested in attending, please email futures@bpf.org.uk) 12:30-14:30

An informal networking lunch where you can accelerate your connections. This interactive session will provide an opportunity for you to contribute to the BPF Manifesto 'Building our Future', participate in bingo networking and meet your peers.

UKREiiF 2024: Nexus - Life Sciences Site Tour (Futures)   13:30 - 14:30

UK Prop Tech Hub - Futures: Scaling your Sustainability Solutions across your Investment Portfolio: A fireside chat and case studies  15:00 - 15:45

 

Thursday 23 May 

UK Prop Tech Hub - Futures: Innovation in DLUHC’s Digital Planning Programme  10:30 - 11:30

 

Events and Opportunities

Stay tuned with the latest events hosted by BPF Futures! Our events are catered towards our four pillars - influencing, learning, mentoring and networking.

BPF Futures Events


BPF Futures Policy Congress – Emerging Sectors: The Investment Case - London 29 May 8-9.45am 

Join us for our next Policy Congress kindly hosted by Gerald Eve in London on 29 May. In this breakfast panel session, you will hear insights from experts on emerging sectors - Co-Living, Life sciences, Later Living and Data Centres. Keep your eyes peeled for announcement on speakers and more details.


Waterbeach Scheme, Cambridge – Virtual Site Tour - 6 June, 12-1pm 

Join us to hear from masterdeveloper Urban & Civic about their 6,500 new homes scheme Waterbeach, north of Cambridge. This virtual site tour will include a focus on the substantial infrastructure works required to unlock the site, sustainability and placemaking. We will be joined by Urban & Civic’s Rebecca Britton (Regional Director of Communities, Communications and Partnerships) and Paul Mumford (Project Director). 


BPF Futures Keynote Competition: Submission Deadline: 4 June. Conference date: 2 July

As part of our mission to empower the next generation of real estate leaders, we're thrilled to announce a special opportunity for one BPF Futures member to share their vision with industry leaders at the BPF Annual Conference this July. To win a 10-minute keynote speaking slot at the BPF Annual Conference, you'll need to craft a 1-2 minute elevator pitch discussing your top priority for the real estate industry. Several runners-up will have a snippet of their video shown on the day and all entrants will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a free delegate pass to the conference (x5 delegate passes).

 


BPF Futures Mentoring Webinar - 11 June from 12-1pm

Join our board member for mentoring, Garrick Pepper alongside previous BPF Futures mentors and mentees to find out more about the BPF Futures mentoring programme. 

Applications for our BPF Futures Mentoring Programme are now open for mentors and mentees. The webinar is to provide an overview of the programme and chance to ask any burning questions! 


BPF Futures: Summer Drinks – London - 18 July from 6pm 

BPF Futures invites you to join us for our summer networking event on 18 July at 6pm and enjoy the stunning from Osmo, Battersea, London. It’s a free event, bring a colleague and network with like-minded young professional.

BPF Futures activity is based on four key pillars

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Influencing

Giving you the chance to help shape the built environment of the future

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Learning

Helping you to understand the key issues facing the industry

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Mentoring

Connecting you with senior leaders across the industry

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Networking

Enabling you to build relationships with your peers across the public and private sectors

 

Governance

The activity, events, and direction of the BPF Futures network is led by the Futures Advisory Board (the FAB). They volunteer to sit on the board for a two year term. All th FAB members are Futures members and work in a range of roles in different types of company across the property industry.

As of October 2023, the Futures Advisory Board members are: 

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Chair Isabelle Hease CEO , Visitor Insights Ltd
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Vice Chair Emily Brodie Building Surveyor, Tuffin Ferraby Taylor LLP
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Board Member for Scotland Iain Smith Senior Associate, Brodies LLP Solicitors
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Board Member for Scotland Angus Lutton Senior Surveyor, Buccleuch
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Board Member for Mentoring Betsy Brady Graduate, Knight Frank
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Board Member for Mentoring Garrick Pepper Manager, Real Estate M&A, PWC
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Board Member for Influencing Gafar Fashola Assistant Development Manager, Argent LLP
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Board Member for Influencing Christopher Mizen Surveyor, Gerald Eve
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Board Member for Networking Grace Pinault Associate, Dentons UK
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Board Member for the Public Sector Olivia O'Sullivan Senior Manager - Guarantees Risk, Homes England
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Board Member for the Regions Kirsten Hald Surveyor, Colliers
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Board Member for Networking Frank Oxley Associate, Pinsent Masons
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Board Member for Learning Craig Worman Communications Manager, Delancey
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Board Member for Learning Abigail Heraty Development Manager, Amro Partners
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Board Member for Influencing Alex Saifiti Manager - Real Assets Advisory, Deloitte