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  • Listen and learn; from Private and Public leaders in the Build to Rent market

  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections

  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in the Build to Rent market

  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections

  • Listen and learn; from Private and Public leaders in the Build to Rent market


The Build to Rent Forum London is organised by Movers & Shakers with support from the GLA and the Mayor of London. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together Private and Public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas. Following its successful launch in 2015 the Built to Rent Forum London has established itself as a powerful platform for the advancement and development of Build to Rent.

The next BTR Forum London will take place on Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th June 2021:

‘Build To Rent - Back to the Future; Sustainable Living’

‘Build To Rent - Back to the Future; Sustainable Living’

This year’s theme ‘Build To Rent - Back to the Future; Sustainable Living’ This is underpinned by the view that BTR is at a crossroads, at a point where perception issues around its value, benefits and bandwidth remain, where greater regulation / rent controls are almost inevitable and where policy / planning is still unclear.

Understandably local authorities are focused on affordable homes, which BTR is delivering, but there is a wider housing need and an opportunity for ‘rented living’ to make a bigger contribution to all communities across all life stages.

As always, we have a content driven programme, which is comprehensive and based around an agenda which is both current and pertinent to the sector. We will be picking up on trends in BTR design and developments, the appeal of suburban Living, the challenge of funding and viability. We will be taking a fresh look at the progress in MMC / Modular Construction. We will look at the Customer Journey and use the opportunity to understand how this process can be optimised.

So, in short there is a lot to discuss and the market potential and investment opportunities remain enormous!!

So, in summary the Forum will explore:

  • What is happening across the UK? Where are the trends in investment and development?
  • What is happening in the investment market? Who is investing? Is there evidence of more investor caution?
  • What can we do to clarify policy and planning to better support BTR?
  • What is the case for rent regulations? How can you create the right balance?
  • What are the trends in BTR and ‘Rented Living?’
  • How do we improve the perception of BTR?
  • What’s the latest MMC / Modular are we making progress?
  • A hitchhiker’s guide to BTR investment appraisals!
  • Latest entrants into Rented Living!
  • Improving the customer journey

Like the last conference, this year’s conference will be less London centric, drawing on experience from across the UK.

We will bring together leaders from Public & Private sectors, Key Policy Makers, Investors, Operators, Advisors and Specialists in a series of keynotes, presentations, case studies, debates and panel sessions. In addition, we will have a series of ‘Expert Sessions’.

Join us at the 6th Build to Rent Forum London to get the inside track on this rapidly emerging sector and to network with the key players in the industry.

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  • Organisations and individuals looking at the emerging Build to Rent marketplace, interested in understanding the market, identifying opportunities, making the right connections
  • Investors, Developers, Pension Funds, Banks, Housing Associations, Government & Local Authorities, Surveyors, Property Lawyers, Consultants and Contractors

A one-day event that will deliver value on multiple levels:

  • Be informed and understand the challenges and opportunities in the BTR market
  • Listen and learn from Private & Public leaders in Build to Rent
  • Gain valuable insights into the market, latest thinking, best practice and emerging models
  • Network with the Industries key players and stakeholders; make new contacts and connections

2020 Event Speakers

David Jennings


Movers & Shakers

David started his career in Construction and Property and held senior directorships in a number of UK based businesses.

In 1990 he jointly founded and was a Joint Managing Director of the Salisbury Consulting Group; he sold his interest in 1995. In 1996 he formed Business Vantage, a business and research consultancy which specialises in property and construction and advises major UK plc’s.

During his career David has founded a number of businesses in Property Management, Serviced Offices and Consulting.

David is the Founder Director and Chairman of Movers & Shakers formed in 1996, the UK’s most successful and popular networking forum, which delivers a programme of forums and conferences across the UK.

Adam Challis

Regional Director, Head of EMEA Living Research & Strategy


Adam co-ordinates the JLL pan-European Living business and manages the day to day operations of the JLL Living research team. The team provides UK market briefing papers and thought leadership that supports the wider residential advisory and agency businesses. It engages directly with Government to provide policy advice and with clients to provide transactional support and strategic consultancy advice. Adam’s experience spans 15 years of advisory with both public and private sector clients on residential development and investment opportunities. He acts as company spokesperson for a wide range of housing market-related issues and is regularly cited in national and international media, alongside a wide range of industry speaking engagements. Adam joined JLL as Head of UK Residential Research in January 2013 and has held similar roles at other property advisors in London and Toronto, Canada. Education and Affiliations Adam holds an MSc Urban Regeneration from the Bartlett, University College London, a BA Economics from Western University (London, Canada) and is currently an EMBA candidate at London Business School. He is a member of the Society of Property Researchers and the Urban Land Institute. Adam is a trustee of World Habitat and a supporter of both Shelterbox, a disaster charity, and JLL’s homelessness charity partner, Crisis.

Graham Sibley

Senior Business Development Manager


Graham has many years’ experience in infrastructure and housing sectors, leading stakeholder engagement for commercial organisations and industry bodies. He leads NHBC’s engagement with the affordable housing and private rental sectors, establishing a partnership approach to managing the risks of new home development, working with investors, developers, landlords and contractors. Graham also leads NHBC’s engagement with partners in the funding and mortgage lending, working to build confidence in homes built using offsite manufacturing.

James Duncan

Corporate and Funds Partner

Winckworth Sherwood

James is a corporate and funds partner at Winckworth Sherwood. He advises institutional and high net worth promoters and investors on structure and finance for property investment and development. He is an expert in the structure of FCA regulated fund-managers, broker-dealers and their investment entities. James has vast experience of setting up JVs, IPOs and capital raisings as well as LP and LLP financing vehicles. With the tax team he provides a full service for domestic and foreign investors in all UK property tenures. James also works closely with the Social Housing Finance team at Winckworth Sherwood to develop alternative finance models for registered providers implementing their diversification programme. Clients include registered providers such as Genesis and Circle Anglia and investors M&G Investments, Aviva Investors and Europa Capital.

Karen Cooksley

Partner and Head of Planning

Winckworth Sherwood

Karen is a leading member of Winckworth Sherwood’s multi-disciplinary Private Rented Sector group. She heads the Firm’s highly regarded specialist planning team, advising clients on the full spectrum of planning and environmental issues they face, including devising strategies for obtaining planning permissions and other consents, viability, environmental impact assessment, s106 agreements and CIL, compulsory purchase and highways matters. She has particular expertise in relation to mixed use developments, tall buildings, urban extensions, waterside schemes and the optimisation of consents to increase financial value for clients. She works for leading developers, private rented sector operator and management companies, national housebuilders, registered providers, local authorities and funders. The majority of her projects are in London – she is currently working on several tall building projects, advising on the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and other major schemes in the Vauxhall opportunity area and securing office to residential conversions under permitted development rights. She and her team also work across the country – they have recently obtained permission for the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters scheme and are advising on new settlements in Cambridgeshire, Devon and Kent.

Michela Hancock

Managing Director, Development & Construction



Russell Pedley

Director, shareholder & co-founder


Russell is Director and Co-Founder of Assael Architecture. With over 30 years as an architect and 15 years in urban design, he has a strong passion for creating a sense of place with historical and cultural connections in all of his work.

Russell spent many years spearheading Assael’s skills in the design of professionally-managed Build to Rent communities in the private rented sector. Following years of research, including many study trips to the US, and producing design guides for the UK, Assael is now one of the leading architects in the sector, paving the way with key projects such as Union Wharf in Greenwich for Essential Living, Blackhorse Mills in Walthamstow for Legal & General, and Pontoon Dock in Newham for Linkcity. Russell also co-authored both editions of the Urban Land Institute’s Build to Rent: A Best Practice Guide, which was sponsored by the British Government, and he is now Chair of the ULI’s UK Residential Council and advises on MHCLG’s Build to Rent Joint Committee.

Simon Scott

Lead Director - Living Capital Markets


Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the field of residential investment and development, and was actively involved in the development of the student investment market in an advisory capacity, and led in a number of innovative funding structures working with both Housing Associations and Universities in making institutionally acceptable investment assets in the residential sector. Simon is now overseeing the residential investment team and will be focused on matching investor appetite for residential investment, whether off plan bespoke developments or existing portfolios of income producing or reversionary assets.

James Pargeter

Senior Director - Projects


James is a Senior Director in the Development team at Greystar, where he is focused on the delivery of new ‘Build to Rent’ / multifamily rental communities and raising awareness about how this can help to address the UK’s housing crisis. He also leads Greystar’s involvement with central and local government at a time when policy around Build to Rent and multifamily housing is emerging strongly, as well as engagement with key local stakeholders on each of our projects. With 20 years’ experience of delivering homes across the whole tenure spectrum, James brings a broad understanding of the priorities for residents, local communities and policymakers in delivering long term rental developments that are purpose-designed, purpose-managed and have placemaking at their heart. James currently sits on the MHCLG Build to Rent Joint Committee, the British Property Federation’s Build to Rent sub-committee and the Urban Land Institute’s UK Residential Council. James is a Chartered Structural Engineer and, prior to joining Greystar, led the Residential Projects team at Deloitte Real Estate in London for 12 years.

Richard Jackson MRICS

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Apache Capital Partners

Richard has been instrumental in the rise of alternative real estate sectors in the UK, particularly Build-to-Rent, Student Accommodation and Senior Living. Richard co-founded Apache Capital Partners in 2008, which, in partnership with Moda, has a £2bn pipeline of more than 6,500 BTR homes in the UK. Richard is also a member of the IPF Residential Special Interest Group (SIG) Committee.

Rebecca Lewis

Development Manager

Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd

Rebecca has over 12 years’ experience in the real estate sector. With a background as a chartered surveyor, Rebecca has worked at Grainger Plc, spearheading the creation and delivery of Grainger Trust, the first for profit housing association in the UK. Further experience followed at PfP Capital where Rebecca worked for the PRS Joint Venture with the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Rebecca now works at Morgan Sindall Investment Limited, working in Joint Venture partnerships with Local Authorities to deliver mixed tenure regeneration schemes. Rebecca is also a non-executive director for B3 Living.

Rebecca Taylor

Managing Director of Long Harbour’s BtR / Multifamily Business

Long Harbour

Rebecca is the Managing Director of Long Harbour’s BtR / Multifamily Business. Since joining Long Harbour in 2015 Rebecca has deployed over £300mn of equity and is responsible for all assets from deal origination, design, development, delivery and operations.

Rebecca has over 15 years’ experience in development and investment having worked in projects in Australia, UK, Ireland and UAE. Prior to joining Long Harbour, Rebecca spent eight years at Laing O’Rourke working in their property and investment team. Here she worked on their offsite housing solution, a number of PFI schemes and their residential and mixed use property portfolio.

Ben Denton

Managing Director

Legal & General Affordable Homes

Ben Denton is Managing Director of L&G Affordable Homes. L&G Affordable Homes’ set up in 2018 with an ambitious business plan to develop 3,000 affordable homes pa by 2022 alongside building a best in class customer services experience. L&G are investing patient, long-term capital in order to grow the capacity of the affordable housing sector and in so doing, deliver societally important outcomes. L&G Affordable Homes sits alongside L&G’s other housing businesses including BTR, Modular, Cala and Inspired Villages Group. Prior to L&G, Ben held a number of positions in the public and private sectors, delivering residential led development and regeneration.

Ryan Prince

Vice Chairman

Realstar Group / UNCLE

Led by Ryan Prince, Realstar has been a player in the UK property market for over 17 years and has gone on to acquire or develop in excess of £2.5bn assets. Currently, Realstar’s UK arm owns and manages over £1 billion of property, including successful student accommodation brands and build-to-rent brand UNCLE.

Believing that you shouldn’t have to own a home to be treated like a homeowner, UNCLE ( is not just another apartment manager with an unknown or absentee landlord. UNCLE currently operates 4 buildings and will be opening 2 UNCLE Wembley & UNCLE Southall in 2020 – with an additional north London location already slated for 2021/22. Realstar aims to create over 20 UNCLE ‘neighbourhoods’ across London in the next few years, with thousands of residents from all backgrounds.

Cllr Darren Rodwell


London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Darren is a passionate community champion. Prior to becoming a councillor, he led a tenant & resident’s association and was at the forefront of the Labour Party campaign which led to the defeat of the British National Party in Barking in 2010. He has also worked in welfare rights and has set up a food bank as well as serving as a non-executive director in the NHS and a school governor. Darren was first elected to Barking & Dagenham Council in 2010 and became Leader in 2014. Since then he has set the vision and direction of the Council which includes Barking & Dagenham being London’s growth opportunity. He was also responsible for a series of successful festivals which marked the borough’s 50th anniversary in 2015 which included a visit by Her Majesty the Queen. Since 2014 he has led Barking & Dagenham Council through a transformation programme to secure £63m of savings over the next four years at the same time as delivering real time improvements in services.

Hannah Marsh



Hannah Marsh is a co-founder of HomeViews, the review platform for residential developments. HomeViews launched in February 2019 and now lists over 8,000 resident reviews of 900+ Build to Sell and Build to Rent developments across 8 UK cities. Hannah brings with her 14 years of marketing experience, from both a FTSE 100 and successful consumer start-ups. Hannah is passionate about how consumer insight can solve problems to make brands better for their customers.

Sylvana Young

Chief Design Officer

Get Living

Sylvana is Chief Design Officer at Get Living. Sylvana ensures Get Living’s homes are designed with the residents’ lifestyle in mind. In collaboration with architects and construction teams, Sylvana uses Get Living’s experience and a focus on the ‘resident journey’ to direct the design process for Get Living’s new neighbourhoods.

Prior to her role at Get Living, Sylvana was a member of Young Group’s Executive Team and provided strategic consulting advice to institutional investors and housing associations on achieving a strong return from their Private Rented Sector activity.

Gwynn Thomson

Property Investment Director

Sigma Capital Group

With over 27 years’ experience in the property markets, Gwynn has a wealth of expertise and knowledge with his particular specialism being in the property investment markets. He is an honours graduate of Aberdeen University, where he studied Land Economy, and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Prior to joining Sigma in 2010, Gwynn was a Director of Investment and Valuation at a leading property consultancy. Gwynn was appointed on to the main Sigma Board in June 2011 and has been integral to the formation and running of the Sigma PRS model.

Ian Gibbs

Director of Neighbourhoods

Get Living

Ian is responsible for leading the engagement and performance of the neighbourhood teams across London and Manchester. Ian works closely with the asset teams to ensure that current residents get the most from their renting experience, while driving forward commercial initiatives as we build more homes across the UK. Before Get Living, Ian was the Regional Operations Director for David Lloyd where he managed a portfolio of 25 health clubs and led on national strategies for the organisation in Central Operations. Ian has more than 20 years in people management, customer experience and commercial operations

Iain Murray

Director - BTR Consultancy (Europe)

LIV Consult

Iain Murray MD of LIV Consult comes with a Facilities Management and Lifecycle pedigree unrivalled in the market. Initially studying architecture Iain entered the FM industry nearly 30 years ago rising to the Chair of the professions Institute the BIFM and Deputy Chair of the international Association of Associations Global FM. At Gardiner & Theobald FM Iain led the PFI consultancy business delivering over £8bn of projects advising on Whole Life Strategy and Costs on Schools, Hospitals, HSE HQ, MOD HQ, HMT HQ and the Cabinet Office. Iain entered private practice in 2005 consulting in FM, Lifecycle and Strategy before specialising into Build to Rent in 2013 as PRS Director for Criterion Capital, establishing their PD PRS business Miflats. Iain joined with LIV Group to establish LIV Consult in 2016, and heads a market leading BTR consultancy team working with Investors, Developers and Operators on projects delivering over 20,000+ units with a GDV in excess of £1.4bn

Andrew Screen

Senior Director – Investments (Europe)


Andrew has over 25 years experience in property development and finance, starting his career as a quantity surveyor before moving into merchant banking, property development and structured finance and he specialises in residential development finance in the UK and international markets. He has close relationships with the banks, pension funds, private equity, opportunistic and sovereign wealth funds, and sets up joint ventures between funders, developers and local authorities to fund real estate development and residential projects.

Andrew heads up Cortland’s investment and development in the UK and is currently rolling out Cortland’s 5 year, 10,000unit (£4bn) Build to Rent programme across the UK. Cortland is a US multifamily/Build to Rent property developer, investor and operator of c60,000 units in the US and expanded its operations into the UK in 2017. Andrew speaks regularly at conferences, posts to Twitter and established the LinkedIn Private Rented Sector (PRS) group.

Ramona Bawden

Residential Consultant


With a wealth of American multi-family experience from her time with Yardi in the States, Ramona moved to the UK to become fully immersed in supporting UK build-to-rent and student accommodation market. In her role at Yardi as Residential Consultant, Ramona influences the development of Yardi’s residential solutions to ensure technology continues to add value to not only the entire journey from prospect to resident, but how software and mobile applications enhance the resident experience throughout their entire tenancy.

Gary McNamara

Strategic Partnerships Director

Inspired Villages


Olivia Harris

Chief Executive

Dolphin Living

Olivia Harris was appointed as Chief Executive of Dolphin Living in April 2017. Previously, Olivia was Finance Director at Dolphin, providing financial and commercial oversight on a wide range of property and related projects, including debt and fund raising. Olivia is a Chartered Accountant and has worked for more than 15 years in the property industry.

Stephanie Barbabosa

Head of Build to Rent (Multifamily), International Operations

Lendlease Development - Europe

Stephanie Barbabosa was appointed Head of Build to Rent in August 2017, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the multi-family and build to rent sectors to the role.

Stephanie has a diverse asset background that includes multi-family, single-family, retail, mixed-use, and condo management across multiple markets in the US. Throughout her career she has focused on new business development, due diligence, asset management, value-add initiatives, business planning and strategy, acquisition, disposition, lease-ups, marketing and engagement plans, financial and market analysis, performance benchmarking, training and mentoring in multi-family management, pre-construction consulting and Yardi administration. Stephanie is a Certified Property Manager and an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. She holds the Registered Property Management designation from the International Real Estate Institute. Additionally, she is a District of Columbia Certified Property Manager.

Prior to joining Lendlease Europe, Stephanie was with Gables Residential in the United States overseeing the mid-Atlantic portfolio from Boston to Florida.

Debra Yudolph


SAY Property Consulting

Debra has over 25 years’ experience in residential property.

Before starting SAY with Charles Seifert, Debra was at Grainger plc for ten years as Director of Asset and Property Management. She was responsible for building Grainger’s asset and property management expertise.

Debra is an expert in residential property and asset management with a particular focus on the private rented sector.

Debra has non-executive roles on the boards of Grove End Housing Limited and Deverell Smith Recruitment and she is a recognised spokesperson on behalf of the residential sector.

Gabrielle Berring

Director of Loans

Homes England

Gabrielle joined Homes England in September 2019 as Director of Loans, supporting delivery of the Agency’s strategy to accelerate housing supply in England. Previously Gabrielle headed up the Real Estate Finance business at Metro Bank, having joined with a mandate to build the team and move the business to the next phase of growth. Prior to that, Gabrielle was Head of the Major Private Groups team within Commercial Real Estate at Lloyds Bank. Gabrielle has been focused on the real estate lending sector since 2006 and has worked in many different financial institutions including BNP Paribas, where she was involved in capital markets issuance alongside senior debt lending. Her experience spans commercial real estate, housing association finance, PFI and local authority off balance sheet structures. She has also sat on the boards of two registered providers.

Andrew Saunderson

Investment Director

Grainger plc

Andrew Saunderson is Director of Investments at Grainger plc. Since joining Grainger in 2001 he has been instrumental in facilitating several large acquisitions of both assets and corporate entities, helping to establish Grainger as a market leader in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

In line with the group’s strategy, Grainger has developed a pipeline of PRS homes, valued at £2bn, all of which have been sourced and acquired by Grainger’s inhouse Investment team, which is managed by Andrew. Andrew also has overall responsibility for the Sales and Asset Management divisions within Grainger.

A member of Grainger’s Executive Committee, Andrew is also Grainger’s representative on the British Property Federation (BPF) Residential Committee.

Prior to joining Grainger Andrew worked at Allsop LLP where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor.

Akeel Malik

Fund Manager

Urban Splash Residential Fund

Akeel is Fund Manager of the Urban Splash Residential fund (USR), a branded PRS portfolio established in partnership with Manchester-based property developer Urban Splash. USR raised £20m of equity in 2018, which has been invested, and is now launching a further £100m fundraise. Previously he worked at UBS Investment Bank where he was part of the Real Estate, Lodging & Leisure (RELL) team advising on M&A and Capital Markets transactions with a combined value of c.£20bn. Prior to this Akeel co-founded the education technology platform Aula. Akeel graduated from Pembroke College, University of Oxford with a BA in Economics & Management. Akeel also sits on the Fundraising Board of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity & Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Johnny Caddick

Managing Director

Moda Living

Johnny and his father Paul Caddick run the Caddick Group. Founded in 1979, it has grown to become one of the largest and most successful privately owned property companies in the UK. Johnny has been responsible for some of the Group’s most high-profile schemes including the development of the 1m sq. ft. shopping centre, Trinity Leeds and more recently, SOYO the £300 million project that’s creating a new heart for the city’s cultural quarter.

In 2009, Johnny established Caddick Group’s residential development business with the commencement of Vauxhall Sky Gardens, a 36-storey tower in London. This was followed by the creation of Moda in 2013, the first regional high amenity build-to-rent platform in the UK. Since its inception, Moda has secured a pipeline of over 7,500 apartments across the UK with a development value in excess of £2.5bn. Moda’s flagship 36-story scheme, Angel Gardens, officially opened this October and pre-let its first phase of apartments two months ahead of schedule.
Caddick Group rose 69 places in this year’s Sunday Times Top Track 250 of the UK fastest growing companies and is made up of; Caddick Developments, Caddick Construction and Caddick Land; as well as Moda, Oakgate Group and Leeds Rhinos. The Group also owns the world famous Headingley Stadium in Leeds, which has recently undergone a £40million redevelopment.

James Stephens

Managing Director

Offsite Solutions

James Stephens is Managing Director of Offsite Solutions, the UK’s premier bathroom pod manufacturer. After graduating with a Masters in International Commercial Law and Business, James spent eight years working as a corporate solicitor in London. He then held the position of Managing Director of Deanestor for seven years – sister company to Offsite Solutions and a leading furniture and fit out business. He has over 15 years’ experience in the construction sector and has led the expansion of Offsite Solutions in a range of markets, including build-to-rent. He is a past winner of Nottinghamshire Young Businessperson of the Year award. Offsite Solutions offers the largest range of bathroom pods currently available from a UK manufacturer. Pod technology gives developers and contractors the benefit of superior quality, reduced work on site and greater certainty of completion on time and on budget.

Nicola Mathers


Future of London

Nicola is CEO of Future of London, an independent network supporting housing, planning and regeneration professionals through leadership, research and networks. She leads on strategy, business development and partnerships. Nicola is passionate about the role of the built environment to improve lives and address inequality. At Design Council and CABE she led national programmes to support the public and private sectors to plan and deliver well designed buildings and spaces. Nicola is a member of the Mayor’s London Green Spaces Commission and the TCPA Inclusive Planning Sounding Board.

Jane Hollinshead


IJD Consulting Ltd

Jane Hollinshead is the Principal of IJD Consulting which provides strategic advice to organisations in the real estate sector including British Land PLC, Knight Frank, Savills PLC and the British Property Federation. She is a Non-Executive Director of Notting Hill Genesis (and Chair of its Strategic Projects Committee) and a Board member of Pathways to Property, an initiative focussed on increasing social mobility within the real estate industry, led by Henley Business School and supported by the Sutton Trust. Prior to founding IJD Consulting, Jane had a twenty-year career in the City as Head of the Real Estate Sector at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, where she was also a member of its UK Governance Board.

Lizzie Stevens

Director of Market Rent | Folio London

Folio London, Notting Hill Genesis

Lizzie is the Director of Folio London, the PRS and BTR arm of Notting Hill Genesis, one of London’s leading RP’s. Folio London owns, lets and manages over 3000 units in London for which she is responsible for leading the operational management and growth strategies for the organisation. Having spent a number of years working in private sector lettings and asset and investment management helping small funds develop successful rental portfolios, Lizzie joined Folio London in 2014 and has been part of the senior leadership team since.

Torsten Bell

Chief Executive

The Resolution Foundation

Torsten is the Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation, a think tank that combines analytical rigour with policy prescriptions to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes. He has a background in economic policy, with his current research focuses including inequality, the labour market, tax and benefits, and housing and wealth. Prior to leading the Resolution Foundation, Torsten was Director of Policy for the Labour Party. He has also worked in HM Treasury, as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the financial crisis and as a civil servant.

Alix Green

Director - Living Capital Markets - Residential


Alix is a Senior Director within JLL’s Living Capital Markets business. Alix has 16 years’ residential property experience including two years with a plc housebuilder and the remainder within private consultancy. Alix qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (Planning and Development) in 2006. In 2018 Alix joined JLL’s Living Capital Markets team, working with the objective of matching investor appetite with residential investment opportunities. Alix specialises in providing development and investment consultancy advice to Developers, Investors and Operators within the Multifamily / Build to Rent sector, optimising value of projects. Prior to joining Living Capital Markets Alix worked within JLL’s Affordable Housing team. She has extensive experience in financial viability assessments and Section 106 negotiations and has executed numerous Section 106 affordable housing transactions on behalf of private clients across multiple London boroughs. Alix has significant private and affordable residential and mixed use valuation experience and has provided specialist advice for loan security, acquisition, sales, and board approval purposes.

Richard Macdowel

Group Treasurer


Richard is Group Treasurer at Quintain, with responsibility for managing all external funding from third party lenders and equity. Richard joined the group in February 2019 and has to-date raised c£440m of capital from a range of funding sources to support the business’ development and investment financing needs. Prior to joining Quintain, Richard spent 9 years at Lloyds Bank, initially in their real estate business support unit and latterly as Head of Major Private Groups in the real estate lending team. Richard’s early career was in investment banking with a boutique advisory firm, and then as a director at DTZ Corporate Finance. Richard is a chartered banker with the Scottish Institute.

Christy Hayes

Chief Executive

Tide Construction

Christy Hayes is the chief executive of Tide Construction; one of the industry’s leading Development and Contracting company specialising in the delivery of modular projects. With over 3 decades of experience in property investment and development, Christy has been instrumental in the growth of Tide which is at the forefront of the UK’s most high-profile modular schemes. These include three out of the five world’s tallest modular buildings, with their 101 George Street Build-to-Rent scheme in Croydon currently holding the record. All Tide’s schemes are fully accredited ensuring they are fundable, mortgageable and insurable. In recent years Christy has overseen the delivery of more than £1bn worth of residential assets, 5,000 student beds and has developed a strong pipeline of build-to-rent homes. With their focus on innovation, research and development, Tide’s projects showcase the ability of modern methods of construction to deliver high-quality, sustainable homes at scale and at pace.

Caitlin Wilkinson

Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Generation Rent

Caitlin leads on developing Generation Rent’s policy proposals to ensure private renting is safe, secure and affordable. She joined Generation Rent after volunteering on the campaign to end Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions. Caitlin previously worked at youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, where she gained insight into the effects of the housing crisis on those at the sharp end of it. Most recently, she worked at a public affairs agency working across several policy areas, including education, housing and health.

Catherine Raynsford

Director of Stakeholder and Investment Management

Hyde Group



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