WEBINAR REPLAY: How has the pandemic impacted the future of apartment living?

Hosted by the UKAA


The pandemic changed many things for apartment living. Lockdown left residents confined to their homes in the most extreme use-case; as a place to study, work, shop, eat, exercise, and relax. Building operators also had to rethink how they managed properties, introducing new, contact-free processes to keep residents and staff safe.  

As we emerge from the pandemic, the BTR industry will face new challenges as the needs and expectations of residents continue to evolve. Now renters not only want a safer community environment, but also a more convenient space that has multi-use features. 

Looking forward, how will space planners accommodate the rise in hybrid and home workers? Which amenities will support the need for safety and the demand for convenience? And how can building operators attract and retain residents? 

In this webinar, we discuss the future of apartment living, and what that means for residents, developers and building management. 

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Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond, Quadient - Head of Real Estate Parcel Locker Solutions (UK & Ireland)

Jon has twenty years-experience of launching smart technology and SaaS services into the UK market. He joins Quadient having most recently been part of the UK launch team for a Belgium prop-tech firm where he worked with residential developers and clients across the UK and Ireland.

Lesley Roberts

Lesley Roberts, Allsop – Partner and Executive  & UKAA President

Lesley Roberts is President of the UKAA and a Partner at Allsop specialising in build to rent. With 14+ years of UK PRS experience, her expertise incorporates all facets of large-scale residential portfolio performance including product suitability, design, lettings, management, operations and strategic asset management.

James Pargeter

James Pargeter, Global Apartment Advisors – Senior Advisor

James has nearly 25 years of experience within the residential sector, with a focus on Build to Rent (BTR) since 2012. He is a recognised advocate for the BTR sector, with expertise and a track record of delivery across the lifecycle of design, planning & affordable housing, development & construction, stakeholder engagement, and operational management.

Russell Pedley

Russell Pedley, Assael Architecture – Director & Co-Founder

Russell is Co-Founder and Director of Assael Architecture. With over 30 years of experience as an Architect and 13 years in urban design, Russell has a strong passion for creating a sense of place. Alongside leading the design and implementation of a number of award-winning residentially-led developments in London and across the UK, Russell has spearheaded Assael’s skills in the design of professionally managed Build to Rent communities in the Private Rented Sector.

Ellis Hockin Boyers

Ellis Hockin-Boyers – Client Partnership Director, Rowdy Studio

Ellis is an experienced business developer and marketing professional who thrives on building strong client relationships and long-term strategic partnerships.

Michael Swiszczowski

Michael Swiszczowski (BAHons, MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA) - Director, Chapman Taylor

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a remit to develop and grow the practice’s residential and hospitality sectors across the UK business. With experience working on award-winning residential projects, Michael is helping to lead the expansion of Chapman Taylor’s Build To Rent residential portfolio across the United Kingdom, including high-profile developments at Flax Place in Leeds and Kampus and Anchorage Gateway in Manchester.




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