The Bartlett Real Estate Institute’s new space was launched this year at UCL’s campus at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. BREI Director Andrew Edkins welcomed guests, and various speakers included Celia Caulcott, Vice-Provost at UCL Enterprise, and Bartlett Dean Alan Penn. Chair of the Institute, Yolande Barnes delivered a poignant lecture discussing the 21st century challenges. The ambitions of the Institute as a centre devoted to rethinking the traditional views of real estate was set out at the event.
Yolande Barnes, who joined BREI as Chair in September 2018, delivered the keynote lecture in which she discussed the challenges facing real estate in the 21st century, and the ways in which its value is shifting. She highlighted the changing nature of society, technology and money impacting the area of real estate.