Conference Agenda

8.30am Pre Conference Networking Session
  • Delegates arrive from 8:30am when an informal breakfast is provided, and a chance to network with other attendees, before the conference starts at 9:30am
9.30am A Welcome from our Chairman
  • Confronting the Challenges and Opportunities in the Sector on the road to 2030

Speaker: Dominic Grace

09.45am Opening Address - Challenges and Opportunities in the London & South East Resi Market
  • What is happening in the market and when do we anticipate that the market will improve for new homes?
  • How are supply, demand and pricing looking in 2024 and who are the buyers?
  • If we do see a change in Government, what is the likely impact on the house building industry?
  • Where do sustainability & ESG now fit for the future of the sector and what is realistic when delivering zero carbon homes?
  • Is now the real opportunity to embrace innovation, new tenures & modern methods of construction?
  • What will the Resi Development market look like in 2030?

Speaker: Rob Perrins, Chief Executive, Berkeley Group

10.05am The Role of Housing Associations and Partnerships in Housing Delivery
  • Which tenures are the priority and what is the view on Build to Rent, Shared Ownership, Social Rent & Affordable Rent?
  • How is a modern Housing Association looking to build partnerships and who with?
  • What is the Housing Association view on ESG and how can the Housing sector as a whole become more sustainable and demonstrate stronger social & environmental credentials?

Speaker: Clare Miller, Chief Executive, Clarion Housing Group

10.25am Interest Rates, House Prices, Rent Rises and Affordability – what is really happening to the London & South East Resi Development Market?
  • What can we expect if we have a change in Government?
  • Where are we with prices, rents, sales volumes and demand across Central London, Outer London and other towns and cities in the South East Region?
  • What can we expect over the next 5 years?
  • Will the market continue to evolve from a more traditional home ownership society towards a wider range of rental products and how far will this go?
  • Where will we be once we reach 2030?

Speaker: Richard Donnell, Research & Insight Director, Zoopla

10.45am Questions for Rob, Clare and Richard
11.00am Coffee and Networking Session
11.30am The Future of Residential Markets – where will we be in ten years time?
  • What will be the impact of Artificial Intelligence, Technology, innovation and climate change on the way the market operates?
  • What might change on a practical level with how we do things?

Speaker: Adam Challis, UK Head of Research & Strategy, JLL

11.50pm De-risking Residential Development and making schemes viable
  • What do developers need to do now to prepare for improving market conditions?
  • Why is flexibility on tenure now so key to making a new scheme work?
  • With a fall in land deals, what sites are still attracting interest and why?
  • Who is still buying and how can buyers be incentivised?
  • Are partnerships and joint ventures, along with large scale regeneration, now key to overall delivery figures? What examples are we seeing?

Speaker: Katy Warrick, Director, Head of London Residential Research, Savills

12.10pm Residential Planning in 2024 – what do those operating in London & the South East need to be aware of?
  • What new legislation do we need to be aware of and what are the key planning decisions and appeals?
  • Could a change of Government really transform the planning system?
  • Where does environmental legislation now fit into the planning system and is their sufficient clarity?
  • How do we prepare for Biodiversity Net Gain and what will the requirements be?
  • How have Nutrient Neutrality and Water Neutrality been affecting Residential Development across the UK and what can developers do?

Speaker: Claire Dutch, Partner, Co-Head of Planning and Environment, Ashurst

12.30pm Questions for Adam, Katy and Claire
12.45pm The Political Interview – Politics and Housing Delivery
  • Has this Government now reached a dead end?
  • If we do have a change in Government, what might this mean for housing?
  • With a London Mayoral election approaching, has the Mayor really delivered on Housing and other priorities?

Speaker: Steve Norris

1.10pm Networking Lunch Session
2.10pm Operational Resi Living Market – Where do Student Housing Co-Living, Build to Rent, Single Family and Retirement Living products now fit into the wider Residential jigsaw?
  • How do we see this market evolving and what will it look like in 2030?
  • Are we seeing a growing evolution from traditional home ownership to rental living?
  • What have we learnt about the wellbeing of residents and how can operators put this at the forefront of their operation?
  • Where does rental living fit in with regeneration and partnerships?
  • Where is the opportunity for housebuilders to evolve their business model to Rental Living?
  • Is a mixed tenure regeneration, across different tenures and age groups of rental living, an achievable and desirable goal in the long term?
  • Where are operators of Operational Resi schemes now looking geographically in the wider London & South East Region?

Speakers: Sarah Christie, Director, The Co Living Company,
Paul Morgan, Chief Executive, Wallacea Living,
Alex Pease, Chief Executive, Watkin Jones Group

2.50pm Case Study Session – Regeneration How can we deliver large scale regeneration and place making?
  • What is the right tenure mix, where does rental housing now fit, and what commercial, retail and mixed uses are now vital to success?
  • How do we build up a good reputation for a regenerated area and how to we get people to visit, and keep visiting?
  • How does regeneration attract investment?
  • What have been the biggest hurdles to overcome when getting it done?
  • (10 minutes presentation by each speaker on these points, followed by questions)

Speaker: Tom Goodall, Managing Director, Related Argent

3.20pm Technology and Innovation – How can the sector innovate to deliver more homes, more social value, and a better more efficient market? We meet those who are innovating and hear their views for the future of the the Resi Sector.
  • How can the property industry incorporate AI and what practical applications are we really going to see?
  • How can we revolutionise the mortgage market to make it work for everyone, and allow more people to buy homes?
  • Making Use of unused buildings – how can we deliver much needed housing, and create real social value doing it?
  • How can we make buildings greener and more sustainable by retrofitting efficiently?

Speakers: Imran Khan, Co-Founder & CEO, QuantumLoopAi,
Polly Gilbert, Co-Founder & CMO, Tembo Money,
Tim Lowe, Founder & Director, The Lowe Group,
Anna Moore, CEO, Hestia

4.10pm Closing remarks from the Chair
4.15pm Close of Conference & Annual London Resi Drinks Reception