The 2nd
Exploring planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models


Driving Growth & Investment in Build to Rent
Based on the success of our inaugural Build to Rent Conference in Sydney, we are excited to bring you our 2nd edition in Melbourne.

Build to Rent is a successful housing model internationally. As momentum in Australia grows around the emergence of this new real estate asset class, the industry is slowly but surely exploring the viability of this model, calling for government assistance via rental reform, land donation and tax concessions.

Despite these barriers BTR has arrived in Australia with projects being announced across the country. Whether BTR could provide new avenues for investors as well as improve housing affordability it makes for an interesting real estate product that could become a true component of residential real estate.

The highly interactive Build to Rent conference will address the key concerns of all stakeholders involved in delivering a successful BTR model.

Stay informed on this emerging asset class
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in the BTR market
  • Listen and learn from private & public sector
  • Gain valuable insights from international markets best practices and emerging models
  • Network with the Industry’s 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:
  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Pension/Superannuation Funds
  • Banks
  • Fund Managers
  • Commonwealth & State Treasury
  • State Planning Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Councils
  • Architects
  • Consultants & Contractors
  • Property Lawyers

Attend to learn:

  • Operating and managing BTR
  • Addressing policy and planning regulations
  • Driving investment & successful financing models
  • Design considerations of BTR vs BTS
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Key Speakers

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


What People Are Saying

  • “The Criterion team put together a well thought out and informative conference, the speakers were first class, the content was relevant and the organisation was faultless.”

    Keith Braithwaite
    Building Manager, Braithwaite Group
  • “The conference was attended by a ‘who’s who’ list of participants in this new industry in Australia.”

    Matthew Bode
    Chief Operating Officer, Kanebridge
  • “Good range of speakers. Speakers were generally engaging and knowledgeable.”

    Brian Mariotti
    Director, Allen Jack+Cottier


  • 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 …

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