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RICS Residential Property Conference

The residential property sector is in transition, join leading experts in the debate on how technology, innovation and new regulatory changes are moulding the future of the sector

How to navigate policy, economic, and technological shifts in the residential property sector

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Thu 4 Jul 2019
08:45 AM - 05:15 PM
Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London Place, Tooley St, London, SE1 2BY
6 hours formal CPD
£200 + VAT


The RICS Residential Property Conference returns for its 7th year and continues to provide key updates for those looking to provide high-quality residential developments and services. Gain key insights into how to navigate policy, economic and technological shifts within the residential property sector.

Delivered through a combination of keynote presentations and parallel break-out streams, the conference allows attendees to tailor the programme to better their specific professional development. The programme addresses key topics across survey and valuation, property management, technology within the sector and takes a look at housing projects in action. The collective message from the sessions will be looking into the future of residential property and what we need to know now to keep up-to-date with the future state of the sector.

Attend this conference to hear from agents, surveyors, valuers, block and property managers to ensure you are up to speed when it comes to tackling the biggest issues facing the residential property sector.


  • Hear an economic update on current market conditions and the future of regulation for the residential property sector
  • One of the stand-out highlights will be the CEO panel session - bringing together industry leaders to discuss the biggest issues in housing including; the housing supply shortage, the next generation of house buildings and legislative changes
  • Case studies from housing projects in action will examine how the industry can cater for the housing needs of the retired and elderly
  • PropTech will be unavoidable aspect of everyday work life for surveyors. This session will explore the future of the market and how the impact needs to be understood going forward 


Attend this year to benefit from insightful sessions on topics of key interest, including:

Future of home buying
Gain insight into the future of the home buying process and understand what key developments should be considered. Attend this session to hear updates from the Home Survey Standard and what the new changes mean for the sector. This session will analyse the state of the home buying market and address how new changes will impact stakeholders.

Fire safety – the implications of Grenfell for property managers
With such crucial changes to the fundamentals of fire safety, this session will explore what change has arrived since the Grenfell disaster. Property managers are obliged to stay up-to-date with the incoming legislation changes and the reform of fire safety should be top of the agenda. Equip yourself with the most up-to-date information and knowledge to best position yourself in a time of change.

Latest technologies in the sector
Industries are being reshaped by technology and the residential property sector is no different. Learn what change has arrived and what is to come from PropTech companies leading the wave of disruptive technologies. Surveyors and property managers will learn how such change will affect the way they operate.

Custom build
The residential property sector is changing and commissioning the construction of new homes is changing. Custom build projects are growing in numbers and represent a change in the sector. This session will look at the scale of custom builds and what is exactly driving the growth behind them.

Economic and market update
Hear an economic update from Lucian Cook, Director, Savills, on the UK economy and residential property market. Understand which data is driving the change we’re seeing and what statistics should be considered to aid decision making in the future.

Digitisation of the land registry system
The digitisation of data within the land registry system is the driving force behind speedier conveyancing. Learn how HM Land Registry are fostering change and how this may influence the wider market going forward.


To present the sessions, we have invited industry leading speakers, including: 

  • Kate Faulkner, Director, Designs on Property
  • Lord Richard Best, Chair of the MHCLG’s Regulation of Property Agents Working Group
  • Mike Harlow, Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar, HM Land Registry
  • Paul Hackett, Chief Executive, Optivo Housing Group
  • Paul Cutbill, Head of Professional Development, Countrywide
  • Lucian CookDirector of Residential Research, Savills
  • David McCullogh, Fire Compliance Manager, Balfour Beatty
  • Vivienne King, Chief Executive, Soho Housing Association
  • Michela Hancock, Managing Director, Development & Construction, Greystar Europe Holdings
  • Julia Ashley, Chief Executive, Central and Cecil Housing Trust
  • Samantha Rowland, Head of Healthcare Valuations, Savills
  • Ed Mead, Founder, Viewber
  • Ana Bajri, Global Property Standards Project Manager, RICS
  • Orla Shields, CEO & Co-founder, Getrentr
  • Bridget Wilkins, Associate Director - UK development, CBRE
  • Claire Owens, Founder, Loop
  • Andrew Knight, International Data Standards Director, RICS
  • Janet Bignell QC, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
  • Cecily Crampin, Barrister, Falcon Chambers
  • Bridget Wilkins, Associate Director - UK development, CBRE
  • Claire Owens, Founder, Loop
  • Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, Interim CEO, National Custom & Self Build Association

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.


Group discounts

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off

Only one discount available per booking. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer from RICS.

  • RICS Professional Standard Rate £200 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professional Standard Rate £270 + VAT
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