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Making Build to Rent Happen: A new Summit for the Private Rented Sector

Over the past couple of decades, the private rental market has grown rapidly and organically, rather than as the result of an explicit public policy objective. As a result, approximately 25% of households in London are now housed in the private rented sector and it is the only form of tenure in London that is growing as a share of the total.

It is clear then that the Private Rented Sector (PRS) has enormous potential, both as an asset class and as a route to helping to solve the UK’s housing shortage.  UK and Overseas Investors have massive funds available totalling £ tens of billions – but, there are some fundamental barriers to overcome if this market is to realise its full potential.

To explore how we can best ensure the capital brings bring PRS up to scale, London First – with the support of the Mayor of London – will host the inaugural  PRS Forum, focusing on “The Challenge of Making Build to Rent Happen” on 27 January 2015.  A combination of high profile expert contributors and a well-structured programme will enable delegates to explore solutions to issues including planning & policy, funding challenges and design and innovation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • David Lunts, Executive Director, Housing and Land, Greater London Authority
  • Peter Vernon, Chief Executive, Grosvenor
  • Peter Pereira Gray, Managing Director, Investment Division of the Wellcome Trust

We are pleased to be able to offer our members an early bird saving of up to £150 on delegate rates –to take advantage of this, please visit the PRS Forum booking site.

Alternatively, you could support the PRS Forum through our opportunities to Sponsor and to Exhibit.

With the future of PRS playing a potentially vital role in resolving London’s housing crisis, we do hope you will be able to join us for this important new summit.

Contact: Jonathan Seager,

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