The British Property Federation (BPF) is making a land grab for young sales and letting agents with a networking organisation for anyone who has worked in the industry for ten years or less.
Normally focussing largely on commercial property, the BPF wants to attract to attract from “all corners of the real estate industry” including estate agents and help develop tomorrow’s industry leaders.
“We feel that younger professionals within the property industry are under-represented within its membership organisations which is why we’ve launched this initiative,” a spokesperson told The Negotiator.
Called BPF Futures, it will launch at a party to be held at BNP Paris-Bas Real Estate – which recently bought agent Strutt & Parker – and then offer dozens of networking events throughout next year including site visits at development sites, interactive workshops, networking events, podcasts and the opportunity to influence BPF working groups.
The launch will hear speeches from several industry leaders including Michaela Hancock from US Build to Rent giant Greystar.
All this comes at a cost – £50 for the first year and £75 a year thereafter.
“We are delighted to introduce BPF Futures to the real estate industry, a new network to allow our future leaders to share, learn and develop,” says Melanie Leech, Chief Executive of BPF (pictured, left).
“To thrive as an industry, we need to be doing everything we can to attract and retain talent – and BPF Futures will be committed to achieving this by providing real estate’s junior professionals with opportunities to engage with the industry at large and better understand their potential contribution to our shared goals.”
Register to attend the launch event here.