Global living environments post COVID | Winter keynote lecture with Sophie Chick
30 November 2020
On Tuesday 24 November we held our first online keynote lecture, with Sophie Chick Director of World Research at Savills and BREI Chair, Professor Yolande Barnes.
Sophie delivered our Winter keynote lecture, 'Global living environments post covid - The future of cities'.
The lecture explored the residential investment sectors as investors pursue a 'beds and sheds' strategy, as well as specifically discuss housing for both students and an ageing population.
Thank you to everyone who joined us, it was an incredibly engaging session with a lot of discussion around global changes in planning as a result of COVID.
A recording of the lecture is available to watch online:
About the speaker
Director World Research, Savills
Sophie Chick is the head of department for Savills World Research team and the lead researcher on ESG in the Urban Environment. Working across all property sectors, she delivers market leading research on global real estate markets and the international forces that shape them.
In 2016, she moved to Sydney for two years, where she set up a residential research department for Savills. This role was followed by a period at Mirvac, an Australian owner and developer, which saw her working closely with the capital transaction team to best understand risks and opportunities for potential purchases and sales. Sophie began her career at Savills in 2010 in the UK residential research team.