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UKAA News Buzz 12/01/2021 – Does it feel like a new year?


Hello and Happy New Year

Getting back into work last week felt like a real struggle so its great to start this week with news of some genuinely exciting initiatives – full details in the newsletter below.

The PR group has huge potential to raise public understanding of the sector and the Suppliers' Council can improve the way we operate – please do get involved. 

We are proud to be a member of LandAid's  Networks Against Homelessness and, on a different tack to support the UPRN initiative

Evidence of the breadth of the sector's demographics can be found in the Who Lives in BTR in London report. 

Our events programme kicks off again with several forums and we will be announcing our full programme shortly, including our plans to top the Festival of Build To Rent. 

These events and initiatives are only possible because of your support, so a particular thank you to  everyone who has already paid their 2021 membership invoice – cashflow is vital for a small organisation like the UKAA!

Finally, several members have been contacted by email with an offer of the “UKAA mailing list”. We have no evidence to indicate that there has been a data breach of our systems but please do please contact me if you have any concerns. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed. 

Thank you

Dave Butler

Introducing this week's UKAA News Buzz sponsor:
Let's End Youth Homelessness

This year over 100,000 young people will be homeless. Without a safe place to call home, life is impossible. But together we can change this. LandAid is the property industry charity, by providing homes for young people it is working to end youth homelessness in the UK.

Find out more

Young people deserve to dream

Covid-19 has been especially challenging for young homeless people.

Many have struggled with redundancies, social isolation and anxiety. This has not stopped young people looking towards the future, their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

Hear some aspirations of young people LandAid has supported

Announcing the launch of the UKAA PR Group to change the perception of BTR. 

Read the press release >>
Let us know if you would like to join >>

UKAA Suppliers Council – Join us at the launch this Thursday at Noon. 

Find out more >>
Let us know if you would like to join >>

Who Lives in BTR in London. London First, BPF and UKAA launch a key report on sector demographics and resident views.

Read more about the report >>
Sign up to the launch on 3rd February >>

UKAA joins LandAid’s mission to end youth homelessness

Read more about what you can do here >>

UKAA commits support to the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) campaign

Find out more >>

The UKAA Sustainability Summit 2021 – Friday 12th March 2021
One day to cover the key issues that affect your business and your customers. Save the date and let us know if you're interested in taking part or sponsoring this virtual event.

Contact us >>

Add the Summit to your calendar now!

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UKAA Operators Forum: Thursday 14th January at 3pm

UKAA Senior Leadership Forum: Wednesday 27th January at 11am

UKAA Supplier Forum: Tuesday 2nd February at 2pm

Let us know if you would like to join >>

If you missed the launch of RE:Connect last Thursday you can still watch everything that happened on our BTR in the UK channel and 400 more sessions from the event. 

Visit our channel >>

We are in the process of planning our events calendar for 2021. Please let us know if you want to be involved or host any events. Please email any suggestions for events or feedback to info@ukaa.org.uk.

Welcome to New Corporate Members:

Huge storage cabinets in car spaces to generate 50%+ extra revenue. A simple way to extract more value from each car space, whilst providing BTR customers with much-needed extra storage.

Visit website >>

Ellington Capital is a real estate investment management company established on an extensive track record, an innovative approach, state-of-the-art risk management and strong execution capabilities.

Visit website >>

Investec offers international financial solutions to its private, institutional and corporate clients.

PooPrints is the world’s first and largest DNA scheme to help properties effectively manage and reduce on-site dog fouling.

Read welcome note >>

Member news:

Boutique BTR developer, PPP Capital, was a runner up for Best Property Developer 2020


Green light for TfL and Grainger at the Oval. 


Second major Birmingham site for L&G


Allsop win mandate for Vox, Manchester


Lone Star pulls £3bn sale of UK developer Quintain

Moda Living joins FOOTPRINT property and sustainability in Brighton in September 2021


NHBC launch in-depth report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved  


Bis Now: Jan 28th – Creating A Sustainable UK Digital Summit – We have 20 free tickets to give away to UKAA members!

Join event >>
UKAA Members – request free ticket code >>

Raising money for Alzheimer Society – Can you run 50 miles in January to help people living with dementia? Richard Berridge leads the way. 

Find out more >>

Industry news…

Interested in MMC? Looking for a supplier? Interactive provider database launched by Kier & the Supply Chain Sustainability School
Check it out here  >>

48 storey BTR scheme approved for Deritend, Birmingham
Read more  >>

Gatehouse sells £150m BTR portfolio to Goldman Sachs
Read more  >>

NAA news…

Download UNITS Magazine 
January 2021 Issue 

Multifamily Industry Leaders' Top Concerns for 2021

Read more >>

Pandemic Puts a Strain on Affordable Operations

Read more >>

Finally… Rental Assistance

Read more >>

Tech Trendspotting for 2021

Read more >>

Lessons from Single Family: Self-Guided Tours Are Here to Stay

Read more >>

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