ULI UK appoints Residential Council Chair

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) UK appoints Apache Capital’s Investment Director as Residential Council Chair.

Ashley Perry, Residential Council Chair, ULI UK | BTR News
Ashley Perry, Residential Council Chair, ULI UK.

ULI UK has appointed Ashley Perry, Investment Director at Apache Capital, as Chair of the ULI UK Residential Product Council. Ashley succeeds Stephanie McMahon as Chair and will serve on a voluntary basis for the next two years.

The ULI UK Residential Council’s mission is to enable the delivery of more sustainable residential development, property management and investment across the UK. It aims to foster and implement best practice and leadership from the Institute’s extensive public and private networks.

Its programme focuses on areas including affordability, new methods of construction, Build to Rent and later living.

ULI  members include designers, developers, investors, property owners and managers, engineers, academics and civil servants, and other professionals active in the UK residential property sector.

“I’m delighted to succeed Stephanie in continuing the ULI UK Residential Council’s efforts in leading the conversation across the living sector. With the emergence of single-family housing, co-living, and senior living for rent, these are three key areas for our group for the years ahead. We will be building on the significant track record of thought leadership and research from across ULI in Europe as well as explore how we can do more to collaborate across the ULI UK membership.

“In an election year when housing is very high on the agenda, we expect to drive the conversation across public and private sector and explore innovative solutions to the housing crisis & showcase exemplar case studies of delivering communities of real value.”

Ashley Perry, Residential Council Chair, ULI UK

At Apache Capital, Ashley’s primary focus is on implementing investment strategies for its multi-family Build to Rent platform, leveraging new investment opportunities and driving business growth.

Ashley has over a decade of experience working in real estate consultancy, with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the UK’s housing market. He has a background in Chartered Surveying related to UK Build to Rent development and investment.

ULI Product Councils play a key role in ULI’s mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. They are forums for industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas, share best practices, and foster thought leadership in their specific sector of the real estate market.

ULI UK has councils focusing on Infrastructure and urban development, innovation, residential and sustainable development.

“I am very pleased to welcome Ashely into the role as Chair of the UK Residential Council and am excited for his plans to address many of the key challenges impacting housing in the UK. He has a long association with ULI UK, having been an active member for a decade and most recently Co-Chair of the Residential Council. 

“I would also like to thank Stephanie for her significant commitment and contribution in leading the Residential Council since she assumed the role in 2021. The role of all our Product Councils is invaluable, and we are fortunate to have such a talented group driving this part of our organisation.”

Mark Collins, Chair, ULI UK National Council