PRS Development Breakfast

Date: 16 June 2016
Location: Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre, Aytoun Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
Delegates: 120
Sponsors: Mills & Reeve, Premier Guarantee
  • Simon Ismail, director and co-owner, Salboy
  • Nathan Cornish, director, Urban Splash
  • Phil Mayall, director, Muse Developments and English Cities Fund
  • Chris Findley, assistant planning and transport director, Salford Council
  • Euan Kellie, managing director, Euan Kellie Property Solutions
  • David Roberts, partner, Mills & Reeve

This special breakfast briefing on the hot topic of the emerging private rented sector attracted a huge amount of interest.

David Roberts of Mills & Reeve opened the event with a presentation setting the scene for PRS and the appeal of Manchester for the sector. Paul Unger, editor of Place North West, then chaired a panel discussion of high profile speakers, who covered the varying definitions of PRS, the high design standards required, and the speculative nature of an asset still in its infancy.

The debate drew out some of the challenges of the emerging PRS market, including defining the needs of the end user, what additional amenities would prove most popular, avoiding value-engineering, and how to build a thriving community in what is still an unproven rental market.


Companies attending included:

  • Deloitte
  • CBRE
  • Bardsley
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Eversheds
  • Manchester City Council
  • Indigo Planning
  • Gerald Eve
  • Salford City Council
  • Colliers
  • Nabarro
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Allied London
  • Opus International Consultants
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Carillion Developments
  • Glenbrook Property
  • Homes4u Group
  • Shepherd Gilmour
  • Planit-IE
  • Edwards & Co
  • Savills
  • Zerum
  • SimpsonHaugh & Partners

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