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UKAA Webinar: Proven Concepts for boosting NOI presented by RealPage

Event took place at in June 2022

Join is alongside founder sponsors RealPage for a webinar that will explore well established concepts for boosting NOI on assets. RealPage will share their experience of working with clients to improve NOI through the use of Smart technology and Revenue Management tools. The team will draw on their experience on how they see these concepts impacting the U.K BTR industry and how they will influence the latest BTR projects.   Speakers:  Jon Gittins, Account Representative – RealPage Europe Jon works…

NAA Apartmentalize 2022

Event took place at in June 2022

NAA Apartmentalize 2022 San Diego, US Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th June UKAA members will be able to attend the NAA Apartmentalize 2022 event for a discounted rate. This will be the same rate as a NAA member. UKAA members please contact us for the special code to be applied when booking tickets: info@ukaa.org.uk. There is also a discounted rate for UKAA members wanting to exhibit at the event. In addition to the main event, the NAA will be hosting two…

UKAA Members Study Tour, San Diego (during NAA Apartmentalize) – Sponsored by Roomservice by CORT

Event took place at in June 2022

Join us in the US for UKAA Members Study Tour sponsored by 1 day study tour on Tuesday 21st June ***Free for UKAA Members***   In order to get a real understanding of the variety of Multifamily (UK translation – BTR) properties in the San Diego area, a 1 day study tour of 4 properties ( including lunch and  refreshments) is being organised by our founder sponsor Roomservice by CORT for UKAA members travelling to Apartmentalize. The range of properties we…

UKAA NORTH WEST HUB ROUND TABLE: MANAGING TALENT IN A TOUGH MARKET

Event took place at Clippers Quay in June 2022

Calling all UKAA Operators Our NW Steering Committee is hosting a round table aimed at Operators exploring staffing and recruitment to be facilitated by Dougie Orton Wade of Allsop and Hannah Dalton of Cobalt Recruitment.   We will be discussing: How external factors are influencing the recruitment of staff  – Brexit, Covid, looming economic downturn, inflation. Practical  processes affecting hires – internal recruitment versus  agency instructions,  length of interview process/number of stages, impact of delays, counter offers etc. Standing out from the crowd  – salary and…

UKAA Webinar: What you need to know about managing insurance and risk during uncertain times presented by Aon

Event took place at in June 2022

Rising insurance costs and restrictions in policy coverage, for both property and operational insurances have posed a consistent challenge for real estate investors, operators and suppliers for several years. During a wide-ranging discussion covering property, professional indemnity and cyber insurance, the Aon team highlighted the importance of the Build to Rent sector working collaboratively with the insurance industry to develop a robust approach to the management of both risk and insurance. The webinar recording below is packed full of useful…

UKAA Webinar: A guide to accessing corporate rentals as a BTR owner

Event took place at in May 2022

The UKAA and TrustedStays co-hosted this Webinar to give Build-to-Rent owners a guide to accessing corporate rentals. Tackling this subject from a strategic and practical approach, the panellists discuss the opportunities, challenges, and practicalities of flexible corporate rentals from a BTR perspective. Brendan Geraghty, the newly appointed CEO of the UKAA leads this discussion with Merilee Karr, Founder and CEO of TrustedStays and Francesco Morgante, Head of Sales and Distribution at ALTIDO. TrustedStays is a B2B property platform that provides…

UKAA BTR Expo 2022

Event took place at in April 2022

UKAA Webinar: The next property disruptor: Unlocking the opportunity in Single Family Rental through technology

Event took place at in April 2022

With 98% of the residential market across Europe currently made up of single-family stock, there is huge untapped potential across this exciting asset class. But how can this all be unlocked? In this extra special online roundtable, we brought together visionaries from several organisations serving the Single Family Rental market to share their knowledge around how to invest in the UK SFR market, as well as delving deeper into the operational management of SFR portfolios. This free-flowing conversation covered topics,…

UKAA Webinar: Building Safety Regulations – new risks for Investors and Developers

Event took place at in April 2022

  This webinar was presented by the UKAA’s Building Safety Bill working Group and ARK to discover what the building safety bill means for investors and developers. We explored who is accountable for building safety and at what point you transfer responsibility. A review of how the new regulation regime impacts the storing of information specific to risks, compliance and safety was also presented. Panel: David Hills - FRICS, FIIRSM, MIFireE, MSFPE, RSP, Senior Director - Regulatory, Technical & Technology…

UKAA Webinar: Working together, connecting smarter – Delivering tech synergies for MDU operators

Event took place at in April 2022

We heard from experts from leading MDU tech providers to discuss how bringing together different systems from different providers can deliver enhanced services, now and in the future. Senior leaders from Wifinity, SmartRent, Parcel Pending by Quadient and TLJ Access Control shared how they are providing innovative services to both operators and residents alike by bringing together their respective specialist products. As well as demonstrating how their current products are adding value to customers, the panel also discussed the future…

UKAA SCOTLAND LAUNCH EVENT – BTR in Scotland: A new deal for tenants (in-person event, Glasgow)

Event took place at Shoosmiths in March 2022

The UKAA’s first event sponsored by Shoosmiths in Scotland saw the launch of our Scotland Hub chaired by Gillian McLees.    The Build to Rent industry in Scotland offers a real opportunity to realise the nation’s 'Housing to 2040' ambitions through delivering more homes more quickly and achieving better standards than many of the alternatives.  With Scottish Government’s “A New Deal for Tenants” consultation period nearing a close, this event explored what this all means for the Build to Rent…

UKAA Senior Leaders Forum – Ukraine War Emergency Session

Event took place at in March 2022

We scheduled an emergency session of the UKAA Senior Leaders Forum to discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on the UK Build to Rent sector and what we, as a sector can also do to assist the victims of the war. As ever the purpose of the Senior Leaders Forum is to bring the sector’s leaders together to share knowledge and insights for the benefit of all.

UKAA Webinar: How to beat the fraudsters – Wisdom from the tenant referencing experts, Let Alliance

Event took place at in March 2022

  Fraud is on the rise, this we know. And, since the start of the pandemic over two years ago, fraudsters have only gotten smarter. With the rental market still recovering, we need to be more thorough than ever. Referencing potential tenants is the first line of defence for Build to Rent operators in avoiding the pitfalls of a tenancy gone wrong. Let Alliance process a million references per year on behalf of thousands of agents across the country and…

North-West Hub Event: Mental Health Awareness – Best Practice in BTR

Event took place at in March 2022

SPONSORED BY  Following the successful launch of the UKAA North West hub last year, we followed up with a workshop on mental health. Our objective was to raise awareness and encourage more people/organisations to talk about mental health. Our panel explored: The importance and impact that people, environment, experience and design can have on mental health in BTR; Lessons learned through the pandemic and how we can apply to the future; Share best practice within the BTR sector and ideas…

UKAA Webinar: How to start your Net Zero journey in 2022 Presented by Amber

Event took place at in March 2022

Teaming up with the UKAA, Amber hosted a webinar to discuss some of the operational challenges associated with achieving Net Zero. For boardrooms of the future, Net Zero is going to be a big part of the agenda. Interest around corporate responsibility and Net Zero is growing rapidly, with more building operators asking what the best way to achieve Net Zero really is. In this webinar, we addressed some of the pressing operational and legal questions being asked right now.…

UKAA Webinar: Is your building safe? New announcements and initiatives from the Government Presented by Ringley

Event took place at in February 2022

Is your building safe? New announcements and initiatives from the Government. Introducing our 4th webinar on all things fire safety, thank you to Ringley sponsors Towergate Insurance Brokers we invite you back to re-visit and explain where the government is moving towards and what this will mean for both developers and property owners. We are four years on from the Grenfell tragedy, there are still 2,000 buildings covered with dangerous cladding materials according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee.…

UKAA & Grace Hill Resident Sentiment Survey – Info Session

Event took place at in January 2022

Coming Soon: 2022 UKAA & Grace Hill Resident Sentiment Survey! The UKAA is gearing up to partner with Grace Hill for our 2022 UKAA Build To Rent Sentiment Survey which will measure and assess renters’ experiences and future decision-making regarding renting in the UK—and you can be a part of it!   Learn more during our information session We invite you to attend our upcoming information session on January 20, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. GMT / 10:00 a.m. CT to learn…

UKAA Webinar: Single-Family Housing – Origination: New Schemes & Stabilised Assets Presented by Howsy

Event took place at in November 2021

Richard Berridge, Head of Strategy & Enterprise at Howsy, has authored an industry-standard paper on Single-family housing (SFH) investment. In the second Webinar of the series, we covered the critical considerations of portfolio origination. Additionality: how to achieve scale without parasitising the OMS sector. The characteristics of an investible location or region. Counterparty delivery: Partnerships & JV's. Composition profile:  whole schemes, part schemes or mixed tenure. Yield profiles & compression. Risk, Planning & ESG. This was a fantastic webinar discussing…

The BTR Awards 2021

Event took place at in November 2021

The UKAA Build To Rent Fayre 2021

Event took place at 113 Houndsditch in November 2021

The Technological Evolution and the Future of Build To Rent presented by IMS

Event took place at in November 2021

Tenant experience has never been more important for the long-term success of BTR. Creating a home space that is responsive, efficient, engaging, and safe is fundamental to attract and retain high occupancy levels. And this means understanding your resident now, and into the future. This webinar explored the essential technological components required to deliver a connected customer experience.   Agenda 1. What are tenants really looking for in their homes in terms of technology and how have buildings had to…

What’s on the horizon for BTR? Presented by Irwin Mitchell (re-recorded in January 2022)

Event took place at in October 2021

The BTR sector is set for huge change with a wide range of new and proposed legislation on the way.  From planning reform and the long awaited Environment Bill, to Building Safety Bill amendments, consultation on biodiversity net gain and the proposed Residential Property Developer Tax - there’s a lot to prepare for.  We’ll set out what’s on the regulatory horizon to help you navigate the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead in the BTR market.     Speakers…

UKAA Suppliers Forum

Event took place at in October 2021

The UKAA holds monthly Suppliers forums amongst members facilitating collaboration and addressing sector updates. Chair Oliver Ringsby-Burgess of HPS Services Vice-Chair Tim Stephen of Community Utilities   If you have not received an invitation to join or have a topic to be added to the agenda, please contact us. Please note is this only for UKAA members. All meeting notes can be found in the members' section of the Covid-19 Response page.

The UKAA North-West Hub Launch Event – Manchester BTR: Dozens of new communities and thousands of new homes – so what have we learned and where do we go next? (in person event)

Event took place at LOFT in October 2021

Join us in Manchester in person for the launch of the UKAA North-West hub hosted by LOFT on Tuesday 5th October 2021   We are excited to be back in person for our first live event in Manchester for launch our UKAA North-West hub. We welcome our members with a presence in Manchester or an interest in the area. Join us for a panel discussion and networking examining the Manchester experience of BTR to-date and expectations for the future, to celebrate the…

UKAA 2 Day Study Tour: Manchester

Event took place at in October 2021

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the 2 day study tour in the city of Manchester. It was an in-depth exploration of Manchester – arguably the UK’s hottest city for BTR. This study tours was designed to provide detailed insights of up and running multifamily/BTR properties and to meet with industry executives and fellow members.   Itinerary for the 2 day tour:  Tuesday 05 October 2021: Travel to Manchester and bag drop at hotel. Meet at Anco & Co (11 Blossom…

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

Event took place at in 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…

UKAA Virtual Reverse Trade Show September 2021 Sponsored by Quadient

Event took place at in September 2021

  With proven success, these speedy meetings allow you to pitch your services and products in front of decision makers while having fun. The Reverse Trade Show format enables Suppliers to have 1 to 1 meetings with potential and current customers in a time efficient manner – a great ROI for all concerned.   Many thanks to our sponsors Quadient who allowed us to deliver yet another successful virtual Reverse Trade Show for our members. Operators on the day:  Allsop…

UKAA Webinar: The External Wall System (EWS1) Update Presented by Ringley

Event took place at in September 2021

  Is your building safe? Ringley trains government ministers on EWS1 and cladding and advises Government's Housing and Communities £5 Billion fund. Following our updates earlier this year we invited you back for a webinar alongside Ringley and Tower Gate Insurance Brokers to re-visit and explain the the new EWS1 updates. Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, there are still 2,000 buildings covered with dangerous cladding materials according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee. It is…

UKAA BTR Operators Forum

Event took place at in September 2021

Since the Covid-19 crisis the UKAA have been holding forums for operators amongst our members. If you have not received an invitation to join, please contact us. Please note is this only for UKAA members. All meeting notes are accessible to members and can be found in the members section of the Covid-19 Response page once logged in as a member.

NAA Apartmentalize 2021 – Chicago, USA

Event took place at in August 2021

  The NAA invites all UKAA members to Apartmentalize 2021 in Chicago, USA! Apartmentalize runs from August 31st to September 2nd where you will be able to reconnect, restart and reenergize at the largest gathering in the rental housing industry. The Apartmentalize schedule is designed to maximize your connections with other attendees and exhibitors. With interactive sponsored activities, the NAA Exposition and structured networking sessions, Apartmentalize provides countless opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with the best in the industry. All UKAA members can…

UKAA Webinar: Building Resilient Communities – Assemble Futures case study presented by StarRez

Event took place at in August 2021

  We recently hosted a webinar with our key partner StarRez and their community member Assemble. Assemble is a valued, innovative StarRez customer based in Australia and have a combined experience spanning across property, construction, finance, investment, architecture, urban design, asset operations, community engagement, marketing communications and advocacy. Presenting from Assemble were Emma Telfer, Director, Culture & Strategy and Dan Moore, Director, Operations. They outlined the scale of the problem in Victoria, Australia. University of Melbourne research estimated a 164,000 shortfall in social and…

UKAA Webinar: Single Family Housing White Paper Launch Presented by Howsy

Event took place at in July 2021

  Richard Berridge (Head of Strategy and Enterprise at Howsy), has researched, collated and written an industry-standard paper in the Single-Family Housing sector with industry insights from Brendan Geraghty (Founder of Centred Architecture) and Mark Farmer (Founder of CAST). The paper entitled: Single-Family Housing: the home of residential investment was published on 29th June 2021. The pandemic has changed what we need from our homes. The working from home experiment has been largely successful and flexible working is becoming the new…

UKAA Webinar: A Connected Approach to Managing the Resident Lifecyle

Event took place at in July 2021

  Yardi joined us on 14th July to cover the importance of connected technology when managing residential real estate. For the last 12+ months, technology has kept us connected, as it has Built To Rent operators to their residents. Yardi understand that to be the core of every residential business, whether that’s Build To Rent, purpose-built student housing or smaller traditional PRS developments, technology connects the entire resident journey. From property marketing and leasing to customer relationship management and online…

UKAA Senior Leadership Forum

Event took place at in July 2021

During the crisis the UKAA are holding Senior Leadership forums amongst our members. If you have not received an invitation to join, please contact us. Please note is this only for UKAA members. All meeting notes can be found in the members section of the Covid-19 Response page.

UKAA Virtual Reverse Trade Show – July 2021

Event took place at in July 2021

With proven success, these speedy meetings allow you to pitch your services and products in front of decision makers while having fun. The Reverse Trade Show format enables Suppliers to have 1 to 1 meetings with potential and current customers in a time efficient manner – a great ROI for all concerned.   Operators:  Allsop - Clementina Cat, Asset Manager and Dougie Orton-Wade, General Manager Apache Capital - Jamie Snary, Director – Asset Management and Operations Apo Group - Nadya Dunn, Property…

UKAA Webinar: The importance of AI in BTR Presented by EBI

Event took place at in July 2021

Please join us for a webinar to highlight the opportunities and benefits of using AI within BTR.   Matthew Doel, founder of EBI.AI, will share his experience of working with JLL and Get Living in the BTR sector, using Lobster AI to add value to their properties and create enviable co-living experiences for their customers. You’ll learn how an AI assistant can sit at the centre of your enterprise to move tenants in and help settle them into the neighbourhood or…

UKAA Workshop – Youth Homelessness: The BTR sector’s role in tackling a post-pandemic crisis

Event took place at in July 2021

  We are delighted to present Youth Homelessness: The BTR sector's role in tackling a post-pandemic crisis on 1 July 2021 at 9:30-11am – This is a LandAid’s campaign launch event for the Build To Rent sector, supported by the British Property Federation (BPF) and us here at the UKAA. LandAid is seeking to provide 1,000 homes for young people facing homelessness by 2024, with each property sector contributing to that success in different ways. For the Build To Rent…

Tenant Retention through technology Presented by Moricon

Event took place at in June 2021

  We were joined by an all star line-up of UKAA members for a webinar exploring the tenant retention through technology. Whilst there is a large offering of technology assisting landlords, agents and asset managers with the back-end of managing units, there is not a lot on the market aimed at the tenants whilst in residence. This webinar looked behind the scenes to establish if what is currently used as “prop tech” serves the most important part of the property…

UKAA Webinar: Renting in the UK: The Impact of COVID-19 on Renters’ Experience & Decision Making

Event took place at in June 2021

  On June 23, Grace Hill and the UK Apartment Association hosted an informational webinar to share the results of our collaborative Resident Sentiment Survey, which measured and assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on renters’ experience and future decision-making regarding renting in the UK.  The webinar was facilitated by David Butler, CEO of UKAA and the presenters spanned key members from Grace Hill including John Falco, Executive Vice President and Katie Jeffirs, Senior Project Manager, as well as…

UKAA Virtual Roundtable discussion – Customer insight and opportunities for industry collaboration presented by RealService

Event took place at in June 2021

If Build To Rent is all about providing a great experience to our customers, then the more insight we have about their needs the more responsive we can be as a sector. At a roundtable held on 21 June 2021, chaired by Howard Morgan (Real Service), industry leaders met to discuss how Build To Rent (BTR) could continue to improve its offering to customers. In summary, the participants agreed that it was time to begin an accreditation process which could…

UKAA Webinar – Heat Networks: Why do they matter & won’t they go away? Presented by Insite Energy

Event took place at in June 2021

Heat Networks are increasingly designed into new build BTR developments, but they are not universally popular or welcome. In this webinar, Insite Energy talked through why heat networks matter and the UK government policies & drivers which mean they’re here to stay. They candidly explored the factors which can give Heat Networks a bad rep, and talked through the mitigation strategies which enable BTR developers & operators to reduce risk, get the best from Heat Networks, and ultimately benefit the…

UKAA Webinar – The Value of Good Design in BTR Presented by AGC

Event took place at in June 2021

  Following the increase in awareness and a 16% rise in a global price premium for luxury branded residences, this webinar uncovered the increase in demand for a new way of living. As renters become more discerning in their choices, there is evidence of a clear trend to renters wanting high quality and well-designed homes. Inspired by the exclusive AGC Dataloft Report on why design matters within the Build To Rent industry, AGC was joined by a group of key…

UKAA Reverse Trade Show May 2021

Event took place at in May 2021

The spring edition of the UKAA Virtual Reverse Trade Show was held on Tuesday 11th May 2021 9am – 11.15am.  This session focused on the development side of the value chain rather than operations. This time on the buy side we invited  Architects, tech providers and consultants. It was great to welcome back so many smiling faces ready to do speedy business. Many thanks to all the companies involved, it was great to see new connections being made before joining the…

UKAA Webinar: BTR – Why you should be connecting your Build-to-Rent technology presented by MRI Real Estate Software

Event took place at in April 2021

Please join us from 10am on Tuesday 27th April for a UKAA webinar presented by MRI Real Estate Software on why you should be connecting your Build To Rent technology. Across operations, communications and strategic planning, Build To Rent operators, owners, and investors face the challenge of having to do more, yet resources are increasingly stretched. It's no longer possible to look at different areas in isolation – and connected solutions are required to deliver success. In this UKAA members…

UKAA Webinar: BTR – Fitness & Wellbeing trends plus the importance of wellness amenity design Presented by Educated Body

Event took place at in April 2021

Following on from a number of earlier collaborations with the UKAA, including last November’s Festival of Build to Rent Conference, Educated Body talks here about fitness and wellbeing trends and the importance of design. In this webinar Educated Body covers the following burning topics: The increased demand for Wellbeing Facilities in BTR How to maximise Wellbeing Engagement, Community and Commitment Fitness and Wellbeing Trends what’s hot and what’s not during COVID and beyond. Understanding how architecture enhances the user experience.…

UKAA Webinar: Increasing Profitability with Pet Friendliness Presented by PooPrints

Event took place at in March 2021

  On Tuesday 30th March we delivered a webinar hosted by Bio Pet Laboratories – parent company of PooPrints. Pet ownership is on the rise and will impact BTR. Properties have the potential to grow with this trend and prepare accordingly. We we given insight on how to successfully maintain grounds, manage your pet population, and increase tenant satisfaction. Speaker: J Retinger, CEO of Bio Pet Laboratories – parent company of PooPrints   Watch webinar:

UKAA Special Edition Senior Leadership Forum

Event took place at in March 2021

For this particular Forum we are inviting you, as senior leaders and experienced BTR stakeholders, to take part in a special UKAA Best Practice Guide workshop.   The UKAA Best Practice Guide is a milestone project for the UKAA planned for release later this year. It is what might be considered the third iteration of the ULI Best Practice Guide with a twist. This Guide will be virtual and ‘live’. It is intended to be an evolving source of intel,…

UKAA Webinar: Regulation of Property Agents and what this means for the Build To Rent Sector

Event took place at in March 2021

Our webinar last week on the regulation of property agents, proved to be extremely popular and attracted a good deal of questions and comments from the participants.   Tracey Hartley of The Howard de Waldon Estate was joined by Sean Hooker of The Property Redress Scheme, one of the two Government authorised complaints services, that property agents are mandated to join in England and Wales. So what was discussed and what did we learn?   The question and answer session was…

UKAA Webinar: The Building Blocks of Brand – Supercharging Your BTR Development Presented by Rowdy Studio

Event took place at in March 2021

On Tuesday 9th March we were joined alongside a superstar line-up from Rowdy Studio.  The BTR sector promises an enhanced lifestyle for generation rent: better management, more amenities, and higher standards of living in often desirable locations. Following on from our recent paper on the subject, we look at how strategic branding can help developers, investors and managers to land these benefits with their target audiences and win attention, sentiment and spend in this increasingly competitive market.     Speaker…

UKAA Reverse Trade Show February 2021

Event took place at in February 2021

                Our first Virtual Reverse Trade Show of the year was held on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 9am - 11.15am. With the new year bringing further lockdowns and new tiers, we presented the perfect opportunity for our suppliers to safely network with major operators. Many thanks to our event sponsors Quadient. It was great to see many new suppliers utilising this opportunity and the atmosphere in our virtual 'lobby' was vibrant as ever. A huge thank you…

Report Launch – Who lives in Build To Rent?

Event took place at in February 2021

  This event saw the formal launch of the ‘Who lives in Build-to-Rent’ report by London First, British Property Federation and UKAA. This report suggests that Build To Rent schemes in the capital are attracting a variety of tenants through a combination of high-quality homes, predictable rents, and world-class communal spaces and services, with the sector becoming an increasingly important part of London’s housing market. This report provides an insight into who lives in Build To Rent homes in London using…

UKAA Webinar: The External Wall System (EWS1) Update – Part 3 Presented by Ringley

Event took place at in February 2021

  Is your building safe? Following our updates last year we invited you back for a webinar alongside Ringley to re-visit and explain the the new EWS1 updates. Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, there are still 2,000 buildings covered with dangerous cladding materials according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee. It is now impossible to get a mortgage on a building higher than 18 metres (around five to six floors) without an EWS1 form to certify that…

UKAA Launch of Suppliers Council

Event took place at in January 2021

Following the success of the Suppliers forum launched in 2020, we invite all our suppliers to join us for the launch of the UKAA Suppliers' Council on  Thursday 14th January from Noon.   Please click here for more information about the Suppliers Council.    Please click the 'book now' button to let us know you would like to join the launch.

Tech Insights: The road ahead for Build-to-Rent operators, presented by MRI Software

Event took place at in January 2021

A panel of industry experts discuss past, present and future trends of technology adoption by Build-to-Rent operators. The session will analyse where key players in the BTR sector see themselves on their tech journey, and draw comparisons with the US multifamily market. Panellists will combine survey results and expert insights to explore the ‘must-haves’ of BTR tech, post-COVID digital transformation, sector trends that will drive technology needs and the true value of software investment.

Active Revenue Management – Insights and solutions from Amy Dreyfuss – SVP of Revenue Management at RealPage

Event took place at in January 2021

Would you like to actively handle supply and demand changes in these challenging times? Learn how Active Revenue Management enables operators to consistently outperform the Market. This approach to optimising rental yield, and RealPage’s Yieldstar solution, has been proven over 16 years through many cycles including economic downturns and now a pandemic. Amy Dreyfuss – SVP of Revenue Management at RealPage shows how US companies are utilising this approach to maximise their rental potential

The Building Blocks of Brand – Supercharging Your BTR Development Presented by Rowdy Studio with Will Bosanko – Head of Strategy, Lisa Clarke – Founder and Managing Director & Ellis Hockin-Boyers – Client Partnership Director

Event took place at in January 2021

The BTR sector promises an enhanced lifestyle for generation rent: better management, more amenities, and higher standards of living in often desirable locations. In this session, we look at how strategic branding can help developers, investors and managers to land these benefits with their target audiences and win attention, sentiment and spend in this increasingly competitive market.

Data Utilisation and Analytics for operators and owners – Jay Parsons VP and Deputy Chief Economist, RealPage

Event took place at in January 2021

Data and Analytics and how to use knowledge effectively. Jay Parsons will be speaking about the trends in the U.S and how companies have utilised data and analytics to inform decision making when looking at new developments, investment opportunities and asset management. Find out how those who have adapted to the reality that is 2020, have used data and analytics to make the right decisions.

A Connection to Tomorrow: Has COVID-19 changed our technology needs? Presented by Nicky Dorman, Hyperoptic and Debra Yudolph, SAY Property Consulting

Event took place at in January 2021

Nicky Dorman of Hyperoptic and Debra Yudolph of SAY Property Consulting present the results of their large scale research into what tenants and residents really want from technology, particularly around choice and availability of fast, reliable broadband connection. The research demonstrated the impact of COVID-19 on technology needs and rate of technology adoption in real estate. They present an sneak peek into our initial findings before the full report is published in 2021

A focus on PropTech and smart buildings – Phil Lamb of SmartRent leads an expert panel discussion in conjunction with the UK PropTech Association.

Event took place at in January 2021

Join us on the BTR channel of the RE:Connect platform where we will be taking a look at key themes and drivers of progress in development of Smart Buildings – what are they and how will they change the way we develop and manage our schemes.

High tech vs high touch leasing strategy with Paul Yount, Industry Principle at Yardi

Event took place at in January 2021

Join us on the BTR channel of the RE:Connect platform  where Paul Yount uncovers the successes and challenges of an overnight switch to a completely online leasing experience.

Digitalisation in BTR Operations – Justin Harley, Regional Director for Yardi leads an expert panel discussion

Event took place at in January 2021

Join us on the BTR channel of the RE:Connect platform where we will be looking at: - What challenges operators have had that can be overcome with tech? - How do operators streamline operations with tech? - What data matters? - How has data collection evolved? - Where do they see the future of tech evolving to and what would make lives easier for residents/operators?

2021 – A fresh start: PropTech opportunities in the UK with the BPF, CREFC, UKAA and UKPA

Event took place at in January 2021

Join us on the BTR channel of the RE:Connect platform alongside the CEOs of four leading real estate trade associations discuss the opportunities and challenges for PropTech in the UK.

Virtual Study Tour – Blackhorse Mills, Walthamstow by Legal & General

Event took place at in November 2020

A virtual study tour of Blackhorse Mills situated in bustling Walthamstow. We will be showing an ‘access all areas’ video tour of the scheme including interviews with key members of the development and management team, followed by a live Q&A. Featuring:  Michael Howard, urban Bubble, Managing Director Dan Batterton, LGIM Real Assets, Head of BTR Chris Laws, urbanbubble, Development Consultant Russell Pedley, Assael Architecture, Director & Co-Founder Watch the study tour: 

HomeViews Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

Event took place at in November 2020

The annual HomeViews Awards was announced at The UKAA Festival of Build to Rent in November. Despite the new and significant challenges 2020 has brought, HomeViews reviews reveal how BTR operators have gone above and beyond to ensure that their residents are well looked after. Whether for established developments or for the many new BTR schemes launched this year, the 2020 Awards will reveal those companies and developments that delivered an exceptional experience for their residents in the midst of such unprecedented disruption. To…

UKAA BTR Awards – In connection with The UKAA Festival of Build To Rent 2020

Event took place at in November 2020

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Build To Rent Talent Recognition Awards – The BTRs working in partnership with Property Recruitment Company.  This award ceremony will be part of the UKAA Festival of Build To Rent. The BTR awards celebrate and recognise the talented, hard-working and committed people who make up the Build to Rent sector. This year, we want to bring the industry together to celebrate the individuals, teams and companies that supported resident communities with comfort and connection…

The UKAA Festival of Build To Rent 2020

Event took place at Online Event in November 2020

UKAA Webinar: The only thing your tech stack is missing… is the real estate. Presented by: SmartRent

Event took place at in October 2020

There should be a map in every software application you use to lease and manage your properties. Engrain offers powerful data visualization tools that increase engagement, conversions and your understanding of what’s really happening on site. Open APIs and an integration-first strategy allows owners and managers to select the partners they want to work with for a better user experience. We were joined by SmartRent, Engrain, and their clients for a review of best practices and technology in leasing and…

UKAA Webinar: Launch of the BTR Hub & Building a Brighter Future in partnership with BPF & CREFC Europe

Event took place at in October 2020

The Build To Rent sector is nationwide and delivering for its customers and investors. As the sector grows and becomes more established, how is it evolving and what are the opportunities and challenges the sector faces? Our expert panel explored how the sector has fared during the Covid-19 pandemic and the trends we see in the sector. This webinar started with the launch of the BTR Hub – a one-stop shop for those wanting to learn more about the sector. The Hub is a Property Industry Alliance Initiative,…

UKAA Webinar: Living in the Next Normal Presented by Silk Road, Optim & Touchstone

Event took place at in October 2020

History has taught us it’s best to talk to people when the product or service you’re interested in is being stressed to the maximum. Lockdown provided a unique, and hopefully one off, opportunity to talk to people about how they were finding their home during this time and if given the chance with what they’d experienced, what they’d look for when renting or buying their next home. The research we carried out was interesting due to it being carried out…

UKAA Webinar: Sustainability in the built environment – key initiatives and legal considerations

Event took place at in October 2020

We were joined in on Thursday 8th October by Osborne Clarke to will explore where we are on net zero / sustainability in the built environment. We looked at the key initiatives and legal considerations as there is a move towards decarbonisation, and what the "greening" up of construction contracts might look like going forward. Presenters from Osborne Clarke: Jonathan Culley, Senior Associate Matthew Germain, Partner and Head of Environmental Law Watch webinar:

UKAA Webinar: Lifting BTR in the halls of power; how the sector can elevate itself with policy-makers Presented by Arcadis

Event took place at in October 2020

It is clear that the BTR sector has an important part to play in solving the UK’s housing challenges, providing good quality, well managed accommodation at a variety of price points. The sector’s objectives and the value it brings are not always consistently understood across local and central government creating fragmented, and sometimes even hostile, approaches to BTR in policy-making. In this Arcadis webinar, with Lord Gavin Barwell, (Minister of State for Housing and Planning 2016/2017), we explored how the BTR sector can elevate its…

UKAA and Built-ID Project Workshop – BTR Question Library

Event took place at in September 2020

We are working with our partners, Built-ID, to create a library of expert and insightful poll questions that can be used on their community consultation platform, Give My View, that will resonate with the community in regard to the Build To Rent sector. In the first instance, we intend to create a broad library of questions that are generic to different BTR schemes and locations, which can be easily customised if required, for specific projects. This library will enable users…

Virtual Reverse Trade Show 2020 – September 2020

Event took place at in September 2020

  Our second Virtual Reverse Trade show, sponsored by Quadient, took place on Tuesday 22nd September and again seems to have been a great success judging by the feedback from everyone involved. The Reverse Trade Show format enables Suppliers to have 1 to 1 meetings with potential and current customers and Operators to meet interesting suppliers in a time efficient manner – a great ROI for all concerned.  Going on-line takes this to a new level – face to face…

UKAA Webinar: Safe ways to manage access – Emerging from Covid-19 Presented Klevio

Event took place at in September 2020

We were joined alongside Klevio on Tuesday 15th September at 10am BST for a UKAA webinar looking at safe access. We are emerging from COVID-19 with safe ways to manage access in residential property and shared spaces. Workforce leaders around the world are desperately trying to restructure workplaces in order to be more secure after the breakout of the pandemic of coronavirus. Needless to say, COVID-19 won’t disappear overnight. We must therefore try and do our best to prevent it from spreading further.…

UKAA Webinar: Robotic Process Automation for BTR presented by Redirect Consulting

Event took place at in September 2020

We were joined on Tuesday 8th September at 2pm for a UKAA webinar presented by REdirect Consulting. In this webinar, REdirect Consulting introduced Robotic Process Automation, how it works, and the best areas of business to automate. We reviewed case studies and examples, allowing time to answer questions and brainstorm new areas of business and technology to automate. Agenda:  Introduction to Robotic Process Automation, what it does and how it works Automation case studies with a focus on ROI How…

UKAA Webinar: Why Construction Technology Is So Important Presented by Osborne Clarke

Event took place at in September 2020

This webinar was held on Thursday 3rd September at 9am presented by Osborne Clarke From 3D printing, to AI, to modular building and much more, new technologies in construction have the potential to transform the industry. But the uptake on these technologies has been slow, perhaps because of inherent problems with the tools themselves, or perhaps because of the legal and practical hurdles that exist. Robert Adjetey of Osborne Clarke and Jamie Hillier of Akerlof looked at why construction technology…

UKAA Webinar: What can the BTR Sector Learn from PBSA – Real Insights on how to Navigate through Covid-19 pandemic presented by Staykeepers

Event took place at in August 2020

Please join us alongside StayKeepers on Thursday 27th August at 10am BST. We will be looking at insights collected by StayKeepers of successful methods to navigate through Covid-19. Agenda:  Market overview: PBSA vs. BTR The effect of COVID on PBSA & BTR StayKeepers journey through Covid-19 Results: Case study examples What can BTR learn from PBSA Q&A Presenter: Michail Smirnov - Director of Acquisitions   Add event to calendar

UKAA Webinar: Tech, Tools & Talent Presented by Forsite

Event took place at in August 2020

We were joined alongside Forsite for what was a lively discussion on the ever-changing role of a property management company (how many hats they actually wear?!), what tenants now expect from their buildings and how technology will be an integral part to keeping people safe & happy. We have spent the last 5 years turning office spaces into a home like experience, now, in the space of a few months, we need to think how homes can become “offices” or suitable…

Virtual Reverse Trade Show 2020 – July 2020

Event took place at in July 2020

Our first Virtual Reverse Trade show took place on Tuesday 28th July and judging by the feedback from everyone involved it was a major success.  The Reverse Trade Show format enables Suppliers to have 1 to 1 meetings with potential and current customers and Operators to meet interesting suppliers in a time efficient manner – a great ROI for all concerned.  Going on-line takes this to a new level – face to face meetings arranged for you without the hassle…

UKAA Discussion Forum: navigating the new market, design innovation and site operation chaired by Siniat and Promat

Event took place at in July 2020

New UKAA members Siniat (leading drywall manufacturer) and Promat (fire protection specialists) are conducting a research exercise into the Build To Rent sector. The objective is to drive design and product innovation, and increase productivity on site, to help companies navigate the current market conditions. Please do join us as a community of influencers to discuss: - What are the key build processes and design challenges, and how we can flourish in the ‘new normal’? -What innovation is required -…

UKAA Webinar: A Catalyst for Better – The future of BTR design and the emerging lifestyle eco-system Presented by CallisonRTKL

Event took place at in July 2020

The long-term aspiration for BTR hasn’t been compromised, it’s been accelerated. Trends that were emerging have been brought forward and opportunities that were years in the making are being realised that much faster. How do we identify and capitalise on these, taking what we have learnt about ourselves and our homes in this period of lockdown, and projecting that into the future normal? We were joined John Badman, Director & Residential Practice Leader at CallisonRTKL to discusses: How has lockdown affected the…

UKAA Webinar: Managing Risk in Leisure Facilities Presented by motive8 & PIB

Event took place at in July 2020

As everybody starts returning to ‘normal’ life following the slow release of UK’s lockdown, the day to day responsibilities within property management are slowly returning back to how they used to be. The biggest difference now compared to pre-lockdown is the obvious COVID-19 measures now in place across the country. In a recent webinar we discussed a variety of topics specific to managing risk in leisure facilities, including those specific to COVID-19, which is as we all know is the…

UKAA Webinar: Cladding Government Funding presented by Ringley

Event took place at in July 2020

Is your building safe? Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, there are still 2,000 buildings covered with dangerous cladding materials according to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee. It is now impossible to get a mortgage on a building higher than 18 metres (around five to six floors) without an EWS1 form to certify that the cladding on residential blocks is safe. The External Wall System (EWS) in many high rise blocks is often made up of…

UKAA Webinar: Faster lease up for a post-coronavirus world Presented by flatfair

Event took place at in July 2020

UKAA key partners flatfair  hosted a webinar for UKAA members on Wednesday 15th July at 10am. As elements of the coronavirus lockdown continue to be lifted, there is set to be a flurry of activity in the rental market. Tenants are looking for new homes, and new developments are coming online. Having the ability to lease up quickly has never been more important. flatfair and fellow experts took us through everything we need to know to speed up lease up, and…

UKAA Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on a full fibre network presented by Hyperoptic & SAY Property

Event took place at in July 2020

The challenges surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak have been very real and have once again highlighted the need for a fast, reliable broadband connection in our homes. Our webinar, The Impact of COVID-19 on a full fibre network, features Hyperoptic, SAY Property Consultants and WiredScore discussing the impact of COVID-19 on a full fibre network and the wider effect across real estate. We also discuss our latest research paper, reminding property owners, freeholders, landlords, developers and property managers about the importance…

UKAA Webinar: Social Value in Real Estate Presented by Built-ID

Event took place at in July 2020

We were joined alongside Build-ID for a webinar discussion around the importance of ESG. It has been proven sustainable developments generate higher return on investments, however, in a post COVID-19 world, will the ‘social’ aspect of ESG move to the forefront? Built-Id brought along a great collection of industry experts as panelists to discuss the reappraisal of societal concerns around public health, wellbeing and community support and how this can be incorporated into development through people centric design.   Moderator: …

UKAA Webinar: Hygiene Secure – Practical guidance on protecting residents and developments post-COVID presented by HPS Services

Event took place at in June 2020

On Tuesday 30th June we presented a webinar hosted by UKAA Key Partners HPS Services. HPS defined a simple and practical explanation of some of the latest trends and innovations available to the Build To Rent sector to help Operators provide Hygiene Secure environments for their residents and communities. We were taken from education and signage to the latest technological and biological innovations.  Presenter Oliver Ringsby-Burgess – Group Managing Director, HPS Services   Webinar highlights: Understanding Covid-19: Coronavirus is classified…

UKAA Webinar: Resourcing Trends within BTR and Proptech Presented by LMRE AND LMRE Living

Event took place at in June 2020

Following on from LMRE Living’s previous Round Table on hiring trends within BTR, we thought we would delve a bit deeper and look at the movement of people from outside sectors into Build to Rent and the ever growing PropTech space. In this webinar we covered the following burning topics: - The growth of BTR and PropTech - How to begin a career in Build to Rent - What the hiring managers look for - Sector skill shortages - Success…

UKAA Webinar: Unlocking Build To Rent Presented by Fixflo

Event took place at in June 2020

Keeping Community Spirit Up Under Lockdown Following the popular webinar back in April 'Residential Experience vs Risk Mitigation' we were pleased to present a follow-up session. The world as we know it has undergone profound changes. The way people work, live and play will alter in the post-virus, pre-vaccine months or even years. Against a turbulent economic backdrop, the UK’s Build To Rent community marches on, with their resident-first principle and a new emphasis on transmission risk mitigation. On 24th June…

UKAA Webinar: Maximising rent during and after COVID-19 Presented by Lavanda

Event took place at in June 2020

Are the current strong renewal rates an indicator that BTR has weathered the worst of COVID-19 or is the industry awaiting a delayed downturn as recession bites? How can you ensure to get the most from your assets in a rapidly changing marketplace? We were joined by Lavanda to discuss the following issues: Agenda:  A look at the short-term rental industry and indicators from countries emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Where we are seeing dangers & opportunities in the BTR…

UKAA Webinar: How data driven technology & AI enable remote working to meet resident & investor expectations during & after Covid 19

Event took place at in June 2020

Andrew Craft, UK business development director for BuildingLink moderated a discussion between Justin Dodd, UK BuildingLink implementation specialist, Lesley Roberts, partner and executive director of Allsop and Dougie Orton Wade, general manager of Duet in Manchester, Allsop. It was demonstrated how Allsop Lettings and Management use an array of BuildingLink’s functionality to cope with all of the fast changing conditions that the Covid 19 crisis has produced in managing the needs of residents while extrapolating analyses of resident behavior for reporting…

UKAA Webinar: How can prop-tech help you engage with your tenants? Presented by Padoq

Event took place at in June 2020

We were joined by Padoq CEO, Mike Anderson to discuss (and demo), how their app based solutions are helping property companies all over the country more effectively engage and manage their tenants. The company, which provides quick and cost effective app builds for companies using a component based app platform has seen uptake of the platform from a number of leading property companies, and has major plans to expand throughout 2020. Watch webinar:

UKAA Webinar: How Has Lockdown Influence Exercise & Nutritional Habits? Presented by motive8

Event took place at in June 2020

We were joined by motive8 for an insight on how Covid-19 and lockdown has influenced exercise and nutritional habits. We looked at how this may influence the provision of fitness and wellbeing services in the future. Agenda Types of exercise people have started participating in since lockdown Reasons why people are exercising and how this may influence exercise provision in the future Predictions of what modes of exercise will remain popular post lockdown How nutritional habits have changed How you can continue to…

UKAA Webinar: Building On & Maintaining Community Post Covid-19 Presented by Spike Global

Event took place at in May 2020

We were joined alongside Spike Global for a webinar addressing how the BTR and wider real-estate industry can continue to place community at the centre of their developments, maintaining engagement levels with residents. We  explored: Stats that show community is more important than ever before and what these really mean. How the industry can continue to deliver in this important area, as we start to emerge from isolation. How did operators fair during lockdown and what changes need to be made…

UKAA Webinar: Staying Safe with Remote Paperless Workflows Presented by Inventory Hive

Event took place at in May 2020

Join us alongside Inventory Hive for a webinar on paperless workflows. Remote working to stay safe has become the new norm for the foreseeable future. The current situation has shown us that technology doesn't make us less personal. It allows us to maintain communication and right now that's crucial for harnessing positive relationships between property managers and tenants/residents alike. Inventory Hive have long since held the belief that remote paperless workflows are the fairest and most efficient way of agreeing compliance,…

UKAA Webinar: Residential gyms and pools in BTR, will the landscape change after COVID-19? Presented by Educated Body

Event took place at in May 2020

We were joined alongside Educated Body for a webinar session on fitness during Covid-19 and what the “new normal” might look like post lockdown. We got exclusive access to research findings from Educated Body, in association with the UK’s leading consumer insight specialist on UK fitness. We gained an understand of the sector’s rapid response and the changes we are seeing and how these will impact BTR. We were also able to learn some practical tips on how to re-open, re-launch and…

UKAA Webinar: Winning the rental market in a post-COVID recession Presented by Home Made

Event took place at in May 2020

We were joined alongside Home Made for a Webinar to discuss key elements the PRS/BtR sector must address to ensure it can capitalise on the post lockdown market.   Agenda: Market reaction - lessons from past recessions Consumer behaviour changes due to COVID-19 Investor priorities - now and in the future Developing a winning strategy Chair: Jo Green; Head of Business Development, Home Made   Panelists: Tracey Hartley; Residential Director, Howard de Walden Estate Matt Stansfield; Lettings Manager, Get Living Steph​anie Smith; Director of…

UKAA Webinar: How operations, brand & technology come together during unprecedented times Presented by Yardi

Event took place at in May 2020

This webinar was presented by Yardi and Get Living on how operations, brand and technology have come together during COVID-19. Hear Get Living’s insight on how these areas of business have adapted to deal with the current crisis. Presenters:  Justin Harley, Regional Director at Yardi Chris Armstrong, Director of Brand, Product & Technology at Get Living  Ian Gibbs, Director of Neighbourhoods at Get Living   You are able to read the full write-up of the day here, written by Yardi: GETTING MATCH FIT…

UKAA Webinar: How to Maintain Your Operations (and Sanity) Remotely Presented by BlueInk

Event took place at in May 2020

The UKAA was joined alongside BlueInk for a webinar to help us all through these changing times. BlueInk discussed their process of converting to a remote workforce and how to use technology to ensure your business' success through these trying times. Host: Seth Kelly, Executive Vice President - BlueInk

UKAA Webinar: Self Guided Tours presented by SmartRent

Event took place at in May 2020

We were joined alongside SmartRent's CEO, Lucas Haldeman, for a webinar further exploring self guided tours.  Staying safe in this uncertain time means having to adjust current practices and procedures. Learn how SmartRent's self-guided tour solution has been helping operators adjust to the new normal of Social Distancing. Presenter: Lucas Haldeman - SmartRent

UKAA Lawyers Group Webinar – Collaboration in a time of Crisis: The implications of Covid-19 for build to rent development and investment

Event took place at in May 2020

We were joined alongside a distinguished panel of lawyers from the UKAA membership. We discussed the following issues and more:   1. Planning: what issues are being seen and how have planning authorities and government been reacting to these? 2. Construction: what are the main legal issues being seen now and emerging for the future? 3. Development: what are the knock on implications for developers and development agreements? 4. Lending what are the lenders doing in the context of build…

UKAA Webinar: Ensuring ‘Business as Usual’ Post Covid-19 Presented by movebubble

Event took place at in May 2020

We were joined by Movebbubble for a webinar with a positive outlook on the future of BTR post Covid-19. With the rental market showing signs of recovery, are we ready for business as usual and how can we use technology to come out of the lockdown stronger than before? We explored the following key issues faced by BTR: 1. How the market is showing signs of recovery Renter demand BTR supply Resourcing Building / Construction delays 2. Are we ready for…

UKAA Webinar: Fire risk and building design, build and management presented by NHBC

Event took place at in May 2020

Please join the UKAA alongside NHBC for a webinar to bring you up to date on the latest changes to regulations relating to fire safety and their implications. We will explore the key issues to consider on design, construction and management of residential buildings. Agenda Recap on the implications of Reg 7 changes Post Grenfell regulatory changes/Building a Safer Future Future direction of travel Regulatory requirements and duties of building owners – Regulatory Reform Order (RRO) Impacts of recent regulatory ch.anges on other performance…

UKAA Webinar: EWS1 Webinar for all Developers & Freeholders Presented by: Ringley

Event took place at in May 2020

  EWS1 - what's it all about.... This webinar revised the update on funding for removal of combustible cladding. Mary-Anne discussed the major building safety reform which has been announced in response to the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. It is now impossible to get a mortgage on a building over 18 metres (around five to six floors) without an EWS1 form. Our online webinar got everyone up to speed on the new approach to building safety, why this form…

UKAA Webinar: Coming Back Stronger Post Covid-19 Presented by Love to Rent

Event took place at in April 2020

With Covid-19 having a seismic impact across the property market as a whole the Chair of Love to Rent, Peter Sloane shared some evidence based views and looked at its apparent effect on development markets. We discussed how society might change after lockdown, how the market might emerge and how we could put ourselves in a position of strength post Covid19. There was a great turn-out and a lively discussion from all. Presenters Peter Sloane ,Chair of Love to Rent Sarah Quinn, Head…

UKAA Webinar: Resident Experience vs Risk Mitigation Presented by Fixflo

Event took place at in April 2020

Following the oversubscribed webinars in their COVID-19 Updates series, Fixflo ran their first live webinar dedicated to the BTR sector where participants are given an opportunity to pose questions to an expert panel in advance. On 23 April 2020, industry leaders from HomeViews, PLATFORM_ and UKAA joined remotely for an in-depth and practical discussion highlighting BTR-specific issues such as resident experience, risk mitigation, rental yield and more. Dave Butler, CEO of UKAA, Hannah Marsh, co-founder of HomeViews, Rajeev Nayyar, MD of Fixflo,…

UKAA Legal Forum: Build To Rent Litigation Webinar – Collaboration In A Time of Crisis

Event took place at in April 2020

UKAA Webinar: Build To Rent Litigation Webinar - Collaboration In A Time of Crisis Presented by: BCLP, Osborne Clark, Trowers & Hamlins, Womble Bond Dickinson, Pinsent Masons & Walker Morris   We were joined alongside a unique panel of leading UKAA member law firms who provided insight and guidance during this time of crisis. We had assembled a range of powerful voices to collaborate with members in a discussion forum on the following themes: Possession proceedings in the face of the Coronavirus Act…

From Toilet Roll Hoarding To Virtual Tours – Presented by Livewire

Event took place at in April 2020

Join us on Monday 20th April at 3pm, tea and cake time with the UKAA and Livewire. Livewire will be delivering a session on how we can stay relevant in the virtual world we now find ourselves  in for the foreseeable future. As we all have had to adapt our working styles, working from a place of action rather than inaction is key right? Sharing what people are doing is vital as it sets off other ideas, and Livewire is all about…

UKAA Webinar – Property management visits performed remotely

Event took place at in April 2020

Please join us for our first UKAA webinar during this time of constant change. Inventroty Hive will be our hosts on Tuesday 14th April at 9.30am covering current issues around how to best conduct property management visits remotely. The webinar will cover the following points: Maintain, document and communicate tenancy compliance standards. Identify maintenance issues with remote tenant photo upload and audit-trailed e-signature (EU legally binding compliant). Residents still feel interest is being taken in their occupation with any problems reported…

UKAA Webinar – Property management visits performed remotely

Event took place at in April 2020

Please join us for our first UKAA webinar during this time of constant change. Inventroty Hive will be our hosts on Friday 10th April at 9.30am covering current issues around how to best conduct property management visits remotely. The webinar will cover the following points: Maintain, document and communicate tenancy compliance standards. Identify maintenance issues with remote tenant photo upload and audit-trailed e-signature (EU legally binding compliant). Residents still feel interest is being taken in their occupation with any problems reported…

UKAA Roundtable: Skills and Safety in the BTR Sector presented by IRPM – London

Event took place at Savills in March 2020

The UKAA alongside the IRPM will be hosting a roundtable to be held in London and Manchester. Let’s talk about skills required within the BTR sector as the BTR sector matures, building and life safety practices change and operating models crystallise. It is time to look again and reassess how to deliver the best outcomes to residents and the best returns for investors. We will examine the challenges the recruitment and retention of BTR teams face and discuss the ways…

UKAA Roundtable: Have I got utility news for you? Presented by Amber Energy and Trowers & Hamlins

Event took place at Trowers & Hamlins LLP in March 2020

With a utilities market buffeted by Brexit, Extinction Rebellion and Net Zero, it has never been more important to take specialist advice on procuring utilities. It is not just about the cost of utilities, but having flexibility to deal with on-site generation, battery storage and private wire arrangements. Join Community Utilities and Trowers & Hamlins on Tuesday 3rd March to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the BTR sector. This session provides a good opportunity to share experiences across the…

UKAA Prospective Members Breakfast

Event took place at Womble Bond Dickinson in February 2020

We are hosting a breakfast to introduce prospective new members to the work of the UKAA. This will be an opportunity to meet some of UKAA senior leadership team as well as other market participants. We hope it will give you an insight into the work we are doing, the benefits of membership and a range of ways to engage. Please contact us if you would like to know more or join the breakfast.

UKAA Expo 2020

Event took place at Business Design Centre in February 2020

UKAA Roundtable: Uncladding the Hackitt Review presented by Ringley

Event took place at Ringley in January 2020

On Thursday 23rd January Mary Anne Bowring,  CEO at Ringley Group, hosted the UKAA Roundtable on the Hackitt Review, which was introduced following the Grenfell Tower tragedy that saw the deaths of at least 79 people in one of modern Britain’s worse residential fires. The event - attended by a mixture of property managers, investors, lawyers and consultants - provided a detailed overview of the Hackitt Review and what the implications would be for the industry. Known formally as The…

UKAA Christmas Drinks – LONDON hosted by Evershed Sutherland

Event took place at Eversheds Sutherland in December 2019

Many thanks to everyone that was able to make the UKAA Christmas drinks.  We had the opportunity to thank our members for their support and to celebrate another year of growth and success for the BTR sector.  Many thanks to Evershed Sutherland for hosting an evening of enjoyment and celebration. 

UKAA Roundtable: The Impact of Interior Design on Human Wellbeing presented by LOFT – LONDON

Event took place at LOFT in December 2019

                                  The UKAA alongside LOFT will be hosting a roundtable to be held in London and Manchester. Design should be responsive to resident’s needs, behaviours and requirements, offering users freedom of choice and control over their environment. Fundamental and an often underestimated factor affecting our health, happiness and wellbeing is the environment we chose to live in. We spent an average of 90% of…

UKAA Christmas drinks – MANCHESTER hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

Event took place at Squire Patton Boggs in December 2019

                                                   A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for festive networking drinks In Manchester.  BTR had an amazing year in Manchester so it was great to welcome fellow industry professionals to celebrate over Christmas drinks. Thank you to Squire Patten Boggs for hosting an evening of enjoyment and celebration.

UKAA Roundtable: The Impact of Interior Design on Human Wellbeing presented by LOFT – MANCHESTER

Event took place at Squire Patton Boggs in December 2019

                               The UKAA alongside LOFT will be hosting a roundtable to be held in London and Manchester. Design should be responsive to resident’s needs, behaviours and requirements, offering users freedom of choice and control over their environment. Fundamental and an often underestimated factor affecting our health, happiness and wellbeing is the environment we chose to live in. We spent an average of 90% of our lives indoors and…

UKAA Roundtable – Generation Share: Understanding the London Sharer Market presented by Lyvly, Dataloft & SAY

Event took place at The Union Club in December 2019

                                               Almost one third of new leases in London are taken by groups of sharers. In some parts of the city, it is as high as 40%. With around 300,000 sharer households and some 150,000 new sharer tenancies signed in any given year, sharers are undoubtedly a major force in the rental market and a demographic that any…

UKAA Annual Conference and Dinner 2019

Event took place at Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in October 2019

     

UKAA Roundtable: Dinosaurs Didn’t do Data – Unlocking hidden performance in your portfolio Presented by Allthings

Event took place at BCLP in October 2019

The UKAA alongside Allthings would like to invite you to a roundtable based at the offices of BCLP on London Bridge.  Taking experience from 1000s of developments we will discuss the key metrics we’ve found that drive value in our customer’s portfolios. Spanning the customer journey from marketing to move out and covering enhanced operations, turning best guess into best practice, avoiding the amenity arms race and unlocking the value of exceptional resident experience – we will walk you through a data…

UKAA Roundtable: Changing perceptions of value to drive affordability and occupancy in BTR – Presented by flatfair

Event took place at Etc Venues in October 2019

Join us alongside flatfair for a breakfast seminar discussing affordability, perceptions of value and what incentives Build-to-Rent operators are using to drive lease-up and maximise occupancy. Key figures from Greystar, Touchstone and CBRE will share insight around how to enhance the customer journey and differentiate buildings from local competitors to attract and retain tenants. Presenting on the day will be: Eva Kiivit - Regional Operations Manager - Greystar will outline how to set the right price point, what role amenities and incentives…

US Study Tour: GAA in association with The UKAA – US ‘Multifamily’ Housing 

Event took place at in September 2019

The GAA in association with The UKAA are offering a study tour in the US to multiple locations for an in dept look at "US 'Multifamily' Housing". Study tours are designed to provide detailed insights to up and running multifamily/BTR properties and meet with industry executives, who will share their experiences of the growth and evolution of the industry. The properties to be visited include both urban downtown properties and suburban ‘garden style’ (low rise) developments. In all cases, the…

UKAA Study Tour: Manchester Deep Dive – 2 Day Event

Event took place at in September 2019

We conducted an in-depth exploration of Manchester – arguably the UK’s hottest city for Build To Rent on Monday 16th - Tuesday 17th September 2019. Please click below for the full event Write-Up TOUR TIMETABLE: Day 1 - Monday 16th September 2019 (PM only) The first day of the study tour commenced after work on Monday 17th September with a walking tour of schemes in the neighborhood  of Ancotes, the northern part of Manchester. This was followed by an informal…

UKAA Roundtable, Manchester – Optimising leisure facilities in residential and BTR

Event took place at Shoosmiths in September 2019

As we constantly think of ways to offer an exceptional customer experience, leisure facilities within residential developments become a key element in the attraction. We held a roundtable on open to all UKAA and ARMA members, presented on Monday 16th September 2019 by Rob Clarke and the team at motive8. This event was kindly being hosted by Shoosmiths. Roundtable write-up  The aim of the roundtable was to educate UKAA and ARMA members on the importance and detail that goes into managing gyms,…

UKAA Roundtable: Have I got Utilities news for you!

Event took place at Cardiff Castle in September 2019

The UKAA alongside Community Utilities would like to invite you to our roundtable discussing everything to do with Utilities in the BTR market. It's taking place in historic Cardiff Castle on Wednesday 11th September, 2pm - 5pm. (That's just before Resi 19 and we're laying on transport from Cardiff to Celtic Manor to make it even easier to attend). Residential property to rent has become a product, a customer experience and even a fashion accessory! Mix that with the fact that BTR is…

UKAA Roundtable – Resident feedback – Lifeblood or Unwanted Gift? Presented by RealService and JLL

Event took place at JLL in September 2019

                                              Voice of customer feedback is the life blood of any forward thinking business. However Build To Rent operators have had mixed experience gathering feedback whether through surveys, through social media or review sites. This roundtable discussion facilitated by RealService, took a look at what has worked well and not so well in the BTR sector.  Presenters on the…

UKAA Roundtable – Embracing tenant feedback to enhance satisfaction, avoid disputes and cut costs 

Event took place at Womble Bond Dickinson in August 2019

Please join us alongside Inventory Hive for a roundtable discussion on tenant feedback. The founder of Inventory Hive (cloud-based software) will explore how the BT property reporting process is typically the wrong way around – meaning tenants often only engage with their reports when checking-out, which leads to misunderstandings and disputes. Combining knowledge gained from working with letting agency and purpose built student accommodation clients (PBSA), Inventory Hive has created purpose BTR tools to drive efficiency. They are being used by numerous BTR…

UKAA Roundtable & Digital Marketing Workshop: Optimising Portal Performance Presented by Zoopla

Event took place at Zoopla in July 2019

Please join us alongside Zoopla for a Digital marketing roundtable and workshop. According to research 95% of Homemovers use a portal, and on average spend 2-3 times longer researching properties online than they do on viewings.  Zoopla generates over 50 million visits per month and 11.2m people in the UK have the Zoopla App downloaded onto their Smart Device but did you know that almost one third of a rental listings leads will be generated in the first 4 weeks of marketing, therefore…

UKAA Roundtable: The Short-let business in the UK presented by Staykeepers

Event took place at Spitalfields in July 2019

Please join us alongside Staykeepers for a roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of the short-let business and its place in the in BTR/PBSA industry. The discussion will cover: The emerging short-let business How it all started What is the evolution within short-let industry   The short-let business dissected – inside departments and structures Defining a property’s (building) profitability Inside the onboarding process of units Price & revenue management Guest screening Guest communication (pre-arrival and during the stay) Property maintenance…

UKAA Roundtable: Discount Market Rent – The Practicalities of Lettings, Nominations and Monitoring presented by Quod 

Event took place at Quod in June 2019

The UKAA alongside Quod would like to invite you to our next roundtable discussing Discount Market Rent – the practicalities of letting, nominations and monitoring. This will be presented by Chris Wheaton, Quod Director. Many Build to Rent schemes now preparing for letting up include a proportion of affordable homes as Discount Market Rent (also known as Intermediate Rent, Living Rent or Affordable Private Rent). These homes could provide an important new source of affordable homes, particularly for groups with…

UKAA London Summer Drinks – Sponsored by Canopy

Event took place at Womble Bond Dickinson in June 2019

Many thanks to everyone for coming out to our Summer Drinks Reception! We had a great turnout at our Spring Drinks last month in Manchester and it was great to see an even greater number of members and friends join us for a drinks reception in London.                                                                  …

UKAA Roundtable: Is Offsite feasible for BTR? Presented by Buildoffsite & Geraghty Taylor

Event took place at Eversheds Sutherland in June 2019

Please join us for yet another interesting UKAA rountable to be hosted by Buildoffsite alongside Garaghty Taylor, at the Evershed Sutherland offices. The BTR sector continues to grow rapidly! To be successful BTR requires: Scale to be viable; Quality to meet customer expectations; Operational efficiency to be profitable; and Speed of construction to ensure revenue is generated without delay. These are characteristics that Offsite construction either shares or can deliver. At the same time, traditional construction methods are coming under…

UKAA Roundtable: Financing Issues in Build To Rent Presented by BCLP

Event took place at BCLP in June 2019

The UKAA will be hosting a roundtable alongside BCLP Law. Please join us for a discussion about some of the key financing issues in financing Build To Rent schemes as an emerging investment asset class. Addressing in particular, trends in financial covenants and how lenders are getting to grips with the particular issues of build to rent. Presenters on the day will be BCLP Partners, Daniyal Ansari and Gordon McMillan alongside Sam Shah of Lloyds Bank. Event timing: 8.00am - Arrival 8.00am - 8.30am - Breakfast 8.30am - 10.00am -…

UKAA Roundtable: Short-term rentals: an unrealised opportunity for Build To Rent & PBSA developments? Presented by Lavanda

Event took place at Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF in June 2019

The UKAA and Lavanda invited members to a roundtable discussing opportunities in the short-term rental market. Since Airbnb's launch in 2008, the short-term rental market has exploded in the UK, with the site now boasting over 60,000 property listings in London alone and growing at a rate of 54% year on year. This trend is particularly strong in apartment buildings, with new residential developments driving a significant portion of new listings. Whilst this allows residents an opportunity to reduce their cost of…

UKAA Roundtable: Making Wellbeing Pay – Developer and Investor BTR Forum by JLL

Event took place at JLL in May 2019

The UKAA alongside JLL would like to invite you to a developer and investor forum dissecting the health and wellbeing trend in Build to Rent in the UK and abroad. What's the right approach to making wellbeing pay for your portfolio?  Are certifications like WELL, RESET or Fitwel relevant? Or is a custom health and wellbeing strategy a better solution? An expert panel, including Sophie Carruthers, Head of Sustainability for LaSalle Investment Management and Charlotte Hopkinson, Head of Sustainability for…

UKAA Roundtable: Building a Workforce for Generation Rent presented by Deverell Smith

Event took place at Deverell Smith in May 2019

With the build-to-rent industry set to more than treble over the next few years, competition for sector experienced staff will be fierce. How will your business combat forecasted salary inflation and attract and retain the best individuals? The UKAA, in conjunction with market-leading property recruitment specialists deverellsmith, invite you to a roundtable discussion on Wednesday 15th May with opinion forming panelists and experts from across the industry. While BTR operators are looking for inventive ways to attract customers and minimize operational…

UKAA Roundtable: Homes for Rent presented by Dolphin Living

Event took place at Dolphin Living in May 2019

The UKAA alongside Dolphin Living held a roundtable based on homes for rent below market rent (DMR, AFMR, intermediate rent – were some of the names). This was presented by Dolphin Living CEO, Olivia Harris. Agenda: The benefits of submarket rent homes within a BTR development Who are submarket rent homes for? How do different local authorities approach submarket rental homes (in planning, letting, etc) Affordability, what is affordable? Innovation and new ideas in intermediate rent If you missed this event, please find…

UKAA Roundtable: Creating a superior tenant experience in the UK by Allthings Technologies

Event took place at Osborne Clarke in May 2019

UKAA Roundtable: They will never forget how you made them feel - Creating a superior tenant experience in the UK By Allthings Technologies  Wednesday 8th May 2019 Venue: Osborne Clarke Offices, One London Wall London EC2Y 5EB Please see here for directions   Please join us for the first Customer Experience roundtable to be presented by Allthings. This follows the thought piece: The Challenges and Opportunities of Creating a Superior Tenant Experience in the UK.  There are still many unanswered questions around…

UKAA Roundtable: Gym & Spa Trends – Leisure Facilities in BTR presented by Motive8

Event took place at BCLP in May 2019

As we constantly think of ways to offer an exceptional customer experience, leisure facilities within developments become a key element of the draw. Motive8 will be presented a roundtable session to build on your experience or indeed, lack of experience with gyms, pools and other leisure facilities within the Build to Rent sector. We explored why leisure facilities are such a useful tool in attracting residents. The roundtable took place on Thursday 2nd May 2019 presented by Rob Clarke of motive8. Agenda:  Why…

UKAA Spring Drinks Reception – Manchester

Event took place at Shoosmiths in April 2019

As Build To Rent flourishes in Manchester The UKAA invite its members and those involved in Build To Rent to a Spring Drinks Reception in the city. This will be an evening to enjoy the company of fellow industry professionals and an opportunity to network and build on your existing contacts. Join the likes of UKAA members Get Living, Greystar, Legal and General, Property Recruitment Company, Let Check, Movebubble and many more to deliberate and engage in lively discussions about…

UKAA Roundtable & Tour: Getting Window Coverings Right presented by Regal Blinds

Event took place at Louvolite in April 2019

The UKAA and Regal Blinds welcome members to the Louvolite factory in the North for an insightful roundtable on how to specify window coverings, learn from the experts what works and what doesn't work. This will be followed by a tour of the Louvolite blind component and fabric manufacturing facility. Find out more information about Louvolite here: LOUVOLITE COMPANY PROFILE Timing: 13:30 – 14:00 Welcome to Regal Blinds Roundtable (with a light lunch) 14:00 – 15:00 Roundtable Presentation 15:00 – 15:30…

Asset Optimisation presented by Amy Dreyfuss of RealPage – London

Event took place at The Grubstreet Author in April 2019

As investment in the Build to Rent (BTR) Sector continues to surge and its evolution accelerates, visibility into portfolio performance is more critical than ever. We invite you to join UKAA and RealPage®, the leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, for a thought-provoking discussion on industry trends and global perspectives on the BTR sector and how your firm can outperform the market. Our conversation will feature a deep dive into our YieldStar® revenue…

Asset Optimisation presented by Amy Dreyfuss of RealPage – Manchester

Event took place at Manchester Hall – Museum Room in April 2019

As investment in the Build to Rent (BTR) Sector continues to surge and its evolution accelerates, visibility into portfolio performance is more critical than ever. We invite you to join UKAA and RealPage®, the leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, for a thought-provoking discussion on industry trends and global perspectives on the BTR sector and how your firm can outperform the market. Our conversation will feature a deep dive into our YieldStar® revenue…

UKAA Roundtable: Social Media & Leasing presented by James Biley

Event took place at Winckworth Sherwood LLP in March 2019

As social media takes over the world we have to find ways to utilise this powerful tool for BTR. Winckworth Sherwood LLP kindly hosted a roundtable presented by James Biley covering social media and leasing. Agenda:  Project overview / introduction – Cargo Building, Liverpool Social media channels used Successes and challenges feedback, including lessons learnt and unexpected consequences Demographic context General discussion: Social media channels generally Audiences Connection with Local Businesses Roundtable Recap Social media has brought a change to the…

MIPIM 2019 UKAA & Amber Energy Networking BBQ

Event took place at 100 Avenue de la Tour Gandolphe Villa La Pinede in March 2019

As the sunset on another MIPIM the team from Amber Energy and Community Utilities joined with UKAA members and other guests for an exclusive BBQ at the Amber Energy HQ for the week in Cap D’Antibes,  situated about 15km from Cannes town centre. Nicks “Carbon” King and Proctor were in charge of cooking the 21 matured Argentinian steak, drinking the Australian red wine at the gas guzzling BBQ while Dan “Clean” Clegg and Tim “Clean” Stephen were preparing roasted vegetables,…

UKAA Innovation Show 2019

Event took place at Business Design Centre in February 2019

The UKAA Innovation Show 2019 Driving the industry forward through a focus on innovation The BTR event that does business! Buy Tickets on Eventbrite Some of the companies that attended: AECOM, Aehta, Airangel, Allsop, Amber Energy, Amro Partners, AppliancePlus+, ARDENT Lift Consultancy, Arthur Online, Atamate, Atlas, Avlon Pro Group, Beko, Boodle Hatfield, Carter, BT Partners, Braemar Estates,  Bring Me, BuildingLink, Canary Wharf Group Plc, Chapman Taylor, CHC Digital, Chestertons, Comm:unity, Community Fibre, Computer Share, Dandara Living, Data Energy, David Phillips, Deverell Smith,…

UKAA Roundtable: Software the key challenge facing property management? Delivered by Ringley

Event took place at Ringley in January 2019

The UKAA is delighted to host a roundtable event in conjunction with Ringley on Thursday 31st January 2019. You are invited to discuss and explore challenges facing property management companies and their software, with insights and learnings from the development of Ringley's innovative, automated letting system Planet Rent. This will be chaired by Ringley CEO, Mary Anne Bowing and Andrew Pratt. Agenda:  Why do we need new software solutions What are the practical and technical issues to be considered in thinking about and…

UKAA BTR TV Programme Launch

Event took place at Get Living in December 2018

Please join us for the launch of the very first Build To Rent TV programme in collaboration with Sky TV. We will be enjoying Christmas themed breakfast nibbles while we preview the show. It would be great to get our members together before the busy run-up to Christmas. We hope you can make it. To rsvp please email Emma Henderson: ehenderson@ukaa.org.uk 

UKAA Study Tour – Wembley Park

Event took place at Tipi Homes in December 2018

One of the member benefits we offer is the ability to learn from others’ experiences. Tipi have kindly offered to host a study tour at their Wembley Park development available to all UKAA members on Thursday 6th December. Tipi are leading a Rental Rebellion. They build, own and manage 333 apartments currently (and over 3000 by 2021) at their home in Wembley Park, the biggest single build-to-rent site of its kind in the UK. Launched in 2016 they have four buildings designed…

UKAA Roundtable: Furniture & Build To Rent

Event took place at Howard de Walden in November 2018

The UKAA hosted a roundtable covering the furniture and BTR presented by Roomservice By CORT, hosted by Howard de Walden. With so much focus on service and tenant experience, we wanted to discuss the approaches, experiences and opportunities when it comes to furnishing rental units – or not. What do tenants prefer, and why, and how can we as operators and suppliers ensure we meet those needs and expectations. All or nothing? Is there an argument for furnishing entire blocks? Or…

UKAA Roundtable: Insurance Needs for Build To Rent – Delivered by Lockton Companies LLP

Event took place at Lockton Companies LLP in November 2018

The UKAA was delighted to host a roundtable event to explore the insurance needs within the Build To Rent sector.  This was presented by Rachel Norris, VP, Lauren Allard, Senior Claims Code Executive and Ben Muller at Lockton Real Estate and Construction. Agenda:  How this risk differs to the ‘norm’ / What needs to be considered in order to rate the risk How should you be calculating your loss of rent / alternative accommodation  and how is this different to…

UKAA Annual Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2018

Event took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in October 2018

UKAA Annual Conference, Exhibition and Dinner 2018   It was a pleasure to welcome everyone to the third UKAA Annual Conference, Exhibition and Dinner.   Our aim was to produce a conference programme focused on taking the industry forward – sharing learnings from what is happening in our sector and gaining insights from the US and from other industries. It was great to see so many people networking and old friends reunited. We were particularly glad to welcome a delegation from our…

UKAA Roundtable: Bad Debt

Event took place at in July 2018

The session ‘Bad Debt’ was be presented by Brethertons, and the agenda was as follows: 1)      Credit control: identifying a debt issue and follow-up; 2)      The tenancy agreement: suitable/unfair clauses regarding defaults. 3)      Deposits: legislative restrictions on use as security against arrears. 4)      The implications and effect of the debt pre-action protocol; 5)      Dispute Resolution – options for the landlord.  

UKAA Summer Drinks Reception

Event took place at Osborne Clarke in May 2018

  Kick Start Your Bank Holiday Weekend at the UKAA Summer Drinks Reception   Thursday 24th May 6.00pm - 8.30pm at Osborne Clarke The UKAA invite you to join the members Summer Drinks Reception being held in London! The evening is a perfect opportunity to network with your fellow BTR contacts at this stunning London location. Serving drinks, nibbles and canapes free for all members. Following last year's sell out, please RSVP at your earliest convenience as places are limited: Ehenderson@ukapartmentassociation.com  

UKAA Roundtable: Current Trends in PropTech

Event took place at Womble Bond Dickinson in May 2018

The UKAA have the pleasure in delivering our next roundtable event: 'Current Trends in Prop Tech'. This will be delivered by Grainger's COO John Kenny, and is being kindly hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson at their London offices: 4 More London Riverside, SE1 2AU. The event will take place on Thursday 10th May and will begin with tea, coffee and refreshments at 8am. The session will begin at 8.30am, until 10am. Grainger will be presenting on their approach to technology…

UKAA Roundtable: Bad Debt

Event took place at Allsops in April 2018

Another very informative UKAA Roundtable event on 'Bad Debt' which was very kindly presented by Mark North and James Attew of Brethertons on Thursday 5th April. A huge thank you to Allsops for hosting this one for us! It was a great turnout and there was lots of valuable input with everyone around the table sharing their views on how the future should look for debt recovery in the rental market. The session made for very interesting discussions, covering the following…

UKAA Roundtable: PRS & Government – An Update from Westminster

Event took place at Osborne Clarke in March 2018

Following the growth of the Build-to-Rent sector, the need for an update from Westminster was essential for the industry, and who better to report these updates other than Sean Hooker, Head of The Property Redress at Hamilton Fraser. The event was kindly hosted by Osborne Clarke at their offices at One London Wall, London on Thursday 8th March, laying on breakfast for all attendees. Sean Hooker presented what was an extremely informative session which provided an insight on the governments…

UKAA Roundtable: Planning, S106 & Viability

Event took place at Osborne Clarke in February 2018

Another successful UKAA ‘roundtable’ event kindly hosted by Osborne Clarke! The educational session focused on ‘Planning Viability’.   The below is an overview agenda for the roundtable for your information:  Brief overview of Build to Rent Section 106 Agreements - Mayor's Guidance and what the Government Says The differing approach of Local Planning Authorities (length and form of s106 covenant, management of units, rent restrictions) BTR and Affordable Housing BTR and Viability Corporate Investment in Build to Rent - Barriers…

Trade Show Expo: Service Providers Showcase 2018

Event took place at The Guoman Tower Hotel in February 2018

Do you want to engage with the developers, owners and operators of the Build-to-Rent sector in one room, on one day? If so the UKAA trade show is the right place for you! We are presently planning our first Build-to-Rent service provider Trade Show. This will be an opportunity for anyone who already is, or wishes to supply services/goods to our sector to show their products.

UKAA Right to Rent Roundtable Event

Event took place at in November 2017

Following the success of our first two roundtable discussions; the first one concentrating on the Tenant Fee Ban consultation, and the second one focusing on AST agreements, our third was all about 'The Right to Rent' which generated yet another very interesting topic for discussion! There is no easy answer to ensuring that the residents who wish to rent our properties meet all the necessary criteria, however, open discussion and engagement with other agencies, including DCLG, is on our agenda.…

UKAA Annual Conference & Dinner 2017: The Resident’s Experience

Event took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in November 2017

Following the success of our first Annual Conference and Dinner last November, this year’s event has now been confirmed as a one-day event with the Conference and Dinner on one day. Further details on the Conference programme and itinerary for the Dinner will follow in due course.

UKAA Study Tour at East Village, Stratford – NOW FULLY BOOKED

Event took place at in October 2017

One of the member benefits we offer is the ability to learn from others’ experiences. The excellence of Get Living’s East Village development is something that we can all learn from. With this in mind, Get Living London have kindly offered to host a study tour on Thursday 26th October for all UKAA members.   Get Living is a true pioneer in the private rental sector, changing the face of renting in the UK. Since its launch in 2013, its…

UKAA AST Roundtable Event

Event took place at Trowers & Hamlins LLP in September 2017

Over recent years there have been a number of legislative and regulatory changes which have had a substantial impact upon the way in which Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) are managed in both the public and private sectors. With this in mind, the UKAA held a valuable roundtable breakfast session on Tuesday 5th September among members that focused on the following developments and issues: What is an AST; How to deal effectively with tenancy deposits; The importance of complying with EPC…

UKAA Summer Drinks Reception

Event took place at KPMG Offices in July 2017

Under the blue skies of Manchester, on the fabulous rooftop of KPMG offices in St. Peter’s Square, our Summer Drinks Reception was enjoyed by 170 guests from the Build to Rent sector. The evening showed the strength of the development of this sector in the North-West, and really augers well for the future. There were many members, and non-members present who appeared extremely enthusiastic about what UKAA has to offer as the membership organisation for our sector, and we look…

Spring drinks reception

Event took place at FTI Offices in April 2017

Our first spring drinks reception, was held on Wednesday 5th April at the fabulous setting on the 9th floor of FTI’s offices in the City.

The UKAA Annual Conference 2016

Event took place at Grange St Paul’s Hotel in November 2016

On Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd November 2016, the inaugural UKAA dinner and conference was held at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London. We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, our fantastic speakers, and all of the delegates who came to our event. We hope that you found it as interesting and insightful as we did.