Sigma Capital expands UK team with five new hires

Sigma Capital announces it has expanded its UK team with six new starters.

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Residential and urban regeneration specialist – Sigma Capital Group plc – has expanded its UK team with the hire of five new starters in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. The expansion follows Sigma’s announcement of its London joint venture with EQT Real Estate – to initially deliver c. 3,000 Build to Rent homes with a value over £1bn.

Dane Matthews joins from Touchstone Corporate Property Services as Asset Manager for London. Dane is passionate about placemaking and regeneration and will be working on the mobilisation of the London fund assets, delivering market leading standards of service and reporting to key stakeholders.

James Carter has joined the business from Equity Housing Group as Assistant Property Asset Manager – and will be working across the ‘Simple Life’ and ‘DifRent’ brands. 

“Sigma is at the forefront of the Build to Rent sector and is truly making a difference in people’s lives by creating sustainable communities throughout the UK and I’m proud to be part of the team.”

James Carter, Assistant Property Asset Manager, Sigma Capital

Ann Robinson joins Sigma as Contracts Administrator, supporting project managers by collating building and construction contacts, documents and paperwork. 

Chloe Jury joins the marketing team as a Marketing Executive – and is responsible for preparing marketing materials for new sites launching across the UK.

In Finance, Ian Aitken joins as Financial Controller with specific responsibility for the PRS REIT. Ian’s last role was as Senior Assurance Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Victoria Risk joins the company as Group Financial Planning and Treasury Manager after having previously worked for Baxters.

Sigma has been successfully delivering PRS homes across the regions of the UK since 2015 through its joint ventures with Gatehouse and UK PRS Properties and established the PRS REIT in 2017. 

In September 2020, Sigma announced the launch of a joint venture with EQT Real Estate to deliver high quality, new-build homes for private rent in Greater London. The joint venture is supported by Homes England, the housing agency of the UK Government and is targeting an initial portfolio of c.3,000 Build to Rent homes with a value in excess of £1bn. All homes are marketed under Sigma’s ‘Simple Life’ brand and its new brand for London ‘Simple Life London’.