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Alternative Residential Update

Expecting a large audience at The Alternative Residential Event. Panel includes some of the most respected figures in the sectors and crucially the Investors themselves.

Alternative Residential Property

The 2018 Alternative Residential Property Conference has now launched, expect some key discussions and vital information on the market going forward

Alternative Resi 2018

Superb panel taking shape at the Alternative Residential Event on 26th September. Likely to be a very popular event #LD Events #AlternativeResi


The conference takes place on Wednesday 26th September 2018 at The De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden

With huge interest in these markets, the 2nd Annual Alternative Residential Property Conference takes place on 26th September. Our events covering Alternatives - Student Housing, Co-Living, Retirement Living and Build to Rent, attracted an audience of over 1300 delegates last year, and due to this huge interest we will be looking in more detail at the ‘Alternative Residential’ Sector in the UK & Europe.

This will feature many of the sector leaders in these markets, plus leading investors and advisors. We will look at Student Housing, Retirement Living, Build to Rent and Grad Housing/Co Living. We will also look at what might come next, in terms of alternative property and what links them - in terms of investment, management and operation

The purpose of the day will be to discuss the future of these ‘alternative’ sectors, understand why they have seen such investment growth, and learn where they are going in the future. We expect the day to sell out like our other Conferences and there will be a lot of interesting discussions, including the similarities and differences between these particular sectors and how they work together.

This event is likely to sell out quickly so please book early to guarantee your place.

To see who attends our Conferences on Alternative Residential please click here


Conference Timetable


Chairmans Welcome & Housekeeping
Philip Hillman, Chairman - Alternatives, JLL

Understanding the Alternative Residential Markets - where do these fit in with Residential, Commercial and other property asset classes?
How have these asset classes grown in the last 5-10 years and where will they be in another ten years time?
Which Alternative Residential Assets are growing fastest?
How are Student Housing, Micro Living, PRS and Retirement living now performing?

How is are the Hotels & Serviced Apartment Sectors performing and where do these fit in with the ‘Alternative Residential’ Asset classes?
Grainne Gilmore, Head of Residential Research, Knight Frank



Is Student Housing now a truly Global Market?

How do the UK, European and International Markets now fit together?

What are the key deals in the current market and who are the main players in the UK, Europe and beyond?

Philip Hillman, Chairman - Alternatives, JLL


Panel Session on Student Housing

How can we build a Student Housing Operation of scale both domestically & Internationally?

Where are the opportunity areas in the UK, Europe & Globally?

Where do we see the similarities between Student Housing & PRS operations and are we seeing them merging together?

Which parts of the UK market are the key opportunity areas moving forward?

Where are the opportunity areas in Europe & Internationally?

What are the lessons from Mainland Europe when it comes to rental models, and the links between Student Housing, the Private Rented Sector & Micro Living?

Brian Welsh, CEO, The Nido Collection

Conal Newland, Director, Student Accommodation, Savills Australia and New Zealand

Sam Ball, Partner, Fusion Students

Troy Tomasik, Managing Director, Greystar

Philip Hillman, Chairman - Alternatives, JLL (Chair) 



Understanding who is doing what in the UK Private Rented Sector

Who are the big players & are we seeing strong brands now being established in the UK?

How will the market grow over the next 5 – 10 years and where are the big growth areas?

Graduating from Student Housing to Co Living Models – why is this an opportunity market?

Does it really have sufficient scale in the UK & Europe?

Defining what Co Living, Shared Living and Micro Living really are

What is happening in Mainland Europe & how are Student Housing, Co Living and Build to Rent linked?

Who are the consumers & what can the UK learn from this?

James Kingdom, Head of Alternatives Research, JLL



Questions for James


Coffee & Networking Opportunities



Understanding the Micro Living, Grad Living & Co Living markets – what are they and where do they fit with Student Housing and Build to Rent?

Is this the next opportunity market for those involved with Student Housing?

How does Europe interpret the similarities between Student Housing and the Co Living/Grad Living Markets and what is needed for this to establish itself in the UK?
How is the product evolving to fit modern lifestyles and is flexibility with communal space what tenants really want?

How important is Technology to the whole evolution of the market?

What kind of innovations are we seeing and what can we expect going forward?

What are the rental aspirations of the operators involved in the micro living & collective living markets?

Why is innovation and communal living now such an attractive proposition?

How does the Co Living market work as an investment proposition?

How do we think this sector will expand and what are the key elements to the future of this market?

Jill Ju, Investment Director, The Collective

Bruno Haid, Founder and Chief Executive, Roam

Charlie MacGregor, Founder & Chief Executive, The Student Hotel



The Alternative Residential Investor Panel Session

Understanding what is driving Investor interest in Student Housing, Retirement Living and the Private Rented Sector.

Which sectors are investors most interested in and why?

Where do investors see the most growth in the short, medium and long term?

Are investors now more interested in these Alternative Sectors than the traditional property investment markets?

Where do investors see links between Student Housing, the Private Rented Sector & even Retirement Living?

Where are the big opportunity areas geographically?

Is the goal a Europe-wide, mixed asset portfolio?

What do investors think of the ‘Co-Living’ concept?
Is this it’s own asset class or merely a small niche?
Richard Jackson, Managing Director, Apache Capital

Paul Tebbit, Managing Director, BlackRock

Charles Ferguson Davie, Chief Investment Officer, Moorfield

Andrew Screen, Managing Director, TradeRisks

Philip Hillman, Chairman - Alternatives, JLL (Chair)



How the way we live is changing – what will Future Cities look like?

What is the impact of Proptech and Technology in General & What is a Smart City?

How will we live in ten or twenty years - what cities will look like, how will we get around and work?

How might we live and what impact might the sharing economy have on Residential Property?

What technology will come and dramatically alter the way we live our lives?

Where do the UK & Europe fit internationally when it comes to adopting this technology?

James Dearsley, Founder, The Digital Marketing Bureau



Questions for James



Networking Lunch Session



Looking at Construction & Design in Build to Rent & Student Housing

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – what have we learnt about designing & building these products?

From these lessons, what are the key factors to futureproof a development in these markets?

Where do modern construction methods & Off-Site Construction fit in?

What other innovations should we be looking for?

Nick Riley, Director, Whittam Cox Architects



Designing for Retirement Living – how can we evolve these models?

How can we design bold and futureproofed Retirement Living Buildings & Communities?

How are innovation and technology infiltrating design and delivery in this market?

Julia Park, Levitt Bernstein



Questions for Nick & Julia



Panel session on the evolution of the PRS market

What is the future of the Private Rented Sector in the medium and long term?

What is capacity for growth?

What are the comparisons and how do the yields compare?

How can we value Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector Assets accurately?

How do we solve the scarcity of data in this sector and what is needed for investor confidence?

How does this market work as an investment model and where does it fit in the overall picture?

Understanding the Management Operation with Student & PRS and the similarities and differences - how are these evolving and what are the key factors?

Is flexibility, service and style now more important than price point?

Who is the real target market?

How is the Student Housing Sector influencing the PRS Market?

Jonathan Ivory, Managing Director, Atlas Residential

Alexandra Notay, Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director, PfP Capital

John Kenny, Chief Operating Officer, Grainger

Paul Winstanley, Partner, Allsop

Philip Hillman, Chairman - Alternatives, JLL (Chair)



Understanding the Future Investment Prospects for Retirement Living Products

Understanding Retirement Housing, Assisted Living, Retirement Living Villages, Extra Care and Care Homes and what they mean

Where does each fit and where are the big opportunities for investors in these markets?

Have perceived investment and reputational risks now been overcome and where are we with relevant legislation?

How might the market evolve over the next ten years?

Michael Voges, Executive Director, ARCO



The Retirement Housing Market – Understanding who the consumers are & what they are looking for

How is the Retirement Living market evolving & where is the big investment opportunity?

Understanding the high end market, the middle market, and the more affordable market – what is available and how can the sector deliver for these markets?

What do older people now expect in terms of service and facilities?

Where is the real opportunity going forward and how do we expect the Retirement Living market to evolve?
What kind of overall operation will be key in the future?

Paul Morgan, Managing Director, Audley Retirement



The Future of a Private Rented & Build to Rent Model in the Retirement Living Sector

Why does Build to Rent work well for Retirement Living?
How does this work as an investment proposition and how much growth is expected in this market in the longer term?

Honor Barratt, Managing Director, Birchgrove Retirement 


Questions for Michael, Paul & Honor


Understanding where the Hotel & Serviced Apartment Markets fit

How are they performing as asset classes and what is the investor view on these markets?
How does the Hotel sector interact with the Serviced apartment market?
How is the Serviced Apartment Sector performing and what is potential growth in this market?

What is the effect of Air BNB & other disruptor type models on the overall Hotel & Serviced Apartment Market & what is their future?

How is the market segmented and where do the budget hotel chains fit in?

Where are the big opportunities in the Hotels & Serviced Apartment sectors as a whole?

Ben White, Director, CBRE Hotels


4.20pm - Close and Networking Drinks Session for Speakers and Attendees 



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This event is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit 

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