To get a taste of the discussion and debates that took place in September during the RESI Convention, Andrew Teacher interviewed RESI thought leaders.
TRAILBLAZERS - DIVERSITY AND INNOVATIONS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY
James Hyman, head of residential of Cluttons and Ayra Taware, founder of FutureBricks, discuss diversity and innovation in the property industry.
PROFITING FROM PROPTECH
Neal Gemassmer, vice president, international of Yardi and Savannah de Savary, founder of Built-ID, discuss proptech and how investors make profit from the new emerging trends affecting residential property.
THE EVOLVING UK HOUSING SECTOR AND THE ROLE HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS CAN PLAY
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Kush Rawal, commercial director of SoResi and Martin Bellinger, executive chairman of Guildmore, discuss the role of housing associations in the current changing UK housing sector.
IS 'HOME OWNERSHIP AT ALL COSTS?' THE BEST POLICY FOR BRITAIN?
Natalie Elphicke, chief executive of the Housing and Finance Initiative whose stated mission is boost the capacity and delivery of housing, and Phil Laney, founder and CEO of Lyvly, a co-living platform that helps renters find high-quality shared living accommodation. Phil and Natalie discuss whether home ownership is the best policy to solve the UK's housing crisis.
BUILD-TO-RENT FINANCE CHALLENGES
Blackstock MD is joined by Graham Chilver (Barclays), Alex Notay (Places for People) and Richard Jackson (Apache Capital)for a lively discussion about the rise (and financing!) of build-to-rent developments across the UK.
MIXED USE - THE CHANGING FACE OF BRITAIN'S TOWN CENTRES
Blackstock MD Andrew Teacher discusses the changing face of Britain's high streets with Johnny Caddick (Moda), Alex Notay (Places for People) and Jo Moon (Whitbread).
INTRODUCING A NEW WELLNESS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MODA AND HERO!
Blackstock MD Andrew Teacher is joined in this discussion by Johnny Caddick (Moda), Richard Jackson (Apache Capital) and Joe Gaunt (Hero) to discuss their exciting new partnership!
#RESIcon Mission accomplished!
Thought provoking programme, #proptech #innovation in action for the hackathon, 37% women speakers, 750 delegates, great #networking. Fab @RESIevent #RESIcon 2018
"Favourite year, the focus on alternative, innovative markets and products is really valuable."
"I will be bringing a colleague along next time as it was invaluable getting to learn what new ideas were being produced first hand."
"Personally, it was my first time and it really was overwhelming how good of a networking opportunity it is."
"First class speakers, well managed events, great location."
"The conference has grown up now, and is a useful barometer on the UK housing situation and a useful ideas sharing platform. The networking opportunities are also first class."
"Extremely good speakers, highly relevant topics, good networking opportunities, good venue, fun."
#RESIcon @RESIevent - no question, the best #RESIcon yet!