Goodstone Living appoints Chief Executive Officer

Goodstone Living strengthens its senior leadership team with the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer.

Iliya Blazic appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Goodstone Living | BTR News
Iliya Blazic appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Goodstone Living.

Goodstone Living announces that it will strengthen its senior leadership team with the appointment of Iliya Blazic to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer. Iliya will join the Executive Shareholders, Darryl Flay and Martin Bellinger, and will report to the Board of Directors.

“This appointment strengthens Goodstone Living’s leadership capability and accelerates the realisation of our growth ambitions. Iliya is an outstanding investment professional and leader, with a strong track record of success. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome Iliya to Goodstone Living and look forward to working together to innovate and invest for a better future.”

Dana Gibson, Chairman, Goodstone Living

Iliya joins the Executive Shareholders in delivering on the business’ strategy of partnering with leading institutional investors to deliver high-quality, Build to Rent residential real estate across the UK. He will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the business.

Iliya shares Goodstone Living’s strategic vision for creating a ‘better way to rent’ and is passionate about delivering the next generation of UK homes in a sustainable and innovative manner.

“We look forward to welcoming Iliya to our senior leadership team. Iliya’s extensive management and real estate experience makes him a great fit for our business, as we deliver our first projects and take advantage of market opportunities through the creation of long-term capital partnerships.”

Darryl Flay, Co-founder and Principal, Goodstone Living

Iliya brings over 25 years of real estate investment and funds management experience to the role, having held senior leadership positions at IQ Student, Dominvs Group, Wellcome Trust and LaSalle Investment Management. He recently held the role of Chief Investment Officer at IQ Student where he oversaw the growth of its real estate portfolio to over 28,000 beds, resulting in the sale of the business to Blackstone Group in 2020 for £4.7bn.

“I am delighted to join Goodstone Living at such an exciting stage of the company’s development. I look forward to working with the Board, our capital partners, and leadership team as we deliver on our growth strategy and build our reputation as a leading Build to Rent real estate manager, developer and partner of choice across the UK.”

Iliya Blazic