TONIGHT: The ERC’s ‘Boom or Bust’ debate on the future of UK property prices

The fourth annual Economics Research Council debate on the future of residential property prices in the UK is being held tonight at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Another impressive panel of industry gurus, including Black Brick’s Managing Partner Camilla Dell, Savills Residential Research’s Neal Hudson, Douglas & Gordon’s Executive Chairman Ed Mead, and BNP Paribas’ Dan Bayley; Estates Gazette Editor Damian Wild is in the Chairman’s seat. Each panellist will deliver a ten-minute spiele with their take on the market, before the floor opens up to questions.

This event is always well-attended, but a few tickets (which include a drink) are still available here (must be booked before 3.30pm today!).

6.30 pm – Drinks and Networking
7.00 pm – Lecture start
8.00 pm – Q&A
8.30 pm – Finish



  • The Commercial Perspective…

Dan Bayley is a Senior Director and National Head of Commercial Office Leasing at BNP Paribas Real Estate. Dan has over 20 years’ experience providing development and leasing advice to landowners, funds, developers and occupiers in Central London. Whilst most of his career has been based in the City, his responsibility for the Central London team has developed a wider view of markets across London, whether working with occupiers or owners. He has worked at BNP Paribas Real Estate since graduating in 1991 and leads the offices sector group.  He is a member of the British Council for Offices.

  • The Research Perspective…

Neal Hudson is Associate Director of Savills Residential Research. Neal has been a housing market analyst for over nine years. His job involves providing commentary on the market and consultancy advice to a range of clients on residential, student and retirement housing developments ranging in size from 25 homes to over 10,000 and from prime developments in central London to housing estates in the north of England. He spent the summer of 2014 on secondment to Legal and General where he worked on the Lyons Housing Review.

  • The Buying Agent’s Perspective…

Camilla Dell is Managing Partner and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions LLP and has worked in the London property market since 2002. During her career to date, Camilla worked for two of London’s largest and most successful estate agencies, Foxtons and Knight Frank, before setting up Black Brick in January 2007. Since then, Camilla has grown the firm from a two person start-up to the London’s largest independent buying consultancy. The Black Brick team collectively boasts over 100 years’ experience in the London property market and has successfully sourced and acquired almost £1 billion of residential property for private clients.

  • The Selling Agent’s Perspective…

Ed Mead is the Executive Director at Douglas & Gordon, an independent 18 office company operating in London. He is a TV and Radio regular with a monthly slot on the LBC Money Hour with Clive Bull, and also has a column with CityAM. Earlier on in his career he wrote for 10 years for the Telegraph as the Agent Provocateur and for the Sunday Times as their property expert. Mr Mead sits on the Board of the Property Ombudsman and the Board of He has been in agency since 1979 and is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In addition Mr Mead is a Trustee of the Hep C Trust.