The London Property Alliance (“LPA”) has appointed renowned economist Alexander Jan as its Chief Economic Adviser.
The London Property Alliance brings together the Westminster Property Association and the City Property Association to provide a unified voice for the leading owners, developers, investors and professional advisors of real estate across the City, the West End and their neighbouring commercial districts.
The part-time consultative role is a first for the organisation and will be instrumental in helping to shape its research and insight on the capital’s post-Covid recovery. Until last year, Alex was Arup’s chief economist where he had worked for more than a decade.
As Chief Economic Adviser Alexander will work across both WPA and CPA, alongside the Executive team, to develop proprietary research that provides members and policymakers with insight and guidance on the factors shaping London’s built environment, the impact of COVID-19 and the capital’s contribution to the national economy.
Alexander Jan said: “I am delighted to be working for the LPA. Over the years, I’ve been impressed hugely by the thoughtfulness and quality of work undertaken by the Alliance. The calibre of its board and wider membership base is unrivalled in the property sector. The industry undoubtedly has a vital role to play in driving economic recovery for the country as a whole. To do that, we need to develop further insight and understanding to inform how the property industry can best adapt for the future and contribute to London’s sustainable growth.
“Recovery from Covid, the race to zero carbon and London’s future positioning as a leading UK city are all hot topics. I have a feeling my in-tray is going to be pretty full from day one.”
Alexander has a wealth of experience across London’s infrastructure and built environment sectors. He was part of the team that set up the Greater London Authority more than 20 years ago. At Arup, he led a range of projects ranging from creating London’s first infrastructure plan, through to business rates reform and assessing the impacts of Crossrail on property values. Alex will continue to serve as Non-Executive Chair of the Midtown Business Improvement District, focused on the neighbourhoods of Holborn, Clerkenwell, Farringdon and Bloomsbury.
Charles Begley, Executive Director, London Property Alliance, said: “Over the course of his career Alex has had a huge influence on the development of London’s infrastructure and built environment, advising organisations across both public and private sectors. He is well placed to help support our efforts at this critical time for central London and we are delighted to have secured him for this important new role.”
For further information:
Andrew Scorgie, FTI Consulting: 07738 198943