Freehold is a leading and unique networking forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender real estate professionals working within the real estate sector. Since its official launch in September 2011, the group has grown to over 1000 members and continues to expand.  Freehold is a network set up exclusively for the real estate industry and its members include building surveyors, valuation surveyors, agency surveyors, asset managers, architects, developers, investors and property lawyers from both the public and private sector.  As an industry first for real estate professionals, Freehold is the collaboration of two major players in real estate – international law firm Taylor Wessing and leading building and property consultants Tuffin Ferraby Taylor.

Our event was attended by 100 property professional on 11 September where a raffle raised £700 for Micro Rainbow International:

Micro Rainbow’s vision is to create a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people are safe, free from discrimination, persecution and have equal opportunities in life, including in accessing employment, training, financial services and housing.


Our speakers were:

Matthew Emmerson – Allsop 

Talked about his experience in the sector and focusing on the progression made.

Dominic Moore – Barclays Bank

Talked regarding Spectrum LGBT group with a focus on the positives and benefits from both an employer and employee perspective.

Lucas Paoli – Micro Rainbow International 

Talked about a number of their current initiatives.