Colin Shenton And Andrew Purdon GROUPED
Shenton (left) and Purdon

PODCAST | What is holding co-living back? 

Dan Whelan

Regulation aimed at better defining the co-living product and giving local authorities greater confidence in the burgeoning sub-sector’s business model is required for the market to grow, according to industry experts. 

Colin Shenton, chief executive of investor the Shenton Group – which owns co-living provider Oppidan Life – and Andrew Purdon, head of co-living transactions at CBRE, joined reporter Dan Whelan to thrash out the issues currently preventing co-living from really taking off, and discuss what can be done to break down those barriers.

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Questions asked in this podcast: 

  • What are local authorities’ attitudes towards the co-living concept?
  • How would co-living be defined if given its own use class?
  • Is co-living an attractive prospect for funders?
  • Why are some cities more open to the idea of co-living than others?

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