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Residential Investment 2019

The 2019 UK Resi Investment Conference has now launched, expect some key discussions and vital information on the market going forward

Resi Investment 2019

Join Hundreds of the leading players in the Residential Investment & Build to Rent Market on 27th November...

Resi Conference Agenda & Timetable

The conference takes place on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at ETC Venues - St Pauls, London. 

The leading players in the UK PRS & Build to Rent markets will attend a key briefing with industry leaders and investors in London on 27th November, in order to examine the opportunities in the sector and consider how to approach them.

The 2019 National Residential Investment Conference returns for a 10th Year and has been completely updated to reflect the current market, with presentations from some of the most respected figures in the sector.

Last year this event sold out several weeks in advance, with hundreds of attendees, so please book early to guarantee your attendance. Bookings are strictly first come, first served.

To see who attends please click here

Resi Investment 2019
ETC Venues St. Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD

Conference Timetable

9.30am – Morning Session which includes a networking coffee break


  • Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
  • The current state of UK Residential Investment market
  • Investment into the Residential Sector – looking at what has actually happened
    Looking at the Private Rented Sector & Build to Rent in Context – where does this now fit in with the overall housing & property investment markets?
    How much of the Private Rented Sector is now new Build to Rent and what is coming in the next few years?
  • How much private wealth is invested into Residential Property and how will this be affected by more institutional investment?
  • Buy to Let v Build to Rent – will private wealth currently & previously invested in small scale Buy-to-Let gradually make it’s way over to Build to Rent funds?
    What potential does this have and what is likely?
    Are Build to Rent Bulk Purchases propping up the Development Sale Market nationally?
    Putting National Rents and Values into context – what does it mean for investment prospects?
    Where are the regional hotspots for investment opportunities and how does the proposition look?
    How do the yields and rents compare geographically?
    In which markets around the Country is there really a strong opportunity for PRS to work?
  • How can we build a reliable valuation system for investors in UK Build to Rent & PRS?
  • How can the market reach a point where there are accurate and reliable rent statistics so investors can make an informed decision?
  • What framework needs to be in place to make this happen and how might this help the market as a whole?
  • What role is the RICS playing in this?
  • What can we learn about rent levels across the UK – Asking v Achieved
  • Panel Session on Making Residential Investment Work
  • How are Residential Investments really performing?
  • What are the expansion plans and goals of Investors in the UK and which products and locations are of particular interest?
  • How might a potential rise in interest rates affect the Build to Rent investment model?
  • How do we speed up Capital Raising & Development in the PRS & Build to Rent Sector?
  • How do institutions decide their investment policy and what do they take particular interest in?
  • Where is the money being invested coming from and how much more is there to come?
  • What are investors looking for in terms of product, location and operation?
  • Where are the opportunity areas and are they urban or suburban?
  • Comparing attitudes of the institutions to Resi in the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.
  • Is there enough good stock available to satisfy the thirst from investors?
  • How can investors cope with increased competition as the number of competitors grow?
  • When will we see a secondary market emerge, with the trading of stabilised assets and portfolios?
    How has institutional PRS & Build to Rent Investment grown and why?
  • What is the capacity for growth and where are the big opportunity areas both in terms of product and location?
  • Where does the UK fit with the rest of Europe, and with worldwide markets?
  • What is currently being delivered in the Private Rented Sector, what is the scale and what is in the pipeline? Are we now reaching real scale and what are the projected future numbers?
  • Who has delivered, who is delivering and who are the leading players in the market?
  • Who is the PRS sector really targeting and how big is this market? Understanding the Demographics
  • What are the different products available, how will these evolve, and what are the exit routes for investors?
    Who is really investing in PRS in the UK – What deals are being done and where are they coming from?
    Is there enough stock to go round – how can investors find what they are looking for?
  • Where does the micro living/collective living product fit in and does this market have enough scale for investors?
  • Are we seeing a merging of the Build to Rent & Student Housing markets in the UK?
  • The Housing Association role in Build to Rent
  • Where do HAs see PRS & Build to Rent fitting into their overall operations going forward?
  • What tenures are the long term priority to boost delivery?
  • Where do HAs see balance between PRS and Market Sale?
  • How can genuine affordable rented stock be delivered?
  • What is the reaction from HAs to the recent Government announcement about long term funding partnerships?   
    What Partnerships, in both the Private & Public Sectors, are HAs looking to enter into?
  • What is the potential for such partnerships?
  • Choosing the right Location for Build to Rent & getting it delivered
  • What are the key factors and what role do Geography, Demographics & Politics play?
    What is the process when selecting a location and how much of the UK is right for Build to Rent?
    Where do regional regeneration and partnership opportunities fit in?
    What are the issues with London Build to Rent?
  • The Evolution of Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector Management – where is it going over the next 5-10 years?
  • Logistics & Management - What is required to make large scale PRS actually work in the UK?
  • What has worked and what hasn’t in the first generation of PRS management
  • What aspects have now emerged as crucial to delivering the best possible scheme & operation?
  • The Realities of Delivering a top level service – how is it working on the ground?
  • How can voids, maintenance, management and lettings costs be factored in?
  • How can maximum investment returns best be achieved?
  • Can a genuinely different customer experience be delivered by the professional build to rent operator?
  • How can an operator create reputation and ultimately a strong, recognised Brand amongst the general public?
  • How realistic is additional income from extra services and how can it be achieved in the UK?
  • Will we see a convergence of operational models, and ultimately a consensus view on the way of doing things?


1.15pm – Conference Networking Lunch Session


2.15pm – Afternoon Conference Session

  • Why are investors investing in Affordable Housing and what is the potential of this market?
    What is attracting the new entrants into the market?
    What sort of investments are they looking for and why?
  • Where does this fit in with other Residential Investments?
  • Where is the money coming from?
    What kind of deals and structures are investors looking for in Affordable Housing?
  • What is the investor view of JVs with Housing Associations?
  • What is the investor view of JVs with Local Authorities?
  • How should Private Sector investment view the Affordable Housing Market?
  • What are the biggest difficulties in the sector for investors and how can these be overcome?
  • How do they see this market evolving?
  • Social Housing REITS – how do they operate and where is the potential growth in this area?
  • How is the Government Looking to support the Build to Rent & PRS Sectors across the UK?
  • What are the priorities?
  • What Government money is available for Build to Rent & PRS Schemes?
    How can developers access public funds?
    What are the HCA & Government looking to achieve?
    What is available following the recent announcement around Housing Associations and how will this work?
  • Understanding the Policies of the London Mayor when it comes to Residential Investment, PRS & Build to Rent
    How do the Mayor’s policies on Build to Rent and those of the Government and the Housing White paper fit together?
  • What do investors & Developers need to know and how will things really work in Practice?
  • What land and joint venture opportunities are there with the GLA and Local Authorities in London?
  • How can public sector land be released for Residential Investment and PRS?
  • Understanding Manchester as a Residential Investment destination
  • Why has it seen such growth and what future opportunities does it offer for Residential Investment?
  • Where does Build to Rent & PRS fit in and what mix of tenures is the City looking for?
  • What land & joint venture opportunities are there for investors and developers?
  • What kind of capacity & demand for development remains in Manchester?
  • What is the Manchester view on the lifting of the cap on borrowing in order to deliver housing?
  • Moving forward, what kind of innovations could help Manchester deliver more housing and grow as a destination?
    Design & Delivery – what do we need to deliver for effective Build to Rent?
  • Modular v traditional Construction Methods – where do supply chains, labour and other issues fit into this jigsaw and how can a developer decide what works?
    What methods of constructions are emerging and how important are these for Build to Rent?
  • Where do evolving constructions methods now fit in the overall delivery picture?
  • What should we be designing & how should we be delivering it?
  • How can you make the Asset work be using good design?
  • What guidelines should be used when designing a Build to Rent scheme?
    The Future of Build to Rent Panel – An Innovative Look at what might happen next
  • Who fits where & what kind of partnerships are going to be crucial?
  • Where do Public Sector & Private Sector co-operation fit in?
  • What is the Housebuilder view of Build to Rent and how might this evolve?
  • Do Housebuilders see build to rent as a key growth area?
  • What is the future direction of Housing Policy and how might this affect Build to Rent?
  • How do we create Build to Rent products to fit all price points?
  • How can we produce real affordable build to rent products?
  • How crucial is technology to the next phase of evolution?
  • What can we learn from abroad when it comes to delivering scale in Build to Rent?
  • What are the key aspects when building a large scale Build to Rent brand?
  • How can an operator create reputation and ultimately a strong, recognised Brand amongst the general public?
  • What is the opportunity for the Co Living Model?
  • Could an Intergenerational Rental Living Model be developed and where do we see the opportunity for such a model? 

4.20pm – Close and Networking Drinks for Speakers & Attendees


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This event is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit 

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