RICS Chair joins The Ringley Group/Una Living

The current Chair of RICS Board joins The Ringley Group/Una Living as a Strategic Advisor and Non Executive Director. 

Martin Samworth, Strategic Advisor and Non Executive Director, The Ringley Group | BTR News
Martin Samworth, Strategic Advisor and Non Executive Director, The Ringley Group.

Residential Asset & Property Manager and Tech specialist, The Ringley Group announces that Martin Samworth – the previous Chairman of CBRE Advisory EMEA and APAC and the current Chair of RICS Board – has joined the business as a Strategic Advisor and Non Executive Director. 

Martin’s focus will be to support the growth and development of the Group’s stake in the living sectors – the asset management, operational oversight and property management parts of the business.

“It’s great to have Martin on board to help us capitalise on his market knowledge, contacts, and insights to optimise our service offering to our clients and thus help The Ringley Group’s Una Living brand become the operational delivery partner of choice across all living sectors, as well as to enable our tech platform to take on its own journey worldwide.”

Mary-Anne Bowring, The Ringley Group’s Founder

In particular, Martin will concentrate on the further evolution of Ringley’s technology capability which comprises its unique vertically integrated, end to end living platform known as PlanetRent.

This platform supports in-house operators and those seeking a single tech-stack rather than an array of disconnected applications.

“Ringley is a terrific specialist residential and living management business that has combined a range of services to provide advanced tech enabled integrated client solutions. I am excited to be able to support Mary-Anne and her team of nearly 200 colleagues.”

Martin Samworth, Strategic Advisor and Non Executive Director, The Ringley Group

Martin has experience in real estate and the built environment spanning nearly 40 years, working in the UK and in broad international roles, leading cultural change and successful business transformations.

“We are delighted to welcome Martin to the Ringley family, daily I continue to be very impressed by the level of reporting, availability of data, automation and sophistication present at Ringley. Ringley is entrepreneurial, innovative, agile, hospitality driven and has such a great team feel. It remains my belief that we are the industry’s best kept secret, I am very excited to welcome Martin to the Strategic Board at this pivotal time of company’s growth.”

Russell Markou, Head of Living Strategy and Operations, The Ringley Group

Martin will work alongside Richard Williams – Group CEO, Russell Markou – Head of Living Strategy and Operations, and Jonathan Greensted – Interim CTO, as well as the wider Ringley Group senior management to expand the business.

“The Living sectors are a strategic growth area for Ringley, and I am pleased to welcome Martin to our strategic Board. Martin’s market knowledge and wider experience will be pivotal in our pursuit of growth in a fast growing sector.

“I will continue to look for senior experienced talent for the next chapter in our growth as we leverage the mixed-use/commercial sites we look after and expand from a great base.”

Richard Williams, Group CEO, The Ringley Group

With over £12bn of assets under management comprising over 16,500 homes, The Ringley Group now comprises 14 companies each with equity invested leaders. It has now grown to employ over 200 people.

The Group has provided strategic advice on 11,500 Build to Rent pipeline homes, has supported Moda Living ahead of their Angel Gardens flagship scheme, and has cleansed and prepared assets for sale for Patrizia. The Group has also developed bespoke reporting and Apps for Rise Homes and the Wellcome Trust.

The Group’s Una Living operational delivery platform operates across all real estate sectors from student to later living, to partnering and co-investing, a first in the industry.

Ringley undertakes work for a wide variety of institutions, investment managers, asset managers. The Group supports asset acquisition, development monitoring, design for operations, lease-up, onward management and exit.