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UKAA News Buzz 27/10/2020 – Welcome StarRez as a Key Partner


Hello UKAA members,

We hope that you've made the most of October's pumpkin patches and apple bobbing as now the countdown to Christmas is officially on! Thankfully Santa has had social distancing figured out way ahead of the rest of us, and after the year we've all had, I'm sure we've all secured ourselves a place on the 'Nice list'!

We want to introduce you to StarRez, a market leader in Residential Management Solutions, historically specializing in the Student sector, but increasingly across other private rental sector schemes, including BTR, Co-living, Multi-family, and Staff Housing. StarRez partners with Universities and Property Managers providing solutions to manage the resident experience, occupancy, revenue, bookings/allocations, property management, community engagement/support, and more.

StarRez currently manages over 2 million residents globally, serving more than 800 customers worldwide, including IQ Student Accommodation, Nido Collection, Hines, Collegiate, Dwell, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham, and many more.

Founded in 1992, StarRez has 180+ team members globally. We have been developing, delivering, and supporting software solutions for more than 28 years.

We are excited to partner with the UKAA and its members and very much look forward to networking and working collaboratively with you all.


The StarRez team

Introducing this week's UKAA News Buzz sponsor:
PortalX: Residential Housing Management Software

StarRez’s PortalX solution helps provide an excellent resident experience at the best of times, but it can prove crucial in an emergency.

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Streamlining residential health & safety

Social distancing, quarantine, deep cleaning, contact tracing, contactless operations. Sound familiar? It's all possible, and we have some insights on how.

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UKAA news…

3 DAYS REMAINING FOR NOMINATIONS! The BTR Awards – Recognise your BTR staff 

Recognize your staff who have been your heroes through the pandemic! We're looking for your people and teams who went above and beyond. Join us on Thursday 19th November for our  Awards afternoon at the Festival of BTR

Nominate and find out more here >>

2020 HomeViews Awards – Thursday 19th November – Awards afternoon at the Festival of BTR

Despite the new and significant challenges 2020 has brought, HomeViews reviews reveal how BTR operators have gone above and beyond to ensure that their residents are well looked after. 


Join us at The UKAA Festival of Build To Rent
Monday 16th – Friday 20th November 2020

It's big, it's different – your most valuable on-line experience of 2020.

Tim  Heatley confirmed as headline speaker, full schedule released – more than 60 sessions, Junior tickets, Wellness breaks, Expert Networking, Beer Festival, Cocktail Party and so much more! 

Book tickets now >>
Extra group booking discounts available – email us and save up to 30%>>

View agenda>>

View exhibitors >>

BTR Hub Launch by UKAA, BPF & CREFC – One stop shop for information on BTR 
Visit the Hub >>

Watch the launch >>

UKAA Webinar Review: Living in the Next Normal; how did residents experience their homes during lockdown & what will they look for next time? Watch the webinar presented by Silk Road, Optim & Touchstone

Watch webinar >>

UKAA Webinar Review: The only thing your tech stack is missing… is the real estate. Presented by: SmartRent

Read LMRE's write-up  >>

Contact us if you would like to present a webinar to fellow members.

Senior Leadership Forum: Wednesday 4th November @ 11am

 Suppliers Forum: Tuesday 10th November @ 2pm

Request to join >>

Member news:

Jonathon Ivory joins Packaged Living to launch Single Family Rental platform


Greystar and WeWork founder invest in Hello Alfred to reinvent real estate


HPS present seminar for IRPM on Cleaning in a Covid world

Read about it here >>

 CBRE report strong BTR bounceback – £1.4bn invested in Q3

Read more and download report >>

Join new UKAA member RentProfile on Tuesday 3rd November at 11am: Discover how to complete new tenancies in 20 minutes

Register to join >>

Industry news…

Investec prove £36m debt facility tor final stage of Mast Quay in Woolwich


John Lewis to enter BTR – 20 sites identified. JLP furniture and Waitrose food for residents. 


Realstar's Ryan Prince on the BTR development process


Building People – addressing Diversity in property by creating connections. Now crowdfunding to reach every sector. 

Help with crowdfunding >>

Propmodo on Property Managers rethinking their technology during the pandemic and beyond


BisNow Senior Living Extravaganza on 12th November. UKAA members receive 50% off: 

50% discount code for UKAA members: SeniorLiving2050 

BisNow Workspace Demands Digital Summit On 26th November. UKAA members receive 50% off: 

50% discount code for UKAA members: WorkspaceDemands2050 


Urban Living lite – bespoke events for urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living.


NAA news…

Download UNITS Magazine 
October 2020 Issue 

NAA’s CEO Bob Pinneagr on US Eviction Moratorium


Apartment Advocate: Discussing Rental Housing in the Era of COVID


Industry Insider: When to Replace a Faucet


Hines launches Property Management business (in the US)


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