US-based Build to Rent real estate investment, development and management company – Cortland – has announced the appointment of Owain Thomas who has joined its London office as Senior Director of Development – Europe.
Owain will lead a team of in-house development and design professionals. He will be responsible for originating and delivering new Build to Rent investments for Cortland in the UK and Ireland – through ground-up development and forward funding opportunities.
“We are thrilled to have Owain join the Cortland family and help us execute our vision to deliver 10,000 apartment homes in the UK and Ireland.”Paul Wrights, President – Europe, Cortland
Owain has experience in multi-sector real estate development and asset management in the UK that spans over 15 years – most recently as Development Director for Cheyne Capital Management. Owain brings with him in-depth experience of establishing development opportunities, formulating and underwriting investment opportunities; and realising overall investment potential. Owain has established a track record of successfully developing and generating long income real estate investments with a combined value in excess of £1bn.
“I am delighted to be joining Cortland at the precipice of exciting growth plans in Europe. Cortland’s unrivalled platform and US experience, together with such a talented team in the UK and Ireland, bring a compelling and attractive investment offering across the spectrum in Europe.
“With these strong foundations, I‘m looking forward to delivering a market leading business plan.”Owain Thomas, Senior Director of Development – Europe, Cortland
Owain has worked on long income residential/student led investment strategies and has demonstrated a strong-track record of delivering development portfolios from origination to completion, to an institutional standard. He has a passion for carving out and originating value-add legacy real estate investments retained for achieving long-term income ambitions.