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Scottish Housing Investment and BtR Development Conference

Tuesday, 10th May 2022 0900hrs – 1400hrs

In addition to their support of Scotland’s growing BtR sector, The Scottish Government is set to invest an additional £16bn into the Scottish Housing Sector by 2032.

The Scottish BtR pipeline has now increased to over 9,900 homes, with Glasgow making up over half the supply, followed by Edinburgh and Aberdeen. BtR is still at an early stage in Scotland, but it is a growing form of development, investment, and choice of home. Back in 2019, the Scottish Government invested £30m in the BtR sector from the Building Scotland Fund to kickstart development.

In March 2021, The Scottish Government announced ‘Housing to 2040’ – their first long-term housing strategy. The strategy outlined plans to support up to 14,000 jobs and invest £16bn into the sector in order to deliver 100,000 more homes by 2032, with 50,000 of these homes to be delivered by 2026/27 and, following a mid-point review, a further 50,000 homes by the end of 2031/32. The plan also introduces and extension to pre-existing retrofit and decarbonisation measures, with the total investment required from public and private sources to decarbonise Scotland’s domestic and non-domestic buildings estimated to be in the region of £33bn up until 2045.

This conference will bring together the brightest minds of Scotland’s housing and BtR sector to discuss plans and opportunities to deliver more housing and innovate communities throughout the nation.

Topics Include:

  • SNIB’s 2000+ Home Investment Plan
  • Wheatley Group’s 5500 new homes by 2026
  • Link Group’s 300-home Dunbeg project
  • Fife Council’s £100m housing programme
  • CHA’s £40m Bellsmyre Project
  • Moda’s £215m The McEwan BtR Scheme
  • The Meadowbank Regeneration project
  • £1.3bn Granton Waterfront project
  • £31m Leith development
  • Link’s Ground Breaking £80m ESG Loan
  • Homes for Scotland’s 25,000 homes per year target
  • £152m Hearthstone Residential Fund 2
  • City of Edinburgh Council’s 20,000-home strategy
  • £12.5m Peoplehood Project
  • 150-home Silverlea Development
  • And much more…

Speakers Include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:20 Virtual 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.

09:20-09:30 Conference Welcome and Keynote

The event will be opened by our event host before a keynote speech by a significant figure in the industry

09:30-10:30 Session One: Housing to 2040 – What Are the Housing Priorities Necessary to Create Inclusive, Affordable and Sustainable Communities Throughout Scotland?

With approximately £16bn set to be invested into the Scottish Housing Sector by 2032, this session will bring together the decision makers, developers, and investors to examine and outline the priorities of the nation’s wider housing strategy.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Wheatley Group; Lindsay Lauder, Director of Development and Regeneration

The Scottish National Investment Bank; Susan Campbell, Investment Director – Sustainable Investment

Caledonia Housing Association; Andrew Kilpatrick, Director of Assets

Homes for Scotland; Liz Hamilton, Head of Local and Regional Planning

10:30-11:00 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.

11:00-12:00 Session Two: Delivering Inclusive Communities for the Future: Housing Development Plans

In this session we will hear from wide array of stakeholders allied to major housing developments as they showcase their leading schemes and initiatives.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Link Group Ltd; Colin Culross, Group Commercial Director

City of Edinburgh Council; Michelle Fraser, Programme Manager – Edinburgh Waterfront

Fife Council; John Mills, Head of Housing Services

Blackwood Homes and Care; Stephanie Sutherland, Development Manager

12:00-12:30 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.

12:30-13:30 Session Three: Build-to-Rent Development and Investment Plans

As a part of this session, we will hear from the masterminds behind Scotland’s largest BtR developments as they share insight into their schemes and discuss opportunities for further investment in the sector.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Apache Capital; Jamie Snary, Executive Director Asset Management & Operations

Moda; Amanda Rennie, General Manager

Hearthstone Investment Management; Andrew Smith, Chief Investment Officer

CoCity Development Ltd; Karen Campbell, Managing Director

13:30-14:00 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 and residential market across Scotland. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

The Scottish National Investment Bank – Susan Campbell, Investment Director – Sustainable Investment

The Scottish National Investment Bank is a Scottish state-owned investment and national investment development bank based in Edinburgh. Since their launch in 2020, the bank has committed to £191.4m in investment across a range of services. With a strong commitment to decarbonisation and sustainable development, the bank is investing in net-zero infrastructure including EV charging, digital infrastructure and both onshore and offshore wind. Project examples include £30m for rural digital connectivity, £13m to accelerate the Iona Wind Partnership and investment to support the installation of 1,700 new EV charging points.

Link Group – Colin Culross, Group Commercial Director

Link Group are one of the largest award-winning social housing providers in Scotland, serving more than 15000 clients. Aiming to deliver 3000 affordable homes in the next 5 years and reach net zero by 2026. Link Group are currently developing 562 new homes at Riverside, Dalmarnock which is due for completion by 2026. Colin will be joining us to provide information on property development plans, investments and what needs to be done to support the growth of affordable housing in Glasgow.

Wheatley Group – Lindsay Lauder, Director of Development and Regeneration

Wheatley Group are Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group, owning or managing over 93,000 homes across 19 local authorities. Back in 2021, the housing group announced ambitious plans to deliver 5500 new homes across Scotland by 2026, having already built 4000 homes over the last five years. Lindsay joins us to discuss how Wheatley Group plan to continue supporting housing and regeneration throughout Scotland.

Fife Council – John Mills, Head of Housing Services

In late 2021, Fife Council agreed on plans to build 1,200 new homes across Fife by 2024. Working in partnership with Fife Housing Association Alliance, the £100m two-year transitional programme will follow on from the previous phase of the council’s house building strategy that delivered 3,500 home new affordable homes by 2022. John joins us to share insight into the programme and discuss plans for further housing development throughout Fife.

Homes For Scotland – Liz Hamilton, Head of Local and Regional Planning

Homes for Scotland in the voice of the Scottish housebuilding industry, with a membership of around 200 organisations together providing the majority of new homes built each year in Scotland. They engage with senior politicians and officials at the local and national level to support Scotland’s need for 25,000 new homes each year that will, in turn, contribute £3.2bn to the economy annually. Liz joins us to provide insight into Scotland’s housing priorities for 2022 and beyond and will explore how housing objectives can be achieved.

Caledonia Housing Association – Andrew Kilpatrick, Director of Assets

Caledonia Housing Association is one of Scotland’s leading providers of high-quality affordable homes for people in housing need. They own and manage over 4,600 homes across eight local authority areas and have recently put forward plans for a £40m regeneration project that will see the delivery of 140 new affordable homes and placemaking in Bellsmyre, Dumbarton. Andrew joins us to discuss their plans for the future in light of the Housing to 2040 programme.

City of Edinburgh Council – Michelle Fraser, Programme Manager – Edinburgh Waterfront

Michelle is the Programme Manager for the £1.3bn regeneration of Granton Waterfront. Having led the project through the early stages of purchasing land and delivering the Granton Waterfront Development Framework, she now manages the various workstreams and the multi-disciplinary team taking these forward to deliver one of Scotland’s most ambitious sustainable programmes of regeneration. With over 50 hectares of developable land in Council ownership, the opportunity now exists to create an exemplar place through an infrastructure first approach to achieving net zero, climate resilience and inclusive communities within a 20 minute neighbourhood.

Apache Capital – Jamie Snary, Executive Director Asset Management & Operations

Apache Capital are at the forefront of Scotland’s BtR sector. Last year, the investment management company announced a £115m scheme in Glasgow to be developed in conjunction with Harrison Street and Moda Living. The scheme will redevelop the former Strathclyde Police headquarters and deliver over 400 apartments with on-site amenity areas and commercial space. Apache Capital also partially funded the final phase of the £215m Springside development in Central Edinburgh. Jamie joins us to provide an update to Apache Capital’s work in supporting Scotland’s BtR sector.

Moda – Amanda Rennie, General Manager

Amanda is the General Manager of The McEwan in Edinburgh, the first operational BtR scheme within the Apache Capital and Moda joint venture. The £215m scheme is located in the heart of Fountainbridge, comprising of 476 brand new rental homes with access to high-tech amenities including a gym and studio for residents as well as a cinema room, co-working space, shared lounges and public squares.

Hearthstone Investment Management – Andrew Smith, Chief Investment Officer

Hearthstone Investment Management manages over £425m of capital on behalf of a range of UK Local Government Pension Schemes as well as other institutional and private investors. The have built an income-generation portfolio of over 1,400 homes spread over 100 locations in England, Wales and Scotland. In 2014, they launched their Housing Fund Scotland with a £30m cornerstone investment from Falkirk Council Pension Scheme. The Fund is close-ended, with a life of 10 years, and can be used to invest in new build private rented property, buying from national and regional developers. Hearthstone have recently raised £152m as a part of their Hearthstone Residential Fund 2 that will be used to invest in private rented housing across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

CoCity – Karen Campbell, Managing Director

CoCity received the greenlight to convert a disused office block in Dyce into a 50-apartment complex and public space back in 2020. The development was halted temporarily due to local authority restrictions, but the project is now back underway due to an intervention from the Scottish Government. The scheme is being developed on a 72,000 sq ft site and will include 50 flats alongside publicly-accessible office space, a café and a gym. Karen joins us to discuss the UK’s BtR sector as well as CoCity’s unique model – community-centred fleixible living, which is a mixed tenure approach to living.

Blackwood Homes and Care – Stephanie Sutherland, Development Manager

Steph Sutherland joined Blackwood’s development team in 2018 and is leading the delivery of 400 new accessible, affordable, beautiful and connected homes in the next five years.  In collaboration with private sector partners and Innovate UK, Blackwood will deliver 66 new homes in Charleston, Dundee as part of the £12.5m Peoplehood project to create healthier, happier neighbourhoods that support independent living.

Associate your brand with the Scottish Housing and BtR Development and Investment Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the Scotland’s biggest discussions on the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,750 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,750 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,250 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £750 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.

Conference Partner

£2,750+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Scottish Housing and BtR Development and Investment Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 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

£1,750+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

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,250+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

£750+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

opportunities@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.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 10th May 2022

Time:
0900hrs – 1400hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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