Perspectives on Esports: How Are Esports Driving Demand for a New Type of Real Estate?


Perspectives on Esports 

You are invited to the latest ‘HKS:80: Perspectives’ event – a series of panel-style discussions in celebration of our firm’s 80th anniversary exploring how we can collectively address the key issues facing our future.

The latest in this engaging series focuses on esports and we have assembled an expert panel from across the industry who will discuss: 

Game-Changers: How Are Esports Driving Demand for a New Type of Real Estate?

Digital brands are increasingly looking at how to occupy physical space, but what will this mean for future development?

Much of the ‘buzz’ in this sector has been around esports and purpose-built venues for competitive gaming. But making the digital, physical is much more multi-layered.

So what are the challenges of creating a new breed of immersive experience? And what kind of space will these rapidly-growing digital brands occupy?

The event will be chaired by professional journalist and broadcaster Ben Bland and confirmed panellists so far include:

  • David Yarnton, CEO, Edge Esports
  • Piers Nickalls, Director, Savills
  • A representative from Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Chi Bhatia, Sports and Entertainment, HKS
  • *Further Panellists to be announced

Event Details

Tuesday, 25 June
Arrive: 17.45 Start: 18.15
HKS London, Elsley House, 24-30 Great Titchfield St, London, W1W 8BF

Refreshments will be provided.

To secure your place, RSVP to

‘Perspectives on Esports’ is the second in a series of events celebrating HKS’s 80th anniversary. Our first event in April, ‘Perspectives on Health’ focused on the future of financing healthcare infrastructure. 


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