DEVELOPING THE BUILD TO RENT SECTOR IN SCOTLAND
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'LIVING WITH BUILD TO RENT'

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE - THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018 - EDINBURGH

Conference content

Build to Rent Forum Scotland - is a content driven one-day conference bringing together leaders from Public & Private sector. The format is a mix of panel sessions with linked keynote addresses and the opportunity for delegates to interact and participate.

WHAT ABOUT THE MARKET

Three short sharp presentations will give delegates an insight into the market:

KEYNOTE: ‘WHO’S INVESTING’

An overview of the BTR market in Scotland, Who is investing in BTR in Scotland? What types of organisations are entering the market? What funding models are emerging?

KEYNOTE: ‘WHAT ABOUT THE PIPELINE’

A helicopter view of the market. What schemes are in the pipeline? What are the trends? What is the scale of the opportunity?

KEYNOTE: ‘WHAT ABOUT RENTS?

What are the trends in the rental market? Where are the hotspots? Where is the Growth? What are the trends? What can we learn?

WHAT ABOUT THE RENTER?

This session will kick off with a presentation based on original research about the drivers, the expectations and the aspirations of renters. Who are they? Why are they renting? What are their preferences? The presentation will be followed by a panel session [with seasoned operators [BTR / Housing Associations] to discuss, the research findings, and to get their insights into the challenges of meeting the expectations of their customers; What are the lessons learned? What do renters want? Can their expectations be met?

WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILIES?

BTR is seen by some parties as an elitist product suited to upwardly mobile millennials. In this session we will explore how BTR can deliver affordable, sustainable family living and how schemes of this type are structured and managed.

With presentations by two respected organisations who are delivering ‘family housing followed by a panel discussion we will seek to understand the bandwidth of BTR and its part across the housing mix.

WHAT ABOUT THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS?

In this session, we will have three presentations on schemes being developed in Scotland, to understand, what is being built, what models will be delivered, what markets will be targeted?

This will be followed by a panel session to explore the experiences of the developers, their challenges in getting these schemes funded, through planning and built? We will seek to understand what lessons have been learnt, what needs improving and how they see these schemes operating on the ground.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – SCOTTISH GOVERNEMENT MINISTER

Scottish Government have supported the BTR Forum Scotland since day one! We are presently awaiting confirmation of Ministerial support at this year’s conference. Because of the challenges of parliamentary priorities, it is not possible to confirm a keynote at this stage. But we are in positive dialogue!

CONFERENCE SUMMARY – MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL!

We will end the conference with a panel debate to try and bring the day to a number of conclusions! What have we learnt? What do we need to do to take BTR in Scotland to the next stage of its development? Where do we go from here?

DRINKS RECEPTION

We will end the day with a drinks reception, providing the opportunity to informally discuss the conference, to network and to enjoy the end of the conference!

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