• A unique blend of training and consultancy services

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  • Optimising the productivity and impact of built and human assets

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  • Addressing risk and embracing responsibility to drive performance

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  • A unique blend of training and consultancy services

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  • Optimising the productivity and impact of built and human assets

  • Addressing risk and embracing responsibility to drive performance

  • Responding to and influencing the drivers of global change

Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 6 of 6)

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Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 6 of 6)

Acting on an Agreed Agenda Given that strategic foresight inherently has a long and broad horizon, the challenge to those concerned with taking action today to secure a better future tomorrow lies largely in forging…
July 20, 2017/by John Ratcliffe

Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 5 of 6)

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Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 5 of 6)

Planning Strategic Options Strategic planning options are the policy pathways that transport the realm of long-term, big-picture vision to the reality of the need for a set of actionable tactics to tackle present…
July 4, 2017/by John Ratcliffe

Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 4 of 6)

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Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 4 of 6)

Visioning a Preferred Future The essential purpose of Strategic Foresight is to make better, and more informed decisions in the present. All organisations, however, need to ask the basic questions about their…
June 15, 2017/by John Ratcliffe

The Age of #PropTech Dawns!

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The Age of #PropTech Dawns!

Contrary to ‘populist’ opinion, ‘globalisation’ has not stopped. Digital convergence, oblivious of boundaries, has moved it ascendantly to the clouds. Vast streams of information and data constantly wash…
June 13, 2017/by John Ratcliffe
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Climate Risk & Resilience – A Hillbreak Call to Action

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Climate Risk & Resilience – A Hillbreak Call to Action

Hillbreak was privileged to be invited to participate in the inaugural GRESB Spring Conference at Siemens' inspiring building, The Crystal (dual-rated BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum), in London earlier this…
May 17, 2017/by Jon Lovell

Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 3 of 6)

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Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 3 of 6)

Forecasting Alternative Scenarios Essentially, forecasting involves generating the widest range of creative possibilities, then consolidating and prioritising the most useful for an organisation to consider and prepare…
May 16, 2017/by John Ratcliffe
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Potential £10bn rental bombshell just twelve months away

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Potential £10bn rental bombshell just twelve months away

London – Friday 14 April 2017 Potential £10bn rental bombshell just twelve months away in buildings failing green standards Research on the impact of new green standards has estimated the value of failing…
April 14, 2017/by Jon Lovell
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Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 2 of 6)

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Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 2 of 6)

Scanning the Horizon In this second article in our six-part series on Conducting Corporate Foresight, we focus on the Scanning the Horizon phase, which follows on from having established the Strategic Question…
March 30, 2017/by John Ratcliffe

Social Value – A Force for Good?

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Social Value – A Force for Good?

Force for good – or the Emperor’s new clothes? “Doing well by doing good” has long been a familiar dictum in both the ethical business and the responsible built environment milieux. Sometimes attributed…
March 24, 2017/by John Ratcliffe

Hillbreak verdict on Government “MEES” guidance

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Hillbreak verdict on Government “MEES” guidance

The Government recently published its guidance to landlords on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for non-domestic property, a matter on which much confusion and uncertainty has prevailed. So, have the outstanding…
March 3, 2017/by Miles Keeping
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NEW SERIES: Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 1 of 6)

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NEW SERIES: Conducting Corporate Foresight (Part 1 of 6)

Framing the Strategic Question It might seem an overused assertion, but leadership in the corporate realm faces new uncertainties greater than at any time before. The global pace of change, and the ramifications…
March 2, 2017/by John Ratcliffe

Hillbreak confirmed for Regen2017

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Hillbreak confirmed for Regen2017

Hillbreak Co-Founder and Urban Land Institute (ULI) UK Vice-Chair, Jon Lovell, will be speaking on the main conference programme at Regen2017. The event, to be held at the iconic St George's Hall in Liverpool, brings…
February 22, 2017/by Jon Lovell

Hillbreak responds to new Housing White Paper

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Hillbreak responds to new Housing White Paper

The Government has today issued a new Housing White Paper for England, “Fixing our broken housing market”. It includes out a broad range of welcome reforms to increase the supply of new homes and to make housing…
February 7, 2017/by Jon Lovell
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Investing in Tomorrow’s World with TH Real Estate

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Investing in Tomorrow’s World with TH Real Estate

TH Real Estate, the top 10 global real estate fund manager with nearly $100bn of Assets Under Management, has launched its new Sustainability Strategy, Tomorrow’s World. Advised by Hillbreak, TH Real Estate has…
February 1, 2017/by Jon Lovell
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Introduction to Strategic Foresight

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Introduction to Strategic Foresight

In this latest post, Professor John Ratcliffe, newly appointed Head of Strategic Foresight at Hillbreak, introduces the concept and corporate benefits of the discipline. Leading an organisation through these…
January 30, 2017/by John Ratcliffe
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Professor John Ratcliffe joins Hillbreak

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Professor John Ratcliffe joins Hillbreak

PRESS RELEASE 27 January 2016 Eminent professor joins forces with Keeping and Lovell at specialist training and advisory firm, Hillbreak Professor John Ratcliffe, a globally eminent chartered surveyor and…
January 27, 2017/by Jon Lovell
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