This event is now over and took place on Wed 02 Dec 2015

Event Summary

Real estate can be expensive and generally is only available on fixed, sometimes long term, leases. Is it possible to do otherwise? Do you have to take space on a formal lease for a long duration?

Can you improve use of your own real estate space? What can you do with your ‘spare’ space?

With fixed costs being examined ever more closely, this seminar will:

  • look at flexible, occasional and alternative use of space and buildings
  • consider alternative uses and innovative ways of reducing costs such as property guardians’.

The seminar will look in detail at “property guardians”, explain what they are and consider the issues involved. One of the speakers is a pioneer of this recent initiative so he will talk about the guardianship model.

We will also look at pop up shops, licences to occupy/share, room hire and mention non-occupational use of real estate such as advertising hoardings.

Why choose this course?

Attendees will gain a better understanding of alternative space "renting", how potentially to reduce costs and increase revenues, and, crucially, appreciate the issues involved.

Who should attend?

Everyone involved in real estate.


8:00am Registration and breakfast

8:30-9:30am Seminar


Martin Gunson - partner, BWB real estate
Arthur Duke – managing director of Live-in Guardians


Bates Wells Braithwaite at 10 Queen Street Place, EC4R 1BE

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