Property expert to share her insights at lunch gathering

People are invited to join’s Property Lunch this month to hear from group property director at listed firm Town Centre Securities. (TCS)

Lynda Shillaw joined the £400m specialist regional property REIT last year. Headquartered in Leeds, TCS manages large-scale property projects and has had to adapt to the changing retail landscape to ensure long-term profitability through its stock.

TCS is a major investor in the Leeds and Manchester property marketplaces. Recent acquisitions include, a high yielding mixed use property in Leeds – The Cube – for £12m

It is also behind a apart-hotel scheme on George Street.

At the lunch, sponsored by Bevan Brittan, Shillaw will reflect on the changing property landscape across the North in recent years and will give an insight into how TCS is planning for the future.

She will share updates on major schemes and investment programmes in Leeds and talk about what she enjoys about working in the industry.

The lunch takes place from noon to 3pm on Thursday 31 October, with tickets costing £45 plus VAT. It will include a welcome drink and two-course lunch and will be staged at Bibis, in Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4AG. Visit to book.

Shillaw has an extensive background in the property sector having previously managed large corporate estates for BT, the Co-operative Group, and Manchester Airports Group. She ran the Real Estate Banking Division at Lloyds Banking Group and the £9bn Real Estate Fund Management Business at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.

She has a proven track record of developing and implementing strategy to both operate and leverage value from large, diverse portfolios.

At MAG, Lynda managed £650m of investment assets, all development land and MAG’s interest in the 3.5m sq ft Airport City Manchester Joint Venture.

Shillaw is also a non-executive director of the Crown Estate and VIVID Housing Association. She is also chair of the LandAid Charity’s North West Region.

This Property Lunch promises to be informative, giving delegates the chance to hear from one of the newest senior property leaders in the Leeds City Region.