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Social – Affordable – Private – Build to Rent

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event

Date: 26th November 2020

Housing in Ireland is a very controversial topic at present, recent headlines stated we need 34,000 houses built over the next decade to meet demand but who is going to build them with the massive manpower shortage we have? what funding is available? And what red tape is in the way of many developments getting off the ground?

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This and much more will be covered at the annual conference by a panel of experts coming together to debate the facts and figures and what is actually achievable over the next decade, plus how has the recent lockdown affected delivery of housing.

This a must-attend event for any professionals involved in public or private residential development, from government, development, planning, finance, or construction. All attendees will hear from an expert panel of speakers and will also have access to all presentations.

This event will be of real interest to anyone in public and private sector including, local authorities, housing agencies, approved housing bodies, government departments, contractors, architects, designers, policy setters, legal executives, researchers, academics and semi state agencies to name just a few


Registration with tea, coffee and pastries
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Cath Davies, Director, CD Consulting. Working with the social housing sector to develop high-quality housing services and improve performance.

Rebuilding Ireland Plan – What impact will manpower costs have on Housing delivery and pricing – Building Height and Increased Density

Rachel Kenny, Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála

Market Update

Speaker: Marian Finnegan, Managing Director – Residential & Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald

  • Economic
  • Residential
  • Private Rental Sector
The Irish housing market: Regional developments and labour challenges in meeting demand.

Speaker: Dr. Kieran McQuinn, Research Professor and Head Economic Analysis Division, ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute)

  • New regional housing data
  • New estimates of regional sustainability
  • Current estimates of labour supply
Making our towns and cities more affordable and sustainable places to live

Speaker: John O’Connor, Chief Executive, Housing Agency

Case Study: Co-Living

Hazel Jones, Bartra Capital Property

  • What is Shared Living?
  • Why does Shared Living have a role?
  • Shared Living in a pandemic
Developing the new form of public housing for all – challenges and opportunities 

Speaker: Dr Rory Hearne, Assistant Professor in Social Policy, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University & Author of Housing Shock

  •  Defining a new vision and form of public housing
  •  Who should public housing be for – the Vienna Model?
  •  Lifetime affordable rental homes for all incomes
  •  How and who should provide new public housing 
  •  Meeting Climate Change targets through new public housing
How AHB’s can Collaborate for Better Results – Collaboration in the Social Housing Space

Speaker: John Hannigan, CEO, Circle Voluntary Housing Association, Tier 3 Approved Housing Body

  • Best practice in collaboration
  • Successes to date and how it has worked
  • What can be achieved, who is needed.
Collaboration between rental investors and developers?

Speaker: Michael McElligott, Tetrarch Capital

  • Attractions of social and affordable rental as an investment / asset class 
  • Types of investors seeking exposure in social and affordable rental 
  • Key positives for developers of social and affordable housing for rent
  • Environmental and social goals, impact investing considerations
  • Developers transitioning to investors / asset managers to become a trend 
The Role of Home Building Finance Ireland in helping to increase the supply of new homes

Speaker: Michael Broadrick, Chief Commercial Officer, Home Building Finance Ireland

  • The residential funding market in Ireland
  • Challenges in securing funding for residential development
  • HBFI’s Product Offering
  • Summary & Conclusion

Conference close

There will be CPD points awarded to attendees after the conference, please check directly with your awarding body to confirm how many points they will give.


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of places fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

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