Now in its 17th year, Property 2016 takes place in Edinburgh on Thursday 10 November, and brings together industry leaders who share 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 is therefore timely in that the expert panel of speakers will steer their audience towards new ways of thinking about these very real issues. 

View the conference programme
Conference highlights include:

  • 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 Circus, Birmingham, and John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council provide 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 will provide some answers and look at whether alternative investment models can provide a pain free catalyst to greater investment in property development.

Property 2016 is 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.

Find out more about the event on the Property 2016 website 


We are delighted to have secured a stellar line-up of speakers, including:

  • Colin Innes, Property 2016 Chairman, Shepherd and Wedderburn
  • Michael Dall, Lead Economist, Barbour ABI – “Economic Overview”
  • Michael Green, CEO, UKAA – “What PRS can do for UK real estate development , investment and economic growth”
  • Mike Gribben, CBRE and Scott Ritchie, Shepherd and Wedderburn – “The built environment – getting fit for the future”
  • Ian Thomas, co-founder, LendInvest – “The opportunity of crowdfunding for property development”
  • John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council – “Regions or Cities – what fuels the economic engine?”
  • Rob Groves, Paradise Circus, Birmingham, Development Director, Argent – “Place-making – developing cities for the future”
  • Chris Choa, Head of Urban Development, AECOM – “Autonomous vehicles – what impact on real estate planning and development”

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
150 Morrison St