The 3rd Driving Growth & Investment in
Exploring planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models
Conference Date
19th & 20th February 2020
Dockside, Sydney
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Driving growth & investment in BTR
Criterion’s inaugural 2019 Build to Rent conference have brought together over 200+ delegates and 50+ speakers from the industry to share best practices on planning, design, delivery, operations and financing models. Criterion are proud to partner with the industry to deliver the 3rd Driving Growth & Investment in Build to Rent Conference in Sydney.

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.
  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Pension/Superannuation Funds
  • Banks
  • Fund Managers
  • Commonwealth & State Treasury
  • State Planning Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Councils
  • Architects
  • 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
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Key Speakers

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


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.”

    Puian Mollaian
    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…”

    Matthew Overton
    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.”

    Teena Lynch
    Capital and Acquisitions, Deal Corporation


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  • Date: 3 Dec 2019  By: Criterion Content Team

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