As part of our ‘Future Cities’ campaign, Shoosmiths is holding a series of virtual ‘think tank’ discussions with prominent stakeholders in different locations across the UK to share insights and ideas around what the future holds for these locations.
Here we discuss Belfast, with the view from the panel being that the upward curve the city was on before the pandemic hit will return sooner rather than later, and the lifestyle, diversity and affordability benefits offered by the city will continue to be attractive to investors and residents in what is hoped will be a new era of growth for the city.
The panel discussion was chaired by Belfast-based real estate partner, Mark Blair.
Our panel comprised:
- Damian Mitchell, Property Director, Causeway Asset Management
- Scott Wilson, Development Director, Belfast Harbour
- Cathy Reynolds, Director City Regeneration & Development, Belfast City Council
- John Armstrong, Managing Director, Construction Employers Federation
- Simon Brien, Partner, Simon Brien Residential
- Mukesh Sharma MBE, Chair of National Lottery Heritage Fund (Northern Ireland) and Director of Belfast Mela
- John Palmer, Partner, Shoosmiths
- Sarah Ewing, Partner, Shoosmiths
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