Modern Woman Property & Construction Event – 18th January

Modern Woman

The Property and Construction Event

Wednesday 18th January, 2023

4pm-9pm London time

At: Home Grown, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7BS

(5 mins from Marble Arch station)



Kick start the new year with our renowned Property and Construction event, an action packed afternoon with informative and captivating panel discussions, addressing the upcoming topics of property and construction in 2023.
We’ll also be hosting a delicious supper club with an inspiring special guest speaker, and valuable networking opportunities to meet like-minded professionals and create relationships to grow personally and professionally.
Agenda for the event:
– 4pm-4:30pm Guests arrive / networking
– 4:30pm-6:15pm: Panel Discussions as follows:
  • 4:30pm-5:15pm:  Panel 1: Commercial real estate: What is the future of the high street & the hospitality sector? Office Design for 2023 and how we can encourage our teams back into the office. Plus an insight into how diversity and inclusion can be taught within our education system.
  • 5:30pm-6:15pm: Panel 2: Residential property & sustainability: Reaching Carbon net zero (challenges around this and how the market can overcome them), outlook on the resi market, social housing and what leadership looks like in the C-suite for 2023.
– 6:30pm-9pm Dinner, Guest Speaker & Networking as follows:
  • 6:30pm-7pm: Supper guests arrive, networking & drink on arrival
  • 7:15pm-8pm: Delicious sit down supper alongside networking
  • 8pm-8:45pm: Live Q&A interview with Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE
  • 8:45pm – 9pm: networking & close


Speakers confirmed for this event:

(Further speakers to be confirmed)


Dr. Vanessa Brady OBE – CEO and Founder of British & International Design – SBID

Vanessa Brady OBE is the Founder of the Society of British Interior Design (SBID), the international industry organisation for interior design.

She is a renowned international interior designer and recipient of many awards. Among her advertised client list Vanessa has acted for multi celebrities including Uri Geller, Valentino, British Luxury Club, Hard Rock Cafe London, The Bee Gees Robin Gibb and the government building for design; The Design Council.


Shravan Joshi MBE – Chairman of Planning & Transportation Committee – City of London

Shravan Joshi has served since 2018 as an elected member at the City Corporation and has held various positions including:   Deputy Chairman of the Licensing Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Streets and Walkways Sub-Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Property Investment Boar

He is Chairman of Planning & Transportation Committee and Local Plans Sub Committee and a Member of the Policy and Resources Committee and Resource Allocation Sub-Committee.

Shravan started his career in investment banking but moved to the energy sector in 1999. He specialised in trade structuring and supply chain contracts into Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Far East and North America. He has worked with several new energy technology companies, and he advises and consults on commercialisation of new innovations and solutions.


Mary Beeton – Head of Residential Sales and Residential Development at Hamptons

Mary Beeton is the Head of Residential Sales and Residential Development at Hamptons, a leading estate agent which operates across London and the South of the UK.

Having joined Hamptons in 2003, Mary has just celebrated her 20th year with the business. Mary started out in property in the mid 90’s and joined Hamptons Wimbledon branch in the early 00’s as Associate Director. She subsequently rose the ranks to Regional Director, then to Head of Sales (overseeing London), then to overall Head of Sales, with the business’s Residential Development arm most recently falling under her remit. Mary is responsible for 92 branches and 12 land and new home hubs that make up Hamptons Residential Sales and Residential Development divisions.


A keen environmentalist and passionate about the planet we call home, Mary set up Project Planet in 2018. This is an internal working group committed making the business and its practices more sustainable.

Mary is part of the all-female Executive Team at Hamptons, with Lesley Cairns as Managing Director, and Cat Westerling as Head of Lettings.

In her spare time Mary enjoys running, reading and spending time with her three boys who, aged 10-15, eat more than she could ever have imagined.


Sarah Daly – Associate Director, Sustainability at Turner and Townsend 

Sarah‘s first 21 career years were running a multi-award-winning international consultancy. Then as managing director of an architectural team, she transformed it into a cutting-edge, BIM-led practice. As European Head of Marketing for a global environmental consultancy, achievements included creating a fully integrated planning and EIA service for the housing sector.

At not-for-profit Sustainable Homes as Director of Strategic Sustainability & Partnerships Sarah worked on a range of advocacy issues from fuel poverty and homelessness to affordability and construction standards. As part of the Construction Leadership Council, driving the offsite agenda she supports LAs, RPs and private development teams with the transition to low-carbon, higher performance pre-manufactured housing. Sarah has an MSc Sustainable Development and has extensive experience in lecturing at two universities at MBA level for leadership, sustainability and CSR.

At Turner & Townsend, Sarah is currently leading on the Learning & Development, Partnerships, Market Engagement & Communications elements of the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator to ensure the reskilling and upskilling of the social housing community to deliver high quality retrofit programmes.


Jacqui Bateson – Managing Director at HACT Housing

Jacqui joined HACT in 2020. She works with clients both within and beyond the housing sector. Before joining HACT, she completed her Masters in Business Administration specialising in corporate finance, strategic marketing and business innovation and change. Jacqui has worked in the financial services sector in a wide range of roles and within the housing sector as a non-executive director for over 15 years.


Katrina Kostic Samen – Director, Head Of Workplace Strategy & Design at KKS Savills

As Head of Workplace Strategy & Design, Katrina oversees design on all projects. Katrina is totally committed and passionate about focusing on the best interests of the occupier.

Her experience over three decades of commercial development and workplace design enables Katrina to provide expertise across all aspects of architecture and interior design projects. She challenges boundaries and perceptions, connects ‘inside-out’ design philosophies, and combines strategy and design to maximise real estate potential for both occupiers and developers.

Katrina is a regular speaker on best practice for workplace design, development criteria and occupier strategy, and has had many articles published. She is past president of the BCO and is currently Chair of the New London Architecture expert panel.

Katrina’s belief in pushing boundaries, striving for excellence, and expanding the professional body for commercial offices is represented in her fundamental principle: Be Creative, Add Value, Have Fun!


Who will I meet?
This event is perfectly suited to those that are mid-career to senior level professionals including business owners or those in C-Suite and managerial positions.
Whilst the content for this event is property & construction focused, individuals from other industries are welcome to join.
We also welcome all genders to join our events to support our initiative in empowering women in the workplace.



What our guests had to say about our previous P&C event:


‘The calibre of your event – both in terms of venue/cost/speakers and attendees was top notch – It has been literally years (thanks covid!!!) since I have attended any kind of networking event and it was such an enjoyable experience – thank you’
‘Can I just say yesterday was an awesome event and it was your staff and yourself that made it such a success’
‘The event was great and extremely enjoyable. I would definitely be keen on joining similar events in the future.’



About the venue Home Grown:
Home Grown is a private members’ club that provides entrepreneurial pioneers with unique resources to unlock the true value of their business potential. It is a global community of experienced  entrepreneurs, sophisticated investors and trusted advisors. Home Grown also features fabulous bedrooms designed by Russell Sage Studio, a bar and a restaurant with a focus on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients from independent premium suppliers.



Full day pass: £80 (includes access to the event from 4pm-9pm including all panel discussions, teas, coffees and light refreshments, 2 course dinner and drink on arrival)


Half day pass: £48 (Entrance from 4pm-6:30pm including all panel discussions, teas, coffees & light refreshments)


Dinner only: £59.95 per person (Entrance from 6:30pm-9pm including a 2 course dinner and drink on arrival)
*Modern Woman Sapphire & Emerald Members Discount: 20% off* please login to retrieve your discount upon checkout.


Please note: If you are a coach, all spaces are now full for us to welcome anymore coaches so we kindly ask that you don’t purchase a ticket UNLESS you are an existing member or part of our coach & mentor matching platform. This is simply to reduce too much competition between others in the room.
Thank you for your understanding. 


*NB Covid-19 Disclaimer*

The safety and wellbeing of all our guests is our priority and this event will be hosted in-line with Covid-19 government guidelines.

If this event needs to be postponed then tickets will be transferable to a later date or refunded.


Jan 18 2023


4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/London
  • Date: Jan 18 2023
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm






Home Grown
44 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7BS

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