Archstone Lifestyle Homes
A highly respected residential/commercial property developer. Specialising in age restricted independent living accommodation and nursing homes. Joined as Land and Planning Director responsible for acquisition/planning of 200 units in 2 years. Was promoted in 2007 to head up the Executive Board of Directors as Managing Director. Responsible for complete Financial, Sales and Marketing, Construction, Technical, Land Procurement, Risk Management, Environmental, Health and Safety and Operational management. Also, head up the ‘Green Team’ for all environmental and sustainable matters. Successfully addressed issues with poor land supply, high build costs, high overheads, low margins, poor selling periods, low staff morale by a hands-on approach to staff development. Used Investors in People as a benchmark for managing motivated teams. 2009 saw start up of new company to develop and operate care homes for the elderly specialising in dementia, promoted to COO to run both companies. Successful marketing strategy resulted in 8 industry awards between 2008 and 2009. A hands-on approach to all design and technical matters ensures KPI’S are achieved. All build programmes to date have been delivered on time. Started construction of 50 bedroom nursing home in 2009 and responsible for project delivery.