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The 2020 UK Site Finding & Development Conference has now launched, expect some key discussions and vital information on best practice
Expecting a large audience at our Site Finding Event - guidance on best practice to find land, get planning and develop....
This event offers a chance to be completely updated on the current Land, Development & Site Finding markets and hear guidance on where to logically look for sites and learn where the current opportunities are. An experienced line up of development market experts provide advice on where to find sites and how to work with them and their vendors, and offer crucial updates on the current Residential Development Process as a whole.
There is detailed viability and planning advice, information on how to work with certain types of site and strategic land, and how to bring a site through the construction & development process, as well as guidance on sales, Build to Rent and exit strategies for development projects. We also look at s106 and CIL, plus how to structure land deals and avoid common mistakes.
This event is likely to sell out so please book early to guarantee your place.
We’re expecting this to be very popular as always, and it’s a chance to be completely updated on the market, cross off some CPD, and network with the leading players in the development sector. It should be a very worthwhile day.
Chairmans Introduction and Welcome
Andy Leahy, Managing Director, Bespoke Property Group
How is the UK Housing Market performing and what are the projections moving forward?
How is the Resi Development market performing regionally & where are the opportunity areas in both the sales and rental markets?
How is the new build market performing when compared to second hand markets?
What are First Homes and what does the policy mean for developers?
What are we expected from the effects of Brexit & other Government policies?
Grainne Gilmore, Head of Residential Research, Zoopla
Where is the next site coming from?
Where should developers be looking for the next strategic site?
How can Strategic Land be promoted?
Understanding brownfield, industrial and employment sites and what might become available next. The most logical places to look for development land when considering current legislation
Nick Ireland, Director, Iceni Projects
Update on Trends in the Land Market across the UK
Who is buying what and where across the country?
Where are the opportunities for land acquisition in London & the regions?
How is the land market evolving to suit Alternative Residential uses such as Student Housing & Retirement Living and where is the opportunity?
Lawrence Bowles, Residential Research, Savills
How has the Site Finding and Land Acquisition Process Evolved and where is it going?
Are there really any real ‘off-market’ development opportunities in the modern market?
Where & how should a developer be looking for land in 2020?
What is the future for the Site Finding and where does technology fit in?
How can a land buyer secure robust and accurate data?
Paul Higgs, CEO, Millbank Group
Questions for Grainne, Nick, Lawrence & Paul
Networking Coffee Break
Joint Ventures between the Public & Private Sectors – why is there so much interest in this market?
What do those look to Invest with Local Authorities and Housing Associations need to know?
Where are the partnership opportunities & what kind of delivery volumes are realistically possible?
New Partners & New Vehicles – Attracting New Investment & Innovation and the role it plays in Future Delivery of Housing
Understanding how Private Sector Investment with Local Authorities and Housing Associations is important to helping delivery goals
How can the needs of both the investor and the Local Authority or Housing Association best be married together?
How much private investment has there been into Affordable Housing in the UK?
What is the long-term investment capacity of this market and where do we see the growth areas?
Tonia Secker, Partner – Head of Housing & Regeneration, Trowers & Hamlins
Panel Session – A modern collaborative Approach to Delivering Housing
How can Private Developers, Local Authorities & Public Sector Land Owners work together?
Where are the land opportunities for developers and what sort of sites are available?
What kind of public sector land is available and how can developers partner to deliver on such sites?
Understanding public sector land disposals, corporate land owners and institutional land
What is the appetite for joint ventures and how should both parties approach this?
What kind of collaborations are Private Sector Developers looking for?
How do developers view the current land market? Where are we with prices and what is the appetite to JV with land owners?
What is the real future of the housing market? How do private sector developers & local Authorities see future delivery?
Where do Build to Rent and for sale development fit?
What kind of approach are local authorities taking to Build to Rent and similar evolving products?
How can we make larger regeneration happen and what are the parties looking for from each other?
Abigail Stratford, Service Manager Major Projects, Bristol City Council
Barbara Brownlee, Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing, Westminster City Council
Kathryn Pennington, New Projects Director, Vistry Partnerships
Debra Yudolph, Partner, SAY Property Consulting LLP
Tonia Secker, Partner – Head of Housing & Regeneration, Trowers & Hamlins
Andy Leahy, Managing Director, Bespoke Property Group (Panel Chair)
Getting the Viability Process Spot On – why is it so important?
Understanding both the Developer and Local Authority perspective – what is the best approach?
Looking at housing supply and site planning
How to work with the local authority to get things right
How are the NPPF and the NPPG affecting the ‘existing use value versus market value’ debate?
Ramsay Evans, Associate, Turner Morum LLP
A Planning Update – all the key issues with Resi Development Planning
How to get through the process as easily and efficiently as possible to get a development built.
Where are we with Section 106 in the current market and what should developers be aware of? How do we negotiate the right terms?
Permitted Development Rights – where are we?
Planning Appeals – what trends are we seeing?
What other bits of recent legislation do developers need to be aware of?
Claire Dutch, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Questions for Ramsay and Claire
Networking Lunch Break
Understanding Recent Leasehold Reforms & what they mean for Residential Development
What are the proposals and what is the potential impact?
Cap on ground rents, Ban on sale of new leasehold houses, Reinvigorate Commonhold – what does this all mean?
Deepa Deb, Partner, Dentons
A Best Practice guide for Developers - Optimising Site Density through good planning & using current legislation
How to get the best possible scheme onto a site – what do developers need to know in 2019? How can this be best accomplished?
What is happening with building density and where are the key locations?
Felicie Krikler, Director, Assael Architects
Getting your development built on time and on budget – what you need to know
Negotiating the construction contract and understanding the current key issues when it comes to building your development. Capacity, Cost and Efficiency.
Looking at emerging construction methods and their importance
When will off site manufacture and modular construction be cost effective?
When will realistic scale be achieved?
Rob Littlewood, Director, Cast Consultancy
Planning the Best Exit Route for a Residential Development Site
How to devise a strong Exit strategy – what are the key factors and delivering the right product for the right market.
Who is buying and what are they looking for?
With stalling prices, which are the key details to making a project successful?
Understanding off plan sales, overseas sales and local markets and making them work together.
When does the Build to Rent Market work and what should developers be looking for when considering this – what are the exit strategies & who are the buyers?
Madeleine Maguire, Residential Development, Savills
Questions for Deepa, Felicie, Rob & Madeleine
Close & Networking Drinks Session
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This event is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit
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