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Expecting a large audience at our Annual UK Resi Investment event. Panel includes some of the most respected figures in the sector and crucially the Investors themselves.

Residential Investment 2021

The 2021 UK Resi Investment Conference has now launched, expect some key discussions and vital information on the market going forward

Resi Investment 2021

Join Hundreds of the leading players in the Residential Investment & Build to Rent Market on 30th November

Resi Conference Agenda & Timetable

There will be full online access available for both conference sessions and networking with all other delegates, via our virtual system, which allows you to initiate contact, chat to other delegates, and organise meetings where appropriate.

The leading players in the UK PRS & Build to Rent markets will attend a key briefing with industry leaders and investors in London on 1st December, in order to examine the opportunities in the sector and consider how to approach them.

The 2020 National Residential Investment Conference returns for a 11th Year and has been completely updated to reflect the current market, with presentations from some of the most respected figures in the sector.

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Conference Timetable

Residential Investment 2020 Agenda

10.00am – Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction

2020: An unprecedented year - the current state of UK Residential Investment market

Alan Collett, ‎ Chair, Hyde Housing Group & Fund Manager at Hearthstone Investments PLC


Looking at the Private Rented Sector & Build to Rent in Context with the overall Residential Sector in the UK – what has been the impact of Coronavirus?
Where are we compared to recent years and which areas of the Country have been the winners and losers?

Where are the key markets - choosing the right location for Build to Rent
How has Covid changed the key locations to rent property and has what people are looking for changed?

Which rental markets are being squeezed and which markets are showing need for more supply?
How much of the Private Rented Sector is now new Build to Rent and what is coming in the next few years?
Putting National Rents and Values into context – what does it mean for investment prospects?
Richard Donnell, Research & Insight Director, Zoopla



High Street 2030 - Will Covid offer the catalyst for the evolution of a new kind of high street?

Why should Build to Rent & Residential be part of a multi sector approach that can regenerate the UK’s high streets, both urban and suburban?

How is the new high street and town centre going to look, what kinds of property do we expect to grow and what will change?

Is a mixed tenure, multigenerational destination high street really possible with the evolution of technology?

Paul Clement, Director, Head of Place-Shaping, Savills


Questions for Richard and Paul



Panel Session on Making Residential Investment Work

How are Residential Investments performing with Covid and what has changed in the medium to long term?

Why is there still such interest from investors from all over the world in UK Build to Rent?

Has Covid slowed the expansion plans and goals of Investors in the UK?

Has it fuelled a rethink in products and locations that are of particular interest?

Is there going to be growth in suburban and more rural build to rent?

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?

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?

What do investors see as their exit routes?

What is the natural evolution for the investor and where do Student Housing, Retirement for Rent and Affordable Housing Products fit?

How are investors viewing ESG when considering investments?

Dan Batterton, Head of Build to Rent, Legal & General Investment Management
Alex Greaves, Fund Manager & Head of Residential, M&G UK & Europe

Richard Jackson, Managing Director, Apache Capital
Rebecca Taylor, Managing Director – Multifamily, Long Harbour

Conference Break


The Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector in the UK today – how has investment interest been affected by the pandemic?

Where is all the new money coming from and what are they looking for?

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?

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

Nick Whitten, Head of UK Living Research, JLL


Investment into Affordable Housing Models

How much private investment has there been into Affordable Housing in the UK?

Has the Coronavirus pandemic made the sector all the more attractive as an investment?

What is attracting the new entrants into the market and what are they looking for?

How can an investor make shared ownership stock work as an investment?
What is the long-term investment capacity of this market and where do we see the growth areas?

What kind of structures and JVs are being used?

How can the sector deliver a genuinely affordable rental product that works for all income levels?

Is Discounted Market Rent a logical Affordable Housing Option for new Build to Rent Schemes?

Does the growth of the build to rent market offer a path to genuinely affordable rental stock?

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?

Ben Denton, Managing Director, L&G Affordable Homes (10 minute intro presentation)

Rebecca Lewis, Investment Manager, Morgan Sindall Investments

Annabel Harmsworth, Investment Manager, M&G Real Estate

Craig Horn, Business Development Director, Sage Housing



Conference Break



The realities of Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector Block Management – what have been the challenges and what have we learnt for the future from the pandemic?

What is actually happening on the ground and how are things evolving?

Why has the quality of tenant, service and the property itself been more important than ever during the last 9th months?

Logistics & Management - What is required to make large scale PRS actually work in the UK and is the model now fully established?

What aspects have now emerged as crucial to delivering the best possible scheme & operation?

How can maximum investment returns best be achieved and a strong respected brand?

Can a genuinely different customer experience be delivered by the professional build to rent operator?

What new services do we see emerging and how might this evolve over the next decade?

How important is technology and has the pandemic accelerated growth in this area?

Is there now an established and proven norm on the way to do things and how is this evolving?
Has the pandemic and the operational challenges it has posed actually provided operators some new knowledge and systems that will be of benefit in the future?

Lesley Roberts, Partner - Build to Rent, Allsop

Nigel Bosworth, Director - Residential Management, Savills

Alastair Mullens, Head of Vertus, Canary Wharf Group
Jackie Robinson, General Manager – East Village, Get Living




Sustainable Construction to deliver large scale Build to Rent & Regeneration

Are Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a potential solution to providing sustainable, efficient and affordable Build to Rent development?

Delivering a new kind of build to rent – can large scale MMC deliver a larger mixed community?

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 by using good design?

Jo-anne Cowen, Principal & CEO, Jo Cowen Architects

The Future of Rental Living Panel – where will it be, what will we build and how will we build it?
Why are rental living models key to regeneration and what is the scale of the opportunity?

Who fits where & what kind of partnerships are going to be crucial?

Where do Public Sector & Private Sector co-operation fit in?

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 produce a Rental Living product in the UK for the whole market – for all ages and at all different price points?
It is mixed-tenure multigenerational scheme now key to all large-scale regeneration?

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 that work?

How has ESG become more prevalent and where is this going?

Where will people want to live & will the Coronavirus change this?

If we look forward ten and twenty years, what range of rental living options do we expect there to be, for all ages and income levels, and what percentage of the population will live in them?


Alexandra Notay, Placemaking & Investment Director, PfP Capital

Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group

Katie Rogers, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Telford Homes, A Trammell Crow Company Developer

Debra Yudolph, Partner, SAY Property Consulting LLP 

Alison Nunez, Director of Multi Tenure, McCarthy & Stone



Closing Remarks from Chair


4.00pm – Close




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