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Student Accommodation Conference

Tuesday, 25th May 2021 0930hrs – 1430hrs

This conference will look at trends in the student accommodation sector, the state of the market and the post Covid recovery – whilst also highlighting future investment and development plans for the leading firms in the sector.

The higher education sector has had a tough 12 months but there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, with student numbers predicted to continue to steadily increase over the next 10 years.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Kinetic Capital’s £100million specialist PBSA fund
  • UPP’s 36,000 room portfolio and growth strategy
  • Intel into Brookfield’s ever growing portfolio
  • Hines plan to add 1,200 more student beds
  • Watkin Jones’ 7,900 bed PBSA pipeline
  • Study Inn Group’s major expansion plans

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:40 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.

09:40-11:00 Session One: The Student Accommodation Sector in 2021: An Update; Sponsored by Sheppard Robson Architects

The student accommodation sector has been through a tumultuous 12 months but the outlook for the sector remains positive. This high level panel will share their thoughts on how the sector has been impacted by C19, what the recovery will look like and why there are many reasons to be excited about the industry’s future.

Chair: Sheppard Robson Architects; Clayre Massey, Associate

Brookfield Asset Management; Jeannie Wong, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

Study Inn Group; Gurvinder Gill, Group Finance Director

University of London; Andrew Howarth, Director of Residential Services

Cushman & Wakefield; David Feeney, Partner, Student Accommodation Advisory

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: Investing in Student Accommodation

Although C19 has presented short term challenges, long term demand for accommodation remains strong and the sector continues to see large scale investment. A host of major investors join us to discuss where they are looking to invest over the next 12 months and beyond.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Kinetic Capital; Stephen Grant, Chief Executive

Hines Europe Living Management; Tom Rix, Managing Director

Summix Capital; Niamh O’Connor, Partner

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: Private Sector Student Accommodation Development

The private PBSA sector is having to innovate, taking into account lessons learned since the start of 2020. We will hear from major developers and operators on their upcoming projects, and how they have been altered to reflect a new reality.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

UPP; Andrew Percival, Managing Director, Commercial

Watkin Jones; Alex Pease, Chief Investment Officer

Prime Student Living; Joanne Pollard, Managing Director

14:00-14:30 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 student accommodation sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Brookfield Asset Management – Jeannie Wong, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

Brookfield Asset Management is a leading global alternative asset manager with over US$211 billion of real estate assets under management globally. They manage 20,000 student beds in the UK under the Student Roost brand, and operate in excess of 35,000 PBSA units in mainland Europe under several brands including The Fizz, Livensa Living and Suitétudes.

Jeannie Wong joined Brookfield in 2009 in Toronto as a Manager in the Corporate Finance team. Since then, Ms. Wong has worked in the New York and Berlin offices in various roles before relocating to London in 2014. She is currently part of the European Real Estate Investments Group focusing on Portfolio Management of Brookfield’s Global Opportunistic Real Estate Funds.

UPP – Andrew Percival, Managing Director, Commercial

UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure with over 36,000 rooms in operation or under construction through long-term partnerships with 15 leading UK universities. They design, build, finance and operate on campus residential and academic infrastructure and are committed to working with universities to deliver the very best student experience. Andrew will discuss their long term growth strategy which will ensure they remain well positioned to meet the growing demand for investment within the sector, while their university partners achieve their long-term ambitions.

Summix Capital – Niamh O’Connor, Partner

Summix Capital have been investing in student accommodation projects since 2014 and have completed 8 major projects, with a further 5 either in planning or underway. They often take on the most challenging sites and bring them forward with a clear vision for regeneration, and providing accommodation where it is most needed. Niamh will discuss their upcoming projects which include a 641 bed scheme in Bristol and further developments in Bath, London, Galway and Bournemouth.

Watkin Jones – Alex Pease, Chief Investment Officer

Watkin Jones is the UK’s leading developer and manager of residential for rent and have more than two decades of experience in building over 41,000 student beds, and have a secured development pipeline of 7,910 beds. Alex will discuss this pipeline which includes a 425 bed scheme in Manchester, a 520 bed scheme in Birmingham and a 248 bed scheme in Edinburgh.

Prime Student Living – Joanne Pollard, Managing Director

Providing high quality accommodation for 3,000 students in 15 properties across 11 leading universities in the UK and Germany, Prime Student Living are a leading player in the student accommodation sector. Joanne will provide an update on the company’s plans for expansion and discuss how they are taking lessons learnt over the past year to ensure they continue to meet the changing needs of students.

Hines Europe Living Management – Tom Rix, Managing Director

Hines, the international real estate investment firm established itself as a major player in the UK student accommodation sector in 2017 with the launch of Aparto, it’s PBSA operating platform. It currently operates over 3,000 beds in 8 cities in the UK and Ireland, with a further 2,500 in Europe. They are continuing with their expansion plans, with a 1,200 bed scheme planned in Birmingham the latest to be announced. Tom will discuss these expansion plans, as well as their focus on student support, community and facilities.

Sheppard Robson Architects – Clayre Massey, Associate

Clayre has been with Sheppard Robson since 2011, working almost exclusively in the Student Accommodation sector since 2013.

In this time she has overseen the design and delivery of over 7000 built beds across various locations in the UK. Her delivery of the Peel Park residences for the University of Salford was awarded the Student Accommodation Development of the Year at the NW Insider Property Awards in 2017. Her in-depth knowledge of the sector has also assisted University clients on their long term residential strategy plans and also the selection of potential development partners.

Clayre has also driven forward wellbeing and inclusivity agendas, and has authored articles on mental health which have been published in the Architects Journal.

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/opinion/how-architects-can-help-tackle-the-student-mental-health-crisis

Study Inn Group – Gurvinder Gill, Group Finance Director

Study Inn Group designs, builds and operates high quality student accommodation around the UK, with locations including Bristol, Nottingham, Loughborough, and Exeter, with facilities in Leeds and Leicester in the pipeline. They currently operate over 1,900 beds and are working to add many more, with developments in Leeds and Exeter opening later this year and more planned for Leeds and Leicester, set to open in 2022. Gurvinder has been involved with the PBSA sector for 18 years and will provide some thought leadership on Study Inn Group’s work to create vibrant student communities as well as discussing wider trends in the student accommodation sector.

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

University of London – Andrew Howarth, Director of Residential Services

Working with the universities of London and Sussex Andrew has gained over 20 years’ experience in the management and provision of student accommodation. He is currently working on a five-year plan to grow the University of London’s portfolio from 2,500 to 7,000 rooms. He also led its ‘Safe to Stay’ programme to bring students back to halls in September 2020.

Kinetic Capital – Stephen Grant, Chief Executive

Kinetic Capital are a specialist PBSA lender launched last year with an initial £100m commitment, and will provide finance for student accommodation owners, developers and operators. They are already active in the market, having provided a £39m loan to Jensco Group for a 522 bed project in Nottingham and a £34m loan for a 436 bed development in Coventry to be built by Cassidy Group. Stephen will discuss their unique position as a specialist PBSA lender, their upcoming pipeline over the next 12 months and how they incentivise a commitment to student health and wellbeing initiatives among recipients of their funding.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Cushman & Wakefield – David Feeney, Partner, Student Accommodation Advisory

David Feeney, Partner, is Cushman & Wakefield’s lead for Student Accommodation Advisory services across the UK, advising universities, developers, funders, investors and operators on student accommodation development and the sector as a whole. With ten years’ experience in the sector, David has a comprehensive knowledge of the UK market and he has acted as project lead on all of the 4,595 on-campus partnership beds beds to have reached financial close and be delivered to the market since 2018. David also leads on Cushman & Wakefield’s consulting work with the private sector, assessing markets, portfolios, accommodation quality and rent levels for a range of clients. David regularly speaks on national trends at conferences across the UK and produces Cushman & Wakefield’s Student Accommodation Annual Report.

Associate your brand with the Student Accommodation 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 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One Partner: The Student Accommodation Sector in 2021: An Update Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £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 and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+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 – “Student Accommodation 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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

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 Student Accommodation Sector in 2021: An Update

Best Practice Presentation 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 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.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Student Accommodation Conference £80.00

Attendee 1

Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 25th May 2021

Time:
0930hrs – 1430hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – All in the Loop


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