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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 2020 Alternative Residential Property Conference has now launched, expect some key discussions and vital information on the market going forward

Alternative Resi 2020

Superb panel taking shape at the Alternative Residential Event on 30th September. Likely to be a very popular event #LD Events #AlternativeResi


The conference takes place on Wednesday 30th September 2020 at The De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden

This year is clearly unprecedented for many reasons, and Global Property markets have seen fundamental changes, some of which may last forever, as the way people work and live has evolved. As some traditional property assets face an uncertain future, there is huge investor interest in the 'Alternative Living' 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. 

The 4th Annual Alternative Residential Property Conference takes place on 30th September and the event itself will obviously look a little different, with social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures in place, plus a reduced capacity for the safety of our delegates and staff. We will be closely following Government advice and guidance. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend remotely should they prefer, but still have access to all sessions, interactivity, and networking with the entire audience. You can read more on our Coronavirus policy by clicking here

Our events covering Alternatives - Student Housing, Co-Living, Retirement Living and Build to Rent, attracted an audience of over 2000 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, even before Covid. The day 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, plus looking at the growth potential for each, particuarly in light of Coronavirus.

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


9.30am – Morning Session: includes networking coffee break

Welcome & Housekeeping from our Chair
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 & Retirement living now performing?
Why have we seen such rapid growth in investment in these ‘Alternative Residential’ asset classes?
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?
Is Co-Living a sector in it’s own right, how small is the niche and what do investors make of it?
The Evolution of the European Student Housing Market
How has it Grown and how have the various markets matured?
Where is the future growth and which markets are now the most mature?
Panel Session on Student Housing
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?
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?
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?
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?
Understanding how the Build to Rent & Co Living Sectors work together – where do they now fit in with the overall housing & property investment markets?
Where does Co-Living fit in with PRS?
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?
What is it that we really need to deliver and how can it be done?
Where is the Future balance between Build for Sale and Build for Rent?
Panel Session - What is Co-Living & what is the potential for the model – hear from those leading the way in the fledgling sector
Is Co-Living just a small niche or Build to Rent?
How does the Co-Living market really differentiate itself?
What technology is vital to the growth of this sector?
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?

1.15pm – Networking Lunch Session

2.15pm – Afternoon Conference Session

Panel session on the evolution of the PRS & Build to Rent 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?
What is the relationship between the UK Build to Rent Market and the US Multifamily market and what are the key similarities and differences?
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?
Looking at evolving Modern Methods of Construction – what is being used in the Alternative Sectors? How can we deliver efficient, low carbon, high tech schemes faster and more economically using these methods?
What are the preferred construction methods for these sectors and why are they ideal for construction innovation?
What is the future for Off Site Construction and what is now being delivered?
What is the reality, both in the present and the future, for speed of delivery & cost, relative to more traditional methods?
What are the various methods available and how do they work?
Where are we with technology in the process and where does 3D printing fit in?
Understanding how Retirement Living products and design have evolved and how this now links to Build to Rent.
How is the Retirement Living Sector embracing Modern Methods of Construction?
What are the realities of MMC & manufacturing components in a factory then assembling on site?
What have we learnt so far about the practicalities?
Where might this fit when compared to traditional methods of construction in 5-10 years time?
The Retirement Housing Market – 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?
Retirement Living – How is the product & operation Evolving?
Understanding the high end of the market – how large is this and what is on offer?
Is the middle market product the real opportunity area and what needs to be delivered?
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?
Why does Retirement for Rent make so much sense?
Close of Conference
Followed by the 2020 European Alternative Residential 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