Welcome to the Winter 2015 edition of PSD’s Property
& Construction InFocus, which presents an eclectic selection of articles by
various leaders and experts all of whom have either been working in partnership
with, or working for, PSD for many years.
kicks off with a terrific piece from Simon Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive &
Chief Financial Officer of the Battersea Power Station Development Company.
Simon talks to us about the vision, shareholders, funding and partnerships
behind the iconic development, one that PSD have been immensely proud to
recruit for over the last few years.
We are also delighted to include
an intriguing article about Housing and PRS by Joanna Embling. The first
female equity partner at Cushman & Wakefield and more recently a member of
the Government Private Rented Task Force, Joanna is an expert on PRS, a
subject that many pontificate on, but few know much about.
Collins recruits technology specialists for PSD's Property & Construction
clients. He believes that the sector is being targeted by start-ups who
want to revolutionise the way property businesses use technology. As James
says “the sector is brimming with opportunity for digital disruption”.
The publication of a new Property & Construction InFocus always
provides me with a welcome opportunity to thank not only our illustrious
contributors but all of our clients and candidates around the world for
their continued commitment and support. We appreciate your trust and
confidence in us and we hugely value our partnerships with you.
pleased to report that PSD's Property & Construction Practice goes from
strength to strength, winning and successfully completing some of the most
important hiring projects in our specialist markets. We have over 40
specialists across the UK, Germany, Asia, working with developers, private
equity, fund managers, property services and FM & support services
providers. Our reputation for outstanding recruitment services continues
to grow and our international reach has enabled us to complete assignments
all over the world during the last few years.
I very much hope that
you enjoy this edition and look forward to hearing your views and
Managing Director - PSD Property &
Battersea Power Station, one of central London's most visionary and
eagerly anticipated developments, will become: a community of 4,000 homes
including 600 affordable homes, 250 shops and cafes, 1.6million square feet
of offices, hotels, leisure facilities and 18 acres of public space with
more than 17,000 new jobs created.
Joanna Embling talks about the national housing
shortage and the emerging Private Rented Sector.
PSD's Technology expert James Collins
has recently met with some of the start-ups hoping to revolutionise the
Property & Construction industry. It is clear that the sector is brimming
with opportunity for digital disruption.