Cortland Consult strengthens team with new hire

Cortland Consult strengthens its team with a new appointment, who joins the company as Director of BTR Consultancy (UK).

Tom Grey who joins Cortland Consult as Director of BTR Consultancy (UK) from 1 August 2023 | BTR News
Tom Grey who joins Cortland Consult as Director of BTR Consultancy (UK) from 1 August 2023.

Cortland Consult strengthens its London based Team with a new appointment. Tom Grey joins the company on 1 August 2023, as its Director of BTR Consultancy (UK).

Tom will take the lead delivery management role on the Living Sector – including Build to Rent – while working with the Senior Director BTR Consultancy (Europe), Iain Murray, to continue to develop the consultancy across Europe.

“I am delighted to share that from 1 August I will be joining Iain Murray and his fantastic team at Cortland Consult, to build on their consultancy within the Build to Rent and Living sectors.”

Tom Grey, who joins Cortland Consult as its Director of BTR Consultancy (UK)

Tom brings a wealth of experience to the dynamic team alongside his recognised personal skills and industry recognition across the Build to Rent sector. Tom has been in the CRE sector since 2006, and prior to that he spent five years in the residential lettings sector.

Tom began his Build to Rent journey in 2013 – and will bring a decade of experience to Cortland Consult from the inception of the market in the UK. Tom joins Cortland Consult from David Phillips, where he spent three and a half years as the company’s Build to Rent Director.

“I’ve had a fantastic three and a half years at David Phillips growing their Build to Rent division and services to investors, developers, and operators in the operational residential real estate space. I’ve worked on many amazing projects for many amazing clients. I leave behind a brilliant, creative and dedicated team and wish them every success going forward.”

Tom Grey, who joins Cortland Consult as its Director of BTR Consultancy (UK)

Tom is also the new Co-Chair of The UKAA Midlands Hub, which dovetails into Cortland Consult’s commitment to professionalising the sector.

“I am excited to welcome Tom to the Cortland Consult Team; he is a well-known and liked personality with superb knowledge and connections. I need the strong support of a person like Tom to look after the very talented technical team and to work alongside Ed Howe our Head of BTR Research (Europe). I think this is a great hire which will enhance our business enormously.”

Iain Murray, Senior Director BTR Consultancy (Europe), Cortland Consult 

Cortland Consult is recognised as the leading Build to Rent consultancy in the space – and is led by Iain Murray. With over 50,000+ homes for over 100+ clients over the last decade, the team has led the way by focussing on being the leading ‘Data Driven’ Consultancy.

With projects across the UK, Ireland and Spain, the team offers advice and technical services to take a Build to Rent project from a blank sheet of paper to an open and operating building.