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News Buzz 13th July 2021 Sponsored By TLJ Systems

July 13th 2021

YOUR BTR NEWS BUZZ

EDITORS NOTE

Here at TLJ we were on tenterhooks as to which nation would emerge victorious in the Euros football. Although it’s not “Coming Home”, well done England – you smashed it by getting so far and made us all proud and gave some fantastic memories from an amazing tournament!

Slowly but surely, as Covid-19 restrictions ease, the UK is returning to some sort of normality as the economy opens up. However, it is likely to be a ‘new normal’ with an increased awareness of just how easy it is for infection to spread.

With this in mind, at TLJ we’ve taken a proactive approach to access control in the BTR space. Our electronic door locks and access control systems are not only state-of-the-art in terms of security, safety and aesthetic features, but also optimised for clean, contactless operation. All TLJ’s locks and readers can be operated by smartphone via Mobile Keys technology, with total Handsfree operation just around the corner.
TLJ access control systems integrate with all major proptech providers and smart building apps. From car park barriers to intercom door entry systems, parcel & mailbox smart lockers and smart door locks, we’ve got you covered from street to sofa.

We’re proud to be family owned and based in the UK, whilst having true global reach. Our aftersales and service proposition is one of our greatest strengths; it’s an overused phrase but we really are “big enough to cope, small enough to care”!

For more information, call us on 01482 8320334 or drop us a line at enquiry@tljlimited.com.

We hope you enjoy the latest edition of News Buzz.

Best wishes,

The TLJ Team

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Invisible by TLJ’s is our flagship electronic lock. All major components are housed within the door, making it perfect for BTR projects where the aesthetic is a priority. Unusually, Invisible can be used with almost any lever-on-rose and escutcheon set you like. With full safety and security accreditation, plus mobile app compatibility, it is the default choice for BTR.

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Smartphone access from street to sofa
Remove the need for physical keys with Mobile Keys by TLJ – opening doors by smartphone. Hugely convenient for residents, Mobile Key integrates with all major smart building apps for a complete street-to-sofa solution. It promotes a contactless environment within the building, especially with the imminent launch of Mobile Key Handsfree – you can literally “Unlock it from your Pocket”.
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UKAA NEWS AND EVENTS

TODAY: UKAA Virtual Reverse Trade Show  – Sold Out
Sponsored by flatfair

Operators/ investors confirmed: Allsop, Apache Capital, Apo, Bakkers Homme, Ellington Capital, Folio London, Foxtons, Greystar, Quintain Living, LIV Group & SAY Property
Suppliers taking part: flatfair (Sponsors), David Phillips, Howsy, Inventory Hive, Ista Energy, Klevio, LOFT, Lovespace, Motive8, MRI, Premier Guarantee, Quadient, RealPage, Redirect, Roomservice by CORT, SmartRent, TLJ Systems, Touchright Software, Ventura & Viewber
 
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Reserve a slot for September event (date TBC) >

BPG Guide Call for Contributions
 Between now and our conference in November 2021, we are calling for member contributors, editors, designers and experts to harness and express the practical knowledge of delivery of BTR schemes for a Build to Rent Best Practice Guide.
You can find out more about the Guide, and the many ways to get involved on our website:

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Respond to the Member Survey
As part of our Growth Project, and in view of our pivot to online delivery for a lot of our services & content this last year, we would be grateful if you, as a valued member of The UKAA, would please take 10 minutes of your time to complete our member survey.

Your feedback is vital to help us ensure that we deliver the events, news and services that meet your needs and interests.

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Dates for Diaries

Senior Leadership Forum, Wednesday 14th July at 11am – Focus on Supply Chains with Cast, Arcadis and NHBC
The Senior Leadership Forum on Wednesday will focus on the implications for BTR of pressures building in residential building supply chains owing to labour shortages, an upsurge in global demand and supply chain disruption.  Experts from Cast Consultancy, Arcadis and NHBC will join the session to give their views as part of an open dialogue with members.  If you would like to join the session on Wednesday, please email info@ukaa.org.uk  for an invitation and joining instructions.

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14 July 2021 at 15:00  – Webinar, presented by Yardi: a connected approach to managing the resident lifecycle
This webinar will explore the importance of connected technology when managing residential real estate.

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29 July 2021 at 10:00 – Webinar, presented by Howsy: Single Family Housing White Paper Launch
This webinar will explore the findings from an Industry White Paper examining the prospects for and development so far of Single Family Rental Housing in the UK, with speakers from Howsy, Cast Consultancy and Centered Architecture.

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3 August 2021 at 10:00 – Webinar, presented by StarRez: resilient communities and what that looks like
Join Dan Moore, Assemble to examine how to build resilient communities and Assemble’s approach.

READ MORE >

Missed our recent webinars? Catch-up here:

UKAA Webinar: Renting in the UK: The Impact of COVID-19 on Renters’ Experience & Decision Making
The UKAA has partnered with Grace Hill on producing this insightful survey… results are in!

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UKAA Webinar – Heat Networks: Why do they matter & won’t they go away? Presented by Insite Energy
We share finding from series of focus groups with BTR developers and operators to gauge the level of industry experience and knowledge surrounding heat networks, understand in depth the challenges and frustrations people are experiencing. We share these finding in the webinar.

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UKAA LIVE Across The Nation 2021 –15th / 16th November – Save the date
Remember the BTR Game in 2019, the Festival of Build To Rent in 2020? This year’s UKAA conference is going to be even more rewarding for everyone in the sector. Join us in person in London and Manchester or from your office, your BTR scheme or your home for 36 hours of study tours, workshops, face to face discussions and online events. We’ll be looking at Best Practice, exploring BTR across the UK and showcasing the sector including the Building Talent Recognition awards for on-site and back office teams and the HomeViews National Awards for the UK’s best schemes and leading landlords.

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Upcoming UKAA Forums: 
Senior Leadership Forum – Wednesday 14th July
Operators Forum – Thursday 22nd July
Suppliers Forum – Thursday 12th August

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

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The KSC Group has the unique ability to bridge operations and technology to determine the best way to implement your software solution needs. We specialize in optimizing systems and processes that drive business results to help our clients succeed. Our experts have over 100 years of combined experience in all areas of property management that include: implementation, training, support, conversions, policies and procedures, accounting, document management, and much more. We are a multi-faceted customer solutions team ready to assist with your business needs. We are a passionate team that loves our industry. How can we help you?

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MEMBERS NEWS

MUST-READ

UKAA Key Partners HPS Group – Launch of our M&E Service Business
The HPS Group have launched an M&E services business to provide hard FM and technical project services to their ever-growing national customer base within the residential, educational and commercial sectors.

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Welcome to our new members NSP [3 minute read]
premium suppliers of Intelligent Building Access Control. For 25 years we have been using keycards, fobs and smartphone entry to help you secure and access your building.

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Hybrid have recently joined as new members [3 minute read]
Providing solutions and services to allow customers to concentrate on their business and not their buildings. 

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Premier Guarantee introduces innovative Build To Rent cover [3 minute read]

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Construction News – Developer L&G submits plans for suburban build-to-rent scheme [2 minute read]
The development in Horsham will provide 124 suburban Build to Rent homes and 97 homes for social rent, affordable rent and home ownership.

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Yorkshire Evening Post – How this build-to-rent scheme in Leeds is raising the bar for city living [5 minute read]
A piece covering Moda Living’s SOYO development in Leeds, with a wider exploration of BTR as a concept

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Navana Property Group – Launch of VervLife
Navana Property Group has joined forces with Homes for Students, the UK’s second largest independent student accommodation operator, to launch a dedicated, national build-to-rent (BTR) operating and consultancy business called VervLife.   VervLife will provide specialist end-to-end support for BTR developers and investors, bringing together Navana’s customer experience and proptech focus with Homes for Students’ longstanding expertise in multi-residential management. 

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BBC News – John Lewis plans to build 10,000 rental homes [3 minute read]
The department store has confirmed that it wishes to address the national housing shortage and support local communities by building houses, at least initially, on sites in its existing property portfolio. All housing developments will have a concierge and feature a Waitrose convenience store near the entrance.  The news was widely covered.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Short Stay Summit – 14th September 2021 [2 minute read]
The VRMA, STAA & EHHA have joined forces to bring together the leading industry suppliers and specialists to deliver the biggest in person European short-term rental conference to take place since the pandemic first hit. You can expect insightful seminars and great networking opportunities at the only event to bring the short term industry back together on this scale.

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IPE Real Assets – Macquarie Launches UK Build to Rent Platform [3 minute read]
Macquarie Asset Management is partnering with and has appointed Darryl Flay and Martin Bellinger to lead UK Build to Rent platform Goodstone Living.

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Estates Gazette – BTR rallies against unfair and nonsensical 2bn cladding tax [4 minute read]
Industry leaders fear the tax will hamper development and deliveries of homes.

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Letting Agent Today – First tenants move into Lloyds Bank rental units this summer [3 minute read]
Lloyds Bank has confirmed that the first tenants will move into Nene Wharf in Peterborough this summer and that further acquisitions are on the way. See also coverage in Property Week and Property Funds World.

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The Business Desk – First phase of £200m regeneration scheme gets underway [5 minute read]

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Property Investor Today – David Phillips – supporting gender diversity in the property industry [3 minute read]
A piece on efforts at David Phillips to encourage gender diversity across the real estate sector (article at bottom).

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Rettie and Co – Opportunity Knocks [5 minute read]
An analysis piece by Andrew Meehan at Rettie & Co about BTR’s prospects in Scotland, how pipelines will develop and compares this with the growth of multifamily in the US.

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Inside Housing – Build to Rent: can the sector help solve the housing crisis [9 minute read]
Paul Staley, Wise Living explains why he thinks Build to Rent is a vital piece in solving the housing crisis.

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Propmodo – What’s holding PropTech back? [6 minute read]
An Ernst and Young survey suggests that PropTech providers are not seeing wide adoption of their tools across a client’s business. The article asks what can help PropTech to scale further?

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Propmodo – Staying Close to Home [9 minute read]
An article looking further at the rumoured “flight to the ‘burbs” in the US and what it may means for the property market.

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NAA NEWS

NAA – Units Magazine July 2021
Articles detailing lessons learned during the pandemic, the lasting effects of remote work and the rise of the chatbot and more

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NAA Apartmentalize 2021 [5 minute read]
All UKAA member benefit from member rates. Let us know if you plan to attend. 

READ MORE >

UKAA JOBS BOARD
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