Building Success - A Year of CREation

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!!

This past year has been a whirlwind for us at CREation. We set out to transform the way people just entering the industry interact with one another and create a platform which nurtures and supports early career talent across the wider property industry.

Fun, free and for all; at the core of CREation is inclusion - from age, background, gender to specialism, company, and university. We feel it is important to create and nurture these diverse environments from the grassroots, aiding the growth of diversity in the more senior roles as members progress.

VIDEO: CREation Launch Event - January 23rd 2018

We held our launch event on 23rd January 2018 welcoming over 300 individuals from over 90 different companies, and since then the support and enthusiasm for CREation has multiplied, far beyond what we could have hoped or expected when this was just an initial concept.

We have had to adapt and expand quickly to accommodate the growing demand from our member base - which now stands at over 650 subscribers - and in March 2018 we opened our Manchester branch. We have hosted an event a month between our London and Manchester locations, bringing in expert speakers from across the industry, covering topics including: Blockchain, Autonomous Vehicles and their impact on Real Estate, Build to Rent, BREXIT and flexible workspace (to name but a few).

In addition, CREation ran 3 successful competitions which provided opportunities that wouldn't otherwise be an option for CREation members - such as taking 100 early career individuals to MIPIM UK free of charge, taking 5 individuals to FUTURE: PropTech’s conference and offering a 2 day training course in partnership with Cambridge Finance.

2019 is set to be just as exciting, with a new regional branch opening in Birmingham and some great events and competitions already in the pipeline. We will continue to support the youngest generation in the real estate industry.

We also want to take this opportunity to thank and celebrate the people behind the scenes who have worked so hard to support and develop CREation.

CREation is a Community Interest Company, run 100% by volunteers including Harri, Rosanna our amazing committee members in London and Manchester as well as our upcoming regional locations; we cannot thank these individuals enough for their dedication, motivation and support over the past year.

We also thank our sponsor companies: Cushman & Wakefield, Knight Frank, DLA Piper, Lockton Insurance, Lambert Smith Hampton, Colliers International, M7 Real Estate and British Land. Without these companies, who took a chance on CREation before it was proven, we would not have achieved this success. We also received support and partnership from a further 12 companies, who all recognised the benefit of CREation and wanted to get involved in a collaborative way, offering non-financial support to ensure the success of CREation.

Throughout 2019 we will develop our existing partnerships and forge new ones, as well as continue expanding our committee and reaching new regional locations.

If you are interested in getting involved please email: info@cre-ation.co.uk

Wishing you a happy 2019 - and join us at our Birthday Party on 7th February.

Team CREation

Harri John