Read what our members have to say about the UKAA.
Dave, Leena, Emma, I wanted to drop you all a separate note to say thank you very much for your excellent organisation of the discussion forum this morning. It really was useful for us. I’m looking forward to continuing with this wonderful working relationship and promoting the research piece and other projects with you.
We are a US based technology company and we recently expanded to the UK. David Butler and the UKAA have been tremendous resources in helping us understand the UK build to rent market-- where the market is today and where it will be going in the coming years. The UKAA has fostered connections with a wide range of investors, operators, suppliers, and other stakeholders in the build to rent market. Our membership in the UKAA has been foundational to our expansion to the UK. We look forward to participating in the UKAA as the build to rent market continues to grow.
The Private Rented Sector is being shaken up by the emergence of Build To Rent. And a good thing too! Central to the development of a coherent, collaborative approach to redefining renting has been the UKAA. Developers, operational managers, consultants, architects, PropTech innovators and third party suppliers now have a body that can be relied upon to promote the interests of Build To Rent and draw together stake-holders in an open and positive way. At Hoamzy, we have been impressed with the quality of the events and round-tables and with the knowledge bank that the UKAA provides. For us it’s be an extremely rewarding membership.
The UKAA as a trade body dedicated to the Build To Rent industry has been breath of fresh air. It has brought together the main organisations involved in Build To Rent; has fostered co-operation, established best practice, and formulated policy responses.
We’re extremely excited to see the growth in UKAA membership as the organisation continues to champion knowledge sharing and the vision of best practice for Build To Rent. At Yardi we share like-minded values and are extremely pleased to support the UKAA in their endeavours in what is one of the fastest growing, most exciting asset classes in real estate today. Being able to offer advice, industry research and share knowledge to create opportunities is critical to help drive the improvement of standards, particularly for resident service. At Yardi, we are similarly committed and are proud of our role as a founding sponsor and continue to look forward to work with all members of the UKAA for the benefit of the industry and its customers.
I am passionate to see the UKAA flourish as the Build To Rent sector takes off, we need a body that is dedicated to advancing the sector and all the players within. The collaboration between members has been fantastic, along with events and I am looking forward to the annual trade shows going form strength to strength. At the inaugural one, we met dozens of suppliers and contacts with a fairly substantial deal agreed with one and a handful of trials and proof of concepts in place with others.
I have found membership of the UKAA very useful, mostly because of the regular roundtables which are topical and interesting – we have hosted and presented two of these and have found the forum of a roundtable extremely beneficial to discuss current issues facing the Build To Rent sector. There is no better way to understand the challenges we are facing than discussing them in this forum.
The UKAA has been the catalyst that has brought together many like-minded developers and operators who are passionate about ‘Build To Rent’, so that they are able to share experiences, ideas and trends whether from a practical operational point of view or more importantly from a service offerings to our customers.
The UKAA provide first class events and market intelligence allowing LOFT to stay at the forefront of the Build To Rent sector. With a newly launched dedicated Build To Rent brand, IIO IIO Living, the UKAA have provided us with both support and guidance allowing us to deliver an exciting new brand to the fast pace residential sector.
I found the US-style conference both enlightening and enjoyable. Evidently we have much to learn from the US when it comes to the rapidly evolving private rental sector here in the UK.
In this emerging institutional asset class, access to market data and research is critical in assembling an investment case. At Hermes, we are engaging with numerous end investors and advisors, ad whilst the investment thesis for Build To Rent is a strong one for many, they are reluctant to commit without the data infrastructure which they would find in more established institutional markets. Having approached the UKAA for some important research from the U.S., not only was the response positive, the information was provided within a matter of hours. It allowed us to respond to the investor query quickly and concisely.
I welcome the UKAA as a body that can help build the capabilities of the Build To Rent sector in this country, bringing together the needs of private renters wth the institutional capital that wants to invest in meeting their demands