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 2019 – Attended a Public Policy Project discussion with the Rt Hon James Brokenshire, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
February 2019 – Chaired a Whitehall Group Meeting with the Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chairman NHS Federation at Carter Jonas, One Chapel Place London W1
January 2019 – Douglas Blausten addressed RSM’s Real Estate Training Day on ‘The Role of a Professional Adviser in Corporate Real Estate Strategic Consultancy work’
29 November 2018 – Attending Simmons and Simmons Healthcare Hub dinner with Baroness Dido Harding, Chairman, NHS Improvement
27 November 2018 – Douglas Blausten Chaired a Cambridge University Land Society Whitehall Group discussion with Ian Ellis, Chairman, NHS Properties on the Progress towards a strategic estates policy for the £ 3.5bn company.

Address

22 Gilbert Street
Grosvenor Square
London W1K SEJ

Get in touch

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