Former Savills boss Jeremy Helsby has been appointed chairman of Get Living’s supervisory board.
In his new role, Helby‘s responsibilities will include providing strategic advice and support for Get Living as it continues to pursue its growth plans.
Helsby spent 40 yeas at Savills, 11 years of which were spent as chief executive, prior to his retirement last year.
The joint venture partnership behind Get Living comprises the following investors: Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, DOOR (Oxford Properties and Delancey’s flagship client fund, DV4) and the Dutch pension fund asset manager, APG.
The partnership’s ambition is to remain a leading provider in the delivery of managed homes in London and other major UK cities over the next few years, leading the charge for simple and straightforward renting.
Get Living’s residential neighbourhoods portfolio comprises 3,000 homes in London and Manchester; at East Village on London’s Olympic Park, Elephant Central in Elephant and Castle Town Centre and the newly opened New Maker Yards in Manchester. These residential-led neighbourhoods sit alongside a development pipeline of more than 5,000 further new homes across neighbourhoods in London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.
Helsby said: “I am excited to join the supervisory board at such a key time for the business and the sector, as Get Living continues to grow and lead the build to rent sector, pioneering the way residents in the UK live and rent. Supported by the extensive knowledge of the members of the supervisory board, alongside my fresh perspective, I hope to contribute insight which will further strengthen and evolve our market leading management platform ensuring we continue to lead the charge in managing a significant portfolio of operational assets, are building a strong development pipeline and offer exemplary operating capabilities in the UK.”