19.06.2016

Gareth Alexander heads up new private residential group

Gareth Alexander heads up new private residential group

Gareth Alexander, former Head of Residential Building Consultancy at Deloitte, has joined calfordseaden to set up a new group dedicated to the private residential market.

With impressive high profile, market leading projects to his name, Gareth’s appointment adds significant strength to calfordseaden’s market presence and offering to landed estates, institutional investors and private landlords with large-scale portfolios.
Primarily focused on the private residential market in London, the building and property services offered covers:

•    Due diligence
•    Property assets
•    Mergers and acquisitions
•    Refurbishments, maintenance and alterations
•    Technical assurance

A key growth area for Gareth and calfordseaden is the Private Rented Sector (PRS). As London continues to suffer from the unaffordability of home ownership and lack of supply, the PRS market continues to grow rapidly. calfordseaden offers the sector vast experience of delivering high quality residential products and an array of services throughout the property life cycle – highly beneficial to established PRS clients and also new clients, institutional investors and consortia entering the sector.

In addition to new build projects, Gareth and his team are also commissioned on repair, maintenance and improvement programmes. Much of this work is currently focused on fire protection, especially as Fire Authorities are increasingly concerned to enhance fire safety in private rented residential blocks, targeting in particular small to medium sized blocks.

A strong reputation, with partner project involvement

Having previously worked with Ben Furr at Deloitte, and with Ben now heading calfordseaden’s Cambridge office, Gareth gained a good insight into the Practice before joining. Commenting on his appointment Gareth said, “calfordseaden’s draw for me was not only their strong reputation in the market but the fact that a Partner is involved in every project, something the multinationals just do not offer their clients. The opportunity to directly deliver projects on behalf of my clients and grow a private residential team is fantastic”.
Commenting further, Gareth said, “A key benefit is the range of multidisciplined property services offered by calfordseaden. Through a single appointment I can provide my clients other services, such as mechanical & electrical, structural engineering and principal designers, something I have not be able to do in previous roles.”

To discuss your PRS project, or for further information on the services provided by calfordseaden, please contact Gareth Alexander, Partner at our London office on 020 7940 3200 or galexander@calfordseaden.com