Property Expertise

Public Speaking

Creative Vision

Network

Douglas Blausten has over 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector as an independent adviser to major corporate clients and as an Executive and Non-Executive Director of publicly quoted real estate companies and public bodies. He has extensive experience of public speaking as a keynote speaker and panellist and has chaired many conferences and lectures.

He strongly believes that operational property assets of companies and businesses can be a major catalyst for change in workplace practices and the provider of added value for shareholders/stakeholders. The projects he has led and worked on over his professional career illustrate these outcomes.

As an innovator and strategist he has a strong track record, having for many years advised companies in the transport, power and energy, pharmaceuticals and environmental services sectors and across the manufacturing and distribution sectors.

For twelve years he was a General Commissioner of Taxes and for two and a half years was Vice Chairman of the £ 3.5 billion NHS Property Services Company and Chairman of its Assets and Investment Committee. He has been a Trustee and Director of the Mental Health Foundation until 2017 and also founded the policy discussion and thought leadership forum, The Cambridge Whitehall Group and subsequently chaired this for three years until September 2017. He is a member of the Cambridge Land Economy Advisory Board and in 2017 was appointed an Hon. Vice-President of the Cambridge University Land Society. He served as a Centre fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research for six years. He is a director of and consultant to several property investment companies and to industrial and education businesses in the UK and Germany.

News

February, 2016: Professor John Kay, CBE FRSA FBA, Economist, Financial Times. Subject: ‘Other People’s Money’
February, 2016: Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow, INET Economics (London) Professor. Subject: ‘Between Debt and the Devil’
January, 2016: Sir Philip Dilley, Chairman, The Environment Agency. Subject: ‘Why The Environment Agency is ‘Fit for Purpose’ in facing today’s and future challenges’
January 2016: Douglas Blausten joins the Advisory Board with Sir David Arculus, a former director of Pearson Group, of Knowledgemotion
Dr Ian Black, Middle East Editor, The Guardian: Douglas Blausten chaired a talk by Ian Black of the Guardian on the Situation in Syria and the Russian involvement as the region continues to remain extremely unstable

Address

22 Gilbert Street
Grosvenor Square
London W1K SEJ

Get in touch

dblausten@douglasblausten.co.uk
+44 7831 170 115