The Residential Forum was established in 2022 by 6 founding members including a leading residential market commentator, a pioneer of sustainable residential development and a leading ESG/real estate academic.
Our mission is to help change the face of the residential sector, which has for so many years been seen as somehow separate from the wider real estate industry despite being the largest asset class globally. We provide members – both current and next generation real estate professionals – with opportunities to gain market-leading insights and develop quality networks.
We arrange one event each term, sharing knowledge from leaders in the field on the latest trends and changes affecting investors, developers, homeowners and tenants.
- Quantifying returns and risks (e.g. regulatory, social, finance) across subsectors – from Build to Rent to Later Living
- Understanding consumer wants, needs and ‘willingness to pay’ – a topic that is particularly relevant in the context of the current cost of living crisis, from city centre student housing through to the suburban private rental sector
- Political and regulatory shifts, from making the Private Rental Sector more professional through to energy performance requirements
- The generational wealth divide in residential real estate, and how this influences product, returns and social impact
- The process and results of urban regeneration schemes on the ground.
We encourage the current generation of Land Economy students to join our events, as they can be an ideal opportunity for students to learn about the property world and network with potential employers, clients and/or suppliers. Whenever possible, we provide free or subsidised places for students.
If you’re interested in joining the CULS Residential Property Forum, please do contact the Chairwoman or one of the other committee members.