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UKAA Webinar – How has the pandemic impacted the future of apartment living? By Quadient

Tuesday 5th October 2021

The pandemic changed the way people live, work and shop. Some changes are likely to stick and have a lasting impact on the choices Build to Rent (BTR) residents make. For owner-operators of BTR apartments, this raises the question of how future accommodation will meet residents’ needs.

In this webinar, a panel of industry experts discuss the four key impacts the pandemic could have on future apartment living, and what that means for residents, developers and building management.


Topics covered include:

  • Space-planning and how residents use of space has changed
  • The demand for more convenient, self-service amenities
  • The move towards a greener BTR industry
  • The use of technology to create smarter buildings


Jon Hammond, Quadient – Head of Real Estate Parcel Locker Solutions (UK & Ireland) 

Jon has twenty years-experience of launching smart technology and SaaS services into the UK market. He joins Quadient having most recently been part of the UK launch team for a Belgium prop-tech firm where he worked with residential developers and clients across the UK and Ireland.







Lesley Roberts, Allsop – Partner and Executive  & UKAA President

Lesley Roberts is President of the UKAA and a Partner at Allsop specialising in build to rent. With 14+ years of UK PRS experience, her expertise incorporates all facets of large-scale residential portfolio performance including product suitability, design, lettings, management, operations and strategic asset management.


James Pargeter, Global Apartment Advisors – Senior Advisor

James has nearly 25 years of experience within the residential sector, with a focus on Build to Rent (BTR) since 2012. He is a recognised advocate for the BTR sector, with expertise and a track record of delivery across the lifecycle of design, planning & affordable housing, development & construction, stakeholder engagement, and operational management.


Russell Pedley, Assael Architecture – Director & Co-Founder
Russell is Co-Founder and Director of Assael Architecture. With over 30 years of experience as an Architect and 13 years in urban design, Russell has a strong passion for creating a sense of place. Alongside leading the design and implementation of a number of award-winning residentially-led developments in London and across the UK, Russell has spearheaded Assael’s skills in the design of professionally managed Build to Rent communities in the Private Rented Sector.







Ellis Hockin-Boyers – Client Partnership Director, Rowdy Studio

Ellis is an experienced business developer and marketing professional who thrives on building strong client relationships and long-term strategic partnerships.







Michael Swiszczowski (BAHons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA) DIRECTOR, Chapman Taylor

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a remit to develop and grow the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business. With experience working on award-winning residential projects, Michael is helping to lead the expansion of Chapman Taylor’s Build To Rent residential portfolio across the United Kingdom, including high-profile developments at Flax Place in Leeds and Kampus and Anchorage Gateway in Manchester.

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