Rob has over 20 years' experience advising housing associations, local authorities, developers and institutional investors on a broad range of housing related matters.
With a deep rooted commitment to the housing association and local authority sectors, Rob is known as a trusted advisor to a number of leading providers in the sector.
For housing associations, Rob advises on corporate governance issues, including matters concerning engagement with the Regulator, group structures (including housing association mergers and restructures) and participation in trading companies and joint ventures.
For local authorities, Rob advises on the establishment of housing companies, council housing finance matters, housing development, ALMOs, shared services and other structures to facilitate housing investment) and on broader issues associated with different delivery mechanisms for housing (including joint ventures), as well as advising the local authority sector on social enterprise models and their promotion of and participation in charitable entities. More recently Rob has advised a number of the leading new entrants to the affordable housing sector, including advising Legal & General and Residential Secure Income plc on the registration of their For Profit Registered Providers.
Rob is a board member of the Housing & Finance Institute, a government supported body that promotes housing supply and is a regular contributor to leading trade journal Inside Housing.
Rob has featured as an "expert" on BBC Radio 4 on the role of Councils in delivering multi tenure housing developments and the rise of the local authority housing company concept.