Interview with James Metcalf- Founder & CEO, Crosslane Group

March 13, 2019


Crosslane is an organisation which seeks to discover business opportunities in a variety of different markets, sectors and countries. The Crosslane property development business was originally established in 2011 by James Metcalf and Michael Sharples specialising in the identification and development of PBSA in the UK & Ireland.

Over time, two parts to the business emerged: one that focussed on acquiring existing assets to convert to PBSA and the other that focussed on land acquisition requiring planning to create new build PBSA assets. These companies were subsequently renamed to Crosslane Student Developments.

On this episode we welcome the Co-Founder and CEO James Metcalf to discuss his viewpoint for the sector in 2019. James is the current chief executive officer of Crosslane Investment Management Limited, a director of Crosslane Property Advisor Guernsey Limited and also a director of the Victus European Student Accommodation Fund.

Interview with Paddy Allen- Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

March 13, 2019

On this episode, we will be continuing our mission of exploring a wide range of questions on the student housing market with the aim of getting our expert guests viewpoint on the sector for 2019. Looking in particular at some of the opportunities, challenges and key trends that are taking place.

Paddy Allen is a partner for Cushman and Wakefield which along with many other business divisions has a specialism in providing investment advisory for the Student Accommodation sector. His expertise has allowed Cushman & Wakefield to broaden its range of strategic advisory and transactional services within the European student accommodation sector as it has evolved to become a core asset class for global investors.

Paddy brings great experience and fantastic insight into this latest episode with recent experiences in transacting complex acquisitions, joint ventures, debt raising and strategic asset management of Purpose Built Student Accommodation portfolios.

Interview with Stewart Moore- CEO, CRM Students

March 13, 2019

Stewart Moore of CRM Students has been at the forefront of the sector for a number of years and has spearheaded growth where the group is now responsible for managing over 22,000 beds across the UK.

CRM Students continues to grow and partners with the very best universities, developers, funds and investment houses. Growing into Europe, as well as the management of build to rent and co-living, CRMs management portfolio is positioned to grow even quicker over the coming years after its recent acquisition by the European micro-living giant Corestate Capital Holding.

In our opening episode, we caught up with Stewart for a broad discussion on the sector, business growth plans and what the year ahead potentially has install for the sector.