Liverpool City Centre Residential – Boom and Bust … but what’s next?

Organiser: DWF LLP and City Residential
Location: 5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9AE
Phone: 0151 907 3000

DWF LLP and City Residential are pleased to invite you to an evening seminar focusing on the issues facing both house builders and residential investors in the current market.

The slowdown in the UK economy and reductions in public sector funding have affected all developers and stakeholders in Liverpool. Coupled with sluggishness in the residential development sector, Liverpool is facing another difficult year.

The seminar will focus upon residential development issues related to house builders, taking into consideration the unprecedented recent market conditions. We will also look at the implications of public funding cuts and how this might affect house builders.

The seminar will take place on Tuesday 10 May 2011 at DWF's Liverpool office.

DWF are delighted to welcome:

Alan Bevan, Managing Director of Liverpool-based City Residential. A former Sales Director of David McLean Homes and recognised as one of the leading experts in the North West Residential market, as well as a leading North West Residential Asset Manager. Alan is a Member of the City Living Working Group (Liverpool), publisher of the Quarterly Liverpool Residential Update and a Committee Member of FBE Liverpool.

Alan will be dealing with the following issues:

  • Administration – the affect of nearly 1,000 apartments having been taken back by banks
  • The Non-Sellers – another 500 units built for sale but now rented
  • Students – the dramatic effect they have had and how this will evolve
  • Sales – have we seen the bottom or is there more bad news to come?
  • Lettings – a strong market but will this last and how will public sector job losses influence the market?
  • Finance – how this destabilises the market and its future impact
  • Liverpool Waters – how this will influence the City under Enterprise Zone Status

Martin McQueen, an Associate in DWF's Real Estate Group. Martin is dual qualified in Scotland and England and has 12 years' experience in the development market, specialising in residential and commercial development.

Martin will be discussing:

  • Recent changes in property law affecting the residential development market
  • Developers' primary concerns – where's the development finance?
  • Recent development in the renewable energy sector – Government policy and how this might impact upon residential development
  • The zero carbon home – is it coming?
  • What the future may hold

This free seminar is relevant for all organisations involved in development and investment in housing in Liverpool and Merseyside.

If you would like to register for this event, please email

Itinerary for seminar:

5:00pm – 5:15pm: Registration
5:15pm – 5:45pm: Alan Bevan, City Residential
5:45pm – 6:15pm: Martin McQueen, DWF
6:15pm – 6:30pm: Q&A Session
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Drinks and Nibbles

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