Driving Growth & Investment
Conference Date
19th & 20th February 2019
Novotel Sydney Central
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Getting ready for BTR

Build to Rent is a successful housing model internationally. As momentum in Australia grows, there is a need to address the roadblocks, challenges and opportunities that face this emerging sector.

With limitations in the tax regime there are calls for rental reform in order to make Build to Rent an attractive asset class for developers and investors.

Despite these barriers Build to Rent is happening in Australia and is on the path to become a major asset class.

This highly interactive and informative Driving Growth & Investment in Build to Rent conference will bring together key domestic and international experts to discuss the future of this asset class in Australia.

UK Market – key insights

  • According to Barclays research the UK Private Rented Sector is currently valued at over £1 trillion.
  • The UK shifted their tax laws and legislation, which resulted in the asset class beginning to thrive, despite corporation tax (currently at 19%) reducing returns for nonresident investors.
  • Across the UK, the BTR sector now boasts over 117,000 homes complete, under construction and in planning, with the British Property Federation (BFP) releasing quarterly reports and interactive maps to track each project and its progress.

A Development Finance Partners report stated that looking toward the UK – where BTR is still relatively immature as an asset class – it can be seen that they managed to overcome some of the same problems faced by the Australian market.

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 Build to Rent 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

Who will attend?

Organisations and individuals looking to capitalise on the opportunities that exist in the emerging Build to Rent marketplace, interested in understanding the market, identifying opportunities, making the right connections including:

  • 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:

  • Policy, planning & tax updates
  • Investment - what is working?
  • How to operate & manage BTR
  • Design considerations