Lendlease Europe’s CEO set to retire this year

Lendlease Europe confirms that its Chief Executive Officer will be stepping down and retiring later this year.

Lendlease Europe's Neil Martin will leave the company and begin his retirement later this year | BTR News
Lendlease Europe's Neil Martin will leave the company and begin his retirement later this year.

Globally integrated real estate group Lendlease confirms that its Chief Executive Officer, Neil Martin, will be stepping down and entering retirement later in the year.

Before departing Lendlease Europe in October 2023, Neil will have been with the company for 27 years in Europe, the United States and Australia.

Neil first joined Lendlease as a Project Manager in 1990 before qualifying in law.

Returning to the company as a Senior Lawyer in 1999, Neil has fulfilled numerous leadership roles across Lendlease, including a five-year stint working in Sydney as the Group Head of EHS, Risk and Insurance.

“Lendlease is a fantastic company to work for and it’s been an enormous privilege to have been entrusted with several key roles during my time with the business. I would like to thank all the incredibly talented and hard-working colleagues who’ve supported me throughout my career; and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved together.”

Neil Martin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lendlease Europe

While European CEO, Neil led the business through the challenges posed by Covid-19 and has overseen a pipeline of work that has, under his leadership, increased to £29.5bn.

“Having devoted a very significant chunk of his career to Lendlease, Neil’s made a huge contribution both to who we are as a company and how we operate around the world. I believe the mark of a leader is the work they do to nurture our next generation of talent. Neil has done an exceptional job in building a strong leadership team, and we’ll be announcing his successor in due course.”

Tony Lombardo, Global Chief Executive Officer, Lendlease

The process to appoint a new Europe CEO will begin soon.

Until then, Neil will remain in his role for the next six months, before retiring in the Autumn.

Last year, Lendlease made a new senior hire in preparation for the launch of their new Build to Rent scheme.