Businesses set to showcase scale of investment opportunities at international property market

Leeds City Region’s plans for showcasing the region at the world’s largest property investment conference – MIPIM 2020 – are in full swing with the announcement of a series of high profile sponsors.

Award winning property developer, McLaren Property is the most recent sponsor to be announced. McLaren is a new sponsor and a recent investor into Leeds City Region, with plans to bring to Grade A office space to Leeds through a new development on Wellington Street in central Leeds.

Along with McLaren Property, sponsors announced over the summer include Munroe K, Shulmans LLP and Pegasus Planning Group Ltd. 

Last year MIPIM attracted 26,000 participants, including 5,000 investors from over 100 countries.

Leeds City Region projects brought home two international awards. Harrogate-based Fallons, a Leeds City Region MIPIM sponsor beat off stiff competition from China and the United States to win ‘Best Futura Mega Project’ at the MIPIM Awards for their Future Parks project. The Leeds City Region team was also recognised, winning the fDi Strategy Award for their work on the Burberry inward investment project.

Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and NP11 leads the MIPIM delegation said:

“I am delighted to hear we have new and returning sponsors on board. The support from our private sector sponsors allows Leeds City Region to showcase development progress year on year and the scale of investment opportunities available in the UK’s largest city region economy outside of London.”

“I would like to say a big thank you to all of our sponsors so far and encourage businesses from across the region to get in touch and find out more about how you can get involved and the sponsorship opportunities available.”

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority said:

“It’s no coincidence that as a region we are attracting more foreign direct investment than ever before and we’ll continue to work to promote the region and all the opportunities that exist here.”

“At MIPIM last year we showcased the many opportunities that Bradford has to offer in terms of investment and our ambitious growth plans.”

Oliver Westray, Development Director for McLaren Property, said:

“We are very pleased to be part of the Leeds City Region delegation for the first time this year and to play our part in showcasing the many great opportunities across the region.”

 “Leeds is a prosperous hub for technology, financial and professional services and we are proud to be delivering a unique building to the city that will help occupiers to attract and retain the best talent and offer high levels of amenity, while improving staff productivity and wellbeing and driving business collaboration and innovation.”

Support for the Leeds City Region’s attendance at MIPIM has continued to grow year on year and last year saw the largest private sector delegation to date. 

Abi Bentley-Cottam
Article by Abi Bentley-Cottam
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