UKAA Investor Lender Forum appoints new chair

CBRE’s Jason Hardman appointed new chair of UKAA Investor Lender Forum as investment in Build to Rent soars

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) has announced Jason Hardman as the new chair of its Investor Lender Forum. Hardman, who is Executive Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at CBRE, will kick things off with a bang by hosting a webinar: “UK BTR: Leveling up opportunities – where to invest next” on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

UK industry organization Build to Rent (BTR), UKAA, has developed its regional network, creating groups across the country to advocate for industry expansion. Its recently launched Lending Investor Forum will help those interested in having a financial stake in the BTR sector to understand the role of quality in operational assets and the capabilities to optimize returns and manage downside risk and the rise.

The April 7 webinar will invite UKAA members and guests to join a panel of seasoned investors to discuss a range of issues, including the importance of regional BTR growth, upgrading, demand of quality housing and the opportunities offered by local developments. Jason Hardman, Chairman, UKAA Investor Lender Forumnoted:

“Build to Rent regional development is a huge growth area accounting for 60% of investment in Q4 2021. While the sector started in London, investment activity is now evenly split between the capital and the regions. Through the Investors and Lenders Forum, the UKAA will connect with investors and lenders who wish to participate in BTR’s rapid regional growth. »

The Investor Lender Forum will support the UKAA’s goal of reducing industry risk for investors, developers, operators and suppliers by delivering innovation, building knowledge through research and data and showcasing best practices. During the April 7 webinar, Forum Chair Jason Hardman will invite a range of experts to share their knowledge, including:

  • James Whidborne, Head of Fund Management Residential UK at Edmond de Rothschild
  • Alistair Wardell, Chief Investment Officer and Fund Manager at Gresham House PLC
  • Ed Ellerington, Founder and CEO of Packaged Living
  • Julia Morrow, Director of Acquisitions at Grainger PLC

Dave Butler, CEO, UKAAnoted:

“The Investor-Lender Forum will play an invaluable role in delivering virtual and in-person events that support UKAA’s primary aim of using knowledge sharing to help grow the build-to-let market. We are thrilled to have Jason chairing the Forum and look forward to him sharing more details about his plans and future events during the next webinar.

Members and non-members wishing to participate in the April 7 Investor-Lender Forum webinar can do so by emailing [email protected].

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Melvin B. Baillie