'LIVING WITH BUILD TO RENT'
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE - THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018 - EDINBURGH
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE - THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018 - EDINBURGH
The Build to Rent Forum Scotland is organised by Movers & Shakers and supported by Scottish Futures Trust, Homes for Scotland and The Scottish Property Federation. This is an established, authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public-sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas.
Movers and Shakers also organises the www.buildtorentforum.co.uk and real estate networking events and conferences around the UK.
“Build to Rent Forum Scotland 2018 – Living with Build to Rent”
Building on the conferences in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the ongoing progress in the market, this year’s theme “Living with Build to Rent”, reflects the fact the BTR buildings are now being occupied, schemes are being built and the development pipeline is growing.
We will explore what is happening on the ground, what is in the pipeline and what challenges remain in terms of developing BTR on scale and delivering products that meet the needs of the Customer. There will be a focus on the ‘Renter’ to understand their drivers and agenda, picking up on the experiences and lessons learned by seasoned operators.
We will have presentations from leading BTR Developer Operators on the schemes they are building, and we will consider whether BTR can deliver ‘Family Housing’ with presentations form two key players in this arena.
There will be plenty of opportunities to interact, to challenge, to ask questions and learn from leaders from both Public & Private sectors.
This Conference will appeal to key players in Public and Private Sectors involved in Build to Rent in Scotland:
A one-day event that will deliver value on multiple levels:
Movers & Shakers
David started his career in Construction and Property. In 1990 he jointly founded and was a Joint Managing Director of the Salisbury Consulting Group; he sold his interest in 1995. In 1996 he formed Business Vantage, a business and research consultancy which specialises in property and construction and advises major UK plc’s.
David is the Founder Director and Chairman of Movers & Shakers formed in 1996 the UK’s most successful and popular networking forum.
He is also a Founder Director and shareholder of Stonemartin plc, an AIM listed serviced office business; founded in 1999.
David is Founder Director and shareholder of ResourceFull Ltd formerly Nice4Work Ltd
Real Estate Partner
Tracey has over twenty years’ experience across a full range of real estate disciplines and is also head of Brodies’ Housebuilding group. Brodies’ real estate practice comprises 26 partners, and over 100 lawyers who focus purely on the real estate investment and development market in Scotland. Tracey specialises in commercial and residential land acquisition and development work, with particular focus on development construction and funding. Tracey’s clients include Bancon Group, Mactaggart & Mickel, Andrew’s Homes and Knight Property Group and she has been involved in substantial strategic land and developments across Scotland. She is regularly sought out by house builders and landowners to negotiate and implement complex option arrangements and promotion agreements.
Tracey is listed in the Legal 500 independent legal directory as a lawyer who is commended for her “ability to mix a strong commercial thrust with pragmatism and the personal skills needed to do property deals” and displaying “excellent awareness of the market”. She has proved herself popular with clients for her ability to focus on and explain key issues.
Thomas founded Citylets in 1999 shortly after University as one of the
Whiteburn Projects Ltd
An MRICS qualified Quantity Surveyor, Eve has a wealth of experience managing the delivery of a variety of projects in the UK and Dubai.
Eve has spent over 15 years working in residential development for both PLC’s and Strategic Land Developers.
Eve is the Director responsible for the expansion and delivery of our residential businesses, from inception to handover to owners/tenants.
Eve sits on the Scottish Property Federation’s consultation panel on PRS/Build to Rent investment and delivery, and is also a Board member of Hillcrest Housing Association, which specialises in social rent and large-scale housing management in Scotland.
Executive Deputy Chairman
Rick de Blaby is Executive Deputy Chairman of Get Living, the UK’s leading owner operator of private rental homes, with 6,000 homes under management or in the pipeline across the UK, including sites in London, Glasgow and Leeds.
Managing 1,439 homes at East Village E20, the former London 2012 Athlete’s Village, the company has developed a revolutionary model for rental housing. Get Living is the only landlord that doesn’t charge fees, does not require a security deposit and offers longer three year tenancies, with a resident-only break clause, to give security combined with flexibility. Within tenancies, annual rent increases are set at CPI. From first viewing and throughout a resident’s stay, Get Living is responsive, flexible and attentive.
Rick has over 37 years’ experience in development and investment in both the residential and commercial sectors and has a particular interest in regeneration and design. Rick is also Non-Executive Chairman of Miller Developments, Non-Executive Director of Altitude Real Estate, Non-Executive Direction of Curo Housing Association and Chairman of the Kinetic Foundation Charity. Prior to Get Living, Rick was CEO of United House Group and prior to that, CEO of MEPC.
Rettie & Co
Matthew graduated from Oxford University and began his career with Morgan Stanley, working in international finance in London. Matthew then established his own consultancy business focused on the structuring and planning of high quality residential and leisure projects before joining Rettie & Co in 1998 where he has overseen the expansion in Land and Development, New Homes and Research teams. More recently, he has been working closely with the Scottish Government and regeneration agencies south of the border to look at new ways of stimulating house building and delivering mixed tenure affordable housing in this low grant environment. Matthew developed much of the thinking behind the National Housing Trust initiative and has been developing parallel private sector led initiatives. Matthew is also Chair of Ectopharma Ltd; and on the board of Springfield Homes, the Edinburgh Arts Festival and Project Scotland, the volunteering charity, as well as being a member of the Advisory Board of Kleinwort Benson Private Bank.
Head of Project Finance
Scottish Futures Trust
Andrew spent seven years working for a small merchant bank as a financial adviser and investor in infrastructure projects. Since 2009 he has worked for Scottish Futures Trust where he has had responsibility for sourcing and negotiating financing across several workstreams – especially the hub programme, the NPD programme and housing activities. On the latter, he was heavily involved in the set up of the LAR Housing Trust (a new charitable organisation for mid-market housing) and has been supporting Scottish Government’s efforts to promote the build to rent sector.
Iain Murray MD of LIV Consult comes with a Facilities Management and Lifecycle pedigree unrivalled in the market. Initially studying architecture Iain entered the FM industry in 1991 and in his time he has covered every aspect including holding the office of Chair of the professional body for FM in the UK the British Institute of Facilities Management and Deputy Chair of Global FM the international professional body. Iain spent time in the healthcare market with Highfield Group investing £39m through building and operating 68 healthcare facilities across the UK before joining Gardiner & Theobald to start GTFM. Gardiner & Theobald Facilities Management led the PFI market delivering over £8bn of FM and Lifecycle advice covering Schools, Hospitals, HSE HQ, MOD HQ, HMT HQ and the Cabinet Office. Iain entered private practice in 2005 and has been consulting on FM & Lifecycle through his own vehicle Principle Consulting since. In 2014 he spent a year inside Criterion Capital delivering their Miflats branded PRS operating vehicle, FM operating model and Lifecycle, including working with Macquarie Bank on funding for the 5000 PRS unit pipeline (Criterion re-financed their portfolio for £1bn in 2015). Iain is already recognised and respected in the PRS sector as an innovator and leader and has spoken for London First and Movers & Shakers at the PRS Forum in Edinburgh and London. Iain is developing LIV Consult into the leading FM and Lifecycle consultancy in PRS and he well on the way to achieving this already. Current commissions include the FM & Lifecycle advise to Lendlease, Moda Living, Scarborough Group and several significant Investors in the sector including M&G Real Estate.
Dowbrae Property Consultancy
Robin has been at the forefront of the Build-to-Rent market in Scotland since 2012 when he introduced the concept at Grosvenor’s Springside development at Fountainbridge in Edinburgh. Following a trip to the USA in early 2013 to better understand their equivalent market, Robin returned with an energy and enthusiasm for the sector which saw him lead a successful planning consent for a mixed use project anchored by 400+ build-to-rent units at Springside. He has also been instrumental in raising the profile of Build to Rent in Scotland, both in terms of introducing the concept to the industry, but also in the political arena around planning, promotion of the sector and tenancy reform.
Following the successful sale of the Springside site to Moda Living in early 2017, Robin set up Dowbrae Property Consultancy and splits his time between leading the development of the £250m mixed-use scheme, The Haymarket Edinburgh, and consulting on Build to Rent.