The Future of the High Street- Opportunities for Developers and Investors in Shaping the Future


April 7


09:00 am - 11:00 am

A mixture of panels and presentations.


Panellists/Presenters include:


Alex Schlagman- Save The High Street

Andrew McDonald- Credo Living

Daryl Norkett- LendWell

Jay Howard- Hammered

Kallem Brooks- Bond Finance

Michael O’Brien- CitySpace

Peter Higginbottom- Planning Insight

Ricard Scott- Nash Bond

Suzi Carter- Strongoak Investments

Will Stokes- Co-Space


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About our Panellists/Speakers for the Retail Conference – Wednesday April 7th, 9am


Alex Schlagman- Save The High Street is an industry movement accelerating the transition towards a stronger, better connected, digitally enabled high street. Alex regularly presents at Industry Conference events and appears in the media.


Andrew McDonald- Credo Living

Andrew has worked in commercial property for 25 years. Over that time he has worked primarily as a retail property consultant on a range of instructions. From shopping centre leasing and development consultancy, acquiring and disposing retail space for a variety of retailers and, most recently, as an investment consultant buying and selling property investments for a variety of clients. Andrew has worked at a range of companies from the very big (Capita) to the boutique (Tandem Real Estate) so has a good understanding of company cultures what makes people tick.


Peter Higginbottom- Planning Insight

Peter is a highly experienced Chartered Town Planner who has a detailed understanding of a wide range of town planning issues, together with expertise in the management of consents for a range of project types, including private commercial developments and major infrastructure schemes.

Peter specialises in providing advice and obtaining consents on behalf of developers, architects, public sector organisations and contractors, successfully delivering tangible results on behalf of both private and public sector clients. He has led on planning and consents on the Northern Line Extension and Crossrail projects and a number of major residential developments in London.


Ricard Scott- Nash Bond

Richard joined Nash Bond in 2011 from Jones Lang LaSalle where he was a Director and head of Central London retail agency.
Richard has 20 years of experience working in the Central London retail market, having worked for 13 years at Churston Heard, which was bought by Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008.

Main client and lead roles for clients include – Westfield London, Shaftesbury Plc, M&G, The Crown Estate, and many private wealth investors on prime streets such as Bond Street and Oxford Street amongst many others.


Suzi Carter- Strongoak Investments

Suzi Carter is a Chartered Surveyor with 25 years’ experience in the commercial property sector. She has worked for some of the UK’s largest property and development companies and agents including CBRE, B&Q and Chartwell Land. Suzi’s last role in the corporate world was as a Director at Land Sec PLC, the UK’s largest property company and REIT, responsible for a shopping centre portfolio of over £2.7bn.

Suzi left the corporate world in 2015 in order to set up her property investment company – Strongoak Investments Limited – and is now investing in both residential and commercial property. She also does consultancy wor


Will Stokes- Co-Space

William Stokes is a British entrepreneur, property developer and Joint Founder & CEO of Co-Space, a flexible workspace operator.

As a passionate entrepreneur, William gained over 8 years of experience in both the chemical and construction engineering sector, at a management level, before stepping away to focus on his own business ventures. During this time, he gained a wide array of management and technological skills which have created a substantial foundation for his current and future interests.

Over the last 4 years William helped to build EquaGroup, a medium sized commercial to residential property developer responsible for delivering between 150-250 apartments a year into the first-time buyer market, before leaving in April to focus on Co-Space and his own development projects.

William has a passion towards the flexible workspace sector and wants to help change the way we work, and view the workspace as a whole, as well as a passion towards technology, with a primary focus around health tech and prop tech.



0900- Welcome

0905- Introduction to the Market and Solutions-Suzi Carter, Strongoak Investments

0930- Transforming the High Street in 2021-Alex Schlagman,

0950- Hear from our monthly sponsors

Aura, Fonn. Konnexsion, RFB

0955- Lending -Kallem Brooks, Bond Finance

1000- Funding -Daryl Norkett, LendWell

1005- Panel- Andrew Mc Donald- Credo Living, Peter Higginbottom- Planning Insight, Richard Scott- Nash Bond

1040- Legal solutions for corporate Occupiers, Rudi Ramdarshan, Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

1105- Hybrid Hotel Case Study- Michael O’Brien, CitySpace

1130- Does Office Work on the High Street- Will Stokes, Co-Space

1155- Auction- Commercial Property Trends for you. What’s hot and What’s not! Jay Howard, Hamered

1225 – Final Words- Andrew McDonald and Suzi Carter

1230- Event concludes


Sponsors: Aura/Fonn/Konnexsion/RFB