While the financial health of the sector has largely held up this year, 2020 has highlighted the importance of getting your risk map right and understanding what the gamechangers might be. As housing providers brace for further uncertainty ahead, we hear from a leader out of sector who has led their business through turbulent times, on preparing for the unpredictable, adapting to worsening conditions, shoring up finances and maintaining morale.
How is the world of real estate and real estate investment evolving amid changing conditions. And what are the opportunities for housing providers as a result.
Stuart Heslop, managing director, real estate finance, RBS
Matt Cooper, tax and treasury director, Places for People
We look over investor and debt capital markets activity over the year, including as markets shut down – current opportunities and what to expect amid further uncertainty.
Karin Erlander, director, lead analyst, International Public Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Pietro Crescini, director, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group
From unlocking a ‘chest full of gold’ of UK pension money into ‘place-based impact’ as one government-backed initiative hopes to do, to strengthening joint ventures, how can housing associations make use of private capital to do more with less grant? And what are the right financial structures for balancing risk?
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"Great innovative ideas around customer experince and improving the overall customer journey."
"Great insight into how others have successfully integrated innovation and disruption into their businesses."
"Not just another housing conference; challenging examples of thinking from outside the housing bubble"