UKAA announces new Investor and Lender Forum Chair

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) announces a new Investor and Lender Forum Chair and committee.

Ashley Perry, the UKAA's new Investor and Lender Forum Chair | BTR News
Ashley Perry, the UKAA's new Investor and Lender Forum Chair.

Replacing CBRE’s Jason Hardman and moving from Vice-Chair of the UKAA Investor and Lender Forum, Apache Capital’s Investment Director – Ashley Perry – has been appointed as the new Chair of the Forum.

Ashley has been with Apache Capital since 2022. He has helped to shape the company’s investment strategies across Build to Rent and single-family housing (SFH).

“The Investor and Lender Forum has made fantastic progress in the last two years, being an important educational, networking and knowledge-sharing platform that supports the wider objectives of the UKAA.

“Professional rental housing is one of institutional capital’s most favoured asset classes in the UK, with organisations such as the UKAA and BPF helping to shape a favourable policy climate that lowers the barriers to entry and maximises the potential of the Build to Rent and SFH sectors.”

Ashley Perry, Chair of Investor and Lender Forum, UKAA

The UKAA’s Investor and Lender Forum acts as the educational network for the Build to Rent finance community. The Forum will also create a committee that brings together pre-eminent UK Build to Rent lenders and investors to help broaden the sector’s appeal to a wider selection of lenders.

The committee is made up of representatives in the Build to Rent investment space – and includes Realstar, Lloyds Banking Group, CBRE, Bridges Fund Management, Get Living, Invesco, Patrizia and M&G Real Estate. 

“We thank Jason Hardman for his support and service to the UKAA as former-Chair of the Investor and Lender Forum and value his continued contribution to the new committee.

“The UKAA warmly welcomes Ashley Perry as the new Chair; a tireless advocate for the UK Build to Rent sector and through his role at Apache Capital, an early pioneer in Build to Rent that has been behind a string of landmark deals, will provide invaluable insight to the members of the Investor and Lender Forum.”

Brendan Geraghty, CEO, UKAA