2024 AGENDA

Property Week's Later Living Conference presents a unique opportunity for attendees to network with prominent industry experts and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the later living sector.

Take a look at this years agenda below!

LATER LIVING IS CPD CERTIFIED

Later Living Conference is thrilled to announce its status as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified. CPD is an essential aspect of any career, ensuring professionals remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field and maintain their expertise.

As an official CPD member, Later Living is committed to deliver valuable insights and learning opportunities to attendees. Not only will attending the conference now count towards your CPD hours, but you'll also have the chance to connect with other professionals in your industry, exchange knowledge and ideas, and build your network.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Later Living conference and supporting your ongoing professional development.

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Registration & networking
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Welcome from Property Week & Chair’s opening remarks

Welcome Remarks: Lem Bingley, Editor, Property Week

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Industry overview - market data and insights

A comprehensive market outlook considering the latest key trends and drivers in the retirement living sector, how they affect current performance and the expectations for further growth

  • Addressing key figures and trends, sales velocity, growth in rental, the impact of market volatility and inflation on the sector
  • Exploring the diversity of markets and the importance of addressing different segments, including the middle and mass market
Speaker
Partner, Head of Seniors Housing
Knight Frank
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Management teams spotlight: Steering the future of the retirement housing living

Moderator: Iain Lock, Managing Director Health, Avison Young Global

How current leadership teams have been created, understand their journey, the challenges they have faced and their view on following key questions:

  • What keeps them awake at night. How to bring good talent and what skills do they need today 
  • What needs to be done to scale up the market? How to build larger communities (150-250 units)
  • The challenges and opportunities related to achieving sustainable growth in the retirement housing industry
  • Explore the barriers to market entry for new operators
  • Industry collaboration for overcoming challenges
Speakers
Managing Director of Health
Avison Young
CEO
Birchgrove
Chairman and CEO
One Eighty International/Leisure Care
CEO
Inspired Village
CEO
Tonic Housing
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Panel: Putting your customers’ needs in the heart of your business

Moderator: Victoria Mager, Director of Development Delivery, Anchor

The session will explore the demographics of residents, payment methods, tenure options and factors influencing the choice of senior living now and in the future

  • Current trends in tenants’ behaviour
  • How well are customer profiles understood
  • What drives tenants' behaviour for the top, mid and lower segments of the sector?
  • How can technology be leveraged to create leading experiences in senior living?
  • How to improve the customer journey to increase occupancy
Speakers
Director of Development Delivery
Anchor
CEO & Founder
Commercial Acceleration
Co-Founder and CIO
Wallacea Living
Well-being Director
Riverstone
Senior Research Analyst
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
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Morning refreshments
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Panel: Addressing the mid-market gap and affordability

Moderator: Paula Broadbent, Managing Director, Lovell Later Living

The session will examine the current definition of the mid-market and its significance in retirement housing and how to unlock mid-market potential as well as the latest progress of government initiatives

  • Older People's Housing Taskforce - where are we now?
  • The ways the quality and quantity of the older people's housing market can be expanded
  • Exploring the need for design revisions to cater to the middle market’s preferences and affordability
  • How to creating communities that facilitate social interaction and well-being
  • How to navigate the planning process

Moderator: Paula Broadbent

Speakers
Managing Director
Lovell Later Living
Deputy Principal (Research) & Professor of Gerontology and Research Director
UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge
Chairman/CEO/CFO
Local/Central Government
CEO
ARCO
Director
RMArchitects
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Case Study: Creating investor value in a DMF environment

Find out why that when the operational and development phases are taken together, it leads to a competitive customer proposition, along with good IRRs.

Speaker
Director
Whiteley Consulting
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Lifetime neighbourhoods that care

Imagine a future where age is not a barrier, but a gateway to new horizons. A future where technology enables people to maintain their health, their independence and their dignity, well into later life. This is the vision of ISO 25553, a new global standard framework, relating to the design, creation, operation and maintenance of mixed tenure ‘Smart Multigenerational Neighbourhoods’, where young and old, disabled and able, can co-exist in technologically enabled housing. Find out what it’s all about, how it could benefit your business, and have your say before the standard is finalised.

Speaker
Honorary Professor, UCL Bartlett School for Sustainable Construction and Founder, Agile Ageing Alliance (AAA)
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Lunch and networking
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Investor insights: Decoding the senior living market

Moderator: Kyle Holling, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Existing investors discuss their investment strategies, experiences, and future plans for growth in the senior living sector.

  • What is the latest investor engagement in the senior living sector?
  • Key investment challenges for the sector and which investment metrics are needed to navigate challenges effectively.
  • Strategies for long-term investor engagement amidst rising development costs and housing market deflation
  • How the sector can be made more attractive to investors by aligning with risk profiles and addressing barriers for new operators. What investors are looking for?
  • DMF: how do investors look at the DMF? Can any value realistically be ascribed to the DFM when a DMF income stream has never been traded in the UK? Are investors automatically ascribing a £0 value to the DMF when looking at a scheme with one?

Moderated by: Kyle Holling

Speakers
Partner
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Head of Investment, Senior Housing
Legal & General Capital
Director Sector Strategies
ANZ Institutional
Co-founder
Carterwood
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The growth of senior living funding – what can we expect next?

Moderator: Kyle Holling, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Discussing the challenges and opportunities in financing the sector. Do we need two type of capital to fund and develop?

Speakers
Partner
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
Director
Beaufort Capital Management
Head of Healthcare
Shawbrook Bank
Head of Healthcare and Senior Living, Senior Director
BNP Paribas Real Estate
CEO
Silbury Finance
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Panel: Future of rentals - finding the right recipe

Moderator: Stewart Moore, Independent Consultant

Exploring the differences in rental models, rental vs DMF, and focusing on rentals benefits

  • Review of the benefits for providers and consumers in senior living communities.
  • Evaluating challenges in the sales market and the relative manageability of rental properties.
  • Underwriting of rental products and proving the demand for rental retirement housing.
  • Researching catchment areas for both sales and rental properties

Moderated by: Stewart Moore

Speakers
Consultant
Lifecycle Living
Senior Director, Operational Real Estate
CBRE
former COO, Audley Group and former CFO, Moorfield Group
CEO
Aspect Partnership
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Afternoon refreshments
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Panel: Unveiling construction and design dynamics - from today's developments to future openings

Moderator: Iain Lock, Managing Director Health, Avison Young Global

How innovative approaches to design can enhance housing affordability and discover real-world examples of successful projects that have utilised diverse construction methods

  • Exploring the balance between build costs, design complexity, and the preferences of senior living residents
  • Consider how design influences the choices of senior living residents
  • Solutions for making housing more affordable
  • Innovations in senior living design and construction
  • How to create quality, design-led schemes that are fit for the 21st century without having to charge a premium price via sales or rentals
Speakers
Managing Director of Health
Avison Young
Managing Director
SUSD London
Partner - Later Living
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Partner
PRP
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Panel: Maximising impact - the power of ESG and harnessing technological advancements in retirement communities

Moderator: Olga Turner Baker, Managing Director, Ekkist

Showcasing how ESG commitments and technological advancements can drive operational efficiencies, profit contributions, and the synergy between the two

  • Discussing specific examples of good practices in environmental, social, and governance aspects within the retirement living sector
  • Examining the role of residents in contributing to ESG goals and forming working groups to address these consideration
  • How technology can enhance the overall living experience and contribute to the sustainability goals of retirement communities
Speakers
Managing Director
Ekkist
CEO
Motionspot
Director
Amber
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Building sustainable culture and consumer confidence - navigating marketing and reputation in retirement living

Moderator: Kathleen Dunmore, Retirement Housing Group

This panel will share insights into marketing, culture, trust-building, regulatory considerations, and strategies for sector-wide promotion, offering a holistic perspective on the future of retirement living

  • What are effective methods to promote the retirement living sector at a broader scale?
  • How does the pivotal role of marketing and cultural considerations contribute to fostering trust within the realm of retirement housing?
  • In what ways can the involvement of government officials support and shape the senior living industry, and what impact does it have on the overall growth and development of the sector?
Speakers
Retirement Housing Group
Three dragons
Chair and CEO
Churchill Retirement
Chief Executive
United St. Saviour’s Charity
CEO
Allegra Care
Chairman and CEO
One Eighty International/Leisure Care
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Chair’s closing remarks and refreshments
Networking drinks reception

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