Sunday, May 26, 2024

Birmingham’s Build to Rent update


Investment outlook and evolution of the rental experience

Presented by Goodstone

Research by the British Property Federation (BPF) and Savills shows that the number of planned or completed Build to Rent developments in the UK has increased 14% in a year, according to new figures. And as reported by Bisnow, after London, Birmingham has attracted the most investment so far in 2021.

With investor confidence remaining strong in regional markets, with CBRE’s estimates that 56% of households in central Birmingham are private renters, and with Build to Rent accounting for approximately a third of residential units currently under construction, it’s critical for investors, developers, and operators to deliver the type of living accommodation that meets the demands of Birmingham’s residents now, and into the future.

This event will cover the evolution of Birmingham’s Build to Rent supply over the course of the next few years, and how to capitalise on the opportunities.

What you’ll learn

  • Who is deploying capital into Birmingham’s Build to Rent, and why.
  • The neighbourhoods attracting the most investor and development interest.
  • What the current pipeline is and if planning and policy will allow it to be built.
  • What Birmingham’s renters are looking for in terms of design, amenities, ESG and health and wellbeing.
  • The innovative solutions maximising building efficiency, optimising comfort and productivity.
  • Fusing living and working – how to prepare for the trends in working from home and co-working that are transforming the Build to Rent space.

Who attends

Investors, lenders, owners, developers, local authorities, tenants, agents, engineers, architects, planners and advisors.


8.00-8.45am – Breakfast and networking

8.45-8.50am – Bisnow and Goodstone welcome

8.50-9.35am – Why Birmingham
Whilst some other asset classes have struggled throughout the pandemic, UK Build to Rent has stayed resilient. According to Knight Frank figures, of the £2.35bn that was invested into the sector in the first half of 2021, over 70% of funds committed were for schemes outside London. And the market isn’t just catching the eye of domestic investors, but international money is confident in the market, with recent purchases by Cortland and Harrison Street, and KKR. Who is investing in Birmingham’s Build to Rent market and why?

9.40-10.30am – Development and Design: Getting into the mind of the resident.
What Birmingham’s renters are looking for in terms of design, amenities, ESG and health and wellbeing and is this being matched by developers and owners?

10.30-11.00am – Post Panel Networking

Our readers can receive a 20% discount. Use code: BTRNEWS20

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