Leeds City Region delegation to attend the first ever MIPIM UK
01 Oct 2014
The largest ever Leeds City Region delegation will attend the first ever MIPIM UK property show in London this October, with organisers Leeds and Partners not only confirming record attendance figures, but also building on past support to secure early private sector partnerships with retail property giants Hammerson PLC and Shulmans, the award-winning Leeds-based firm of solicitors.
MIPIM UK is instrumental in sharing the breadth, depth and quality of the Leeds City Region property scene to a fresh tranche of investors in the capital (over 70% of signups are new to MIPIM) whilst allowing delegates to voice leadership priorities and input into areas of national policy.
This will be the first property event to facilitate deal-making / deal-closing in the UK and as a number of major topics dominate the agenda, from the calls for fiscal, structural and financial devolution and de-centralisation through to the digital infrastructure and connectivity implications of HS2/ HS3 and One North, Leeds City Region will stand alongside core city partners and the major city economies to drive an ambitious investor programme.
Partner at Shulmans, Andrew Latchmore, said, “Shulmans are delighted to support and be part of the Leeds City Region delegation for the first MIPIM UK. We see this as an integral part of the work we have done with the delegation at MIPIM Cannes over the last two years and we shall also be there at Cannes in March 2015. These events attract investors from all over the world and are an ideal way for us to promote our property practice which already serves a wide range of UK developers and both local and overseas investors who want to invest in the UK. It is vitally important that the City Region is well represented at this event as the region has a strong positive message to offer investors and they will all be there”.
As the regions increasingly fuel the economic growth that is rebalancing the UK economy, Leeds City Region is tabling a clearly defined series of sector-led propositions to inward investors, raising the profile of health innovation, advanced manufacture, financial and professional services and the digital and information economy alongside its core city partners. A stunning property portfolio that includes some of the UK’s most significant developments this year will also be on show via an interactive module on the Leeds City Region stand H11.
"2014 has been a truly landmark year of stimulus and strengthening for the Leeds City Region economy. The largest Local Growth Deal settlement, the world’s largest annual sporting event, and the greatest level of retail investment in Europe have contributed to an all-time high in confidence since the recession - a fact borne out by a 2014 Chamber survey. There are attractive returns throughout Leeds City Region and we look forward to unveiling some of the most innovative and exciting developments."
ROGER MARSH, CHAIR OF LEEDS CITY REGION ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (LEP)
As Europe’s retail leader, Leeds City Region’s ten year association with MIPIM has seen regional partners bring some of the largest city-centre investment and regeneration opportunities to market, with an announcement last year that the overall development taking place or in the pipeline in the three year period from 2013/14-2016/17 amounted to £2.5bn. This theme remains an enduring draw for global market investors, building ambition, confidence and capability in the Leeds City Region as a sought-after place to live, work and invest.
David Atkins, CEO of Hammerson, who own and manage Leeds’ luxury retail arcade, Victoria Quarter, said “We broke ground on our Victoria Gate retail development earlier this year which is set to enhance Leeds’ aspirational retail offer across the city region. With John Lewis as the anchor department store and a strong consumer catchment in the Leeds region, brands have a unique opportunity to join a growing critical mass of high end retailers in a spectacular location.”
Leeds City Region – Confirmed Delegation
- Shulmans, the award winning UK 200 corporate law firm
- Hammerson PLC, the premier owner/manager of retail property in Europe
- Town Centre Securities, the leading UK property investment and development company
- Munroe K, specialist asset management
- GVA commercial property agents
- Aecom, the urban design and infrastructure consultancy development
- Deloitte Real Estate, full service commercial real estate
- Gent Visick estate and letting agents
- Arup global consulting engineers
- Savills estate agency
- Monaghans multi-disciplinary consultancy services