Co-locations - Next Generation BTR
July 22nd 2020
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Director & 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.
Senior Development Manager
Morgan Sindall Investments
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.
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.
Head of BTR (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.
Chairperson: Stephanie Barbabosa, Head of BTR (Multifamily) International Operations, Lendlease
The benefits of BTR are well known, homes are delivered far quicker than build to sell, which is limited by absorption rates, and the scale of BTR developments enables places to be created, areas to be regenerated and communities to be formed. It also offers an opportunity for urban intensification as part of the regeneration process.
BTR is now recognised as a catalyst for unlocking mixed use developments, co-locating with offices, industrial space, being integrated into the high street as part of its transformation. So how will this work? What are the challenges? What’s fundable? What is the potential? What can it deliver?
We have assembled a first class panel to discuss this opportunity. Richard Jackson, Apache Capital was an early mover in the BTR market, will provide the investors perspective. Rebecca Lewis, Morgan Sindall experienced in BTR, will give us the developer’s insight. And, Russell Pedley, Assael, has been behind the design of numerous major BTR schemes, and will provide us with a designer’s perspective. Finally, Stephanie Barbabosa, LendLease, with massive multi-family experience in the US, will moderate the session and add her own views.