Property seminar: property trends and Brexit

We’re delighted that Ian Marcus spoke at our property seminar and networking event on 27 June.

Ian is a leading figure in the real estate sector with over 30 years’ experience in banking and property. He established Credit Suisse First Boston’s Real Estate Group in 1999 and became Managing Director and Chairman of the European Real Estate Investment Banking. He’s also worked for Bank of America, UBS, NatWest and Bankers Trust/Deutsche.

Ian has held senior roles on the Bank of England Commercial Property Forum, the British Property Federation, the Investment Property Forum and the Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

His expertise continues to be widely valued. Current roles include Senior Consultant to Eastdil Secured and Wells Fargo Securities, Senior Independent Director for Secure Income REIT and Non-Executive Director for Town Centre Securities Plc.

Ian is also Chairman of the European Advisory Board of the Wharton Business School of Real Estate Faculty, an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Crown Estate Commissioner and a member of the Chartered Surveyors Livery Company.

Ian was alongside our own property and tax specialists at this event:

Together we discussed:

  • The future of the property market
  • The impact of Brexit and a potential Labour government
  • Update on VAT and stamp duty
  • The rise and rise of proptech
  • What happens when interest rates go up?
  • Planning for the future

The slides from our presentations are available here.




Sam Inkersole

In 2022, Sam won the Taxation’s Rising Star award at the Taxation Awards in and was named in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35.

Jon Wedge

While Jon’s client work focuses on the financial services sector, he also oversees the firm’s assurance service, as well as supporting the trainees following in his footsteps.


Elana joined us in 2017 as an ACA trainee, after graduating from Durham University where she had studied languages. She is now a manager in our assurance team.


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