The UKAA Board also recently approved its committee chairs: Membership, Michael Howard, urbanbubble; Events and Marketing, Michela Hancock, Greystar; Policy, Research and Education, Dominic Martin, Westrock; Technology and Development, Andrew Carey, RealFoundations; Training and Operations TBC.
Organizations or individuals who would benefit from joining UKAA should visit www.
Ivory will hold the post for two years and will be assisted by UKAA Secretary Neil Gemassmer, European Managing Director of Yardi; and UKAA Treasurer Michela Hancock, Development Director of Greysrar.
The Board sets the organization's agenda, identifying the priorities and working with the committees and the Chief Executive to ensure that UKAA delivers opportunities and events that are in the best interests of the members.
Conference sessions will concentrate on the economic forecast for UKAA housing, best practices in property management for owners of all sizes of development, improving customer service, benchmarking, technology, rent premiums and a "Message from Westminster.
As Chief Executive for UKAA, Green welcomes comments and questions as well as volunteers to serve on UKAA committees.
UKAA will offer organizations a forum to share best practices and benefit suppliers, as well as introduce professional qualifications by offering training and education, not to mention the huge networking opportunities.
UKAA has already launched its first training program, which focuses on customer service and aims to help operators focus on putting residents at the center of their businesses, he says.
As the first international partner of the NAA, UKAA can benefit from the extensive experience Americans already have in this sector.
Our partnership with UKAA will be invaluable to our association as we address the growing need for a global rental housing industry.
UKAA aims to differentiate the apartment housing industry from "amateur ad-hoc" rental services provided by small-scale owners that currently make up the majority of the rentals in the UK.
I welcome the UKAA as a body that can help build the capabilities of the build to rent sector in this country, bringing together the needs of private renters with the institutional capital that wants to invest in meeting their demands," says UK Housing Minister Brandon Lewis.