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Nara Annual Conference 2024 - Disruption and reality

Haberdashers Hall
23 May 2024


Disruption and Reality
Alternative lenders changed the real estate landscape, so what now in the face of today's economy?

Our Spring Conference – at Haberdashers’ Hall in London – will bring together four experts to give their take on this years theme "Disruption and reality" .
Hosted by property author and former EG editor, Peter Bill, the format includes a Q&A with the audience as well as in-depth presentations from our expert speakers.

Our annual conference is not only an opportunity for two hours of engaging CPD, but one of the best chances to meet and chat with fellow industry professionals before and after the talks.


3.30pm-4pm: Networking over tea coffee juice and refreshments served
4pm-6pm: Property commentator Peter Bill will host our four speakers and facilitate questions from the floor.
6.15 pm-7pm: Drinks and canapé reception in orangery and courtyard at Haberdashers’ Hall


James Alexander MBE - Keynote
James will consider the impact of Peer-to-Peer Lending in the real estate sector and where he sees future risk.  As an innovator and disruptor James will consider the threat to traditional methods of working

Simon Rubinsohn - RICS Chief Economist
Simon is very familiar with the work of the fixed charge receiver and in addition to reviewing the current economics of  real estate he will also give his views on the UK economy generally.

Karina Hutchins - UK Finance 
Karina leads on UK Finance's Arrears and Possessions policy work within the mortgage team.  Looking at current statistics and attitudes towards forbearance, Karina will also consider the stress testing applied to mortgages and the impact this has had on borrowers facing increasing mortgage payments and, in consequence, present levels of FCR appointments.

Gil Martin - Belmont Estate
Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is a policy that may not be perfect, but its potential to reshape the impact of housing development on natural habitats nationwide is promising. Gil will share his experience on this increasingly important issue.  The introduction of biodiversity net gain in February 2024 sees the biggest change to planning regulations in decades. As part of the government’s Environment Act 2021 it will make sure wildlife habitats are left in a better state than before development, and in doing so make a significant contribution to nature’s recovery

Why Attend?

Nara members will be pleased to hear the Annual Conference counts two hours towards their annual CPD.




Doug Robertson

Chair Nara


Session 1

James Alexander


Session 2

Simon Rubinsohn


Session 4

Karina Hutchins


Session 3

Gil Martin


Clive Emson

Clive Emson

Orbis Protect

Orbis Protect

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