- What Ailish Christian-West has left Landsec to join Get Living
- Why To become its new director of real estate
- What next She will be responsible for managing its £2bn BTR portfolio
Get Living has appointed Ailish Christian-West as its director of real estate.
She joins the Delancey, APG, Oxford Properties and QIA-backed PRS specialist from Landsec where she was head of property for its retail portfolio. At Get Living she will be responsible for the company’s existing £2bn BTR holdings, which totals 3,000 units, as well as its 5,000 unit development pipeline.
Ailish Christian-West will report to chief executive Rick de Blaby, who had previously held a chairman role and replaced Neil Young when he left the business to start up his own consultancy last year.
At Landsec Christian-West was responsible for £6bn of retail, leisure and London suburban assets and leading a team of 200 people. Prior to joining Landsec she spent 10 years in fund management including roles at La Salle Investment Management and Invista.
Landsec’s retail portfolio is in the spotlight following the sector’s under performance and the appointment of new chief executive Mark Allan, who sold off the retail assets of St Modwen in his previous role.
de Blaby said: “We were the pioneers of this sector and in our quest to remain the innovators, we seek to ensure our real estate – from home design, buildings, public realm and retail mix to our ESG impact – continues to perform for residents and investors alike. Given Ailish’s extensive investment management and operational expertise we are well placed to take our maturing assets into the next era of growth and accelerate our pipeline further.”
Christian-West added: “I am excited to be joining the leading operator in the build-to-rent sector and look forward to working with colleagues who are passionate about creating sustainable, thriving communities across the UK. The team’s relentless focus on understanding how and where people want to live in the future is a fantastic platform for delivering Get Living’s ambitious growth plans.”