ARL announces Single Family Housing committee members

The announcement confirms single-family housing (SFH) as an integral part of the ARL’s representation of institutionally backed urban and suburban Build to Rent.

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The Association for Rental Living (ARL) – formerly UKAA – has confirmed its focus on the Build to Rent SFH sector with the announcement of influential sector figures to lead its work in representing institutionally-backed SFH.

Following the announcement of David Reid, Managing Director of Legal & General’s Suburban Build to Rent business, as Chair of the ARL Single Family Housing committee in February, the organisation now introduces the full committee that includes Duncan Sutherland, Public Affairs Director, Sigma Capital; Jennifer Murray, Director, Product, Equity and Partnerships, Homes England; Jamie Younger, Fund Director, Thriving Investments; Lesley Roberts, Managing Director, Monogram Living; Jonathon Ivory, Chief Investment Officer, Packaged Living; Alan Penfold, Managing Director, Apache Capital/Present Made; Andrew Hutchinson, CEO, Citra Living/Lloyds Banking Group; Will Montague, CEO, Leaf Living; Rebecca Taylor, Managing Director – Multifamily, Long Harbour; Oscar Kingsbury, Executive Director, PGIM Real Estate; Shamez Alibhai, Head of Community Housing, Managing Director, Man GPM; Anna Hwang, Director of Assets and Strategy, Placefirst; Cedric Bucher, CEO, Hearthstone Investments; James Hallett, Principal, Ares Management; Rupert Driver, Executive Director, CBRE; Debra Yudolph, CEO, SAY Consulting; Marc Thompson, Regeneration and Growth Director, Vistry Group; Helen Randerson, Partnerships Director, Gleeson; John Coles, Head of Acquisitions, Gatehouse Investment Management; Theo Plowman, Assistant Director (Real Estate), BPF; and Brendan Geraghty, CEO, Association for Rental Living (ARL)

“This announcement of influential committee members reinforces the position of the ARL as the membership association for the institutionally backed UK Build to Rent sector. We recognise and fully embrace the importance of SFH and look forward to working with David and the committee to represent the interests of those investing in, developing, and operating purpose-built, single-family rental homes.”

Brendan Geraghty, CEO, ARL

The committee members have long been leading and influential figures in the rapidly growing market for suburban Build to Rent houses. They are committed to supporting the sector to deliver high-quality new homes that meet the needs of institutional investors and operators, whilst providing secure, professionally managed housing for families.

The ARL brings together investors and operators of SFH with the housebuilders who deliver them, to create mutual understanding and collaboration and establish long-term partnerships for new home delivery that meets the needs for professionally managed homes. The ARL Single Family Housing committee focusses on partnerships, risk sharing, specification for long-term management as rental and financial modelling.

The ARL Single Family Housing committee is also driving engagement with policy makers and local authorities to improve understanding of the quality and value of suburban Build to Rent delivery in providing high quality rental homes that meet local market needs, working in collaboration with the British Property Federation (BPF) to drive cross-sector collaboration and provide a clear voice to government and policy makers.

“The experience and expertise of the ARL’s assembled committee reflects the strength of the Build to Rent sector and the crucial role it plays in meeting UK housing demands. However, there is more work to be done to scale up delivery of reliable, high-quality SFH. I look forward to working with the committee, in collaboration with investors, developers and operators, to drive forward and deliver more much-needed quality rental homes.”

David Reid, Managing Director of Legal & General SBTR and Chair, Single Family Housing committee, ARL