8 February 2023 / Dubai

Big ideas & new business models for progressive & alternative property leaders

Our Middle East Real Estate Event

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SPACE Middle East is the flagship Middle East event of SPACE+. 

It’s where big ideas are shared, norms are challenged and new connections are made.

Many consider SPACE+ events to be the world’s most progressive property conferences.

Find your Tribe
SPACE Middle East has a ‘Main Stage’ and splits into unique ‘Tribes’ – where you’ll find like-minded peers, challengers and future partners.

Join us
Join SPACE+ to attend SPACE Middle East and all of our SPACE+ Global Virtual Tribes for 12 months. Or, register as a delegate.

Book now.

Rob Marten & Neall De Beer
Co-Founders, SPACE+​


How do we better plan space and place?
How do emerging themes impact asset values?
How do we curate world-class spaces?
How do we better serve our employees?
Where can we add greatest value?

2021 Co-Hosts

James Boadle

MD, Europe, Oxford Properties

Alex Greaves

Head of UK & Euro Living, M&G Real Estate

Rick de Blaby

CEO, Get Living

Rajiv Peter

CTO, Notting Hill Genesis

Jai Patel

Managing Director, ICG

Brian Welsh

MD, Head of Student, Round Hill Capital

Emma Cariaga

Joint Head of Canada Water Development & Head of Residential, British Land

Sarah Hayford

Founder, The Land Collective

Rosa Brand

Director, KKR

Alex Notay

Placemaking & Investment Director, PfP Capital

Richard Scutt

Development Director, Patrizia

Thomasin Renshaw

Development Director, Pocket Living

Matthew Bench

Group Chief Investment Officer, Countryside

Rebecca Taylor

MD, Long Harbour

John German

MD, Residential Investments, Invesco Real Estate

Alis Pay

Partner & Co-head of Global Real Estate Sector, Clifford Chance

Freddie Wonnacott

Assistant Fund Manager, M&G UK Residential Property Fund

Antonio Marin-Bataller

Director, Patrizia

Olaide Oboh

Director of Partnerships, First Base

Joe Persechino

Head of Residential & Student Accommodation, AXA IM

Emma Cullen

COO, Fiera Capital

Faith Locken

Development Manager, Countryside

Jonathon Ivory

Managing Director, Packaged Living

Kristian Branum-Burns

SVP, International Real Estate, QuadReal

Stephanie Barbabosa

Head of Build to Rent, Lendlease

Christian Armstrong

Head of Brand, Product & Technology, Get Living

Brian Lee

MD Real Estate, Common

Shamez Alibhai

MD & Head of Community Housing, Man Group

Tim Holden

MD, Head of Residential, Edmund de Rothschild REIM

Danielle Bayless

COO, Quintain Living

Ailish Christian-West

Director of Real Estate, Get Living

Michela Hancock

Managing Director, Greystar

Tom Goodall

Partner, Argent

David Reid

Managing Director Suburban Build to Rent, Legal & General Capital

Hanna Afolabi

Development Director, Balfour Beatty Investments

John Dunkerley

CEO, Apache Capital

Paul Bashir

CEO, Europe, Harrison Street

Jim Eaton Terry

Chief Technology Officer, Quintain

Damien Sharkey

Managing Director, HUB

Justin Harley

Regional Director, Yardi

Ryan Prince

Founder, UNCLE

50% female

A SPACE+ Promise.


Be the Chair

The Chairing position is sacred. 

The SPACE APAC Main Stage Chair position is available for a sponsor who can provide a leader worthy of the role. ​

The Chair introduces all events on the Main Stage, sets the the tone and catches the mood.​

Available for the Headline Sponsor.

Lead a Panel

There are three main stage panels at SPACE APAC. 

You know the drill here. Each panel will have a Host (i.e. a moderator) and three panelists. The panelists are chosen for their progressive leadership.

The Host position is available for sponsors, vetted by our Co-Founders. This is prime-time positioning.

Host a Group

‘Tribes’ are what we call our interest groups. Each ‘Tribe’ has multiple ‘Discussion Groups’. 

Each Discussion Group has a Host, who leads the conversation (a sponsor). And three Co-Hosts, who support the Host in keeping the conversation flowing.

We invite and confirm your Co-Hosts – your role is to lead the thinking.

Run a Thinktank

VIP Thinktanks are for the most senior attendees. Each Thinktank has 8 participants, and an agenda curated to really interrogate a big topic. 

You can sponsor a VIP Thinktank and Host it (or nominate a client to Host, if you rather).

We produce a post-event paper for you, based on the Thinktank. Amazing.

Contact Rob

Get in touch with me to discuss how we can work together to curate a session for you to lead.

In partnership with Movember, we will help the property industry tackle mental health.

BWRE (Black Women in Real Estate)

A SPACE+ Promise.

The Key Themes


Design, creativity and experience are now at the forefront of the property industry, as hosptitality and property merge. At SPACE UK we explore how the property industry is being disrupted and redefined, how value is being understood and how our businesses need to be positioned to succeed in this new world. 

the future
of urban

Society was undergoing monumental shifts long before the pandemic; high were streets emptying, the consumption of experience was growing rapidly, products were moving faster, and employees were demanding flexibility. The value of the city was changing. 

So, what are the implications for a new urban mix?

The future of the property industry depends on our ability to look beyond the immediate perils and into a better future.


Campuses were once the domain of education or innovation. But now we see campuses are the careful clustering and curation of activities – a model for better cities, better developments. The CAMPUS Tribe at SPACE UK discuss a new approach that sees landlords and operators as hosts of a multi-channel experience. But is Is the challenge about better-building or better activation?


From the private to the public realm, the curation of space and place is at the forefront of world-class projects. The commercialisation of the experience is attempted by many, but succeeded by few. At SPACE, we delve into the most successful examples of global placemaking.


Investor and occupier demand has led to a rethinking of sustainability strategy among property companies. So what are the frameworks to reach Net Zero? To create value through ESG? And how should we position sustainability strategy within the wider context of responsible growth.


Real Estate and Hospitality is blending. We explore how our industry is being disrupted and redefined, how value is being understood and how our businesses need to be positioned to succeed in this new world.


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