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Care & Retirement Living Conference

Sell out audience of the Leading players in the Retirement Living Sector expected on 24th November at Annual Care Homes & Retirement Living Conference....

Care Homes Conference November 2020 Agenda

Care & Retirement Living Conference Agenda

The Leading Conference for the Care Homes and Retirement Living Sector takes place virtually this year.

This is comfortably the Largest Retirement Living Property gathering in the UK & the leading event for the sector, with unrivalled networking opportunities.

The day provides a detailed update on the Later Living Markets, looks where investment is coming from, and crucially analyses where the opportunities are for both those investing and operating in the sector. Hear from an unrivalled senior panel of operators, investors and advisors 

Hear about the growing opportunities in this sector & understand the key issues in the market

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Care Homes & Retirement Living Conference 2021 - Wednesday 24th November 
Covent Garden, London


Conference Timetable

Chairmans Welcome & Housekeeping

An unprecedented year for the sector – the good, the bad and the ugly.

What are we hearing on the ground and is Covid the catalyst for real growth in the sector?

Iain Lock, Managing Director - Health, Avison Young (Chair)



The Demand for Senior Housing, Investment Prospects, and the impact of Covid.

How large is the sector, what is the potential, and how do we increase supply?

Understanding how the needs of the market are evolving & what is needed to meet this demand
Where are the investment opportunities in the market and how is this growing?
Where do we see the long term split for ownership, rental and other models in Retirement Living?

How do we see the market evolving over the next decade and which products will be most in demand?
Where does Retirement Living sit in comparison to other ‘Alternative’ Sectors such as Build to Rent & Student Housing?
Lawrence Bowles, Residential Research & Consultancy, Savills


How has the Senior Living Sector responded to Covid and could this be the catalyst for significant growth in investment?
Understanding the Senior Living Jigsaw – What now fits where?
Retirement Housing, Assisted Living, Retirement Living Villages, Extra Care and Care Homes – how is the market segmented, how has it evolved and where might it be going? Will this segmentation become narrower and more clearly defined?
Have many of the myths, risks & concerns about Senior Living Property now been addressed?
What is still left to be overcome to unlock mass investment?

Ultimately, does the sector need a defined planning use class, and a custom tenure or specific legislation, to make this happen?

Retirement Living Property Valuation – how do you value the assets and the overall business?
With Event Fees now legally defined, how do you value the long-term income from these?

Michael Voges, Executive Director, ARCO


Understanding the current state of the UK Care Homes Market

Where are current fee levels and what does this mean for the long term investment viability of the market?
Is the quality of the Care Home asset now more important than ever?

What will happen with profitability, occupancy and fee levels moving forward?

Where are the investment opportunities in the sector?

Amanda Nurse, Managing Director, Carterwood


Questions for Lawrence, Michael & Amanda




The Long-term evolution of the Care Home Market – How has it evolved and why?

What is the modern care homes market and who does it target?

How has the market been affected by Covid and how has it responded?

Understanding how the product has changed – what was it, what is it, and what will it be in the future?

Building a Care Home Portfolio – How do you deliver it, start up an operation and build an Investment?
How do you get into the market, is there more money than opportunity & where is the smart second tier opportunity?
What kind of buildings and communities should the forward-thinking operator be building & how might this evolve in the future?
Where are the links between the Care Operator and the Retirement Living Operator?
How can this model evolve and what is the best way of delivering Care in a Retirement Living scheme?
Avnish Goyal, Chairman, Hallmark Care Homes

Andrew Knight, Chief Executive, Care UK
Helen Jones, CEO, Allegra Care

In Conversation with Iain Lock, Managing Director - Health, Avison Young


How do we create a Retirement Living Market for all with a wide range of products and care?

How can the high end, middle market, urban & affordable elements of housing for older people all be served?

How can we make each work & what are the parallels between each?

How do we get the actual products right?

What kind of joint ventures make sense to increase the volumes of delivery?

What are the long-term potential partnership opportunities with housebuilders?

Where do Retirement for Rent, Shared Ownership & traditional sales models all fit in the overall picture?

Ultimately, how can we provide enough retirement housing for everyone, at all different price points – what needs to happen to make this a reality?
How has Covid affected demand and what have we learnt?

John Tonkiss, Chief Executive, McCarthy & Stone


A New Approach to selling the Retirement Living Product and Lifestyle
How do we build an aspirational future for older people in the UK?

How is the needs profile of the customer changing?

How can you work with prospective buyers and what lessons are there from the US?

Alexandra Fisher, President and Co-Founder, Sherpa

Questions for John & Alexandra

Lunch Break


The Evolution of the retirement living business model for the mass market

How can we create a market with a suitable product for everyone?

Where do rental and more affordable models fit in?

How much of the market is really looking to rent?

What is the future of Intergenerational Living?

What are the benefits of living in a mixed community?

Is contact with younger generations an important factor moving forward & will the health benefits mean we’ll see more innovations to create a multi-generational environment?

What kind of mixed communities & facilities do we now need to bring forward?

Where do travel, technology & fitness fit in into providing an aspirational attractive model?

How can we innovate to provide these things?

Do Rental models offer Residents flexibility & a better lifestyle by unlocking their wealth?

Will more people now sell their home to take a rental option & a better lifestyle?

Can the long term view taken by Not for Profits provide a more secure investment stream?
What does the future of the market hold – what kind of products will providers focus on and what market are they targeting?

What is needed to make a mixed tenure community work?
What opportunities are there for Public and Private Sector Joint Ventures?

Julia Ashley, Chief Executive, C&C

Honor Barratt, Managing Director, Birchgrove
Kyle Holling, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
Tom Scaife, Head of Senior Living, Knight Frank
Iain Lock, Managing Director - Health, Avison Young (Chair)

Retirement Living as part of Urban Regeneration
Should there be a Retirement Living Element in far more new development schemes as we look to create more mixed communities?
Why is this area an opportunity for Housebuilders?
Is some Senior Housing now an attractive part of a town centre regeneration?

The Urban Opportunity – what is needed to open up the London market?

What factors determine London as the key location for Older People?
What is the demand for an urban product & how can this be met?

Who are the buyers and what kind of product are they looking for?

What is the perception of a high rise, high density Retirement Living product?

Jason Leek, Chief Executive, Riverstone
Henry Lumby, Managing Director, Amicala
Barry Jessup, Director, First Base


Planning, Design, Delivery & Technology
Where are we with planning and regulation in the sector & what is needed to deliver more Retirement Housing?
What issues does the sector have with planning and how can it be solved?

Should we expect or lobby for a separate use class?
What should the modern Senior Living provider be designing and what are the key innovations?
How key is adaptability when delivering a scheme in the Modern Market to ensure a secure long term investment?
How do we balance modern innovation and design with the specific needs of older people?
Construction Methods – Traditional v Modern  - how do we confront issues with build costs?
Could Modular build enable a build smarter, build faster approach and what is its future for this market?

What is the average time taken to obtain detailed planning permission & how does this differ between Brownfield & Greenfield sites?

Which areas are likely to contain the highest density of development and where are the untapped markets for the future?

The Coming Age of Technology – What innovations will we see?
Understanding the Role Technology can play in the future of the Sector & How it can support the needs and lifestyles of older people – how can it boost efficiency & service?
What modern inventions & technologies might become mainstream and revolutionise the way care is delivered & the needs of older people are met?
Will technology play a big role in treatment for older people going forward and how much integration do we expect in future stock in the sector?
Ed Warner, Founder & CEO, Motionspot

Anne-Marie Nicholson, Senior Partner, PRP Architects

Nick Sanderson, Chief Executive, Audley Retirement

Paul Foster, Executive Chair, Castleoak

Nicola Gooch, Partner, Irwin Mitchell

Iain Lock, Managing Director - Health, Avison Young (Chair)



The Care & Retirement Living Property Investor Session

Overview Presentation - The Key Transactions & Investments in the Care Home & Retirement Living Markets. How has activity been affected in 2020?

Who are the players, where is the money coming from, and how is the market evolving?
What assets are of particular interest and why do investors see the sector as particularly interesting following the pandemic?
Where are the opportunities from a transactional point of view looking forward?

10 Minute overview from Philip Schmid, Senior Director – UK Senior Housing, CBRE


Followed by
Investor Panel Session – where is the money coming from & what is the appetite for Senior Living Property?
Has the worldwide pandemic increased interest in the market?
Will the demise of some traditional property investment markets benefit the sector?
The Future of Investment and Funding into the UK Senior Living Markets, who will be involved and what will attract investment?

What are the key concerns for investors when it comes to Care Home & Retirement Living markets and how can these concerns be confronted and addressed?
Should an investor look to construct a care operation/partner with an operator or rent a property on a lease to an operator? What are the Pros & Cons of each approach?
How does an investor build a strategy to align itself with the right operator?

What assets are currently of particular interest?
Where are investors looking to focus?

Considering each of retirement living and care homes, how can the middle market and lower market attract more investment and how can you make it work?
Understanding what the fund managers want
Looking at US Reits and Overseas money and why it is coming in
Where do investors stand on Retirement Living Rental Models? 
Will these become mainstream & how?
How is investment in Retirement Villages evolving and is this an opportunity area?
Ben Rosewall, Head of Investment - Later Living, Legal & General Capital

Dan Smith, Executive Director, Fortwell Capital

Sadie Malim, Board Director, Moorfield

Andrea Auteri, Managing Partner, Elevation Advisors
Iain Lock, Managing Director - Health, Avison Young (Chair)



Conference Close

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This event is also eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit 

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