Robert is a chartered surveyor with over 30 years real estate experience in both the public and private sectors. He joined Homes England in Jan 2020 and leads the Technical Services Team of 100 specialists providing a full range of technical advice and support for the delivery of new homes. Amongst his responsibilities is Homes England’s £500m construction programme, management of the Estate and office facilities. He is a member of the Govt Property Leaders Board and the Govt Construction Board.
He was previously Head of Estates at the MoD, where he managed a professional team of 270 staff, providing a full range of estates services across the largest property portfolios in the UK, he was responsible for the MoD’s disposals programme of approx. £200m pa, releasing surplus land for 55,000 new homes, board member of the Public Sector Land Board and on the Housing Implementation Task Force.
Before joining the MOD, Robert was at Balfour Beatty Investments for 6 years, Development Director responsible for residential development and was Project Director on the East Wick and Sweetwater regeneration project at the Olympic Park, a £1billion GDV project providing 2,000 new apartments, three schools, shops, offices, new roads, bridges and other infrastructure.