Ian Fletcher – Director of Policy- BPF

Ian Fletcher is Director of Policy (Real Estate) at the British Property Federation (BPF) – the trade association for the property investment sector. Ian’s team covers a wide range of housing, commercial property, planning and development issues. He was a member of the Government’s Montague Review Group, which examined how to encourage greater institutional investment in rented housing. He is currently sitting on the Government’s Review
Group looking at Client Money Protection.

Richard Berridge – Managing Director – Blackbird RE

Interested in all aspects of the PRS,
Richard has used his wide experience in the industry as a whole to advise on many aspects of this rapidly evolving sector. Committed to the development of an acceptable, enjoyable and viable alternative to buying, Richard is determined to help drive the PRS to new levels of quality and service, and lead in creating a step change in the way we live and work in the UK.

Andrew Bulmer – CEO – Institute of Residential Property Management

A Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Andrew started his own residential lettings and block management practice in 1995, selling a majority in 2011. Andrew chaired the RICS UK Residential Professional Group Board before becoming UK Residential Director at RICS in 2013. In October 2016 Andrew took the CEO role at the Institute of Residential Property Management. Andrew’s passion is raising standards in the residential property management sectors and encouraging property professionals to be a progressive and ethical force for good.

Matthew Howard – Deputy Fund Manager – Hermes Real Estate

Matthew is the Deputy Fund Manager of Vista, Hermes Real Estate’s UK BTR Fund. He is responsible for the investment strategy and acquisitions and disposals of BTR and commercial assets, which includes the recent acquisitions of The Cargo Building in Liverpool and Manchester Waters.
Before Hermes Matthew worked for a substantial AIM listed real estate fund where he oversaw the UK Commercial Development Fund and then the German Fund. He holds an MSc in Real Estate from Reading University, a BSc in Business Studies from Lancaster University and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor (MRICS). Matthew also holds the IMC and is a board director of the UK Apartment Association.

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