Build-to-Rent vSummit

Build-to-Rent vSummit

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$165 – $195

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About this event

The number of completed build-to-rent units in Australia is set to double each year to 2025 as developers, backed by institutional investors, swoop on widening opportunities in the sector.

As traditional residential real estate come under pressures thanks to rising interest rates, housing affordability and a growing need for connectivity and flexibility, the changing face of home ownership is building the build-to-rent business case for property developers.

So what does the future hold for build-to-rent real estate and how can the industry further respond in a practical way?

The Urban Developer presents its annual conference dedicated to the development and investment of build-to-rent assets in Australia. 

Attendees will hear the latest in expert research, international and national developer perspective and a look inside three projects defining excellence within the sector.


10.00am - 10.30am AEST



A detailed keynote on the drivers and performance of BTR within the Australian property sector.

  • What is driving the appetite for Build-to-rent?
  • What does the Build-to-rent market look like now and into the future?
  • What does purpose built Build-to-rent look like in Australia?
  • Current state of play in the Australian Build-to-rent market
  • Differences in how the Australian Build-to-rent market will evolve
  • What’s next – where does the opportunity lay?

Presenter: Robert Papaleo - National Director, Build to Rent | Residential, Colliers

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10.45am - 11.15am AEST



How the changing face of home ownership is building the business case for Build-to-Rent for property developers.

  • Population and demographic trends
  • Operating platforms and target cohorts i.e., Standard, Social, Affordable (Key Worker/Essential worker) and mixed
  • Valuations, modelling and appraisals
  • Underwriting rents where there is limited evidence
  • BtR – Why now?

Presenter: Luke Mackintosh - Strategy and Transactions, Real Estate Advisory Services Partner, EY Oceania

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11.30am - 12.00pm AEST



Navigating the legal framework of developing, owning and operating build-to-rent assets in Australia.

  • State governments legislation so far
  • Government hurdles - tax, stamp duty, international investors
  • Investment hurdles - yields. construction costs, distressed operators
  • Opportunities under the current frameworks in Australia
  • What’s required in state planning and tax policies to accelerate BTR
  • Future anticipated legal considerations for BTR

Presenter: Jane Hodder - Partner, Real Estate, Herbert Smith Freehills

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1.00pm - 1.30pm AEST



A discussion with the world's leading BTR owners and operators on their approach to delivering BTR in Australia.

  • David Warneford - Country Head of Australia, Hines
  • Chris Key - Managing Director, Greystar
  • Michael Streicker - President, Sentinel Real Estate
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1.45pm - 2.15pm AEST



How are these private developers stacking up their projects for success?

  • Jason Goldsworthy - Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Novus Living
  • Chrystan Paul - Chief Executive, Alt Living
  • Rhys Williams - Co-Founder, UKO
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2.30pm - 3.15pm AEST


Case Studies

Case studies into project and design excellence within the Build-to-Rent sector.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are you a not-for-profit or community association involved in the sector?

The Urban Developer is proud to provide discounted passes to not-for-profit community associations involved in the sector.

Please contact for more information.

What about if I can’t attend the vSummit - Can I watch a recorded version?

Yes - register for the vSummit and you will be sent a recorded version of the webinar.

What if I am a corporate user and would like to watch with my team?

Great idea! We love it when corporate teams engage with us. Contact directly to arrange access as a corporate user.


The Urban Developer cannot accept any liability or responsibility for loss occurring as a result of anyone acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any material contained in this presentation.

What partnership opportunities are available?

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