In the lead up to RESI Convention 2020, we catch with our industry thought leaders speaking at RESI on the topics that matter to the sector

This insightful series of podcasts will give you a taste of the debates coming up at RESI Convention, as Andrew Teacher, Blackstock, discusses the issues and challenges that the sector is facing in the current Coronavirus crisis

RESIcasts

EPISODE 1:

Macro-economic environment set to boost investment into BTR

Richard Jackson of Apache Capital, Jason Constable of Barclays and 
Vicky Pryce of CEBR discuss the outlook for BTR investment.

Covid-19 and wider investment landscape mean institutional investors will increasingly look to alternative residential asset classes, such as build-to-rent, to deliver stable, long-term income streams.

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EPISODE 2:

Pandemic has proven the business case for BTR 

Todd Marler, Senior Director of Operations at Greystar and Rebecca Francis Osborne Clarke discuss why Covid-19 has proven the business case for BTR.

Developers, operators and third-parties have had to adapt quickly to the challenges of Covid-19, but a revolution in home-working and more diligent homehunters means BTR is here to stay.

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EPISODE 3:  

Proptech’s potential to transform residential remains vast

Raees Chowdhury, Investor at Revolt Venturesand  Neal Gemassmer, Vice President at Yardi  discuss proptech’s untapped potential in residential.

The residential market is still in its infancy when it comes to fully embracing tech, but momentum to harness its power to change the status quo is increasingly rapidly.

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EPISODE 4:

Harnessing data to build better resi brands

Oscar Brooks, Director at Moda Living and Jonathan Burridge, CEO of Utopi discuss the role of data in BTR

Having a better grasp of data in residential offers a multitude of benefits to customers, operators and investors. Moda Living and Utopi sat down to discuss the benefits they have already reaped from their own partnership.

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EPISODE 5:

Tighter policies necessary if the UK is to achieve net-zero by 2050

Tom Hill, Director of Environmental Economics, Savills discusses ESG and real estate 

In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to enshrine in law a commitment to being net-zero by 2050. But in order to achieve this target, current policy and targets will have to be tightened, Savills’ director of environmental economics tells Property Week on the latest RESIcast.

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Modern Methods of Construction Podcasts



MMC Podcast series ep1: Modular construction has

Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes discusses why manufacturers of factory-built homes possess the ability to address the UK’s historic shortfall in housing delivery while creating vital, high-quality employment opportunities for the UK economy. Followed by insights from Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy and government proclaimed MMC Champion. 

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MMC Podcast series ep2: Government must reserve land “exclusively” for factory-built homes. 

Dave Sheridan, executive chairman of ilke Homes explores why public land should be reserved exclusively for factory-built homes in a bid to create jobs across the North and to stoke new investment into tech and innovation.  Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy and government proclaimed MMC Champion offers his insights.

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MMC Podcast series ep3: Home England says MMC “critical” for recovery

Homes England has won plaudits for supporting developers through the COVID-19 crisis and for quickly moving to agile working. But the government’s housing agency has always been forward-looking. It has helped drive forward modern methods of construction. Harry Swales, executive director of Homes England explains all, along with insights from Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy and government proclaimed MMC Champion.

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MMC Podcast series ep 4: Project Etopia bids to create “Tesla of housing” with focus on proprietary energy technology

Hear why Joseph Daniels, CEO, Project Etopia wants to lead an “eci-tech” revolution to manufacture carbon-positive homes built around smart-home technology that places as much weight on energy storage and generation as they do on being functional and looking great. Insights from Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy and government proclaimed MMC Champion.

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MMC Podcast series ep 5: Laing O’Rourke says procurement must prioritise innovation

Céire O'Rourke, Director of UK Clients & Markets at Laing O'Rourke discusses how procurement for public and private construction projects must do more to encourage R&D investment and help steer the uptake of offsite manufacturing if Britain is to recover quickly from the Covid-19 crisis. Insights from Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast Consultancy and government proclaimed MMC Champion.

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