Regional Forum

NL & BE

The State of Student Living

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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The second edition of The Class Regional Forum series will take place in Amsterdam and cover the saturated Dutch and Belgian markets. The day includes site tours, a networking lunch, data insights, a dialogue on policy reform, a keynote address, and a panel discussion featuring diverse experts from the sector.

Agenda

10:00 am

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12:45 pm

Site Tours

We've organised tours of student housing sites operated by some of our community partners around Amsterdam. These tours highlight a diverse range of innovative student/shared living concepts that are disrupting the sector. Attendees will be assigned to a group and given more details about where to go and when.

We ask that you arrange your own transportation between locations.

Site Tours

10:00 am

-

12:45 pm

Site Tours

We've organised tours of student housing sites operated by some of our community partners around Amsterdam. These tours highlight a diverse range of innovative student/shared living concepts that are disrupting the sector. Attendees will be assigned to a group and given more details about where to go and when.

We ask that you arrange your own transportation between locations.

Site Tours

2:55 pm

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3:15 pm

Tax and Legalities Q&A

Join experts from our venue host, Loyens & Loeff, who will be answering your questions surrounding taxation and the legalities of entering the student housing market in the Netherlands and Belgium. There will be limited capacity in the room (25 people maximum) and in-person seating will be first come, first served. If you arrive late, you will still be able to watch a livestream nextdoor and submit your questions via our virtual event platform.

Speaker

Bartjan Zoetmulder

Tax Partner
Loyens & Loeff

Speaker

Jasper Algera

Tax Lawyer
Loyens & Loeff
Tax and Legalities Q&A

2:00 pm

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2:45 pm

Networking Lunch

Grab a healthy bite, take a moment to regroup, and then (re)connect with your fellow executives from The Class Community. This is your chance to generate leads, strike up new initiatives,  or just catch up on the latest industry gossip.

Networking Lunch

2:45 pm

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2:55 pm

Welcome Remarks

Founder and CEO of The Class Foundation Frank Uffen will deliver some opening remarks welcoming attendees to the Regional Forum and to Vienna.

Speaker

Frank Uffen

Co-Founder
The Class Foundation

Welcome Remarks

2:55 pm

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3:15 pm

Policy Presentation

Our inspirational keynote address will be delivered by an inspiring guest speaker, to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Speaker

Jolan de Bie

Director
Kences
Policy Presentation

3:15 pm

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3:50 pm

Policy Reform – A Conversation

In what ways do housing policies influence students' access to housing, and in turn, their success in university? Delve into the complex intersection of governance and systems change to discover how policy-makers and operators are disrupting yesterday's conventions in pursuit of wider availability, quality, and affordability of student housing options.

Moderator

Frank Uffen

Co-Founder & CEO
The Class Foundation

Speaker

Gerko Visée

Adviser
The Hague International Centre

Speaker

Kees Terlouw

Assistant Professor and Researcher
Utrecht University

Speaker

Florine Snethlage

Communications Officer
Nuffic

Speaker

Patricia Klopf, Ph.D.

Policy Advisor
HousingAnywhere
Policy Reform – A Conversation

3:50 pm

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4:20 pm

Break & Reception

Catch up with members of The Class Community, both old and new. We'll have some light refreshments, tea, and coffee available in the open reception area. If you're looking for a private 1-1 meeting with any of our on-site or virtual attendees, head on over to this page to set one up.

Break & Reception

4:20 pm

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4:45 pm

Data Insight

The Dutch and Belgian student housing markets are characterised by a severe shortage of PBSA. In the Netherlands, only 12% of student accommodations are privately owned and operated, whereas in Belgium the figure is even lower at 9%. Because the Netherlands has been embroiled in a housing crisis for over a decade, students have been relegated to the bottom of the priorities list, after other residents such as young professionals and families. In Netherlands, the housing crisis at large has pushed student housing specifically down the list of priorities. Furthermore, commercial PBSA remains shrouded in stigma for being expensive. When it first came on the scene, commercial student housing took off in the Netherlands. However, in recent years, tenders have become exceedingly harder to get. Is Belgium experiencing similar challenges, or are things different south of the border? What impact will the Dutch National Action Plan have regarding the future of PBSA in the Netherlands? We unpack these pressing questions in our session in Amsterdam on 16 June, and invite you to join this insightful conversation.

Speaker

Stuart Osborn

Head of European Residential Investment Transactions
Knight Frank
Data Insight

4:45 pm

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5:30 pm

The State of Student Living Panel Discussion

The State of Student Living panel features diverse experts from the sector covering the Netherlands and Belgium. The conversation revolves around currents, trends, and opportunities in these two highly dense student housing markets.

Moderator

Brian Welsh

Managing Director and Head of Student
Round Hill Capital

Speaker

Hanneke Bausch-Jansen

Regional Operations Manager
Greystar

Speaker

Jesse Boom

Manager of New Initiatives and Acquisitions
Lieven de Key

Speaker

Juliette Willemse

COO
Student Experience

Speaker

Anneleen Lagae

Director
DUWO Student Housing
The State of Student Living Panel Discussion

Attendees

Site Tour

Want to be a host?

Are you interested in becoming a site tour host? This opportunity is for Vienna-based student housing operators that can show up to 100 executive attendees around their building. The hosting sponsors should offer refreshments on arrival and arrange for their staff to guide visitors. In exchange, we will help you gain visibility pre- and post-event by offering promotional materials, mentions on our social media channels, and photos taken during the tours. This is a great chance to open your doors to our community of impact-driven leaders within the student living sector, showing them what makes your site stand out from the rest.

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