UKAA News Buzz 17/08/22

August 17th 2022

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SAVE THE DATE: UKAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & INDUSTRY AWARDS
TUESDAY 15th NOV 2022, LONDON

The theme for 2022’s Annual Conference, the must-attend event of the year, is THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.

With this theme in mind, we welcome content, workshop and speaker suggestions:

  • What you would like to know more about?
  • What are the hot topics for UK BTR right now?
  • What high calibre insights can you share with others?

All suggestions will be considered.

DEADLINE 19 AUGUST

CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS (DEADLINE: 19 AUG) >

Please contact us if you would like to join the UKAA Conference sub committee Email: info@ukaa.org.uk 

More information on the conference to follow.

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SAVE THE DATE – UKAA Webinar: Building the Foundation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tuesday 6th SEPT 2022, 4-5PM

Events over recent years have dramatically raised the awareness of, and interest in, the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Many Build To Rent leaders are eager to improve understanding in their organisations and open the lines of communication among their team members surrounding these very important issues. In this session, learn the insights gained from the 2022 Build To Rent Diversity and Inclusion Snapshot, as well as lessons learned by two companies who participated in the inaugural study provided in partnership with UKAA and Swift Bunny.

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SAVE THE DATE – UKAA Panel Discussion: BTR and the Circular Economy sponsored by David Phillips (in person)
Thursday 8th SEPT 2022, LONDON

 

Join us for an exciting panel discussion about BTR & the circular economy with the launch of David Phillips’ sustainable furniture reuse system – Release.

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Barberry Group Ltd

Since 1983 we have established ourselves as one of the most successful privately-owned property development and investment companies in the West Midlands. We have the energy, flexibility and a substantial equity base to secure the right opportunities and continue to deliver projects of the highest quality.
 

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MetStructures Limited

MetStructures aim to improve the ‘B’ of Build to Rent. We create robust structures of up to 15 storeys using, a combination of cold rolled steel (CRS) and hot rolled steel (HRS). Floors are formed in concrete, satisfying the demands for long-term robustness of BTR operators. In addition, the speed of the system will improve financial performance, with the reduced weight lowering embodied CO2 and improving ESG. ESG benefits – while very robust, MetStructures buildings are up to 50% lighter than traditional concrete framed structures, providing significant reductions in embodied CO2. In addition, to being fully recyclable the steel components in a MetStructures building are also potentially re-usable and as such, perfect for creating a circular economy.
 

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GRID Architects Ltd

GRID has been immersed in the Build to Rent movement since 2014.We were the first practice to complete a purpose designed BtR project at Vantage Point. It is this experience, as well as in depth understanding of the sector, that means BtR clients keeping coming back to us. Services The services we offer span from masterplanning to the interior design of the apartments and amenity spaces. We also develop brand standards and technical specifications for developers and operators. We design bespoke BtR projects for clients like Quintain Living, Vertus, Packaged Living and John Lewis & Partners. We also design BtR buildings within bigger mixed-use developments for organisations like Muse and Hammerson to take to the market post-planning. We have projects across major cities in the UK and Ireland.
 

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LoveSpace

LOVESPACE is the UK’s first and largest storage-by-the-box company. We provide a convenient alternative to self-storage, offering doorstep collection and delivery nationwide. Through our simple online booking platform, we offer collection from any residential or business address, storage in one of our secure facilities and delivery back to any address as soon as the next day.
 

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Spaceflow

Spaceflow is a digital tenant experience solution. The platform enables property owners and managers to connect tenants with their office buildings and residences to make buildings efficient to manage, and enjoyable to occupy. At Spaceflow, our vision is to drive the digital transformation of life in buildings. Spaceflow operates in more than 18 markets, supports 20 languages, and covers more than 20,000 residential units and 1.5M square meters of office buildings.
 

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MEMBERS’ NEWS

2022 ARMA Annual Conference

Date/Time: Thursday 13th October, 09:30 – 17:00
Venue: 133 Houndsditch, EC3A 7BX, London
Book your place at the ARMA Annual Conference here.
 
Resilience & Reform
The 2022 ARMA Annual Conference will help boost firms’ resilience to the main challenges faced in residential property management, from the new building safety regime to rising energy costs, from landmark legal cases to the threat of staff burnout.

The Conference agenda will provide updates and debates on key issues within the sector, including:

  • TPI Updates – Delivered by The Property Institute CEO, Andrew Bulmer, and its Executive Chair, Nigel Glen, covering the merger, TPI activities and the organisation’s policy work.
  • Building Safety panel – With the Building Safety Act now law, it’s more important than ever for managing agents to understand their duties and responsibilities. Confirmed Panellists: Cassandra Zanelli of Property Management Legal Services, Shaun Lundy of Tetra Consulting.
  • Resources Outlook – With the cost of living rising, energy prices soaring and supply chain issues persisting, what is the short and long-term outlook for the sector, and how can it best prepare?
  • Legal Updates – Significant cases have passed through the courts in recent months. We’ll help you keep on top of landmark property cases and their implications. Confirmed Speakers: Cassandra Zanelli of Property Management Legal Services and Justin Bates of Landmark Chambers.
  • Breakout Sessions – Smaller, intimate sessions covering learnings from a commercial block case study, tips for improved wellbeing and resilience, how to invest in your staff and a look at the importance of PropTech for meeting new building safety regulations.
Throughout the day, the ARMA Conference will also provide the excellent networking opportunities that delegates have come to expect from the flagship event.

TICKETS – BOOK HERE >
 

Tickets for the Annual Conference are discounted for both ARMA and IRPM members. Non-member tickets are also available.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

  • ARMA/IRPM Member price: £295
  • Non-member: £420

PODCAST: Redfin’s Chief Economist On Where The Housing, Rental Markets Go From Here

Bisnow’s audio series, Bisnow Reports, examines every facet of the international commercial real estate industry — from the murky future of retail and office to real estate’s reckoning with diversity to the effects of climate change on the built world, and so much more.

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EE new wi-fi product launch event
Later this year, EE are launching an exciting new wi-fi product for the BTR market, that will set new standards in connectivity for multi-tenanted buildings.

Seamlessly connect everyone in your building to a premium home broadband experience that’s personal and secure. All enabled by super-fast, commercial grade wi-fi that’s fully managed and proactively monitored 24/7 x 365, from market leaders EE.

Join EE in November in Central London at their launch event, as they introduce this brand new wi-fi solution to guests from across the BTR sector. You’ll be able to learn more about the product and hear from industry experts, as well as enjoy networking, drinks and a few surprises.

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News On The Block releases a guide with FirstPort 

The NOTB Guide provides various information to help leaseholders, property managers, residents associations’, surveyors and anyone else in need of some guidance across the residential leasehold industry. 

This NOTB guide has been provided by FirstPort and will help you to achieve a clear understanding about what RMCs are. 
 

Marketing push launched to bring green investment into London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has backed a half-million-pound marketing campaign that aims to attract foreign investment into housing, regeneration and green infrastructure schemes across the capital.

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NAA NEWS

Read NAA Units Magazine – August/September Edition

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