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Dan Labbad on developers: “You've got to be humble”

Dan Labbad, chief executive of Lendlease Europe and future CEO of the Crown Estate, tells The Developer what he has learned from 20 years at the frontline of urban regeneration

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Dan Labbad, chief executive of Lendlease Europe
Dan Labbad, chief executive of Lendlease Europe

“Y our licence to operate comes from how you impact communities,” Dan Labbad, chief executive of Lendlease Europe and future head of the Crown Estate tells the audience during his on-stage interview at the Festival of Place on 9 July 2019 (pictured above with The Developer editor Christine Murray).

 

In this podcast, Labbad talks gentrification, community protest, public-private partnership and what he has learned in his 20 years fronting urban redevelopments.

 

From being booed at a Haringey planning committee meeting, to his views on gender diversity, skills shortages and sustainability, Labbad calls on developers to be humble, and explains why change and disruption is the new status quo.

 

Next year’s Festival of Place is happening on 7 July 2020 – go to www.festivalofplace.co.uk for updates on tickets and speakers.

 

Listen to the full interview in the podcast below by clicking on the link and sign up to The Developer Weekly to be updated when new episodes go online.

 

 

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