The future housing market and beyond

Number four of five key themes for Building for tomorrow

The future housing market and beyond - post-pandemic affordability, planning and market trends 

Taking a look at future housing trends, these sessions will explore the likely direction of the housing market beyond the pandemic, how we can make housing more affordable and highlight key planning law changes.

Our keynote speakers on this theme

Rettie & Co.

Dr. John Boyle
Director - Research and Strategy

Housing Market Insights (Scotland Only)
Thursday 25 March 9.00 - 9.45

John leads the Rettie & Co. Research Team. His work informs clients on sales, lettings, investment and development opportunities. Over the last 18 years, he has worked for all major house builders in Scotland, the Scottish Government, many local authorities and investors.

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Homes England

Stephen Kinsella
Executive Director

The future of housing
Thursday 25 March 9.00 - 9.45

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Meet our other speakers on this theme


Andrew Whitaker
Planning Director 

Planning for the future
25 March 10.45-11.15

Andrew is the Planning Director of the Home Builders Federation (HBF). Andrew, who joined the Federation as a regional officer in 1994, has over 35 years experience as a town planner in both the public and private sector, specialising in the formulation and implementation of both planning and housing policy.


Ross Allan
Head of Property Data Solutions

The housing market: trends after Covid-19
25 March 11.15-11.45

As Hometracks Head of Property Data Solutions, Ross has spent the past 5 years working with the UK's top 10 Housebuilders as well as over 200 Registered Providers and Local Authorities. Prior to joining Hometrack Ross had spent his career working in social housing, most recently at Genesis.

Property Pal

Jordan Buchanan
Chief Economist 

How Northern Ireland's housing market is coping with Covid-19 and what the future holds
25 March 12.00-12.45

Jordan Buchanan is the Chief Economist at PropertyPal, acting as the spokesperson for the company and a trusted subject matter expert on all UK and Northern Ireland economic and housing matters. Jordan is member of the Board of Directors in Co-Ownership, Northern Ireland's shared ownership provider.


Adam Challis
Executive Director, Research and Strategy

Alternative residential trends
25 March 12.15-12.45

Adam co-ordinates JLL Capital Markets Research & Strategy across Europe, Middle East & Africa. He oversees a network of research specialists that work closely with investors to build targeted property investment strategies as part of the 500+ global research capability. Adam’s experience spans 17 years of real estate advisory with both public and private sector clients.

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