Charity forum: Formulating a stay or go decision

Thursday 15 April 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Property is one of the biggest items on a charities balance sheet and the pandemic has placed cost of occupation in sharp focus.

The perceived success of homeworking coupled with a challenging fundraising climate has meant executives and trustees are reviewing their optimum office space requirement.

If you are weighing up your accommodation or have a critical lease date on the horizon, this session will assist in navigating through what is a highly complex and involved process. It will explain the drivers, market outlook, data requirements and critical information that sits behind the decision and will give examples of strategy in action.

There will be three short presentations from Cluttons, Russell-Cooke and NatWest to join up all the core property and legal considerations in reviewing your office accommodation strategy along with a brief overview of the commercial mortgage landscape for charities.


  • Clare Garbett, Associate Solicitor, Russell-Cooke
  • John Gravett, Head of real estate management, Cluttons
  • Daniel Jacklin, Relationship Director, NatWest
  • Ralph Pearson, Partner – commercial agency, Cluttons
  • Andrew Small, Partner, Russell-Cooke

If any charitable organisations would like to join this webinar please register here.

Change of Use Class Order: threats and opportunities for the public sector

Tuesday 15 December 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Cluttons is delighted to partner with The Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers (ACES) and Edwin Coe to host a webinar on the Change of Use Class Order which will seek to understand the threats and opportunities to the public sector.

This summer has seen the biggest planning reforms for decades which have huge implications for investors, developers, landlords and tenants. The Government announced a series of intended permitted development right (PDR) amendments which follows the “upward extensions” PDR changes set out this summer for existing residential blocks.

The latest changes are around flexibility for commercial buildings, including rights for retail to be used as cafés or offices. These sit alongside the current office-to-resi right. In addition, permission will not be necessary to demolish and rebuild vacant and redundant residential and commercial buildings if they are rebuilt as homes.

Our webinar will bring together a panel of commercial and residential property experts including Neil Simon from Haringey Council and Vice Chair of the ACES London branch to explain and debate the new legislation, focusing on threats and associated opportunities facing public sector organisations.

Leaning objectives:

  • What are the new change of use classes and why is this so important?
  • What are the major concerns and how to mitigate against them?
  • What are the implications for valuations of property?
  • What are the threats and opportunities for the public sector?


  • Raoul Veevers, Head of Strategic Planning, Cluttons
  • Jonathan Rhodes, Head of National Valuation, Cluttons
  • Matthew Peake, Head of Commercial & Strategic Asset Management, Cluttons
  • Joanne McIvor, Property Partner, Edwin Coe LLP
  • Neil Simon, Development Surveyor, Haringey Council (Vice Chair, London ACES branch)

If any public sector organisations would like to join this webinar please register here.

Please note that this event is only open to public sector organisations.

Charity forum: unlocking efficiency through data management

Wednesday 26 February | 08:30am - 10:00am | Portman House, 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU

The importance of holding accurate and up to date property data should not be underestimated. Data is the foundation upon which strategic decisions are made and timely access to accurate data is critical. Many charities are still maintaining their property records on spreadsheets or ‘off the shelf’ data packages which are not necessarily fit for purpose.

Our seminar will offer insights into how effective data management can inform key decision making that will improve operational performance and mitigate risk.

Following a presentation which will seek to address the below learning objectives, we will round off with a panel discussion where our guest speakers from Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Abbeyfield Society will talk through their experiences in managing charity property data.

Leaning objectives:

  • How effective data management can mitigate risk
  • Create efficiencies in working practice through data
  • Using data to inform decisions – e.g. relocation, consolidation or expansion  
  • Achieving more accurate financial management through data management


  • Paul Mills, Director of Property & Redevelopment, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Greg Bailey, Property Manager, The Abbeyfield Society
  • Mark Sambridge, Head of corporate services, Cluttons
  • Rob Stokes, Head of data management, Cluttons

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Strategy to get London connected

Poor connectivity is threatening London's success and international competitiveness. The London Assembly Regeneration Committee investigation noted that London lacks full fibre connections, ranking 30 out of 63 cities across the UK when it comes to high broadband speeds. The capital is also held back by limited 4G coverage – ranking in the bottom five UK cities with 73.6 per cent of 4G coverage.

Weak supply coupled with strong demand means London’s digital connectivity stakeholders including developers, landlords, policy makers and occupiers must come together to collectively understand how we can meet the future needs of those living and working in the Capital.

This event will open with the results from our latest survey into digital connectivity and its monetary value to the built environment. Our expert panel will then debate how London can overcome barriers and improve its digital connectivity.

The panelists include:

Sara Kelly, Principal Policy Officer for Digital Connectivity, GLA
Philip Nell, Fund Director, La Salle Investment Management
Nick Clifford, Commercial leasing manager, Lendlease
John Gravett, Head of telecoms, Cluttons
Belinda Fawcett, General Counsel and Director of Property & Estates, CTIL


08:30: Registration and breakfast
09:00: Keynote: Policy addressing digital connectivity challenges for London
09:15: Results of Cluttons London digital connectivity survey
09:30: Panel discussion: How to future proof London’s digital connectivity?
10:00: Refreshments and networking

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