22 September 2020 10.15am – 11.15am Webinar Webinar

Open to all AREF Members, this joint webinar, from the AREF Education & Training, FutureGen and Residential Committees, will discuss structural and cultural trends in the residential sector. Over recent years there has been significant demographical shifts with more emphasis being placed on flexibility and the ancillary services being provided by operators and asset owners. This is being witnessed across all key sectors in the residential space with the health and wellness of occupiers being at the fore.

We've come together to explore why this change has taken place, what have been the key drivers in this demographic shift and how operators/owners are developing or managing assets to ensure wellness is top of the agenda.

It is clear that COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change in the industry and we're pleased to be joined by representatives from different “Living” sectors, including social, senior and student accommodation - three prominent and experienced sectors in managing wellness.

This event is a follow on from our event in 2019 on 'The Wellness Trend' which discussed wellness in the office space.


  • Keynote speaker: Adam Challis, Executive Director, Research and Strategy, EMEA, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Panel member: Jenny Shaw, Student Experience Director, Unite Students (student housing sector)
  • Panel member: Paul Teverson, Director of Communications at McCarthy & Stone (senior housing sector)
  • Paul Harris, Executive Director of Customer Experience at Curo Group (social housing sector)

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

10.15 Webinar start
11.15 Webinar end

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

This webinar is FREE and open to all staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). This event is also open to future generation* staff. 



If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Clare on CWhyte@aref.org.uk.