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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
  • Milligan’s move into the BtR sector
  • Lloyds’s £1.5bn social housing funding
  • 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
  • Packaged Living’s major development pipeline
  • And much more…

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. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

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; Kate Woodgate, Partner and Head of Residential Development

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

Vonder; Tomer Bercoviz, Chief Executive

Modomo; Lorna Walker, Head of ESG at Modomo

Lloyds Banking Group; Andy Mason, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Housing

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

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

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

Milligan; James Lidgate, Head of Residential

Packaged Living; Sophie Gunn, Development Manager

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

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

Serenity Parks; Rodger Till, Land Director

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Scaling BTR: How BTR Contractors and Clients Can Use Technology & Innovation 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: Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Event Host

Procore; Kris Carter, Product Marketing Manager

Prosperity Capital; Ed Fowkes, Chief Operating Officer

HUB; Victoria Manston, Development Manager

Vonder; Tal Golan, Head of Marketing

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:

Lloyds Banking Group – Andy Mason, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Housing

Since 2018, Lloyds Banking Group has provided £9bn of funding to the UK’s social housing sector which has aided the creation of more high quality homes, helping housing associations provide homes for those on the lowest incomes. In the last three years, transactions have included £350m to Midlands-based Platform Housing Group to support one of the UK’s largest social housing development programmes and a £250m sustainability linked Bond for Aster Group, which owns and manages over 30,000 homes across the south of England.

Group has also unveiled plans to deliver £1.5bn of funding to social housing in 2021 with at least a £500m going to projects with a clear ESG stated ambition to help drive robust and meaningful change. This will support the sector to accelerate its investment in creating greener homes through the construction of sustainable new builds and the retrofit of existing properties to help the sector continue its decarbonisation journey.

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.

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.

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.

Serenity Parks – Rodger Till, Land Director

Serenity Parks are a developer and operator of retirement living communities, specialising in park home living. They are developing factory built homes across the UK and place an emphasis on community creation as part of their schemes. Rodger will discuss their plans to expand and why park living has an important part to play in the UK’s housing market going forward.

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.

Modomo – Lorna Walker, COO & Head of ESG

Lorna Walker is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of ESG at Modomo, the housing pioneer transforming underused land into beautiful, buzzing places to live. She previously spent 12 years at CBRE, playing a key role in high-profile commercial transactions in the UK and Europe. Her strong property background is backed up with a passion for social justice, diversity and sustainability. Lorna is a trustee of the UK Green Building Council, and founded Peer 20 to inspire and support millennial professionals. When she’s not tackling the housing crisis, she’s taking part in triathlons, climbing mountains, and wild swimming.

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.

Packaged Living – Sophie Gunn, Development Manager

It’s an exciting time for the team at Packaged Living with approval granted for their 350-apartment scheme in central Manchester and are also bringing forward similar sized projects in Cardiff and the South East. Sophie joins us to talk about their business’ growth and future pipeline while also detailing their new approach to residential development.

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.

Milligan – James Lidgate, Head of Residential

Milligan are best known as a retail and mixed use developer and manager, who have been responsible for over 3m sq ft of retail assets. Last year they appointed James Lidgate as their first Head of Residential, as they seek to incorporate significant levels of housing into their mixed-use projects. James will discuss how their new strategy will provide much needed rental housing, deliver compelling placemaking and community creation and help revitalise our failing high streets and shopping centres.

Howard Kennedy – Kate Woodgate, Partner and Head of Residential Development

Kate Woodgate is a real estate development expert who advises on substantial and complex development transactions. Kate heads up the Residential Development team at Howard Kennedy and is the co-lead of the Private Rented Sector core team. She has worked with many large developers and investors on PRS related transactions. Kate deals with site acquisitions/assembly, forward funding arrangements, forward sale agreements, overages, options, sub-sales, as well as, proposing structures for clients. Kate works with the other members of the PRS team on cross-practice work including financing, planning, construction, management of assets and corporate wrappers.

Vonder – Tal Golan, Head of Marketing

More information to follow.

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.

Procore – Kris Carter, Product Marketing Manager

More information to follow.

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

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

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

Exhibitor Partner

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 and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

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

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, 7th July 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1530hrs

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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