22 Sep 2020

Listen to this replay of our Wellness in the Living Space webinar, open to all AREF members and well attended ‘virtually’ on 22nd September 2020.

The expert panel shared their insights on the challenges for the different 'living' sectors, including senior and student accommodation and discussed various issues, including: structural trends in the residential sector, changes in the demographic and the relationship between the built environment/housing and health.

The panel discussed how technology has a pivotal role in changing the landscape during and post-Covid. During the pandemic technology has worked to protect the basic health requirements for residents across all sectors and allowed occupiers access to services such as the GP, over the phone or online. Technology has also been utilised to improve occupiers lifestyles, by opening new channels of communication, making working or studying from home easier and allowing people to connect with others and feel less isolated.  

We would like to thank Adam Challis, Jones Lang LaSalle for his keynote presentation and moderating the session and to the panel for their candid discussion and responses to questions. Speakers included:

  • Introduction: Rory Blazeby, Director – Alternative Investments at Ocorian, & member of the AREF FutureGen Committee
  • 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)

This event is a follow on from the E&T and FutureGen Committees joint event in 2019 on 'The Wellness Trend'.

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Eve Holloway

Eve Holloway

Marketing Executive, AREF

Eve helps with the administrative side of AREF, including running events, updating the website and marketing.

Eve previously worked for The Investment Association. She has worked in financial services since 2013.