CREation and FUTURE: PropTech creates opportunity for young surveyor to attend world’s No. 1 PropTech conference
CREation is pleased to announced the winner of its competition to win a free ticket to FUTURE PropTech’s conference on 2nd May in London.
CREation, in partnership with FUTURE:PropTech, launched the competition last week to find one lucky winner to receive the complimentary ticket to FUTURE: PropTech’s conference on 2nd May. The cost of tickets for this type of conference can often be prohibitive for people just starting out in the industry, who are often unable to obtain permission to attend due to the cost.
CREation is pleased to announce the winner of their competition to win a free ticket to FUTURE PropTech’s conference on 2nd May is Ted Harding, a surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield.
FUTURE:PropTech and CREation saw the opportunity to work together to support those just starting out to get involved in the event as well as to promote inclusion and diversity.
“FUTURE:PropTech, like CREation, believe in showcasing talent and collaborating. We are delighted to be partnering with the CREation team to assist in showcasing young people in real estate. Young people are our future leaders and we need to start building relationships with these soon-to-be decision makers.
The enthusiasm, tech know-how, and fresh outlook that young professionals bring can to a team is unmeasurable. We hope to help CREation and these new professionals reach the highest heights."
Said Charlotte Dove McCarthy, Director of Marketing and Partnerships at FUTURE: PropTech
CREation is an inclusive networking organisation, set up to provide free events and increase opportunities for those just starting out career in property. CREation members were invited to submit responses setting out why they should win, how the event would benefit their career and what interests them most about proptech.
Harding said in this submission: “I strongly believe that PropTech can move the surveying industry away from spreadsheets and PDF reports. Computers are good at filling out availability schedules, humans are good at complex, creative problem solving. Let’s stop wasting colleagues, especially graduates, time on the former and allow them to explore their potential doing the latter.”
Speaking about his own struggle with accessing industry events Harding said: “I had discussed attending with my managers, but even for leadership as progressive as mine, the price was too steep for an ill-defined benefit. This chimes with my experience of introducing technology generally - you are always fighting against the status quo. To break it evangelising is rarely enough, people need to experience the benefits. My hope is that winning this competition will allow me to show that such events are beneficial. A major part of this will be sharing my experience.” Following the event Ted will be writing about his experience for the CREation blog.
FUTURE:PropTech were impressed with the standard of entries to the competition and have offered further complimentary tickets to runners up: Edward Marsden (Colliers International), Katie Nelson (Cushman & Wakefield), Robert Foulkes (Lambert Smith Hampton) and Sam Wilsher (Lavanda). Harri John, Co-founder of CREation said “Rosanna and I are really privileged to be in a position to offer opportunities like this to our members and we are delighted that FUTURE came on board as a Supporter sponsor and has decided to offer additional tickets to the runners up.”
Rosanna Lawn, Co-founder of CREation said “For us, promoting diversity and inclusion is a big part of what we want to do. We truly believe in the benefits attending industry events, such as this, have on not only the individual, but also the company they work for. Given the market at the moment, it is more difficult for companies to make the business case for supporting their early careers with funding attendance to events such as this so we are thankful to our sponsors, who have made CREation a reality, creating opportunities for us to support those just starting out.”
CREation is sponsored by industry leaders Cushman & Wakefield, Knight Frank, Colliers International, Lambert Smith Hampton, DLA Piper, M7 Real Estate and British Land.
CREation will also be hosting a round table at Future: PropTech’s conference, in partnership with Women Talk Real Estate, with co-founders Harri and Rosanna speaking about diversity and inclusion in Real Estate.
CREation is an inclusive property network that aims to join like-minded people together at the start of their career in property, offering free, interactive events and networking opportunities.
It was founded by graduates Harri John and Rosanna Lawn and its quarterly events and other initiatives are organised and managed by a committee of young professionals.
CREation is a non-profit initiative which is backed by industry sponsorship from companies including Cushman & Wakefield, Knight Frank, Colliers International, Lambert Smith Hampton, DLA Piper, M7 Real Estate and British Land. Find out more on their website www.cre-ation.co.uk or follow @CREationPN on Twitter and Instagram.
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