• The hugely popular Affordable Housing Conference returns for a 16th year on 8th March
  • The must attend Annual event for those investing or operating in this sector...

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Investment in Social Housing

Leading Investors, Developers, Local Authorities and Housing Associations will attend on 11th May #HousingInvestment

Housing Delivery Investment

Leading figures Nationally in the Housing Sector confirmed for conference on 11th May #LDEProperty #HousingDelivery

Public Private Sector Partnership

Private Sector Investment will meet with Local Authority and Housing Association representatives on 11th May to examine how they can work together for delivery

Conference Agenda

The Leading Conference for the Affordable Housing & Shared Ownership Investment returns for a 16th year in London on March 8th

To see who attends please click here


Welcome & Introduction from the Chair
The Affordable Housing Market as a socially conscious Investment Opportunity

Helen Collins, Head of Housing Consultancy, Savills (Chair)



How has the housing market changed and where are the challenges and opportunities moving forward?
What does ‘Levelling up’ really mean and what does it mean for housing?

How do we create a socially conscious Housing market, with low carbon production and a range of tenures and products to suit the whole market?

David Cowans, Chief Executive, Places for People



The Role of Homes England in Housing Delivery – what are the strategic objectives?

Government policy and priorities for affordable housing – what does the future hold?

How will Government priorities and market trends affect the role of Homes England moving forward?
What are the future objectives of strategic partnerships and where are the opportunities?

Peter Denton, Chief Executive, Homes England

The 2022 UK Housing Market Update – Where are we?

What is the International & Domestic Economic Outlook & what is this likely to mean for Housing?

What are the likely market impacts from Coronavirus & Brexit as a double act on the UK housing market?

What are we expecting from the housing market in the next 5 years?

Despite the uncertainty, why does the UK still make sense for both short term and long term investment?

Nick Whitten, Head of UK Living Research, JLL


Questions for David, Peter and Nick from Helen



Coffee & Networking Break



Why is there growing private investment into Affordable Housing in the UK?
Where does investment in Affordable Housing sit in context with investment into other sectors?

What kind of potential is there for growth and where will it come from?

Where does the funding & investment come from and who is involved?

What kind of vehicles, partnerships and structures are being used?

Where does Affordable Housing sit as a socially conscious investmnet?

Lawrence Bowles, Director, Savills


Understanding the for-profit provider – what are the challenges and opportunities?
What is the level of interest in new registrations and what scale of new entrants do we expect in the next 3-5 years?
How have the early movers progressed?
With policy changes and the rules on shared ownership, can it really be a level playing field?

Will this stifle investment from the private sector?

What is the process involved in registering and operating an FPRP and what are the Governance expectations?

Tonia Secker, Partner – Head of Housing, Trowers & Hamlins


Private Money & Housing Associations – how can they work together to deliver Housing?

Are partnerships with private sector funding now vital to the development pipeline of Housing Associations?

What kind of funding partnerships are housing associations looking for and how do we see this evolving over the next 5 years?

Catherine Raynsford, Director of Stakeholder and Investment Management, The Hyde Group

Questions for Lawrence, Tonia & Catherine



Impact Investing and ESG in the Affordable Housing Sector

How can the Affordable Housing sector become more sustainable and demonstrate stronger social & environmental credentials?

What is needed to make the sector more attractive for impact investing and sustainable investment?

Why is this now more important to investors and how is this growing?

What is evolving across Europe and what is the potential?

How can we make UK Affordable Housing Models sustainable in the long term?

Sarah Forster, CEO, The Good Economy



The 2022 Investor Panel Session – What is the potential of the UK Affordable Housing Investment Market?

Why is ESG now at the heart of investment decisions and what is attractive about the sector?

Understanding the impact investment potential of the sector – how far could this grow and is this now a fundamental priority?

How can we make investments in the sector sustainable, responsible and progressive?

Where does this fit in with other Residential Investments?

How can an investor make shared ownership stock work as an investment?
What kind of deals and structures are investors looking for in Affordable Housing?

What is the investor view of JVs with Housing Associations and Local Authorities?

What are the biggest challenges to investing in affordable housing and how can these be overcome?

How do they see this market evolving?

Gemma Bourne, Investment Director, Big Society Capital
Chris Jeffs, Fund Manager, M&G Real Estate
Simon Century, Director – BTR & Affordable Homes, L&G
Mark Sater, Chief Executive, Sage Housing
Helen Collins, Head of Housing Consultancy, Savills (Chair)



Networking Lunch Session for Speakers & Attendees


How are Local Authorities delivering their own housing?
Are local authorities prioritising improvement of current stock or the development pipeline of new stock?
What are the challenges facing local authorities from the white paper?

How are Local Authorities raising private finance to deliver homes and meet the challenges they face?

What is the scale of opportunity available to partners to Local Authorities? 

What do the next ten years look for local housing companies?

Steve Partridge, Director, Savills

The role of the devolved authority in Housing Delivery

What kind of opportunities & Joint Ventures is the GLA keen to grow with the private sector?

How will GLA use its land and Grant Funding to accelerate supply?

Natalie Daniels, Assistant Director - Housing, Greater London Authority (GLA) 

How can a local authority use innovation to increase housing supply?
What kind of development programmes can be used to make this happen?
What kind of partnerships with the private sector make things happen?


Questions for Steve, Natalie & TBC

The Developer Perspective on Building Successful Partnerships

What are the key opportunities and challenges?

What are Housebuilders looking for in a JV and what can they bring to the party?

Kathryn Pennington, Regional Development Director, Vistry Partnerships


The role of the for-profit provider, how has it evolved?
Has the journey gone as planned as the organisation matures?

What have the challenges been and how has that affect future strategy?

How does a long term potential for growth and what partnerships will be needed?

Andrew Géczy, Group CEO, Heylo Housing


How can we create an affordable retirement living model to meet the needs of wider society?
How can Government and private sector capital help to achieve this and what is the opportunity?
What is the benefit of accessible, affordable, retirement housing models to the wider housing market?
Martin Brown, Managing Director, McCarthy Stone


Questions for Kathryn, Andrew and Martin


Closing Remarks from Chair



Close of Conference & start of the Annual Affordable Housing Investment Drinks Reception


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