Telford Homes appoints Build to Rent veteran

Telford Homes announces the appointment of a new COO, a Build to Rent veteran and well-established leader in the sector.

Lesley Chen Davison, Chief Operating Officer, Telford Homes | BTR News
Lesley Chen Davison, Chief Operating Officer, Telford Homes.

London-focused residential and mixed-use property developer – Telford Homes – announces the appointment of Build to Rent veteran Lesley Chen Davison as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lesley is a well-established leader in the UK Build to Rent sector, having been heavily involved in some of the earliest projects including East Village and Elephant Central during her time at Delancey, where she was a senior director for 14 years.

Lesley has extensive experience in ancillary sectors such as office, retail, hotels, schools and in debt, equity release and lifetime mortgage products, and has a keen focus on digital innovation. 

Most recently, she served as the Head of Commercial Strategy for GoSpace AI Limited, where she oversaw strategic, go-to-market, client and operational initiatives along with investor and partner relationships. Prior to that, she was CIO of Seaforth Land leading the firm’s investment strategy, property acquisitions and financing.  She started her real estate career at Deutsche Bank, spending time in both the New York and London offices.

In her role at Telford Homes, Lesley will join the company’s executive committee. She will be responsible for supporting the execution of Telford Homes’ business strategy – and will lead on the execution of investment and development management reporting to CEO Anne Kavanagh. 

“I am pleased to welcome Lesley to the Telford Homes leadership team. Her track record in growth, transformation and M&A environments with expertise in strategy, corporate finance and capital markets will be essential as we define and execute our business strategy. Lesley’s innovation, creativity and history of collaboration make her an ideal leader for Telford Homes.”

Anne Kavanagh, CEO, Telford Home

Telford Homes is a residential and mixed-use developer focused on designing and constructing high-quality Build to Rent developments and communities across the capital and beyond. The company works alongside global institutional partners to bring quality housing and great connections to local communities. The company’s end-to-end development experts specialise in land acquisition, planning, design, construction and delivery.

Telford Homes’ Building a Living Legacy (BLL) focuses on sustainable building and living. In the NextGeneration benchmark report, the company has been ranked as the UK’s most sustainable homebuilder for the third consecutive year.

Telford Homes is part of Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas.