2019 AGENDA: A BRAVE NEW MIXED-UP WORLD 

If you hail from the residential sector or you are looking to diversify with mixed-use schemes in the future, you can’t afford to miss the RESI Convention.  Join the debate as we look ahead to what the future holds for our ‘brave new mixed-up world’, examining the residential sector in the context of the whole property market. Hear from the heavy hitters and disrupters driving change and build relationships new and old at the industry's premier event.

Find out the answers to the big questions that will shape your investment, financing and planning decisions, including:

  • What will the resi-led mixed-use scheme of the future look like?
  • Has affordable modular’s time finally come?
  • What will be the impact of AI and emerging technologies?
  • What’s the right tenure mix - and level of affordable and social housing?
  • What makes a great public private partnership?
  • How can SMEs access finance more easily?

It's the most ambitious, exciting and inclusive RESI Convention yet!  Find out who's speaking > 

Day 2

Morning sessions commence

Location: The Caernarfon Suite

Welcome from RESI 2019 chair
Speaker
Home Editor
BBC News
Keynote: From starter to dessert: how to have everything on the housing menu

Grand Designs presenter and author Kevin McCloud dishes up a delicious vision of the future that blends great design and architecture with low-carbon, community place-making to create residential schemes of beauty and joy.

Speaker
Broadcaster and Author
Research Presentation: Future trends in residential development

Savills’ research team is the largest of its kind in the UK. In this session, associate director Lawrence Bowles will deliver business-critical insight on market drivers, dynamics and other variables shaping the delivery of housing in the UK.

Speaker
Associate Director, Residential Research
Savills
Keynote: Political address on UK Housing
Speaker
Minister of State for Housing and Planning
Political address on Housing in Wales
Speaker
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
Welsh Government
Keynote: Brave new mixed-up world: Technological and economic singularities (and how to survive them)

In the next three decades, Calum predicts, our world will face twin singularities – points at which the rules we’ve lived by till now will simply breakdown. The first is technological, when AI will relegate humans to only the second most intelligent lifeform on the planet. The next is economic, when machines take over most human work, challenging our ideas of personal worth and social cohesion. Some bewail this future, fearing that our capitalist systems and liberal democracies won’t survive it. Not Calum. He believes we can not only survive the singularities, but thrive in the new world they usher in. He’ll examine how political and economic systems can be reshaped, markets refocused and businesses transformed in readiness.

And he’ll consider how human beings will adapt – the way they’ll live, the spaces they’ll inhabit and how they’ll achieve self-realisation in a technologically enriched world.

Speaker
Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
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Morning networking and refreshments break

Location: The Marketplace

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Alternative RESI, brought to you by Osborne Clarke

Location: The Marketplace, Speakers Corner


Sessions continue

Location: The Caernarfon Suite

Question Time: It’s all in the mix – but how mixed-use can we go?

The housing sector has been hailed as the solution to the retail crisis and vice versa. But housebuilders and residential developers are not just working with retail landlords, they are increasingly partnering with office and industrial players as well as local authorities to deliver the truly mixed-use, community-focused schemes people are demanding. Hear some the biggest names from across the property spectrum and beyond debate the challenges and opportunities presented by mixed-use.

Speakers
Group Land and Planning Director
Barratt Developments
Partner
Argent
Chief Executive Officer
This Land™
Home Editor
BBC News
Question time panel: Has affordable modular’s time finally come?

There has been much talk about modular, but to date, it has not been delivered at scale in the UK, cost and quality concerns being among the main prohibitors, alongside a far from conducive planning regime. But with recent deals such as the £100m JV between Places for People and Ilke and the £90m tie-up between leading Japanese modular company, Sekisui House, Urban Splash and Homes England, could we finally have reached a tipping point? Has the door been opened to more modular and therefore more affordable modular? Could we about to see the return of the council prefab? We pit modular’s pioneers against its doubters.

Speakers
Managing Director
Urban Splash
Chief Executive
Metropolitan
Managing Director of UK Development and Construction
Greystar
Chief Executive
Places for People
Managing Director
BoKlok UK
Editor
Property Week
Question Time: How can we create more civil partnerships?

Mixed-use, multi-tenure and intergenerational schemes are complex to design, finance and deliver. Their success depends on strong public private partnerships, often not just between two but between multiple entities – entities that might have very different aspirations, especially when it comes to the thorny issue of affordable housing. What does a good partnership look like? How can the aspirations of developers, investors, local authorities and housing associations be aligned? How can partnerships engage more effectively with the communities at the heart of these complex new schemes? What needs to be done to deliver the required level of affordable housing?

Speakers
Chair
Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation
National Acquisitions Director
Grainger
Senior Fund Manager - Healthcare, Real Assets
AXA IM
Head of Strategic Partnerships
This Land™
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Networking lunch

Location: The Marketplace

Visit our RESI Convention partners and exhibitors to find the latest products and services and make new connections. View more >


Alternative RESI, brought to you by Osborne Clarke

Location: The Marketplace, Speakers Corner


14:00                             Afternoon sessions commence

                                            Location: The Caernarfon Suite


Concurrent In Focus sessions:

Panel: Is the pricing right?

As more BTR comes on stream, notional pricing can finally be compared with reality. So do the numbers stack up? Having started out as a high-end product, will BTR now evolve to include more affordable options? Experts debate the lessons learned from the BTR schemes that are now up and running.

Speakers
Founder & CEO
flatfair
Chief Executive
Get Living
Director - UK Head of Residential
Faithful+Gould
Ask the experts: BTR Vs other asset classes

BTR returns are notoriously low – developers struggle to compete against housebuilders for sites and income yields are low. How do investors make BTR work?

Speakers
Chief Executive
Telford Homes
Managing Director
Fizzy Living
Structured Property Finance
Investec
Board Director
Whittam Cox Architects
In conversation: How do we get co-living to live up to expectations?

On paper, it’s much more lucrative than BTR. But is it the amazing goldmine it is made out to be? How much demand really is there? More importantly, is it actually buildable? Without a use class, how do we get co-living schemes past planning and investment committees and turn them into reality?

Speaker
Managing Director
Moda

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Panel: Financing emerging residential sectors

Debt availability has improved significantly for BTR, but what about newer, less established sectors like co-living and retirement living? Are there additional considerations for lenders?

Speakers
Managing Director
Apache Capital
Partner
Europa Capital
Partner
Dentons
Ask the experts: How to access finance if you're an SME
Speakers
Head of Real Estate
Barclays
CEO & Principal
Pivot Finance
Panel: London's stalling

How are lenders and borrowers coping in the London market, where sales rates have slowed and values have fallen? How has the slowdown affected the availability of debt? Is the rise of BTR providing developers with a way to sell remaining units and pay back lenders?

Speaker
Head of Real Estate, London
Barclays
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Afternoon refreshments and networking

Location: The Marketplace

Visit our RESI Convention partners and exhibitors to find the latest products and services and make new connections. View more >


Alternative RESI, brought to you by Osborne Clarke

Location: The Marketplace, Speakers Corner


Concurrent In Focus sessions:

Panel: Above and beyond

Necessity is the mother of invention and the combination of a housing crisis and limited development land has prompted a wave of innovation in the past year. Airspace development; beds & sheds; beds, meds & sheds; modular units in shopping centres; modular above carparks – you name it, it’s being tried. We take a look at the latest innovations in residential development and ask if they have the power to truly disrupt.

Speakers
Managing Director
Apex Airspace
Founder
Design Haus Liberty
Founder
ZEDfactory
Panel: Highly rated at last

The commercial property world is used to certification and rating schemes. Until recently, the residential sector has largely flown under the radar. Not anymore. This year, WiredScore launched a new certification aimed at the residential sector. Meanwhile, HomeViews, which badges itself as a TripAdvisor for the residential sector, raised £1m to take its residential review site to the masses, and BRE announced the extension of BREEAM in-Use to cover all types of residential. We look at the proliferating certification and ratings schemes and assess how they will help professionalise the residential sector.

Speaker
Co-Founder
HomeViews
Presentation: Building a Safer Future

The Grenfell tragedy shone the spotlight on property management and health & safety and exposed serious weaknesses not just in social housing but in the private sector, and this has only been exacerbated by the Barking blaze in June. The government is introducing a new regulatory framework to improve fire safety in high-rise blocks following the Hackitt Review last year. How prepared is the private sector?

Presentation: Planning for success
Speaker
Chief Executive
Brick by Brick
Panel: Accelerating land assembly: to CPO or not to CPO?

Compulsory purchase orders are a controversial way of assembling land. Some experts argue they are essential to unlock challenging sites, others that they divide and ostracise the very communities they are being used to regenerate. Are they a necessary evil or can they be avoided through a partnership approach and proper community engagement?

Speaker
Planning Director
Barton Willmore
Panel: PDR: a double-edged sword

Many local authorities sought exemptions from office to resi permitted development rights. What impact will the latest extension of PDR have now retail and takeaways can also be converted to housing?

Concurrent In Focus Sessions:

Mark Zuckerberg’s mantra is ‘move fast and break things’ and speed is certainly of the essence in the Hackathon, which challenges participants to develop a working prototype solution to a problem in just a day. Hear the teams give their two-minute pitches, listen to the judges deliberations and find out who has won this year’s challenge.

This year, we unveiled our second cohort of RESI Trailblazers – an incredibly diverse group that belie the notion that property is the preserve of the pale, male and stale. But what does it take to get ahead if you’re not from that demographic? How can we improve the sector’s diversity beyond simply increasing the number of women in the sector to ensure the sector is diverse in the widest possible sense? A panel of Trailblazers talk about the challenges they overcame to make it in residential property.

Drinks reception

Location: Platinum Lounge 

Network, network, network as you enjoy pre-dinner canapes and drinks

Gala Dinner

Location: Caernarfon Suite

Dinner and entertainment will take place back in the main conference room, transformed for the night’s dining and entertainment.


RESI Fest and networking

Location: Terrace BBQ area

It’s time for RESI Fest! Continue networking into the night with delegates, sponsors and speakers for cocktail hour and live music from the RESI band.

Please note: Information correct at time of publishing. Programme and speakers subject to change.