The event is an established platform providing a holistic insight into the opportunities, barriers and the potential for growth of the BTR asset class in Australia. With all these discussions over the past year, one thing is certain - Australia’s build-to-rent market is about to take off. The past year has not just seen projects being announced across the country, but has also seen notable projects delivered.
As well as hearing from key industry stakeholders, policymakers and market players, attendees will also be able to engage in a series of interactive panel discussions on central issues which will help shape BTR in Australia.
Stay informed on this emerging asset class
- Understand the challenges and opportunities in the BTR market
- Listen and learn from the Private & Public Sector
- Gain valuable insights from international markets,best practices and emerging models
- Network with the BTR key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections
Who will attend?
Organisations and individuals looking at the emerging BTR marketplace, interested in understanding the market, identifying opportunities, making the right connections.
- Pension/Superannuation Funds
- Fund Managers
- Commonwealth & State Treasury
- State Planning Authorities
- Housing Associations
- Local Councils
- Consultants & Contractors
- Property Lawyers
Gain essential insights on
- Exploring successful financing models
- Mobilising, managing and operating a successful BTR development
- Designing for BTR
- Addressing policy and planning challenges
Lesley Roberts is President of the UKAA and a Partner at Allsop specialising in build to rent. With 14+ years of UK PRS experience, her expertise incorporates all facets of large-scale residential portfolio performance including product suitability, design, lettings, management, operations and strategic asset management.
She has contributed to both the British Property Federation (BPF) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), having toured the US studying their multi-family model and heavily involved with the second edition of the ULI’s ‘Build to Rent Guide’. Lesley is Chair of Soho Housing Association, an active member of Women in Property and supporter of Real Estate Balance.
Legal & General Investment Management UK
Dan Batterton is Head of Build to Rent at LGIM Real Assets. Launching the strategy in 2016 the portfolio has already grown to £2bn and over 5,000 apartments in planning, development or operation.
Dan has over 20 years’ experience in the property sector and his exceptional understanding of portfolio strategy have been utilised to design L&G’s long-term acquisition, development and operational strategy for the new BTR sector. He leads the specialist BTR team at L&G that is aiming to deliver 1,500 new BTR homes per year.
Joining Legal & General in February 2007 as Business Development Manager, Dan’s responsibility was to create new fund ideas and identify investment strategy opportunities.
Previously Dan was an Associate Director at IPD Ltd where he was responsible for the UK portfolio analysis service to a collection of major institutions. He spent 9 years at IPD analysing drivers of historic fund performance and discussing strategies that will influence future returns.
New Ground Living
Currently, a director with CBRE Capital Markets, Colleen Pentland Lally joined CBRE in 2007. As a member of the Capital Markets leadership team, Ms. Pentland Lally is responsible for both identifying and facilitating inbound and outbound global capital and exposing existing and potential cross-border investors to investment opportunities directly. With a deep understanding of the multifamily capital markets in the U.S. and across emerging multifamily markets around the world, Ms. Pentland Lally provides insights and expertise to investors and developers worldwide. In her previous role, Ms. Pentland Lally served as the director of operations for CBRE’s national multifamily practice, overseeing internal operations and client care for the multifamily platform across investment sales, debt & structured finance and agency lending.
Prior to joining CBRE, Ms. Pentland Lally worked as a real estate tax consultant and analyst in Miami, FL, specializing in commercial property tax abatement. Originally from the Greater Tampa Bay area, Colleen received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Miami School of Business and her MBA in Global Management from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
WINconnect, built on over a decade-long heritage, is Australia’s largest and trusted Service Provider for Community Energy Networks.
As the market leader, WINconnect operates nearly 1,000 sites across Australia, with over 150,000 energy customers. Since 2005, it has provided clients with Community Energy Network solutions for apartments, shopping centres and national airports.
Community Energy Networks are designed to empower the community, by harnessing the volume of energy used and providing next-generation technology such as Solar PV Systems, Battery Storage Solutions and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. By doing this, WINconnect enhances its buildings to be sustainable, future-proofed, and for the benefits to go straight back to the owner’s corporations, centre managers and end-customers.
Committed to delivering excellence in all aspects of the Australian based company, WINconnect delivers innovative financing models for utilities assets that allow us to adapt to our client’s requirements while our internal expertise incorporates engineering, call centre management, customer service, regulatory compliance, information technology.
WINconnect holds electricity retailer authorisations in Vic, SA, NSW, Qld, an Australian Financial Services License, are members of the respective ombudsman schemes in each jurisdiction and is regularly involved in highlighting the need for regulatory changes and reviews to protect customers and facilitate compliance within the sector.
StarRez is the world leader for Residential Community Software (for Purpose Built Student Accommodation, Staff Housing, Universities, Colleges & Private Property Managers) providing solutions to manage the resident experience, occupancy, revenue, facilities, incidents, interactions, allocations and more. StarRez currently manages over 1.7 million residence beds globally. StarRez now serves more than 750 customers worldwide including UniLodge, Monash, Stanford University, Harvard University, New York University, University College London, and National University of Singapore. StarRez has 150+ team members globally worldwide and offices in Melbourne, Denver and London.
What People Are Saying
“The conference provided an excellent opportunity to engage with both local and international market participants and set the stage for future partnerships in the BTR sector.”Associate Director - Structured Transactions & Advisory, CBRE
“A thoroughly insightful and fast paced event. The presenters were consistently of high quality and I left there with many new contacts and now know a lot more about this dynamic new sector. I also now know what I don’t…”Director, Barcelo Group
“A very in depth two and half days packed with highly engaging experts from the industry that were extremely generous in sharing their knowledge. I definitely came away knowing a significant amount more about BTR than what I went in with. A worthwhile investment.”Capital and Acquisitions, Deal Corporation
Date: 4 Nov 2019 By: Criterion Content Team
New Ground Capital is making waves in NZ housing market by realising the untapped potential of Build to Rent investment. Originally founding New Ground Capital to leverage his skills in the financial markets in a meaningful way, Roy is committed to completing the establishment of the Build to Rent sector in the NZ housing market, …
Date: 21 Jan 2019 By: Ash Natesh
Build to Rent or Multifamily Housing is an asset class that has long enjoyed success in the US and more recently the UK. While its name is obscure, overseas markets provide a clear pathway for success. As State Governments in Australia tentatively dip their policy toes into the water, the global property industry is poised …
Date: 6 Dec 2018 By: Ash Natesh
The United Kingdom, much like Australia has been slow to adopt the BTR model. Cultural bias towards ownership, low rental yields, favourable tax treatment towards private investors, you name it and the same reasons have been provided in both countries for why it will never happen. Yet in the past 5 years the UK’s adoption …
Date: 13 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Policy Spotlight on the UK By Ian Fletcher, Director of Real Estate Policy, British Property Federation What were the drivers which enabled Build to Rent to grow as an asset class in the UK? I would love to claim it was all the result of excellent policy work. Certainly successive governments have been supportive …