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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 1st December

Resi Conference Agenda & Timetable

The 2021 National Residential Investment Conference returns for a 12th Year and has been completely updated to reflect the current market, with presentations from some of the most respected figures in the sector.

The last edition of 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.

High Level Networking Opportunities - Attended by many of the leading people in the Resi Investment & Development sectors from across the country.

In depth analysis of where we are with the Private Rented Sector, Build to Rent and Residential Investment in the UK

Leading Investors and market experts discuss where the real opportunities are over the next ten years. Amongst the themes this year will be ESG and sustainability in the sector, the changing way we live, and the changing nature of the buildings we live and work in. 

The conference includes analysis of rents, locations, values, investment structures, joint ventures, design, delivery, construction, operation and management, single family housing, repurposing, cladding and fire safety plus many other key issues in Build to Rent and PRS. We will also take a look at whether now is the time to start looking further afield at Continental European markets.

Over the last eleven years this Conference has become established as a must attend Event for those investing & operating in Residential Investment Markets, and sells out each year

To see who attends please click here

Conference Timetable

9.30am –
Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction

Growth & Evolution – The UK Residential Investment Market and a sustainable future with ESG at it’s core.

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



How will the way we live and work evolve over the next decade?

The impact of technology, data, smart homes, zero carbon, renewable energy, artificial intelligence and other factors – how will they evolve and change our future for the better?

How will smart homes reduce energy requirements and change society for the better and how can we get there?

How can the UK meet it’s energy needs from renewable sources?

Dan Brooke, Chief Executive, Smart Energy GB


Questions for Richard and Dan



Panel Session on Residential Investment & Build to Rent
Why is ESG now so important and how does it affect investment decisions?

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

Has Covid adjusted the goals, products and target areas for investors?

What are the aspirations of those investing in terms of size of portfolios & where do they see the opportunities Geographically?
Is there going to be growth in suburban, affordable 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?

Is expansion into continental Europe now the next logical step?

Alex Greaves, Fund Manager & Head of Residential, M&G UK & Europe
Natalia Kolotneva, Head of Alternatives and Residential, La Salle
Rebecca Taylor, Managing Director – Multifamily, Long Harbour

Conference Break


The Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector in the UK today – why do we continue to see such strong sustained investment of Global Capital?

Where is all the new money coming from and what are they looking for?
Is ESG now a key factor in almost all investment?
What are the key deals in the current market and who is involved?

Where does Build to Rent fit compared to other property sectors?

What is currently being delivered in the Private Rented Sector, what is the scale and what is in the pipeline?

Who has delivered, who is delivering and who are the leading players in the market?

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?

Simon Scott, Head of Residential Investment, JLL

Nick Whitten, Head of UK Living Research, JLL


Understanding the growth in the single family housing and suburban build to rent markets

Why has this sub sector seen so much interest recently and what are the fundamentals?

With lower risk renters and low density builds, is this market the logical next opportunity area?

What kind of investment are we seeing?

Jacqui Daly, Director - Investment Research & Strategy, Savills



Questions for Simon, Nick and Jacqui



The Logical Evolution of Residential Investment to provide Single family housing and Affordable Housing Models

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

In single family housing and suburban build to rent the next big thing?

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?

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?

With institutional investors now entering this sector how can we make investment at ‘affordable’ rent levels work? Where do it work?
Ben Denton, Managing Director, L&G Affordable Homes

Andy Deller, Director, Wise Living Homes

Annabel Harmsworth, Investment Manager, M&G Real Estate

Jo-anne Cowen, Principal CEO, Jo Cowen Architects



Conference Break



Cladding, Building and Fire Safety – how can operators and investors best confront these issues?

Understanding the EWS (External Wall System) and EWS1 form process

What are the key aspects of recent Government guidance and legislation?

How can operators ensure that their building safety regulations and fire regulations are in perfect order?

What is the best practice to ensure a building is built to spec and has good monitoring and warranties?

Jon Curtis, Director, Ringley Building Engineering



How the Residential Sector can deliver sustainable, zero carbon homes for the future.

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

Can large scale MMC deliver a larger mixed community and how can we make it cost effective?

How can we implement Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures into the Design and Delivery of Build to Rent?
How do we see this evolving over the next decade and how can the sector prepare for upcoming changes?

What are the options for retrofitting existing buildings to reduce their Carbon footprint?

Rory O'Hagan, Director, Assael Architects



Case Study - Repurposing high street buildings and a business model to adapt to modern society and deliver rental homes

How can John Lewis deliver mass market rental homes across the Country and how will this fit with the existing business?



Questions for Jon, Rory and TBC



Expansion into Continental Europe – is this now a logical growth area?

How are markets developing across Europe and why are some significantly further ahead than others?

Where are the current opportunity markets and what are the differences and similarities with the UK Market?

Why is growth faster in some markets than others and what is needed to secure the necessary institutional capital?

Eleanor McMillan, Investment Director - Residential, Savills Investment Management



The Future of Rented Residential Investment & Regeneration – How to we deliver it, manage it and fund it, and where are the partnership opportunities for land owners, operators and investors?

How do we keep ESG & Sustainability at the forefront of future delivery so that it will stand the test of time?

What have we learnt about the wellbeing of residents and how can operators put this at the forefront of their operation?

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

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 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?

Is a mixed tenure regeneration, across different tenures and age groups of rental living, an achievable and desirable goal in the long term?

Alexandra Notay, Placemaking & Investment Director, PfP Capital

Nigel Bosworth, Director - Residential Management, Savills

Charlie Weatherill, Capital Markets Director, Telford Homes, A Trammell Crow Company Developer

Debra Yudolph, Partner, SAY Property Consulting LLP 

Guy Hurwood, Investment Director, Moda Living



Closing Remarks from Chair


4.10pm – Close & Conference Networking Drinks Session for speakers and attendees

The agenda will be finalised in due course and is subject to change.




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

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