THE AGE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Take a deep dive into the key strategic issues that really matter post-crisis in 'The Age of Responsibility': recovery from crisis, the climate change agenda and the regeneration of housing in a regionally balanced Britain.

Day 1

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Registration
RESI XTRA

Join us early for our RESI XTRA programme, picking up on key developments across the wider housing sector and unpicking their impacts for your business. With the support of our partners Osborne Clarke and RealPage, we’re bringing together two sessions of sector-leading specialists to give you up-to-the-minute insights you won’t find elsewhere, plus a series of roundtables that let you in on the discussion. Don’t miss it! Launched last year, RESI XTRA attracted big audiences and ignited serious debate. It’s fast becoming the essential kick-off for your RESI experience.

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RESI XTRA – Alternative RESI: Creating value from alternative ways of living

An examination of developing trends in the residential sector, hosted by Anastasia Gorokhova and Alexandra Gower from Osborne Clarke.

Session 1: Creating both social and investor value in affordable housing A discussion around the opportunities and challenges of innovative models in the affordable housing sector, with Jamie Kellett, Director, BMO Real Estate Partners.

Session 2: Creating value through suburban Build to Rent The benefits for investors, the local community and residents, in the wake of the pandemic. With Richard Jackson, founding Partner and Managing Director, Apache Capital Partners.

Session 3: Creating value through senior living. With Will Bax, Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Villages  

These three sessions will be followed by a panel discussion between the speakers, chaired by Liz Hamson, Editor, Property Week.


In partnership with:


Speakers
Partner
Osborne Clarke
Managing Director & Co–founder
Apache Capital Partners
Director, Real Estate Product Specialist
BMO Real Estate Partners
Partner - UK
Osborne Clarke
Editor
Property Week
Chief Executive Officer
Retirement Villages
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Lunch, networking & visit the Partner Showcase
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RESI XTRA – Digital Transformation: Putting Smart technology into practice

Introduction:

Felicite Moorman Co-Founder of Stratis IoT a RealPage Company discusses all things Smart, looking back how the IOT (internet of things) industry has grown over the years to meet the complex needs of Build to Rent and Student Housing. Deep dive into where we are today, she will then go on to explore the challenges, advice and more that IOT is faced with, as well as looking toward the future and where the industry is heading. If you are considering Smart, have smart technology and want to make it more effective or are just interested in the concept in residential housing this informative session will provide you with all you need to know.

Case study from Greystar

Felicite will then be joined by Mandisa Khabo – Technical Development Manager at Greystar to talk about their recent smart building project in their high-end Chapter II property in Highbury, London. Smart technology has been used to improve the resident experience, capitalise on staff efficiencies and improve energy sustainability.


In partnership with:


Speakers
Co-Founder
Stratis IoT
Technical Development Manager
Greystar
RESI 2021: the age of responsibility

The premier event for residential property professionals looks to the future: recovery from crisis, the climate change agenda and the regeneration of housing in a regionally balanced Britain.

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Welcome from RESI 2021 Chair - Mark Easton, Home Editor, BBC

Award-winning broadcaster, writer and BBC Home Editor Mark Easton sets the scene for RESI 2021’s exploration of the UK’s residential property sector as it squares up to the post-pandemic environment.

Speaker
Home Editor
BBC
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The UK’s housing market consumer demand trends: what’s changed and where might we be heading?

Tim will take us through housing trends from the consumer demand perspective since the start of the pandemic where and what types of property have been in demand. Has the rush for room changed, are consumers still looking to swap central city locations for more rural locations. He’ll look at what changes might stick and where the market might be heading.

Speaker
Director of Property Data
Rightmove
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Enhancing customer experience & creating operational efficiencies, using tech to drive data based BTR strategies

As the industry grapples with tech solutions and the data this yields, there is an opportunity for the BTR sector to turn the data into actionable insights that drive innovation and smart decision making. The panel will discuss the role technology has played in operating assets and how it has impacted communicating with residents during the crisis. Tech-enabled property management services have improved responsiveness and accessibility for residents and has enabled amenity space monitoring providing data for decision making purposes. The debate will cover the lessons the panel have learnt from the application of technology through the crisis and how it has reshaped their thinking on the residents’ experience aswell as supporting creating operational efficiencies in the future.

Speakers
Regional Director
Yardi
Director of Brand, Product & Technology
Get Living
COO and Co-Founder
Moda Living
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Case studies & Panel discussion: Developing diversity & inclusion confidence in organisations

D&I initiatives are sometimes criticised as box-ticking exercises that don’t make a real impact on either the organisation’s culture, or on diversity and inclusion metrics. Businesses can no longer afford to underestimate the commercial imperative of having a diverse and collaborative workforce. This session will provide case studies from companies who have made D&I initiatives a priority and will cover the challenges faced and benefits delivered. The case studies will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers.

Speakers
Director
Assael Architecture
Development Director
Pocket Living
Global Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement
Buro Happold
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In the hot seat: Mark Easton interviews David Partridge, President of the (BPF) and Chairman of Argent Related

David Partridge is an industry giant who now holds the top job at the BPF. Mark Easton seeks his views on the reshaping of the residential market, from regional rebalancing to mixed-use developments, from the race to carbon zero to an appetite for technology. Finally, he’ll be asked to consider whether today’s industry has the innovative flair, talent and appetite for change needed to meet tomorrow’s challenges head-on.

Speakers
President of the British Property Federation
Chairman of Argent Related
Home Editor
BBC
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Networking drinks
RESI dinner

What have you missed most in the past 18 months? The opportunity to kick back, relax and share a drink with friends and colleagues, of course! Join us for convivial drinks and a hearty dinner. It’s the perfect time to reforge old alliances and make new ones; to look up old friends; and catch up on news.

Your evening programme includes live entertainment and guest speakers from the NSPCC.  To make a donation, click here >

Dress code: lounge suits and cocktail attire

Day 2

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Chairman’s opening remarks & introduction from Liz Hamson, Editor, Property Week
Speaker
Editor
Property Week
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Keynote Address

An essential feature of RESI every year, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government shares his vision for the evolution of housing strategy in a post-pandemic, post-Brexit Britain.

Speaker
Secretary of State for Housing
Communities and Local Government
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Future trends in residential development

What a difference a year makes. Lawrence Bowles, Director of Residential Research for Savills, brings us up to date with the market drivers and dynamics shaping the delivery of housing in the UK – and how they’ve been changed by a year and more of pandemic chaos.

Speaker
Director of Residential Research
Savills
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CEO panel discussion: we survived it. What next?

One year ago, we invited a panel of CEOs to discuss how Covid might affect the residential sector. One year on, we ask more holders of the top jobs to assess how we move forward from the crisis. We survived. But can we thrive?

  • What demands from residents? Working from home means working from anywhere. Can we expect an exodus from our big cities? And how must living spaces be reshaped to accommodate life and work?
  • Industry responsibilities? From driving towards net zero carbon emissions to facing up to consumer crises such as the cladding debacle, how can the industry live responsibly, protect its interests and do the right thing for residents and the environment?
  • What role for the government? From furloughs to stamp duty holidays, government incentives have eased the pain, but when they run out, what next?
Speakers
CEO
Bellway
CEO
Telford Homes
Chief Executive
Dolphin Living
Chief Executive
Urban&Civic
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Virtual roundtable: Could the drive for improved environmental efficiency increase adoption of MMC?

MMC has been talked about the next frontier of housing delivery for the past few years, but it has yet to truly break through to the mainstream. Although with changes to building regulations on the horizon and the need to start thinking about the delivery of net zero homes could we see a shift from traditional techniques to MMC?

Speaker
Research Analyst - Associate Director - Residential Research
Savills
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Networking break & visit to Partner Showcase

Your opportunity to explore innovative products and services, and to connect with the leading organisations helping the sector forge a positive future beyond today’s business uncertainties.

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Case studies & panel discussion: Decarbonising the housing sector: the big shift from rhetoric to action

The climate change agenda has had a lot of lip service paid to it in recent years but now it’s time to get serious. At the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, the nations of the world will update their carbon reduction plans. Our industry will, no doubt, be challenged to do more. According to Property Week’s recent Climate Perceptions survey (part of its Climate Crisis Challenge), 60% of residential industry leaders feel their businesses are ready to take on the challenge and 50% say the pandemic will accelerate positive change. This is good news. Our environment needs an industry that can build efficient buildings so that people can live efficient lives, while capital investment will only be available to those who can prove their environmental credentials. A series of case studies and a panel discussion from housebuilders and developers on the decarbonisation of existing building stock and new developments, will give us a guide to environmental best practice.

Speakers
Editor
Property Week
CEO & Founder
Project Etopia
Group Technical and Innovation Director
Barratt Developments
Asset Management Director
The Hyde Group
Placemaking and Investment Director
PfP Capital
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Panel discussion: surviving the cost increase spiral

Housebuilders and developers face a perfect storm as the cost of land, materials and labour rise inexorably in the wake of Brexit, and as the introduction of Future Home Standards ups the ante further still. Our expert panel discusses the immediate cashflow challenges that result from current high land prices, mid-term pressures on margins and returns, and long-term threats to business viability and housing supply in a nation desperate for new homes.

Speakers
Head of LandFund
LandTech
Partner
Arcadis
MD for Group Delivery
Watkin Jones Group
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Lunch & visit to Partner Showcase

Your opportunity to explore innovative products and services, and to connect with the leading organisations helping the sector forge a positive future beyond today’s business uncertainties.

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Levelling up: how regional and city leaders plan to unlock economic growth through housing

We’ve invited local government leaders from across the UK to share their housing strategy, their needs and aspirations, their appetite to build and their plans to overcome disparities between supply and demand. Housing is key to unlocking economic success, so who will be the winners? And will growth in the regions mean inevitable decline for London and the South East?

Speakers
Leader of the Council
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Strategic Director of Place Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Chair & CEO of UK Business Council for Sustainable Development
Leader of the Council
Newport City Council
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Panel discussion: Blazing the trail: challenging the status quo

We bring together a panel of future leaders including one previous RESI Trailblazer. They will outline their visions for the future of the residential sector - what they consider to be the priorities the residential sector needs to be focused on to make it fit for the future. Be prepared to have your preconceptions challenged, your eyes opened, and all your foundations rattled because maybe – just maybe – what worked yesterday won’t work tomorrow.

Speakers
Associate Director
Savills Cambridge
Architecture and Development Director
Midlands High Growth (MHG)
Land Manager
Crest Nicholson Chiltern
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Keynote: the economic impact of Covid-19

The full economic repercussions of the pandemic are still playing out. The economic future feels uncertain as government support initiatives come to an end and the country faces up to a debt that’s topped £2trn and rising. At this watershed moment, we’ve invited Kitty Ussher – Chief Economic Adviser to the cross-party think tank Demos – to read the runes for us.

Speaker
Chief Economic Advisor
Demos
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Show me the money – mapping the property financing and investment landscape post pandemic

Mark Easton chairs a panel of lenders and investment specialists to investigate how the money markets for residential property are likely to shape up post pandemic. Residential property has come through the pandemic in reasonable health but, when government subsidies end, will it take a turn for the worse? The answer to this question could determine how ready investors will be to put their hands in their pockets and dig deep. We’ll demand honesty, a realistic assessment of their appetite for risk, their perception of value and what developers must do to secure their support.

Speakers
Head of Specialist Real Estate
Barclays
Head of Build to Rent
LGIM Real Assets
Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer
Precis Capital
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Networking break & visit to Partner Showcase

Your opportunity to explore innovative products and services, and to connect with the leading organisations helping the sector forge a positive future beyond today’s business uncertainties.

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A world of experience: international best practice and what the UK can learn from it

This session will provide two case studies of innovation and excellence in new housing development:

Case study 1: Common’s Co-living developments in the US, which combine high quality living at multiple US city locations for their “members” at competitive rates.

Brian Lee, Managing Director of Real Estate, Common

Case study 2: Vallastaden: a new model for planning and housing development, which has led to an urban environment centred around the residents. With its strong focus on social, ecological and economic sustainability, Vallastaden is an inspiring example for future urban development.

Simon Helmér, CEO for the East Sweden Chamber of Commerce & Former CEO, Vallastaden

Speakers
Managing Director of Real Estate
Common
CEO for the East Sweden Chamber of Commerce & Former CEO
Vallastaden
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The insiders’ consumer perspective

Laura and Julian are in touch with what the consumer really wants from the design of their homes. They are qualified to present knowledgeably and with their insider perspective, will offer you the consumer view on what you need to deliver to meet their demands.

Speakers
Architectural Designer and Director
Julian McIntosh Architects
Lamp Architects
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A view from the chair

Mark Easton summarises the day’s debates and gives his personal take on the future of the UK’s residential property market.

Speaker
Home Editor
BBC
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Farewell Drinks at Merlins Bar

*Programme and speakers subject to change

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Dates & Venue

8-9 September 2021

Celtic Manor, Wales

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