Kristoffer Hudson

Associate Director, Leeds
The built environment is a huge platform to improve economic welfare and social mobility.
Kristoffer Hudson
I oversee a working group that manages UK cost management’s real estate data assets. This group owns our data life cycle from strategic to component level, defining what data we want to acquire, and how, ensuring the supply of data is maintained to all our digital applications. We harness our data, and combine it with analytics capabilities to generate market intelligence, thought leadership and economic client support.

Having worked in the built environment for over ten years, the bulk of my career has been spent at Turner & Townsend. The core focus of that time has been directed toward understanding economic data flows to identify how they can be best structured to deliver meaningful analysis. Ultimately, this has led to me building and leading our market intelligence and economics function in the UK.

Q. What attracted you to join Turner & Townsend?

A. We’re independent. We’re unbridled in a sense and this enables us to provide the best possible advice, in the best interests of our clients, to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Q. What is the emerging trend in your industry specialism and how are you responding to this?

A. Computing speeds are increasing exponentially and the cost required to enable extraction, storage and analysis of data is a fraction of what it once was. This is allowing the industry, and ourselves, to pose – and solve - more complex, perplexing and valuable problems. Clients may become more demanding as a result as everyone will becomes a data scientist to some degree. There is a significant need to adopt, and manage technological transition in order to become the most intelligent provider of construction cost information and analysis. We’re investing in a digital transition, upskilling ourselves to keep ahead of the curve.

Q. Which project are you most proud of being involved in at Turner & Townsend?

A. Whilst not a project in the strictest sense, I’ve been involved with our UK Market Intelligence report since the early days, and have witnessed several different evolutions of the document. I strongly believe that we have a market leading piece of work in this space, and it has been great to be involved in the process for such a long time, having a guiding hand in content creation and being able to steer change. It’s massively rewarding to see how far it has come, and I’m excited about where it can go.

Career highlights

  1. Appointed to Associate Director

    2019
  2. Promoted to Senior Economist

    2018
  3. Achieved a distinction in my MSc dissertation

    2017
  4. Promoted to Economist

    2016
  5. Joined Turner & Townsend as an Economic Analysts

    2013