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Pre-Summit Day
Affordable Build to Rent (BTR)

Supported by Right Lane Consulting

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Join us at the pre summit workshop, where CHIA has pulled together a day of expert speakers to share their insights into affordable build to rent and support a productive discussion about how to make the most of the opportunities to grow supply. 

Direct from the UK and only presenting at this event, Alex Notay, Placemaking and Investment Director at London-based Thriving Investments (formerly PFP Capital) brings you insights and strategies on how to deliver affordable BTR.  

Gemma Pinnell, Right Lane Consulting, has a well-earned reputation across both the housing and superannuation sector and is back by popular demand after her excellent facilitation of last year’s workshop. CHIA is delighted to have Right Lane’s insight and support again for this year’s event

Facilitators

Alexandra Notay is Placemaking and Investment Director at Thriving Investments, the fund and asset management arm of Places for People Group, overseeing a UK-wide residential strategy. She has 18 years’ strategic advisory and investment experience having worked extensively across four continents and is an internationally recognised expert on housing, placemaking and ESG. Alex is a published author and editor of over 30 books and reports on real estate including the renowned ULI UK Best Practice Guide on Build to Rent (2014, 2016). Alex is Chair of the British Property Federation (BPF) working group on residential ESG, former Vice-Chair of the ULI UK Residential Council and currently serves on BPF’s Build to Rent Committee, AREF’s ESG / Impact Investing Committee and is a Member of CREFC Europe. She is also a Non-Executive Director of essensys plc, Co-Chair of the Creative Land Trust,and is Trustee of the SunScreenIT Foundation and St Mary Redcliffe. With a reputation for being ‘abnormally energetic’, Alex is passionate about enabling tangible social impact through innovation and collaboration as well as mentoring the next generation of diverse talent.

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Gemma has delivered projects across strategy, policy and program evaluation, new service design and implementation, data and analytics, and transformation. She is focused on partnering with clients to tackle challenging problems and deliver solutions that can be executed to achieve impact. Her project experience includes: - Strategy and planning: Working alongside an Executive Director of Australia’s biggest public transport project – to bring their team together, to connect, and align on the key priorities for the team for the next 12-18 months. This included agreeing on measures of success and ways of working to deliver their program of work effectively. - Strategy development: Working with the CEO and board of a community affordable housing organisation in Sydney's west to agree on their overall strategic direction and aspiration and consider key strategic questions to set them up for future success and to assess their investment pipeline and growth strategy. - Developing an advocacy narrative: Working with the head of External Affairs of a peak body in the energy industry, Gemma worked collaboratively with the team to develop a set of 'mega themes' to better define their work priorities and align their work to the broader organisational goals.

Supporting facilitators

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Adrian Harrington

Senior Adviser

Lighthouse Infrastructure

Peter Johnston

Managing Director

Lighthouse Infrastructure

Scott Langford

Group Chief Executive

SGCH

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Chris Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Foundation Housing 

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Robert Tawaf

Fund Manager, Real Assets

AXA IM Australia

Cath Bowtel

Chair

IFM Investors 

Matthew Kandelaars

Group Executive National Policy & Advocacy

Property Council of Australia

Angela Buckley
Fund Manager – BTR Sector Lead

LIV Mirvac 

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Gavin Salt

Associate – Residential Lead

i2C Architects 

Janelle Goulding

 Director, Affordable Housing, Built Form
 Landcom

Ray Fard
Director, Build to Rent, Built Form

Landcom

Michael Lennon

 Council Member

 National Housing Supply and Affordability Council 

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Rebecca Oelkers 

Chief Executive Officer

BHC

Pre-Summit Agenda

8:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00

Welcome

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Wendy Hayhurst, CEO, Community Housing Industry Association

9:05

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Facilitator Introduction 

Gemma Pinnell, Consultant, Right Lane

9:10

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The BTR market in the UK: Context, needs and financing

Alexandra Notay, Placemaker and Investment, Thriving Investments 

10:10

Incorporating affordable rental housing into market BTR

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Matthew Kandelaars, Group Executive National Policy & Advocacy, Property Council of Australia 

Angela Buckley, Fund Manager – BTR Sector Lead, LIV Mirvac

11:00

Morning Tea

11:15

Investment in affordable housing: Insights from the UK

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Alexandra Notay, Placemaker and Investment, Thriving Investments 

12:00

Build to rent pilot programs at Landcom – the opportunities for affordable housing 

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Janelle Goulding, Director, Affordable Housing, Built Form, Landcom 

Ray Fard, Director, Build to Rent, Built Form, Landcom 

12:40

Networking Lunch

1:15

National Housing Supply and Affordability Council's Report and its recommendations

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Michael Lennon, Council Member, National Housing Supply and Affordability Council 

1:45

Why the not-for-profit sector should be front and centre in Australia

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Adrian Harrington, Senior Adviser, Lighthouse Infrastructure

2:15

The view from the institutional investment sector 

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Peter Johnston, Managing Director, Lighthouse Infrastructure 

Robert Tawaf, Fund Manager, Real Assets, AXA IM Australia 

Cath Bowtell, Chair, IFM Investors 

3:00

Developing and operating affordable BTR - what does it look like? 

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Scott Langford, Group Chief Executive, SGCH 

Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Housing

Gavin Salt, Associate – Residential Lead, i2C Architects  

Rebecca Oelkers, Chief Executive Officer, BHC 

3:45

Final reflections

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Gemma Pinnell, Consultant, Right Lane 

4:00

Network over Afternoon Refreshments tea and biscuits 

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