Build To Rent Fund Director
Reporting to Group Chief Executive David Cowans, Alex will help develop and implement product and service innovation across the Places for People Group, which is comprised of 21 companies.
Through innovation and diversification Places for People has evolved from a traditional housing association into one of the largest property management, development, regeneration and leisure companies in the UK, managing or owning more than 153,000 homes, 116 leisure centres and with a pipeline to build 15,000 new homes in the coming years. As a result, Group turnover has increased by more than two thirds (66.9%) from £369.5m to £616.6m in the past five years.
Alex is an expert speaker on on all aspects of investing, developing and operating in the Build to Rent and Private Rented Sectors, having advised clients in the UK, US and Australia and edited the renowned ULI UK Best Practice Guide on Build to Rent (2014 and 2016). Alex is a published author and editor of over 30 books and reports on real estate and her varied background as a strategist, consultant and public official make her a valuable moderator, facilitator and speaker on a wide range of land use issues.