• The hugely popular Affordable Housing Conference returns for a 12th year on 21st March
  • The must attend Annual event for those investing or operating in this sector...

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The conference takes place on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at The Cavendish Conference Centre in London W1. 

The hugely popular Affordable Housing Conference returns for it's 12th year on 21st March.

The Event looks at the roles and opportunities for all players in the market, including Investors, Developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and their related advisers, whilst networking with the leading professionals in Housing from across the UK. Much is happening currently, with the sector evolving rapidly, and lots of opportunities are emerging as a result.

We will hear the views of Central Government, Local Government, Developers and Housing Association Chief Executives as well as several other senior industry experts. We will be briefed on the impact of New Legislation, PRS, Starter Homes, Emerging Tenures, Investment, Viability, Affordable Housing & Planning Changes, off-site construction and other factors that are changing Housing, and the strong opportunities that exist in the sector, and how to maximise them.

This event is likely to sell out again so please book early to guarantee your place.

This is a chance to be fully updated on what is going on, accumulate some CPD and network with the leading figures in the industry.

To see who attends please click here

Conference Timetable

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction – Where are with Housing Delivery in the UK?
Ian Graham, Partner, Head of Housing & Regeneration, Trowers & Hamlins


How will the Government Lead Housing delivery with Planning, Money & Land?

Looking at the key issues in New Legislation & Government Policy - Including the Housing White Paper, Starter Homes and other initiatives

Is Home Ownership no longer the be all and end all? Should we now be looking at a mix of Rented Housing & Home Ownership?

How can the Government engage with the Private Sector and what opportunities are their for developers and Investors?

Emma Lindsell, Director - Housing Supply, Department for Communities & Local Government


Looking at the GLA - a review of the supplementary planning guidance and other Mayoral Policy - how does the Mayor see the market and what are the priorities for Housing Delivery?
Rent v Ownership

Where does the GLA fit into the Overall National Government Picture?

What opportunities & Joint Ventures is the GLA keen to encourage?

What Land opportunities exist and how can investors & Developers get involved?
What money is available from the GLA and what are the parameters?
Lucy Owen, Head of Area, Housing and Land, Greater London Authority (GLA)


Looking across the UK – what money is available, where, and for what?
The Government Co-Investment Fund - How should developers be looking to work with this? How scaleable is this?

The HCA Infrastructure Fund - What is available & how are they looking to get involved with when it comes to funding & investment?

Gareth Blacker, Investment Director, HCA


Where are the inefficiencies in the current market & how can those delivering housing actually target the pinch points in the market more efficiently?

Why mixed Tenure Development is crucial in the Current Housing Market

How do you define the correct target market & tenure mix for a particular site? 
How do you really get more buyers by delivering the right product, at the right price point for the local market?

How do we price in volume through Tenures?

Richard Donnell, Director, Hometrack


Questions for Emma, Richard, Lucy & Gareth



Coffee & Networking Break



Housing Association Chief Executives Panel 2017
The Role of the Housing Association in The National Residential Development Market in 2017 & the Future – What role can they play in delivering the Housing that is needed?
What are Housing Associations in 2017?

Has their objective changed in recent years and where will they go?

How are they looking to structure JVs with Local Authorities, developers & investors?

Where are the Business & Investment Opportunities when working with HAs?
What products are HAs looking to deliver & where?
What do they need from partners to deliver this?
What do HAs need from Central & Local Government to make delivery happen? What helps and what can hinder?

Will HAs looks to develop more housing themselves?

Which Tenures will they favour and where do they see the split between each?

Devolution – what could it mean for Housing?
Does devolution create an environment where it is easier to deliver?

David Cowans, Chief Executive, Places for People

Keith Exford CBE, Group Chief Executive, Clarion

Steve Coffey, Chief Executive, Liverpool Mutual Homes
John Knevett, Deputy Chief Executive, A2 Dominion



Looking Across the Country - How can Local Authorities & Other public bodies make best use of their assets?

Where is the opportunity with Housing and is selling the asset really the best way?

What are the other options that maximise value and deliver housing?

Direct Delivery - Local Authority Housing Companies & Development - how can this work and what are the best options & why?

Joint Ventures with Developers - How does this opportunity work for both parties and how should it be structured?

Selling Local Authority & Public Sector Land - when should this be considered and how can value be maximised? How should developers & Investors view this option?

Looking at Case Studies of different Delivery Options used by local Authorities to deliver housing? How do they work & why?

The regional housing opportunity – what is on offer?

Will the Local Authorities fill the Housing gap or do they envisage PRS will do this?

What kind of tenures do they see going forward and which are they most focused on?

What might devolution mean for Housing Delivery?


15 minute Presentation by Andy Leahy, Managing Director, Bespoke Property Group

Cllr Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities, Bristol City Council

Carl Brazier, Director of Housing and Customer Services City of Stoke-on-Trent

Pat Hayes, Executive Director for Regeneration & Housing, London Borough of Ealing
AN Other


Lunch & Networking Session

The Private Rented Sector – where does the sector now fit in with the overall housing & property investment markets?

Understanding the Investment Opportunity

In which markets around the Country is there really a strong opportunity for PRS to work?

What has been driving growth in the Buy to Let sector and will this continue given recent legislative changes?

Who is the PRS sector really targeting and how big is this market? Understanding the Demographics

What are the different products available, how will these evolve, and what are the exit routes for investors?

Who is really investing in PRS in the UK – What deals are being done and where are they coming from? How can the scale of investment be increased?

Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy, British Property Federation


How can Housebuilders and Developers deliver Housing at the speed the Government are looking for?

How will the market grow over the next 5 – 10 years and where are the big growth areas?

Where is the Future balance between Build for Sale, Build for Rent?

How crucial are Public Sector Joint Ventures & what makes these tick?

John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living


Understanding the Current Planning & Viability Environment
Where do starter homes now fit in with viability?

What do we need to be aware in the current Housing Market & how can the best deal for delivery be achieved for all parties?
How is this key to the overall delivery of Housing?
How innovation with planning agreements & off site affordable housing could substantially improve delivery

Anthony Lee, Head of Residential Advisory & Consulting, BNP Paribas Real Estate


Private Sector Funding and Investment – Understanding the opportunity for investors to invest in Housing on a large scale

How the Future Housing Market is a real Economic Opportunity for both Market Participants and the Country as a Whole

Which assets represent the best opportunity for investment?
How should investors be looking to invest in Affordable Housing?

Richard McCarthy CBE, Senior Director – Strategic Services, Capita plc & Chairman, Funding Affordable Homes


Modular & Off Site Construction - what is the real relevance & how can it revolutionise both the construction industry and the speed & efficiency of Housing delivery?

How will such models and products be delivered and how do we ensure a high standard of product?

Is Off Site Build key to controlling costs?
Overcoming issues with lifecycle and ongoing maintenance of the product? What are the problems and how are these solved? What information is there to prove it?

What do we need to be producing to boost delivery & what concessions are required to make this happen?

Do we need drastic innovation in materials to produce housing and what might these innovations be?

Chris Slezakowski, Marketing & Innovation Director, SIG Offsite

David Ellison, Business Development Manager, Sigmat

Kieran White, Managing Director, Vision Modular
AN Other


Close & Networking Drinks Session for Speakers & Attendees


To see who attends this event: click here

This event is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit 

To learn how to book a place, please click here

latest news

Affordable Housing

Leading investors, Developers, Local Authorities and Housing Associations will attend on 21st March #HousingInvestment

Housing Delivery Investment

Leading figures Nationally in the Housing Sector confirmed for conference on 21st March #LDEProperty #HousingDelivery

Market Housing Conference

Private Sector Investment will meet with Local Authority and Housing Association representatives on 21st March to examine how they can work together for delivery