Ward Hadaway to champion region on international stage at MIPIM 2020

19 Feb 2020

Members of the Built Environment Team at leading law firm Ward Hadaway, will champion the region at the world’s largest international property conference in Cannes next month.

The UK top 100 law firm, alongside major public and private sector players from Newcastle’s property sector, will represent the region by engaging with key decision makers and raising its profile at this year’s MIPIM.

Ward Hadaway will be the only North East law firm attending the four-day conference which will be held on 10-13 March 2020 in Cannes. More than 26,000 delegates from 100 countries attend the conference providing opportunities to engage and connect with key decision makers in the property world.

Billed as one of the biggest events in the international property industry calendar, this is the third consecutive year Ward Hadaway has attended, aiming to promote the region’s strengths as one of the UK’s fastest growing cities in which to invest, develop or locate.

Last year, almost 90 people from 32 organisations joined forces to showcase the North East to the international property world. Up to 550 other cities from across the world will also be attending MIPIM to showcase their strengths.

Invest Newcastle has led the regional delegation to MIPIM for the last four years and this year 30 other partners have also committed to representing and championing the region. This year’s theme will be based on wellness and urban sustainability, and experts will talk about the challenges and opportunities of building a truly sustainable city.

Jennifer Hartley, Director, Invest Newcastle said: “We are thrilled that Ward Hadaway will be backing Newcastle and the city region at MIPIM 2020. Our partners play such a vital role in helping us to secure investment and bring our city’s ambitions to life.”   

Attending MIPIM on behalf of Ward Hadaway will be real estate partner Alex Wright and business development manager for the built environment, Alistair McDonald.

Commercial property specialists from within the firm’s built environment team advise clients on commercial property sales and acquisitions of industrial, retail, office and development property and investment portfolios. 

Alex said, “The North East is a fantastic region to invest and locate to, and I am really looking forward to promoting our region. Everyone who will be representing the team is really passionate about our area.  MIPIM is a great event which provides us with the opportunity to raise the profile of our region whilst engaging with a number of key investors and developers on an international stage. We have a lot to shout about when it comes to property transactions and I am looking forward to showcasing our capabilities.”

Alistair said: “I am really looking forward to meeting and connecting with new clients, investors and developers, and celebrating and showcasing everything. Our region has so much to offer – it is exciting to be part of the North East delegation.” 

Ward Hadaway, with offices on Newcastle’s Quayside as well as in Leeds and Manchester, is rated as one of the leading law firms in the country by independent legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.