John Lewis’ Property Director to leave the business

John Lewis Partnership’s Property Director, who has set them up for future success, decides to leave following five years with the business.

Chris Harris, Property Director, John Lewis Partnership, who will leave the company in November | BTR News
Chris Harris, Property Director, John Lewis Partnership, who will leave the company in November.

John Lewis Partnership’s Property Director, Chris Harris, has decided to leave the business in November 2023, following five years with the company.

Chris’s role covers all areas of property and maintenance. Most recently, he was involved in setting up the company’s new Build to Rent business.

“After five wonderful years I’ve decided that the time is right for me to explore new opportunities outside of the Partnership. Working for a Partner-owned organisation, with purpose at its heart, is very special – and I’m particularly grateful to those Partners in the Property and Build to Rent teams that I have had the enormous pleasure to work with, have provided me with so much support, and have made sure that we are well set up to deliver our strategic goals.”

Chris Harris, Property Director, John Lewis Partnership

In 2022, Chris led on securing the company’s partnership with global investment company abrdn, which led to a £500m investment into John Lewis Partnership’s Build to Rent aspirations. The multi-decade joint venture will deliver around 1,000 new Build to Rent homes across three local communities – Bromley and West Ealing in Greater London and Reading.

“I’d like to personally thank Chris for all that he has done for the Partnership and the important role he has played in setting us up for future success. He leaves us with our very best wishes for the future.” Berangere Michel, Executive Director, Finance, John Lewis Partnership

Berangere Michel, Executive Director, Finance, John Lewis Partnership