Moda Living announce 13 new hires to support 2021 growth

Moda Living announces the appointment of thirteen team members as it continues to strategically hire from the hospitality sector.

Terrace at The Lexington BTR scheme, Liverpool - Moda Living | BTR News
Terrace at The Lexington BTR scheme, Liverpool.

Moda Living announces it has made thirteen new appointments in the last month to support its growth in 2021. The Build to Rent developer and operator is bringing in recruits from across some of the UK’s leading property companies to grow its brand in the UK across operations, marketing and development. Moda Living continues to strategically hire from the hospitality sector to best serve its residents.

Moda Living has hired three highly experienced new starters across the Project Director function of the business, to support the growth across new platforms. Andre Bogle, Greg Bailey and Lara Rushby all join as Project Director’s.

Andre joins from Berkeley Homes where he worked as Commercial Project Director. He was formerly Project Director at Hadley Property Group and Urbanest UK Ltd and spent his early career at EY. Greg was formerly a Project Director at Allied London and spent his earlier career at De Trafford and Select Property Group. Lara comes from BY Development Limited where she was Head of Project Management – and prior to this spent six years at Quintain.

Moda also announces Paul Holcroft as a Development Executive, Chris Trunkfield as Design Architect, and Max Verity as a Finance Analyst, joining the business at its Harrogate HQ.   

Chris joins Moda from SimpsonHaugh Architects where he worked on several large-scale schemes – including an exemplar low-carbon Grade A building designed to meet BREAAM Outstanding. He will be working on projects across the Moda portfolio, helping to develop Moda’s sustainability and low carbon strategies. 

Paul was most recently at S Harrison Developments, and previously Scarborough Group, and will be responsible for bringing forward Moda projects across the UK through the development phase. Max joins from Evergreen Energy and will be responsible for supporting project appraisals of large city centre residential and urban regeneration schemes and data analysis.  

The firm has also welcomed Camilla Beese as Data Analyst, Eleanor Trigwell as Marketing Campaigns Manager, and George Molloy as Finance Manager – joining the ranks within the Moda Life Management division. 

Camilla will analyse and report on all data driven from asset level leasing and operations to help drive performance, and identify challenges, trends and areas for Moda to improve and outperform. 

Eleanor joins from D&D London and will run regional and national lead-generation marketing campaigns to drive brand awareness and generate enquiries, as well as developing and managing comprehensive multi-channel activation plans. 

George joins Moda from the hospitality industry with over seven years at Marriott under his belt and most recently Cedar Court Hotels in Yorkshire. He will primarily oversee the accounts for Moda neighbourhoods. 

Up in Edinburgh, Amanda Rennie has been appointed as General Manager for Moda’s new Scottish neighbourhood. She was most recently General Manager at Citizen M Hotels where she spent a decade running this busy hotel, inducting new General Managers into the business. She brings a wealth of hospitality experience and will be responsible for delivering first class customer service and resident engagement, recruitment, training on-site and operations and service delivery. 

Moda’s on-site team at The Lexington in Liverpool expands as Louise Almond and Kevin Essery join as Lettings Manager and Resident Engagement Manager, and at Angel Garden’s in Manchester, Kathryn Souter joins the ranks as the neighbourhood’s Night Concierge. 

“The Moda business is growing significantly, and these thirteen appointments reflect that growth and our capability to deliver best in class rental homes across the UK. One focus for 2021 is to further grow our team to match and support our ambitions. 

“These key appointments will help us lead the way in the UK’s Living sector as we continue to deliver professionally-managed, tech-driven communities, with world class customer experience, providing residents with an attractive lifestyle and secure alternative to homeownership.” 

Johnny Caddick, Chief Executive, Moda