Centrick makes new BTR appointment

Centrick has appointed a new Director as it continues to grow its Build to Rent presence and VICI division.

Clare Johnson has joined Centrick as Build to Rent Director | BTR News
Clare Johnson has joined Centrick as Build to Rent Director.

Clare Johnson has joined the Birmingham-based Property specialist Centrick as its new Build to Rent Director and will be leading its new VICI division – which launched earlier this year – and which is currently working on a pipeline of over 1,000 units across the UK.

Centrick, amid its Build to Rent growth, has been working closely with funds, investors and developers as investment in quality, purpose-built rental homes has soared in recent years; particularly in cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Southampton, Leicester and Reading. 

Clare joins the business having previously spent the last two years working as Build to Rent Director for brownfield developer Inland Homes plc. In this role she worked alongside the planning, design, and technical teams to deliver their leasehold homes and Build to Rent communities to the market. 

“I’m excited to be joining a business as diverse as Centrick. They have a proven comprehensive trading background and in-house skill sets which sets them apart from other Build to Rent operations out there, with not only a long-standing presence in property estate management, but also over 15 years of hands-on agency and marketing expertise; all the ingredients needed to deliver exceptional Build to Rent schemes. We will be further investing in proptech in order to enhance our client-side services and provide an easy way for our customers to tap into the community lifestyle of living within a Build to Rent community.”

Clare Johnson, Build to Rent Director, Centrick
(From left) Centrick founder James Ackrill welcomes Clare Johnson as BTR director. They are joined by group managing director Phil Johns and group business director Jane Morcom.
(From left) Centrick founder James Ackrill welcomes Clare Johnson as BTR Director. They are joined by Group Managing Director Phil Johns and Group Business Director Jane Morcom.

Clare has joined Centrick to enhance VICI and the end-to-end consultancy and management services on offer, building on her wide-ranging expertise in property development and property management.

VICI delivers tailored advice and a fully integrated management solution for a wide range of Build to Rent and mixed-use projects. 

Working closely with the new business team, Clare will use her experience to expand the VICI platform nationally and will seek opportunities for VICI to add value to build and strengthen residential communities.

She will focus on onboarding new and existing clients to deliver the high quality of service which Centrick is recognised for, to a wide variety of clients and stakeholders.   

“It is wonderful to welcome Clare to our VICI Build to Rent team and I know she will prove to be a major asset in driving our strategy to gain an even stronger foothold in this exciting sector.”

James Ackrill, Founder, Centrick

Clare has 20 years’ experience working in property management, initially starting her career in a customer service role, before working her way up in management and senior operational roles.

She continued to progress with further positions in the sector, specialising in leasehold, student accommodation and Build to Rent management. 

Working directly with developer clients and institutional investors, Clare has been responsible for leading teams, new business development, and the management of several regeneration projects and portfolios across the UK.