Building the Rented Sector
- Building the Rented Sector
Requiring 465,000 new homes by 2035, Scotland is a country with urgent yet diverse housing needs.
The economic downturn has resulted in major demographic shifts, highlighting a changing housing landscape and the requirement to consider alternative models of funding and development.
Increasing the capacity of Scotland's growing rented sector has a major role to play in achieving a balanced tenure mix.
It also offers new and significant opportunities for investment and development.
Homes for Scotland (chaired by former HFS Chair Gerry More) is currently leading a major research project with world-renowned experts in housing finance from the Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research and LSE London to determine how new sources of funding can be attracted into the Scottish rental market (click here for further information on the background to the project and its objectives).
Bringing together those who wish to see such capacity increased with those seeking investment and development opportunities, findings were announced at a special one day conference at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh on 20 November 2013 with Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon providing the keynote speech.
"The Scottish Government recognises there is significant potential to unlock new and alternative sources of housing investment for wider social and economic benefit. The findings of this industry-led project will help pave the way for such opportunities to be capitalised on."
heard more about the investment and development opportunities available for delivering new homes for rent at significant scale
considered how the research findings should inform the approach required to attract investment
had the issues raised into their uniquely Scottish political context
Those in attendance:
A & J Stephen Ltd - Aberdeen City Council - Allan Water Developments
Applecrest - ARIM - AS Homes
Austin-Smith: Lord - Axiom Project Services - Bancon Homes
Bell Ingram Ltd - Bellerophon Bett Homes - Brodies - CALA Homes
Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research
Capita Property & Infrastructure - Carduus
CCG (Scotland) Ltd - Citylets - Clan Gordon
Clyde Valley Housing Association - Close Brothers Property Finance Consensus Capital - Construction Scotland
Cruden Estates - Cruden Homes
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG - DJ Alexander Lettings
Drum Property Group - DTZ - Dunedin Canmore
East Lothian Council - East Dunbartonshire Council - EDI Group Ltd
Eildon Housing Association - EMA Architects
Energy Technology Partnership - Fife Council
Gateley Scotland LLP - Glasgow City Council - Glencairn Properties
Graf Mortgages Grosvenor - GVA - HBJ Gateley
Headon Developments - Highland Housing Alliance
Hillcrest Housing Association - HRF
Inner City Land and Developments Ltd - JLT Group
Jones Lang LaSalle - Kier Construction - Kingsford Estates
Lendlease Construction (Scotland) - LetScotland - Lloyds Banking Group
LSE - Lomond Capital - Lovell Partnerships
Mactaggart & Mickel - Mansell Homes - Mctaggart Construction
Merchant Homes - Midlothian Council - Miller Homes
MyHousePrice.com - Napier University - Pat Munro Homes
Perth & Kinross Council - Peverel Scotland - Persimmon Homes
Pinsent Masons - Places for People - Premier Guarantee
Rettie & Co - Robertson Homes - Ronay & Ronay
Roomservice by CORT - Ross Developments & Renewables
Savills - SB Plastering - Scott Brownrigg
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Scottish Futures Trust Scottish Government - Scottish Property Federation
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
SEC Ltd - SHPL - Springfield Properties
Taylor Wimpey - Thomas & Adamson - Touchstone CPS
Turnberry Homes - Tweed Homes - University of Glasgow
Veitchi Group - Wardell Armstong - Wates Living Space Scotland
Weslo Property Management - Wheatley Housing Group
THE BUILDING THE RENTED SECTOR IN SCOTLAND CONFERENCE WAS
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THE BUILDING THE RENTED SECTOR IN SCOTLAND PROJECT IS
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Private Rented Sector Champion
Following an announcement by the Deputy First Minister at the HFS Annual Lunch on 16 May that the Scottish Government will support the HFS proposal to appoint a "Champion" to spearhead the growth of developments in the private rented sector, HFS is now commencing the search for a suitable candidate to take up this role. Click here for futher information, including a person profile.
Bid to unlock pension fund cash (5 May 2013)
For further details about this project please contact Karen Campbell, Head of Policy & Operations, Homes for Scotland, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 455 8350.