Creating Homes; Building Communities - North West
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Nathan has been with Urban Splash since 2002.
Nathan has been responsible for the delivery of some of Urban Splash’s iconic regeneration schemes at Fort Dunlop, Rotunda and its ‘upside down’ houses in Salford.
Whilst still retaining responsibility for high profile developments at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth, and New Islington, Manchester his role now also includes overseeing the groups £100m Investment portfolio. He also oversees the majority of the Groups Investment and land acquisitions / disposals.
In 2016, Nathan led the bid team that won a developer competition to develop Icknield Port Loop in Birmingham, a 43 acre mixed use site. The company’s largest land acquisition to date.
Now based in Manchester, Nathan is from Nottingham and keen follower of Nottingham Forest and Sale Rugby Club.
Senior Strategy & Markets Manager
Steve Modric is the Homes England’s head of strategy for the North West. He has extensive experience of housing and local government working both in London and Manchester in operational delivery and policy roles. Steve supported the establishment of the agency as a member of the Government led transition team leading up to the HCA’s launch in 2008. In his current role, Steve supports the development and implementation of new programmes and initiatives working both nationally and regionally.
Rick de Blaby
Rick is focused on growing Get Living’s platform and creating new neighbourhoods across the UK that capture Get Living’s vision to change the way we live and rent in cities.
Rick has over 38 years’ experience in development and investment in both the residential and commercial sectors, with a particular interest in regeneration and design. Prior to Get Living, Rick was CEO of United House Group and prior to that, CEO of MEPC.
Rick is Non-Executive Chairman of Miller Developments, Non-Executive Director of Altitude Real Estate, Non-Executive Director of Curo Housing Association and Chairman of the Kinetic Foundation Charity.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Ciara leads on ilke Homes’ financial strategy and compliance, risks and IT functions. Her role goes beyond the normal remit of financial support, with the in-house legal counsel also reporting into her. Day-to-day, Ciara is responsible for financial forecasting and planning, back office finance functions, Business Partnering across departments, whilst also being tasked with the important role of signing off all legal documentation. Ciara acts as ilke Homes’ Company Secretary and won Finance Leader within an International Company at the Yorkshire Finance Leaders 2018 awards.
Ciara has over 12 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry. Before joining ilke Homes, she was Finance Director & Company Secretary at one of the UK’s leading metal and steel distributors and stockholders, Kloeckner Metal UK. During her time at Kloeckner, Ciara was responsible for statutory and legal reporting, site support, overhead reviews, treasury, credit control and cash flow forecasting. Ciara also oversaw IT and the financial planning and analysis teams.
In 2014, Ciara was interim Finance Director at UK Coal Surface Mines Ltd, where she helped prepare one of the UK’s most historic industries for insolvency.
Rise Homes Ltd (formerly Housing Capital Trust)
Nigel has considerable property, construction and plc experience. His previous board roles include Assura plc, a listed property development and investment company operating in the healthcare sector and The Westbury Property Fund (now Stobart Group). He is currently on the Board of Rowlinson Holdings Ltd.
Since 2012 Nigel has run his own residential development business, Housing Capital Trust, which has delivered several large-scale and very successful residential Build to Rent projects such as Tribe apartments (192 units in Ancoats completed in 2015 and sold to Grainger in late 2017) and Maritime Apartments (318 units in Barrow-in-Furness completed in 2016). Rise Homes is currently on site at the former Stagecoach site on Princess Parkway (92 low rise apartments bespoke for rent) and the former Sorting Office on the station approach in Stockport (117 spacious apartments bespoke for rent plus 12,500 sq ft of flexible workspace).
Regional Managing Partner - Manchester
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Suzanne is the head of Trowers & Hamlins’ Manchester office and leads the north west Real Estate practice. She specialises in the development of home ownership products working with Homes England in relation to its grant funded sale products, including the shared ownership lease and most recently the £9 billion Help to Buy programme.
Suzanne also sits on the MHCLG joint advisory committee set up to promote the development of the Build to Rent sector. On a wider basis, Suzanne advises clients on large scale property projects, including public private partnerships and regeneration schemes, Suzanne is also the partner in charge of our Residential Sales team in Manchester. Suzanne is named as a Leading Individual in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. She is also an editorial panel member for ThinkHouse a web based resource to promote knowledge sharing in the housing industry as well as being a business representative on MCC’s Our Manchester Forum. Suzanne has also recently taken on the role of Co-Chair for Pro-Manchester's Property and Regeneration Committee.
The Movers and Shakers September 2019 North West Breakfast Forum will focus on “CREATING HOMES; BUILDING COMMUNITIES - NORTH WEST”
With an estimated need of 340,00 new homes per year, the challenge of creating more homes in the UK is huge, and the stakes in the North West are high with an aim of building over 200,000 additional homes during the next 20 years.
It’s not just a numbers game. There is a need to improve the quality and design of homes in order to create better places to live and generate sustainable, inclusive communities, and inspirational neighbourhoods.
Key regions, like the North West, play a vital part in driving UK housing growth and opening up the market to attract investors and housebuilders with the Public and Private sectors both having pivotal roles to play in ensuring its success. Homes England, with its increased powers and facilities, is also making a major contribution to enabling and funding house building.
Our diverse panel are ideally placed to provide us with their insights into the future prospects for the region and will be exploring:
- How do we increase housing numbers on the scale required?
- How can affordable homes be delivered?
- What are the challenges? What are the priorities? Can MMC enable delivery on scale? How can Private and Public sectors work together to maximise results?
- Where does BTR fit into the mix?
We encourage you to get involved in the discussion and put your questions to our expert panel!
Nathan Cornish, Group Board Director at Urban Splash has been responsible for the delivery of some of Urban Splash’s most iconic regeneration schemes, the ‘upside down’ houses in Salford and New Islington, Manchester. His role now also includes overseeing the groups £100m Investment portfolio. He also oversees the majority of the Group’s Investment and land acquisitions / disposals.
Nicola Elsworth, Head of Public Sector Land at Homes England has managed multi-million-pound housing development programmes and has delivered large regeneration projects across the North West of England, helping deliver thousands of homes. Her team plays a significant role in helping the government to deliver 340,000 homes a year. It will be fascinating to hear more about the strategy behind this target.
Rick de Blaby, Executive Chairman, Get Living - Get Living are the UK’s leading owner operator of private rental homes in the UK, with 6,000 homes under management. Rick was appointed Deputy Chairman in 2017, with a focus on expanding the group’s platform and seeking out new PRS opportunities throughout the UK. It will be fascinating to understand more about Get Living’s plans for the North West.
Nigel Rawlings, CEO at Rise Homes Ltd (formerly Housing Capital Trust) is currently on the Boards of Pochin’s Ltd and Rowlinson Holdings Ltd. Nigel also runs his own residential development business, Rise Homes, which has delivered several large-scale and very successful residential Build to Rent projects such as Tribe apartments (192 units in Ancoats) and Maritime Apartments (318 units in Barrow-in-Furness). Rise Homes is currently on site at the former Stagecoach site on Princess Parkway, it will be fascinating to hear what is next!
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