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Birmingham State of the Market

Tue Nov 16, 2021

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Birmingham State of the Market

In-Person Event: Investment, Policy, Transformation, BTR & Wider Regional Opportunities

Tuesday November 16 2021 | 8:00 AM GMT


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Our commitment to your safety:

With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, we're thrilled to bring back in-person events this Autumn! As we continue to overcome and emerge from the pandemic, we know the best way through the latest developments and to keep the industry thriving is by working together. We want to reassure our guests and team members that it is our priority to provide an environment where they can participate safely and successfully in our events. To ensure our guests confidence in attendance, we will have the following protective measures in place:


  • Pre-registration only - no tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Everyone attending the event will be required to demonstrate proof of a recent negative lateral flow test result (within 36 hours) or evidence of their COVID-19 double vaccination status.
    Please note: you must complete your lateral flow test before arriving at the event. There are no testing facilities available on site.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted at entry.
  • Contact tracing procedures will be employed for any reported exposure.
  • Enhanced sanitisation protocols will be adhered to throughout the event space including regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the event and hand sanitiser provided to all attendees.


As guidance evolves, we will provide regular updates regarding all further developments and changes. Thank you for your continued support for Bisnow's event programme, we look forward to hosting you soon to do what we do best: network, connect, and engage to do more business.

Speakers and Panels

Is Birmingham Open For Business? The Here And Now

Birmingham's Big Opportunity: New Destinations

Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod

Interim Director Inclusive Growth, Birmingham City Council

What's Next For The Region: Areas Of Economic Growth

Gareth Bradford

Gareth Bradford

Director of Housing and Regeneration, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)
Sue Barrett

Sue Barrett

Commercial & Contracts Director, Urban Growth Company


Time Activity
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast & Schmooze
8:30 AM
8:35 AM
Bisnow Welcome
8:35 AM
9:10 AM
Is Birmingham Open For Business? The Here And Now
Developer and investor confidence across the city was strong pre-pandemic, how is it faring today? Our panel of experts will discuss the market overview, the role of the city’s real estate to entice people back to the city centre, and the impact of the High Places policy on future development. Plus, the areas of growth in the creative and knowledge sectors, and how they are affecting the wider marketplace.
9:15 AM
9:55 AM
Birmingham’s Big Opportunity: New Destinations
Birmingham continues to accelerate its ambitious capital development programme with billions being invested by private sector developers and the council to bring forward game changing projects. Join us as we deep dive into the city's regeneration areas transforming Birmingham in 2021 - the lessons learnt, barriers, challenges and opportunities.
9:55 AM
10:10 PM
Stretch Break
10:15 AM
10:50 AM
What’s Next For Out Of Town: Areas Of Economic Growth
The West Midlands is attracting a wealth of new innovative real estate. With the industrial sector continuing to boom, the automotive industry key to the region, and plans around a new gigafactory, this session will examine the forces behind the investment transforming the region that are unlocking development opportunities and driving change.
10:55 AM
11:30 AM
Birmingham’s BTR Update: Developing Dynamic Accommodation For The Future
CBRE estimates that 56% of households in central Birmingham are private renters. And with BTR accounting for approximately a third of residential units currently under construction, it is critical for developers and operators to deliver the type of living accommodation that meets the demands of Birmingham’s residents now, and into the future. Deep dive with us as we explore the evolution of Birmingham’s BTR supply over the course of the next few years.
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Post Panel Networking

Why This Matters

What You'll Learn:

  • Birmingham's place in today's investment market.
  • Impact of the High Places policy on financial planning for the development of new office and residential offers.
  • The areas of growth in the creative and knowledge sectors, and how they are affecting the wider marketplace.
  • Deep dive into Birmingham's Our Future City Plan and the regeneration areas that are set to transform Birmingham in 2021.
  • The innovative real estate solutions creating opportunities in the wider West Midlands region.
  • The evolution of Birmingham's BTR pipeline. 

How You'll Do More Business: Hear from visionaries transforming Birmingham's real estate. With Birmingham set to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022, get exclusive insights into the city's investment landscape and development activity, how the city is responding to the events of 2020, plus the emerging neighbourhoods and surrounding areas driving further economic growth. 


Who Attends: Investors, lenders, owners, developers, local authorities, tenants, agents, engineers, architects, planners, and advisors.


Why You Should Attend: Bisnow events bring together the biggest power players in the industry to identify opportunities, build your network, and expand your business. With the largest audience of commercial real estate professionals in the world, no one knows how to help your business more than us. We're excited to be bringing the leading CRE players in Birmingham back together again in person, so make sure you come early for breakfast to make the most of all the networking opportunities too. This is not an event to be missed!


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