At the end of June, EPRA completed its inaugural Executive Programme for listed real estate practitioners, developed in partnership with INSEAD, one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools.
The pandemic brought our sector many challenges but also many new opportunities in terms of redefining growth strategies, repositioning business portfolios, accelerating digital transformation and more. It is with this in mind that EPRA partnered with INSEAD to develop a unique, tailored-made programme for professionals who wished to explore and better understand the key strategic challenges faced in the real estate sector and to adapt to a transforming business environment. The programme received lots of interest and gathered professionals from various backgrounds, with exposure to different geographies and sectors, which clearly shows that this kind of offering is welcomed by – and needed for – our industry.
Indeed, the feedback we received following the completion of the four half-days course was very encouraging. An overwhelming majority of participants said they would consider participating in another EPRA Executive Programme in the future, and all the attendees would recommend future editions to their colleagues. In their feedback forms, participants suggested giving ESG a more prominent focus, in line with the current global trend – an idea that we will take forward to the next edition.