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. 

Find out the answers to the big questions that will shape housing delivery and  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?

Hear from the heavy hitters and disrupters driving change and build relationships new and old at the industry's premier event. It's the most ambitious, exciting and inclusive RESI Convention yet!  

Day 2

Morning sessions commence

Location: The Caernarfon Suite

Welcome from RESI 2019 chair
Speaker
Home Editor
BBC News
Welcome & address on housing in Wales
Speaker
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
Welsh Government
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: Exclusive first housing industry address
Speaker
Minister of State for Housing and Planning
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
Managing Partner
Argent
Development Director
intu
Director of Development, South Molton Triangle
Grosvenor
Chief Operating Officer
Quintain
Group Land and Planning Director
Barratt Developments
Retail Development Director
Hammerson
Home Editor
BBC News
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Morning networking and refreshments break

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

Mid-market delivery of Senior Living solutions

This session will discuss how the industry can challenge misconceptions around senior living, including a belief that renting is for ‘poor people’ and that a move to a dedicated development is akin to ‘stepping off’ the housing ladder. In a market that has plentiful options for the wealthiest people, the focus will be on how affordable solutions can be created to cater for a wider demographic. Among the challenges that need addressing, many councils’ feasibility models currently rely on ‘sale’ rather than ‘rent’ metrics, while ‘downsizing versus right-sizing’ is a key talking point.

Speaker
Managing Director
Birchgrove

Sessions continue

Location: The Caernarfon Suite

Keynote: Brave new mixed-up world: Technological and economic singularities (and how to survive them)

Calum will  look beyond property to the wider world we all inhabit, and how it’s changing. Within the next three decades, AI powered machines will take over most human tasks, challenging how we as individuals earn our living and achieve self-worth. This is a change so radical that many pundits fear our economic systems won’t survive it and our societies will collapse. Calum takes the opposite view. His inspiring talk describes how we might reshape our economies, transform our businesses and learn to live better lives in a technologically enriched world.

Speaker
Futurist, Journalist and Best-selling Author
Turning Japanese - I really think so

Sekisui House UK, Urban Splash and Homes England outline their vision for their bold new modular housing venture.

Speaker
General Manager, Investment Strategy
Homes England
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? Are we about to see the return of the council prefab? We pit modular’s pioneers against its doubters.

Speakers
Managing Director
Urban Splash
Managing Director of UK Development and Construction
Greystar
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
Chief Executive
Soho Housing
National Land & Development Director
Galliford Try
Home Editor
BBC News
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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

Affordable delivery of Senior Living solutions

This session will discuss how the industry can challenge misconceptions around senior living, including a belief that renting is for ‘poor people’ and that a move to a dedicated development is akin to ‘stepping off’ the housing ladder. In a market that has plentiful options for the wealthiest people, the focus will be on how affordable solutions can be created to cater for a wider demographic. Among the challenges that need addressing, many councils’ feasibility models currently rely on ‘sale’ rather than ‘rent’ metrics, while ‘downsizing versus right-sizing’ is a key talking point.


Amenities and experience (design perspective)

Where once the sector was all about securing the greatest amount of space, now the focus is on having the best amenities. This session will examine key talking points, including the optimal number of amenities in a scheme, what those amenities should be and how much personal space occupiers are willing to give up for them. It will also explore lessons for the design phase, plus wider issues such as the impact of amenities on wellness.


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
Managing Director
Lacey Capital Partners
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
Head of Build to Rent
Legal & General Investment Management
Panel: 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?

Speakers
Board Director
Whittam Cox Architects
Director - UK Head of Residential
Faithful+Gould
Moderator Closing summary
Speaker
Deputy News Editor
Property Week

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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
Senior Fund Manager - Healthcare, Real Assets
AXA IM
Partner
Dentons
Ask the experts: How to access finance if you're an SME

What are the burning questions you have on access to finance? In this session, we bring together a panel of experts to address the questions, conundrums and issues that keep you awake at night.

Speakers
Head of Real Estate
Barclays
CEO & Principal
Pivot Finance
Co-Founder
Avamore Capital
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?

Speakers
Head of Real Estate, London
Barclays
Investment and Legal Director
Regal London
National Acquisitions Director
Grainger
Moderator closing summary
Speaker
Deputy Editor
Property Week
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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

Sheds & beds

While most private residential developers are unlikely to find the option of ‘sheds and beds’ attractive, there are some types of resi – such as student accommodation – that may be more suited to having logistics bedfellows. This session will explore which types of logistics operations may be more acceptable to residents, perhaps including fully electric businesses with low noise levels, those with restricted hours, companies handling dry and/or non-hazardous goods and those engaged in last-mile logistics involving smaller deliveries. It will also examine what incentives might need to be considered – for occupiers, developers and town planners alike – to ensure developments are successful. Finally, it will consider how such schemes will be configured.


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
Design Partner
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.

Speakers
Co-Founder
HomeViews
Head of Housing and Policy
BRE Global
Head of WiredScore Home
WiredScore
In Conversation: 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?

Speaker
Senior Director, Professional Services
Ark Workplace Risk
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
Property & Construction Analyst
Progressive Equity Research
Can we really build better by building beautiful?

This summer, the controversial Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published its interim report calling for new standards of beauty to be imposed on new housing development through the planning system. The commission, co-chaired by Nicholas Boys Smith and the reinstated Sir Roger Scruton, is due to publish its full report in November. But are its proposals to redevelop abandoned retail parks into mixed-use communities, place greater emphasis on beauty in the planning system and give the public a greater say in their area’s housing plans realistic? Hear the case for and against.

Speaker
Editorial Director
Architects' Journal
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?

Speakers
Build to Rent Fund Director
PfP Capital
Founder and Director
Jo Cowen Architects
Head of Design
Common Ground Architecture & Brick by Brick
Product Manager
LandInsight
Director
Child Graddon Lewis

Concurrent In Focus Sessions:

Later-living solutions that benefit the whole community

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’s challenge:

The paradox of living in the age of social media is that in the physical world we seem to be becoming more antisocial. The elderly are more socially alienated than they have ever been. Technology and the emergence of increasingly intergenerational, multi-tenure and mixed-use schemes present a real opportunity to reconnect and integrate them with their wider communities and to create smart home or communication solutions that not only address their specific needs but make everyone’s life easier. This year’s participants are being challenged to develop later-living tech solutions that benefit the whole community.

Find out more about this year's challenge >

Judging panel:

Speakers
Partner
Mishcon de Reya
Fund Manager
Urban Splash
Partner
Osborne Clarke
Founder
Auriens
Founder and CEO
Built-ID
RESI's rising stars: How to blaze a trail in resi

This year’s RESI Trailblazers are a truly inspirational group of almost 60 innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs who are ripping up the rule book and making the residential sector fit for the future.

So what exactly does it take to be a RESI Trailblazer? Prepare to be inspired by our panel of past and present Trailblazers as they reveal how they are disrupting, innovating and raising the bar in the residential sector.

Speakers
Head of Real Estate Management
Cluttons
Chief of Staff
Homes England
Founder and CEO
Axion Property Partners & PropElle
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.

Dinner welcome

Simon is the visionary behind the Beyond Food Foundation, this year’s Resi Convention chosen charity. People whose lives are damaged by homelessness are given the opportunity to repair them, with skills-training and support that open up genuine chances for new careers in the hospitality industry. Simon has worked tirelessly since 2004 to help homeless people across London rebuild their lives. He’ll tell us how the money you raise tonight will be used to turn lives around and give people something even more valuable than hope – the skills to succeed and the opportunity to prove themselves.

Speaker
Founder
Beyond Food Foundation

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