DEVELOPING THE BUILD TO RENT SECTOR IN SCOTLAND
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BUILD TO RENT IN SCOTLAND - STILL GAME?

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE - WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2019 - GLASGOW

  • Listen and learn; from Private and Public leaders in the Build to Rent market...

  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections


  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in the Build to Rent market in Scotland



  • Listen and learn; from Private and Public leaders in the Build to Rent market...

  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections


  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in the Build to Rent market in Scotland



WHAT IS THE BUILD TO RENT FORUM SCOTLAND?

The Build to Rent Forum Scotland, now in its 5th year, 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 in Scotland - Still Game?”

Building on the success of the previous four conferences and tangible progress in the market, this year’s theme reflects the fact that in spite of the challenges around planning and funding, BTR in Scotland has made sound progress and the pipeline is growing.

It is fair to say that some Cities and Local Authorities are more readily embracing BTR than others and there are still issues around the perception and fit of BTR in the housing mix.

This year’s BTR Forum will take place in Glasgow, which has been hugely successful in attracting major BTR developers and investors into the city.

The conference will explore what is happening on the ground? How well are policy and planning working? What are the experiences of the major BTR developers in getting schemes off the ground in Scotland? What are the prospects for the region? Are Public, Private Partnerships the route to delivering affordable rented homes? How well does BTR stacks up? We will also be looking at design, mobilisation and technology!

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This Conference will appeal to key players in Public and Private Sectors involved in Build to Rent in Scotland:

  • Organisations and individuals looking at the emerging Build to Rent marketplace, interested in understanding the market, identifying opportunities, making the right connections
  • Investors, Developers, Pension Funds, Banks, Housing Associations, Government & Local Authorities, Surveyors, Property Lawyers, Consultants and Contractors

A one-day event that will deliver value on multiple levels:

  • Be informed; understand the challenges and opportunities in the Build to Rent market
  • Listen and learn; from Private & Public leaders in Build to Rent
  • Gain valuable insights into the market; latest thinking; best practice and emerging models
  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections
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Event Speakers

David Jennings

Chairman

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

Tracey Menzies

Real Estate Partner

Brodies LLP

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.

Matthew Benson

Director

Rettie & Co

Matthew is a Director at Rettie & Co, heading up the Investment and Development teams, with particular focus on Build to Rent and affordable housing in Scotland. He was awarded the Saltire Award for Innovation in Housing Finance, which was delivered through the Resonance® funding model developed by Rettie & Co. Matthew works closely with the Scottish Government, local authorities, SFT, regeneration agencies and others to look at new ways of stimulating housebuilding and delivering affordable housing, and developed much of the thinking behind the National Housing Trust initiative. Matthew is a Non-Executive Director of Springfield Properties plc and is a member of the advisory board of Kleinwort Hambros private bank, a trustee of ProjectScotland which assists 5,000 Scottish volunteers, and is a board member of the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Mathew was the founding Chair of bio-tech businesses EctoPharma Ltd and Ryboquin Ltd.

Iain Murray

Managing Director

Liv Consult

Iain has 30+ years of emerging sector Property experience in Facilities Management, Retirement Living and PPP/PFI before joining Criterion Capital in 2014 where he was Director of PRS establishing the Miflats business, delivering 2600+ units, now completed and fully let. Establishing LIV Consult in 2016 he continued to advise on large BTR schemes including the Grosvenor Springside development, which he subsequently introduced and brokered the sale to MODA. Iain’s team works beside MODA in Edinburgh and Glasgow to deliver over 1000 units. Iain is currently working with Cartwright Pickard on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project to introduce Lifecycle to BIM Level 7D.

Robin Blacklock

Managing Director

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.

Dr John Boyle

Director, Research & Strategy

Rettie & Co

John is a property economist and chartered surveyor. He leads the Rettie & Co. Research Team, providing a cutting-edge research and consultancy function that informs clients on sales, lettings, investment and development opportunities as well as analysing where property markets are at and likely to be going. Over the last 15 years, he has built-up a wealth of experience from involvement at all stages of property projects, from small-scale developments through to major master-planned schemes of new towns and suburbs. He works for all of the major house builders in Scotland, the Scottish Government, many local authorities and investors. He sits on Homes for Scotland’s Policy Advisory Group and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Society of Property Researchers.

John is a regular media commentator on BTR in Scotland and he has presented at a number of events recently on BTR including for RICS and the Investment Property Forum. He has co-authored Rettie & Co.’s reports on BTR in Scotland and has acted as an adviser on a number of the country’s current BTR schemes, including Moda’s at Springside (Edinburgh) and Holland Park (Glasgow), Whiteburn’s at VOX (Dundee) and Inhabit’s at Broadford Works (Aberdeen). He regularly undertakes viability analysis of BTR schemes and his work informs the pricing, mix and absorption rates of schemes. He also undertakes appraisals of Mid Market Rent schemes for a range of providers, including developers and housing associations.

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