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Build To Rent Annual Conference 2021

Thu Sep 23, 2021

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Build To Rent Annual Conference 2021

A Full Day Premium Event: Redefining The Home

Thursday September 23 2021 | 8:00 AM BST


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Wembley Park

Quintain is the developer behind the transformation of Wembley Park, which it acquired in 2002. The 85-acre site is London’s globally renowned entertainment district, now transformed into a 365-day neighbourhood that includes The SSE Arena Wembley, London Designer Outlet, the Hilton Hotel, Premier Inn, Boxpark Wembley, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Amazon Fresh, independent shops, exceptional office space, acres of pedestrianised public realm and over 4,700 homes.

When completed, Wembley Park will be home to the largest single site of Build to Rent in the UK with over 6,000 homes managed by leading BtR operator Quintain Living by 2027. With studios to four-bed apartments currently across nine developments, Quintain Living’s pet-friendly homes offer unique, lifestyle-led amenity spaces including cinema rooms, roof-top gardens, libraries, work-from-home sheds, a private club house and climbing wall plus 24-hour resident support.

Speakers and Panels

Experts Talking Investment Trends In BTR

Spotlight Session: International Trends In BTR

Suburban Build To Rent: The Long-Term Benefits

David Reid

David Reid

Managing Director, Suburban BTR, Legal & General

The Art Of Transformation: Effective Repurposing To Meet New Demands

Presented by CallisonRTKL

The Smart BTR Home Of The Future

Presented By Samsung

Alastair Mullens

Alastair Mullens

Managing Director, Vertus

The Evolution Of Value-Add For BTR: New Trends To Attract & Retain Residents

Presented by Schneider Electric

Giles Beswick

Giles Beswick

Director, Select Property Group

Community Engagement & Mental Well Being: Understanding & Supporting Your Resident

A Spotlight On BTR Construction

Also Taking The Stage, Insight From...

Danielle Bayless
Finding The Right BTR Partner

Danielle Bayless

Chief Operating Officer, Quintain Living

Mark Kellett

Group CEO, Velocity1


Despite challenges of the past year, the UK BTR sector stayed resilient throughout 2020 and continues to be one of THE hottest topics within the industry. Establishing itself as a mainstream asset class investor confidence in BTR remains strong — according to CBRE, 2020 saw a record high of £3.5B investment in the UK BTR sector, compared to £2.4B in 2019, and it is predicted to continue on it’s growth course.  


Join us at Wembley Stadium for Bisnow's 3rd edition of our Build To Rent Annual Conference (BTRAC) on 23 September in Wembley Park! BTRAC is not your average conference, and this year we will be delving into the role and future of BTR in a changed world, focusing on redefining the home, with themes including:


  • How investors are creatively financing new acquisitions
  • The repositioning of assets into BTR
  • Community engagement, social value and mental well-being
  • Value add amenities and building in long-term flexibility
  • Sustainable technology
  • The growth of Suburban BTR
    And more!


This will be a one of a kind, can't-miss Bisnow event. This is the force of two years into one and it will be bigger and better than ever! We hope to have you with us for a memorable in-person event on 23 September 2021.


Who Attends: The Who’s Who involved in BTR in the UK — investors, owners, developers, operators, lenders, architects, engineers, planners, agents, suppliers and advisors.


What You Get: Your ticket includes five hours of the most up to date, relevant and engaging insight into the trends shaping the BTR sector, guided site tours of the transformative Quintain Wembley Park site, access to booths hosted by innovative suppliers to the industry, and three hours of networking opportunities!


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. Join us and our expert speakers as we look to what's next for this booming sector. We're excited to be bringing the leading BTR CRE players back together again in person. This is not an event to be missed as once again the agenda includes the chance to see BTR under construction, complete and operational!


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Wembley Stadium, London, HA9 0WS

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Time Activity
8:00 AM
8:50 AM
Breakfast & Schmooze
8:50 AM
9:00 AM
Bisnow & Quintain Welcome!
9:00 AM
9:05 AM
Snapshot Of Today's BTR Market
9:10 AM
9:45 AM
Investor Appetite In BTR: Market Outlook & New Opportunities
According to Savills, in Q1 2021 more than £1.2B was invested into UK BTR — the highest first quarter on record. What types of transactions are we seeing, who are the new entrants into the market, what learnings can we take from 2020, and where are the deals?
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
Spotlight Session: International Trends In BTR
10:10 AM
10:45 AM
The Art Of Transformation: Effective Repurposing To Meet New Demands — Presented By CallisonRTKL
Redevelopment is not a new strategy, but it’s currently taking the sector by storm. But what key factors need to be considered to really understand the alternative use value and financial viability of a repositioning project, and what are the elements involved in decision making to determine when it’s right to convert a building to BTR?
10:45 AM
11:15 AM
Stretch Break & Networking
11:15 AM
11:50 AM
Community Engagement & Mental Well-being: Understanding & Supporting Your Resident
The events of the past year have highlighted more than ever the benefits of purpose-built, flexible, actively-managed accommodation in supporting wellbeing and creating community engagement. What are the latest trends attracting investor interest, and how can developers and operators create diverse, integrated, sustainable communities, and truly support its residents, now and into the future?
11:50 AM
12:00 PM
Live, Eat, Entertain (& Work): The Changing Role Of The BTR Kitchen
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
A Spotlight On The Economics Of BTR Construction
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
TOURS Powered by Quintain Living
Don't miss this opportunity to join guided site tours of Wembley Park and see BTR under construction, complete and operational!
12:15 PM
1:45 PM
Lunch & Power Networking
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
A conversation with Jon Di-Stefano, CEO, Telford Homes
2:05 PM
2:40 PM
The Evolution Of Value-Add For BTR: New Trends To Attract & Retain Residents — Presented By Schneider Electric
BTR is no longer new; it is coming of age. How can data provide operators with valuable insight into resident behaviours and trends, how amenities are used and what residents really want? What can we use this data for? Plus, what are we seeing in terms of emerging sustainability and tech innovations that are really providing a service to residents?
2:45 PM
2:55 PM
BTR Presentation
2:55 PM
3:30 PM
The Smart BTR Home Of The Future: Cutting-edge Technology & Green Infrastructure — Presented By Samsung
With the UK’s BTR stock on the way to being 188,500 homes once built, as reported by Savills, how are these buildings integrating technology and connected infrastructures to ensure they are fit for the future? Hear about the innovative solutions that can help minimise emissions and deliver a more responsive resident experience.
3:30 PM
3:50 PM
Time For A Quick Snack & Networking
3:50 PM
4:35 PM
Expansion In The 'Burbs: The Long-Term Benefits of Suburban BTR
Savills have recently reported there are c.5,000 operational rental homes on suburban schemes across the UK (around 10% of total operational BTR). There are a further 8,600 homes that are under construction or in planning. As BTR seeks to provide innovative solutions to changing resident demands, this session will delve into the opportunities of providing quality affordable housing regenerating suburban across the UK.
4:35 PM
5:10 PM
Match Making: Finding The Right BTR Partner — Presented By Quintain
In this rapidly growing market BTR providers will have to find ways of standing out from the competition to attract investor interest. And for investors, finding the right BTR partner who understands the market could be key to their success. This interactive session will align investors and operators after examining their requirements and expectations.
5:10 PM
6:00 PM
More Networking!

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