Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Manchester’s Build to Rent update


Investment outlook and evolution of the renting experience.

Venue: ETC.Venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

BTR News readers benefit from a 20% discount on tickets using the code: BTRNEWS20

What You’ll Learn:

  • Addressing economic vulnerabilities such as inflation and the cost of living crisis and the impact on local investment strategies.
  • Understand how developments are being financed in Manchester and how capital stacks are evolving for new developments vs acquisition deals.
  • Single Family Rental vs Urban Build to Rent – how both markets stack up in the region.
  • The current and projected development pipeline, and if it will be built.
  • Positioning assets for long-term growth – what Manchester’s renters are looking for in terms of space planning, design, amenities, affordability, ESG, health and wellbeing and how this is impacting rental value, leasing and management strategies.
  • How the private sector is working with the GMCA and Manchester City Council to find creative solutions to increasing new affordable housing supply.

You will learn more about some notable projects that the panel will discuss – including Vox Manchester, Glenbook’s The Trilogy and Duet, MediaCity, Property Alliance Group’s AXIS, Packaged Living’s The Castings – Piccadilly East and more.

According to a report by Urbanbubble, whilst Build to Rent  activity in Manchester slowed down in 2022, 2023 and 2024 are projected to see a growth – with 2024 slanted to hit a record 5,254 new Build to Rent completions.

As schemes are now operating at scale, join the expert panel as they reflect on what has been learnt in terms of investing, developing and operating Build to Rent to date, how they are applying this to future strategies, and where the next opportunities lie for Manchester’s rental market. 

Speakers and panels:

Why Manchester: financing Build to Rent deals and developments

Speakers: Tom France, Head of UK Investment at Round Hill Capital, Alex Russell, Managing Director at Property Alliance Group, Shannon Conway, Residential Director at Glenbrook, Ashley Perry, Investment Director at Apache Capital Partners and Dougie Orton Wade, Head of Operations at Native Residential.

Innovating Manchester’s BTR: Staying ahead of the competition

Speakers: Kate Howell, General Manager at Vox, Paul Holcroft, Development Director at Moda, Georgie Drewery, Account Executive at Yardi, Laura Clarke, Senior Business Development Manager at Parcel Pending by Quadient, Paul Eaton, Director of Build to Rent at Clearfibre and Rachael Cunliffe, Founder at ENGAGE 5.

Manchester’s Build to Rent update

Speaker: Timothy Bannister, Director of Property Science Innovation, Rightmove.

Thursday 6 October
11:00 — 14:00 (3h)