Richard Simpson, CEO of Watkin Jones Group, presents the growth opportunity within the Build to Rent sector (BtR), and the further building and replacement programme that they are pursuing in Student Accommodation. This, combined with their Fresh Living accommodation management brand, gives them incredible insight and an opportunity to become no.1 in BtR.
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It has been very useful to stimulate interest amongst private investors, many of whom I have also enjoyed meeting. The timely and incisive notes have also gone down well with institutions. Last, and by no means least, ED’s willingness to work as part of a team alongside my Broker and PR firm has meant that this is a very simple relationship to manage."