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

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PRESENTATION – WHAT ABOUT THE MARKET

In this opening session we will look at what is happening in the market across Scotland, where and how the market is growing, where development is taking place, what’s in the pipeline, what models are emerging and what the future looks like.

PRESENTATION - BTR BELONGS TO GLASGOW…

Glasgow reigns supreme as the most successful City in Scotland in attracting BTR investment. It is the epicentre of the market. In a helicopter tour of Glasgow, we will learn what has happened on the ground, what is in the pipeline and how and what Glasgow has succeeded?

PRESENTATION & PANEL SESSION – BTR IN SCOTLAND, A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY ….

In this session major organisations, who are developing BTR in Scotland will present their schemes, explain their models and provide an insight into the process of getting their projects off the ground.

The following panel session we will explore the experiences of the ‘developers’ the lessons learned and look at the future appetite for further projects across Scotland.

PANEL SESSION – POLICY IN ACTION – IS IT WORKING?

In this session we will hear the opinions of public sector, leaders in regeneration and housing from across Scotland. We will explore where BTR sits on the housing agenda? How effective is policy in supporting BTR? And will seek to understand what is working and what needs fixing to encourage BTR development?

PANEL SESSION – DELIVERING AFFORDABLE, PUBLIC, PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

With a panel made up of specialist investors, housing funds and policy makers, we will discuss whether Public / Private Partnerships are the route to producing more affordable homes. How can such partnerships work in practice, what models have emerged, what can they deliver?

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – HOUSING WHERE DOES IT FIT IN ECONOMIC PROSPERITY?

To open the afternoon session, we will learn where housing fits with economic prosperity and what part it plays in economic growth. How a local authority sets its housing policy and what the priorities are in delivering homes across their community.

PRESENTATIONS – LATEST THINKING?

In three quick fire presentations, we will look at the latest developments in BTR relation to:

Design - what is the latest thinking?
Technology - Where does it fit what is it delivering?
Operating. – what have we learnt, what working?

PANEL SESSION – MAKING BTR STACK UP!

Even though BTR growing rapidly there are still challenges around funding, short and long term, finance and risk allocation. Models have emerged, but in many cases not conclusively proven. Our contributors to this session will include senior execs from major BTR Developers and Investors.

PANEL SESSION – THE DIVERSIFICATION OF BUILD TO RENT?

The perception of BTR is around in most cases a mid-market rented product aimed at millennials. The evidence is that a diverse mix of age groups, individuals, couple and families are renting homes. Furthermore, we are seeing affordable housing being funded, co-living spaces emerging and the development of senior living accommodation. In this session we will explore the bandwidth of BTR, to what extent can it fit across the housing spectrum. Are mixed communities the way ahead?  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE

We have invited Scottish Government to field a Minister to conclude the conference with a keynote address, to update us on their commitment to BTR, housing policy and priorities. Scottish Government have supported the BTR Forum Scotland since its inception, so subject to diaries and Ministerial commitments we hope to confirm a speaker in due course.

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