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Buchan hosts 2017 Asset Enhancement Symposium

From L to R: Grant Withers, Buchan Group; Julian Boot, Equiem; Shinya Kogawa, Nikken Sekkei Construction Management; Josef Seidler, Vicinity Centres.

The Buchan Group recently hosted the 2017 Asset Enhancement Symposium, aimed at bringing together key industry colleagues to explore trends in unlocking the latent value of buildings.

The event was the third in a series of exclusive symposiums hosted by Buchan, following the 2015 and 2016 seminars which focussed on Retail and Mixed-Use developments respectively. 

This year’s event turned the spotlight on developing assets to their full potential, with a panel of leading industry specialists examining the changing needs of building owners and the benefits of refurbishment, renovation, adaptation, technology and future proofing.

Buchan Principal Andrew Mackenzie said the symposium sought to begin a conversation around advancing innovation and opportunities in asset management.  

“Asset Enhancement is certainly topical right now.  It is an integral part of what Buchan, our clients and consultants do, as we work to transform, and optimize the value of, multiple development types across the globe.”

“Our expert line up of speakers provided some truly innovative and diverse insights into revamping assets to enrich the customer experience and create maximum value for the client.”

The panel was made up of Josef Seidler, Regional General Manager of Development at Vicinity Centres; Julian Boot, CTO at Equiem; Shinya Kogawa, Director at Nikken Sekkei Construction Management in Japan; and Grant Withers, Principal at The Buchan Group.

Collectively they discussed the customers’ influence on major asset management; the role of technology in enhancing buildings and the user experience; and exemplar case studies demonstrating how