21 April 2020 11.15am – 12pm Webinar Webinar

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This is the second event in a new series called the AREF Crisis Forums. The Forums give an opportunity for all our members to discuss the most pressing issues for their firms, share their experiences and help each other get through this crisis.

In our first webinar (link), panel members shared their insights from the last couple of weeks and discussed valuations; rents; insolvency; debt; and everyday practical issues. Our second Crisis Forum will pick up in more detail on the rent collection and day to day property management issues that we touched on briefly in our first forum.


  • Operations
  • Rental Issues


  • Chair - John Forbes, Independent Consultant, John Forbes Consulting
  • Danielle Drummond-Brassington, Partner, Head of Real Estate Disputes at CMS
  • Mark Tyson, Head of Property Operations, LGIM
  • Andrew Waller, Partner at Remit Consulting
  • Nick Bark, Chairman, Property Management UK, CBRE

Nick Bark

Chairman, Property Management UK, CBRE

Nick is Chairman of CBRE’s UK Property Management team with specific responsibility for Added Value Services, including Consulting Services, Asset Management, Design Consultancy Customer Experience, Place and Space.

Nick has in excess of 30 years’ experience in the property market, having spent the majority of his career advising clients on the Strategic Asset Management of their mixed-use investments. Nick has worked on a wide range of commercial and residential instructions for a variety of investor types including REITs, PLCs, funds, landed estates and family trusts.

Danielle Drummond-Brassington

Partner, Head of Real Estate Disputes, CMS UK

Danielle Drummond-Brassington is a partner and the Head of our Real Estate Disputes team at CMS UK.  She provides support to the wider Real Estate team on transactions dealing with issues such as interpretation of deeds and boundary and restrictive covenant queries.

Danielle is also recognised as a safe pair of hands to have on board in contentious situations, pulling on her extensive experience in all manner of property disputes, ranging from landlord and tenant issues to boundary disputes and from rights of light issues to property insolvency related issues. 

John Forbes

Independent Consultant, John Forbes Consulting

John Forbes is an independent consultant advising real estate investment managers, investors and others in the real estate industry in the rapidly changing areas of product development, governance and regulatory matters for real estate funds.  He has advised on the restructuring of high profile open and closed-ended real estate funds in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, as well as the establishment of new funds. He has advised service providers to the real estate investment management industry on the strategic implications of regulatory and other changes.  Prior to setting up John Forbes Consulting LLP in 2013, he spent over twenty-five years with PwC, where he led the firm's Real Estate Industry Practice in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa across all of the firm's services to the real estate industry.

John is the chairman of the Independent Supervisory Board of the UBS Triton Property Fund, independent chair of the Urban Splash Residential Fund and non executive chairman of Ginkgo Advisor UK Limited.

Mark Tyson

Head of Property Operations, LGIM

Andrew Waller

Partner, UK, Remit Consulting

Andrew joined Remit Consulting in 2003. Andrew has advised numerous UK and international construction and real estate companies on business and technology strategies and improvements.

Previously, he worked as a Chartered Surveyor and then moved into consultancy at Ernst & Young.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

11.15 Webinar start
12.00 Webinar end

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

This webinar is FREE and open to all staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). This event is also open to future generation* staff.