The 2nd
Exploring planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models
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Day 1 - Tuesday 30th July, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Alex Notay
Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director
PfP Capital UK
Driving growth & investment in Build to Rent
8:40
OPENING KEYNOTE: The role of government in BTR
Steve Dimopoulos MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
Victorian Government
9:10
KEYNOTE: Policy structures & defining Build to Rent
  • Setting the market in UK – lessons for Australia
  • What is feasible for Australia?
  • What are the drivers to diversify the residential asset class?
Alex Notay
Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director
PfP Capital UK
9:50
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event

10:20
Morning tea & networking
10:50
Multifamily, PRS, Build to Rent, condos, BTS – a global overview of how we got here
  • The Tipping Point – key drivers behind global Build to Rent
  • The Australian Build to Rent Market – similarities and differences to other global Build to Rent sectors
  • Getting into the details – what makes Build to Rent different?
  • The Economics – land, construction costs, rents, rental premiums, ancillary income, expenses (gross-to-net), capital reserves, hold periods, return on investment
  • Obstacles to the Build to Rent sector in Australia
  • The Future of AUS Build to Rent – a 5, 10, 20 year look
David Woodward
Chief Executive Officer
Global Apartment Advisors (GAA)
Ian Robins
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Principal
Global Apartment Advisors Australia (GAA)
11:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: What BTR looks like in the Australian market?
  • Current market scenario, addressing the risks and opportunities
  • Implications of ongoing housing market downturn for BTR
  • Investigating the BTR feasibility without Government intervention
  • Economics of BTR – how can Australia make this new asset class work?
  • How can BTR demonstrate product superiority (physical and managerial) over individual investor-owned rental housing
  • Appropriate treatment of BTR projects in the land use planning system (including developer contributions)
Andrew Hansen
National Operations Manager (Build to Rent)
Mirvac
Dr Shane Geha
Managing Director
EG Property Advisory
Michael Woodrow
Executive Director, Investment Manager, Real Estate & Private Markets
UBS
Kris Daff
Managing Director
MAKE x ASSEMBLE
Julian Anderson
Director
Bates Smart
12:10
Networking lunch
Designing for Build to Rent
1:10
Discussing design aspects of BTR vs BTS

In this session, you will hear from a leading architectural firm on how having a design focus on the project is one of the keys to success in BTR, focussing on longevity, flexibility and operational efficiency

  • Exploring best practices in the design of a Build to Rent model
  • Delving into the design and amenities aspect to attract and retain residents
  • Providing functional efficiency in both internal and external spaces
  • Simple bottom line design features
Loren Thanyakittikul
Director
Assael UK
1:50
Simple utility services to differentiate Build to Rent projects
  • Community Energy Networks is a differentiator for Build to Rent Projects providing simple cost-effective utility services to residents
  • Delivering a future proof platform for adding sustainability and renewable energy elements to the site that improve the marketability of the project
  • Providing a guaranteed return to the owner to help the business case and project financing while minimising the cost of operating utility services
Simon James
Executive General Manager - Sales and Marketing
WIN Connect
2:30
Afternoon tea & networking
3:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Australian Build to Rent as an asset class: an investors perspective
  • How has Build to Rent investment been successful overseas?
  • Are the market dynamics now right for institutional investment in the Private Rented Sector?
  • Do we have the expertise in Australia to value BTR assets?
  • Who will be the “first movers” and return expectations?
  • What is the tipping point to attract the next wave ?
  • What learnings can we take from the past decade in the student accommodation sector?
Peter Bates
Executive Chairman
Essence Communities
Puian Mollaian
Associate Director, Structured Transactions and Advisory Services
CBRE
Chris Wade
Director - Head of Property
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Heather Maxwell
Development Director
Development Victoria
Establishing Build to Rent in Australia
3:40
Project Showcase: Perth – Element 27 Apartments – Australia’s first Build to Rent community
  • Key areas explored pre launch of the BTR project
  • Addressing long term operating costs
  • Exploring fit for purpose in the long run when it comes to BTR
Richard Adams
Director of Client Services & Marketing, ANZ
Sentinel Real Estate Corporation
4:20
Closing remarks from the Chair and close of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday 31st July, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Alex Notay
Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director
PfP Capital UK
Delivering Build to Rent
8:40
Understanding the nature of tenant demand

There has been a surging demand for rental property from tenants who are opting to rent instead of buying and attracted to the flexibility associated with renting.

In this session, we will:

  • Explore the type of products needed and the factors influencing tenants choice to rent
  • Factors influencing locational choice
  • Average length of tenure and characteristics of different tenant types
  • Views on the attractiveness of different property features, i.e. what are tenants prepared to pay more for?
Ben Burston
Partner Head of Research & Consulting
Knight Frank Consulting
9:20
Unpacking the perceived & true benefits of BTR
  • What does the public value about BTR?
  • What are the challenges for government in dealing with perceptions around this new asset class?
  • How do public opinions affect public policy and the future of the sector?
Cressida Wall
Executive Director
Victoria Property Council of Australia
10:00
Morning tea & networking
10:40
Addressing the role of the BTR operator
  • Identifying a BTR site that works
  • Defining how an operator can make all the difference
  • Exploring how scaled “Add-ons” can improve your yields
Marwan Rahme
Managing Director
Kanebridge
Matthew Bode
Chief Operating Officer
Kanebridge
11:20
Exploring how town planning in Victoria could assist this type of housing development
  • Examining the planning regulations and local government challenges
  • What current planning controls could assist BTR housing development in Victoria?
  • Changes to the Victoria planning provisions that may assist BTR housing
  • Does anything really need to change to deliver BTR in Victoria?
David Bergin
Director of Planning
Mornington Peninsula Shire
12:00
Networking lunch
1:00
How can BTR support the great market gap for affordable housing?
  • Examining how BTR would work in an affordable housing model
  • Leveraging the policy direction and business opportunity for CHPs
  • Affordable housing as a driver for BTR
Mike Myers
Chief Executive Officer
National Affordable Housing Consortium
Applying strategies from alternative housing models
1:40
CASE STUDY: The Assemble Model – 393 Macauley Road pilot project
  • The creation and adaption of the Assemble Model
  • Why are its customers and capital partners so attracted to Assemble?
  • Designing a long-term people-focused environments
  • The future of Assemble
Kris Daff
Managing Director
MAKE x ASSEMBLE
2:20
Afternoon tea & networking
2:50
What can BTR learn from the student accommodation model?
  • Understanding the millennial market
  • Delivering and managing customer expectations
  • Challenges and lessons learned in developing a successful model
Dejan Radanovic
Principal
Micronest
3:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: What BTR can learn from other housing models?
  • Exploring how co-living can help drive the momentum in BTR
  • CHPs and their potential role in BTR development and management
  • Co-living and BTR, connecting people to place
Mike Myers
Chief Executive Officer
National Affordable Housing Consortium
Dejan Radanovic
Principal
Micronest
4:10
Closing remarks from the Chair and close of Conference
Workshop A: Build to Rent – The Variables between UK and Australian Design
Wednesday 31st July 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

The workshop

BTR is going to transform how people live, and this new asset class must be designed to create connected communities. In this detailed workshop, we will go through the design principles for BTR including durability, flexibility and amenities that will enhance the neighbourhood

Gain tangible strategies & insights on

  • Overview of the UK design standards
  • The design challenges with the Victorian codes and Australian cultural requirements
  • Delivering the one percenters that will make the difference
  • The ground level urban realm (private vs public space)
  • BTR design principles
  •  Driving value by long term investment in design and the built environment 
  • Designing with a focus on the end-users changing needs

*Refreshments and dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Andrew Costa
Partner
Ryder Architecture (UK)
Brian Jende
Architect
i2C Architects
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Workshop B: Multi-Family Housing – Understanding the Financials
Monday 29th July 2019, 4:30pm – 7:00pm

The workshop

Multi-Family Housing – There is a lot of confusion in the market between BTR and Multi-Family Housing (MFH). During this session Luke will present on the institutional asset class known as MFH, its differences with the traditional Build to Sell and BTR product, and explore the financials required to entice institutional investors into the sector. The workshop will also cover valuation approach and methodologies, financial metrics, taxation and much more. The session will also include a discussion on the important role the construction company plays in the process via the ECI process.

Further your understanding of

  • Defining the MFH product
  • The financial metrics for a Multifamily housing project in Australia
  • Initial discussion on taxation including: the treatment of GST, MIT, land tax and stamp duty
  • Understanding the types of returns investors are seeking in this market
  • Valuation approach and methodologies
  • Discussion on the importance of the construction procurement process including design books and supply chain

*Refreshments and dinner provided 

Price: $499 +GST

Frank McMahon
Regional Director – Business Strategy
Multiplex Australasia
Luke Mackintosh
Partner at EY
Real Estate Advisory Services
Register Now
Workshop A: Build to Rent – The Variables between UK and Australian Design
Wednesday 31st July 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

The workshop

BTR is going to transform how people live, and this new asset class must be designed to create connected communities. In this detailed workshop, we will go through the design principles for BTR including durability, flexibility and amenities that will enhance the neighbourhood

Gain tangible strategies & insights on

  • Overview of the UK design standards
  • The design challenges with the Victorian codes and Australian cultural requirements
  • Delivering the one percenters that will make the difference
  • The ground level urban realm (private vs public space)
  • BTR design principles
  •  Driving value by long term investment in design and the built environment 
  • Designing with a focus on the end-users changing needs

*Refreshments and dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Andrew Costa
Partner
Ryder Architecture (UK)
Brian Jende
Architect
i2C Architects
Register Now
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Key Speakers

Alex Notay
Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director
PfP Capital UK
Loren Thanyakittikul
Director
Assael UK
David Woodward
Chief Executive Officer
Global Apartment Advisors (GAA)
Steve Dimopoulos MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
Victorian Government