With 39 years’ experience, Alan has an extensive track record of both real estate investment and development and has specialized in purpose built student accommodation for the last 17 years.
Alan is currently leading on Generation’s joint venture with a fund managed by the Ares Real Estate Group which is focused on investing in high quality PBSA assets in the UK.
Since 2015 Alan has been involved with Highlight Student Living in Dublin and the Europa Generation Student Fund in the UK. Between 2010 and 2015, Alan worked in joint venture with The Carlyle Group developing and operating a £530m portfolio of high quality purpose built student accommodation assets in London. Prior to this Alan worked on three separate joint ventures with The Blackstone Group that developed and operated in excess of 2,500 student beds.
Alan is a Director of Generation Estates Ltd and a Partner in Generation Partners LLP, Generation’s joint venture with Ares. Alan is also a Partner in the Europa Generation Student Fund where he sits on the Investment Committee.
Before establishing Generation Estates, Alan held senior positions at a number of leading development companies including City & West End Developments, a niche London office developer that was acquired by Security Capital Europe Realty in 1998 and which developed and acquired assets approaching £500m. Prior to joining City & West End Developments in 1997, Alan was a director of London & Edinburgh Trust, a significant development company created by the Beckwith brothers that was acquired by SPP. Alan started his career at The Prudential and worked at St Quintin, Chartered Surveyors prior to joining London & Edinburgh Trust in 1989.
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