Build-to-Rent vSummit (2022)

Build-to-Rent vSummit (2022)

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Recorded: 25 August 2022


About this event


The number of completed build-to-rent units in Australia is set to double each year to 2025 as developers, backed by institutional investors, swoop on widening opportunities in the sector.

As traditional residential real estate come under pressures thanks to rising interest rates, housing affordability and a growing need for connectivity and flexibility, the changing face of home ownership is building the build-to-rent business case for property developers.

So what does the future hold for build-to-rent real estate and how can the industry further respond in a practical way?

The Urban Developer presents its annual conference dedicated to the development and investment of build-to-rent assets in Australia. 

Attendees will hear the latest in expert research, international and national developer perspective and a look inside three projects defining excellence within the sector.



10.00am - 10.30am AEST



A detailed keynote on the drivers and performance of BTR within the Australian property sector.

  • What is driving the appetite for Build-to-rent?
  • What does the Build-to-rent market look like now and into the future?
  • What does purpose built Build-to-rent look like in Australia?
  • Current state of play in the Australian Build-to-rent market
  • Differences in how the Australian Build-to-rent market will evolve
  • What’s next – where does the opportunity lay?


Presenter: Robert Papaleo - National Director, Build to Rent | Residential, Colliers

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10.45am - 11.15am AEST



How the changing face of home ownership is building the business case for Build-to-Rent for property developers.

  • Population and demographic trends
  • Operating platforms and target cohorts i.e., Standard, Social, Affordable (Key Worker/Essential worker) and mixed
  • Valuations, modelling and appraisals
  • Underwriting rents where there is limited evidence
  • BtR – Why now?


Presenter: Luke Mackintosh - Strategy and Transactions, Real Estate Advisory Services Partner, EY Oceania

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11.30am - 12.00pm AEST



Navigating the legal framework of developing, owning and operating build-to-rent assets in Australia.

  • State governments legislation so far
  • Government hurdles - tax, stamp duty, international investors
  • Investment hurdles - yields. construction costs, distressed operators
  • Opportunities under the current frameworks in Australia
  • What’s required in state planning and tax policies to accelerate BTR
  • Future anticipated legal considerations for BTR


Presenter: Jane Hodder - Partner, Real Estate, Herbert Smith Freehills

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1.00pm - 1.30pm AEST



A discussion with the world's leading BTR owners and operators on their approach to delivering BTR in Australia.

  • David Warneford - Country Head of Australia, Hines
  • Chris Key - Managing Director, Greystar
  • Michael Streicker - President, Sentinel Real Estate
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1.45pm - 2.15pm AEST



How are these private developers stacking up their projects for success?

  • Jason Goldsworthy - Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Novus Living
  • Chrystan Paul - Chief Executive, Alt Living
  • Rhys Williams - Co-Founder, UKO
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2.30pm - 3.15pm AEST


Case Studies

Case studies into project and design excellence within the Build-to-Rent sector.

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