Location: Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool
The Forum for the Built Environment is holding a student housing discussion panel on 13 October.
- Mike Kelley, director of residential services, University Of Liverpool
Kelley has worked for the university for 21 years in a number of different roles but always involved in the management of accommodation. Prior to working for the university he was at Knowsley Council for ten years working in social housing.
He is currently involved in redeveloping the university's residential estate which will deliver the renewal of all existing accommodation through refurbishment and new build with an increase in University owned and managed accommodation to 4,500 bed spaces.
- Ed Naylor, student accommodation manager, Liverpool John Moores University
Naylor has been student accommodation manager at Liverpool John Moores University for seven years. His role is to manage the partnerships with large private providers which deliver accommodation to all new LJMU students. He is also co-chair of Liverpool Student Homes, to which LJMU is one of the two major funders. He first came to study at the University of Liverpool in 1987 and has lived in the city ever since, although he has recently made the short hop over to the Wirral with his family.
- Richard Taylerson, director higher education team at Jones Lang LaSalle
Taylerson is a partner in the higher education team and has been involved in the university sector for over twelve years. Richard is currently working on a number of projects linking universities with the private sector, advising on development and financial issues. Whilst at LSE he was involved in strategic planning ensuring the Estates Master plan delivered key criteria in line with the University's strategic plan.
- Dave Brewitt, director of boutique student developer Urban Sleep
Joint owner and managing director, Brewitt formed Urban Sleep in 2010. The company builds, owns and manages smart post graduate student accommodation. To date the portfolio includes a 50 bed boutique style property in Liverpool and 120 bed new build in Stoke on Trent. Urban sleep is currently building 244 further stylish bedrooms in Liverpool.
Brewitt is founder and chief executive of Liverpool's first authentic boutique hotel in the city, multi award winning Hope Street Hotel and its restaurant The London Carriage Works.
- Alan Bevan, managing director of City Residential and Student Union Lettings
Venue: Hope Street Hotel, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9DA
Price: Free for members, £25 for non-members