US-based Build to Rent real estate investment, development and management company – Cortland – announces it has appointed a senior hire. The appointed, Victoria Quinlan joins the company’s London office as President – Europe.
As President – Europe, Victoria will work across Cortland’s UK-based platform, which covers Build to Rent Development and Management, Block Management and Build to Rent Consultancy. Victoria will also work alongside the US team to develop and lead the strategy for Cortland’s management and growth in the UK and Europe. This includes new business development, investment and acquisitions, and property operations with a goal of bringing Cortland’s resident-centric multifamily living across the Atlantic to ensure a better living experience.
“I am delighted to be joining Cortland during this exciting growth phase of its European platform. Cortland’s unrivalled reputation and experience in the US, combined with a host of incredible opportunity and a talented team in the UK and Ireland, make this the perfect moment to further enhance a market-leading business.”Victoria Quinlan, President – Europe, Cortland
Victoria brings with her over two decades of broad-based, proven experience in both property operations and investments, predominantly building her career at Australian-based, global property company – Lendlease. Throughout her nearly 20 years at Lendlease, Victoria grew from Finance Manager to holding both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in Europe, before ultimately serving as Managing Director Investment Management – Europe before leaving to join Cortland.
“We are thrilled to have Victoria join the Cortland family. Our outgoing President – Europe, Paul Wrights, has positioned us for success in the UK and Europe, and I can’t wait to support Victoria as she executes our vision to bring the US style of multifamily to the UK and beyond. Her proven expertise will enable us to build upon the strong foundation we’ve already established in the UK to get us to the next level so that we can elevate the way people live in the UK and Europe.”Mike Altman, Chief Investment Officer, Cortland
This appointment follows other recent announcements from the company, including the appointment of Owain Thomas as Senior Director of Development – Europe, who is responsible for new Build to Rent investments. In October 2021, Cortland also announced that it acquired the Qdime Group, which quadrupled its UK property management portfolio – and confirmed Cortland in the top ten for the largest block management providers in the UK.