New appointments#2

New appointments#2

PHPD rounds-up some of the latest appointments from around the housebuilding community.

Duchy Homes has strengthened its West Midlands construction team with key recruitments in the last month, as it prepares for exciting new developments. The latest appointments have bolstered its construction expertise and include Steve Malik as Head of Construction (pictured second right), bringing with him a wealth of skills and experience from his 35-year management career.

Malik says of his new appointment: “I join Duchy Homes with a strong record of customer satisfaction and many NHBC quality awards. I’m excited to apply my high standards and drive innovation to help Duchy Homes become the most technologically-advanced builder in the industry.”

Kevin Locke (pictured on the left) has also joined the business a Senior Site Manager, following a successful career with Spitfire, Prowting, Cala Homes and Bellway

Ian Jones, Living Space Housing

Living Space Housing has appointed Ian Jones as a Senior Design Manager to strengthen its rapidly growing team. Ian will be responsible for managing external architects, engineers, specialist consultants and all stages of sub-contractor designs.

Having launched to the market earlier this year, the company is already on site at its first two developments and has deals in place for a further three schemes. The combined construction value of its development portfolio is in excess of £27million. Four out of five of the schemes are anticipated to start on site before the end of 2019, delivering 166 new homes to the market.

Ian Jones has joined Living Space from Colmore Tang Construction, where he also held the position of Senior Design Manager. Prior to that he was a Technical Manager for Spitfire Homes. Previous roles were Senior Design Manager for Bouygues UK (Thomas Vale Construction), Galliford Try and Wates Construction.

Ian Jones said: “I am really excited to join Living Space because I’ve got the opportunity to input into the team procedures and create a culture of best practice right from the outset. I will be managing planning matters and working through all the various tasks required to bring our development sites forward to the construction phase.”


James Alderson, Investar

Investar Property Group has appointed a new Head of Development to help drive forward its strong residential pipeline. James Alderson has joined the Manchester-based property development and investment firm, bringing more than 30 years’ industry experience to the role.

As head of development at Investar, James will aid the business in continuing to establish its market presence across the North West.

Michael Dong, Chief Executive Officer of Investar Property Group, said: “James is a great addition to the Investar team. His breadth of expertise will play a vital role in taking Investar into its next phase as a leading developer, with a strong placemaking ethos at its core.”

Investar has a number of schemes under development across the North West, including Fabric Village, 449 homes in close proximity to the centre of Liverpool; and a 40,000 sq. ft. site in Trafford, with plans being submitted to build 200 homes in the heart of the Civic Quarter.


Alison Nunez, McCarthy & Stone

McCarthy and Stone, a leading developer and manager of retirement communities, has announced the appointment of Alison Nunez as Director of Multi-tenure.

The senior appointment follows McCarthy and Stone’s strategic decision to increase the options available to retirees who are looking to move to a retirement development. Older people are now able to choose from a range of new tenure options to suit them and their personal circumstances at selected developments – whether they prefer to purchase outright, rent, or take advantage of its part buy, part rent options.

Alison will head-up the development of these multi-tenure offerings to the marketplace, in particular the growth seen in rental options.

Alison Nunez commented: “I am delighted to be taking up this position with McCarthy and Stone as we look to further enhance our multi-tenure options to support retirees. While we still see homeownership as remaining the most popular option, the needs of today’s retirees are changing. Rental and part buy, part rent remove some of the most common barriers to downsizing to meet the evolving needs of older people.”



Rachel Knight. Hayfield Finance Manager

Hayfield, has appointed Rachel Knight as Finance Manager. Rachel will be responsible for preparing the Solihull-headquartered developer’s monthly management accounts, providing management KPI reports and a full analysis of revenue, profit and overhead spend.

Founded in 2016, Hayfield specialises in luxury family houses and has six live sites located in locations in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Bedfordshire.

Rachel Knight commented: “I am excited to be working in a fast-growing company and hope to bring my previous knowledge of construction and rapidly growing SMEs to strengthen Hayfield’s finance department.

“As a well-funded relative newcomer to the marketplace, Hayfield is launching a number of luxury residential developments each year, which requires complex financial structures and internal discipline to manage all aspects of the house building and selling process.”


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