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‘Build To Rent - Spaces to Grow; Places to Live’


  • 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, and is now in its eighth year! This is a highly-successful, 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 Build to Rent Forum London has established itself as a powerful platform for the advancement and development of Build to Rent, and has been a sell-out event each year!

The next BTR Forum London will take place on Wednesday 12th October 2022:

‘Build To Rent - Spaces to Grow; Places to Live’

‘Build To Rent - Spaces to Grow; Places to Live’

This year’s BTR Forum will start with the Global perspective, exploring the impacts of the UK economy on housing in general, and BTR specifically; with a Market overview, and then driving down into the performance and prospects for BTR. The session on ‘Who’s backing Who?’ will delve into the investor’s world; assess trends and look at who is currently investing; where the investment is coming from; and the increasing impacts of ESG in investment decision-making.

The UK’s housing challenge is a major focus for the Real Estate Industry, and the BTR Forum will address how we can ‘break down the barriers’ and deliver truly affordable rented living - Homes for everyone! Movers & Shakers champions best-in-class private and public sector partnerships. How can BTR developers, investors, local authorities, housing associations, and of course, the local community, create thriving and loveable, ‘Places to Live’? These ‘places’ are now often inter-generational - requiring ‘Spaces to Grow’, are mixed-income, and going forward, most likely to be built on land that is yet to be un-locked for development.

We are conscious that the future needs to be focused on environmental and social sustainability. So, we are challenging our contributors and audience to look through the lens of positive social outcomes, building local communities; embedding culture and well-being, and achieving net-zero carbon.

The BTR Forum is the Industry’s authoritative one-day conference on BTR and a powerful platform for both contributor and attendee. Join us at the ‘8th Build to Rent Forum’ London to get the inside track on this rapidly emerging sector and network with the key players in the industry. We look forward to welcoming you!

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  • Organisations and individuals looking at the 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

2022 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.

Leigh Natasha Salter

Managing Director

Movers & Shakers

Leigh Natasha Salter is Managing Director of Movers & Shakers, having formerly been the Business and Events Director. Leigh has been responsible for developing the brand over the last 10 years and has recently launched the Movers & Shakers UK Regional events programme. Previously she worked in marketing, communications and research, and also ran the Windsor & Maidenhead Borough’s Business to Community Partnership, facilitating CSR for businesses. She qualified at Oxford University with a BA Honours in Human Sciences, and a scholarship, and is also a member of the BPF and UK-GBC.

Richard Jackson MRICS


Present Made (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.

James Pargeter

Senior Advisor


James has 25 years of experience within the residential sector, with a focus on purpose-designed Build to Rent (BTR) since 2012. He is a recognised advocate for the sector and was included in EG’s ‘BTR’s 50 Most Influential’ list for 2022. James’s extensive delivery experience across the tenure spectrum brings understanding of the varied priorities for investors, owners, residents, local communities and policymakers in delivering successful long-term rental led developments

Before joining GAA as a consultant Senior Advisor, James was a Senior Director at Greystar, where he led engagement with UK national and local government and helped to shape emerging BTR policies, as well as liaison with key stakeholders on each development. Before that, he was a Partner at Deloitte Real Estate leading their Residential Projects team.

James sits on the BPF’s BTR Committee and also co-chairs their London Engagement Group, as well as the UKAA’s Policy Committee and the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Manufacture & Performance working group. He is also a recent member of the Government’s BTR Joint Committee (DLUHC), New London Architecture’s (NLA) Expert Housing Panel and the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) UK Residential Council. He is a regular speaker and commentator on BTR, wider housing issues and modular construction, and contributed to the ULI’s ‘Build to Rent: Best Practice Guide’

Catherine Raynsford

Director of Stakeholder and Investment Management

Hyde Group

Catherine Raynsford is Director of Stakeholder and Investment Management.

Catherine has worked in real estate for over 15 years specialising in public private partnerships, working with public sector landowners to bring forward major developments and regeneration projects.

Catherine works closely with our public sector partners and grow our initiatives with local government, this is a new role for Hyde and will focus on our strategy to engage with private capital.

Catherine leads a team to identify, develop and enhance long-term partnerships with a broad mix of private sector partners including housebuilders, developers, and institutional investors.

Adam Challis

Executive Director, Research & Strategy EMEA


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.

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.

Rebecca Taylor

Managing Director, BTR

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.

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.

Iain Murray

Senior Director - BTR Consultancy (Europe)

Cortland Consult

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.

Helen Gordon


Grainger plc

Helen Gordon is Chief Executive of Grainger plc the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

Helen was appointed Chief Executive of Grainger in January 2016 from RBS where she had been Global Head of Real Estate Asset Management since October 2011. Prior to that Helen was Director of Legal and General Property, responsible for the Main Life Fund and c.8 smaller Funds, and Group Property Director of Railtrack and Managing Director of John Laing Developments.

Helen sits on the Board of Derwent London as a non-executive Director and is currently a Board Director of the European Public Real Estate Association and Junior Vice President of the British Property Federation. Helen has held a number of non-exec positions and Government appointments including the Board of Covent Garden Market Authority, Board of British Waterways, TfL Property Board and was a Trustee for The College of Estate Management for nine years.


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