Sectors Demystified: Build to Rent


Sectors Demystified: Build to Rent will be held on Wednesday 27th February at the offices of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Real Estate Balance are holding another in the ‘Sectors Demystified' series on the subject of build to rent. It will be roundtable lunch event held on Wednesday 27th February 2019, 12noon to 1.30pm at the offices of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA.

Our ‘Sectors Demystified’ events provide an introduction to a particular area of real estate from experts in the field. This event will cover the rapid growth of the Build to Rent Sector: topical issues in investment, development, funding and management.
Alex Notay, Lesley Roberts and Andrew Yates are well known practitioners at the forefront of the growing build to rent sector.  They will discuss the way that the market has developed, what “build to rent” (as against “PRS”) really means and the issues that they are seeing around the development and management of successful build to rent schemes. 

As economic issues and Brexit uncertainty have created difficulties for retail and other commercial property sectors, the interest in build to rent is going from strength to strength. Alex, Lesley and Andrew will discuss what investors are looking for and some topical issues to think about, if you are involved in this market.

A light lunch will be provided and there will be an opportunity for questions and networking.

To book email Space is limited, so a speedy response is advisable and we suggest only up to 2 places per company.

About the speakers

Lesley Roberts (left) is a Partner at Allsop specialising in Build to Rent and a well-known specialists in the residential investment market. Prior to Allsop, Lesley was a Director at Pinnacle Group. She has contributed to thought leadership through both the British Property Federation (BPF) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), having toured the US studying their multi-family model and involved with the second edition of the ULI’s ‘Build to Rent Guide’, and more recently appointed as the President of the UKAA – the specialist industry body for BtR. Lesley is Chair of Soho Housing Association, a BPF Residential Board member, an IRPM BtR Working Group member, an active member of Women in Property and supporter of Real Estate Balance.

Andrew Yates (centre) is a real estate partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and leads the firm’s Build to Rent sector team. He is recognised as a leading industry expert and is on the board of the UK Apartments Association. He is also a member of the British Property Federation’s Build to Rent committee. In addition to advising public sector bodies such as Transport for London, LLDC, the GLA and Homes England on major Build to Rent schemes he is currently advising private sector developers and investors such as Get Living, Tipi, LaSalle Investment Management and Atlas Residential on almost £2bn of active Build to Rent development schemes.

Alexandra Notay (right) is Build to Rent fund director at PfP Capital, the fund and asset management arm of Places for People, tasked with raising a £550M fund to deliver 3,000 BTR homes across the UK. She is also an internationally recognised expert on build to rent and an author and editor of books and reports on real estate including the renowned ULI UK Best Practice Guide on Build to Rent (2014, 2016). Alex is a vice-chair of ULI UK Residential Council and on the ULI UK Executive Committee, serves on the BPF Build to Rent Committee and is an Associate Member of CREFC Europe. She is also a non-executive director of Sound Diplomacy, SouthWest Board Member for LandAid and trustee of SunScreenIT Foundation.

About Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)

BCLP has a deep commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, supported by well-established goals, programs, campaigns and leadership engagement.  As the first global law firm with two female co-chairs, we are deeply committed to taking a strong, visible and authentic stance on equality and inclusion.  We support a broad range of programs focused on creating access to the legal profession and supporting the career development of those in minority groups. BCLP have been long time supporters of Real Estate Balance.