ARL pushes forward with focus on Single-Family Housing Build to Rent sector

ARL pushes forward with focus on Single-Family Housing Build to Rent sector

Announcement of influential committee members confirms single-family housing as an integral part of the ARL’s representation of institutionally backed urban and suburban BTR.

The Association for Rental Living (ARL) – formerly UKAA – has confirmed its focus on the Build to Rent (BTR) single-family housing sector with the announcement of influential sector figures to lead its work in representing institutionally-backed single family housing.

Following the announcement of David Reid, Managing Director of Legal & General’s Suburban Build-to-Rent business, as Chair of the ARL Single Family Housing committee in February, the organisation now introduces the full committee:

Duncan Sutherland,
Public Affairs Director, Sigma Capital

Jennifer Murray,
Director, Product, Equity and Partnerships, Homes England

Jamie Younger,
Fund Director, Thriving Investments

Lesley Roberts,
Managing Director, Monogram Living

Jonathon Ivory,
Chief Investment Officer, Packaged Living

Alan Penfold,
Managing Director, Apache Capital/Present Made

Andrew Hutchinson,
CEO, Citra Living/Lloyds Banking Group

Will Montague,
CEO, Leaf Living

Rebecca Taylor,
Managing Director – Multifamily, Long Harbour

Oscar Kingsbury,
Executive Director, PGIM Real Estate 

Shamez Alibhai,
Head of Community Housing, Managing Director, Man GPM

Anna Hwang,
Director of Assets and Strategy, Placefirst

Cedric Bucher,
CEO, Hearthstone Investments 

James Hallett,
Principal, Ares Management

Rupert Driver,
Executive Director, CBRE

Debra Yudolph,
CEO, SAY Consulting

Marc Thompson,
 Regeneration and Growth Director, Vistry Group

Helen Randerson,
Partnerships Director, Gleeson

John Coles,
Head of Acquisitions at Gatehouse Investment Management

Theo Plowman,
Assistant Director (Real Estate), BPF

Brendan Geraghty,
CEO, Association for Rental Living (ARL)

These have long been leading and influential figures in the rapidly growing market for suburban build to rent houses and are committed to supporting the sector to deliver high-quality new homes that meet the needs of institutional investors and operators, whilst providing secure, professionally managed housing for families.

The ARL work brings together investors and operators of single-family houses with the house builders who deliver them, to create mutual understanding and collaboration, establishing long-term partnerships for new home delivery that meets the needs for professionally managed homes. Particular focus of the ARL Single Family Housing committee is on:

  • Partnership
  • Risk sharing
  • Specification for long-term management as rental
  • Financial modelling

The ARL Single Family Housing committee is also driving engagement with policy makers and local authorities to improve understanding of the quality and value of suburban BTR delivery in providing high quality rental homes that meet local market needs, working in collaboration with the British Property Federation (BPF) to drive cross-sector collaboration and provide a clear voice to government and policy makers.

This announcement of influential committee members reinforces the position of the ARL as the membership association for the institutionally backed UK Build to Rent sector. We recognise and fully embrace the importance of single-family housing and look forward to working with David and the committee to represent the interests of those investing in, developing and operating purpose-built, single-family rental homes.”

Brendan Geraghty, CEO, ARL

“The experience and expertise of the ARL’s assembled committee reflects the strength of the Build to Rent sector and the crucial role it plays in meeting UK housing demands. However, there is more work to be done to scale up delivery of reliable, high-quality single-family housing. I look forward to working with the committee, in collaboration with investors, developers, and operators, to drive forward and deliver more much-needed quality rental homes.”

David Reid, Managing Director of Legal & General SBTR and Chair, Single Family Housing committee, ARL

Read the recent news on the appointment of David Reid here