Consultant and New Homes manager
Robin works with the Rentplus new business team to acquire housing stock, to engage target audiences and to establish relationships with delivery partners. He is a former estate agent, commercial property surveyor and managing director of a leading South West property consultancy specialising in the acquisition and development of residential land.
Dealing with the volume house building sector and ensuring the delivery of Rentplus properties is a demanding role, as is maintaining its status and awareness of it among house builders and local authorities. Robin works hard to ensure acceptance of the product and obtaining all required consents within workable timeframes for everyone involved.
He says: “Working on a product that will change the way families achieve home ownership on a national scale is genuinely exciting and the support we have received from delivery partners has been very rewarding. Their commitment and that of the motivated Rentplus team to a new concept that is stretching the boundaries of affordable housing delivery and which will impact on the futures of a whole generation of families nationwide, is hugely encouraging.
”Creating this solution is vital as build rates continues to lag behind demand. The need for affordable housing will rise as a result. Ultimately, I fear that the house building sector will never entirely catch up with latent demand and renting will become ever more expensive too – making the need for a sustainable ‘pathway to home ownership’ even more pressing.”
Three words to describe Robin: Enthused, cheerful and committed
Robin’s free time largely involves ferrying his wife and daughter to equestrian events and music lessons; golf; tennis; cooking and dog walking.