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The student demographic is vital to the health and vibrancy of our towns and cities – hear about how the places where we live and learn are evolving in our changing world.

Place North West is bringing together developers, universities, engineers, and more to explore whether education real estate is still fit for purpose and if we are heading in the right direction when it comes to providing good quality homes for students.

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Education Property and PBSA aims to give attendees an in-depth look at the role universities and students can play in the growth and transformation of places like Manchester and Liverpool, while providing valuable market insight from those who know the sector inside out.

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Expect a series of informative panel discussions, a presentation on the state of the PBSA sector across the North West, and examples of what universities are doing to stay ahead of the game.

In addition to the pre-programme breakfast and ample networking opportunities, you can also expect breaks in between sessions and a post-programme lunch and the chance to chat with attendees from companies including AEW Architects, Mills & Reeve, Together Money, and Morgan Sindall.

Place North West’s Education Property and PBSA update will begin at 8am at Innside by Melia on First Street in Manchester on Thursday 13 June.

This event is sponsored by LUCArup, and Yardi.

What you’ll take away from the conference

  • Insight into how universities are responding to the challenges their aging estates present
  • An understanding of the role of education institutions and students in the place ecosystem
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in the booming PBSA market
  • A better grasp of the work going into decarbonising university campuses
  • New contacts for your business

Confirmed speakers

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Marcus Dixon is the director of UK residential research at JLL. Few have a better grasp of where the residential market is heading than Dixon. He will provide an in-depth look at how PBSA fits into our towns and cities, where the growth areas are, and what the knock-on effect of delivering more purpose-built student housing will be on the rest of the resi market.

Rachael Gordon

Racheal Gordon is the head of deal execution at Maslow Capital. Maslow has been more active than most funders during the recent economic upheaval. Gordon will touch on key deals in the student housing arena, discuss how developers are adapting to the inflationary environment and explain why Maslow sees PBSA as an attractive proposition.

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Edward Tarratt is an associate director at LUC. University campuses are changing. What students want and need has evolved rapidly over recent years and companies like LUC are at the forefront of driving evolution. Tarratt will draw on his past experience of working with universities across the country to provide valuable insight on the direction our institutions are heading to win the war on talent.

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