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News Buzz 27th July 2021 Sponsored By Yardi

July 27th 2021

YOUR BTR NEWS BUZZ

EDITORS NOTE

In the wake of navigating through our ‘new normal’ lives, we’re excited to be returning to an in-person way of life. However, it’s been clear to us at Yardi how our clients value the importance of technology to keep business operations flowing smoothly and to stay connected to residents. It’s the enabler for convenience in all aspects of our lives and that shouldn’t stop at the service you offer your residents.

Technology connects the entire residential real estate journey from property marketing and maintenance through to accounting and investment management. This applies across all areas of residential including build to rent, traditional PRS and purpose build student accommodation – and this can be achieved from a single connected solution.

With Yardi’s RENTCafé Suite, you can do all of this and much more – you can even switch between types of residential from one dashboard!

If you’d like to see RENTCafé in action, we recently held a webinar in partnership with the UKAA showcasing how a connected proptech system can streamline the management of leads, applicants and residents and how automation can free up your property and leasing manager’s time.

Feel free to email me at justin.harley@yardi.com” style=”mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #ffffff;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none;”>justin.harley@yardi.com if you’d like to learn how to streamline your residential business and offer better online services to your residents.

Best,
 

Justin Harley, regional director at Yardi

THIS WEEK’S UKAA NEWS BUZZ SPONSOR:

The Benefits of Connected Residential Proptech

If you missed Yardi’s webinar on a connected approach to managing residential real estate with single-platform proptech, catch up by watching the video here. 

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4 Ways to Digitalise the Applicant Journey

Technology provides the tools for you to enhance your applicant’s journey, save time and improve automation for your teams. Read Yardi’s top four ways to digitalise the applicant journey.

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Click Here For 6 Top Tips for Generating More Residential Leads

Our members are creating the rental communities of today and tomorrow – together we are shaping the future of Build To Rent

UKAA NEWS AND EVENTS

Melissa Palmer, GraceHill Kingsley Surveys: The Unexpected Outcome of Stellar Customer Service at Build-to-Rent Communities [4 minute read]
 
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Taha Dar, Search Smartly: What changing customer needs and Covid-19 tell us about the future of BTR [4 minute read]

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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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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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Dates for Diaries

29th July 2021 – Webinar at 10am: Single Family Housing White Paper Launch, Presented by Howsy
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.

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3rd August 2021 – Webinar at 10am: Building Resilient Communities – Assemble Futures Case Study Presented by StarRez
StarRez is a leading provider of housing accommodation automation software solutions on the market. We welcome our guests Dan Moore and Emma Telfer from Assemble to discuss resilient communities and what they look like and also look at what Assemble are doing with technology operationally.

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31st August – 2nd September 2021: NAA Apartmentalize 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 member benefit from member rates. Let us know if you plan to attend. 

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15th – 16th November 2021: UKAA Annual Conference and Dinner: LIVE Across the Nation
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: 
Suppliers Forum – Thursday 12th August

Missed our recent webinars? Catch-up here:

UKAA Virtual Roundtable discussion – Customer insight and opportunities for industry collaboration presented by RealService [4 minute read]

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UKAA Webinar – Tenant Retention through technology Presented by Moricon [3 minute read]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

As experts across the build-to-rent project journey, we also know how to make our client’s investments and assets outperform through our intelligent, creative advice from the earliest phases of a project and into operational management. Put simply in fact, we simultaneously strive to improve the wellness, health and happiness of our residents whilst they are living with us, as well as enhancing the value of our client’s investments.

MEMBERS NEWS

IPE Real Assets – Legal & General to develop science district with Oxford University [3 minute read]
As part of a £4bn partnership with the University of Oxford.

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Property Investor Today – Love to Rent Week [5 minute read]
UKAA was pleased to support Love to Rent Week at the end of May 2021. The second article on this page gives a rundown of the reach and influence that the campaign achieved.

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EG – Resi-wrap: BTR Developer targets £1bn Europe pipeline [5 minute read]
Amro Partners is on track to deliver a £1bn portfolio by 2030 following acquisitions on the Iberian Peninsula.

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Landlord Today – Build to Rent share of planning approvals down on pre-Covid peak [3 minute read]
Ascend Properties research suggests BTR planning approvals have recovered in the last 12 months but down on pre-Covid levels by percentage. Yet the number of planning applications submitted has risen.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Property Investor Today – Insight: why the rental market is ripe for FinTech-like disruption [7 minute read]
An opinion piece by Shareq Husain, Residently on why residential rentals are in need of disruption.

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Sky News – building supplies shortages are leaving new homes unfinished and businesses in crisis [5 minute read]
While reporting mainly on the effect of supply chain shortages in construction and their effect on smaller developers and home improvements, the overall message is similar to that explored at our recent Senior Leadership Forum.

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The Times – What is Build to Rent and How Does it Work? [5 minute read]
The Times explores what BTR is, following a number of recent high profile new entrants to the sector.

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Business Live (Leicester Mercury) – Work underway on £20m of build to rent family housing in Leicester’s Waterside Regeneration Area [4 minute read]
NewTown Living is constructing 51 houses and 25 apartments in the Leicester’s Waterside Regeneration Area.

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The Times – Former chancellor Philip Hammond is back in business… with social housing firm [4 minute read]
Lord Hammond and Sir Lynton Crosby have set up Municipal Partners to acquire, refurbish and lease residential property to local authorities.

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UK Government – Indicative timeline for transition relating to the Building Safety Bill [5 minute read]
To provide Parliament with more information about the schedule for introduction of the new building safety regime being brought forward by the Building Safety Bill, the Government has produced an indicative timeline for when proposals will come on stream. A timeline and plan are available at the below web address. The Bill was introduced in July 2021 and is expected to receive Royal Assent within 9-12 months.

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Building Design – Leeds Approves Simpson Haugh’s build-to-rent towers [3 minute read]

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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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10 Lessons Learned During the Pandemic [12 minute read]

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UKAA JOBS BOARD
Advertise active roles you are seeking to fill in the areas of Build To Rent.

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