Gradfeed are proud to announce that we will be partnering with the CREation Property Network.
CREation is an inclusive property network that aims to join like-minded people together at the start of their career in property, offering free, interactive events and networking opportunities.
CREation have just celebrated their first birthday party after being formed by Rosanna Lawn and Harri John in early 2018. As graduates entering the property industry, Rosanna and Harri were both struck by the relative lack of opportunities for junior individuals to attend property industry events and to start to build their own contacts in the industry. They noticed that existing industry networks seemed more targeted at those further along in their careers or otherwise the events themselves were prohibitively expensive for juniors to attend. On the back of their frustrations, they decided to form CREation to fill this gap and build a more inclusive property network from the ground up.
CREation have had a very busy first year. To date, they have held 11 events in London and 6 in Manchester, with launches planned in Birmingham and Bristol this year. They now have an impressive 700+ members, 8 sponsors, 12 industry partnerships and have run 3 competitions! CREation think very carefully about the events that they bring to the market to ensure these are relevant and informative for their members. Topics covered to date include ‘Blockchain and its possible effects on the industry’, Life Sciences in Manchester, the rise of flexible working and the future of build to rent. Planned events include a look at how ‘Wellness’ is informing real estate decisions and how tech is changing the office experience. Events will usually contribute to CPD points and most importantly are a great opportunity to have a drink and network with peers in all areas of the industry.
CREation pride themselves on their broad platform within the industry. CREation’s London committee has members from legal, insurance, development and the more traditional surveying firms. Tom Gatenby (DLA Piper), who recently joined the London committee described one of the main appeals of CREation is that from day one in your career, CREation can help you to start building your own network of contacts across the industry. CREation is always seeking new members from companies which form part of the UK’s successful property industry and increasingly this means looking to exciting new entrants to the market, particularly in the PropTech industry. CREation are passionate about the way technology platforms can build on the way real estate is considered and positively disrupt the way the industry does business.
We will be working together over the coming year on a variety of events and publications. Stay tuned to find out more by signing up to the CREation mailing list.