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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.

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

Conference Timetable

9.30am – Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
The current state of UK Residential Investment market
Investment into the Residential Sector – looking at what has actually happened
Alan Collett, Chair, Hyde Housing Group & Fund Manager at Hearthstone Investments PLC


Looking at the Private Rented Sector & Build to Rent in Context – where does this now fit in with the overall housing & property investment markets?
Where are the key markets - choosing the right location for Build to Rent
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?
What are the issues with London Build to Rent?
How much of the Private Rented Sector is now new Build to Rent and what is coming in the next few years?
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?
Richard Donnell, Research & Insight Director, Zoopla


What can the Build to Rent & Residential Sector learn from other property markets?
Why should Build to Rent & Residential be part of a multi sector approach that can regenerate the UK’s high streets and other urban areas?
Looking at the Commercial, Retail & Hospitality Sectors & seeing what can be learnt from them
What are the similarities between these sectors and Residential and how can we deliver the right spaces and communities?
Why is this important for the sector?
How do we create the right environment right down to the small details?
Why is this such a big opportunity?
Paul Clement, Director, Head of Place-Shaping, Savills


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?
Jennifer Murray, Senior Manager - Product Development, Homes England


Looking at the UK Build to Rent Market in a Global Context
Where does it fit in in both a Global & European sense?
What have we learnt from overseas?
What is the potential of the UK Market?
David Woodward, Chief Executive, Global Apartment Advisors


Questions for Richard, Paul, Jennifer & David


Coffee Break & Networking


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 do investors view potential changes to regulations such as rent controls & Section 21 changes?
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?
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?
What do investors see as their exit routes?
Alex Greaves, Fund Manager, M & G Real Estate
Andrew Screen, Senior Director Investments – Europe, Cortland
Catherine Webster, Executive Director for Strategy and Investment, Quintain
Alan Collett, ‎ Chair, Hyde Housing Group & Fund Manager at Hearthstone Investments PLC

The Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector in the UK today – where are we?
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 are the biggest investors and where do they sit in a Global context?
Who are the target market & what range of product is now available?
Is there enough product to satisfy demand for investors?
Where does build to rent fit with Student Housing, Co Living & Retirement for Rent products?
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 fully informed decisions?
What framework needs to be in place to make this happen and how might this help the market as a whole?
What can we learn about rent levels across the UK – Asking v Achieved?
Simon Scott, Head of Residential Investment, JLL
Adam Challis, Head of Residential Research, JLL

Investment into Affordable Housing Models
How much private investment has there been into Affordable Housing in the UK?
What is the long-term investment capacity of this market and where do we see the growth areas?
What is the attraction of the market?
Who is investing and how does it stack up?
How are deal investing in the Affordable Housing being structured & what kind of deals and JVs are being done?
With the ramping up of Build to Rent delivery how do we deliver a genuinely affordable rental product to go with it?
Is Discounted Market Rent a logical Affordable Housing Option for new Build to Rent Schemes?
Is Build to Rent a big opportunity to deliver a genuinely affordable rental market?
What is a real affordable rent and how do we deliver it?
With institutional investors now entering this sector how can we make investment at ‘affordable’ rent levels work?
What rents & yields are needed and where could this work geographically?
Helen Collins, Head of Housing Consultancy, Savills (10 minute overview presentation)
Ben Denton, Managing Director, L&G Affordable Homes
Rebecca Lewis, Investment Manager, Morgan Sindall Investments
Annabel Harmsworth, Investment Manager, M&G Real Estate

Networking Lunch Session

The realities of Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector Block Management – The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
What is actually happening on the ground and what are we learning for the future?
What has worked and what hasn’t in the first generation of PRS management
The Recruitment Challenge – does a small pool of operational management talent, and subsequent wage demands, mean a risk to operational returns?
Logistics & Management - What is required to make large scale PRS actually work in the UK?
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 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?
Lesley Roberts, Partner - Build to Rent, Allsop
Nigel Bosworth, Director - Residential Management, Savills
Kayleigh Sylvester, Associate - Build to Rent/PRS Asset Manager, JLL
Rajesh Shah, Managing Director, Tipi

Sustainable Construction to deliver large scale Build to Rent
Are Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a potential solution to providing sustainable, efficient and affordable Build to Rent development?
Is Build to Rent more suitable for MMC than more traditional residential development models?
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?
James Pargeter, Senior Director - Projects, Greystar Europe

Design & Delivery – what do we need to deliver for effective Build to Rent?
What should we be designing & how should we be delivering it?
How important is specification?
Is the operational longevity of the building now more important than cost?
How can you make the Asset work be using good design?
What guidelines should be used when designing a Build to Rent scheme?
Michael Swiszczowski, Director, Chapman Taylor

What is Co-Living and where does it fit with Build to Rent?
How large is this niche & why would a renter choose Co-Living over a normal rental flat?
What is the Co-Living business model and what is unique about it?
What is the UK & International potential of this model and who is involved?
Daniel Jung, GM UK & Ireland, Quarters

Questions for James, Michael & Daniel

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?
Joint Ventures with Public Sector Land
How can public sector land be released for Residential Investment and PRS?
What structures may work for this and how are these being set up?
How do you deliver a Build to Rent business of real scale?
What is needed to grow a Build to Rent operation to the next level?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?
How much does build to rent cost to deliver when compared to for sale development & what is the housebuilder perspective?
How easy is it for housebuilder to realign their business towards more build to rent?
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 do operators choose the best locations to deliver Build to Rent and what are the best locations across the UK Regions?
Where will we see the model grow moving forward?
What about London & Build to Rent – how do we make I work?
Johnny Caddick, Managing Director, Moda Living
Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group
Katie Rogers, Chief Financial Officer, Telford Homes plc
Rick de Blaby, CEO, Get Living
Debra Yudolph, Partner, SAY Property Consulting LLP 

Closing Remarks from Chair

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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