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Alternative Residential Update

Expecting a sell out 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 2021 Alternative Residential Property Conference has now launched, expect some key discussions and vital information on the market going forward

Alternative Resi 2021

Superb panel taking shape at the Alternative Residential Event in 2021. Likely to be a very popular event #LD Events #AlternativeResi


The conference takes place in 2021 at Cavendish Conference Centre in London 

As some traditional property assets face an uncertain future, there is huge investor interest in the 'Alternatives' Property markets - in particular, Student Housing, Retirement Living, Co-Living and Build to Rent. These forms of operational real estate are backed up in the long term by more certainty of demand and growth, and as we emerge for the Coronavirus crisis, they are now even greater opportunity areas than before. As well as this, there are other emerging property sectors attracting strong interest, including logistics, data centres and serviced offices, amongst others.

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 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 due to our more limited capacity, so please book early to guarantee your place.

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


Conference Timetable


Welcome & Housekeeping from our Chair
Philip Hillman, Chairman – Living Capital Markets, JLL


Understanding the Alternative Residential Markets - where do these fit in with Residential, Commercial and other property asset classes? To what extent has Covid boosted interest?
How are Student Housing, Micro Living, Single Family Housing & Retirement living now performing?
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?
Lawrence Bowles, Residential Research, Savills
Why have we seen such rapid growth in investment in these ‘Alternative Residential’ asset classes?
Where is the capital coming from and is it redeploying for other commercial asset classes to Resi Alternatives? How has investor sentiment been adjusted by covid?
Where is the overall investment in these asset classes coming from?
Where are Investors looking and which sectors are the priority?
Where are we with Institutional Investment, Private Equity & Senior Debt?
What is happening with the Capital Markets and where is the money coming from?
How are investments being structured?
Joe Guilfoyle, Head of Corporate Finance, Savills
Questions for Lawrence & Joe
The Evolution of the UK & European Student Housing Markets
How has it Grown and how have the various markets matured?
What have been the impacts of Covid and how will demand be affected in the short term and the long term? Will we still see growth in international students?
Where is the future growth and which markets are now the most mature?
How can we build a Student Housing Operation of scale?
Where are the opportunity areas in the UK & Europe?
Where are the new emerging markets across Europe?
Which parts of the UK market are the key opportunity areas moving forward?
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?
Oliver Cummings, Vice President, WP Carey European Student Housing Fund
Brian Welsh, Head of Student, Round Hill Capital

Samuel Vetrak, CEO, Bonard
Sarah Jones, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Philip Hillman, Chairman - Living, JLL (chair)

Coffee & Networking Opportunities
The Alternative Residential Investor Panel Session
Understanding what is driving Investor interest in Student Housing, Retirement Living and the Private Rented Sector.
How has investment been affected by Covid and just how important is ESG?
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 other alternative asset markets are of growing interest to investors and where do logistics, data centres and other emerging asset classes fit for example?
Paul Bashir, CEO, Harrison Street Europe
Paul Tebbit, Managing Director, BlackRock
Kirk Lindstrom, Chief Investment Officer, Round Hill Capital
Philip Hillman, Chairman - Living, JLL (chair)

Retirement Living – How is the product & operation Evolving?
How do we provide a product that is attractive and affordable?
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 market to evolve?
What kind of overall operation will be key in the future?
Have perceived investment and reputational risks now been overcome and where are we with Event Fees?
How might the market evolve over the next ten years?
What is the future of Intergenerational Living
What are the potential benefits of this model and how can it be scaled?
Retirement Rental Models – How are these evolving?
Understanding who the consumers are
What are consumers looking for and where are the development & Investment Opportunities?
Understanding those who are downsizing and looking to release equity from their current properties
Who is in the market and how large is it?
How do luxury, middle market and rental models all fit together in the overall market?
Where is this market split heading?
Julia Ashley, Chief Executive, C&C
Henry Lumby, Managing Director, Amicala
Alison Nunez, Director of Multi Tenure, McCarthy Stone
Michael Voges, Chief Executive, ARCO (intro presentation)
Philip Hillman, Chairman - Living, JLL (chair)


Networking Lunch Session


Understanding Urban Rental Living Models
Where does Co-Living fit in with the wider Build to Rent Market and what is the target market?
How will the market grow over the next 5 – 10 years and where are the big growth areas?
How important is the brand, the facilities and the management of such properties?
What is it that we really need to deliver and how can it be done?
How does the Co-Living market really differentiate itself?
What is the potential for the market & how to investors react to it?
How do we work with the planning challenges when building Co-Living?
What are the differences between the model internationally?
What are the key factors for tenants in this kind of property?
How can we make Co-Living an affordable, convenient & mainstream housing option?
Is Co Living and Build to Rent a logical extension of the Student Housing market?
Adina David, Director – Urban Living, Greystar
Brad Hargreaves, Founder & CEO, Common
Sarah Christie, Co-Founder, Balance Out Living
Philip Hillman, Chairman - Living, JLL (chair)
Panel session on the evolution of the PRS & Build to Rent market for Suburban Build to Rent and Single Family Housing
What is the future of this sector in the medium and long term & what is the capacity for growth?
How does this market work as an investment model and where does it fit in the overall picture?
Who is the real target market and what kind of locations are price points is the sector looking for?
Who are the customers and what are their particular needs?
Do we expect the UK to catch up with Continental Europe when it comes to rental properties for families?
How can we value Build to Rent & Private Rented Sector Assets accurately and what kind of yields can be expected?
How do we solve the scarcity of data in this sector and what is needed for investor confidence?
David Reid, Managing Director – Suburban Build to Rent, L&G
Jonathon Ivory, Managing Director – Single Family Housing, Packaged Living
Sue-Lin Heng, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
Philip Hillman, Chairman - Living, JLL (chair)

Understanding the growth potential of distribution centres and logistics hubs
With obvious demand, how will these sectors evolve and become part of the property jigsaw and the makeup of our urban environments?
Kevin Mofid, Head of Logistics & Industrial Research, Savills

Which other emerging 'alternative' property sectors are attracting strong interest and why?
What is the future for self store, data centres and serviced offices and other sectors and where do these fit in with the future of the property investment market as a whole?
How do investors access these markets?
Ollie Saunders, Head of UK Commercial Valuation & Alternatives, JLL

Questions for Kevin & Ollie

Close of Conference followed by the Alternative Property Drinks Reception


To see who attends this event: click here

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

To learn how to book a place, please click here