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Housing & Build to Rent Conference; Sponsored by Howard Kennedy

Wednesday, 7th July 2021 0930hrs – 1530hrs

This online conference will delve into the residential sector – highlighting challenges, opportunities and future projects whilst hearing from the sector’s thought leaders. Speakers confirmed to speak include:

Our last event focused solely on the residential sector raised some key topics which will be the thread of our latest conference. From the opportunities that planning reform can have to public sector and private sector collaboration – more crucial than ever as funding restraints and challenges from Covid hit local authorities. The continued growth of Built to Rent (BtR) and the Private Rented Sector (PRS) is producing real investment boosts in cities and towns, whilst affordable housing remains a challenge with policies such as Section 106 and CIL not really working as effectively as hoped.

All of these and many more will be discussed – we’ll bring together decision makers and influencers to discuss the marketplace, we’ll hear about future projects and plans, challenges, barriers and most importantly the changes needed to accelerate the delivery of high-quality homes in the UK. Topics to be discussed include:

  • £1bn of projects from High Street Residential
  • Castle & Coasts Housing expansion plans
  • The Planning Reform and it’s likely impact
  • The Church of England’s new Bishop for Housing
  • The UK’s largest co-living developer
  • Placefirst’s £200m residential pipeline
  • Nationwide’s major investment focus in the sector
  • Making affordable housing work more effectively
  • Legal & General’s new Suburban BtR model
  • HUB’s nationwide expansion

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:50-11:00 Session One: The Housing and BtR Sector in 2021; Challenges & Opportunities; Sponsored by Howard Kennedy

It is a time of immense challenge for the housing sector, but these challenges also present exciting opportunities. A series of high level decision makers and housing experts will take to the stage to discuss how the sector can overcome the challenges it faces through a thought leadership discussion and interactive Q&A.

Chair: Howard Kennedy; Shreena Avery, Senior Associate

NatWest Group; Dharmesh Patel, Associate Director, Real Estate Finance

The Church of England; Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford & Bishop for Housing

Vonder; Tomer Bercoviz, Chief Executive

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Major BtR & PRS Development Projects; Sponsored by Acres Architects

The Build to Rent and PRS sector has shown incredible resilience over the last year, with a strong pipeline of projects and development continuing apace. As demand shows no sign of slowing down, we will gather a host major developers and investors to find out about their upcoming plans.

Chair: Acres Architects; Edward Acres, Founder & Managing Director

Built Environment Networking; Amanda Griffiths, Director

High Street Residential; Rodger Till, Acquisitions Director

Legal & General; David Reid, Managing Director, Suburban Build to Rent

Other speakers TBC

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Building Sustainable & Inclusive Communities

We will gather a selection of the most innovative and forward thinking investors, developers and public sector leadership to discuss their plans to develop sustainable, inclusive and connected communities for the future.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Placefirst; Max King, Director of Projects

Castles and Coasts Housing; Jo Gooding, Development Manager (Delivery)

Nationwide; Katherine Quigley, Social Investment Manager

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Scaling BTR: How BTR Contractors and Clients Can Use Technology to Drive Growth While Maintaining Quality; Sponsored by Procore

With BtR client sophistication and expectations increasing like never before, it’s vital for contractors to use any opportunity available to them to get ahead. As the industry continues to evolve and standardize on connected technology platforms, what got businesses to where they were will no longer be enough.

During the session, industry experts will explore the role technology can play to support BTR construction, including: Enabling collaboration between client and main contractor in real time to mitigate the risk of disputes and surprise costs, providing real-time insight into the financial health of projects, bridging the divide between site and office teams and improving asset value by standardizing documentation, learning from insights, and applying best practices to future builds.

Chair: Procore; Kris Carter, Product Marketing Manager

Prosperity Capital; Ed Fowkes, Chief Operating Officer

HUB; Victoria Manston, Development Manager

15:30-15:45 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the housing sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Legal & General – David Reid, Managing Director, Suburban Build to Rent

Legal & General Capital recently launched a Suburban Build to Rent business, which will develop large scale ‘single family’ rental communities in suburban locations across the UK. The new housing arm will undertake a direct delivery programme to bring forward 1,000 homes each year by 2024. Legal & General’s SBTR schemes will be community focused and service-led, offering resident’s choice, security of tenure and flexibility, a level of offering widely unavailable in the wider residential market.

The Church of England – Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, Bishop of Chelmsford & Bishop for Housing

Guli Francis-Dehqani has been appointed as the first Bishop for Housing alongside her role as the Bishop of Chelmsford and will sit in the House of Lords. Her role will involve implementing the findings of the Church’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community, which is likely to include how the church can help tackle housing inequality and increase the amount of social housing across the UK.

The Church of England is one of the UK’s largest landowners, possessing over 200,000 acres and has reported that 28,500 affordable homes could be constructed there. The Bishop will discuss the contribution the Church is hoping to make towards hosing development, as well as how she is hoping to work with leadership from across the industry.

NatWest Group – Dharmesh Patel, Associate Director, Real Estate Finance

NatWest Group recently announced £3billion of funding over the next three years to support the social housing sector in the development of 20,000 new homes. They have already supported a number of social housing providers, including Hightown Housing Association who have been provided a £60 million funding package to develop 1,000 homes over the next two years. Dharmesh will discuss why supporting the social housing sector is vital to them and how they will invest the funding over the next couple of years.

Castles and Coasts Housing – Jo Gooding, Development Manager (Delivery)

As expert rural registered providers, Castle and Coasts are embarking on their biggest development programme with the aim to deliver 600 new homes in the coming couple of years focused particularly in Cumbria and the North East. Jo will go into detail about their delivery model, how they’re levelling up development ambition within the organisation and what the next phase of projects will look like.

High Street Group plc – Rodger Till, Director of Acquisitions

High Street Residential have a development pipeline of close to £1bn and are one of the UK’s major players in the BtR space. Their forthcoming projects include the £146m Strawberry Place project in Newcatle, £309m Stoneyard scheme in Birmingham and the £119m Arundel Street development in Manchester plus many more. Rodger will be on hand to detail intricacies of their portfolio and look ahead to the future.

Nationwide – Katherine Quigley, Social Investment Manager

Nationwide have recently created their first not for profit housing development at Oakfield in Swindon – an innovative project that heavily involved the local community in order to deliver high quality, sustainable homes that properly provide for the needs of residents and enhance the area they are located in. Nationwide are aiming to be an exemplar of future housing development and are keen to share their experience as a non-traditional housebuilder moving into the sector. They feel there is significant scope for other companies to follow their example and get involved in the housing sector, especially considering the major changes in property use we have seen over the last year. They will discuss their project, future plans and how their model can be replicated across the UK.

Placefirst – Max King, Director of Projects

With a rapidly growing number of UK wide developments in the pipeline, Placefirst are growing their property portfolio in a major way in 2021. Whether it being a main development partner in the £1bn Bolton masterplan or their £65m Wolverampton city centre housing scheme, Max will detail all of their ambitions as part of the event.

Howard Kennedy – Shreena Avery, Senior Associate

We are a London based law firm specialising in providing clear commercial advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters. Our clients range from large UK and internationally listed businesses through to privately owned and family run organisations, entrepreneurs, their funders and high net worth individuals.

Our real estate and PRS team will give you clear, timely, straightforward advice in a language you understand. From planning, investment and construction to sale and commercial letting, portfolio management and dispute resolution our 100-strong team has the breadth and understanding to help you achieve your commercial objectives and get you ahead in the market.

Vonder – Tomer Bercoviz, Chief Executive

Vonder is a leading global co-living and lifestyle brand, offering beautifully designed living spaces to emphasise experiences within a vibrant community. They are rapidly growing with over 30 locations spread across London, Berlin, Dublin and Warsaw, with several other locations and cities and locations in the pipeline. Vonder currently operates several hundred co-living apartments in London, spread over 9 facilities. They recently announced the UK’s biggest Co-Living scheme to date, Vonder Wembley, which will comprise 313 apartments when complete.

Prosperity Capital – Ed Fowkes, Chief Operating Officer

With over fifteen years’ experience in branding and interiors, Ed has a passion for design that he brings to his work as development director at Prosperity Capital. Being a property investor and landlord, and having also owned a successful construction firm, Ed has a full understanding of the development process. With a £500m development portfolio, including in the Build to Rent sector, Prosperity Capital create institutional-grade assets with a focus on supporting communities, local businesses, and the built environment. Ed will set out their vision for the BtR sector, for 2021 and beyond.

HUB – Victoria Manston, Development Manager

HUB is an award-winning residential developer, delivering homes for sale and rent and are focused on delivering better living, good design and real communities. They have thousands of homes planned or under development across the country, with Build to Rent making up a significant proportion. Current projects include 2,000 homes in Birmingham, 900 homes in Leeds and further schemes in Wembley, Maidenhead and White City.

Procore – Kris Carter, Product Marketing Manager

Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore’s platform. Our platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we’ve built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the main contractor, and the subcontractor. Procore’s Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with our platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, California, Procore has offices around the globe.

Acres Architects – Edward Acres, Founder & Managing Director

From a desire to learn what the academic world could not teach, Edward started offering his Architectural design services to family and friends on a multitude of private residential projects whilst completing his Architectural Education. With the intention to learning the ‘Business of Architecture’ and providing high quality design expertise to the small domestic market.

Clients and projects increased in size and scale, in parallel with Edward’s continued education and eventually full-time employment.  Edward has worked within a multitude of Award Winning practices of scales from 2 – 200 staff members. On projects ranging from £50k – £1.2b in construction value. With the intention of learning and absorbing knowledge and analysing how ‘The Business Model’ could be improved to best serve Clients and produced the highest quality design for the built environment combined.  Edward gathered Knowledge and experience to gain the professional qualifications necessary to launch the practice and did so with an abundance of regular and returning clients in January 2015.  With a continually growing reputation, later that same year the practice began to employ further Architects.

Associate your brand with the Housing & Build to Rent Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One Partner: The Housing and BtR Sector in 2021; Challenges & Opportunities Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Major BtR & PRS Development Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner: The Use of Innovative Technology Within BtR & PRS Developments Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Session Package Yes 10 £1,500 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the Midlands and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Session One Partner: The Housing and BtR Sector in 2021; Challenges & Opportunities

Session Two Partner: Major BtR & PRS Development Projects

Session Four Partner: The Use of Innovative Technology Within BtR & PRS Developments

Best Practice Session Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

We’ll not only have a stellar line-up of speakers at this event – but you’ll also be able to virtually meet a whole host of senior professionals and key decision makers in the housing, PRS and BtR sectors. Here are some of the attendees from our last event:

Tickets

Event Ticket: Housing and Build to Rent Conference £80.00

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Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Wednesday, 7th July 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1530hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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