Grainger reaffirms growth ambitions with key investment appointments

Grainger plc has made two new appointments within its investment team, reaffirming the company’s growth ambitions.

Steven Clark who will join Grainger as Director of Investments (Acquisitions) | BTR News
Steven Clark who will join Grainger as Director of Investments (Acquisitions).

Grainger plc announces two key appointments within its investment team. Eliza Pattinson has been promoted to Director of Investments (Asset Management) and Steven Clark has been appointed as Director of Investments (Acquisitions).

Steven is an experienced residential investment specialist having previously spent over ten years with Grainger – namely as Head of the GRIP portfolio – a £696m PRS portfolio, and then as Commercial Finance Director, a role he held until April 2020. He was instrumental in establishing and developing a number of investment processes within the business.

Steven re-joins Grainger from Lendlease Europe, where he currently hold the role of Residential Investment Director. Steven will join the company in mid-February 2022. In his new role, Steven will lead Grainger’s investment team, supporting the business as it enters the next stage of its ambitious growth plans. With a £1.9bn pipeline of 8,851 homes, Grainger will double the size of its portfolio over the next five years – and has a clearly defined targeted investment strategy that will drive further growth.

Eliza is already a senior leader within the business. She joined Grainger in 2000 as Sales and Acquisitions Manager within the Investment team. Eliza progressed through a number of roles, specialising in acquisitions and asset management; most recently as Director of Investments, overseeing Grainger’s significant portfolio of Build to Rent assets. Eliza is promoted to her new role with immediate effect, and she will lead Asset Management for Grainger’s operational portfolio of 9,727 rental homes.

“We are delighted with these two key appointments. Both Eliza and Steven have an excellent knowledge and understanding of our business and they have the skills, experience and expertise to lead our investment strategy through this exciting next stage of growth, building our industry leading portfolio and national pipeline.”

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger plc