The real estate world can be very fast-paced. Many practitioners in this field often work long hours and to demanding deadlines. It can be a competitive and pressurised environment, which can often cause people to suffer in silence when they are struggling with their mental health.

However, the sector is focusing more on addressing these issues, particularly in light of Covid-19. Many firms are putting in place proper measures and training for people to learn more about the issue, to encourage more openness and importantly to help people recognise the signs that someone may be suffering.

Russell-Cooke partner Shabnam Ali-Khan looks into the state of mental health in the real estate sector and what firms can do to keep their employees mentally healthy. 

The state of mental health in the real estate sector is available to read on the Property Week website.

Shabnam is a partner in the enfranchisement team.

She specialises in lease extension and enfranchisement matters, primarily under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 working with a variety of clients ranging from high net worth individuals and companies to individual leaseholders and investor landlords. Shabnam has carved out a niche in right of first refusal matters pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.