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Reading Real Estate Event (RREN)

Attracting occupiers to Reading – lessons from Kings Cross.

On Friday 7th February along with co-hosts Lambert Smith Hampton, Barton Willmore and Natwest, FSP welcomed over 100 property professionals to the first RREN event of 2020.

Head of commercial property Marcus Francis welcomed delegates to the Carbon Building just a stone’s throw across the canal from the FSP offices, before introducing guest speaker Mike Lightbound, chief financial officer for developer Argent. Mike shared his experience of developing the largest mixed-use development site in London (Kings Cross) for 150 years. He went on to explain how the site had attracted the likes of Google and Facebook and how Reading could lead the way outside of London in landing leading occupiers.

The talk finished with a Q&A after which delegates enjoyed lunch and an opportunity to network. To receive invitations to future RREN events please contact Lauren Niker: