Packaged Living grows its investment team

Packaged Living announces a new appointment – growing its investment team to support its single-family and multifamily strategies.

Will Skuse, Investment Manager, Packaged Living | BTR News
Will Skuse, Investment Manager, Packaged Living.

Pan-UK Build to Rent developer and operator – Packaged Living – announces it has appointed Will Skuse as Investment Manager.

Will joins the growing investment team. He will be responsible for deal execution, underwriting and analysis, and new business origination across Packaged Living’s single-family and multifamily strategies.

Prior to joining Packaged Living, Will was a senior member of the Residential Capital Markets team at Knight Frank – focusing on UK Build to Rent transactions and was responsible for providing clients with brokerage, investment advisory and consultancy services. During this time, he worked on numerous institutional grade forward funding and stabilised asset transactions on behalf of a wide-ranging client base.

“We have worked with Will for a number of years and are delighted to welcome him to the team. Will brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Build to Rent sector and will help Packaged Living to deliver its ambitious targets for growth over the coming years.”

Ed Ellerington, Founder and Managing Director, Packaged Living

Will Skuse’s appointment comes at a time of huge growth for the business, as it looks to deliver its current pipeline of 4,000 Build to Rent homes in major cities around the UK – including Manchester, Southampton and Cardiff.

In November 2021, Packaged Living and Aviva Investors announced a partnership to deliver a single-family rental platform of suburban homes across the UK. With an initial allocation of up to 1,000 homes, Packaged Living has also recently set a target of delivering 5,000 single-family homes over the next five years, which it will work on in partnership with Aviva Investors.

The Partnership will acquire, and forward fund Build to Rent developments which will help to meet demand for affordable homes across the UK, including the South West, South East and Midlands. It will also offer residents more sustainable and energy-efficient properties – supporting the transition to a lower carbon world.