Is housing its own infrastructure asset class?

Research conducted for last year’s Perspectives on infrastructure report led us to believe that housing is increasingly treated as its own asset class. That’s an important distinction – treating housing as its own infrastructure asset class changes your perspective on how and why it needs to be delivered.

We tasked Maria Shahid, a real estate journalist with 20 years’ experience, to discuss with eight business leaders from the housing and infrastructure sectors the idea that housing is an asset, which is key to unlocking the delivery of infrastructure.

We have also canvassed public opinion via a YouGov survey and the housing industry’s opinions via our own survey. The surveys show how people feel about the delivery of housing and gives an indication of what would influence communities to support new build projects.

Please register your details to download the report. You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ViewsOnHousing.

Interviews with industry leaders

Bill Hughes
Bill Hughes Head of Real Assets
Legal & General Investment Management
Vivienne King
Vivienne King Chief Executive Officer
Soho Housing
Graeme Craig
Graeme Craig Commercial Development Director
Transport for London
Jackie Sadek
Jackie Sadek Chief Executive
UK Regeneration
Barra Mac Ruairi
Barra Mac Ruairí Chief Operating Officer
YTL Developments (UK) Limited
Hugh Taylor
Hugh Taylor National Head of Housing
HSBC Bank plc
Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown Director
Rupert Joseland
Rupert Joseland Property Director for the West and Wales
St. Modwen

Perspectives on infrastructure: Housing

People need to live in areas that are sustainable as well as plugged in, not just in terms of transport, but in terms of social infrastructure.
Hugh Taylor, HSBC
What we really need is a wholesale revolution in housebuilding.
Jackie Sadek, UK Regeneration

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