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UKAA Annual Conference and Dinner 2019

Thursday 31st October

          
Conference - A life in a day: Build To Rent from Idea to Stabilisation

As the Build To Rent sector starts to deliver in scale, we take you through the maze of tough and complex decisions that lead to a successful scheme.

Join us to find out how to make BTR work in a unique day of workshops, competitive sessions and in depth information sharing.

Play the BTR Game

We have challenged three multi-disciplinary multi- company teams to each spend two months creating a virtual Build To Rent scheme. They have taken an initial brief from idea, through design, construction and lease-up to stabilisation. We have “virtually” acquired three real sites across London and brought in some great tech from VU.CITY to make the game come to life. Real socio-economic data and a costing model keep the team honest as they face the constraints and choices that face BTR teams in real life.

In the first session you, the audience, are the investment committee, deciding which scheme you would support. You have to vote on two questions:

  1. Which scheme would you invest in for long-term sustainable returns?
  2. Which scheme would you most want to be associated with?

In the second session, the teams have to persuade you, as potential residents and employees to choose to live and work in their scheme. Each team will pitch their marketing, employment, lease-up and placemaking strategies.

Again, you vote for your preferred scheme on two questions:

  1. i) Which scheme would you choose to rent in?
  2. ii) Which scheme would you want to work in?

Along the way they will be challenged by expert panels to justify their designs and strategies, and you will have the chance to ask questions and to gain further insight into the real issues facing us all in creating successful BTR schemes for our customers and colleagues.

Learn more in three hours than in three days at other conferences!

Break-out sessions

We have six breakout sessions to provide in-depth insights into the US Multifamily market, health and wellbeing in BTR, the psychology of your residents and much more.

The UK's favourite BTR Schemes

HomeViews present the top 10 national BTR schemes as chosen by their residents.

Exhibition – The Best of the Build To Rent sector

Alongside the conference, we will be showcasing the best industry providers with the most interesting products, services and ideas. Discover the companies who can help you succeed!

UKAA Annual Dinner - The Evening after the Day Before

Following a day of hard learning, we invite you to relax with us over drinks and a delicious dinner. Discuss the events of the day and share your experiences with friends and colleagues old and new in a convivial and informal setting.

Ticket Type Price
UKAA Member
Delegate Pass £245.00
Event Package Ticket (To attend the Conference & Dinner) £440.00
Dinner Ticket £245.00
Table of 12 at Dinner £2,650.00
Non-member
Delegate Pass £295.00
Event Package Ticket (To attend the Conference & Dinner) £540.00
Dinner Ticket £295.00
Table of 12 at Dinner £2,950.00

All rates are excluding VAT.

Payment

You will be able to pay on a card via PayPal Express or by BACS. Payment is due within 30 days of registration. Unless payment is confirmed by the events team your registration is not completed and access to the event might not be granted.

If you are paying via PayPal upon payment you will be able to generate a receipt for your payment and print a copy of your reservation.

If you are paying by BACS you will be able to generate an invoice for payment which will contain the BACS details.

Should you experience any issues with the registration please contact the Events team on ukaaevents@myt.uk.com.

 

  • 08:15 - 08:45 Registration opens – Coffee and Networking

    Please arrive from 08.15am to register and network over breakfast.

  • 08:50 - 09:00 Welcome and Introductions

    Speaker: David Butler, CEO, UKAA

    Conference Moderator: Sam McClary, Editor, EG

  • 09:00 - 09:30 Keynote Speech

  • 09:30 - 11:00 The BTR Game part 1 – The Investment Pitch – Financial, Design, Planning & Construction choices

    The BTR Game

    We have challenged three multi-disciplinary multi- company teams to each spend two months creating a virtual BTR scheme. They have taken an initial brief from idea, through design, construction and lease-up to stabilisation. We have “virtually” acquired three real sites across London and brought in some great tech from Vu.city to make the game come to life. Real socio-economic data and a costing model keep the team honest as they face the constraints and choices that face BTR teams in real life.

    In this session you, the audience, are the investment committee, deciding which scheme you would support. You have to vote on two questions:

    I. Which scheme would you invest in for long-term sustainable returns?
    II. Which scheme would you most want to be associated with?

    This afternoon, the teams will tempt you to live and to work in their scheme. Along the way they will be challenged by expert panels to justify their designs and strategies and you will see the choices and decision-making processes that go into creating a successful Build To Rent scheme.
    Learn more in three hours than in three days at other conferences!

    Moderator:
    Sam McClary, Editor, EG

    Team 1 – Suburban / Low density:
    • The Investor / Developer, Rebecca Lewis, Morgan Sindall Investments
    • The Architect, Russell Pedley, Assael Architecture
    • The Operator, Tristram King, Touchstone
    • Head of BTR, Stephanie Douglas, Touchstone

    Team 2: Team Cultivate – Urban / Medium Density:
    • The Investor / Developer, Todd Marler, Greystar
    • The Architect, Brendan Geraghty, Geraghty Taylor
    • The Adviser, Gunnar Larsson, G Larsson Properties

    Team 3: Bricking It Ltd – Central / High Density
    • The Investor / Developer Rebecca Taylor, Long Harbour
    • The Architect, Simon Saint, Woods Baggot
    • The Adviser, Peter Wyatt, KFH
    • The Creative, Steve Edge, Steve Edge Design

    Expert Panel:
    • Alex Zolyniak, Associate, Deutsche Finance International
    • Roger Southam, Principal, EightyNine Solutions
    • Rebecca Burnhams, Associate, Quod

  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

  • - Breakout sessions 1:

    Select one session

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Rent Controls in the USA – expert views from the NAA and R A Snyder

    With a line-up of NAA and US multifamily representatives, take the opportunity to gain an insight into Rent Control in the US, including comparisons of states with and without controls.

    Moderator:
    Sam McClary, Editor, EG

    Speakers:
    • Richard Snyder, President, R.A. Snyder Properties, Inc
    • Paula Munger, Director, Industry Research & Analysis, National Apartment Association

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Tech Talk – Futureproofing your Digital Infrastructure – WiredScore

    Moderator:
    Stephanie Barbabosa, Head of Build to Rent (Multifamily), International Operations, Lendlease Development – Europe

    Speaker:
    Henry Pethybridge, Head of Special Projects

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Think Differently: Health and Wellbeing in Build To Rent – What can we learn from other sectors?

    What are the lessons for operators and investors from the Student Housing, Co-living and Retirement sectors to help us design and operate healthy buildings and provide experiences for our residents and staff that genuinely contribute to their wellbeing.

    Moderator:

    Merrilee Karr, CEO, UnderTheDoormat and Chairperson, UK Short Term Accommodation Association

    Speaker:

    • James Kingdom, Head of Alternatives Research, JLL
    • Hannah Avery, Associate Director – Resident Engagement Manager, JLL

  • - Breakout sessions 2:

    Select one session

  • 12:15 - 13:00 Trends in amenities and residents experience in the US – expert views from the NAA and Oddo Developments

    Led by experts from the NAA and Oddo Developments, this session will explore the latest trends in amenities and residents experience in the US including an update on the NAA’s 2018 presentation.

    Moderator:
    Sam McClary, Editor, EG

    Speakers:
    • Jeanette Cox, Vice President, Oddo Development Company Inc
    • Paula Munger, Director, Industry Research & Analysis, National Apartment Association

  • 12:15 - 13:00 What are your residents really thinking and feeling? Insights from 90Degrees and Innovation Bubble

    What are your tenants really thinking and feeling and what do they want?

    If you are only interested in their conscious responses then you are missing out. That’s because human behaviour is driven about 90% by our unconscious, our hidden motivations, habits and emotions that guide our intuition.

    Join this session to gain a stronger understanding of the emotional triggers that really drive enquiries as well as the nudges you could employ to better close sales.
    Learn why many tenants don’t use the amenities you have invested in and what might represent smarter design investments going forward.

    Learn how to take an in-depth understanding of the customer and integrate into the ways in which operational staff are recruited and trained.

    The insights conducted by The Horizon Project has the potential to help the UK BTR sector create a world leading customer experience and with it the growth that so many analysts are predicting.

    Moderator:

    Merrilee Karr, CEO, UnderTheDoormat and Chairperson, UK Short Term Accommodation Association

    Speakers:
    • Jules Shale, Managing Director, 90degrees
    • Katharina Wittgens, Managing Director, Innovation Bubble

  • 12:15 - 13:00 BTR moves out of London; Lease-up and lessons learned from Lendlease, Folio, Foxtons, Greystar and urbanbubble

    As BTR moves from London to the UK’s other cities, what are the differences, the lessons to be learned and the view from the US?

    Presenter / Chair:
    Stephanie Barbabosa, Head of Build to Rent (Multifamily), International Operations, Lendlease Development – Europe

    Speakers / Panel:
    • Michael Howard, MD and Owner, urbanbubble
    • Sarah Tonkinson, Managing Director – Institutional PRS and Build to Rent, Foxtons
    • Lizzie Stevens, Director of Folio London Limited (PRS), Notting Hill Genesis
    • Barbara O’Steen, Managing Director of Real Estate, Greystar

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

  • 14:00 - 15:30 The BTR Game part 2: The Operations Pitch – Staffing / Placemaking / Marketing / Leasing

    This morning, the teams were asking you to invest in them. This afternoon they have to persuade you, as potential residents and employees to choose to live and work in their scheme.
    Each team will pitch their marketing, employment, lease-up and placemaking strategies.

    Again, you vote for your preferred scheme on two questions:
    i) Which scheme would you choose to rent in?
    ii) Which scheme would you want to work in?

    Our expert panel will challenge the teams and you will have the chance to ask questions and to gain further insight into the real issues facing us all in creating successful BTR schemes for our customers and colleagues.

    Speakers:
    Team 1 – Suburban / Low density
    Team 2: Team Cultivate – Urban / Medium density
    Team 3: Bricking It Ltd – Central / High Density

    Expert Panel:
    • Sebastian Moritz, Director, MORICON Consultants Ltd.
    • Audra Lamoon, Chief Happiness Officer, Livewire Performance Consultants
    • Anish Thobhani, Director of Property & Asset Management, Grainger PLC

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

  • 16:00 - 16:30 UKAA / HomeViews UK Research report and awards

    HomeViews present the findings of the first national assessment of resident satisfaction with Build To Rent providers, conducted in association with the UKAA.

    We will present awards to the UK’s favourite BTR schemes as assessed by their residents.

    Moderator:
    Sam McClary, Editor, EG

    Speaker:
    Hannah Marsh, Co-Founder and Marketing Director, HomeViews

  • 16:30 - 17:00 Wrap Up – The BTR Game Winners

    An overview of the day and announcement of the results from the BTR game.

    Moderator:

    Sam McClary, Editor, EG

    Speaker:

    David Butler, CEO, UKAA

    Presenting Awards:

    Lesley Roberts, President, UKAA, Partner, Allsop LLP

  • 17:00 - 17:15 Conference Close

  • - FOR THOSE JOINING US FOR DINNER:

  • 17:00 - 18:30 Drinks Reception sponsored by Mint Interiors

    Join us for a Champagne drinks reception and an opportunity to network, sponsored by Mint Interiors.

  • 18:30 - 21:00 Dinner

  • 21:00 - 21:50 After Dinner Entertainment, Beatr

    Beatr, The best band in the sector entertain us and there is dancing for the fleet of foot.

  • 22:50 - 23:00 Event Close