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Jeff Fairburn addresses industry leaders at Walker Morris Future of Living Dinner

Over 40 leading influential individuals from the real estate industry gathered to hear Jeff Fairburn, former CEO of Persimmon, speak at the Walker Morris Future of Living Dinner last night.

Jeff Fairburn is one of the most fascinating and successful figures in house building. He joined the FTSE 100 house builder Persimmon in 1989 and went on to build an immensely successful career with the company, becoming CEO in 2013.

Over dinner Jeff shared stories from his career and spoke openly about the obstacles he had overcome, the challenges in the sector more generally and of how businesses need to continually adapt and change to meet new regulation and support progressive strategies.

Jeremy Moore, Head of the Real Estate Group said:

“On behalf of Walker Morris and everyone who attended the dinner, I’d like to offer our gratitude to Jeff for leading an insightful and entertaining discussion last night. It was a privilege to be able to share in the experiences of someone who has had such a varied and interesting career in our sector.

“The dinner is a key part of the added value that we seek to provide our clients and contacts in this sector. The guests were unanimous in their appreciation for the importance of this type of event which allows confidential and open discussion under the Chatham House Rules.  It was fantastic to see the vibrant buzz of animated conversation as a wide range of people from very different professional backgrounds and a shared passion for the fascinating world of real estate share ideas, insights and experiences. I’d like to thank everyone who attended for helping to make the dinner such an enjoyable evening.”