ULI UK appoints Apache Capital’s Ashley Perry as Residential Council Chair

London, 21 February 2024. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has appointed Ashley Perry, Investment Director, Apache Capital, as Chair of the ULI UK Residential Product Council. Ashley succeeds Stephanie McMahon as Chair and will serve on a voluntary basis for the next two years.

Ashley’s primary focus at Apache Capital is on implementing investment strategies for its build to rent (BTR) multifamily and single-family platforms, leveraging new investment opportunities and driving business growth. With a background in Chartered Surveying related to UK BTR development and investment, and over a decade experience working in real estate consultancy, he has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the UK’s housing market. Apache Capital is an independent, privately owned real estate investment manager specialising in the UK’s living sectors, with strategies including a 6,000+ home multi-family build-to-rent joint venture with Moda Living, and a single-family housing platform, Present Made, which is to be funded in a joint venture with Nuveen Real Estate. 

The ULI UK Residential Council’s mission is to enable the delivery of more sustainable residential development, property management and investment across the UK, fostering and implementing best practice and leadership from the Institute’s extensive public and private networks. Its programme focuses on areas including affordability, new methods of construction, built to rent, and later living. Members include designers, developers, investors, property owners and managers, engineers, academics and civil servants, and other professionals active in the UK residential property sector.

Mark Collins, Chair, ULI UK National Council, comments, “I am very pleased to welcome Ashely into the role as Chair of the UK Residential Council and am excited for his plans to address many of the key challenges impacting housing in the UK. He has a long association with ULI UK, having been an active member for a decade and most recently Co-Chair of the Residential Council. I would also like to thank Stephanie for her significant commitment and contribution in leading the Residential Council since she assumed the role in 2021. The role of all our Product Councils are invaluable, and we are fortunate to have such a talented group driving this part of our organisation.”

Ashley Perry comments, “I’m delighted to succeed Stephanie in continuing the ULI UK Residential Council’s efforts in leading the conversation across the living sector. With the emergence of single-family housing, co-living, and senior living for rent, these are three key areas for our group for the years ahead. We will be building on the significant track record of thought leadership and research from across ULI in Europe as well as explore how we can do more to collaborate across the ULI UK membership.”

“In an election year when housing is very high on the agenda, we expect to drive the conversation across public and private sector and explore innovative solutions to the housing crisis & showcase exemplar case studies of delivering communities of real value.”

ULI Product Councils play a key role in ULI’s mission to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. They are forums for industry leaders to meet, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster thought leadership in their specific sector of the real estate market. ULI UK has councils focusing on Infrastructure and Urban Development, Innovation, Residential, and Sustainable Development. 

For further information about the ULI UK Residential Council, contact uk@uli.org or visit https://uk.uli.org/get-involved/councils-and-forums/