Conference Agenda

The conference agenda is below.

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8.30am Pre Conference Networking Session
  • Delegates arrive from 8:30am when an informal breakfast is provided, and a chance to network with other attendees, before the conference starts at 9:30am
9.30am Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
  • The UK Residential Investment Market and the next stage of evolution

Speaker: Alan Collett FRICS. Chair, A2Dominion (Chair)

9.40am What can we expect for the Residential Sector in 2023?
  • What is the likely impact of Government policy, interest rates and other factors on pricing and rental yields?
  • How will rents and mortgages remain affordable?
  • What does it all mean for Rental Living Products and where is the opportunity looking forward for build to rent?
  • Residential Property and Net Zero – does this really affect values and how do we expect this to evolve in the market?

Speaker: Richard Donnell, Research & Insight Director, Zoopla

10.05am What has Covid taught us about how we live and work?
  • What does this mean for placemaking, regeneration and development?
  • Have priorities changed and how can the built environment adapt?

Speaker: Paul Clement, Chief Executive, Locus

10.25am The Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector in the UK today – why do we continue to see such strong sustained investment of Global Capital?
  • What will be the effects of Global interest rate rises on capital investment into the Resi Sector?
  • 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?
  • Who has delivered, who is delivering and who are the leading players in the market?
  • What is the natural evolution for Rental Living – will subscription models become the norm?

Speakers: Nick Whitten, Head of UK Living Research, JLL,
Simon Scott, Head of Residential Investment, JLL

10.55am Questions for Richard, Paul, Nick and Simon
11.05am Networking Coffee Break
11.35am Panel Session on Residential Investment & Build to Rent
  • Why is there still such interest from investors from all over the world in UK Build to Rent?
  • What difference will interest rate rises make to the quantity of investment and delivery of homes?
  • How far does ESG now lead investment decisions?
  • What kind of products and locations are we now targeting?
  • How could the model evolve across mainland Europe and what are the challenges in growing geographically?
  • Is there going to be growth in suburban, affordable and more rural build to rent?
  • 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?

Speakers: Alex Greaves, Fund Manager & Head of Residential, M&G UK & Europe,
John German, Managing Director - Residential Investment, Invesco,
Sadie Malim, Head of ESG, Special Projects & Legal, Moorfield,
Richard MacDowel, Capital Solutions Director, Long Harbour,
Alan Collett FRICS. Chair, A2Dominion (Chair)

12.15pm How can we retrofit residential buildings to reduce the carbon footprint?
  • What methods can be used?
  • What can we learn from other sectors?
  • How can we calculate when to refurbish, and when to demolish?
  • How important is embodied carbon when making this decision?

Speaker: Marion Baeli, Partner, PDP

12.35pm How can the housing sector innovate to deliver the scale housing we require, using MMC and innovation, partnerships and investment?

Speaker: Giles Carter, CEO, Ilke Homes

12.55pm Questions for Marion and Giles
1.05pm Networking Lunch Session
  • A chance to network with other attendees and speakers
2.05pm The Evolution of the Rented Residential Living Model
  • Build to Rent, Co Living, Single Family Housing – where is the private rented residential market going and what do the statistics show us are the opportunity areas?
  • Is the market now about subscription living?

Speaker: Jacqui Daly, Director - Investment Research & Strategy, Savills

2.25pm Delivering mixed rental communities - what should we be designing and how should we be delivering it?
  • 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 large scale Build to Rent development?
  • How can we implement Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures into the Design and Delivery of Build to Rent, with the lifestyles and wellbeing of residents at it’s core?
  • How do we see this evolving over the next decade and how can the sector prepare for upcoming changes?

Speaker: Jo-anne Cowen, Principal CEO, Jo Cowen Architects

3.05pm Questions for Jacqui and Jo-anne
3.10pm How can we deliver genuinely affordable rental housing into the UK and make it work as an investment proposition?
  • 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 and how are deals structured?
  • Defining the product – what is really ‘affordable’ rental living?
  • 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?

Speakers: Ben Denton, Chief Executive, L&G Affordable Homes,
Eleanor McMillan, Investment Director - Residential, Savills Investment Management,
Damien Sharkey, Managing Director, HUB,
Alan Collett FRICS. Chair, A2Dominion (Chair)

3.40pm What is the future of Rented Residential Property and how can the sector innovate to deliver it?
  • Where do technology and innovation fit and how can we deliver it, manage it and fund it?
  • How do we keep ESG & Sustainability at the forefront of future delivery?
  • How can we deliver new low carbon or zero carbon buildings, and how can the sector retrofit existing stock to meet these requirements, and reduce operational carbon footprints too?
  • What have we learnt about the wellbeing of residents and how can operators put this at the forefront of their operation?
  • Where does rental living fit in with regeneration and partnerships?
  • Where is the opportunity for housebuilders to evolve their business model to Rental Living?
  • How do we encourage more private and public sector collaboration?
  • Is a mixed tenure regeneration, across different tenures and age groups of rental living, an achievable and desirable goal in the long term?
  • Can technology make the market more accessible, and unlock more rental housing?
  • What kind of technology and innovation is now coming through in the sector?

Speakers: Alex Pease, Executive Director, Watkin Jones,
Debra Yudolph, Partner, SAY Property Consulting LLP,
Anna Harper, Director, IMMO Capital,
Nigel Bosworth, Director, Head of Residential Management, Savills,
Alan Collett FRICS. Chair, A2Dominion (Chair)

4.15pm Closing Remarks from Chair
4.20pm Close & Conference Networking Drinks Session for speakers and attendees