The 3rd Driving Growth & Investment in
Exploring planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models
Conference Date
18th - 20th February 2020
Location
Dockside Sydney
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Day 1 - Tuesday 18th February, 2020

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
8:50
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Alex Notay
Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director
PfP Capital, UK
Driving growth & investment in BTR
9:00
KEYNOTE OPENING GOVERNMENT ADDRESS

Understand how the government is currently working with the industry to deliver on the housing shortage and the role of government in driving this asset class

Invited: Alison Frame
Group Deputy Secretary, Property and Housing
Department of Planning, Industry & Environment
9:40
OPENING KEYNOTE: Lessons from Legal & General Investment Management on investing in BTR at scale
  • Exploring possible best practices in creating and owning successful BTR schemes
  • Developing sustainably and utilising modern methods of construction
  • Successfully asset managing projects
  • Selecting BTR Stock
Dan Batterton
Head of BTR
Legal & General Investment Management UK
10:20
SPEED NETWORKING

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

10:50
Morning tea & networking
Establishing BTR in Australia
11:20
INVESTOR PANEL: Exploring the big picture for investment in BTR in Australia
  • What does the BTR sector in Australia need to attract foreign investments?
  • What investment models will work?
  • How is this asset class developing at the moment?
  • Will policy changes give this sector a boost?
  • Driving investment and growth in the BTR sector
  • How the BTR investment models are working and how this asset class is developing?
  • Exploring investing trends and funding models
  • How do valuations support these new sectors?
Miranda Lie
Director - Real Estate Institutional Banking
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
Alan Frost
Head of Residential
151 Property
12:00
FIRESIDE CHAT: Maximising the Value of Your BTR Strategy
  • Examining the role of a BTR specialist operator and the skill sets to drive tenant retention and lower vacancy
  • Driving a strong and aligned funder-developer-operator team for BTR success
  • Highlighting the importance of design specifics, operating the building and the customer’s journey
  • Addressing the risks and how to mitigate them
  • Factors affecting BTR prospects (including development feasibility) in Australia as compared with UK and US
Ian Robins
CEO and Co-Principal
Global Apartment Advisors
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
Presentation by CBRE

Colleen Pentland Lally
Director
CBRE USA
Designing for BTR
2:10
INTERACTIVE PANEL: Can BTR work now in Australia?
  • Identifying the critical design and construction solutions
  • Getting BTR to overcome financial hurdles
  • Driving integrated developer-builder solution
  • Designing blended mixed-use developments
  • Understanding where the financial pressures are from legal perspective
  • Addressing planning & legal hurdles
Adam Hirst
General Manager - Build to Rent (Multifamily)
Mirvac
Nathan Deveson
Managing Partner Sydney
MinterEllison
Rachel McNaught
Partner
MinterEllison
2:50
Presentation by WINconnect

3:20
Afternoon tea & networking
3:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: How do you prioritise design in BTR?
  • How important is design for BTR?
  • What can go wrong if the design is an afterthought?
  • Critical design features to avoid operational constraints
  • What does design in a true and fit for purpose BTR look like?
  • Building sociability and communities into the design for successful BTR
Matthew Heal
Property Director, Build to Rent Housing
New Ground Living
4:30
Addressing the planning challenge
  • How to navigate the planning process for a BTR scheme
  • What are the challenges in getting development approval for a BTR project, and how might we address them?
  • Driving government support for BTR in Victoria
  • BTR as part of the affordable housing solution
Sarah Carlisle
Senior Panel Member, Planning Panels Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Mike Myers
Chief Executive Officer
National Affordable Housing Consortium
5:10
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
5:30
NETWORKING DRINKS
Workshop A: Exploring the Financial Metrics for multi-family housing to work
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm

The workshop
This three hour workshop will enable a deep dive into the numbers and structures required to make this asset classwork. The workshop will look at a hypothetical project to build up the financials from its initial feasibility to operational, including:

  • Understanding the difference between Build to Rent and Multi-family housing
  • Case study examples of product type
  • Discussion on the PBSA sector and its comparison to the emerging MfH sector
  • Building up a hypothetical MfH project
  • Establishing the commencing rents for the project – understanding demand linked to location, product type, design and cohort.
  • Understanding the rental premium and additional income
  • Building up the 10 – year cash flow including key project assumptions – Establishing Project Value
  • Building up the project feasibility model to determine development profit
  • Discussion on a potential exit strategy

* Refreshments & dinner provided

* PLEASE NOTE: Workshop Venue will be at the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour 55 Shelley Street, Sydney. Just a few hundred metres walk from the conference venue.

Price: $499 + GST

Luke Mackintosh
Partner -Real Estate Advisory Services
EY
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Workshop B: Making BTR work
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

The workshop
Making BTR work is challenging. There is no easy or one size fits all model. To ensure a deeper understanding of the journey to deliver BTR this workshop will take you step-by-step through a case study to explore:

  • What are the planning and policy hurdles to consider
  • Getting set-up: policy, planning and investment considerations
  • How can you attract institutional investment – what is working for investors in the UK?
  • Design considerations and how to deliver a unique renter experience
  • How to effectively mobilise, manage and operate a successful BTR development
  • Maximising returns – efficiency in operating & managing BTR

* Refreshments & dinner provided

* PLEASE NOTE: Workshop Venue will be at the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour 55 Shelley Street, Sydney. Just a few hundred metres walk from the conference venue.

Price: $499 + GST

Lesley Roberts
Executive Development Director Letting and Management Build to Rent
Allsop
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Day 2 - Wednesday 19th February, 2020

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:50
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Alex Notay
Build to Rent (Multifamily) Fund Director
PfP Capital, UK
Managing & Operating BTR
9:00
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Operating a successful BTR Model
  • Exploring best practices in managing build-to-rent models
  • Encouraging an efficient and professionally managed rental sector
  • Delivering a service proposition akin to the environment
Lesley Roberts
Executive Development Director Letting and Management Build to Rent
Allsop
9:40
CASE STUDY: Investing, Developing & Operating BTR in New Zealand
  • Getting the initial buy-in & bringing in the institutional capital
  • Navigating the initial challenges including higher construction costs
  • Delivering attractive yields to institutional investors
  • Managing the asset
Roy Thompson
Co-Founder, Managing Director
New Ground Living
10:20
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Build to Rent tax wishlist & how to make the sector thrive in Australia
  • Examination of tax environments in successful BTR markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Overview of the impact of Australia’s tax system on returns from BTR investments
  • How tax reform can assist BTR to evolve into a major real estate asset class in Australia
Elke Bremner
Senior Associate
Ashurst
Steve Whittington
Senior Associate
Ashurst
11:40
BTR: The Landcom Perspective
  • Landcom organisational and projects overview
  • Importance of affordable housing in the Build-to-Rent sector
  • Current challenges for Build-to-Rent developments in NSW
John Brogden AM
Chief Executive Officer
Landcom
12:00
Networking lunch
1:00
CASE STUDY: The Smith Collective Success
  • UBS global position on BTR (market size, UBS exposure and experience)
  • Managing and operating the Smith Collective
  • Local experience with Smith Collective and customer response
Michael Woodrow
Executive Director, Investment Manager, Real Estate & Private Markets
UBS
1:40
Built to Rent strategy for SDA Housing
  • Investing in BTR under the NDIS
  • Exploring long term leases in NDIS & Government underwriting
  • Discussing the journey of the project
Simba Marekera
Chief Research Officer
Brightlight Capital Advisory
Charles Liu
Head of Syndication and Portfolio Manager
Brightlight Capital Advisory
2:20
Afternoon tea & networking
Applying strategies from alternative housing models
2:50
Co-Living & Build to rent: connecting people to place
  • Creating better living spaces in BTR
  • Exploring the success story of co-living
  • How to design in response to customer preferences and demand
  • Operating a co-living model – lessons for BTR
Dejan Radanovic
Principal
MicroNest
3:30
CLOSING PANEL: So how did the UK make it work?

Unpack key questions with the UK policy makers, investors and developers who have been successful in the BTR journey.

  • What has made this tenure so successful in the UK?
  • What drove government support?
  • What’s working for investors?
  • What’s working for operators?
  • What’s working for residents?
  • Lessons learnt from established projects
Lesley Roberts
Executive Development Director Letting and Management Build to Rent
Allsop
Dan Batterton
Head of BTR
Legal & General Investment Management UK
4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: Exploring the Financial Metrics for multi-family housing to work
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm

The workshop
This three hour workshop will enable a deep dive into the numbers and structures required to make this asset classwork. The workshop will look at a hypothetical project to build up the financials from its initial feasibility to operational, including:

  • Understanding the difference between Build to Rent and Multi-family housing
  • Case study examples of product type
  • Discussion on the PBSA sector and its comparison to the emerging MfH sector
  • Building up a hypothetical MfH project
  • Establishing the commencing rents for the project – understanding demand linked to location, product type, design and cohort.
  • Understanding the rental premium and additional income
  • Building up the 10 – year cash flow including key project assumptions – Establishing Project Value
  • Building up the project feasibility model to determine development profit
  • Discussion on a potential exit strategy

* Refreshments & dinner provided

* PLEASE NOTE: Workshop Venue will be at the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour 55 Shelley Street, Sydney. Just a few hundred metres walk from the conference venue.

Price: $499 + GST

Luke Mackintosh
Partner -Real Estate Advisory Services
EY
Register Now
Workshop B: Making BTR work
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

The workshop
Making BTR work is challenging. There is no easy or one size fits all model. To ensure a deeper understanding of the journey to deliver BTR this workshop will take you step-by-step through a case study to explore:

  • What are the planning and policy hurdles to consider
  • Getting set-up: policy, planning and investment considerations
  • How can you attract institutional investment – what is working for investors in the UK?
  • Design considerations and how to deliver a unique renter experience
  • How to effectively mobilise, manage and operate a successful BTR development
  • Maximising returns – efficiency in operating & managing BTR

* Refreshments & dinner provided

* PLEASE NOTE: Workshop Venue will be at the Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour 55 Shelley Street, Sydney. Just a few hundred metres walk from the conference venue.

Price: $499 + GST

Lesley Roberts
Executive Development Director Letting and Management Build to Rent
Allsop
Register Now
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Key Speakers

Lesley Roberts
Executive Development Director Letting and Management Build to Rent
Allsop
Dan Batterton
Head of BTR
Legal & General Investment Management UK
Roy Thompson
Co-Founder, Managing Director
New Ground Living
Colleen Pentland Lally
Director
CBRE USA