Telford Homes appoints Chief Executive Officer

Telford Homes appoints industry veteran as Chief Executive Officer - to lead its Build to Rent development business.

Anne Kavanagh, Chief Executive Officer at Telford Homes | BTR News
Anne Kavanagh, Chief Executive Officer at Telford Homes.

Telford Homes announces that Anne Kavanagh will lead the organisation as Chief Executive Officer from 25 July 2022. Anne will take over from current Chief Executive Officer Jon Di-Stefano, who has served as the firm’s CEO since 2011. He announced his intention to step down in late 2021.   

“Anne is the ideal leader for the Telford Homes business, with a truly impressive track record in transforming and growing global businesses, working closely with investors and occupiers, and driving diversity and sustainability. Our vision is to continue delivering first-class, sustainable Build to Rent homes throughout London and expanding our footprint geographically, using our unique ability to transform spaces into sustainable communities.”

David Neuman, Head of Trammell Crow Company’s European Operations

Anne joins Telford Homes, which has been part of global real estate developer and investor Trammell Crow Company since 2019, from Germany-based global real assets investment manager, PATRIZIA, where she served as Board member and Chief Investment Officer. Under her leadership, the firm grew to manage over €55bn in real assets. She also oversaw key acquisitions and all investment activities for the firm, including PATRIZIA’s key fund management strategies. Prior to joining PATRIZIA in 2017, Anne held leadership roles at AXA Real Assets, Lazard, Cambridge Place Investment Management and JLL. 

Anne is also a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and sits on the organisation’s global board. She also serves on the advisory board of Cambridge University’s master’s degree in Real Estate Finance.

“With one of the most impressive track records in sustainability among UK housebuilders, Telford Homes is a trailblazer in London’s multifamily Build to Rent developer sector. I look forward to leading a great company with a strong pipeline of projects with an ambitious and motivated team and the backing of Trammell Crow Company.” 

Anne Kavanagh, Chief Executive Officer, Telford Homes

Telford Homes focuses on developing high-quality Build to Rent homes and sustainable communities across the capital and other areas. The company has constructed over 14,000 homes, has a project pipeline of over £3bn and employs over 300 direct employees.

The company has an in-house team of development specialists across land acquisition, planning, design, construction and delivery, and are backed by Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a global commercial real estate developer in the US and independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group. Telford Homes’ focus on sustainable building and living is called Building a Living Legacy (BLL). They continually invest in their people, providing rewarding opportunities to develop and grow. 

Trammell Crow Company (TCC), founded in 1948, is a global commercial real estate developer. The company has developed or acquired 2,800 buildings valued at nearly $70bn and over 625 million sq ft. As of March 31, 2022, TCC had $19.8bn of projects in process and $10.1bn in its pipeline. It employs 700 professionals throughout the United States and Europe.

Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 26 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, healthcare and multifamily residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential and mixed-use projects.