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Build to Rent: A Best Practice Guide, Edition 2, Launch Conference

March 4, 2016
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London , SW7 2AR United Kingdom
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ULI UK Residential Council to launch Edition 2 of “Build to Rent: A ULI UK Best Practice Guide”

 Friday 4th March 2016 : 08:30 – 13:00

Ondaatje Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society

“The members of the ULI UK Residential Council are proud that the first edition of our Build to Rent Guide is already regarded as a seminal publication for the residential sector – indeed Property Week lauded it as the new ‘Bible’ for our industry! 

Launched in April 2014, when there was still significant market scepticism as to whether the nascent private rented sector in the UK was really going to succeed, it set out the differentiating factors in the design, development and management of purpose-built residential stock for the UK.

In the 2 years since then, we have seen an explosion of interest in Build to Rent projects with serious institutional investment. The BPF have launched their Build to Rent Manifesto, acknowledging it as a new emerging asset class, treading the footsteps of the student housing boom 10 years ago. The government’s PRS Taskforce delivered a series of policy and funding initiatives to support the sector, including a specific Build to Rent Fund and the IPF published an enormously helpful paper on viability. 

We had always hoped that a second Guide might be feasible, when we could move from proving that the Build to Rent concept could work in the UK, to demonstrating true best practice in a UK context. We were all conscious that we had depended on US examples in the first edition, because there simply weren’t any live case studies here. We are delighted that this new edition features, not only 3 brand new chapters and 5 fully revised chapters but also numerous homegrown case studies of real schemes, both purpose-built and retrofitting of existing buildings to be managed in the way that we outlined.

Please join us on Friday 4th March at the Royal Geographical Society to be the first to hear what is in the second edition of Build to Rent: A ULI UK Best Practice Guide. Our chapter leads will outline the new content in their respective chapters and we will also have an expert panel discuss what lies ahead for Build to Rent in the UK.”

Alex Notay, ULI UK Policy Director and Editor of the Build to Rent Guide

Launch attendees will receive a 30% discount on the purchase price of the Guide, if purchased on site or within a week of the event.


ULI Members    £80
Public sector/Young Leaders    £50
Students    £30
Non Members    £135
YL/Public sector/Student Non Members    £90
Special rate for ULI UK Residential Council members    £55

Complimentary registration for Steering Committee members, Working Group members, speakers and sponsors.

Registration for this event is now closed. For waiting list please email europemeetings@ULI.org


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8:30-09:00: Arrivals 

09:00-09:15: Welcome: Richard Meier, ULI UK Residential Council Chair and Partner, Argent LLP

09:15-10:15: Guide Summary by Steering Group Leads

  • Chapter 1: The Opportunity – Paul Winstanley, Residential Valuation Partner, Allsop LLP.
  • Chapter 2: The Customer – Jacqui Daly, Director of Investment Research and Strategy, Savills.
  • Chapter 3: Management – Michela Hancock, Development Director, Greystar Europe Holdings Ltd, ULI UK Residential Council Vice Chair.
  • Chapter 4: Form and Layout – Russell Pedley, Director, Assael Architecture and ULI UK Residential Council Vice Chair.
  • Chapter 5: Sustainability, Engineering and Construction – Eduardo Urinovsky, Partner, Hoare Lea.
  • Chapter 6: Fit-Out Specifications – Todd Lundgren, Executive Director, CallisonRTKL.
  • Chapter 7: Cost and Procurement – Mark Farmer, Founding Director & CEO, Cast Consultancy and ULI UK Residential Council Vice Chair.
  • Chapter 8: Viability and Planning – Chris Wheaton, Director, Quod.

10:15-11:00: Audience Q&A

11:00-11:30: Coffee and Networking

11:30-12:30: Independent Review Board Panel

Moderator: Nick Jopling, Executive Director, Grainger PLC, immediate past chair, ULI UK Residential Council

  • Andrew Stanford, UK Residential Fund Manager, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Geeta Nanda OBE, CEO, Thames Valley Housing Association
  • Wes Fuller, Executive Managing Director, Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC
  • Gerry More, PRS Champion, Homes for Scotland
  • Paul Beardmore, Director of Housing for Manchester City Council

12:30-13:30: Networking Lunch

13:30:             Close




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Please contact Liz Waller for further information on the conference, including sponsorship opportunities.

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