Experts Speak Out
After 20 years in business, we have created a community of Real Estate Experts that have contributed, one way or another, to the delivery of our courses.
“We like to believe that we are creating a community of course contributors”.
We are very proud to launch this new area of the website. This space will be home to Real Estate Experts interviews.
Bayfield has gathered a portfolio of professionals and we thought that it would be great to know more about their personal stories and career development. This section is for their views on the real estate market and the impact of technology, sustainability, urban layouts, shopping centres, online retail and market predictions.
So, have a look through and learn more about real estate insights from the leaders.
“I felt there was a gap in the market for a retail property course that was truly Investment focused.”
Chairwoman, Bayfield Training
“I do believe that Sub Saharan Africa will become the next great frontier from traditional retailing point of view”
Entrepreneur, Visionary, Retail Advisor and Thought Leader
“While basic offers and store designs have not changed that dramatically, the sector is going through a major disruptive change due to the internet and digital technology”
Chairman, SCG International
“Larger shopping centres will continue to concentrate on ‘place making’, taking on all the characteristics of a town centre as a ‘one-stop life style’ venue catering for everyone’s needs”
Banfield Real Estate Solutions Ltd
“For me the development of the shopping centre industry is something I have lived through and it has been a remarkable journey of increasing sophistication and focus on the changing consumer.”
Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling
“With a more diverse mix shopping centres are seeing increased footfall and tenant demand, due to them meeting the needs of several customer journeys.”
Analyst at Local Data Company
“The retail sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Nigeria is incredibly dynamic – demographic and economic factors mean that it has a great deal of potential.”
Chief Operating Officer at ARIA Africa Real Estate Investment & Asset Management
“Shopping centres now need to engage with their retailers and restaurants, offer more flexible leases and work together to market and attract customers to their centres. Not all do – all should!”
Director at Marketing Analytix
“Over the last couple of years, retailers in the sustainability programme were reducing their use of energy and water, and improving their recycling and reusing.”
Environmental Manager at Queensgate Shopping Centre
“Providing remarkable service that goes beyond consistently, helps to gain traction and loyalty”
Managing Director, Livewire Performance Consultants Ltd
“By far the most interesting topic for me, which I focus on, is how technology is changing the way we all ‘work, rest and play’, and how in turn that impacts on all aspects of the built environment”
Digital Transformation Strategist
“We are very excited to work with Bayfield because, like at Ipsos, it’s a knowledge based approach to helping clients gain a competitive edge”
President, Ipsos Retail Performance
“It’s great to bring the technology and real estate industries together as well, because it’s that diverse dynamic which will be needed to deliver future shopping spaces”
Editor, Retail Property Analyst
“As the sector changes and the respective job roles, the skillsets required to proactively manage that change is also imperative. Through the products we are jointly creating, I feel we have started that journey in addressing the skills need”
Head of Research and Education, Revo
“It’s important to be reminded what a truly incredible environment shopping centres are – and what they can mean to people”
Director, Retail Management Consultants
“I needed a career in a fast-moving sector with an innovative company. I found that the retail sector offers exactly that- variety, constant change and challenges that we can work towards solving with the client”
Senior Relationship Manager, The Local Data Company