UKAA News Buzz 8/11/22 How to flex to meet the resident demands of the moment

8th November 2022

YOUR BTR NEWS BUZZ

EDITOR’S NOTE

After a heated (pun intended) family discussion this week, we folded and turned the heating on at a balmy 18°. In previous years, we wouldn’t have thought twice about heating, but with energy prices soaring, interest rates at a 30 year high, inflation at its highest in 40 years and banks warning of a 2-year recession, I’m sure I’m not alone in questioning household habits that happen because “that’s what we’ve always done.” 

As a furniture rental business nearing its 40th birthday, (we were renting furniture long before it got cool) our business has faced multiple recessions, economic downturns, and some seriously tricky operating conditions (thanks COVID). But as a business we’ve always strived to question, adapt, and improve our service on a regular basis.  

So, what about BTR furnishings? 

In this ever-changing landscape, investing in permanent furniture solutions won’t allow you to flex to meet the resident demands of the moment. Our furniture rental service allows your residents to have the furniture they want when they need it and return it when they don’t. It’s a furnishing service, built for rent.

So, if you’re in the habit of purchasing furniture because, ‘that’s what you’ve always done’, maybe it’s time to switch?

Ready to talk about furniture rental?
Tim Swaddle
Head of Residential  
Tim.Swaddle@roomservicebycort.com 
M: 07889 064589
roomservicebycort.com

 

THIS WEEK’S UKAA NEWS BUZZ SPONSOR:

FURNITURE DOESN’T NEED TO COST THE EARTH.  

From 1 month onwards, our (award-winning) furniture rental service can turn that tricky empty apartment into a gorgeous show home or give prospective residents a choice in how they furnish their new home. 

Be a sustainable part of the furniture revolution.

Speak to us today to find out more.

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED

As our customers both in the B2B and B2C world want more control on how and when they do business with us, we’ve created a new website which allows customers to browse, order and manage their leases online.

Many more features will be rolled out over the coming months, so stay tuned! 

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CONTACT US
 

Our members are creating the rental communities of today and tomorrow – together we are shaping the future of Build to Rent

 

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS

Roger Lewis

“The best thing about the Roger Lewis products is the quality, design and flexibility to bespoke to specific client needs. We have found a partner we can trust, total honesty at all times and a reliable pair of hands when working with the most challenging of briefs. It has been really refreshing to have such a capable supplier to work with.” 

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CIE Group

CIE-Group is one of the UK’s leading Audio Visual & Security distributors, supplying installers and integrators with professional AV, intercom & access control products from key brands including 2N, Akuvox, lnterM, CYP, Axis and many more. Established back in 1964 as a specialist audio and electronics distributor, CIE has become one of the most vibrant and innovative professional Audio Visual & Security distributors in the UK. As a true ‘value-added’ distributor, providing our customers with exemplary products and service is the key to our success with a team of true experts In product, specification, design and integration. 

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MARK Capital Management

MARK is a leading property Investor that invests across the UK and Europe. It focuses on the acquisition and management of real estate assets across multiple geographies and sectors, including residential, offices, retail and last-mile logistics. MARK has invested €4.4bn in residential, and has begun building a presence in the build to rent sector through its first build to rent investment in Snowhill Plaza, Birmingham. 

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Cording Residential Asset Management Ltd

Cording Residential is part of and the asset manager for Edmond De Rothschild REIM in the UK  providing a vertically integrated platform, which buys, builds, lets and manages residential apartments across the UK for its fund management business thats currently building over 2600 units across the UK, with the expectation to building a fully integrated development and management platform of over 10,000 units in the next 5 years. 

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UKAA NEWS AND EVENTS

8 DAYS TO GO: 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.

Don’t miss your chance to attend our expert-led keynote sessions covering EDI, The Building Safety Act, Macroeconomic Challenges and Sustainability along with 18+ informative sessions and workshops.

For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact Emma on emma@ukaa.org.uk

Headline theme announced for the UKAA Annual Build to Rent Conference & Industry Awards 2022 [4 minute read]

The date for the UKAA (UK Apartment Association, the membership organisation for Build to Rent in the UK) Annual Build to Rent Conference and Industry Awards 2022 has been announced. The event will take place on Tuesday 15th November 2022, when major players from across the Build to Rent (BTR) sector will come together in London to focus on the headline theme: The Pursuit of Excellence.

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SPECIAL GUEST:
Former Housing Minister, Mark Prisk FRICS FRSA, to join us at UKAA Annual Build to Rent Conference

Mark Prisk FRICS FRSA was the Housing Minister who in 2012 launched the Build to Rent sector into being. He is Chair of Saltaire Housing, which is delivering the £3bn Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme and serves as a non executive director and strategic adviser to both commercial and residential real estate players. He also mentors several PropTech ventures including Renkap and OnLadder. 

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Challenges, risks and opportunities in the Whole Life Carbon approach [4 minute read]

The UKGBC Whole Life Carbon Roadmap maps the steps needed to decarbonise the built environment with a focus on commercial assets, but what about residential buildings?  

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The Evolution of BTR [4 minute read]

BTR has welcomed consumer culture into residential real estate, with this has come an understanding that the wellbeing and happiness of the customer (not tenant) is critical to business success. They are after all the source of revenue. Over the past 10 years BTR has become increasingly customer centric and this has created a positive dynamic between the Operators and their customers. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

The Future of Heat: Hydrogen or Electric? / The Electrification of Heat Presented by Atamate  6th December [2 minute read]

High-hydrogen or high-electricity?

Those are the options for replacing natural gas as the power source for heating buildings and, according to the government’s net-zero pathway, 2026 will see the government decide which is the future for the build to rent sector. 

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UKAA NW Hub Christmas event -Discussion and Drinks – 12th December [1 minute read]

Save the date for our NW Christmas gathering in Manchester – to include a session on the outlook for the BTR sector, an ESG panel discussion followed by some festive drinks. 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON >

BTR EVENTS 

Webinar: Urban Living Insights Build To Rent (BTR) – 10th November [1 minute read]

The 90 minute session (9.30am -11am) will feature three panel Q&A sessions, discussing of the moment topics, where our host George Sell, Editor-in-chief, International Hospitality Media will be putting questions to experts on;

> Single family and suburban BTR – the next big thing

– Anthony Lewis, operations director, Present Made
– 
Samantha Kempe, chief investment officer, IMMO

> ESG and climate change

– Ding Li, associate director, Longevity Partners
– 
Clint Bartman, Directors BTR Consultancy, Cortland Consult

> Addressing the housing crisis

– Brendan Geraghty, CEO, UKAA
– 
Matthew Ede, Senior Director, Greystar Europe

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CREFCE Annual Conference: Navigating the Transition – 9th November [1 minute read]

Join CREFCE virtually with Corporate Digital Access on Wednesday 9 November for their flagship annual conference ‘Navigating the Transition’ to enable everyone in your organisation to join the main day virtually, access on-demand content and connect with others online. Understand Corporate Digital Access in 90 seconds here and view the programme here. Be part of the conversation and hear from industry leaders.

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Learning from the disruptors – 23-24th November [1 minute read]

The UKAA  are proud to be tackling net zero, the cost of living and boosting the supply of quality affordable homes at HOMES UK and Unlock Net Zero Live this November.

Attend the event on 23-24 November at ExCeL, London for free using our guest link below:

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Seminar No.2: “I aint dun nuffin guv” or “How many times will the buck get passed when things go wrong?” – 10th November [1 minute read]

Following the success of the first seminar, do not miss this chance to join Shoosmiths at the next in the series.

Seminar No.2, is taking place on Thursday, 10 November 2022 in Shoosmiths’ London Office  and will focus on how liability for defects can be combined or split or even avoided on construction projects and the problems and pitfalls for developers needing to address building defects. 

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MEMBER NEWS

10 things every top BTR operator should be doing for residents [2 minute read]

HomeViews reveals the 10 things that operators can do to improve their residents’ experience in their latest article.

Based on the UK’s largest dataset of verified BTR resident reviews, on HomeViews, the biggest factor in determining the happiness of residents is the effectiveness of their building’s management team.

So, what should operators be doing to improve and sustain resident satisfaction?

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RIBA President-Elect Muyiwa Oki to lead sustainability keynote session at UKAA Annual Build to Rent Conference & Industry Awards 2022 [4 minute read]

UKAA (the UK Apartment Association) has announced Muyiwa Oki as the lead sustainability keynote speaker for the Annual Build to Rent Conference and Industry Awards 2022, which will take place on 15th November 2022 in London.

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Nero Ughwujabo Announced as Keynote Speaker for UKAA Annual Build to Rent Conference & Industry Awards 2022 [4 minute read]

UKAA (the UK Apartment Association) has announced Nero Ughwujabo as the keynote speaker for the Annual Build to Rent Conference and Industry Awards 2022 on 15th November 2022. UKAA is the membership organisation for Build to Rent (BTR) in the UK and its must-attend London conference will bring together key players from across the industry. 

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TrustedStays and Amadeus Support the Renewal of Business Travel with GDS Partnership [5 minute read]

The TrustedStays short-term rental booking platform will connect with Amadeus to expand accommodation choice, flexibility for the corporate and “bleisure” segment

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Welcome to new UKAA supplier member Amtico [5 minute read]

British flooring manufacturer Amtico is delighted to join UKAA as a supplier member, supporting the growth of the build to rent sector and helping to develop best practices. Amtico is a manufacturer and designer of industry-leading luxury vinyl tile (LVT) floors based in Coventry. Since 1964 we have been creating beautiful flooring that is not only hardwearing and durable but sustainable too.

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3 Tips To Improve Your Build to Rent Property’s Value [4 minute read]

Improving any property’s value sounds like an expensive, bulky task. Most times, owners imagine it as a months-long demolishing and rebuilding of the interior space. Especially when it is a multifamily building; the bigger the property, the longer the process! What they usually miss out on is that the improved value doesn’t always have to come with a long bill of renovations.

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