Trowers partner appointed chair of British Property Federation's new affordable housing committee
Partner Robert Beiley from international law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed as the chair of the British Property Federation's newly established affordable housing committee.
The committee consists of 17 of the UK's biggest investors, developers and agents who will work to drive new private sector investment, working with housing associations, local authorities and major stakeholders including Homes England, London Authority and central government.
Rob has recently advised a number of new private sector entrants into the affordable housing sector, including Legal & General, Man Global Private Markets and Residential Secure Income plc. Beiley will head up the committee with Legal & General director Simon Century as vice-chair.
The newly founded committee will work in partnership with government bodies and housing associations to help deliver high-quality affordable housing, in shared ownership, affordable and social rent accommodation, and new homes.
Rob Beiley commented:
“We have seen exponential growth in the real estate industry’s investment in affordable housing in recent years, and I know that the industry has the capacity to deliver more.”
Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation adds:
“The real estate industry’s investment plays a significant role in the provision of affordable homes in the UK, yet this is poorly understood and there remain significant opportunities to maximise our industry’s investment into this sector.
“I am delighted Rob has accepted to lead the charge for our new Affordable Housing Committee. We look forward to working with him to ensure our industry more effectively communicates with the government to unlock future growth in this sector, which will be fundamental to the Government’s ambitions to create a housing market that works for everyone. Everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to call home, and while there is no silver bullet to fix the acute challenges facing the UK’s housing market, we will need every housing sector – from homes-for-sale, buy-to-let, build-to-rent to retirement living, student accommodation and affordable housing – firing on all cylinders.”