Gatehouse IM strengthens acquisitions team

Gatehouse Investment Management expands its acquisitions team with the appointment of a new Acquisitions Assistant.

Ben Bianchi joins Gatehouse IM as its new Acquisitions Assistant | PBSA News
Ben Bianchi joins Gatehouse IM as its new Acquisitions Assistant.

Single-family Build to Rent specialist Gatehouse IM has appointed Ben Bianchi as Acquisitions Assistant amidst the strengthening of its acquisitions team.

In his new role, Ben will be assisting in the identification and analysis of expansion opportunities for the single-family Build to Rent portfolios managed by the company.

Ben joins Gatehouse IM from a family office, where he was an analyst across real estate, venture capital and public equities asset classes.

“With capital to deploy in the immediate term across a range of platforms and strategies, this is an incredibly busy period for the team. Ben’s arrival will enable us to target new single-family Build to Rent acquisitions even more effectively.”

John Coles, Head of Acquisitions, Gatehouse IM

Gatehouse IM currently manages two single-family Build to Rent platforms: DifRent, in partnership with the Kuwait Investment Authority, and Start Living, a joint venture with TPG Real Estate Partners.

To date, it has acquired over 1300 homes for these portfolios, with further acquisitions actively targeted.

Gatehouse IM launched its first single-family Build to Rent platform – the Thistle Portfolio – in 2014, with the UK PRS portfolio, operating under the DifRent brand, established a year later. The joint venture with TPG Real Estate was formed in 2021, with the Start Living platform formally launched in spring 2022.