FREE REAL ESTATE LIVE WEBINAR: Liverpool City Region’s Inclusive Communities, in partnership with Liverpool Place Partnership

23rd June 2022

Date: June 29 |

Real Estate Live

Real Estate Live

As Liverpool ‘levels up’, the city region must ensure its transformation is inclusive to both existing communities and new residents. This panel will explore the regeneration opportunities levelling up will offer the region’s town centres. Where will investment potential be created for new homes and neighbourhoods, and how will future development help to retain and attract talent? Don’t miss out on the rest of the Liverpool Real Estate Live UK live panel sessions taking place on 29 June, which are free-to-attend virtually:



Stephen Watson, Executive Director, Sefton Council

Stephen Watson, Executive Director, Sefton Council

Stephen Watson, Executive Director, Sefton Council

Stephen is Sefton Council’s Executive Director (Place) – his role at Sefton Council includes leadership of Economic Growth and Housing, Highways and Public Protection, and the Commercial Service. This includes leadership of exciting transformational programmes such as the Southport Town Deal and the future of Bootle Town Centre. His professional background is in corporate strategy, finance and investment, and mergers and acquisitions, having previously held executive roles and board roles in the public and private sectors in both the UK and Canada. He is also a board director of Southport BID, having grown up in the town, where he now lives with his family.

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Rob Deacon, Senior Asset Manager, Grosvenor

Rob is a Senior Asset Manager at Grosvenor Property UK. Having joined Grosvenor in 2014, Rob plays a leading role in the management of Liverpool ONE, one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Since opening in 2008 Liverpool ONE has proved highly popular with both visitors and occupiers, with the strength and depth of its occupier mix attracting 29 million visitors annually, ensuring both footfall and sales have posted faster growth than the UK average every year. It has firmly established itself as the destination of choice for shopping, leisure and tourism.

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Melanie Leech Chief Executive BPF

Melanie Leech
Chief Executive

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, BPF

Melanie joined the British Property Federation in 2015, following nine years as Director General of the Food and Drink Federation. Melanie began her working life as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service.  She joined HM Customs in 1988 and subsequently held a number of senior roles in the civil service. Her role is to champion a diverse, successful and sustainable real estate UK real estate sector recognised for the positive benefits it delivers to communities across the country.

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Lisa Harris Executive Director for Place Services St Helens Council

Lisa Harris
Executive Director for Place Services
St Helens Council

Lisa Harris, Executive Director for Place Services, St Helens Council

Over 30 years’ experience working in the public sector has given Lisa extensive knowledge;  across place and people services and  across public and private partnerships.  It has equipped Lisa with many skills to deliver organisational and place-based change. Lisa is a passionate individual who strives to deliver excellent and efficient services.  Enthusiastic and driven, Lisa loves to work with diverse teams who are as passionate as she is, to make change into reality.  Lisa doesn’t want to talk about regeneration and transformation, she wants to deliver it. Read more about Lisa



John Lewis Managing Director SOG Ltd

John Lewis
Managing Director

John Lewis, Managing Director, SOG Ltd

John Lewis MBE is the inspiration behind Heath Park which evolved from a global Royal Institute of British Architects’ competition he sponsored that challenged architects, designers, planners and forward thinkers to create a sustainable futuristic environment, powered by renewable energy, where people can live, work and play. Read more about John

Chis Capes, Development Director – Liverpool Waters, Peel L&P

Chris Capes Development Director - Liverpool Waters Peel L&P

Chris Capes
Development Director – Liverpool Waters
Peel L&PChris 

Appointed as Director of Development for Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters regeneration project in April 2021, Chris has over 20 years’ experience working in regeneration and property development. Chris joined the Liverpool Waters team at an exciting time, with £580m of live development on site including the Everton Stadium and the Isle of Man ferry terminal. Liverpool Waters has also delivered over 660 new homes since 2019 with more in the pipeline.

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23rd June 2022