RESI ROUND-UP


DAY ONE: RESI is a little different this year and it's not just the refreshed colouring or rebrand from a conference to a convention
DAY ONE: RESI is a little different this year and it's not just the refreshed colouring or rebrand from a conference to a convention

Having listened to the industry through new bodies like the RESI Senate, this year's RESI is the most interactive and inclusive ever. From inviting the audience to vote on the best joint venture project to participating in a Question Time-style session on the housing crisis, the sector's voice will be heard loud and clear just as Britain enters one of the most uncertain periods in its history, with the country preparing to exit the European Union just as both major political parties are tearing themselves apart.

DAY TWO: If day one of RESI highlighted Diversity in the industry, day two was all about Debate and Delivery, with no less than two Question Time-style sessions on the housing crisis
DAY TWO: If day one of RESI highlighted Diversity in the industry, day two was all about Debate and Delivery, with no less than two Question Time-style sessions on the housing crisis

In his opening remarks, BBC Home editor Mark Easton promised a “full bodied gym session for the mind, and a spa session for the soul” and the packed programme did not disappoint. Delegates were welcomed with a thorough overview of the market by Lucian Cook and Lawrence Bowles from Savills. Covering everything from Brexit to Build-to-Rent, the data-driven duo brought back memories of this summer's World Cup with a dream team of housing ministers, hoping that keynote speaker Kit Malthouse could be the “Harry Kane of housing ministers.”

DAY THREE: While the rest of RESI highlighted diversity within the industry, Day Three was diverse in another way, with a fantastic spread of speakers on topics ranging from hostage negotiation to wildlife preservation
DAY THREE: While the rest of RESI highlighted diversity within the industry, Day Three was diverse in another way, with a fantastic spread of speakers on topics ranging from hostage negotiation to wildlife preservation

While the rest of RESI highlighted diversity within the industry, day three was diverse in another way, with a fantastic spread of speakers on topics ranging from hostage negotiation to wildlife preservation. The day started with some much needed R&R as with a debate on the changing relationship between residential and retail. The main takeaway was that both sectors benefit when they collaborate.