Andrew Stanford, former head of the government’s Private Rented Sector Taskforce, has moved to LaSalle Investment Management to head the group’s UK residential investments.
As lead on the taskforce, his role was always intended to be a temporary one, helping the government push through its Build to Rent funding to encourage private rented sector developments; and generally ensuring key stakeholders engaged with one another to get new homes built for rent. He also spent considerable efforts speaking to local authorities, to encourage them to take a pragmatic approach to planning considerations.
“As UK Residential Fund Manager, I am responsible for the proposed LaSalle UK Private Rented Sector fund and am taking a lead in developing our overall UK residential asset strategy,” said Stanford of his new role. “As a house we are firmly behind UK residential as an asset class and have big ambitions in the sector.”