Get Living owners strengthen supervisory board with appointment of Jeremy Helsby as Chairman
- Jeremy is the former Chief Executive of Savills
The joint venture partnership behind Get Living, the UK’s most experienced and progressive build to rent operator of residential neighbourhoods, today announced that Jeremy Helsby, former Chief Executive of Savills, has joined its Supervisory Board as Non-Executive Chairman.
In his new role, Jeremy‘s responsibilities will see him providing strategic advice and support for Get Living as it continues to deliver on its ambitious growth plans. Jeremy joins with immensely deep real estate and operational expertise gained from his 40 year tenure at Savills, 11 years of which were spent as Chief Executive, prior to his retirement in 2019.
The joint venture partnership behind Get Living comprises the following significant 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 the leading provider in the delivery of professionally 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.
Commenting on his appointment, Jeremy 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.”
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About Get Living
Get Living is the UK’s most experienced and progressive build to rent operator of large-scale residential neighbourhoods. A pioneer in the build to rent sector, Get Living offers simple, straightforward living in brilliant big city neighbourhoods. Its market-leading expertise is derived from over seven years of actively operating the UK’s most prominent build to rent asset, East Village.
Get Living’s £2billion portfolio comprises 3,000 homes for rent across three neighbourhoods; East Village and Elephant Central in London and New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks, Manchester. Further neighbourhoods are planned in the UK’s six biggest cities, including Leeds and Glasgow, with ambitions to grow the portfolio to 12,500 homes within five years.
Get Living Plc is owned by Qatari Diar; the Dutch pension fund, APG and DOOR, a new co-investment platform for Delancey’s client fund DV4 and Oxford Properties, the global real estate arm of OMERS.
Delancey is a specialist real estate investment, development, and advisory company whose activities encompass retail, residential, logistics and commercial real estate across London and the UK. Collaborating on a wide range of assets, partners and clients, Delancey is recognised for its innovative and diverse approach to creating long term value from real estate. Delancey also advises clients on appropriate capital structures, financing and provides asset management and development services. Delancey has a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK, including the Alpha Plus schools group and the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre in Southwark. Delancey is also a pioneer in the private rented sector and has spent much of the last few years bringing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics to life; it is delivering over 3,000 homes for rent at the multi-award winning neighbourhood East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes Village in Newham.
More recently, the joint venture acquisition of the Earls Court development site was completed in Dec 2019. This iconic landmark, which sits within the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham and comprises London’s largest cleared Zone 1 development site. Delancey will lead the regeneration of this critically important London location, which has the potential to be a world class scheme, showcasing the best in sustainable, community focussed and environmentally enhanced design.
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