The future housing market and beyond

Number four of five key themes for Building for tomorrow 2021.

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

Looking at future of housing trends, these sessions explored how we can make the future of housing more affordable, look at planning law changes and the likely direction of the housing market beyond the pandemic. 

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

Session name: The future of housing

Stephen is Chief Land and Development Officer for Homes England and has a wealth of experience delivering major housing developments on public land nationally.

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Lawrence Bowles

Housing an Affordable Future

Lawrence is a director in the residential research team at Savills. He writes reports on the UK housing market, with special interests in shared ownership, senior housing, the private rented sector and mortgage finance. He contributes to the Savills house price and rental forecasts and is a regular guest on the Real Estate Insights podcast.


Andrew Whitaker
Planning Director 

Planning for the future

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

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

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

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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