Lunch with BLP: Have we mastered build-to-rent yet?

  • Location: BANK Restaurant, Birmingham
  • Date: 23/11/2017
  • Time: 12:00 - 14:30


Our Thought Leadership Regional Lunches are hosted by our CEO, Kim Vernau, and other senior representatives from BLP. They are limited to a small number of selected guests, enabling us to assemble a key group of industry peers each of whom enjoy unrestricted opportunities to participate in the interactive discussions and put questions to renowned guest speakers.

Guest speaker Andrew Stanford leads an interactive discussion on the evolution of the Build-to-Rent sector, with a view to the growing support, or otherwise, of institutional investors.

Two years ago, Andrew completed his two-year stint heading up the Government’s Private Rented Sector taskforce with a mission to stimulate the UK’s new private rented sector. He will share his reflections of the experience in a session that promises to explore the machinations of a critical sector of the housing market, warts and all.

Andrew will evaluate achievements against the challenges of two years ago, and assess how the key challenges to the sector have changed in the intervening period. He poses the question as to whether as an industry and a country we have mastered Build-to-Rent yet. From a macro perspective, Andrew will present his views on the land supply, notions on how to attract global investors, and the economic and political climate affecting BTR.

During his time on the Government taskforce, Andrew reported to three successive housing ministers. If anyone can provide an insight to the current state of the UK housing investment market and the barriers to achievement of targets, Andrew can.

Andrew is Head of UK Residential at LaSalle Investment Management which is deploying various Build-to-Rent investment strategies. His primary role is developing and implementing asset management initiatives to drive returns. He is a widely-respected expert in private residential sector circles and was engaged by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to head the Government’s Private Rented Sector taskforce between 2013 and 2015. He is currently Chairman of the British Property Federation’s BTR committee.


12:00 Arrival | Drinks
12:30 Speech | Discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Ends

Lunch with BLP: Have we mastered build-to-rent yet?


BANK Restaurant
4 Brindley Place
B1 2JB

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