Living Sectors Summit 2024

12-13 November 2024 | Hilton Hotel, Sydney + Virtual

Shaping the future of living in Australia

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Shaping the future of living in Australia

The Living Sectors Summit is a national conference, exhibition and networking event that encompasses the full life cycle of accommodation – social & affordable housing, build-to-rent, student housing and coliving. It will bring together developers, investors, financiers, government, urban planners and the AEC sector to discuss all the major issues and to co-create solutions to unlock access to affordable, sustainable and resilient housing through innovation and partnerships. The event will feature top level presentations, interactive panel discussions as well as roundtables and networking activities.

The Summit features:

  • 2 day conference featuring over 60 speakers
  • Dedicated conference tracks on Social & Affordable Housing (policy, strategy, financing) + BTR, PBSA & Co-Living
  • 400+ attendees
  • Exhibition with 30+ booths
  • High profile networking functions
  • Tribes (focus groups) focused on solving major challenges related to investment, design, construction and operations
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“Delighted to Chair today’s Build to Rent (BTR) Summit. Thanks to the team at FuturePlace for putting on a wonderful event. An impressive lineup of speakers and insightful discussion on the future of the BTR sector”.
Adrian Harrington
Non Exec Director, Liverty Housing & Former Chair, National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation (NHFIC)
“An exceptional first summit expertly organised with a very high calibre of speakers and panellists, and a great turnout for a sector that is clearly gaining momentum. Well done all.”
Paul Savitz
Director, Operational Capital Markets, Savills Australia and New Zealand
“It was great to be invited to speak at the FuturePlace  Build to Rent Australia Summit in Sydney this week. It was wonderful to meet so many people passionate about the sector, I left with plenty of food for thought”.
Jennie Fojtik
Head of Operations, Local Residential
“What a fantastic event to be involved in. Bringing together industry professionals from a diverse background yielded some fascinating conversations and insights. Can’t wait for next year!”.
Josh Carney
Head of Build to Rent (Multifamily) Operations, Salta Properties
Living Sectors Summit 2024

OUR SPEAKERS

Adam Pillay

Senior Managing Director, Investor Relations - Global, Greystar 

Cameron Leggatt

CEO, Frasers Property

Adrian Harrington

Senior Adviser, Lighthouse Infrastructure, and NSW State Chair, Housing All Australians

Anouk Darling

CEO, Scape

Brian Haratsis

Executive Chairman, Macroplan

Christian Grahame

Head, Home

Courtney Raven

Operations Director, Indi, Investa

Matt Koskinken

Managing Director, Real Estate, Blackstone

Luke Mackintosh

Strategy and Transactions, Real Estate Advisory Services Partner, EY

Bernard Armstrong

CEO, Cedar Pacific

The Program

The Living Sectors Summit will bring together senior leaders to discuss the following topics:

Residential, Social & Affordable Housing

Build to Rent, CoLiving & Student Accommodation

Register Early and Save

$995 +GST

2 Day Summit Virtual Ticket
  • Access to conference streamed sessions

  • Session recordings and presentation slides

  • No access to interactive round table and networking sessions

Register

$1395 +GST

2 Day Summit In-person Ticket
  • Book and pay by 31 May 2024

  • Session recordings and presentation slides

  • Access to all conference sessions and networking opportunities

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Living Sectors Summit

Event-at-Glance

Day 1 | Tuesday 12th November, 2024

08:30

Registration opens

09:00

Plenary Session and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09:20

Opening Address

09:50

The Political Interview – Politics and housing delivery

10:20

Keynote

10:40

Networking Break & Exhibition Viewing

11:20

Breakout Streams

BTR, PBSA & Co-Living

(design, build, fund, invest, operate)

11:00

Chaired by:

11:05

International Presentation: 'Under the International Bonnet' - What drives a BTR business?

- After a decade of delivering BTR, how has the industry evolved and what are the major lessons? - How do the major players run their businesses? - What sits behind their brand, their values, and culture? - What is their vision for the future and predictions for the shape of things to come?

11:20

Spotlight session: Erin Living Technologies

11:30

Panel discussion: Fuelling BTR – What drives investment?

- How has the investment market evolved over the past 12 months? - What attributes and qualities does an investor look for in a development partner, how important is track record and access to deal flow? - In Australian terms what locations are currently most attractive, what new locations are emerging? - What are biggest challenges in achieving viability and accessing capital? - What impact is the increasing importance of ESG having on investment?

Co-Chair
Luke Mackintosh, Strategy and Transactions, Real Estate Advisory Services Partner, EY
12:10

Panel discussion: The challenges of delivering more rented accommodation across all forms of housing

- How can new legislation enhance the growth of the housing market? - What are the biggest obstacles of getting BTR off the ground? - What is the role of land-lease communities and retirement living in adding to the availability of rental accommodation? - What strategies should we implement to deliver more rented dwellings across all types of housing? - What type of support is needed from Federal, State and Local Government to boost BTR, land-lease communities and retirement living? What changes do we require from the planning system to foster growth?

12:40

Smart Urban Properties Australia Presentation

Affordable Housing

(policy, strategy & financing)

11:00

Chaired by:

Chair
Adrian Harrington, Senior Adviser, Lighthouse Infrastructure, and NSW State Chair, Housing All Australians
11:05

Presentation: The Housing Australia Future Fund – 10 Months in Report Card

- How successful was Round 1? - What type of Projects were funded in Round 1? - What are the lessons learned and how will that apply to future rounds?

11:30

Panel discussion: Investing into Affordable Housing

- What is attracting private sector money into the sector and what are they looking for? - What is the long-term investment capacity of this sector and where do we see the growth areas? - How can we make investments in the social housing sector a genuine impact investment and how can this be prioritised? - What is the future role of impact investors in the affordable housing sector? - What kind of structures and JVs are being used and how can the model work? - Does the growth of the build to rent market offer a path to genuinely affordable rental stock?

Co-Chair
Pretar Caroline Harris, Senior Vice President, Investments, Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management
12:10

Presentation: Upcoming planning changes to enable more social and affordable housing around the country

12:30

Reserved for Partner

12:50

Technology and Innovation: Developing a future focused living sector

- How to deliver new and better housing and employment outcomes in urban and regional settings in response to population growth, demographic shifts, changing employment trends and decarbonisation - Exploring the role of AI and new technology in the planning process - How will automation and EVs support the mobility revolution and generate opportunities for the living sector in the coming decades?

13:20

Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

14:20

Breakout Streams

BTR, PBSA & Co-Living

(design, build, fund, invest, operate)

14:10

Presentation: The evolution from PBSA to Co-living & PBSL

Gain insights into the future of shared living as we navigate through the realms of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), co-living, hybrid living models and purpose-built shared living (PBSL), uncovering the opportunities, challenges and transformative potential of these evolving housing solutions.

14:40

Panel discussion: Building communities in Build-to-Rent developments

How can architecture play a crucial role in providing the appropriate infrastructure to build great communities in BTR and other residential developments? Also hear how to design and deliver interior solutions that satisfy the unique challenges of BTR student accommodation and PBSA.

15:00

Reserved for partner

Affordable Housing

(policy, strategy & financing)

14:10

Panel discussion: The role of community housing providers and partnerships in housing delivery

- Which tenures are the priority and what is the view on BTR, shared ownership, social rent & affordable rent? - How is a modern community housing providers looking to build partnerships and who with? - What is the community housing partnerships view on ESG and how can the housing sector as a whole become more sustainable and demonstrate stronger social & environmental credentials?

Co-Chair
Steph Harper, Director, Living Sectors, Multi-family, Build to Rent, Affordable Housing, Co-living, CBRE
15:00

Presentation: National Housing and Homelessness Plan

- Key take-outs from the new National Housing and Homelessness Plan - What should have been included? - How effective will the plan be in addressing future housing and homelessness policy in Australia over the next 10 years?

15:30

Networking Break & Exhibition Viewing

16:00

Panel Session

16:20

Plenary closing panel

17:00

End of day 1 & networking drinks

Day 2 | Wednesday 13th November, 2024

09:00

Official Welcome

09:05

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09:15

Keynote

09:35

Partner Presentation

09:55

Panel Session

10:30

Networking Break & Exhibition Viewing

11:00

Breakout Streams

BTR, PBSA & Co-Living

(design, build, fund, invest, operate)

11:00

Panel discussion: Land Lease Communities

Australia's property market is transforming to tackle housing affordability and shortages. Land lease communities offer a viable solution, especially for the ageing population. With a rapidly growing 50+ age group, estimated to reach 10.2 million Australians by 2030, the demand for affordability, social connectivity and lifestyle benefits provided by these communities is rising. So where in lies the opportunities for the property developers and investors, and can Land Lease fill the growing retirement affordability gap?

Co-Chair
Kate Melrose, Principal Advisor Stakeholder Engagement and Innovation, Ingenia Communities
11:35

Panel discussion: Revving up the Australian Co-living market

Join us to delve into the multifaceted aspects of coliving, exploring the intersection of streamlined operations, sustainable design and community-building and uncover how these elements contribute to thriving communities.

Co-Chair
Tim Holtsbaum, Partner and National Head of Alternative Investments, Knight Frank Australia
Affordable Housing

(policy, strategy & financing)

11:00

Chaired by:

Chair
Adrian Harrington, Senior Adviser, Lighthouse Infrastructure, and NSW State Chair, Housing All Australians
11:00

Panel discussion: Growing the Supply of Social and Affordable Housing

- Inclusionary Zoning: will it be a game changer for increasing supply? - How can we bring local communities along in creating affordable housing in their local areas?

Co-Chair
Richard Temlett, National Executive Director of Research, Charter Keck Cramer
11:35

Panel discussion: Financing and investing in new housing supply

Delivering new housing supply requires significant investment. This session explores new ways of financing housing delivery, bringing together diverse perspectives working to address a key housing challenge.

12:20

Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

13:20

Breakout Streams

BTR, PBSA & Co-Living

(design, build, fund, invest, operate)

13:50

Panel discussion: PBSA Future Outlook

- What is happening with rents, values, & opportunity areas? - Where do we see the product and service evolving and is there now a big opportunity to diversify and serve other markets other than students? - How can the sector adapt to deliver what the modern customer wants? - Where do operators and investors see the market evolving

Co-Chair
Paul Savitz, Director of Operational Capital Markets, Savills
Tribes

Multidisciplinary groups focused on solving major challenges related to investment, design, construction and operations.

13:10

Tribe 1: Better Outcomes - Driving Satisfaction, Efficiency & Scalability in BTR

13:10

Tribe 2: The Value of Re-Purposing Buildings to Create New Homes

13:10

Tribe 3: Delivering Affordable Homes - Bringing Down the Barriers

13:10

Tribe 4: Multiplying housing outcomes through smart planning and delivery

Co-Chair
Ashleigh Ryan, Director, Urbis
13:10

Tribe 5: Finding ways to secure debt funding to accelerate BTR development

Co-Chair
Nick Blake, BTR Fund Manager, Investa
13:10

Tribe 6: Understanding the advantages of modular construction in increasing housing capacity

14:30

Networking Break & Exhibition Viewing

15:00

Panel Session

15:30

Plenary closing panel

16:00

End of Summit

WHO ATTENDS

The Living Sectors Summit will bring together senior leaders representing:

  • Developers
  • Asset Owners/Landlords/REITs
  • Real Estate Services
  • Government
  • Economic Development Agencies
  • Investors (Institutional and Private Equity)
  • Engineering/Construction firms
  • Architects & Designers
  • Urban Planners
  • Placemaking experts
  • Technology Providers/Consultants
  • Legal firms
  • Advisory/Consulting firms

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

As the momentum for Living Sectors accelerates in Australia, organisations that provide finance, investment, design, construction, material and technology solutions, along with the services ecosystem that sells, manages and maintains Living Sector assets will experience significant new demand. First movers will see big wins. What better reason to consider becoming a partner at Australia’s most important Living Sectors event.

If you are involved in the following areas, we’d like to hear from you:

  • Developers
  • Finance providers
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Architectural firms
  • Engineering consultants
  • Real Estate Services
  • Construction firms
  • Placemaking consultants
  • Net-Zero/Sustainability solutions
  • Prefabrication/Modular construction solutions
  • Proptech solutions
  • Comms & Infrastructure solutions
  • Parking solutions
  • EV Charging
  • Experience design
  • Building management services

Event Partners

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Exhibitor

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Networking

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Lead Generation

New business opportunities from a highly targeted audience

Showcase

The exhibition is the place to showcase and build new business connections

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The Supply Chain and Industrial Warehouse Summit is a Hybrid event. This format combines the traditional face-to-face conference with virtual elements, allowing both in-person and virtual attendees to access the same content and networking opportunities simultaneously.

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