As always, we are proud at Mainstay to lead the way in residential property management and the burgeoning build to rent sector is no exception.
Amongst the first cohort of students to study through the Institute of Residential Property Manager’s (IRPM) specialist programme, Louise Sayers, our Head of Portfolio Management and Dan Potter, Property Support Services Director, have both achieved their IRPM Build to Rent qualification. They are among members of a small group of practitioners who have a specialist qualification in this fast-growing sector.
At the beginning of 2014, the IRPM was approached by the Government’s PRS Task Force to develop a Level 4 qualification and associated learning material for the management of (institutional-type) build to rent residential property.
The IRPM has worked with the industry to ensure that the syllabus and training material are what the industry needs. In total 10 modules were studied, each completed via an examination, except for the last whereby candidates demonstrated their learnings in a case study.
The course is taken over two years and, providing candidates pass on-going assessments, they gain the IRPM Member qualification.
David Clark, commented;
‘I am very proud that Louise and Dan are among the first qualified specialists in BTR and that Mainstay has quickly adapted to respond to this area of opportunity. Mixed and tenure blind developments are increasingly part of our strong business pipeline and purpose built to rent schemes are now a part of our DNA.
The IRPM qualification, conceived back in 2014 when I was chair at the Institute, is going from strength to strength with a waiting list of professionals looking to enhance their skills. IRPM remains a fantastic success story and part of the increasingly professional approach in the residential management sector with more than 4,000 members nationwide.’
Mainstay offers a full range of services to the build to rent sector from initial rental and location appraisal, investment and gross to net analysis and consultancy services through to a full suite of asset management, property management, lettings, marketing and customer services. Mainstay manages more than 40,000 residential units and asset manages a further 40,000, we work with many of the top 20 homebuilders, institutional investment funds, landed estates, resident’s management companies and private investors to maximise value and drive better returns.
With more than 700 staff we operate within one hour of every postcode in England and Wales.