We were all there to give a verdict on the government, six months in.
I was mightily impressed by the event, even though it made me (and my fellow panel members) feel very very (very very) old.
The audience was not only young (ridiculously so, muttered one of m'learned friends), they were good looking, bright, feisty, informed, and roughly 50/50 men to women with a good showing from minority ethnic groups.
The quality of the questions was unbelievably high and they really put us on the spot. Damian Wild of EG in the chair was seriously infused with optimism; it made you feel proud to be part of the property industry and convinced we have a vibrant and vital future.
Sophie Eastwood of Holistic, who chairs YEP, and Liz Russell of Nabarro are to be hugely congratulated on facilitating an event in which the "old guard" felt proud to invest: this is the future, and thank the good gawd for it! A "feel good event" and no mistake.
Liz Peace was her normal authoritative self, and I did my usual combative and impassioned plea for urban regeneration. No surprises there then.