21st February 2022

Real Estate Live UK has quickly established itself as the number one platform to hear from places and property sector leaders across the UK.

Now the  number one platform to hear important insights from UK places and property sector leaders; showcasing UK investment, capital investment, regeneration and development opportunities, to examine new trends and shape places of the future – Real Estate Live returns for 2022 with a live event and a fantastic new programme. This year’s event is poised to answer the big questions facing the real estate industry in 2022 and beyond and we’re very happy to announce that the event will once again feature strong representation from Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool City Region Sessions and Speakers

EVENT 3: What role does the real estate sector play in ‘Levelling Up’ the UK?

Date: 24 February Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

SPEAKERS: Stephen Cowperthwaite, Chair of Liverpool Place Partnership and Principal and Managing Director Avison Young and Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Foundation. 

Stephen is a Principal and Managing Director Avison Young Liverpool with over 30 years’ experience in the property industry.  Having specialised in the retail and leisure sector Stephen provides wider consultancy advice on a variety of mixed use schemes.  Stephen has extensive knowledge of the key projects in Liverpool and works closely with stakeholders across the public and private sectors. Stephen is also Chair of the Liverpool Place Partnership, an independent group of private sector leads that direct representation of Liverpool City Region at MIPIM, promotes Liverpool throughout the year and is a sounding board of private sector thinking.

EVENT SYNOPSIS The levelling up agenda has now been pushed to the forefront by the UK Government with the White Paper due to be published early in 2022 but what can the real estate sector do to support this? What are some of the targeted councils doing to achieve this already and what help do they need? What are the opportunities and challenges that will be faced?




PAST EVENT 1: UK Cities Keynote – Future Infrastructure

PAST EVENT: 22 February Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Speakers: John Lucy, Freeport Director, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority & Kerry Bangle, Transport Planning Director, WSP. 

EVENT SYNOPSIS The transport infrastructure in the UK will need to change over the next 10 years in order to meet ambitious sustainability targets. With projects connected to road, rail, walking, cycling and air being considered across the country, what will be the key schemes that need investment and what should be prioritised? Can infrastructure development support the UK’s levelling up? Find out more about projects in the pipeline and the opportunities they will bring in our opening Real Estate Live UK Cities panel session.


EVENT 2: How can the next generation help plan the places of the future?

PAST EVENT: 23 February Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Speaker: Marc Barlow, Project Engineer, Curtins

Marc is a member of the Future Impact Board and a Graduate Engineer for Curtins.  He is involved with the design and construction of several major local developments which have, or will positively impact the Liverpool City Region including, Wirral Waters, Merseyside Police Headquarters and Liverpool Festival Gardens. Alongside his technical responsibilities, Mark is engaged with younger generations and inspires them to pursue STEM careers. Marc is a beneficiary of the positive effect of the 2008 Capital of Culture and as a LJMU graduate, he aspires to make the Liverpool City Region the best home for its current and future population.

EVENT SYNOPSIS With many towns, cities and village locations undergoing regeneration across the UK, how can the real estate and planning industries ensure that they are built for purpose for decades to come? What is done to ensure the voice of the next generation is heard in the decision-making process? How can they be encouraged into and grow within the industry so they regularly have a say in development plans in their local areas and remain there? What skills and opportunities can they be given to help them achieve this? Join our panel of experts to discuss how the next generation can help to shape the future.