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ONLINE CONFERENCE: Housing & Build to Rent; Sponsored by Rentplus

Friday, 5th June 2020 0900hrs – 1645hrs

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We’re launching a series of new online conferences – bringing you everything you come to expect of our normal events – fantastic speakers, excellent panel discussions, presentations on future development projects, networking with attendees, exhibition area and more.

This online conference will focus on housing and build to rent.

There is a real need to accelerate the delivery of new homes across the UK – with millions of new homes needing to be delivered over the coming years. This is leading to a plethora of new development activity, from new garden villages and community developments to an increase in BTR, PRS and city centre living. Modern methods of construction and the climate crisis are all key considerations too.

The marketplace is changing. And at our Housing & Build to Rent Conference we’ll bring together the key stakeholders from both the public and private sector who’ll be at the forefront of accelerating the delivering of new homes across the UK. Some of the things on the agenda include:

* Wise Living’s bid to build 10,000 homes in 5 years* Bromford’s plans to build 14,000 homes by 2028
* Godwin Development’s new Core Living PRS brand* Aster Group’s ambitious growth plan
* How London will achieve 65,000 new homes a year* Home Group’s 5-year plan to build 10,000 homes
* Sigma’s 20,000 home, 37-site plan * 40,000 homes L&Q plan to build in North West
* Countryside Properties huge future ambitions* Rentplus’s £2bn investment fund
* 100,000 new homes planned by L&Q Group* Plans for 19 acquired stalled sites by Homes England
* Quintain’s entry to Ireland – 9,000 new homes* 10,000 ‘air-space’ homes by Apex Airspace

And much more. Click here to view the full agenda/programme >

Speakers include:

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Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:45 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – including developers, contractors, housebuilders and supply chain experts.

09:45-10:00 Keynote Presentation

Our event sponsor will set the stage for the day’s proceedings by delivering some high-level thought leadership.

Rentplus; Steve Collins, Chief Executive

10:00-11:00 Solving the Housing Crisis

The UK Government has set local authorities ambitious housing targets. With millions of new homes to be built in the next ten years, a series of high level decision makers and housing experts will take to the stage to discuss how this can realistically be achieved. 

Chair; Howard Kennedy; Shreena Avery, Senior Associate, Real Estate Development

Sigma Capital; Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director

Countryside Properties; Andrew Taylor, Director of Planning

The Mayor’s Office, London Assembly; Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall.

11:30-12:45 Build to Rent and PRS Development Plans

With home ownership falling and many people looking for flexible living arrangements, we will hear from the biggest BTR and PRS developers about their forthcoming schemes.

Chair; Built Environment Networking, Amanda Griffiths, Director

Home Group / BMO Real Estate Partners; Jamie Kellett, Business Development Manager

Round Hill Capital; Sinéad Joyce, Development Manager

StarRez; Travis Knipe, Chief Executive Officer

12:45-13:15 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall.

13:15-14:30 Affordable and Social Housing Developments

Suitable housing is out of reach for sections of our population. We will hear from the biggest housing associations who are collectively building tens of thousands of new homes a year to make decent accommodation available for the entire population.

Chair: Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Bromford; Amanda Swann, Development Director

Accord Group; Sara Woodall, Executive Director of Homes & Communities

L&Q; Craig Luttman, Deputy Director of Development

Rentplus; Steve Collins, Chief Executive

14:30-15:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move into the online networking chatroom and make new connections with those in the industry, and check out the exhibitors in the exhibition hall.

15:00-16:15 Next Generation Housing Developers

A unique look into the future of the UK’s residential marketplace. From innovative new developers to established firms incorporating next-generation technology and solutions – we’ll hear about their ongoing and future plans before taking questions in an interactive Q&A.

Chair: Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Quintain; Fareen Lalani, Development Director

Wise Living; Mark Gratton, Development and Land Manager

Packaged Living; Ed Ellerington, Founder & Managing Director

16:15-16:45 Networking, Exhibition & Close

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This unique online conference will bring together the construction industry to accelerate the delivery on new homes across the UK. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Sometimes people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands at physical events – but being online this will see enquiries and interest in your brand peak – with enquiries and questions flooding into your stand.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 400+ delegates and connect to them via our online exhibition hall
  • Be part of the inaugural online Housing & Build to Rent Development Conference
  • Be seen as a leading firm in the industry’s bid to drive sustainable growth in the regions
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to regional authorities, government officials, leading private sector firms, blue-chip companies, investors and more
  • Reduce the cost and overheads by utilising our online platform and conferences

Confirmed Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:


Associate your brand with the Housing & Build to Rent Online Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about meeting the ambitious UK housing targets.

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
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, 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 housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

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Session Partner


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 Partner

Session Partner

Exhibitor Package


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

Confirmed Exhibitors:

Become a 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

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 overview of what to expect:

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:


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.

Exhibitor Hall

Meet our exhibitors, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Networking Lounge

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. Private message delegates and chat with industry professionals – enabling business development to continue even online.

Help Desk

Any questions throughout the day, just let us know.

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We have an excellent line-up of speakers who’ll be joining us for this event to share their expert knowledge. They include:

Sigma Capital – Duncan Sutherland, Regeneration Director

The organisation has over 5,000 new properties in their pipeline and a target of adding a further 20,000 to that number.

They’re not focusing on just one locations – their actively seeking to develop across the UK, and with their entry in BtR and PRS they’ve got a great pulse on the marketplace across key cities.

We’ll tap into the expert knowledge and here about future projects and plans.

Duncan Sutherland Sigma

Wise Living – Mark Gratton, Development and Land Manager

The housebuilder takes pride in designing homes which are spacious, light and completed with appliances – so tenants feel at home from the start.

Their current schemes include the 75-home Old Brewery site in Mansfield, a new scheme to the west of Coventry that they’re working to bring forward, and a 165-property project in Telford.

They’re now working in the North West too – and they’ll be revealing their next acquisition, their plans, and their procurement processes alongside sharing views on the market and best practice in developing communities.

Accord Group – Sara Woodall, Executive Director of Homes & Communities

The group is one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands – providing 13,000 homes, whilst also providing health and social care to 80,000 people.

They’re a key Homes England partner and are looking to continue bringing former values-led development schemes and they’ll be discussing their vision and plans during the event.


Rentplus – Steve Collins, Chief Executive

With the Government committed to expanding ‘Rent to Buy’ and the housing minister confirming Rent to Buy for affordable home ownership tenure within the NPFF, Rentplus has £2bn of fund to immediately invest in Rent to Buy properties.

The firm is seeking new local authority and housing association partners. They have a current pipeline of 10,000 new homes with 5,000 due to be in contract by 2020 and they’ll discuss how they’ll play a key role in delivery more homes across the UK.


Bromford – Amanda Swann, Development Director

The housing association owns almost 45,000 homes across central and south west England.

They have an ambitious development target – with a further 14,000 already planned to be built in the next 8 years.

We’ll hear about where they’ll be focusing their work, how they’ll achieve this ambitious target and accelerate their development programme, and their approach to developing homes with people and communities in the mind.


Amanda Swann Bromford

Packaged Living – Ed Ellerington, Founder

Backed by Palmer Capital the firm is new to the market – but specifically created to work across the BtR marketplace.

The developer works across the residential property development lifecycle – acquiring land, gaining planning, building out and managing homes, with schemes ongoing across multiple locations including Milton Keynes, Manchester and Newcastle.

We’ll discover the new projects they’re looking to bring forward – as they actively seek new development opportunities across the UK.


Ed Ellerington Packaged Living

L&Q – Craig Luttman, Deputy Director of Development

The past few years for L&Q have been nothing short of phenomenal – with a large vision announced and acquisitions of other big players in UK housebuilding.

They’re targeting a large-scale investment, with 100,000 new homes set to be built over the next decade and 40,000 of them being in a completely new territory for the developer – the North West.

We’ll hear about their impressive plans for the future, whilst also hearing their approach to technology and innovative solutions, as they also look to move towards MMC and offsite manufacturing.


Round Hill Capital – Sinéad Joyce, Development Manager

The organisation are a global market leader in the accommodation development sector – with a proven track record of successful identifying and acquiring high quality sites and real estate.

They’ve placed their strategic eyes on the UK – highlighting its particular strength in residential, student housing and alternative forms of accommodation, and they’ll be sharing an insight into their future investment strategy and plans.

We’ll therefore hear a global perspective and comparison from Round Hill Capital on the UK’s housing and BtR marketplace.

Home Group – Jamie Kellett, Business Development Manager

More information to follow.

Quintain – Fareen Lalani, Development Director

Quintain are pressing ahead with the next stages of their Wembley Park development which will see thousands of additional BTR homes built around the stadium. Fareen will update us on their progress towards their ambitious vision for 2028, delivering 8,000 homes with one third of it affordable housing and around 1m sq ft of office space.

Countryside Properties – Andrew Taylor, Director – Head of Planning

One of the biggest names in the housebuilding market, there seems to be a continuous flow of announcements about new projects, schemes and development activity for the firm.

As such a big player in the industry they’ll be able to give us an excellent overview of the Covid-19 situation in the housebuilding marketplace but primarily they’ll be discussing best practice in development – with the company boasting many successful community-led developments over their 60 years since formation.


The Mayor’s Office, London Assembly – Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development

The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development will be in a great position to share an overview of the current marketplace, plans being put in place to boost the London property market Covid-19 and the wider plans for developing homes in the capital.

There is a real need to create affordable and adequate housing in the capital, and with land value so high there are a lot of challenges to overcome.

He’ll discuss how they’re tackling those barriers, how their collaborative approach is bringing around positive outcomes, and how they’re looking to utilise London’s 25,000 empty homes to feed into this ambition.


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.

StarRez – Travis Knipe, Chief Executive Officer

Travis Knipe is the CEO of StarRez, a global leader who provides residential housing software. Travis has led a significant period of growth for the company, which now reaches into more than 20 international countries, managing over 750 customers globally. Travis is most passionate about product design and direction and connecting with our team and community, along with scaling the company for continued growth and success.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Amanda Coupland Director Built Environment Networking


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Friday, 5th June 2020

0900hrs – 1645hrs


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4235 Park Approach, Leeds LS15 8GB, UK

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