North West PRS

Place North West Date: - 12:30
Location: Online

This session will take the temperature of one of the newest asset classes in real estate. Whether the strong run of recent years can be maintained and for how long will be explored as our speakers identify the buying trends and pick the winners and losers in this evolving market.


9.30am Platform opens for networking

10.00am Introduction, presentation & panel

Michael Howard, managing director, urbanbubble, a company that manages 10,000 residential units across Manchester, Liverpool and elsewhere in the UK on behalf of developers and institutional investors
Ed Howe, research analyst, urbanbubble
Lee Hill, residential director, JLL, who has spent over a decade working in the Manchester residential market and has been involved in a number of significant projects during that time
Peter Rowe, development manager, Packaged Living, a build to rent developer and operator working on schemes including 350 apartments on Heyrod Street, Manchester
Gemma Leonard, partner, DAC Beachcroft, who specialises in private and affordable residential development, as well as mixed use and commercial property development

11.05am Networking break

11.25am Panel discussion

Paul Gerrard, director, ForLiving, who oversees schemes for outright sale, shared ownership, and PRS along with PRS management and commercial management
Rachel Bruce, associate, CallisonRTKL, a global architecture, planning, and design practice
James Blakey, planning director, Moda Living, a developer and operator with a growing pipeline of over 7,500 homes to rent
Dan Batterton, head of build to rent, LGIM Real Assets, a portfolio launched in 2016 that has grown to over £2bn and over 6,000 apartments in planning, development or operation spread across the UK

This event is sponsored by DAC Beachcroft, ForLiving, ClearFibre, Morgan Sindall and urbanbubble

Benefits of attending the virtual event include:
  • Dedicated networking breaks where you can connect with other delegates over video on digital tables. You can even move through different tables to maximise your networking opportunities
  • The ability to private message and connect with speakers and other delegates
  • Your own business card with the opportunity to include LinkedIn details for other delegates to connect with you
  • Presentations and panel discussions from industry experts, which will be available for ticketholders to watch again after the event

The platform opens at 9.30am for networking, with the presentations/panels starting at 10am. Tickets are priced at £30+VAT. Please book using the form below – if you can’t see this form, please contact

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