Andrew Carey Joins Board of UK Apartment Association (UKAA)


August 2016 | London - At its inaugural board meeting this month, the United Kingdom Apartment Association (UKAA), the newly formed membership organisation that focuses on the 'build to rent' sector, appointed its board of directors, including Andrew Carey - Managing Director at RealFoundations.  The Executive Board is the leadership of the organisation, guiding, directing and influencing the direction of UKAA.

The UKAA, founded in April 2016, is the first membership organisation that brings together all stakeholders of the professional rental market and helps share best practice for this fast evolving sector. As well as providing a valuable platform for the industry, the UKAA will lead educational training, customer service delivery, study tours and provide a suppliers’ forum, market data and a range of resources to help deliver better services for residents. It will also share qualitative research and represent the sector's voice in Westminster.

The Association serves as a focal point for the professional institutional rental market that will facilitate differentiation from the amateur ad hoc rental service.  They professionalise and improve the service delivery of the residential rental sector in the UK by utilising best practices and knowledge gained from the USA model.

Members elected to the Board, alongside Chief Executive Michael Green, who was appointed in June, include Michela Hancock of Greystar as Treasurer and Neal Gemassmer of Yardi as Secretary; as well as Tim Swaddle of Roomservice by CORT, Michael Howard of Urban Bubble, Roger Southam of Savills, Matthew Howard of Hermes Real Estate, Andrew Carey of RealFoundations, Andrea Massey of Yieldstar, and Doug Culkin of the NAA.

Michael Green, Chief Executive of the UKAA commented: “The UKAA is just getting started and we have great plans and ideas to contribute to the success of this growing sector. With a very experienced board of directors now established, we can use their varied expertise to raise the benchmark of service within the build-to-rent market and raise standards across all aspects of the sector.”

RealFoundations is a founder sponsor of UKAA alongside Roomservice by CORT, Greystar, Yardi and YieldStar.  Regarding RealFoundations' involvement in the organisation, Mr. Green said, 'We are excited to bring the 20+ years of experience of RealFoundations' residential sector depth and experience in helping some of the world's largest owners, operators and investors to the UKAA.'

For additional information, please contact:

Andrew Carey |  +44 0 203 808 2141 | andrew.carey@realfoundations.eu

About RealFoundations

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