8:40

Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair

Tina-Marie O'Neill

Tina-Marie O'Neill

Property Editor, The Sunday Business Post

8:50

Ministerial Address: An update on the government’s housing action plan

Eoghan Murphy

Eoghan Murphy

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

THE BIG PICTURE

9:10

Opening Address: Housing in Ireland is more than just for first time buyers, commuters and students

John Moran

John Moran

Former Secretary General, Department of Finance

9:25

New homes supply – The solution to our housing crisis

  • How many new homes are we really producing?
  • The effectiveness of government policy and initiatives to the sector
  • Making new homes affordable
  • How to increase the supply of new homes for rental and social housing purposes
  • Actions that need to be too taken to assist recovery in the market
Keith Lowe

Keith Lowe

Chief Executive, DNG

9:50

Panel Discussion: How do we crack Ireland’s housing crisis?

  • Reaction to the latest policy announcements
  • How can all players in the housing sector play their role in increasing supply and what kind of immediate support do we need from the government?
  • Addressing the critical bottlenecks?
  • What makes housing so expensive?
  • What are the immediate short-term solutions?
  • The impact of reducing new building regulations
Hubert Fitzpatrick

Hubert Fitzpatrick

Director of Housing, Construction Industry Federation (CIF)

Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Compliance Manager, Irish Mortgage Brokers

Bill Nowlan

Bill Nowlan

Founder and Chair, WK Property

Alex Brett

Alex Brett

Director, Maplewood Group

10:35

Morning Break

PERSPECTIVES ON DELIVERING A HOUSING REVOLUTION

11:00

Be careful what you wish for – resolving mortgage arrears and the potential for disruption in the housing market.

The Central Bank confirms that one in ten mortgages are in arrears of more than 90 days. Of this, 47,000 are properties in arrears for two years or more. Most arrears discussions have revolved around how these will be discharged, not the disruption that this will cause in the rental market. If the government does nothing about arrears, how will the current housing market be affected? Currently 16,000 additional homes are needed every year to meet demand but just 1,300 additional homes were added to stock per year on average between 2011- 2015, increasing to just 1,900 net additional homes in 2016. And, there are j ust 3,400 available rentals in Ireland, with 1,100 of these in Dublin. There has also been a 30% increase in persons entering homelessness in the past 12 months. Is there a perfect storm looming?

  • Mortgage arrears
  • Arrears resolution
  • National housing co-op bill
  • The cost of doing nothing
Maoiliosa Reynolds

Maoiliosa Reynolds

Architect and Property Commentator

11:20

Panel Discussion: How can Ireland achieve proper planning reform for the future of residential development

Daniel McLoughlin

Daniel McLoughlin

CEO, South Dublin County Council

John Downey

John Downey

Founder & Principal Planner, Downey Planning

Aine Myler

Aine Myler

Director General, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland

Niall Cussen

Niall Cussen

Chief Planning Adviser, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

12:00

International Case Study: Inside Almere: The Dutch city that’s pioneering alternative housing

While custom-build and self-build housing cannot single-handedly solve the Ireland’s housing crisis, they do offer an opportunity to throw the market open to far greater competition. Both types of housing are economically sustainable models, yet in Ireland we still lag far behind our northern European counterparts when it comes to alternative housing. One source of inspiration is the Dutch city of Almere. Located in the province of Flevoland, Netherlands, Almere is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe and has a history of pioneering social planning. Over the past few years, it has embarked on a hugely ambitious plan to turn the housing market on its head, challenging the status quo of volume housebuilders controlling provision.

Kristina Knauf

Kristina Knauf

Senior Project Leader, MVRDV, Netherlands

12:25

Changed Funding Model for Irish residential development

Donall O’Shea

Donall O’Shea

Head of Real Estate Lending, AIB

12:45

Lunch

1:50

Welcome back from the afternoon Chair

Jack Horgan-Jones

Jack Horgan-Jones

Business Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post

1:55

International Keynote Address: The impact of PropTech on the future of the industry

Our speaker will give a complete review of global investment patterns and the implementation of property technology into the sector. The session will cover the technology that the industry needs to look out for in the next two years and then the next ten years which will help them prepare their businesses…

James Dearsley

James Dearsley

Co-founder, PropTech Consult and global commentator on real estate technology

2:20

Panel Discussion: Reinventing renting: How can we create a sustainable renting sector?

John O’Connor

John O’Connor

CEO, Housing Agency

Caren Gallagher

Caren Gallagher

Head of Communications and Research, RTB

John McCafferty

John McCafferty

CEO, Threshold

Frank McDonald

Frank McDonald

Chair of Temple Bar Residents and former Environment Editor, The Irish Times

3:00

Spotlight on residential development: A legal perspective

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Head of Property and Construction, ByrneWallace, Law Firm

Neil Dunne

Neil Dunne

Senior Associate, Property, ByrneWallace, Law Firm

3:20

Fireside Chat: Unlocking planning to stimulate housing

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett

Founder, Bartra Capital

3:45

Closing remarks and summit close