UKAA appoints Chair for its Investor Lender Forum

CBRE’s Jason Hardman appointed as new UKAA Investor Lender Forum Chair as investment in Build to Rent soars.

Jason Hardman, Chair, UKAA Investor Lender Forum and Executive Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at CBRE | BTR News
Jason Hardman, Chair, UKAA Investor Lender Forum and Executive Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at CBRE.

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) has been growing its regional network, setting up groups across the country to champion the sector’s expansion. The UKAA now announces Jason Hardman as the new Chair of its newly launched Investor Lender Forum. Jason is Executive Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at CBRE.

The Investor Lender Forum supports those interested in having a financial stake in the Build to Rent sector – to understand the role of quality in operational assets and capabilities in optimising returns and managing downside and upside risk.

Hitting the ground running, Jason will be hosting a webinar – UK BTR: Levelling up opportunities – where to invest next. Taking place on Thursday 7 April 2022, the panel of seasoned investors will discuss a range of issues – including the importance of regional Build to Rent growth, levelling up, demand for quality housing and the opportunities that local developments provide.

The panel includes James Whidborne, Head of Fund Management Residential UK at Edmond de Rothschild, Alistair Wardell, Investment Director and Fund Manager at Gresham House PLC, Ed Ellerington, Founder and Managing Director at Packaged Living and Julia Morrow, Director of Acquisitions at Grainger PLC.

To join the webinar, email meryl@ukaa.org.uk 

“Regional Build to Rent development is a huge growth area accounting for 60% of investment in Q4 2021. While the sector began in London, investment activity is now split evenly between the capital and the regions. Through the Investor Lender Forum, UKAA will be connecting with investors and lenders seeking to be part of Build to Rent’s rapid regional growth.”

Jason Hardman, Chair, UKAA Investor Lender Forum

The Investor Lender Forum supports the UKAA’s aim to de-risk the sector for investors, developers, operators and suppliers by delivering innovation, building knowledge through research and data and showcasing best practice.

“The Investor Lender Forum will play an invaluable role in delivering virtual and in-person events that support UKAA’s core objective of using knowledge sharing to help grow the Build to Rent market. We are delighted that Jason will be chairing the Forum and look forward to him sharing more details on its plans and future events at the upcoming webinar.”

Dave Butler, CEO, UKAA