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UKAA – the organisation for the UK Build To Rent sector.

The UKAA was launched in 2016 as in response to a growing awareness of the need for a single unifying body to the Build To Rent sector and to the increasing levels of interest in Build To Rent from many parties – government, investors, operators and above all customers who want to rent purpose built homes from professional landlords.


We now have 250 members from across the sector and are growing at the rate of more than 100 members per year.


The UKAA is a Global Alliance Partner of the NAA (National Apartment Association) in the US. The NAA have been in existence for over 70 years and represent over 8.5 million rented units. It offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the US Multi-Family Housing sector, the equivalent of UK Build To Rent that we are able to leverage and learn from.


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To make Build To Rent a lifestyle of choice for our customers by: • Spreading the message about the benefits of Build To Rent; • Communicating how Build To Rent can help address the UK’s housing crisis; • Developing best practice amongst our members, raising standards and focussing on our customers; • Enabling our members to learn from each other and from 40 years of experience from the USA; • Creating the authoritative source for information on Build To Rent in the UK.


Our activities include: • A comprehensive events programme for our members, covering business to business networking, peer to peer learning, supplier forums, and social events; • Educational and training programmes and opportunities, addressing the current and future needs of our members, their teams and people entering the sector; • UK and international study tours to understand best practice, learn about the future and research alternative solutions to common problems; • Research and innovation projects to improve the quality of decision making by the industry and other stakeholders including government. • Working with other property organisations and stakeholders, to ensure a single voice for the sector, efficient use of resources and improved outcomes.