BREAKOUT STREAM 3: DMR – Best Practice in Affordable BTR Homes

UKAA DMR Survey 2021 – aims and initial findings.

Presented by James Pargeter, GAA

Panel:  Tom Hatch ,Quod, Alix Green, DS2 and Dan Batterton, LGIM Real Assets


 James Pargeter, GAA – James has over 20 years of residential sector experience, with a focus on purpose-designed rent and Build to Rent (BTR) since 2012. He is a recognised advocate for the sector with extensive delivery experience, and understands the range of priorities for investors, owners, residents, local communities and policymakers in delivering successful long-term rental led developments. Before joining GAA, James was a Senior Director at Greystar – leading their engagement as BTR policy was emerging with UK central and local government, and with key project stakeholders. Previously, he led the Residential Projects team at Deloitte Real Estate for over 12 years. James sits on the Government’s BTR Joint Committee (MHCLG), the BPF’s BTR Committee, UKAA’s Policy Committee, and the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) UK Residential Council. He is a regular speaker and commentator on BTR, wider housing issues and modular construction, and contributed to the ULI’s ‘Build to Rent: Best Practice Guide’.



Dan Batterton, LGIM Real Assets – Dan Batterton is Head of Build to Rent at LGIM Real Assets. Launching the strategy in 2016 the portfolio has grown to over £2bn and over 6,000 apartments in planning, development or operation spread across the UK. Dan has over 20 years’ experience in the property sector and his exceptional understanding of portfolio strategy have been utilised to design L&G’s long-term acquisition, development, sustainability and operational strategy for the BTR sector. He leads the specialist BTR team at L&G that is delivering 1,500 new BTR homes per year. Joining Legal & General in February 2007 as Business Development Manager, Dan’s responsibility was to create new fund ideas and identify investment strategy opportunities. Previously Dan was an Associate Director at IPD Ltd where he was responsible for the UK portfolio analysis service to a collection of major institutions. He spent 9 years at IPD analysing drivers of historic fund performance and discussing strategies that will influence future returns.


Tom Hatch, Quod


Alix Green, DS2