Build to Rent


Let’s talk about the elephants in the room


Key details

Register your interest in this practical Build to Rent workshop - created to help you address the elephants (i.e. issues) that can get in the way of successful Build to Rent strategies.

A carefully chosen team from the firm will guide you through an interactive 90 minute session…hosted in our very own Build to Rent living room! 

For more information, please download the workshop PDF >>

The workshop is free of charge and can be tailored based on your experience and objectives. Cover all 10 elephants, or choose a smaller number of elephants to cover in a bit more detail. Just let us know.

The 10 build to rent elephants we can cover

  • Icon of a castle

    "An Englishman's home is his castle"

  • Icon of market trends

    How does efficiency help make a scheme viable?

  • Icon of buildings

    Designed to rent - or adapted stock?

  • Icon of building being constructed

    Will there ever be enough stock?

  • Icon of building plans

    How do you navigate the planning system?

  • Icon of hand holding money

    Can you finance the deal?

  • Icon of tax bill

    Does tax get in the way?

  • Icon of multiple buildings

    Does placemaking hold the key to enhanced returns?

  • Icon of cogs

    What's the right approach to management?

  • Icon of people

    Why is customer focus so important?

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Meet the presenters

    • Andrew Yates image

      Andrew Yates

      Partner, Commercial Real Estate

      Andrew is renowned for his experience in the Build to Rent sector and leads the firm's multi-disciplinary initiatives. He is a member of the British Property Federation’s Build to Rent Committee, on the board of the UKAA and works closely with the ULI. Andrew has worked on some of the most high-profile Build to Rent schemes of the past few years, including Tipi’s iconic Wembley Park development and LaSalle Investment Management’s UK-wide investment programme.

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      Nazir Dewji

      Partner, Non-Contentious Construction

      Nazir specialises in commercial construction law and has been described by Chambers as, “very knowledgeable, clear thinking and straight forward to do business with”. His recent residential experience includes advising Qatari Diar on the design and construction of its high profile redevelopment of the 12.8 acre Chelsea Barracks site in London.

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      Ruth Miller

      Partner, Commercial Real Estate

      Ruth has in-depth experience of multi-disciplinary real estate transactions, both in the UK and internationally, with a focus on development and joint ventures. She has successfully concluded sales and purchases of corporate structures holding real estate assets and advised on joint ventures for residential development and securing finance for those developments. Ruth’s most recent experience includes advising on one of the largest UK Build to Rent developments to date, at Tipi’s Wembley Park.

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      Matthew Poole

      Partner, Corporate Tax

      Matthew advises on all aspects of property and corporate taxation, including acquisitions, disposals, development, real estate finance, property funds, joint ventures and cross-border investment structures. He has advised on a number of high profile residential developments, including the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank and Kings Cross, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe.

    • Giles Pink image

      Giles Pink

      Associate Director, Planning

      Giles specialises in town and country planning law, and has in-depth experience of the Build to Rent sector. He has expertise in the promotion of large residential, commercial and mixed use schemes, working for both public and private sector clients. Giles sits on the BPF’s planning committee.

    • Justin Cornelius image

      Justin Cornelius

      Partner, Investment Management

      Justin specialises in advising on the establishment and operation of real estate joint ventures and unlisted real estate funds, with particular focus on the Build to Rent industry. He’s advised on a number of prominent transactions, including advising M3 Capital Partners on the formation and reorganisation of the Essential Living platform, and advising Morgan Sindall Investments and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) on the creation of a joint venture for investment in retirement living.

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